Program Guide 12-22-2016


December 22

1723 Carl Friedrich Abel – German composer (d.1787); renowned player of the viola da gamba and composed music for that instrument; one of his works became famous due to a misattribution: in the 19th century, a manuscript symphony in the hand of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was catalogued as his Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat K 18, and was published in the first complete edition of Mozart's works, but it was actually a symphony by Abel (Op 6 No. 7), copied by Mozart for study purposes while he was visiting London in 1764.

1808 first performances of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’ and the Choral Fantasy; Greg Mitchell wrote in the Huffington Post: “The Greatest Concert Ever! Fellow geezers: Forget the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Dylan in Manchester, the Stones at Altamont, Springsteen at the Bottom…On December 22, 1808, Beethoven himself rented a hall in Vienna and promoted the concert to end all concerts: the debut, over four hours, of three of the greatest works in the history of music: his Fifth Symphony, the Sixth ("Pastoral") Symphony, and the astounding Piano Concerto No. 4, plus selections from his amazing Mass in C Major, and in closing, the wonderful Choral Fantasia (forerunner to his Ninth Symphony). A bonus: improvisations by the maestro.”

1853 Teresa Carreño – Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor (d.1917); the Carreño Cultural Complex in Caracas is named after her, as is a crater on Venus; what a life! – in 1863 (age 10) she performed for Abraham Lincoln at the White House; in 1876, made her debut as an opera singer in Europe; Franz Liszt offered her lessons, but she declined; performed at the promenade concerts of Henry Wood, who wrote: "It is difficult to express adequately what all musicians felt about this great woman who looked like a queen among pianists - and played like a goddess. The instant she walked onto the platform her steady dignity held her audience who watched with riveted attention while she arranged the long train she habitually wore. Her masculine vigor of tone and touch and her marvelous precision on executing octave passages carried everyone completely away."

1858 Giacomo Puccini – Italian composer (d.1924); often called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi"; adopted and became one of the leading exponents of the verismo style; biographer Julian Budden: “No composer communicates more directly with an audience than Puccini. Indeed, for many years he has remained a victim of his own popularity…Be it remembered, however, that Verdi's melodies were once dismissed as barrel-organ fodder. The truth is that music that appeals immediately to a public becomes subject to bad imitation, which can cast a murky shadow over the original. So long as counterfeit Puccinian melody dominated the world of sentimental operetta, many found it difficult to come to terms with the genuine article. Now that the current coin of light music has changed, the composer admired by Schoenberg, Ravel, and Stravinsky can be seen to emerge in his full stature.”

1874 Franz Schmidt – Austrian composer, cellist and pianist (d.1939); accusations of Nazi sympathies (probably false) have put his posthumous reputation under a cloud; his magnum opus is an oratorio, Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln (The Book with Seven Seals) set to a text from Revelation, premiered Vienna in 1938,

1883 Edgard Varèse – French-born American composer (d.1965); coined the term ‘organized sound’ in reference to his own musical aesthetic; one of his biggest fans was the American guitarist and composer Frank Zappa whose final project was The Rage and the Fury, a recording of the works of Varèse.

1885 Deems Taylor – American composer, music critic and promoter of classical music (d.1966); appeared in Disney's Fantasia.

