Program Guide 10-31-2016

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October 31

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1806 Louise Talma – American composer (d.1896); first woman to receive two Guggenheim Fellowships and to be elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters; also the first American woman to have a full-scale opera performed in Germany and the first American to teach at Fontainebleau.

1866 premiere of Jacques Offenbach's operetta La vie parisienne (Parisian life) at the Théâtre du Palais Royal; the composer's first full-length piece to portray contemporary Parisian life, unlike his earlier period pieces and mythological subjects, and became one of his most popular operettas.

1875 premiere of Camille Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No. 4 in Paris at a concert with the composer as soloist and the orchestra led by Edouard Colonne; it’s the composer's most structurally innovative piano concerto and second in popularity to the Piano Concerto No. 2.

1887 first performance of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnole in St. Petersburg with Richard Strauss conducting; the composer wrote, "The opinion formed by both critics and the public, that the Capriccio is a magnificently orchestrated piece — is wrong. The Capriccio is a brilliant composition for the orchestra. The change of timbres, the felicitous choice of melodic designs and figuration patterns, exactly suiting each kind of instrument, brief virtuoso cadenzas for instruments solo, the rhythm of the percussion instruments, etc., constitute here the very essence of the composition and not its garb or orchestration."

1891 premiere of Pietro Mascagni's opera L'amico Fritz at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome; enjoyed some success in its day but is not staged nearly as often as Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana.

1932 first performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5 by the Berlin Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting and the composer as soloist; original title was Music for Piano and Orchestra.

1949 Odaline de la Martinez – Cuban-American composer and conductor (69 years old); artistic director of Lontano, a London-based contemporary music ensemble which she co-founded in 1976.

1955 first performance of Alan Hovhaness's Symphony No. 2 'Mysterious Mountain' by Leopold Stokowski in his debut with the Houston Symphony; the work is notable for a pervasive sense of spiritual serenity and it is the composer's best-known work.

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:19:12    Luigi Boccherini    Symphony No. 6 in D minor  Op 12        
Giovanni Antonini    Il Giardino Armonico, Milano    Naïve     30399

00:23:00    00:19:30    Alan Hovhaness    Symphony No.  2 Op 132        
Gerard Schwarz    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Telarc     80604

00:44:00    00:28:17    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  5 in B flat major         
Karl Böhm    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449

01:14:00    00:27:20    Darius Milhaud    Symphonie No. 1 Op 210        
Michel Plasson    Orch du Capitole de Toulouse    DeutGram     435437

01:43:00    00:32:19    Felix Mendelssohn    Die erste Walpurgisnacht Op 60    
Cleveland Orchestra    Christoph von Dohnányi    Christine Cairns, mezzo; Jon Garrison, tenor; Tom Krause, baritone; Jeffrey Wells, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    Telarc     80184

02:17:00    01:14:47    Gustav Mahler    Symphony No.  7 in E minor         
Pierre Boulez    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     447756

03:34:00    00:26:25    Franz Joseph Haydn    String Quartet No. 27 in D major  Op 20            
Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695

04:02:00    00:20:37    Maurice Ravel    Gaspard de la nuit            
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     16421

04:24:00    00:54:30    Hector Berlioz    Symphonie fantastique Op 14        
Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     430201

05:21:00    00:05:12    Antonio Bazzini    La Ronde des lutins Op 25            
Gil Shaham, violin; Jonathan Feldman, piano    DeutGram     463483

05:28:00    00:15:02    Ottorino Respighi    Ballad of the Gnomes        
Geoffrey Simon    Philharmonia Orchestra    Cala     4028

05:49:00    00:06:41    Gabriel Fauré    Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11    
City of London Sinfonia    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     109

05:58:00    00:01:11    François Casadesus    London Sketches: Children Play        
Robert J. Ambrose    Atlanta Chamber Winds    Albany     1127

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:04:38    Camille Saint-Saëns    Danse macabre Op 40            
Salut Salon    Warner     554295

06:15:00    00:08:35    Joachim Raff    Allegro from Octet for Strings Op 176            
Academy Chamber Ensemble    Chandos     8790

06:25:00    00:03:02    Franz Liszt    Mephisto Waltz No.  4            
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano    EMI     57002

06:29:00    00:05:51    Johann Christian Bach    Zanaida: Overture        
Anthony Halstead    Hanover Band    CPO     999488

