Program Guide 12-31-2016


December 30

1752 Antonín Kraft – Czech cellist and composer (d.1820); considered one of the greatest cellists of his time; close friend of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven and Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 2 and the cello part in Beethoven's Triple Concerto were written for him.

1756 Pavel Vranický – Moravian composer (d.1808); his half-brother, Antonín, was also a composer.

1853 André Messager – French composer, organist, pianist, conductor and administrator (d.1929); stage compositions included ballets and 30 opéra comiques and operettas.

1877 first performance of Johannes Brahms's Symphony No. 2 by the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Hans Richter; the cheery mood of the symphony is unmistakable but the composer (perhaps tongue-in-cheek) wrote to his publisher a month before the premiere, that the symphony "is so melancholy that you will not be able to bear it. I have never written anything so sad, and the score must come out in mourning”.

1884 first performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 in Leipzig with the Gewandhaus Orchestra led by Arthur Nikisch, bringing the composer the greatest success he had known in his life; symphony dedicated to Ludwig II of Bavaria, noted patron of Richard Wagner.

1904 Dmitri Kabalevsky – Russian composer (d.1987); helped set up the Union of Soviet Composers in Moscow; probably best known in the West for the Galop from The Comedians Suite Op 26.

1919 Sir David Willcocks – English choral conductor, organist, composer and music administrator (d.2015); directed the Choir of King's College, Cambridge from 1957 to 1974; several of the descants and arrangements were published in the books Carols for Choirs which he edited along with Reginald Jacques and John Rutter; also director of the Royal College of Music in London.

1921 premiere of Sergei Prokofiev's satirical opera The Love for Three Oranges at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago; based on a play by Carlo Gozzi.  

1952 June Anderson – American coloratura soprano (68 years old); the first non-Italian ever to win the prestigious Bellini d'Oro prize.

1959 Sir Antonio Pappano – Italian-born English conductor (61 years old); music director of the Royal Opera House since 2002; knighted in 2012.

Recording of the Week

Program Guide


00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

Robert Schumann: Vienna Carnival Op 26 (1839)

E. J. Moeran: Symphony in g (1937)

Jennifer Higdon: Violin Concerto (2008)

Silvestre Revueltas: La Noche de los Mayas: Suite (1939)

Franz Schubert (arr Brian Newbould): Symphony No. 10 in D D 936a (1828)

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Op 26 (1862)

Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 4 in g Op 167 (1871)

Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suite No. 4 in F BWV 809 (1723)

Johan Svendsen: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Op 15 (1876)

César Franck: Les Éolides (1876)

George Butterworth: English Idyll No. 2 (1911)

Leopold Mozart: Symphony in D (1751)


06:00 CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez: Celebrating the Latin contribution to classical music

06:00:45 Tomas Breton: La Dolores: Pasacale y Gran Jota  Banda Municipal de Música de Málaga  Antonio Sánchez

06:14:55 Traditional: Dos germans  Cobla Cuitat de                                         

06:17:45 Traditional: El rossinyol enamorat Cobla Cuitat de Girona 

06:22:48 Juventino Rosas: Over the Waves, waltz (Sobre las Olas) Cuarteto Latinamericano 

06:31:02 Johann Strauss, Jr.: The Blue Danube, Waltz   Vienna Philharmonic (New Year's Concert 2009)  Daniel Barenboim 

06:41:34 Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco: La Púrpura de la rosa (selections)  The Harp Consort  Andrew Lawrence-King

07:00:50 Francisco Asenjo Barbieri: Como nacî en la calle de la Paloma  Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid  Miguel Roa  Deutsche

07:03:55 Federico Moreno Torroba: Es el piropo, piropo madrileño  Placido Domingo  Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid  Miguel Roa 

07:07:00 Pablo Sorazábal: Don Manolito: Viva Madrid  Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid  Miguel Roa  

07:11:35 Felix Pérez Cardozo: Llegada   Marcelo Rojas, harp; Alfredo Gryciuk, guitar; Ariel Burgos, bass  Smithsonian Folkways Reco

07:15:15 Prudencio Giménez:  Caturí Abente polca paraguaya  Marcelo Rojas, harp; Alfredo Gryciuk, guitar; Ariel Burgos, bass 

07:19:04 Isaac Albéniz: Suite Espagnola: Seguidillas  Lucero Tena, castenets  Quartet de Barcelona  José María Franco Gil  

07:22:04 Amadeo Vives:  Doña Francisquita: Fandango  Lucero Tena, castenets  Quartet de Barcelona  José María Franco

07:27:17 Antonín Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, "American"  Quartet de Barcelona

07:52:11 Ernesto Lecuona: "Siboney"  Juan Diego Flórez, tenor  Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra  Miguel Harth-Bedoya  

07:56:11 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: Brazilian Dance (Dansa Brasileira) Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela  Maximiano Valdés 



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Der Schauspieldirektor

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne; Yehudi Menuhin, conductor

Marcel Tournier: Suite for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp, Op. 34

Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Kristin Lee, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello

Music@Menlo, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

The Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Alan Fletcher from Aspen, CO

Puzzler Payoff: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in c, Op. 13: 1. Grave - Allegro molto

Stephen Kovacevich, piano  Album: Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 20 in D, K. 133

Boston Symphony Orchestra; James Levine, conductor Symphony Hall, Boston, MA



Gioacchino Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture

NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor

Album: Rossini Overtures

Jeremy Turner: The Inland Seas James Ehnes, violin; Chris Thile, mandolin

Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Ben Folds: Concerto For Piano and Orchestra: Movements 2-3

Ben Folds, piano; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor


10:00 CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Jacqueline Gerber

Johann Strauss Jr: Waltz 'You Millions, I Embrace You' Op 443 (1892)

Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D (c.1700)

Johann Strauss Jr: Polka 'Tritsch-Tratsch' Op 214 (1858)

Franz von Suppé: Beautiful Galatea: Overture (1865)

Alex North (arr John Mauceri): Cleopatra: Caesar and Cleopatra (1963)

Johann Strauss Jr: A Night in Venice: Overture (1883)


11:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded July 12, 2015

From the Top returns to the Aspen Music Festival and School to celebrate the young musicians who gather there to study and perform during the summer. A pianist who’s just twelve years old performs the music of Robert Schumann, we’ll experience a deeply emotional double bass performance by a young man from Seattle, and we’ll hear about a wonderful outreach program called “Back to Bach,” founded by a 15-year-old cellist on the program

16-year-old violinist Emily Shehi from Olathe, Kansas, performs the second movement, Appassionata, from Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17, by Josef Suk (18741935).

18-year-old double bassist William Langlie-Miletich from Seattle, Washington, performs the second movement, Andante, from the Concerto for Double Bass by Giovanni Bottesini (18211889), with pianist Christopher O'Riley.

12-year-old pianist Felicia He from Saddle River, New Jersey, performs the first movement, So rasch wie möglich, from the Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, by Robert Schumann (18101856).

18-year-old horn player Martin Mangrum from Montreal, Canada, performs the second movement, Poco lento maestoso, from the Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op. 101, by York Bowen (18841961).

Alumni feature: 15-year-old cellist Noah Lee from Oakland, New Jersey, performs "Julie-O" for Solo Cello by Mark Summer (b. 1958).

Alumni finale featuring participants in the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio at Aspen: 17-year-old violinist Aubree Oliverson from Orem, Utah, 16-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung from Westborough, Massachusetts, and 17-year-old pianist Adria Ye from New York, New York, perform the first movement, Moderato assai, from the Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15, by Bedřich Smetana (18241884)


12:00 CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Jim Mehrling; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Antheil's "Joyous" Symphony; CLASSICS FOR KIDS with Naomi Lewin: Ralph Vaughan Williams & Winter in Music

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss: Overture (1929)

Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry: Lady Radnor's Suite (1894)

Sir Arthur Sullivan: The Yeoman of the Guard: Overture (1888)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (1914)



Gioachino Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri

Conductor: James Levine

Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Isabella: Marianna Pizzolato

Lindoro: René Barbera

Taddeo: Nicola Alaimo

Mustafà: Ildar Abdrazakov



Giacomo Meyerbeer: Dinorah: Overture (1859)

Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto No. 10 in B-Flat (1780)


17:00 THE SCORE with Edmund Stone: New Beginnings for the New Year - For some the New Year suggests a fresh start and making changes, some movies offer this, too. This week on The Score we celebrate New Beginnings with music from Bridget Jones's Diary, Pretty Woman, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and more

20th Century Fox Theme  Telarc 80168  Hollywood's Greatest Hits  Alfred Newman  Cincinnati Pops  Orchestra/Erich Kunzel, cond.

It's Only a Diary from Bridget Jones's Diary, 2001  Island 314 548 797-2  Music From The Motion Picture  Patrick Doyle  original soundtrack recording/James Shearman, cond.

Apotheosis and End Title from Shane, 1953  La-La Land Records LLLCD 1224  Music From The Motion Picture  Victor Young  original soundtrack recording/Victor Young, cond.

Claudia's Theme from Unforgiven, 1992  Varese Sarabande 302 066 460  Varese Sarabande A 25th Anniversary Celebration  Clint Eastwood/Lennie Niehaus  original soundtrack recording/Lennie Niehaus, cond.

Che fai?/Nulla from La Traviata used in Pretty Woman, 1990  Deutsche Grammophon 00289 477 5665  Verdi La Traviata  Giuseppe Verdi  Renata Scotto, soprano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala/Antonio Votto, Cond.

Attraversiamo from Eat Pray Love, 2010  Madison Gate Records 34793  Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Dario Marianelli  original soundtrack recording

It's Only a Diary from Bridget Jones's Diary, 2001  Island 314 548 797-2  Music From The Motion Picture  Patrick Doyle  original soundtrack recording/James Shearman, cond.

