Program Guide 12-10-2016
1680 death of Marco Uccellini – Italian composer and violinist (age c. 77); one of the distinguished violinist-composers in the first half of the 17th century.
1822 César Franck (full name, César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck) – Belgian-French composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher (d.1890); fame rests on a small number of works written in his later years, particularly his Symphony in D minor, Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, Violin Sonata in A Major and Piano Quintet in F minor; the Symphony was especially influential among the younger generation of French composers and was highly responsible for reinvigorating the French symphonic tradition.
1854 premiere of the Berlioz: oratorio L'Enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ) in Paris, conducted by the composer; unlike many other Berlioz premieres, an almost unqualified success.
1886 first performance of George W. Chadwick’s Symphony No. 2 by the Boston Symphony, with the composer conducting.
1908 Olivier Messiaen – French composer, organist and ornithologist (d.1992); drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his pieces; his innovative use of color, his conception of the relationship between time and music, and his use of birdsong are among the features that make Messiaen's music distinctive.
1910 premiere of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) in New York at the Metropolitan Opera, with a cast including soprano Emmy Destinn and tenor Enrico Caruso, Arturo Toscanini conducting.
1913 Morton Gould – American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist (d.1996); had his first composition published at the age of six; studied at the Institute of Musical Art (now the Juilliard School), and was the first staff pianist at Radio City Music Hall; in 1994, received the Kennedy Center Honor in recognition of lifetime contributions to American culture and in 1995, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for Stringmusic, commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra.
1932 Stephen Griebling – self-taught northeastern Ohio composer (died March 20, 2020), he studied chemistry at Mount Union College and worked in the rubber industry in Akron for 40 years; has written a great deal of chamber music as well as orchestral compositions that have been performed by the Akron Symphony and the Springfield Symphony.
1938 Yuri Temirkanov – Russian conductor (82 years old); Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic since 1988.
1980 Sarah Chang – Korean-American violinist (40 years old); appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission on Russian Relations, and is a State Department Special Cultural Envoy; has promoted childhood musical education for many years.
Recording of the Week
CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell
00:02:00 00:25:20 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 98 in B flat major Franz Welser-Möst Vienna Philharmonic ViennaPhil 2009
00:29:00 00:34:39 Morton Gould Stephen Foster Gallery Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Naxos 559005
01:06:00 00:29:23 Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor Op 61 Philharmonia Orchestra Antonio Pappano Maxim Vengerov, violin EMI 57593
01:37:00 00:41:44 Hector Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ: Part 1 "Herod's Lyon Opera Orchestra Sir John Eliot Gardiner Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo; Gilles Cachemaille, baritone; José van Dam, baritone; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Monteverdi Choir Erato 45275
02:21:00 00:16:11 Hector Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ: Part 2 "The Flight Lyon Opera Orchestra Sir John Eliot Gardiner Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Monteverdi Choir Erato 45275
02:39:00 00:37:09 Hector Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ: Part 3 "The Arrival Lyon Opera Orchestra Sir John Eliot Gardiner Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo; Gilles Cachemaille, baritone; Jules Bastin, bass; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Monteverdi Choir Erato 45275
03:18:00 00:52:09 Olivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time Gil Shaham, violin; Paul Meyer, clarinet; Jian Wang, cello; Myung-Whun Chung, piano DeutGram 469052
04:12:00 00:35:00 George W. Chadwick Symphony No. 2 in B flat Op 21 Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos 9334
04:49:00 00:28:26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concertone for 2 Violins in C major English Chamber Orchestra Shlomo Mintz Shlomo Mintz, violin; Hagai Shaham, violin Avie 2058
05:20:00 00:10:00 Antonio Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in A major English Chamber Orchestra George Malcolm Eduardo Fernández, guitar Decca 417617
05:32:00 00:05:36 Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in E major Op 116 Stanislav Khristenko, piano Steinway 30032
05:51:00 00:08:53 Sir Malcolm Arnold Fantasy on Christmas Carols Rumon Gamba BBC Philharmonic Chandos 9851
CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez: Listen this time for music by one of the most important figures of the American Baroque, Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, who spent 50 years as maestro di capella in the Spanish colony of Peru.
