Program Guide 11-21-2016


November 21

1852 Francisco Tárrega – Spanish composer and guitarist (d.1909); composed 78 original pieces and more than one hundred transcriptions, mostly for his own use; known as the ‘Sarasate of the guitar.’

1877 Sigfrid Karg-Elert – German organist and composer (d.1933); wrote mostly for small ensembles or solo instruments such as organ, piano and harmonium.

1896 first performance of Antonín Dvorák's symphonic poem The Noonday Witch in London; inspired by a Karel Jaromír Erben poem about the demon ‘Lady Midday’ of Slavic mythology.

1937 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 by the Leningrad Philharmonic led by Yevgeny Mravinsky; a huge success, the work received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour; but this question may never be answered: "Is it a Stalinist victory hymn or a parody of one?"

1939 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6 by Leningrad Philharmonic led by Yevgeny Mravinsky; a successful premiere, and the finale was encored, but later criticized by Soviet authorities for its "ungainly structure" and "jarring juxtaposition of moods."

1941 first performance of Paul Hindemith's Symphony in E-Flat by the Minneapolis Symphony, Dimtri Mitropoulos conducting; written right after composer's arrival in US, and one critic said the work was "among the best American symphonies written by a German composer."

1977 Pablo Heras-Casado – Spanish conductor (43 years old); won the Lucerne Festival Conductors' Competition in 2007; principal guest conductor of the Teatro Real in Madrid; has conducted commercial recordings for the Harmonia Mundi and Archiv labels.

1986 premiere of John Harbison's cantata The Flight into Egypt at the New England Conservatory of Music; won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1987.

Recording of the Week

America Again

Nov. 23, 2020

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Robin Grier

00:02:00    00:41:32    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  6 in F major  Op 68        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     46532

00:46:00    00:14:48    Antonín Dvorák    The Noonday Witch Op 108        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

01:03:00    00:49:36    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No.  5 in D minor  Op 47        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     70904

01:55:00    00:33:47    Robert Schumann    Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor  Op 121            
Caroline Goulding, violin; Danae Dörken, piano    Ars Prod.     38536

02:31:00    00:29:55    Paul Hindemith    Symphony in E flat        
Yan Pascal Tortelier    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9060

03:03:00    00:32:19    Dmitri Shostakovich    Symphony No.  6 in B minor  Op 54        
Vladimir Jurowski    Russian National Orchestra    PentaTone     68

03:37:00    00:39:28    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Serenade No.  9 in D major     
Cleveland Orchestra    George Szell    Bernard Adelstein, posthorn    Sony     86793

04:18:00    00:20:00    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    Flute Concerto in A major     
Württemberg Chamber Orch    Jörg Faerber    Sir James Galway, flute    RCA     60244

04:40:00    00:40:11    Felix Mendelssohn    Symphony No. 3 in A minor  Op 56        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228

05:22:00    00:15:31    Claude Debussy    Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp            
Richard Adeney, flute; Cecil Aronowitz, viola; Osian Ellis, harp    Decca     4785437

05:39:00    00:06:58    Joseph Martin Kraus    Olympie: Overture        
Petter Sundkvist    Swedish Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     553734

05:51:00    00:06:09    Erik Satie    Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3        
Louis Lane    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     63056

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:03:27    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Presto from String Quartet No. 3            
Cuarteto Casals    Harm Mundi     987060

06:15:00    00:09:21    Jean Sibelius    Allegretto from Symphony No. 2 Op 43        
George Szell    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Philips     4788977

06:26:00    00:04:19    George Frideric Handel    Jephtha: When his loud voice in thunder    
Academy Ancient Music Berlin    Marcus Creed    RIAS Chamber Chorus    BerlinClas     1057

06:31:00    00:04:35    Ludwig van Beethoven    Rondo from Sonata No. 8 Op 13            
Peter Takács, piano    Cambria     1175

06:41:00    00:08:54    Samuel Barber    Overture to 'The School for Scandal' Op 5        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     8958

