Program Guide 02-11-2017

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February 11

1785 first performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in Vienna, with the composer as soloist; Beethoven as a young man admired this concerto and kept it in his repertoire, writing a cadenza for it;  others who wrote cadenzas for it are: Charles-Valentin Alkan, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni and Clara Schumann.

1840 premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) by the Paris Opéra-Comique at the Salle de la Bourse; the famous tenor aria Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête contains no fewer than nine high Cs.

1843 premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (The Lombards on the First Crusade) at La Scala in Milan; in 1847, it was revised as Jérusalem to become Verdi's first grand opera for performances in French at the Salle Le Peletier of the Paris Opera.

1883 first performance (of only the 2nd and 3rd movements) of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6 by the Vienna Philharmonic with Wilhelm Jahn conducting, the only performance of the piece that Bruckner heard in his lifetime; Gustav Mahler led the Vienna Philharmonic in the first, heavily cut, performance of the complete work on February 26, 1899.

1916 first concert of the Baltimore Symphony, the only major American orchestra originally established as a branch of the municipal government; reorganized as a private institution in 1942

 

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00            00:33:01            Aaron Copland  Billy the Kid                   David Zinman    Baltimore Symphony     Argo            440639

00:35:00            00:55:32            Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 6 in A major                    Christoph von Dohnányi            Cleveland Orchestra      Decca   436153

01:33:00            00:42:56            Ludwig van Beethoven   Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major  Op 106                                Maurizio Pollini, piano    DeutGram         4796018

02:18:00            00:33:28            Eduard Tubin    Symphony No.  3                       Neeme Järvi     Swedish Radio Symphony        Bis       342

02:54:00            00:30:52            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor          Orchestra Mozart  Claudio Abbado Martha Argerich, piano  DeutGram         4791033

03:27:00            00:29:31            Robert Russell Bennett  Abraham Lincoln: A Likeness in Symphony                     William Stromberg         Moscow Symphony       Naxos   559004

03:59:00            00:27:36            Zoltán Kodály   Peacock Variations                    Franz Welser-Möst        London Philharmonic     EMI      54858

04:29:00            00:20:21            Antonín Dvorák American Suite in A major  Op 98                                   Benjamin Pasternack, piano         Naxos   559777

04:51:00            00:24:28            Richard Strauss Suite for 13 Wind Instruments in B flat Op 4        Minnesota Orchestra            Edo de Waart    Members of      VirginClas         61460

05:18:00            00:14:15            Johann Baptist Georg Neruda    Trumpet Concerto in E flat major            German Chamber Philharmonic              Alison Balsom, trumpet  EMI      16213

05:34:00            00:07:07            Louis Antoine Dornel     Oboe Sonata     Les Délices                   Debra Nagy, oboe            Délices 2009

05:52:00            00:03:55            Franz Schubert The Twin Brothers: Overture                   Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia            Naxos   570329

 

CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez: This week on Concierto, music Cuban pianist Jorge Bolet plays a set of variations that brings together two of the grand Romantics he excelled at playing: Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme of Chopin.

Esta semana en Concierto pianista cubano Jorge Bolet toca un conjunto de variaciones que reúne a dos de los grandes románticos se destacó en tocando—: Variaciones de Rachmaninoff sobre un tema de Chopin. 

06:00:45 Alberto Ginastera: Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15 (orchestrated by Shimon Cohen) Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra  Gisèle Ben-Dor  Naxos 8570999                        

06:11:01 Sergei Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22  Jorge Bolet, piano  Decca 421061                                   

06:43:04 Carlos Chávez: Trio for Flute, Viola & Harp  Lawrence Kaplan, flute; Jan Karlin, viola; Alison Bjorkedal, harp; Southwest Chamber Music   Cambria   8853                          

06:53:04 Gustavo Campa: Melody, Op. 1  Daniel Andai, violin; Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas  Alondra de la Parra  Masterworks  75555                            

07:00:50 Johann Samuel Endler: Suite in D for 3 Trumpets & Strings  Marc Ullrich, Gilbert Petit, Patrice Porte, trumpets; La Follia Ensemble  Miguel de la Fuente  Lyrinx  0071                                          

07:15:13 Enrique Granados: Six Pieces on Spanish Folksongs  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet  0041                                       

07:43:50 Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73  Antonio Meneses, cello; Gérard Wyss, piano  Avie  2112                                

07:55:17 Heitor Villa-Lobos: A lenda do caboclo, for cello & 2 guitars  Yo-Yo ma, cello, Sergio & Odair Assad, guitars  Sony Classical  89935                                       

 

08:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND with Fred Child

Osvaldo Golijov: Omaramor--Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Ernest Bloch: Nigun (Improvisation)-- Simone Porter, violin and Meng-Chieh Liu, piano

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Allegro ma non troppo from Trio in D minor, Op. 3-- Thomas LeGrand, clarinet; David Garrett, cello; Scott Holshouser, piano

08:54:00            00:02:09            Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 5 in B flat major  Op 7        Frederic Chiu, piano      Harm Mundi 2908375

 

09:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND

Domenico Scarlatti (arr. Frederick Hemke): Keyboard Sonata K. 427-- Ancia Saxophone Quartet: Matthew Sintchak, soprano saxophone; Joan Hutton, alto saxophone; David Milne, tenor saxophone; Angela Wyatt, baritone saxophone

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 BWV 1004-- Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Bruce Adolphe: Chopin Dreams: I. New York Nocturne-- Carlo Grante, piano and Bruce Adolphe, composer

Jennifer Higdon: Legacy for Flute and Piano-- Emma Resmini, flute and Hugh Sung, piano

 

CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Jacqueline Gerber

10:00:00            00:03:05            Aaron Copland  Rodeo: Hoedown                                  Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano     DeutGram         4795023

10:00:00            00:03:05            Aaron Copland  Rodeo: Hoedown                                  Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano     DeutGram         4795023

10:03:00            00:08:04            Peter Tchaikovsky         Waltz from Symphony No.  6 Op 74                    Evgeny Mravinsky         Leningrad Philharmonic DeutGram         4796018

10:03:00            00:08:04            Peter Tchaikovsky         Waltz from Symphony No.  6 Op 74                    Evgeny Mravinsky         Leningrad Philharmonic DeutGram         4796018

10:18:00            00:09:23            Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata & Fugue in D minor                               Helmut Walcha, organ   DeutGram         4796018

10:35:00            00:09:32            Johann Strauss Jr         Waltz 'Artist's Life' Op 316                      Franz Welser-Möst            Cleveland Orchestra      MAA     10406

10:47:00            00:04:12            Miklós Rózsa    Quo Vadis: March "Ave Caesar"             Erich Kunzel      Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc   80631

 

11:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded June 4, 2016 - From El Paso, Texas, this week’s program opens with a powerhouse performance of the music of Johannes Brahms performed by a 15-year-old violinist from Texas. We’ll also hear a lyrical new work by a talented teenage composer featuring the underappreciated brass instrument, the euphonium, and each young musician on the program shares a clip of music that first inspired them to dedicate themselves to musical study.

15-year-old violinist Claire Wells from Plano, Texas, performs Sonatensatz in C Minor by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), with pianist Christopher O’Riley

18-year-old harpist Adam Phan (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Cedar Hill, Texas, performs “Danse des Lutins” by Henriette Renié (1875-1956)

Euphonium player and From the Top Alum, Joe Broom performs “Song of the Ancients” for Euphonium and Piano by 17-year-old composer Karalyn Schubring (b. 1999) from Gilbert, Arizona, with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

17-year-old flutist Madison Fanning from El Paso, Texas, performs Sicilienne, Op. 78, by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), with pianist Christopher O’Riley

17-year-old pianist Adrian Liao from San Diego, California, performs Caprice Espagnol, Op.37, by Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925).

Violinist Claire Wells performs the second movement, Appassionato, from Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17, by Josef Suk (1874-1935), with pianist Christopher O’Riley

 

CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Jim Mehrling; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Music for Two Big Instruments; CLASSICS FOR KIDS with Naomi Lewin: Gioacchino Rossini and the Story of William Tell

12:09:00            00:06:08            Gioacchino Rossini        William Tell: Dance for Six                     Frederick Fennell            London Pops Orchestra Mercury            434356

12:24:00            00:07:46            Josef Strauss    Waltz 'My Life is Love and Laughter' Op 263                   Franz Welser-Möst     Vienna Philharmonic      Decca   4782601

12:35:00            00:11:39            Aaron Copland  El Salón México            David Zinman    Baltimore Symphony     Argo            440639

12:52:00            00:04:55            Eduard Strauss Quadrille on Themes from 'Carmen' Op 134                    Claudio Abbado Vienna Philharmonic      DeutGram         431628

 

13:00 THE TOLL BROTHERS METROPOLITAN OPERA INTERNATIONAL RADIO NETWORK

Georges Bizet: Carmen

Conductor: Asher Fisch

Production: Sir Richard Eyre

Carmen: Clémentine Margaine

Micaëla: Maria Agresta

Don José: Roberto Aronica

Escamillo: Kyle Ketelsen

 

16:34 WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND – An explorations of the six-CD Decca set “Opera Gold – 100 Great Tracks, available as a Thank You gift during WCLV’s February membership campaign
 

17:00 THE SCORE with Edmund Stone: Love-Hate Relationships - We'll hear music from films about love-hate relationships like The Painted Veil, Pride and Prejudice, The Taming of the Shrew 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/James Shearman, cond.

