Program Guide 09-26-2016

Almanac

September 26

 

 

1835 premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples; based on Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor; number nineteen on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide.

1868 Henry F. Gilbert – American composer and collector of folk songs (d.1928); best remembered today for his interest in the music of African-Americans around the turn of the 20th century.

1898 George Gershwin – American composer, pianist and songwriter (d.1937); his compositions spanned both popular and classical genres; among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935); his death at age 38 from a brain tumor is one of the great tragedies of American music. 

1899 William L. Dawson – African-American composer, choir director and professor (d.1990); some sources give birthday as September 23; best known works are arrangements and variations on spirituals; his Negro Folk Symphony (1934), premiered by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, was revised in 1952 with greater use of African rhythms, inspired by the composer's trip to West Africa.

1991 premiere of Charles Wuorinen's cantata Genesis in San Francisco, Herbert Blomstedt conducting; WCLV's Bill O'Connell was a member of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus at the time.

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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:32:10    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major     
Odense Symphony    Scott Yoo    Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9328

00:36:00    00:36:11    Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry    Symphony No.  2 in F major         
Andrew Penny    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Naxos     553469

01:14:00    00:59:57    Domenico Cimarosa    Requiem in G minor     
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra    Vittorio Negri    Elly Ameling, soprano; Birgit Finnilä, contralto; Richard Vrooman, tenor; Kurt Widmer, baritone; Montreux Festival Chorus    Philips     4788977

02:16:00    00:29:04    Edward Burlingame Hill    Symphony No. 4 in E flat major  Op 47        
Peter Bay    Austin Symphony    Bridge     9443

02:47:00    00:41:24    George Gershwin    Catfish Row [Suite from 'Porgy & Bess']    
San Francisco Symphony    Michael Tilson Thomas    Audra McDonald, soprano; Brian Stokes Mitchell, bar.    RCA     68931

03:30:00    00:24:08    Jean Françaix    Flute Concerto    
Helsingborg Symphony    Philippe Auguin    Manuela Wiesler, flute    Bis     529

03:56:00    00:23:03    Ludwig van Beethoven    String Quartet No.  4 in C minor  Op 18            
Cleveland Quartet    Telarc     80414

04:21:00    00:22:02    Joseph Martin Kraus    Symphony in C minor         
Petter Sundkvist    Swedish Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     553734

04:45:00    00:33:46    George Gershwin    Piano Concerto in F major     
Buffalo Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Orion Weiss, piano    Naxos     559705

05:20:00    00:16:04    Johann Nepomuk Hummel    Piano Trio No.  4 in G Op 65            
Beaux Arts Trio    Philips     446077

05:38:00    00:06:41    Gaetano Donizetti    Don Pasquale: Overture        
Myung-Whun Chung    St Cecilia Academy Orchestra    DeutGram     471566

05:48:00    00:09:31    Frédéric Chopin    Ballade No.  1 in G minor  Op 23            
Krystian Zimerman, piano    DeutGram     4795448

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:02:56    Giacomo Puccini    Turandot: Nessun dorma    
London Philharmonic    Zubin Mehta    Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; John Alldis Choir    Decca     417011

06:15:00    00:07:38    Giuseppe Verdi    Aïda: Grand March 'Gloria all' Egitto!'        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80595

06:25:00    00:04:41    Johann Joseph Fux    Rondeau à 7 in C        
Reinhard Goebel    Cologne Musica Antiqua    Challenge     72032

06:30:00    00:05:05    Sir Arthur Sullivan    The Yeoman of the Guard: Overture        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     434916

06:40:00    00:07:53    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 15    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Alfred Brendel, piano    Philips     4788977

06:51:00    00:01:56    Ferruccio Busoni    From the Age of Pigtails Op 28            
Per Enoksson, violin; Kathryn Stott, piano    Bis     784

06:51:00    00:03:14    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dance No.  6 in D major             
Yaara Tal, piano; Andreas Groethuysen, piano    Sony     53285

06:55:00    00:02:46    John Philip Sousa    March 'The Thunderer'        
Keith Brion    Royal Artillery Band    Naxos     559131

07:05:00    00:05:24    Claude Debussy    Tarantelle styrienne 'Danse'        
Hugh Wolff    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra    Teldec     74006

