Program Guide 10-30-2015

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October 30

1881 first performance of Peter Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in St. Petersburg; on the second page of the score, Tchaikovsky wrote, "The larger number of players in the string orchestra, the more this shall be in accordance with the author's wishes."

1894 Peter Warlock (real name, Philip Heseltine) – English composer, critic, author (d.1930); best known as a composer of songs and other vocal music; also achieved notoriety in his lifetime through his unconventional and often scandalous lifestyle; had a reputation as a combative and controversial music critic; died in his London flat of coal gas poisoning, probably by his own hand.

1896 first performance of Amy Beach's 'Gaelic' Symphony, by the Boston Symphony at the Music Hall in Boston, Emil Paur conducting; this was an afternoon open rehearsal performance; the official premiere took place the following evening.

1944 premiere of Aaron Copland's ballet Appalachian Spring at the Library of Congress in Washington DC by the Martha Graham Ballet Company with a 13-piece chamber orchestra. 

1946 René Jacobs – Belgian conductor (72 years old); came to fame as a countertenor but has become renowned as a conductor of Baroque and early Classical opera.

1949 premiere of Kurt Weill's musical Lost in the Stars at the Music Box Theatre in New York with book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson; based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton; composer's last work for the stage before he died the following year.

1957 Shlomo Mintz – Russian-born Israeli violinist, violist and conductor (61 years old); one of the main actors in the Violins of Hope project with violinmaker Amnon Weinstein, involving violins of owners who lost their lives in ghettos and concentration camps during World War II and restored by Mr. Weinstein.

1957 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' in Moscow; subtitle refers to the events of the Russian Revolution of 1905; conceived as a popular piece and was an instant success in Russia—his greatest since the Leningrad Symphony just over a decade earlier.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 00:40:12 Antonín Dvorák Piano Concerto in G minor  Op 33 Odense Symphony Justin Brown Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9309
00:44:00 00:32:27 Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring  Aaron Copland Chamber Ensemble CBS  42431
01:18:00 00:40:20 Léo Delibes Sylvia: Suite  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125
02:00:00 00:34:17 Peter Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major  Op 48  Christoph Eschenbach Philadelphia Orchestra Ondine  1150
02:36:00 00:36:21 Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No.  2 in D minor  Op 40  Walter Weller London Philharmonic Decca  4785437
03:14:00 00:36:24 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major  Op 127   Cypress String Quartet Cypress  2012
03:52:00 00:28:26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concertone for 2 Violins in C major  English Chamber Orchestra Shlomo Mintz Shlomo Mintz, violin; Hagai Shaham, violin Avie  2058
04:22:00 00:33:45 Jean-Philippe Rameau Castor and Pollux: Instrumental Suite  Frans Brüggen Orchestra of the 18th Century Philips  426714
04:58:00 00:21:04 Carl Stamitz Cello Concerto No.  1 in G major  Prague Chamber Orchestra Christian Benda Christian Benda, cello Naxos  550865
05:21:00 00:10:50 Peter Warlock Capriol Suite Academy St. Martin in Fields Iona Brown Christopher Parkening, guitar EMI  55052
05:34:00 00:10:00 Giovanni Battista Sammartini Symphony in A major   Kevin Mallon Aradia Ensemble Naxos  557298
05:50:00 00:06:43 Don Gillis Paul Bunyan  Ian Hobson Sinfonia Varsovia Albany  768
05:58:00 00:01:51 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Pantomime from "Les Petits riens"  Anton Steck Concerto Cologne Archiv  4775800

