Program Guide 01-02-2016
1837 Mily Balakirev – Russian pianist, conductor and composer (d.1910); known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism and his encouragement of more famous Russian composers, notably Peter Tchaikovsky.
1843 premiere of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, at the Semper Oper in Dresden with the composer conducting; written as a one-act opera but it is most often staged in three acts today.
1905 Sir Michael Tippett – English composer (d. 1998); among his best-known works are the oratorio A Child of Our Time, the orchestral Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, and the opera The Midsummer Marriage.
1936 Paul Freeman – American conductor and composer (d.7/21/2015); founded the Chicago Sinfonietta; recorded a nine-LP series that follows the history of Black symphonic composers from 1750 to the present day.
1944 Peter Eötvös – Romanian composer, conductor (73 years old); has written at least four operas, including Angels in America; very active as a teacher and a champion of contemporary music.
1950 David Shifrin – American clarinetist, former Cleveland Orchestra principal (67 years old); Professor of Clarinet at Yale University since 1987; commissioned the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clarinet Concerto by Stephen Albert; also helped in the revival of the basset clarinet, so that Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto can often be performed as it was originally written.
1963 Tzimon Barto – American pianist (54 years old); also a bodybuilder, novelist, poet, philosopher and speaks seven languages.
1970 Eric Whitacre – American composer, conductor and speaker (47 years old); known for his choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music; also for his ‘Virtual Choir’ projects, bringing individual voices from around the globe together into an online choir.
Recording of the Week
CLASSICAL MUSIC with Rob Grier
00:02:00 00:37:07 Mily Balakirev Symphony No. 2 in D minor Igor Golovschin Russian State Symphony Naxos 550793
00:41:00 00:31:42 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major Emerson String Quartet David Shifrin, clarinet DeutGram 459641
01:15:00 00:25:18 Franz Xaver Mozart Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major Op 25 Chicago Sinfonietta Paul Freeman Grant Johannesen, piano Centaur 2062
01:42:00 00:17:30 Eric Whitacre When David Heard Eric Whitacre Eric Whitacre Singers Decca 16636
02:01:00 00:44:30 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 10 for 13 Winds in B flat major Jack Brymer London Wind Soloists Decca 4785437
02:47:00 00:35:29 Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 13 in A minor Cleveland Quartet Telarc 80225
03:24:00 00:32:43 Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op 63 Lorin Maazel Vienna Philharmonic Decca 4785437
03:59:00 00:39:32 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3 in G major Op 55 Vladimir Jurowski Russian National Orchestra PentaTone 61
04:40:00 00:37:50 Franz Joseph Haydn Mass No. 11 in D minor Boston Baroque Martin Pearlman Mary Wilson, soprano; Abigail Fisher, mezzo-soprano; Keith Jameson, tenor; Kevin Deas, bass Linn 426
05:20:00 00:17:02 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat major Richard King, horn; Mari Sato, violin; Lynne Ramsey, viola; Stanley Konopka, viola; Julie Myers King, cello Albany 1325
05:39:00 00:05:55 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 8: Wedding Day at Jerzy Maksymiuk BBC Scottish Symphony Naxos 550864
05:51:00 00:08:42 George Frideric Handel Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor American Classical Orchestra Thomas Crawford Marc Schachman, oboe Centaur 3108
CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez: Celebrating the Latin contribution to classical music
6:00:45 Tomas Breton La Dolores: Pasacale y Gran Jota Banda Municipal de Música de Málaga Antonio Sánchez Pérez CGC Producciones CTCD2301
06:14:55 Traditional Dos germans Cobla Cuitat de Girona DiscMedi S.A. DM 324 02
060:17:45 Traditional El rossinyol enamorat Cobla Cuitat de Girona DiscMedi S.A. DM 324 02
06:22:48 Juventino Rosas Over the Waves, waltz (Sobre las Olas) Cuarteto Latinamericano Sono Luminus 93224
06:31:02 Johann Strauss, Jr. The Blue Danube, Waltz Vienna Philharmonic (New Year's Concert 2009) Daniel Barenboim Decca 001256902
06:41:34 Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco La Púrpura de la rosa (selections) The Harp Consort Andrew Lawrence-King DHM 05452 7735
07:00:50 Francisco Asenjo Barbieri Como nacî en la calle de la Paloma Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid Miguel Roa Deutsche Grammophon 0028947639
07:03:55 Federico Moreno Torroba Es el piropo, piropo madrileño Placido Domingo Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid Miguel Roa Deutsche Grammophon 0028947639
