Program Guide 01-20-2016

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January 20

1586 Johann Hermann Schein – German composer (d.1630); one of the first to import the early Italian stylistic innovations into German music; his most famous work was his only collection of instrumental music, the Banchetto musicale (Musical banquet, 1617) which contains 20 separate variation suites; they are among the earliest and finest representatives of the form. 

1855 Ernest Chausson – French composer (d.1899); his music bridges the gap between the ripe Romanticism of Massenet and the more introverted Impressionism of Debussy; he once said, “There are moments when I feel myself driven by a kind of feverish instinct, as if I had the presentiment of being unable to attain my goal, or of attaining it too late;" he died at age 44, just as his career was beginning to flourish.

1870 Guillaume Lekeu – Belgian composer (d.1894); a highly talented composer whose death cut short a promising musical career; he contracted typh          oid fever from a contaminated sorbet and died in his parents' home in Angers the day after his 24th birthday.

1892 premiere of Alfredo Catalani’s opera La Wally at La Scala in Milan; best known for its Act 1 aria Ebben? Ne andrò lontana; American soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez sang this aria in Jean-Jacques Beineix's 1981 movie Diva; Arturo Toscanini named his first daughter Wally after the heroine of this opera.

1894 Walter Piston – American composer, music theorist, and professor of music at Harvard University (d.1976); his students included Leroy Anderson, Leonard Bernstein and Elliott Carter; wrote four books on the technical aspects of music theory which are considered to be classics in their respective fields: Principles of Harmonic Analysis, Counterpoint, Orchestration, and Harmony.

1939 first performance of Charles Ives’s Piano Sonata No. 2 ‘Concord, Mass. 1840-1860’ (aka Concord Sonata) by John Kirkpatrick, in New York City; the four movements represent figures associated with transcendentalism. The composer said the work was his "impression of the spirit of transcendentalism that is associated in the minds of many with Concord, Massachusetts of over a half century ago. This is undertaken in impressionistic pictures of Emerson and Thoreau, a sketch of the Alcotts, and a scherzo supposed to reflect a lighter quality which is often found in the fantastic side of Hawthorne."

1944 first performance of Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by the New York Philharmonic, Artur Rodzinski conducting; the themes are taken from incidental music which Weber wrote for Turandot, a play by Carlo Gozzi based on the same legend that later inspired Giacomo Puccini and others.

1951 Iván Fischer – Hungarian conductor and composer (66 years old); founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 1983; his older brother, Ádám Fischer, is also a conductor

 

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 00:33:54 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 31 in D major   
Sir Charles Mackerras Orchestra of St Luke's Telarc  80156

00:38:00 00:23:49 Béla Bartók Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra Op 1 
Budapest Festival Orchestra Iván Fischer Zoltán Kocsis, piano Philips  416831

01:04:00 00:24:22 Walter Piston Symphony No.  4  
Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  559162

01:30:00 00:48:03 Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No.  2 in B flat major  Op 83 
Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Rudolf Serkin, piano Sony  53262

02:20:00 00:43:05 Lord Berners The Triumph of Neptune  
David Lloyd-Jones English Northern Philharmonia MarcoPolo  223711

03:05:00 00:35:27 Igor Stravinsky Symphony in E flat major  Op 1  
Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  453434

03:42:00 00:35:05 Nicolò Paganini Violin Concerto No.  1 in D major  Op 6 
London Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Midori, violin Philips  420943

04:19:00 00:40:11 Ernest Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano & Strings in D major 
Op 21 Cleveland Orch String Quartet  Lorin Maazel, violin; Israela Margalit, piano Telarc  80046

05:01:00 00:18:02 Alfredo Casella Paganiniana Op 65  
Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  53280

05:21:00 00:16:00 Robert Schumann Konzertstück in G major  Op 92
 Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Rudolf Serkin, piano MAA  75

05:39:00 00:06:30 Emmanuel Chabrier Bourrée fantasque   
Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion  67515