06:51:00    00:02:09    John Williams    Aloft... To the Royal Masthead!        
Alasdair Neale    Bay Brass    Harm Mundi     807556

06:57:00    00:02:53    Earl McCoy    March 'Lights Out'        
Frederick Fennell    Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra    Brain     7503

07:05:00    00:05:45    Franz Schubert    Finale from Piano Quintet    
Cleveland Quartet        John O'Conor, piano; James Vandemark, bass; Members of    Telarc     80225

07:10:00    00:08:47    Felix Mendelssohn    Finale from String Symphony No. 12            
Concerto Cologne    Teldec     98435

07:20:00    00:03:04    Giacomo Puccini    Turandot: Nessun dorma    
St Cecilia Academy Orchestra    Antonio Pappano    Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; St Cecilia Academy Chorus    Sony     509249

07:25:00    00:01:30    Aaron Copland    Sentimental Melody            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

07:30:00    00:03:16    Jacques Offenbach    The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle    
BBC Philharmonic    Yan Pascal Tortelier    Liverpool Philharmonic Choir    Chandos     9765

07:40:00    00:04:13    Benjamin Godard    Suite: Waltz Op 116            
Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Hugh Sung, piano    Avie     2131

07:45:00    00:06:30    Lars-Erik Larsson    Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 Op 2        
Andrew Manze    Helsingborg Symphony    CPO     777671

07:53:00    00:03:57    Antonín Dvorák    Humoresque No. 7 in G flat Op 101            
Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Enrico Pace, piano    Decca     4789377

07:58:00    00:01:50    Dmitri Shostakovich    Ballet Suite No. 1: Polka        
Constantine Orbelian    Moscow Chamber Orchestra    Delos     3257

08:07:00    00:06:13    Edvard Grieg    Norwegian Dance No. 1 Op 35        
Petri Sakari    Iceland Symphony    Chandos     9028

08:16:00    00:08:48    Antonio Vivaldi    Flute Concerto in F major     
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra        Patrick Gallois, flute    DeutGram     437839

08:26:00    00:02:17    Aram Khachaturian    Gayaneh: Dance of the Rose Maidens        
Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     8542

08:29:00    00:04:20    Ludwig van Beethoven    Congratulations Minuet        
John Storgards    Tapiola Sinfonietta    Ondine     1001

08:40:00    00:08:16    Camille Saint-Saëns    Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 78    
Cleveland Orchestra    Sir Andrew Davis    Joela Jones, organ    MAA     2001

08:47:00    00:02:34    John Dowland    Sleep, wayward thoughts    
La Nef        Michael Slattery, tenor    Atma     2650

08:52:00    00:03:10    Lou Harrison    New York Waltzes            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

08:57:00    00:05:19    Michel Legrand    Noelle's Theme            
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano    Decca     455512

09:07:00    00:16:16    Aram Khachaturian    Masquerade: Suite        
Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     8542

09:29:00    00:04:48    Hugh Martin    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas        
Ragnar Bohlin    Capella SF    Delos     3485

09:35:00    00:09:21    Ottorino Respighi    Church Windows: St. Gregory the Great        
Jesús López-Cobos    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80356

09:48:00    00:05:25    Johann Ernst Altenburg    Concerto for 7 Trumpets & Timpani in C major         
Richard Kapp    David Bilger, trumpet; Stephen Burns, trumpet; Edward Carroll, trumpet; Raymond Mase, trumpet; Ben Harms, timpani    ESS.A.Y     1035

09:55:00    00:03:46    Heinrich von Herzogenberg    Scherzo from Trio Op 61            
Albrecht Mayer, oboe; Marie-Luise Neunecker, horn; Markus Becker, piano    Decca     4783498

10:02:00    00:05:09    Francisco Tárrega    Recuerdos de la Alhambra            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:07:00    00:02:00    Francisco Tárrega    Lágrima            
Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     15579

10:11:00    00:11:32    Sergei Prokofiev    War and Peace: The Ball        
Neeme Järvi    Philharmonia Orchestra    Chandos     10538

