Program Guide 12/23/2016


December 23

1689 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – French composer (d.1755); one of the first composers to have no patrons: he obtained a royal license for engraving music in 1724, and made a living by publishing his music for sale to the public.

1806 first performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna; the work did not find its way into the basic repertoire until 1844 (well after Beethoven's death) when it was played by the then 12-year-old violinist Joseph Joachim with the London Philharmonic conducted by Felix Mendelssohn.

1893 premiere of Engelbert Humperdinck’s children’s opera Hansel and Gretel at the Court Theater of Weimar, conducted by a promising 29-year old composer by the name of Richard Strauss, and quickly became a Christmastime tradition.

1894 first performance of Claude Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun inspired by Stephane Mallarmé’s poem L’apres midi d’un faun.     

1982 Han-Na Chang – South Korean-American cellist and conductor (38 years old); since 2007 has concentrated on conducting, and in 2013 was appointed Music Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, a post from which she resigned in September 2014; currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

Recording of the Week

A Wondrous Mystery

Dec. 1, 2016

Program Guide

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell
00:02:00 00:43:32 Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major  Op 61 German Chamber Philharmonic Lisa Batiashvili Lisa Batiashvili, violin Sony  733400
00:48:00 00:31:53 Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio: Part 2 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
01:22:00 00:38:22 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No.  2 in C major  Op 53  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9454
02:02:00 00:25:16 Édouard Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor  St Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano Han-Na Chang, cello EMI  82390
02:29:00 00:39:47 Sir William Walton Façade - An Entertainment City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Susana Walton, speaker; Richard Baker, speaker Chandos  8869
03:11:00 00:22:00 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major  Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Robert Casadesus, piano Sony  780837
03:35:00 00:37:16 Béla Bartók Suite No. 1 for Orchestra Op 3  Antal Doráti Detroit Symphony Decca  4785437
04:14:00 00:40:31 Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 11 in F major   Johannes Goritzki German Chamber Academy Neuss Claves  9002
04:57:00 00:18:02 Alfredo Casella Paganiniana Op 65  Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  53280
05:17:00 00:12:25 Johann Sebastian Bach Motet 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied' Chamber Ensemble Anton Armstrong St. Olaf Choir St.Olaf  3215
05:31:00 00:05:02 Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Fêtes d'Hébé: Overture  Raymond Leppard English Chamber Orchestra EMI  65732
05:47:00 00:09:16 Various 'Songs of Angels' Pt. 2  Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc  80377
06:07:00 00:05:18 Adolphe Adam O Holy Night  Andrew Carwood St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ Decca  4789225

