Program Guide 02-08-2017

Almanac

February 8

1741 André Grétry – Belgian-born French composer (d. 1813); most famous for his opéras comiques.

1908 first performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in St. Petersburg with the composer conducting; due to its formidable length, the work was subjected to many revisions, reducing its duration from nearly an hour to 40 minutes or less (the Cleveland Orchestra’s 1928 recording lasts 46 minutes); since 1970, orchestras have used the complete version almost exclusively; a section of the second movement is used several times in the 2014 film Birdman.

1925 first performance of Henry Cowell’s Ensemble at a concert sponsored by the International Composers' Guild at Aeolian Hall in New York, by an ensemble that featured the composer and two colleagues on "thunder-sticks" (an American Indian instrument also known as the "bull-roarer"); also on program was the premiere of William Grant Still's From the Land of Dreams for three voices and chamber orchestra (his first concert work, now lost, dedicated to his teacher, Edgard Varèse).

1932 John Williams – American composer, conductor and pianist (87 years old); one of the greatest film composers of all time; has won 5 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 7 British Academy Film Awards and 24 Grammies; with 51 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated person, after Walt Disney; in 2016, he received the AFI Life Achievement Award.

1940 Margaret Brouwer – widely performed composer (79 years old).  She was head of the composition department at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1996 to 2008.  Her music is heard throughout the world.  She and her Blue Streak Ensemble perform across the country.

1946 first performance of Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (completed by Tibor Serly after the composer's death) by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting and György Sándor as soloist; the work was written as a gift for the 42nd birthday of his wife, Ditta Pásztory-Bartók.

 

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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:01:00 00:24:24 Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto Andaluz Delaware Symphony David Amado William Kanengiser, guitar; Scott Tennant, guitar; John Dearman, guitar; Matthew Greif, guitar Telarc  31754

00:30:00 00:46:27 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Op 35 Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan Michel Schwalbé, violin DeutGram  4796018

01:20:00 00:24:14 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet No. 23 in F major    Dover Quartet Cedille  167

01:46:00 00:24:14 Béla Bartók Piano Concerto No.  3 Berlin Radio Symphony Ferenc Fricsay Géza Anda, piano DeutGram  4796018

02:14:00 00:44:18 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No.  9 in E minor  Op 95  Ferenc Fricsay Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4796018

03:00:00 00:24:11 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major  Op 28   Murray Perahia, piano Sony  732646

03:26:00 00:57:18 Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No.  2 in E minor  Op 27  Charles Dutoit Philadelphia Orchestra Decca  440604

04:28:00 00:21:06 Carl Maria von Weber Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major  Op 32 Bavarian Radio Symphony Sir Colin Davis Gerhard Oppitz, piano RCA  68219

04:52:00 00:30:08 Édouard Lalo Symphony in G minor   Nikos Athinäos Frankfurt State Orchestra Signum  6600

05:25:00 00:15:01 Brian Easdale Red Shoes Ballet  Kenneth Alwyn Philharmonia Orchestra Silva  1094

05:43:00 00:06:21 Claude Debussy Images, Book 1: Hommage à Rameau   Simon Trpceski, piano EMI  272

05:50:00 00:04:17 Robert Fuchs Romanze from Serenade No. 3 Op 21  Christian Ludwig Cologne Chamber Orchestra Naxos  572607

05:56:00 00:02:38 Ludwig van Beethoven Scherzo from Piano Sonata No. 29 Op 106   Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram  4796018

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:05:00 00:02:46 Gilbert & Sullivan HMS Pinafore: A British tar   King's Singers RCA  61885

06:13:00 00:06:46 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Waltz  Mstislav Rostropovich Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4795448

06:28:00 00:04:35 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in A major   Shlomo Mintz Israel Chamber Orchestra MusicMast  67096

06:42:00 00:04:43 Claude Debussy Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune  Jun Märkl National Orchestra of Lyon Naxos  572583

06:57:00 00:01:53 Karl King March 'Rough-Riders'  Frederick Fennell Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  85

