Program Guide 01-14-2016


January 14

1900 premiere of Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca at the Teatro Constanzi in Rome, in which city the opera is set in the year 1800; opera scholar Julian Budden comments on Puccini's "inept handling of the political element", but still hails the work as "a triumph of pure theater".

1932 first performance of Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G at the Salle Pleyel in Paris by the Lamoureux Orchestra conducted by the composer, with Marguerite Long as soloist; the work is heavily influenced by jazz, which Ravel had encountered on a concert tour of the United States in 1928.

1934 first performance of George Gershwin's 'I Got Rhythm' Variations for piano and orchestra, at Boston's Symphony Hall by the Leo Reisman Orchestra conducted by Charles Previn and the composer as soloist; the piece is dedicated "To my brother Ira".

1943 Mariss Jansons – Latvian-born conductor (died November 30, 2019(; chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, regularly campaigning for the construction of a new concert hall in Munich; was music director of the Oslo Philharmonic from 1979 to 2000, resigning after disputes with the city over the acoustics of the Oslo Concert Hall.

1956 Ben Heppner – Canadian tenor and broadcaster (64years old); announced retirement from singing in April 2014; works as a broadcaster on Canadian radio, hosting Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and Backstage with Ben Heppner on the CBC.

1965 Andrew Manze – English violinist and conductor (55 years old); since 2006, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden.


Recording of the Week


Oct. 1, 2015

Program Guide


00:02:00 00:24:11 Johann Sebastian Bach Keyboard Concerto No.  1 in D minor  Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord Avie  2207
00:28:00 00:29:53 Lars-Erik Larsson Symphony No.  1 in D major  Op 2  Andrew Manze Helsingborg Symphony CPO  777671
01:00:00 00:48:50 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major   Jeffrey Tate English Chamber Orchestra EMI  69823
01:51:00 00:35:05 Johan Svendsen Symphony No.  1 in D major  Op 4  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  49769
02:28:00 00:27:21 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor  Op 1   Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Koch Intl  7724
02:57:00 00:27:38 Gerald Finzi Concerto for Clarinet & Strings Op 31 City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Michael Collins, clarinet VirginClas  90718
03:26:00 00:52:23 Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique Op 14  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  453432
04:20:00 00:29:33 Sergei Prokofiev Cinderella Suite No.  1 Op 107  Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Naxos  550968
04:51:00 00:29:34 Franz Schubert Symphony No. 10 in D major   Sir Charles Mackerras Scottish Chamber Orchestra Hyperion  67000
05:23:00 00:14:35 Jacques Ibert Escales 'Ports of Call'  Charles Dutoit Montreal Symphony Orchestra Decca  440332
05:39:00 00:05:43 Erik Satie Jack in the Box   Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca  470290


06:07:00 00:07:04 Franz Joseph Haydn Andante from Symphony No. 101  Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Naïve  5176
06:15:00 00:08:26 Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons: 'Winter' Concerto in F minor  Op 8 Academy St. Martin in Fields Joshua Bell Joshua Bell, violin Sony  11013
06:29:00 00:03:11 Nicolas Gombert Mille regretz   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807595
06:30:00 00:04:50 François Devienne Rondo from Flute Concerto No. 7 Tapiola Sinfonietta Jean Jacques Kantorow Sharon Bezaly, flute Bis  1359
06:42:00 00:04:08 Gerald Finzi Love's Labour's Lost: Introduction Op 28  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  5101
06:47:00 00:07:25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondeau from Violin Concerto No. 4 Schleswig-Holstein Festival Christoph Eschenbach Ray Chen, violin Sony  544775
06:55:00 00:03:12 Rudolph Ganz St. Louis Symphony March  Leonard Slatkin St Louis Symphony RCA  7716
07:05:00 00:04:39 John Williams Music for Brass   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504
07:10:00 00:07:57 Antonín Dvorák Scherzo from String Quintet No. 2 Op 77   Chamber Music Soc Linc Center Delos  3152
07:20:00 00:03:14 Giacomo Puccini Tosca: E lucevan le stelle Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Marco Armiliato Jonas Kaufmann, tenor Decca  10837
07:25:00 00:02:57 Emilio Pujol Tristango en Vos   Jason Vieaux, guitar Naxos  553449
07:30:00 00:04:11 George Gershwin Variations on 'I Got Rhythm' CityMusic Cleveland Andrea Raffanini Kyung Sun Lee, violin CityMusic  1
07:40:00 00:08:21 Tomaso Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D major  Op 7 London Virtuosi John Georgiadis Anthony Camden, oboe Naxos  553035
07:50:00 00:04:30 Jan Dismas Zelenka Allemande from Capriccio No. 3  Daniel Abraham Bach Sinfonia Sono Lumin  92163
07:55:00 00:02:33 Leroy Anderson Bugler's Holiday BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Catherine Moore, trumpet; David McCallum, trumpet; John Blackshaw, trumpet Naxos  559313


