Program Guide 11-09-2015

Almanac

November 9

1879 first performance of Antonín Dvorák's String Sextet Op 48 in Berlin; his first work to be premiered outside Bohemia.

1881 first performance of Johannes Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 in Budapest by the National Theater Orchestra with the composer as the soloist; the four-movement work was considerably longer than most other concertos of the time, but with typical modesty Brahms sent the score to a friend, describing the work as "some little piano pieces."

1901 first performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in Moscow with the composer as soloist and his cousin Alexander Siloti conducting; composer had been clinically depressed for several years and the immediate and lasting success of this concerto confirmed the cure of Nikolai Dahl who had used hypnotherapy to restore Rachmaninoff's self-confidence.

1907 Burrill Phillips – American composer, teacher, and pianist (d.1988); of his first important work, Selections from McGuffey's Reader (1933)--based on poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.--the composer said "I don't think anybody had written such 'American-sounding' music before. On the first night, the students said it was corny. And it was. But I didn't care, because it was a huge success."

1930 Ivan Moravec – Czech pianist (d.2015); George Szell helped launch his international concert career with an invitation to play with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1964.

1940 first performance of Joaquín Rodrigo's concerto for guitar and orchestra Concierto de Aranjuez in Barcelona; inspired by the gardens at Palacio Real de Aranjuez, the spring resort palace built by Philip II in the last half of the 16th century; the music attempts to transport the listener to another place and time through the evocation of the sounds of nature.

1965 Bryn Terfel (born Bryn Terfel Jones) –  Welsh baritone (52 years old); came in second behind Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the 1989 Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition, but won the Lieder Prize.

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Italian Journey

Nov. 1, 2015
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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:38:32    Antonín Dvorák    Cello Concerto in B minor  Op 104    
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra    Jirí Belohlávek    Alisa Weilerstein, cello    Decca     19765

00:42:00    00:25:31    Franz Berwald    Symphony No.  4 in E flat major         
Neeme Järvi    Gothenburg Symphony    DeutGram     415502

01:09:00    00:51:41    Johannes Brahms    Piano Concerto No.  2 in B flat major  Op 83    
Berlin Philharmonic    Eugen Jochum    Emil Gilels, piano    DeutGram     4793449

02:03:00    00:21:25    Joaquín Rodrigo    Concierto de Aranjuez    
London Philharmonic    Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     20039

02:26:00    00:38:26    Maurice Duruflé    Requiem Op 9    
St Cecilia Academy Orchestra    Myung-Whun Chung    Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; Bryn Terfel, baritone; St Cecilia Academy Chorus    DeutGram     459365

03:06:00    00:32:19    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No.  6 in B minor  Op 54        
Vladimir Jurowski    Russian National Orchestra    PentaTone     68

03:40:00    00:28:38    Antonín Dvorák    String Sextet in A major  Op 48            
Academy Chamber Ensemble    Chandos     8771

04:11:00    00:33:33    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Piano Concerto No.  2 in C minor  Op 18    
Cleveland Orchestra    Vladimir Ashkenazy    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano    Decca     440653

04:46:00    00:32:29    Hermann Goetz    Symphony in F Op 9        
Werner Andreas Albert    NDR Radio Philharmonic    CPO     999939

05:20:00    00:17:02    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Horn Quintet in E flat major             
Richard King, horn; Mari Sato, violin; Lynne Ramsey, viola; Stanley Konopka, viola; Julie Myers King, cello    Albany     1325

05:39:00    00:05:00    Ludwig van Beethoven    The Ruins of Athens: Overture Op 113        
Daniel Harding    German Chamber Philharmonic    VirginClas     45364

05:48:00    00:09:08    Hector Berlioz    Roman Carnival Overture Op 9        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

05:57:00    00:02:34    John Dowland    Sleep, wayward thoughts    La Nef        
Michael Slattery, tenor    Atma     2650

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:05:16    Maurice Ravel    Le tombeau de Couperin: Menuet        
Pierre Boulez    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     2121

06:15:00    00:10:15    Georges Bizet    Allegro from Symphony No. 1        
Joel Smirnoff    CityMusic Cleveland    CityMusic     2011

06:25:00    00:04:51    Silvius Leopold Weiss    Presto            
Alexandre Lagoya, guitar    Erato     45692

06:30:00    00:04:09    Franz Schubert    Schwanengesang: Serenade            
Gil Shaham, violin; Göran Söllscher, guitar    DeutGram     471568