06:40:00    00:09:40    Paul Dukas    The Sorcerer's Apprentice            
Yuja Wang, piano    DeutGram     16606

06:51:00    00:02:30    Orlande de Lassus    Matona mia cara            
King's Singers    EMI     63052

06:54:00    00:02:28    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2    
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Riccardo Chailly    Julian Sommerhalder, trumpet    Decca     139230

06:55:00    00:03:25    Abe Holzmann    March "Blaze Away!"        
Loras John Schissel    Virginia Grand Military Band    WalkFrog     430

07:05:00    00:07:23    Camille Saint-Saëns    Danse macabre Op 40        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

07:14:00    00:04:36    Tomaso Albinoni    Concerto for Strings in B flat major  Op 5        
Simon Standage    Collegium Musicum 90    Chandos     663

07:19:00    00:04:22    Johannes Brahms    Finale from Cello Sonata No. 2 Op 99            
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Rudolf Serkin, piano    DeutGram     4793449

07:25:00    00:03:22    Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry    An English Suite: Frolic        
William Boughton    English String Orchestra    Nimbus     5366

07:40:00    00:06:19    George Frideric Handel    Dixit Dominus: Gloria Patri et filio    
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Singers    Avie     2270

07:42:00    00:08:21    Gustav Holst    The Planets: Jupiter Op 32        
Sir Andrew Davis    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     5086

07:52:00    00:03:07    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: Tempo di Blues    Opus Two        
William Terwilliger, violin; Andrew Cooperstock, piano    Azica     71290

07:56:00    00:03:07    Scott Joplin    Maple Leaf Rag    
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Erich Kunzel    William Tritt, piano    Telarc     80112

08:07:00    00:05:53    Franz Joseph Haydn    Presto from Symphony No. 67        
Nicholas McGegan    Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra    PhiBaroque     8

08:14:00    00:02:33    Camille Saint-Saëns    Chanson 'Danse macabre' Op 40            
François Le Roux, baritone; Graham Johnson, piano    Hyperion     66856

08:18:00    00:08:24    Ludwig van Beethoven    Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 Op 92        
Manfred Honeck    Pittsburgh Symphony    Reference     718

08:30:00    00:04:09    Edvard Grieg    Holberg Suite: Rigaudon Op 40        
Conrad van Alphen    Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra    Telarc     80623

08:40:00    00:05:10    Sir Edward German    Men of Harlech from 'Welsh Rhapsody'        
Andrew Penny    National Symphony of Ireland    MarcoPolo     223726

08:45:00    00:04:46    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Aleko: Men's Dance        
Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80670

08:51:00    00:02:25    Edvard Grieg    Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS/Sony     488

08:55:00    00:04:14    Leonard Bernstein    West Side Story: One Hand, One Heart    
BBC Symphony Orchestra    Patrick Summers    Ailyn Pérez, soprano; Stephen Costello, tenor    Warner     633485

09:05:00    00:15:41    Franz Liszt    Totentanz    
BBC Philharmonic    Leo Hussain    Martin Roscoe, piano    BBC     336

09:27:00    00:05:12    Antonio Bazzini    La Ronde des lutins Op 25            
Gil Shaham, violin; Jonathan Feldman, piano    DeutGram     463483

09:40:00    00:02:49    Camille Saint-Saëns    Chanson 'Danse macabre' Op 40    
London Philharmonic    Geoffrey Simon    Anthony Roden, tenor; Stephanie Chase, violin    Cala     4031

09:55:00    00:03:49    Dieterich Buxtehude    Fugue in G major             
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30034

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:02:00    00:03:41    Giacomo Puccini    Le Villi: The Witches' Sabbath        
Riccardo Muti    La Scala Philharmonic    Sony     63025

10:06:00    00:02:32    Edward MacDowell    Hexentanz Op 17            
Alan Feinberg, piano    Argo     436121

10:10:00    00:13:23    Frederick Delius    Over the Hills and Far Away        
David Lloyd-Jones    English Northern Philharmonia    Naxos     553535

10:25:00    00:04:25    André Grétry    Céphale et Procris: Menuetto        
Stefan Sanderling    Orchestre de Bretagne    ASV     1095

10:32:00    00:03:53    Sir Arnold Bax    The Poisoned Fountain            
Joshua Pierce, piano; Dorothy Jonas, piano    MSR     1260

