Program Guide 01-15-2016

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January 15

1775 death of Giovanni Battista Sammartini – Italian composer, oboist, organist, choirmaster and teacher (age c.74); Gluck was among his students, and was highly regarded by younger composers including Johann Christian Bach; contributed to the formation of the concert symphony through the shift from a brief opera-overture style and the introduction of a new seriousness and use of thematic development that anticipate Haydn and Mozart.

1890 premiere of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg with choreography by Marius Petipa; anticipates Sondheim’s Into the Woods in that the scenario conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, based on the Brothers Grimm version of Charles Perrault's La Belle au bois dormant, incorporates other Perrault characters such as Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Tom Thumb.

1893 Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies) – Welsh composer and actor (d.1951); wrote songs and stage musicals; first big hit was Keep the Home Fires Burning, enormously popular during the First World War.

1909 Elie Siegmeister – American composer, educator and author (d.1991); wrote a number of important books on music and released an instructional album, Invitation to Music, on which he discusses the fundamentals of music.

1923 premiere of Gabriel Pierné’s ballet Cydalise et le chèvre-pied (Cydalise and the Satyr) at the Paris Opéra; most recognizable pieces in the ballet is The Entry of the Little Fauns.

1941 first performance (outdoors and in the rain) of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at Stalag VIII-A, a German prisoner of war camp in Görlitz, Silesia, with the composer at the piano; the audience numbered about 400 fellow prisoners and guards; Messiaen later recalled: "Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension."

1946 Joseph Kalichstein – Israeli-American pianist and teacher (71 years old); professor at Juilliard and member of a famous trio with violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson.

1958 premiere of Samuel Barber's Vanessa at the Metropolitan Opera under the baton of Dimitri Mitropoulos; features an original English libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti, who also directed; Barber revised the opera in 1964, reducing the four acts to the three-act version most commonly performed today.

1960 Aaron Jay Kernis – American composer (57 years old); achieved success as a composer at age 23 when his work Dream of the Morning Sky was premiered by the New York Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta conducting; his Pulitzer-winning Musica Instrumentalis (1997) is based on the last movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9.

1998 first performance of Christopher Rouse’s Der gerettete Alberich (Alberich Redeemed) for percussion and orchestra, by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, with soloist Evelyn Glennie; inspired by the treacherous Nibelung dwarf king from Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

 

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Program Guide

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 00:31:18 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  5 in C minor  Op 67  Manfred Honeck Pittsburgh Symphony Reference  718
00:35:00 00:19:58 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Suite Op 66  Mstislav Rostropovich Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4793449
00:57:00 00:41:53 Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.  3 in D minor  Op 30 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Vasily Petrenko Simon Trpceski, piano Avie  2192
01:41:00 00:29:12 Georg Philipp Telemann Suite for Recorder & Strings in A minor  Philomel Baroque Orchestra  Elissa Berardi, recorder Centaur  2366
02:12:00 00:52:09 Olivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time   Gil Shaham, violin; Paul Meyer, clarinet; Jian Wang, cello; Myung-Whun Chung, piano DeutGram  469052
03:06:00 00:33:20 Zdenek Fibich Symphony No.  2 in E flat Op 38  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9328
03:41:00 00:33:34 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor  Kremerata Baltica Evgeny Kissin Evgeny Kissin, piano EMI  26645
04:17:00 00:34:55 Igor Stravinsky Pétrouchka  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  435769
04:54:00 00:25:57 Ludwig Spohr Clarinet Concerto No.  2 in E flat Op 57 Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Jon Manasse, clarinet Harm Mundi  907516
05:22:00 00:15:31 Claude Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp   Richard Adeney, flute; Cecil Aronowitz, viola; Osian Ellis, harp Decca  4785437
05:39:00 00:06:51 Antonín Dvorák Rondo in G minor  Op 94   Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Anna Polonsky, piano Decca  19765
05:51:00 00:07:23 Robert Schumann March from Fantasie in C major  Op 17   Stanislav Khristenko, piano Steinway  30032