10:26:00    00:05:00    Ludwig van Beethoven    The Ruins of Athens: Overture Op 113        
Daniel Harding    German Chamber Philharmonic    VirginClas     45364

10:33:00    00:04:58    Morton Gould    American Caprice            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

10:42:00    00:04:41    Alec Wilder    Slow Dance        
Richard Auldon Clark    Manhattan Chamber Orchestra    Newport     85570

10:50:00    00:26:37    Franz Joseph Haydn    Cello Concerto No.  2 in D major     
Camerata Chicago    Drostan Hall    Wendy Warner, cello    Cedille     142

11:19:00    00:08:57    Giuseppe Verdi    I vespri siciliani: Overture        
Riccardo Muti    La Scala Philharmonic    Sony     68468

11:30:00    00:09:01    Georg Philipp Telemann    Flute Concerto in G major     
Berlin Baroque Soloists    Rainer Kussmaul    Emmanuel Pahud, flute    EMI     57397

11:41:00    00:08:19    Maurice Ravel    Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan        
Kent Nagano    Lyon Opera Orchestra    Erato     14331

11:51:00    00:06:29    Léon Minkus    Don Quixote: Grand pas de deux        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80625

12:06:00    00:07:48    Johann Strauss Jr    Fledermaus Quadrille Op 363        
Willi Boskovsky    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

12:16:00    00:07:54    Richard Strauss    Second Waltz Sequence from 'Der    Rosenkavalier'    
Herbert Blomstedt    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Decca     4645

12:25:00    00:03:37    Leroy Anderson    Fiddle-Faddle        
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559313

12:31:00    00:03:12    Carl Nielsen    Aladdin Suite: Oriental March Op 34        
Howard Griffiths    Brandenburg State Orchestra    Klanglogo     1506

12:38:00    00:03:54    Nicola Conforto    La festa cinese: Overture        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Concerto Cologne    Archiv     4792050

12:44:00    00:12:21    John Rutter    Suite for Strings        
John Rutter    Royal Philharmonic    Decca     1821

12:58:00    00:02:01    Frédéric Chopin    Mazurka No. 11 in E minor  Op 17            
Yundi, piano    Mercury     4812443


13:02:00    00:36:55    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Concerto No.  1 in C major  Op 15    
Symphony of the Air    Josef Krips    Arthur Rubinstein, piano    RCA     300350

13:40:00    00:18:01    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 46 in B major         
Ilan Volkov    BBC Scottish Symphony    BBC     225

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00    00:03:50    Traditional    Shenandoah            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

14:04:00    00:03:46    Amy Beach    From Blackbird Hills            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

14:10:00    00:13:08    Lars-Erik Larsson    Pastoral Suite Op 19        
Dorrit Matson    New York Scandia Symphony    Centaur     2607

14:26:00    00:11:05    Johann Sebastian Bach    Brandenburg Concerto No.  2 in F major     
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Riccardo Chailly    Julian Sommerhalder, trumpet    Decca     139230

14:40:00    00:10:22    George W. Chadwick    Rip Van Winkle Overture        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9439

14:52:00    00:06:32    Georg Philipp Telemann    Concerto for Flute, Oboe d'amore            
European Baroque Soloists    Denon     9614

15:02:00    00:16:46    Franz Liszt    Symphonic Poem No. 3 'Les Préludes'        
Sir Georg Solti    London Philharmonic    DeutGram     4779525

15:20:00    00:08:10    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo No. 1 in B minor  Op 20            
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     16421

15:31:00    00:03:34    Astor Piazzolla    Milonga en re            
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano    Koch Intl     7762

15:38:00    00:04:47    Heitor Villa-Lobos    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2: Dança        
Kenneth Schermerhorn    Nashville Symphony    Naxos     557460

15:45:00    00:11:45    Antonín Dvorák    Romance in F minor  Op 11    
Berlin Radio Symphony    Marek Janowski    Arabella Steinbacher, violin    PentaTone     353

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Rehearsing Monteverdi and Reich

