Program Guide 01-25-2016

Almanac

January 25

1817 premiere of Gioacchino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella), in Rome; composer was only 25 years old but the work (written in 3 weeks!) has some of his finest writing for solo voice and vocal ensembles.

1851 Jan Blockx – Belgian composer, pianist and teacher (d.1912); a leader of the Flemish nationalist school in music.

1856 Wilhelm Heckel – German instrument-maker (d.1909); inventor of the ‘heckelphone’, a double-reed instrument of the oboe family, pitched an octave below the regular oboe; first used in Richard Strauss's opera Salome, and subsequently in his Elektra and Alpine Symphony.

1858 At the wedding of Princess Victoria (eldest child of Queen Victoria) and Prince Friedrich of Prussia, the bride processed to Wagner’s Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, and she and her husband exited to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream; overnight, these two selections set the standard for wedding music to this day.

1886 Wilhelm Furtwängler – German composer and conductor (d.1954); controversial career during the Nazi years, but one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century, but also a distinguished composer, with three mature symphonies (the Third unfinished), a Symphonic Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, and some chamber and choral pieces.

1902 first performance of Franz Schmidt’s Symphony No. 1, in Vienna; won the Beethoven Prize in 1900 and shows a mature absorption of the styles of Anton Bruckner (Schmidt’s counterpoint teacher at the Vienna Conservatory) and Richard Strauss.

1909 premiere of Richard Strauss’s opera Elektra at the Dresden State Opera; based on ancient Greek mythology, but the opera—and its libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal—is highly modernist and expressionist; the title role is one of the most demanding in the dramatic soprano repertoire.

1911 Julia Smith – American composer and pianist (d.1989); best known for her operas and orchestral works, which have all been performed; her music incorporates elements of jazz, folk music and 20th-century French harmony.

1913 Witold Lutoslawski – Polish avant-garde composer (d.1994); one of the major European composers of the 20th century, and one of the preeminent Polish musicians during his last three decades.

1921 Alfred Reed – American composer and conductor (d.2005); had more than 200 published works for concert band, orchestra, chorus, and chamber ensemble; also traveled extensively as a guest conductor, performing in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

1987 first performance of Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music for piano trio at a St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concert; the composer writes, “The idea to compose Café Music first came to me in 1985 after sitting in one night for the pianist at Murray’s Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Murray’s employs a house trio which plays entertaining dinner music in a wide variety of styles. My intention was to write a kind of a kind of high-class dinner music—music which could be played at a restaurant but might also (just barely) find its way into a concert hall.”

 

Recording of the Week

Brahms Inspired

Jul. 1, 2015
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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:16:41    Paul Schoenfield    Café Music            
Almeda Trio    Albany     1386

00:21:00    00:44:22    Franz Schmidt    Symphony No. 1 in E major         
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9357

01:07:00    00:26:32    Johannes Brahms / Brett Dean    Piano Pieces Op 119 / Hommage à Brahms            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

01:35:00    00:50:13    Richard Strauss    An Alpine Symphony Op 64        
Vladimir Ashkenazy    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     425112

02:27:00    00:42:10    Peter Tchaikovsky    Piano Concerto No.  2 in G major  Op 44    
Philharmonia Orchestra    Leonard Slatkin    Barry Douglas, piano    RCA     61633

03:11:00    00:23:08    Gustav Holst    Symphony in F major  Op 8        
JoAnn Falletta    Ulster Orchestra    Naxos     572914

03:36:00    00:37:29    Dmitri Shostakovich    Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor  Op 99    
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra    Marek Janowski    Hilary Hahn, violin    Sony     89921

04:15:00    00:37:31    Antonín Dvorák    String Quartet No. 13 in G major  Op 106            
Cypress String Quartet    Avie     2275

04:54:00    00:23:05    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No.104 in D major         
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     768779

05:19:00    00:16:43    George Frideric Handel    Concerto Grosso in A major  Op 6            
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     447733

05:38:00    00:06:11    Franz Liszt    Liebestraum No.  1 in A flat major             
Jorge Bolet, piano    DeutGram     4779525

05:48:00    00:10:52    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo No. 1 in B minor  Op 20            
Lang Lang, piano    Sony     511758

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:05:16    Johannes Brahms    Rhapsody in E flat major  Op 119            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

06:15:00    00:06:32    Pietro Antonio Locatelli    Introduttione Teatrale in D major  Op 4        
Elizabeth Wallfisch    Raglan Baroque Players    Hyperion     67041

