Program Guide 01-24-2017

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January 24

1712 Frederick the Great – German patron, composer, flutist and monarch (d.1786).

1776 E. T. A. Hoffmann – German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist (d.1822); full name: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

1835 premiere of Bellini’s opera I Puritani (The Puritans) in Paris at the Théatre-Italien.

1875 first performance of Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre for orchestra, in Paris.

1885 first performance of Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, in St. Petersburg.

1913 Norman Dello Joio – American composer (d.2008); won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Meditations on Ecclesiastes, first performed at the Juilliard School on April 20, 1956.

1906 premiere of two Rachmaninoff one-act operas The Miserly Knight and Francesca da Rimini in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theater with the composer conducting; libretto for Francesca by Peter Tchaikovsky’s brother, Modest. 

1918 Gottfried von Einem – Austrian composer (d.1996); best known for his operas influenced by the music of Stravinsky and Prokofiev, as well as by jazz.

1919 Leon Kirchner – American composer (d.2009); won a Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for his String Quartet No. 3.

1922 first performance of Sir William Walton’s ‘entertainment’ Façade with Edith Sitwell reciting her poetry at a private performance in the Sitwells’ drawing room at 2 Carlyle Square, London. 

1922 first performance of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5, in Copenhagen, with the composer conducting.

1953 Yuri Bashmet - Russian violist (64 years old).

1957 first performance of Walter Piston’s Wind Quintet, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, by the Boston Woodwind Quintet.

1959 premiere of the Shostakovich operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki at the Moscow Operetta Theater; it is sometimes referred to as simply Cheryomushki, which is a district in Moscow full of cheap subsidized housing built in 1956; the word is also used for such housing projects in general.

 

 

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00    00:41:04    Frédéric Chopin    Piano Concerto No.  1 in E minor  Op 11    
Berlin State Orchestra    Andris Nelsons    Daniel Barenboim, piano    DeutGram     15387

00:45:00    00:22:15    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Suite Op 71        
Steven Richman    Harmonie Ensemble New York    Harm Mundi     907493

01:10:00    00:25:16    Alberto Ginastera    Harp Concerto Op 25    
Oberlin Symphony Orchestra    Raphael Jiménez    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp    OberlinMus     1604

01:37:00    00:39:22    Johannes Brahms    Piano Quartet No.  1 in G minor  Op 25    
Amadeus Quartet        Emil Gilels, piano; Members of    DeutGram     4796018

02:18:00    00:33:01    Robert Schumann    Kreisleriana Op 16            
Jonathan Biss, piano    EMI     65391

02:54:00    00:38:49    Béla Bartók    Concerto for Orchestra        
Riccardo Chailly    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Decca     458841

03:35:00    00:36:02    Edvard Grieg    String Quartet No. 1 in G minor  Op 27            
Auryn Quartet    CPO     999729

04:13:00    00:36:02    Léo Delibes    Coppélia: Act 1        
Richard Bonynge    National Philharmonic    Decca     414502

04:51:00    00:26:07    Vincent d'Indy    Symphony on a French Mountain Air Op 25    
National Symphony of Ireland    Antonio de Almeida    François-Joël Thiollier, piano    Naxos     550754

05:19:00    00:14:04    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major     
Houston Symphony        Aralee Dorough, flute; Members of    Dorough     2016

05:35:00    00:06:30    Emmanuel Chabrier    Bourrée fantasque            
Angela Hewitt, piano    Hyperion     67515

05:48:00    00:08:35    Joachim Raff    Allegro from Octet for Strings Op 176            
Academy Chamber Ensemble    Chandos     8790

05:58:00    00:00:46    George Gershwin    Gershwin Song-book: Somebody Loves Me            
Peter Donohoe, piano    EMI     54280

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:03:16    Jean-Philippe Rameau    Les Fêtes d'Hébé: Musette et Tambourin        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Archiv     4478

06:15:00    00:08:30    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 102        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Naïve     5176

06:25:00    00:03:57    Reinhold Glière    The Red Poppy: Heroic Coolie Dance        
Zdenek Mácal    New Jersey Symphony    Delos     3178

06:30:00    00:04:02    Pavel Chesnokov    Salvation is Created        
Timothy Seelig    Turtle Creek Chorale    Reference     61

06:33:00    00:01:29    Richard Strauss    Sunrise from 'Also sprach Zarathustra' Op 30        
Gustavo Dudamel    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4791041

06:40:00    00:11:19    Franz Schubert    Allegro from 'Arpeggione' Sonata            
Yuri Bashmet, viola; Martha Argerich, piano    DeutGram     4795096