15:58:00    00:04:15    Ernest Bloch    Poems of the Sea: At Sea            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

16:06:00    00:02:55    Harold Arlen    The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

16:13:00    00:10:25    Felix Mendelssohn    Allegro from Symphony No. 4 Op 90        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228

16:27:00    00:05:09    Francisco Tárrega    Recuerdos de la Alhambra            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287

16:34:00    00:05:07    Francisco Tárrega    Capricho árabe            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287

16:41:00    00:08:08    Daniel Auber    Fra Diavolo: Overture        
Lance Friedel    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Naxos     573418

16:52:00    00:02:49    Duke Ellington    Melancholia            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

16:56:00    00:03:14    Sergei Prokofiev    The Stone Flower: Wedding Dance Op 118        
Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     10481

17:05:00    00:06:36    Dmitri Shostakovich    Finale from Symphony No. 6 Op 54        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2013

17:14:00    00:12:00    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    String Symphony in A major         
Rebecca Miller    Orch of Age of Enlightenment    Signum     395

17:29:00    00:05:50    Giuseppe Verdi    Luisa Miller: Overture        
Riccardo Muti    La Scala Philharmonic    Sony     68468

17:40:00    00:04:28    Felix Mendelssohn    Scherzo from Symphony No. 3 Op 56        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228

17:46:00    00:03:30    Jacob Praetorius    Veni in hortum meum    
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble    Pablo Heras-Casado    Balthasar Neumann Choir    Archiv     4794522

17:52:00    00:03:26    Eleanor Farjeon    Morning Has Broken    
La Pietà    Angèle Dubeau    Angèle Dubeau, violin    Analekta     8737

17:56:00    00:02:56    Johann Sebastian Bach    Fugue à la gigue in G major         
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9835


18:09:00    00:20:11    Antonín Kraft    Cello Concerto in C major  Op 4    
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Jeanne Lamon    Anner Bylsma, cello    DHM     7757

18:31:00    00:03:10    Lou Harrison    New York Waltzes            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

18:37:00    00:03:20    Irving Berlin    Blue Skies            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

18:43:00    00:09:59    Georg Philipp Telemann    Suite in b for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon            
European Baroque Soloists    Denon     9614

18:55:00    00:03:44    Michael Sahl    Tango from the Exiles' Cafe            
Lara Downes, piano    Steinway     30016

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:14:48    Antonín Dvorák    The Noonday Witch Op 108        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

19:19:00    00:36:54    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 41 in C major         
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Archiv     6506


20:02:00    00:09:26    Johannes Brahms    Academic Festival Overture Op 80        
Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Teldec     44944

20:13:00    00:14:56    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major     
English Chamber Orchestra    Ralf Gothóni    Richard Berry, horn    Avie     35

20:30:00    00:27:10    Felix Mendelssohn    Symphony No. 4 in A major  Op 90        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902228


Alan Gilbert, conductor
Christine Brewer, soprano
Jane Herschel, soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Magnus Lindberg: Al largo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis


23:02:00    00:09:14    Felix Mendelssohn    Adagio from String Symphony No. 11        
Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    Claves     9002

23:11:00    00:09:13    Franz Schubert    Andante from Symphony No. 4        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902154

23:22:00    00:04:15    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: I Loves You, Porgy            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

23:26:00    00:11:04    Jean Sibelius    Rakastava Op 14        
Mario Bernardi    CBC Radio Orchestra    CBC     5157

23:39:00    00:04:42    Auguste Franchomme    Nocturne for 2 Cellos Op 15            
Louise Dubin, cello; Saeunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello    Delos     3469

23:43:00    00:09:37    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Adagio from Violin Concerto No. 5    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Rachel Barton Pine, violin    Avie     2317

23:55:00    00:02:30    Howard Hanson    Slumber Song            
Lara Downes, piano    Sono Lumin     92207

23:55:00    00:02:56    Franz Liszt    Consolation No. 4 in D flat major             
Nelson Freire, piano    Decca     4782728

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