07:10:00    00:08:19    Antonio Vivaldi    Guitar Concerto in C    
Orchestra of St Luke's        Eliot Fisk, guitar    MusicMast     67097

07:20:00    00:03:30    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cello Suite No.  3: Bourrée            
Andrés Díaz, cello    Azica     71252

07:25:00    00:02:53    Leroy Anderson    Blue Tango        
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559313

07:30:00    00:03:13    Richard Adler & Jerry Ross    The Pajama Game: Hernando's Hideaway        
Arthur Fiedler    Boston Pops Orchestra    RCA     68793

07:40:00    00:06:23    Anton Bruckner    Scherzo from Symphony No. 3        
Kent Nagano    Deutsches Symphonie Berlin    Harm Mundi     901817

07:48:00    00:05:24    Remo Giazotto    Albinoni's Adagio for Strings & Organ in G minor         
Matthias Maute    Ensemble Caprice    Analekta     9848

07:53:00    00:01:34    George Gershwin    Gershwin Song-book: Do It Again            
Peter Donohoe, piano    EMI     54280

07:55:00    00:03:31    Gaetano Donizetti    Lucia di Lammermoor: Sextet    
Hanover Band    Sir Charles Mackerras    Bruce Ford, tenor; Anthony Michaels-Moore, bass; Andrea Rost, soprano; Alastair Miles, bass; Paul Charles Clarke, tenor    Sony     63174

07:57:00    00:01:37    George Gershwin    Strike Up the Band: Soon            
Richard Glazier, piano    Centaur     3347

08:15:00    00:07:38    Francesco Geminiani    Concerto Grosso No.11 in E major         
Andrew Manze    Academy of Ancient Music    Harm Mundi     907261

08:22:00    00:05:23    Ludwig van Beethoven    Minuet from Symphony No. 8 Op 93        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Révolutionaire et Romantique    Soli Deo     721

08:30:00    00:06:48    Maurice Ravel    Rapsodie espagnole: Feria        
Ludovic Morlot    Seattle Symphony    SeattleSM     1002

08:40:00    00:08:28    Joh. Christoph Friedrich Bach    Symphony No.  4 in E        
Dennis Russell Davies    Orchestra of St Luke's    MusicMast     7062

08:55:00    00:08:17    George Gershwin    Let 'Em Eat Cake: Overture        
Michael Tilson Thomas    Buffalo Philharmonic    CBS     42240

09:05:00    00:17:11    Percy Grainger    Lincolnshire Posy        
Jerry Junkin    Dallas Wind Symphony    Reference     117

09:30:00    00:04:25    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cello Suite No. 5: Gavotte            
Andrés Díaz, cello    Azica     71252

09:38:00    00:06:21    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco    Finale from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 99    
London Symphony    Luis García-Navarro    Narciso Yepes, guitar    PentaTone     202

09:45:00    00:04:34    Robert Schumann    Scherzo from Piano Quintet Op 44            
Maria João Pires, piano; Augustin Dumay, violin; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gérard Caussé, viola; Jian Wang, cello    DeutGram     463179

09:53:00    00:04:50    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book 10: Once Upon a            
Per Tengstrand, piano    Azica     71207

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:02:29    Richard Rodgers    Babes in Arms: Where or When            
Richard Glazier, piano    Centaur     3347

10:04:00    00:03:06    Frank Loesser    How to Succeed in Business Without        
Keith Lockhart    Boston Pops Orchestra    BostonPops     4

10:10:00    00:11:45    Joseph Fiala    English Horn Concerto in C major     
Potsdam Chamber Academy    Albrecht Mayer    Albrecht Mayer, English horn    DeutGram     4792942

10:24:00    00:04:36    Anton Arensky    Suite No. 1 for 2 Pianos: Waltz Op 15            
Stephen Coombs, piano; Ian Munro, piano    Hyperion     66755

10:30:00    00:03:38    Samuel Barber    Souvenirs Suite: Hesitation Tango Op 28            
Leon McCawley, piano    VirginClas     45270

10:38:00    00:03:11    Isaac Albéniz    España: Tango Op 165            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71224

10:43:00    00:06:53    Jean Sibelius    Lemminkäinen's Return Op 22        
Mikko Franck    Swedish Radio Symphony    Ondine     953

