Program Guide 12-13-2016

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December 13

1868 first performance of the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in Paris, conducted by Anton Rubinstein, with the composer as soloist; the work had been written in three weeks, and there was very little time to prepare for the premiere; the piece was not initially successful, but now it is Saint-Saëns’s most popular concerto.

1895 first complete performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’, by Berlin Philharmonic with the composer conducting; in the original program for the work (later withdrawn), the first movement represents a funeral and asks questions such as "Is there life after death?"; the second movement is a remembrance of happy times in the life of the deceased; the third movement presents a view of life as meaningless activity; the fourth movement is a wish for release from that life; and the fifth movement—after a return of the doubts of the third movement and the questions of the first—ends with a fervent hope for everlasting, transcendent renewal.

1913 premiere of Rachmaninoff’s choral symphonic poem The Bells in St. Petersburg with the composer conducting; text from the poem of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe, very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont; one of the composer’s favorite works; dedicated to Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg and the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

1928 first performance of George Gershwin's An American in Paris, at Carnegie Hall, by the New York Philharmonic, Walter Damrosch conducting; scored for a standard orchestra plus celesta, saxophones, and Parisian taxi horns which Gershwin had brought back from France; composer collaborated on the original program notes with critic and composer Deems Taylor: "My purpose here is to portray the impression of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city and listens to various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere."

 

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The Tchaikovsky Project

Dec. 1, 2016
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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00    00:19:17    Peter Tchaikovsky    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture        
Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656

00:26:00    00:17:39    George Gershwin    An American in Paris        
Riccardo Chailly    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     417326

00:47:00    00:38:26    Sergei Rachmaninoff    The Bells Op 35    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Renée Fleming, soprano; Karl Dent, tenor; Victor Ledbetter, baritone; Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80365

01:28:00    00:27:06    Ludwig van Beethoven    Quintet for Piano & Winds in E flat major  Op 16            
Radu Lupu, piano; Han de Vries, oboe; George Pieterson, clarinet; Vicente Zarzo, horn; Brian Pollard, bassoon    Decca     414291

01:59:00    01:20:46    Gustav Mahler    Symphony No.  2 in C minor     
London Symphony    Sir Georg Solti    Heather Harper, soprano; Helen Watts, alto; London Symphony Chorus    Decca     4785437

03:22:00    00:23:44    Camille Saint-Saëns    Piano Concerto No.  2 in G minor  Op 22    
Norwegian Radio Orchestra    Miguel Harth-Bedoya    Vadym Kholodenko, piano    Harm Mundi     907629

03:51:00    00:23:03    Franz Berwald    Grand Septet in B flat major             
Vienna Octet    Decca     4785437

04:17:00    00:08:20    Ferdinand Hérold    Zampa: Overture        
Lance Friedel    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Naxos     573418

04:32:00    00:44:36    Peter Tchaikovsky    Symphony No.  6 in B minor  Op 74        
Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656

05:15:00    00:14:29    Arcangelo Corelli    Concerto Grosso in G minor  Op 6        
Simon Standage    Collegium Musicum 90    Chandos     634

05:35:00    00:04:01    Johannes Brahms    Intermezzo in E minor  Op 116            
Stanislav Khristenko, piano    Steinway     30032

05:37:00    00:14:00    Antonio Vivaldi    Oboe Concerto in C major     
New Brandenburg Collegium    Anthony Newman    Alex Klein, oboe    Cedille     7003

05:54:00    00:05:37    Alan Hovhaness    Prayer of Saint Gregory Op 62    
I Fiamminghi    Rudolf Werthen    Benny Wiame, trumpet    Telarc     80392

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:07:01    Franz Biebl    Ave Maria            
Cantus    Cantus     1211

06:17:00    00:06:47    Antonio Vivaldi    Concerto for 2 Flutes in C    
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra    Nicholas McGegan    Janet See, flute; Stephen Schultz, flute    Harm Mundi     905193

06:25:00    00:10:33    John Taverner    Magnificat à 5        
Joseph Jennings    Chanticleer    Teldec     81829

06:41:00    00:08:44    Antonín Dvorák    Rondo in G minor  Op 94    
St Cecilia Academy Orchestra    Antonio Pappano    Han-Na Chang, cello    EMI     82390

06:53:00    00:02:54    Traditional    A Virgin Most Pure        
Stephen Cleobury    Choir King's College Cambridge    King's Coll     1

06:57:00    00:03:51    Victor Herbert    Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2011

