Program Guide 10-10-2016

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October 10

1813 Giuseppe Verdi – Italian composer (d.1901); dominated the Italian opera scene after the eras of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini; one of the first composers who actively sought plots to suit his particular talents, and strove to make certain that the libretto was stripped of all unnecessary detail and superfluous participants, so that only characters brimming with passion and scenes rich in drama remained; October 10th is the probable date of his birth (according to parish records), but Verdi celebrated it on the 9th.

1854 Gerónimo Giménez – Spanish composer and conductor (d.1923); dedicated his career to writing zarzuelas such as La tempranica and La boda de Luis Alonso; preferred to spell his first name with a "G", even though it began officially with a "J".

1903 Vernon Duke (born Vladimir Dukelsky) – Russian-born American composer/songwriter (d.1969); best known for Taking a Chance on Love, I Can't Get Started (lyrics by Ira Gershwin), April in Paris (lyrics by Yip Harburg); wrote the words and music for Autumn in New York (1934).

1906 Paul Creston (born Giuseppe Guttoveggio) – Italian-American composer (d.1985); one of the most performed American composers of the 1940s and 50s; many of his works have become staples of the wind band repertoire.

1931 premiere of Sir William Walton's cantata Belshazzar's Feast in London at the Leeds Festival with Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting; though it's one of his most celebrated works, the composer himself didn't always take it seriously: at a Hoffnung festival concert, conducting a large choir and orchestra in "an excerpt from Belshazzar's Feast", Walton raised his baton, and the chorus bellowed the single word "Slain!", he put down his baton, shook hands with the baritone soloist, who had not sung a note, and they both bowed and left the platform to gales of applause.

1946 Willard White – Jamaican-born English bass-baritone (72 years old); among his most memorable roles are Mephistopheles in Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust and Porgy in Porgy and Bess; a talented actor in non-singing roles, he starred in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of the play Othello (1989), with Ian McKellen as Iago.

1971 Evgeny Kissin – Russian pianist (47 years old); first came to international fame as a child prodigy; British citizen since 2002; especially known for his interpretations of the Romantic repertoire, particularly Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Franz Liszt.

 

Recording of the Week

Haydn Complete String Quartets

Oct. 1, 2016
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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:24:09    Ernö Dohnányi    Variations on a Nursery Song Op 25    
Buffalo Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Eldar Nebolsin, piano    Naxos     572303

00:28:00    00:25:01    Ludwig van Beethoven    String Quartet No.  2 in G major  Op 18            
Cypress String Quartet    Avie     2348

00:55:00    00:34:15    Sir William Walton    Belshazzar's Feast    
City of Birmingham Symphony    Sir Simon Rattle    Thomas Hampson, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Sym Chorus    EMI     56592

01:31:00    00:34:08    Modest Mussorgsky    Pictures at an Exhibition            
Evgeny Kissin, piano    RCA     63884

02:07:00    00:25:23    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Divertimento No. 11 in D major             
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     415669

02:34:00    01:24:05    Giuseppe Verdi    Requiem    Vienna Philharmonic    
Sir Georg Solti    Joan Sutherland, soprano; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Martti Talvela, bass; Vienna State Opera Chorus    Decca     4785437

04:00:00    00:29:01    Paul Creston    Choreografic Suite Op 86        
Gerard Schwarz    New York Chamber Symphony    Delos     3127

04:31:00    00:28:06    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No.103 in E flat major         
Sir Roger Norrington    London Classical Players    EMI     55002

05:01:00    00:20:03    Leo Sowerby    Theme in Yellow        
Paul Freeman    Czech National Symphony    Cedille     33

05:23:00    00:13:30    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi    Violin Concerto in B flat major     
I Solisti Veneti    Claudio Scimone    Bettina Mussumeli, violin    Erato     88172

05:38:00    00:06:52    Felix Mendelssohn    The Marriage of Camacho: Overture Op 10        
Klauspeter Seibel    Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra    Colosseum     9007

05:47:00    00:08:19    Maurice Ravel    Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan        
Kent Nagano    Lyon Opera Orchestra    Erato     14331

05:56:00    00:03:15    Giacomo Meyerbeer    Le prophète: Coronation March        
Darrell Ang    New Zealand Symphony    Naxos     573195

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:03:52    Claude Debussy    Pour le piano: Toccata            
Barry Douglas, piano    RCA     68127

