Program Guide 06-14-2016

Almanac

June 14

1594 death of Orlande de Lassus – Franco-Flemish composer (born 1530, possibly 1532); known by various names (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso, Roland de Lassus, or Roland de Lattre); one of the three most famous and influential musicians in Europe at the end of the 16th century (the other two being Palestrina and Victoria).

1730 Antonio Sacchini – Italian opera composer (d.1786); his early death (at age 56) was blamed on his disappointment over the apparent failure of his opera Œdipe à Colone; ironically, the opera was revived the following year and quickly became one of the most popular in the 18th-century French repertoire.

1835 Nicolai Rubinstein – Russian composer, pianist and conductor (d.1881); younger brother of Anton Rubinstein; probably best known for his severe criticism of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 when it was submitted to him for consideration in 1874, though he changed his mind, and conducted the work at the Paris Exposition in 1878.

1876 premiere of Léo Delibes' ballet Sylvia at the Palais Garnier in Paris; successful productions waited until 1952 when a revival choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton popularized the ballet.

1921 first performance of the violin-and-orchestra version of Ralph Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending in London; inspired by George Meredith's 122-line poem of the same name about the skylark.

1927 premiere of Reinhold Glière’s ballet The Red Poppy in Moscow's Bolshoi Theater; the most famous excerpt is the Sailors Dance, better known as the 'Russian' Sailors Dance.

1952 premiere of the Americanized version of Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera translated by Mark Blitzstein at Brandeis University as part of the first Festival of the Creative Arts, with Leonard Bernstein conducting.

1962 premiere of Stravinsky's biblical drama The Flood on CBS Television conducted by Robert Craft and choreographed by George Balanchine; in the cast, Laurence Harvey as the Narrator, Sebastian Cabot as Noah, and Elsa Lanchester as Noah's Wife (which Lanchester played with a Cockney accent).

1982 Lang Lang – Chinese pianist (36 years old); his father Lang Guoren is also a musician but he specializes in the erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument.

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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:25:56    Franz Joseph Haydn    String Quartet No. 67 in F major  Op 77            
Takács Quartet    Decca     430199

00:30:00    00:26:54    Reinhold Glière    The Red Poppy: Suite        
Zdenek Mácal    New Jersey Symphony    Delos     3178

00:59:00    00:46:23    Peter Tchaikovsky    Symphony No.  3 in D major  Op 29        
Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     449967

01:47:00    00:22:02    Orlande de Lassus    Missa "Tous les regrets"        
Paul Van Nevel    Huelgas Ensemble    Harm Mundi     2908304

02:11:00    01:06:32    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No.  8 in C minor  Op 65        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

03:19:00    00:29:36    Robert Schumann    Violin Concerto in D minor     
Göttingen Symphony Orchestra    Christoph-Mathias Mueller    Rachel Barton Pine, violin    Cedille     144

03:50:00    00:31:50    Felix Mendelssohn    Octet for Strings in E flat major  Op 20    
Cleveland Quartet        Meliora String Quartet    Telarc     80142

04:24:00    00:26:13    Richard Wagner    Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude & Good Friday        
Christian Thielemann    Philadelphia Orchestra    DeutGram     453485

04:52:00    00:28:49    Juan Arriaga    Symphony in D major         
Jordi Savall    Le Concert des Nations    Astrée     8532

05:23:00    00:13:01    Hector Berlioz    Overture 'Rob Roy'        
Charles Dutoit    Montreal Symphony Orchestra    Decca     421193

05:38:00    00:07:32    Sir Malcolm Arnold    Little Suite No.  4 Op 80        
Gavin Sutherland    Royal Ballet Sinfonia    ASV     2126

05:48:00    00:09:21    Johann Adolph Hasse    Sinfonia Op 5        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Concerto Cologne    Archiv     4792050

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:03:26    Antonín Dvorák    Cypress No. 1            
Cypress String Quartet    Avie     2275

06:15:00    00:06:01    Gioacchino Rossini    Tancredi: Overture            
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     415363

06:21:00    00:03:15    Traditional    Shaker Song "Peace"        
Dale Warland    Dale Warland Singers    Gothic     49243

06:25:00    00:04:13    Benjamin Godard    Suite: Waltz Op 116            
Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Hugh Sung, piano    Avie     2131

