Program Guide 01-16-2017


January 16

1728 Niccolò Piccinni – Italian composer (d.1800); little known today, but in his time one of the most popular composers of opera, especially Neapolitan opera buffa.

1739 premiere of George Frideric Handel's oratorio Saul; the Dead March in Act 3 has been played at state funerals in the United Kingdom, including that of Winston Churchill; it was performed at the funeral of George Washington and many times during the journey of the body of Abraham Lincoln after his assassination to Springfield, Illinois.

1905 Ernesto Halffter – Spanish composer and conductor (d.1989); studied composition with Manuel de Falla and completed Falla’s unfinished opera Atlántida; the brother of Rodolfo Halffter, also a composer.

1922 first performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams's A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3) in London, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult; among the least performed of the composer’s symphonies, but it has gained the reputation of being a subtly beautiful elegy for the dead of World War I and a meditation on the sounds of peace.

1934 Marilyn Horne – American mezzo-soprano (87 years old); Oberlin faculty member, frequently conducts master classes; specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages; recipient of the National Medal of Arts (1992) and the Kennedy Center Honors (1995).

1934 Richard Wernick – American composer (87 years old); best known for his chamber and vocal works; his Visions of Terror and Wonder won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

1943 Gavin Bryars – English composer and double-bassist (78 years old); was a founding member of the Portsmouth Sinfonia, an orchestra whose membership consisted of performers who “embrace the full range of musical competence”; its members included Brian Eno, whose Obscure Records label would later release works by Bryars.

1943 Brian Ferneyhough – English composer (78 years old); his music is characterized by highly complex notation and the extensive use of irregular nested rhythmic tuplets; often referred to as the ‘Father of New Complexity’.

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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00    00:11:15    George Frideric Handel    Saul: Act 1 Sinfonia        
Paul McCreesh    Gabrieli Players    Archiv     474510

00:16:00    00:39:22    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Concerto in D major  Op 61    
Tapiola Sinfonietta    Olli Mustonen    Olli Mustonen, piano    Ondine     1123

00:57:00    00:38:46    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Symphony No. 3    
London Philharmonic    Bernard Haitink    Amanda Roocroft, soprano    EMI     56564

01:38:00    00:22:17    Joaquín Rodrigo    Fantasía para un gentilhombre    
London Philharmonic    Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     20039

02:02:00    01:24:05    Giuseppe Verdi    Requiem    
Vienna Philharmonic    Sir Georg Solti    Joan Sutherland, soprano; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Martti Talvela, bass; Vienna State Opera Chorus    Decca     4785437

03:28:00    00:25:42    Felix Mendelssohn    Cello Sonata No.  2 in D major  Op 58            
Keith Robinson, cello; Donna Lee, piano    Blue Griff     237

03:56:00    00:22:01    Frank Bridge    The Sea        
Richard Hickox    BBC National Orch of Wales    Chandos     10012

04:20:00    00:25:36    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No.101 in D major         
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Naïve     5176

04:48:00    00:22:01    Sergei Prokofiev    Violin Concerto No.  1 in D major  Op 19    
Russian National Orchestra    Yakov Kreizberg    Julia Fischer, violin    PentaTone     59

05:12:00    00:18:51    Ottorino Respighi    Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 2        
Jesús López-Cobos    Lausanne Chamber Orchestra    Telarc     80309

05:33:00    00:09:31    Josef Myslivecek    Overture No. 2 in A major         
Werner Ehrhardt    Concerto Cologne    Archiv     4776418

05:52:00    00:03:43    Franz Schubert    Scherzo from Piano Quintet            
Emanuel Ax, piano; Pamela Frank, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer, double bass; Rebecca Young, viola    Sony     61964

05:57:00    00:02:13    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book  3: In My Homeland Op 43            
Per Tengstrand, piano    Azica     71207

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:02:57    Arcangelo Corelli    Gigue from Violin Sonata in A major  Op 5            
Andrew Manze, violin; David Watkin, cello    Harm Mundi     907261

06:15:00    00:08:31    Ludwig van Beethoven    Allegro vivace from Symphony No. 8 Op 93        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Révolutionaire et Romantique    Soli Deo     721

06:23:00    00:04:22    Domenico Scarlatti    Sonata in G major             
Yundi, piano    DeutGram     6090

06:28:00    00:05:45    César Franck    Allegretto from Violin Sonata in A major             
Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Hugh Sung, piano    Avie     2131

06:40:00    00:09:31    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Scheherazade: The Sea and Sinbad's Ship Op 35    
Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Daniel Majeske, violin    Decca     4787779

06:51:00    00:03:01    Georg Philipp Telemann    Bourrée alla Polacca            
John Williams, guitar    CBS     44518

06:55:00    00:04:08    John Williams    Midway: March        
John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Sony     46747