06:40:00    00:08:15    Peter Tchaikovsky    Eugene Onegin: Waltz        
Semyon Bychkov    Berlin Philharmonic    Philips     420237

06:51:00    00:03:09    Frédéric Chopin    Tarantelle in A flat major  Op 43        
Vladimir Ziva    Moscow Symphony Orchestra    Naxos     555048

06:53:00    00:02:23    Aram Khachaturian    Gayaneh: Sabre Dance            
Richard Glazier, piano    Centaur     3347

06:57:00    00:03:02    John Philip Sousa    March 'Corcoran Cadets'        
Keith Brion    Royal Artillery Band    Naxos     559092

07:05:00    00:04:09    Bruce Broughton    Silverado: Themes        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80141

07:07:00    00:03:38    Edward White    Puffin' Billy        
Ronald Corp    New London Orchestra    Hyperion     66868

07:12:00    00:08:44    Anton Arensky    Scherzo from Piano Quintet Op 51    
Ying Quartet        Adam Neiman, piano    Sono Lumin     92143

07:20:00    00:02:50    Johann Sebastian Bach    Orchestral Suite No. 1: Gavotte        
Monica Huggett    Ensemble Sonnerie    Avie     2171

07:25:00    00:02:02    Gilbert & Sullivan    HMS Pinafore: We sail the ocean blue    
Welsh National Opera Orchestra    Sir Charles Mackerras    Welsh National Opera Chorus    Telarc     80374

07:28:00    00:04:29    Gioacchino Rossini    Il signor Bruschino: Overture        
Fritz Reiner    Chicago Symphony Orchestra    RCA     300350

07:33:00    00:02:09    Aaron Copland    Old American Songs Set No. 1: I Bought Me a Cat    
St Paul Chamber Orchestra    Hugh Wolff    Thomas Hampson, baritone    Teldec     77310

07:39:00    00:08:56    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Finale from String Quartet No. 17            
Jerusalem Quartet    Harm Mundi     902076

07:50:00    00:03:29    Philippe Gaubert    Madrigal            
Fenwick Smith, flute; Sally Pinkas, piano    Naxos     557305

07:54:00    00:03:41    Gabriel Fauré    Sicilienne Op 78    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Mathias Mönius    Albrecht Mayer, oboe d'amore    Decca     4782564

08:07:00    00:05:50    Antonio Vivaldi    Concerto for Strings in C major         
Shlomo Mintz    Israel Chamber Orchestra    MusicMast     67096

08:15:00    00:10:48    Joaquín Rodrigo    Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez    
London Philharmonic    Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     20039

08:28:00    00:04:11    Johann Christian Bach    La clemenza di Scipione: Overture        
Anthony Halstead    Hanover Band    CPO     999488

08:33:00    00:03:46    Richard Rodgers    The King and I: March of the Siamese        
Carl Topilow    Cleveland Pops Orchestra    Azica     72216

08:40:00    00:08:43    George Gershwin    Variations on 'I Got Rhythm'    
Buffalo Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Orion Weiss, piano    Naxos     559705

08:51:00    00:03:54    Johann Pachelbel    Three Magnificat Fugues            
Stuttgart Brass Quartet    Hänssler     98623

08:55:00    00:06:54    Richard Rodgers    South Pacific: Overture        
John Mauceri    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra    Philips     434932

09:08:00    00:14:08    Maurice Ravel    Boléro        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2013

09:27:00    00:05:31    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Finale from Symphony No. 34        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    English Baroque Soloists    Philips     420937

09:35:00    00:08:10    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo No. 1 in B minor  Op 20            
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     16421

09:45:00    00:08:06    Luigi Boccherini    Symphony No. 12 in D major  Op 21        
Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    CPO     999174

09:55:00    00:02:45    Giuseppe Verdi    Scherzo from String Quartet            
Quartetto di Cremona    Klanglogo     1400

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Simna

10:00:00    00:04:09    George Gershwin    Prelude No. 2 'Blue Lullaby'            
Burning River Brass    BurnRiver     2013

10:04:00    00:01:33    Maurice Ravel    Prelude in A minor             
Sean Chen, piano    Steinway     30029

10:07:00    00:14:08    Franz Schubert    Rondo in A major     
Brandenburg Orchestra    Roy Goodman    Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin    Hyperion     66840

10:24:00    00:03:03    George Frideric Handel    Xerxes: Largo 'Ombra mai fu'    
Scottish Chamber Orchestra    Sir Charles Mackerras    Bryn Terfel, baritone    DeutGram     453480