07:05:00    00:04:48    Gustav Holst    A Fugal Overture Op 40        
Richard Hickox    London Symphony    Chandos     9420

07:13:00    00:09:07    Peter Tchaikovsky    Scherzo from Symphony No.  6 Op 74        
Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656

07:25:00    00:05:36    Walter Kent    I'll Be Home for Christmas        
Jerry Junkin    Dallas Wind Symphony    Reference     126

07:32:00    00:03:00    Gloria Shayne Baker    Do You Hear What I Hear?            
Cantus    Cantus     1211

07:40:00    00:05:50    Antonio Vivaldi    Concerto for Strings in C major         
Shlomo Mintz    Israel Chamber Orchestra    MusicMast     67096

07:47:00    00:05:47    Johann Sebastian Bach    Mass in b: Sanctus    
Munich Bach Orchestra    Karl Richter    Munich Bach Choir    DeutGram     4795448

07:56:00    00:03:28    Ernesto Lecuona    Malagueña            
Jorge Luis Prats, piano    Decca     4782732

08:07:00    00:06:53    Alan Hovhaness    Prelude & Quadruple Fugue Op 128        
Gerard Schwarz    Eastern Music Festival Orch    Naxos     559755

08:17:00    00:02:50    Johnny Marks    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer            
Canadian Brass    Steinway     30027

08:19:00    00:03:50    William Billings    A Virgin Unspotted        
Peter Bennett    Quire Cleveland    Quire     101

08:40:00    00:09:54    Lorenzo Zavateri    Concerto Grosso in D major  Op 1    
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Gottfried von der Goltz    Gottfried von der Goltz, vn; Brigitte Täubl, violin    DHM     77352

08:53:00    00:02:58    Traditional    Noël nouvelet 'Sing We Now of Christmas'    
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Meredith Hall, soprano; Apollo's Singers    Avie     2269

08:56:00    00:06:50    Alexander Borodin    Scherzo from Symphony No. 1        
Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572786

09:05:00    00:14:07    Richard Addinsell    A Christmas Carol: Suite    
Royal Philharmonic    David Newman    Ambrosian Singers    Telarc     88801

09:25:00    00:03:11    Traditional    The Holly and the Ivy (English)            
Anonymous 4    Harm Mundi     907325

09:31:00    00:08:31    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 53        
Rebecca Miller    Royal Northern Sinfonia    Signum     434

09:46:00    00:06:02    Johann Sebastian Bach    Christmas Oratorio: Ehre sei dir, Gott    
Academy Ancient Music Berlin    René Jacobs    RIAS Chamber Chorus    Harm Mundi     2908304

09:51:00    00:05:49    Camille Saint-Saëns    Scherzo from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 22    
Norwegian Radio Orchestra    Miguel Harth-Bedoya    Vadym Kholodenko, piano    Harm Mundi     907629

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:01:38    Modest Mussorgsky    The Fair at Sorochinsk: Gopak            
Olga Kern, piano    Harm Mundi     907336

10:02:00    00:02:44    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    The Snow Maiden: Bird's Dance        
Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572787

10:08:00    00:12:49    Alfred Burt    A Christmas Greeting    
Boston Pops Orchestra    John Williams    Tanglewood Festival Chorus    Philips     416287

10:22:00    00:09:31    Franz Lachner    Minuet & Finale from Wind Quintet No. 2            
Vienna-Berlin Ensemble    DeutGram     423591

10:32:00    00:03:49    Felix Mendelssohn    Canzonetta from String Quartet No. 1 Op 12            
Juilliard String Quartet    Sony     60579

10:42:00    00:04:04    Gabriel Fauré    Barcarolle No.  9 in A minor  Op 101            
Charles Owen, piano    Avie     2240

10:44:00    00:08:00    John Rutter    First movement from "Beatles" Concerto    
Royal Philharmonic    John Rutter    Peter Rostal, piano; Paul Schaefer, piano    Decca     1821

10:48:00    00:01:59    Traditional    Scotland the Brave    
Boston Pops Orchestra    Keith Lockhart    Boston Pipers Society    RCA     68901

10:52:00    00:23:19    Joseph Eybler    Symphony No. 1 in C major         
Michael Hofstetter    Geneva Chamber Orchestra    CPO     777104

11:25 A CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS

11:25:00    00:02:52    Traditional    I Saw Three Ships    
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2005

11:27:00    00:06:40    Morten Lauridsen    O magnum mysterium        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2002

