Program Guide 12-14-2016

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December 14

1738 Jan Antonín Kozeluch – Bohemian composer (d.1814); concert master in Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral for thirty years.

1873 Joseph Jongen – Belgian organist, composer, and music educator (d.1953); his Symphonie Concertante of 1926 is considered by many to be among the greatest works ever written for organ and orchestra; it was commissioned by Rodman Wanamaker for debut in the Grand Court of his palatial Philadelphia department store for the re-dedication of the world's largest pipe organ there, the Wanamaker Organ.

1918 premiere of Giacomo Puccini's Il trittico (The Triptych), three one-act operas, comprising Il tabarro (The Cloak), Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; since its first performance, the comedy Gianni Schicchi has been the most popular of the three.

1924 first performance of Ottorino Respighi's tone poem The Pines of Rome; the second work in his ‘Roman trilogy’, preceded by Fountains of Rome (1917) and followed by Roman Festivals (1926); employs an effect never done before: the sound of an actual nightingale recorded onto a phonograph record.

1929 Ron Nelson – American composer (88 years old); his Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H) was the first piece to win all three major wind band composition prizes during one period — the National Band Association Prize, the American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Award, and the Sudler International Prize; conductor Leonard Slatkin says of him: "Nelson is the quintessential American composer. He has the ability to move between conservative and newer styles with ease. The fact that he's a little hard to categorize is what makes him interesting."

1936 first performance of Samuel Barber’s String Quartet Op 11 with its famous Adagio at the Villa Aurelia in Rome, Italy by the Pro Arte Quartet.

1947 Christopher Parkening – American guitarist (70 years old); created the guitar department at the University of Southern California in 1969, when he was only 22; currently Distinguished Professor of Music and Chair in Classical Guitar at Pepperdine University; retired from public performance in 2013.

1971 Riccardo Frizza – Italian conductor (46 years old); married to the Spanish soprano Davinia Rodriguez whom he met while conducting L'elisir d'amore at the Festival de Opera de Las Palmas in 2005.

1977 Andrés Orozco-Estrada – Colombian-born violinist and conductor (40 years old); Music Director of the Houston Symphony since 2014; Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic since 2015.

 

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00 00:33:05 José Serebrier Symphony on Bizet's 'Carmen'  José Serebrier Barcelona Symphony Bis  1305

00:41:00 00:22:24 Ottorino Respighi The Pines of Rome  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  55600

01:06:00 00:38:11 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No.  7 in D minor  Op 70  Andrés Orozco-Estrada Houston Symphony PentaTone  578

01:47:00 00:48:14 Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G major    Takács Quartet Decca  452854

02:37:00 00:37:08 John Rutter Magnificat City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Patricia Forbes, soprano; Cambridge Singers Collegium  114

03:17:00 00:45:30 Johannes Brahms Serenade No.  1 in D major  Op 11   Academy Chamber Ensemble Philips  426298

04:07:00 00:19:34 Samuel Barber String Quartet Op 11   Brodsky Quartet Chandos  10801

04:29:00 00:21:00 Sir Edward Elgar Sea Pictures Op 37 English Chamber Orchestra Kenneth Woods Rodolfus Choir Avie  2362

04:53:00 00:31:03 Edvard Grieg Symphonic Dances Op 64  Neeme Järvi Gothenburg Symphony DeutGram  419431

05:26:00 00:12:00 Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 32 in G minor    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano Chandos  10668

05:41:00 00:06:45 Leonard Bernstein Fancy Free Ballet: Three Dance  Andrew Litton Bournemouth Symphony VirginClas  61119

05:51:00 00:07:58 Philip Lane Wassail Dances  Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos  557099

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:06:27 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers  Seiji Ozawa Orchestra of Paris Philips  4788977

06:16:00 00:09:12 Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings Op 11   New Century Chamber Orch NSS Music  10

06:28:00 00:06:44 Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols: Four Carols  Patrick Dupré Quigley Seraphic Fire; Jacqueline Kerrod, harp SFM  14

06:40:00 00:09:06 Johann Sebastian Bach Keyboard Concerto No.  5 in F minor  Berlin State Orchestra Simone Dinnerstein Simone Dinnerstein, piano Sony  81742