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:15:00 00:07:28 Victor Herbert Babes in Toyland: Suite  Keith Brion Razumovsky Symphony Naxos  559025
06:25:00 00:04:13 Leos Janácek Idyll for Strings: Andante  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572698
06:30:00 00:04:59 Franz Schubert Ave Maria Orch del Teatro Comunale Michele Mariotti Juan Diego Flórez, tenor Decca  14875
06:40:00 00:10:38 Leroy Anderson Suite of Carols for Winds BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Members of Naxos  559382
06:58:00 00:01:27 Traditional I Saw Three Ships   Burning River Brass BurnRiver  2008
07:00:00 00:02:08 Ludwig van Beethoven The Ruins of Athens: Turkish March Op 113   Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Marcel Gazelle, piano Warner  1
07:05:00 00:05:59 Alan Silvestri The Polar Express: Suite Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2014
07:15:00 00:07:30 Newell H. Long 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Fennell Symphonic Winds Frederick Fennell Robert Conrad, narrator ELF  991018
07:25:00 00:03:20 Michael Praetorius Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575
07:30:00 00:04:11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Menuetto from Symphony No. 40  Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire Avie  2159
07:40:00 00:01:48 Traditional In dulci jubilo Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1999
07:43:00 00:06:32 Daryl Runswick Fantasia on 'The Coventry Carol' and  Geoffrey Simon London Cello Sound Cala  55003
07:50:00 00:05:28 John Rutter All Bells in Paradise  Andrew Carwood St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ Decca  4789225
07:55:00 00:03:16 Sholom Secunda Bei mir bist du schön   Quartet San Francisco ViolinJazz  105
08:07:00 00:05:00 Jean de Brébeuf The Huron Carol  Patrick Dupré Quigley Seraphic Fire SFM  14
08:15:00 00:09:11 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Pas de deux  Seiji Ozawa Boston Symphony Orchestra DeutGram  435619
08:25:00 00:02:40 Gabriel Fauré Dolly Suite: Berceuse Op 56   Kathryn Stott, piano; Martin Roscoe, piano Hyperion  66911
08:30:00 00:04:11 Franz Joseph Haydn Finale 'B' from Symphony No. 53  Rebecca Miller Royal Northern Sinfonia Signum  434
08:40:00 00:10:33 John Taverner Magnificat à 5  Joseph Jennings Chanticleer Teldec  81829
08:50:00 00:03:30 Mel Tormé The Christmas Song   Burning River Brass BurnRiver  2004
08:50:00 00:02:49 Joseph Beal & James Boothe Jingle Bell Rock Chamber Ensemble  Vienna Boys' Choir DeutGram  23692
09:05:00 00:16:08 Alan Danson A Christmas Carol - A Dickens of a Tale Mainstreet Brass  Alan Danson, narrator MSR  1325
09:22:00 00:03:59 Jacob Handl Mirable mysterium   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575
09:30:00 00:03:34 Felix Bernard Winter Wonderland Schubert Akademie  Vienna Boys' Choir DeutGram  23692
09:35:00 00:05:36 Giuseppe Torelli Concerto Grosso in G minor  Op 8 La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8730
09:45:00 00:03:05 Traditional All Sons of Adam, Sing Nowell! Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Singers Avie  2269
09:48:00 00:05:15 Traditional The First Nowell Fanfare Tpts, Welsh Guards John Hugh Thomas Huw Tregelles Williams, organ; BBC National Chorus of Wales Nimbus  5310
09:55:00 00:03:16 Traditional The Old Year Now Away is Fled Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Sandra Simon, soprano Eclectra  2041

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:00:00 00:01:32 Johann Walther Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine  Peter Bennett Quire Cleveland Quire  101
10:02:00 00:01:36 Anonymous Gaudete, Christus est natus  Andrew Carwood St. Paul's Cathedral Choir Decca  4789225
10:06:00 00:12:29 Vasily Kalinnikov The Cedar and the Palm  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  7093
10:20:00 00:05:44 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for Piano 4 Hands in D major  Op 6   Peter Takács, piano; Janice Weber, piano Cambria  1175
10:28:00 00:03:39 Julie Giroux Christmas and Sousa Forever  Jerry Junkin Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  126
10:35:00 00:04:13 John Frederick Coots Santa Claus is Coming to Town  Petri Juutilainen Northern Lights Orch WSchatz  5
10:42:00 00:07:05 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony in D  Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus DHM  75736
10:53:00 00:26:11 William Henry Fry Santa Claus Symphony  Tony Rowe Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  559057
11:22:00 00:02:32 Leroy Anderson The Waltzing Cat  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559356

11:26:00 00:03:01 George Frideric Handel Messiah: And the glory of the Lord Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2002
11:29:00 00:03:15 Traditional Of the Father's Love Begotten Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1993
11:32:00 00:01:53 Mack Wilberg One December, Bright and Clear Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2008
11:34:00 00:02:53 Lewis Redner O Little Town of Bethlehem  Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra MAA  2011
11:37:00 00:03:59 Traditional Wexford Carol Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Brian Keith Johnson, baritone; Mary Kay Fink, Irish whistle; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2011
11:44:00 00:03:28 Traditional God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  1993
11:47:00 00:01:20 Traditional Fum, fum, fum Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2011
11:49:00 00:06:25 Randol Alan Bass The Night Before Christmas Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Dorothy Silver, narrator; Reuben Silver, narrator MAA  2008
11:57:00 00:01:37 Vince Guaraldi Skating   Canadian Brass Steinway  30027

