Program Guide 10-19-2015


October 19

1845 premiere of Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser [full title: Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg (Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg Castle)] at the Royal Theater in Dresden; story centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through most of Wagner's mature work; this ‘Dresden version’ was extensively revised in 1861 for a production is Paris.

1894 first performance of George W. Chadwick's Symphony No. 3 by the Boston Symphony, Emil Paur conducting; won first prize in the second annual composition competition of the National Conservatory of Music; the competition chair—and Director of the Conservatory at the time—was Antonín Dvorák.

1901 first performances of Sir Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 & 2 by the Liverpool Orchestral Society conducted by the composer; in the US, the trio section Land of Hope and Glory of March No. 1 is sometimes known simply as Pomp and Circumstance or as The Graduation March and is played as the processional tune at virtually all high school and some college graduations; first played at such a ceremony on June 28, 1905 at Yale University.

1903 Vittorio Giannini – American composer (d.1966); neo-romantic composer of operas, songs, symphonies, and band works.

1905 first performance the revised final version of Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto in Berlin, conducted by Richard Strauss and with soloist Karl Halir; an earlier version had premiered a year earlier; it’s the only concerto Sibelius ever wrote.

1916 Karl-Birger Blomdahl – Swedish composer and conductor (d.1968); trained as a biochemist, but turned to music and through his experimental compositions became one of the big names in Swedish modernism.

1922 first performance of Maurice Ravel's orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition in Paris; conducted by Serge Koussevitzky who had commissioned the arrangement.

1943 Robin Holloway – English composer, academic and writer (75  years old); according to fellow composer David Matthews, his "individual style has been formed by a productive conflict between Romanticism and Modernism."

1967 public premiere of George Gershwin's Lullaby for string quartet (composed c.1919-20), at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, by the Juilliard String Quartet; during his lifetime, Gershwin would occasionally arrange impromptu performances of this piece at parties if enough string players were in attendance.

Recording of the Week

Songs from the Arc of Life

Oct. 1, 2015

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:22:01    Sergei Prokofiev    Violin Concerto No.  1 in D major  Op 19    
Russian National Orchestra    Yakov Kreizberg    Julia Fischer, violin    PentaTone     59

00:26:00    00:45:36    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  6 in F major  Op 68        
Karl Böhm    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449

01:14:00    00:32:32    Jean Sibelius    Violin Concerto in D minor  Op 47    
Gothenburg Symphony    Neeme Järvi    Ilya Gringolts, violin    DeutGram     2249

01:48:00    00:35:15    George W. Chadwick    Symphony No.  3 in F        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9253

02:25:00    00:34:47    Aaron Jay Kernis    String Quartet No.  1            
Jasper Quartet    Sono Lumin     92152

03:02:00    00:36:21    Antonín Dvorák    Symphony No.  7 in D minor  Op 70        
Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     417564

03:40:00    00:32:32    Ignace Jan Paderewski    Piano Concerto in A minor  Op 17    
London Symphony Orchestra    Arthur Fiedler    Earl Wild, piano    Elan     82266

04:14:00    00:27:32    Jean Sibelius    Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Op 46        
Horst Stein    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Decca     4785437

04:43:00    00:35:49    Modest Mussorgsky    Pictures at an Exhibition        
Herbert von Karajan    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449

05:21:00    00:15:16    Maurice Ravel    Rapsodie espagnole        
Ludovic Morlot    Seattle Symphony    SeattleSM     1002

05:38:00    00:07:02    George Frideric Handel    Concerto Grosso in G major  Op 3        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Erato     94354

05:50:00    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

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:02:54    George Frideric Handel    Messiah: Lift up your heads    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80344

06:10:00    00:03:19    Erik Satie    Gnossienne No.  3            
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano    Decca     470290

06:15:00    00:10:19    Francesco Salieri    Symphony in B flat major         
Claudio Scimone    I Solisti Veneti    Erato     88176

06:27:00    00:02:41    Sir Edward Elgar    Salut d'amour Op 12            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

