Program Guide 01-28-2016

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January 28

1712 John Stanley – English composer and organist (d.1786); at about the age of 2, he fell on a marble hearth with a china basin in his hand, an accident which left him almost blind; had a remarkable memory which helped him enjoy music-making and card games with his many friends; if he had to accompany a new oratorio he would ask his sister-in-law to play it through just once and that was enough to commit it to memory.

1791 Ferdinand Hérold – French composer (d.1833); best known today for the ballet La fille mal gardée and the overture to the opera Zampa.

1830 premiere of Daniel Auber's opera Fra Diavolo by the Opéra-Comique at the Salle Ventadour in Paris; the composer's greatest success and one of the most popular works of the 19th century; opera historian Hugh Macdonald called it "the most successful work of its kind before Offenbach".

1912 premiere in Paris of the ballet version of Ravel’s Ma mere l’oye (Mother Goose); Ravel wrote the music originally as a piano duet for two very talented children of his friends Ida and Cyprien Godebski in 1910; in 1911, he orchestrated the music and added a prelude, a new opening scene and connecting interludes.

1944 Sir John Tavener – English composer (d.2013); known for his extensive output of religious works including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb; first came to prominence in 1968 with his dramatic cantata The Whale, based on the Old Testament story of Jonah; it was premiered at the London Sinfonietta's debut concert, which was also the opening concert of Queen Elizabeth Hall; the composer's younger brother, Roger, was then doing some building work on Ringo Starr's home and persuaded the Beatles to have The Whale recorded by Apple Records and released in 1970.

1962 Noriko Ogawa – Japanese pianist (55 years old); has collaborated in a piano duo with British pianist Kathryn Stott since 2001, and teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Professor of Piano) in London.

1995 first performance of Elinor Armer’s Island Earth (to a text by sci-fi writer Usula Le Guin) at the University of California, Berkeley, by various San Francisco choirs and the Women’s Philharmonic conducted by JoAnn Falletta; on the same program were the premiere performances of Chen Yi’s Antiphony for orchestra and Augusta Read Thomas’s Fantasy for piano and orchestra with soloist Sara Wolfensohn.

 

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CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH ROB GRIER

00:02:00    00:25:23    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Divertimento No. 11 in D major             Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     415669
00:29:00    00:25:25    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Piano Concerto No.  1 in F sharp minor  Op 1    Chicago Symphony Orchestra    Fritz Reiner    Byron Janis, piano    RCA     300350
00:56:00    00:24:16    Ferruccio Busoni    Turandot Suite Op 41        Riccardo Muti    La Scala Philharmonic    Sony     53280
01:22:00    00:33:13    Francesco Geminiani    The Enchanted Forest    CBC Radio Orchestra    Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Elizabeth Wilcock, violin; Stanley Ritchie, violin; Janet See, flute; Barbara Kallaur, flute; Susie Napper, cello    CBC     5163
01:57:00    00:23:38    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor  Op 57            Vladimir Horowitz, piano    RCA     300350
02:24:00    01:07:33    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No.  4 in C minor  Op 43        Bernard Haitink    London Philharmonic    Decca     4785437
03:33:00    00:50:40    Ferdinand Hérold    La fille mal gardée: Highlights        John Lanchbery    Orch of the Royal Opera House    Decca     4785437
04:26:00    00:24:13    Franz Schubert    Mass No. 2 in G major     Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Dawn Upshaw, soprano; David Gordon, tenor; William Stone, baritone; Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80212
04:52:00    00:26:11    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Quartet in E flat major  Op 16            Wu Han, piano; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Beth Guterman, viola; David Finckel, cello    CMS Studio     82503
05:20:00    00:15:29    Johann Sebastian Bach    Violin Concerto No.  1 in A minor     Vienna Symphony    David Oistrakh    David Oistrakh, violin    DeutGram     4793449
05:37:00    00:07:00    Manuel de Falla    La vida breve: Interlude & Spanish Dance        Jesús López-Cobos    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80149
05:47:00    00:09:25    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Minuet & Finale from Serenade No. 9        Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Vienna Concentus Musicus    Sony     372068

BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH JACQUELINE GERBER

06:07:00    00:03:03    Dag Wirén    Praeludium from Serenade for Strings Op 11        William Boughton    English String Orchestra    Nimbus     7020
06:10:00    00:04:07    Johann Pachelbel    Canon & Gigue in D major             Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     429390
06:18:00    00:05:24    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No. 156: Sinfonia in F major             Gary Schocker, flute; Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71230
06:20:00    00:05:20    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Finale from String Quintet No. 5            Sarah Kapustin, violin; Diana Cohen, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Sebastian Krunnies, viola; David Soyer, cello    Marlboro     80001
06:30:00    00:04:14    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Maid of Orleans: Dance of the Clowns        Theodore Kuchar    National Symphony of Ukraine    Naxos     554845
06:40:00    00:08:57    Michael Haydn    Symphony No. 34 in E flat major         Matthias Bamert    London Mozart Players    Chandos     9352
06:51:00    00:03:01    Antonín Dvorák    Humoresque No. 7 in G flat Op 101            Benjamin Pasternack, piano    Naxos     559777
06:55:00    00:03:44    John Philip Sousa    March 'The Invincible Eagle'        Col. Lowell Graham    USAF Heritage of America Band    Klavier     11139
07:05:00    00:06:05    Vittorio Monti    Csárdás    Virtuosi        Maxim Vengerov, violin; Vag Papian, piano    EMI     57164
07:10:00    00:05:33    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 5    Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord; Michael Lynn, flute; Cynthia Roberts, violin    Avie     2207
07:20:00    00:05:12    Sir Edward Elgar    Enigma Variations: Finale Op 36        Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     463265
07:25:00    00:01:23    Sergei Prokofiev    The Love for Three Oranges: March Op 33            Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano    DeutGram     447640
07:30:00    00:03:35    Aaron Copland    Old American Songs Set No. 2: The    St Paul Chamber Orchestra    Hugh Wolff    Thomas Hampson, baritone    Teldec     77310
07:31:00    00:02:38    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Three Ballets à 4            New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101
07:40:00    00:07:37    Emile Waldteufel    Waltz 'The Skaters' Op 183        Ronald Corp    New London Orchestra    Hyperion     66998
07:48:00    00:02:38    Stephen Sondheim    Comedy Tonight!        Don Sebesky    London Symphony Orchestra    EMI     54285
07:54:00    00:04:36    Giovanni Gabrieli    Magnificat à 12            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504

BBC NEWS

08:07:00    00:06:17    Georges Bizet    The Fair Maid of Perth: March & Gypsy        Daniel Barenboim    Orchestra of Paris    EMI     64869
08:15:00    00:02:55    Brian Dykstra    Mixon Hall Rag            Katherine DeJongh, flute; Brian Dykstra, piano    Centaur     3161
08:18:00    00:07:17    William Alwyn    Suite of Scottish Dances        David Lloyd-Jones    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Naxos     570704
08:30:00    00:05:14    Franz Schubert    Scherzo from 'Grand Duo' Sonata            Evgeny Kissin, piano; James Levine, piano    RCA     69282
08:40:00    00:08:53    Ludwig van Beethoven    Leonore Overture No. 1 Op 138        Daniel Harding    German Chamber Philharmonic    VirginClas     45364
08:49:00    00:04:31    Robert Schumann    Vienna Carnival: Finale Op 26            Daniel Gortler, piano    Roméo     7281
08:55:00    00:03:28    Charlie Chaplin    Modern Times: Smile    La Pietà    Angèle Dubeau    Angèle Dubeau, violin    Analekta     8733
09:05:00    00:16:02    Peter Tchaikovsky    Capriccio italien Op 45        Jaap van Zweden    Dallas Symphony Orchestra    DSO Live     2009
09:27:00    00:04:40    Michael Jackson    Billy Jean            Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30006
09:35:00    00:03:36    Johann Sebastian Bach    WTC-1: Prelude & Fugue No. 17 in A flat major             Till Fellner, piano    ECM     1853
09:36:00    00:02:54    Antonín Dvorák    Scherzo from Sonatina Op 100            Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano    DeutGram     449820

CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH MARK SATOLA

10:02:00    00:02:34    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon in the 1st tone No. 2 à 8            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
10:05:00    00:02:34    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon per sonar No. 2            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
10:10:00    00:14:02    Antonín Dvorák    Scherzo capriccioso Op 66        Sir Charles Mackerras    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra    Supraphon     3533
10:26:00    00:03:38    Ottorino Respighi    Ancient Airs Suite No. 1: Passo mezzo        Jesús López-Cobos    Lausanne Chamber Orchestra    Telarc     80309
10:31:00    00:03:33    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Mitridate: March        Rinaldo Alessandrini    Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch    Naïve     30479
10:38:00    00:03:42    Antonio Salieri    Cublai Overture        Matthias Bamert    London Mozart Players    Chandos     9877
10:43:00    00:06:06    Sir William Walton    Coronation March 'Crown Imperial'            Chicago Symphony Brass    CSO Res     9011101
10:51:00    00:24:56    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  8 in F major  Op 93        Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Révolutionaire et Romantique    Soli Deo     721
11:18:00    00:09:13    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Voyevoda: Overture        Theodore Kuchar    National Symphony of Ukraine    Naxos     554845
11:29:00    00:10:25    Alexander Scriabin    Piano Sonata No.  2 in G sharp minor  Op 19            Daniil Trifonov, piano    DeutGram     4791728
11:42:00    00:09:24    César Franck    Psyché and Eros        Armin Jordan    Basle Symphony Orchestra    Erato     88167
11:53:00    00:05:15    George Butterworth    English Idyll No. 1        John Wilson    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Avie     2194

BBC NEWS

12:07:00    00:08:20    Ferdinand Hérold    Zampa: Overture        Lance Friedel    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Naxos     573418
12:17:00    00:08:38    Hector Berlioz    Overture 'Le corsaire' Op 21        Sir Colin Davis    Dresden State Orchestra    RCA     68790
12:28:00    00:04:41    Giovanni Gabrieli    Sonata pian' e forte            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
12:37:00    00:06:20    Claude Debussy    La plus que lente        Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SF Sym     60
12:46:00    00:10:07    Richard Strauss    Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils        Herbert von Karajan    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449
12:57:00    00:02:01    Léo Delibes    Sylvia: Pizzicato        Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     125

BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00    00:46:50    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  9 in C major         George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS     42415
13:48:00    00:09:13    Carl Maria von Weber    Andante & Hungarian Rondo Op 35    Solistes de Montpellier-Moscou    Gerard Caussé    Gérard Caussé, viola    EMI     54817
14:00:00    00:03:22    Charles G. Vardell    Joe Clark Steps Out        Howard Hanson    Eastman-Rochester Orchestra    Mercury     434324
14:04:00    00:02:11    Joseph Brackett    Simple Gifts        Dale Warland    Dale Warland Singers; Linda Chatterton, flute; Jeffrey Van, guitar    Gothic     49243
14:09:00    00:16:46    Richard Strauss    Horn Concerto No.  1 in E flat major  Op 11    Chicago Symphony Orchestra    Daniel Barenboim    Dale Clevenger, horn    Teldec     23913
14:30:00    00:11:26    Ludwig van Beethoven    Scene by the Brook from Symphony No. 6 Op 68        Douglas Boyd    Manchester Camerata    Avie     2242
14:44:00    00:14:11    Darius Milhaud    Suite provençale Op 152        Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9072
15:01:00    00:13:49    Ralph Vaughan Williams    In the Fen Country        Barry Wordsworth    New Queen's Hall Orchestra    Argo     440116
15:16:00    00:12:26    Pablo de Sarasate    Carmen Fantasy Op 25    Orchestra of Castille & Leon    Alejandro Posada    Gil Shaham, violin    Canary     7
15:30:00    00:03:55    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon on the 4th tone à 15            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
15:39:00    00:04:39    John Williams    Music for Brass            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
15:45:00    00:08:17    Antonio Vivaldi    Chamber Concerto in G minor             Geminiani Ensemble    Christoph     74590
15:55:00    00:02:30    David Guion    Arkansas Traveler        Ronald Corp    New London Orchestra    Hyperion     67067
15:58:00    00:04:46    William Bolcom    Graceful Ghost Rag            Christina Dahl, piano    S&W     1

CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH BILL O'CONNELL

16:07:00    00:02:51    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon on the 7th tone à 8 No. 2            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
16:13:00    00:10:18    John Stanley    Concerto Grosso in D major  Op 2        Simon Standage    Collegium Musicum 90    Chandos     638
16:27:00    00:02:45    Sir John Tavener    Mother of God, here I stand            Voces8    Decca     22601
16:34:00    00:04:18    Sir John Tavener    Awed by the Beauty            Cantus    Cantus     1211
16:41:00    00:07:10    Giuseppe Verdi    Nabucco: Overture        Riccardo Muti    La Scala Philharmonic    Sony     68468
16:52:00    00:03:10    Maurice Ravel    Mother Goose: The Fairy Garden        Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80601
16:56:00    00:03:25    Samuel Barber    Excursions: Allegretto Op 20            John Browning, piano    MusicMast     67122
17:05:00    00:04:50    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Christmas Eve: Polonaise        Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2014
17:13:00    00:08:08    Daniel Auber    Fra Diavolo: Overture        Lance Friedel    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Naxos     573418
17:24:00    00:10:36    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 101        Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Naïve     5176
17:40:00    00:04:15    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon per sonar on the 12th tone            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
17:46:00    00:03:46    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon on the 9th tone à 12            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
17:52:00    00:03:35    Ola Gjeilo    The Ground    Harrington String Quartet    Charles Bruffy    Phoenix Chorale; Ola Gjeilo, piano    Chandos     5100
17:58:00    00:02:21    Johann Sebastian Bach    Orchestral Suite No. 4: Bourrée        Martin Pearlman    Boston Baroque    Telarc     80619

BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS WITH BILL O'CONNELL

18:09:00    00:21:16    Joaquín Rodrigo    Concierto de Aranjuez    Naples Philharmonic    Erich Kunzel    David Russell, guitar    Telarc     80459
18:32:00    00:03:47    Giovanni Gabrieli    Buccinate in Neomenia tuba            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
18:38:00    00:02:58    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon per sonar on the 7th & 8th tones            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
18:43:00    00:10:18    Heinrich Marschner    Grand Festive Overture Op 78        Alfred Walter    Slovak State Philharmonic    MarcoPolo     223342
18:55:00    00:03:47    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon in Echo on the 12th tone            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504

KEYBANK SYMPHONY AT SEVEN WITH JOHN SIMNA

19:02:00    00:24:42    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 39 in E flat major         George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     86793
19:29:00    00:27:12    Maurice Ravel    Mother Goose Ballet        Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     20604
19:57:00    00:02:05    Pietro Lappi    Canzon "La Seraphina"            Philip Jones Brass Ensemble    Decca     807

ESSENTIAL CLASSICS WITH JOHN SIMNA

20:02:00    00:03:19    Giovanni Gabrieli    Canzon on the 1st tone No. 1 à 8            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
20:07:00    00:15:55    George Frideric Handel    Music for the Royal Fireworks        Frederick Fennell    Cleveland Symphonic Winds    Telarc     80344
20:24:00    00:10:35    Antonio Vivaldi    Four Seasons: 'Summer' Concerto in G minor  Op 8    Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord    Eclectra     2059
20:36:00    00:20:35    Johann Sebastian Bach    Orchestral Suite No.  1 in C major         Monica Huggett    Ensemble Sonnerie    Avie     2171

SYMPHONYCAST WITH ALISON YOUNG - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano

21:04:00    00:06:49    Ludwig van Beethoven    Fidelio: Overture Op 72        
21:15:00    00:28:16    Béla Bartók    Piano Concerto No.  2    
21:48:00    00:51:10    Hector Berlioz    Symphonie fantastique Op 14        
22:44:00    00:08:43    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: Balcony Scene        Paavo Jarvi, conductor  Telarc 80597

SHH! QUIET HOUR WITH JOHN SIMNA

23:02:00    00:07:34    Robert Schumann    Bunte Blätter: Albumblätter Op 99            Vassily Primakov, piano    LP Classic     1004
23:09:00    00:09:45    Ludwig van Beethoven    Adagio from String Quartet No. 10 Op 74            Cleveland Quartet    Telarc     80351
23:21:00    00:03:54    Giovanni Gabrieli    O magnum mysterium            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
23:24:00    00:06:12    Sir John Tavener    Song for Athene        Norman Mackenzie    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80654
23:31:00    00:04:03    Johann Sebastian Bach    Komm süsser Tod        José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     557883
23:37:00    00:06:57    Carl Maria von Weber    Romanza from Clarinet Concerto No. 2 Op 74    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Andrew Marriner, clarinet    Philips     432146
23:43:00    00:09:34    Franz Schubert    Andante from Symphony No. 5        Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     60803
23:55:00    00:03:11    Frédéric Chopin    Etude No. 13 in A flat major  Op 25            Lang Lang, piano    Sony     771901
23:57:00    00:02:03    Anthony Holborne    The Farewell            Paul O'Dette, lute    Harm Mundi     2907238

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