Program Guide 01-06-2016

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January 6

1695 Giuseppe Sammartini – Italian composer and oboist (d.1750); most of his professional life was spent in London and in the employ of Frederick, Prince of Wales (heir apparent to the British throne); had a younger brother, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, who also became a renowned composer and oboist.

1838 Max Bruch – German composer and conductor (d.1920); his complex and always well-structured works, squarely in the German 19th century tradition, placed him in the camp of Romantic classicism exemplified by Johannes Brahms, rather than the opposing ‘New Music’ of Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner; in his time known primarily as a choral composer.

1850 Xaver Scharwenka – German-Polish composer, pianist and teacher (d.1924); his four piano concertos are substantial works, and the First is the least obscure: though written in 1874, its first recording was not made until 1968 with Earl Wild and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Erich Leinsdorf; Wild had learned the concerto under Selmar Janson, who had studied it directly with the composer; when Leinsdorf asked Wild to record the concerto, the pianist was able to say "I've been waiting by the phone for forty years for someone to ask me to play this".

1856 Giuseppe Martucci – Italian composer, conductor, pianist and teacher (d.1909); helped to introduce Wagner's operas to Italy and also gave important early concerts of English music there; unusually among Italian composers of his generation, he wrote no operas.

1872 Alexander Scriabin – Russian composer and pianist (d.1915); one of the most innovative and most controversial of early modern composers; developed a substantially atonal and dissonant musical system an expression of his personal brand of mysticism; was also influenced by synesthesia, and associated colors with the various harmonic tones of his atonal scale, and his color-coded circle of fifths was also influenced by theosophy; considered by some to be the main Russian Symbolist composer.

1950 first performance of Francis Poulenc’s Piano Concerto, in Boston, by the Boston Symphony conducted by Charles Munch with the composer as soloist.

1967 first performance of Elliott Carter’s Piano Concerto, by the Boston Symphony conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, with Jacob Lateiner as soloist.

1991 first performance of Michael Torke’s Bronze for piano and orchestra, at Carnegie Hall in New York, by the American Composers Orchestra conducted by David Zinman and the composer as the soloist.

 

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 00:32:25 Luigi Cherubini Symphony in D major   
Howard Griffiths Zurich Chamber Orchestra CPO  999521

00:36:00 00:39:55 Ludwig van Beethoven Septet in E flat major  Op 20   
Chamber Music Soc Linc Center Delos  3177

01:18:00 00:20:17 Alexander Scriabin Symphony No.  5 Op 60 
London Philharmonic Lorin Maazel Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; Ambrosian Singers Decca  4785437

01:40:00 00:24:02 Giovanni Palestrina Mass "O Rex Gloriae"  
James O'Donnell Westminster Cathedral Choir Hyperion  66316

02:06:00 00:37:10 Carl Nielsen Symphony No.  3 Op 27 
New York Philharmonic Alan Gilbert Erin Morley, soprano; Joshua Hopkins, baritone DaCapo  220623

02:45:00 00:34:44 Richard Strauss Sonatina No. 1 for 16 Winds in F major    
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  445849

03:22:00 00:25:11 Ralph Vaughan Williams The Wasps: Aristophanic Suite  
Michael Stern Kansas City Symphony Reference  129

03:49:00 00:45:25 Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor   
Franz Welser-Möst Camerata Salzburg EMI  56813

04:36:00 00:42:14 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No.  4 in D minor  Op 13  
Libor Pesek Czech Philharmonic Orchestra VirginClas  91144

05:20:00 00:16:01 Germaine Tailleferre Concertino for Harp & Orchestra 
Women's Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Gillian Benet, harp Koch Intl  7169

05:38:00 00:07:17 Carlos Chávez Chapultepec  
Keri-Lynn Wilson Simón Bolívar Symphony Dorian  90254

05:49:00 00:08:26 Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons: 'Winter' Concerto in F minor  Op 8 
Academy St. Martin in Fields Joshua Bell Joshua Bell, violin Sony  11013

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:08:00 00:04:13 Jean Sibelius Processional Op 113  
Leif Segerstam Turku Philharmonic Naxos  573300