10:30:00    00:03:07    Marin Marais    Alcyone: Overture            
Tempesta di Mare    Chandos     805

10:39:00    00:09:36    William Alwyn    Overture to a Masque        
David Lloyd-Jones    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Naxos     570704

10:50:00    00:28:38    Antonín Dvorák    String Sextet in A major  Op 48            
Academy Chamber Ensemble    Chandos     8771

11:22:00    00:09:12    Gioacchino Rossini    Eduardo e Cristina: Overture        
Christian Benda    Prague Sinfonia    Naxos     570934

11:33:00    00:08:32    Johann Stamitz    Symphony for Strings in B flat major         
Donald Armstrong    New Zealand Chamber Orch    Naxos     553194

11:46:00    00:09:11    Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry    Finale from Symphony No. 4        
Matthias Bamert    London Philharmonic    Chandos     8896

12:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

12:10:00    00:09:18    Antonín Dvorák    Carnival Overture Op 92        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     63151

12:21:00    00:06:58    Johan Svendsen    Norwegian Artists' Carnival Op 14        
Ole Kristian Ruud    Trondheim Symphony Orchestra    VirginClas     45128

12:29:00    00:06:13    Edvard Grieg    Norwegian Dance No. 1 Op 35        
Petri Sakari    Iceland Symphony    Chandos     9028

12:41:00    00:05:59    Leos Janácek    Lachian Dances: Wedding Dance        
Antoni Wit    Warsaw Philharmonic    Naxos     572695

12:49:00    00:01:24    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Ballet des Coqs        
Philip Pickett    New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101

12:51:00    00:01:34    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Courante à 4        
Philip Pickett    New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101

12:52:00    00:01:38    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Volte à 4        
Philip Pickett    New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101

12:54:00    00:01:54    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: La Bourée        
Philip Pickett    New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101

12:56:00    00:01:56    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Bransle de la torche        
Philip Pickett    New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101

12:58:00    00:02:38    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Three Ballets à 4        
Philip Pickett    New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101

13:02:00    00:33:48    Joachim Raff    Symphony No.  4 in G minor  Op 167        
Hilary Davan Wetton    Milton Keynes City Orchestra    Hyperion     66628

13:37:00    00:21:58    Franz Liszt    Symphonic Poem No.  9 "Hungaria"        
Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10490

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:02:00    00:01:40    Jean-Philippe Rameau    Les Sauvages            
Grigory Sokolov, piano    DeutGram     4794342

14:04:00    00:01:57    Sir Edward Elgar    The Crown of India: Warriors' Dance Op 66        
Sir Andrew Davis    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10570

14:06:00    00:14:23    Lodewijk Mortelmans    Morning Mood        
Alexander Rahbari    BRT Philharmonic Brussels    MarcoPolo     223418

14:23:00    00:07:04    E. J. Moeran    In the Mountain Country        
Vernon Handley    Ulster Orchestra    Chandos     8639

14:42:00    00:10:23    Carl Friedrich Abel    Symphony in G Op 17        
Anthony Halstead    Hanover Band    CPO     999214

14:54:00    00:04:06    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Dance No.  6 in D major  Op 46            
Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano    Philips     426264

15:00:00    00:13:23    Frederick Delius    Over the Hills and Far Away        
David Lloyd-Jones    English Northern Philharmonia    Naxos     553535

15:15:00    00:11:53    E. J. Moeran    First Rhapsody        
Vernon Handley    Ulster Orchestra    Chandos     8639

15:28:00    00:06:29    Frédéric Chopin    Polonaise No.  4 in C minor  Op 40            
Rafal Blechacz, piano    DeutGram     18883

15:39:00    00:03:04    Giuseppe Verdi    La traviata: Brindisi 'Libiamo, ne'lieti    
Vienna Philharmonic    Carlo Rizzi    Anna Netrebko, soprano; Rolando Villazón, tenor; Helene Schneiderman, mezzo; Vienna State Opera Chorus    DeutGram     6188

15:44:00    00:03:04    Gioacchino Rossini    La danza    
Orch del Teatro Comunale    Richard Bonynge    Luciano Pavarotti, tenor    Decca     417011

15:48:00    00:08:55    Robert Schumann    Genoveva: Overture Op 81        
Karl Münchinger    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

15:59:00    00:06:02    Giacomo Puccini    Chrysanthemums            
Quartetto di Cremona    Klanglogo     1400

16:07:00    00:02:34    Luigi Boccherini    Finale from String Quartet in C major  Op 2            
Quartetto di Cremona    Klanglogo     1400

