Program Guide 03-18-2016

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March 18

1844 Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian composer (d.1908); member of the group of composers known as ‘The Five’ and a master of orchestration; believed, as did fellow composer Mily Balakirev and critic Vladimir Stasov, in developing a nationalistic style of classical music.

1882 Gian Francesco Malipiero – Italian composer, musicologist, editor and teacher (d.1973); first editor of the collected works of Monteverdi and Vivaldi; his musical language is characterized by an extreme formal freedom.

1902 first performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for string sextet in Vienna by the Rosé Quartet and two extra players; considered his earliest important work; inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name, combined with the influence of the composer's strong feelings for Mathilde von Zemlinsky (the sister of his teacher Alexander von Zemlinsky), whom he would later marry.

1927 first performance of the original version of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski and the composer as soloist; on the same program was the premiere performance of Rachmaninoff's Three Russian Songs for chorus and orchestra (dedicated to Stokowski); a revised (and much shortened) version of the concerto premiered in Philadelphia on October 17, 1941, with Eugene Ormandy conducting and the composer again as soloist.

1943 Nobuko Imai – Japanese violist (75 years old); teaches in the Conservatory of Amsterdam and in Switzerland.

1950 James Conlon – American conductor (68 years old); current Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera, the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony, and the Cincinnati May Festival; known for his efforts in reviving music by composers suppressed during the Nazi regime.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 00:38:08 Franz Schubert Symphony No.  8 in B minor   Sir Charles Mackerras Orch of Age of Enlightenment VirginClas  61305
00:42:00 00:24:23 Johannes Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes Op 52   Leon Fleisher, piano; Katherine Jacobson, piano Sony  506416
01:08:00 00:48:14 Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G major    Takács Quartet Decca  452854
01:58:00 00:23:36 Claude Debussy The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian:  James Conlon Rotterdam Philharmonic Erato  75330
02:24:00 00:42:14 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No.  4 in D minor  Op 13  Libor Pesek Czech Philharmonic Orchestra VirginClas  91144
03:08:00 00:27:09 Arnold Schoenberg Transfigured Night Op 4 Emerson String Quartet  Paul Neubauer, viola; Colin Carr, cello Sony  547060
03:37:00 00:20:45 Claude Debussy Khamma  James Conlon Rotterdam Philharmonic Erato  75330
04:00:00 00:31:09 Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.  4 in G minor  Op 40 Helsinki Philharmonic Vladimir Ashkenazy Alexander Ghindin, piano Ondine  977
04:33:00 00:45:47 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Op 35 Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Maria Larionoff, violin Naxos  572693
05:21:00 00:17:05 Robert Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale Op 52  Thomas Dausgaard Swedish Chamber Orchestra Bis  1569
05:40:00 00:06:00 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 10: Woodland Peace Op 71   Per Tengstrand, piano Azica  71207
05:51:00 00:07:35 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Largo from Cello Concerto in A major  English Chamber Orchestra Sir Andrew Davis Matt Haimovitz, cello DeutGram  429219

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:03:59 Robert Schumann Fantasy Pieces: In the Night Op 12   Jenny Lin, piano Hänssler  98037
06:15:00 00:07:06 George Frideric Handel Water Music Suite No. 2 in D major   Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire ApolloFire  2002
06:25:00 00:09:31 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade: The Sea and Sinbad's Ship Op 35 Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Daniel Majeske, violin Decca  4787779
06:33:00 00:02:09 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 4 in C sharp minor  Op 10   Irena Portenko, piano Blue Griff  213
06:40:00 00:06:12 Ludwig van Beethoven Presto from String Quartet No. 14 Op 131  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra TCO  821
06:47:00 00:02:58 Gabriel Pierné Pastorale Op 14   Reykjavik Wind Quintet Chandos  9362
06:52:00 00:03:52 Claude Debussy Pour le piano: Toccata   Barry Douglas, piano RCA  68127
06:58:00 00:03:40 John Philip Sousa March 'The Stars and Stripes Forever'  Frederick Fennell Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc  80099
07:05:00 00:04:57 William Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag   Leon Fleisher, piano; Katherine Jacobson, piano Sony  506416
07:13:00 00:06:53 Nicolò Paganini Rondo from Violin Concerto No. 1 Op 6 London Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Midori, violin Philips  420943
07:20:00 00:05:28 Alexander Scriabin Waltz in A flat Op 38   Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  4785334
07:25:00 00:01:53 Traditional The Drunken Sailor   Sharon Isbin, guitar Sony  745456
07:30:00 00:04:43 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La clemenza di Tito: Overture  Martin Pearlman Boston Baroque Telarc  31827
07:40:00 00:09:04 Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite  John Wilson Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie  2194
07:51:00 00:04:27 Felix Mendelssohn Scherzo from Octet for Strings Op 20 Cleveland Quartet  Meliora String Quartet Telarc  80142
07:57:00 00:01:18 George Gershwin Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen for  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559357
08:07:00 00:05:02 Giacomo Puccini La bohème: Che gelida manina Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Marco Armiliato Jonas Kaufmann, tenor Decca  10837
08:15:00 00:08:06 Camille Saint-Saëns Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 78 Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot Joseph Adam, organ SeattleSM  1002
08:25:00 00:03:33 Gregorian Chant Ave maris stella   Anonymous 4 Harm Mundi  2907546
08:30:00 00:04:38 Sir Edward Elgar La Capricieuse Op 17 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Vernon Handley Natalie Clein, cello EMI  1409
08:40:00 00:08:13 Franz von Suppé The Queen of Spades: Overture  Zubin Mehta Vienna Philharmonic CBS  44932
08:50:00 00:04:09 Ludwig van Beethoven Variations on Arne's 'Rule Britannia'   Olli Mustonen, piano Decca  436834
08:55:00 00:04:25 James Horner Titanic: My Heart Will Go On La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8733
09:05:00 00:17:24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 13 in G major   George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  86793
09:25:00 00:04:46 Quincy Jones The Color Purple: Theme Varèse Sarabande Symphony David Newman Belinda Broughton, violin Varese Sar  1985
09:35:00 00:06:41 Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11 City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium  109
09:45:00 00:07:46 Josef Strauss Waltz 'My Life is Love and Laughter' Op 263  Franz Welser-Möst Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4782601
09:55:00 00:04:43 Claude Bolling Hispanic Dance   Sir Angel Romero, guitar; George Shearing, piano; Shelley Manne, percussion; Ray Brown, bass EMI  47192

