Program Guide 12-18-2016
1860 Edward MacDowell – American composer and pianist (d.1908); one of the first seven Americans honored by membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1904; the MacDowell Colony is an art colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, founded in 1907 by the composer’s wife, Marian.
1892 first performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in Vienna with Hans Richter and the Vienna Philharmonic; some of the more conservative members of the audience left at the end of each movement, but many of Bruckner's supporters were also present, including Hugo Wolf who said that the symphony was "the work of a giant" that "surpasses the other symphonies of the master in intellectual scope, awesomeness, and greatness"; Vienna’s arch-conservative critic, Eduard Hanslick, described the symphony as "interesting in detail, but strange as a whole, indeed repellent. The peculiarity of this work consists, to put it briefly, in importing Wagner's dramatic style into the symphony."
1892 premiere of Peter Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker on a double-bill with his one-act opera Iolanta at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg; public reception of the opera was favorable, and while the original Nutcracker production was not a success, the suite the composer extracted from it was; the ballet’s enormous popularity dates from the 1960s.
1948 William Boughton – English conductor (72 years old); founder, artistic and music director of the English Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the New Haven Symphony and interim director of the Yale Symphony.
1962 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 ‘Babi Yar’ for baritone soloist and men's chorus by the Moscow Philharmonic under Kirill Kondrashin; variously called a song cycle and a choral symphony as the composer included settings of poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko that concerned the World War II Babi Yar massacre and other topics.
Recording of the Week
00:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians - Featuring nearly twice as much music as From the Top's regular episodes, this highlights program celebrates some of the best performances young people have given on From the Top over the past couple of seasons. Amongst the extraordinary young people featured on this episode, we meet the youngest artist ever to record all of the Chopin Etudes with a major label … and a violinist who, at the age of 9, isn’t big enough for a full-sized violin … but the sound produces fills the theater and brings down the house
16-year-old cellist Annie Jacobs Perkins from Pittsfield, NY performs “At the Fountain” Op. 20, No. 2 by Carl Davidoff, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano.
16-year-old pianist, Niu Niu from China and studying at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA. performs Etudes, Op. 10, No. 3 in E major and No. 12 in C minor, "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin.
9-year-old violinist Elizabeth Aoki from Cresswood, New Jersey performs “Introduction and Tarantelle,” Op.43 by Pablo de Sarasate with Christopher O’Riley, piano.
17-year-old oboist, Ryan Roberts from Santa Monica, California performs Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Mvt. 1 “Elegie” by Francis Poulenc with Christoper O’Riley, piano.
17-year-old soprano, Olivia Cosio from San Francisco California performs “Bucking Bronco” from Cowboy Songs by Libby Larsen with Chrisopher O’Riley, piano.
18-year-old guitarist, Bokyung Byun from New York, New York performs Recuerdos De La Alhambra by Francisco Tarraga.
Quartet Lumiere featuring 16-year-old violinist Gallia Kastner from Arlington Heights, Illinois, 18-year-old violinist Rebecca Benjamin from Warsaw, Illinois, 15-year-old violist Mira Williams from Chicago, Illinois, and 15-year-old cellist Josiah Yoo from Northbrook, Illinois performs String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, Mvt I. Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato by Edvard Grieg.
16-year-old pianist, Niu Niu from China and studying at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA. performs La Campanella by Franz Liszt.
01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
Peter Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka (1911 version)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905)
02:58:00 00:01:09 Jean-Baptiste Lully Marche militaire Stuttgart Brass Quartet Hänssler 98623
03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin - Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Cynthia Phelps, viola
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act 1, Lohengrin
Julia Adolphe: Unearth, Release (Concerto for Viola & Orchestra)
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: A German Christmas - Christmas music from the time of Martin Luther, and both the Lutheran and Catholic side of the German Baroque
05:58:00 00:01:10 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 4: Norwegian Dance Op 47 Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano Centaur 2930
06:04:00 00:03:34 William Byrd O magnum mysterium Sir John Eliot Gardiner Monteverdi Choir Philips 462050
06:10:00 00:06:40 Morten Lauridsen O magnum mysterium Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2002
06:19:00 00:03:37 René Clausen O magnum mysterium Charles Bruffy Kansas City Chorale Chandos 5105
06:25:00 00:05:11 Ola Gjeilo Serenity Charles Bruffy Phoenix Chorale; Emmanuel Lopez, cello Chandos 5100
06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
06:56:00 00:03:51 Hildegard von Bingen O virdissima virga, Ave Barbara Thornton Sequentia DHM 77320
07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: A Seasonal Celebration - Whether in Michigan or New Mexico, Ely or Orleans, the music of Christmas resounds of peace and joy
DAVID CONTE: Christmas Intrada.