06:30:00    00:04:23    Benjamin Britten    Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 3        
Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80660

06:40:00    00:08:32    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 26 in E flat major         
Jane Glover    London Mozart Players    ASV     762

06:48:00    00:03:58    Johann Sebastian Bach    Lute Suite No. 4: Preludio            
David Russell, guitar    Telarc     80584

06:55:00    00:03:17    Josef Franz Wagner    March 'Under the Double Eagle'        
John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Sony     46747

07:05:00    00:05:13    Ludwig van Beethoven    Presto from String Quartet No. 14 Op 131            
Cypress String Quartet    Cypress     2012

07:10:00    00:08:17    George Frideric Handel    Selections from 'Terpsichore'        
Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    ApolloFire     2002

07:20:00    00:02:19    Dmitri Shostakovich    Hamlet: Flourish & Dance Music Op 32        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

07:25:00    00:09:08    Peter Tchaikovsky    Marche slav Op 31        
Zubin Mehta    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra    Teldec     90201

07:40:00    00:08:07    Franz von Suppé    Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     463185

07:50:00    00:02:23    King Henry VIII    Pastime with Good Company            
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble    Decca     807

07:55:00    00:04:11    Franz Schubert    Ave Maria            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

08:07:00    00:06:30    Lars-Erik Larsson    Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 Op 2        
Andrew Manze    Helsingborg Symphony    CPO     777671

08:16:00    00:09:10    Sir Malcolm Arnold    English Dances Set 2 Op 33        
Andrew Penny    Queensland Symphony    Naxos     553526

08:25:00    00:02:20    Percy Grainger    Duke of Marlborough Fanfare        
Jerry Junkin    Dallas Wind Symphony    Reference     117

08:30:00    00:04:37    Claude Debussy    Images, Book 1: Reflets dans l'eau            
Simon Trpceski, piano    EMI     272

08:40:00    00:03:57    Orlande de Lassus    Salve Regina        
Harry Christophers    The Sixteen    Decca     10836

08:45:00    00:08:53    Gustav Mahler    Scherzo from Symphony No. 1        
Leonard Bernstein    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    DeutGram     4795448

08:55:00    00:02:00    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    The Marriage of Figaro: March        
Rinaldo Alessandrini    Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch    Naïve     30479

08:55:00    00:04:22    John Williams    Superman: March        
John Morris Russell    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    FanfareCin     2

09:08:00    00:20:15    Sergei Prokofiev    Lieutenant Kijé Suite Op 60        
Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80683

09:31:00    00:05:42    John Philip Sousa    The American Maid: Overture        
Keith Brion    Central Band of the RAF    Naxos     559730

09:41:00    00:04:20    Léo Delibes    Sylvia: The Huntresses        
Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     125

09:58:00    00:01:09    Frédéric Chopin    Etude No. 20 in D flat major  Op 25            
Irena Portenko, piano    Blue Griff     213

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:03:43    William Grant Still    Summerland from "Three Visions"            
Denver Oldham, piano    Koch Intl     7084

10:05:00    00:03:35    Duke Ellington    A Single Petal of a Rose            
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano    Decca     460811

10:11:00    00:11:26    Felix Mendelssohn    String Symphony No.  1 in C major         
Nicholas Ward    Northern Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     553161

10:25:00    00:05:01    Sir Edward Elgar    Pomp and Circumstance March No.4 in G major  Op 39        
Sir Adrian Boult    London Philharmonic    EMI     28379

10:32:00    00:03:37    Fritz Kreisler    Tambourin chinois Op 3            
Shannon Lee, violin; Pamela Mia Paul, piano    Telarc     80695

10:39:00    00:06:36    Fritz Kreisler    Scherzo from String Quartet in A minor             
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vn; Benny Kim, violin; Masao Kawasaki, viola; Mats Lidström, cello    EMI     56481

10:51:00    00:26:54    Reinhold Glière    The Red Poppy: Suite        
Zdenek Mácal    New Jersey Symphony    Delos     3178

11:19:00    00:08:16    George Frideric Handel    Suite for Trumpet & Strings in D major     
Philharmonia Orchestra    Claudio Scimone    Bibi Black, trumpet    EMI     54620

