Program Guide 03-23-2016

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March 23

Symphony No. 35 ‘Haffner’ at one of the composer’s subscription concerts in the Vienna Burgtheater, with Mozart himself as soloist and conductor.

1792 first performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 94Surprise’ conducted by the composer from the fortepiano, at the Hanover-Square Concert Rooms in London; spoiler: the surprise is a the sudden fortissimo chord at the end of the otherwise quiet opening theme in the variation-form second movement.

1783 first performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 13 and the final version of 1828 first performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16 (almost one year to the day after the composer's death on March 26, 1827) in Vienna, by the Schuppanzigh Quartet; under the introductory slow chords in the last movement of his final quartet, the composer had written in the manuscript (in German) ‘Must it be?’ to which he responds, with the faster main theme of the movement, ‘It must be!’.

1844 Eugène Gigout – French organist and composer (d.1925); served as the organist at Saint-Augustin Church in Paris for 62 years; best known for Grand chœur dialogue (1881).

1878 Franz Schreker – Austrian composer, conductor, teacher and administrator (d.1934); despite his success as an opera composer, his Chamber Symphony (1916) is his most frequently performed work today.

1912 first performance of Reinhold Glière’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Ilya Murometz’ in Moscow, inspired by a Russian folk hero; conductor JoAnn Falletta, who has recorded the work with the Buffalo Philharmonic, says: “The Glière Symphony No. 3 has always been a piece that shimmered on my horizon—a cult piece, in a way, renowned as the composer’s towering masterpiece but rarely played in concert…This work is a cathedral in sound that unfolds in breathtaking swashes of color, poetry and monumental climaxes.”

1939 first performance of Béla Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2 by the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Willem Mengelberg conducting and Zoltán Székely as the soloist; the US premiere took place in Cleveland in 1943, with soloist Tossy Spivakovsky and The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Artur Rodzinski.

 

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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5

Dec. 1, 2015
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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 01:11:28 Reinhold Glière Symphony No. 3 in B minor  Op 42  JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos  573161

01:15:00 00:35:45 Béla Bartók Violin Concerto No.  2 Swedish Radio Symphony Daniel Harding Isabelle Faust, violin Harm Mundi  902146

01:53:00 00:25:23 Franz Schreker Chamber Symphony  Franz Welser-Möst Camerata Salzburg EMI  56813

02:20:00 00:29:08 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No.  66 "Erfreut euch, ihr English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner Michael Chance, countertenor; Mark Padmore, tenor; Dietrich Henschel, baritone; Monteverdi Choir Archiv  463580

02:51:00 00:23:07 Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No.  2 in B flat minor  Op 36   Hélène Grimaud, piano DeutGram  4048

03:16:00 00:25:52 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F major  Op 135   Hagen Quartet DeutGram  4795448

03:44:00 00:28:19 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major  CityMusic Cleveland Joel Smirnoff Alexander Schimpf, piano CityMusic  2013

04:14:00 00:23:08 Gustav Holst Symphony in F major  Op 8  JoAnn Falletta Ulster Orchestra Naxos  572914

04:39:00 00:40:11 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A minor  Op 56  Pablo Heras-Casado Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Harm Mundi  902228

05:21:00 00:14:43 Sir Granville Bantock The Witch of Atlas  Vernon Handley Royal Philharmonic Hyperion  66450

05:38:00 00:07:00 George Frideric Handel Keyboard Suite in D minor    David Greilsammer, piano Sony  792969

05:51:00 00:05:46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo from Quintet for Piano & Winds   Radu Lupu, piano; Han de Vries, oboe; George Pieterson, clarinet; Vicente Zarzo, horn; Brian Pollard, bassoon Decca  414291

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:03:47 Franz Schubert Five Minuets: Minuet No. 1 in C major  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  Gidon Kremer, violin DeutGram  437535

06:14:00 00:07:06 Antonín Dvorák Finale from String Quartet No. 10 Op 51   Emerson String Quartet DeutGram  4778765

06:23:00 00:09:04 Jean-Philippe Rameau Concert No.  4 en sextuor  Christophe Rousset Les Talens Lyriques Decca  1845

06:33:00 00:02:29 Carlos Guastavino Arroz con leche  Anton Armstrong St. Olaf Choir St.Olaf  3215