05:52:00 00:06:38 Hector Berlioz Harold in Italy: Serenade Op 16 
Helsinki Philharmonic Vladimir Ashkenazy David Aaron Carpenter, viola Ondine  1188

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:07:00 Ludwig van Beethoven Coriolan Overture Op 62  
Bruno Weil Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik  1032

06:15:00 00:08:26 Charles Gounod Finale from Symphony No. 2  
Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips  462125

06:25:00 00:03:16 Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo   
Massimo La Rosa, trombone; Elizabeth DeMio, piano 5/4 Prods  2010

06:30:00 00:04:12 Antonio Salieri Falstaff: Overture  
Matthias Bamert London Mozart Players Chandos  9877

06:40:00 00:08:53 Felix Mendelssohn Finale from Concerto for Violin, Piano & 
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Erich Kunzel Caroline Goulding, violin; Christopher O'Riley, piano Telarc  80745

06:51:00 00:03:06 Claude Debussy Petite Suite: Ballet  
Jun Märkl National Orchestra of Lyon Naxos  572583

06:55:00 00:03:54 Frank W. Meacham The American Patrol  
Loras John Schissel Blossom Festival Band MAA  40601

07:05:00 00:04:39 Ottorino Respighi The Pines of Rome: The Pines of the  
Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779

07:10:00 00:06:10 Carl Maria von Weber Rondo from Clarinet Concerto No. 1 Op 73 
Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Andrew Marriner, clarinet Philips  432146

07:18:00 00:03:59 Volkmar Andreae Little Suite: Shrove Tuesday Carnival  
Marc Andreae Bournemouth Symphony Guild  7377

07:23:00 00:03:30 Gioacchino Rossini Galop from "William Tell" Overture  
Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80141

07:30:00 00:04:26 Jean-Philippe Rameau The Hen from Concert No. 6 en sextuor  
Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre DeutGram  4795448

07:39:00 00:06:39 Ralph Vaughan Williams The Poisoned Kiss: Overture  
George Hurst Bournemouth Sinfonietta Chandos  2419

07:50:00 00:03:49 Ferruccio Busoni Giga, Bolero and Variations after Mozart   
Geoffrey Tozer, piano Chandos  9394

07:55:00 00:03:16 Jacques Offenbach The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle 
BBC Philharmonic Yan Pascal Tortelier Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Chandos  9765

07:56:00 00:01:51 Michael Praetorius Terpsichore: Gavotte   
Christopher Parkening, guitar EMI  55052

08:07:00 00:06:40 Domenico Cimarosa Il matrimonio segreto: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

08:18:00 00:07:43 Pablo de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen Op 20 
Budapest Festival Orchestra Iván Fischer Akiko Suwanai, violin Philips  464531

08:28:00 00:06:25 Scott Joplin Magnetic Rag   
William Appling, piano Albany  1163

08:40:00 00:05:43 Franz Lehár The Merry Widow: Waltz  
Arthur Fiedler Boston Pops Orchestra RCA  68793

08:41:00 00:02:12 Aaron Copland Billy the Kid: Celebration  
Hugh Wolff St Paul Chamber Orchestra Teldec  77310

08:48:00 00:05:16 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Partita No.  1: Bourrée & Double   
Chris Thile, mandolin Nonesuch  535360

08:59:00 00:03:30 Richard Rodgers The Sound of Music: Main title  
Keith Lockhart Boston Pops Orchestra BostonPops  4

09:06:00 00:16:02 Ernest Chausson Poème Op 25 Monte Carlo Philharmonic 
Yakov Kreizberg Julia Fischer, violin Decca  15535

09:25:00 00:06:41 Franz von Suppé Light Cavalry: Overture  
Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra MAA  10406

09:38:00 00:09:04 Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite  
John Wilson Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie  2194

09:50:00 00:07:10 Tylman Susato The Danserye: Renaissance Dances  
Ludwig Güttler Güttler Brass Ensemble BerlinClas  1090

