Program Guide 03-01-2016

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March 1

1736 premiere of George Frideric Handel’s ode Alexander's Feast at the Covent Garden Theatre, London; libretto adapted from John Dryden's ode Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Music (1697) which had been written to celebrate Saint Cecilia's Day; the work originally contained within it three instrumental works nowadays performed independently: the Concerto Grosso in C HWV 318 ‘Alexander’s Feast’, the Harp Concerto Op 4/6, and the Organ Concerto Op 4/1.

1743 premiere of Handel’s oratorio Samson at Covent Garden in London; considered one of his finest dramatic works; usually performed as an oratorio, but on occasions has also been staged as an opera;  the well-known arias Let the bright Seraphim (for soprano) and Total eclipse (for tenor) are often performed separately in concert.

1810 Frédéric Chopin – Polish composer and virtuoso pianist (d.1849 at age 39); known worldwide as one of the leading musicians of the Romantic era, whose "poetic genius,” according to Charles Rosen, “was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation".

1896 Dimitri Mitropoulos – Greek conductor, pianist, and composer (d. 1960); received international fame both as a major conductor and composer of the 20th century.

1939 Leo Brouwer – Cuban composer, conductor, and guitarist (78 years old); the grandson of Cuban composer Ernestina Lecuona y Casado and the great-nephew of composer Ernesto Lecuona; among his works are a large number of solo guitar pieces, several guitar concertos and over 40 film scores.

1950 premiere of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s opera The Consul in Philadelphia at the Shubert Theater; the opera opened in New York two weeks later and won that year's Pulitzer Prize for Music.

1971 Thomas Adès – English composer, pianist and conductor (47 years old); best known for his operas Powder Her Face and The Tempest.

1979 Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘musical thriller’ Sweeney Todd at the Uris Theater in New York; a West End production followed in 1980; in addition to several revivals the musical has been presented by opera companies; won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical and an Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:44:44    Johannes Brahms    Symphony No.  2 in D Op 73        
Marin Alsop    London Philharmonic    Naxos     557429

00:49:00    00:33:27    Frédéric Chopin    Piano Concerto No.  2 in F minor  Op 21    
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Jerzy Semkow    Rafal Blechacz, piano    DeutGram     4795448

01:24:00    00:12:47    George Frideric Handel    Concerto Grosso in C major         
Trevor Pinnock    English Concert    Archiv     415291

01:39:00    00:34:44    Richard Strauss    Sonatina No. 1 for 16 Winds in F major             
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     445849

02:16:00    00:22:03    Leo Brouwer    Guitar Concerto No. 3 'Elegiaco'    
RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra    Leo Brouwer    Julian Bream, guitar    RCA     7718

02:40:00    00:45:18    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Five Tudor Portraits    
New Philharmonia Orchestra    Sir David Willcocks    Elizabeth Bainbridge, alto; John Carol Case, baritone; Bach Choir    EMI     64722

03:27:00    00:33:45    Jean-Philippe Rameau    Castor and Pollux: Instrumental Suite        
Frans Brüggen    Orchestra of the 18th Century    Philips     426714

04:03:00    00:29:14    Felix Mendelssohn    String Quintet No. 1 in A major  Op 18            
Raphael Ensemble    Hyperion     66993

04:34:00    00:46:23    Peter Tchaikovsky    Symphony No.  3 in D major  Op 29        
Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     449967

05:22:00    00:16:02    Maurice Ravel    Valses nobles et sentimentales            
Sean Chen, piano    Steinway     30029

05:40:00    00:05:55    Franz Schubert    The Friends from Salamanka: Overture        
Manfred Huss    Haydn Sinfonietta, Vienna    Koch Intl     1121

05:51:00    00:07:16    Richard Wagner    Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     4778773

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:03:02    Leos Janácek    Moravian Dances: Fur Coat Dance        
Antoni Wit    Warsaw Philharmonic    Naxos     572695

06:13:00    00:07:45    Ludwig van Beethoven    Scherzo & Rondo from Violin Sonata            
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Reiko Uchida, piano    E1 Music     7780

06:23:00    00:06:06    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No.  5 in B flat major         
Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Vienna Concentus Musicus    DHM     63970

06:30:00    00:04:13    Thomas Arne    Rule Britannia!    
BBC Symphony Orchestra    Sir Andrew Davis    Bryn Terfel, baritone; BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Chorus; Audience    Teldec     97868

06:40:00    00:09:52    Johannes Brahms    Andante from String Sextet No. 1 Op 18            
Academy Chamber Ensemble    Chandos     9151

06:51:00    00:03:22    Johann Sebastian Bach    Orchestral Suite No. 3: Gavotte        
Monica Huggett    Ensemble Sonnerie    Avie     2171