06:40:00 00:05:51 Franz Joseph Haydn Andante from Symphony No. 94  Antal Doráti Philharmonia Hungarica Decca  4785437

06:45:00 00:03:33 John Rutter Suite Antique: A Jazz Waltz West Side Chamber Orchestra Kevin Mallon John McMurtery, flute; Christopher D. Lewis, hc Naxos  573146

06:50:00 00:03:54 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Impresario: Overture  Rinaldo Alessandrini Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch Naïve  30479

06:55:00 00:03:16 Alfredo Javaloyes Pasodoble "El Abanico"  Frederick Fennell Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  85

07:05:00 00:05:10 Sir Edward German Men of Harlech from 'Welsh Rhapsody'  Andrew Penny National Symphony of Ireland MarcoPolo  223726

07:10:00 00:09:45 Felix Mendelssohn Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 56  Pablo Heras-Casado Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Harm Mundi  902228

07:24:00 00:02:25 François Joseph Gossec Gavotte Philharmonia Virtuosi of NY Richard Kapp Hubert Laws, flute CBS  37216

07:25:00 00:02:25 Sir Arthur Bliss Checkmate: Dance of the Red Pawns  David Lloyd-Jones Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  557641

07:30:00 00:03:48 Gustav Holst The Planets: Mercury Op 32  Zubin Mehta Los Angeles Philharmonic Decca  4785437

07:40:00 00:08:47 Ludwig van Beethoven Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 15 Symphony of the Air Josef Krips Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA  300350

07:51:00 00:02:10 Gregorian Chant Ad sepulcrum beati Iacobi   Anonymous 4 Harm Mundi  2907546

07:55:00 00:02:54 Johannes Brahms Scherzo from String Sextet No. 1 Op 18   Academy Chamber Ensemble Chandos  9151

07:58:00 00:01:31 Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 34 in C major  Op 56   Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9289

08:07:00 00:05:06 Carl Stamitz Rondo from Cello Concerto No. 1 Prague Chamber Orchestra Christian Benda Christian Benda, cello Naxos  550865

08:15:00 00:08:17 Antonio Vivaldi Chamber Concerto in G minor    Geminiani Ensemble Christoph  74590

08:25:00 00:05:17 Julius Fucik Florentine March Op 214  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  5158

08:31:00 00:03:46 Richard Rodgers The King and I: March of the Siamese  Carl Topilow Cleveland Pops Orchestra Azica  72216

08:40:00 00:08:10 Peter Tchaikovsky Finale from Serenade for Strings Op 48  Christoph Eschenbach Philadelphia Orchestra Ondine  1150

08:50:00 00:03:30 George Gershwin Tip-Toes: Sweet and Low-Down London Symphony Orchestra John Williams Joshua Bell, violin; George Gershwin, piano Sony  60659

08:55:00 00:05:03 Miklós Rózsa All the Brothers Were Valiant: Suite  Kenneth Alwyn City of Prague Philharmonic Silva  1056

09:05:00 00:16:56 John Philip Sousa El Capitán and His Friends: Suite  Keith Brion Central Band of the RAF Naxos  559730

09:22:00 00:02:50 Benjamin Britten Finale from "A Simple Symphony" Op 4   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  423624

09:28:00 00:03:59 Franz Waxman Rear Window: Ballet & Finale  John Mauceri Danish National Symphony Toccata  241

09:35:00 00:07:33 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Allegro from String Quartet No. 4   Jerusalem Quartet Harm Mundi  902076

09:45:00 00:08:59 Ralph Vaughan Williams The Wasps: Overture  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips  442427

09:55:00 00:02:27 John Bull Galliard "St. Thomas, Wake!"   Alan Feinberg, piano Steinway  30019

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:01:00 00:04:28 Felix Mendelssohn Scherzo from Symphony No. 3 Op 56  Pablo Heras-Casado Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Harm Mundi  902228

10:06:00 00:03:14 Carl Maria von Weber Momento capriccioso Op 12   Garrick Ohlsson, piano Arabesque  6584

10:12:00 00:12:38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 14 for Winds in B flat major    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  415669

10:27:00 00:03:00 Rebecca Clarke Lullaby   Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano Cedille  139

10:32:00 00:03:03 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf'   Nikolai Demidenko, piano Hyperion  67324

