Program Guide 03-21-2016


March 21

1685 Johann Sebastian Bach – German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist (d.1750); his music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty; regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time and many would say the greatest.

1839 Modest Mussorgsky – Russian composer (d.1881); one of the group known as ‘The Five’ (with Balakirev, Cui, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin), sharing the idea of producing a specifically Russian kind of art music.

1839 first public performance of the final symphony completed by Franz Schubert, 11 years after his death, the Symphony No. 9 in C; originally called ‘The Great C major’ to distinguish it from Schubert’s Symphony No. 6, the subtitle is now usually taken as a reference to the symphony's majesty; the conductor in the Leipzig Gewandhaus was Felix Mendelssohn; Robert Schumann (who had brought the work to Mendelssohn) hailed the symphony for its 'heavenly length'.

1904 first performance of Richard Strauss’s tone poem Sinfonia Domestica; the composer led the Wetzler Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York; a musical reflection of the secure domestic life so valued by the composer, harmoniously conveying daily events and family life.

1925 premiere of Maurice Ravel's one-act opera L'Enfant et les sortileges (The Child and Spells) at the Grand Théatre in Monte Carlo, conducted by Victor de Sabata.

1942 Owain Arwel Hughes – Welsh conductor (78 years old); became well known after a rousing televised performance of William Walton's Belshazzar’s Feast, which won the praise of the composer himself.

Recording of the Week


Mar. 1, 2016

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

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    00:45:45    Reinhold Glière    Symphony No. 2 in C minor  Op 25        
Zdenek Mácal    New Jersey Symphony    Delos     3178

01:16:00    00:13:19    Manuel de Falla    Fantasía bética            
Vanessa Perez, piano    Steinway     30036

01:31:00    00:45:53    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Symphony No.  1 in D minor  Op 13        
Andrew Litton    Royal Philharmonic    VirginClas     90830

02:19:00    00:27:12    Johann Sebastian Bach    Magnificat in D major     
Bethlehem Bach Festival Orch    Greg Funfgeld    Julia Doyle, soprano; Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Daniel Lichti, bass    Analekta     9873

02:48:00    00:45:38    Antonín Dvorák    Symphony No.  6 in D major  Op 60        
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Warner     65775

03:36:00    00:41:24    Richard Strauss    Sinfonia domestica Op 53        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     53511

04:19:00    00:21:57    Johann Sebastian Bach    Violin Concerto in D minor     
Ensemble Sonnerie    Monica Huggett    Monica Huggett, violin    Gaudeamus     356

04:43:00    00:36:21    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No.  1 in D minor  Op 43        
Sir Neville Marriner    Stuttgart Radio Symphony    Capriccio     10227

05:21:00    00:16:36    Frederick Delius    Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody        
Sir Andrew Davis    BBC Symphony Orchestra    Teldec     90845

05:39:00    00:05:49    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No. 209: Sinfonia    
English Chamber Orchestra    Simon Preston    Philippe Racine, flute    Novalis     150088

05:48:00    00:09:11    John Williams    E.T.: Adventures on Earth        
John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Philips     411185

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:08:00    00:03:09    William Boyce    Allegro from Symphony No. 4 Op 2        
Christopher Hogwood    Academy of Ancient Music    l'Oiseau     436761

06:13:00    00:08:36    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo from Serenade No.  7    
Prague Chamber Orchestra    Sir Charles Mackerras    Oldrich Vlcek, violin    Telarc     80161

06:20:00    00:05:14    Franz Schubert    Scherzo from 'Grand Duo' Sonata            
Evgeny Kissin, piano; James Levine, piano    RCA     69282

06:30:00    00:04:51    Johann Sebastian Bach    French Suite No. 5: Sarabande            
Jeffrey Biegel, piano    Steinway     30001

06:40:00    00:07:14    Modest Mussorgsky    Boris Godunov: Coronation Scene    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Karl Dent, tenor; Kevin Maynor, bass; Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333

06:50:00    00:03:32    Johann Nepomuk Hummel    Rondo from Trumpet Concerto in E flat major     
English Chamber Orchestra    Raymond Leppard    Wynton Marsalis, trumpet    Sony     60804

06:53:00    00:02:29    Aram Khachaturian    Gayaneh: Sabre Dance        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80625

06:55:00    00:03:09    Edwin Franko Goldman    March "On the Mall"    
Blossom Festival Band    Loras John Schissel    Cleveland Orch Youth Chorus    MAA     40601