It's A Wonderful Life Original Finale and Old Lang Syne/End Title from It's A Wonderful Life, 1946  Kritzerland On Demand  Music From The Motion Picture  Dimitri Tiomkin  original soundtrack recording/Dimitri Tiomkin, cond.

Forbidden Friendship from How to Train Your Dragon, 2010  Varese Sarabande 302 067 012  Music From The Motion Picture  John Powell  original soundtrack recording

Mother Nozipo used in Fearless, 1993  Elektra Nonesuch 9 79334-2  Music From The Origional Soundtrack  Dumisani Maraire  Dumisani Maraire, soprano/Kronis Quartet

Bramasole from Under the Tuscan Sun, 2003  Hollywood Records 2061-62407-2  Music From The Origional Soundtrack  Christophe Beck  original soundtrack recording/Mike Nowak, cond.

Finale from The Color Purple, 1985  Silva Screen Records SILCD 1182  Music From The Films of Steven Spielberg  Quincy Jones  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra/James Fitzpatrick, cond.

So Was Red and End Title from The Shawshank Redemption, 1994  epix soundtrax EK 66621  Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Thomas Newman  original soundtrack recording/Thomas Newman, cond.

Fearless from Fearless, 1993  Elektra Nonesuch 9 79334-2  Music From The Origional Soundtrack  Maurice Jarre  original soundtrack recording/Maurice Jarre, cond.

Follow the Flower and End Titles from Under the Tuscan Sun, 2003  Hollywood Records 2061-62407-2  Music From The Origional Soundtrack  Christophe Beck  original soundtrack recording/Mike Nowak, cond.

The Chimes at Midnight, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and What Happens Instead from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2011  Sony Classical 88691942912  Music From The Motion Picture  Thomas Newman  original soundtrack recording/Thomas Newman, cond.

Throne Room from Star Wars, 1977  Sony 51333  John Williams Greatest Hits 1969-1999  John Williams  London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams, cond.


18:00 FOOTLIGHT PARADE: SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL with Bill Rudman: “Spotlight on Barbara Cook (Part 1)” -To mark the recent publication of her memoirs, here’s an interview Bill Rudman did with the great singer in 1986, with this installment focusing on such musicals as “She Loves Me,” “The Music Man” and “Candide.”

18:00:00   00:00:51  George and Ira Gershwin  Fascinating Rhythm  Wllliam Bolcom  Songs by Gershwin 

18:00:54  00:00:53  Meredith Willson  Overture from "The Music Man"  Cyril Ornadel  Opening Night 

18:04:12  00:03:32  Sammy Fain-Yip Harburg     Here's to Your Illusions  Barbara Cook, Jerome Courtland  Flahooley   Original B'way

18:09:02  00:02:00  R. Rodgers-O.Hammerstein  Mr. Snow  Barbara Cook  Barbara Cook at Carnegie Hall  

18:11:25  00:02:56  Albert Hague-Arnold Horwitt This Is All Very New to Me  Barbara Cook  Plain and Fancy   Original B'way Cast

18:20:17  00:01:52  Leonard Bernstein-Richard Wilbur  Oh, Happy We!    Barbara Cook, Robert Rounseville  Candide    Original B'way Cast  18:23:53  00:02:46  Meredith Willson  Till There Was You   Barbara Cook, Robert Preston  The Music Man   Original B'way Cast

18:30:10  00:03:13  R.Rodgers-O.Hammerstein   Hello, Young Lovers  Barbara Cook  Barbara Cook: The Broadway Years  

18:35:06  00:04:07  Arthur Schwartz-Howard Dietz  Magic Moment  Barbara Cook  Barbara Cook: The Broadway Years           

18:39:57  00:06:00  Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick Will He Like Me?   Barbara Cook  She Loves Me    Original B'way Cast           

18:47:39  00:03:12  Claibe Richardson-Kenward Elmslie Chain of Love   Barbara Cook   Star Spangled Rhythm  

18:51:18  00:01:42  George and Ira Gershwin  Sweet and Low Down  Joshua Bell  Gershwin Fantasy 

18:53:03  00:03:56  Meredith Willson  Filler: Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You?   Barbara Cook  The Music Man  Original B'way Cast       


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A K 414 (1782)

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in d Op 107 'Reformation' (1832)


20:00 SATURDAYS FROM SEVERANCE with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst; New Year’s Gala by The Cleveland Orchestra with selections given at Severance Hall

Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 28 in C , K. 200

Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz, Op. 437

Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb, D. 485

Johann Strauss Jr.: Express Polka Op. 311

Johann Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods , Op. 325

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a

Franz von Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture

Johann Strauss Jr.: Kuenstlerleben (Artist’s Life) Waltz

Johann Strauss Jr.: Annen Polka

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Johann Strauss Jr.: Par Force Polka

Johann Strauss Jr.: Figaro Polka

Johann Strauss Jr.: Be Embraced, You Millions Waltz

Johann Strauss Jr.: The First Day of Happiness (Quadrille)

Johann Strauss Jr.: Thunder and Lightning Polka

23:00 WEEKEND RADIO with Robert Conrad

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