Program Guide 12-18-2015


December 18

1860 Edward MacDowell – American composer and pianist (d.1908); one of the first seven Americans honored by membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1904; the MacDowell Colony is an art colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, founded in 1907 by the composer’s wife, Marian.

1892 first performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in Vienna with Hans Richter and the Vienna Philharmonic; some of the more conservative members of the audience left at the end of each movement, but many of Bruckner's supporters were also present, including Hugo Wolf who said that the symphony was "the work of a giant" that "surpasses the other symphonies of the master in intellectual scope, awesomeness, and greatness"; Vienna’s arch-conservative critic, Eduard Hanslick, described the symphony as "interesting in detail, but strange as a whole, indeed repellent. The peculiarity of this work consists, to put it briefly, in importing Wagner's dramatic style into the symphony."

1892 premiere of Peter Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker on a double-bill with his one-act opera Iolanta at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg; public reception of the opera was favorable, and while the original Nutcracker production was not a success, the suite the composer extracted from it was; the ballet’s enormous popularity dates from the 1960s.

1948 William Boughton – English conductor (69 years old); founder, artistic and music director of the English Symphony Orchestra.

1962 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 ‘Babi Yar’ for baritone soloist and men's chorus by the Moscow Philharmonic under Kirill Kondrashin; variously called a song cycle and a choral symphony as the composer included settings of poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko that concerned the World War II Babi Yar massacre and other topics.

Recording of the Week

George Frederick Bristow: Symphony No. 2

Dec. 1, 2015

Program Guide

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00            00:37:02            Frederick Delius            Florida Suite                 David Lloyd-Jones        English Northern Philharmonia     Naxos   553535

00:41:00            00:27:00            Gerald Finzi       Love's Labour's Lost Suite Op 28                       William Boughton            English String Orchestra            Nimbus 5101

01:10:00            00:45:23            Peter Tchaikovsky         The Nutcracker: Act 1 Op 71      Boston Symphony Orchestra     Seiji Ozawa  American Boychoir        DeutGram         435619

01:57:00            00:42:41            Peter Tchaikovsky         The Nutcracker: Act 2 Op 71                  Seiji Ozawa       Boston Symphony Orchestra     DeutGram         435619

02:42:00            00:30:02            Edward MacDowell        Suite No. 2 for Orchestra Op 48             Takuo Yuasa     Ulster Orchestra          Naxos   559075

03:14:00            00:40:03            Johannes Brahms          String Sextet No.  2 in G major  Op 36                            Academy Chamber Ensemble       Chandos           9151

03:56:00            00:22:20            Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio: Part 3          Academy Ancient Music Berlin            René Jacobs     Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Werner Güra, tenor; Klaus Häger, baritone; RIAS Chamber Chorus Harm Mundi      2908304

04:20:00            00:35:05            Sir Granville Bantock     A Hebridean Symphony             Vernon Handley Royal Philharmonic            Hyperion           66450

04:57:00            00:23:03            Ludwig van Beethoven   String Quartet No.  4 in C minor  Op 18                           Cleveland Quartet Telarc   80414

05:22:00            00:15:00            Maurice Ravel   Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No.  2               George Szell     Cleveland Orchestra            CBS/Sony         489

05:39:00            00:07:23            Nigel Hess        A Christmas Overture                 John Rutter       Royal Philharmonic            Collegium         133

05:51:00            00:06:20            Marc-Antoine Charpentier           Noëls for Instruments                Jeannette Sorrell            Apollo's Fire     Eclectra            2041


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:08:00            00:09:46            George Frederick Bristow          Overture to 'A Winter's Tale' Op 30                     Rebecca Miller    Royal Northern Sinfonia New World        80768

06:19:00            00:04:02            Tchaikovsky & Ellington            The Nutcracker: Trepak & The Volga Vouty                     Steven Richman            Harmonie Ensemble New York   Harm Mundi      907493

06:26:00            00:05:13            Franz Schubert  Scherzo No. 1 in B flat major                             Maria João Pires, piano            DeutGram         427769

06:31:00            00:03:32            John Rutter       Donkey Carol    City of London Sinfonia John Rutter       Cambridge Singers            Collegium         121

06:40:00            00:08:21            Michael Praetorius         Christmas Vespers: Processional           Apollo's Fire     Jeannette Sorrell   Scott Mello, tenor; Apollo's Singers       Koch Intl           7673

06:50:00            00:02:12            Traditional         I Saw Three Ships                                  Canadian Brass Steinway           30027

06:55:00            00:03:51            Victor Herbert    Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys                 Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra          MAA     2011

07:05:00            00:04:35            Peter Tchaikovsky         The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Snowflakes                        Sergiu Comissiona       Houston Symphony Orchestra   Pro Arte            251

