Program Guide 01-08-2016


January 8

1792 Lowell Mason – American composer and educator (d.1872); a leading figure in American church music, the composer of over 1600 hymn tunes, many of which are sung today.

1812 Sigismond Thalberg – Swiss-born Austrian composer and pianist (d.1871); one of the most famous virtuoso pianists of the 19th century and legendary rival of Franz Liszt.

1843 first performance of Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-Flat Op 44, at the Leipzig Gewandhaus with pianist Clara Schumann; written in just a few weeks late in 1842;  by pairing solo piano and string quartet, the composer revolutionized the musical character of the piano quintet and virtually invented a new genre.

1896 Jaromir Weinberger – Czech-American composer (d.1967); wrote over 100 works, including operas, operettas, choral works, and works for orchestra, but the only one which is still remembered is the opera Schwanda the Bagpiper (1927) and the Polka and Fugue from it is often heard in a concert version; it was considered by the Walt Disney studio as a segment for Fantasia 2000 but lost out to Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2.

1905 Giacinto Scelsi – Italian composer (d.1988); best known for writing music based around only one pitch, as exemplified in his Quattro Pezzi su una nota sola (Four Pieces on a single note, 1959); also wrote surrealist poetry in French.

1924 Benjamin Lees – American composer (d.2010); born Benjamin George Lisniansky in Harbin, Manchuria, he was raised in San Francisco and lived in Palm Springs, California; his Symphony No. 5 ‘Kalmar Nyckel’, was written in 1986 to honor the founding of Wilmington, Delaware; the work received a Grammy nomination in 2003.

1936 Zdenek Macal – Czech-born American conductor (84 years old); music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 1986-1993; made a popular recording of Má vlast by Bedrich Smetana for Telarc Records in 1991.

1937 Robert Moran – American composer (83years old); his Trinity Requiem (2011) commemorates the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. 

1952 Vladimir Feltsman – Russian-American pianist (68 years old); in 1979, because of his discontent with the official Soviet ideology and governmental control of the arts, he applied for an exit visa from the Soviet Union and was immediately banned from performing in public; after eight years of virtual artistic exile, he was finally granted permission to leave the Soviet Union; has been a US citizen since 1995.

1971 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 in Moscow, by the All-Union Radio and Television Symphony, with the composer's son, Maxim, conducting; the composer loved placing allusions to the works of himself and other composers in his music, and the Fifteenth Symphony is full of them: beside cryptic references to his own pieces, there is an outburst of Rossini's William Tell Overture in the first movement, allusions to Mikhail Glinka and Gustav Mahler, and Richard Wagner's ‘Fate’ leitmotif from the Ring Cycle.


Recording of the Week

1865: Songs of Hope and Home

Jul. 1, 2015

Program Guide

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier
00:02:00 00:36:21 Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No.  2 in D minor  Op 40  Walter Weller London Philharmonic Decca  4785437
00:40:00 00:29:01 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor  Op 46 Malmö Symphony Orchestra Andrew Mogrelia Alessandro Marangoni, piano Naxos  572823
01:11:00 00:45:45 Reinhold Glière Symphony No. 2 in C minor  Op 25  Zdenek Mácal New Jersey Symphony Delos  3178
01:59:00 00:29:59 Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major  Op 44   Maria João Pires, piano; Augustin Dumay, violin; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gérard Caussé, viola; Jian Wang, cello DeutGram  463179
02:31:00 00:50:35 Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 in A major  Op 141  Kurt Sanderling Cleveland Orchestra Erato  45815
03:23:00 00:31:20 Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor  Op 15   Emanuel Ax, piano; Isaac Stern, violin; Jaime Laredo, viola; Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony  48066
03:56:00 00:34:34 Ludwig Spohr Nonet in F major  Op 31 Vienna-Berlin Ensemble  Gerhart Hetzel, violin; Wolfram Christ, viola; Georg Faust, cello; Alois Posch, double bass DeutGram  427640
04:32:00 00:16:09 Louis Moreau Gottschalk Symphony No.1 'A Night in the Tropics'  Richard Rosenberg Hot Springs Festival Orchestra Naxos  559320
04:50:00 00:27:52 Johan Halvorsen Mascarade Suite  Neeme Järvi Bergen Philharmonic Chandos  10584
05:20:00 00:16:30 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 19 in E flat major   Ton Koopman Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Erato  45714
05:38:00 00:06:01 Gioacchino Rossini La scala di seta: Overture  Piero Gamba London Symphony Orchestra Decca  4785437
05:51:00 00:07:23 Antonio Salieri The Landlady: Overture  Matthias Bamert London Mozart Players Chandos  9877