10:39:00 00:04:29 Jean-Philippe Rameau Dardanus: Overture  Jeanne Lamon Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra CBC  5229

10:46:00 00:04:14 Libby Larsen Collage: Boogie  David Zinman Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Argo  444454

10:53:00 00:25:14 Karol Szymanowski Symphony No.  4 Op 60 BBC Symphony Orchestra Edward Gardner Louis Lortie, piano Chandos  5115

11:20:00 00:10:44 Luigi Boccherini String Quartet in C major  Op 2   Quartetto di Cremona Klanglogo  1400

11:33:00 00:09:47 Franz Schubert Fourteen Waltzes   Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9327

11:45:00 00:08:25 Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos: Overture & Dance  Richard Hickox Royal Northern Sinfonia Chandos  9354

11:54:00 00:04:11 Gottfried Sonntag Nibelungen March  Simon Wright Wallace Collection Nimbus  5470

12:06:00 00:04:41 Bedrich Smetana The Bartered Bride: Polka Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Decca  444867

12:13:00 00:08:46 Jaromir Weinberger Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka & Fugue  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80595

12:23:00 00:06:33 Peter Tchaikovsky Pezzo capriccioso Op 62 San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Martin West Zuill Bailey, cello Telarc  80724

12:33:00 00:02:09 Ottorino Respighi La boutique fantasque: Tarantella  Jesús López-Cobos Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80396

12:40:00 00:05:16 Felix Mendelssohn Finale from Symphony No. 4 Op 90  Pablo Heras-Casado Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Harm Mundi  902228

12:47:00 00:09:16 Hershy Kay Cakewalk: Three Dances  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80144

12:58:00 00:02:57 Adolphe Adam Giselle: La chasse  Michael Tilson Thomas London Symphony Orchestra Sony  42450

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:02:00 00:35:45 Béla Bartók Violin Concerto No.  2 Swedish Radio Symphony Daniel Harding Isabelle Faust, violin Harm Mundi  902146

13:40:00 00:20:10 Franz Liszt Symphonic Poem No.  7 'Festive Sounds'  Sir Georg Solti London Philharmonic DeutGram  4779525

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:05:27 Eugène Gigout Grand Chorus in Dialogue Empire Brass  Michael Murray, organ Telarc  80218

14:06:00 00:04:41 Marin Marais The Bells of St. Genevieve 'La Sonnerie'   Guildhall Strings RCA  61275

14:13:00 00:17:30 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No.  4 in D major   Monica Huggett Ensemble Sonnerie Avie  2171

14:35:00 00:10:25 Felix Mendelssohn Allegro from Symphony No. 4 Op 90  Pablo Heras-Casado Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Harm Mundi  902228

14:47:00 00:03:56 Claude Debussy Valse romantique   Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca  460247

15:05:00 00:14:32 César Franck Symphonic Variations Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Leon Fleisher, piano CBS  37812

15:22:00 00:12:08 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Variations on Sarti's "Come un agnello"   Alessio Bax, piano Signum  321

15:35:00 00:03:52 Lars-Erik Larsson Pastoral Suite: Scherzo Op 19  Dorrit Matson New York Scandia Symphony Centaur  2607

15:43:00 00:04:05 Jean Sibelius Karelia Suite: Alla marcia Op 11  Lorin Maazel Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437

15:49:00 00:07:02 Frédéric Chopin Polonaise No.  6 in A flat major  Op 53   Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram  4793449

15:56:00 00:01:15 Carlos López Buchardo Bailecito   Mirian Conti, piano Steinway  30010

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
15:58:00 00:04:26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo from Bassoon Concerto Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi David McGill, bassoon Decca  443176

16:06:00 00:02:47 Peter Schickele Last Tango in Bayreuth   Daniele Damiano, bassoon; Clelia Goldings, bassoon; Richard Galler, bassoon; Milan Turkovic, bassoon Koch Intl  1374

16:13:00 00:09:59 Ludwig van Beethoven Lento from String Quartet No. 16 Op 135  Leonard Bernstein Vienna Philharmonic DeutGram  435779

16:27:00 00:05:16 Donald Fraser Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name   Grant Gershon, piano Delos  3222

16:34:00 00:04:21 Gustav Holst Second Suite for Military Band: March Op 28  Frederick Fennell Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc  80038

16:41:00 00:08:01 Richard Strauss Serenade for 13 Winds in E flat major  Op 7  David Zinman Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra ArteNova  98495

