Program Guide 01-06-2017

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January 6

1695 Giuseppe Sammartini – Italian composer and oboist (d.1750); most of his professional life was spent in London and in the employ of Frederick, Prince of Wales (heir apparent to the British throne); had a younger brother, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, who also became a renowned composer and oboist.

1838 Max Bruch – German composer and conductor (d.1920); his complex and always well-structured works, squarely in the German 19th century tradition, placed him in the camp of Romantic classicism exemplified by Johannes Brahms, rather than the opposing ‘New Music’ of Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner; in his time known primarily as a choral composer.

1850 Xaver Scharwenka – German-Polish composer, pianist and teacher (d.1924); his four piano concertos are substantial works, and the First is the least obscure: though written in 1874, its first recording was not made until 1968 with Earl Wild and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Erich Leinsdorf; Wild had learned the concerto under Selmar Janson, who had studied it directly with the composer; when Leinsdorf asked Wild to record the concerto, the pianist was able to say "I've been waiting by the phone for forty years for someone to ask me to play this".

1856 Giuseppe Martucci – Italian composer, conductor, pianist and teacher (d.1909); helped to introduce Wagner's operas to Italy and also gave important early concerts of English music there; unusually among Italian composers of his generation, he wrote no operas.

1872 Alexander Scriabin – Russian composer and pianist (d.1915); one of the most innovative and most controversial of early modern composers; developed a substantially atonal and dissonant musical system an expression of his personal brand of mysticism; was also influenced by synesthesia, and associated colors with the various harmonic tones of his atonal scale, and his color-coded circle of fifths was also influenced by theosophy; considered by some to be the main Russian Symbolist composer.

1950 first performance of Francis Poulenc’s Piano Concerto, in Boston, by the Boston Symphony conducted by Charles Munch with the composer as soloist.

1967 first performance of Elliott Carter’s Piano Concerto, by the Boston Symphony conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, with Jacob Lateiner as soloist.

1991 first performance of Michael Torke’s Bronze for piano and orchestra, at Carnegie Hall in New York, by the American Composers Orchestra conducted by David Zinman and the composer as the soloist.

 

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell
00:02:00 00:27:14 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No.  4 in E flat major  Op 7   Peter Takács, piano Cambria  1175
00:31:00 00:31:43 Max Bruch Symphony No. 3 in E major  Op 51  Kurt Masur Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Philips  420932
01:05:00 00:27:17 Alexander Scriabin Piano Concerto in F sharp minor  Op 20 London Philharmonic Lorin Maazel Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Decca  4785437
01:34:00 00:39:37 Johannes Brahms Symphony No.  1 in C minor  Op 68  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra Belvedere  8005
02:16:00 00:27:58 Xaver Scharwenka Piano Concerto No.  1 in B flat minor  Op 32 BBC Scottish Symphony Michael Stern Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion  67508
02:46:00 00:48:02 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No.  2 in B flat major  Op 4  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  8589
03:37:00 00:35:05 Sir Granville Bantock A Hebridean Symphony  Vernon Handley Royal Philharmonic Hyperion  66450
04:14:00 00:39:19 Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto in D major  Op 77 Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst Julia Fischer, violin Belvedere  8005
04:55:00 00:19:30 Francis Poulenc Piano Concerto Philharmonia Orchestra Charles Dutoit Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  436546
05:17:00 00:17:11 François Devienne Flute Concerto No.  8 in G major  London Mozart Players Sir James Galway Sir James Galway, flute RCA  63701
05:36:00 00:08:16 George Frideric Handel Suite for Trumpet & Strings in D major  Philharmonia Orchestra Claudio Scimone Bibi Black, trumpet EMI  54620
05:52:00 00:05:13 Ludwig van Beethoven Presto from String Quartet No. 14 Op 131   Cypress String Quartet Cypress  2012