06:52:00 00:02:58 Franz Liszt Christmas Tree: Adeste Fidelis   Leslie Howard, piano Hyperion  66388

06:57:00 00:02:31 Pio Carlo Nevi March on Themes from Puccini's 'La  Riccardo Chailly Verdi Symphony Milan Decca  2141

07:05:00 00:05:25 Pietro A. Yon Gesu Bambino  A. David Krehbiel Bay Brass Gothic  49120

07:13:00 00:08:43 Franz Schubert Andante from Symphony No. 2  Sir Colin Davis Dresden State Orchestra RCA  68545

07:25:00 00:03:13 Stuart Thompson The Holly and the Ivy  Noel Edison Elora Festival Singers Naxos  573421

07:28:00 00:02:01 Kermit Poling A Holly and Ivy Calypso   West Edge String Quartet Centaur  3087

07:30:00 00:03:14 King Henry VIII Green grow'th the Holly  Paul Hillier Theatre of Voices Harm Mundi  907079

07:40:00 00:06:35 Ludwig van Beethoven Overture 'Name Day' Op 115  Claudio Abbado Vienna Philharmonic DeutGram  429762

07:49:00 00:03:46 Kermit Poling Christmas Cornucopia   West Edge String Quartet Centaur  3087

07:56:00 00:02:24 George Frideric Handel Messiah: And He shall purify Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Singers Avie  2208

08:07:00 00:06:32 Randol Alan Bass The Night Before Christmas National Symphony Orchestra Randol Alan Bass Sir Derek Jacobi, narrator Kodanja  2003

08:16:00 00:08:32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 32 in G major   Ton Koopman Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Erato  45714

08:27:00 00:03:42 John Jacob Niles I Wonder As I Wander Royal Philharmonic John Rutter Melanie Marshall, soprano; Andrew Williams, viola Collegium  133

08:30:00 00:02:51 John Rutter Star Carol City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium  121

08:40:00 00:08:55 Jean Françaix Concertino for Piano & Orchestra Montreal Symphony Charles Dutoit Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca  452448

08:52:00 00:02:24 George Vosburgh A 'Spike Jones' Jingle Bells   Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Four Winds  3029

08:56:00 00:03:03 Johann Sebastian Bach French Suite No. 5: Gigue   Simone Dinnerstein, piano Telarc  80715

09:05:00 00:17:18 Georg Philipp Telemann Don Quixote: Suite  Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire Koch Intl  7576

09:26:00 00:06:13 Fernando Sor Variations on Theme by Mozart Op 9   Christopher Parkening, guitar EMI  56730

09:34:00 00:05:26 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Waltz  Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Decca  10104

09:52:00 00:03:50 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Marriage of Figaro: Non più andrai Orch of Valencian Community Riccardo Frizza Erwin Schrott, baritone Decca  11838

09:57:00 00:02:40 Giacomo Puccini Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro Mahler Chamber Orchestra Claudio Abbado Anna Netrebko, soprano DeutGram  2999

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:03:00 00:03:43 Jacob Clemens non Papa Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Agnus   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

10:07:00 00:04:54 Jacob Clemens non Papa Pastores quidnam vidistis   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

10:15:00 00:11:18 Johann Melchior Molter Concerto Pastorale in G major  La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8730

10:28:00 00:03:58 Raymond Scott Boy Scout in Switzerland   Quartet San Francisco ViolinJazz  105

10:33:00 00:03:44 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Dubinushka Op 62  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572788

10:42:00 00:05:13 Alexander Borodin Petite Suite: Intermezzo  Gennady Rozhdestvensky Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Chandos  9386

10:52:00 00:24:44 Josef Suk Fantasy in G minor  Op 24 Monte Carlo Philharmonic Yakov Kreizberg Julia Fischer, violin Decca  15535

11:19:00 00:05:59 Sergei Rachmaninoff Andante from Cello Sonata Op 19   Wendy Warner, cello; Irina Nuzova, piano Cedille  120

 

11:25 A CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS

11:27:00 00:04:29 Hugh Martin Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2014