08:07:00 00:05:07 Leonard Bernstein On the Town: Times Square 1944  Arie Lipsky CIM Orchestra CIM  2003
08:15:00 00:07:51 Ludwig van Beethoven Finale from Piano Trio No. 5 Op 70   Julian Rachlin, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello; Martha Argerich, piano DeutGram  4795096
08:25:00 00:02:58 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon per sonar on the 7th & 8th tones   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504
08:30:00 00:04:13 Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2: Little  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  56576
08:40:00 00:07:35 Ernö Dohnányi Suite in f-Sharp: Rondo Op 19  JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos  572303
08:51:00 00:03:04 Léo Delibes Les filles de Cadiz Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Charles Olivieri-Munroe Sol Gabetta, cello RCA  735962
08:55:00 00:04:15 Cole Porter Can-Can: Overture  John McGlinn London Sinfonietta EMI  54300
09:05:00 00:18:29 Felix Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.  1 in G minor  Op 25 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Saleem Ashkar, piano Decca  4810778
09:27:00 00:02:45 Michael Kamen Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves: Main  Michael Kamen Seattle Symphony Decca  458912
09:30:00 00:04:30 Michael Kamen Robin Hood: Everything I Do  Michael Kamen Seattle Symphony Decca  458912
09:39:00 00:04:01 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air  Monica Huggett Ensemble Sonnerie Avie  2171
09:45:00 00:04:36 Jacques Ibert Homage to Mozart  Charles Dutoit Montreal Symphony Orchestra Decca  440332
09:54:00 00:05:22 Emmanuel Chabrier The King in Spite of Himself: Danse  Neeme Järvi Orch de la Suisse Romande Chandos  5122


10:01:00 00:03:25 Dmitri Shostakovich Tahiti Trot 'Tea for Two' Op 16  Mariss Jansons Philadelphia Orchestra EMI  55601
10:05:00 00:03:09 Alexandre Tansman Foxtrot from "Sonatine Transatlantique"   Daniel Blumenthal, piano Cybelia  849
10:10:00 00:13:15 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 9 for Winds in B flat major    Amadeus Winds l'Oiseau  425819
10:25:00 00:04:04 Franz Schubert Rosamunde: Shepherds' Chorus Vienna Philharmonic Karl Münchinger Vienna State Opera Chorus Decca  4785437
10:31:00 00:03:43 Sir Granville Bantock The Sea Reivers  Vernon Handley Royal Philharmonic Hyperion  66450
10:38:00 00:04:50 Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 4  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80660
10:44:00 00:05:17 Isaac Albéniz Iberia: Triana   Yuja Wang, piano DeutGram  16606
10:51:00 00:29:53 Lars-Erik Larsson Symphony No.  1 in D major  Op 2  Andrew Manze Helsingborg Symphony CPO  777671
11:23:00 00:07:46 Ferruccio Busoni Sonatina No.  6 'Chamber Fantasy after   Geoffrey Tozer, piano Chandos  9394
11:33:00 00:08:11 Antonio Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D major  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan Janet See, flute Harm Mundi  905193
11:44:00 00:09:41 Luigi Cherubini The Portuguese Hotel: Overture  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields EMI  54438
11:55:00 00:04:04 Antonín Dvorák Scherzo from String Quartet No. 12 Op 96  Charles Rosekrans Royal Philharmonic Telarc  80610


12:06:00 00:08:56 George Gershwin Variations on 'I Got Rhythm' Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca  14091
12:18:00 00:08:25 William Bolcom Graceful Ghost Rag   Gil Shaham, violin; Jonathan Feldman, piano DeutGram  463483
12:29:00 00:04:11 Johann Christian Bach La clemenza di Scipione: Overture  Anthony Halstead Hanover Band CPO  999488
12:37:00 00:04:43 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La clemenza di Tito: Overture  Martin Pearlman Boston Baroque Telarc  31827
12:44:00 00:11:18 Alexander Borodin Prince Igor: Polovetsian Dances Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Chorus Philips  442011
12:57:00 00:03:18 Eric Coates March "Calling All Workers"  Ronald Corp New London Orchestra Hyperion  66868


13:01:00 00:37:48 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No.  5 in F major  Op 76  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  49995
13:40:00 00:16:45 Robert Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale Op 52  Sir John Eliot Gardiner Révolutionaire et Romantique Archiv  457591
13:57:00 00:01:49 Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt: Dance of the Mountain King's  Oivin Fjeldstad London Symphony Orchestra Decca  4785437
14:00:00 00:02:14 George Gershwin Strike Up the Band: Strike Up the Band Brandenburg State Orchestra Howard Griffiths Fine Arts Brass Klanglogo  1506
14:03:00 00:01:18 George Gershwin Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen for  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559357
14:07:00 00:14:40 Percy Grainger Lincolnshire Posy  Frederick Fennell Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc  80099
14:23:00 00:11:26 Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No.  1 in C major   Nicholas Ward Northern Chamber Orchestra Naxos  553161
14:38:00 00:11:39 Reynaldo Hahn Sonatina in C   Daniel Blumenthal, piano Cybelia  849
14:51:00 00:06:07 William Boyce Solomon: Overture  Roy Goodman Parley of Instruments Hyperion  66378
14:58:00 00:01:43 John Philip Sousa March 'The Circumnavigators Club'  Keith Brion Central Band of the RAF Naxos  559730
15:01:00 00:14:39 Gabriel Pierné Ramuntcho: Suite No. 2  Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10633
15:18:00 00:11:56 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No.  1 in D major   Hugh Wolff St Paul Chamber Orchestra Teldec  77309
15:31:00 00:03:45 Claude Debussy Petite Suite: En bateau  Jun Märkl National Orchestra of Lyon Naxos  572583
15:39:00 00:01:58 Francis Poulenc L'embarquement pour Cythère   Katia & Marielle Labèque,piano Philips  426284
15:44:00 00:10:22 Gustav Holst First Suite for Military Band Op 28  Frederick Fennell Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc  80606
15:56:00 00:02:19 Ludwig van Beethoven March from Serenade for String Trio Op 8   Leopold String Trio Hyperion  67253
15:58:00 00:04:54 Ruperto Chapì La Revoltosa: Prelude  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  56576


