Program Guide 12-31-2015


December 31

1865 first performance of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Symphony No. 1 in St. Petersburg; because Rimsky-Korsakov used Russian folk and oriental melodies in the work, critic Vladimir Stasov and the other nationalists dubbed it the "First Russian Symphony."

1879 premiere of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance not in London but at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City, where it was well received by both audiences and critics; London premiere was four months later.   

1894 E. J. Moeran – English composer (d.1950); had strong associations with Ireland; was wounded in World War I.

1899 Silvestre Revueltas – Mexican composer, violinist and conductor (d.1940); Sensemayá is generally considered his masterpiece.

1925 Jaap Schröder – Dutch violinist, conductor and teacher (93 years old); has served as a faculty member at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Yale School of Music and the Luxembourg Conservatory.

1962 Jennifer Higdon – American composer (56 years old); won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her Violin Concerto and two Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Classical Composition; Higdon: All Things Majestic won the 2018 Grammy for Best Classical Compendium.


Recording of the Week

George Frederick Bristow: Symphony No. 2

Dec. 1, 2015

Program Guide

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00            00:27:12            Maurice Ravel   Mother Goose Ballet                  Franz Welser-Möst         Cleveland Orchestra            MAA     20604

00:31:00            00:34:20            Ignaz Moscheles           Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major  Op 87 Sinfonia da Camera       Ian Hobson            Ian Hobson, piano         Zephyr  119

01:07:00            00:25:00            Claude Debussy            String Quartet in G minor  Op 10                                    Cleveland Quartet Telarc   80111

01:34:00            00:46:27            E. J. Moeran     Symphony in G minor                Vernon Handley Ulster Orchestra            Chandos           8577

02:22:00            00:30:38            Felix Mendelssohn        Sextet for Piano & Strings in D Op 110  Vienna Octet                 Walter Panhofer, piano; Members of      Decca   4785437

02:54:00            01:01:13            Ralph Vaughan Williams            Symphony No. 2                       Richard Hickox  London Symphony Orchestra     Chandos           9902

03:57:00            00:29:52            Silvestre Revueltas        La Noche de los Mayas: Suite                Gustavo Dudamel            Simón Bolívar Symphony          DeutGram         4778775

04:29:00            00:24:00            Gordon Jacob   Mam'zelle Angot: Highlights                   Anatole Fistoulari          Orch of the Royal Opera House       Decca   4785437

04:55:00            00:23:06            George Frideric Handel  Il pastor fido: Suite                    Jeanne Lamon   Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra          Sony    68257

05:20:00            00:17:17            Nicolas Flagello            Serenata per Orchestra              David Amos      Symphony Orch of New Russia       Albany  143

05:39:00            00:05:32            Jules Massenet Thaïs: Méditation           London Symphony Orchestra     Daniel Harding            Nicola Benedetti, violin  DeutGram         6154

05:50:00            00:09:47            Alexander Glazunov       Concert Waltz No.  2 in F major  Op 51               Neeme Järvi            Bamberg Symphony      Orfeo    157101


BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00            00:07:19            Joseph Lanner  Waltz 'The Suitors' Op 103                     Claudio Abbado            Vienna Philharmonic     DeutGram         431628

06:15:00            00:12:44            Franz Waxman  Auld Lang Syne Variations                                 Louis Lortie, piano; Gidon Kremer, violin; Ula Ulijona, viola; Marta Sudraba, cello; See "MUSIC CUT ANALYSES"     Nonesuch         79657

06:30:00            00:04:56            Antonio Vivaldi  Largo from Guitar Concerto       Orchestra of St Luke's               Eliot Fisk, guitar    MusicMast        67097

06:41:00            00:08:48            Josef Strauss   Waltz 'Delirious' Op 212             George Szell     Cleveland Orchestra      IMG            75962

06:52:00            00:03:32            Dmitri Shostakovich      Moscow Cheryomushki: Overture Waltz              André Kostelanetz            André Kostelanetz Orchestra      Sony    62642

06:55:00            00:03:12            Johann Strauss Radetzky March Op 228             Franz Welser-Möst         Vienna Philharmonic            Sony    544071

07:05:00            00:04:17            John Rutter       New Year          Royal Philharmonic        John Rutter       Cambridge Singers            Collegium         133

07:12:00            00:10:37            Franz Schubert  Scherzo from Symphony No. 9              Christoph von Dohnányi            Cleveland Orchestra      Telarc   80110