07:05:00    00:05:11    Henri Herz    Polonaise from Piano Concerto No. 8 Op 218    
Tasmanian Symphony    Howard Shelley    Howard Shelley, piano    Hyperion     67465

07:10:00    00:09:03    Antonín Dvorák    Carnival Overture Op 92        
Vladimir Ashkenazy    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     433548

07:20:00    00:02:42    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    March for the Ark            
Seattle Trumpet Consort    Origin     33001

07:25:00    00:02:19    Leos Janácek    Lachian Dances: Smoke Dance        
Antoni Wit    Warsaw Philharmonic    Naxos     572695

07:28:00    00:05:29    George Frideric Handel    Saul: Chorus 'Gird on Thy Sword'    
Gabrieli Players    Paul McCreesh    Gabrieli Consort    Archiv     474510

07:40:00    00:04:29    Agustín Barrios    Waltz No. 3 in D minor  Op 8            
Kristo Käo, guitar    Kitarrikoo     2008

07:45:00    00:07:23    Robert Schumann    March from Fantasie in C major  Op 17            
Stanislav Khristenko, piano    Steinway     30032

07:55:00    00:03:07    Johann Strauss Jr    Perpetual Motion Op 257        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80314

08:07:00    00:06:26    Igor Stravinsky    The Firebird: Lullaby & Finale        
Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80587

08:15:00    00:09:56    Antonio Vivaldi    Four Seasons: 'Summer' Concerto in G minor  Op 8    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Joshua Bell    Joshua Bell, violin    Sony     11013

08:26:00    00:03:14    Ari Pulkkinen    Angry Birds: Main Theme        
Andrew Skeet    London Philharmonic    X5 Group     2011

08:30:00    00:05:28    Alexander Glazunov    Scherzo from Symphony No. 4 Op 48        
José Serebrier    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Warner     63236

08:40:00    00:08:40    Ferenc Farkas    18th Century Dances from Old Hungary            
Quintett.Wien    Nimbus     5479

08:51:00    00:03:02    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So    
New York Philharmonic    Zubin Mehta    Gregg Baker, baritone; New York Choral Artists    Teldec     46318

08:55:00    00:04:37    Alexandre Desplat    Un héros très discret: Theme            
Traffic Quintet    Mercury     481217

09:05:00    00:16:56    Michael Haydn    Symphony No. 31 in F        
Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    CPO     999179

09:28:00    00:04:28    Carl Davis    The French Lieutenant's Woman: Theme        
Carl Davis    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Naxos     572111

09:35:00    00:07:19    Alessandro Scarlatti    Concerto Grosso No.  6 in E        
Fabio Biondi    Europa Galante    VirginClas     45495

09:45:00    00:04:33    Traditional    Black is the Color of my True Love's    
Apollo's Fire    Jeannette Sorrell    Ross Hauck, tenor    Avie     2329

09:53:00    00:05:10    Sir Edward German    Men of Harlech from 'Welsh Rhapsody'        
Andrew Penny    National Symphony of Ireland    MarcoPolo     223726

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00    00:03:39    Alexandre Desplat    The King's Speech: Theme    
Traffic Quintet        Alain Planès, piano    Mercury     481217

10:05:00    00:02:44    Alexandre Desplat    Le plus bel âge: Theme    
Traffic Quintet        Alain Planès, piano    Mercury     481217

10:09:00    00:10:15    Francesco Durante    Concerto No.  8  for Strings in A major         
Claudio Scimone    I Solisti Veneti    Erato     88172

10:21:00    00:07:38    Giuseppe Verdi    Aïda: Grand March 'Gloria all' Egitto!'        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80595

10:31:00    00:04:13    Peter Tchaikovsky    Mazeppa: Gopak        
Theodore Kuchar    National Symphony of Ukraine    Naxos     554845

10:40:00    00:05:46    Modest Mussorgsky    Khovanshchina: Prelude 'Dawn on the Moscow River'        
Valéry Gergiev    Vienna Philharmonic    Philips     468526

10:48:00    00:02:38    Gilbert & Sullivan    HMS Pinafore: When I was a lad    
Welsh National Opera Orchestra    Sir Charles Mackerras    Richard Suart, baritone; Welsh National Opera Chorus    Telarc     80374

10:52:00    00:27:44    Sergei Prokofiev    Piano Concerto No.  3 in C major  Op 26    
BBC Philharmonic    Gianandrea Noseda    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano    Chandos     10802

11:21:00    00:11:15    George Frideric Handel    Saul: Act 1 Sinfonia        
Paul McCreesh    Gabrieli Players    Archiv     474510

11:35:00    00:09:19    Gustav Holst    A Somerset Rhapsody Op 21        
Richard Hickox    London Symphony    Chandos     9420

