Letter V Classical Radio Jan. 23

Where would the orchestra be without the symphony? Once a background or supportive presence in churches, theaters, ballrooms, feasts and festivals, the orchestra emerged as a concert-giving entity with the development of the symphony in the early classical (rococo) and classical periods of the 18th century. In this program we’ll hear this musical form being born around 1750 and growing in scale and sophistication over the next half-century.

1-3 p.m. EST
1800-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.org

Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Sinfonia in A major, J-C 62
Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon
(Naxos)

C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia in E flat major, Wq. 183, No. 2
Ensemble Resonanz/Riccardo Minasi
(Es-Dur)

Haydn: Symphony No. 60 in C major (“Il distratto”)
Combattimento Consort Amsterdam/Jan Willem de Vriend
(Etcetera)

Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen/Paavo Järvi
(RCA)

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