06:14:00 00:03:11 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: The girl with the  
Geoffrey Simon Philharmonia Orchestra Cala  1025

06:17:00 00:07:56 André Grétry Le magnifique: Overture  
Stefan Sanderling Orchestre de Bretagne ASV  1095

06:29:00 00:05:58 Emil von Reznícek Donna Diana: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

06:40:00 00:06:13 Max Bruch Scherzo from Symphony No. 3 Op 51  
Kurt Masur Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Philips  420932

06:47:00 00:05:39 Gabriel Fauré Scherzo from Piano Quartet No. 1 Op 15   
Emanuel Ax, piano; Isaac Stern, violin; Jaime Laredo, viola; Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony  48066

06:55:00 00:03:14 Frank H. Losey March "Gloria"  
Col. Lowell Graham USAF Heritage of America Band Klavier  11139

07:05:00 00:05:01 Sir Edward ElgarPomp and Circumstance March No.4 in G major  Op 39  
Sir Adrian Boult London Philharmonic EMI  28379

07:10:00 00:05:50 Antonín Dvorák Polonaise in E flat major   
Václav Neumann Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Orfeo  180891

07:20:00 00:02:47 Giuseppe Verdi Il trovatore: Anvil Chorus 'Vedi! le 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc  80333

07:23:00 00:02:10 Dmitri Shostakovich The Gadfly: Galop Op 97  
Riccardo Chailly Philadelphia Orchestra Decca  452597

07:26:00 00:02:11 Alexander Scriabin Mazurka in C sharp minor  Op 3   
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  4785334

07:30:00 00:05:22 Max Reger Finale from Flute Serenade Op 141   
Michel Debost, flute; Takako Masame, violin; Lynne Ramsey, viola Skarbo  4094

07:40:00 00:09:17 Louis Moreau Gottschalk Bamboula Op 2   
Cecile Licad, piano Naxos  559145

07:51:00 00:02:52 Fernando Bustamante Misionera   
Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71287

07:55:00 00:03:28 Ernesto Lecuona Malagueña   
Jorge Luis Prats, piano Decca  4782732

08:07:00 00:06:00 Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique: A Ball  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  453432

08:17:00 00:10:15 Claude Debussy Danses sacrée et profane 
Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Lisa Wellbaum, harp DeutGram  2121

08:26:00 00:03:47 Igor Stravinsky Fireworks Op 4  
Pierre Boulez Chicago Symphony Orchestra DeutGram  437850

08:31:00 00:05:16 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin: Menuet  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

08:40:00 00:06:13 Claude Debussy Clouds from 'Three Nocturnes'  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  439896

08:48:00 00:02:51 Dmitri Shostakovich Ballet Suite No. 1: Music Box Waltz  
Constantine Orbelian Moscow Chamber Orchestra Delos  3257

08:48:00 00:03:47 Igor Stravinsky Fireworks Op 4  
Pierre Boulez Chicago Symphony Orchestra DeutGram  437850

08:55:00 00:07:44 Franz Waxman Sunset Boulevard: Suite  
Charles Gerhardt National Philharmonic RCA  81265

09:11:00 00:15:15 Maurice Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  449213

09:30:00 00:03:20 Dominick Argento The Dream of Valentino: Tango  
David Zinman Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Argo  444454

09:35:00 00:03:15 Lili Boulanger Nocturne   
Janine Jansen, violin; Itamar Golan, piano Decca  15249

09:55:00 00:03:28 John Dowland Kemp's Jig, Mistress Winter's Jump & My   
La Nef Atma  2650

 

10:00 WCLV MIDDAY with Mark Satola
10:02:00 00:01:29 Alexander Scriabin Prelude in G sharp minor  Op 11   
Yuja Wang, piano DeutGram  16606

10:04:00 00:02:11 Alexander Scriabin Mazurka in C sharp minor  Op 3   
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  4785334

10:08:00 00:12:40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major  
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Eric Ruske, horn Telarc  80367

10:23:00 00:05:30 Johan Halvorsen Mascarade: Holberg Overture  
Neeme Järvi Bergen Philharmonic Chandos  10584

10:31:00 00:03:27 Gustav Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Des Antonius von
Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Christian Gerhaher, baritone DeutGram  4779060