11:46:00    00:09:32    Peter Tchaikovsky    Swan Lake: Black Swan Pas de deux        
Valéry Gergiev    Mariinsky Theater Orchestra    Decca     10104

11:56:00    00:02:52    Johann Strauss Jr    Polka 'Thunder and Lightning' Op 324        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2003

12:06:00    00:09:06    Anton Rubinstein    The Demon: Ballet Music        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     71

12:18:00    00:07:17    Camille Saint-Saëns    Danse macabre Op 40        
Kent Nagano    Montreal Symphony    Decca     4830396

12:27:00    00:02:42    Aram Khachaturian    Gayaneh: Lesghinka        
Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     8542

12:31:00    00:03:31    Florent Schmitt    La tragédie de Salomé: Dance of the Seven Veils        
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Orchestre Métropolitaine    Atma     2647

12:39:00    00:05:34    Alexandre Desplat    Girl with a Pearl Earring: Theme    
Traffic Quintet        Alexandre Desplat, flute    Mercury     481217

12:46:00    00:08:21    Gustav Holst    The Planets: Jupiter Op 32        
Sir Andrew Davis    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     5086

12:56:00    00:03:10    William Kroll    Banjo and Fiddle            
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vn; Sandra Rivers, piano    EMI     54576


13:00:00    00:33:54    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 31 in D major         
Sir Charles Mackerras    Orchestra of St Luke's    Telarc     80156

13:36:00    00:23:04    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major     
Berlin Philharmonic    Daniel Barenboim    Daniel Barenboim, piano    Teldec     16827

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:01:00    00:02:16    Ernesto Halffter    Danza de la gitana            
Christopher Parkening, guitar; David Brandon, guitar    EMI     49406

14:04:00    00:03:01    Joaquín Rodrigo    Soleriana: Passepied        
Enrique Bátiz    Royal Philharmonic    EMI     67435

14:08:00    00:14:42    Johann Sebastian Bach    Oboe d'amore Concerto in A major     
Orchestra of St Luke's        Stephen Taylor, oboe    MusicMast     60207

14:25:00    00:04:41    Giuseppe Verdi    Aïda: Ballet Music        
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     572818

14:52:00    00:11:02    George Enescu    Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D major  Op 11        
Lawrence Foster    Monte Carlo Philharmonic    Erato     75179

15:05:00    00:15:18    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Russian Easter Overture Op 36        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4785437

15:22:00    00:10:27    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    Sinfonia in F        
Rebecca Miller    Orch of Age of Enlightenment    Signum     395

15:34:00    00:04:04    Alexandre Desplat    Coco Before Chanel    
Traffic Quintet        Alain Planès, piano    Mercury     481217

15:42:00    00:05:34    Alexandre Desplat    Girl with a Pearl Earring: Theme    
Traffic Quintet        Alexandre Desplat, flute    Mercury     481217

15:50:00    00:06:08    Gioacchino Rossini    William Tell: Dance for Six        
Frederick Fennell    London Pops Orchestra    Mercury     434356

15:56:00    00:01:30    Franz Liszt    Years of Pilgrimage, 1st Year: Pastorale            
Lazar Berman, piano    DeutGram     4779525

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: The Birth of ‘Les Six’

15:58:00    00:05:39    Francis Poulenc    Scherzo from Sinfonietta        
Paavo Järvi    Tapiola Sinfonietta    Bis     630

16:07:00    00:02:31    Darius Milhaud    Brasileira from 'Scaramouche'            
Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano    Philips     426284

16:13:00    00:11:45    Joseph Fiala    English Horn Concerto in C major     
Potsdam Chamber Academy    Albrecht Mayer    Albrecht Mayer, English horn    DeutGram     4792942

16:28:00    00:05:13    Alexandre Desplat    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close    
Traffic Quintet        Alain Planès, piano; Alexandre Desplat, flute    Mercury     481217

16:36:00    00:02:44    Johann Sebastian Bach    Finale from Violin Concerto No. 2    
Ensemble Sonnerie    Monica Huggett    Monica Huggett, violin    Gaudeamus     356

16:41:00    00:07:49    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Suite from Bach's Violin Partita No. 3            
Olga Kern, piano    Harm Mundi     907336

16:52:00    00:02:52    Fernando Bustamante    Misionera            
Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287

16:56:00    00:03:18    Jules Mouquet    Suite for Winds: Scherzo        
Robert J. Ambrose    Atlanta Chamber Winds    Albany     1127

17:05:00    00:05:28    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Dance No.  6 in D major  Op 46        
Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     430171

17:13:00    00:08:35    Alan Hovhaness    Alleluia & Fugue for String Orchestra Op 40        
Rudolf Werthen    I Fiamminghi    Telarc     80392

