Program Guide 03-02-2016

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March 2

1792 first performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 98, conducted by the composer, at the Hanover-Square Concert Rooms, during his first visit to London; the first and fourth movements were encored.

1795 first performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 103Drumroll’ during the composer’s second London visit, as part of a series called the ‘Opera Concerts’ at the King's Theater; the orchestra was unusually large for the time, about 60 players; nickname comes from the long roll on the timpani with which the work begins.

1813 Sir George Alexander MacFarren – English composer and musicologist (d.1887); eyesight became impaired at an early age, resulting eventually in total blindness; nevertheless had an active career and a composer and teacher.

1824 Bedrich Smetana – Czech composer (d.1884); widely regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music; best known for his opera The Bartered Bride, for the symphonic cycle Má vlast (My Homeland) which portrays the history, legends and landscape of the composer's native land, and for his String Quartet No. 1 ‘From My Life’; became totally deaf by the age of 50.

1900 Kurt Weill – German-born American composer (d.1950); best known for his collaborations with Bertolt Brecht, like The Threepenny Opera (1928); held the ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose; apart from Mack the Knife from The Threepenny Opera, his most famous songs include Alabama Song (from Mahagonny), Surabaya Johnny (from Happy End), Speak Low (from One Touch of Venus), Lost in the Stars, My Ship (from Lady in the Dark), and September Song (from Knickerbocker Holiday).

1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel – American writer and cartoonist, ‘Dr. Seuss’ (d.1991); famous author of children’s books.

1905 Marc Blitzstein – American composer, lyricist, and librettist (d.1964); won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock, directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration; known too for his Off-Broadway translation/adaptation of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, and for his opera Regina, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes.

1917 John Gardner – English composer (d.2011); wrote prolifically but best known for the Christmas carol Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, written for St Paul's in London, as was another popular carol setting, The Holly and the Ivy.

1921 Robert Simpson – English composer and long-time BBC producer and broadcaster (d.1997); wrote 11 symphonies and 15 string quartets, and books and articles on the music of Beethoven, Bruckner, Nielsen and Sibelius.

1944 Leif Segerstam – Finnish conductor and composer (74 years old); also professor of conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki; students include Susanna Mälkki and Sasha Mäkilä.

 

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Program Guide

 

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 00:24:58 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 98 in B flat major   Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Naïve  5176

00:29:00 00:21:19 Jean Sibelius Belshazzar's Feast Suite Op 51 Turku Philharmonic Leif Segerstam Pia Pajala, soprano Naxos  573300

00:52:00 01:15:03 Bedrich Smetana Má vlast  Sir Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra LSO Live  516

02:09:00 00:24:17 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in F minor  Op 95  Leif Segerstam Danish National Radio Sym Chandos  9266

02:35:00 00:19:18 Einojuhani Rautavaara Concerto for Birds & Orchestra 'Cantus  Leif Segerstam Helsinki Philharmonic Ondine  1041

02:56:00 00:32:21 Johannes Brahms String Quintet No.  2 in G major  Op 111 Cavani String Quartet  Donald Weilerstein, viola Azica  71216

03:30:00 00:43:32 Igor Stravinsky The Fairy's Kiss  Oliver Knussen Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  449205

04:16:00 00:24:17 Ned Rorem Symphony No. 3  José Serebrier Bournemouth Symphony Naxos  559149

04:42:00 00:36:38 Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor  Russian National Orchestra Yakov Kreizberg Julia Fischer, violin PentaTone  59

05:21:00 00:16:41 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari The Jewels of the Madonna: Suite  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10511

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

05:52:00 00:06:15 Louis Théodore Gouvy Finale from Symphony No. 4  Jacques Mercier German Radio Philharmonic CPO  777382

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:03:07 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Scène  Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Decca  10104

06:15:00 00:07:07 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4: Ouverture  Monica Huggett Ensemble Sonnerie Avie  2171

06:22:00 00:06:53 Alan Hovhaness Prelude & Quadruple Fugue Op 128  Gerard Schwarz Eastern Music Festival Orch Naxos  559755

