Program Guide 12-22-2015


December 22

1723 Carl Friedrich Abel – German composer (d.1787); renowned player of the viola da gamba and composed music for that instrument; one of his works became famous due to a misattribution: in the 19th century, a manuscript symphony in the hand of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was catalogued as his Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat K 18, and was published in the first complete edition of Mozart's works, but it was actually a symphony by Abel (Op 6 No. 7), copied by Mozart for study purposes while he was visiting London in 1764.

1808 first performances of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’ and the Choral Fantasy; Greg Mitchell wrote in the Huffington Post: “The Greatest Concert Ever! Fellow geezers: Forget the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Dylan in Manchester, the Stones at Altamont, Springsteen at the Bottom…On December 22, 1808, Beethoven himself rented a hall in Vienna and promoted the concert to end all concerts: the debut, over four hours, of three of the greatest works in the history of music: his Fifth Symphony, the Sixth ("Pastoral") Symphony, and the astounding Piano Concerto No. 4, plus selections from his amazing Mass in C Major, and in closing, the wonderful Choral Fantasia (forerunner to his Ninth Symphony). A bonus: improvisations by the maestro.”

1853 Teresa Carreño – Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor (d.1917); the Carreño Cultural Complex in Caracas is named after her, as is a crater on Venus; what a life! – in 1863 (age 10) she performed for Abraham Lincoln at the White House; in 1876, made her debut as an opera singer in Europe; Franz Liszt offered her lessons, but she declined; performed at the promenade concerts of Henry Wood, who wrote: "It is difficult to express adequately what all musicians felt about this great woman who looked like a queen among pianists - and played like a goddess. The instant she walked onto the platform her steady dignity held her audience who watched with riveted attention while she arranged the long train she habitually wore. Her masculine vigor of tone and touch and her marvelous precision on executing octave passages carried everyone completely away."

1858 Giacomo Puccini – Italian composer (d.1924); often called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi"; adopted and became one of the leading exponents of the verismo style; biographer Julian Budden: “No composer communicates more directly with an audience than Puccini. Indeed, for many years he has remained a victim of his own popularity…Be it remembered, however, that Verdi's melodies were once dismissed as barrel-organ fodder. The truth is that music that appeals immediately to a public becomes subject to bad imitation, which can cast a murky shadow over the original. So long as counterfeit Puccinian melody dominated the world of sentimental operetta, many found it difficult to come to terms with the genuine article. Now that the current coin of light music has changed, the composer admired by Schoenberg, Ravel, and Stravinsky can be seen to emerge in his full stature.”

1874 Franz Schmidt – Austrian composer, cellist and pianist (d.1939); accusations of Nazi sympathies (probably false) have put his posthumous reputation under a cloud; his magnum opus is an oratorio, Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln (The Book with Seven Seals) set to a text from Revelation, premiered Vienna in 1938,

1883 Edgard Varèse – French-born American composer (d.1965); coined the term ‘organized sound’ in reference to his own musical aesthetic; one of his biggest fans was the American guitarist and composer Frank Zappa whose final project was The Rage and the Fury, a recording of the works of Varèse.

1885 Deems Taylor – American composer, music critic and promoter of classical music (d.1966); appeared in Disney's Fantasia.

Recording of the Week

Carols with St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir

Dec. 1, 2016

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:18:32    Ludwig van Beethoven    Choral Fantasy in C minor  Op 80    
Mahler Chamber Orchestra    Leif Ove Andsnes    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Prague Philharmonic Choir    Sony     305886

00:24:00    00:32:21    Johannes Brahms    String Quintet No.  2 in G major  Op 111    
Cavani String Quartet        Donald Weilerstein, viola    Azica     71216

01:01:00    00:44:22    Franz Schmidt    Symphony No. 1 in E major         
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9357

01:48:00    00:36:24    Ludwig van Beethoven    String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major  Op 127            
Cypress String Quartet    Cypress     2012

02:26:00    00:30:02    Sergei Prokofiev    Symphony No.  7 in C sharp minor  Op 131        
Vladimir Ashkenazy    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     470528

02:58:00    00:33:16    Franz Liszt    Christmas Tree            
Leslie Howard, piano    Hyperion     66388

03:35:00    00:33:46    George Gershwin    Piano Concerto in F major     
Buffalo Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Orion Weiss, piano    Naxos     559705

04:10:00    00:45:36    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  6 in F major  Op 68        
Karl Böhm    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449

04:58:00    00:27:17    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Violin Concerto No.  3 in G major     
Berlin Philharmonic    Herbert von Karajan    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin    DeutGram  4793449