06:51:00    00:02:58    Alberto Ginastera    Scherzo from Guitar Sonata Op 47            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    OberlinMus     1604

06:58:00    00:02:23    John Philip Sousa    March 'The Washington Post'        
Loras John Schissel    Blossom Festival Band    MAA     40601

07:05:00    00:05:46    Nicolò Paganini    Rondo from Violin Concerto No. 2 Op 7            
Philippe Quint, violin; Dmitriy Cogan, piano    Naxos     570703

07:13:00    00:04:23    Jules Massenet    Cendrillon: March of the Princesses        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Capriccio     10569

07:18:00    00:07:22    Ludwig van Beethoven    Finale from Piano Trio No. 2 Op 1            
Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello    Koch Intl     7724

07:25:00    00:03:25    Antonio Salieri    Tarare: Act 2 Overture        
Thomas Fey    Heidelberg Symphony    Hänssler     98269

07:40:00    00:09:04    Max Reger    Fugue from Variations on a Theme of Hiller    
Neeme Järvi    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Chandos     8794

07:55:00    00:02:27    John Bull    Galliard 'St. Thomas, Wake!'            
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30019

07:58:00    00:01:53    Traditional    The Drunken Sailor            
Sharon Isbin, guitar    Sony     745456

08:07:00    00:04:54    Ruperto Chapì    La Revoltosa: Prelude        
Mariss Jansons    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra    EMI     56576

08:15:00    00:07:48    Alberto Ginastera    Danzas Argentinas Op 2            
Orli Shaham, piano    OberlinMus     1604

08:41:00    00:07:45    Alexander Borodin    In the Steppes of Central Asia        
Valéry Gergiev    Mariinsky Theater Orchestra    Philips     470840

08:50:00    00:02:53    Jerome Moross    The Big Country: Theme        
José Serebrier    Royal Philharmonic    Royal Phil     17

08:56:00    00:04:55    Eduard Strauss    Quadrille on Themes from 'Carmen' Op 134        
Claudio Abbado    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     431628

09:05:00    00:14:30    Frederick the Great    Flute Concerto No. 3 in C major     
CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra    Peter Schreier    Patrick Gallois, flute    DeutGram     439895

09:27:00    00:04:39    Alfred Newman    All About Eve: Suite        
William Stromberg    Moscow Symphony    MarcoPolo     223750

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:02:00    00:02:10    Antonín Dvorák    Cypress No. 3            
Cypress String Quartet    Avie     2275

10:04:00    00:03:06    Franz Liszt    Schubert Song 'Die Forelle'            
Daniil Trifonov, piano    Mariinsky     530

10:09:00    00:06:02    Franz Joseph Haydn    The Apothecary: Overture        
Giuseppe Sinopoli    Dresden State Orchestra    EMI     56535

10:16:00    00:07:03    Ludwig van Beethoven    Variations on the 'Turkish March' Op 76            
Emil Gilels, piano    EMI     69509

10:25:00    00:05:02    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No. 2: Scherzo burlesque Op 53        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9454

10:32:00    00:04:12    Sir William Walton    Scherzo from Viola Concerto    
London Symphony    André Previn    Yuri Bashmet, viola    RCA     63292

10:40:00    00:04:49    John Ireland    A Downland Suite: Minuet        
William Boughton    English String Orchestra    Nimbus     7020

10:45:00    00:04:16    Anatoly Liadov    Polonaise No. 2 in D major  Op 55        
Enrique Bátiz    Mexico City Philharmonic    ASV     657

10:51:00    00:18:17    Franz Liszt    Piano Concerto No.  1 in E flat major     
London Philharmonic    Bernard Haitink    Alfred Brendel, piano    Philips     4788977

11:10:00    00:04:43    Richard Wagner    Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus 'Treulich gefuhrt'    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

11:17:00    00:08:57    Alberto Ginastera    Pampeana No.  1 Op 16            
Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano    OberlinMus     1604

11:27:00    00:03:36    Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez    Batuque        
Keri-Lynn Wilson    Simón Bolívar Symphony    Dorian     90254

11:32:00    00:06:48    Johann David Heinichen    Concerto Grosso in F major         
Reinhard Goebel    Cologne Musica Antiqua    Archiv     437549

11:42:00    00:11:02    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Five Variants of 'Dives & Lazarus'        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     442427

11:54:00    00:04:33    Dmitri Kabalevsky    Colas Breugnon: Overture        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     92

12:07:00    00:07:46    Sir Arthur Sullivan    The Mikado: Overture        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     434916

12:15:00    00:10:24    Johann Strauss Jr    Emperor Waltz Op 437        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     20081

12:27:00    00:03:44    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Dubinushka Op 62        
Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572788