16:52:00 00:02:48 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude 'To God Alone on High  Raymond Leppard Indianapolis Symphony Koss Class  3303

16:56:00 00:02:44 Padre Antonio Soler Sonata No. 84 in D major    David Greilsammer, piano Sony  792969

17:05:00 00:04:54 Giacomo Puccini Scherzo for Orchestra  Riccardo Chailly Verdi Symphony Milan Decca  2141

17:13:00 00:10:49 Leonard Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance Episodes  Leonard Slatkin St Louis Symphony EMI  63905

17:27:00 00:07:47 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 35  Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus Sony  372068

17:40:00 00:04:48 Friedrich von Flotow Martha: 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer English Chamber Orchestra Jeffrey Tate Renée Fleming, soprano; Osian Ellis, harp Decca  458858

17:47:00 00:01:43 Sir John Stevenson The Last Rose of Summer Eastman Wind Ensemble Donald Hunsberger Wynton Marsalis, cornet Sony  82849

17:51:00 00:03:45 Emmanuel Chabrier Dix pièces pittoresques: Idylle   Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion  67515

17:57:00 00:02:28 Anthony Holborne Almaine 'The Choise'  Jordi Savall Hespèrion XXI AliaVox  9813

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:27:10 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A major  Op 90  Pablo Heras-Casado Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Harm Mundi  902228

18:38:00 00:03:48 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Dance of the Cygnets  Dmitry Yablonsky Russian State Symphony Naxos  555873

18:45:00 00:02:36 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Act 3 Introduction  Dmitry Yablonsky Russian State Symphony Naxos  555873

18:50:00 00:04:29 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari The Jewels of the Madonna: Festa  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10511

18:56:00 00:02:47 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Mazurka  Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Decca  10104

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:24:42 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No.  4 in G major  Op 61  Neeme Järvi Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos  8777

19:29:00 00:28:19 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major  CityMusic Cleveland Joel Smirnoff Alexander Schimpf, piano CityMusic  2013

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: CSU Faculty Jazz Septet - John Perrine, saxophone; Joe Miller, trumpet; Jason Smith, trombone; Rock Wehrman, piano; Bob Fraser, guitar; Alfredo Guerrieri, bass; Bill Ransom drums           

Terminally Hip; Night and Day (Cole Porter); Look at the Birdie; Azure; Nutville (Horace Silver); When Lights Are Low (Benny Carter); Airegin (Sonny Rollins); Litha (Chick Corea); Dienda; Fables of Faubus (Charles Mingus); Saint Thomas (Sonny Rollins)

 
21:38:00 00:21:05 Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major  Berlin Philharmonic Claudio Abbado Martha Argerich, piano DeutGram  4793449

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by the Uptown String Quartet

All recordings from Philips 838358,"Max Roach Presents The Uptown String Quartet."

Joplin: Easy winners

Carisi: Jelly roll rag

Pope: Overture

Lee: Remembering

Pettiford: Tricotism

Bridgewater: Chattahoochee Red

Lee: Let us break bread

Bridgewater: Calvary

Tillis: And he never said a mumblin' word

Washington/Terry: Midnight Child

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR
23:02:00 00:05:25 Franz Joseph Haydn Affettuoso from String Quartet No. 28 Op 20   Daedalus Quartet Bridge  9326

23:07:00 00:08:14 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante from Piano Concerto No. 13 CityMusic Cleveland Joel Smirnoff Alexander Schimpf, piano CityMusic  2013

23:18:00 00:16:12 Ralph Vaughan Williams Lento from Symphony No. 2  Richard Hickox London Symphony Orchestra Chandos  9902

23:36:00 00:08:15 Antonín Dvorák Lento from String Quartet No. 12 Op 96   Brodsky Quartet Chandos  10801

23:44:00 00:09:56 John Knowles Paine Adagio from Symphony No. 1 Op 23  Zubin Mehta New York Philharmonic New World  374

23:56:00 00:03:07 Felix Mendelssohn Song without Words No. 12 in F sharp minor  Op 30   Sergei Babayan, piano Discover  920155

23:57:00 00:02:04 Johannes Brahms Sapphische Ode Op 94   Zuill Bailey, cello; Awadagin Pratt, piano Telarc  32664

 

 

 

 

 

 

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