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:02:00 00:03:11 Pablo de Sarasate Spanish Dance No. 6 'Zapateado' Op 23   
Julia Fischer, violin; Milana Chernyavska, piano Decca  4785950

10:06:00 00:02:26 Regino Sainz de la Maza Zapateado   
Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71287

10:09:00 00:12:19 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento for Strings in B flat major    
Cuarteto Casals Harm Mundi  987060

10:23:00 00:05:57 Sir Arnold Bax Russian Suite: Gopak  
Bryden Thomson London Philharmonic Chandos  8669

10:30:00 00:04:21 Ernest Chausson Sicilienne from Concerto Op 21 
Cleveland Orch String Quartet  Lorin Maazel, violin; Israela Margalit, piano Telarc  80046

10:39:00 00:02:47 Maria Theresia von Paradis Sicilienne   
Lynn Harrell, cello; Bruno Canino, piano Decca  2334

10:45:00 00:05:08 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Danse générale & Coda  
Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Decca  10104

10:50:00 00:22:51 Zoltán Kodály Háry János: Suite Op 35  
Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra Philips  462824

11:16:00 00:07:13 Adolphe Adam If I Were King: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

11:26:00 00:10:50 Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons: 'Autumn' Concerto in F major  Op 8 
English Chamber Orchestra David Lockington Anne Akiko Meyers, violin E1 Music  7790

11:38:00 00:08:28 Ludwig van Beethoven Rondo in G major  Op 51   
Evgeny Kissin, piano RCA  68911

11:48:00 00:07:34 Max Bruch Finale from Violin Concerto No. 1 Op 26
 Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin DeutGram  4793449

11:57:00 00:02:32 Leroy Anderson The Waltzing Cat  
Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559356

12:07:00 00:08:08 Daniel Auber Fra Diavolo: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

12:17:00 00:08:22 Franz Schubert The Devil's Pleasure Palace: Overture  
Manfred Huss Haydn Sinfonietta, Vienna Koch Intl  1121

12:27:00 00:02:57 Emile Waldteufel High Speed Galop Op 146  
Michel Swierczewski Gulbenkian Orchestra Nimbus  5264

12:31:00 00:05:02 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No. 2: Scherzo burlesque Op 53  
Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9454

12:40:00 00:05:58 Antonín Dvorák Mazurek in E minor  Op 49 
Budapest Festival Orchestra Iván Fischer Akiko Suwanai, violin Philips  464531

12:48:00 00:10:20 Morton Gould American Symphonette No.  2  
David Alan Miller Albany Symphony Orchestra Albany  1174

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:02:00 00:31:08 Johannes Brahms Serenade No.  2 in A Op 16  
Nicholas McGegan Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra PhiBaroque  5

13:35:00 00:24:28 Richard Strauss Suite for 13 Wind Instruments in B flat Op 4 
Minnesota Orchestra Edo de Waart Members of VirginClas  61460

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:01:00 00:03:24 Franz Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade  
Eric Jacobsen The Knights Ancalagon  137

14:05:00 00:05:56 Franz Liszt Spinning Song from Wagner's 'The   
Daniel Barenboim, piano DeutGram  4779525

14:13:00 00:16:50 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major  Op 81   
Peter Takács, piano Cambria  1175

14:43:00 00:08:32 Peter Cornelius The Barber of Bagdad: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

14:54:00 00:04:13 Alexander Glazunov Ballet Scenes: Mazurka Op 52  
Edo de Waart Minnesota Orchestra Telarc  80347

15:03:00 00:17:48 Walter Piston The Incredible Flutist: Suite 
Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Scott Goff, flute Naxos  559160

15:24:00 00:08:30 Thomas Arne Symphony No. 1 in C major   
Adrian Shepherd Cantilena Chandos  8403

15:34:00 00:04:22 Josef Suk Andante from Serenade for Strings Op 6   
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  447109