17:24:00    00:10:19    André Grétry    Céphale et Procris: Ballet Suite        
Stefan Sanderling    Orchestre de Bretagne    ASV     1095

17:40:00    00:04:19    Alexandre Desplat    The Tree of Life: Theme    
Traffic Quintet        Alain Planès, piano; Alexandre Desplat, flute    Mercury     481217

17:46:00    00:03:47    Howard Shore    The Return of the King: The White Tree    
City of Prague Philharmonic    Nic Raine    Crouch End Festival Choir    Silva     1160

17:52:00    00:02:53    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 9 in A flat major  Op 69            
Alexandre Tharaud, piano    Harm Mundi     2908375

17:55:00    00:04:18    Camille Saint-Saëns    Marche-Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 Op 2        
Eliahu Inbal    Frankfurt Radio Symphony    PentaTone     157


18:09:00    00:22:35    Igor Stravinsky    Pulcinella Suite            
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     419628

18:34:00    00:03:59    Frédéric Chopin    Impromptu No.  1 in A flat major  Op 29            
Yundi, piano    DeutGram     3887

18:40:00    00:02:36    Frédéric Chopin    Etude No. 12 in C minor  Op 10            
Maurizio Pollini, piano    DeutGram     4793449

18:45:00    00:08:37    Johann Strauss Jr    Waltz 'Roses from the South' Op 388        
Daniel Barenboim    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     12569

18:55:00    00:03:50    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 10 in B minor  Op 69            
Garrick Ohlsson, piano    Arabesque     6669

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:20:51    Carl Maria von Weber    Clarinet Concerto No.  1 in F minor  Op 73    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Andrew Marriner, clarinet    Philips     432146

19:25:00    00:30:34    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 29 in A major         
Claudio Abbado    Orchestra Mozart    Archiv     4777598

19:56:00    00:02:16    Sir Edward Elgar    The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2: Wild Bears        
John Morris Russell    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    FanfareCin     4


20:02:00    00:12:21    Aram Khachaturian    Gayaneh: Suite        
Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     8542

20:16:00    00:07:27    Camille Saint-Saëns    Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80595

20:25:00    00:31:43    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  2 in D major  Op 36        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS/Sony     484

20:57:00    00:02:00    Aaron Copland    Midsummer Nocturne            
Leo Smit, piano    Sony     82849

21:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: The Birth of ‘Les Six’

21:03:00    00:21:36    Franz Schubert    Fantasy in C major     
Budapest Symphony Orchestra    Karl Anton Rickenbacher    Leslie Howard, piano    Hyperion     67403

21:27:00    00:04:36    Ola Gjeilo    Sacred Heart (Ubi caritas III)    
Chamber Ensemble    Barnaby Smith    Voces8    Decca     24646

21:34:00    00:06:45    Frédéric Chopin    Nocturne No.  3 in B major  Op 9            
Arthur Rubinstein, piano    RCA     300350

21:42:00    00:06:42    Alexander Glazunov    Novelette No. 1 Op 15            
St. Petersburg String Quartet    Delos     3262

21:50:00    00:38:46    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Symphony No. 3    
London Philharmonic    Bernard Haitink    Amanda Roocroft, soprano    EMI     56564

22:31:00    00:15:23    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Overture        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2012

22:49:00    00:10:12    Camille Saint-Saëns    Havanaise Op 83    
London Symphony    Daniel Harding    Nicola Benedetti, violin    DeutGram     6154

22:57:00    00:01:54    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book 10: Remembrances Op 71            
Per Tengstrand, piano    Azica     71207


23:02:00    00:06:56    Ludwig van Beethoven    Romance No. 1 in G major  Op 40    
Göttingen Symphony Orchestra    Christoph-Mathias Mueller    Rachel Barton Pine, violin    Cedille     144

23:08:00    00:08:52    Franz Schubert    Andante from Piano Sonata No. 21            
Alfred Brendel, piano    Philips     4788977

23:20:00    00:07:57    Heitor Villa-Lobos    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1: Prelúdio    
Nashville Symphony    Andrew Mogrelia    Members of    Naxos     557460

23:27:00    00:10:10    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Molto moderato from Symphony No. 3        
Bernard Haitink    London Philharmonic    EMI     56564

23:40:00    00:05:18    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Andante from Divertimento for Strings            
Cuarteto Casals    Harm Mundi     987060

23:45:00    00:09:33    Franz Joseph Haydn    Adagio from Cello Concerto No. 1    
English Chamber Orchestra    Benjamin Britten    Mstislav Rostropovich, cello    Decca     4785437

23:56:00    00:02:34    Pauline Viardot-Garcia    Berceuse            
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano    Cedille     139

23:56:00    00:03:07    Felix Mendelssohn    Song without Words No. 12 in F sharp minor  Op 30            
Sergei Babayan, piano    Discover     920155


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