Program Guide 03-03-2016


March 3

1794 first performance of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 ‘The Clock’, the 9th of the 12 so-called ‘London Symphonies’, conducted by the composer, at the Hanover-Square Concert Rooms in London; nickname comes from the ‘ticking’ rhythm throughout the second movement.

1842 first performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’ in Leipzig, inspired by a walking tour of Scotland in 1829, specifically a visit to the ruins of a chapel at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.

1875 premiere of Georges Bizet's Carmen at the Opéra-Comique, Paris; not successful at first and Bizet died never knowing of the opera's eventual overwhelming popularity.

1891 Federico Moreno Torroba – Spanish composer (d.1982 at age 91); made important contributions to the classical guitar repertoire, but also wrote for other instruments, including many zarzuelas and 2 operas.

1895 Alexander Voormolen – Dutch composer (d.1980); most popular pieces are the Baron Hop Suites (1924 and 1931) and the concertos for oboe and for 2 oboes (1938).

1899 first performance of Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) in Frankfurt, with the composer conducting; generally agreed to be autobiographical, despite protestations from the composer; the evidence? The work contains more than 30 quotations from Strauss's own works!

1913 Margaret Bonds – African-American composer & pianist (d. 1972); among the first black composers and performers to gain recognition in the United States, she is best remembered today for her frequent collaborations with poet Langston Hughes.

1931 an act of Congress makes The Star-Spangled Banner the national anthem of the United States; the lyrics come from Defence of Fort McHenry, a poem written in 1814 by lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the fort’s bombardment by ships of the Royal Navy in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812; the tune is a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London.

1942 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’ in Kuybyshev, USSR; the composer initially dedicated the work to the life and deeds of Vladimir Lenin, but decided instead to dedicate the symphony to the city of Leningrad on its completion in December 1941; became very popular in both the Soviet Union and the West as a symbol of Nazi resistance; still regarded as the major musical testament of the estimated 25 million Soviet citizens who lost their lives in World War II.

1944 Florence Quivar – American mezzo-soprano (76 years old); though retired from the operatic stage, she remains active as a concert and recital performer.

1949 Roberta Alexander – American soprano (71 years old); made her debut at the Netherlands Opera in 1975 and remains well known in the Netherlands.

Recording of the Week

Felix Mendelssohn Symphonies Nos. 3 ‘Scottish’ & 4 ...

Mar. 1, 2016

Program Guide


00:02:00    00:22:07    Alexander Voormolen    Baron Hop Suite No.  2        Matthias Bamert    The Hague Philharmonic    Chandos     9815
00:26:00    00:40:11    Felix Mendelssohn    Symphony No. 3 in A minor  Op 56        Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228
01:08:00    00:20:29    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Violin Concerto No.  1 in B flat major     Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Rachel Barton Pine, violin    Avie     2317
01:30:00    01:18:39    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No.  7 in C major  Op 60    Mariinsky Theater Orchestra    Valéry Gergiev    Rotterdam Philharmonic    Philips     376
02:49:00    00:20:11    Antonín Kraft    Cello Concerto in C major  Op 4    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Jeanne Lamon    Anner Bylsma, cello    DHM     7757
03:11:00    00:21:40    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 73 in D major             Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     439779
03:35:00    00:46:03    Richard Strauss    Ein Heldenleben Op 40        Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     436444
04:23:00    00:33:05    José Serebrier    Symphony on Bizet's "Carmen"        José Serebrier    Barcelona Symphony    Bis     1305
04:58:00    00:19:34    Alfredo Casella    Italia Op 11        Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10768
05:20:00    00:16:36    Goff Richards    Homage to the Noble Grape            London Brass    Teldec     46069
05:39:00    00:06:02    Giacomo Puccini    Chrysanthemums            Quartetto di Cremona    Klanglogo     1400
05:53:00    00:05:58    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Suite No. 2: Waltz Op 17            Yefim Bronfman, piano; Emanuel Ax, piano    Sony     61767


