Program Guide 03-15-2016


March 15

1807 first public performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in Vienna conducted by the composer in a benefit concert at the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz.

1835 Eduard Strauss – Austrian composer (d.1916); member of the musical dynasty with his brothers Johann Strauss Jr and Josef Strauss.

1864 Johann Halvorsen – Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist (d.1935); best-known works today are the Entry March of the Boyars and the Passacaglia & Sarabande, duos for violin and viola based on themes by George Frideric Handel.

1900 Colin McPhee – Canadian composer and musicologist (d.1964); first Western composer to make an ethnomusicological study of Bali, and wrote music influenced by that study decades before such compositions became widespread.

1908 first performance of Maurice Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole (Spanish Rhapsody), in Paris by the Orchestre des Concerts Colonne, conducted by Édouard Colonne.

1911 first performance of Alexander Scriabin’s Symphony No. 5 ‘Prometheus: Poem of Fire’ in Moscow, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky and with the composer performing the solo piano part.

1926 Ben Johnston – American composer (died July 21, 2019); composer of contemporary music in ‘just intonation’; in 1990 American critic John Rockwell called him "one of the best non-famous composers this country has to offer."

1928 Nicolas Flagello – American composer and conductor (d.1994); best known for his oratorio The Passion of Martin Luther King (1968), premiered in 1974.

1961 Fabio Biondi – Italian violinist and conductor (59 years old); in 1989, founded Europa Galante, an Italian ensemble specializing in baroque music.

2000 premiere of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan at Carnegie Hall, by soprano Sylvia McNair and pianist Martin Katz; an orchestrated version of this song-cycle premiered in Minneapolis on October 23, 2003, with soprano Hila Plitmann and the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano.

Recording of the Week


Mar. 1, 2016

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:38:22    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No.  2 in C major  Op 53        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9454

00:42:00    00:20:06    Colin McPhee    Tabuh-Tabuhan    
American Composers Orchestra    Dennis Russell Davies    Peter Basquin, piano; Christopher Oldfather, piano    Argo     444560

01:04:00    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

01:40:00    00:29:25    Alan Hovhaness    Symphony No. 50 Op 360        
Gerard Schwarz    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Telarc     80604

02:11:00    00:52:06    Johannes Brahms    Piano Quartet No.  2 in A major  Op 26            
Emanuel Ax, piano; Isaac Stern, violin; Jaime Laredo, viola; Yo-Yo Ma, cello    Sony     45846

03:05:00    00:20:17    Alexander Scriabin    Symphony No.  5 Op 60    
London Philharmonic    Lorin Maazel    Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; Ambrosian Singers    Decca     4785437

03:27:00    00:33:45    Robert Schumann    Davidsbündlertänze Op 6            
Stephen Hough, piano    VirginClas     90770

04:03:00    00:48:55    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Symphony No. 2        
André Previn    Royal Philharmonic    Telarc     80138

04:54:00    00:24:35    Dmitri Shostakovich    Piano Concerto No.  1 in C minor  Op 35    
London Mozart Players    Matthias Bamert    Alain Lefèvre, piano; Paul Archibald, trumpet    Analekta     9283

05:20:00    00:16:02    Ernest Chausson    Poème Op 25    Monte Carlo Philharmonic    
Yakov Kreizberg    Julia Fischer, violin    Decca     15535

05:38:00    00:06:20    Domenico Scarlatti    Sonata in C major             
Stephen Marchionda, guitar    MD+G     9031587

05:51:00    00:07:03    Camille Saint-Saëns    Marche héroïque in E flat Op 34        
Charles Dutoit    Philharmonia Orchestra    Decca     4785437

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:03:39    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Prelude No. 6 in G minor  Op 23            
Sviatoslav Richter, piano    DeutGram     4795448

06:15:00    00:05:53    George Frideric Handel    Finale from Organ Concerto No. 14 in A major     
English Concert    Trevor Pinnock    Simon Preston, organ    Archiv     413465

06:20:00    00:03:30    Edvard Grieg    Peer Gynt: Anitra's Dance        
Oivin Fjeldstad    London Symphony Orchestra    Decca     4785437

06:25:00    00:03:14    Joseph Fiala    Finale from English Horn Concerto in C major     
Potsdam Chamber Academy    Albrecht Mayer    Albrecht Mayer, English horn    DeutGram     4792942

