Program Guide 10-15-2015


October 15

1775 Bernhard Crusell – Finnish clarinetist, composer and translator (d.1838); considered the outstanding Finnish composer before Sibelius; also a skillful linguist, translating the important Italian, French, and German operas for performances in Sweden.

1844 Friedrich Nietzsche – German philosopher and occasional composer (d.1900); his Also sprach Zarathustra inspired the tone poem by Richard Strauss and A Mass of Life by Frederick Delius.

1905 first performance of Claude Debussy's La mer (The Sea) in Paris, by the Orchestre Lamoureux under the direction of Camille Chevillard; a masterpiece of suggestion and subtlety in its rich depiction of the ocean, combining unusual orchestration with daring impressionistic harmonies.

1905 Dag Wirén – Swedish composer (d.1986); his most famous work is the Serenade for Strings (1937); retired from composing in 1970, commenting, "One should stop in time, while one still has time to stop in time."

1933 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, by the Leningrad Philharmonic with the composer as soloist; technically, it's the Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet & String Orchestra Op 35, but the trumpet assumes relatively equal importance only in the finale.

1943 premiere of Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings in London; commissioned by horn virtuoso Dennis Brain, a setting of a selection of six poems by British poets on the subject of night.

1946 first concert performance of Benjamin Britten's A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (aka Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell) in Liverpool; written for an educational film The Instruments of the Orchestra; one of the three popularly-used scores in children's music education, along with Saint-Saëns' The Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

Recording of the Week

Serenade: The Love Album

Oct. 1, 2015

Program Guide


00:02:00 00:14:22 Dag Wirén Serenade for Strings Op 11  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  7020
00:18:00 00:24:11 Johann Sebastian Bach Keyboard Concerto No.  1 in D minor  Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord Avie  2207
00:44:00 00:39:32 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No.  3 in G major  Op 55  Vladimir Jurowski Russian National Orchestra PentaTone  61
01:26:00 00:47:13 Wilhelm Stenhammar Piano Concerto No.  1 in B flat minor  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Gennady Rozhdestvensky Mats Widlund, piano Chandos  9074
02:15:00 00:39:21 Franz Schubert Piano Sonata No. 18 in G   Arcadi Volodos, piano Sony  89647
02:56:00 00:45:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No.  9 in D major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus Sony  372068
03:43:00 00:40:03 Johannes Brahms String Sextet No.  2 in G major  Op 36   Academy Chamber Ensemble Chandos  9151
04:25:00 00:29:17 Leonard Bernstein Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium' London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
04:56:00 00:21:40 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 73 in D major    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  439779
05:20:00 00:18:02 Alfredo Casella Paganiniana Op 65  Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  53280
05:40:00 00:07:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio in E major  Academy St. Martin in Fields Iona Brown Pepe Romero, guitar Philips  426263


06:08:00 00:04:15 Georges Bizet L'Arlésienne Suite No.  1: Carillon  José Serebrier Barcelona Symphony Bis  1305
06:13:00 00:08:32 Johann David Heinichen Concerto Grosso in F major   Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua Archiv  437549
06:25:00 00:08:14 Philip Glass Harpsichord Concerto: Movement I West Side Chamber Orchestra Kevin Mallon Christopher D. Lewis, hc Naxos  573146
06:32:00 00:03:03 Dag Wirén Praeludium from Serenade for Strings Op 11  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  7020
06:40:00 00:10:02 Bernhard Crusell Divertimento for Oboe & Strings in C major  Op 9 Allegri String Quartet  Sarah Francis, oboe Helios  55015
06:51:00 00:02:35 Leonard Bernstein Candide: The Best of All Possible Worlds   Canadian Brass RCA  68633
06:55:00 00:03:02 John Philip Sousa March 'The Gladiator'  Frederick Fennell Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  85
07:05:00 00:04:51 Ennio Morricone The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
07:10:00 00:06:44 Johann Christian Bach Adriano in Siria: Overture  Simon Standage Academy of Ancient Music Chandos  540
07:20:00 00:04:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Marriage of Figaro: Non più andrai Musica Aeterna Teodor Currentzis Christian Van Horn, bass Sony  370926
07:25:00 00:01:27 George Gershwin Of Thee I Sing; Who Cares?   Peter Donohoe, piano EMI  54280
07:30:00 00:04:15 Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 2: Gypsy Dance  Bridget Reischl Oberlin Symphony Orchestra Oberlin  61
07:40:00 00:08:17 José Pablo Moncayo Huapango  Alondra de la Parra Philharmonic Orch of Americas Sony  75555
07:51:00 00:02:15 John Dowland Fine knacks for ladies   La Nef Atma  2650
07:55:00 00:02:59 Ralph Vaughan Williams The Wasps: March Past of the Kitchen  Michael Stern Kansas City Symphony Reference  129
07:58:00 00:01:14 Henry Purcell Amphitrion: Bourrée  Kevin Mallon Aradia Ensemble Naxos  570149


