Program Guide 03-05-2017


March 5

1807 first performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 at a private concert in the home of his patron, Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz in Vienna; Hector Berlioz so admired the symphony's Adagio that he claimed it was the work of the Archangel Michael, and not that of a human.

1853 Arthur Foote – American composer (d.1937); member of the ‘Boston Six,’ the others were George Whitefield Chadwick, Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell, John Knowles Paine, and Horatio Parker; a Harvard graduate and the first noted American classical composer to be trained entirely in the United States.

1868 premiere of the original version of Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele at La Scala, Milan, under the direction of the composer; withdrawn after two performances and revised twice; the composer chose to write his own libretto, which was virtually unheard of in Italian opera up to that time.

1887 Heitor Villa-Lobos – Brazilian composer (d.1959); considered the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music; was influenced by Brazilian folk music and by stylistic elements from the European classical tradition, as exemplified by his Bachianas Brasileiras (Brazilian Bachian-pieces).

1889 first performance of Edward MacDowell's Piano Concerto No. 2 in New York with the composer as soloist and the Theodore Thomas Orchestra; dedicated to Teresa Carreño, and the first major piano concerto written by an American.

1904 first performance of Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in Paris by the Heymann Quartet; dedicated to Ravel’s friend and teacher Gabriel Fauré; the second movement was used in Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

1905 first performance of Frederick S. Converse’s The Mystic Trumpeter, a fantasy after Walt Whitman, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Fritz Scheel conducting.

1931 Barry Tuckwell – Australian horn virtuoso, conductor and teacher (died January 16, 2020); after 13 years as principal horn with the London Symphony, embarked on a long career as a soloist, conductor and chamber musician.

1940 first performance of Aaron Copland’s John Henry on a CBS ‘School of the Air’ radio broadcast by the Columbia Broadcasting Symphony conducted by Howard Barlow; inspired by the American folk legend of a 19th-century African-American and his heroic battle in a contest against a railroad pile-driver; the music simulates the sounds of a train and John Henry's hammer.


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Apr. 4, 2015

Program Guide

00:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded October 25, 2015 - From Orono, Maine, this week’s program features violinist, educator, and composer Mark O’Connor as a special guest artist, and he brings his signature American fiddle sound to some exciting collaborations with the young performers on the show. We’ll also hear the inspirational story of how studying music helped the young cellist on the program overcome major physical coordination challenges

15-year-old violinist Nathan Meltzer from New York, New York, performs the first movement, Allegro assai, from Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, Op. 30, No. 3, by Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Violinists Mark O’Connor and Nathan Meltzer perform Libertango by Ástor Piazzolla (19211992), arranged by Mark O’Connor.

15-year-old violist Hae Sue Lee from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, performs the second movement, Allegro appassionato, from Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2, by Johannes Brahms (18331897), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

17-year-old bassoonist Devin Adams (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Limerick, Maine, performs the first movement, Allegro moderato, from Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major, Op. 168, by Camille Saint-Saëns (18351921), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

16-year-old cellist Olivia Marckx from Bellevue, Washington, performs the first movement, Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto, from Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy (18621918), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

The Mark O’Connor String Quartet (Mark and Maggie O’Connor on violin, Hae Sue Lee on viola, and Olivia Marckx on cello) performs the first movement from String Quartet No. 1 by Mark O’Connor

01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone - Edo de Waart, conductor; Daniel Gingrich, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 (Prague)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

Mason Bates: Alternative Energy--Riccardo Muti, conductor

02:58:00            00:01:29            Henry Purcell    The Gordian Knot Untied: Aire                Kevin Mallon     Aradia Ensemble         Naxos   570149


03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin - Alan Gilbert, conductor; Frank-Peter Zimmermann, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano

Antonin Dvorak: Carnival Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Violin Concerto