06:15:00    00:06:43    Antonín Dvorák    Scherzo from Symphony No. 4 Op 13        
Libor Pesek    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra    VirginClas     91144

06:22:00    00:03:56    Samuel Barber    Souvenirs Suite: Waltz Op 28        
Yoel Levi    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Telarc     80441

06:28:00    00:07:12    George Gershwin    Three Preludes            
Michael Tilson Thomas, piano    CBS     44798

06:40:00    00:07:15    Johann Adolph Hasse    Sinfonia in F major  Op 3        
Reinhard Goebel    Cologne Musica Antiqua    Archiv     453435

06:47:00    00:02:41    Giuseppe Verdi    Otello: Fuoco di gioia    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80152

06:51:00    00:04:15    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30033

06:55:00    00:03:06    John W. Bratton    The Teddy Bears' Picnic        
Ronald Corp    New London Orchestra    Hyperion     67067

07:05:00    00:05:43    Franz Lehár    The Merry Widow: Waltz        
Arthur Fiedler    Boston Pops Orchestra    RCA     68793

07:10:00    00:08:07    Franz von Suppé    Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     463185

07:20:00    00:03:26    William Byrd    Venite exultemus        
Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     2013

07:25:00    00:02:08    Johann Strauss Jr    Polka 'At the Hunt' Op 373        
Howard Griffiths    Brandenburg State Orchestra    Klanglogo     1506

07:30:00    00:03:38    Lars-Erik Larsson    Pastoral        
Andrew Manze    Helsingborg Symphony    CPO     777671

07:30:00    00:05:32    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from String Quartet #24 Op 20            
Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695

07:40:00    00:05:42    Vernon Duke    Autumn in New York            
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Reiko Uchida, piano    E1 Music     7780

07:44:00    00:04:16    Andrew York    Sunburst            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287

07:50:00    00:03:07    Arthur Farwell    Navajo War Dance No. 2 Op 29            
Benjamin Pasternack, piano    Naxos     559777

07:55:00    00:03:24    Brian Dykstra    The National Pastime            
Robert Woolfrey, clarinet; Brian Dykstra, piano    Centaur     3161

08:07:00    00:05:55    Giuseppe Verdi    Il trovatore: Ballet Music        
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     572818

08:15:00    00:08:44    Carl Nielsen    Finale from Symphony No. 1 Op 7        
Alan Gilbert    New York Philharmonic    DaCapo     220624

08:25:00    00:03:58    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    The Marriage of Figaro: Overture        
Teodor Currentzis    Musica Aeterna    Sony     370926

08:40:00    00:06:14    George Frideric Handel    Concerto Grosso in D major  Op 3        
Richard Egarr    Academy of Ancient Music    Harm Mundi     907415

08:50:00    00:04:07    Georges Bizet    Carmen: Toreadors' Entrance 'Les voici'    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

08:55:00    00:05:38    Richard Rodgers    Flower Drum Song: Overture        
John Mauceri    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra    Philips     434932

09:05:00    00:17:22    Franz Joseph Haydn    String Quartet in E flat major             
Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695

09:32:00    00:04:49    John Ireland    A Downland Suite: Minuet        
William Boughton    English String Orchestra    Nimbus     7020

09:39:00    00:08:41    George Frideric Handel    Oboe Concerto No. 2 in B flat major     
City of London Sinfonia    Nicholas Ward    Anthony Camden, oboe    Naxos     553430

09:49:00    00:07:25    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo from Piano Trio Op 8            
Emanuel Ax, piano; Pamela Frank, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello    Sony     53112

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:02:35    Giuseppe Verdi    Requiem: Sanctus    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80152

10:03:00    00:03:30    Gabriel Fauré    Requiem: Sanctus Op 48    
Philharmonia Orchestra    Carlo Maria Giulini    Philharmonia Chorus    DeutGram     4795448

10:09:00    00:11:48    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No.  9 in C major         
Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Vienna Concentus Musicus    DHM     63970

10:23:00    00:06:10    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No. 2: Waltz Op 53        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9454

10:30:00    00:03:04    Aaron Copland    The Red Pony: Happy Ending        
John Morris Russell    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    FanfareCin     4

10:37:00    00:07:51    Paul Creston    Celebration Overture Op 61        
Gerard Schwarz    United States Marine Band    Naxos     573121

10:45:00    00:02:31    John Dowland    Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home            
Sharon Isbin, guitar    Sony     745456