11:34:00    00:01:13    Edmund Rubbra    Dormi Jesu        
Gareth Morrell    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     1996

11:35:00    00:03:29    Traditional    Deck the Halls        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2005

11:41:00    00:03:52    George Frideric Handel    Messiah: For unto us a Child is born    
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2002

11:44:00    00:03:11    Leroy Anderson    Sleigh Ride        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2008

11:48:00    00:04:32    John Francis Wade    O Come, All Ye Faithful    
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2011

12:00pm BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

12:06:00    00:09:43    Luigi Cherubini    Anacréon: Overture        
Igor Markevitch    Orchestre Lamoureux    DeutGram     4795448

12:18:00    00:08:31    Alexander Glazunov    Concert Waltz No.  1 in D major  Op 47        
Lawrence Leighton Smith    Moscow Philharmonic    Sheffield     27

12:29:00    00:03:32    Reinhold Glière    The Red Poppy: Russian Sailor's Dance        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80625

12:37:00    00:05:53    Paul Gilson    Sailors' Dances        
Alexander Rahbari    Brussels Philharmonic    MarcoPolo     223418

12:46:00    00:11:06    John Knowles Paine    Finale from Symphony No. 2 Op 34        
JoAnn Falletta    Ulster Orchestra    Naxos     559748

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00    00:32:32    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Symphony No.  2 Op 9        
Dmitri Kitayenko    Bergen Philharmonic    Chandos     9178

13:36:00    00:24:02    Camille Saint-Saëns    Piano Concerto No.  2 in G minor  Op 22    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Yoel Levi    André Watts, piano    Telarc     80386

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:01:00    00:03:51    Giuseppe Sammartini    Pastorale from Christmas Concerto Op 5        
Bernard Labadie    Les Violons du Roy    Dorian     90180

14:05:00    00:02:54    George Frideric Handel    Messiah: Pastoral Symphony        
William Christie    Les Arts Florissants    Harm Mundi     2908304

14:11:00    00:15:03    Hugo Wolf    Scherzo & Finale        
Daniel Barenboim    Orchestra of Paris    Erato     45416

14:40:00    00:09:53    Sir Arnold Bax    Rogue's Comedy Overture        
Vernon Handley    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10122

14:52:00    00:06:32    Pietro Antonio Locatelli    Introduttione Teatrale in D major  Op 4        
Elizabeth Wallfisch    Raglan Baroque Players    Hyperion     67041

15:02:00    00:17:58    Peter Tchaikovsky    First movement from Symphony No. 6 Op 74        
Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656

15:22:00    00:08:48    Francesco Manfredini    Concerto Grosso in C major  Op 3        
Simon Standage    Collegium Musicum 90    Chandos     634

15:32:00    00:02:37    Sergei Prokofiev    Cinderella: Mazurka        
Vladimir Ashkenazy    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     410162

15:39:00    00:04:52    Sergei Prokofiev    Pastoral Sonatina in C major  Op 59            
Lara Downes, piano    Steinway     30016

15:46:00    00:09:23    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 36        
Karl Böhm    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Mahler and Schoenfield at the Vaudeville?

15:58:00    00:04:28    Steven Amundson    Angel's Dance        
John Morris Russell    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    FanfareCin     1

16:06:00    00:02:52    Traditional    The Holly and the Ivy (English)        
Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     105

16:12:00    00:12:10    Francis Poulenc    Suite Française after Claude Gervaise    
Empire Brass    Robert Woods    Michael Murray, organ    Telarc     80218

16:29:00    00:05:12    Max Steiner    Key Largo: Suite        
Charles Gerhardt    National Philharmonic    RCA     422

16:36:00    00:03:30    Jean Sibelius    Humoresque No. 5 in E flat Op 89    
London Symphony    Sir Colin Davis    Salvatore Accardo, violin    Philips     4788977

16:42:00    00:08:12    Peter Tchaikovsky    Waltz from Symphony No.  6 Op 74        
Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656

16:53:00    00:02:56    Tomás Luis de Victoria    O magnum mysterium        
Peter Bennett    Quire Cleveland    Quire     101

16:57:00    00:02:31    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dance No. 19 in B minor         
Marin Alsop    London Philharmonic    Naxos     557429

17:04:00    00:04:47    Jacques Offenbach    Die Rheinnixen: Overture        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Archiv     4776403

17:12:00    00:09:16    Various    'Songs of Angels' Pt. 2        
Robert Shaw    Robert Shaw Chamber Singers    Telarc     80377

