Program Guide 01-19-2016

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January 19

1787 first performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 ‘Prague’, conducted by the composer in the Bohemian city where Mozart had a consistent and devoted following.

1853 premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore (The Troubadour) at the Teatro Apollo in Rome;    Enrico Caruso once said that all it takes for successful performance of Il trovatore is the four greatest singers in the world.  

1873 first performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in Paris; has always been one of Saint-Saëns’s most popular pieces: the great Pablo Casals chose it for his London debut in 1905.

1884 premiere of Jules Massenet's opera Manon at the Opéra Comique in Paris; based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost; before Massenet's version, Fromental Halévy and Daniel Auber had used the subject for stage works; Puccini’s Manon Lescaut followed in 1893; Massenet also wrote a one-act sequel to Manon, Le portrait de Manon (1894), involving the Chevalier des Grieux as an older man.

1903 Boris Blacher – German composer, librettist and teacher (d.1975); regarded as one of the most influential music figures of his time; his students include Aribert Reimann, Gottfried von Einem, Kalevi Aho and Richard Wernick.

1955 Sir Simon Rattle – English conductor (62years old); rose to international fame as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; since 2002 Principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic;  becomes Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra in September 2017.

1973 Leonard Bernstein led a performance of Haydn's Mass in Time of War at a ‘Concert for Peace’ at Washington DC's National Cathedral, in protest against President Nixon on the eve of Nixon's second term in office as the Vietnam War still raged; the concert was timed to coincide with Nixon's official inaugural concert, which concluded with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

1994 first performance of John Adams’s Violin Concerto, with the Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducting; the soloist was concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis, who had prompted the composition; “Composers who are not string players are seriously challenged when it comes to writing a concerto,” writes Mr. Adams, “and close collaborations are the rule, as it was in this case.”

 

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:36:57    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 38 in D        
Claudio Abbado    Orchestra Mozart    Archiv     4777598

00:41:00    00:39:45    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major  Op 97            
Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Soovin Kim, violin; David Soyer, cello    Marlboro     80001

01:23:00    00:31:36    Jean Sibelius    Symphony No.  5 in E flat major  Op 82        
Sir Simon Rattle    Philharmonia Orchestra    EMI     64737

01:57:00    00:18:43    Anderson & Roe    Suite from Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion'            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

02:17:00    00:19:59    Camille Saint-Saëns    Cello Concerto No.  1 in A minor  Op 33    
Munich Radio Orchestra    Ari Rasilainen    Sol Gabetta, cello    RCA     75951

02:39:00    00:34:15    Sir William Walton    Belshazzar's Feast    
City of Birmingham Symphony    Sir Simon Rattle    Thomas Hampson, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Sym Chorus    EMI     56592

03:15:00    00:46:50    Jean-Philippe Rameau    Les Fêtes d'Hébé: Ballet Music    
English Chamber Orchestra    Raymond Leppard    Ursula Connors, soprano; Ambrosian Singers    EMI     65732

04:04:00    00:41:57    Wilhelm Stenhammar    Symphony No.  2 in G minor  Op 34        
Neeme Järvi    Gothenburg Symphony    DeutGram     445857

04:48:00    00:31:06    Ludwig van Beethoven    Egmont: Incidental Music Op 84    
Berlin Philharmonic    Claudio Abbado    Cheryl Studer, soprano; Bruno Ganz, speaker    DeutGram     435617

05:21:00    00:17:36    Johann Sebastian Bach    Partita No.  4 in D major             
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     4785334

05:40:00    00:06:00    Georges Bizet    L'Arlésienne Suite No.  2: Pastorale        
José Serebrier    Barcelona Symphony    Bis     1305

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:06:47    Antonio Vivaldi    Concerto for 2 Flutes in C    
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra    Nicholas McGegan    Janet See, flute; Stephen Schultz, flute    Harm Mundi     905193

06:15:00    00:04:57    Domenico Scarlatti    Sonata in G major             
Sergei Babayan, piano    ProPiano     224506

06:20:00    00:03:34    Franz Liszt    Paraphrase on Chopin's 'Maiden's Wish'            
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     16421

06:25:00    00:05:24    Iosif Ivanovici    Waltz 'Danube Waves'        
István Bogár    Budapest Strauss Ensemble    Naxos     550900