16:13:00    00:11:37    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Finale from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 18    
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Vasily Petrenko    Simon Trpceski, piano    Avie     2192

16:30:00    00:04:47    Miklós Rózsa    Madame Bovary: Waltz        
John Mauceri    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra    Philips     438685

16:37:00    00:02:55    Louis Moreau Gottschalk    La jota aragonesa Op 14            
Cecile Licad, piano    Naxos     559145

16:42:00    00:07:54    Richard Strauss    Second Waltz Sequence from 'Der    Rosenkavalier'    
Herbert Blomstedt    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Decca     4645

16:54:00    00:02:56    George Frideric Handel    Acis and Galatea: O ruddier than the cherry    
Scottish Chamber Orchestra    Sir Charles Mackerras    Bryn Terfel, baritone    DeutGram     453480

17:04:00    00:04:55    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Pilgrims' Chorus    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Men of; Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

17:23:00    00:08:43    Peter Tchaikovsky    Finale from Piano Concerto No. 3 Op 79    
Polish Nat'l Radio Symphony    Antoni Wit    Bernd Glemser, piano    Naxos     550819

17:33:00    00:01:52    Ottorino Respighi    The Fair        
Jesús López-Cobos    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80396

17:41:00    00:06:27    Ottorino Respighi    Theme & Variations from String Quartet in D major             
Quartetto di Cremona    Klanglogo     1400

17:50:00    00:02:53    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Song to the Evening Star    
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra    James Levine    Bryn Terfel, baritone    DeutGram     445866

17:55:00    00:03:11    Jules Massenet    Le Cid Ballet Suite: Castillan        
Richard Bonynge    National Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

17:58:00    00:01:34    César Cui    Orientale Op 50            
Midori, violin; Robert McDonald, piano    Sony     52568

18:00 DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:22:46    Giuseppe Verdi    String Quartet in E minor             
Quartetto di Cremona    Klanglogo     1400

18:33:00    00:02:37    Franz Schubert    An Sylvia            
Bryn Terfel, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano    DeutGram     445294

18:38:00    00:01:46    Franz Schubert    Heidenröslein            
Bryn Terfel, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano    DeutGram     445294

18:42:00    00:10:44    Luigi Boccherini    String Quartet in C major  Op 2            
Quartetto di Cremona    Klanglogo     1400

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:21:06    Carl Maria von Weber    Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major  Op 32    
Bavarian Radio Symphony    Sir Colin Davis    Gerhard Oppitz, piano    RCA     68219

19:25:00    00:30:34    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 29 in A major         
Claudio Abbado    Orchestra Mozart    Archiv     4777598

19:57:00    00:01:54    Francis Poulenc    Humoresque            
Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     425862

20:00 ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:16:54    Richard Wagner    Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS     46286

20:21:00    00:34:02    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Piano Concerto No.  2 in C minor  Op 18    
Chicago Symphony Orchestra    Fritz Reiner    Van Cliburn, piano    RCA     55912

20:55:00    00:03:59    Camillo Sivori    Berceuse Op 30            
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano    Cedille     139

21:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin 
Lorin Maazel, conductor; Synergy Vocals

21:05:00    00:35:00    Luciano Berio    Sinfonia        

21:43:00    00:41:32    Johannes Brahms    Symphony No.  4 in E minor  Op 98        

Bonus:
22:26:00    00:29:57    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Concerto for Flute & Harp in C major     
Robert Langevin, flute; Nancy Allen, harp; Lorin Maazel, conductor

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:05:15    Edvard Grieg    Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS/Sony     488

23:07:00    00:12:29    Johannes Brahms    Andante from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 83    
Berlin State Orchestra    Gustavo Dudamel    Daniel Barenboim, piano    DeutGram     4794899

23:22:00    00:06:43    Astor Piazzolla    Milonga Prelude "Flora's Game"            
Joel Fan, piano    Reference     119

23:28:00    00:07:06    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco    Andantino from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 99    
London Symphony Orchestra    Luis Garcia-Navarro    Narciso Yepes, guitar    PentaTone     202

23:38:00    00:11:56    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 18    
London Symphony Orchestra    Sir Georg Solti    Julius Katchen, piano    Decca     4785437

23:49:00    00:05:11    Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari    The Jewels of the Madonna: Intermezzo        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     99

23:56:00    00:02:46    Frank Bridge    Entr'acte "Canzonetta"        
William Boughton    English String Orchestra    Nimbus     5366

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