Program Guide 11-27-2015


November 27

1474 death of Guillaume Dufay (age c.74) – Franco-Flemish composer of the early Renaissance; he was the central figure in the Burgundian School and the most famous and influential composer in Europe in the mid-15th century.

1750 Anton Stamitz – Bohemian composer (d.1809); Anton and his brother Carl were the sons of Johan Stamitz, one of the important figures in the Mannheim school.

1759 Franz Krommer – Moravian composer (d.1831); became composer for the Imperial Court and Vienna; left more than 300 published compositions in 110 opus numbers.

1860 Viktor Ewald – Russian composer (d.1935); spent most of his career as a Professor of Civil Engineering, but is beloved of brass players for his series of quintets, staples of the brass repertoire.

1867 Charles Koechlin – French composer (d.1950); prolific composer with diverse interests: inspired by Rudyard Kipling he wrote The Jungle Book, and his Seven Stars Symphony has movements named for Hollywood luminaries Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin.

1896 first performance of Richard Strauss's tone-poem Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus spake Zoroaster) in Frankfurt, with the composer conducting.

1928 premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Fairy's Kiss (Le baiser de la fée) at the Paris Opéra by the Ida Rubinstein Company with the composer conducting. 

1931 first performance of Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in Paris; commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during World War I. 

1959 Viktoria Mullova – Russian violinist (58 years old); best known for her performances and recordings of compositions by J.S. Bach and innovative interpretations of popular and jazz compositions by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and the Beatles among others. 

1972 first successful concert performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Symphony in Munich (posthumously), with Rudolf Kempe conducting; Harold Byrns had conducted the Vienna Symphony in a poorly rehearsed and performed Austrian radio premiere of this work on October 17, 1954.

1979 Hilary Hahn – American violinist (38 years old); with strong reputation for championing contemporary music, several works have been composed specially for her, including concerti by Edgar Meyer and Jennifer Higdon.


Recording of the Week

Italian Journey

Nov. 1, 2015

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Symphony in F-Sharp Op 40 (1952)

Anton Stamitz: Concerto for 2 Flutes in G (c.1785)

Franz Krommer: Symphony No. 2 in D Op 40 (1803)

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra Op 30 (1896)

Igor Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss (1928)

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Op 77 (1878)

Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 1 in c Op 32 (1841)

Joseph Martin Kraus: Symphony in c VB 142 (1785)

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No.2 in g Op 45 (1887)


06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

Johann Sebastian Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo from Mass in b BWV 232 (1749)

Johann Strauss Jr: Waldmeister: Overture (1895)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 5 Op 73 ‘Emperor’ (1809)

Henry Mancini: Drummer's Delight (1969)

Johann Strauss Jr: Waltz ‘Fairy Tales from the Orient’ Op 444 (1892)

Dmitri Shostakovich: The Gadfly: Romance Op 97 (1955)

Hans Gál: Rondo from Symphony No. 1 Op 30 (1927)

Giuseppe Verdi: Scherzo from String Quartet (1873)

Georg Philipp Telemann: Flute Concerto in G TWV 51: G2 (c.1720)

Felix Mendelssohn: Trumpet Overture Op 101 (1826)

Thomas Tallis: Salvator mundi (1575)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Finale from Piano Concerto No. 3 Op 30 (1909)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Finale from String Quartet No. 8 Op 59/2 ‘Razumovsky No. 2’ (1806)

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins in a RV 523 (c.1710)

Meredith Willson (arr Steven Reineke): It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (1953)


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Whispering (2012)

Antón García Abril: Third Sigh (2012)

Anton Stamitz: Concerto for 2 Flutes in G (c.1785)

Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto Op 14 (1939)

Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 in F (1853)

Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'étoile du nord: Overture (1854)

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Symphony No. 4 in E (c.1780)

Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor: Overture (1887)

Claude Debussy (arr Jascha Heifetz): Children's Corner: Golliwog's Cakewalk (1908)

Hershy Kay: Cakewalk: Three Dances (1951)



Igor Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss (1928)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien Op 45 (1880)


14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Claude Debussy: Preludes Book 1: Minstrels (1910)

Traditional (arr Alice Parker): The Minstrel Boy

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in D Op 6/5 (1739)

Alexander Glazunov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Op 100 (1917)

Vasily Kalinnikov: Finale from Symphony No. 1 (1895)


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

Ottorino Respighi: Theme & Variations from String Quartet in D (1904)

Luigi Boccherini: Finale from String Quartet in C Op 2/6 (1761)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Finale from Symphony Op 40 (1952)

John Knowles Paine: Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 Op 23 (1875)

Samuel Barber: Finale from Violin Concerto Op 14 (1939)

Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture (1842)

Michael Haydn: Symphony No. 34 in E-Flat (1788)

Andrei Schulz-Evler: Arabesques on the 'Blue Danube' Waltz Op 314 (1900)

Emil Darzins: Valse mélancolique (1904)



Giuseppe Verdi: String Quartet in e (1873)

George Frideric Handel: Harmonious Blacksmith from Keyboard Suite No. 5 (1720)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 1 Op 138 (1805)


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

Sir Alexander Mackenzie: Pibroch Op 42 (1889)

Franz Krommer: Symphony No. 2 in D Op 40 (1803)



Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol Op 34 (1887)

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Op 88 (1889)


21:00 CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER with Elliott Forrest: Classical Winds

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 11 for Winds in E-Flat K 375 (1781)--Stephen Taylor, oboe; James Austin Smith, oboe; David Shifrin, clarinet; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Bram van Sambeek, bassoon; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Trevor Nuckols, horn

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quintet for Piano & Winds in E-Flat Op 16 (1796)--Jeremy Denk, piano; James Austin Smith, oboe; David Shifrin, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, horn

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded 9/14/15 at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Leading the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps: Preparing Our Expeditionary Fighting Force for the Future - Raymond E. Mabus, Jr., 75th United States Secretary of the Navy


Giacomo Puccini: Chrysanthemums (1890)

David Del Tredici: Farewell (2012)

Charles Koechlin: Evening Peace from ‘The Persian Hours’ Op 65 (1913)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (1914)

Somei Satoh: Bifu (2012)

Toru Takemitsu: Toward the Sea III for Alto Flute & Harp (1989)



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