06:30:00    00:04:23    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No. 78: Duet    
Empire Brass        Douglas Major, organ    EMI     47395

06:40:00    00:08:52    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 24 in B flat major         
Sir Charles Mackerras    Prague Chamber Orchestra    Telarc     80186

06:51:00    00:02:50    John Dowland    O sweet woods    
La Nef        Michael Slattery, tenor    Atma     2650

06:54:00    00:01:56    Reinhold Glière    The Red Poppy: Chinese Dance        
Zdenek Mácal    New Jersey Symphony    Delos     3178

06:55:00    00:02:17    John Philip Sousa    March 'Ancient and Honorable Artillery        
Timothy Foley    Nonpareil Wind Band    EMI     54130

07:05:00    00:04:17    Hoagy Carmichael    Stardust    
Brandenburg State Orchestra    Howard Griffiths    Katy Jones, trombone    Klanglogo     1506

07:10:00    00:04:43    Giuseppe Matteo Alberti    Sinfonia teatrale for 4 Trumpets 
Philharmonia Orchestra    Christopher Warren-Green    Wallace Collection    Nimbus     5017

07:15:00    00:05:23    Paul Lewis    An English Overture        
Gavin Sutherland    Royal Ballet Sinfonia    ASV     2126

07:20:00    00:03:40    Robert Schumann    Scherzo from Piano Quartet Op 47            
Wu Han, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello    DeutGram     22906

07:30:00    00:04:27    Agustín Barrios    Vals Op 8            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287

07:33:00    00:01:18    George Gershwin    Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen 
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559357

07:40:00    00:08:43    Carl Michael Ziehrer    Waltz 'Citizens of Vienna' Op 419        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     463185

07:51:00    00:02:01    Léo Delibes    Sylvia: Pizzicato        
Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     125

07:55:00    00:01:51    George Frideric Handel    Acis and Galatea: Happy We!    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

07:56:00    00:02:48    Miklós Rózsa    King of Kings: Theme        
Kenneth Alwyn    City of Prague Philharmonic    Silva     1056

08:07:00    00:06:01    Gioacchino Rossini    La scala di seta: Overture        
Piero Gamba    London Symphony Orchestra    Decca     4785437

08:15:00    00:04:17    Franz Joseph Haydn    Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 11    
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra    Leif Ove Andsnes    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano    EMI     56960

08:20:00    00:06:20    Frederick Delius    Romance            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

08:30:00    00:04:37    Ralph Vaughan Williams    The Running Set        
George Hurst    Bournemouth Sinfonietta    Chandos     2419

08:40:00    00:08:58    Carl Nielsen    Finale from Symphony No. 4 Op 29        
Alan Gilbert    New York Philharmonic    DaCapo     220624

08:55:00    00:05:53    Alan Silvestri    The Polar Express: Suite    
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2014

09:05:00    00:16:43    George Frideric Handel    Concerto Grosso in A major  Op 6            
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     447733

09:27:00    00:07:27    Camille Saint-Saëns    Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80595

09:35:00    00:06:36    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 21    
Cleveland Orchestra    Mitsuko Uchida    Mitsuko Uchida, piano    Decca     17181

09:50:00    00:06:54    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Entry of the Guests    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

09:55:00    00:04:32    Richard Hayman    Kid Stuff        
Arthur Fiedler    Boston Pops Orchestra    RCA     68131

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00    00:02:26    Claude Debussy    Beau soir            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

10:04:00    00:02:44    Gabriel Fauré    Papillon Op 77            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

10:08:00    00:06:33    Peter Tchaikovsky    Pezzo capriccioso Op 62    
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Martin West    Zuill Bailey, cello    Telarc     80724

10:17:00    00:12:52    Francis Poulenc    Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano            
Maurice Bourgue, oboe; Amaury Wallez, bassoon; Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     421581

10:31:00    00:02:32    Jean-Marie Leclair    Recréation de Musique No. 2: Tambourins            
Florilegium    Channel     7595

10:38:00    00:03:03    Jacques Ibert    Waltz from 'Divertissement'        
Paavo Järvi    Tapiola Sinfonietta    Bis     630

