Program Guide 10-29-2017


October 29

1787 premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Don Giovanni (complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally, The Rake Punished, or Don Giovanni) at the National Theater in Prague; Italian libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer, masterfully blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements and has proven a fruitful subject for writers and philosophers.

1952 Ida Kavafian – Turkish-born American violinist (65 years old); founder of two prestigious music festivals: the Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival and the Music from Angel Fire.

1955 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 by the Leningrad Philharmonic conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky, with soloist David Oistrakh; originally listed as Op 77, but because of the uncertainty of the political climate, Shostakovich shelved the concerto until after the death of Stalin, and then released the concerto as Op 99.

1956 premiere of the original version Leonard Bernstein's musical Candide in Boston as a trial run at the Colonial Theater directed by Tyrone Guthrie; opened officially in New York at the Martin Beck Theater on December 1, 1956; according to Opera America magazine, one of the most frequently-produced American operas during the past decade.

1967 first performance of Vincent Persichetti's Symphony No. 8 in Berea by the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory Orchestra, George Poinar conducting.

Recording of the Week

Chopin Evocations

January 8, 2018

Program Guide

00:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded March 12, 2017 - From Boston, Massachusetts, this week’s program features a brilliant 12-year-old cellist from Hackensack, New Jersey performing a sonata by Shostakovich, we enjoy a beautifully detailed performance of a Sibelius Mazurka by a young violinist … and we meet a teenager from Massachusetts, who, in addition to being an outstanding pianist, has also received serious recognition for his work in environmental science

The Calliope Trio (members include 17-year-old violinst Karisa Chiu, 18-year-old pianist Andrew Guo, and 18-year-old cellist Nathan Mo) is based in Chicago, Illinois and performs the third movement, Allegro Vivace, from Piano Trio in F Sharp Minor by Arno Babadjanian.

17-year-old bassoonist Julianne Mulvey, from Reading, Massachusetts performs Récit, Sicilienne et Rondo by Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) with Christopher O’Riley, piano.

12-year-old cellist Ian Malony from Hackensack, New Jersey performs the second movement, Allegro, from the Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op.40 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) with Christopher O’Riley, piano.

17-year-old pianist Amir Siraj from Brookline, Massachusetts performs the second movement, Chez Pétrouchka, from Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971).

17-year-old violinist Karisa Chiu performs Sonatensatz in C Minor by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) with Christopher O’Riley, piano


01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Conductor: Donald Runnicles

Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Sir Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme ‘Enigma’, Op. 36

Antonin Dvorák: Violin Concerto--Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor


03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin – Conductor: Alan Gilbert (Kindertotenlieder); Zubin Mehta; Thomas Hampson, baritone

Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Anton Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6


05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: Back to the Middle Ages - It’s been a while since we ventured back in time; this week, medieval Italy, Catalunya, and the importance of wine in Medieval times!



06:04:00            00:05:34            Vladimir Vavilov Ave Maria         German Radio Philharmonic       Karel Mark Chichon            Elina Garanca, mezzo    DeutGram         21327

06:11:00            00:08:11            Dmitry Bortnyansky       Choral Concerto No. 32 'Lord, Make Me To                     Paul Hillier    Estonian Phil. Chamber Choir    Harm Mundi      2908304

06:21:00            00:06:06            Sergei Rachmaninoff     All-Night Vigil: Blessed is the Man Op 37             Sigvards Klava    Latvian Radio Choir       Ondine  1206

06:28:00            00:02:31            Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz           Holy Mary Mother of God                                  Dominican Sisters of Mary         Decca   18696


06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir


07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone:  The Eastman Kids at Christ Church (II): A second Pipedreams Live! program featuring students of the Eastman School of Music

C.P.E. BACH: Allegretto (iii), fr Sonata No. 3 in F Hans Davidsson (Loft 1115)

GEORG BÖHM: Praeludium in C Jeremy Jelinek

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Andantino (iii.) & Innig (iv.), fr Canonic Studies, Op. 56 Brian Glikes

J.S. BACH: Vivace (i.), fr Trio Sonata No. 6 in G, BWV 530 Adam Detzner

C.V. STANFORD: Fantasia in d, Op. 57 Stacey Xiaoyu Yang

J.S. BACH: Fantasy & Fugue in c, BWV 537 Julian Petralia & Jacob Kasak


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Reformation @ 500 - Join Peter DuBois as we mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s world-changing action at Wittenberg that was a catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.  Sacred music of then and now to mark this momentous movement.