Recording of the Week

The Tchaikovsky Project

Dec. 1, 2016

Program Guide


00:02:00    00:31:04    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Violin Concerto No.  5 in A major     Berlin Philharmonic    Herbert von Karajan    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin    DeutGram     4793449
00:35:00    00:26:16    Johann Sebastian Bach    Christmas Oratorio: Part 1    Academy Ancient Music Berlin    René Jacobs    Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Werner Güra, tenor; Klaus Häger, baritone; RIAS Chamber Chorus    Harm Mundi     2908304
01:03:00    00:31:18    Deems Taylor    Through the Looking Glass    Seattle Symphony    Gerard Schwarz    Ilkka Talvi, violin; Raymond Davis, cello; Victoria Bogdashevskaya, piano    Delos     3099
01:36:00    00:24:04    Georg Philipp Telemann    Orchestral Suite in C 'Water Music'        Reinhard Goebel    Cologne Musica Antiqua    Archiv     413788
02:02:00    00:42:16    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  6 in F major  Op 68        Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80145
02:46:00    00:35:26    Camille Saint-Saëns    Christmas Oratorio Op 12    Dresden Philharmonic    Martin Flämig    Ute Selbig, soprano; Elisabeth Wilke, contralto; Annette Markert, alto; Armin Ude, tenor; Dresden Kreuzchor    LaserLight     15273
03:23:00    00:44:22    Franz Schmidt    Symphony No. 1 in E major         Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9357
04:09:00    00:26:21    Richard Strauss    Oboe Concerto in D major     New Philharmonia Orchestra    Edo de Waart    Heinz Holliger, oboe    Philips     4788977
04:37:00    00:37:07    Mily Balakirev    Symphony No. 2 in D minor         Igor Golovschin    Russian State Symphony    Naxos     550793
05:16:00    00:11:33    Leroy Anderson    Suite of Carols for Brass        Leonard Slatkin    BBC Concert Orchestra    Naxos     559357
05:30:00    00:05:55    Franz Schubert    The Friends from Salamanka: Overture        Manfred Huss    Haydn Sinfonietta, Vienna    Koch Intl     1121
05:50:00    00:05:45    Frederick Delius    Winter Night 'Sleigh Ride'        John Rutter    Royal Philharmonic    Collegium     133
05:58:00    00:02:19    Anonymous    Salutation Carol            Cantus    Cantus     1211


06:07:00    00:03:04    Henry J. Gauntlett    Once in Royal David's City        Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225
06:15:00    00:08:12    Peter Tchaikovsky    Waltz from Symphony No.  6 Op 74        Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656
06:25:00    00:08:28    Claude Debussy    Preludes Book 1: La cathédral engloutie        Wolfgang Sawallisch    Philadelphia Orchestra    EMI     55592
06:40:00    00:02:32    Traditional    The Coventry Carol        Richard Westenburg    Musica Sacra    DeutGram     429732
06:42:00    00:05:12    Carl Stamitz    Rondo from Flute Concerto Op 29    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Irena Grafenauer, flute    Philips     426318
06:51:00    00:02:11    Traditional    Gloucestershire Wassail    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Members of    MAA     2014
06:55:00    00:03:57    Ralph Vaughan Williams    March 'Sea Songs'        Frederick Fennell    Cleveland Symphonic Winds    Telarc     80099
07:05:00    00:05:50    Alfredo Catalani    Loreley: Dance of the Water Nymphs        Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10634
07:10:00    00:08:19    Bruce Healey    Medley 'Sing With Us of Christmas'    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Erich Kunzel    Singing Hoosiers    Telarc     80538
07:20:00    00:01:59    Vincenzo Galilei    Saltarello            Kristo Käo, guitar    Kitarrikoo     2008
07:25:00    00:02:18    Jack Rollins & Steve Nelson    Frosty the Snowman            Canadian Brass    Steinway     30027
07:28:00    00:05:23    Paul Lewis    An English Overture        Gavin Sutherland    Royal Ballet Sinfonia    ASV     2126
07:40:00    00:06:13    Johann David Heinichen    Pastorale in A major     Cologne Musica Antiqua    Reinhard Goebel    Susanne Regel, oboe; Monika Nielen, oboe    Archiv     447644
07:48:00    00:04:02    Tchaikovsky & Ellington    The Nutcracker: Trepak & The Volga Vouty        Steven Richman    Harmonie Ensemble New York    Harm Mundi     907493
07:52:00    00:02:08    Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari    Strimpellata from Suite Concertino Op 16    BBC Philharmonic    Gianandrea Noseda    Karen Geoghegan, bassoon    Chandos     10511
07:55:00    00:02:30    Vince Guaraldi    Christmas Time is Here            Christopher O'Riley, piano    CPI     3294112