10:43:00    00:05:51    Johann Christian Bach    Zanaida: Overture        
Anthony Halstead    Hanover Band    CPO     999488

10:51:00    00:35:15    George W. Chadwick    Symphony No.  3 in F        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9253

11:28:00    00:06:32    Georg Philipp Telemann    Concerto for Flute, Oboe d'amore & viola d'amore            
European Baroque Soloists    Denon     9614

11:37:00    00:07:27    Carlos Chávez    El Trópico        
Alondra de la Parra    Philharmonic Orch of Americas    Sony     75555

11:46:00    00:10:40    Joseph Joachim    Finale from Violin Concerto No. 2 Op 11    
London Philharmonic    Leon Botstein    Elmar Oliveira, violin    IMP     27

11:58:00    00:01:46    Joseph Lanner    Whirlwind Galop Op 142        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     463185

12:06:00    00:05:06    Sir Edward Elgar    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2 in A minor  Op 39        
James Judd    New Zealand Symphony    Naxos     557273

12:14:00    00:08:04    Louis Moreau Gottschalk    Grand Tarantelle Op 67    
Northwest Sinfonietta    Christophe Chagnard    Joel Fan, piano    Reference     134

12:24:00    00:09:00    George Gershwin    Lullaby for Strings            
Brodsky Quartet    Chandos     10801

12:37:00    00:07:18    Franz Schubert    Overture in the Italian Style in C        
James Gaffigan    CityMusic Cleveland    CityMusic     3

12:47:00    00:10:07    Alexander Glazunov    Mazurka-Obéreque in D major     
Abbey Road Ensemble    Lawrence Foster    Itzhak Perlman, violin    EMI     55475


13:01:00    00:32:32    Ignace Jan Paderewski    Piano Concerto in A minor  Op 17    
London Symphony Orchestra    Arthur Fiedler    Earl Wild, piano    Elan     82266

13:35:00    00:23:20    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg Music        
Riccardo Chailly    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Decca     448155

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00    00:01:44    George Gershwin    Prelude No. 1 from 'Three Preludes'            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

14:02:00    00:03:36    Jacob Gade    Jealousy            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

14:08:00    00:16:26    Johann Sebastian Bach    Concerto for 3 Keyboards & Strings in C major     
English Concert    Trevor Pinnock    Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord; Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, hpschrd    Archiv     413634

14:28:00    00:10:43    Franz Liszt    Symphonic Poem No. 4 'Orpheus'        
Zubin Mehta    Berlin Philharmonic    Sony     66834

14:53:00    00:06:04    Antonio Vivaldi    Sinfonia for Strings in G major         
Trevor Pinnock    English Concert    Archiv     415518

15:03:00    00:13:49    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor  Op 27            
Wilhelm Kempff, piano    DeutGram     4793449

15:19:00    00:08:49    Richard Addinsell    Suicide Squadron: Warsaw Concerto    
BBC Symphony Orchestra    Hugh Wolff    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano    Decca     460503

15:30:00    00:05:53    Frederick Delius    A Song Before Sunrise        
Richard Hickox    Northern Sinfonia    EMI     65067

15:41:00    00:12:42    Robert Schumann    Konzertstück in D minor  Op 134    
Berlin Philharmonic    Claudio Abbado    Murray Perahia, piano    Sony     64577

15:55:00    00:02:01    Joaquín Rodrigo    I come from the poplars, Mother            
Christopher Parkening, guitar; David Brandon, guitar    EMI     49406

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00    00:04:11    Franz Schubert    Ave Maria            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

16:06:00    00:02:49    Camille Saint-Saëns    The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

16:12:00    00:13:18    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Overture        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS     38486

16:29:00    00:05:10    Patrick Doyle    Hamlet: Sweets to the Sweet Farewell        
Paul Bateman    Royal Philharmonic    Royal Phil     33

16:35:00    00:04:05    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: Juliet the Young Girl        
Yoel Levi    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80089

16:41:00    00:07:38    Franz Joseph Haydn    Andante from Symphony No. 101        
Claudio Abbado    Chamber Orchestra of Europe    DeutGram     4778117