10:51:00    00:28:26    William L. Dawson    Negro Folk Symphony        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9226

11:22:00    00:08:02    Francisco Tárrega    Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'            
Xuefei Yang, guitar    EMI     6322

11:34:00    00:11:03    Robert Schumann    Overture to Byron's 'Manfred' Op 115        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     62349

11:47:00    00:08:07    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    String Symphony in G major             
Academy Ancient Music Berlin    Harm Mundi     901711

11:57:00    00:03:37    Percy Grainger    Mock Morris        
Jerry Junkin    Dallas Wind Symphony    Reference     117

12:07:00    00:10:04    George Gershwin    Cuban Overture        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

12:18:00    00:07:13    Ignacio Cervantes    Danzas Cubanas            
Jorge Luis Prats, piano    Decca     4782732

12:27:00    00:02:56    Antonín Dvorák    Humoresque No. 7 in G flat Op 101    
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic    Sakari Oramo    Daniel Hope, violin    DeutGram     15312

12:34:00    00:03:30    Jean Sibelius    Humoresque No. 5 in E flat Op 89    
London Symphony    Sir Colin Davis    Salvatore Accardo, violin    Philips     4788977

12:41:00    00:15:02    Ottorino Respighi    Ballad of the Gnomes        
Geoffrey Simon    Philharmonia Orchestra    Cala     4028

12:57:00    00:03:48    Michael Praetorius    Terpsichore: Four Voltes            
New London Consort    l'Oiseau     414633

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:03:00    00:38:02    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Concerto No.  3 in C minor  Op 37    
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Bernard Haitink    Claudio Arrau, piano    Philips     4788977

13:44:00    00:17:03    Muzio Clementi    Symphony in B flat Op 18        
Matthias Bamert    London Mozart Players    Chandos     9234

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:02:00    00:02:56    Alexander Scriabin    Poème in F sharp major  Op 32            
Valentina Lisitsa, piano    Decca     17091

14:05:00    00:03:44    Nikolai Medtner    Fairy Tale in E flat major  Op 26            
Donna Lee, piano    Azica     71220

14:12:00    00:15:45    George Gershwin    Second Rhapsody    
Buffalo Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Orion Weiss, piano    Naxos     559705

14:29:00    00:11:42    Unico Willem van Wassenaer    Concerto Armonico No. 2 in G major         
Yuli Turovsky    I Musici de Montréal    Chandos     8481

14:44:00    00:14:03    Dmitri Shostakovich    Hamlet: Suite Op 32        
Andris Nelsons    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     4795201

15:01:00    00:15:22    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book  3 Op 43            
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Centaur     2930

15:18:00    00:11:01    Benjamin Britten    Soirées musicales Op 9        
Okko Kamu    Helsingborg Symphony    Ondine     825

15:31:00    00:03:45    Jean-Baptiste Lully    Phaëton: Chaconne in G        
Jeanne Lamon    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Tafelmusik     1001

15:38:00    00:06:24    Marin Marais    Alcyone: Chaconne            
Tempesta di Mare    Chandos     805

15:47:00    00:11:08    Claude Debussy    Symphony in B minor         
Jun Märkl    National Orchestra of Lyon    Naxos     572583

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech 

15:59:00    00:04:29    George Gershwin    Of Thee I Sing: Overture        
Michael Tilson Thomas    Orchestra of St Luke's    CBS     44798

16:06:00    00:03:46    George Gershwin    The Goldwyn Follies: Love Walked In    
Opus Two        Ashley Brown, soprano; William Terwilliger, violin; Andrew Cooperstock, piano    Azica     71290

16:13:00    00:09:54    Joaquín Rodrigo    Adagio from Concierto Andaluz    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Los Romeros, guitars    Philips     4788977

16:27:00    00:05:46    George Gershwin    Selections from 'Girl Crazy'        
John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Philips     426404

16:36:00    00:02:46    George Gershwin    Promenade 'Walking the Dog'    
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    John Morris Russell    Jonathan Gunn, clarinet    FanfareCin     4

16:41:00    00:07:53    Franz Schubert    String Trio Movement in B flat major     
Kodály Quartet        Members of    Naxos     557126