11:31:00 00:03:07 William Mathias A Babe is Born Op 55 Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1999

11:35:00 00:02:38 George Wyle The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2014

11:37:00 00:02:01 James Pierpont Jingle Bells Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1996

11:41:00 00:02:04 Traditional Ding Dong! Merrily on High Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2008

11:44:00 00:02:54 Ralph Vaughan Williams The Blessed Son of God from 'Hodie'  Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2002

11:46:00 00:02:27 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: March  Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra MAA  2002

11:49:00 00:02:42 Traditional Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2014

11:52:00 00:03:56 Felix Mendelssohn Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2008

 

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

12:06:00 00:09:31 Billy May Holiday Cheer  John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Philips  416287

12:17:00 00:08:32 Ron Nelson Savannah River Holiday  Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury  434324

12:28:00 00:02:31 Julius Fucik The Merry Blacksmiths March Op 218  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  5158

12:41:00 00:03:40 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari The Jewels of the Madonna: Serenata  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10511

12:42:00 00:03:34 Giacomo Puccini Suor Angelica: Intermezzo  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10634

12:46:00 00:08:32 Peter Cornelius The Barber of Bagdad: Overture  Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

12:56:00 00:02:40 Sergei Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite: Troika Op 60  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80683

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00 00:39:32 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No.  3 in G major  Op 55  Vladimir Jurowski Russian National Orchestra PentaTone  61

13:42:00 00:18:00 Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Teldec  44005

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:01:00 00:02:14 Percy Grainger A Sussex Mummer's Christmas Carol   Burning River Brass BurnRiver  2004

14:03:00 00:02:29 Charles Wood The Lamb  Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire  105

14:08:00 00:12:01 Ron Nelson Courtly Airs and Dances  Jerry Junkin Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  76

14:23:00 00:11:16 Hieronymus Praetorius Magnificat quinti toni   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

14:37:00 00:14:17 Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op 28  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  48272

14:53:00 00:04:40 Emmanuel Chabrier Suite pastorale: Danse villageoise  Neeme Järvi Orch de la Suisse Romande Chandos  5122

15:01:00 00:17:22 Joseph Jongen Concerto for Wind Quintet Op 124   Sylvan Wind Quintet Koch Intl  7081

15:21:00 00:10:51 Otto Nicolai Christmas Overture Bamberg Symphony Karl Anton Rickenbacher Bamberg Symphony Chorus VirginClas  91079

15:33:00 00:03:45 Robert Schumann Romance in F sharp Op 28   Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA  300350

15:41:00 00:05:08 Felix Mendelssohn Song without Words in D major  Op 109   Keith Robinson, cello; Donna Lee, piano Blue Griff  237

15:49:00 00:08:09 Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Dream Pantomime Bavarian Radio Symphony Jeffrey Tate Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo; Barbara Bonney, soprano EMI  54022

15:59:00 00:04:57 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Blue Bird Pas de  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Messiaen and Respighi for the Birds

16:10:00 00:10:25 Antonín Dvorák Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 8 Op 88  Andrés Orozco-Estrada Houston Symphony PentaTone  578

16:21:00 00:02:34 Franz Liszt Schubert Song 'Hark, hark, the lark'   Evgeny Kissin, piano DeutGram  435028

16:28:00 00:04:37 Alfred Newman Gunga Din: Main title & Finale  Richard Kaufman Brandenburg Philharmonic MarcoPolo  223608

16:36:00 00:08:19 Bruce Healey Medley 'Sing With Us of Christmas' Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Erich Kunzel Singing Hoosiers Telarc  80538

16:46:00 00:08:32 Franz Schubert Der Spiegelritter: Overture  Manfred Huss Haydn Sinfonietta, Vienna Koch Intl  1121

16:56:00 00:03:20 Michael Praetorius Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

17:05:00 00:04:47 Louis Théodore Gouvy Scherzo from Symphony No. 4  Jacques Mercier German Radio Philharmonic CPO  777382

17:13:00 00:09:40 Daniel Pinkham Christmas Cantata Lenox Brass Donald Teeters Boston Cecilia; James David Christie, organ Koch Intl  7180