06:30:00    00:03:46    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Motet 'Ave verum corpus'    
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra    Ton Koopman    Amsterdam Baroque Choir    Erato     10705

06:33:00    00:02:48    Arcangelo Corelli    Sarabande & Gigue from Concerto Grosso Op 6        
Simon Murphy    New Dutch Academy    PentaTone     31

06:40:00    00:07:44    Johannes Brahms    Intermezzo from Piano Quartet No. 1 Op 25            
Wu Han, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello    DeutGram     22906

06:51:00    00:02:29    Eduard Strauss    Polka 'Bahn frei' Op 45        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80098

06:53:00    00:02:31    Johann Strauss Jr    Polka 'Tritsch-Tratsch' Op 214        
Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Berlin Philharmonic    Teldec     24489

06:55:00    00:02:12    Henry Fillmore    March "Men of Ohio"        
Loras John Schissel    Virginia Grand Military Band    WalkFrog     430

07:05:00    00:05:38    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Minuet & Finale from Serenade No. 13            
Chamber Players of Canada    Atma     2532

07:10:00    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

07:20:00    00:03:34    Giacomo Puccini    Suor Angelica: Intermezzo        
Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10634

07:25:00    00:02:06    Huang Zi    Plum Blossoms in the Snow            
Xuefei Yang, guitar    EMI     6322

07:30:00    00:04:18    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Waltz Op 11            
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano; Emanuela Friscioni, piano    Centaur     3062

07:40:00    00:08:53    Gustav Mahler    Scherzo from Symphony No. 1        
Leonard Bernstein    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    DeutGram     4795448

07:50:00    00:02:33    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: I Got Plenty of Nothing    
Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Sir Willard White, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    Decca     4787779

07:55:00    00:03:19    Franz Liszt    Paraphrase on Chopin's "My Joys"            
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     16421

08:07:00    00:07:09    Johann Christian Bach    Carattaco: Overture        
Anthony Halstead    Hanover Band    CPO     999488

08:16:00    00:05:09    Maurice Ravel    Jeux d'eau            
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

08:25:00    00:02:34    Gary Schocker    Hypnotized: Together            
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71297

08:27:00    00:03:08    Andrea Luchesi    Piano Sonata in C [No. 2]            
Roberto Plano, piano    Concerto     2069

08:31:00    00:04:09    Bruce Broughton    Silverado: Themes        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80141

08:40:00    00:07:05    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Minuet & Trio in C major         
Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Vienna Concentus Musicus    DHM     75736

08:47:00    00:03:18    Jules Mouquet    Suite for Winds: Scherzo        
Robert J. Ambrose    Atlanta Chamber Winds    Albany     1127

08:51:00    00:03:07    Andrea Falconieri    Ciaccona    
Chamber Orchestra of Europe        Daniel Hope, violin; Lorenza Borrani, violin; Members of    DeutGram     13993

08:55:00    00:06:24    John Williams    The Force Awakens: Main Title & Attack        
John Williams    Symphony Orchestra    Disney     21772

09:05:00    00:18:10    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Sonata No.  8 in C minor  Op 13            
Peter Takács, piano    Cambria     1175

09:30:00    00:08:33    Dimitri Tiomkin    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: Suite    
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Erich Kunzel    Frankie Laine, vocalist; Ron McCroby, whistler; May Festival Chorus    Telarc     80141

09:40:00    00:07:24    Antonio Vivaldi    Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major     
Chamber Ensemble    Genevieve Leclair    Josh Rzepka, trumpet    Rzepka     2010

09:55:00    00:04:38    Gustav Holst    I Vow to Thee, My Country    
BBC Concert Orchestra    Barry Wordsworth    Royal Choral Society; Della Jones, mezzo-soprano    DeutGram     457196

09:56:00    00:03:22    Dmitri Shostakovich    Dolls' Dances: Lyric Waltz    
Bavarian Radio Symphony    Esa-Pekka Salonen    Lisa Batiashvili, violin    DeutGram     15203

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:04:31    Leos Janácek    In the Mists: No. 1            
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

10:04:00    00:03:50    Franz Liszt    Two Concert Etudes: Waldesrauschen            
Nelson Freire, piano    Decca     4782728