JAMES BIERY: Willie, take your little drum.
ROBIN MILFORD: Pastorale Dance, On Christmas Night.
KEITH CHAPMAN: Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella Larry Visser (1996 Austin-Allen/LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI) Visser 2013
MILFORD: In dulci jubilo.
ANDREW CARTER: Hodie Christus natus est Cathedral Choir/Maxine Thevenot, director; Edmund Connolly (2002 Reuter/Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, NM) Raven 974
DAN LOCKLAIR: Angel Song –Sospiri/Christopher Watson, director; Jeremy Cole (2011 Tickell/Keble College Chapel, Oxford, England) Convivium 033
ALAN BULLARD: 2 Christmas Carols (A baby so small; A boy is born) Selwyn College Choir/Sarah MacDonald, director; Timothy Parsons (Harrison/Ely Cathedral, England) Regent 456
CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Introit (Puer natus est), fr L’Orgue Mystique, Op. 55. no. 3 Georges Delvallee )1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans, France) Accord 476 1059
FATHER JOSEPH WALTER: Choral diferencias & glosas on ‘Puer natus in Bethlehem’ (premiere)—Cathedral Schola; Cherry Rhodes (2003 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/7/16)
08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: With Heart and Voice: Advent 4 - We’ll look forward to the arrival of the Christ Child on this edition of With Heart and Voice, as Peter DuBois shares sacred choral and organ treasures of the season
09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Non-Commercial Holiday Celebration
Flory Jagoda: Ocho kandelikas Voice of the Turtle/Judith Wachs (Titanic 159 CD) 3:00
Traditional Sephardic: Kita’l tas Voice of the Turtle/Judith Wachs (Titanic 159 CD) 5:00
Traditional Chassidic: Hayo Haya The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 1:50
Traditional Israeli: MiY’malel The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 1:33
Hugo Chaim Adler/Traditional: Maoz Tzur (2 versions) The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 3:16
F. Greenspan: Kemach min hazak The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 1:34
Avrom Goldfaden/Michel Gelbart: Dreydel songs The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 4:22
Anonymous: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern Netherlands Bach Society Choir and Capella Figuralis/Jos Veldhoven (Channel Classics 15198 CD) 1:21
Michael Praaetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Netherlands Bach Society Choir and Capella Figuralis/Jos Veldhoven (Channel Classics 15198 CD) 2:54
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ons ist geboren Netherlands Bach Society Choir and Capella Figuralis/Jos Veldhoven (Channel Classics 15198 CD) 3:32
Nicolai Kedrov, Sr: Our Father Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi 907410 CD) 3:01
Arvo Pärt: Rejoice, O Virgin Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi 907410 CD) 1:27
John Jacob Niles (arr. Andrew Carter): Appalachian Folk Carol “I wonder as I wander” Sarah Hewlett, soprano; Choir of Merton College, Oxford/Benjamin Nicholas (BBC Vol33 No.3 CD) 3:53
Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio: “Jauchzet, fröhlocket” Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki (BIS 941942 CD) 7:37
09:57:00 00:02:01 Jean-Marie Leclair Recréation de Musique No. 2: Badinage Florilegium Channel 7595
10:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND with Fred Child
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in a minor, Op. 56: Movement 2--Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor Album: Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 1 – 5 EuroDisc 69237 Music: 04:27
Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96-- Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor Jones Hall, Houston, TX Music: 6:02
The Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Matthew Johnson from Chattanooga, TN Music: 08:44
Johann Sebastian Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: No. 15 Prelude and Fugue in G major Andras Schiff, piano Album: Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II Decca 417236 Music: 03:44
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44/2--Vega Quartet Flagler Museum Music Series, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL Music: 24:33
11:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND
Emile Waldteufel (arr. First Piano Quartet): Skater's Waltz-- The 5 Browns University of Georgia, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA Music: 05:22
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op. 47 Viktoria Mullova, violin; Estonian Festival Orchestra; Paavo Jarvi, conductor Parnu Music Festival, Concert Hall, Parnu, Estonia Music: 29:49
Ruth Elaine Schram: By Candlelight Adagio Trio Album: Winter Gift Adagio Trio 2 Music: 3:21
Walter Kent: I'll Be Home for Christmas David Wood, guitar Album: A Christmas Gift Broken Hip 7 Music: 02:30
12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music; this week, Part 2 of the life and music of Peter Tchaikovsky - Selections used in Parts 1 and 2:
Piano Concerto No.1 in b-Flat Op 23 (1874-75)--Emil Gilels, piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Fritz Reiner (Naxos 80068 CD)
Nutcracker Suite Op 71a (1892)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir George Solti (Decca 1170105 CD)
The Seasons Op 37a (1875)--Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano (Decca 898178 CD)
Morceaux Piano Piece No.2 Op 72 (1892-93)--Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano (Decca 898178 CD)
Violin Concerto in D (1878)--Jascha Heifetz, violin; Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner (RCA 67896 CD)
Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture for orchestra in b (1870)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado (Sony 47179 CD)
1812 Overture Op 49 (1880)--Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus/Lorin Maazel (CBS Masterworks 37252 CD)
Scene from Swan Lake Op 20a (1874-75)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir George Solti (Decca 1170105 CD)
String Quartet No.1 in d Op 11 (1871)--Emerson String Quartet (Dg Masters 445551 CD)
Piano Sonata in c-Sharp Op 80 (1865)--Valery Boyev, piano (Etcetera Net 1164 CD)
Symphony No.4 in f Op 36 (1877-78)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir George Solti (Decca 414192 CD)
Symphony No.6 in b Op 74 (1893)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir George Solti (Decca 417 1708-2 CD)
WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:01:51 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Miniature Overture Burning River Brass BurnRiver 2008
14:01:00 00:06:27 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers Seiji Ozawa Orchestra of Paris Philips 4788977
14:08:00 00:14:05 Anton Arensky Variations on Theme by Tchaikovsky Op 35 William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus 7020
14:22:00 00:20:21 Edward MacDowell Suite No. 1 for Orchestra Op 42 Takuo Yuasa Ulster Orchestra Naxos 559075
14:50:00 00:25:49 Johann Friedrich Fasch Suite for Winds & Strings in A minor Tempesta di Mare Chandos 783
15:15:00 00:10:18 Hector Berlioz Waverley Overture Op 1 Sir Colin Davis Dresden State Orchestra RCA 68790
15:26:00 00:09:44 Gerald Finzi Eclogue for Piano & Strings Op 10 English String Orchestra William Boughton Martin Jones, piano Nimbus 5366
15:35:00 00:12:58 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Pas de deux Fritz Reiner Chicago Symphony Orchestra RCA 300350
15:54:00 00:04:46 Gioacchino Rossini Il signor Bruschino: Overture Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos 570934
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conductor; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano - Archival concert in memory of Pierre Boulez, Severance Hall, 02/06/10
16:04:00 00:27:00 Olivier Messiaen L'Ascension
16:35:00 00:18:47 Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major
16:57:00 00:22:12 Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
17:22:00 00:18:32 Claude Debussy Images: Ibéria
17:41:00 00:18:31 Jean Sibelius En saga Op 9 George Szell Cleveland Orchestra MAA 97
DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Contrasting Premieres by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
18:05:00 00:22:15 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Suite Op 71 Steven Richman Harmonie Ensemble New York Harm Mundi 907493
18:29:00 00:12:07 Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Roderick Williams, baritone; Joseph Cullen, organ; Joyful Company of Singers Chandos 10385
18:43:00 00:07:46 Johann Sebastian Bach Flute Sonata No. 4 in C major Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Ann Marie Morgan, cello Delos 3408
