Program Guide 12-08-2016


December 8

1731 Frantisek Dusek baptized – Czech composer (d.1799); one of the most important harpsichordists and pianists of his time; his wife Josepha was a famous pianist and soprano; Mozart's concert aria Bella mia fiamma K 528 was written for her.

1813 first performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in Vienna, conducted by the composer; the orchestra was led by Beethoven's friend Ignaz Schuppanzigh and included some of the finest musicians of the day including violinist Ludwig Spohr, bassoonist Anton Romberg and the Italian double bass virtuoso Domenico Dragonetti, whom Beethoven himself described as playing "with great fire and expressive power"; it is also said that the Italian guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani played cello at the premiere.

1844 first performance of Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet Op 47, with Clara Schumann, piano, Ferdinand David, violin & Niels Gade, viola; composed in 1842, during the composer’s ‘Chamber Music Year’ during which he wrote three string quartets and a piano quintet in addition to the piano quartet.

1865 Jean Sibelius – Finnish composer (d.1957); his music (especially Finlandia) played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity; after completing his Seventh Symphony (1924), the incidental music to The Tempest (1926), and the tone poem Tapiola (1926), he produced no large scale works for the remaining thirty years of his life; since 2011, Finland has celebrated a Flag Day on the composer's birthday, also known as the 'Day of Finnish Music'.

1882 Manuel Ponce – Mexican composer, music educator and scholar of Mexican music (d.1948); his best-known work is Estrellita (1912).

1890 Bohuslav Martinu – Czech composer (d.1959); prolific composer of 6 symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and a large body of orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works; his symphonic career began when he emigrated to the United States in 1941, fleeing the German takeover of Europe, to compose his 6 symphonies, which were performed by all the major US orchestras.

1939 James Galway – Irish flutist (81 years old); nicknamed ‘The Man with the Golden Flute,’ he followed in the footsteps of Jean-Pierre Rampal to become one of the first flute players to establish an international career as a soloist.

1974 Julian Rachlin – Lithuanian violinist, violist and conductor (46 years old); the youngest soloist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Riccardo Muti; in 2014, he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia in Gateshead, England.

1911 first subscription concert of the San Francisco Symphony; a program of Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Liszt was conducted by Henry Hadley in a city still recovering from the devastating 1906 earthquake.

Recording of the Week

England’s Phoenix: William Byrd

Dec. 1, 2016

Program Guide


00:02:00    00:17:58    Domenico Cimarosa    Concerto for 2 Flutes in G major     London Mozart Players    Sir James Galway    Sir James Galway, flute; Jeanne Galway, flute    RCA     63701
00:22:00    00:36:45    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  7 in A major  Op 92        Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     20081
01:01:00    00:27:06    Robert Schumann    Piano Quartet in E flat major  Op 47    Cleveland Quartet        Emanuel Ax, piano; Members of    RCA     6498
01:30:00    01:10:07    Jean Sibelius    Kullervo Op 7    Los Angeles Philharmonic    Esa-Pekka Salonen    Marianne Rorholm, mezzo; Jorma Hynninen, baritone; Men of; Helsinki University Chorus    Sony     52563
02:42:00    00:25:41    William Byrd    Mass for Five Voices        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106
03:10:00    00:30:43    Bohuslav Martinu    Symphony No.  6 'Fantaisies        Claus Peter Flor    Berlin Symphony Orchestra    RCA     7805
03:43:00    00:33:55    Claude Debussy    Images for Orchestra        Pierre Boulez    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     435766
04:19:00    00:25:54    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Trio No. 5 in D major  Op 70            Julian Rachlin, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello; Martha Argerich, piano    DeutGram     4795096
04:47:00    00:34:02    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Symphony No. 3 in C major  Op 32        André Anichanov    St Petersburg State Symphony    Naxos     550812
05:23:00    00:12:14    Herbert Howells    Pastoral Rhapsody        Richard Hickox    City of London Sinfonia    Chandos     9410
05:37:00    00:05:04    Sir Edward Elgar    The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2: March        Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Capriccio     49241
05:53:00    00:03:19    Bedrich Smetana    The Two Widows: Polka        Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     444867
05:59:00    00:01:04    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Trepak        Gustavo Dudamel    Simón Bolívar Symphony    DeutGram     13458