07:25:00            00:04:01            Friedrich Kuhlau            The Robber's Castle: Overture                Michael Schonwandt            Danish National Radio Sym       Chandos           9648

07:30:00            00:04:04            Antonín Dvorák Legend No.  3 in G minor  Op 59                        Sir Charles Mackerras            Czech Philharmonic Orchestra    Supraphon        3533

07:40:00            00:06:29            Johann Strauss Jr         Die Fledermaus: Waltzes "Du und Du" Op 367                Willi Boskovsky       Johann Strauss Orch of Vienna  EMI      64108

07:49:00            00:03:22            Gabriel Fauré    Impromptu No. 2 in F minor  Op 31                                Kathryn Stott, piano            Hyperion           66911

07:56:00            00:02:58            José Padilla      El relicario                     Ronald Corp     New London Orchestra  Hyperion            66998

08:07:00            00:07:55            Joseph Lanner  Waltz 'Evening Stars' Op 180                 Franz Welser-Möst         Vienna Philharmonic     DeutGram         4763793

08:17:00            00:07:20            Franz Schubert  Overture in the Italian Style in C              Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia            Naxos   570329

08:27:00            00:08:41            Franz Joseph Haydn      Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 99              Marc Minkowski            Musicians of the Louvre Naïve    5176

08:40:00            00:08:05            Ambroise Thomas         Raymond: Overture                   Charles Dutoit   Montreal Symphony Orchestra          Decca   421527

08:51:00            00:02:26            Johann Strauss Jr         Banditen Galop Op 378             Howard Griffiths            Brandenburg State Orchestra Klanglogo         1506

08:56:00            00:05:50            Johann Strauss Jr         Kiss Waltz Op 400                     Franz Welser-Möst         Vienna Philharmonic     Sony    544071

09:04:00            00:16:00            Carl Maria von Weber    Konzertstück in F minor  Op 79  Bavarian Radio Symphony         Sir Colin Davis       Gerhard Oppitz, piano   RCA     68219

09:24:00            00:05:42            Vernon Duke     Autumn in New York                              Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Reiko Uchida, piano    E1 Music          7780

09:33:00            00:08:20            Johann Strauss Jr         Waltz 'A Thousand and One Nights' Op 346                    Willi Boskovsky       Vienna Philharmonic      Decca   4785437

09:44:00            00:07:39            Franz Liszt        Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 for Orchestra                        Iván Fischer            Budapest Festival Orchestra      DeutGram         4779525

09:54:00            00:04:50            John Williams    Pops on the March                    John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra            Sony    46747


WCLV MIDDAY with Mark Satola

10:00:00            00:02:30            Francis Poulenc            Pastourelle                                Paul Crossley, piano     CBS     44921

10:03:00            00:03:09            Igor Stravinsky  Pastorale                      Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Philadelphia Orchestra            DeutGram         19032

10:09:00            00:14:54            Ottorino Respighi          Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1                  Jesús López-Cobos            Lausanne Chamber Orchestra     Telarc   80309

10:27:00            00:05:03            Johann Strauss Jr         Spanish March Op 433              Franz Welser-Möst         Vienna Philharmonic     Decca   4782601

10:33:00            00:03:08            Johann Strauss Jr         The Gypsy Baron: Als flotter Geist         London Philharmonic            Franz Welser-Möst         Thomas Hampson, baritone; London Voices       EMI      56758

10:40:00            00:03:01            Jacob Gade      Jealousy           London Symphony Orchestra     Keith Lockhart   Anne Akiko Meyers, violin    eOne    7792

10:45:00            00:04:02            Benjamin Britten            Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 1                       Michael Stern            Kansas City Symphony Reference         120

10:51:00            00:28:41            E. J. Moeran     Cello Concerto  Ulster Orchestra            JoAnn Falletta   Guy Johnston, cello            Naxos   573034

11:22:00            00:10:02            Michael Praetorius         Dances from 'Terpsichore'                                 Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Delos   3132

11:34:00            00:07:59            Gustav Holst     The Planets: Venus Op 32                      Sir Andrew Davis           BBC Philharmonic     Chandos           5086

11:44:00            00:09:36            Felix Mendelssohn        String Symphony No. 10 in B minor                                Orpheus Chamber Orchestra        DeutGram         437528