16:52:00    00:03:30    Giuseppe Verdi    I vespri Siciliani: Merci, jeunes amies    
Orchestra Sinfonica RAI Roma    Carlo Franci    Cristina Deutekom, soprano    Philips     4788977

16:57:00    00:02:22    Jean Sibelius    Belshazzar's Feast: Oriental Procession Op 51        
Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Finnish Radio Symphony Orch    RCA     60434

17:05:00    00:04:50    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Flute Sonata in G minor             
Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord    Delos     3402

17:26:00    00:09:21    Jean Sibelius    Allegretto from Symphony No. 2 Op 43        
George Szell    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Philips     4788977

17:41:00    00:04:14    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: I Loves You, Porgy    
Chamber Ensemble        Joshua Bell, violin; Chris Botti, trumpet    Sony     52716

17:47:00    00:03:32    George Gershwin    Two Waltzes in C major             
Leonard Pennario, piano    EMI     64668

17:53:00    00:02:09    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: There's a Boat     
San Francisco Symphony    Michael Tilson Thomas    Brian Stokes Mitchell, bar.    RCA     68931

17:56:00    00:02:14    George Gershwin    Strike Up the Band: Strike Up the Band    
Brandenburg State Orchestra    Howard Griffiths    Fine Arts Brass    Klanglogo     1506

18:00 DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:19:23    Johann Sebastian Bach    Brandenburg Concerto No.  5 in D major     
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Riccardo Chailly    Michael Schönheit, harpsichord; Sebastian Breuninger, violin; Cornelia Grohmann, flute    Decca     139230

18:31:00    00:03:28    Franz Liszt    Schubert Song 'Gretchen am Spinnrade'            
Yuja Wang, piano    DeutGram     16606

18:36:00    00:03:06    Franz Liszt    Schubert Song 'Die Forelle'            
Daniil Trifonov, piano    Mariinsky     530

18:42:00    00:11:35    Zoltán Kodály    Dances of Marosszék        
Iván Fischer    Budapest Festival Orchestra    Philips     462824

18:56:00    00:02:50    Franz Liszt    Schubert Song 'Wohin?'            
Evgeny Kissin, piano    RCA     58420

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:18:57    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Suite Op 54        
Neeme Järvi    Gothenburg Symphony    DeutGram     437524

19:23:00    00:33:46    George Gershwin    Piano Concerto in F major     
Buffalo Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Orion Weiss, piano    Naxos     559705

19:58:00    00:01:25    Lars-Erik Larsson    A Winter's Tale: Intermezzo Op 18        
Andrew Manze    Helsingborg Symphony    CPO     777671

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00    00:23:34    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 85 in B flat major         
Hugh Wolff    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra    Teldec     46313

20:27:00    00:09:17    Mikhail Glinka    Spanish Overture No.  1        
Sir Charles Mackerras    London Symphony    Mercury     434352

20:38:00    00:17:37    George Gershwin    An American in Paris        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

21:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin

Alan Gilbert, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Glenn Dicterow, violin
Carter Brey, cello 

The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival

Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto in C for Piano, Violin & Cello Op 56 ‘Triple’

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73 ‘Emperor’

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:06:05    Christoph Willibald Gluck    Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance 
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra        Susan Palma-Nidel, flute    DeutGram     437782

23:08:00    00:08:59    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Andante from Piano Concerto No. 22    
Royal Northern Sinfonia    Kenneth Woods    Sarah Beth Briggs, piano    Avie     2358

23:19:00    00:05:52    Maurice Ravel    Le tombeau de Couperin: Forlane        
Pierre Boulez    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     2121

23:24:00    00:09:00    George Gershwin    Lullaby for Strings            
Brodsky Quartet    Chandos     10801

23:36:00    00:07:41    Isaac Albéniz    Barcarola 'Mallorca' Op 202            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71224

23:43:00    00:10:43    Peter Tchaikovsky    Adagio from Symphony No. 1 Op 13        
Michael Tilson Thomas    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     469376

23:56:00    00:03:13    George Gershwin    Prelude No. 2 'Blue Lullaby'            
John O'Conor, piano    Telarc     80391

23:56:00    00:02:33    Alexander Scriabin    Etude in C sharp minor  Op 2            
Vladimir Horowitz, piano    DeutGram     4795448

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