09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Halloween 2017

Mother Goose Rhymes:  “There Was a Crooked Man”  Boris Karloff, reader (Caedmon 1091 LP) 0:40

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor BWV 56   Marie-Claire Alain, organ (Erato 88004 CD) 8:23

Franz Schubert: “Der Erlkönig”  Alexander Kipnis, bass; Gerald Moore, piano (History 205158-303 CD) 3:36

Camille Saint-Saëns: Dance Macabre   French National Radio and TV Orchestra/Jean Martinon (Erato 55001 CD) 6:34

Gilbert & Sullivan: Family Portraits Scene from Ruddigore   The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company & Chorus; Orchestra of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Isidore Godfrey (Decca 4248 LP) 6:52

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni: Final Scene   the Don is dragged to hell – Gottlob Frick, bass; Eberhard Wächter, baritone; Giuseppe Taddei, baritone; Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus/Carlo Maria Giulini (EMI 63078 CD) 6:26

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: Witches Sabbath   Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Igor Markevitch (DG 474987 CD) 10:07



Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Movement 2 The Old Castle-- Conrad Tao, piano Album: Pictures Warner Classics 8256464056941 Music: 4:15

Jeff Scott: Titilayo-- Imani Winds: Valerie Coleman, flute; Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe; Mark Dover, clarinet; Jeff Scott, French horn; Monica Ellis, bassoon UChicago Presents, Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Music: 4:01

Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88-- Sean Lee, violin; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Matthew Lipman, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA Music: 27:00

Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Night on Bald Mountain-- Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA Music: 11:44



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante in C, K. 315-- Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Nicholas Milton, conductor Stelio Molo Auditorium, RSI, Lugano, Switzerland Music: 6:58

Sebastian Currier: Verge, for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano-- Duo Prism +1: Jesse Mills, violin; Rieko Aizawa, piano; Alan R. Kay, clarinet BPL Chamber Players, Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY Music: 17:51

Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D.887: Movements 3 & 4-- Escher String Quartet Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA Music: 17:47


12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music; this week, the life and music of Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Mussorgsky (arr Maurice Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition (1874/1922)--Cleveland Orchestra/Lorin Maazel (Telarc 80042 CD)

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (1874)--Byron Janis, piano (Mercury 434346 CD)

Modest Mussorgsky (arr Rimsky-Korsakov): Night on Bald Mountain (1886)--Cleveland Orchestra/Lorin Maazel (Telarc 80042 CD

Modest Mussorgsky: The Capture of Kars "Turkish March" (1880)--Michel Beroff, piano (EMI Classics 97695 CD)

Modest Mussorgsky: Scherzo in B-Flat (1858)--Michel Beroff, piano (EMI Classics 97695 CD)

Modest Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: Entr’acte (1872-1880)—St. Louis Symphony/Leonard Slatkin (Mobile Fidelity Sound 4004 CD)

13:53:00            00:03:09            Frédéric Chopin Tarantelle in A flat major  Op 43             Vladimir Ziva     Moscow Symphony        Naxos   555048



14:00:00            00:05:52            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Don Giovanni: Overture              Rinaldo Alessandrini            Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch       Naïve    30479

14:05:00            00:03:13            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Don Giovanni: Là ci darem la mano        Philharmonia Orchestra          Carlo Maria Giulini         Eberhard Waechter, baritone; Graziella Sciutti, soprano  Warner  86211

14:09:00            00:15:29            Victor Herbert    Five Pieces for Cello & Strings   Academy St. Martin in Fields      Sir Neville Marriner Lynn Harrell, cello         Decca   417672

14:24:00            00:12:58            François Joseph Gossec           Symphony in E flat major  Op 5              Matthias Bamert  London Mozart Players  Chandos           9661

14:37:00            00:03:01            Ernesto Lecuona           Vals romantico                          Kathryn Stott, piano      EMI            56803

14:50:00            00:23:09            Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari    Idillio Concertino Op 15  Rome Symphony Orchestra            Francesco La Vecchia   Andrea Tenaglia, oboe  Naxos   572921

15:13:00            00:05:57            Alec Wilder       Air for Flute       Manhattan Chamber Orchestra   Richard Auldon Clark            Eugenia Zukerman, flute            Newport            85570

15:19:00            00:12:00            John Field         Piano Sonata No. 1 in E flat major  Op 1                         John O'Conor, piano  Telarc   80290

15:31:00            00:14:10            Charles Avison Concerto Grosso No.  2 after Scarlatti in G major                        Roy Goodman         Brandenburg Consort    Hyperion           66891

15:53:00            00:06:44            Felix Mendelssohn        Finale from String Symphony No. 7                                Concerto Cologne         Teldec  98435


THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad -– Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra; Brett Mitchell, conductor; Kathryn Leemhuis, mezzo-soprano - recorded live in Severance Hall

16:05:00            00:10:00            Kevin Puts        River's Rush

16:20:00            00:24:02            Leonard Bernstein         Symphony No.  1 'Jeremiah'

16:48:00            00:37:41            Igor Stravinsky  Pétrouchka      

17:29:00            00:29:03            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Clarinet Concerto in A major      Cleveland Orchestra            George Szell     Robert Marcellus, clarinet           Sony    86793


DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Handel Advertises His Wares

18:04:00            00:17:01            Frédéric Chopin Variations on 'Là ci darem la mano' Op 2                                    Daniil Trifonov, piano  DeutGram         4797518

18:23:00            00:07:25            Johann Nepomuk Hummel         Fantasy on Mozart's 'Il mio tesoro'         Solistes de Montpellier-Moscou       Gerard Caussé  Gérard Caussé, viola     EMI      54817

18:33:00            00:15:22            Franz Liszt        Réminiscences de Don Juan                              Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano Steinway           30022

18:50:00            00:10:02            Franz Danzi      Fantasy on Mozart's 'La ci darem la        Potsdam Chamber Academy                        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet     Decca   4814711



19:02:00            00:37:29            Dmitri Shostakovich      Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor  Op 99  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra          Marek Janowski Hilary Hahn, violin         Sony    89921

19:41:00            00:30:17            Felix Mendelssohn        Symphony No. 1 in C minor  Op 11                     Thomas Fey            Heidelberg Symphony   Hänssler           98275

20:13:00            00:40:41            Johannes Brahms          Violin Concerto in D major  Op 77           Cleveland Orchestra            George Szell     David Oistrakh, violin     EMI      67974

20:57:00            00:02:20            Franz Liszt        Consolation No. 5 in E                           Nelson Freire, piano            Decca   4782728


21:00 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild

Thomas Janson: Violin Rapture (1998) Jameson Cooper, violin; Donna Lee, piano (Centaur 3310) 18:28

Margi Griebling-Haigh: Danses Ravissants (2006) George Pope, flute; Margi Griebling-Haigh, oboe; Heidi Albert, cello; Rebekah Efthimiou, harp (CCG 03-15-15) 13:31

Jack Gallagher: Symphony in One Movement: Threnody (1991) London Symphony Orch/JoAnn Falletta (Naxos 559 652) 21:36

21:57:00            00:02:23            Darius Milhaud  Corcovado from "Saudades do Brasil" Op 67                              Christopher O'Riley, piano         CPI       3294112


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP; author, “The Soul of the First Amendment”

In the last several years, Americans seem to have a renewed interest in the protections offered by the First Amendment. From speech restrictions on college campuses, to censorship on social media platforms, to concerns over the future of the free press, what constitutes free speech is now routinely under scrutiny by both the right and left.

While many nations are devoted to the free expression of ideas, the United States is unique in that it "does so more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is true elsewhere.” How can we continue to promote and protect free speech?

At the 2017 City Club Annual Meeting, guests consider the State of Free Speech. This special Friday Forum will begin at noon with a presentation of the City Club's annual report followed by a keynote address from Floyd Abrams, award-winning legal scholar and author of The Soul of the First Amendment: Why Free Speech Matters, who will share his thoughts on the unique protections for freedom of speech in the United States.


QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:00            00:09:07            Karl Goldmark   In the Garden from 'Rustic Wedding'                  Stephen Gunzenhauser   National Symphony of Ireland    Naxos   550745

23:11:00            00:05:18            Franz Liszt        Transcendental Etude No.  3 in F major                          Daniil Trifonov, piano  DeutGram         4795529

23:16:00            00:07:31            Jean Sibelius    Suite champêtre Op 98              William Boughton          English String Orchestra          Nimbus 5169

23:26:00            00:11:15            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Andante from Sinfonia Concertante        London Symphony        Sir Colin Davis  Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Arrigo Pellicia, viola       Philips  4788977

23:39:00            00:06:57            Anatoly Liadov  The Enchanted Lake Op 62                    Mikhail Pletnev  Russian National Orchestra         DeutGram         447084

23:45:00            00:07:54            Franz Schubert Andante from Symphony No. 7               Sir Neville Marriner            Academy St. Martin in Fields      Philips  412176

23:55:00            00:03:10            Sergei Rachmaninoff     Prelude No. 7 in E flat major  Op 23                                Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9348



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