06:30:00    00:04:43    Claude Debussy    King Lear: Fanfare & Le Sommeil de Lear        
Sir Simon Rattle    City of Birmingham Symphony    EMI     72095

06:40:00    00:07:46    Jean Sibelius    Historic Scenes Suite No. 1: Festivo Op 25        
Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Finnish Radio Symphony Orch    RCA     60157

06:51:00    00:02:20    Johann Sebastian Bach    The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus  9            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

06:55:00    00:03:45    Robert Browne Hall    The New Colonial March        
Frederick Fennell    Dallas Wind Symphony    Reference     85

07:05:00    00:05:05    Sir Arthur Sullivan    The Yeoman of the Guard: Overture    
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     434916

07:10:00    00:06:46    Peter Tchaikovsky    Swan Lake: Waltz        
Mstislav Rostropovich    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449

07:20:00    00:03:34    George Frideric Handel    Allegro from Concerto No. 2 in F        
Jeanne Lamon    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Sony     63073

07:25:00    00:02:50    Bernard Herrmann    North by Northwest: Main Title        
John Mauceri    Danish National Symphony    Toccata     241

07:30:00    00:04:15    John Adams    Short Ride in a Fast Machine        
Sir Simon Rattle    City of Birmingham Symphony    EMI     55051

07:40:00    00:07:18    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Andante from Violin Concerto No. 4    
Schleswig-Holstein Festival    Christoph Eschenbach    Ray Chen, violin    Sony     544775

07:50:00    00:04:01    Antonín Dvorák    American Suite: Allegretto Op 98            
Benjamin Pasternack, piano    Naxos     559777

07:55:00    00:03:10    Leonard Bernstein    West Side Story: America            
Canadian Brass    RCA     68633

08:07:00    00:06:04    Frédéric Chopin    Grand Valse Brillante from "Les    Sylphides"    
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80625

08:15:00    00:05:30    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    Finale from Cello Concerto    
English Chamber Orchestra    Sir Andrew Davis    Matt Haimovitz, cello    DeutGram     429219

08:20:00    00:06:20    Mauro Giuliani    Siciliano from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 30    
English Chamber Orchestra    Luis Garcia-Navarro    Narciso Yepes, guitar    PentaTone     202

08:25:00    00:02:06    Manuel de Falla    Seven Spanish Popular Songs: Nana            
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano    Cedille     139

08:30:00    00:04:29    Jean-Philippe Rameau    Dardanus: Overture        
Jeanne Lamon    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    CBC     5229

08:40:00    00:08:16    Sergei Prokofiev    Cinderella: Cinderella at the Palace        
Theodore Kuchar    National Symphony of Ukraine    Naxos     550968

08:51:00    00:02:01    George Frideric Handel    Israel in Egypt: He gave them hailstones    
English Baroque Soloists    Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Monteverdi Choir    Philips     432110

08:55:00    00:06:18    Richard Rodgers    The King and I: Overture        
John Mauceri    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra    Philips     434932

09:05:00    00:17:56    Johann Sebastian Bach    Concerto for 2 Keyboards in C major             
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

09:27:00    00:06:24    John Williams    The Force Awakens: Main Title & Attack        
John Williams    Symphony Orchestra    Disney     21772

09:35:00    00:05:50    Dmitri Shostakovich    Festive Overture Op 96        
Gustavo Dudamel    Simón Bolívar Symphony    DeutGram     13458

09:45:00    00:08:29    Johann David Heinichen    Movements from Concerto Grosso in G major         
Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    ApolloFire     2005

09:55:00    00:03:16    Edvard Grieg    Peer Gynt: Wedding March        
Esa-Pekka Salonen    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra    CBS     44528

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:02:00    00:02:25    Johann Sebastian Bach    Sonatina from Cantata No. 106 'Actus Tragicus'        
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

10:06:00    00:04:15    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

10:12:00    00:13:07    George Frideric Handel    Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major     
English Concert    Trevor Pinnock    Simon Preston, organ    Archiv     413468

10:27:00    00:04:00    Sergei Prokofiev    The Stone Flower: Maidens' Dance Op 118        
Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     10481

10:32:00    00:03:38    Adolph von Henselt    Scherzo in B minor  Op 9            
Rüdiger Steinfatt, piano    Schwann     310023

10:40:00    00:04:09    Franz Liszt    Hungarian Rhapsody No.  3 in B flat minor             
Roberto Szidon, piano    DeutGram     4779525