06:07:00    00:03:21    Herbert Howells    Sing Lullaby        James O'Donnell    Westminster Cathedral Choir    Hyperion     66668
06:13:00    00:03:52    Ottorino Respighi    Ancient Airs Suite No. 2: Danza rustica        Jesús López-Cobos    Lausanne Chamber Orchestra    Telarc     80309
06:21:00    00:08:13    Isaac Albéniz    Iberia: El Albaicín        Jesús López-Cobos    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80470
06:25:00    00:06:20    Domenico Scarlatti    Sonata in C major             Stephen Marchionda, guitar    MD+G     9031587
06:33:00    00:03:29    William Byrd    Venite exultemus        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106
06:40:00    00:08:22    George Frideric Handel    Harp Concerto in F major  Op 4    Seattle Baroque Orchestra    Stephen Stubbs    Maxine Eilander, harp    Atma     2541
06:51:00    00:03:21    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Finale from Divertimento for Strings            Cuarteto Casals    Harm Mundi     987060
06:55:00    00:03:08    John Philip Sousa    March 'The Gallant Seventh'        Loras John Schissel    Blossom Festival Band    MAA     40601
07:05:00    00:05:55    Antonín Kraft    Cossack Rondo from Cello Concerto in C major  Op 4    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Jeanne Lamon    Anner Bylsma, cello    DHM     7757
07:15:00    00:07:45    Elmer Bernstein    The Ten Commandments: Suite        Elmer Bernstein    Royal Philharmonic Pops    Denon     75288
07:25:00    00:02:34    Giuseppe Verdi    Requiem: Sanctus    Chicago Symphony Orchestra    Riccardo Muti    Chicago Symphony Chorus    CSO Res     9011006
07:30:00    00:04:08    Peter Warlock    Bethlehem Down        Gavin Sutherland    City of Prague Philharmonic    Naxos     557099
07:40:00    00:05:39    Léo Delibes    Sylvia: Cortège de Bacchus        Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SF Sym     60
07:45:00    00:06:13    Sir Edward Elgar    Pomp and Circumstance March No.5 in C major  Op 39        James Judd    New Zealand Symphony    Naxos     557273
07:51:00    00:02:07    Jorge Gomez    General O'Reilly    Tiempo Libre        Sir James Galway, flute; Jorge Gomez, piano    RCA     32164
07:55:00    00:03:26    Traditional    Crowley's Reel    The Chieftains        Sir James Galway, flute    RCA     7892


08:07:00    00:07:09    Johann Strauss Jr    Waltz 'Voices of Spring' Op 410        Nikolaus Harnoncourt    Berlin Philharmonic    Teldec     24489
08:19:00    00:05:53    Gustav Holst    Brook Green Suite        Howard Griffiths    English Sinfonia    Naxos     570339
08:24:00    00:07:35    Robert Schumann    Finale from Piano Quartet Op 47            Wu Han, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello    DeutGram     22906
08:39:00    00:01:42    William Byrd    Mass for Five Voices: Kyrie        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106
08:40:00    00:09:06    Bohuslav Martinu    Variations on a Slovak Folksong            Matt Haimovitz, cello; Christopher O'Riley, piano    Oxingale     2019
08:51:00    00:03:07    Tylman Susato    The Danserye: Bergerette 'Sans roch'            New London Consort    l'Oiseau     436131
09:00:00    00:03:52    Cole Porter    Begin the Beguine            Jenny Lin, piano    Steinway     30011
09:09:00    00:16:13    Jean Sibelius    En saga Op 9        Horst Stein    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Decca     4785437
09:31:00    00:06:26    Erich Wolfgang Korngold    The Sea Hawk: Suite        Paul Bateman    City of Prague Philharmonic    Silva     3009
09:35:00    00:03:34    Franz Liszt    Paraphrase on Chopin's 'Maiden's Wish'            Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     16421
09:55:00    00:03:04    Henry J. Gauntlett    Once in Royal David's City        Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225


10:00:00    00:01:38    Mikola Leontovich    Carol of the Bells            Cantus    Cantus     1211
10:01:00    00:02:03    James Pierpont    Jingle Bells            Burning River Brass    BurnRiver     2008
10:03:00    00:12:37    Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry    Symphonic Variations        Andrew Penny    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Naxos     553469
10:16:00    00:03:26    Franz Joseph Haydn    Mass No. 11: Gloria 'Lord Nelson'    Boston Baroque    Martin Pearlman    Mary Wilson, soprano; Abigail Fisher, mezzo-soprano; Keith Jameson, tenor; Kevin Deas, bass    Linn     426
10:19:00    00:05:41    William Byrd    Mass for Five Voices: Gloria        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106
10:51:00    00:24:31    Jean Sibelius    King Christian II Suite Op 27        Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Finnish Radio Symphony Orch    RCA     60434
11:18:00    00:06:12    Carl Maria von Weber    Rondo brillante Op 52            Garrick Ohlsson, piano    Arabesque     6584
11:26:00    00:05:59    Alan Silvestri    The Polar Express: Suite    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2014
11:32:00    00:01:27    John Joubert    Torches Op 7    Cleveland Orchestra    Gareth Morrell    Cleve Orch Children's Chorus    MAA     1993
11:34:00    00:03:56    Katherine K. Davis    The Little Drummer Boy    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2008
11:40:00    00:03:27    C. E. F. Weyse    O Green and Shimmering Tree, Good Day    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2014
11:43:00    00:03:53    Franz Gruber    Silent Night    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2011
11:47:00    00:06:59    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers        Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2008
11:56:00    00:02:47    Peter Tchaikovsky    Swan Lake: Mazurka        Valéry Gergiev    Mariinsky Theater Orchestra    Decca     10104