08:07:00    00:05:50    Dmitri Shostakovich    Festive Overture Op 96        Gustavo Dudamel    Simón Bolívar Symphony    DeutGram     13458
08:18:00    00:02:55    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Miniature Overture        Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80068
08:20:00    00:03:26    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Arabian Dance        Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80068
08:24:00    00:02:21    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes        Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80068
08:26:00    00:07:17    Ludwig van Beethoven    Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5 Op 67        Carlos Kleiber    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     4795448
08:43:00    00:07:08    Sir William Walton    Coronation March 'Orb and Sceptre'        André Previn    Royal Philharmonic    Telarc     80125
08:51:00    00:02:41    Giacomo Puccini    Turandot: Hymn to the Moon    Orch of the Royal Opera House    Lamberto Gardelli    Royal Opera Chorus    EMI     64356
08:55:00    00:04:48    Hugh Martin    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas        Ragnar Bohlin    Capella SF    Delos     3485
09:05:00    00:17:19    Maurice Ravel    Le tombeau de Couperin        George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     75
09:27:00    00:05:16    Irving Berlin    White Christmas    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2008
09:35:00    00:06:27    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers        Seiji Ozawa    Orchestra of Paris    Philips     4788977
09:45:00    00:09:54    Lorenzo Zavateri    Concerto Grosso in D major  Op 1    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Gottfried von der Goltz    Gottfried von der Goltz, vn; Brigitte Täubl, violin    DHM     77352
09:55:00    00:02:56    Tomás Luis de Victoria    O magnum mysterium        Peter Bennett    Quire Cleveland    Quire     101


10:01:00    00:02:14    Giacomo Puccini    Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro    London Philharmonic    Sir Andrew Davis    Nicole Cabell, soprano    Decca     6590
10:03:00    00:01:55    Giacomo Puccini    The Girl of the Golden West: Ch'ella mi    St Cecilia Academy Orchestra    Antonio Pappano    Jonas Kaufmann, tenor    Sony     509249
10:07:00    00:12:34    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor  Op 90            Peter Takács, piano    Cambria     1175
10:22:00    00:07:03    Artur Lemba    Scherzo from Symphony in C sharp minor         Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     8656
10:30:00    00:03:52    Felix Mendelssohn    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing    Bay Brass    A. David Krehbiel    John Fenstermaker, organ    Gothic     49120
10:38:00    00:04:27    Gustav Holst    In the Bleak Midwinter            Burning River Brass    BurnRiver     2008
10:44:00    00:04:31    Eric Coates    London Suite: Knightsbridge March        Ronald Corp    New London Orchestra    Hyperion     66968
10:51:00    00:25:13    Camille Saint-Saëns    Symphony in A major         Jean Martinon    Orchestre National de France    Brilliant     94360
11:18:00    00:06:13    Jacques Offenbach    Master Péronilla: Overture        Antonio de Almeida    Philharmonia Orchestra    Philips     422057
11:28:00    00:02:02    Traditional    Angels We Have Heard on High        Robert Page    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     1999
11:28:00    00:03:24    John Rutter    Mary's Lullaby    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2008
11:31:00    00:08:22    Engelbert Humperdinck    Hansel and Gretel: Dream Pantomime        Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2011
11:42:00    00:02:16    William J. Kirkpatrick    Away in a Manger        Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2014
11:44:00    00:02:12    John Joubert    There is no Rose        Gareth Morrell    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     1996
11:46:00    00:03:53    Franz Gruber    Silent Night    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2011
11:50:00    00:02:06    Edmund Walters    As Joseph was a walking    Cleveland Orchestra    Gareth Morrell    Cleve Orch Children's Chorus    MAA     1993
11:52:00    00:02:18    Traditional    Deck the Halls    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     1999
11:57:00    00:02:04    Sir Edward German    Henry VIII: Torch Dance        Richard Hickox    Royal Northern Sinfonia    EMI     49933


12:07:00    00:07:28    Maurice Ravel    Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso        Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Teldec     44945
12:16:00    00:09:38    Deems Taylor    Through the Looking Glass: Jabberwocky        Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Delos     3099
12:27:00    00:01:30    Dmitri Shostakovich    Ballet Suite No. 1: Galop        Constantine Orbelian    Moscow Chamber Orchestra    Delos     3257
12:31:00    00:03:00    Modest Mussorgsky    Scherzo in B flat        Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Toronto Symphony Orchestra    Finlandia     14911
12:37:00    00:04:54    Giacomo Puccini    Scherzo for Orchestra        Riccardo Chailly    Verdi Symphony Milan    Decca     2141
12:43:00    00:10:15    Julius Fucik    Danube Legends Waltz Op 233        Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     5158
12:55:00    00:03:38    Edward White    Puffin' Billy        Ronald Corp    New London Orchestra    Hyperion     66868


