Program Guide 01-20-2017

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January 20

1586 Johann Hermann Schein – German composer (d.1630); one of the first to import the early Italian stylistic innovations into German music; his most famous work was his only collection of instrumental music, the Banchetto musicale (Musical banquet, 1617) which contains 20 separate variation suites; they are among the earliest and finest representatives of the form. 

1855 Ernest Chausson – French composer (d.1899); his music bridges the gap between the ripe Romanticism of Massenet and the more introverted Impressionism of Debussy; he once said, “There are moments when I feel myself driven by a kind of feverish instinct, as if I had the presentiment of being unable to attain my goal, or of attaining it too late;" he died at age 44, just as his career was beginning to flourish.

1870 Guillaume Lekeu – Belgian composer (d.1894); a highly talented composer whose death cut short a promising musical career; he contracted typh          oid fever from a contaminated sorbet and died in his parents' home in Angers the day after his 24th birthday.

1892 premiere of Alfredo Catalani’s opera La Wally at La Scala in Milan; best known for its Act 1 aria Ebben? Ne andrò lontana; American soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez sang this aria in Jean-Jacques Beineix's 1981 movie Diva; Arturo Toscanini named his first daughter Wally after the heroine of this opera.

1894 Walter Piston – American composer, music theorist, and professor of music at Harvard University (d.1976); his students included Leroy Anderson, Leonard Bernstein and Elliott Carter; wrote four books on the technical aspects of music theory which are considered to be classics in their respective fields: Principles of Harmonic Analysis, Counterpoint, Orchestration, and Harmony.

1939 first performance of Charles Ives’s Piano Sonata No. 2 ‘Concord, Mass. 1840-1860’ (aka Concord Sonata) by John Kirkpatrick, in New York City; the four movements represent figures associated with transcendentalism. The composer said the work was his "impression of the spirit of transcendentalism that is associated in the minds of many with Concord, Massachusetts of over a half century ago. This is undertaken in impressionistic pictures of Emerson and Thoreau, a sketch of the Alcotts, and a scherzo supposed to reflect a lighter quality which is often found in the fantastic side of Hawthorne."

1944 first performance of Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by the New York Philharmonic, Artur Rodzinski conducting; the themes are taken from incidental music which Weber wrote for Turandot, a play by Carlo Gozzi based on the same legend that later inspired Giacomo Puccini and others.

1951 Iván Fischer – Hungarian conductor and composer (66 years old); founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 1983; his older brother, Ádám Fischer, is also a conductor

 

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell
00:02:00 00:34:02 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Symphony No. 3 in C major  Op 32  André Anichanov St Petersburg State Symphony Naxos  550812
00:36:00 00:23:49 Béla Bartók Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra Op 1 Budapest Festival Orchestra Iván Fischer Zoltán Kocsis, piano Philips  416831
01:02:00 00:48:26 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  3 in E flat major  Op 55  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Telarc  80090
01:52:00 00:27:38 Gerald Finzi Concerto for Clarinet & Strings Op 31 City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Michael Collins, clarinet VirginClas  90718
02:22:00 00:53:41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No.  7 in D major  Prague Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Oldrich Vlcek, violin Telarc  80161
03:18:00 00:24:22 Walter Piston Symphony No.  4  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  559162
03:44:00 00:31:16 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Violin Concerto No. 2 Op 66 SWR Symphony Orch Pieter-Jelle de Boer Tianwa Yang, violin Naxos  573135
04:17:00 00:34:43 Georges Bizet Symphony No. 1 in C major   Joel Smirnoff CityMusic Cleveland CityMusic  2011
04:54:00 00:22:25 Claude Debussy Three Nocturnes Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Women of the; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus DeutGram  4795448
05:18:00 00:11:03 Robert Schumann Overture to Byron's 'Manfred' Op 115  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  62349
05:31:00 00:07:43 Johann Adolph Hasse Sinfonia in D major  Op 3  Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua Archiv  453435
05:50:00 00:06:11 Béla Bartók Game of Pairs from Concerto for  Robert Spano Oberlin Symphony Orchestra Oberlin  8
05:57:00 00:02:28 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4: Bourrée  Monica Huggett Ensemble Sonnerie Avie  2171