06:30:00 00:03:37 Fritz Kreisler Liebesleid Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  Gil Shaham, violin DeutGram  449923

06:40:00 00:09:00 Richard Strauss Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils  Vladimir Ashkenazy Cleveland Orchestra Decca  417184

06:51:00 00:01:55 Kurt Weill The Ballade of Mack the Knife from London Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas Members of CBS  44798

06:55:00 00:02:59 Ralph Vaughan Williams The Wasps: March Past of the Kitchen  Michael Stern Kansas City Symphony Reference  129

07:05:00 00:04:55 Luigi Boccherini Rondo from Cello Concerto No. 9 Camerata Salzburg  Jian Wang, cello DeutGram  474236

07:10:00 00:08:02 Franz Schubert Finale from Symphony No. 2  Sir Colin Davis Dresden State Orchestra RCA  68545

07:20:00 00:02:46 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Here, There and Everywhere   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425

07:25:00 00:02:02 Johann Sebastian Bach Siciliano from Flute Sonata No. 2   Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord Delos  3402

07:27:00 00:05:00 Igor Stravinsky The Firebird: Round Dance of the  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80587

07:40:00 00:08:11 Johann Strauss Jr Die Fledermaus: Overture  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra MAA  70901

07:50:00 00:03:21 Peter Tchaikovsky The Seasons: August Op 37   Lang Lang, piano Sony  511758

07:53:00 00:01:12 Arthur Farwell From Mesa and Plain: Pawnee Horses Op 20   Benjamin Pasternack, piano Naxos  559777

07:55:00 00:02:58 Alfonso Ferrabosco Jr Convertere Domine  Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire  2013

08:07:00 00:05:30 Ludwig van Beethoven Minuet from Symphony No. 4 Op 60  Bruno Weil Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik  1032

08:15:00 00:07:25 Frédéric Chopin Scherzo from Piano Trio Op 8   Emanuel Ax, piano; Pamela Frank, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony  53112

08:25:00 00:04:56 Giovanni Paisiello Sinfonia d'Opera  Gennaro Cappabianca Collegium Philarmonicum Naxos  557031

08:30:00 00:03:58 Johann Sebastian Bach Lute Suite No. 4: Preludio   David Russell, guitar Telarc  80584

08:40:00 00:08:25 William Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag   Gil Shaham, violin; Jonathan Feldman, piano DeutGram  463483

08:51:00 00:03:41 Ola Gjeilo Ubi caritas   Voces8 Decca  22601

08:55:00 00:04:27 John Williams 1941: March  Loras John Schissel Blossom Festival Band MAA  40601

09:05:00 00:17:03 Muzio Clementi Symphony in B flat Op 18  Matthias Bamert London Mozart Players Chandos  9234

09:25:00 00:02:58 Traditional Just a Closer Walk with Thee   Canadian Brass Steinway  30008

09:35:00 00:02:48 David Lang light moving   Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano DeutGram  19103

09:37:00 00:07:19 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La finta semplice: Overture  Mario Bernardi Calgary Philharmonic CBC  5149

09:47:00 00:07:33 William Grant Still Folk Suite No. 1 New Zealand String Quartet  Alexa Still, flute; Susan DeWitt Smith, piano Koch Intl  7192

09:55:00 00:03:08 John Lennon/Paul McCartney The Fool on the Hill Chamber Ensemble Christopher Austin Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:03:00 00:02:30 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Blackbird   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425

10:06:00 00:03:00 George Harrison Here Comes the Sun Chamber Ensemble Christopher Austin Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425

10:11:00 00:12:54 Gustav Holst St. Paul's Suite Op 29  Richard Hickox City of London Sinfonia Chandos  9270

10:25:00 00:04:10 Reinhard Keiser The Ridiculous Prince Jodelet: Sinfonia   Academy Ancient Music Berlin Harm Mundi  901852

10:32:00 00:03:56 John Philip Sousa Presidential Polonaise  Timothy Foley Nonpareil Wind Band EMI  54130

10:39:00 00:05:50 Antonín Dvorák Polonaise in E flat major   Václav Neumann Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Orfeo  180891

10:46:00 00:03:05 Leonard Bernstein Candide: Paris Waltz  John Mauceri Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Philips  438685