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:06:00 00:06:01 Cécile Chaminade Etude romantique Op 132   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30037
06:17:00 00:07:42 Amy Beach Siciliana from 'Gaelic' Symphony Op 32  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  8958
06:26:00 00:07:48 Johann Strauss Jr Fledermaus Quadrille Op 363  Willi Boskovsky Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437
06:39:00 00:08:17 Antonio Vivaldi Chamber Concerto in G minor    Geminiani Ensemble Christoph  74590
06:48:00 00:06:42 Camille Saint-Saëns Scherzo from Piano Quartet Op 41 Fine Arts Quartet  Cristina Ortiz, piano; Members of Naxos  572904
06:56:00 00:03:44 Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 2: Changing of the  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80703
07:06:00 00:03:12 Jean-Philippe Rameau Castor and Pollux: Gavottes  Frans Brüggen Orchestra of the 18th Century Philips  426714
07:09:00 00:02:23 Jean-Philippe Rameau Castor and Pollux: Tambourins  Frans Brüggen Orchestra of the 18th Century Philips  426714
07:14:00 00:07:03 Sir Edward Elgar Caractacus: Triumphal March Op 35  James Judd New Zealand Symphony Naxos  557273
07:24:00 00:09:31 Franz Lachner Minuet & Finale from Wind Quintet No. 2   Vienna-Berlin Ensemble DeutGram  423591
07:39:00 00:06:14 Igor Stravinsky Suite No.  2 for Small Orchestra  Riccardo Chailly London Sinfonietta Decca  417114
07:47:00 00:03:19 Goff Richards Homage to the Noble Grape: Chianti   London Brass Teldec  46069
07:51:00 00:02:53 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.  15 in C major  Op 72   Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano Philips  426264
08:09:00 00:06:16 Carl Maria von Weber Overture to 'The Ruler of the Spirits'  Neeme Järvi Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos  8766
08:18:00 00:07:41 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major  Op 79   HJ Lim, piano EMI  64952
08:30:00 00:04:08 Peter Warlock Bethlehem Down  Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos  557099
08:34:00 00:02:14 Peter Warlock Pieds-en-l'air from 'Capriol Suite'  José Luis García English Chamber Orchestra Sony  82849
08:42:00 00:10:51 Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons: 'Autumn' Concerto in F major  Op 8 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Lorin Maazel Shlomo Mintz, violin DeutGram  469376
08:54:00 00:02:25 Randall Thompson Frostiana: The Pasture Dallas Wind Symphony Timothy Seelig Turtle Creek Chorale Reference  49
09:06:00 00:14:44 Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dance No. 3 Op 45  Robert Spano Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ASO Media  1003
09:25:00 00:05:08 Franz Waxman The Bride of Frankenstein: Suite  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80189
09:33:00 00:08:10 Peter Tchaikovsky Finale from Serenade for Strings Op 48  Christoph Eschenbach Philadelphia Orchestra Ondine  1150
09:43:00 00:05:06 Cécile Chaminade Etudes de concert: Automne Op 35   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30037
09:50:00 00:02:49 Camille Saint-Saëns Chanson 'Danse macabre' Op 40 London Philharmonic Geoffrey Simon Anthony Roden, tenor; Stephanie Chase, violin Cala  4031
09:55:00 00:04:05 Claudio Grafulla March "Washington Grays"  Frederick Fennell Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Brain  7504

