Letter V Classical Radio Feb. 6

During his stay in the US in the 1890s, Antonín Dvořák said, “In the [N]egro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music.” The country’s White musical establishment dismissed the idea, but Black composers took it to heart. In this program celebrating Black History Month, we’ll hear Dvořák’s observation realized by two generations of composers.

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

Dvořák: Sonatina in G major, Op. 100
Randall Goosby, violin
Zhu Wang, piano

Harry T. Burleigh: “From the Southland” Suite
Rochelle Sennet, piano

Florence Beatrice Price: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Jonathon Heyward

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: “Hiawatha” Overture
RTE Concert Orchestra/Adrian Leaper

Adolphus Hailstork: “Three Spirituals for Orchestra”
Virginia Symphony Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta

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