10:51:00 00:30:31 Bedrich Smetana String Quartet No.  1 in E minor   Geoffrey Simon London Symphony Orchestra Chandos  8412

11:23:00 00:09:20 Max Bruch March from Serenade for Violin & Orch Op 75 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Kurt Masur Salvatore Accardo, violin Philips  438748

11:35:00 00:08:38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 22 in C major   Ton Koopman Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Erato  45714

11:45:00 00:09:20 George Frideric Handel Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major  Op 4 Brandenburg Consort Roy Goodman Paul Nicholson, organ Hyperion  67291

11:56:00 00:02:03 Edward MacDowell Woodland Sketches: To a Wild Rose Op 51  Eugene Ormandy Philadelphia Orchestra Sony  82849

12:07:00 00:08:20 Karl Goldmark Dance from 'Rustic Wedding' Symphony Op 26  Stephen Gunzenhauser National Symphony of Ireland Naxos  550745

12:17:00 00:12:04 Bedrich Smetana Má vlast: From Bohemia's Woods and  Sir Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra LSO Live  516

12:32:00 00:03:04 Léo Delibes Les filles de Cadiz Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Charles Olivieri-Munroe Sol Gabetta, cello RCA  735962

12:39:00 00:03:11 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: The girl with the  Geoffrey Simon Philharmonia Orchestra Cala  1025

12:44:00 00:11:06 Johann Strauss Jr Waltz 'Tales from the Vienna Woods' Op 325  Willi Boskovsky Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437

12:56:00 00:02:45 Franz Liszt Years of Pilgrimage, Italy: Canzonetta   Lazar Berman, piano DeutGram  4779525

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:01:00 00:35:43 Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances Op 45  Vasily Petrenko Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie  2188

13:38:00 00:18:25 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite No.  3 Op 101  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80597

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:02:29 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Eleanor Rigby Chamber Ensemble Christopher Austin Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425

14:03:00 00:03:29 George Harrison While My Guitar Gently Weeps   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425

14:08:00 00:15:13 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major  Op 14   Peter Takács, piano Cambria  1175

14:28:00 00:11:06 Lorenzo Zavateri Concerto Grosso in D major  Op 1 Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Gottfried von der Goltz Gottfried von der Goltz, vn DHM  77352

14:42:00 00:12:37 Jean Sibelius Kullervo: Introduction Op 7  Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic Sony  52563

14:56:00 00:03:34 Johann Sebastian Bach French Suite No. 5: Gigue   Jeffrey Biegel, piano Steinway  30001

15:01:00 00:15:46 Bedrich Smetana Má vlast: The High Castle  Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Philharmonic RCA  54331

15:19:00 00:10:09 Alphons Diepenbrock Overture 'The Birds"  Hans Vonk The Hague Philharmonic Chandos  8821

15:32:00 00:04:23 Kurt Weill Lost in the Stars   Lara Downes, piano Steinway  30016

15:40:00 00:02:40 Kurt Weill Schickelgruber   Teresa Stratas, soprano; Richard Woitach, piano Nonesuch  79019

15:45:00 00:08:13 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.  16 in A flat major  Op 72   Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano Philips  426264

15:54:00 00:02:32 Georges Bizet Jeux d'enfants: March Op 22  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  131

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
15:58:00 00:04:41 Bedrich Smetana The Bartered Bride: Polka Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Decca  444867

16:07:00 00:03:00 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Yesterday   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425

16:13:00 00:11:33 Jean Sibelius Overture in E  Leif Segerstam Turku Philharmonic Naxos  573300

16:28:00 00:04:48 John Barry A View to a Kill: Suite Varèse Sarabande Symphony David Newman Sara Andon, flute Varese Sar  1985

16:34:00 00:04:15 Édouard Lalo Scherzando from Symphonie espagnole Op 21 Philharmonia Orchestra Antonio Pappano Maxim Vengerov, violin EMI  57593

16:41:00 00:09:18 Franz Joseph Haydn Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 103  Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Naïve  5176

16:50:00 00:03:08 Kurt Weill The Threepenny Opera: Ballad of Mack the RIAS Chamber Ensemble John Mauceri Ute Lemper, soprano Decca  425204