11:31:00    00:08:03    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    String Symphony in E major         
John Hsu    The Vivaldi Project    Centaur     3176

11:40:00    00:12:10    Dmitri Shostakovich    Finale from Symphony No. 5 Op 47        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

11:54:00    00:03:59    Traditional    Lucerne Song    Philip Jones Brass Ensemble        
John Fletcher, tuba    Claves     600

12:06:00    00:05:39    Léo Delibes    Sylvia: Cortège de Bacchus        
Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SF Sym     60

12:14:00    00:16:36    Goff Richards    Homage to the Noble Grape            
London Brass    Teldec     46069

12:31:00    00:05:08    Erich Wolfgang Korngold    Much Ado About Nothing: Overture Op 11        
Werner Andreas Albert    NW German Philharmonic    CPO     999046

12:39:00    00:02:19    Dmitri Shostakovich    Hamlet: Flourish & Dance Music Op 32        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

12:46:00    00:11:06    Roger Quilter    A Children's Overture Op 17        
Adrian Leaper    Slovak Radio Symphony    MarcoPolo     223444

12:57:00    00:01:35    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Contradance 'The Hero Coburg's Victory'        
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     429783

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00    00:42:31    Antonín Dvorák    Symphony No.  9 in E minor  Op 95        
Rafael Kubelik    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4795448

13:45:00    00:12:03    Karol Szymanowski    Concert Overture Op 12        
Edward Gardner    BBC Symphony Orchestra    Chandos     5115

13:58:00    00:02:19    Ludwig van Beethoven    March from Serenade for String Trio Op 8            
Leopold String Trio    Hyperion     67253

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:01:00    00:03:43    Camille Saint-Saëns    Allegro appassionato in B flat major  Op 43    
St Cecilia Academy Orchestra    Antonio Pappano    Han-Na Chang, cello    EMI    82390

14:06:00    00:04:15    Édouard Lalo    Scherzando from Symphonie espagnole Op 21    
Philharmonia Orchestra    Antonio Pappano    Maxim Vengerov, violin    EMI     57593

14:13:00    00:14:39    Joaquín Turina    Danzas Fantàsticas Op 22        
Jesús López-Cobos    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80574

14:30:00    00:11:02    Franz Schubert    Sixteen German Dances            
Alfred Brendel, piano    Philips     422229

14:43:00    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

14:53:00    00:04:55    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Pilgrims' Chorus    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Men of; Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

15:01:00    00:14:37    Georg Philipp Telemann    Ouverture burlesque in B flat        
Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    Koch Intl     7576

15:18:00    00:10:06    Peter Tchaikovsky    Souvenir of a Beloved Place: Méditation Op 42    
Bavarian Radio Symphony    Mariss Jansons    Nikolaj Znaider, violin    RCA     87454

15:30:00    00:03:36    Sergei Prokofiev    Scherzo from Violin Concerto No. 1 Op 19    
Russian National Orchestra    Yakov Kreizberg    Julia Fischer, violin    PentaTone  59

15:38:00    00:05:32    Dmitri Shostakovich    Allegretto from Symphony No. 5 Op 47        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

15:46:00    00:09:47    Alexander Glazunov    Concert Waltz No.  2 in F major  Op 51        
Neeme Järvi    Bamberg Symphony    Orfeo     157101

15:56:00    00:01:33    Samuel Scheidt    Galliard Battaglia            
Canadian Brass    Steinway     30008

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech:  Godfrey's Quartet No. 3

15:58:00    00:04:09    Orlande de Lassus    Ave verum corpus        
John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     134

16:06:00    00:02:44    Orlande de Lassus    Domine Dominus noster            
King's Singers    Naxos     572987

16:12:00    00:10:52    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo No. 1 in B minor  Op 20            
Lang Lang, piano    Sony     511758

16:27:00    00:06:48    Hans Zimmer    Mission Impossible 2: Nyah and Ethan    
Brussels Philharmonic    Dirk Brossé    Heitor Pereira, guitar    Decca     467749

16:34:00    00:05:03    Hans Gál    Burlesque from Symphony No. 1 Op 30        
Thomas Zehetmair    Royal Northern Sinfonia    Avie     2224