16:52:00    00:03:27    Fritz Kreisler    La Gitana            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

16:56:00    00:03:35    Emmanuel Chabrier    Joyeuse Marche        
Neeme Järvi    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Chandos     5122

17:05:00    00:05:39    Karl-Birger Blomdahl    Adagio from 'The Wakeful Night'        
Petter Sundkvist    Swedish Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     553715

17:13:00    00:10:25    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondeau from Concerto for Flute & Harp    
Cleveland Orchestra    Christoph von Dohnányi    Joshua Smith, flute; Lisa Wellbaum, harp    Decca     443175

17:26:00    00:08:51    John Williams    Cowboys Overture        
John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Philips     420178

17:40:00    00:02:40    Charles Gounod    Meditation after Bach 'Ave Maria'            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

17:42:00    00:02:11    Peter Tchaikovsky    Valse sentimentale Op 51            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

17:47:00    00:02:24    Edvard Grieg    Two Elegiac Melodies: The Wounded Heart Op 34            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

17:52:00    00:03:19    Manuel de Falla    The Three-Cornered Hat: Neighbors' Dance        
Juanjo Mena    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10694

17:56:00    00:03:17    Padre Antonio Soler    Sonata No.  2 in E flat major             
Martina Filjak, piano    Naxos     572515


18:09:00    00:15:05    Vittorio Giannini    Concerto Grosso        
David Amos    Symphony Orch of New Russia    Albany     143

18:26:00    00:04:55    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Pilgrims' Chorus    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Men of; Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

18:34:00    00:03:59    Gaetano Donizetti    Don Pasquale: Servants' Chorus    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

18:41:00    00:13:22    William Alwyn    Concerto Grosso No.  2 in G major         
David Lloyd-Jones    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Naxos     570145

18:55:00    00:04:07    Georges Bizet    Carmen: Toreadors' Entrance 'Les voici'    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:18:54    Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf    Harp Concerto in A    
Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra    Paul Kuentz    Nicanor Zabaleta, harp    DeutGram     439693

19:23:00    00:32:51    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  4 in C minor         
Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902154

19:57:00    00:01:33    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 24 in C major  Op 33            
Garrick Ohlsson, piano    Arabesque     6730


20:02:00    00:16:11    Ralph Vaughan Williams    The Lark Ascending    
London Symphony Orchestra    Sir Colin Davis    Hilary Hahn, violin    DeutGram     3026

20:20:00    00:35:49    Modest Mussorgsky    Pictures at an Exhibition        
Herbert von Karajan    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449

20:57:00    00:01:40    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    German Dance in G major             
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     429783

21:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin - Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano

21:04:00    00:17:53    Maurice Ravel    Le tombeau de Couperin        

21:26:00    00:33:00    Esa-Pekka Salonen    Piano Concerto    

21:40:00    00:15:44    Maurice Ravel    Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No.  2        

22:02:00    00:32:48    Modest Mussorgsky    Pictures at an Exhibition        


23:02:00    00:08:59    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Act 3 Prelude        
Daniel Barenboim    Chicago Symphony Orchestra    Teldec     24224

23:10:00    00:07:36    Poul Schierbeck    Prelude for Strings Op 43        
Ole Schmidt    Odense Symphony    DaCapo     226047

23:20:00    00:10:10    Olivier Messiaen    Quartet for the End of Time: Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus.        
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

23:30:00    00:09:07    Bright Sheng    Moonlight Shadows from 'Never Far Away'    
San Diego Symphony    Jahja Ling    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp    Telarc     80719

23:41:00    00:07:54    George Gershwin    Lullaby for Strings        
Riccardo Chailly    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     417326

23:48:00    00:05:16    Aram Khachaturian    Gayaneh: Lullaby        
John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Philips     426247

23:56:00    00:02:41    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Sadko: Song of India            
Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano    DeutGram     447640

23:57:00    00:01:25    Maurice Ravel    Mother Goose: Pavane of Sleeping Beauty        
Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80601

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