16:57:00 00:02:28 Johann Sebastian Bach Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Julian Sommerhalder, trumpet Decca  139230

17:05:00 00:06:12 Paul Schoenfield Café Music: Allegro   Almeda Trio Albany  1386

17:27:00 00:07:35 Astor Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: Summer   Almeda Trio Albany  1386

17:40:00 00:02:20 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Come Together   Milos Karadaglic, guitar; Chris Hill, double bass Mercury  24425

17:42:00 00:03:01 George Harrison Something   Milos Karadaglic, guitar; Chris Hill, double bass Mercury  24425

17:47:00 00:02:33 John Lennon/Paul McCartney And I Love Her   Milos Karadaglic, guitar; Chris Hill, double bass Mercury  24425

17:52:00 00:02:57 Kurt Weill One Touch of Venus: I'm a stranger here RIAS Chamber Ensemble John Mauceri Ute Lemper, soprano Decca  425204

17:56:00 00:02:30 Johann Sebastian Bach Finale from Keyboard Concerto No. 3 Australian Chamber Orchestra Richard Tognetti Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion  67308

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:15:08 Morton Gould Kurt Weill Songbook for Orchestra  John Mauceri Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Philips  446404

18:26:00 00:04:47 Jean Sibelius The Language of Birds: Wedding March  Leif Segerstam Turku Philharmonic Naxos  573300

18:33:00 00:04:31 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March Op 61  Riccardo Chailly Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca  4810778

18:40:00 00:12:33 Bedrich Smetana Má vlast: The Moldau  Sir Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra LSO Live  516

18:55:00 00:03:42 Paul Mealor Ubi caritas   Voces8 Decca  22601

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:19:05 Richard Wagner A Siegfried Idyll  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra MAA  75

19:23:00 00:32:38 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No.103 in E flat major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Philharmonic ViennaPhil  2009

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Music of the Western Reserve 2: Classical and Beyond with Greg Banaszak, saxophone; Katherine DeJongh, flute; Sungeun Kim, piano & Second to None with Factory Seconds Brass Trio (Jesse McCormick, horn; Richard Stout, trombone; Jack Sutte, trumpet

 
21:56:00 00:03:34 Claude Debussy Suite bergamasque: Passepied   Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9350

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by Roberta Alexander

All recordings from Et Center KTC 1190

Alec Wilder: Did you ever cross over to Sneden's

Alec Wilder: Goodbye, John

Alec Wilder: Who can I turn to? 

Alec Wilder: Blackberry winter

John Kander: A quiet thing

John Kander: The coloring book

John Kander: I don't remember you

Leonard Bernstein: Some other time

Leonard Bernstein: I can cook too

Jerry Bock: Dear friend

Stephen Sondheim: I remember

Stephen Sondheim: Good thing going

David Shire: Crossword puzzle

David Shire: With you

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR
23:02:00 00:11:24 Franz Schubert Impromptu No. 7 in B flat major    Margarita Shevchenko, piano CIPC  96523

23:13:00 00:04:48 Felix Mendelssohn Adagio from Sextet Op 110 Bartholdy Piano Quartet  Andra Darzins, viola; Wolfgang Wagner, double bass Naxos  550966

23:20:00 00:04:39 Tobias Picker Old and Lost Rivers  John Williams London Symphony Orchestra Sony  62729

23:24:00 00:12:17 Jean Roger-Ducasse Interlude from "Au jardin de Marguerite"  Leif Segerstam Rheinland-Pfalz Philharmonic MarcoPolo  223641

23:39:00 00:05:42 Ludwig van Beethoven Adagio from Sonata No. 3 Op 2   HJ Lim, piano EMI  64952

23:44:00 00:09:55 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante from String Quintet No. 3 Tokyo String Quartet  Pinchas Zukerman, viola RCA  60940

23:56:00 00:02:43 Johann Sebastian Bach Lute Suite No. 1: Prelude & Presto   Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Azica  71273

23:57:00 00:02:06 Marc-André Hamelin Little Nocturne   Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion  67789

 

 

 

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