12:32:00    00:03:01    Alberto Ginastera    Danzas Argentinas: Danza del gaucho            
Orli Shaham, piano    OberlinMus     1604

12:39:00    00:05:07    Edvard Grieg    Cow-Call & Peasant Dance from 'Nordic Melodies'        
Neeme Järvi    Gothenburg Symphony    DeutGram     437520

12:47:00    00:09:56    Carl Maria von Weber    Der Freischütz: Overture        
Roy Goodman    Hanover Band    Nimbus     5154

12:58:00    00:02:34    Lord Berners    Polka        
David Lloyd-Jones    Royal Ballet Sinfonia    MarcoPolo     223711

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:02:00    00:20:44    Felix Mendelssohn    Piano Concerto No.  1 in G minor  Op 25    
Chicago Symphony Orchestra    Daniel Barenboim    Lang Lang, piano    DeutGram  4795448

13:24:00    00:19:18    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No. 3: Theme and Variations Op 55        
Vladimir Jurowski    Russian National Orchestra    PentaTone     61

13:44:00    00:17:38    Georges Bizet    Carmen Suite No. 2        
Sir Neville Marriner    London Symphony    Philips     4788977

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:03:00    00:02:16    Leos Janácek    Lachian Dances: Blessing Dance        
Antoni Wit    Warsaw Philharmonic    Naxos     572695

14:05:00    00:03:19    Bedrich Smetana    The Two Widows: Polka        
Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     444867

14:11:00    00:10:27    Étienne Méhul    Young Henry's Hunt: Overture        
Michel Swierczewski    Gulbenkian Orchestra    Nimbus     5184

14:24:00    00:09:41    Luigi Cherubini    The Portuguese Hotel: Overture        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    EMI     54438

14:36:00    00:06:06    Peter Tchaikovsky    Scherzo-fantaisie in E flat minor  Op 72            
Mikhail Pletnev, piano    DeutGram     4284

14:44:00    00:12:25    Johann Joachim Quantz    Concerto for 2 Flutes in G major     
Cologne Musica Antiqua    Reinhard Goebel    Jed Wentz, flute; Marion Moonen, flute    Archiv     447644

14:58:00    00:01:25    Lars-Erik Larsson    A Winter's Tale: Intermezzo Op 18        
Andrew Manze    Helsingborg Symphony    CPO     777671

15:01:00    00:12:39    Alberto Ginastera    Guitar Sonata Op 47            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    OberlinMus     1604

15:16:00    00:06:45    Franz Joseph Haydn    Piano Sonata No. 54 in G major             
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano    CIPC     2003

15:25:00    00:06:49    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo in G    Emerson String Quartet        
Carol Wincenc, flute    DeutGram     431770

15:33:00    00:03:30    Franz Liszt    Transcendental Etude No.  5 in B flat major             
Sviatoslav Richter, piano    Philips     4788977

15:41:00    00:05:20    Hector Berlioz    The Trojans: Trojan March        
David Zinman    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra    Telarc     80164

15:48:00    00:08:17    José Pablo Moncayo    Huapango        
Alondra de la Parra    Philharmonic Orch of Americas    Sony     75555

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Stravinsky (and Newman) at the Movies

15:58:00    00:05:13    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    The Abduction from the Seraglio:        
Thomas Fey    Heidelberg Symphony    Hänssler     98269

16:07:00    00:02:25    Sir William Walton    Façade: Popular Song        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     420155

16:12:00    00:11:00    Felix Mendelssohn    String Symphony No.  5 in B flat major         
Nicholas Ward    Northern Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     553161

16:27:00    00:04:42    Alfred Newman    The Mark of Zorro: Overture        
Paul Bateman    City of Prague Philharmonic    Silva     3010

16:33:00    00:05:53    Anton Arensky    Scherzo from Piano Trio No. 1 Op 32            
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Gary Hoffman, cello    Sony     53269

16:41:00    00:07:41    Victor Herbert    Finale from Cello Concerto No. 1    
Ulster Orchestra    JoAnn Falletta    Mark Kosower, cello    Naxos     573517

16:52:00    00:03:33    Michael Torke    Miami Grands: Coral Gables, early morning        
Georgi Danchev    Miami Piano Circle    Ecstatic     92251

16:56:00    00:03:06    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Dance No. 15 in C major  Op 72        
Rafael Kubelik    Bavarian Radio Symphony    DeutGram     4793449

17:05:00    00:04:26    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Concerto for 2 Violins    
Mutter's Virtuosi    Anne-Sophie Mutter    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Noa Wildschut, violin    DeutGram     4795023