10:39:00    00:06:07    George W. Chadwick    Symphonic Sketches: Hobgoblin        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9334

10:46:00    00:07:23    Camille Saint-Saëns    Danse macabre Op 40        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

10:56:00    00:27:23    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 25 in G minor         
Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Vienna Concentus Musicus    DHM     75736

11:25:00    00:11:30    Modest Mussorgsky    St. John's Night on the Bare Mountain    
Berlin Philharmonic    Claudio Abbado    Anatoli Kotscherga, bass; Berlin Radio Choir; South Tyrol Children's Choir    Sony     62034

11:39:00    00:09:07    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo in A minor             
Alexander Schimpf, piano    Genuin     10181

11:52:00    00:08:16    Bernard Herrmann    A Portrait of Hitch        
Bernard Herrmann    London Philharmonic    Decca     443895

12:07:00    00:10:40    Paul Dukas    The Sorcerer's Apprentice        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

12:20:00    00:07:58    Richard Wagner    Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music        
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     570293

12:29:00    00:03:38    Pietro Mascagni    L'amico Fritz: Preludietto        
Myung-Whun Chung    St Cecilia Academy Orchestra    DeutGram     471566

12:36:00    00:05:55    Franz Schubert    The Friends from Salamanka: Overture        
Manfred Huss    Haydn Sinfonietta, Vienna    Koch Intl     1121

12:44:00    00:09:17    Mikhail Glinka    Spanish Overture No.  1        
Sir Charles Mackerras    London Symphony    Mercury     434352

12:55:00    00:02:51    Richard Rodgers    Mountain Greenery            
Richard Rodgers, piano    Harbinger     2501

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:00:00    00:35:28    Alexander Borodin    Symphony No. 1 in E flat major         
Valéry Gergiev    Rotterdam Philharmonic    Philips     422996

13:37:00    00:21:18    Emil von Reznícek    Serenade for Strings in G major         
Jiri Starek    Deutsches Symphonie Berlin    Schwann     311128

13:59:00    00:01:35    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Contradance 'The Hero Coburg's            
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     429783

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:01:00    00:03:57    Reinhold Glière    The Red Poppy: Heroic Coolie Dance        
Zdenek Mácal    New Jersey Symphony    Delos     3178

14:06:00    00:15:43    Bernard Herrmann    Psycho: A Narrative for Orchestra        
John Mauceri    Danish National Symphony    Toccata     241

14:26:00    00:11:09    Alexandre Luigini    Ballet égyptien: Part 1 Op 12        
Richard Bonynge    London Symphony    Decca     433864

14:41:00    00:12:10    Dmitri Shostakovich    Finale from Symphony No. 5 Op 47        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

14:54:00    00:04:37    Franz Schubert    Marche militaire No. 1 in D major             
Evgeny Kissin, piano; James Levine, piano    RCA     69282

15:01:00    00:15:02    Ottorino Respighi    Ballad of the Gnomes        
Geoffrey Simon    Philharmonia Orchestra    Cala     4028

15:18:00    00:10:06    Tomaso Albinoni    Oboe Concerto in G minor  Op 9    
London Virtuosi    John Georgiadis    Anthony Camden, oboe    Naxos     550739

15:33:00    00:03:36    Marius Constant    Twilight Zone: Theme & Variations        
John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Philips     411185

15:40:00    00:04:18    Charles Gounod    Funeral March of a Marionette        
Ronald Corp    New London Orchestra    Hyperion     66998

15:47:00    00:08:22    Franz Schubert    The Devil's Pleasure Palace: Overture        
Manfred Huss    Haydn Sinfonietta, Vienna    Koch Intl     1121

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

15:58:00    00:04:40    Marc-André Hamelin    Etude No. 8 in B flat minor             
Marc-André Hamelin, piano    Hyperion     67789

16:07:00    00:01:54    Charles Gounod    Faust: Le veau d'or    
Dresden State Orchestra    Sebastian Weigle    René Pape, bass; Dresden State Opera Chorus    DeutGram     4776408

16:12:00    00:14:55    Antonín Dvorák    The Noonday Witch Op 108        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

16:30:00    00:05:38    John Williams    Dracula: Night Journeys    
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra    John Mauceri    Los Angeles Master Chorale    Philips     442425