07:05:00    00:04:41    Claude Debussy    Lindaraja            
Vanessa Perez, piano; Stephen Buck, piano    Steinway     30036

07:11:00    00:09:08    Peter Tchaikovsky    Marche slav Op 31        
Zubin Mehta    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra    Teldec     90201

07:20:00    00:03:21    Alberto Ginastera    Estancia: Malambo        
Gustavo Dudamel    Simón Bolívar Symphony    DeutGram     4795448

07:25:00    00:01:46    Leroy Anderson    The Typewriter        
Howard Griffiths    Brandenburg State Orchestra    Klanglogo     1506

07:30:00    00:03:43    Carlos Salzedo    Chanson de la Nuit            
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp    Azica     71273

07:32:00    00:02:14    Peter Warlock    Pieds-en-l'air from 'Capriol Suite'        
José Luis García    English Chamber Orchestra    Sony     82849

07:40:00    00:08:45    Anton Rubinstein    Finale from Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 70    
BBC Scottish Symphony    Michael Stern    Marc-André Hamelin, piano    Hyperion     67508

07:51:00    00:02:51    Igor Stravinsky    Pastorale    
Boston Sym Chamber Players        Joseph Silverstein, violin    DeutGram     463667

07:55:00    00:03:26    Igor Stravinsky    Tango in D minor             
Jenny Lin, piano    Steinway     30028

08:07:00    00:05:50    Dmitri Shostakovich    Festive Overture Op 96        
Gustavo Dudamel    Simón Bolívar Symphony    DeutGram     13458

08:15:00    00:07:39    Franz Liszt    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 for Orchestra        
Iván Fischer    Budapest Festival Orchestra    DeutGram     4779525

08:25:00    00:06:19    George Frideric Handel    Dixit Dominus: Gloria Patri et filio    
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Singers    Avie     2270

08:30:00    00:03:53    Virgil Thomson    The River: Finale        
Sir Neville Marriner    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra    EMI     6612

08:40:00    00:05:26    Giovanni Battista Sammartini    Sonata Notturna Op 7        
Ludwig Güttler    Güttler Brass Ensemble    BerlinClas     1090

08:45:00    00:04:22    Domenico Scarlatti    Sonata in G major             
Yundi, piano    DeutGram     6090

08:50:00    00:03:24    Brian Dykstra    The National Pastime            
Robert Woolfrey, clarinet; Brian Dykstra, piano    Centaur     3161

08:55:00    00:05:41    George Gershwin    Girl Crazy: Overture        
Yan Pascal Tortelier    BBC Philharmonic    BBC     63

09:05:00    00:16:19    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis        
Robert Spano    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Telarc     80676

09:28:00    00:05:56    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Concerto    
Hamburg Camerata    Ralf Gothóni    Anastasia Injushina, piano    Ondine     1224

09:35:00    00:03:37    Fernando Sor    L'encouragement: Vals Op 34            
Duo Amaral    DuoAmaral     501592

09:55:00    00:03:09    Alexandre Tansman    Foxtrot from "Sonatine Transatlantique"            
Daniel Blumenthal, piano    Cybelia     849

09:56:00    00:03:33    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Passameze & Galliard            
New London Consort    l'Oiseau     4759101

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00    00:03:15    Giacomo Puccini    Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus    
Utah Symphony    Joseph Silverstein    Mormon Tabernacle Choir    Decca     436284

10:05:00    00:04:49    Pietro Mascagni    L'amico Fritz: Intermezzo        
Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10634

10:13:00    00:13:18    Johann Sebastian Bach    Brandenburg Concerto No.  6 in B flat major         
Matthias Maute    Ensemble Caprice    Analekta     9996

10:28:00    00:01:54    Johann Sebastian Bach    The Art of Fugue: Canon at the Twelfth            
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano    DeutGram     10765

10:31:00    00:03:30    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Dance No.  1 in C major  Op 46        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS/Sony     209

10:38:00    00:04:13    Alexander Glazunov    Ballet Scenes: Mazurka Op 52        
Edo de Waart    Minnesota Orchestra    Telarc     80347

10:43:00    00:05:50    Franz Schubert    Scherzo from Symphony No. 6        
Thomas Zehetmair    Royal Northern Sinfonia    Avie     2224

10:51:00    00:31:09    Modest Mussorgsky    Pictures at an Exhibition        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     93019

11:26:00    00:09:34    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major  Op 78            
Peter Takács, piano    Cambria     1175