05:26:00    00:17:34    Igor Stravinsky    Suite italienne            
Matt Haimovitz, cello; Christopher O'Riley, piano    Oxingale     2019

05:39:00    00:05:36    Franz Schubert    Polonaise in B flat major     
Chamber Orchestra of Europe    Gidon Kremer    Gidon Kremer, violin    DeutGram     437535

05:53:00    00:06:39    Arvo Pärt    Magnificat        
Paul Hillier    Theatre of Voices    Harm Mundi     907182

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:08:00    00:06:54    Michel Corrette    Symphonie des noëls No. 2 in D major             
Arion Baroque Orchestra    early-mus     7768

06:18:00    00:16:38    Anton Bruckner    Andante from Symphony No. 4 'Romantic'        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    Arthaus     101682

06:40:00    00:08:03    Robert Russell Bennett    The Many Moods of Christmas: Medley    
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2002

06:51:00    00:03:50    Lowell Mason    Joy to the World        
A. David Krehbiel    Bay Brass    Gothic     49120

06:57:00    00:02:37    Karl King    March 'Sarasota'        
Col. Lowell Graham    USAF Heritage of America Band    Klavier     11139

07:05:00    00:05:07    Traditional    Suo gân    
Orchestra of Temple Square    Mack Wilberg    Mormon Tabernacle Choir    IntReserve     2009

07:13:00    00:10:19    André Grétry    Céphale et Procris: Ballet Suite        
Stefan Sanderling    Orchestre de Bretagne    ASV     1095

07:26:00    00:09:27    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Act 1 excerpts        
Fritz Reiner    Chicago Symphony Orchestra    RCA     300350

07:40:00    00:07:23    Nigel Hess    A Christmas Overture        
John Rutter    Royal Philharmonic    Collegium     133

07:50:00    00:03:48    H. Walford Davies    O Little Town of Bethlehem        
John Hugh Thomas    BBC National Chorus of Wales; Huw Tregelles Williams, organ    Nimbus     5310

07:56:00    00:03:07    Traditional    Greensleeves    
Welsh National Opera Orchestra    Tecwyn Evans    Bryn Terfel, baritone; Catrin Finch, harp    DeutGram     14914

08:08:00    00:05:50    Francis Poulenc    Mouvements perpétuels            
Paul Crossley, piano    CBS     44921

08:17:00    00:18:12    Sir William Walton    The Wise Virgins: Suite        
David Lloyd-Jones    English Northern Philharmonia    Naxos     555868

08:40:00    00:05:28    John Rutter    All Bells in Paradise        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

08:47:00    00:03:10    Anonymous    Angelus ad virginem        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

08:52:00    00:02:58    Traditional    Noël nouvelet 'Sing We Now of Christmas'    
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Meredith Hall, soprano; Apollo's Singers    Avie  2269

08:57:00    00:05:29    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Final Waltz & Apotheosis        
Seiji Ozawa    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     435619

09:05:00    00:13:51    Mack Wilberg    Christmas Carol Medley    
Symphony Orchestra    Jerold Ottley    Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Lois Matheson, soprano    Bonneville     9402

09:23:00    00:02:38    George Wyle    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year    
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2014

09:25:00    00:02:49    Joseph Beal & James Boothe    Jingle Bell Rock    
Chamber Ensemble        Vienna Boys' Choir    DeutGram     23692

09:32:00    00:09:28    Johann Strauss Jr    Waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube' Op 314        
Franz Welser-Möst    Vienna Philharmonic    Sony     544071

09:44:00    00:07:16    Richard Wagner    Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     4778773

09:53:00    00:04:28    Steven Amundson    Angel's Dance        
John Morris Russell    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    FanfareCin     1

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:01:13    Boris Ord    Adam lay ybounden        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir    Decca     4789225

10:02:00    00:02:17    Benjamin Britten    A New Year Carol        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

10:06:00    00:13:37    Gabriel Fauré    Masques et bergamasques Op 112        
Ludovic Morlot    Seattle Symphony    SeattleSM     1004

10:22:00    00:03:34    Ross Bagdasarian    The Chipmunk Song        
Petri Juutilainen    Northern Lights Orch    WSchatz     5

10:28:00    00:03:32    John Rutter    Donkey Carol    
City of London Sinfonia    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     121

10:33:00    00:05:05    Thomas Tomkins    Celebrate Jehovam        
Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     2013

10:42:00    00:12:44    Johann Nepomuk Hummel    Piano Trio No.  2 in F Op 22            
Trio Parnassus    MD+G     3307