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:02:00 00:02:41 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko: Song of India   Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano DeutGram  447640
10:05:00 00:02:37 Frederick Delius Hassan: Serenade Cleveland Sinfonietta Louis Lane Rafael Druian, violin; Martha Dalton, harp Sony  48260
10:10:00 00:13:54 Johann Sebastian Bach Flute Sonata No. 5 in E minor    Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Ann Marie Morgan, cello Delos  3408
10:28:00 00:03:03 Joseph Hellmesberger Jr Valse espagnole  Daniel Barenboim Vienna Philharmonic Decca  12569
10:33:00 00:03:34 Jean Sibelius Karelia Suite: Intermezzo Op 11  Lorin Maazel Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437
10:40:00 00:06:26 Franz Schreker Intermezzo for String Orchestra Op 8  James Conlon Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne EMI  56784
10:47:00 00:02:54 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo alla Turca from Sonata No. 11   Lars Vogt, piano EMI  36080
10:51:00 00:31:09 Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.  4 in G minor  Op 40 Helsinki Philharmonic Vladimir Ashkenazy Alexander Ghindin, piano Ondine  977
11:25:00 00:08:36 Jean Joseph Mouret First Suite of Symphonies Paris Orchestral Ensemble Jean-Pierre Wallez Maurice André, trumpet; Bernard Soustrot, trumpet; Guy Touvron, trumpet; Jean-Pierre Leroy, trumpet EMI  64100
11:36:00 00:09:40 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major  Op 54   HJ Lim, piano EMI  64952
11:48:00 00:09:16 Dmitri Shostakovich Overture on Russian & Kirghiz Folk  Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Brilliant  6735
12:07:00 00:08:21 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov May Night: Overture  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572788
12:17:00 00:07:45 Alexander Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia  Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Philips  470840
12:26:00 00:03:18 Eric Coates March "Calling All Workers"  Ronald Corp New London Orchestra Hyperion  66868
12:31:00 00:04:23 Gian Carlo Menotti Amelia Goes to the Ball: Overture  James Conlon Metropolitan Opera Orchestra RCA  61509
12:39:00 00:07:07 Franz Lehár The Merry Widow: Sirens of the Ball  Sir John Eliot Gardiner Vienna Philharmonic DeutGram  463185
12:49:00 00:08:39 Sir Malcolm Arnold English Dances Set 1 Op 27  Bryden Thomson Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos  8867

THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:01:00 00:35:07 Carl Nielsen Symphony No.  2 in B minor  Op 16  Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic DaCapo  220623
13:37:00 00:19:41 Frank Bridge Suite for String Orchestra  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  5068
13:58:00 00:01:32 Francis Poulenc Intermezzo No. 1 in C major    Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  425862

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:02:21 Camargo Guàrnieri Brazilian Dance  Gustavo Dudamel Simón Bolívar Symphony DeutGram  4778775
14:03:00 00:06:41 Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No.  5: Aria   Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano Steinway  30006
14:11:00 00:15:18 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture Op 36  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4785437
14:31:00 00:10:48 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko Op 5  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572787
14:44:00 00:12:44 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Trio No.  2 in F Op 22   Trio Parnassus MD+G  3307
15:01:00 00:19:01 Franz Schubert Fantasy in F minor    Leon Fleisher, piano; Katherine Jacobson, piano Sony  506416
15:23:00 00:06:35 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 42: Sinfonia  Thomas Hengelbrock Freiburg Baroque Orchestra DHM  77289
15:31:00 00:03:35 Aaron Copland Old American Songs Set No. 2: The St Paul Chamber Orchestra Hugh Wolff Thomas Hampson, baritone Teldec  77310
15:38:00 00:07:31 Ralph Vaughan Williams Scherzo: The Waves from "A Sea Symphony" Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Spano Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc  80588
15:49:00 00:07:00 Isaac Albéniz Suite Española: Leyenda 'Asturias' Op 47   Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71224
15:58:00 00:07:08 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Saltan: The Three  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572693