17:25:00    00:10:22    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    String Symphony in C major         
John Hsu    The Vivaldi Project    Centaur     3176

17:40:00    00:06:01    E. T. A. Hoffmann    The Drink of Immortality: Overture        
Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    CPO     999606

17:47:00    00:02:55    Giuseppe Verdi    La traviata: Brindisi 'Libiamo, ne'lieti    
Bavarian State Opera, Munich    Carlos Kleiber    Ileana Cotrubas, soprano; Plácido Domingo,tenor; Bavarian State Opera Chorus    DeutGram     4795448

17:52:00    00:02:29    Eduard Strauss    Polka 'Bahn frei' Op 45        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80098

17:57:00    00:02:01    George Frideric Handel    Israel in Egypt: He gave them hailstones    
English Baroque Soloists    Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Monteverdi Choir    Philips     432110

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:14:54    Franz Joseph Haydn    String Quartet No. 13 in G major  Op 9            
Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695

18:26:00    00:05:35    Sergei Prokofiev    Cinderella: In the Palace        
Marin Alsop    São Paulo Symphony    Naxos     573518

18:33:00    00:03:32    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: Juliet the Young Girl            
Ayako Uehara, piano    EMI     17852

18:39:00    00:14:15    Alberto Ginastera    Estancia: Suite Op 8        
Gisèle Ben-Dor    London Symphony    Naxos     570999

18:56:00    00:03:14    Sergei Prokofiev    The Stone Flower: Wedding Dance Op 118        
Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     10481

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:22:19    Antonín Dvorák    Czech Suite Op 39        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    North German Radio Symphony    DeutGram     437506

19:26:00    00:29:10    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Concerto for Flute & Harp in C major    
Cleveland Orchestra    Christoph von Dohnányi    Joshua Smith, flute; Lisa Wellbaum, harp     Decca     443175

19:57:00    00:02:22    Manuel Ponce    Prelude in the Baroque style            
Christopher Parkening, guitar; David Brandon, guitar    EMI     49406

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:11:29    Gioacchino Rossini    William Tell: Overture        
Piero Gamba    London Symphony    Decca     4785437

20:15:00    00:08:46    Jaromir Weinberger    Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka & Fugue        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80595

20:26:00    00:31:07    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  5 in C minor  Op 67        
Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     4776409

20:57:00    00:02:12    Frédéric Chopin    Etude No. 18 in G sharp minor  Op 25            
Irena Portenko, piano    Blue Griff     213

21:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Stravinsky (and Newman) at the Movies

21:03:00    00:19:20    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco    Concerto for 2 Guitars Op 201    
London Philharmonic    Leonard Slatkin    Kazuhito Yamashita, guitar; Naoko Yamashita, guitar RCA     60355

21:25:00    00:03:18    Alberto Ginastera    Danzas Argentinas: Danza de la moza            
Orli Shaham, piano    OberlinMus     1604

21:30:00    00:12:37    Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry    Symphonic Variations        
Andrew Penny    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Naxos     553469

21:45:00    00:06:20    Frédéric Chopin    Nocturne No. 12 in G major  Op 37            
Byron Janis, piano    EMI     56780

21:53:00    00:35:07    Felix Draeseke    Symphony No. 1 in G major  Op 12        
Jörg-Peter Weigle    North German Radio Symphony    CPO     999746

22:30:00    00:14:14    Maurice Ravel    Five Pieces for Children from 'Mother Goose'            
Martha Argerich, piano; Lang Lang, piano    DeutGram     4795096

22:47:00    00:11:42    Francesco Geminiani    Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor             
Concerto Cologne    Archiv     4794481

22:56:00    00:02:41    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 20 in D flat major  Op 30            
Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9289

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:05:47    Ottorino Respighi    Aria for Strings        
Salvatore Di Vittorio    Respighi Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     572332

23:07:00    00:09:44    Gerald Finzi    Eclogue for Piano & Strings Op 10    
English String Orchestra    William Boughton    Martin Jones, piano    Nimbus     5366

23:20:00    00:05:46    Johannes Brahms    Intermezzo in A major  Op 118            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

23:25:00    00:10:18    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No. 3: Elegie Op 55        
Vladimir Jurowski    Russian National Orchestra    PentaTone     61

23:36:00    00:06:14    Felix Mendelssohn    Andante from Piano Trio No. 1 Op 49            
Emanuel Ax, piano; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello    Sony     52192

23:42:00    00:10:12    Georges Bizet    Adagio from Symphony No. 1 in C major         
Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     131

23:54:00    00:03:10    Erik Satie    Gnossienne No.  3            
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp    Azica     71273

23:56:00    00:03:33    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Prelude No. 16 in G major  Op 32            
Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9348

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