07:07:00 Pablo Sorazábal Don Manolito: Viva Madrid Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid Miguel Roa Deutsche Grammophon 0028947639
07:11:35 Felix Pérez Cardozo Llegada Marcelo Rojas, harp; Alfredo Gryciuk, guitar; Ariel Burgos, bass Smithsonian Folkways Reco SFW 405-48
07:15:15 Prudencio Giménez Caturí Abente polca paraguaya Marcelo Rojas, harp; Alfredo Gryciuk, guitar; Ariel Burgos, bass Smithsonian Folkways Reco SFW 405-48
07:19:04 Isaac Albéniz Suite Espagnola: Seguidillas Lucero Tena, castenets Quartet de Barcelona José María Franco Gil EMI Classics CMS 7 6458
07:22:04 Amadeo Vives Doña Francisquita: Fandango Lucero Tena, castenets Quartet de Barcelona José María Franco Gil EMI Classics CMS 7 6458
07:27:17 Antonín Dvorák String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, "American" Quartet de Barcelona Anacrusi AC020
07:52:11 Ernesto Lecuona "Siboney" Juan Diego Flórez, tenor Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Miguel Harth-Bedoya Decca 000629502
07:56:11 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri Brazilian Dance (Dansa Brasileira) Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Maximiano Valdés Sono Luminus 90227
08:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND with Fred Child
Gabriel Faure: Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13: 4. Allegro quasi presto--Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano Album: Paris La Belle Epoque - Faure, Massenet, / Ma, Stott Sony 87287 Music: 4:35
Darius Milhaud: Suite Française--University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin, conductor Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music, University of Texas, Austin, TX Music: 16:25
Giuseppe Verdi: String Quartet in E minor: 2. Andantino; 3. Prestissimo--Afiara String Quartet: Valerie Li, violin; Yuri Cho, violin; David Samuel, viola; Adrian Fung, cello Montreal Chamber Music Festival, St. James United Church, Montreal, Canada Music: 10:35
Gabriel Faure: Dolly Suite, Op. 56--Anna Petrova, piano; Josu de Solaun, piano Virginia Arts Festival, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, VA Music: 15:22
09:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND
Traditional: Dulaman--Chanticleer; Joseph Jennings, conductor Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Music: 1:34
Traditional Norwegian: Solbonn--Birger Mistereggen, percussion; Linn Andrea Fuglseth, voice; Trio Mediaeval Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN Music: 1:40
Felix Mendelssohn (arr. Christian Voss): Opening Sketch of "Scottish" Symphony--Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany Album: Mendelssohn Discoveries Decca 4781525 Music: 0:48
Felix Mendelssohn: "Scottish" Symphony No. 3 in A Minor--Antje Weithaas, violin; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor Album: Mendelssohn Discoveries Decca 4781525 Music: 36:09
Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Siloti): Prelude in b minor, BWV 855a--Eduard Kunz, piano Van Cliburn Competition, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX Music: 2:46
10:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: New Year, New Beginnings
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra – Opening (Dawn) – Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner (RCA 57215 CD) 1:30
Edvard Grieg: “Morning” from Peer Gynt Suite – Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli (Encore 67773 CD) 4:11
Ferde Grofé: “Sunrise” from Grand Canyon Suite – New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein (Sony 37759 CD) 5:10
Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol – Anonymous Four, vocal; Andrew Lawrence King, harp (Harmonia Mundi 907325 CD) 2:12
Gioacchino Rossini: Toast pour le nouvel ans - San Francisco Symphony Chorus/Vance George (Delos 3238 CD) 3:07
Peter Tchaikovsky: The Seasons: January – Alexander Budyonny, piano (TB 827598 CD) 5:40
Richard Wagner: Siegfried: Forging Song – Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor; Gerhard Stolze, tenor; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti (London 414110 CD) 5:58
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.1: Allegro – Bruce Hungerford, piano (Vanguard 1237 CD) 3:33
Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No.9 “From the New World” – Finale – London Symphony Orchestra/Witold Rowicki (Philips 802903 LP) 10:45
11:00 OFFBEAT with Merry Peckham: Jeannette Sorrell – In 1992 Jeannette Sorrell, a classically trained pianist, founded Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra. Now, almost 25 years later the group plays to sold out houses from Cleveland to London to Madrid. Under Jeannette’s direction Apollo’s Fire has released 21 CDs, many making it to Billboard’s top 10 list. Today we’ll talk to Janette about her choice to trade in her piano for a harpsichord and how period instrument performance is perceived today by audiences and members of modern symphony orchestras.
CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Jim Mehrling; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Wagner's "Shaggy Dog" Story; CLASSICS FOR KIDS with Naomi Lewin: Franz Josef Haydn’s Life
12:08:00 00:07:20 Franz Joseph Haydn Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 88 Thomas Fey Heidelberg Symphony Hänssler 98265
12:17:00 00:15:43 Franz Liszt Hungarian Fantasy Budapest Symphony Orchestra Karl Anton Rickenbacher Leslie Howard, piano Hyperion 67403
12:36:00 00:21:58 Antonín Dvorák Symphonic Variations Op 78 Sir Charles Mackerras Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Supraphon 3533
13:00 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA - The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Johann Strauss Jr.’s sparkling operetta Die Fledermaus. After a 45-year career at the Met, during which he has led more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his repertory with his first-ever Met performances of this work. Die Fledermaus is being performed in an English version featuring dialogue by Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane, which premiered two seasons ago. Susanna Phillips and Paulo Szot reprise the roles of Rosalinde and Dr. Falke. New cast members include Toby Spence as Eisenstein, Lucy Crowe as the chambermaid Adele, and Susan Graham in her first Met performances as Prince Orlofsky, alongside Dimitri Pittas and Alan Opie, with actor Christopher Fitzgerald in the spoken role of the jailer Frosch. The intermissions will include backstage interviews, as well as the Opera Quiz, with guest artist Diana Damrau, who will be starring in the Met’s new production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers
WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND
16:40:00 00:18:53 William David Brohn Suite from Bernstein's 'West Side Story' Philharmonia Orchestra David Zinman Joshua Bell, violin Sony 89358
16:52:00 00:07:03 Georgia Stitt, Jason Rbt Brown Waiting for Wings Overture John Morris Russell Cincinnati Pops Orchestra FanfareCin 4
17:00 THE SCORE with Edmund Stone: Seen and Heard in 2015 - Our annual year-end film music review. We'll hear music from small budget films like Mr. Holmes and Far From The Madding Crowd as well as blockbusters like Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron
20th Century Fox Theme Telarc 80168 Alfred Newman Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel, cond.
The Park Is Closed from Jurassic World, 2015 Back Lot Music BLM0605 Michael Giacchino original soundtrack/Tim Simonec, cond.
Prickly Ash and Mr. Holmes from Mr. Holmes, 2015 Lakeshore Records LKS 345102 Carter Burwell original soundtrack/Carter Burwell, cond.
Courage and Kindness from Cinderella, 2015 Walt Disney Records D002179702 Patrick Doyle The London Symphony Orchestra/James Shearman, cond.
Farewell from Furious 7, 2015 Back Lot Music BLM0602 Brian Tyler original soundtrack/Brian Tyler, cond.
As The Jurassic World Turns from Jurassic World, 2015 Back Lot Music BLM0605 Michael Giacchino original soundtrack/Tim Simonec, cond.
Universal Fanfare used in Minions, 2015 Back Lot Music BLM0607 Jerry Goldsmith original soundtrack/Nick Glennie-Smith, cond.
Kevin, Stuart and Bob and Minions Victory from Minions, 2015 Back Lot Music BLM0607 Heitor Pereira original soundtrack/Nick Glennie-Smith, cond.
The Joy of Credits from Inside Out, 2015 Walt Disney Records D002064702 Michael Giacchino original soundtrack/Tim Simonec, cond.
Goodbye Spot and Arlo Makes His Mark from The Good Dinosaur, 2015 Walt Disney Records D001907402 Mychael and Jeff Danna original soundtrack/Nicholas Dodd, cond.
Jurassic World Suite from Jurassic World, 2015 Back Lot Music BLM0605 Michael Giacchino original soundtrack/Tim Simonec, cond.
Out of Bullets from SPECTRE, 2015 Decca B0024084-02 Thomas Newman original soundtrack/Thomas Newman, cond.
Rise Together from Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015 Hollywood Records 4877018 Brian Tyler/Danny Elfman original soundtrack/Rick Wentworth, cond.
Finale and Curtain Call from Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, 2015 La-La Land Records LLLCD 1361 Joe Kraemer original soundtrack/Joe Kraemer, cond.
SPECTRE (End Title) from SPECTRE, 2015 Decca B0024084-02 Thomas Newman original soundtrack/Thomas Newman, cond.
Leaving Mars from The Martian, 2015 Columbia Records B015U2B4RA Harry Gregson-Williams original soundtrack/Harry Gregson-Williams, cond.
The Jedi Steps and Finale from Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens, 2015 Walt Disney Records D002177202 John Williams original soundtrack/John Williams, cond.
Throne Room from Star Wars, 1977 Sony 51333 John Williams London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams, cond.