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:00:00 00:03:49 Cécile Chaminade Etude mélodique in G flat major  Op 118   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30037
10:05:00 00:04:14 Cécile Chaminade La Lisonjera Op 50   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30037
10:11:00 00:13:40 Antonín Dvorák The Noonday Witch Op 108  István Kertész London Symphony Orchestra Decca  4785437
10:27:00 00:04:23 Kurt Weill Lost in the Stars   Lara Downes, piano Steinway  30016
10:33:00 00:02:39 Kurt Weill Buddy on the Night Shift   Teresa Stratas, soprano; Richard Woitach, piano Nonesuch  79019
10:40:00 00:07:32 Jean Sibelius Suite for Violin & Strings Op 117 Danish National Symphony Thomas Dausgaard Christian Tetzlaff, violin VirginClas  45534
10:50:00 00:32:19 Felix Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht Op 60 Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Christine Cairns, mezzo; Jon Garrison, tenor; Tom Krause, baritone; Jeffrey Wells, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Telarc  80184
11:26:00 00:06:03 Jean-Philippe Rameau Castor and Pollux: Chaconne  Frans Brüggen Orchestra of the 18th Century Philips  426714
11:34:00 00:09:37 Ludwig van Beethoven Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder   Zuill Bailey, cello; Simone Dinnerstein, piano Telarc  80740
11:45:00 00:09:49 Max Bruch Swedish Dances Op 63  Kurt Masur Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Philips  420932
12:10:00 00:02:08 Gabriel Pierné Cydalise: March of the Little Fauns  Leonard Slatkin St Louis Symphony RCA  7716
12:12:00 00:03:49 Cécile Chaminade Les Sylvains Op 60   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30037
12:15:00 00:08:13 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari La dama boba: Overture  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10511
12:24:00 00:10:30 Johann Strauss Jr Waltz 'Wine, Women and Song' Op 333  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80314
12:45:00  00:09:12  Peter Tchaikovsky  Scherzo from "Manfred" Symphony  Vladimir Ashkenazy  Philharmonia Orchestra    Decca  4785437
12:56:00  00:03:58  Franz Schubert  Scherzo from String Quartet #14    Jasper Quartet    Sono Lumin  92152

THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:00:00 00:40:58 Amy Beach Symphony in E minor  Op 32  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  8958
13:40:00 00:14:05 Anton Arensky Variations on Theme by Tchaikovsky Op 35  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  7020

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:01:30 Claudio Monteverdi L'Orfeo: Toccata  Myung-Whun Chung St Cecilia Academy Orchestra DeutGram  471566
14:01:00 00:03:16 Girolamo Frescobaldi Toccata ottava di durezze e ligature   David Greilsammer, piano Sony  792969
14:04:00 00:14:32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No.  8 in D major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus DHM  63970
14:19:00 00:11:03 Robert Schumann Overture to Byron's 'Manfred' Op 115  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  62349
14:44:00 00:18:10 Carl Orff  Carmina burana: Court of Love  Cleveland Orchestra  Cleveland Orchestra Chorus & Children's Chorus  Michael Tilson Thomas  Judith Blegen, sop; Peter Binder, baritone CBS 33172      
15:05:00 00:15:32 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No.  1 in F minor  Op 2   HJ Lim, piano EMI  64952
15:21:00 00:11:31 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 19 in D  Roy Goodman Hanover Band Hyperion  66533
15:37:00 00:02:33 Charles Gounod Faust: Mephistopheles' Serenade 'Vous Orch of Valencian Community Riccardo Frizza Erwin Schrott, baritone Decca  11838
15:42:00 00:03:02 Franz Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.  4   Leif Ove Andsnes, piano EMI  57002
15:47:00 00:02:47 Elmer Bernstein Ghostbusters: Theme Royal Philharmonic Pops Orch Elmer Bernstein Cynthia Millar, ondes martenot Denon  75288
15:50:00 00:08:16 Bernard Herrmann A Portrait of Hitch  Bernard Herrmann London Philharmonic Decca  443895
15:59:00 00:03:57 Franz Schubert Erlkönig Chamber Orchestra of Europe Claudio Abbado Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo DeutGram  4770832