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:03:10 Johann Sebastian Bach Largo from Keyboard Concerto No.  5 in F minor  English Chamber Orchestra Steven Mercurio Anne Akiko Meyers, violin E1 Music  7785
06:15:00 00:05:07 Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe   Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71287
06:20:00 00:03:07 Marin Marais Alcyone: Overture   Tempesta di Mare Chandos  805
06:25:00 00:02:53 Lev Aronson Hasidic Dance   Brian Thornton, cello; Spencer Myer, piano Thornton  2013
06:27:00 00:03:45 Gian Carlo Menotti Sebastian: Barcarolle  Andrew Schenck New Zealand Symphony Koch Intl  7005
06:33:00 00:03:03 Alan Hovhaness Fugue from Symphony No. 48 Op 355  Gerard Schwarz Eastern Music Festival Orch Naxos  559755
06:40:00 00:08:53 Felix Mendelssohn Finale from Piano Trio No. 1 Op 49   Emanuel Ax, piano; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony  52192
06:45:00 00:03:25 Franz Joseph Haydn Finale from Symphony No. 95  Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Naïve  5176
07:00:00 00:03:13 John Philip Sousa March 'Nobles of the Mystic Shrine'  Keith Brion New Sousa Band Delos  3102
07:05:00 00:05:26 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 140: Chorale 'Wachet auf'   Burning River Brass BurnRiver  2004
07:15:00 00:06:01 Johannes Brahms Allegro giocoso from Symphony No. 4 Op 98  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra Belvedere  8005
07:25:00 00:03:15 Fritz Kreisler Miniature Viennese March   Gidon Kremer, violin; Oleg Maisenberg, piano DeutGram  453440
07:30:00 00:04:29 Antonín Dvorák Rusalka: Polonaise  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  71
07:40:00 00:08:25 William Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag   Gil Shaham, violin; Jonathan Feldman, piano DeutGram  463483
07:51:00 00:01:59 Francis Chagrin Parade of the Wooden Soldiers  Robert J. Ambrose Atlanta Chamber Winds Albany  1127
07:55:00 00:01:58 John Williams Sound the Bells!  Alasdair Neale Bay Brass Harm Mundi  807556
08:07:00 00:04:45 Johann Strauss Jr Artists Quadrille Op 201  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80314
08:15:00 00:07:59 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 39  James Gaffigan CityMusic Cleveland CityMusic  4
08:25:00 00:03:44 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G major    Margarita Shevchenko, piano CIPC  96523
08:30:00 00:04:35 Alfredo Casella Paganiniana: Tarantella Op 65  Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  53280
08:40:00 00:08:28 Franz Schubert Finale from String Quartet No. 14   Hagen Quartet DeutGram  4795448
08:50:00 00:04:00 Hieronymus Praetorius Cantate Domino  Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire  2013
08:55:00 00:03:53 Henry Mancini The Pink Panther: Theme  Carl Davis Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Naxos  572111
09:05:00 00:15:53 Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra Belvedere  8005
09:27:00 00:04:40 John Barry Midnight Cowboy: Theme  Tolga Kashif Royal Philharmonic Royal Phil  33
09:35:00 00:03:54 Morton Gould Pavanne from American Symphonette No.  2  David Alan Miller Albany Symphony Orchestra Albany  1174
09:40:00 00:03:16 Brian Dykstra Caffeinated Rag   Brian Dykstra, piano Centaur  3161
09:45:00 00:07:07 Sir Arthur Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance: Overture  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips  434916
09:54:00 00:04:43 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La clemenza di Tito: Overture  Martin Pearlman Boston Baroque Telarc  31827