10:08:00    00:12:27    Christian Sinding    Suite for Violin & Orchestra in A minor  Op 10    
Pittsburgh Symphony    André Previn    Itzhak Perlman, violin    EMI     62590

10:20:00    00:03:35    Emmanuel Chabrier    Joyeuse Marche        
Neeme Järvi    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Chandos     5122

10:24:00    00:04:20    Camille Saint-Saëns    Marche militaire française Op 60        
Geoffrey Simon    London Philharmonic    Cala     4031

10:50:00    00:31:11    Anton Rubinstein    Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor  Op 70    
BBC Scottish Symphony    Michael Stern    Marc-André Hamelin, piano    Hyperion     67508

11:21:00    00:07:34    Franz Liszt    Years of Pilgrimage, 3rd Year: Les jeux    d'eau a la Villa d'Este        
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

11:28:00    00:08:43    George Gershwin    Variations on 'I Got Rhythm'    
Buffalo Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Orion Weiss, piano    Naxos     559705

11:37:00    00:08:17    Robert Schumann    Blumenstück in D flat major  Op 19            
Daniel Gortler, piano    Roméo     7281

12:07:00    00:09:17    Mikhail Glinka    Spanish Overture No.  1        
Sir Charles Mackerras    London Symphony Orchestra    Mercury     434352

12:16:00    00:04:55    Eduard Strauss    Quadrille on Themes from "Carmen" Op 134        
Claudio Abbado    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     431628

12:21:00    00:06:35    Gabriel Fauré    Barcarolle No.  5 in F sharp minor  Op 66            
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

12:27:00    00:03:38    Jacques Offenbach    The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle    
Prague Philharmonia    Emmanuel Villaume    Anna Netrebko, soprano; Elina Garanca, mezzo; Prague Philharmonic Choir    DeutGram     12217


13:00:00    00:33:00    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  4 in B flat major  Op 60        
Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     4776409

13:33:00    00:22:50    Muzio Clementi    Piano Concerto in C major     
Philharmonia Orchestra    Francesco d'Avalos    Pietro Spada, piano    ASV     802

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00    00:05:24    Frédéric Chopin    Prelude No. 15 in D flat major  Op 28            
Daniil Trifonov, piano    DeutGram     4791728

14:06:00    00:05:23    Toru Takemitsu    Rain Tree Sketch No.  2            
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

14:15:00    00:20:06    Colin McPhee    Tabuh-Tabuhan    
American Composers Orchestra    Dennis Russell Davies    Peter Basquin, piano; Christopher Oldfather, piano    Argo     444560

14:40:00    00:10:02    Isaac Albéniz    Iberia: Almería            
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

15:01:00    00:15:52    Richard Strauss    Don Juan Op 20        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     63123

15:19:00    00:10:59    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Scheherazade: The Kalender Prince Op 35    
Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Daniel Majeske, violin    Decca     4787779

15:31:00    00:03:55    Franz Schubert    The Twin Brothers: Overture        
Christian Benda    Prague Sinfonia    Naxos     570329

15:39:00    00:07:06    Felix Mendelssohn    Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde: Overture Op 89        
Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     572770

15:49:00    00:07:35    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 15    
Berlin Philharmonic    Daniel Barenboim    Daniel Barenboim, piano    Teldec     16827

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00    00:05:24    Felix Mendelssohn    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne Op 61        
Riccardo Chailly    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Decca     4810778

16:07:00    00:03:08    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco    Love's Labour's Lost: Spanish Dance Op 167        
Andrew Mogrelia    Malmö Symphony Orchestra    Naxos     572823

16:13:00    00:10:04    George Frideric Handel    Concerto in F major         
Trevor Pinnock    English Concert    Archiv     453451

16:27:00    00:05:09    Maurice Jarre    Fatal Attraction: Theme        
Maurice Jarre    Royal Philharmonic    Milan     35607

16:34:00    00:04:33    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Keyboard Concerto No. 6    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Murray Perahia    Murray Perahia, piano    Sony     89690

16:41:00    00:08:23    Ludwig van Beethoven    Adagio from Symphony No. 4 Op 60        
Bruno Weil    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Tafelmusik     1032

16:52:00    00:04:23    Johan Halvorsen    Entry March of the Boyars        
Neeme Järvi    Bergen Philharmonic    Chandos     10584