08:07:00 00:05:42 Johann Sebastian Bach Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3  Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire Avie  2207
08:15:00 00:08:06 Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5 Op 67  Daniel Barenboim West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Decca  16871
08:25:00 00:04:11 Percy Grainger Walking Tune   Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion  66884
08:30:00 00:03:13 Leigh Harline Pinocchio: When You Wish Upon a Star London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
08:40:00 00:08:14 Elmer Bernstein To Kill a Mockingbird: Suite  Elmer Bernstein Royal Philharmonic Pops Orch Denon  75288
08:50:00 00:03:09 Frédéric Chopin Tarantelle in A flat major  Op 43  Vladimir Ziva Moscow Symphony Orchestra Naxos  555048
08:53:00 00:06:53 Franz von Suppé Light Cavalry: Overture  Franz Welser-Möst Vienna Philharmonic Sony  544071
09:05:00 00:17:18 Georg Philipp Telemann Don Quixote: Suite  Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire Koch Intl  7576
09:25:00 00:06:03 Frederick Loewe Gigi: Suite  Keith Lockhart Boston Pops Orchestra BostonPops  4
09:35:00 00:07:27 Franz Joseph Haydn Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 40  Ádám Fischer Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch Nimbus  5330
09:45:00 00:07:22 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 17 Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst Leif Ove Andsnes, piano MAA  10406
09:56:00 00:02:37 Gabriel Fauré Après un rêve Op 7   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano Sony  510316


10:01:00 00:03:15 Ennio Morricone Cinema Paradiso: Theme London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
10:04:00 00:04:05 David Raksin Laura: Theme London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
10:10:00 00:07:01 William Boyce Symphony No. 4 in F major  Op 2  Christopher Hogwood Academy of Ancient Music l'Oiseau  436761
10:18:00 00:10:53 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 for Orchestra  Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra DeutGram  4779525
10:30:00 00:04:05 Franz Liszt Schubert Song "Auf dem Wasser zu singen"   Daniil Trifonov, piano Mariinsky  530
10:38:00 00:07:00 Johann Sebastian Bach WTC-2: Prelude & Fugue No. 10 in E minor    Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion  67303
10:47:00 00:07:56 Jacques Ibert Finale from Flute Concerto Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra David Zinman Emmanuel Pahud, flute EMI  57563
10:55:00 00:31:29 Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra Op 30  Vladimir Ashkenazy Cleveland Orchestra Decca  425942
11:29:00 00:08:28 Bedrich Smetana Libuse: Overture  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  444867
11:40:00 00:08:42 George Frideric Handel Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor  American Classical Orchestra Thomas Crawford Marc Schachman, oboe Centaur  3108
11:50:00 00:08:27 Ludwig van Beethoven Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 15 Mahler Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Sony  542058


12:06:00 00:04:38 George Gershwin Oh, Kay!: Someone to Watch Over Me London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
12:13:00 00:08:56 George Gershwin Variations on 'I Got Rhythm' Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca  14091
12:23:00 00:08:44 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A minor   Willi Boskovsky Philharmonia Hungarica EMI  64627
12:38:00 00:07:43 Johann Strauss Jr The Gypsy Baron: Treasure Waltz Op 418  Daniel Barenboim Vienna Philharmonic Decca  12569
12:47:00 00:12:21 Aram Khachaturian Gayaneh: Suite  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  8542


13:02:00 00:27:51 Herbert Howells Concerto for String Orchestra  Vernon Handley Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hyperion  66610
13:32:00 00:25:11 Ralph Vaughan Williams The Wasps: Aristophanic Suite  Michael Stern Kansas City Symphony Reference  129
14:00:00 00:04:36 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story: Somewhere London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
14:05:00 00:04:28 Sammy Fain I'll Be Seeing You London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
14:11:00 00:15:32 Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G   Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Dorian  90164
14:30:00 00:09:27 Peter Tchaikovsky Sérénade mélancolique in B minor  Op 26 Russian National Orchestra Yakov Kreizberg Julia Fischer, violin PentaTone  5186095
14:42:00 00:13:42 Johann Sebastian Bach Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor   Leonard Slatkin BBC Philharmonic Chandos  9835
14:57:00 00:02:15 Percy Grainger Shepherd's Hey!  John Morris Russell Cincinnati Pops Orchestra FanfareCin  4
15:03:00 00:14:22 Dag Wirén Serenade for Strings Op 11  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  7020
15:19:00 00:12:29 David Diamond Concert Piece for Orchestra  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Delos  3189
15:37:00 00:05:41 Antonín Dvorák Legend No.  6 in C sharp minor  Op 59  Michael Tilson Thomas San Francisco Symphony SF Sym  60
15:45:00 00:12:03 Karol Szymanowski Concert Overture Op 12  Edward Gardner BBC Symphony Orchestra Chandos  5115
15:58:00 00:03:48 George Gershwin Porgy and Bess: Summertime London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792


16:06:00 00:02:52 Benjamin Britten Fugue from "Young Person's Guide" Op 34  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80660
16:13:00 00:11:16 Maurice Ravel Introduction & Allegro Jupiter String Quartet  Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Alexa Still, flute; Richard Hawkins, clarinet OberlinMus  1304
16:28:00 00:05:41 Bernard Herrmann Cape Fear: Suite  Paul Bateman City of Prague Philharmonic Silva  1093
16:37:00 00:02:21 Felix Mendelssohn Song without Words No. 9 in E major  Op 30   Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9350
16:41:00 00:08:28 Alexander Glazunov Allegro from Symphony No. 7 Op 77  José Serebrier Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Warner  63236
16:52:00 00:03:01 Jacob Gade Jealousy London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
16:58:00 00:00:51 Franz Schubert Five Minuets: Minuet No. 2 in F major  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  Gidon Kremer, violin DeutGram  437535
17:05:00 00:04:40 Dag Wirén March from Serenade for Strings Op 11  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  7020
17:12:00 00:11:33 George Enescu Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major  Op 11  Leopold Stokowski RCA Victor Symphony RCA  70931
17:27:00 00:06:57 Dmitri Shostakovich Finale from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 35 London Mozart Players Matthias Bamert Alain Lefèvre, piano; Paul Archibald, trumpet Analekta  9283
17:40:00 00:05:50 Alfredo Catalani Loreley: Dance of the Water Nymphs  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10634
17:47:00 00:02:19 Umberto Giordano Fedora: Intermezzo  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10634
17:52:00 00:03:02 Michel Colombier Emmanuel London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
17:56:00 00:03:22 Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude in G major  Op 32   Valentina Lisitsa, piano Decca  17091


18:09:00 00:23:33 Claude Debussy La mer  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  439896
18:35:00 00:02:43 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 24 in C minor  Op 25   Irena Portenko, piano Blue Griff  213
18:40:00 00:03:43 Sir Granville Bantock The Sea Reivers  Vernon Handley Royal Philharmonic Hyperion  66450
18:46:00 00:06:49 Antonio Vivaldi Flute Concerto in F major  Op 10 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  Patrick Gallois, flute DeutGram  437839
18:55:00 00:03:33 Gregorian Chant Ave maris stella   Anonymous 4 Harm Mundi  2907546


19:02:00 00:20:31 Franz Liszt Symphonic Poem No. 2 'Tasso: Lament  Sir Georg Solti Orchestra of Paris DeutGram  4779525
19:24:00 00:30:56 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor   Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire Avie  2159
19:57:00 00:02:03 Manuel Ponce Prelude in the Baroque style   Christopher Parkening, guitar EMI  56730


20:02:00 00:17:57 Benjamin Britten The Young Person's Guide to Orchestra Op 34 Boston Pops Orchestra Arthur Fiedler Hugh Downs, narrator RCA  300350
20:22:00 00:32:51 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  4 in B flat major  Op 60  Joshua Bell Academy St. Martin in Fields Sony  549176
20:56:00 00:03:06 Frédéric Chopin Waltz No. 8 in A flat major  Op 64   Garrick Ohlsson, piano Arabesque  6669

SYMPHONYCAST WITH ALISON YOUNG - Vienna Philharmonic, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

21:04:00 00:34:49 Carl Nielsen Symphony No.  4 Op 29  
21:42:00 00:45:53 Jean Sibelius Four Kalevala Legends Op 22  
22:29:00 00:08:34 Johann Strauss Jr Die Fledermaus: Overture    Vienna Philharmonic   Carlos Kleiber, conductor  
22:39:00 00:18:35 Emmanuel Chabrier Suite pastorale  Vienna Philharmonic    John Eliot Gardiner, conductor 


23:02:00 00:07:05 Miguel Llobet Catalan Folksongs   Christopher Parkening, guitar EMI  49404
23:09:00 00:04:14 Astor Piazzolla Oblivion London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
23:13:00 00:06:30 Joaquín Rodrigo Soleriana: Pastorale  Enrique Bátiz Royal Philharmonic EMI  67435
23:22:00 00:06:03 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: La vallée des cloches   Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano DeutGram  14764
23:28:00 00:07:13 Franz Liszt Years of Pilgrimage, 1st Year: Les   Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano Centaur  3280
23:37:00 00:04:06 Morton Gould Blues from 'Interplay' Albany Symphony Orchestra David Alan Miller Findlay Cockrell, piano Albany  1174
23:41:00 00:09:04 Samuel Barber Andante from Violin Concerto Op 14 St Paul Chamber Orchestra Hugh Wolff Hilary Hahn, violin Sony  89029
23:50:00 00:04:36 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story: Somewhere London Symphony Orchestra Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
23:56:00 00:02:29 Claude Debussy Syrinx   Joshua Smith, flute Telarc  80694
23:56:00 00:03:02 George Frideric Handel Air for Oboe & Orchestra City of London Sinfonia Nicholas Ward Anthony Camden, oboe Naxos  553430

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