Program Guide 03-11-2016

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March 11

1829 In Berlin, Felix Mendelssohn conducts a performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, signaling the revival of interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

1830 premiere of Bellini’s opera I Capuleti e I Montecchi (The Capulets and Montagues) in Venice at the Teatro la Fenice; the libretto by Felice Romani is based not on Shakespeare but on the play Giulietta e Romeo by Luigi Scevola written in 1818.

1851 premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto at La Fenice in Venice; the libretto by Francesco Maria Piave is based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo; despite serious problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera had a triumphant premiere.

1876 Carl Ruggles – American composer (d.1971); one of the ‘American Five’ group of composers, including Charles Ives, John J. Becker, Wallingford Riegger and Henry Cowell; best known work is Sun-Treader (1931); also a prolific painter.

1885 first performance of Peter Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony in Moscow; based on the poem by Lord Byron, dedicated to Mily Balakirev; opinion about the seldom-heard work is divided: Arturo Toscanini considered it the composer's greatest composition, but music critic David Hurwitz reports that Leonard Bernstein referred to it as "trash" and never recorded it.

1888 first performance of Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No. 2 in Prague, the only performance during the composer’s lifetime; after Dvorák completed it in 1865, he sent the score to be bound, but could not pay, so the binder kept it.

1897 Henry Cowell – American composer, music theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario (d.1965); Virgil Thomson, writing in the early 1950s, summed up Cowell’s contribution: “Henry Cowell's music covers a wider range in both expression and technique than that of any other living composer. His experiments begun three decades ago in rhythm, in harmony, and in instrumental sonorities were considered then by many to be wild. Today they are the Bible of the young and still, to the conservatives, "advanced."... No other composer of our time has produced a body of works so radical and so normal, so penetrating and so comprehensive. Add to this massive production his long and influential career as a pedagogue, and Henry Cowell's achievement becomes impressive indeed. There is no other quite like it. To be both fecund and right is given to few.”

1912 Xavier Montsalvatge – Spanish (Catalan) composer and music critic (d.2002); one of the most influential music figures in Catalan music during the latter half of the 20th century.

1914 William Lloyd Webber – English organist and composer (d.1982); studied at the Royal College of Music and because there was already another student there named William Webber, William used his middle name from then on as part of his name; father of West End composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber.

1917 first performance of Ottorino Respighi's tone poem Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome); the four sections are meant to depict Roman fountains during different periods of the day and night.

1921 Astor Piazzolla – Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player (d.1992); developed a new style termed nuevo tango.

1950 Katia Labeque – French pianist (68 years old); with Marielle, member of the piano duo, the Labeque Sisters.

1950 Bobby McFerrin – American vocalist and conductor (68 years old); the son of operatic baritone Robert McFerrin and singer Sara Copper; known for his unique vocal techniques and virtuosic singing styles.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 00:32:38 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No.103 in E flat major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Philharmonic ViennaPhil  2009
00:37:00 00:55:42 Peter Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony Op 58  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra MAA  75
01:35:00 00:31:06 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No.  2 in B flat major  Op 19 Chamber Orchestra of Europe Nikolaus Harnoncourt Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Teldec  47334
02:08:00 00:29:12 Georg Philipp Telemann Suite for Recorder & Strings in A minor  Philomel Baroque Orchestra  Elissa Berardi, recorder Centaur  2366
02:39:00 00:30:15 Bohuslav Martinu Symphony No.  5  Claus Peter Flor Berlin Symphony Orchestra RCA  7805
03:11:00 00:24:14 Xavier Montsalvatge Concierto breve Royal Philharmonic Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Alicia de Larrocha, piano Decca  4785437
03:37:00 00:45:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No.  9 in D major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus Sony  372068
04:24:00 00:26:36 Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major  Op 47   Wu Han, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello DeutGram  22906
04:53:00 00:27:12 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 48 in C major    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  419607
05:22:00 00:14:31 Franz Schubert Violin Sonatina No.  1 in D major    Gil Shaham, violin; Göran Söllscher, guitar DeutGram  471568
05:38:00 00:06:54 Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs Suite No. 3: Arie di corte  Jesús López-Cobos Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Telarc  80309
05:50:00 00:08:26 Zdenek Fibich Scherzo from Symphony No. 2 Op 38  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9328