12:07:00 00:08:36 Jean Joseph Mouret First Suite of Symphonies Paris Orchestral Ensemble Jean-Pierre Wallez Maurice André, trumpet; Bernard Soustrot, trumpet; Guy Touvron, trumpet; Jean-Pierre Leroy, trumpet EMI  64100
12:18:00 00:08:44 Antonín Dvorák Rondo in G minor  Op 94 St Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano Han-Na Chang, cello EMI  82390
12:30:00 00:04:07 Peter Tchaikovsky The Seasons: December Op 37  Richard Bonynge London Symphony DeutGram  469376
12:38:00 00:03:09 Hans Leo Hassler Hodie Christus natus est   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575
12:42:00 00:08:06 Johann Strauss Jr Waltz "Fairy Tales from the Orient" Op 444  Daniel Barenboim Vienna Philharmonic Decca  12569
12:51:00 00:07:01 Richard Rodgers Slaughter on 10th Avenue from 'On Your  Louis Lane Cleveland Orchestra Sony  63034

13:02:00 00:57:47 Ralph Vaughan Williams Christmas Cantata "Hodie" London Symphony Richard Hickox Elizabeth Gale, soprano; Robert Tear, tenor; Stephen Roberts, baritone; London Symphony Chorus; Choristers St Paul's Cathedral EMI  54128

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:01:38 Mikola Leontovich Carol of the Bells   Cantus Cantus  1211
14:02:00 00:01:45 Traditional My Dancing Day  Noel Edison Elora Festival Singers Naxos  573421
14:06:00 00:14:31 Marc-Antoine Charpentier Noëls for Instruments  Bernard Labadie Les Violons du Roy Dorian  90180
14:24:00 00:10:06 Gerald Finzi Introit in F major  Op 6 City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Tasmin Little, violin Chandos  9888
14:36:00 00:09:37 Eric Coates The Three Bears Phantasy Sinfonia ViVa Malcolm Nabarro Leo Phillips, violin ASV  2053
14:48:00 00:07:54 Franz Berwald Estrella de Soria: Overture  Okko Kamu Helsingborg Symphony Naxos  553051
15:00:00 00:16:36 Frederick Delius Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody  Sir Andrew Davis BBC Symphony Orchestra Teldec  90845
15:16:00 00:07:58 Philip Lane Wassail Dances  Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos  557099
15:24:00 00:04:00 John Rutter Candlelight Carol  John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Decca  1821
15:28:00 00:04:00 John Rutter What Sweeter Music?  John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Decca  1821
15:58:00 00:04:54 Jacob Clemens non Papa Pastores quidnam vidistis   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Humperdinck's "Into the Woods?"
16:07:00 00:02:49 Johannes Eccard Übers Gebirg Maria geht   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575
16:13:00 00:10:47 Various 'Songs of Angels' Pt. 3  Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc  80377
16:27:00 00:08:53 Sir Malcolm Arnold Fantasy on Christmas Carols  Rumon Gamba BBC Philharmonic Chandos  9851
16:38:00 00:01:48 Richard Dering Quem vidistis, pastores? Brass Ensemble Sir John Eliot Gardiner Monteverdi Choir Philips  462050
16:42:00 00:07:23 Nigel Hess A Christmas Overture  John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Collegium  133
16:52:00 00:02:49 David Willcocks, Myron Roberts Two Settings of 'God Rest You Merry,   Todd Wilson, organ MAA  11009
16:57:00 00:02:47 Traditional Sussex Carol 'On Christmas Night' Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA  2011
17:05:00 00:06:13 Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Final Scene Bavarian Radio Symphony Jeffrey Tate Barbara Bonney, soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo; Hanna Schwarz, contralto; Andreas Schmidt, bass; Tölz Boys Choir EMI  54022
17:14:00 00:11:18 Johann Melchior Molter Concerto Pastorale in G major  La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta  8730
17:27:00 00:08:02 Jacob Clemens non Papa Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Gloria   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575
17:40:00 00:04:28 Steven Amundson Angel's Dance  John Morris Russell Cincinnati Pops Orchestra FanfareCin  1
17:46:00 00:03:58 Robert Wendel The Little Drummer Boy's Bolero  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80538
17:52:00 00:02:52 Traditional I Saw a Maiden  John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium  106
17:56:00 00:02:54 John Rutter Shepherd's Pipe Carol City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium  121