17:26:00 00:08:54 Antonín Dvorák Prague Waltzes  Antal Doráti Detroit Symphony Decca  414370

17:41:00 00:03:59 Jacob Handl Mirable mysterium   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

17:47:00 00:03:09 Hans Leo Hassler Hodie Christus natus est   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

17:52:00 00:03:11 Daryl Runswick Troika to the Little Town of Bethlehem  Geoffrey Simon London Cello Sound Cala  55003

17:56:00 00:04:09 Edvard Grieg Holberg Suite: Rigaudon Op 40  Conrad van Alphen Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra Telarc  80623

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:10:00 00:16:29 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor  Op 27   Daniel Barenboim, piano DeutGram  4795448

18:27:00 00:08:02 Jacob Clemens non Papa Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Gloria   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

18:37:00 00:01:55 Johannes Eccard Vom Himmel hoch   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

18:41:00 00:10:26 Franz Schubert Rosamunde: Overture  Karl Münchinger Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437

18:52:00 00:06:28 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Fiesta from Guitar Concerto No. 2 Op 160 London Philharmonic Leonard Slatkin Kazuhito Yamashita, guitar RCA  60355

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00 00:21:42 Jan Antonín Kozeluch Oboe Concerto in F major  Potsdam Chamber Academy Albrecht Mayer Albrecht Mayer, oboe DeutGram  4792942

19:26:00 00:29:39 Franz Schubert Symphony No.  5 in B flat major   Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra MAA  1032

19:58:00 00:01:59 Anonymous Riu, riu, chiu   Burning River Brass BurnRiver  2004

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Ensembles from the Conservatory of Baldwin Wallace University - 2016 Holiday Concerts

G. P. Telemann: Brass Fanfare

Benjamin Britten: Procession, “Wolcum Yole!” and “There is No Rose” from “A Ceremony of Carols”

Daniel Elder:  Crystal Sky

Arr. Ian McCubbin:  The Twelve Bassoons of Christmas

Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn: Let It Snow!

Jay Livingston & Ray Evans: Silver Bells

Kim Gannon & Walter Kent:  I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Gwyneth Walker: Alleluia! Amen! From “A Sacred Place”

Z. Randall Stroope: Verbum caro factum est (The Word Was Made Flesh)

M. Leontovich: Carol of the Bells

Greg Gilpin: Ding-a-Ding

James A. Hirt: Gloria from “Mass for the Resurrection of Peace”

Morten Lauridsen arr. H. Robert Reynolds: O Magnum Mysterium

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

Leroy Anderson: arr. Russell Robinson: A Christmas Festival

 

21:21:00 00:22:58 Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols Op 28  Martin Neary Westminster Abbey Choir; Aline Brewer, harp Sony  62615

21:45:00 00:14:07 Richard Addinsell A Christmas Carol: Suite Royal Philharmonic David Newman Ambrosian Singers Telarc  88801

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by soprano Angela Brown

Come down angels
He never said a mumblin word
City called Heaven
Round about the mountain
Deep River
Walk together children
Lord, I just can't keep from cryin
My soul'd been anchored in the Lord
O Glory
Every time I feel the spirit
Lord, how come me here?
Give me Jesus
This little light of mine
He's got the whole world in his hands

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:03:00 00:04:53 Ron Nelson Sarabande 'For Katharine in April'  Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury  434347

23:08:00 00:08:49 Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings Op 11  Robert Spano Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Telarc  80673

23:18:00 00:02:50 Michael Praetorius Lo, how a rose e'er blooming   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

23:21:00 00:08:35 Ottorino Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures: Adoration of   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  437533

23:29:00 00:06:02 Leopold Stokowski Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies  José Serebrier Bournemouth Symphony Naxos  557883

23:37:00 00:07:05 Miguel Llobet Catalan Folksongs   Christopher Parkening, guitar EMI  49404

23:44:00 00:10:08 Florent Schmitt La tragédie de Salomé: Prélude Op 50  Yannick Nézet-Séguin Orchestre Métropolitaine Atma  2647

23:55:00 00:03:43 Jacob Clemens non Papa Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Agnus   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

 

 

 

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