10:45:00    00:03:02    Leos Janácek    Moravian Dances: Fur Coat Dance        
Antoni Wit    Warsaw Philharmonic    Naxos     572695

10:52:00    00:26:16    Antonín Dvorák    The Golden Spinning Wheel Op 109        
István Kertész    London Symphony Orchestra    Decca     4785437

11:19:00    00:06:32    Johannes Brahms    Allegro giocoso from Symphony No. 4 Op 98        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

11:29:00    00:09:04    Jean-Philippe Rameau    Concert No.  4 en sextuor        
Christophe Rousset    Les Talens Lyriques    Decca     1845

11:40:00    00:10:14    Ludwig van Beethoven    Consecration of the House Overture Op 124        
Claudio Abbado    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     429762

11:52:00    00:07:27    Carlos Chávez    El Trópico        
Alondra de la Parra    Philharmonic Orch of Americas    Sony     75555

12:07:00    00:08:41    Jacques Offenbach    Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Archiv     4776403

12:18:00    00:08:30    Johann Strauss Jr    Waltz 'Mephisto's Calls from Hell' Op 101        
Zubin Mehta    Vienna Philharmonic    Sony     66860

12:27:00    00:03:02    John Philip Sousa    March 'The New York Hippodrome'        
Keith Brion    Royal Artillery Band    Naxos     559092

12:33:00    00:02:36    Percy Grainger    In a Nutshell Suite: Arrival Platform        
Sir Simon Rattle    City of Birmingham Symphony    EMI     56412

12:40:00    00:06:15    Billy Strayhorn    Take the 'A' Train        
JoAnn Falletta    Buffalo Philharmonic    Naxos     559737

12:48:00    00:10:41    Armstrong Gibbs    Miniature Dance Suite Op 124        
David Lloyd-Jones    Royal Ballet Sinfonia    Naxos     554186

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:02:00    00:34:15    Sir William Walton    Belshazzar's Feast    
City of Birmingham Symphony    Sir Simon Rattle    Thomas Hampson, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Sym Chorus    EMI     56592

13:38:00    00:20:56    Sir Michael Tippett    Fantasia Concertante on a Theme by Corelli        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     4756117

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:01:00    00:03:13    Giuseppe Verdi    Il trovatore: Di quella pira    
Orch del Teatro Regio di Parma    Pier Giorgio Morandi    Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Teatro Municipale di Piacenza    Sony     549204

14:04:00    00:03:42    Giuseppe Verdi    Il trovatore: Ah! sì, ben mio    
Orch del Teatro Regio di Parma    Pier Giorgio Morandi    Jonas Kaufmann, tenor    Sony     549204

14:11:00    00:15:07    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 30 in C major         
Nicholas Ward    Northern Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     550757

14:31:00    00:11:10    César Franck    Allegretto from Symphony in D minor         
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Orchestre Métropolitaine    Atma     2647

14:45:00    00:12:37    Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry    Symphonic Variations        
Andrew Penny    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Naxos     553469

15:00:00    00:18:43    Anderson & Roe    Suite from Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion'            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

15:21:00    00:08:44    Ludwig van Beethoven    Romance No. 2 in F major  Op 50    
Royal Philharmonic    Sir Eugene Goossens    David Oistrakh, violin    DeutGram     4793449

15:33:00    00:03:34    Johann Sebastian Bach    French Suite No. 5: Gigue            
Jeffrey Biegel, piano    Steinway     30001

15:40:00    00:03:28    John Dowland    Kemp's Jig, Mistress Winter's Jump & My    Lady Hunsdon's Puffe        
La Nef    Atma     2650

15:45:00    00:09:50    Manuel de Falla    The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No.  1        
Riccardo Muti    Philadelphia Orchestra    EMI     63572

15:58:00    00:05:17    Alexander Borodin    Scherzo from Symphony No. 2        
Sir Simon Rattle    Berlin Philharmonic    EMI     273

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

16:07:00    00:02:27    Percy Grainger    Country Gardens        
Sir Simon Rattle    City of Birmingham Symphony    EMI     56412

16:13:00    00:08:53    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No. 127: Aria 'Die Seele ruht            
Augustin Hadelich, violin; Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
    Steinway     30033
16:26:00    00:08:49    John Williams    The Force Awakens: The Jedi Steps & Finale    
John Williams    Symphony Orchestra    Disney     21772