06:25:00    00:07:54    Richard Strauss    Second Waltz Sequence from 'Der Rosenkavalier'        
Herbert Blomstedt    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Decca     4645

06:32:00    00:02:21    Reinhold Glière    The Red Poppy: Waltz        
Zdenek Mácal    New Jersey Symphony    Delos     3178

06:40:00    00:08:03    Gioacchino Rossini    La Cenerentola: Overture        
Claudio Abbado    Chamber Orchestra of Europe    DeutGram     431653

06:50:00    00:01:57    John Lennon/Paul McCartney    Norwegian Wood            
Les Boréades de Montréal    Atma     2218

06:52:00    00:01:58    John Lennon/Paul McCartney    Good Day Sunshine            
Les Boréades de Montréal    Atma     2218

06:55:00    00:03:38    John Philip Sousa    March 'The Liberty Bell'        
Timothy Foley    Nonpareil Wind Band    EMI     54130

07:05:00    00:04:43    Alexander Borodin    Scherzo from String Quartet No. 2            
Cleveland Quartet    Telarc     80178

07:10:00    00:06:49    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo in G    
Emerson String Quartet        Carol Wincenc, flute    DeutGram     431770

07:18:00    00:05:04    Johannes Brahms    A German Requiem: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place    
Cleveland Orchestra    Franz Welser-Möst    Vienna Singverein    MAA     2010

07:25:00    00:02:33    Jean Sibelius    Pelléas et Mélisande: Entr'acte        
Horst Stein    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Decca     4785437

07:30:00    00:04:37    Claude Debussy    Images, Book 1: Reflets dans l'eau            
Simon Trpceski, piano    EMI     272

07:40:00    00:08:02    Ludwig van Beethoven    Finale from Symphony No. 7 Op 92        
Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     4776409

07:51:00    00:03:35    Paul Schoenfield    Four Souvenirs: Tango            
Caroline Goulding, violin; Christopher O'Riley, piano    Telarc     80744

07:55:00    00:02:53    Leroy Anderson    Blue Tango        
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559313

07:58:00    00:02:16    Johann Sebastian Bach    Allegro from Flute Sonata No. 4            
Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Ann Marie Morgan, cello    Delos     3408

08:07:00    00:04:43    Richard Wagner    Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus 'Treulich geführt'    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

08:10:00    00:04:31    Felix Mendelssohn    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March Op 61        
Riccardo Chailly    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Decca     4810778

08:20:00    00:03:05    Ernö Dohnányi    Fugue from Variations on a Nursery Song Op 25    
Buffalo Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Eldar Nebolsin, piano    Naxos     572303

08:22:00    00:02:12    Anonymous    Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal        
Karen P. Thomas    Seattle Pro Musica    SeattlePro     9806

08:26:00    00:04:08    Manuel de Falla    La vida breve: Spanish Dance No.  2            
Brazilian Guitar Quartet    Delos     3466

08:31:00    00:02:16    Johann Sebastian Bach    Allegro from Flute Sonata No. 4            
Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Ann Marie Morgan, cello    Delos     3408

08:51:00    00:02:57    Dieterich Buxtehude    Fugue in C major             
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30034

08:51:00    00:03:52    Lars-Erik Larsson    Pastoral Suite: Scherzo Op 19        
Dorrit Matson    New York Scandia Symphony    Centaur     2607

08:55:00    00:04:05    David Raksin    Laura: Theme    London Symphony Orchestra    
Keith Lockhart    Anne Akiko Meyers, violin    eOne     7792

09:05:00    00:18:28    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 89 in F major         
Bruno Weil    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Sony     66253

09:28:00    00:06:20    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Vocalise Op 34            
Brian Thornton, cello; Spencer Myer, piano    Thornton     2013

09:35:00    00:07:04    Johann Sebastian Bach    Concerto after Vivaldi in F            
Cyprien Katsaris, piano    Sony     66272

09:45:00    00:07:16    Ludwig van Beethoven    Finale from Septet Op 20            
Chamber Music Soc Linc Center    Delos     3177

09:55:00    00:03:29    Johannes Brahms    Romance in F major  Op 118            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:03:21    Johannes Brahms    Ballade in G minor  Op 118            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

10:04:00    00:03:19    Robert Schumann    Romance in F sharp Op 28            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

10:09:00    00:12:43    Václav Pichl    Symphony in E flat major         
Matthias Bamert    London Mozart Players    Chandos     9740

10:23:00    00:06:47    Sir Arthur Sullivan    Ruddigore: Overture        
Alexander Faris    Scottish Chamber Orchestra    Nimbus     5066