06:07:00    00:03:49    Gabriel Fauré    Sicilienne Op 78        Ludovic Morlot    Seattle Symphony    SeattleSM     1004
06:15:00    00:06:37    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Scherzo from Cello Sonata Op 19            Wendy Warner, cello; Irina Nuzova, piano    Cedille     120
06:24:00    00:04:28    Felix Mendelssohn    Scherzo from Symphony No. 3 Op 56        Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228
06:30:00    00:04:12    Sir William Walton    Scherzo from Viola Concerto    London Symphony Orchestra    André Previn    Yuri Bashmet, viola    RCA     63292
06:40:00    00:05:51    Johann Christian Bach    Zanaida: Overture        Anthony Halstead    Hanover Band    CPO     999488
06:46:00    00:03:00    Andrea Luchesi    Rondo in C major             Roberto Plano, piano    Concerto     2069
06:51:00    00:03:49    Stephen Foster    Nelly Was a Lady            Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano    THM     5432
06:55:00    00:02:55    John Philip Sousa    March 'A Century of Progress'        Keith Brion    Royal Artillery Band    Naxos     559092
07:05:00    00:04:22    Leonard Bernstein    Candide: Overture        Louis Lane    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     63034
07:10:00    00:06:52    Emmanuel Chabrier    The King in Spite of Himself: Fête        Neeme Järvi    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Chandos     5122
07:16:00    00:03:58    John Bull    Dr. Bull's Goodnight            Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30019
07:21:00    00:02:22    Carlos Salzedo    Suite of Eight Dances: Tango            Yolanda Kondonassis, harp    Telarc     80581
07:25:00    00:01:32    Dmitri Kabalevsky    The Comedians: Galop Op 26        Kirill Kondrashin    RCA Victor Symphony    RCA     300350
07:28:00    00:06:18    Frédéric Chopin    Finale from Piano Trio Op 8            Pamela Frank, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, piano    Sony     53112
07:40:00    00:07:17    Tomaso Albinoni    Concerto for 2 Oboes in C major  Op 7    Collegium Musicum 90    Simon Standage    Anthony Robson, oboe; Catherine Latham, oboe    Chandos     610
07:50:00    00:02:28    Georg Philipp Telemann    Two Pieces from "Heroic Music"    Empire Brass        Michael Murray, organ    Telarc     80218
07:55:00    00:04:31    Pablo de Sarasate    Introduction & Tarantella Op 43    Abbey Road Ensemble    Lawrence Foster    Itzhak Perlman, violin    EMI     55475


08:07:00    00:05:57    Franz Liszt    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A minor             Roberto Szidon, piano    DeutGram     4779525
08:15:00    00:06:36    Ludwig van Beethoven    Finale from Symphony No. 4 Op 60        Bruno Weil    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Tafelmusik     1032
08:23:00    00:07:47    Federico Moreno Tórroba    Suite castellana            David Russell, guitar    Telarc     80451
08:30:00    00:05:07    Leonard Bernstein    On the Town: Times Square 1944        Arie Lipsky    CIM Orchestra    CIM     2003
08:40:00    00:07:22    Richard Strauss    Waltzes from 'Der Rosenkavalier'            Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano    DeutGram     447640
08:48:00    00:02:20    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: Summertime    Cleveland Pops Orchestra    Carl Topilow    Carl Topilow, clarinet    Azica     72216
08:55:00    00:07:08    George Gershwin    Strike Up the Band: Overture        Michael Tilson Thomas    Buffalo Philharmonic    CBS     42240
09:05:00    00:23:43    Georges Bizet    Carmen Suite No. 2        Charles Dutoit    Montreal Symphony Orchestra    Decca     417839
09:30:00    00:06:44    Stephen Warbeck    Shakespeare in Love: Suite        Carl Davis    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Naxos     572111
09:35:00    00:04:09    Johann Sebastian Bach    Fugue from Violin Sonata No.  1            Chris Thile, mandolin    Nonesuch     535360
09:40:00    00:04:06    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: Minuet        Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779