07:03:00 00:02:33 Leroy Anderson Bugler's Holiday BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Catherine Moore, trumpet; David McCallum, trumpet; John Blackshaw, trumpet Naxos  559313

07:13:00 00:06:47 Sir Arthur Sullivan Ruddigore: Overture  Alexander Faris Scottish Chamber Orchestra Nimbus  5066

07:28:00 00:04:12 Bruce Broughton Silverado: Themes  David Newman Varèse Sarabande Symphony Varese Sar  1985

07:42:00 00:07:15 Maurice Ravel Menuet antique  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

08:13:00 00:06:23 Giuseppe Verdi Don Carlos: Auto-da-fé Scene Orchestra of La Scala Claudio Abbado La Scala Chorus DeutGram  4796018

08:30:00 00:04:16 George Gershwin Girl Crazy: Embraceable You London Symphony John Williams Joshua Bell, violin Sony  60659

08:37:00 00:06:29 Bedrich Smetana The Bartered Bride: Overture  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  444867

08:49:00 00:02:43 André Grétry Céphale et Procris: Tambourin  Stefan Sanderling Orchestre de Bretagne ASV  1095

09:04:00 00:03:11 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: The girl with the  Geoffrey Simon Philharmonia Orchestra Cala  1025

09:13:00 00:06:26 Sir Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major  Op 39 London Philharmonic Sir Andrew Davis Royal Choral Society EMI  28379

09:30:00 00:06:14 John Barry Dances With Wolves: Theme  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80319

09:42:00 00:06:19 George Frideric Handel Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major   Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire ApolloFire  2002

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00 00:06:13 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Rose Adagio  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634

10:13:00 00:08:16 Daniel Auber La muette de Portici: Overture  Igor Markevitch Orchestre Lamoureux DeutGram  4796018

10:14:00 00:07:15 Frédéric Chopin Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor  Op 39   Lang Lang, piano Sony  511758

10:42:00 00:08:20 Karl Goldmark Dance from 'Rustic Wedding' Symphony Op 26  Stephen Gunzenhauser National Symphony of Ireland Naxos  550745

11:01:00 00:06:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No.  5 in B flat major   Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus DHM  63970

11:12:00 00:08:28 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: La cathédral engloutie  Wolfgang Sawallisch Philadelphia Orchestra EMI  55592

11:21:00 00:08:28 Bedrich Smetana Libuse: Overture  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  444867

11:28:00 00:07:13 Giuseppe Verdi Aïda: Grand March 'Gloria all' Egitto!' Orchestra of La Scala Claudio Abbado La Scala Chorus DeutGram  4796018

12:02:00 00:03:00 Jacques Ibert Entr'acte   Paul Fried, flute; David Sussman, guitar GoldenTone  1

12:13:00 00:07:04 Richard Wagner Tannhäuser: Entry of the Guests Berlin German Opera Orchestra Giuseppe Sinopoli Chorus of Berlin German Opera DeutGram  4795448

12:29:00 00:07:10 Camille Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale  Daniel Barenboim Orchestra of Paris DeutGram  4796018

12:45:00 00:08:02 Franz Schubert Finale from Symphony No. 2  Sir Colin Davis Dresden State Orchestra RCA  68545

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:02:00 00:20:12 Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3  Herbert von Karajan Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4796018

13:28:00 00:04:46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La finta giardiniera: Overture  Hans Vonk Dresden State Orchestra Capriccio  10070

13:39:00 00:09:48 Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique: Dream of the  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  453432

13:58:00 00:05:50 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in C major   Shlomo Mintz Israel Chamber Orchestra MusicMast  67096

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:14:00 00:08:15 Johannes Brahms Rondo from Piano Quartet No. 1 Op 25 Amadeus Quartet  Emil Gilels, piano; Members of DeutGram  4796018

14:30:00 00:07:08 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Saltan: The Three  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572693

14:45:00 00:08:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Eric Ruske, horn Telarc  80367

15:02:00 00:05:33 Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 61 in D major    András Schiff, piano Teldec  17141