Escuche esta vez por la música de una de las figuras más importantes del barroco americano, Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, quien pasó 50 años como maestro di capella en la colonia española de Perú.
06:00:50 Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco: Missa Octavo Tono Florilegium; Arakaendar Bolivia Choir Ashley Solomon Channel Classics 28009 06:12:15 Francois Boieldieu: Harp Concerto in C Nicanor Zabeleta, harp Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin Ernst Märzendorfer Deutsche Grammophon 439693
06:36:45 Anonymous 15th c. Spanish: "Que bonito Nino chiquito!; Angeles del zielo" The Rose Ensemble Jordan Sramek Orfeo-Catala Josep Vila Columna Musica 9129
06:43:10 Traditional 17th century Catalán: "El Desembre Congelat" Orfeo-Catala Josep Vila Columna Musica 9129
06:46:46 Jorge Liderman: Aires de Sefarad (Selections) Beth Ilana Schneider, Violin; Matthew Gould, Guitar Duo 46 Albany Records 829
07:00:39 Gabriela Montero: Improvisation on Handel's Hallelujah Gabriela Montero, piano EMI Classics 00234
07:03:00 Gabriela Montero: Improvisation on Vivaldi's Winter Gabriela Montero, piano EMI Classics 00234
07:08:10 Gabriela Montero: Improvisation on Pachelbel's Canon Gabriela Montero, piano EMI Classics 00234
07:13:25 Traditional Spanish: "A La Nanita Nana" (Sleep Now, You Little Sleepyhead) Robert DeCormier Singers & Ensemble Robert DeCormier Arabesque 6684
07:16:52 Traditional Basque: Gabriel's Message Mark Small, Robert Torres, guitars; Barbara LaFitte, english horn; Eugene Friesen, cello; Siobhan Kelleher, bass Shadow Mountain 55882
07:19:46 Traditional Catalan: "El Noi de la Mare" (The Son of the Virgin) Kathleen Battle, soprano; Christopher Parkening, guitar Sony Classical 62723
07:24:57 Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Enrique Bátiz ASV 3046
07:49:19 Franz Gruber: "Silent Night" José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, tenors; Vienna Symphony Steven Mercurio Sony Classical 89131
07:54:43 José Feliciano: "Feliz Navidad" José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, tenors; Vienna Symphony; Gumpold Church Choir Steven Mercurio Sony Classical 89131
08:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND with Fred Child
Claude Debussy: Images Book II Cloches a travers les feuilles Gilles Vonsattel, piano Album: Gilles Vonsattle Honens 201103 Music: 04:25
Samuel Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY Music: 8:32
The Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Beatrice "Bee" Newman from Kapa'a, HI Music: 11:19
Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe: Movement 12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen Andreas Schmidt, voice; Rudolf Jansen, piano Album: Andreas Schmidt sings Schumann Hanssler 98159 Music: 02:43
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11 Stephen Williamson, clarinet; Carter Brey, cello; Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, Bridgehampton, NY Music: 20:48
09:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6--Michael Tree, viola; Philip Dukes, viola; and friends
Savannah Music Festival, Trinity United Methodist Church, Savannah, GA Music: 18:00
Mel Torme and Robert Wells (arr. Giovanni De Chiaro): The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)--Giovanni De Chiaro, guitar Album: The Sounds Of Christmas On Guitar Centaur 2262 Music: 04:49
Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor--Christina Naughton, piano; Michelle Naughton, piano; Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; James Feddeck, conductor Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY Music: 17:49
CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Jacqueline Gerber
10:00:00 00:02:33 Edgar Meyer The Wassail Song/All Through the Night Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer, double bass; Chris Thile, mandolin Sony 24414
10:03:00 00:09:11 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Pas de deux Seiji Ozawa Boston Symphony Orchestra DeutGram 435619
10:15:00 00:06:21 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 12 Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Leon Fleisher Leon Fleisher, piano Sony 743505
10:25:00 00:06:51 Leroy Anderson A Christmas Festival Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra MAA 2005
10:33:00 00:04:35 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in A major Shlomo Mintz Israel Chamber Orchestra MusicMast 67096
10:39:00 00:06:15 Billy Strayhorn Take the 'A' Train JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos 559737
10:47:00 00:09:58 Randol Alan Bass Seasonal Sounds National Symphony Orchestra Randol Alan Bass Tallis Chamber Choir Kodanja 2003
11:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded June 30, 2015 -From the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, today’s show features a virtuosic teenage recorder player (a rare breed in this country) who is not only an amazing musician, but also a formidable researcher of the Baroque era. Also, a 16-year-old pianist performs a Chopin favorite, and a young violinist shares a humorous tale of teenage romance
18-year-old violinist Lucas Stratmann (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from New York, New York, performs Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28, by Camille Saint-Saëns (18351921), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
16-year-old pianist Elisabeth Tsai from Phenix City, Alabama, performs Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22, Frédéric Chopin (18101849).