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:07:53 Franz Schubert String Trio Movement in B flat major  Kodály Quartet  Members of Naxos  557126
06:16:00 00:06:30 Gabriel Fauré Barcarolle No. 2 in G Op 41   Charles Owen, piano Avie  2240
06:23:00 00:05:26 Benjamin Hanby Darling Nelly Gray   Anonymous 4; Bruce Molsky, banjo Harm Mundi  807549
06:29:00 00:06:03 Phil Cunningham The Gentle Light That Wakes Me   Nicola Benedetti, violin; Aly Bain, fiddle; Phil Cunningham, piano DeutGram  21290
06:40:00 00:08:39 Jacques Offenbach La belle Hélène: Overture  Yan Pascal Tortelier BBC Philharmonic Chandos  9765
06:51:00 00:03:03 Fritz Kreisler Liebesfreud Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  Gil Shaham, violin DeutGram  449923
06:55:00 00:01:29 Heitor Villa-Lobos The Baby's Family Suite No. 1: Punch   Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA  300350
06:58:00 00:02:16 John Philip Sousa March 'The Belle of Chicago'  Keith Brion Royal Artillery Band Naxos  559092
07:05:00 00:05:04 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Waltz  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634
07:10:00 00:07:52 Johann Sebastian Bach Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 1  Riccardo Chailly Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca  139230
07:20:00 00:02:57 Stephen Foster Beautiful Dreamer   Kyle Bielfield, tenor; Lachlen Glen, piano Delos  3445
07:24:00 00:03:09 François Dompierre The Devil's Beauties La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8723
07:29:00 00:05:26 Ernö Dohnányi Finale from Sextet Op 37 Takács Quartet  András Schiff, piano; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Kálmán Berkes, clarinet; Members of Decca  421423
07:40:00 00:06:03 Jean-Philippe Rameau Castor and Pollux: Chaconne  Frans Brüggen Orchestra of the 18th Century Philips  426714
07:48:00 00:03:32 Joseph Lamb American Beauty Rag   Brian Dykstra, piano Centaur  3340
07:55:00 00:03:34 Traditional Glory in the Meeting House  Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire Avie  2329
07:58:00 00:02:13 Alexander Glazunov Ballet Scenes: Marionettes Op 52  Edo de Waart Minnesota Orchestra Telarc  80347
08:07:00 00:07:37 Peter Tchaikovsky Waltz from Symphony No.  6 Op 74  Yannick Nézet-Séguin Rotterdam Philharmonic DeutGram  4790835
08:15:00 00:07:37 Franz von Suppé Beautiful Galatea: Overture  Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony  61830
08:26:00 00:03:07 Samuel A. Ward America, the Beautiful  Frederick Fennell Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  62
08:30:00 00:01:02 Mary Earl Beautiful Ohio  Dr. Jon R. Woods Ohio State Marching Band Coronet  411
08:32:00 00:02:23 King Henry VIII Pastime with Good Company   Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Decca  807
08:37:00 00:08:43 Sergei Prokofiev Allegro from Symphony No.  5 Op 100  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80683
08:47:00 00:03:00 Jacques Ibert Entr'acte   Paul Fried, flute; David Sussman, guitar GoldenTone  1
08:52:00 00:04:30 Claude Debussy Suite bergamasque: Prélude   Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9350
08:55:00 00:03:35 David Raksin The Bad and the Beautiful: Theme  Michael Tilson Thomas New World Symphony RCA  68798
09:08:00 00:15:23 Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry Lady Radnor's Suite  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  5068
09:27:00 00:03:14 Ludwig van Beethoven Für Elise   Valentina Lisitsa, piano Decca  17091
09:35:00 00:04:21 Jean Sibelius Belshazzar's Feast: Khadra's Dance Op 51  Jukka-Pekka Saraste Finnish Radio Symphony Orch RCA  60434
09:42:00 00:02:00 Gilbert & Sullivan The Mikado: There is beauty in the Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Felicity Palmer, mezzo-soprano; Richard Suart, baritone Telarc  80284
09:46:00 00:07:06 Paul Pabst Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's 'The   Stephen Hough, piano Hyperion  67043
09:55:00 00:02:51 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon on the 7th tone à 8 No. 2   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504
09:58:00 00:01:40 Leroy Anderson Jazz Legato  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559356