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:03:30 William Byrd Mass for Five Voices: Agnus Dei  Suzi Digby Ora Harm Mundi  906102
06:15:00 00:07:09 Ludwig van Beethoven Scherzo & Finale from Serenade Op 25   Joshua Smith, flute; Amy Lee, violin; Joanna Patterson Zakany, viola S&W  1
06:25:00 00:03:49 Dieterich Buxtehude Fugue in G major    Alan Feinberg, piano Steinway  30034
06:30:00 00:05:31 Gerald Finzi Fear No More the Heat of the Sun Op 18 Aurora Orchestra Nicholas Collon Amy Dickson, saxophone Decca  4825281
06:40:00 00:06:37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante from Violin Concerto No. 4 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Bernard Haitink Herman Krebbers, violin Philips  4788977
06:51:00 00:02:42 Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry Lady Radnor's Suite: Bourrée  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  5068
06:55:00 00:03:46 Sir Malcolm Arnold Overseas March Op 70  Jerry Junkin Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  66
07:03:00 00:07:47 Richard Rodgers Carousel: Waltz  Keith Lockhart Boston Pops Orchestra RCA  63835
07:12:00 00:09:07 John Ireland Epic March  Richard Hickox London Symphony Chandos  8879
07:25:00 00:03:17 Brian Dykstra Lancashire Rag   Barrick Stees, bassoon; Brian Dykstra, piano Centaur  3161
07:28:00 00:02:11 Paul Desmond Take Five   Richard Galler, bassoon; Daniele Damiano, bassoon; Milan Turkovic, bassoon; Peter Sadlo, percussion Koch Intl  1374
07:30:00 00:04:19 Gabriela Lena Frank Three Latin American Dances: Jungle  Keith Lockhart Utah Symphony Reference  105
07:40:00 00:02:57 Traditional The Bold Grenadier City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium  120
07:45:00 00:05:48 Jack Gallagher Rondo from Sinfonietta for Strings  JoAnn Falletta London Symphony Naxos  559652
07:55:00 00:03:11 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story: I Feel Pretty   Canadian Brass RCA  68633
07:57:00 00:02:07 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Waltz of the Doll  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125
08:07:00 00:04:30 Max Steiner Gone with the Wind: Tara  José Serebrier Royal Philharmonic Royal Phil  17
08:15:00 00:11:37 Pablo de Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Op 25 Budapest Festival Orchestra Iván Fischer Akiko Suwanai, violin Philips  464531
08:30:00 00:04:50 Johann Sebastian Bach Finale from Flute Sonata in G minor    Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord Delos  3402
08:40:00 00:07:52 Johann Sebastian Bach Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 1  Riccardo Chailly Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca  139230
08:50:00 00:03:45 Claude Debussy Petite Suite: En bateau  Jun Märkl National Orchestra of Lyon Naxos  572583
08:58:00 00:02:10 Sir William Walton Henry V: Touch her soft lips and part  Andrew Litton Bournemouth Symphony Decca  4825281
09:05:00 00:17:46 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No.  6 in F major  Op 10   Peter Takács, piano Cambria  1175
09:29:00 00:06:00 Georges Bizet L'Arlésienne Suite No.  2: Pastorale  José Serebrier Barcelona Symphony Bis  1305
09:35:00 00:04:11 Luigi Boccherini Rondo No. 1 from Cello Concerto No. 5 Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Ton Koopman Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony  60680
09:55:00 00:04:01 Friedrich Kuhlau The Robber's Castle: Overture  Michael Schonwandt Danish National Radio Sym Chandos  9648