16:41:00    00:07:27    Anton Bruckner    Scherzo from Symphony No. 2        
Daniel Barenboim    Berlin Philharmonic    Teldec     21485

16:52:00    00:03:21    Gabriel Fauré    Barcarolle No. 4 in A flat Op 44            
Charles Owen, piano    Avie     2240

16:56:00    00:03:01    Jan Dismas Zelenka    Villanella from Capriccio No. 5        
Daniel Abraham    Bach Sinfonia    Sono Lumin     92163

17:05:00    00:02:20    Traditional    Ye Banks and Braes    La Nef        
Meredith Hall, soprano    Atma     2336

17:07:00    00:03:26    Traditional    Little Red Bird    
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Meredith Hall, soprano    Avie     2269

17:28:00    00:08:32    Georg Philipp Telemann    Whimsical Symphony in G major     
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Henry Peyrebrune, double bass; Tracy Rowell, double bass Koch Intl     7576

17:40:00    00:05:17    Dmitri Shostakovich    Allegro from Symphony No. 9 Op 70        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

17:47:00    00:02:36    Dmitri Shostakovich    The Gadfly: Folk Feast Op 97        
Theodore Kuchar    National Symphony of Ukraine    Brilliant     6735

17:52:00    00:03:07    Johann Sebastian Bach    WTC-1: Prelude & Fugue No.  2 in C minor             
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     12504

17:57:00    00:01:50    Jules Massenet    Le Cid Ballet Suite: Aragonaise        
Richard Bonynge    National Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:16:03    Ralph Vaughan Williams    The Lark Ascending    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Iona Brown, violin    Decca     414595

18:28:00    00:03:58    John Bull    Dr. Bull's Goodnight            
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30019

18:34:00    00:02:27    John Bull    Galliard 'St. Thomas, Wake!'            
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30019

18:38:00    00:15:23    Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry    Lady Radnor's Suite        
William Boughton    English String Orchestra    Nimbus     5068

18:55:00    00:03:52    John Bull    Fantasia            
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30019

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:24:48    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43    
Philadelphia Orchestra    Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Daniil Trifonov, piano    DeutGram    4794970

19:29:00    00:26:30    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No.  9 in E flat major  Op 70        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:15:24    Bedrich Smetana    Má vlast: Blaník        
Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Vienna Philharmonic    RCA     54331

20:19:00    00:36:09    Peter Tchaikovsky    Piano Concerto No.  1 in B flat minor  Op 23    
Vienna Symphony    Herbert von Karajan    Sviatoslav Richter, piano    DeutGram  4793449

20:58:00    00:01:29    Johannes Brahms    Intermezzo in C major  Op 119            
Alexander Schimpf, piano    Oehms     1820

21:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Riccardo Muti, conductor; John Sharp, cello

21:04:00    00:26:28    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  8 in B minor         
Claudio Abbado    Chamber Orchestra of Europe    DeutGram     423655

21:32:00    00:28:13    Sir Edward Elgar    Cello Concerto in E minor  Op 85    
Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Lynn Harrell, cello    Decca     450021

22:02:00    00:27:16    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  2 in B flat major         
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     412176

22:29:00    00:28:23    Giuseppe Verdi    Four Seasons Ballet        
James Levine    Metropolitan Opera Orchestra    Sony     52489

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:06:30    Isaac Albéniz    Iberia: Evocatión            
Lang Lang, piano    Sony     771901

23:08:00    00:06:30    Joaquín Rodrigo    Soleriana: Pastorale        
Enrique Bátiz    Royal Philharmonic    EMI     67435

23:17:00    00:16:11    Ralph Vaughan Williams    The Lark Ascending    
London Symphony Orchestra    Sir Colin Davis    Hilary Hahn, violin    DeutGram     3026

23:35:00    00:06:57    Peter Tchaikovsky    Andante cantabile Op 11            
Ying Quartet    Telarc     80685

23:41:00    00:12:23    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 18    
Mariinsky Theater Orchestra    Valéry Gergiev    Lang Lang, piano    DeutGram     3902

23:56:00    00:02:34    Gary Schocker    Hypnotized: Together            
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71297

23:56:00    00:02:55    Peter Tchaikovsky    Valse sentimentale Op 51            
Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Enrico Pace, piano    Decca     4789377

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