16:57:00    00:02:16    Leos Janácek    Fanfare from Sinfonietta Op 60        
Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     1032

17:05:00    00:05:23    Toru Takemitsu    Rain Tree Sketch No.  2            
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

17:26:00    00:02:48    David Lang    light moving            
Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano    DeutGram     19103

17:30:00    00:04:58    Jack Gallagher    Pavane from Sinfonietta for Strings        
JoAnn Falletta    London Symphony Orchestra    Naxos     559652

17:40:00    00:05:50    Claude Debussy    Preludes Book 1: La cathédral engloutie            
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

17:47:00    00:03:07    Johann Sebastian Bach    WTC-1: Prelude & Fugue No.  2 in C minor             
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     12504

17:52:00    00:03:27    Franz Schubert    Minuet from Symphony No. 4        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902154

17:57:00    00:02:22    Jean Sibelius    Belshazzar's Feast: Oriental Procession Op 51        
Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Finnish Radio Symphony Orch    RCA     60434


18:09:00    00:20:17    Alexander Scriabin    Symphony No.  5 Op 60    
London Philharmonic    Lorin Maazel    Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano; Ambrosian Singers    Decca     4785437

18:31:00    00:04:43    Jorge Cardoso    Milonga            
Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     17000

18:38:00    00:05:09    Enrique Granados    Spanish Dance No.  5 in E minor  Op 5            
Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     15579

18:45:00    00:08:53    Ludwig van Beethoven    Leonore Overture No. 1 Op 138        
Daniel Harding    German Chamber Philharmonic    VirginClas     45364

18:57:00    00:02:17    Mikis Theodorakis    Epitáphios No.  4 'You Have Set, My Star'        
Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     15579

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:16:59    Edvard Grieg    Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Op 55        
Herbert Blomstedt    San Francisco Symphony    Decca     425857

19:21:00    00:35:19    Johan Halvorsen    Symphony No. 1 in C minor         
Neeme Järvi    Bergen Philharmonic    Chandos     10584


20:02:00    00:14:23    Maurice Ravel    Rapsodie espagnole        
Vladimir Ashkenazy    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     430413

20:38:00    00:38:15    Manuel de Falla    The Three-Cornered Hat    
BBC Philharmonic    Juanjo Mena    Raquel Lojendio, soprano    Chandos     10694

20:58:00    00:01:10    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book  4: Norwegian Dance Op 47            
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Centaur     2930

21:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone - Edo de Waart, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin

21:04:00    00:15:23    Richard Strauss    Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op 28        

21:23:00    00:29:29    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Violin Concerto No.  5 in A major     

21:55:00    00:40:19    John Adams    Harmonielehre        

22:39:00    00:14:08    Johann Christian Bach    Symphony in G minor  Op 6        
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

22:58:00    00:01:21    Johannes Brahms    Waltz No. 15 in A flat major  Op 39            
Yaara Tal, piano; Andreas Groethuysen, piano    Sony     53285


23:02:00    00:07:12    Gustav Holst    The Planets: Neptune Op 32        
Sir Andrew Davis    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     5086

23:09:00    00:10:45    Frederick Delius    Late Swallows        
Sir John Barbirolli    Hallé Orchestra    EMI     65119

23:22:00    00:05:55    Johan Halvorsen    Andante religioso    
Bergen Philharmonic    Neeme Järvi    Marianne Thorsen, violin    Chandos     10584

23:27:00    00:11:23    Johan Svendsen    Andante from Octet for Strings Op 3    
Kontra Quartet        Lars Bjornkjaer, violin; Per Lund Madsen, violin; Bjarne Boie Rasmussen, viola; Lars Holm Johansen, cello    Bis     753

23:41:00    00:07:42    Franz Joseph Haydn    Adagio from String Quartet No. 62 Op 76            
Takács Quartet    Decca     421360

23:48:00    00:05:43    Ludwig van Beethoven    Adagio from String Quartet No. 14 Op 131            
Cypress String Quartet    Cypress     2012

23:56:00    00:02:27    Johan Halvorsen    La Mélancolie        
Neeme Järvi    Bergen Philharmonic    Chandos     10584

23:56:00    00:03:11    Máximo Diego Pujol    Preludio No. 2 "Tristón"            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Naxos     553449

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