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:03:00 00:02:10 Sir William Walton Henry V: Touch her soft lips and part  Andrew Litton Bournemouth Symphony Decca  4825281
10:06:00 00:04:14 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo Op 61  Riccardo Chailly Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca  4810778
10:11:00 00:07:31 Paul Hindemith Turandot Scherzo from 'Symphonic  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra MAA  1032
10:20:00 00:03:44 Carl Maria von Weber Turandot: Overture  Neeme Järvi Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos  8766
10:27:00 00:04:00 Sergei Prokofiev The Stone Flower: Maidens' Dance Op 118  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  10481
10:33:00 00:04:21 Ernest Chausson Sicilienne from Concerto Op 21 Cleveland Orch String Quartet  Lorin Maazel, violin; Israela Margalit, piano Telarc  80046
10:41:00 00:05:21 Gabriel Fauré Fantaisie Op 79 Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot Demarre McGill, flute SeattleSM  1004
10:50:00 00:21:01 Ottorino Respighi The Pines of Rome  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779
11:13:00 00:07:01 Peter Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile Op 11  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  99
11:20:00 00:02:03 Alexander Borodin Petite Suite: Serenade  Gennady Rozhdestvensky Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Chandos  9386
11:24:00 00:07:51 George Frideric Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks: Overture  Martin Pearlman Boston Baroque Telarc  80594
11:33:00 00:03:47 Igor Stravinsky Fireworks Op 4  Pierre Boulez Chicago Symphony Orchestra DeutGram  437850
11:41:00 00:12:47 Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 Op 72  Daniel Harding German Chamber Philharmonic VirginClas  45364
11:55:00 00:04:53 Isaac Albéniz Iberia: Triana  Jesús López-Cobos Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80470
12:01:00 00:10:38 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 for Orchestra  Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra DeutGram  4779525
12:13:00 00:09:19 Gustav Holst A Somerset Rhapsody Op 21  Richard Hickox London Symphony Chandos  9420
12:23:00 00:06:08 Emmanuel Chabrier España  Neeme Järvi Orch de la Suisse Romande Chandos  5122
12:30:00 00:04:09 Sergei Rachmaninoff Aleko: Women's Dance  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80670
12:37:00 00:05:06 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: The Montagues and the  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4825281
12:45:00 00:09:08 Peter Tchaikovsky Marche slav Op 31  Zubin Mehta Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Teldec  90201
12:54:00 00:04:48 Felix Mendelssohn War March of the Priests  Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony  61843

THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:01:00 00:26:47 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 in D minor  Op 107  Lorin Maazel Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4795448
13:30:00 00:18:18 Robert Schumann Konzertstück Op 86  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572770
13:49:00 00:11:09 Richard Wagner The Flying Dutchman: Overture  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  62403

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:01:00 00:01:42 Robert Schumann Scenes from Childhood: Of Foreign Lands Op 15   Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Decca  421290
14:04:00 00:04:45 Moritz Moszkowski Gondoliera Op 41  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  138
14:10:00 00:12:18 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Rhapsody No.  3 in A flat major  Op 45  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  8589
14:18:00 00:07:22 John Field Rondeau in A flat major  London Mozart Players Matthias Bamert Míceál O'Rourke, piano Chandos  9534
15:00:00 00:07:03 Camille Saint-Saëns Marche héroïque in E flat Op 34  Charles Dutoit Philharmonia Orchestra Decca  4785437
15:10:00 00:07:04 Cécile Chaminade Concertino for Flute & Orchestra Op 107 The Hague Philharmonic Neeme Järvi Sharon Bezaly, flute Bis  1679
15:17:00 00:06:54 Louise Farrenc Overture No. 2 in E flat major  Op 24  Johannes Goritzki NDR Radio Philharmonic CPO  999820
15:26:00 00:04:40 Johann Pachelbel Canon in D major   Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua DeutGram  4795448
15:33:00 00:05:06 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: The Montagues and the  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4825281
15:42:00 00:05:18 Craig Armstrong Romeo + Juliet: Balcony Scene Czech National Symphony Paul Bateman Paul Bateman, piano Decca  4825281
15:58:00 00:04:38 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo Op 61  Ernest Ansermet Orch de la Suisse Romande Decca  4825281

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Poulenc's ‘Gloria’
16:06:00 00:03:37 Charles Gounod Roméo et Juliette: Waltz Song London Philharmonic Sir Charles Mackerras Renée Fleming, soprano Decca  4825281
16:13:00 00:10:02 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 for Orchestra  Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra DeutGram  4779525
16:29:00 00:04:59 Alfredo Catalani La Wally: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana London Philharmonic Sir Charles Mackerras Renée Fleming, soprano Decca  467049
16:36:00 00:03:28 Franz Joseph Haydn Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 4 Norwegian Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes Leif Ove Andsnes, piano EMI  56960
16:41:00 00:07:44 Joaquín Rodrigo Bolero from Concierto Andaluz Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Los Romeros, guitars Philips  4788977
16:52:00 00:02:51 Horacio Salgán Don Agustín Bardi   Mirian Conti, piano Steinway  30010
16:57:00 00:02:00 Ulrich Rühl Mini-Magic Flute   NW German Chamber Soloists MD+G  6100914
17:05:00 00:04:54 Giuseppe Verdi Macbeth: Chorus of the Scottish Refugees Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti Chicago Symphony Chorus Decca  4825281
17:13:00 00:11:58 Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21  Marin Alsop London Philharmonic Naxos  557429
17:28:00 00:07:17 Daniel Auber The Bronze Horse: Overture  Yan Pascal Tortelier BBC Philharmonic Chandos  9765
17:40:00 00:04:48 Johann Sebastian Bach Fugue in C major    Evgeny Kissin, piano RCA  63884
17:46:00 00:02:50 Franz Liszt Schubert Song 'Wohin?'   Evgeny Kissin, piano RCA  58420
17:52:00 00:02:56 Karol Kurpinski Polish Wedding: Mazurka  Richard Bonynge London Symphony Decca  433863
17:56:00 00:03:23 Isaac Albéniz España: Capricho catalán Op 165   Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71224

DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:17:48 Walter Piston The Incredible Flutist: Suite Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Scott Goff, flute Naxos  559160
18:29:00 00:04:21 Ernest Chausson Sicilienne from Concerto Op 21 Cleveland Orch String Quartet  Lorin Maazel, violin; Israela Margalit, piano Telarc  80046
18:35:00 00:02:47 Maria Theresia von Paradis Sicilienne   Lynn Harrell, cello; Bruno Canino, piano Decca  2334
18:40:00 00:12:59 Claude Debussy Petite Suite  Jun Märkl National Orchestra of Lyon Naxos  572583
18:56:00 00:02:38 Johann Sebastian Bach Siciliano from Violin Sonata No.  4  José Serebrier Bournemouth Symphony Naxos  572050

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:18:19 Franz Anton Hoffmeister Oboe Concerto in C major  Potsdam Chamber Academy Albrecht Mayer Albrecht Mayer, oboe DeutGram  4792942
19:22:00 00:32:36 Robert Schumann Symphony No.  3 in E flat major  Op 97  Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra Linn  450
19:56:00 00:03:27 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 23 in A minor  Op 25   Van Cliburn, piano RCA  300350

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
20:02:00 00:08:29 Carl Maria von Weber Oberon: Overture  Roy Goodman Hanover Band Nimbus  5154
20:12:00 00:19:17 Peter Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture  Semyon Bychkov Czech Philharmonic Decca  4830656
20:33:00 00:24:05 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  768779
20:58:00 00:01:12 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Contradance in E flat major    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  429783

NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Poulenc's ‘Gloria’
21:04:00 00:11:35 Zoltán Kodály Dances of Marosszék  Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra Philips  462824
21:18:00 00:16:02 Ernest Chausson Poème Op 25 Monte Carlo Philharmonic Yakov Kreizberg Julia Fischer, violin Decca  15535
21:36:00 00:04:07 Eric Whitacre The Seal Lullaby Voces8  Lavinia Meijer, harp Decca  4785703
21:42:00 00:08:44 Aram Khachaturian Spartacus: Adagio  Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Philips  442011
21:54:00 00:31:06 Franz Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor    Yuja Wang, piano DeutGram  4795448
22:27:00 00:24:22 Walter Piston Symphony No.  6  Leonard Slatkin St. Louis Symphony RCA  60798
22:54:00 00:04:58 George Frideric Handel The Triumph of Time and Disillusionment:  Catherine Mackintosh Orch of Age of Enlightenment BBC  201

QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:02:00 00:06:06 Vilém Blodek In the Well: Intermezzo  Václav Neumann Czech Philharmonic Orfeo  180891
23:08:00 00:11:39 Antonín Dvorák Andante from Symphony No. 4 Op 13  Libor Pesek Czech Philharmonic VirginClas  91144
23:22:00 00:13:50 Guillaume Lekeu Molto Adagio for Strings   Ensemble Musique Oblique Harm Mundi  901455
23:38:00 00:06:02 Giacomo Puccini Chrysanthemums   Quartetto di Cremona Klanglogo  1400
23:44:00 00:10:35 Gustav Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No.  5   New Century Chamber Orch NSS Music  10
23:56:00 00:02:52 Lucien Durosoir Berceuse   Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano Cedille  139
23:56:00 00:03:41 Anonymous Lute Duet 'Le rossignol'   Sharon Isbin, guitar Sony  745456

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