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
16:09:00 00:01:11 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Flight of the   Shannon Lee, violin; Pamela Mia Paul, piano Telarc  80695
16:13:00 00:13:16 Maurice Ravel La valse   Leon Fleisher, piano; Katherine Jacobson, piano Sony  506416
16:30:00 00:09:10 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade: The Young Prince & Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Daniel Majeske, violin Decca  4787779
16:42:00 00:07:02 Manuel de Falla Pedrelliana from 'Homenajes'  Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10694
16:52:00 00:03:11 Leroy Anderson Old MacDonald Had a Farm  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559357
16:57:00 00:02:32 Carlos Gardel Por una cabeza European Film Philharmonic Christoph Israel Milos Karadaglic, guitar DeutGram  17000
17:05:00 00:04:57 William Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag   Leon Fleisher, piano; Katherine Jacobson, piano Sony  506416
17:13:00 00:11:06 Alessandro Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor  American Classical Orchestra Thomas Crawford Marc Schachman, oboe Centaur  3108
17:26:00 00:08:39 Jacques Offenbach La belle Hélène: Overture  Yan Pascal Tortelier BBC Philharmonic Chandos  9765
17:40:00 00:04:23 Gian Carlo Menotti Amelia Goes to the Ball: Overture  James Conlon Metropolitan Opera Orchestra RCA  61509
17:46:00 00:03:39 Dmitri Shostakovich Hamlet: Ball at the Palace Op 116  Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Brilliant  6735
17:52:00 00:02:52 Richard Rodgers Oklahoma: The Surrey With the Fringe on  Keith Lockhart Boston Pops Orchestra RCA  63835
17:57:00 00:02:08 Johann Strauss Jr Polka 'At the Hunt' Op 373  Howard Griffiths Brandenburg State Orchestra Klanglogo  1506

DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:14:35 Gian-Francesco Malipiero Vivaldiana  Peter Maag Filarmonia Veneta MarcoPolo  223397
18:25:00 00:03:58 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Snow Maiden: Dance of the Tumblers  Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra MAA  2014
18:33:00 00:02:44 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Snow Maiden: Bird's Dance  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572787
18:37:00 00:18:19 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Mlada: Suite  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572787

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:19:56 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 88 in G major   George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  768779
19:24:00 00:16:14 Gabriel Fauré Dolly Suite Op 56  Ludovic Morlot Seattle Symphony SeattleSM  1004
19:42:00 00:13:51 Johan Wagenaar Overture to 'Cyrano de Bergerac' Op 23  Riccardo Chailly Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Decca  425833
19:58:00 00:01:19 Alexander Glazunov Ballet Scenes: Scherzino Op 52  Edo de Waart Minnesota Orchestra Telarc  80347

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
20:02:00 00:10:35 Alexander Borodin Prince Igor: Polovetsian Dances  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  93019
20:15:00 00:41:58 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Op 35 Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Daniel Majeske, violin Decca  4787779
20:57:00 00:02:02 Frédéric Chopin Waltz No. 4 in F major  Op 34   Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram  14190

21:00 CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER with Elliott Forrest: Folk Traditions
21:03:00 00:25:40 Antonín Dvorák String Quartet No. 12 in F major  Op 96   Stamitz Quartet Bayer  100141
21:31:00 00:25:05 Ernö Dohnányi Piano Quintet No.  2 in E flat minor  Op 26 Audubon Quartet  Lydia Artymiw, piano Centaur  2503

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded today at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, No Labels Theory of the Case: To Make America Work! - Nancy Jacobson, Founder and CEO of No Labels

QUIET HOUR
23:02:00 00:06:26 Franz Schreker Intermezzo for String Orchestra Op 8  James Conlon Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne EMI  56784
23:08:00 00:09:07 Karl Goldmark In the Garden from "Rustic Wedding"  Stephen Gunzenhauser National Symphony of Ireland Naxos  550745
23:20:00 00:06:42 Stephen Feigenbaum Serenade for Strings  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80745
23:26:00 00:11:45 Richard Strauss Sextet for Strings from "Capriccio" Op 85  Herbert Blomstedt Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca  4645
23:40:00 00:05:07 Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe   Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71287
23:45:00 00:09:20 Jean Sibelius Andantino from Symphony No. 3 Op 52  Jukka-Pekka Saraste Finnish Radio Symphony Orch RCA  60434
23:56:00 00:02:56 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: Danseuses de Delphes   Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  4785437
23:56:00 00:03:24 Erik Satie Gymnopédie No.  2   Bruce Levingston, piano Sono Lumin  92148

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