17:25:00    00:09:44    Carl Maria von Weber    Andante & Hungarian Rondo Op 35    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Klaus Thunemann, bassoon    Philips     432081

17:40:00    00:05:05    Dean Sorenson    Medley 'Season's Greetings'            
Burning River Brass    BurnRiver     2004

17:46:00    00:03:38    Traditional    The Coventry Carol            
Burning River Brass    BurnRiver     2004

17:52:00    00:02:26    Regino Sainz de la Maza    Zapateado            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287

17:55:00    00:03:57    Reinhold Glière    The Red Poppy: Heroic Coolie Dance        
Zdenek Mácal    New Jersey Symphony    Delos     3178

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:17:53    John Rutter    Five Meditations for Orchestra        
John Rutter    Royal Philharmonic    Decca     1821

18:29:00    00:03:52    Anonymous    Corde natus ex parentis    
Voces8        Christian Forshaw, saxophone    Decca     22601

18:35:00    00:03:01    Sergei Rachmaninoff    All-Night Vigil: Rejoice, O Virgin Op 37            
Voces8    Decca     22601

18:41:00    00:13:26    Frédéric Chopin    Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise Op 22    
Orch of Age of Enlightenment    Sir Charles Mackerras    Emanuel Ax, piano    Sony     63371

18:54:00    00:04:26    Leó Weiner    Két Tétel: Two Movements    
Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Oszkár Ökrös, cimbalom    Mercury     4811409

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:19:17    Peter Tchaikovsky    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture        
Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656

19:23:00    00:32:02    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major     
Cleveland Orchestra    Mitsuko Uchida    Mitsuko Uchida, piano    Decca     4786763

19:58:00    00:01:37    Traditional    The Holly and the Ivy (English)            
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass    Four Winds     3029

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:24:56    Robert Russell Bennett    A Symphonic Picture of Gershwin's        
Eugene Ormandy    Philadelphia Orchestra    Sony     62402

20:27:00    00:07:55    Riccardo Drigo    Pas de deux for Adam's 'Le Corsaire'        
Richard Bonynge    London Symphony    Decca     433862

20:29:00    00:07:12    George Gershwin    Three Preludes            
Michael Tilson Thomas, piano    CBS     44798

20:38:00    00:17:39    George Gershwin    An American in Paris        
Riccardo Chailly    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     417326

20:55:00    00:03:32    George Gershwin    Two Waltzes in C major             
Leonard Pennario, piano    EMI     64668

21:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier: COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Mahler and Schoenfield at the Vaudeville?

21:03:00    00:17:58    Peter Tchaikovsky    First movement from Symphony No. 6 Op 74        
Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656

21:23:00    00:10:38    Leroy Anderson    Suite of Carols for Winds    
BBC Concert Orchestra    Leonard Slatkin    Members of    Naxos     559382

21:36:00    00:06:20    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo in D major             
Vladimir Horowitz, piano    DeutGram     4795448

21:44:00    00:04:35    Harold Darke    In the Bleak Midwinter    
City of London Sinfonia    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     106

21:50:00    00:38:26    Sergei Rachmaninoff    The Bells Op 35    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Renée Fleming, soprano; Karl Dent, tenor; Victor Ledbetter, baritone; Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80365

22:32:00    00:11:51    Gerald Finzi    Nocturne 'New Year Music' Op 7        
Richard Hickox    Royal Northern Sinfonia    EMI     64721

22:46:00    00:13:05    Franz Schubert    Rondo in A major             
Martha Argerich, piano; Lang Lang, piano    DeutGram     4795096

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:07:00    Joachim Raff    Andante from Octet for Strings Op 176            
Academy Chamber Ensemble    Chandos     8790

23:09:00    00:13:25    Franz Schubert    Adagio from Octet            
Cleveland Octet    Sony     62655

23:24:00    00:15:40    Georg Muffat    Chaconne from Concerto Grosso in G major         
Reinhard Goebel    Cologne Musica Antiqua    Archiv     453418

23:42:00    00:13:00    Antonín Dvorák    Andante from Piano Quintet Op 81    
Concertante        Jeremy Denk, piano    Meridian     84459

23:56:00    00:02:35    Richard Strauss    Träumerei Op 9            
John O'Conor, piano    Telarc     80391

23:56:00    00:03:41    Gabriel Fauré    Sicilienne Op 78    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Mathias Mönius    Albrecht Mayer, oboe d'amore    Decca     4782564
 

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