Program Guide 01-07-2016

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January 7

1857 first performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in Weimar, with the composer conducting and as soloist, his pupil Hans von Bronsart, to whom it was dedicated; drafts of this work had been sketched in 1839 and 1840, but Liszt revised the manuscript repeatedly, not really completing it until 1861.

1899 Francis Poulenc – French composer and pianist (d. 1963); his early works are marked by high spirits and irreverence, but a much more serious side to his nature emerged, particularly in the religious music he composed from 1936 onwards; pianist Pascal Rogé commented in 1999 that both sides of Poulenc's musical nature were equally important: "You must accept him as a whole. If you take away either part, the serious or the non-serious, you destroy him. If one part is erased you get only a pale photocopy of what he really is."

1917 Ulysses Kay – American composer (d. 1995); nephew of the classic jazz musician King Oliver; the last of his five operas, Frederick Douglass, was mounted in April 1991 at the New Jersey State Opera.

1941 first performance of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy, to whom the work is dedicated.

1943 Richard Armstrong – English conductor (74 years old); noted opera conductor, working early in his career at Covent Garden and from 1993 to 2005, was Music Director of Scottish Opera.

1955 first performance of Bohuslav Martinu’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Fantaisies symphoniques’ by the Boston Symphony, with Charles Munch conducting; written for the 75th anniversary of the Boston Symphony.

1955 Marian Anderson makes her Metropolitan Opera debut as Ulrica in Verdi's Un ballo in mascera, the first African-American singer to perform as an opera soloist on the Met stage; subsequent distinguished African-Americans who performed as members of the Met company included Robert McFerrin, Sr. (Bobby McFerrin Jr.’s father), Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman.

1978 Janine Jansen – Dutch violinist and violist (39 years old); quite a musical family: her father and both her brothers are musicians; her mother is a classical singer and is a sister of the bass Peter Kooy.

 

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00:02:00    00:19:53    Franz Liszt    Piano Concerto No.  2 in A major     Vienna Philharmonic    Franz Welser-Möst    Yefim Bronfman, piano    DeutGram     4763793
00:24:00    00:30:43    Bohuslav Martinu    Symphony No.  6 'Fantaisies        Claus Peter Flor    Berlin Symphony Orchestra    RCA     7805
00:56:00    00:32:40    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major             Jerusalem Quartet    Harm Mundi     902076
01:30:00    00:27:22    Francis Poulenc    Sinfonietta        Paavo Järvi    Tapiola Sinfonietta    Bis     630
01:59:00    00:39:46    Johannes Brahms    Clarinet Quintet in B minor  Op 115    Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet    Mercury     4811409
02:41:00    00:33:10    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Symphony No. 9 in E minor         Sir Andrew Davis    BBC Symphony Orchestra    BBC     333
03:16:00    00:42:19    Franz Schubert    Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major             Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello    Bridge     9376
04:00:00    00:42:20    Karl Goldmark    Rustic Wedding Symphony in E flat major  Op 26        Stephen Gunzenhauser    National Symphony of Ireland    Naxos     550745
04:44:00    00:33:11    Aram Khachaturian    Piano Concerto    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Neeme Järvi    Constantine Orbelian, piano    Chandos     8542
05:19:00    00:16:20    Alexander Voormolen    Baron Hop Suite No.  1        Matthias Bamert    The Hague Philharmonic    Chandos     9815
05:35:00    00:07:00    George Frideric Handel    Keyboard Suite in D minor             David Greilsammer, piano    Sony     792969
05:50:00    00:06:59    Ludwig van Beethoven    Rondo from Cello Sonata No. 1 Op 5            Zuill Bailey, cello; Simone Dinnerstein, piano    Telarc     80740

BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH JACQUELINE GERBER

06:07:00    00:04:36    Edward MacDowell    Scherzo from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 23    Dallas Symphony Orchestra    Andrew Litton    André Watts, piano    Telarc     80429
06:15:00    00:08:03    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    String Symphony in E major         John Hsu    The Vivaldi Project    Centaur     3176
06:25:00    00:02:50    John Dowland    Lacrimae Pavan            Sylvain Bergeron, lute    Atma     2650
06:27:00    00:06:30    Felix Mendelssohn    Rondo capriccioso in E major  Op 14            Murray Perahia, piano    CBS     42401
06:40:00    00:07:57    Alessandro Scarlatti    Sinfonia di Concerto Grosso No. 4 in E minor     I Musici        William Bennett, flute; Hans Elhorst, oboe    Philips     400017
06:47:00    00:02:08    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dance No.  7 in F major     Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet    Mercury     4811409
06:52:00    00:05:26    William Boyce    Symphony No. 3 in C major  Op 2        Christopher Hogwood    Academy of Ancient Music    l'Oiseau     436761
06:55:00    00:01:20    John Philip Sousa    March 'The Triton Medley'        Keith Brion    Central Band of the RAF    Naxos     559730
07:05:00    00:04:23    Jules Massenet    Cendrillon: March of the Princesses        Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Capriccio     10569
07:10:00    00:07:58    Richard Wagner    Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music        José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     570293
07:20:00    00:03:03    William Grant Still    Afro-American Symphony: Humor        Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9154
07:25:00    00:03:16    Sholom Secunda    Bei mir bist du schön            Quartet San Francisco    ViolinJazz     105
07:30:00    00:05:20    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Minuet from String Quintet No. 5            Sarah Kapustin, violin; Diana Cohen, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Sebastian Krunnies, viola; David Soyer, cello    Marlboro     80001
07:40:00    00:08:02    Howard Hanson    Andante from Symphony No. 2 Op 30        Leonard Slatkin    St Louis Symphony    EMI     6612
07:50:00    00:03:33    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Passameze & Galliard            New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101
07:55:00    00:03:17    Francis Poulenc    Finale from Flute Sonata    The Hague Philharmonic    Neeme Järvi    Sharon Bezaly, flute    Bis     1679

BBC NEWS

08:07:00    00:04:09    Bruce Broughton    Silverado: Themes        Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80141
08:10:00    00:01:14    Francis Poulenc    Métamorphoses: Reine des Mouettes            Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Steinway     30015
08:15:00    00:07:07    Erich Wolfgang Korngold    Finale from Violin Concerto Op 35    Royal Stockholm Philharmonic    Alexander Shelley    Daniel Hope, violin    DeutGram     4792954
08:25:00    00:03:03    Alan Hovhaness    Fugue from Symphony No. 48 Op 355        Gerard Schwarz    Eastern Music Festival Orch    Naxos     559755
08:30:00    00:04:19    Gabriela Lena Frank    Three Latin American Dances: Jungle        Keith Lockhart    Utah Symphony    Reference     105
08:40:00    00:08:14    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in A major     Scottish Chamber Orchestra    Sir Charles Mackerras    John O'Conor, piano    Telarc     80285
08:50:00    00:03:03    Ralph Vaughan Williams    The Turtledove        Paul Spicer    James Oxley, tenor; Finzi Singers    Chandos     9425
08:51:00    00:06:26    Erich Wolfgang Korngold    The Sea Hawk: Suite        Paul Bateman    City of Prague Philharmonic    Silva     3009
08:57:00    00:03:52    Cole Porter    Begin the Beguine            Jenny Lin, piano    Steinway     30011
09:05:00    00:17:25    Luigi Boccherini    Cello Concerto No.  7 in G major     Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra    Ton Koopman    Yo-Yo Ma, cello    Sony     60680
09:30:00    00:04:24    Mel Brooks    The Producers: Overture        Keith Lockhart    Boston Pops Orchestra    BostonPops     4
09:35:00    00:07:02    Giovanni Battista Sammartini    Oboe Sonata in G major             Duo Amaral    DuoAmaral     2013
09:45:00    00:06:11    Ludwig van Beethoven    Finale from Sonata No. 27 Op 90            Karl Lo, piano    Brioso     152
09:53:00    00:04:56    Ferde Grofé    Mississippi Suite: Mardi Gras        Steven Richman    Harmonie Ensemble New York    Bridge     9212

CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH MARK SATOLA

10:00:00    00:03:27    Francis Poulenc    Improvisation No.  13 in A minor             Paul Crossley, piano    CBS     44921
10:04:00    00:02:06    Francis Poulenc    Waltz in C major             Paul Crossley, piano    CBS     44921
10:08:00    00:13:13    Franz Liszt    Fantasy on Beethoven's "The Ruins of    Budapest Symphony Orchestra    Karl Anton Rickenbacher    Leslie Howard, piano    Hyperion     67401
10:24:00    00:06:21    Ludwig van Beethoven    The Creatures of Prometheus: Finale Op 43            Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     437782
10:32:00    00:03:16    Aram Khachaturian    Masquerade: Nocturne    Royal Philharmonic    Barry Wordsworth    Janine Jansen, violin    Decca     475011
10:40:00    00:06:42    Stephan Koncz    Dances from Transylvania    Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Oszkár Ökrös, cimbalom    Mercury     4811409
10:48:00    00:02:04    Sir Thomas Beecham    The Faithful Shepherd Suite: Gavotte        Yehudi Menuhin    Royal Philharmonic    MCA     6231
10:53:00    00:25:03    Francis Poulenc    Concerto for Organ, Strings & Timpani in G minor     Philadelphia Orchestra    Christoph Eschenbach    Olivier Latry, organ    Ondine     1094
11:21:00    00:08:32    Johann Stamitz    Symphony for Strings in B flat major         Donald Armstrong    New Zealand Chamber Orch    Naxos     553194
11:31:00    00:08:04    Franz Schubert    Impromptu No. 6 in A flat major             Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9327
11:41:00    00:10:18    Benedetto Marcello    Concerto a cinque in E minor  Op 1    Concerto Italiano    Rinaldo Alessandrini    Riccardo Minasi, violin; Luca Peverini, cello    Naïve     30301
11:53:00    00:05:43    Jacques Offenbach    Waltz 'Souvenir d'Aix-les-Bains'        Michel Swierczewski    Gulbenkian Orchestra    Nimbus     5303
11:56:00    00:02:31    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book 10: Summer Evening Op 71            Per Tengstrand, piano    Azica     71207

BBC NEWS

12:06:00    00:08:58    Camille Saint-Saëns    Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28    Royal Philharmonic    Barry Wordsworth    Janine Jansen, violin    Decca     475011
12:18:00    00:09:17    Mikhail Glinka    Spanish Overture No.  1        Sir Charles Mackerras    London Symphony Orchestra    Mercury     434352
12:29:00    00:04:26    Leó Weiner    Két Tétel: Two Movements    Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Oszkár Ökrös, cimbalom    Mercury     4811409
12:38:00    00:05:00    Igor Stravinsky    The Firebird: Round Dance of the        Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80587
12:46:00    00:12:21    John Rutter    Suite for Strings        John Rutter    Royal Philharmonic    Decca     1821

BIG WORK AT ONE WITH MARK SATOLA

13:01:00    00:38:04    Franz Schubert    Symphony No. 7 in E major         Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     412176
13:41:00    00:18:10    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Ballet Suite "Les Petits riens"        Anton Steck    Concerto Cologne    Archiv     4775800
14:00:00    00:05:25    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dance No.  1 in G minor     Chamber Ensemble        Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet    Mercury     4811409
14:06:00    00:02:43    Jenö Hubay    Hejre Kati Op 32    London Festival Orchestra    Josef Sakonov    Josef Sakonov, violin    Decca     444786
14:11:00    00:16:25    Ignaz Pleyel    Symphony in D major  Op 3        Howard Griffiths    Zurich Chamber Orchestra    CPO     999759
14:29:00    00:10:41    Franz Liszt    Hungarian Rhapsody No.  9 in E flat major             Roberto Szidon, piano    DeutGram     4779525
14:43:00    00:12:57    Johann Sebastian Bach    Violin Partita No.  2: Chaconne        Leonard Slatkin    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9835
14:57:00    00:03:03    William Grant Still    Blues from "Lenox Avenue"            Denver Oldham, piano    Koch Intl     7084
15:02:00    00:13:46    Claude Debussy    Violin Sonata in G minor             Janine Jansen, violin; Itamar Golan, piano    Decca     15249
15:18:00    00:10:11    Camille Saint-Saëns    Rhapsodie d'Auvergne Op 73    Royal Philharmonic    André Previn    Jean-Philippe Collard, piano    EMI     49757
15:30:00    00:04:48    Johannes Brahms    Clarinet Quintet: 3rd Movement Op 115    Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet    Mercury     4811409
15:39:00    00:02:48    Johannes Brahms    Two Waltzes in A major     Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet    Mercury     4811409
15:43:00    00:10:55    Zoltán Kodály    Hungarian Rondo            Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     447109
15:56:00    00:01:45    Georg Philipp Telemann    Water Music: Bourrée        Reinhard Goebel    Cologne Musica Antiqua    Archiv     413788
15:58:00    00:05:49    Hector Berlioz    Festivities at the Capulets from 'Roméo        Pierre Boulez    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     1301

CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH BILL O'CONNELL

16:07:00    00:02:41    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Sadko: Song of India            Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano    DeutGram     447640
16:13:00    00:12:10    Francis Poulenc    Suite Française after Claude Gervaise    Empire Brass    Robert Woods    Michael Murray, organ    Telarc     80218
16:29:00    00:05:50    Francis Poulenc    Mouvements perpétuels            Paul Crossley, piano    CBS     44921
16:37:00    00:01:56    Francis Poulenc    Française after Claude Gervaise            Paul Crossley, piano    CBS     44921
16:41:00    00:09:38    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Symphonic Dance No. 2 Op 45        Robert Spano    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    ASO Media     1003
16:53:00    00:02:31    Gustav Mahler    Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Lob des hohen    Cleveland Orchestra    Pierre Boulez    Magdalena Kozená, mezzo-sop    DeutGram     4779060
16:56:00    00:03:07    Gabriela Lena Frank    Three Latin American Dances: The Mestizo        Keith Lockhart    Utah Symphony    Reference     105
17:05:00    00:04:58    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 1 in E flat major  Op 18            Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano    Decca     466357
17:13:00    00:11:25    Francis Poulenc    Flute Sonata    The Hague Philharmonic    Neeme Järvi    Sharon Bezaly, flute    Bis     1679
17:27:00    00:07:33    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 35        Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    Koch Intl     7574
17:40:00    00:05:29    Carl Maria von Weber    Overture to 'The Ruler of the Spirits'        Roy Goodman    Hanover Band    Nimbus     5154
17:47:00    00:03:31    Gaetano Donizetti    Lucia di Lammermoor: Sextet 'Chi mi    Hanover Band    Sir Charles Mackerras    Bruce Ford, tenor; Anthony Michaels-Moore, bass; Andrea Rost, soprano; Alastair Miles, bass; Paul Charles Clarke, tenor    Sony     63174
17:53:00    00:02:14    Claudio Monteverdi    L'Orfeo: Moresca        Jeanne Lamon    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Tafelmusik     1001
17:56:00    00:03:34    George Frideric Handel    Allegro from Concerto No. 2 in F        Jeanne Lamon    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Sony     63073

BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS WITH BILL O'CONNELL

18:09:00    00:19:30    Francis Poulenc    Piano Concerto    Philharmonia Orchestra    Charles Dutoit    Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     436546
18:31:00    00:04:11    Francis Poulenc    Intermezzo No.  3 in A flat major             Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     425862
18:37:00    00:03:16    Francis Poulenc    Nocturne No.  1 in C major             Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     425862
18:43:00    00:12:52    Francis Poulenc    Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano            Maurice Bourgue, oboe; Amaury Wallez, bassoon; Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     421581
18:57:00    00:01:54    Francis Poulenc    Humoresque            Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     425862

KEYBANK SYMPHONY AT SEVEN WITH JOHN SIMNA

19:02:00    00:24:38    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 36 in C major         Karl Böhm    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4793449
19:29:00    00:26:45    Felix Mendelssohn    Violin Concerto in E minor  Op 64    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Riccardo Chailly    Janine Jansen, violin    Decca     7260

ESSENTIAL CLASSICS WITH JOHN SIMNA

20:02:00    00:22:24    Ottorino Respighi    The Pines of Rome        Mariss Jansons    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra    EMI     55600
20:26:00    00:32:32    Jean Sibelius    Violin Concerto in D minor  Op 47    Gothenburg Symphony    Neeme Järvi    Ilya Gringolts, violin    DeutGram     2249

SYMPHONYCAST WITH ALISON YOUNG - Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Lise de la Salle, piano

21:04:00    00:21:48    Sergei Rachmaninoff    The Isle of the Dead Op 29        
21:28:00    00:23:00    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43    
21:54:00    00:42:47    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Symphony No.  3 in A minor  Op 44        
22:38:00    00:04:16    Gustav Holst    The Planets: Mercury Op 32    Leopold Stokowski, conductor         EMI 65423    
22:45:00    00:11:37    Bedrich Smetana    Má vlast: The Moldau    Andre Previn, conductor     Philips 416382    

SHH! QUIET HOUR WITH JOHN SIMNA

23:02:00    00:08:27    Max Bruch    Romance for Viola & Orchestra Op 85    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Riccardo Chailly    Janine Jansen, viola    Decca     7260
23:10:00    00:07:39    Alexander Borodin    Andante from Symphony No. 1        Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572786
23:20:00    00:06:18    Francis Poulenc    Intermezzo from Violin Sonata            Midori, violin; Robert McDonald, piano    Sony     89699
23:26:00    00:08:50    Maurice Ravel    Très lent from String Quartet in F major             Jupiter String Quartet    OberlinMus     1304
23:37:00    00:06:06    Vilém Blodek    In the Well: Intermezzo        Václav Neumann    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra    Orfeo     180891
23:43:00    00:11:40    Johannes Brahms    Adagio from Clarinet Quintet Op 115    Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet    Mercury     4811409
23:57:00    00:02:19    Umberto Giordano    Fedora: Intermezzo        Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10634

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