10:35:00 00:06:56 Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique: March to the  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  453432

10:46:00 00:06:25 Claude Debussy Three Nocturnes: Festivals  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  439896

10:56:00 00:23:39 Gustav Mahler Veni, creator Spiritus from Symphony 
Berlin State Orchestra Pierre Boulez Berlin State Opera Chorus; Berlin Radio Choir; Aurelius Boys Choir; various soloists DeutGram  4776597

11:22:00 00:08:18 Carl Friedrich Abel Symphony in B flat major  Op 7  
Adrian Shepherd Cantilena Chandos  8648

11:32:00 00:10:06 Tomaso Albinoni Oboe Concerto in G minor  Op 9 
London Virtuosi John Georgiadis Anthony Camden, oboe Naxos  550739

11:45:00 00:11:23 Igor Stravinsky Scherzo fantastique Op 3  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  471197

11:57:00 00:01:35 Leroy Anderson The Typewriter 
BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Alasdair Malloy, typewriter Naxos  559357

12:06:00 00:06:40 Domenico Cimarosa Il matrimonio segreto: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

12:15:00 00:15:46 Karl Goldmark Wedding March from 'Rustic Wedding'  
Stephen Gunzenhauser National Symphony of Ireland Naxos  550745

12:32:00 00:03:00 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book  5: Norwegian Rustic   
Andrei Gavrilov, piano DeutGram  437522

12:38:00 00:03:00 Gabriel Pierné March of the Little Lead Soldiers  
Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10633

12:44:00 00:10:30 Johann Strauss Jr Waltz 'Wine, Women and Song' Op 333  
Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80314

12:55:00 00:03:31 Florent Schmitt La tragédie de Salomé: Dance of the  
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Orchestre Métropolitaine Atma  2647

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:02:00 00:34:29 Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra Sony  64109

13:37:00 00:23:33 Claude Debussy La mer  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  439896

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:01:00 00:02:30 Johann Strauss Jr Polka 'Express' Op 311  
Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra MAA  2003

14:04:00 00:02:45 Johann Strauss Jr Napoleon March Op 156  
Willi Boskovsky Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437

14:18:00 00:18:47 Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major  
Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano DeutGram  14764

14:41:00 00:11:53 E. J. Moeran First Rhapsody  
Vernon Handley Ulster Orchestra Chandos  8639

14:55:00 00:05:33 Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude in D major  Op 23   
Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9348

15:01:00 00:16:02 Claude Debussy Jeux  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  439896

15:16:00 00:10:47 Béla Bartók Hungarian Sketches  
Pierre Boulez Chicago Symphony Orchestra DeutGram  445825

15:32:00 00:04:08 Alexander Glazunov Raymonda: Valse fantastique  
José Serebrier Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Warner  61939

15:40:00 00:06:00 Gioacchino Rossini L'inganno felice: Overture  
Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos  570934

15:48:00 00:10:00 Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude & Fugue in D  
Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Delos  3098

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
15:58:00 00:04:23 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 78: Duet 
Empire Brass  Douglas Major, organ EMI  47395

16:06:00 00:03:16 Brian Dykstra Caffeinated Rag   
Brian Dykstra, piano Centaur  3161

16:13:00 00:09:49 Max Bruch Swedish Dances Op 63  
Kurt Masur Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Philips  420932

16:27:00 00:05:28 Alexander Scriabin Waltz in A flat Op 38   
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  4785334

16:42:00 00:07:08 Xaver Scharwenka Scherzo from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 32
 BBC Scottish Symphony Michael Stern Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion  67508

16:52:00 00:03:41 Giuseppe Martucci Giga Op 61  
Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  53280

16:56:00 00:02:52 Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No.  5 in G minor   
Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572770

17:05:00 00:03:50 Alexander Scriabin Mazurka in E Op 3   
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  4785334

17:12:00 00:08:17 Otto Nicolai The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

17:29:00 00:05:52 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin: Forlane  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

17:40:00 00:05:59 Albert Lortzing Zar und Zimmermann: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

17:48:00 00:01:27 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Flight of the  
Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572693

17:52:00 00:03:52 Felix Mendelssohn Elijah: He Watching Over Israel 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc  80119

