1781 Mauro Giuliani – Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer (d.1829); considered one of the leading guitar virtuosi of the early 19th century.
1867 Enrique Granados – Spanish pianist and composer (d.1916); died when as a passenger on a ferry crossing the English Channel, the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat; he died trying to rescue his wife; they left six children: Eduard (a musician), Solita, Enrique (a swimming champion), Víctor, Natàlia, and Francisco.
1877 Ernö Dohnányi – Hungarian conductor, composer and pianist (d.1960); grandfather of Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Laureate Christoph von Dohnányi; despite his troubled history during WW II, the Hungarian government posthumously awarded him its highest civilian honor, the Kossuth Prize, in 1990; his last orchestral work, American Rhapsody (1953), was written for the sesquicentennial of Ohio University and includes American folk material.
1941 first performance of Bernard Herrmann’s Symphony No. 1 on a radio broadcast by the Columbia Symphony with the composer conducting; “My symphony,” wrote the composer at the time “was written in my spare time during radio and motion-picture commitments”; the work is dedicated to his wife Lucille, who gave birth to their daughter Dorothy two hours after the premiere.
1952 Carol Vaness – American soprano (63 years old); teaches at Indiana University.
1913 Jerome Moross – American composer (d.1983); in addition to works for orchestra, chamber ensembles and musical theater, also orchestrated film scores for other composers such as Copland's Our Town (1940) and Friedhofer's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946); best-known for his film and television scores, including The Big Country (1958), The Cardinal (1963) and Rachel, Rachel (1968); longtime friend of composer Bernard Herrmann.
1934 Hermann Baumann – German horn virtuoso, teacher and composer (81 years old); after starting his career as a singer and jazz drummer, switched to horn at the age of 17.
1988 Alice Sara Ott – German-Japanese pianist (27 years old); at the age of 3, after being taken to a concert, decided she wanted to become a pianist; as she says, she realized that "music was the language that goes much beyond any words."
12:00am WCLV ALL NIGHT
Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem (1874)
Aaron Jay Kernis: String Quartet No. 1 "Musica Celestis" (1990)
6:00 CONCIERTO: Celebrating the Latin contribution to classical music with Frank Dominguez
8:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND
Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin - 1. Prelude, 3. Forlane, 5. Menuet, 4. Rigaudon
Radio France Philharmonic Myung-Whun Chung (Cite de la Musique, Paris, France) 17:53
Piano Puzzler: William Beyer from Des Moines, IA
Puzzler Payoff: Leos Janacek: Pohadka (Fairy-tale), JW VII/5 First Movement
Matt Haimovitz, cello; Christopher O'Riley, piano Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal 5:38
Antonin Dvorak: Three Slavonic Dances - No. 9, No. 10, No. 15
Berlin Radio Symphony; Marek Janowski, conductor Philharmonie, Berlin 11:20
9:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, suite for 13 instruments, arr. Halvorson
Andres Cardenes, violin and leader Strings Music Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO 24:35
Alexander Arutiunian: Suite for Violin, Clarinet, & Piano - 1. Introduction, 2. Scherzo, 3. Dialog, 4. Final
Strata Chamber Trio - James Stern, Violin; Nathan Williams, Clarinet; Audrey Andrist, piano
Brendle Recital Hall, Winston-Salem, NC 13:43
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Radio France Philharmonic, Diego Matheuz, conductor Salle Pleyel, Paris 4:37
10:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Polish with Polish 2 – recordings by violinist Wanda Wilkomirska, pianist Krystian Zimerman, and music of Witold Lutoslawski, Karol Szymanowski & Frederic Chopin
11:00 THE SCORE with Edmund Stone: The Jerome Moross Centenary - We mark the 100th Anniversary of the birth of composer Jerome Moross, in a conversation with his daughter Suzanna. We'll hear excerpt from classic Moross scores including The Big Country and The Cardinal
12:00pm COMPOSERS DATEBOOK; CLASSICS FOR KIDS: Charles Ives and Classical music that uses hymn tunes
12:08 CLASSICAL WEEKEND
Virgil Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune (1928)
1:00 OPERA IN AMERICA: Cleveland Orchestra - recorded December 28, 1967
George Frideric Handel: Semele (1744)
Conductor: Robert Shaw
3:29 WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND
Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy Op 25 (1883)
4:00 13 DAYS WHEN MUSIC CHANGED FOREVER: May 6, 1889: The Opening Day of the Exposition Universelle in Paris - The Exposition Universelle was where Debussy first heard gamelan music, and “world” music became a part of Western European classical language. Composers before and after Debussy frequently turned to vernacular sources for inspiration, whether Brahms, Mahler, and Bartók incorporating folk melodies, Copland and Gershwin using the rhythms of Latin dance, or Steve Reich quoting West African drumming.
5:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O'Riley and America's finest young musicians; for more information, visit the FTT website - recorded: October 21, 2012 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Quartet Stracciatella [Erika Gray, violin, age 16 from Wilmette, IL; HyunJae "Hannah" Lim, violin, age 14 from Wilmette, IL; Stephanie Block, viola, age 18 from Barrington, IL; Johannes Gray, cello, age 15 from Wilmette, IL; Marko Dreher, coach]
Allegro from String Quartet No.2 Intimate Letters by Leos Janácek
Ariana Chiu, age 12, from Pittsburgh, PA
The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland
Ariel Horowitz, violin, age 16 from Bloomington, IN
Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck from the Violin Sonata No.1 in a Op105 by Robert Schumann, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
Sophia Lee, harp, age 14 from Wexford, PA
Féerie: Prélude et Danse by Marcel Tournier
Daniel Hass, cello, age 15 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rasch, mit Feuer from Fantasiestücke Op 73 by Robert Schumann, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
6:00 FOOTLIGHT PARADE: SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL with Bill Rudman: A “Show Boat” Sampler - Highlights from the Kern and Hammerstein’s 1927 masterpiece performed by artists whose work spans almost 70 years – from Paul Robeson to Teresa Stratas.
7:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat D 485 (1816)
8:00 SATURDAYS FROM SEVERANCE - The Cleveland Orchestra/Mitsuko Uchida, pianist/conductor; recorded live in Severance Hall
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G K 453 (1784)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in F K 138 (1772)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C K 503 (1786)
10:00 WEEKEND RADIO with Robert Conrad - Some Marx Brothers material including Doctor Hackenbush with Groucho, Harpo Speaks , Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, and Gary Cooper... I’m Sorry, I’ll Read that Again with Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Garden and others from the BBC, May 26, 1968... Marginal Considerations with Jan C. Snow and This Week in the Media
11:00 LATE PROGRAM with John Simna
Ernö Dohnányi: Adagio pastorale from Symphony No. 2 Op 40 (1944)
Gustav Holst: The Planets: Neptune Op 32 (1917)