13:01:00    00:31:18    Deems Taylor    Through the Looking Glass    Seattle Symphony    Gerard Schwarz    Ilkka Talvi, violin; Raymond Davis, cello; Victoria Bogdashevskaya, piano    Delos     3099
13:34:00    00:25:22    Victor Herbert    Cello Concerto No. 1 in D major  Op 8    Ulster Orchestra    JoAnn Falletta    Mark Kosower, cello    Naxos     573517
14:00:00    00:02:26    Giacomo Puccini    Prelude for Orchestra        Riccardo Chailly    Verdi Symphony Milan    Decca     2141
14:03:00    00:02:48    Giacomo Puccini    Turandot: Nessun dorma    Rome Opera Orchestra    Francesco Molinari-Pradelli    Franco Corelli, tenor; Rome Opera Chorus    Warner     86211
14:09:00    00:12:49    Alfred Burt    A Christmas Greeting    Boston Pops Orchestra    John Williams    Tanglewood Festival Chorus    Philips     416287
14:24:00    00:11:34    Hector Berlioz    The Trojans: Ballet Music    London Symphony    Sir Colin Davis    Chorus    LSO Live     40
14:38:00    00:10:08    Siegfried Wagner    Scherzo        Werner Andreas Albert    Hamburg Philharmonic    CPO     999366
14:50:00    00:08:53    Sir Malcolm Arnold    Fantasy on Christmas Carols        Rumon Gamba    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9851
15:01:00    00:18:32    Ludwig van Beethoven    Choral Fantasy in C minor  Op 80    Mahler Chamber Orchestra    Leif Ove Andsnes    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Prague Philharmonic Choir    Sony     305886
15:22:00    00:07:47    Johann Sebastian Bach    Christmas Oratorio: Pastoral Symphony        René Jacobs    Academy Ancient Music Berlin    Harm Mundi     2908304
15:32:00    00:04:39    Franz Schmidt    Notre Dame: Intermezzo        Lawrence Foster    Monte Carlo Philharmonic    Erato     88103
15:41:00    00:03:06    Franz Schreker    Ein Tanzspiel: Menuett        Kazuki Yamada    Orch de la Suisse Romande    PentaTone     518
15:45:00    00:08:42    Antonio Vivaldi    Trio Sonata in D minor  Op 1        Reinhard Goebel    Cologne Musica Antiqua    DeutGram     4795448
15:56:00    00:01:37    Traditional    The Holly and the Ivy (English)            Pittsburgh Symphony Brass    Four Winds     3029
15:58:00    00:04:52    Giacomo Puccini    Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Intermezzo        Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10634


16:07:00    00:02:59    Giacomo Puccini    Tosca: Vissi d'arte    Paris Conservatoire Orchestra    Georges Prêtre    Maria Callas, soprano    Warner     86211
16:13:00    00:08:57    Peter Tchaikovsky    Scherzo from Symphony No.  6 Op 74        Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656
16:26:00    00:05:59    Alan Silvestri    The Polar Express: Suite    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2014
16:34:00    00:04:58    Josquin Desprez    Ave Maria        Joe Miller    Westminster Choir    WCC     1009
16:41:00    00:02:07    Traditional    Baloo, Lammy        Richard Westenburg    Musica Sacra    DeutGram     429732
16:43:00    00:02:52    Conrad Kocher    As With Gladness Men of Old        Richard Westenburg    Musica Sacra    DeutGram     429732
16:46:00    00:02:22    Traditional    O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)        Richard Westenburg    Musica Sacra    DeutGram     429732
16:52:00    00:02:50    Johnny Marks    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer            Canadian Brass    Steinway     30027
16:55:00    00:03:54    Giovanni Gabrieli    O magnum mysterium            National Brass Ensemble    OberlinMus     1504
17:05:00    00:05:49    François Joseph Gossec    Christmas Suite    Academy of Ancient Music    Christopher Hogwood    Academy Ancient Music Choir    l'Oiseau     410179
17:13:00    00:12:11    Various    "Songs of Angels" Pt. 1        Robert Shaw    Robert Shaw Chamber Singers    Telarc     80377
17:28:00    00:07:02    George Frideric Handel    Concerto Grosso in G major  Op 3        Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Erato     94354
17:40:00    00:02:24    George Frideric Handel    Messiah: And He shall purify    Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Singers    Avie     2208
17:44:00    00:05:35    George Frideric Handel    Messiah: Behold, A Virgin shall conceive    Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo; Apollo's Singers    Avie     2208
17:52:00    00:03:07    Traditional    Greensleeves    Welsh National Opera Orchestra    Tecwyn Evans    Bryn Terfel, baritone; Catrin Finch, harp    DeutGram     14914
17:56:00    00:03:06    John Rutter    Ave Maria    Royal Philharmonic    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     133