18-year-old recorder player Martin Bernstein from Brooklyn, New York, performs the first movement, Preludio: Allegro, and the second movement, Allemanda: Allegro, from Sonata in F major (originally E major), Op. 5, No. 11, by Arcangelo Corelli (16531713), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
18-year-old cellist Megan Yip from Portland, Oregon, performs “Venezianisches Gondellied” (Venetian Boat Song) from Songs Without Words, Book 5, No. 5, by Felix Mendelssohn (18091847), arranged by Friedrich Grützmacher (18321903), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
15-year-old violinist Hannah White from Germantown, Wisconsin, joined by cellist Megan Yip and pianist Christopher O’Riley, performs Primavera Porteña from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla (19211992).
Martin Bernstein performs Sonata No. 2 by Giovanni Battista Fontana (1580/91630), with pianist Christopher O’Riley
CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Jim Mehrling; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Morton Gould; CLASSICS FOR KIDS with Naomi Lewin: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Musical Fantasies
12:10:00 00:14:48 Morton Gould Folk Suite David Amos London Symphony Harm Mundi 906010
12:26:00 00:14:08 Randol Alan Bass Christmas Ornaments Symphony Orchestra Jerold Ottley Mormon Tabernacle Choir Bonneville 9402
12:44:00 00:09:27 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Act 1 excerpts Fritz Reiner Chicago Symphony Orchestra RCA 300350
12:55:00 00:03:31 César Franck Panis Angelicus Wolfgang Sawallisch Philadelphia Orchestra EMI 55592
13:00 THE TOLL BROTHERS METROPOLITAN OPERA INTERNATIONAL RADIO NETWORK
Kaija Saariaho: L’Amour de loin (2000)
Conductor… Susanna Mälkki
Production… Robert Lepage
Jaufré Rudel … Eric Owens
Clémence, the Countess of Tripoli… Susanna Phillips
The Pilgrim… Tamara Mumford
WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND
15:59:00 00:04:30 Adolphe Adam O Holy Night Orch del Teatro Comunale Michele Mariotti Juan Diego Flórez, tenor Decca 14875
16:06:00 00:15:39 Morton Gould Interplay Albany Symphony Orchestra David Alan Miller Findlay Cockrell, piano Albany 1174
16:24:00 00:20:34 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Suite Op 71 Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Telarc 80068
16:45:00 00:17:42 Johann Christoph Pez Concerto Pastorale in F major Bernard Labadie Les Violons du Roy Dorian 90180
17:00 THE SCORE with Edmund Stone: Meryl Streep - Music to the Movies of Meryl Streep. From Hollywood's A List: Sophie's Choice, Julie and Julia, The Hours and more
20th Century Fox Theme Telarc 80168 Hollywood's Greatest Hits Alfred Newman Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel, cond.
Doubts from Doubt, 2009 Howe Records HWR 1001 Original Score Howard Shore Hollywood Studio Symphony/Howard Shore, cond.
Bethesda Fountain and The Great Work Begins (End Title) from Angels in America, 2003 Nonesuch Records 79837-2 Music from the HBO Film Angels in America Thomas Newman original soundtrack recording/Thomas Newman, cond.