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:04:44 Jules Massenet Thaïs: Méditation BBC Philharmonic Yan Pascal Tortelier Yuri Torchinsky, violin; Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Chandos  9765
06:15:00 00:07:07 William Boyce Symphony No. 1 in B flat major  Op 2  Christopher Hogwood Academy of Ancient Music l'Oiseau  436761
06:25:00 00:03:43 Carlos Salzedo Chanson de la Nuit   Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Azica  71273
06:30:00 00:04:16 Felix Mendelssohn Scherzo from Octet for Strings Op 20   Academy Chamber Ensemble Chandos  8790
06:40:00 00:08:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Eric Ruske, horn Telarc  80367
06:51:00 00:02:54 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: Les collines d'   Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  4785437
06:55:00 00:03:25 Abe Holzmann March "Blaze Away!"  Loras John Schissel Virginia Grand Military Band WalkFrog  430
07:05:00 00:04:55 Padre Antonio Soler Sonata No.  9 in C major    Martina Filjak, piano Naxos  572515
07:10:00 00:07:03 Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5 Op 67  Manfred Honeck Pittsburgh Symphony Reference  718
07:20:00 00:02:50 Jean-Baptiste Lully Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Overture   Tempesta di Mare Chandos  805
07:25:00 00:03:09 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Partita No.  3: Gavotte   Tasmin Little, violin Naked Vn  2008
07:28:00 00:05:38 Sergei Prokofiev War and Peace: New Year's Eve Waltz  Neeme Järvi Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos  10538
07:40:00 00:08:45 Gioacchino Rossini Il turco in Italia: Overture   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  415363
07:51:00 00:02:29 George Frideric Handel Fugue No.  3 in B flat major    Alan Feinberg, piano Steinway  30034
07:55:00 00:03:23 Stephen Foster Gentle Annie  Dale Warland Dale Warland Singers; Jeffrey Van, guitar Gothic  49243
08:07:00 00:03:41 Gabriel Fauré Sicilienne Op 78 Academy St. Martin in Fields Mathias Mönius Albrecht Mayer, oboe d'amore Decca  4782564
08:11:00 00:02:10 Maurice Jarre Lawrence of Arabia: Main theme  John Mauceri London Philharmonic LPO  86
08:15:00 00:08:23 Peter Tchaikovsky Finale from Symphony No. 4 Op 36  Daniele Gatti Royal Philharmonic Harm Mundi  907393
08:25:00 00:05:18 Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude & Fugue in C major   Leonard Slatkin BBC Philharmonic Chandos  9835
08:33:00 00:01:38 Alec Templeton Finale from Pocket-Size Sonata No. 1   Emma Johnson, clarinet; Julius Drake, piano ASV  910
08:40:00 00:09:03 Michael Torke Bright Blue Music  David Zinman Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Ecstatic  92201
08:50:00 00:03:19 Isaac Albéniz España: Capricho catalán Op 165   Duo Amaral DuoAmaral  2013
08:55:00 00:03:37 Jerome Kern Showboat: Old Man River   Stuttgart Brass Quartet Hänssler  98623
09:05:00 00:18:21 Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.  5 in D major  Ensemble Caprice Matthias Maute Erin Helyard, harpsichord Analekta  9996
09:25:00 00:03:04 Thomas Newman American Beauty: Theme Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Alexander Shelley Daniel Hope, violin DeutGram  4792954
09:32:00 00:05:48 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Pas de quatre  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634
09:40:00 00:07:36 Franz Joseph Haydn Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 7  Ádám Fischer Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch Nimbus  5240
09:54:00 00:04:33 Dmitri Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon: Overture  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  92
09:55:00 00:03:04 Franz Joseph Haydn Gypsy Rondo from Piano Trio No. 39   Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Dorian  90164

