Letter V Classical Radio Feb. 2

During his years in the US in the 1890s, Antonin Dvořák said the route to a truly American strain of art-music was to tap the roots of the country’s indigenous songs and dances. In this program, we’ll hear two of Dvořák’s American-accented chamber works alongside music by composers who took his advice.

7-9 p.m. EST
0000-0200 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Dvořák: String Quintet in E flat major, Op. 97
Pavel Haas Quartet
Pavel Nikl, viola

Arthur Farwell:
“Impressions of the Wa-Wan Ceremony of the Omahas,” Op. 21
Lisa Cheryl Thomas, piano
(Toccata Classics)

Libby Larsen: “Sorrow Song and Jubilee”
Apollo Chamber Players

Dvořák: Sonatina in G major, Op. 100
Gil Shaham, violin
Orli Shaham, piano
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Henry Thacker Burleigh: “Plantation Melodies, Old and New”
Apollo Chamber Players

William Grant Still: Symphony No. 2 (“Song of a New Race”)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi