Program Guide 12-13-2017

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December 13

1868 first performance of the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in Paris, conducted by Anton Rubinstein, with the composer as soloist; the work had been written in three weeks, and there was very little time to prepare for the premiere; the piece was not initially successful, but now it is Saint-Saëns’s most popular concerto.

1895 first complete performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’, by Berlin Philharmonic with the composer conducting; in the original program for the work (later withdrawn), the first movement represents a funeral and asks questions such as "Is there life after death?"; the second movement is a remembrance of happy times in the life of the deceased; the third movement presents a view of life as meaningless activity; the fourth movement is a wish for release from that life; and the fifth movement—after a return of the doubts of the third movement and the questions of the first—ends with a fervent hope for everlasting, transcendent renewal.

1913 premiere of Rachmaninoff’s choral symphonic poem The Bells in St. Petersburg with the composer conducting; text from the poem of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe, very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont; one of the composer’s favorite works; dedicated to Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg and the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

1928 first performance of George Gershwin's An American in Paris, at Carnegie Hall, by the New York Philharmonic, Walter Damrosch conducting; scored for a standard orchestra plus celesta, saxophones, and Parisian taxi horns which Gershwin had brought back from France; composer collaborated on the original program notes with critic and composer Deems Taylor: "My purpose here is to portray the impression of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city and listens to various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere."

 

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00 00:26:29 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor  Op 57   Evgeny Kissin, piano DeutGram  4797581

00:34:00 00:17:39 George Gershwin An American in Paris  Riccardo Chailly Cleveland Orchestra Decca  417326

00:53:00 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

01:25:00 00:38:26 Sergei Rachmaninoff The Bells Op 35 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Renée Fleming, soprano; Karl Dent, tenor; Victor Ledbetter, baritone; Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc  80365

02:06:00 00:24:02 Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.  2 in G minor  Op 22 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Yoel Levi André Watts, piano Telarc  80386

02:32:00 01:22:51 Gustav Mahler Symphony No.  2 in C minor  Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Ruth Ziesak, soprano; Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1032

03:59:00 00:29:01 Antonín Dvorák Serenade for Strings in E major  Op 22  Conrad van Alphen Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra Telarc  80623

04:31:00 00:24:42 Victor Hely-Hutchinson A Carol Symphony  Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos  557099

05:00:00 00:24:09 Ernö Dohnányi Variations on a Nursery Song Op 25 Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Eldar Nebolsin, piano Naxos  572303

05:26:00 00:14:04 Georges Bizet Variations chromatiques  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  131

05:43:00 00:05:25 Francis Poulenc Suite in C major    Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  425862

05:49:00 00:07:48 Johann Strauss Jr Fledermaus Quadrille Op 363  Willi Boskovsky Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:03:52 Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs Suite No. 2: Danza rustica  Jesús López-Cobos Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Telarc  80309

06:15:00 00:09:19 Gustav Holst A Somerset Rhapsody Op 21  Richard Hickox London Symphony Chandos  9420

06:25:00 00:03:55 Frédéric Chopin Waltz No. 5 in A flat major  Op 42   Garrick Ohlsson, piano Arabesque  6669

06:30:00 00:05:57 Maurice Ravel Scherzo from String Quartet in F major    Jupiter String Quartet OberlinMus  1304

06:40:00 00:09:33 Johan Svendsen Allegro from Symphony No. 1 Op 4  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  49769

06:52:00 00:03:52 Felix Mendelssohn Elijah: He Watching Over Israel Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc  80119

06:55:00 00:02:33 John Philip Sousa March 'The High School Cadets'  Frederick Fennell Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Brain  7503

07:03:00 00:05:51 Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship  Nic Raine City of Prague Philharmonic Silva  1160

07:10:00 00:06:32 Luigi Boccherini Symphony No. 1 in D major   Chiara Banchini Ensemble 415 Harm Mundi  901291

07:20:00 00:06:01 Cécile Chaminade Etude romantique Op 132   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30037

07:25:00 00:02:13 Franz Joseph Haydn Finale from String Quartet No. 53 Op 64   Angeles Quartet Decca  4783695

07:28:00 00:05:44 Giuseppe Verdi Alzira: Prelude  Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  62373

07:40:00 00:04:45 Philip Glass Harpsichord Concerto: Movement III West Side Chamber Orchestra Kevin Mallon Christopher D. Lewis, hc Naxos  573146

07:43:00 00:04:17 Earle Hagen Harlem Nocturne   Quartet San Francisco ViolinJazz  105

07:50:00 00:04:44 Traditional Greensleeves   Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Alexandre Lagoya, guitar; Michel Legrand, celeste Sony  87771

07:55:00 00:02:58 Kenneth J. Alford Colonel Bogey March  John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Sony  46747

08:07:00 00:06:25 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Prélude & Mazurka  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125

08:18:00 00:09:59 Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dance No. 2 Op 45  Vasily Petrenko Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie  2188

08:29:00 00:04:21 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.  9 in B major  Op 72  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  430171

08:40:00 00:09:37 Franz Joseph Haydn Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 100  Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Naïve  5176

08:50:00 00:03:33 Traditional The First Nowell  Eugene Ormandy Philadelphia Orchestra Sony  87771

08:55:00 00:04:25 James Horner Titanic: My Heart Will Go On La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8733

09:05:00 00:15:51 Charles Gounod Faust: Ballet Music  Sir Georg Solti Orch of the Royal Opera House Decca  4785437

09:21:00 00:03:54 Morton Gould Pavanne from American Symphonette No.  2  David Alan Miller Albany Symphony Orchestra Albany  1174

09:28:00 00:03:34 Alex North Spartacus: Love Theme   Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca  455512

09:33:00 00:04:46 Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima Orch del Teatro Regio di Parma Pier Giorgio Morandi Vittorio Grigolo, tenor Sony  775257

09:40:00 00:05:03 Salvatore Lanzetti Finale from Cello Sonata Op 1 Chamber Ensemble  Juliana Soltis, cello Acis  72276

09:53:00 00:02:00 Traditional Jolly Old St. Nicholas Canadian Brass  Eric Robertson, organ OpeningDay  7345

09:57:00 00:01:25 Lars-Erik Larsson A Winter's Tale: Intermezzo Op 18  Andrew Manze Helsingborg Symphony CPO  777671

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00 00:02:33 Jean Sibelius Pelléas et Mélisande: Entr'acte  Horst Stein Orch de la Suisse Romande Decca  4785437

10:04:00 00:03:41 Gabriel Fauré Sicilienne Op 78 Academy St. Martin in Fields Mathias Mönius Albrecht Mayer, oboe d'amore Decca  4782564

10:10:00 00:12:12 Robert Russell Bennett The Many Moods of Christmas: Medley Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc  80087

10:24:00 00:06:03 Jean-Philippe Rameau Castor and Pollux: Chaconne  Frans Brüggen Orchestra of the 18th Century Philips  426714

10:32:00 00:04:00 John Rutter Candlelight Carol  John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Decca  1821

10:40:00 00:06:32 Daryl Runswick Fantasia on 'The Coventry Carol' and  Geoffrey Simon London Cello Sound Cala  55003

10:49:00 00:10:16 Ottorino Respighi Fantasia slava BBC Philharmonic Sir Edward Downes Geoffrey Tozer, piano Chandos  9311

11:01:00 00:12:14 Herbert Howells Pastoral Rhapsody  Richard Hickox London Symphony Chandos  9410

11:15:00 00:06:16 Claude Debussy Ballade   Michel Beroff, piano Denon  18047

11:23:00 00:02:01 Léo Delibes Sylvia: Pizzicato  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125

 

11:25 A CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS

11:25:00 00:04:10 John Rutter Nativity Carol Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2011

11:29:00 00:02:55 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Miniature Overture  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Telarc  80068

11:32:00 00:04:01 Bob Chilcott Mid-winter Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleve Orch Children's Chorus MAA  1996

11:36:00 00:02:15 John Frederick Coots Santa Claus is Coming to Town Cleveland Orchestra Robert Page Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1999

11:41:00 00:02:17 William J. Kirkpatrick Away in a Manger  Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1996

11:43:00 00:00:53 Anonymous Gaudete, Christus est natus  Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1996

11:44:00 00:03:29 Traditional Deck the Halls  Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra MAA  2005

11:47:00 00:02:26 Anonymous Spiritual 'Go Tell It on the Mountain' Cleveland Orchestra Robert Page Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1999

11:50:00 00:01:20 Traditional Fum, fum, fum Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2011

11:51:00 00:02:47 Traditional Sussex Carol 'On Christmas Night' Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2011

 

12:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

12:07:00 00:07:08 Edmund Rubbra Festival Overture Op 62  Vernon Handley New Philharmonia Orchestra Lyrita  235

12:15:00 00:07:58 Philip Lane Wassail Dances  Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos  557099

12:26:00 00:04:01 Charles S. Belsterling March of the Steel Men  Frederick Fennell Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  85

12:32:00 00:03:33 John Rutter Suite Antique: A Jazz Waltz West Side Chamber Orchestra Kevin Mallon John McMurtery, flute; Christopher D. Lewis, hc Naxos  573146

12:39:00 00:05:26 Claude Bolling Suite No. 1 for Flute & Jazz Piano: Tiempo Libre  Sir James Galway, flute; Jorge Gomez, piano RCA  32164

12:48:00 00:09:03 Giacomo Meyerbeer L'étoile du nord: Overture  Darrell Ang New Zealand Symphony Naxos  573195

12:58:00 00:01:25 Sergei Rachmaninoff Polka italienne   Pierce & Jonas, piano 4 hands MSR  1260

 

THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00 00:28:19 Jean Sibelius Symphony No.  5 in E flat major  Op 82  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra MAA  1032

13:30:00 00:17:04 Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Op 55  Bjarte Engeset Malmö Symphony Naxos  503293

13:48:00 00:08:01 Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Overture  Jeffrey Tate Bavarian Radio Symphony EMI  54022

13:58:00 00:01:03 Traditional Boar's Head Carol  Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc  80377

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00 00:02:34 Charles-Valentin Alkan Barcarolle in G minor  Op 65   Ronald Smith, piano Arabesque  6523

14:03:00 00:02:53 Frédéric Chopin Waltz No. 9 in A flat major  Op 69   Alexandre Tharaud, piano Harm Mundi  2908375

14:07:00 00:12:20 Leroy Anderson Suite of Carols for String Orchestra  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559356

14:21:00 00:07:42 Gerald Finzi Romance in E flat major  Op 11  Richard Hickox City of London Sinfonia Chandos  9888

14:31:00 00:07:23 Nigel Hess A Christmas Overture  John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Collegium  133

14:40:00 00:12:02 Richard Strauss First Waltz Sequence from 'Der  Kazuki Yamada Orch de la Suisse Romande PentaTone  518

14:53:00 00:04:59 Antonín Dvorák Silent Woods Op 68   Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Anna Polonsky, piano Decca  19765

15:00:00 00:15:04 Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op 28  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  436444

15:16:00 00:09:16 Various 'Songs of Angels' Pt. 2  Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc  80377

15:27:00 00:03:01 Ralph Vaughan Williams Five Tudor Portraits: My Pretty Bess New Philharmonia Orchestra Sir David Willcocks John Carol Case, baritone; Bach Choir EMI  64722

15:32:00 00:05:35 George Frideric Handel Messiah: Behold, A Virgin shall conceive Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo; Apollo's Singers Avie  2208

15:40:00 00:04:00 George Frideric Handel Messiah: For unto us a Child is born  Harry Christophers The Sixteen Choir & Orch Coro  16062

15:47:00 00:09:58 Sir Arnold Bax The Happy Forest  John Wilson Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie  2194

15:58:00 00:04:10 Arcangelo Corelli Largo pastorale from Concerto Grosso Op 6  Richard Kapp Philharmonia Virtuosi of NY Sony  87771

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Chopin Is Smitten

16:06:00 00:03:04 Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat: Magnificat anima mea Bach-Collegium Stuttgart Helmut Rilling Gächinger Kantorei Sony  87771