07:10:00            00:08:01            Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Overture                   Jeffrey Tate      Bavarian Radio Symphony          EMI      54022

07:20:00            00:04:09            George Frideric Handel  Messiah: All we like sheep         Apollo's Fire     Jeannette Sorrell            Apollo's Singers            Avie      2208

07:26:00            00:02:14            Traditional         Infant Holy, Infant Lowly                                    Burning River Brass            BurnRiver          2004

07:28:00            00:05:49            François Joseph Gossec           Christmas Suite Academy of Ancient Music        Christopher Hogwood          Academy Ancient Music Choir    l'Oiseau            410179

07:40:00            00:07:58            Philip Lane        Wassail Dances                        Gavin Sutherland           City of Prague Philharmonic     Naxos   557099

07:50:00            00:04:09            William Mathias Bell Carol                      John Hugh Thomas       BBC National Chorus of Wales; Huw Tregelles Williams, organ     Nimbus 5310

07:55:00            00:02:31            Vince Guaraldi   Christmas is Coming                             Canadian Brass Steinway           30027

08:07:00            00:06:09            Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No.191: Chorus "Gloria in          Bethlehem Bach Festival Orch     Greg Funfgeld   Bach Choir of Bethlehem           Analekta           9873

08:15:00            00:08:48            Francesco Manfredini    Concerto Grosso in C major  Op 3                     Simon Standage            Collegium Musicum 90   Chandos           634

08:25:00            00:03:39            Jule Styne         Let it Snow                    Petri Juutilainen Northern Lights Orch      WSchatz            5

08:30:00            00:02:38            George Wyle     The Most Wonderful Time of the Year     Cleveland Orchestra      Robert Porco   Cleveland Orchestra Chorus       MAA     2014

08:33:00            00:02:55            Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride                   Jerry Junkin      Dallas Wind Symphony Reference            126

08:40:00            00:06:23            Gioacchino Rossini       La scala di seta: Overture                      Fritz Reiner        Chicago Symphony Orchestra     RCA     300350

08:49:00            00:04:30            Hector Berlioz   L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds'      Cleveland Orchestra      Robert Shaw            Cleveland Orchestra Chorus       MAA     1999

08:55:00            00:05:05            Dean Sorenson Medley "Season's Greetings"                             Burning River Brass            BurnRiver          2004

09:05:00            00:14:22            Dag Wirén         Serenade for Strings Op 11                   William Boughton          English String Orchestra            Nimbus 7020

09:23:00            00:06:31            Andrew Pryce Jackman Fantasy on Verdi's "Anvil Chorus"          Academy St. Martin in Fields            Sir Neville Marriner         John Leach, cimbalom   EMI      49552

09:32:00            00:07:55            Riccardo Drigo  Pas de deux for Adam's "Le Corsaire"                Richard Bonynge            London Symphony Orchestra     Decca   433862


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00            00:02:30            Franz Liszt        Christmas Tree: In dulci jubilo                             Leslie Howard, piano            Hyperion           66388

10:02:00            00:02:22            Traditional         O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)                     Richard Westenburg            Musica Sacra    DeutGram         429732

10:04:00            00:13:10            Richard Wagner Götterdämmerung: Dawn & Siegfried's               Fritz Reiner        Chicago Symphony Orchestra     RCA     300350

10:18:00            00:04:08            Gerald Finzi       Love's Labour's Lost: Introduction Op 28                        William Boughton            English String Orchestra            Nimbus 5101

10:22:00            00:03:22            Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry        An English Suite: Frolic             William Boughton            English String Orchestra            Nimbus 5366

10:23:00            00:06:11            George Frideric Handel  Messiah: Comfort Ye...Every valley shall            Orch del Teatro Comunale         Michele Mariotti Juan Diego Flórez, tenor            Decca   14875

10:45:00            00:07:14            George W. Chadwick     Symphonic Sketches: Noël                    Neeme Järvi      Detroit Symphony        Chandos           9334

10:52:00            00:06:13            Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Final Scene   Bavarian Radio Symphony            Jeffrey Tate      Barbara Bonney, soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo; Hanna Schwarz, contralto; Andreas Schmidt, bass; Tölz Boys Choir   EMI      54022

11:03:00            00:09:58            George Frederick Bristow          Finale from Symphony No. 2 Op 24                   Rebecca Miller    Royal Northern Sinfonia New World        80768

11:15:00            00:08:10            Frédéric Chopin Scherzo No. 1 in B minor  Op 20                                    Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca   16421



11:25:00            00:02:00            Michael Praetorius         Lo, how a rose e'er blooming     Cleveland Orchestra      Gareth Morrell  Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Members of           MAA     1996

11:27:00            00:05:24            Adolphe Adam  O Holy Night     Cleveland Orchestra      Robert Porco    Robert Sullivan, trumpet; Jack Sutte, trumpet      MAA     2005

