Program Guide 11-06-2015


November 6

1753 Jean-Baptiste Bréval – French cellist and composer (d.1823); wrote the Cello Sonata in C Op 40/1, one of the classics of student cello literature.

1825 first performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15 in Vienna; might have been T. S. Eliot's impetus to write the Four Quartets; Eliot said of the quartet: "I find it quite inexhaustible to study. There is a sort of heavenly or at least more than human gaiety about some of his later things which one imagines might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering; I should like to get something of that into verse before I die."

1854 John Philip Sousa – American composer and conductor, the ‘March King’ (d.1932); known primarily for American military and patriotic marches; his Stars and Stripes Forever (1896) is the National March of the United States.

1902 premiere of Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur in Milan; features a confusing plot and one of the most inventive (and least realistic) plot devices: death by poisoned violets.

1924 premiere of Leos Janácek's The Cunning Little Vixen (aka Adventures of Vixen Sharp-Ears) in Brno; libretto adapted by the composer from a comic strip by Rudolf Tesnohlídek and Stanislav Lolek; incorporates Moravian folk music and rhythms and is considered a children's opera but with serious and even tragic themes.

1936 first performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3 with Philadelphia Orchestra led by Leopold Stokowski; composer was convinced it was one of his best works, despite a lukewarm reception from audiences and critics.

1940 first performance of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 in Detroit, by the Michigan WPA Symphony, Valter Poole conducting; First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt attended a rehearsal for this concert, and wrote favorably about Price’s Symphony in her national newspaper column My Day a few days later.

1950 first performance of Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto in a radio broadcast by the NBC Symphony led by Fritz Reiner with Benny Goodman as soloist; choreographed by Jerome Robbins for the ballet Pied Piper (1951).


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Nov. 1, 2015

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento No. 10 in F K 247 (1776)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in a Op 44 (1936)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in a Op 99 (1955)

Edvard Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in g Op 27 (1878)

Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 7 in F Op 77 ‘Pastoral’ (1902)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G K 216 (1775)

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in a Op 132 (1825)

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration Op 24 (1889)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G 'Surprise' (1791)

Leos Janácek (arr Vaclav Talich): The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite (1924)


06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

Franz Liszt: Ballade from ‘The Flying Dutchman’ S 441 (1872)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music (1938)

Ludwig van Beethoven: March & Finale from Quartet No. 15 Op 132 (1826)

Eric Coates: March ‘Calling All Workers’ (1940)

Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise No. 5 in f-Sharp Op 44 (1841)

George Frideric Handel: Berenice: Minuet (1737)

Béla Bartók: Finale from Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta (1936)

John Philip Sousa: Presidential Polonaise (1886)

Traditional (arr William Hawley): Shaker Hymn 'Not One Sparrow is Forgotten’

Leonard Bernstein: On the Town: Times Square 1944 (1944)

Eugène d'Albert: The Improviser: Overture (1902)

Johann Strauss Jr: Die Fledermaus: Overture (1874)

Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in G (c.1750)

Scott Joplin: Magnetic Rag (1914)



10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

John Philip Sousa: March 'The Circumnavigators Club' (1931)

John Philip Sousa: March 'Homeward Bound' (1892)

Franz Liszt: Rapsodie espagnole S 254 (1863)

Ignaz Moscheles: Piano Concerto No. 3 in g Op 58 (1820)

Michael Haydn: Symphony No. 36 in B-Flat (1788)

Giacomo Puccini: Preludio sinfonico in A (1876)

John Philip Sousa: The American Maid: Overture (1909)

Henry Purcell: Abdelazer: Suite (1695)

Henry Charles Litolff: Scherzo from Concerto Symphonique No. 4 Op 102 (1852)

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide: Act 2 Ballet (1774)



Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in a Op 44 (1936)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 3 (1952)


14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Percy Grainger (arr Eldon Rathburn): Train Music (1901)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2: Little Train of Caipira (1930)

Ernest Chausson: Poème Op 25 (1896)

Johann Christian Bach: Symphony in D Op 18/3 for Double Orchestra (1781)

Leos Janácek (arr Vaclav Talich): The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite (1924)

Béla Bartók: Rhapsody No. 2 (1944)

John Philip Sousa: La Reine de la Mer (1896)

John Philip Sousa: March 'The Liberty Bell' (1893)


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

John Philip Sousa: March 'The Free Lance’ (1906)

John Philip Sousa (arr Loras John Schissel): Humoresque 'Listen to My Tale of Woe' (1888)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 44 (1936)

John Philip Sousa: March 'The Stars and Stripes Forever' (1896)

Friday Fun: Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals: Pt. 4 (1886)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Finale from Concerto for 2 Violins BWV 1043 (1723)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 100 'Military' (1794)

Camille Saint-Saëns (arr Georges Bizet): Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28 (1863)

Franz Liszt (arr Vladimir Horowitz): Variations on Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March’ (1851)

Antonio Vivaldi: Finale from 'Summer' Concerto Op 8/2 (1725)

Brian Dykstra: The National Pastime (2006)



John Philip Sousa: Fantasy 'The International Congress' (1876)

Peter Tchaikovsky (arr Jascha Heifetz): Souvenir of a Beloved Place: Mélodie Op 42/3 (1878)

Claude Debussy (arr Georges Bizet): Children's Corner: Golliwog's Cakewalk (1908)

George Gershwin (arr Jascha Heifetz): Three Preludes (1926)


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 53 in D 'Imperial' (1780)

Mauro Giuliani: Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A Op 30 (1812)



Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27/2 ‘Moonlight’ (1801)

Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A D 667 'Trout' (1819)


21:00 CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER with Elliott Forrest: George Crumb's American Songbook

George Crumb: Selections from ‘American Songbooks’ for Baritone, Piano & Percussion--Thomas Hampson, baritone; Gilbert Kalish, piano; Ayano Kataoka, David Cossin, Haruka Fujii, Jeffrey Milarsky, percussion

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded today at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Opportunity for All: Collective Action for Collective Excellence - Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President, National Education Association


Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio from Piano Sonata No. 29 Op 106 ‘Hammerklavier’ (1818)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Romanza from Symphony No. 5 (1943)

Franz Schubert: Molto moderato from Piano Sonata No. 16 D 894 (1826)



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