12:06:00    00:07:56    Jean Sibelius    Karelia Overture Op 10        Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Finnish Radio Symphony Orch    RCA     7765
12:16:00    00:10:50    Lars-Erik Larsson    Little Serenade Op 12        Petter Sundkvist    Swedish Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     553715
12:30:00    00:02:24    William Byrd    Sing Joyfully        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106
12:37:00    00:04:29    George Gershwin    Of Thee I Sing: Overture        Michael Tilson Thomas    Orchestra of St Luke's    CBS     44798
12:45:00    00:09:55    Hector Berlioz    Benvenuto Cellini: Overture        Sir Colin Davis    Dresden State Orchestra    RCA     68790
12:57:00    00:02:37    Richard Wagner    Die Meistersinger: Entry of Hans Sachs    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333


13:01:00    00:41:29    Jean Sibelius    Symphony No.  2 in D major  Op 43        George Szell    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Philips     4788977
13:45:00    00:14:52    Ernö Dohnányi    Symphonic Minutes Op 36        JoAnn Falletta    Buffalo Philharmonic    Naxos     572303
14:01:00    00:01:38    Traditional    Tous les bourgeois de Châtre        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     102
14:03:00    00:02:26    Michel Corrette    Nouveau noël from Symphonie des noëls            Arion Baroque Orchestra    early-mus     7768
14:07:00    00:14:20    Michael Haydn    Symphony No. 16 in A        Matthias Bamert    London Mozart Players    Chandos     9352
14:18:00    00:11:39    Reynaldo Hahn    Sonatina in C            Daniel Blumenthal, piano    Cybelia     849
14:25:00    00:05:54    Franz Schubert    Scherzo No. 2 in D flat major             Maria João Pires, piano    DeutGram     427769
14:58:00    00:02:01    Felix Mendelssohn    Song without Words No. 11 in D major  Op 30            Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9350
15:02:00    00:13:08    Jean Sibelius    Pohjola's Daughter Op 49        Horst Stein    Orch de la Suisse Romande    Decca     4785437
15:19:00    00:12:12    Robert Russell Bennett    The Many Moods of Christmas: Medley    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80087
15:33:00    00:04:06    William Byrd    Ave verum corpus        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106
15:43:00    00:06:14    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck    Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat            David Greilsammer, piano    Sony     792969
15:58:00    00:03:45    Jean Sibelius    Karelia Suite: Intermezzo Op 11        Osmo Vänskä    Lahti Symphony Orchestra    Bis     918


16:05:00    00:03:20    Traditional    Londonderry Air 'Danny Boy'    National Philharmonic    Sir James Galway    Sir James Galway, flute    RCA     7892
16:12:00    00:09:51    Bohuslav Martinu    March & Finale from Symphony No. 2        Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80616
16:29:00    00:05:24    Jean Sibelius    Kuolema: Valse triste Op 44        Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SF Sym     60
16:37:00    00:02:19    Umberto Giordano    Fedora: Intermezzo        Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10634
16:41:00    00:08:16    William Byrd    Ne irascaris Domine - Civitas sancti tui        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106
16:52:00    00:02:52    Traditional    I Saw a Maiden        John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     106
16:58:00    00:01:24    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dance No. 21 in E minor         Marin Alsop    London Philharmonic    Naxos     557429
17:05:00    00:05:40    Edvard Grieg    Two Elegiac Melodies: The Last Spring Op 34        Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SF Sym     60
17:26:00    00:08:56    Ludwig van Beethoven    Scherzo from Symphony No. 7 Op 92        Manfred Honeck    Pittsburgh Symphony    Reference     718
17:41:00    00:04:30    Jean Sibelius    Andante festivo        Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9227
17:47:00    00:02:46    Jean Sibelius    Pelléas et Mélisande: Entr'acte        Osmo Vänskä    Lahti Symphony Orchestra    Bis     918
17:52:00    00:02:47    Traditional    The First Nowell    Canadian Brass        Eric Robertson, organ    OpeningDay     7345
17:57:00    00:02:04    Jacob Handl    Hodie Christus natus est            Chanticleer    Teldec     94563