FOOTLIGHT PARADE: SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL with Bill Rudman: “Crossing Over Gracefully” - When it comes to classically trained singers making the switch to the Broadway and Hollywood repertoire, many are called but few are chosen. We celebrate the best, including Sylvia McNair, Dawn Upshaw and Eileen Farrell
18:00:00 00:00:51 George and Ira Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm Wllliam Bolcom Songs by Gershwin Nonesuch 979151-2
18:00:54 00:03:04 Richard Rodgers-O.Hammerstein Some Enchanted Evening Ezio Pinza South Pacific Original B'way Cast Sony SK60722
18:04:53 00:03:27 Harold Rome Welcome Home Ezio Pinza Fanny Original B'way Cast RCA 09026-68074
18:08:53 00:01:42 Richard Rodgers-O.Hammerstein The Bum's Opera Helen Traubel Pipe Dream Original B'way Cast RCA 09026-61481
18:11:08 00:02:43 George Gershwin-DuBose Heyward I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' Todd Duncan Front Row Center MCA MCAD4-11453
18:14:09 00:03:35 Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson Lost in the Stars Todd Duncan Lost in the Stars Original B'way Cast MCA 0881-10302
18:18:21 00:02:58 Frank Loesser My Heart Is So Full of You Robert Weede The Most Happy Fella Original B'way Cast Sony S2K48010
18:21:18 00:02:23 Jerry Herman Like a Young Man Robert Weede Milk and Honey Original B'way Cast RCA 09026-61997
18:23:36 00:02:33 Mitch Leigh-William Alfred The Mayor's Chair Robert Weede Cry for Us All Original B'way Cast Project 3 TS1000
18:27:44 00:02:04 Irving Berlin Blue Skies Joan Morris, William Bolcom Blue Skies: Joan Morris Sings Irving Berlin Nonesuch 79120
18:30:30 00:01:47 R. Rodgers-O.Hammerstein A Cockeyed Optimist Kiri Te Kanawa South Pacific – 1986 Studio Cast Sony 42205
18:32:33 00:01:33 Jerome Kern-O.Hammerstein Why Do I Love You? Jerry Hadley, Frederika Von Stade Show Boat 1988 Studio Cast Angel CD S7491082
18:34:06 00:01:26 Jerome Kern-O.Hammerstein Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Teresa Stratas Show Boat 1988 Studio Cast Angel CDS7491082
18:35:47 00:02:31 A.J. Lerner-Frederick Loewe I Never Met a Rose Bryn Terfel If Ever I Would Leave You Deutsche Grammaphon 289457628-2
18:39:10 00:03:52 Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart Why Can't I? Dawn Upshaw, Audra McDonald Dawn Upshaw: The Rodgers & Hart Songbook Nonesuch 79406-2
18:42:53 00:03:55 Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer Goose Never Be a Peacock Sylvia McNair Come Rain or Come Shine Philips 446818-2
18:47:22 00:03:39 Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer Blues in the Night Eileen Farrell Here I Go Again Columbia C1653
18:51:20 00:01:40 George and Ira Gershwin Sweet and Low Down Joshua Bell Gershwin Fantasy Sony SK60659
18:53:08 00:03:38 L.Bernstein-B.Comden-A.Green Filler: Some Other Time Eileen Farrell Eileen Farrell: With Much Love Audiophile AP-237
SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:13:16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 6 in D major Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 415669
19:17:00 00:37:07 Mily Balakirev Symphony No. 2 in D minor Igor Golovschin Russian State Symphony Naxos 550793
19:56:00 00:03:15 Fritz Kreisler Miniature Viennese March Gidon Kremer, violin; Oleg Maisenberg, piano DeutGram 453440
SATURDAYS FROM SEVERANCE with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; Janos Starker, cello; recorded live in Severance Hall and helping celebrate the
50th anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra radio broadcasts – this was the first appearance with the Orchestra by Christoph von Dohnányi, who was to become the sixth music director of the Orchestra
20:04:00 00:11:25 Béla Bartók Two Portraits Op 5
20:19:00 00:21:18 Béla Bartók Cello Concerto
20:43:00 00:36:45 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No. 8 in G major Op 88
21:33:00 00:27:34 Robert Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Joshua Bell, violin Decca 444811
22:00 WEEKEND RADIO with Robert Conrad - The first of our two annual all-request shows...The Radio Essays and This Week in the Media are on a two-week sabbatical
QUIET HOUR with John Simna
23:02:00 00:05:41 Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Song without Words Op 8 Tzimon Barto, piano EMI 54900
23:07:00 00:04:39 Mily Balakirev Etude-idylle "In the Garden" in D flat Olga Kern, piano Harm Mundi 907399
23:14:00 00:06:53 Eugenio Toussaint Largo from Concerto for Improvised Piano Philharmonic Orch of Americas Alondra de la Parra Alex Brown, piano Sony 75555
23:20:00 00:11:49 Eric Whitacre The River Cam London Symphony Orchestra Eric Whitacre Julian Lloyd Webber, cello Decca 16636
23:35:00 00:13:08 Anton Bruckner Adagio from String Quintet Melos Quartet Enrique Santiago, viola Harm Mundi 901421
23:48:00 00:06:39 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Larghetto from Clarinet Quintet Emerson String Quartet David Shifrin, clarinet DeutGram 459641
23:56:00 00:02:31 Antonín Dvorák Cypress No. 9 Cypress String Quartet Avie 2275