10:32:00    00:03:32    Frank Bridge    Sally in our Alley        
William Boughton    English String Orchestra    Nimbus     5366

10:39:00    00:05:10    Sir Edward German    Men of Harlech from 'Welsh Rhapsody'        
Andrew Penny    National Symphony of Ireland    MarcoPolo     223726

10:45:00    00:03:55    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 5 in A flat major  Op 42            
Garrick Ohlsson, piano    Arabesque     6669

10:51:00    00:29:02    Maurice Ravel    String Quartet in F            
Daedalus Quartet    Bridge     9202

11:21:00    00:10:55    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    Sinfonia in E minor         
Pablo Heras-Casado    Concerto Cologne    Archiv     4792050

11:34:00    00:07:06    George Frideric Handel    Water Music Suite No. 2 in D major         
Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    ApolloFire     2002

11:43:00    00:08:15    Peter Tchaikovsky    Eugene Onegin: Waltz        
Semyon Bychkov    Berlin Philharmonic    Philips     420237

11:53:00    00:05:44    Frederick Delius    Irmelin Prelude        
Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     1032

12:06:00    00:06:12    Paul Schoenfield    Café Music: Allegro            
Almeda Trio    Albany     1386

12:14:00    00:07:55    Georg Philipp Telemann    Suite from 'Tafelmusik' Part 3        
Jeanne Lamon    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Reference     2101

12:25:00    00:05:47    Alexander Voormolen    Baron Hop Suite No. 1: Overture        
Matthias Bamert    The Hague Philharmonic    Chandos     9815

12:31:00    00:04:32    Jacques Offenbach    Le Papillon: Valse des rayons        
Richard Bonynge    London Symphony Orchestra    Decca     444827

12:39:00    00:07:32    Giacomo Puccini    Madama Butterfly: Act 2 Intermezzo        
Kent Nagano    Lyon Opera Orchestra    Erato     17071

12:48:00    00:08:45    Edvard Grieg    Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Op 56        
Esa-Pekka Salonen    Swedish Radio Symphony    Sony     46668

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00    00:36:04    Robert Schumann    Symphony No.  2 in C major  Op 61        
Kenneth Woods    Orchestra of the Swan    Avie     2231

13:38:00    00:20:14    Carl Maria von Weber    Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major  Op 11    
Bavarian Radio Symphony    Sir Colin Davis    Gerhard Oppitz, piano    RCA     68219

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00    00:05:16    Bruce Adolphe    My Inner Brahms (an intermezzo)            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

14:06:00    00:04:57    Johannes Brahms    Intermezzo in E flat major  Op 117            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

14:13:00    00:14:45    David Diamond    Rounds for String Orchestra        
Mikhail Gurewitsch    do.gma chamber orchestra    MD+G     9121717

14:31:00    00:10:40    Antonio Vivaldi    Guitar Concerto in D major     
Orchestra of St Luke's        Eliot Fisk, guitar    MusicMast     67097

14:44:00    00:10:43    Franz Liszt    Symphonic Poem No. 4 'Orpheus'        
Zubin Mehta    Berlin Philharmonic    Sony     66834

14:56:00    00:03:03    Johann Strauss Jr    Nightingale Polka Op 222        
John Morris Russell    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    FanfareCin     4

15:03:00    00:16:21    Franz Ignaz Beck    Symphony in F major  Op 3        
Michael Schneider    La Stagione Frankfurt    CPO     777034

15:21:00    00:10:18    Hector Berlioz    Waverley Overture Op 1        
Sir Colin Davis    Dresden State Orchestra    RCA     68790

15:33:00    00:03:34    Alec Wilder    Air for Oboe    
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra    Richard Auldon Clark    Bert Lucarelli, oboe    Newport     85570

15:40:00    00:03:42    Cole Porter    DuBarry Was a Lady: Gavotte        
John McGlinn    London Sinfonietta    EMI     54300

15:46:00    00:09:25    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Finale from Piano Concerto No. 24    
Odense Symphony    Scott Yoo    Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9328

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00    00:04:55    Frédéric Chopin    Berceuse in D flat major  Op 57            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

16:07:00    00:02:56    Paul Schoenfield    Four Souvenirs: Samba            
Caroline Goulding, violin; Christopher O'Riley, piano    Telarc     80744

16:13:00    00:11:32    Franz Schubert    Finale from Symphony No. 9        
Wilhelm Furtwängler    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4795448

16:28:00    00:05:04    Maurice Jarre    Ghost: Love Theme        
Tolga Kashif    Royal Philharmonic    Royal Phil     33