18:09:00    00:21:25    Jean Sibelius    Symphony No.  7 in C major  Op 105        Paavo Berglund    Helsinki Philharmonic    EMI     68646
18:33:00    00:04:47    Jean Sibelius    The Language of Birds: Wedding March        Leif Segerstam    Turku Philharmonic    Naxos     573300
18:40:00    00:02:57    Jean Sibelius    Julvisa Op 1        Angèle Dubeau    La Pietà    Analekta     8730
18:44:00    00:08:25    Jean Sibelius    Finlandia Op 26        Osmo Vänskä    Lahti Symphony Orchestra    Bis     575
18:55:00    00:04:06    Jean Sibelius    Humoresque No. 3 in G minor  Op 89    London Symphony    Sir Colin Davis    Salvatore Accardo, violin    Philips     4788977


19:02:00    00:12:01    Karl Goldmark    Concert Overture 'In Italy' Op 49        Stephen Gunzenhauser    National Symphony of Ireland    Naxos     550745
19:16:00    00:38:51    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  7 in A major  Op 92        Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     4776409
19:56:00    00:03:16    Girolamo Frescobaldi    Toccata ottava di durezze e ligature            David Greilsammer, piano    Sony     792969


20:02:00    00:10:53    Franz Liszt    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 for Orchestra        Iván Fischer    Budapest Festival Orchestra    DeutGram     4779525
20:15:00    00:15:43    Franz Liszt    Hungarian Fantasy    Budapest Symphony Orchestra    Karl Anton Rickenbacher    Leslie Howard, piano    Hyperion     67403
20:33:00    00:22:51    Zoltán Kodály    Háry János: Suite Op 35        Iván Fischer    Budapest Festival Orchestra    Philips     462824
20:56:00    00:03:21    Gabriel Fauré    Masques et bergamasques: Pastorale Op 112        Ludovic Morlot    Seattle Symphony    SeattleSM     1004


21:04:00    00:14:11    Jean Sibelius    Karelia Suite Op 11        Lorin Maazel    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4785437
21:21:00    00:09:29    Franz Liszt    Transcendental Etude No. 11 in D flat major             Daniil Trifonov, piano    DeutGram     4795529
21:32:00    00:12:44    Johannes Brahms    Nänie Op 82    San Francisco Symphony    Herbert Blomstedt    San Francisco Sym Chorus    Decca     430281
21:46:00    00:03:43    Gabriel Fauré    Nocturne No.  3 in A flat major  Op 33            Jenny Lin, piano    Hänssler     98037
21:52:00    00:30:09    Jean Sibelius    Symphony No.  6 in D minor  Op 104        Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Finnish Radio Symphony Orch    RCA     60157
22:25:00    00:14:31    Marc-Antoine Charpentier    Noëls for Instruments        Bernard Labadie    Les Violons du Roy    Dorian     90180
22:41:00    00:18:10    Neil Sedaka    Manhattan Intermezzo    Brown University Orchestra    Paul Phillips    Jeffrey Biegel, piano    Naxos     573490


23:02:00    00:04:45    Anthony Holborne    Pavan 'The Image of Melancholy'        Jordi Savall    Hespèrion XXI    AliaVox     9813
23:06:00    00:04:06    William Byrd    Ave verum corpus        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106
23:10:00    00:06:02    Orlando Gibbons    Pavan No. 16 in G minor             Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30019
23:19:00    00:06:36    Robert Schumann    Andante from Piano Quartet Op 47            Wu Han, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello    DeutGram     22906
23:25:00    00:04:56    Domenico Cimarosa    Larghetto from Serenade for Flute &            Sir James Galway, flute; Kazuhito Yamashita, guitar    RCA     5679
23:30:00    00:07:04    Felix Mendelssohn    Andante from Violin Concerto Op 64    Göttingen Symphony Orchestra    Christoph-Mathias Mueller    Rachel Barton Pine, violin    Cedille     144
23:40:00    00:04:45    Frederick Delius    Two Aquarelles        Sir Charles Mackerras    Welsh National Opera Orchestra    Argo     433704
23:44:00    00:09:38    Jean Sibelius    Adagio from String Quartet Op 56            Daedalus Quartet    Bridge     9202
23:56:00    00:03:49    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No. 208: Sheep May Safely Graze            Salut Salon    Warner     554295
23:57:00    00:02:11    Claude Debussy    Children's Corner: The Little Shepherd            Simon Trpceski, piano    EMI     272

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