11:54:00            00:02:01            Felix Mendelssohn        Song without Words No. 11 in D major  Op 30                            Vassily Primakov, piano            Bridge  9350

12:06:00            00:07:07            Sir Arthur Sullivan          The Pirates of Penzance: Overture                      Sir Neville Marriner            Academy St. Martin in Fields     Philips  434916

12:16:00            00:11:05            Johann Strauss Jr         Indigo and the 40 Thieves: Ballet Music              Johannes Wildner            Slovak Radio Symphony           MarcoPolo        223247

12:29:00            00:03:23            Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari     School for Fathers: Intermezzo               Gianandrea Noseda       BBC Philharmonic     Chandos           10634

12:36:00            00:04:01            Friedrich Kuhlau            The Robber's Castle: Overture                Michael Schonwandt            Danish National Radio Sym       Chandos           9648

12:43:00            00:10:50            Lars-Erik Larsson          Little Serenade Op 12                Petter Sundkvist            Swedish Chamber Orchestra        Naxos   553715

12:55:00            00:03:02            John Philip Sousa         March 'The Gladiator'                 Frederick Fennell           Dallas Wind Symphony        Reference         85


SPECIAL: Gala Recording of Johann Strauss’s ‘Die Fledermaus’ - A WCLV New Year’s Eve tradition: the classic 1960 Decca recording of Johann Strauss’s operetta produced by John Culshaw, with guest opera stars in the Act 2 party scene singing everything from Lerner & Loewe to Irving Berlin!

13:03:00            00:39:23            Johann Strauss Jr         Die Fledermaus: Act 1   Vienna Philharmonic      Herbert von Karajan            Waldemar Kmentt, tenor; Hilde Gueden, soprano; Erika Köth, soprano; Walter Berry, baritone; Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano            Decca   4758319

13:48:00            01:13:00            Johann Strauss Jr         Die Fledermaus: Act 2   Vienna Philharmonic      Herbert von Karajan            Renata Tebaldi, soprano; Birgit Nilsson, soprano; Mario del Monaco, tenor; Jussi Björling, tenor; Leontyne Price, soprano            Decca   4758319

15:05:00            00:29:56            Johann Strauss Jr         Die Fledermaus: Act 3   Vienna Philharmonic      Herbert von Karajan            Erika Köth, soprano; Hilde Gueden, soprano; Vienna State Opera Chorus            Decca   4758319

15:37:00            00:18:52            Peter Tchaikovsky         Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33    Berlin Philharmonic            Herbert von Karajan       Mstislav Rostropovich, cello      DeutGram         4793449


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00            00:04:24            Franz Lehár       Zigeunerliebe: Song & Csárdás  Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI     Karel Mark Chichon            Elina Garanca, mezzo; Alessandro Milani, violin  DeutGram         14777

16:06:00            00:03:21            Franz Lehár       The Land of Smiles: Dein ist mein ganzes           London Philharmonic            Franz Welser-Möst         Thomas Hampson, baritone       EMI      56758

16:12:00            00:19:57            Peter Tchaikovsky         The Sleeping Beauty: Suite Op 66                      Seiji Ozawa            Boston Symphony Orchestra     DeutGram         435619

16:35:00            00:12:44            Franz Waxman  Auld Lang Syne Variations                                 Louis Lortie, piano; Gidon Kremer, violin; Ula Ulijona, viola; Marta Sudraba, cello; See "MUSIC CUT ANALYSES"     Nonesuch         79657

16:50:00            00:08:55            Josef Strauss   Waltz 'Path of Hesperus' Op 279                        Franz Welser-Möst            Vienna Philharmonic      Sony    544071

17:05:00            00:15:27            Sir Edward Elgar           Cockaigne Overture Op 40                     Leonard Slatkin London Philharmonic     RCA     60073

17:23:00            00:07:30            Jean-Baptiste Arban      Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'     Eastman Wind Ensemble            Donald Hunsberger       Wynton Marsalis, trumpet          Sony    60804

17:31:00            00:04:02            Robert Burns     Auld Lang Syne Variations                                 Nicola Benedetti, violin            DeutGram         21290

17:40:00            00:05:46            George Gershwin           Selections from 'Girl Crazy'                    John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra Philips  426404

17:47:00            00:02:43            George Gershwin           Shall We Dance: They All Laughed         London Symphony Orchestra          Gregor Bühl      Sharon Kam, clarinet     Teldec  88482