10:56:00    00:05:02    Sérgio Assad    Gypsy Slopes from 'Interchange'    
Delaware Symphony    David Amado    William Kanengiser, guitar; Scott Tennant, guitar; John Dearman, guitar; Matthew Greif, guitar    Telarc     31754

11:02:00    00:11:33    Leroy Anderson    Suite of Carols for Brass        
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559357

11:16:00    00:07:46    Carl Friedrich Abel    Symphony in E flat Op 17        
Anthony Halstead    Hanover Band    CPO     999214


11:26:00    00:02:16    William J. Kirkpatrick    Away in a Manger        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2014

11:28:00    00:03:53    Franz Gruber    Silent Night    
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2011

11:32:00    00:06:40    Morten Lauridsen    O magnum mysterium        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2002

11:38:00    00:03:29    Traditional    Deck the Halls        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2005

11:43:00    00:02:54    Ralph Vaughan Williams    The Blessed Son of God from "Hodie"        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2002

11:46:00    00:03:48    Leslie Adams    Christmas Lullaby    
Cleveland Orchestra    Gareth Morrell    Cleve Orch Children's Chorus    MAA     1993

11:50:00    00:02:04    Traditional    Ding Dong! Merrily on High    
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2008

11:55:00    00:04:58    Henryk Wieniawski    Prayer from Violin Concerto No. 1 Op 14    
London Symphony Orchestra    Lawrence Foster    Gil Shaham, violin    DeutGram 431815

12:10 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

12:07:00    00:09:38    Deems Taylor    Through the Looking Glass: Jabberwocky        
Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Delos     3099

12:19:00    00:08:19    Maurice Ravel    Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan        
Kent Nagano    Lyon Opera Orchestra    Erato     14331

12:29:00    00:05:10    Hector Berlioz    L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds'        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

12:38:00    00:04:42    Roger Harvey    Fantasy de Noël            
Burning River Brass    BurnRiver     2008

12:45:00    00:12:36    Johann Sebastian Bach    Brandenburg Concerto No.  3 in G major         
Riccardo Chailly    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Decca     139230


13:01:00    00:29:54    Nicolò Paganini    Violin Concerto No.  2 in B minor  Op 7    
German Radio Philharmonic    Marcello Viotti    Alexander Markov, violin    Erato     45788

13:32:00    00:25:40    Charles Gounod    Symphony No.  1 in D major         
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     462125

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:01:00    00:03:04    Henry J. Gauntlett    Once in Royal David's City        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

14:05:00    00:04:39    Gustav Holst    In the Bleak Midwinter        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

14:11:00    00:11:42    André Jolivet    Pastorales de Noël            
Manuela Wiesler, flute; Christian Davidsson, bassoon; Erica Goodman, harp    Bis     739

14:26:00    00:12:23    Christopher Palmer    Fantasy on Puccini's 'La bohème'    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Christopher Warren-Green, vn    EMI  49552

14:41:00    00:05:35    George Frideric Handel    Messiah: Behold, A Virgin shall conceive    
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo; Apollo's Singers    Avie     2208

14:48:00    00:09:12    Peter Tchaikovsky    Scherzo from Manfred Symphony Op 58        
Vladimir Ashkenazy    Philharmonia Orchestra    Decca     4785437

15:00:00    00:17:13    John Rutter    Gloria    
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers; John Scott, organ    Collegium     100

15:19:00    00:09:01    Ludwig van Beethoven    Egmont: Overture Op 84        
Gustavo Dudamel    Simón Bolívar Symphony    DeutGram     16869

15:26:00    00:04:35    Philip Stopford    Lully, Lulla, Lullay        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir    Decca     4789225

15:30:00    00:05:18    Adolphe Adam    O Holy Night        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

15:46:00    00:06:13    Johann David Heinichen    Pastorale in A major     
Cologne Musica Antiqua    Reinhard Goebel    Susanne Regel, oboe; Monika Nielen, oboe    Archiv     447644

15:53:00    00:03:26    Johann Strauss Jr    Polka française "Figaro" Op 320        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2003

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00    00:04:18    John Rutter    What Sweeter Music?        
Patrick Dupré Quigley    Seraphic Fire; Jacqueline Kerrod, harp    SFM     14

16:06:00    00:02:52    Deems Taylor    Looking Glass Insects        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     92

16:12:00    00:10:23    Carl Friedrich Abel    Symphony in G Op 17        
Anthony Halstead    Hanover Band    CPO     999214

16:29:00    00:03:42    Irving Berlin    White Christmas        
Petri Juutilainen    Northern Lights Orch    WSchatz     5

16:35:00    00:03:15    Giacomo Puccini    Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus    
Utah Symphony    Joseph Silverstein    Mormon Tabernacle Choir    Decca     436284