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:03:38 Felix Mendelssohn Elijah: Thanks be to God Utah Symphony Joseph Silverstein Mormon Tabernacle Choir Decca  436284
06:15:00 00:08:19 Ambroise Thomas Mignon: Overture  Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418
06:24:00 00:04:41 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Finale from String Quartet No. 2 Op 30   Delmé String Quartet Hyperion  66568
06:31:00 00:04:09 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.  3 in B flat minor    Roberto Szidon, piano DeutGram  4779525
06:40:00 00:09:18 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concerto in G minor  Ensemble Sonnerie Monica Huggett Monica Huggett, violin Gaudeamus  356
06:50:00 00:03:56 Frederick Delius Koanga: La Calinda  Raymond Leppard Indianapolis Symphony Koss Class  3303
06:58:00 00:02:53 Earl McCoy March "Lights Out"  Frederick Fennell Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Brain  7503
07:05:00 00:04:59 Franz Schubert Ave Maria Orch del Teatro Comunale Michele Mariotti Juan Diego Flórez, tenor Decca  14875
07:13:00 00:06:03 Ludwig van Beethoven Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 19 Mahler Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Sony  370548
07:20:00 00:04:29 Emmanuel Chabrier Dix pièces pittoresques: Danse   Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion  67515
07:25:00 00:02:43 André Grétry Céphale et Procris: Tambourin  Stefan Sanderling Orchestre de Bretagne ASV  1095
07:30:00 00:03:55 Maurice Ravel Pantoum from Piano Trio   Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Joshua Bell, violin; Steven Isserlis, cello Decca  425860
07:40:00 00:02:29 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Eleanor Rigby Chamber Ensemble Christopher Austin Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425
07:45:00 00:03:29 George Harrison While My Guitar Gently Weeps   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425
07:50:00 00:02:45 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book  7: Homeward Op 62   Leif Ove Andsnes, piano EMI  57296
07:55:00 00:02:59 Xavier Montsalvatge Fantasia for Guitar & Harp: Brasilado   Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71297
07:58:00 00:01:34 Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 3 in E major  Op 6   Kotaro Fukuma, piano CIPC  2003
08:07:00 00:05:54 Ernö Dohnányi The Veil of Pierrette: Wedding Waltz Op 18  Matthias Bamert BBC Philharmonic Chandos  9733
08:15:00 00:02:29 Adriano Banchieri Concerto No. 2 for Brass 'Magnificat'   Empire Brass Telarc  80204
08:18:00 00:08:00 Édouard Lalo Allegro from Symphonie espagnole Op 21 Philharmonia Orchestra Antonio Pappano Maxim Vengerov, violin EMI  57593
08:30:00 00:04:33 Dmitri Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon: Overture  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  92
08:40:00 00:07:57 Otto Klemperer Das Ziel: Merry Waltz  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  92
08:51:00 00:02:33 John Lennon/Paul McCartney And I Love Her   Milos Karadaglic, guitar; Chris Hill, double bass Mercury  24425
08:55:00 00:05:56 John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind:  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80495
09:05:00 00:16:59 Claude Debussy Children's Corner Suite  Yoav Talmi Quebec Symphony Orchestra Atma  2377
09:26:00 00:02:02 Richard M & Robert B Sherman Chitty Chitty Bang Bang City of Prague Philharmonic  Chorus Silva  1398
09:30:00 00:03:37 Howard Blake The Snowman: Walking in the Air Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2014
09:55:00 00:03:05 Keith Jarrett Dance from Violin Sonata   Michelle Makarski, violin; Keith Jarrett, piano ECM  1450