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:00:00 00:01:28 Alexander Scriabin Prelude in B major  Op 11   Yuja Wang, piano DeutGram  16606
10:02:00 00:02:56 Alexander Scriabin Poème in F sharp major  Op 32   Valentina Lisitsa, piano Decca  17091
10:08:00 00:11:40 Joaquín Rodrigo Sonata giocosa   Sir Angel Romero, guitar RCA  68767
10:21:00 00:08:03 Gioacchino Rossini L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture Netherlands Wind Ensemble  Members of Philips  4788977
10:31:00 00:03:33 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mitridate: March  Rinaldo Alessandrini Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch Naïve  30479
10:39:00 00:05:32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni: Catalogue Aria Orch of Valencian Community Riccardo Frizza Erwin Schrott, baritone Decca  11838
10:46:00 00:03:33 Vladimir Horowitz Carmen Variations   Arcadi Volodos, piano Sony  62691
10:51:00 00:30:57 Max Bruch Scottish Fantasy Op 46 BBC Scottish Symphony Rory Macdonald Nicola Benedetti, violin DeutGram  21290
11:24:00 00:09:13 Leopold Mozart Symphony in D major   Georg Mais Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra ArteNova  897710
11:36:00 00:10:25 Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No.  2 in G sharp minor  Op 19   Daniil Trifonov, piano DeutGram  4791728
11:49:00 00:10:18 Benedetto Marcello Concerto a cinque in E minor  Op 1 Concerto Italiano Rinaldo Alessandrini Riccardo Minasi, violin; Luca Peverini, cello Naïve  30301
12:06:00 00:08:22 Hector Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Op 9  Mariss Jansons Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra EMI  54479
12:16:00 00:08:44 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A minor   Willi Boskovsky Philharmonia Hungarica EMI  64627
12:27:00 00:03:43 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Procession of the Sardar  David Zinman Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Telarc  80378
12:33:00 00:03:13 Leigh Harline Pinocchio: When You Wish Upon a Star London Symphony Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
12:41:00 00:03:22 Dmitri Shostakovich Dolls' Dances: Lyric Waltz Bavarian Radio Symphony Esa-Pekka Salonen Lisa Batiashvili, violin DeutGram  15203
12:46:00 00:10:37 Felix Mendelssohn Overture 'The Fair Melusina' Op 32  Ilan Volkov BBC Scottish Symphony BBC  225
12:58:00 00:01:34 Franz Liszt Schubert Song 'Das Wandern'   Evgeny Kissin, piano RCA  58420

THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:01:00 00:46:30 Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No.  1 in D minor  Op 15 Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst Yefim Bronfman, piano Belvedere  8005
13:50:00 00:09:13 Peter Tchaikovsky The Voyevoda: Overture  Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Naxos  554845

14:00 FIRST FRIDAYS with Angela Mitchell: In2ative Duo
14:02:00 00:08:00 Dusk Before Dawn
14:12:00 00:06:00 Hero
14:21:00 00:03:00 Hope
14:27:00 00:04:00 3600 seconds
14:34:00 00:04:00 Ludwig van Beethoven     Due, WoO27 Allegro sostenuto (originally for bassoon and clarinet)
14:41:00 00:03:00 Frenzy
14:49:00 00:03:00 Redemption
14:55:00 00:03:00 Icicles

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
15:02:00 00:14:34 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Trio No.  3 in G Op 35   Beaux Arts Trio Philips  446077
15:19:00 00:10:40 Max Bruch Kol Nidrei Op 47   Brian Thornton, cello; Spencer Myer, piano Thornton  2013
15:32:00 00:04:02 William Grant Still Bayou Home   Alexa Still, flute; Susan DeWitt Smith, piano Koch Intl  7192
15:40:00 00:06:48 William Grant Still Land of Romance from 'Africa'   Lara Downes, piano Steinway  30016
15:48:00 00:08:49 Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont: Overture Op 84  George Szell Czech Philharmonic Sony  68447
15:58:00 00:05:28 Alexander Scriabin Waltz in A flat Op 38   Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  4785334

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Bach at Starbucks?
16:07:00 00:01:45 "PDQ Bach" Long Live the King   Michèle Eaton, off-coloratura; David Düsing, tenor profundo; Peter Schickele, vocal Telarc  80666
16:12:00 00:10:50 Julius Fucik Marinarella Overture Op 215  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  5158
16:27:00 00:07:06 Richard Wagner Siegfried: Brünnhilde's Awakening Metropolitan Opera Orchestra James Levine Hildegard Behrens, soprano; Reiner Goldberg, tenor DeutGram  437825
16:36:00 00:02:56 Paul Schoenfield Four Souvenirs: Samba   Caroline Goulding, violin; Christopher O'Riley, piano Telarc  80744
16:41:00 00:08:39 Max Bruch Adagio from Scottish Fantasy Op 46 London Symphony Jascha Horenstein David Oistrakh, violin Decca  4785437
16:52:00 00:02:59 Duke Ellington The River: Giggling Rapids  JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos  559737
17:05:00 00:05:04 Johannes Brahms A German Requiem: How Lovely is Thy Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst Vienna Singverein MAA  2010
17:13:00 00:11:48 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No.  9 in C major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus DHM  63970
17:28:00 00:06:50 Sir Edward Elgar Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 Op 55  Daniel Barenboim Berlin State Orchestra Decca  4789353
17:40:00 00:04:15 Ola Gjeilo Phoenix  Charles Bruffy Phoenix Chorale Chandos  5100
17:46:00 00:04:28 John Williams Air and Simple Gifts   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Gabriela Montero, piano; Anthony McGill, clarinet Sony  752307
17:52:00 00:02:41 Antonio Vivaldi Fugue from Concerto for 2 Violins Op 3 Chamber Orchestra of Europe  Daniel Hope, violin; Lorenza Borrani, violin DeutGram  4777463
17:56:00 00:03:23 Giuseppe Verdi Introduction to Act 1 & Brindisi from  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80364

DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:15:45 George Gershwin Second Rhapsody Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Orion Weiss, piano Naxos  559705
18:27:00 00:06:26 Gerónimo Giménez La boda de Luis Alonso: Malagueña y   Los Romeros, guitars Philips  442781
18:36:00 00:03:55 Claude Bolling Invention   Sir Angel Romero, guitar; George Shearing, piano; Shelley Manne, percussion; Ray Brown, bass EMI  47192
18:42:00 00:11:44 Sir Edward Elgar Finale from Symphony No. 1 Op 55  Daniel Barenboim Berlin State Orchestra Decca  4789353
18:54:00 00:04:22 Enrique Granados Spanish Dance No.  6 in D Op 5   Sir Angel Romero, guitar; Celedonio Romero, guitar Telarc  80216

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:23:32 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 43 in E flat major   Ádám Fischer Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch Nimbus  5530
19:28:00 00:27:58 Xaver Scharwenka Piano Concerto No.  1 in B flat minor  Op 32 BBC Scottish Symphony Michael Stern Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion  67508
19:57:00 00:02:38 Alan Hovhaness Lullaby Op 1   Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano Cedille  139

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
20:02:00 00:22:36 Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Philharmonia Orchestra Luis García-Navarro Narciso Yepes, guitar DeutGram  4795448
20:27:00 00:03:03 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari The Secret of Susanna: Overture  Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418
20:32:00 00:25:48 Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor  Op 64 Göttingen Symphony Orchestra Christoph-Mathias Mueller Rachel Barton Pine, violin Cedille  144

NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Bach at Starbucks?
21:03:00 00:20:17 Alexander Scriabin Symphony No.  5 Op 60 London Philharmonic Lorin Maazel Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; Ambrosian Singers Decca  4785437
21:25:00 00:06:32 Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Flute, Oboe d'amore &   European Baroque Soloists Denon  9614
21:33:00 00:08:05 Wilhelm Stenhammar Finale from Serenade in F major  Op 31  Neeme Järvi Gothenburg Symphony DeutGram  445857
21:43:00 00:08:55 Richard Wagner Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude  Fabio Luisi Philharmonia Zürich Accentus  102
21:53:00 00:32:11 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Act 2  Dmitry Yablonsky Russian State Symphony Naxos  555873
22:26:00 00:14:42 Franz Schubert Impromptu No. 9 in E flat minor    Maria João Pires, piano DeutGram  457550
22:43:00 00:15:42 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet No. 34 in B flat major  Op 33   Angeles Quartet Decca  4783695

QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:02:00 00:09:53 Max Bruch Kol Nidrei Op 47 London Symphony Neeme Järvi Yuri Bashmet, viola RCA  63292
23:11:00 00:08:28 Johannes Brahms Adagio from Symphony No. 2 Op 73  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra Belvedere  8005
23:22:00 00:07:20 Giuseppe Martucci Notturno in G flat major  Op 70  Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  53280
23:29:00 00:10:36 Remo Giazotto Albinoni's Adagio for Strings & Organ in G minor  Royal Philharmonic Charles Rosekrans Clio Gould, violin Telarc  80562
23:42:00 00:12:30 Johannes Brahms Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 15 Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst Yefim Bronfman, piano Belvedere  8005
23:56:00 00:02:23 Darius Milhaud Corcovado from "Saudades do Brasil" Op 67   Christopher O'Riley, piano CPI  3294112
23:57:00 00:02:37 Gabriel Fauré Après un rêve Op 7   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano Sony  510316

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