17:56:00 00:03:05 Scott Joplin The Cascades   
Joshua Rifkin, piano Nonesuch  79159

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:20:53 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 14 in A major   
James Levine Boston Symphony Orchestra BSO Clas  1001

18:32:00 00:08:18 Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No.  4 in F sharp major  Op 30   
Sean Chen, piano Steinway  30029

18:42:00 00:01:29 Alexander Scriabin Prelude in G sharp minor  Op 11   
Yuja Wang, piano DeutGram  16606

18:46:00 00:08:20 Ferdinand Hérold Zampa: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

18:55:00 00:03:43 Alexander Scriabin Etude in A flat major  Op 8   
Garrick Ohlsson, piano Bridge  9287

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:20:33 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 63 in C major    
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  427337

19:25:00 00:31:08 Max Bruch Scottish Fantasy Op 46 
London Symphony Orchestra Jascha Horenstein David Oistrakh, violin Decca  4785437

19:58:00 00:01:33 Anonymous Lute Duet 'Drewrie's accordes'   
Sharon Isbin, guitar Sony  745456

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS:
Quire Cleveland/Ross Duffin with Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds, Vol. 7, recorded December 2015

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John SimnaHenry John Gauntlett (1805–1876) (arr Ross W. Duffin): Once in royal David’s city--Gail West, solo treble

Anon. 15th-century English (arr RWD): Make we joy now in this fest

Anon. 16th-century Finnish (arr RWD): Iloidcam ja remuidcam

Giaches de Wert (1535–1596): Gaudete in Domino

William Walton (1902–1983): Make we joy now in this fest

Richard Dering (ca.1580–1630): Quem vidistis, pastores?

Joseph Stephenson (1723–1810): Anthem from Luke

Hector Berlioz (1803–1869): Il s’en va loin de la terre, from L’Enfance du Christ

Ludwig Senfl (ca.1486–1542/3): Ave rosa sine spinis

Andrejs Jansons (b.1938): Meklētāja ceļš ir galā

John Rutter (b.1945): There is a flow’r--Margaret Carpenter, solo soprano

Guillaume DuFay (ca.1397–1474): Christe, Redemptor omnium

Cipriano de Rore (1515–1565): Hodie Christus natus est

Stephenson: Arise and hail the sacred day

William Sandys (1792–1874) (arr David Willcocks): Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Jacobus Clemens non papa (ca.1510–1555): Magi veniunt ab Oriente

Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599): A un niño llorando al yelo

American traditional (arr Andrew Carter): I wonder as I wander

Anon. 16th-century English (arr RWD): Reges de Saba venient

Anon. 16th-century German (arr RWD): Die zwölf heiligen Zahlen

Anon. 18th-century English (arr Ian Humphris): Twelve days of Christmas

 

21:46:00 00:12:23 Hector Berlioz Roméo Alone & Festivities at the  
Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  1301

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims:
recordings by mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry
 

23:00 QUIET HOUR 
23:02:00 00:05:39 Karl-Birger Blomdahl Adagio from 'The Wakeful Night'  
Petter Sundkvist Swedish Chamber Orchestra Naxos  553715

23:07:00 00:10:50 William Alwyn Autumn Legend Royal Liverpool Philharmonic 
David Lloyd-Jones Rachael Pankhurst, Eng. horn Naxos  570704

23:20:00 00:11:00 Franz Schubert Andante from Piano Trio No. 1   
Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Bridge  9376

23:31:00 00:05:07 Edvard Grieg Holberg Suite: Air Op 40  
Domenico Boyagian Ohio Philharmonic Centaur  3311

23:38:00 00:04:46 Carl Stamitz Andante from Flute Concerto Op 29 
Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Irena Grafenauer, flute Philips  426318

23:42:00 00:10:51 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante from Symphony No. 40  
Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Archiv  6506

23:55:00 00:03:04 Armas Järnefelt Berceuse 
Swedish Radio Symphony Esa-Pekka Salonen Mats Zetterqvist, violin; Mats Rondin, cello Sony  46668

23:56:00 00:02:52 Georges Bizet Jeux d'enfants: Duo Op 22  
Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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