10:02:00    00:01:50    Sir Thomas Beecham    The Gods Go a'Begging: Ensemble        Yehudi Menuhin    Royal Philharmonic    MCA     6231
10:04:00    00:02:06    Vincenzo Tommasini    The Good-Humored Ladies: Presto        Louis Lane    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     60311
10:09:00    00:12:08    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Rhapsody No.  1 in D major  Op 45        Kurt Masur    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Philips     416623
10:23:00    00:06:30    Béla Bartók    Game of Pairs from Concerto for        Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     425694
10:31:00    00:03:54    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo from Horn Quintet            Richard King, horn; Mari Sato, violin; Lynne Ramsey, viola; Stanley Konopka, viola; Julie Myers King, cello    Albany     1325
10:35:00    00:03:35    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo from Horn Concerto No. 4    Scottish Chamber Orchestra    Sir Charles Mackerras    Eric Ruske, horn    Telarc     80367
10:43:00    00:05:35    Jean Sibelius    Menuetto        Leif Segerstam    Turku Philharmonic    Naxos     573300
10:52:00    00:27:10    Felix Mendelssohn    Symphony No. 4 in A major  Op 90        Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228
11:21:00    00:09:58    Victor Herbert    American Fantasy        Leonard Slatkin    St Louis Symphony    RCA     60983
11:34:00    00:08:03    Christoph Willibald Gluck    Iphigénie en Aulide: Act 2 Ballet        Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Lyon Opera Orchestra    Erato     45003
11:43:00    00:10:33    Ludwig van Beethoven    Scherzo & Finale from Symphony No. 2 Op 36        Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Révolutionaire et Romantique    Soli Deo     721
11:55:00    00:03:02    John Philip Sousa    March 'The Gladiator'        Frederick Fennell    Dallas Wind Symphony    Reference     85


12:07:00    00:07:55    Riccardo Drigo    Pas de deux for Adam's "Le Corsaire"        Richard Bonynge    London Symphony Orchestra    Decca     433862
12:16:00    00:08:17    Richard Rodgers    Slaughter on 10th Avenue from 'On Your        Keith Lockhart    Boston Pops Orchestra    RCA     63835
12:26:00    00:03:57    Giovanni Bolzoni    Minuetto        Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9227
12:32:00    00:04:25    Antonín Dvorák    Czech Suite: Polka Op 39        Sir John Eliot Gardiner    North German Radio Symphony    DeutGram     437506
12:39:00    00:03:25    Edvard Grieg    Norwegian Dance No. 3 Op 35        Petri Sakari    Iceland Symphony    Chandos     9028
12:44:00    00:08:09    Eugène Ysaÿe    Caprice after Saint-Saëns's 'Etude in    Royal Philharmonic    Andrew Litton    Joshua Bell, violin    Decca     433519
12:54:00    00:04:07    Scott Joplin    The Easy Winners            Joshua Rifkin, piano    EMI     64668


13:01:00    00:42:03    Richard Strauss    Ein Heldenleben Op 40        Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2012
13:45:00    00:14:48    Alexander Glazunov    Stenka Razin Op 13        Ernest Ansermet    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Decca     4785437
14:02:00    00:01:50    Ernesto Halffter    Danza de la pastora            Christopher Parkening, guitar; David Brandon, guitar    EMI     49406
14:04:00    00:01:59    Percy Grainger    Shepherd's Hey!        Frederick Fennell    Cleveland Symphonic Winds    Telarc     80099
14:08:00    00:15:56    Johann Nepomuk Hummel    Theme & Variations in F major  Op 97    London Mozart Players    Howard Shelley    Howard Shelley, piano    Chandos     9886
14:25:00    00:03:07    Marin Marais    Alcyone: Overture            Tempesta di Mare    Chandos     805
14:43:00    00:11:58    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21        Marin Alsop    London Philharmonic    Naxos     557429
14:56:00    00:03:52    Claude Debussy    Pour le piano: Toccata            Barry Douglas, piano    RCA     68127
15:01:00    00:13:08    Jean Sibelius    Pohjola's Daughter Op 49        Horst Stein    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Decca     4785437
15:16:00    00:11:23    Sir Arthur Sullivan    Overture di ballo        Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     434916
15:30:00    00:02:46    Traditional    O Can Ye Sew Cushions    City of London Sinfonia    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     120
15:36:00    00:09:45    Felix Mendelssohn    Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 56        Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228
15:48:00    00:06:11    Enrique Granados    Goyescas: El fandango de candil            Jorge Luis Prats, piano    Decca     4782732
15:58:00    00:04:33    Georges Bizet    Carmen: Seguidilla 'Près des remparts de    Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI    Karel Mark Chichon    Elina Garanca, mezzo; Roberto Alagna, tenor    DeutGram     14777