Overture from The Taming of the Shrew, 1967  Silva SILCD 1153  The Essential Nino Rota Film Music Collection  Nino Rota  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra/Nic Raine, cond.

Cathy's Theme from Wuthering Heights, 1939  Philips 446 681-2  Always and Forever: Movies' Greatest Love Songs  Alfred Newman  Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/John Mauceri, cond.

It Had To Be You from When Harry Met Sally, 1989  Columbia CK 45319  Music From The Motion Picture  Isham Jones  Harry Connick, Jr. vocals/original soundtrack

Venice, Positano and Theme from Only You, 1994  Columbia CK 66182  Music From The Motion Picture  Rachel Portman  original soundtrack/David Snell, 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/James Shearman, cond.

Bridget's Theme and Main Titles from Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reason, 2004  Geffen B0003566-02  The Original Soundtrack  Harry Gregson-Williams  original soundtrack

Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, 1995  Threefold Records CDC010  Heroines in Music  Carl Davis  Philharmonia Orchestra/Carl Davis, cond.

Lost in Tuscany from Only You, 1994  Columbia CK 66182  Music From The Motion Picture  Rachel Portman  original soundtrack/David Snell, cond.

Meet the Family and Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, 1995  Threefold Records CDC010  Heroines in Music  Carl Davis  Philharmonia Orchestra/Carl Davis, cond.

Mrs. Darcy and Stars and Butterflies from Pride and Prejudice, 2005  London B0005620-02  Music From The Motion Picture  Dario Marianelli  Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano/The English Chamber Orchestra/Benjamin Wallfisch, cond.

The Painted Veil and From Singapore to London from The Painted Veil, 2006  Deutsche Grammophon 477 6552  Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Alexandre Desplat  Lang Lang, piano/Prague Symphony Orchestra/Alexandre Desplat, cond.

Prologue from Dark Shadows, 2012  WaterTower WTM39283  Original Score  Danny Elfman  original soundtrack/Rick Rentworth, cond.

Meet the Family from Pride and Prejudice, 1995  Threefold Records CDC010  Heroines in Music  Carl Davis  Philharmonia Orchestra/Carl Davis, 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: Big Adventures - Whether they’re out to conquer the city or steal a giant’s gold in the woods, we’re going to hear from characters going on memorable adventures

00:00:00            00:00:51            George and Ira Gershwin           Fascinating Rhythm       Wllliam Bolcom Songs by Gershwin           Nonesuch         979151-2

00:00:54            00:01:40            Harold Arlen-Yip Harburg           Follow the Yellow Brick Road     Judy Garland     The Wizard of Oz --  Film Soundtrack            CBS     AK45356

00:02:32            00:00:54            Leonard Bernstein         Conquering New York   Donna Murphy, Jennifer Westfeldt            Wonderful Town -- 2004 B'way Revival   DRG     DRG12999

00:03:26            00:02:38            L.Bernstein-B.Comden-A.Green  New York, New York     John Rearson, Cris Alexander, Adolph Green           On the Town --1960 Studio Cast Sony    SK60538

00:06:18            00:02:57            Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe           I'm on My Way  Company          Paint Your Wagon -- Original B'way Cast     RCA     602472

00:09:26            00:03:33            Roger Miller      River in the Rain            Daniel Jenkins, Ron Richardson Big River -- Original B'way Cast       MCA     MCAD-6147

00:13:28            00:02:44            Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe           Almost Like Being in Love          Brent Barrett, Rebecca Luker  Brigadoon -- 1988 Studio Cast   Angel    7777-54481

00:16:22            00:02:22            Mitch Leigh-Joe Darion  Man of La Mancha         Richard Kiley, Irving Jacobson   Man of La Mancha -- Original B'way Cast       Decca B'way     012159387-2

00:19:16            00:00:47            Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick       Rothschild and Sons     Hal Linden        The Rothschilds -- Original B'way Cast          Sony    SK30337

00:19:59            00:03:06            Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick       Sons    Hal Linden, Leila Martin The Rothschilds -- Original B'way Cast       Sony    SK30337

00:23:40            00:03:52            Moose Charlap-Carolyn Leigh    I'm Flying          Mary Martin       Peter Pan -- Original B'way Cast        RCA     3762-2-RG

00:28:10            00:01:49            Sigmund Riomberg-Otto Harbach-Oscar Hammerstein    The Riff Song   Gordon MacRae            The Desert Song -- Studio Cast  RCA     S-37320