11:38:00    00:08:31    Johann Sebastian Bach    Motet 'Fürchte dich nicht'    
Chamber Ensemble    Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Monteverdi Choir    Soli Deo     716

11:49:00    00:06:56    Gioacchino Rossini    The Barber of Seville: Overture        
Piero Gamba    London Symphony Orchestra    Decca     4785437

11:57:00    00:02:02    Ambroise Thomas    Mignon: Gavotte        
Yan Pascal Tortelier    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9765

12:06:00    00:08:48    Carl Maria von Weber    Invitation to the Dance Op 65    
Cleveland Orchestra    Christoph von Dohnányi    Stephen Geber, cello    Decca     430201

12:17:00    00:06:48    Modest Mussorgsky    Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     71

12:25:00    00:04:54    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 2 in A flat major  Op 34            
Maurizio Pollini, piano    DeutGram     14190

12:32:00    00:03:10    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Dance No.  5 in A major  Op 46        
Rafael Kubelik    Bavarian Radio Symphony    DeutGram     4793449

12:38:00    00:03:46    Manuel de Falla    La vida breve: Spanish Dance No.  2            
Vanessa Perez, piano; Stephen Buck, piano    Steinway     30036

12:43:00    00:07:01    Peter Tchaikovsky    Andante cantabile Op 11        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     99

12:51:00    00:06:06    Sir William Walton    Coronation March 'Crown Imperial'            
Chicago Symphony Brass    CSO Res     9011101


13:01:00    00:49:35    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  9 in C major         
Josef Krips    London Symphony Orchestra    Decca     4785437

13:53:00    00:04:04    Franz Schubert    Marche militaire No. 1 in D major         
Louis Lane    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     63052

13:59:00    00:01:48    Johann Sebastian Bach    English Suite No. 3: Gavottes            
Margarita Shevchenko, piano    CIPC     96523

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:02:00    00:01:34    Johann Sebastian Bach    Violin Partita No.  3: Bourrée            
Tasmin Little, violin    Naked Vn     2008

14:05:00    00:13:19    Manuel de Falla    Fantasía bética            
Vanessa Perez, piano    Steinway     30036

14:21:00    00:08:32    Michael Haydn    Symphony No. 36 in B flat major         
Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    CPO     999379

14:44:00    00:10:00    Béla Bartók    Rhapsody No. 1    City of Birmingham Symphony    
Sir Simon Rattle    Kyung Wha Chung, violin    EMI     54211

14:55:00    00:03:10    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Scherzo Op 11            
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano; Emanuela Friscioni, piano    Centaur     3062

15:00:00    00:14:56    Johann Sebastian Bach    Violin Partita No.  2: Chaconne            
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano    Koch Intl     7759

15:18:00    00:09:58    Johann Sebastian Bach    Toccata & Fugue in D minor         
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Philadelphia Orchestra    DeutGram     19032

15:29:00    00:03:52    Stephen Hough    Etude de concert            
Stephen Hough, piano    Hyperion     67043

15:36:00    00:03:56    Marc-André Hamelin    Etude No. 4 in C minor             
Marc-André Hamelin, piano    Hyperion     67789

15:42:00    00:12:25    Antonín Dvorák    Hussite Overture Op 67        
Theodore Kuchar    Janácek Philharmonic    Brilliant     92297

15:56:00    00:01:35    Sergei Prokofiev    The Love for Three Oranges: March Op 33            
Arthur Rubinstein, piano    RCA     300350

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00    00:05:18    Johann Sebastian Bach    Prelude & Fugue in C major         
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9835

16:07:00    00:02:24    Johann Sebastian Bach    Partita No. 1: Gigue            
Orli Shaham, piano    Canary     15

16:13:00    00:11:54    Johann Sebastian Bach    Brandenburg Concerto No.  2 in F major     
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    John Thiessen, trumpet; Michael Lynn, recorder; Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe; Cynthia Roberts, violin    Avie     2207

16:31:00    00:05:14    Hans Zimmer    Nine Months: Suite        
Dirk Brossé    Brussels Philharmonic    Decca     467749

16:36:00    00:03:10    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Solo Violin Sonata No. 1            
Chris Thile, mandolin    Nonesuch     535360

16:41:00    00:09:07    Modest Mussorgsky    A Night on Bald Mountain        
Oliver Knussen    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     2123

16:52:00    00:03:38    Felix Mendelssohn    Elijah: Thanks be to God    
Utah Symphony    Joseph Silverstein    Mormon Tabernacle Choir    Decca     436284