16:07:00    00:02:24    Georges Bizet    Carmen Suite No. 1: Aragonaise        Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80703
16:13:00    00:10:36    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 101        Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Naïve     5176
16:28:00    00:04:34    Georges Bizet    Carmen: Habanera 'L'amour est un    Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI    Karel Mark Chichon    Elina Garanca, mezzo; Chorus of the Teatro Regio    DeutGram     14777
16:34:00    00:05:17    Dmitri Shostakovich    Allegretto from Symphony No. 5 Op 47        Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     70904
16:41:00    00:08:06    Federico Moreno Tórroba    Airs of la Mancha            David Russell, guitar    Telarc     80451
16:52:00    00:03:11    Jules Massenet    Le Cid Ballet Suite: Castillan        Richard Bonynge    National Philharmonic    Decca     4785437
16:56:00    00:03:06    George Frideric Handel    Queen Anne Birthday Ode: United nations    Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Apollo's Singers    Avie     2270
17:05:00    00:05:16    Felix Mendelssohn    Finale from Symphony No. 4 Op 90        Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228
17:13:00    00:16:20    Alexander Voormolen    Baron Hop Suite No.  1        Matthias Bamert    The Hague Philharmonic    Chandos     9815
17:31:00    00:03:15    Scott Joplin    Maple Leaf Rag            Joshua Rifkin, piano    Nonesuch     79159
17:40:00    00:05:22    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    The Maid of Pskov: Overture        Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572788
17:47:00    00:02:44    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    The Snow Maiden: Bird's Dance        Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572787
17:52:00    00:03:07    Jorge Morel    Danza Brasileira            Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     17000
17:56:00    00:02:53    Georg Philipp Telemann    Finale from Concerto in e for Recorder    Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Michael Lynn, recorder; Kathie Stewart, flute    Koch Intl     7576


18:09:00    00:10:25    Felix Mendelssohn    Allegro from Symphony No. 4 Op 90        Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228
18:22:00    00:05:26    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 13 in A minor  Op 17            Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9289
18:30:00    00:03:14    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 38 in F sharp minor  Op 59            Ingrid Fliter, piano    EMI     14899
18:35:00    00:16:58    Peter Rasmussen    Wind Quintet in F major             Reykjavik Wind Quintet    Chandos     9849
18:56:00    00:02:41    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 24 in C major  Op 33            Louise Dubin, cello; Hélène Jeanney, piano    Delos     3469


19:02:00    00:11:59    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    String Symphony in A major         John Hsu    The Vivaldi Project    Centaur     3176
19:16:00    00:40:11    Felix Mendelssohn    Symphony No. 3 in A minor  Op 56        Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228


20:02:00    00:24:25    Claude Debussy    Three Nocturnes    Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Women of the; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    Decca     4787779
20:28:00    00:26:25    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No.101 in D major         Claudio Abbado    Chamber Orchestra of Europe    DeutGram     4778117
20:57:00    00:02:54    Gabriel Fauré    Dolly Suite: Kitty Waltz Op 56        Ludovic Morlot    Seattle Symphony    SeattleSM     1004

SYMPHONYCAST WITH ALISON YOUNG - Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano

21:04:00    00:07:41    Jean Sibelius    Finlandia Op 26        
21:13:00    00:31:26    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No.  1 in F minor  Op 10        
21:47:00    00:40:35    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Piano Concerto No.  3 in D minor  Op 30    
22:29:00    00:05:05    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 1 in E flat major  Op 18            
22:36:00    00:21:40    Leonard Bernstein    Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'        


23:02:00    00:03:15    Jascha Heifetz    Contemplation after Brahms    London Symphony Orchestra    Daniel Harding    Nicola Benedetti, violin    DeutGram     6154
23:05:00    00:13:00    Antonín Dvorák    Andante from Piano Quintet Op 81    Concertante        Jeremy Denk, piano    Meridian     84459
23:20:00    00:13:37    Anton Webern    Langsamer Satz        Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572770
23:36:00    00:07:43    Emmanuel Chabrier    Lamento    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Neeme Järvi    Alexandre Emard, English horn    Chandos     5122
23:43:00    00:11:00    Franz Schubert    Andante from Piano Trio No. 1            Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello    Bridge     9376
23:56:00    00:02:28    Georges Bizet    Carmen Suite No. 1: Intermezzo        Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80703
23:57:00    00:02:23    Francis Poulenc    Métamorphoses: C'est ainsi que tu es            Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Steinway     30015

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