06:55:00    00:02:55    Lt. Charles A. Zimmerman    March 'Anchors Aweigh'        
Frederick Fennell    Cleveland Symphonic Winds    Telarc     80099

07:05:00    00:04:44    Claude Champagne    Danse villageoise        
Yoav Talmi    Quebec Symphony Orchestra    Analekta     3156

07:10:00    00:06:50    Saverio Mercadante    Russian Rondo from Flute Concerto in E minor     
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Irena Grafenauer, flute    Philips     426318

07:20:00    00:02:21    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    The Magic Flute: March of the Priests        
Rinaldo Alessandrini    Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch    Naïve     30479

07:25:00    00:02:00    Morton Gould    Boogie Woogie Etude            
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     4785334

07:30:00    00:03:38    Leroy Anderson    Horse and Buggy        
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559356

07:31:00    00:02:50    Jean-Baptiste Lully    Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Overture            
Tempesta di Mare    Chandos     805

07:40:00    00:00:57    Frédéric Chopin    Prelude No. 3 in G major  Op 28            
Grigory Sokolov, piano    DeutGram     4794342

07:43:00    00:02:34    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor  Op 63            
Grigory Sokolov, piano    DeutGram     4794342

07:45:00    00:03:43    Frédéric Chopin    Prelude No. 17 in A flat major  Op 28            
Grigory Sokolov, piano    DeutGram     4794342

07:50:00    00:03:01    Sir Thomas Beecham    The Gods Go a'Begging: Gavotte        
Yehudi Menuhin    Royal Philharmonic    MCA     6231

07:55:00    00:03:00    Jacques Ibert    Entr'acte            
Paul Fried, flute; David Sussman, guitar    GoldenTone     1

08:07:00    00:05:57    Sir Arnold Bax    Russian Suite: Gopak        
Bryden Thomson    London Philharmonic    Chandos     8669

08:15:00    00:04:12    Georg Philipp Telemann    Finale from Concerto for 2 Horns    
Cologne Musica Antiqua    Reinhard Goebel    Andrew Joy, horn; Charles Putnam, horn    Archiv     427619

08:20:00    00:06:03    Phil Cunningham    The Gentle Light That Wakes Me            
Nicola Benedetti, violin; Aly Bain, fiddle; Phil Cunningham, piano    DeutGram     21290

08:30:00    00:03:28    John Dowland    Kemp's Jig, Mistress Winter's Jump & My    Lady Hunsdon's Puffe        
La Nef    Atma     2650

08:40:00    00:07:53    Gerald Finzi    Rondo from Clarinet Concerto    
City of London Sinfonia    Richard Hickox    Michael Collins, clarinet    VirginClas     90718

08:50:00    00:02:23    Stephen Sondheim    Sweeney Todd: Johanna            
Jenny Lin, piano    Steinway     30011

08:52:00    00:06:16    Howard Shore    The Fellowship of the Ring: Themes        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80600

09:05:00    00:16:48    Manuel de Falla    El amor brujo: Suite            
Vanessa Perez, piano    Steinway     30036

09:22:00    00:02:58    Antonín Dvorák    American Suite: Finale Op 98            
Benjamin Pasternack, piano    Naxos     559777

09:35:00    00:04:19    Leonard Bernstein    Peter Pan: Dream with Me            
Kyle Bielfield, tenor; Lachlen Glen, piano; Michael Samis, cello    Delos     3445

09:48:00    00:02:58    Kenneth J. Alford    Colonel Bogey March        
John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Sony     46747

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:03:53    Manuel de Falla    The Three-Cornered Hat: Dance of the Miller's Wife            
Vanessa Perez, piano    Steinway     30036

10:04:00    00:02:50    Manuel de Falla    The Three-Cornered Hat: Miller's Dance            
Vanessa Perez, piano    Steinway     30036

10:11:00    00:12:45    George Frideric Handel    Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major     
Academy of Ancient Music    Richard Egarr    Richard Egarr, organ    Harm Mundi     807447

10:30:00    00:04:05    Robert Schumann    Novelette No.  6 in A major  Op 21            
Kotaro Fukuma, piano    Naxos     557668

10:38:00    00:04:08    Alexander Glazunov    Novelette No. 3 for Strings Op 15            
St. Petersburg String Quartet    Delos     3262

10:44:00    00:04:12    Igor Stravinsky    Pulcinella: Gavotte with 2 Variations        
Pierre Boulez    Chicago Symphony Orchestra    CSO Res     901918

10:51:00    00:26:10    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 40 in G minor         
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     86793

11:18:00    00:06:04    Frédéric Chopin    Grand Valse Brillante from "Les    Sylphides"    
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80625