10:50:00    00:26:25    Franz Joseph Haydn    String Quartet No. 27 in D major  Op 20            
Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695

11:18:00    00:07:47    Giuseppe Verdi    Four Seasons Ballet: Spring        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

11:28:00    00:08:38    Georg Philipp Telemann    Wind Quartet No.  6 in E            
European Baroque Soloists    Denon     9613

11:38:00    00:09:10    Sir Malcolm Arnold    English Dances Set 2 Op 33        
Andrew Penny    Queensland Symphony    Naxos     553526

11:48:00    00:08:28    Ludwig van Beethoven    Rondo in G major  Op 51            
Evgeny Kissin, piano    RCA     68911

11:58:00    00:01:50    Johann Strauss    Cachucha Galop Op 97        
Franz Welser-Möst    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4782601

12:06:00    00:06:14    Franz von Suppé    The Torments of Tantalus        
Zubin Mehta    Vienna Philharmonic    CBS     44932

12:14:00    00:08:49    Joseph Lanner    Schönbrunn Waltz Op 200        
Franz Welser-Möst    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4782601

12:25:00    00:04:02    Gabriel Fauré    [and André Messager]: Souvenirs de Florence            
Kathryn Stott, piano; Martin Roscoe, piano    Hyperion     66911

12:31:00    00:05:42    Vernon Duke    Autumn in New York            
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Reiko Uchida, piano    E1 Music     7780

12:39:00    00:04:40    Leo Sowerby    Overture "Comes Autumn Time"        
Paul Freeman    Czech National Symphony    Cedille     33

12:46:00    00:08:05    Wilhelm Stenhammar    Finale from Serenade in F major  Op 31        
Neeme Järvi    Gothenburg Symphony    DeutGram     445857

12:56:00    00:02:59    Johannes Brahms    Capriccio in C sharp minor  Op 76            
Alessio Bax, piano    Signum     309

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:00:00    00:33:34    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major     
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra        Jonathan Biss, piano    EMI     17270

13:36:00    00:22:31    Joh. Christoph Friedrich Bach    Symphony No. 20 in B flat major         
Morten Schuldt-Jensen    Leipzig Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     572217

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00    00:02:45    Giuseppe Verdi    Scherzo from String Quartet            
Quartetto di Cremona    Klanglogo     1400

14:04:00    00:02:26    Giacomo Puccini    Prelude for Orchestra        
Riccardo Chailly    Verdi Symphony Milan    Decca     2141

14:08:00    00:14:03    Michael Haydn    Symphony No. 11 in B flat        
Matthias Bamert    London Mozart Players    Chandos     9352

14:24:00    00:11:11    Ludwig van Beethoven    Thirty-two Variations in C minor             
Alexander Schimpf, piano    Genuin     10181

14:38:00    00:14:09    Zoltán Kodály    Theater Overture        
Antal Doráti    Philharmonia Hungarica    Decca     443006

14:53:00    00:06:07    Leroy Anderson    A Harvard Festival        
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559356

15:01:00    00:17:17    Johann Sebastian Bach    Orchestral Suite No.  3 in D major         
Monica Huggett    Ensemble Sonnerie    Avie     2171

15:20:00    00:08:57    Giuseppe Verdi    I vespri siciliani: Overture        
Riccardo Muti    La Scala Philharmonic    Sony     68468

15:32:00    00:03:50    Franz Schubert    Five Minuets: Minuet No. 5 in C major     
Chamber Orchestra of Europe        Gidon Kremer, violin    DeutGram     437535

15:38:00    00:05:59    Franz Schubert    Characteristic March No. 1 in C major             
Evgeny Kissin, piano; James Levine, piano    RCA     69282

15:46:00    00:09:46    Aram Khachaturian    Finale from Flute Concerto    
Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra    David Zinman    Emmanuel Pahud, flute    EMI     57563

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech

15:58:00    00:04:41    Giuseppe Verdi    Aïda: Ballet Music        
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     572818

16:06:00    00:03:04    Giuseppe Verdi    La traviata: Brindisi 'Libiamo, ne'lieti calici'    
Vienna Philharmonic    Carlo Rizzi    Anna Netrebko, soprano; Rolando Villazón, tenor; Helene Schneiderman, mezzo; Vienna State Opera Chorus    DeutGram     6188

16:14:00    00:11:50    Franz Liszt    Mephisto Waltz No.  1            
Evgeny Kissin, piano    RCA     58420