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
16:07:00 00:03:26 Anatoly Liadov Baba-Yaga Op 56  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  447084
16:13:00 00:12:04 César Franck Les Djinns Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra Roberto Benzi François-Joël Thiollier, piano Naxos  553472
16:27:00 00:06:56 Bernard Herrmann Psycho: Selections  José Serebrier Royal Philharmonic Royal Phil  17
16:37:00 00:07:50 Enrique Granados Goyescas: Serenata del espectro   Edmund Battersby, piano Koch Intl  7062
16:47:00 00:03:21 Jerry Goldsmith The Omen: Main Title Hollywood Bowl Orchestra John Mauceri Los Angeles Master Chorale Philips  442425
16:51:00 00:05:12 Antonio Bazzini Scherzo-fantasque 'La Ronde des lutins' Op 25   Gil Shaham, violin; Jonathan Feldman, piano DeutGram  463483
17:01:00 00:05:26 Maurice Ravel Le gibet from "Gaspard de la nuit"   Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  16421
17:11:00 00:09:40 Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice   Yuja Wang, piano DeutGram  16606
17:22:00 00:06:07 George W. Chadwick Symphonic Sketches: Hobgoblin  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9334
17:31:00 00:03:28 Giuseppe Verdi Macbeth: Witches' Chorus 'Che London Symphony Orchestra Richard Hickox London Symphony Chorus MCA  25877
17:38:00 00:04:40 Marc-André Hamelin Etude No. 8 in B flat minor    Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion  67789
17:45:00 00:02:52 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book  5: March of the   Leif Ove Andsnes, piano EMI  57296
17:48:00 00:02:42 Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain  Herbert Blomstedt San Francisco Symphony Decca  425857
17:51:00 00:01:54 Charles Gounod Faust: Le veau d'or Dresden State Orchestra Sebastian Weigle René Pape, bass; Dresden State Opera Chorus DeutGram  4776408
17:53:00 00:07:20 Franz Waxman The Bride of Frankenstein: Creation of  Charles Gerhardt National Philharmonic RCA  81265

DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:15:02 Ottorino Respighi Ballad of the Gnomes  Geoffrey Simon Philharmonia Orchestra Cala  4028
18:27:00 00:04:30 Franz Liszt Schubert Song 'Erlkönig'   Daniil Trifonov, piano Mariinsky  530
18:34:00 00:03:36 Marius Constant Twilight Zone: Theme & Variations  John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Philips  411185
18:40:00 00:14:13 Giuseppe Tartini Violin Sonata in G minor    Joshua Bell, violin; John Constable, harpsichord Sony  11013
18:54:00 00:04:18 Charles Gounod Funeral March of a Marionette  Ronald Corp New London Orchestra Hyperion  66998

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:20:40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 34 in C major   Sir John Eliot Gardiner English Baroque Soloists Philips  420937
19:25:00 00:31:04 Peter Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major  Op 48   East Coast Chamber Orch E1 Music  7784
19:57:00 00:02:08 Frédéric Chopin Waltz No.19 in A minor    Garrick Ohlsson, piano Arabesque  6669

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
20:02:00 00:20:00 Igor Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1919)  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80587
20:24:00 00:32:27 Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring  Aaron Copland Chamber Ensemble CBS  42431
20:57:00 00:01:00 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 10: Puck Op 71   Per Tengstrand, piano Azica  71207

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER with Elliott Forrest: Mozart and Brahms
21:03:00 00:31:09 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quintet No. 5 in D major    Hausmusik EMI  54876
21:36:00 00:20:05 Johannes Brahms Piano Trio No.  3 in C minor  Op 101   Beaux Arts Trio Philips  416838

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded today at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Power, Authenticity, and Engagement: Lessons in Leadership - Carla Harris, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Morgan Stanley

QUIET HOUR
23:02:00 00:06:04 Anatoly Liadov The Enchanted Lake Op 62  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  93019
23:08:00 00:11:13 Peter Tchaikovsky Elegy from Serenade for Strings Op 48  Christoph Eschenbach Philadelphia Orchestra Ondine  1150
23:21:00 00:07:47 Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio: Pastoral Symphony  René Jacobs Academy Ancient Music Berlin Harm Mundi  2908304
23:28:00 00:08:56 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Largo from Flute Concerto in A major  Württemberg Chamber Orch Jörg Faerber Sir James Galway, flute RCA  60244
23:40:00 00:06:48 Josef Suk Elegy in D flat major  Op 23   Ahn Trio EMI  56674
23:46:00 00:07:49 Peter Warlock Serenade for String Orchestra  Vernon Handley Ulster Orchestra Chandos  8808
23:56:00 00:02:31 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 10: Summer Evening Op 71   Per Tengstrand, piano Azica  71207
23:56:00 00:03:05 Albert Périlhou La vierge à la crèche La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8730

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