16:07:00 00:03:21 Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  56576
16:13:00 00:10:09 Lars-Erik Larsson A Winter's Tale: Suite Op 18  Andrew Manze Helsingborg Symphony CPO  777671
16:27:00 00:06:11 Michael Giacchino Super 8: Suite   City of Prague Philharmonic Silva  1398
16:34:00 00:05:41 Peter Tchaikovsky The Oprichnik: Act 4 Dances  Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Naxos  554845
16:41:00 00:07:31 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in A major   Thomas Hengelbrock Freiburg Baroque Orchestra DHM  77289
16:52:00 00:02:57 Arcangelo Corelli Gigue from Violin Sonata in A major  Op 5   Andrew Manze, violin; David Watkin, cello Harm Mundi  907261
16:57:00 00:02:23 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story: Mambo  Gustavo Dudamel Simón Bolívar Symphony DeutGram  4777457
17:05:00 00:04:56 Giacomo Puccini Tosca: Te Deum 'Tre sbirri' National Philharmonic Sir Georg Solti Leo Nucci, baritone; Welsh National Opera Chorus Decca  414597
17:26:00 00:09:09 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Ballet de Village No. 2   Les Délices Délices  2013
17:40:00 00:04:36 Giovanni Gabrieli Magnificat à 12   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504
17:46:00 00:03:19 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon on the 1st tone No. 1 à 8   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504
17:52:00 00:03:38 Lars-Erik Larsson Pastoral  Andrew Manze Helsingborg Symphony CPO  777671
17:57:00 00:02:43 Manuel Ponce Scherzino mexicano   Milos Karadaglic, guitar DeutGram  17000


18:09:00 00:23:02 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart A Musical Joke  Andrew Manze English Concert Harm Mundi  907280
18:34:00 00:02:51 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon on the 7th tone à 8 No. 2   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504
18:39:00 00:02:34 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon per sonar No. 2   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504
18:43:00 00:09:40 Franz Schubert Piano Trio in E flat major    Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Bridge  9376


19:02:00 00:18:13 Franz Joseph Haydn Violin Concerto No.  4 in G major  Orch of Age of Enlightenment Elizabeth Wallfisch Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin VirginClas  59266
19:22:00 00:32:37 Johan Svendsen Symphony No.  2 in B flat major  Op 15  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  49769


20:02:00 00:15:46 Bedrich Smetana Má vlast: The High Castle  Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Philharmonic RCA  54331
20:20:00 00:34:29 Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra Sony  64109
20:56:00 00:03:47 Giovanni Gabrieli Buccinate in Neomenia tuba   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504

SYMPHONYCAST WITH ALISON YOUNG - Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, conductor; Mitsuko Uchida, piano

21:04:00 00:34:42 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, op. 58
21:38:00 00:04:19 Johann Sebastian Bach (Encore) French Suite NO. 5: Sarabande, BWV 816
21:45:00 00:48:22 Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No.  5 in D minor  Op 47  
22:33:00 00:04:30 Dmitri Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Adagio  
22:41:00 00:17:01 Richard Strauss Don Juan Op 20  Lorin Maazel   Bavarian Radio Symphony  RCA  68225


23:02:00 00:03:54 Giovanni Gabrieli O magnum mysterium   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504
23:05:00 00:04:54 Sir John Tavener Song of the Angel Academy of Ancient Music Paul Goodwin Patricia Rozario, soprano; Andrew Manze, violin Harm Mundi  907231
23:10:00 00:09:18 Henry Cowell Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 10 Manhattan Chamber Orchestra Richard Auldon Clark Bert Lucarelli, oboe Koch Intl  7282
23:22:00 00:03:21 Lars-Erik Larsson A Winter's Tale: Siciliana Op 18  Andrew Manze Helsingborg Symphony CPO  777671
23:25:00 00:03:15 Lars-Erik Larsson A Winter's Tale: Epilogue Op 18  Andrew Manze Helsingborg Symphony CPO  777671
23:28:00 00:05:45 Wilhelm Stenhammar Interlude from 'The Song' Op 44  Okko Kamu Helsingborg Symphony Naxos  553115
23:36:00 00:10:06 Peter Tchaikovsky Souvenir of a Beloved Place: Méditation Op 42 Bavarian Radio Symphony Mariss Jansons Nikolaj Znaider, violin RCA  87454
23:46:00 00:07:43 Emmanuel Chabrier Lamento Orch de la Suisse Romande Neeme Järvi Alexandre Emard, English horn Chandos  5122
23:55:00 00:02:56 Franz Liszt Consolation No. 4 in D flat major    Nelson Freire, piano Decca  4782728


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