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:01:00 00:03:01 Rev. Robert Lowry Shall We Gather at the River?   Anonymous 4; Bruce Molsky, vocal Harm Mundi  807549
10:04:00 00:03:07 Alice Hawthorne Listen to the Mocking Bird   Anonymous 4; Bruce Molsky, banjo Harm Mundi  807549
10:09:00 00:13:23 Frederick Delius Over the Hills and Far Away  David Lloyd-Jones English Northern Philharmonia Naxos  553535
10:24:00 00:05:00 Lili Boulanger Of a Spring Morning  JoAnn Falletta Women's Philharmonic Koch Intl  7169
10:31:00 00:04:22 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G major    Yundi, piano DeutGram  6090
10:40:00 00:06:53 Andrea Luchesi Piano Sonata in G   Roberto Plano, piano Concerto  2069
10:48:00 00:02:33 Antonín Dvorák Legend No.  9 in D major  Op 59  Sir Charles Mackerras Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Supraphon  3533
10:52:00 00:29:20 Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major  Op 44 Cleveland Quartet  Emanuel Ax, piano RCA  6498
11:23:00 00:09:45 Domenico Cimarosa Gaius Marius: Overture  Patrick Gallois Sinfonia Finlandia Naxos  572734
11:35:00 00:06:41 Maurice Ravel Menuet antique   Sean Chen, piano Steinway  30029
11:44:00 00:09:54 Ludwig Thuille Gavotte & Finale from Sextet for Piano & Chantilly Quintet  Gianluca Luisi, piano Naxos  570790
11:56:00 00:03:16 Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 11 in D minor   Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572770
12:06:00 00:08:40 Ferenc Farkas 18th Century Dances from Old Hungary   Quintett.Wien Nimbus  5479
12:16:00 00:09:04 Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite  John Wilson Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie  2194
12:27:00 00:02:34 Ole Bull Solitude on the Mountain  Andrew Penny Orchestra of the Mill Lydian  18132
12:31:00 00:03:57 Reinhold Glière The Red Poppy: Heroic Coolie Dance  Zdenek Mácal New Jersey Symphony Delos  3178
12:39:00 00:04:24 John Williams Superman: March  John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Philips  420178
12:45:00 00:11:04 Camille Saint-Saëns Africa Fantasie Op 89 London Philharmonic Geoffrey Simon Gwendolyn Mok, piano Cala  4031
12:57:00 00:02:32 Georges Bizet Jeux d'enfants: March Op 22  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  131

13:01:00 00:32:49 Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.  2 in C minor  Op 18 London Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti Julius Katchen, piano Decca  4785437
13:38:00 00:22:49 Leos Janácek Jenufa: Symphonic Suite  Manfred Honeck Pittsburgh Symphony Reference  710

14:00 FIRST FRIDAYS with Angela Mitchell – Factory Seconds
14:05:00   Leonin (1150-1201): Viderunt omnes            
14:08:00   Hans Sachs (1494-1576): Meistersinger Melody
14:11:00   Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568): Si ce n'est amour, Dieu Inconstant, Nous voyons que les hommes
14:19:00   Maurice Bardin: Sonatine en Trio (1982)
14:27:00   Robert Marek (1915-1995): Trio for Brass Instruments (1959)        
14:39:00   Marius Flothius (1914-2001): Sonatina (1948)
14:45:00   Clint Needham (b. 1981): Mobiles (2011)
14:52:00   Arthur Frackenpohl (b. 1924): Brass Trio (1968)          

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
15:05:00 00:12:36 Leopold Mozart Symphony in C major   Matthias Bamert London Mozart Players Chandos  10496
15:20:00 00:12:38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 14 for Winds in B flat major    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  415669
15:37:00 00:04:33 Walter Kittredge Tenting on the Old Camp Ground   Anonymous 4 Harm Mundi  807549
15:44:00 00:13:13 Jan Blockx Flemish Dances  Alexander Rahbari BRT Philharmonic Brussels MarcoPolo  223418
15:58:00 00:03:45 Jean-Baptiste Lully Phaëton: Chaconne in G  Jeanne Lamon Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik  1001