18:53:00 00:01:35 Traditional Deck the Halls King's Singers EMI 64133
18:54:00 00:03:20 Franz Gruber Silent Night Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Erich Kunzel King's Singers Telarc 80538
18:58:00 00:01:10 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Chinese Dance Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra MAA 2002
SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:15:23 Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry Lady Radnor's Suite William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus 5068
19:19:00 00:36:04 Robert Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C major Op 61 Kenneth Woods Orchestra of the Swan Avie 2231
19:57:00 00:02:01 Felix Mendelssohn Song without Words No. 11 in D major Op 30 Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge 9350
20:00 SPECIAL: THE BW MEN’S CHORUS/Frank Bianchi, a repeat airing of the performance recorded 12/9/16 in the Westfield Insurance Studio Theater at the Idea Center in Playhouse Square
Carol of the Bells - Mykola Leontovich/Arr. A. Frackenpohl
Silent Night - Franz Gruber
A Swingin’ Christmas - arr Jay Althouse and Mark Hayes (Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard & I’ll Be Home for Christmas - Walter Kent--Peter Henkels, conductor; Sydney Jahnigen and Nick Urbanic, soloists
O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Thomas Helmore (arr Aric Anloague, based on Pentatonix version)—Mr. Sun’s Echo
Christmas Wish - Gillian Britton (arr Straight No Chaser)—Mr. Sun’s Echo
Grown Up Christmas List - David Foster and Linda Thompson Jenner (arr Mark Hayes)--Sydney Jahnigen, conductor; Jeff Jaskolka, accompanist; Bob Winters and Cameron Cabot, soloists
The Christmas Song - Mel Torme and Robert Wells (arr Mark Hayes)--Jason Falkofsky, conductor; Steve Pernod, soloist
Text Me Merry Christmas - Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum (arr Straight No Chaser)—Mr. Sun’s Echo
The Ground from “Sunrise Mass” - Ola Gjeilo
O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam--Tracy Grady, BW Voice Faculty, soloist
Betelehemu - Nigerian Christmas Song (arr Wendell Whalum)—David Croglio and Mike Newcomb, soloists; Drew Andreatta, percussion (congas, djembe)
White Christmas - Irving Berlin (arr Roy Ringwald)—Michelle Mklhouf nd Jeff Jaskolka, piano
20:52:00 00:06:13 Johann David Heinichen Pastorale in A major Cologne Musica Antiqua Reinhard Goebel Susanne Regel, oboe; Monika Nielen, oboe Archiv 447644
21:00 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild
Frank Wiley: Some Hope Upon the Sky (199) Susan Fletcher, soprano; Weiwen Ma, piano (CCG 04-27-14) 15:11
Nikola Resanovich: Twelve Variations on a Theme by Arcadelt (1993) James Marron, guitar (Marron 1998) 18:15
Dennis Eberhard: Prometheus Wept (1998) Piotr Migunov, bass; St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Tchernoushenko, cond. (Naxos 559 176) 14:22
21:51:00 00:08:04 Ottorino Respighi Suite for Strings: Burlesca & Rigaudon Salvatore Di Vittorio Respighi Chamber Orchestra Naxos 572332
22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded 12/14 at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Perils or Promises: Education in the Age of Smart Machines - Yong Zhao, Ph.D. Prof. in the School of Education, Univ. of Kansas
23:02:00 00:09:44 Gerald Finzi Eclogue for Piano & Strings Op 10 English String Orchestra William Boughton Martin Jones, piano Nimbus 5366
23:11:00 00:10:39 Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Vernon Handley London Philharmonic Chandos 2419
23:24:00 00:05:17 Sir William Walton Two Pieces for Strings from 'Henry V' William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus 7020
23:29:00 00:11:06 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Balcony Scene Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca 4787779
23:42:00 00:02:13 Cyril Scott Pastoral Suite: Courante Jack Richard Crossan, piano Cambria 1086
23:44:00 00:09:24 Frank Bridge There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus 5366
23:55:00 00:02:36 R.R. Terry Myn lyking City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium 106
23:56:00 00:03:25 Maurice Ravel Vocalise en forme d'Habañera Academy St. Martin in Fields Edward Gardner Kate Royal, soprano EMI 94419