15:42:00 00:05:54 Gabriel Fauré Mazurka in B flat major  Op 32   
Kathryn Stott, piano Hyperion  66911

15:49:00 00:05:39 Joachim Raff Finale from Octet for Strings Op 176   
Academy Chamber Ensemble Chandos  8790

15:55:00 00:01:32 Francis Poulenc Intermezzo No. 1 in C major    
Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  425862

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
15:58:00 00:04:29 George Gershwin Of Thee I Sing: Overture  
Michael Tilson Thomas Orchestra of St Luke's CBS  44798

16:06:00 00:02:42 George Gershwin Porgy and Bess: I Got Plenty of Nothing 
New York Philharmonic Zubin Mehta Gregg Baker, baritone Teldec  46318

16:12:00 00:10:25 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.  2 in C sharp minor   
Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra DeutGram  4779525

16:22:00 00:04:46 John Williams The Force Awakens: Han and Leia  
John Williams Symphony Orchestra Disney  21772

16:33:00 00:04:59 Antonín Dvorák Rusalka: Song to the Moon 
Vienna Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda Anna Netrebko, soprano DeutGram  4795448

16:41:00 00:08:19 Ambroise Thomas Mignon: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

16:52:00 00:03:00 Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Boréades: Contredanse  
Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Archiv  4478

16:56:00 00:02:48 Richard Strauss Scherzo from Piano Sonata in B minor  Op 5   
David Golub, piano Arabesque  6664

17:05:00 00:04:33 Zoltán Kodály Háry János: Intermezzo  
Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra Philips  462824

17:12:00 00:10:32 Franz Liszt Paraphrase on Wagner's Tannhäuser   
Daniel Barenboim, piano DeutGram  4779525

17:26:00 00:08:51 Nikolai Miaskovsky Scherzo from Symphony No. 6 Op 23  
Neeme Järvi Gothenburg Symphony DeutGram  471655

17:40:00 00:05:58 Emil von Reznícek Donna Diana: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

17:47:00 00:02:22 Domenico Cimarosa Il maestro di cappella: Overture  
Myung-Whun Chung St Cecilia Academy Orchestra DeutGram  471566

17:52:00 00:03:04 Aaron Copland The Red Pony: Happy Ending  
John Morris Russell Cincinnati Pops Orchestra FanfareCin  4

17:56:00 00:03:10 Pietro Castrucci Finale with Echo from Concerto Grosso Op 3  
Catherine Mackintosh Orch of Age of Enlightenment BBC  201

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:19:12 Paul Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes  
Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra MAA  1032

18:30:00 00:08:21 Friedrich von Flotow Martha: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

18:41:00 00:03:03 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari The Secret of Susanna: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

18:46:00 00:08:17 Otto Nicolai The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture  
Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

18:55:00 00:03:18 Giacomo Meyerbeer Robert le diable: Overture  
Darrell Ang New Zealand Symphony Naxos  573195

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:15:50 Zoltán Kodály Dances of Galánta  
Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra Philips  462824

19:20:00 00:34:08 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No.  3 in E flat major  Op 10  
José Serebrier Bournemouth Symphony Warner  65775

19:55:00 00:03:54 Claude Debussy Suite bergamasque: Menuet   
Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9350

 

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Apollo’s Fire –
Sephardic Journey, Wanderings of the Spanish Jews
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor & co-director; Nell Snaidas, soprano & co-director; Karim Sulayman, tenor; Jeffrey Strauss, baritone

I.  O Jerusalem!
Ir me kero, Madre, a Yerushalayim (I want to go to Jerusalem, mother…)
Cuándo el Rey Nimrod (Avram Avinu) - Sephardic Medieval/traditional songs, arr. J. Sorrell
Ir me quiero a Yerushalayim/Ir me queria yo por este caminico - Sephardic Medieval/traditional, arr. J. Sorrell after the version by Cantor Jalda Rebling