15:17:00 00:08:04 Peter Tchaikovsky Waltz from Symphony No.  6 Op 74  Evgeny Mravinsky Leningrad Philharmonic DeutGram  4796018

15:33:00 00:08:38 Muzio Clementi Overture No. 2 in D major   Francesco La Vecchia Rome Symphony Orchestra Naxos  573071

15:49:00 00:08:17 José Pablo Moncayo Huapango  Alondra de la Parra Philharmonic Orch of Americas Sony  75555

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Virgil Thomson and Wallace Stevens in Hartford

16:05:00 00:02:34 Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No.  5 in G minor   Herbert von Karajan Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4796018

16:14:00 00:08:23 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Finale & Apotheosis  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634

16:30:00 00:04:41 John Williams Schindler's List: Main Theme   Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano DeutGram  4795023

16:42:00 00:08:25 Franz Joseph Haydn Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 85  Hugh Wolff St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Teldec  46313

17:04:00 00:03:40 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari The Jewels of the Madonna: Serenata  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10511

17:14:00 00:08:32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 26 in E flat major   Jane Glover London Mozart Players ASV  762

17:30:00 00:03:44 Georges Bizet Carmen: Habanera 'L'amour est un Munich Radio Orchestra Maurizio Barbacini Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano RCA  63509

17:45:00 00:05:55 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book  8: Wedding Day at  Jerzy Maksymiuk BBC Scottish Symphony Naxos  550864

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:06:00 00:05:50 Alfredo Catalani Loreley: Dance of the Water Nymphs  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10634

18:19:00 00:10:38 Felix Mendelssohn Capriccio brillante in B minor  Op 22 Sinfonia da Camera Ian Hobson Ian Hobson, piano Arabesque  6688

18:35:00 00:04:35 Georges Bizet L'Arlésienne Suite No.  1: Carillon  Sir Neville Marriner London Symphony Philips  4788977

18:46:00 00:06:08 Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No.  8 in D flat major  Op 27   Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA  300350

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:03:00 00:16:36 Franz Liszt Symphonic Poem No. 3 'Les Préludes'  Ferenc Fricsay Berlin Radio Symphony DeutGram  4796018

19:23:00 00:34:01 Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition  Sir Simon Rattle Berlin Philharmonic EMI  273

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Cleveland State University Faculty recital by Ken Johnston, violin with Natsumi Shibagaki, piano (Charles Hernandez, piano, in the Bazzini)

Alfred Schnittke:  Suite in the Old Style

Johan Sebastian Bach:  Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 in d for Solo Violin BWV 1004

Johannes Brahms:  Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78

Antonio Bazzini:  La Ronde des Lutins

21:31:00 00:27:57 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major  Berlin Philharmonic Ferenc Fricsay Clara Haskil, piano DeutGram  4796018

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by soprano Leontyne Price

Mozart: Alleluia

Schubert: Ave Maria

Verdi: Libera me

Puccini: Vissi d'arte

Verdi: Ritorna vincitor

Verdi: O patria mia

MacGimsy, arr: Sweet little Jesus boy

23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:00 00:04:07 Antonio Vivaldi Largo from Cello Concerto in a Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  Mischa Maisky, cello DeutGram  447022

23:06:00 00:10:03 Remo Giazotto Albinoni's Adagio for Strings & Organ in G minor  Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan Wolfgang Meyer, organ DeutGram  4796018

23:18:00 00:06:21 Franz Joseph Haydn Largo from String Quartet No. 59 Op 74   Angeles Quartet Decca  4783695

23:24:00 00:08:48 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio in E major  English Chamber Orchestra Peter Maag Joshua Bell, violin Decca  436376

23:34:00 00:05:19 Peter Tchaikovsky The Seasons: May Op 37   Lang Lang, piano Sony  511758

23:40:00 00:13:36 Sergei Rachmaninoff Adagio from Symphony No. 2 Op 27  Charles Dutoit Philadelphia Orchestra Decca  440604

23:55:00 00:03:13 Amy Beach Scottish Legend Op 54   Alan Feinberg, piano Argo  436121

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