16:57:00    00:02:04    Vincent Persichetti    Divertimento for Band: March        
Leopold Stokowski    Stokowski Symphony Orchestra    EMI     65614

17:05:00    00:05:40    Johann Sebastian Bach    Fugue from Prelude & Fugue in D major             
Nikolai Demidenko, piano    Hyperion     67324

17:26:00    00:09:06    Sir Edward Elgar    Bach's Fantasia & Fugue in C minor  Op 86        
Esa-Pekka Salonen    Los Angeles Philharmonic    Sony     89012

17:40:00    00:05:43    Modest Mussorgsky    Khovanshchina: Solemn March        
Evgeny Svetlanov    Russian State Symphony    RCA     68406

17:47:00    00:03:28    Modest Mussorgsky    Boris Godunov: Polonaise        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80657

17:53:00    00:02:04    Johann Sebastian Bach    Alleluia from Cantata No. 51    
Philharmonia Virtuosi of NY    Richard Kapp    Edward Carroll, trumpet; Lee Soper, trumpet    CBS     44652

17:57:00    00:02:16    Leroy Anderson    The Syncopated Clock        
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559357


18:09:00    00:19:04    Johann Sebastian Bach    Keyboard Concerto No.  2 in E major     
Hamburg Camerata    Ralf Gothóni    Anastasia Injushina, piano    Ondine     1224

18:30:00    00:03:29    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No. 147: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring        
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     572050

18:36:00    00:02:56    Johann Sebastian Bach    Fugue à la gigue in G major         
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9835

18:42:00    00:12:36    Johann Sebastian Bach    Italian Concerto in F major             
Angela Hewitt, piano    Hyperion     67306

18:55:00    00:03:59    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cello Suite No. 6: Gavotte            
Andrés Díaz, cello    Azica     71252

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:06:19    Modest Mussorgsky    Khovanshchina: Prelude 'Dawn on the Moscow River'        
Claudio Abbado    Berlin Philharmonic    Sony     62034

19:10:00    00:24:05    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 94 in G        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     768779

19:36:00    00:20:24    Sir Edward Elgar    Overture 'In the South' Op 50        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     463265

19:57:00    00:02:59    Johannes Brahms    Capriccio in C sharp minor  Op 76            
Alessio Bax, piano    Signum     309


20:02:00    00:12:11    Georges Bizet    Carmen Suite No. 1        
Charles Dutoit    Montreal Symphony Orchestra    Decca     417839

20:16:00    00:37:58    Camille Saint-Saëns    Symphony No.  3 in C minor  Op 78    
Philadelphia Orchestra    Christoph Eschenbach    Olivier Latry, organ    Ondine     1094


Conductors: Charles Munch; Leonard Bernstein; Kurt Masur
Walter Hendl, piano
Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord
Christina Stavrache, harp
Sergei Leiferkus, baritone
Men of the New York Choral Artists; Joseph Flummerfelt, director

21:04:00    00:23:45    Ernest Bloch    Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Strings        

21:27:00    00:28:00    Paul Ben-Haim    Sweet Psalmist of Israel            

21:55:00    01:02:05    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No. 13 Op 113    


23:02:00    00:04:56    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No. 208: Sheep May Safely Graze        
Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2008

23:06:00    00:05:18    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book  5: Shepherd Boy Op 54            
Andrei Gavrilov, piano    DeutGram     437522

23:12:00    00:05:10    Hector Berlioz    L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds' Farewell        
Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225

23:19:00    00:09:15    Béla Bartók    Andante tranquillo from Violin Concerto    
Swedish Radio Symphony    Daniel Harding    Isabelle Faust, violin    Harm Mundi     902146

23:28:00    00:09:44    Gerald Finzi    Eclogue for Piano & Strings Op 10    
English String Orchestra    William Boughton    Martin Jones, piano    Nimbus     5366

23:40:00    00:07:30    Johann Sebastian Bach    Largo from Concerto for 2 Violins    
Royal Philharmonic    Sir Eugene Goossens    David Oistrakh, violin; Igor Oistrakh, violin    DeutGram     4793449

23:47:00    00:07:22    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Andante from Sonata for 2 Pianos            
Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano    Steinway     30022

23:56:00    00:02:38    Johann Sebastian Bach    Siciliano from Violin Sonata No.  4        
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     572050

23:57:00    00:02:07    Charles-Valentin Alkan    Prelude No. 13 "Cantique des cantiques" Op 31            
Ronald Smith, piano    Arabesque     6523

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