II. The Temple
Avinu Malkenu  |  Lecha Dodi - Medieval Sephardic liturgical chants, arr. J. Sorrell
SALOMONE ROSSI HEBREO (c. 1570-1630): Sonata in Dialogo, for Two Violins & Continuo
From the Songs of Solomon: Al Naharot Bavel (By the Waters of Babylon - Psalm 137)
Yitgaddal veyitkaddash (Kaddish) – arr. J. Sorrell

III. Love & Romance
Ah el Novio no quere dinero (Ah, the bridegroom wants no money)
La Rosa enflorese (The Rose Blooms)
Adio querida (Farewell, My Beloved) - Medieval/Traditional Ladino Songs
La Comida la mañana – (instrumental) Medieval Sephardic/Turkish
A la Una yo nací (At One I was Born) – traditional Ladino ballad

IV. The Sabbath
Ki eshmera Shabbat (If I Guard the Sabbath)
- Words by Rabbi Avrahim Ebn Ezra, 12th c. Spain
- Medieval Sephardic liturgical chant, arr. J. Sorrell/J. Strauss/R. Schiffer

SALOMONE ROSSI HEBREO: Selections from The Songs of Solomon: {Lute Prelude] Hallelujah Ashre ‘ish (Psalm 112)
Adon Olam (Lord of the Universe) – Hebrew sacred text, music by René Schiffer (b. 1961)
Tzur mishelo akhalnu (The Lord our Rock) - Medieval sacred Hebrew poem for the end of the Sabbath meal

V.  Feasting & Celebration
SALOMONE ROSSI HEBREO: Sonata 12 sopra la Bergamasca (Sonatas, Bk. IV)
Galliarda detta la Zambalina, (Sinfonie e Galliarde, Bk. II)
Balletto e Galliarda (Sinfonia no. 17)
Hazeremos | Quita'l tas - Traditional Sephardic/Ladino Feasting songs, arr. N. Snaidas
La Comida la Mañana (The Morning Meal) - Traditional Sephardic/Ladino folk song, ed. R. Schiffer

 

21:27:00 00:32:56 George Frideric Handel Dixit Dominus in G minor  
Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Sandra Simon, soprano; Kiera Duffy, soprano;
Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Scott Mello, tenor; Apollo's Singers Avie  2270

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims:
recordings by baritone Jubilant Sykes

Copland: Old American Songs, I and II

Clayton Erb, arr: City called Heron

Erb & Sykes, arr: Were you there?

Sykes, arr: Witness

Mark Rice, arr: Ride on, King Jesus

Mark Rice, arr: My God is so high

Mark Rice & Sykes, arr: Leanin' on that Lamb

H.T. Burleigh, arr: Weepin' Mary

Don Marsh, arr: Go down, Moses

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR
23:02:00 00:09:38 Jean Sibelius Adagio from String Quartet Op 56   
Daedalus Quartet Bridge  9202

23:11:00 00:06:30 Joaquín Rodrigo Soleriana: Pastorale  
Enrique Bátiz Royal Philharmonic EMI  67435

23:20:00 00:06:09 Camille Saint-Saëns Romance in D flat Op 37 
Tapiola Sinfonietta Jean Jacques Kantorow Sharon Bezaly, flute Bis  1359

23:26:00 00:13:50 Guillaume Lekeu Molto Adagio for Strings   
Ensemble Musique Oblique Harm Mundi  901455

23:42:00 00:07:59 Johannes Brahms Andante from Horn Trio Op 40   
Richard King, horn; Amy Lee, violin; Orli Shaham, piano Albany  1325

23:49:00 00:06:02 Giacomo Puccini Chrysanthemums   
Quartetto di Cremona Klanglogo  1400

23:57:00 00:01:57 Zoltán Kodály Háry János: The Flute-playing Hussar 
Budapest Festival Orchestra Iván Fischer Erika Sebök, flute Philips  462824

 

 

 

 

 

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