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:00:00 00:02:32 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Michelle   Milos Karadaglic, guitar; Steven Isserlis, cello Mercury  24425
10:03:00 00:03:08 John Lennon/Paul McCartney The Fool on the Hill Chamber Ensemble Christopher Austin Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425
10:09:00 00:13:31 Robert Volkmann Serenade No.  3 for Strings in D minor  Op 69 German Chamber Academy Neuss Johannes Goritzki Catherine Tunnell, cello CPO  999159
10:25:00 00:05:06 Sir Edward Elgar The Crown of India: March Op 66 BBC Philharmonic Sir Andrew Davis Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus Chandos  10570
10:32:00 00:03:44 Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Fêtes d'Hébé: Gavottes  Raymond Leppard English Chamber Orchestra EMI  65732
10:39:00 00:04:42 George Frideric Handel Minuet & Gavotte from Concerto Grosso Op 3  Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Erato  94354
10:46:00 00:05:34 Charles Tomlinson Griffes The White Peacock Op 7  JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos  559164
10:53:00 00:25:16 Édouard Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor  St Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano Han-Na Chang, cello EMI  82390
11:21:00 00:10:22 George W. Chadwick Rip Van Winkle Overture  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9439
11:34:00 00:09:59 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat major    Peter Takács, piano Cambria  1175
11:47:00 00:08:27 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Violins in G major  Venice Baroque Orchestra Andrea Marcon Viktoria Mullova, violin; Giuliano Carmignola, violin Archiv  4777466
11:58:00 00:02:03 Frederick A. Jewell March "The Screamer"  Col. Lowell Graham USAF Heritage of America Band Klavier  11139
12:07:00 00:08:16 George Frederick Bristow Rip Van Winkle: Overture  Rebecca Miller Royal Northern Sinfonia New World  80768
12:18:00 00:06:13 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Rose Adagio  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634
12:26:00 00:07:17 Franz von Suppé The Jolly Robbers: Overture  Charles Dutoit Montreal Symphony Orchestra Decca  414408
12:35:00 00:01:29 Richard Strauss Sunrise from 'Also sprach Zarathustra' Op 30  Gustavo Dudamel Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4791041
12:39:00 00:03:00 George Harrison Here Comes the Sun Chamber Ensemble Christopher Austin Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425
12:45:00 00:11:06 Roger Quilter A Children's Overture Op 17  Adrian Leaper Slovak Radio Symphony MarcoPolo  223444
12:48:00 00:02:00 Gilbert & Sullivan The Mikado: The List Song Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Richard Suart, baritone; Welsh National Opera Chorus Telarc  80284

THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:01:00 00:55:42 Peter Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony Op 58  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra MAA  75

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:01:00 00:02:46 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Here, There and Everywhere   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425
14:04:00 00:03:01 George Harrison Something   Milos Karadaglic, guitar; Chris Hill, double bass Mercury  24425
14:09:00 00:12:31 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento for Strings in F major    Cuarteto Casals Harm Mundi  987060
14:44:00 00:10:58 Gotthard Odermatt Summer Op 18 Academy St. Martin in Fields Mathias Mönius Albrecht Mayer, oboe Decca  4782564
14:57:00 00:01:55 Robert Schumann Forest Scenes: Wayside Inn Op 82   Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Decca  421290
15:02:00 00:15:31 Xavier Montsalvatge Fantasia for Guitar & Harp   Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71297
15:21:00 00:11:46 Gabriel Pierné Divertissements on a Pastoral Theme  Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10633
15:34:00 00:03:33 Camille Saint-Saëns Airs de Ballet d'Ascanio: Adagio & Tapiola Sinfonietta Jean Jacques Kantorow Sharon Bezaly, flute Bis  1359
15:42:00 00:07:56 Jacques Ibert Finale from Flute Concerto Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra David Zinman Emmanuel Pahud, flute EMI  57563
15:51:00 00:01:31 Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No.  7 in F major    Yaara Tal, piano; Andreas Groethuysen, piano Sony  53285
15:54:00 00:02:43 Jenö Hubay Hejre Kati Op 32 London Festival Orchestra Josef Sakonov Josef Sakonov, violin Decca  444786
15:58:00 00:04:12 Astor Piazzolla Oblivion European Film Philharmonic Christoph Israel Milos Karadaglic, guitar DeutGram  17000