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:00:00 00:02:16 Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 37 in A flat major  Op 59   Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9289
10:03:00 00:02:37 Sergei Prokofiev Cinderella: Mazurka  Vladimir Ashkenazy Cleveland Orchestra Decca  410162
10:08:00 00:13:48 Giovanni Battista Sammartini Symphony for Strings in D minor   Kevin Mallon Aradia Ensemble Naxos  557298
10:24:00 00:05:01 Heitor Villa-Lobos Brazilian Suite: Gavotta-Choro   Kristo Käo, guitar Kitarrikoo  2008
10:30:00 00:04:57 Modest Mussorgsky Solemn March "The Capture of Kars"  Jukka-Pekka Saraste Toronto Symphony Orchestra Finlandia  14911
10:40:00 00:04:25 Bedrich Smetana The Bartered Bride: Dance of the  Geoffrey Simon London Symphony Orchestra Chandos  8412
10:46:00 00:02:47 Claude Debussy Children's Corner: Serenade of the Doll  Yoav Talmi Quebec Symphony Orchestra Atma  2377
10:51:00 00:26:22 Franz Schubert Sonata in a 'Arpeggione'   Sharon Robinson, cello; Joseph Kalichstein, piano Bridge  9376
11:19:00 00:08:56 Ludwig van Beethoven Scherzo from Symphony No. 7 Op 92  Manfred Honeck Pittsburgh Symphony Reference  718
11:29:00 00:07:51 Hector Berlioz Reverie and Caprice Op 8 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  Guillermo Figueroa, violin DeutGram  431680
11:41:00 00:07:49 Sergei Rachmaninoff Suite from Bach's Violin Partita No. 3   Olga Kern, piano Harm Mundi  907336
11:51:00 00:07:03 Jacques Offenbach Monsieur et Madame Denis: Overture  Antonio de Almeida Philharmonia Orchestra Philips  422057
12:07:00 00:07:54 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Introduction &  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634
12:17:00 00:08:16 George Frederick Bristow Rip Van Winkle: Overture  Rebecca Miller Royal Northern Sinfonia New World  80768
12:30:00 00:04:01 Samuel Scheidt Canzona bergamasca   Paramount Brass Centaur  2355
12:37:00 00:01:30 Dmitri Shostakovich Ballet Suite No. 1: Galop  Constantine Orbelian Moscow Chamber Orchestra Delos  3257
12:39:00 00:03:49 Felix Mendelssohn Canzonetta from String Quartet No. 1 Op 12   Juilliard String Quartet Sony  60579
12:45:00 00:11:35 Zoltán Kodály Dances of Marosszék  Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra Philips  462824
12:58:00 00:01:30 Gerónimo Giménez La tempranica: Zapateado "La Tarántula" Prague Philharmonia Emmanuel Villaume Anna Netrebko, soprano DeutGram  12217

THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:02:00 00:48:23 Sir Edward Elgar Symphony No.  1 in A flat major  Op 55  Vernon Handley London Philharmonic LPO  46
13:51:00 00:07:32 Sir Malcolm Arnold Little Suite No.  4 Op 80  Gavin Sutherland Royal Ballet Sinfonia ASV  2126

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:02:28 Karl King March "Royal Scotch Highlanders"  Col. Lowell Graham USAF Heritage of America Band Klavier  11139
14:03:00 00:03:17 Henry Fillmore March 'King Karl King"  Col. Lowell Graham USAF Heritage of America Band Klavier  11139
14:08:00 00:14:02 Sergei Prokofiev Russian Overture Op 72  Neeme Järvi Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos  10538
14:25:00 00:11:21 Felix Mendelssohn Rondo brilliant in E flat Op 29 Sinfonia da Camera Ian Hobson Ian Hobson, piano Arabesque  6688
14:40:00 00:10:47 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Sinfonia in E flat   Academy Ancient Music Berlin Harm Mundi  901622
14:51:00 00:06:45 Jacques Ibert Trois pièces brèves   Reykjavik Wind Quintet Chandos  9362
15:01:00 00:17:54 Howard Blake Flute Concerto Op 493 Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Jaime Martin, flute PentaTone  5186506
15:21:00 00:08:56 Ludwig van Beethoven Andante from Symphony No. 5 Op 67  Manfred Honeck Pittsburgh Symphony Reference  718
15:33:00 00:03:38 Pietro Mascagni L'amico Fritz: Preludietto  Myung-Whun Chung St Cecilia Academy Orchestra DeutGram  471566
15:41:00 00:03:42 Pietro Mascagni Ave Maria German Radio Philharmonic Karel Mark Chichon Elina Garanca, mezzo DeutGram  21327
15:57:00 00:01:34 George Gershwin Gershwin Song-book: Do It Again   Peter Donohoe, piano EMI  54280
15:58:00 00:04:34 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Polonaise  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
16:08:00 00:04:16 Olivier Messiaen Vocalise from Concert à quatre   Catherine Cantin, flute; Heinz Holliger, oboe; Yvonne Loriod, piano; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello DeutGram  445947
16:16:00 00:10:00 Giovanni Battista Sammartini Symphony in A major   Kevin Mallon Aradia Ensemble Naxos  557298
16:27:00 00:02:39 Hugo Friedhofer The Best Years of Our Lives: Theme  John Williams London Symphony Orchestra Sony  62788
16:31:00 00:03:47 John Barry Out of Africa: Main Title  John Williams London Symphony Orchestra Sony  62788
16:41:00 00:08:26 Ludwig van Beethoven Finale from Symphony No. 7 Op 92  Manfred Honeck Pittsburgh Symphony Reference  718
16:52:00 00:03:48 Florence Foster Jenkins Laughing Song from "Die Fledermaus"   Florence Foster Jenkins, s; Cosme McMoon, piano RCA  61175
16:57:00 00:02:41 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 12 in C minor  Op 10   Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Decca  4785437
17:05:00 00:05:10 Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt: Overture  Oivin Fjeldstad London Symphony Orchestra Decca  4785437
17:13:00 00:08:50 Marvin Hamlisch A Chorus Line: Medley  Frederick Fennell Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  62
17:25:00 00:10:31 Alexander Borodin Prince Igor: Overture  Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Telarc  80039
17:41:00 00:04:48 Ludwig van Beethoven Scherzo from Piano Trio No. 1 Op 1   Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Koch Intl  7724
17:47:00 00:03:04 Ludwig van Beethoven Scherzo from Septet Op 20   Chamber Music Soc Linc Center Delos  3177
17:53:00 00:02:08 Gabriel Pierné Cydalise: March of the Little Fauns  Leonard Slatkin St Louis Symphony RCA  7716
17:56:00 00:02:22 George Frideric Handel Water Music Suite No.  1: Air  Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire ApolloFire  2002

DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:15:25 Anton Bruckner Scherzo from Symphony No. 8  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra TCO  1021
18:26:00 00:04:28 Claude Debussy Rêverie  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  99
18:33:00 00:04:27 Claude Debussy Arabesque No.  1 in E major    Simon Trpceski, piano EMI  272
18:40:00 00:14:34 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Trio No.  3 in G Op 35   Beaux Arts Trio Philips  446077
18:56:00 00:02:51 Claude Debussy Children's Corner: Golliwog's Cakewalk  Yoav Talmi Quebec Symphony Orchestra Atma  2377

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:20:56 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto No.  2 in D major  Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Rachel Barton Pine, violin Avie  2317
19:25:00 00:30:17 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1 in C minor  Op 11  Thomas Fey Heidelberg Symphony Hänssler  98275
19:56:00 00:03:00 Jacques Ibert Entr'acte   Paul Fried, flute; David Sussman, guitar GoldenTone  1

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
20:02:00 00:12:39 Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 2 Op 72  Daniel Harding German Chamber Philharmonic VirginClas  45364
20:16:00 00:39:52 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  7 in A major  Op 92  Manfred Honeck Pittsburgh Symphony Reference  718
20:57:00 00:02:28 Claude Debussy Les Soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du   Jenny Lin, piano Hänssler  98037

21:00 CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER with Elliott Forrest: Classical Transition
21:03:00 00:23:00 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata for Piano 4 hands in C major    soloist unknown WFMT  1
21:29:00 00:26:04 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No.  6 in B flat major  Op 18   Quatuor Mosaïques Naïve  8901

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded today at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Masters of Innovation: The Nottingham Spirk Story - John and Bill Nottingham, principals, Nottingham Spirk
22:57:00 00:02:09 Mateo Albéniz Sonata in D major    Marielle Nordmann, harp Erato  45975

QUIET HOUR
23:02:00 00:08:54 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio from Divertimento for String Trio   Albers Trio Tre Sorell  2010
23:10:00 00:10:49 Ludwig van Beethoven Largo from Piano Trio No. 2 in G major  Op 1   Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Koch Intl  7724
23:24:00 00:11:14 César Franck Sleep of Psyché  Armin Jordan Basle Symphony Orchestra Erato  88167
23:35:00 00:03:23 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Panorama  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634
23:41:00 00:03:31 Adrian Munsey The Distance Between La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8737
23:44:00 00:10:10 Olivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time: Louange à   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano Sony  510316
23:56:00 00:03:07 Alexander Scriabin Etude in F sharp Op 42   Garrick Ohlsson, piano Bridge  9287
23:56:00 00:03:26 Robert Schumann Abendlied Op 107  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9227

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