16:12:00 00:12:12 Craig Courtney A Musicological Journey through 'The Symphony Orchestra Jerold Ottley Mormon Tabernacle Choir Bonneville  9402

16:28:00 00:04:28 Michael Chertock Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Il est ne   Michael Chertock, piano Telarc  80485

16:36:00 00:03:24 Johnny Marks Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer   Michael Chertock, piano Telarc  80485

16:41:00 00:07:42 H. Balfour Gardiner Overture to a Comedy  Richard Hickox Royal Northern Sinfonia EMI  49933

16:52:00 00:03:05 Traditional All Sons of Adam, Sing Nowell! Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Singers Avie  2269

16:57:00 00:02:08 Eric Robertson Grand Angelic March Canadian Brass  Eric Robertson, organ OpeningDay  7345

17:04:00 00:05:20 Traditional Quelle est cette odeur agréable?  Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire  102

17:18:00 00:02:40 Elizabeth Poston Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree  Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire  105

17:24:00 00:10:40 Antonio Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in D major  Orchestra of St Luke's  Eliot Fisk, guitar MusicMast  67097

17:40:00 00:03:18 Traditional Wexford Carol   Paul O'Shaughnessy, fiddle Sony  87771

17:45:00 00:03:56 George Frideric Handel Messiah: Hallelujah Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sony  87771

17:52:00 00:07:20 Franz Schubert Overture in the Italian Style in C  Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos  570329

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00 00:23:44 Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.  2 in G minor  Op 22 Norwegian Radio Orchestra Miguel Harth-Bedoya Vadym Kholodenko, piano Harm Mundi  907629

18:35:00 00:03:52 Anonymous Corde natus ex parentis Voces8  Christian Forshaw, saxophone Decca  22601

18:41:00 00:03:22 Franz Biebl Ave Maria   Voces8 Decca  4785703

18:45:00 00:07:29 Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio: Jauchzet, frohlocket Academy Ancient Music Berlin René Jacobs RIAS Chamber Chorus Harm Mundi  2908304

18:54:00 00:04:22 Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna: O nata lux   Voces8 Decca  22601

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00 00:18:02 Alfredo Casella Paganiniana Op 65  Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  53280

19:22:00 00:33:00 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  4 in B flat major  Op 60  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  4776409

19:57:00 00:02:15 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 2: Hommage à S. Pickwick,   Paul Crossley, piano Sony  53111

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Oberlin Conservatory

Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá—Oberlin Orchestra (recorded September 2017)

Bernard Rands: Concerto for English Horn—Oberlin Orchestra; Robert Walters, English horn (recorded March 2017)

Theophilus Chandler (Oberlin 2014 grad): Cello Concerto--Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble; Amir Eldan, cello (Oberlin faculty)

21:27:00 00:32:11 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Act 2  Dmitry Yablonsky Russian State Symphony Naxos  555873

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by soprano Kathleen Battle

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:01:00 00:06:59 Claude Debussy Pastorale from Sonata for Flute, Viola   Joshua Smith, flute; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Telarc  80694

23:08:00 00:08:27 Max Bruch Romance for Viola & Orchestra Op 85 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Janine Jansen, viola Decca  7260

23:12:00 00:04:02 Michael Praetorius Lo, how a rose e'er blooming  André Previn Frederica von Stade, mezzo; American Boychoir; Christmas Concert Chorus Sony  87771

23:22:00 00:10:00 Gregorio Allegri Miserere  Massimo Palombella Sistine Chapel Choir DeutGram  4795300

23:33:00 00:06:12 John Bull Pavan in the Second Tone   Alan Feinberg, piano Steinway  30019

23:40:00 00:02:56 Franz Liszt Consolation No. 4 in D flat major    Nelson Freire, piano Decca  4782728

23:43:00 00:09:23 Frédéric Chopin Larghetto from Piano Concerto No.  2 Op 21 Slovak State Philharmonic Robert Stankovsky Idil Biret, piano Naxos  503293

23:53:00 00:02:34 Pauline Viardot-Garcia Berceuse   Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano Cedille  139

23:56:00 00:03:18 Traditional Wexford Carol   Paul O'Shaughnessy, fiddle Sony  87771

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