17:52:00            00:03:16            Traditional         The Old Year Now Away is Fled Apollo's Fire     Jeannette Sorrell            Sandra Simon, soprano Eclectra            2041

17:56:00            00:03:10            Sergei Rachmaninoff     Scherzo Op 11                          Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano; Emanuela Friscioni, piano          Centaur 3062



18:09:00            00:23:35            Franz Joseph Haydn      Symphony No. 82 in C major                 Esa-Pekka Salonen            Stockholm Chamber Orchestra   Sony    45972

18:35:00            00:04:25            Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann         The 12 in Bossa-nova Op 36                              Berlin Philharmonic Cellists     EMI      56981

18:41:00            00:03:11            Jorge Ben         Mas que nada                           Berlin Philharmonic Cellists        EMI      56981

18:45:00            00:13:31            Sir Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs               Howard Griffiths            Brandenburg State Orchestra Klanglogo         1506


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00            00:11:01            Benjamin Britten            Soirées musicales Op 9             Okko Kamu       Helsingborg Symphony        Ondine  825

19:15:00            00:41:27            Manuel Rosenthal          Gaîté Parisienne                        Manuel Rosenthal          Monte Carlo Philharmonic     EMI      63136


SPECIAL: Cleveland Orchestra Gala Concert - A three-hour special featuring concert performances conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst; Robert Conrad hosts

20:04:00            00:08:11            Johann Strauss Jr         Die Fledermaus: Overture         

20:14:00            00:18:11            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Symphony No. 28 in C major

20:33:00            00:10:24            Johann Strauss Jr         Emperor Waltz Op 437

20:43:00            00:14:28            Maurice Ravel   Valses nobles et sentimentales

21:00:00            00:26:52            Franz Schubert  Symphony No.  5 in B flat major

21:26:00            00:02:30            Johann Strauss Jr         Polka 'Express' Op 311

21:29:00            00:13:31            Johann Strauss Jr         Waltz 'Tales from the Vienna Woods' Op 325     

21:45:00            00:16:35            Johannes Brahms          Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56

22:01:00            00:06:41            Franz von Suppé           Light Cavalry: Overture 

22:08:00            00:09:32            Johann Strauss Jr         Waltz 'Artist's Life' Op 316        

22:17:00            00:03:55            Johann Strauss Jr         Annen Polka Op 117     

22:23:00            00:10:22            Johannes Brahms          Academic Festival Overture Op 80        

22:33:00            00:02:19            Johann Strauss Jr         Polka 'Par force!' Op 308          

22:35:00            00:03:26            Johann Strauss Jr         Polka française "Figaro" Op 320           

22:39:00            00:10:50            Johann Strauss Jr         Waltz 'You Millions, I Embrace You" Op 443      

22:49:00            00:04:36            Johann Strauss Jr         Quadrille 'The First Day of Happiness' Op 327   

22:54:00            00:02:52            Johann Strauss Jr         Polka 'Thunder and Lightning' Op 324    

22:56:00            00:03:00            Johann Strauss Jr         Cavalry March Op 428  


23:00 SPECIAL: A Weekend Radio New Year’s Eve with Robert Conrad

Good Bye Old Year – Ogden Nash (Caedmon LP 1015)

ADLER/ROSS: Once a Year Day – Pajama Game cast (Columbia LP 4840)

The Toastmaster – Michael Bentine (RCA LP 1007)

ANON-KORMANDEL: Krambambuli – Eric Kunz, baritone; Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Male Chorus/Franz Litschauer (Vanguard CD 6009)

COSLOW-JOHNSON: Cocktails for Two – Spike Jones (Rhino CD 717574)

SPENCER: Cigareets, Whusky and Wild, Wild Women--Red Ingle and the Natural Seven (Bear Family CD 16115)

Folk Singer Gusti – recorded live in at WCLV, 2015:

DYLAN:  Dylan’s Dream

BOGEL: Greenfields of France

TRAD: Auld Lang Syne

Woody Allen at the Party – Woody Allen (EMI CD 93968)

COWARD: I went to a Wonderful Party – Noel Coward (Sony CD 47253)

It was a Lark, Already or Goodnight Already – Shelley Berman and Anne Meara ( CD 1186)

GARVEY: Fugacity – Mr. and Mrs. Garvey (Epic LP 26403)


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