18:09:00    00:11:26    Ludwig van Beethoven    Scene by the Brook from Symphony No. 6 Op 68        Douglas Boyd    Manchester Camerata    Avie     2242
18:23:00    00:08:56    Ludwig van Beethoven    Andante from Symphony No. 5 Op 67        Manfred Honeck    Pittsburgh Symphony    Reference     718
18:34:00    00:04:01    Ludwig van Beethoven    Christ on Mount of Olives: Hallelujah Op 85    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80119
18:42:00    00:10:02    Ludwig van Beethoven    Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 58    Symphony of the Air    Josef Krips    Arthur Rubinstein, piano    RCA     300350
18:52:00    00:07:01    Ludwig van Beethoven    Finale from Symphony No. 8 Op 93        Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Révolutionaire et Romantique    Soli Deo     721


19:02:00    00:11:00    Carl Friedrich Abel    Symphony in D major  Op 7        Adrian Shepherd    Cantilena    Chandos     8648
19:15:00    00:39:37    Johannes Brahms    Symphony No.  1 in C minor  Op 68        Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    Belvedere     8005
19:56:00    00:02:50    Antonín Dvorák    Humoresque No. 4 Op 101            Benjamin Pasternack, piano    Naxos     559777


20:02:00    00:07:01    Peter Tchaikovsky    Andante cantabile Op 11        Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     99
20:11:00    00:44:36    Peter Tchaikovsky    Symphony No.  6 in B minor  Op 74        Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656


21:03:00    00:19:18    Einojuhani Rautavaara    Concerto for Birds & Orchestra Op 61        Leif Segerstam    Helsinki Philharmonic    Ondine     1041
21:24:00    00:07:26    Frédéric Chopin    Nocturne No. 17 in B major  Op 62            Rafal Blechacz, piano    DeutGram     10870
21:33:00    00:06:57    Johan Wagenaar    Overture 'The Taming of the Shrew' Op 25        Riccardo Chailly    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Decca     425833
21:42:00    00:07:53    Franz Schubert    String Trio Movement in B flat major     Kodály Quartet        Members of    Naxos     557126
21:51:00    00:31:02    Witold Lutoslawski    Polish Christmas Carols    BBC Symphony Orchestra    David Zinman    Julia Doyle, soprano; Philharmonia Chorus    RCA     11561
22:24:00    00:22:23    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 35 in D major         Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    Koch Intl     7574
22:48:00    00:11:39    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Act 2 Divertissement        Antal Doráti    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Philips     4788977


23:02:00    00:07:47    Johann Sebastian Bach    Christmas Oratorio: Pastoral Symphony        René Jacobs    Academy Ancient Music Berlin    Harm Mundi     2908304
23:09:00    00:05:13    John Rutter    Psalm 23 'The Lord is my Shepherd'    City of London Sinfonia    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers; Quentin Poole, oboe    Collegium     100
23:15:00    00:05:18    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book  5: Shepherd Boy Op 54            Andrei Gavrilov, piano    DeutGram     437522
23:22:00    00:05:25    Pietro A. Yon    Gesu Bambino        A. David Krehbiel    Bay Brass    Gothic     49120
23:27:00    00:12:06    Amilcare Ponchielli    Elegia        Riccardo Muti    La Scala Philharmonic    Sony     63025
23:42:00    00:05:29    Johann Sebastian Bach    Chorale Prelude 'Nun komm der Heiden            Piers Lane, piano    Hyperion     67344
23:47:00    00:07:04    Domenico Scarlatti    Sonata in C minor             Yevgeny Sudbin, piano    Bis     2138
23:54:00    00:04:05    Richard Purvis    Prelude on "Greensleeves"            Todd Wilson, organ    MAA     11009
23:56:00    00:02:50    Benjamin Britten    A Hymn to the Virgin        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     105

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