11:26:00    00:11:52    Johan Halvorsen    Norwegian Rhapsody No.  2        
Ole Kristian Ruud    Trondheim Symphony Orchestra    Simax     1085

11:41:00    00:10:00    Antonio Vivaldi    Guitar Concerto in A major     
English Chamber Orchestra    George Malcolm    Eduardo Fernández, guitar    Decca     417617

11:53:00    00:06:27    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor  Op 39            
Martha Argerich, piano    DeutGram     4793449

12:06:00    00:07:55    Joseph Lanner    Waltz 'Evening Stars' Op 180        
Franz Welser-Möst    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     4763793

12:16:00    00:08:05    Gustav Holst    The Planets: Venus Op 32        
Zubin Mehta    Los Angeles Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

12:26:00    00:04:19    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 12 in A flat major  Op 17            
Garrick Ohlsson, piano    Arabesque     6730

12:33:00    00:03:34    Alexander Borodin    Petite Suite: Rustic Mazurka        
Gennady Rozhdestvensky    Royal Stockholm Philharmonic    Chandos     9386

12:40:00    00:04:59    Heitor Villa-Lobos    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7: Country Quadrille    
Kenneth Schermerhorn    Nashville Symphony    Naxos     557460

12:47:00    00:08:08    Percy Grainger    Green Bushes        
Steuart Bedford    English Chamber Orchestra    Decca     425159

12:56:00    00:03:02    John Philip Sousa    March 'The New York Hippodrome'        
Keith Brion    Royal Artillery Band    Naxos     559092

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00    00:41:04    Frédéric Chopin    Piano Concerto No.  1 in E minor  Op 11    
Berlin State Orchestra    Andris Nelsons    Daniel Barenboim, piano    DeutGram     15387

13:45:00    00:12:18    Hector Berlioz    Overture to 'Les Francs Juges' Op 3        
Sir Colin Davis    Dresden State Orchestra    RCA     68790

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

13:59:00    00:02:04    Leo Brouwer    Danza caracteristica            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287

14:02:00    00:03:28    Ernesto Lecuona    Malagueña            
Jorge Luis Prats, piano    Decca     4782732

14:08:00    00:14:25    Richard Strauss    Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op 28        
Manfred Honeck    Pittsburgh Symphony    Reference     707

14:27:00    00:04:39    Frédéric Chopin    Nocturne No. 10 in A flat major  Op 32            
Nelson Freire, piano    Decca     14053

14:43:00    00:10:15    Francesco Durante    Concerto No.  8  for Strings in A major         
Claudio Scimone    I Solisti Veneti    Erato     88172

14:55:00    00:05:22    Frédéric Chopin    Polonaise No.  3 in A Op 40            
Maurizio Pollini, piano    DeutGram     4793449

15:02:00    00:16:30    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 19 in E flat major         
Ton Koopman    Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra    Erato     45714

15:20:00    00:10:09    Franz Danzi    Fantasy on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano"
Württemberg Chamber Orch    Jörg Faerber    Sabine Meyer, clarinet    RCA     61976

15:33:00    00:04:06    Frédéric Chopin    Nocturne No.  4 in F major  Op 15            
Nelson Freire, piano    Decca     14053

15:41:00    00:07:13    Frédéric Chopin    Boléro Op 19            
Olga Kern, piano    Harm Mundi     907402

15:50:00    00:04:33    Dmitri Kabalevsky    Colas Breugnon: Overture        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     92

15:56:00    00:01:34    George Gershwin    Gershwin Song-book: Do It Again            
Peter Donohoe, piano    EMI     54280

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00    00:05:08    Claude Debussy    Estampes: La soirée dans Grenade            
Vanessa Perez, piano    Steinway     30036

16:07:00    00:02:58    Manuel de Falla    Homenaje 'Le tombeau de Claude Debussy'            
Vanessa Perez, piano    Steinway     30036

16:14:00    00:09:39    Frédéric Chopin    Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 11    
Warsaw Philharmonic    Antoni Wit    Olga Kern, piano    Harm Mundi     2908375

16:27:00    00:05:18    Frédéric Chopin    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor  Op 66            
Jon Nakamatsu, piano    Harm Mundi     907244

16:35:00    00:04:22    Frédéric Chopin    Nocturne No.  2 in E flat major  Op 9            
Arthur Rubinstein, piano    RCA     300350

16:41:00    00:07:54    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Sleeping Beauty: Introduction & March        
Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     457634

16:52:00    00:02:49    Stephen Sondheim    Sweeney Todd: Not While I'm Around            
Angelika Kirchschlager, mezzo; Roger Vignoles, piano    Sony     64498

16:57:00    00:02:08    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 10 in B flat major  Op 17            
Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9289