11:33:00            00:03:30            John Rutter       Angels' Carol    Cleveland Orchestra      Robert Porco    Cleve Orch Children's Chorus          MAA     2014

11:35:00            00:01:53            Mack Wilberg    One December, Bright and Clear            Cleveland Orchestra      Robert Porco   Cleveland Orchestra Chorus       MAA     2008

11:41:00            00:02:28            Alan Silvestri     The Polar Express: Spirit of the Season Cleveland Orchestra      Robert Porco   Cleveland Orchestra Chorus       MAA     2011

11:44:00            00:02:57            Traditional         Sans Day Carol Cleveland Orchestra      Gareth Morrell   Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  MAA     1996

11:47:00            00:02:15            John Frederick Coots    Santa Claus is Coming to Town  Cleveland Orchestra      Robert Page            Cleveland Orchestra Chorus       MAA     1999

11:49:00            00:02:18            Traditional         We Wish You a Merry Christmas            Cleveland Orchestra      Robert Porco   Cleveland Orchestra Chorus       MAA     2002

11:54:00            00:04:27            Gustav Holst     In the Bleak Midwinter                            Burning River Brass       BurnRiver            2008


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

12:07:00            00:08:16            George Frederick Bristow          Rip Van Winkle: Overture                       Rebecca Miller            Royal Northern Sinfonia New World        80768

12:19:00            00:11:02            George Enescu Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D major  Op 11               Lawrence Foster            Monte Carlo Philharmonic          Erato    75179

12:33:00            00:03:43            John Wasson    Festival Fanfare for Christmas               Jerry Junkin      Dallas Wind Symphony        Reference         126

12:40:00            00:06:28            Michel Corrette  Symphonie des noëls No. 6 in A major                           Arion Baroque Orchestra          early-mus          7768

12:48:00            00:08:53            Sir Malcolm Arnold        Fantasy on Christmas Carols                 Rumon Gamba  BBC Philharmonic     Chandos           9851

12:58:00            00:01:13            Edmund Rubbra            Dormi Jesu                   Gareth Morrell   Cleveland Orchestra Chorus            MAA     1996



13:02:00            00:33:46            George Gershwin           Piano Concerto in F major         Buffalo Philharmonic     JoAnn Falletta Orion Weiss, piano        Naxos   559705

13:38:00            00:20:21            Edward MacDowell        Suite No.  1 for Orchestra Op 42                        Takuo Yuasa            Ulster Orchestra            Naxos   559075


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00            00:02:24            George Frideric Handel  Messiah: And He shall purify      Apollo's Fire     Jeannette Sorrell            Apollo's Singers            Avie      2208

14:03:00            00:02:41            George Frideric Handel  Messiah: And the glory of the Lord        Apollo's Fire     Jeannette Sorrell   Apollo's Singers            Avie      2208

14:07:00            00:15:25            Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.  4 in G major                        Riccardo Chailly  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra  Decca   139230

14:27:00            00:12:17            Manuel de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2                    Juanjo Mena     BBC Philharmonic     Chandos           10694

14:41:00            00:12:58            Peter Tchaikovsky         The Nutcracker: Pas de deux                 Fritz Reiner        Chicago Symphony Orchestra     RCA     300350

15:00:00            00:14:44            Antonín Dvorák Overture 'In Nature's Realm' Op 91                     Jun Märkl          Indianapolis Symphony        Telarc   32927

15:18:00            00:11:18            Johann Melchior Molter  Concerto Pastorale in G major   La Pietà            Angèle Dubeau            Angèle Dubeau, violin    Analekta           8730

15:31:00            00:04:36            Edward MacDowell        Suite No. 2: In War-time Op 48               Takuo Yuasa     Ulster Orchestra          Naxos   559075

15:40:00            00:05:57            George Frederick Bristow          Scherzo from Symphony No. 2 Op 24                Rebecca Miller    Royal Northern Sinfonia New World        80768

15:49:00            00:06:41            Gustav Holst     Choral Fantasy on Old Carols 'Christmas            Bay Brass         A. David Krehbiel            John Fenstermaker, organ         Gothic  49120

15:57:00            00:01:16            Mikola Leontovich         Carol of the Bells                      Richard Westenburg      Musica Sacra    DeutGram         429732


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00            00:04:29            Bob Chilcott      Ave Maria                     Ralph Woodward           Fairhaven Singers            Guild    7380

16:06:00            00:03:22            Franz Biebl        Ave Maria                                 Voces8 Decca   4785703

16:15:00            00:09:46            George Frederick Bristow          Overture to 'A Winter's Tale' Op 30                     Rebecca Miller    Royal Northern Sinfonia New World        80768

