Letter V Classical Radio Jan. 8

The Beethoven year – the 250th anniversary of his birth – is upon us, and we’ll start the celebration with a sampling of the works of a composer who propelled the transition from classicism to romanticism in music.

noon-3 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 3
Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich/David Zinman
(Sony Classical)

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
Pamela Frank, violin
Claude Frank, piano
(Music & Arts)

Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Artemis Quartet
(Erato)

Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major
Stefan Vladar, piano & direction
Isabelle van Keulen, violin
Julian Steckel, cello
Wiener KammerOrchester
(Capriccio)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly
(Decca)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Shai Wosner, piano
(Onyx)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
Ronald Brautigam, piano
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Parrott
(BIS)

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