17:05:00    00:04:41    Claude Debussy    Lindaraja            
Vanessa Perez, piano; Stephen Buck, piano    Steinway     30036

17:13:00    00:11:58    George Frideric Handel    Harp Concerto in B flat major  Op 4    
Seattle Baroque Orchestra    Stephen Stubbs    Maxine Eilander, harp    Atma     2541

17:28:00    00:06:54    Louise Farrenc    Overture No. 2 in E flat major  Op 24        
Johannes Goritzki    NDR Radio Philharmonic    CPO     999820

17:40:00    00:05:11    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 32 in C sharp minor  Op 50            
Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9289

17:47:00    00:03:07    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo from Sonata No. 3 Op 58            
Ingrid Fliter, piano    EMI     14899

17:53:00    00:01:53    George Frideric Handel    Samson: Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound    
Sym of Harmony & Invention    Harry Christophers    The Sixteen    Collins     70382

17:56:00    00:03:27    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 1 in F sharp minor  Op 6            
Lara Downes, piano    Steinway     30016

18:00 DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:13:54    Frédéric Chopin    Concert Rondo 'Krakowiak' Op 14    
Northwest Sinfonietta    Christophe Chagnard    Joel Fan, piano    Reference     134

18:25:00    00:06:25    Léo Delibes    Coppélia: Prélude & Mazurka        
Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     125

18:34:00    00:04:20    Léo Delibes    Sylvia: The Huntresses        
Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     125

18:41:00    00:13:19    Manuel de Falla    Fantasía bética            
Vanessa Perez, piano    Steinway     30036

18:56:00    00:03:06    Léo Delibes    Coppélia: Galop final        
Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     125

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:29:10    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Concerto for Flute & Harp in C major     
Cleveland Orchestra    Christoph von Dohnányi    Joshua Smith, flute; Lisa Wellbaum, harp Decca     443175

19:33:00    00:13:08    Lars-Erik Larsson    Pastoral Suite Op 19        
Dorrit Matson    New York Scandia Symphony    Centaur     2607

19:48:00    00:07:31    Modest Mussorgsky    Intermezzo "in modo classico" in B minor         
Claudio Abbado    Berlin Philharmonic    Sony     62034

19:57:00    00:02:08    Gabriel Pierné    Cydalise: March of the Little Fauns        
Leonard Slatkin    St Louis Symphony    RCA     7716

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:22:44    Frédéric Chopin    Piano Sonata No.  2 in B flat minor  Op 35            
Martha Argerich, piano    DeutGram     4795448

20:27:00    00:26:45    Felix Mendelssohn    Violin Concerto in E minor  Op 64    
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Riccardo Chailly    Janine Jansen, violin    Decca     7260

20:55:00    00:04:32    Claude Debussy    Preludes Book 1: Les sons et parfums dans l'air du soir        
Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca     4785437

21:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone - Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Samuel Coles, flute; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

21:04:00    00:02:38    Claude Debussy    Syrinx            

21:06:00    00:22:37    Maurice Ravel    Piano Concerto in G major     

21:29:00    01:20:18    Olivier Messiaen    Turangalîla Symphony    

22:49:00    00:07:00    Anna Clyne    <<rewind<<            

22:58:00    00:01:09    Frédéric Chopin    Etude No. 20 in D flat major  Op 25            
Irena Portenko, piano    Blue Griff     213

23:00 QUIET HOUR 

23:02:00    00:07:08    Frédéric Chopin    Prelude No. 15 in D flat major  Op 28            
Grigory Sokolov, piano    DeutGram     4794342

23:09:00    00:06:33    Johann Nepomuk Hummel    Larghetto from Piano Trio No. 6 Op 93            
Trio Parnassus    MD+G     3307

23:18:00    00:06:30    Victor Herbert    Andante from Cello Concerto No. 2    
New York Philharmonic    Kurt Masur    Yo-Yo Ma, cello    Sony     67173

23:24:00    00:09:15    George W. Chadwick    Suite Symphonique: Romanza        
José Serebrier    Czech State Philharmonic Brno    Reference     2104

23:36:00    00:07:34    Henryk Wieniawski    Légende in G minor  Op 17    
London Symphony Orchestra    Lawrence Foster    Gil Shaham, violin    DeutGram     431815

23:43:00    00:12:32    Frédéric Chopin    Romance from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 11    
Polish Festival Orchestra    Krystian Zimerman    Krystian Zimerman, piano    DeutGram  459684

23:57:00    00:02:11    Peter Tchaikovsky    Valse sentimentale Op 51            
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano    Sony     510316

23:57:00    00:01:58    Frédéric Chopin    Prelude No. 4 in E minor  Op 28        
Matthias Maute    Ensemble Caprice    Analekta     9848

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