16:26:00            00:05:40            John Williams    Attack of the Clones: Across the Stars               Paul Bateman    Royal Philharmonic     Royal Phil         33

16:37:00            00:03:16            John Williams    The Empire Strikes Back: Yoda's Theme                        John Williams            Skywalker Symphony Orchestra Sony    45947

16:41:00            00:07:54            John Williams    Star Wars: Throne Room & End Title                  John Williams    Skywalker Symphony Orchestra     Sony    45947

16:52:00            00:02:24            George Vosburgh          A "Spike Jones" Jingle Bells                              Pittsburgh Symphony Brass           Four Winds       3029

16:55:00            00:03:46            Kermit Poling    Christmas Cornucopia                           West Edge String Quartet            Centaur 3087

17:05:00            00:04:42            Roger Harvey    Fantasy de Noël                                    Burning River Brass       BurnRiver            2008

17:13:00            00:10:38            Leroy Anderson Suite of Carols for Winds          BBC Concert Orchestra  Leonard Slatkin            Members of      Naxos   559382

17:26:00            00:08:17            Alexander Borodin         Nocturne from String Quartet No.  2                   Neeme Järvi            Gothenburg Symphony  DeutGram         435757

17:40:00            00:04:28            Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel       The Year: December                              Sarah Rothenberg, piano    Arabesque        6666

17:46:00            00:04:07            Peter Tchaikovsky         The Seasons: December Op 37              Richard Bonynge            London Symphony Orchestra     DeutGram         469376

17:52:00            00:02:19            Charles Ives      A Christmas Carol                                 Chanticleer        Teldec  94563

17:56:00            00:03:12            Percy Grainger  Molly on the Shore                                Marc-André Hamelin, piano            Hyperion           66884



18:09:00            00:18:59            Patric Standford            A Christmas Carol Symphony                Gavin Sutherland           City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos   557099

18:30:00            00:02:01            Kermit Poling    A Holly and Ivy Calypso                                    West Edge String Quartet            Centaur 3087

18:34:00            00:02:10            Mikola Leontovich         Carol of the Bells                                  West Edge String Quartet            Centaur 3087

18:38:00            00:14:07            Richard Addinsell          A Christmas Carol: Suite            Royal Philharmonic        David Newman            Ambrosian Singers        Telarc   88801

18:54:00            00:05:05            Kermit Poling    Two Puerto Rican Carols                                    West Edge String Quartet            Centaur 3087



19:02:00            00:14:05            Anton Arensky  Variations on Theme by Tchaikovsky Op 35                    William Boughton            English String Orchestra            Nimbus 7020

19:18:00            00:36:21            Peter Tchaikovsky         Suite No.  1 in D minor  Op 43               Sir Neville Marriner            Stuttgart Radio Symphony         Capriccio          10227

19:57:00            00:01:48            Johann Sebastian Bach English Suite No. 3: Gavottes                            Margarita Shevchenko, piano        CIPC     96523



20:02:00            00:05:44            Richard Wagner Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries                     José Serebrier            Bournemouth Symphony           Naxos   570293

20:10:00            00:45:34            Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov           Scheherazade Op 35     Royal Philharmonic        Sir Thomas Beecham          Steven Staryk, violin      EMI      66998


21:00 CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER with Elliott Forrest: Great Trios

Ernö Dohnányi: Serenade for Strings Op 10 (1902)--Adele Anthony, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicolas Altstaedt, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 6 in E-Flat Op 70/2 (1808)--Jeffrey Kahane, piano; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; David Finckel, cello

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Ta-Nehisi Coates - Author and National Correspondent, The Atlantic - Between the World and Me


23:02:00            00:07:31            Jean Sibelius    Suite champêtre Op 98              William Boughton          English String Orchestra          Nimbus 5169

23:09:00            00:07:20            Richard Strauss Intermezzo: Interlude No. 2 "Dreaming by                        Marc Albrecht            Strasbourg Philharmonic            PentaTone        5186310

23:19:00            00:06:22            Edward MacDowell        Suite No. 2: Love Song Op 48               Takuo Yuasa     Ulster Orchestra          Naxos   559075

23:25:00            00:09:56            John Knowles Paine      Adagio from Symphony No. 1 Op 23                 Zubin Mehta      New York Philharmonic         New World        374

23:37:00            00:09:24            Frank Bridge     There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook              William Boughton            English String Orchestra            Nimbus 5366

23:46:00            00:08:10            Sergei Prokofiev           Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet                  Yoel Levi            Cleveland Orchestra      Telarc   80089

23:56:00            00:02:05            Edward MacDowell        Woodland Sketches: To a Wild Rose Op 51                   Ronald Corp            New London Orchestra  Hyperion           67067

23:56:00            00:03:47            Traditional         Today in Bethlehem                               West Edge String Quartet            Centaur 3087


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