18:09:00 00:19:14 John Rutter Brother Heinrich's Christmas City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers; Brian Kay, narrator Collegium  115
18:30:00 00:11:16 Hieronymus Praetorius Magnificat quinti toni   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575
18:43:00 00:01:23 Traditional Good Christian Men, Rejoice  Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc  80377
18:47:00 00:08:21 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Trio Sonata No. 5 in F   Geminiani Ensemble Christoph  74590
18:58:00 00:01:18 Traditional Wassail Song 'Here we come a-wassailing'  Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc  80377

19:02:00 00:25:16 Édouard Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor  St Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano Han-Na Chang, cello EMI  82390
19:29:00 00:25:50 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  1 in C major  Op 21  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Telarc  80187
19:57:00 00:02:16 John Henry Hopkins Jr We Three Kings  John Morris Russell Cincinnati Pops Orchestra FanfareCin  1

20:02:00 00:11:30 Claude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Joshua Smith, flute MAA  1032
20:16:00 00:17:03 Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No.  2  Daniel Barenboim Orchestra of Paris DeutGram  4795448
20:35:00 00:22:26 Claude Debussy La mer  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779

NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Humperdinck's "Into the Woods?"
21:03:00 00:26:12 Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Suite  Rudolph Kempe Royal Philharmonic EMI  68736
21:32:00 00:03:06 Jennifer Conner Quiet Promise  Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire  102
21:38:00 00:04:51 John Field Nocturne No.  3 in A flat major    Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano Decca  4789672
21:45:00 00:14:08 Randol Alan Bass Christmas Ornaments Symphony Orchestra Jerold Ottley Mormon Tabernacle Choir Bonneville  9402
21:57:00 00:01:40 Anonymous Personet hodie  Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire  102

22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded in November at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights -
Karen Korematsu, Founder & Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute
22:57:00 00:01:48 Traditional The Cherry Tree Carol  John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium  106

QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:02:00 00:08:08 Alexander Glazunov Mélodie Op 20 St Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano Han-Na Chang, cello EMI  82390
23:10:00 00:09:08 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: White Swan Pas de Deux Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Valéry Gergiev Kirill Terentiev, violin; Zenon Zalitsailo, cello Decca  10104
23:21:00 00:05:26 Sir John Stevenson The Last Rose of Summer Irish Chamber Orchestra Mitch Farber John O'Conor, piano WSchatz  14
23:26:00 00:02:50 Michael Praetorius Lo, how a rose e'er blooming   Stile Antico Harm Mundi  807575
23:29:00 00:06:43 Percy Grainger Ramble on the Last Love Duet in Strauss   Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion  66884
23:38:00 00:06:56 Antonín Dvorák Silent Woods Op 68 Philharmonia Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Han-Na Chang, cello EMI  57052
23:44:00 00:09:38 Joachim Raff In the Twilight from Symphony No. 3 Op 153  Hilary Davan Wetton Milton Keynes City Orchestra Hyperion  66628
23:56:00 00:02:50 Benjamin Britten A Hymn to the Virgin  Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire  105
23:57:00 00:01:46 Traditional A la Nanita nana  Richard Westenburg Musica Sacra DeutGram  429732

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