16:34:00    00:05:38    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Minuet & Finale from Serenade No. 13            
Chamber Players of Canada    Atma     2532

16:41:00    00:07:37    Gioacchino Rossini    La Cenerentola: Nacqui all'affanno    
Munich Radio Orchestra    Friedrich Haider    Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo; Bavarian Radio Chorus    RCA     68522

16:52:00    00:03:07    Johann Strauss Jr    Perpetual Motion Op 257        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80314

16:57:00    00:01:40    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    German Dance in G major             
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     429783

17:05:00    00:05:19    François Casadesus    London Sketches        
Robert J. Ambrose    Atlanta Chamber Winds    Albany     1127

17:13:00    00:13:13    Jan Blockx    Flemish Dances        
Alexander Rahbari    BRT Philharmonic Brussels    MarcoPolo     223418

17:29:00    00:06:00    Franz Schubert    Rosamunde: Ballet Music No. 2 in G major         
Karl Münchinger    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

17:40:00    00:05:46    Johannes Brahms    Intermezzo in A major  Op 118            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

17:52:00    00:02:56    Johann Sebastian Bach    Fugue à la gigue in G major         
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9835

17:56:00    00:03:08    Scott Joplin    The Easy Winners            
Leila Josefowicz, violin; John Novacek, piano    Philips     462948

18:00 DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:20:32    Johann Sebastian Bach    Partita No.  1 in B flat major             
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

18:32:00    00:04:07    Eric Whitacre    The Seal Lullaby    
Voces8        Lavinia Meijer, harp    Decca     4785703

18:38:00    00:03:06    Eric Whitacre    Oculi Omnium        
Eric Whitacre    Eric Whitacre Singers    Decca     16636

18:44:00    00:09:33    Johan Halvorsen    Dances from 'Mascarade'        
Neeme Järvi    Bergen Philharmonic    Chandos     10584

18:54:00    00:05:01    Eric Whitacre    Goodnight, Moon    
London Symphony Orchestra    Eric Whitacre    Hila Plitmann, soprano    Decca     16636

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:22:23    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 35 in D major         
Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    Koch Intl     7574

19:26:00    00:17:30    Franz Liszt    Piano Concerto No.  1 in E flat major     
London Symphony Orchestra    Claudio Abbado    Martha Argerich, piano    DeutGram 4793449

19:45:00    00:10:31    Franz Schubert    Rosamunde: Overture        
Riccardo Muti    Vienna Philharmonic    EMI     54873

19:57:00    00:02:10    Antonín Dvorák    Cypress No. 3            
Cypress String Quartet    Avie     2275

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:05:25    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dance No.  1 in G minor     
Chamber Ensemble        Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet    Mercury     4811409

20:09:00    00:19:56    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 88 in G major         
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     768779

20:31:00    00:24:25    Aaron Copland    Appalachian Spring: Suite        
Zubin Mehta    Los Angeles Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

20:40:00    00:07:20    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 88        
Thomas Fey    Heidelberg Symphony    Hänssler     98265

20:56:00    00:03:06    Claude Debussy    Preludes Book 2: Les fées sont            
Spencer Myer, piano    Harm Mundi     907477

21:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin 

21:04:00    00:22:14    Maurice Ravel    Mother Goose: Suite        

21:34:00    00:30:00    Esa-Pekka Salonen    Violin Concerto            

22:14:00    00:33:30    Jean Sibelius    Symphony No.  5 in E flat major  Op 82        

Bonus:
23:02:00    00:08:05    Arthur Honegger    Pastorale d'été        
Leonard Bernstein    New York Philharmonic    Sony     82849

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:10:00    00:09:00    George Gershwin    Lullaby for Strings            
Brodsky Quartet    Chandos     10801

23:21:00    00:04:02    Benjamin Britten    Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 1        
Michael Stern    Kansas City Symphony    Reference     120

23:25:00    00:05:15    Paul Schoenfield    Café Music: Andante            
Almeda Trio    Albany     1386

23:30:00    00:04:35    Lyndol Mitchell    Kentucky Mountain Portraits: Ballad        
Howard Hanson    Eastman-Rochester Orchestra    Mercury     434324

23:45:00    00:08:08    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    Largo from Flute Concerto    
CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra    Peter Schreier    Patrick Gallois, flute    DeutGram     439895

23:56:00    00:02:56    Claude Debussy    Preludes Book 1: Danseuses de Delphes            
Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     4785437

23:57:00    00:02:38    Claude Debussy    Syrinx            
Alison Balsom, trumpet    EMI     53255
 

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