16:30:00    00:05:50    Danny Elfman    Hitchcock: End Credits        
John Mauceri    Danish National Symphony    Toccata     241

16:35:00    00:03:38    Dmitri Kabalevsky    Finale from Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 99    
NDR Radio Philharmonic    Alun Francis    Michael Korstick, piano    CPO     777658

16:41:00    00:08:30    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 102        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Naïve     5176

16:52:00    00:03:19    Franz Joseph Haydn    Finale from String Quartet No. 30 Op 33            
Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695

16:56:00    00:03:05    Johann Sebastian Bach    Orchestral Suite No. 2: Polonaise    
Ensemble Sonnerie    Monica Huggett    Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe    Avie     2171

17:05:00    00:05:04    Duke Ellington    In a Sentimental Mood            
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano    Decca     460811

17:26:00    00:08:41    Jacques Offenbach    Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Archiv     4776403

17:40:00    00:05:41    Gerónimo Giménez    La boda de Luis Alonso: Intermezzo            
Burning River Brass    Dorian     90316

17:47:00    00:02:28    Georges Bizet    Carmen Suite No. 1: Intermezzo        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80703

17:52:00    00:04:27    Giuseppe Verdi    Falstaff: Honor Monologue    
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra    James Levine    Bryn Terfel, baritone    DeutGram     4795448

17:58:00    00:01:29    Heitor Villa-Lobos    The Baby's Family Suite No. 1: Punch            
Arthur Rubinstein, piano    RCA     300350

18:00 DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:23:02    Franz Joseph Haydn    String Quartet No. 41 in D major  Op 50            
Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695

18:34:00    00:04:04    Antonín Dvorák    Scherzo from String Quartet No. 12 Op 96        
Charles Rosekrans    Royal Philharmonic    Telarc     80610

18:40:00    00:03:32    Ottorino Respighi    Ancient Airs Suite No. 3: Siciliana        
Jesús López-Cobos    Lausanne Chamber Orchestra    Telarc     80309

18:46:00    00:07:40    Robert Volkmann    Serenade No. 1 for Strings in C Op 62        
Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    CPO     999159

18:56:00    00:03:10    Benjamin Britten    Pizzicato from 'A Simple Symphony' Op 4            
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     423624

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:17:38    Georges Bizet    Carmen Suite No. 2        
Sir Neville Marriner    London Symphony    Philips     4788977

19:22:00    00:33:34    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor     
Kremerata Baltica    Evgeny Kissin    Evgeny Kissin, piano    EMI     26645

19:56:00    00:02:53    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 9 in A flat major  Op 69            
Alexandre Tharaud, piano    Harm Mundi     2908375

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:14:02    Antonín Dvorák    Scherzo capriccioso Op 66        
Sir Charles Mackerras    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra    Supraphon     3533

20:18:00    00:11:33    George Enescu    Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major  Op 11        
Leopold Stokowski    RCA Victor Symphony    RCA     70931

20:32:00    00:26:05    Max Bruch    Violin Concerto No.  1 in G minor  Op 26    
Berlin Philharmonic    Herbert von Karajan    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin    DeutGram     4793449

21:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin - Alan Gilbert, conductor

Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind (In the Summer Wind, Idyll for Orchestra)

Arnold Schoenberg: Pelléas et Mélisande Op 5

Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:06:15    Franz Liszt    Schubert Song 'Serenade'            
Evgeny Kissin, piano    RCA     58420

23:08:00    00:05:36    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Adagio from Serenade No. 10 for 13 Winds        
Jack Brymer    London Wind Soloists    Decca     4785437

23:13:00    00:05:22    Antonín Dvorák    Larghetto from Serenade for Strings Op 22        
Conrad van Alphen    Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra    Telarc     80623

23:21:00    00:15:08    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Decca     414595

23:38:00    00:07:11    Paul Creston    Choreografic Suite: Cantilena    
New York Chamber Symphony    Gerard Schwarz    Judith Mendenhall, flute    Delos     3127

23:45:00    00:08:03    Dave Brubeck    Regret    
London Symphony    Russell Gloyd    Dave Brubeck, piano    Telarc     80621

23:53:00    00:03:20    Giuseppe Verdi    La traviata: Act 3 Prelude        
Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10634

23:56:00    00:03:12    Alexander Scriabin    Etude in C sharp minor  Op 2            
Garrick Ohlsson, piano    Bridge     9287

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