Cavatina from The Deer Hunter, 1978 Sony SK 89141 Classic Williams Romance of the Guitar Stanley Myers John Williams, guitar
Allegro from Mandolin Concerto in A major, RV 425 used in Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979 Telarc CD-80221 Classics of the Silver Screen Antonio Vivaldi Paul Patterson, mandolin/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel, cond.
Her Story from The French Lieutenant's Woman, 1981 Threefold Records CDC010 Heroines in Music Carl Davis Carl Davis Philharmonia Orchestra/Carl Davis, cond.
Love Theme from Sophie's Choice, 1982 Southern Cross Records Audiophile SCCD 902 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Marvin Hamlisch original soundtrack recording/Marvin Hamlisch, cond.
Main Theme from Out of Africa, 1985 Telarc CD-80168 Hollywood's Greatest Hits Volume 1 John Barry Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel, cond.
Doe Eyes (Love Theme) from The Bridges of Madison County, 1995 Warner Bros 9 45949-2 Music From The Motion Picture Clint Eastwood original soundtrack recording/Lennie Niehaus, cond.
Discord and Harmony and MT from The Iron Lady, 2011 Sony SK 91434 Music From The Motion Picture Thomas Newman original soundtrack recording/Thomas Newman, cond.
Why Does Someone Have to Die? From The Hours, 2002 Nonesuch Records 79693-2 Music From The Motion Picture Philip Glass Michael Riesman, piano/Lyric Quartet/Nick Ingman, cond.
Suite from The Devil Wears Prada, 2006 Warner Bros 44383-2 Music From The Motion Picture Theodore Shapiro Hollywood Studio Symphony/Pete Anthony, cond.
What Should I Do?, Eggs and Julia's Theme from Julie & Julia, 2009 Sony 62888 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Alexandra Desplat original soundtrack recording/Alexandra Desplat, cond.
The Witch's Transformation from Into The Woods, 2014 Walt Disney Records D002076392 Into The Woods Deluxe Edition Stephen Sondheim original soundtrack recording/Paul Gemignani, cond.
The Difficult Decisions and Discord and Harmony from The Iron Lady, 2011 Sony SK 91434 Music From The Motion Picture Thomas Newman original soundtrack recording/Thomas Newman, cond.
Florence Foster Jenkins, Sing Madame Florence, Bedtime and I Think I Am Going To Read from Florence Foster Jenkins, 2016 Decca B0024951 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Alexandra Desplat original soundtrack recording/Alexandra Desplat, cond.
Throne Room from Star Wars, 1977 Sony 51333 John Wiliams Greatest Hits 1969-1999 John Williams London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams, cond.
18:00 FOOTLIGHT PARADE: SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL with Bill Rudman: Let’s Personify! - Songs from Broadway and Hollywood that literally come alive thanks to that age-old device called personification … and you’ll know it when you hear it: “Ol’ Man River,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “They Call the Wind Maria” and much more
18:00:00 00:00:51 George and Ira Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm Wllliam Bolcom Songs by Gershwin Nonesuch 979151-2
18:01:08 00:03:34 Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein Ol' Man River William Warfield Show Boat 1962 Studio Cast Sony SK61877
18:05:50 00:03:29 Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein Bali Ha'I Juanita Hall South Pacific Original B'way Cast Sony SK60722
18:09:13 00:03:20 A.J. Lerner-Frederick Loewe They Call the Wind Maria Rufus Smith Paint Your Wagon Original B'way Cast RCA 60243-2-RG
18:13:05 00:02:50 Fats Waller-Andy Rasaf Honeysuckle Rose Lena Horne Lena Horne at MGM Rhino R272246
18:15:53 00:02:09 George and Ira Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm Fred Astaire The Astaire Story DRG DARC-3-1102
18:18:28 00:01:52 Jerry Herman Love, Look in My Window Ethel Merman Mermania Harbinger HCD1806
18:20:11 00:02:59 Irving Berlin Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me Rosemary Clooney Irving Berlin Book-of-the-Month 60-5256