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell
16:06:00 00:03:26 Dmitri Shostakovich Moscow Cheryomushki: A Spin through  Riccardo Chailly Philadelphia Orchestra Decca  452597
16:13:00 00:13:32 Léo Delibes Le Roi s'amuse: Suite  Douglas Bostock Chamber Philharmonic Bohemia Classico  158
16:30:00 00:04:42 Alfred Newman The Mark of Zorro: Overture  Paul Bateman City of Prague Philharmonic Silva  3010
16:35:00 00:02:42 Paul Schoenfield Four Souvenirs: Square Dance   Caroline Goulding, violin; Christopher O'Riley, piano Telarc  80744
16:41:00 00:08:05 Wilhelm Stenhammar Finale from Serenade in F major  Op 31  Neeme Järvi Gothenburg Symphony DeutGram  445857
16:52:00 00:03:24 J. H. McNaughton The Faded Coat of Blue   Anonymous 4; Bruce Molsky, guitar Harm Mundi  807549
16:56:00 00:02:41 Reynaldo Hahn Danse from Piano Concerto BBC Scottish Symphony Jean-Yves Ossonce Stephen Coombs, piano Hyperion  66897
17:05:00 00:04:50 Sergei Rachmaninoff Scherzo in D minor   Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80670
17:25:00 00:09:44 Claude Debussy Sarabande & Danse  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  79
17:40:00 00:04:39 Daryl Runswick Patter Matter   King's Singers RCA  61885
17:47:00 00:02:30 Orlande de Lassus Matona mia cara   King's Singers EMI  63052
17:52:00 00:03:21 John Williams NBC "Mission" Theme  John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Philips  420178
17:56:00 00:03:25 Leroy Anderson Song of the Bells  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559356

18:09:00 00:15:36 Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.  1 in D flat major  Op 10 London Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas Vladimir Feltsman, piano CBS  44818
18:27:00 00:05:12 Henry Tucker Weeping, Sad and Lonely   Anonymous 4; Bruce Molsky, vocal Harm Mundi  807549
18:34:00 00:03:01 Rev. Robert Lowry Shall We Gather at the River?   Anonymous 4; Bruce Molsky, vocal Harm Mundi  807549
18:40:00 00:14:18 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Variations on a Theme by Gluck   András Schiff, piano Decca  421369

19:02:00 00:24:42 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No.  4 in G major  Op 61  Neeme Järvi Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos  8777
19:29:00 00:26:54 Reinhold Glière The Red Poppy: Suite  Zdenek Mácal New Jersey Symphony Delos  3178

20:02:00 00:15:08 Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Decca  414595
20:17:00 00:37:25 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No.  5 in E flat major  Op 73 Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Leon Fleisher, piano Sony  42445

21:00 CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER with Elliott Forrest: In That Final Year
21:03:00 00:25:40 Franz Schubert Fantasie for Violin & Piano in C major    Lydia Mordkovitch, violin; Gerhard Oppitz, piano Chandos  8544
21:30:00 00:25:35 Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F minor  Op 80   Pacifica Quartet Cedille  82

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded today at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Planning the Next Northeast Ohio - Grace Gallucci, Executive Director of Metropolitan Planning Agency for Greater Cleveland; Jason A. Segedy, Director of Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study
22:57:00 00:02:55 Louis Moreau Gottschalk La jota aragonesa Op 14   Cecile Licad, piano Naxos  559145

23:02:00 00:08:43 Franz Joseph Haydn Adagio from Symphony No. 43  Ádám Fischer Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch Nimbus  5530
23:10:00 00:08:56 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Largo from Flute Concerto in A major  Württemberg Chamber Orch Jörg Faerber Sir James Galway, flute RCA  60244
23:22:00 00:09:07 Robert Schumann March from Piano Quintet Op 44   Maria João Pires, piano; Augustin Dumay, violin; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gérard Caussé, viola; Jian Wang, cello DeutGram  463179
23:31:00 00:07:01 Peter Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile Op 11  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  99
23:40:00 00:05:37 Alan Hovhaness Prayer of Saint Gregory Op 62 I Fiamminghi Rudolf Werthen Benny Wiame, trumpet Telarc  80392
23:45:00 00:09:04 Samuel Barber Andante from Violin Concerto Op 14 St Paul Chamber Orchestra Hugh Wolff Hilary Hahn, violin Sony  89029
23:56:00 00:02:43 E. J. Moeran Serenade in G: Air  JoAnn Falletta Ulster Orchestra Naxos  573034
23:56:00 00:03:05 Albert Périlhou La vierge à la crèche La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8730

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