16:41:00    00:07:32    Giacomo Puccini    Madama Butterfly: Act 2 Intermezzo        
Kent Nagano    Lyon Opera Orchestra    Erato     17071

16:50:00    00:06:59    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2008

16:58:00    00:02:37    Chris Coletti    Bach's Bells            
Canadian Brass    Steinway     30027

17:05:00    00:04:09    Jerry Herman    Mame: We Need a Little Christmas        
Petri Juutilainen    Northern Lights Orch    WSchatz     5

17:22:00    00:06:09    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No.191: Chorus "Gloria in excelsis Deo"    
Bethlehem Bach Festival Orch    Greg Funfgeld    Bach Choir of Bethlehem    Analekta     9873

17:29:00    00:03:28    Johann Sebastian Bach    Magnificat: Final Choruses    
Bethlehem Bach Festival Orch    Greg Funfgeld    Bach Choir of Bethlehem    Analekta     9873

17:34:00    00:01:25    Emmanuel Chabrier    Ballabile            
Angela Hewitt, piano    Hyperion     67515

17:39:00    00:04:35    Harold Darke    In the Bleak Midwinter    
City of London Sinfonia    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     106

17:45:00    00:03:28    John Rutter    Mary's Lullaby    
City of London Sinfonia    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     121

17:51:00    00:03:23    Vince Guaraldi    What Child is This?            
Canadian Brass    Steinway     30027

17:58:00    00:03:00    Johann Strauss Jr    Cavalry March Op 428        
Franz Welser-Möst    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4782601


18:08:00    00:01:30    Franz Liszt    Years of Pilgrimage, 1st Year: Pastorale            
Lazar Berman, piano    DeutGram     4779525

18:09:00    00:22:41    Various    "Christmas with the Academy" Pt. 2    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Rosemary Joshua, soprano; Ian Bostridge, tenor; Gerald Finley, baritone; ASMF Chorus    Philips     442141

18:34:00    00:04:00    Herbert Howells    Here is the Little Door            
Chanticleer    Teldec     94563

18:40:00    00:02:04    Jakob Handl    Hodie Christus natus est            
Chanticleer    Teldec     94563

18:44:00    00:09:10    Gaetano Maria Schiassi    Sinfonia Pastorale in D major         
Alun Francis    Northwest Chamber Orch    Helios     88028

18:55:00    00:04:14    Traditional    Wexford Carol    
Welsh National Opera Orchestra    Tecwyn Evans    Bryn Terfel, baritone    DeutGram     14914

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:00:00    00:20:45    Franz Joseph Haydn    Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major     
Orch of Age of Enlightenment    Elizabeth Wallfisch    Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin; David Watkin, cello; Anthony Robson, oboe; Felix Warnock, bassoon    VirginClas     59266

19:20:00    00:32:38    Léo Delibes    Coppélia: Suite        
Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     125


20:02:00    00:09:08    Hector Berlioz    Roman Carnival Overture Op 9        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

20:13:00    00:41:32    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  6 in F major  Op 68        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     46532

20:56:00    00:03:06    John Ireland    The Holy Boy    La Pietà    
Angèle Dubeau    Angèle Dubeau, violin    Analekta     8730

22:55:00    00:04:30    Hector Berlioz    L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds' Farewell
Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     1999


23:02:00    00:04:13    Giacomo Puccini    Adagietto        
Riccardo Chailly    Verdi Symphony Milan    Decca     2141

23:06:00    00:06:54    Robert Schumann    Märchenbilder: Langsam Op 113            
Yuri Bashmet, viola; Mikhail Muntian, piano    RCA     60112

23:13:00    00:06:20    Claude Debussy    La plus que lente        
Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SF Sym     60

23:21:00    00:06:55    Nicolò Paganini    Caprice No.  6 in G minor  Op 1            
Brodsky Quartet    Chandos     10761

23:27:00    00:05:10    Hector Berlioz    L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds' Farewell    
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

23:33:00    00:09:02    Felix Mendelssohn    Adagio from String Quartet No. 6 Op 80            
Miró Quartet    Oxingale     2006

23:44:00    00:02:47    Claude Debussy    Children's Corner: The Little Shepherd        
Yoav Talmi    Quebec Symphony Orchestra    Atma     2377

23:46:00    00:06:39    Arvo Pärt    Magnificat        
Paul Hillier    Theatre of Voices    Harm Mundi     907182

23:55:00    00:02:57    Jean Sibelius    Julvisa Op 1        
Angèle Dubeau    La Pietà    Analekta     8730

23:57:00    00:02:12    John Joubert    There is no Rose        
Gareth Morrell    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     1996


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