16:38:00    00:02:30    John Williams    The Force Awakens: Scherzo for X-Wings        
John Williams    Symphony Orchestra    Disney     21772

16:41:00    00:07:36    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 10 in G major         
Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Vienna Concentus Musicus    Teldec     25914

16:51:00    00:04:15    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

16:57:00    00:02:14    Giacomo Puccini    Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro    
London Philharmonic    Sir Andrew Davis    Nicole Cabell, soprano    Decca     6590

17:05:00    00:05:55    Giuseppe Verdi    Il trovatore: Ballet Music        
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     572818

17:14:00    00:08:43    Franz Schubert    Andante from Symphony No. 2        
Sir Colin Davis    Dresden State Orchestra    RCA     68545

17:26:00    00:09:06    Darius Milhaud    Suite for 2 Pianos 'Scaramouche'            
Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano    Philips     426284

17:40:00    00:05:17    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: The Montagues and the    Capulets    
Yoel Levi    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80089

17:46:00    00:04:05    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: Juliet the Young Girl        
Yoel Levi    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80089

17:53:00    00:02:08    Giovanni Palestrina    Exsultate Deo        
John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     134

17:56:00    00:03:33    Johann Nepomuk Hummel    Rondo from Piano Trio No. 4 Op 65            
Beaux Arts Trio    Philips     446077

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:19:00    Camille Saint-Saëns    Cello Concerto No.  1 in A minor  Op 33    
Cleveland Orchestra    Sir Neville Marriner    Lynn Harrell, cello    Decca     410019

18:30:00    00:02:25    Johann Sebastian Bach    Sonatina from Cantata No. 106 'Actus Tragicus'            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

18:35:00    00:03:06    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Così fan tutte: Soave sia il vento            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30022

18:40:00    00:14:13    Boris Blacher    Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op 26        
Sir Georg Solti    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     452853

18:56:00    00:03:20    Anderson & Roe    Ragtime alla Turca            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30022

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:20:10    Franz Liszt    Symphonic Poem No.  7 'Festive Sounds'        
Sir Georg Solti    London Philharmonic    DeutGram     4779525

19:24:00    00:30:59    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 38 in D        
Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     436421

19:57:00    00:02:20    Claude Debussy    Children's Corner: Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum            
Paul Crossley, piano    Sony     53111

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:11:30    Claude Debussy    Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun    
Cleveland Orchestra    Christoph von Dohnányi    Joshua Smith, flute    MAA     1032

20:15:00    00:41:27    César Franck    Symphony in D minor         
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Orchestre Métropolitaine    Atma     2647

21:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone - Riccardo Muti, conductor; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano; Rosa Feola, soprano; Alisa Kolosova, mezzosoprano; Saimir Pirgu, tenor; Michele Pertusi, bass;

Chicago Symphony Chorus

21:04:00    00:30:18    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor     

21:38:00    00:52:10    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Requiem in D minor     

22:35:00    00:19:14    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Bassoon Concerto in B flat major     
David McGill, bassoon

22:57:00    00:02:09    Claude Debussy    Preludes Book 1: Minstrels            
Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     4785437

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:05:39    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Dance No.  10 in E minor  Op 72        
Rafael Kubelik    Bavarian Radio Symphony    DeutGram     4793449

23:07:00    00:10:18    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No. 3: Elegie Op 55        
Vladimir Jurowski    Russian National Orchestra    PentaTone     61

23:20:00    00:06:05    Johann Sebastian Bach    St. Matthew Passion: Erbarme dich            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

23:26:00    00:09:40    Johann Friedrich Fasch    Air No. 1 from Suite for Winds & Strings in D minor         
Ludwig Güttler    Virtuosi Saxoniae    Capriccio     10218

23:37:00    00:05:43    Ludwig van Beethoven    Adagio from String Quartet No. 14 Op 131            
Cypress String Quartet    Cypress     2012

23:42:00    00:10:52    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Andante from Sinfonia Concertante    
Cleveland Orchestra    Christoph von Dohnányi    Daniel Majeske, violin; Robert Vernon, viola    Decca     443175

23:55:00    00:03:10    Johann Sebastian Bach    Largo from Keyboard Concerto No.  5 in F minor     
English Chamber Orchestra    Steven Mercurio    Anne Akiko Meyers, violin    E1 Music     7785

23:55:00    00:02:58    John Dowland    Come, heavy Sleep    
La Nef        Michael Slattery, tenor    Atma     2650

 

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