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
16:07:00 00:02:19 John Lennon/Paul McCartney All My Loving   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425
16:09:00 00:02:20 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Come Together   Milos Karadaglic, guitar; Chris Hill, double bass Mercury  24425
16:14:00 00:09:12 Peter Tchaikovsky Scherzo from Manfred Symphony Op 58  Vladimir Ashkenazy Philharmonia Orchestra Decca  4785437
16:27:00 00:05:31 Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto: Quartet SWR Symphony Orch Marco Armiliato Anna Netrebko, soprano; Elina Garanca, mezzo; Ramón Vargas, tenor; Ludovic Tézier, baritone DeutGram  4777177
16:37:00 00:02:39 Richard Rodgers The King and I: Shall We Dance?  Keith Lockhart Boston Pops Orchestra RCA  63835
16:41:00 00:04:22 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.  4 in F major  Op 46   Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano Philips  426264
16:45:00 00:02:56 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No. 11 in F major  Op 72   Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano Philips  426264
16:52:00 00:02:37 Ulrich Rühl The Elixir of Love for Tristan and   NW German Chamber Soloists MD+G  6100914
16:56:00 00:03:11 Leroy Anderson Sandpaper Ballet  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559357
17:05:00 00:05:05 Xavier Montsalvatge Madrigal sobre un tema popular Dresden State Orchestra Fabio Luisi Elina Garanca, mezzo; Peter Bruns, cello DeutGram  4795448
17:13:00 00:11:35 Georges Bizet Jeux d'enfants: Petite Suite Op 22  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779
17:27:00 00:07:54 Johann Sebastian Bach St. Matthew Passion: Chorus 'Kommt ihr Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus; Chicago Symphony Chorus Decca  425498
17:40:00 00:04:38 George Gershwin Tip-Toes: Overture  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Vox  3035
17:46:00 00:03:32 George Gershwin Two Waltzes in C major    Leonard Pennario, piano EMI  64668
17:53:00 00:02:34 Jean-Baptiste Barrière Allegro prestissimo from Sonata for 2   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Bobby McFerrin, voice Sony  48177
17:57:00 00:02:25 May Aufderheide The Thriller!   Brian Dykstra, piano Centaur  3340

DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:18:51 Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 2  Jesús López-Cobos Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Telarc  80309
18:30:00 00:02:30 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Blackbird   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425
18:35:00 00:03:34 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Penny Lane Canadian Brass Ensemble Robert Moody Ryan Anthony, piccolo trumpet OpeningDay  7347
18:42:00 00:12:02 Richard Strauss First Waltz Sequence from 'Der  Kazuki Yamada Orch de la Suisse Romande PentaTone  518
18:56:00 00:03:00 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Yesterday   Milos Karadaglic, guitar Mercury  24425

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:20:09 Felix Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.  2 in D minor  Op 40 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Saleem Ashkar, piano Decca  4810778
19:24:00 00:31:04 Peter Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major  Op 48   East Coast Chamber Orch E1 Music  7784
19:57:00 00:02:03 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: Le vent dans la   Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  4785437

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
20:02:00 00:22:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus Sony  372068
20:26:00 00:27:46 Franz Schubert Symphony No.  1 in D major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Teldec  91184
20:58:00 00:01:47 Darius Milhaud Romance Op 78   Lara Downes, piano Steinway  30016

21:00 CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER with Elliott Forrest: French II: small to BIG
21:03:00 00:20:19 Maurice Ravel Sonata for Violin & Cello   
21:25:00 00:30:00 Louis Vierne Piano Quintet in C minor  Op 42    

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded today at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, High School Debate Championship: Gigi Protasiewicz of Hathaway Brown and Omer Ashruf of University School

QUIET HOUR
23:02:00 00:06:24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andantino from Serenade No. 9  Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus Sony  372068
23:08:00 00:10:38 Sir Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor  Op 20  Conrad van Alphen Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra Telarc  80623
23:19:00 00:06:44 Johann Sebastian Bach St. Matthew Passion: Erbarme dich Bavarian Radio Symphony Lisa Batiashvili François Leleux, oboe d'amore; Lisa Batiashvili, violin DeutGram  4792479
23:25:00 00:07:47 Johann Sebastian Bach Largo from Trio Sonata No. 5   Arcadi Volodos, piano Sony  62691
23:35:00 00:08:04 Franz Schubert Impromptu No. 6 in A flat major    Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9327
23:43:00 00:08:04 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante from Symphony No. 35  Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus Sony  372068
23:53:00 00:06:22 Edward MacDowell Suite No. 2: Love Song Op 48  Takuo Yuasa Ulster Orchestra Naxos  559075

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