00:29:55            00:02:42            Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Heusen          Road to Morocco          Bob Hope, Bing Crosby Bob Hope in Hollywood MCA     MCA906

00:33:08            00:04:08            Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt       I Can See It       Kenneth Nelson, Jerry Orbach   The Fantasticks -- Original Cast        Decca B'way     314-543665-2

00:37:27            00:02:36            R.Rodgers-O.Hammerstein        I Whistle a Happy Tune  Donna Murphy  The King and I -- 1996 B'way Revival  Varese Sarabande         VSD-5763

00:40:23            00:01:49            George Gershwin-DuBose Heyward       Oh, Lawd, I'm on My Way          Gregg Baker            Porgy and Bess -- Studio Cast   Telarc   CD-80434

00:42:23            00:03:58            Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick       Far from the Home I Love          Lauren Michelle Kelly, Aldred Molina    Fiddler on the Roof -- 2004 B'way Revival           PS Classics      PS-420

00:46:58            00:02:24            Stephen Sondheim        Giants in the Sky           Ben Wright        Into the Woods -- Original B'way Cast       RCA     6796-2-RC

00:49:18            00:01:40            Stephen Sondheim        Into the Woods Company          Into the Woods -- Original B'way Cast        RCA     6796-2-RC

00:51:28            00:01:32            George and Ira Gershwin           Sweet and Low Down    Joshua Bell       Gershwin Fantasy Sony    SK60659

00:53:20            00:00:22            Leonard Bernstein         Filler: Overture from "Candide"   Orchestra          Candide -- Original B'way Cast       Sony    SK86859

00:53:40            00:03:16            Leonard Bernstein-Lillian Hellman           Filler: Eldorado Robert Rounseville            Candide -- Original B'way Cast   Sony    SK86859

 

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00            00:20:12            Ottorino Respighi          Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3                  Herbert von Karajan Berlin Philharmonic        DeutGram         4796018

19:24:00            00:30:52            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor          Orchestra Mozart  Claudio Abbado Martha Argerich, piano  DeutGram         4791033

 

SATURDAYS FROM SEVERANCE with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, conducting; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello - Archival concert observing the 50th anniversary of The Cleveland Orchestra’s broadcast series –Severance Hall, 3/25/75

20:05:00            00:09:55            Gioacchino Rossini        La gazza ladra: Overture

20:19:00            00:25:59            Franz Joseph Haydn     Cello Concerto No.  1 in C major

20:49:00            00:19:25            Camille Saint-Saëns      Cello Concerto No.  1 in A minor Op 33

21:16:00            00:15:15            Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op 28  

21:37:00            00:25:38            Franz Joseph Haydn     Symphony No. 97 in C major                  George Szell            Cleveland Orchestra      Sony    768779

 

22:03 WEEKEND RADIO with Robert Conrad - Valentine’s Day stuff-  Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers offer “To keep My Love Alive,” “Shadows in the Grass,” “I’m in Love with an Englishman,” “She loves You” #1 and  #3 and “Can’t buy Me Love”… Ann Mortifee sings “Baptism”…  Jan C. Snow has thoughts about “Presidents’ Day”… This Week in the Media.”
 

QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:04:00            00:05:39            Karl-Birger Blomdahl     Adagio from 'The Wakeful Night'            Petter Sundkvist            Swedish Chamber Orchestra      Naxos   553715

23:11:00            00:06:03            Phil Cunningham           The Gentle Light That Wakes Me                                   Nicola Benedetti, violin; Aly Bain, fiddle; Phil Cunningham, piano DeutGram         21290

23:17:00            00:05:19            Richard Strauss Four Last Songs: Beim Schlafengehn     Berlin Radio Symphony            George Szell     Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano EMI      56241

23:25:00            00:07:16            Claude Debussy           Andantino from String Quartet Op 10                              Melos Quartet DeutGram         4796018

23:32:00            00:09:14            Arthur Foote     A Night Piece for Flute & Strings New Zealand Chamber Orch            Nicholas Braithwaite      Alexa Still, flute Koch Intl           7063

23:41:00            00:05:36            Johannes Brahms          Intermezzo in E major  Op 116                           Stanislav Khristenko, piano          Steinway           30032

23:47:00            00:09:19            Joseph Joachim            Notturno in A major  Op 12         Royal Stockholm Philharmonic     Sakari Oramo    Daniel Hope, violin        DeutGram         15312

23:57:00            00:02:55            Frederick S. Converse   Serenade                      Reuben Blundell            Gowanus Arts Ensemble         New Focus       166

 

 

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