16:38:00    00:01:08    Johann Sebastian Bach    Two-Part Invention No. 13 in A minor             
Angela Hewitt, piano    Hyperion     66746

16:41:00    00:07:20    Franz Waxman    The Bride of Frankenstein: Creation    
Charles Gerhardt    National Philharmonic    RCA     81265

16:52:00    00:03:26    Anatoly Liadov    Baba-Yaga Op 56        
Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     447084

16:56:00    00:02:51    Franz Liszt    Two Concert Etudes: Gnomenreigen            
Murray Perahia, piano    Sony     63380

17:05:00    00:05:21    Paul Ferguson    Solstice Suite: Remains of the Day            
Almeda Trio    Albany     1386

17:26:00    00:08:16    Sir Malcolm Arnold    Overture 'Tam O'Shanter' Op 51        
Vernon Handley    Royal Philharmonic    Conifer     16847

17:40:00    00:04:20    Franz Schubert    Erlkönig            
Bryn Terfel, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano    DeutGram     445294

17:46:00    00:04:14    Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst    Grand Caprice on Schubert's 'Erlkönig' Op 26            
Shannon Lee, violin    Telarc     80695

17:52:00    00:03:21    Jerry Goldsmith    The Omen: Main Title    
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra    John Mauceri    Los Angeles Master Chorale    Philips     442425

17:56:00    00:02:33    Charles Gounod    Faust: Mephistopheles' Serenade 'Vous qui faites l'endormie'    
Orch of Valencian Community    Riccardo Frizza    Erwin Schrott, baritone    Decca     11838

18:00 DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:13:50    César Franck    Le Chasseur maudit        
Jesús López-Cobos    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80247

18:25:00    00:10:40    Paul Dukas    The Sorcerer's Apprentice        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

18:38:00    00:02:32    Charles Ives    Hallowe'en    
Montreal Symphony    Kent Nagano    Members of    Decca     4830396

18:42:00    00:10:36    Hamish MacCunn    The Ship o' the Fiend Op 5        
Martyn Brabbins    BBC Scottish Symphony    BBC     392

18:56:00    00:03:18    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Suite: March of the Trolls Op 54        
Neeme Järvi    Gothenburg Symphony    DeutGram     437524

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:22:05    Mily Balakirev    Tamara        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

19:26:00    00:29:40    Robert Schumann    Piano Concerto in A minor  Op 54    
St Cecilia Academy Orchestra    Antonio Pappano    Jan Lisiecki, piano    DeutGram     4795327

19:57:00    00:02:04    Johannes Brahms    Sapphische Ode Op 94            
Zuill Bailey, cello; Awadagin Pratt, piano    Telarc     32664

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:11:51    Modest Mussorgsky    A Night on Bald Mountain        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

20:16:00    00:16:17    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Capriccio espagnol Op 34        
Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572788

20:34:00    00:22:15    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Suite Op 71        
Steven Richman    Harmonie Ensemble New York    Harm Mundi     907493

21:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin

Alan Gilbert, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Peter Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g-minor, Op. 16

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in e-minor, Op. 27

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:08:16    Antonín Dvorák    Andante from String Quintet No. 2 Op 77            
Chamber Music Soc Linc Center    Delos     3152

23:10:00    00:06:44    Edvard Grieg    Adagio from Piano Concerto Op 16    
Norwegian Radio Orchestra    Miguel Harth-Bedoya    Vadym Kholodenko, piano    Harm Mundi     907629

23:19:00    00:06:21    Claude Debussy    Images, Book 1: Hommage à Rameau            
Simon Trpceski, piano    EMI     272

23:25:00    00:05:26    Maurice Ravel    Le gibet from 'Gaspard de la nuit'            
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     16421

23:33:00    00:06:46    Franz Joseph Haydn    Largo from String Quartet No. 64 Op 76            
Carmina Quartet    Denon     78963

23:39:00    00:14:58    Ludwig van Beethoven    Adagio from Symphony No. 9 Op 125        
Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    ASO Media     1007

23:56:00    00:02:47    Claude Debussy    Children's Corner: The Little Shepherd        
Yoav Talmi    Quebec Symphony Orchestra    Atma     2377

23:56:00    00:03:01    Jules Massenet    Impromptu "Eau dormant"            
Aldo Ciccolini, piano    EMI     64277

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