18:23:45 00:02:54 Frank Loesser Luck, Be a Lady Peter Gallagher Guys and Dolls 1992 B'way Revival RCA 09026-61317
18:27:17 00:02:53 Irving Berlin Heat Wave Mary Beth Peil As Thousands Cheeri Off B'way Cast Varese Sarabande VSD-5999
18:30:40 00:02:37 Jimmy Van Heusen-Johnny Burke My Heart Is a Hobo Bing Crosby The Classic Movie Musicals of James Van Heusen JJA JJA1986B
18:33:09 00:02:18 Duke Ellington-Marshall Barer My Heart Is a Stranger Barbara Lea Pousse Café Studio Cast Audiophile ACD-263
18:35:47 00:03:23 Harold Arlen-Ted Koehler Sing My Heart KT Sullivan Sing My Heart DRG DRG91437
18:39:27 00:02:48 Jimmy Van Heusen-Johnny Burke Oh! You Crazy Moon Mary Martin Mary Martin: The Decca Years Koch 3-7906-2
18:42:09 00:01:51 Leroy Anderson-Kerrs Lazy Moon Company Goldilocks Original B'way Cast Sony SK48222
18:44:19 00:02:43 Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart This Funny World Matt Dennis American Songbook Series: Rodgers & Hart Smithsonian RD048-6
18:47:40 00:04:34 Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart My Friend the Night Mary Cleere Haran This Funny World Varese Sarabande VSC-5584
18:52:24 00:00:36 George and Ira Gershwin Sweet and Low Down Joshua Bell Gershwin Fantasy Sony SK60659
18:53:13 00:03:42 Burton Lane-Yip Harburg Filler: Old Devil Moon Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson Finian's Rainbow 2010 B'way Revival PS Classics PS-1088
SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:10:11 Camille Saint-Saëns Rhapsodie d'Auvergne Op 73 Royal Philharmonic André Previn Jean-Philippe Collard, piano EMI 49757
19:14:00 00:41:27 César Franck Symphony in D minor Yannick Nézet-Séguin Orchestre Métropolitaine Atma 2647
19:58:00 00:01:39 Frédéric Chopin Prelude No. 4 in E minor Op 28 Daniil Trifonov, piano DeutGram 4791728
20:00 SATURDAYS FROM SEVERANCE with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, recorded live in Severance Hall - Jane Glover, conductor; Joshua Smith, flute; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
20:04:00 00:21:46 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 6 in D
20:30:00 00:29:57 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Flute & Harp in C major
21:06:00 00:31:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E flat major
21:47:00 00:11:35 Georges Bizet Jeux d'enfants: Petite Suite Op 22 Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca 4787779
22:00 WEEKEND RADIO with Robert Conrad - Being on the radio: Gary Owen’s “The Golden Voice Announcer’s School” … “The Classical Announcers Meet,” with Robert and Mel… “You Don’t need Pictures on the Radio,” by National Lampoon, “Early Morning Radio” with Fred Allen and Tallulah Bankhead and some commercials: “Terminal House,” and “The Indiana Academy of the French Accent”… Richard Howland-Bolton warns about “Christmasarborical Maniacs” … This Week in the Media
QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:02:00 00:05:10 Hector Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds' Andrew Carwood St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ Decca 4789225
23:07:00 00:04:53 William Pursell Christ Looking Over Jerusalem Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury 434347
23:12:00 00:10:10 Olivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time: Louange à Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano Sony 510316
23:24:00 00:04:02 Reynaldo Hahn À Chloris Academy St. Martin in Fields Mathias Mönius Albrecht Mayer, English horn Decca 4782564
23:28:00 00:11:14 César Franck Sleep of Psyché Armin Jordan Basle Symphony Orchestra Erato 88167
23:41:00 00:07:19 Morton Gould American Ballads: Amber Waves Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Naxos 559005
23:48:00 00:06:10 George Walker Lyric for Strings Edwin London Cleveland Chamber Symphony Albany 270
23:56:00 00:02:31 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 10: Summer Evening Op 71 Per Tengstrand, piano Azica 71207