Magnus Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 7


05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: Sacred Baroque Italy - New recordings of works by Caldara, Alessandro Scarlatti, and the recently edited work by the monk Sisto Reina
05:58:00            00:01:20            Peter Tchaikovsky         The Seasons: July Op 37                                   Lang Lang, piano    Sony    511758



06:04:00            00:05:13            John Rutter       Psalm 23 'The Lord is my Shepherd'       City of London Sinfonia John Rutter   Cambridge Singers; Quentin Poole, oboe           Collegium         100

06:11:00            00:14:12            Ralph Vaughan Williams            Benedicite         London Symphony        Sir David Willcocks          Heather Harper, soprano; Bach Choir     EMI      64722

06:25:00            00:04:20            Heinrich Schütz Psalm 100 'Jauchzet dem Herren'           La Nuova Musica          John Rutter   Cambridge Singers        Collegium         134


06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: The Search Goes On - An exploration of the many sorts of composition that you find under the generic, historic title “Ricercar”.

JOCOPO FOGLIANO: 2 Ricercares  Francesco di Lernia (1533 Colombi/Corpus Christi Church, Valvasone, Italy) Tactus 550004

ANDREA GABRIELI: Ricercare on the 5th Tone  Imgemar Melchersson (1475 da Prato/San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy) Christophorus 77141

GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Recercar con obligo del basso come appare, fr Fiori Musicali  Andrea Marcon (1998 Zanin/Santa Caterina Auditorium, Treviso, Italy) Divox 79904

BERNARDO STORACE: Ricercar  Andrea Macron (1750 Nacchini/Santa Maria dei Battuti, Treviso, Italy) Divox 79405

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Ricercare No. 2 in d  Vincent van Laar (1694 Grotian/Kreuzkirche, Pilsum, Germany) NM Classics 92119

SWEELINCK: Ricercar del nono tono, SwWV 280  Léon Berben (1624 Scherer/St. Stephanus Church, Tangermuunde, Germany) Aeolus 11021

MICHAEL RADULESCU: Ricercari, Op. 28 (iii. Estampie)  Mari Fukumoto (1984 Marcussen/Masashino Civic Cultural Hall, Tokyo, Japan) Naxos 8.573155

J.S. BACH: Ricercar a 6 voci, fr Musical Offering, BWV 1079  Gerhard Weinberger (1746 Hildebrandt/Wenzelkirche, Naumburg, Germany) cpo 777 018


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Lent 1 - The First Sunday in Lent marks the beginning of the season of reflection and preparation for Holy Week and Easter. We’ll listen to powerful music to begin the six-week journey

08:57:00            00:01:25            Emmanuel Chabrier       Ballabile            Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion   67515


09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Windy Excursions 1

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore: selections   New London Consort/Philip Pickett (L’oiseau-Lyre 414633 CD) 6:58

Michel Corrette: Concerto Comique No. 6 in G Major “Le Plaisir des Dames”  Jean-Pierre Rampal, Samuel Baron, Harold Bennett, flutes; Robert Veyron-Lacroix, harpsichord; Savid Soyer, cello (Connoisseur Society 362 LP) 4:59

Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat: “Esurientes implevit bonis”  Charles Brett, alto; English Baroque Soloists/John Elliot Gardiner (Philips 411458 CD) 2:43

Madeleine Dring: Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano: Amy Porter, flute; Nancy Ambrose King, oboe; Phillip Bush, piano (Boston 1055 CD) 10:06

Darius Milhaud: Suite Française: Brittany & Il de France   Eastman Wind Ensemble/Frederick Fennell (Mercury 90173 LP) 6:11

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 10 for 13 wind instruments, K.361: Adagio  Wind Soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler (Unicorn 10 LP) 6:23

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Wendt): Il Seraglio:  “Oh wie will ich triumphieren”  Netherlands Wind Ensemble (Philips 6500783 LP) 1:42

Malcolm Arnold: English Dances Book 1 No. 21   Dallas Wind Symphony/Jerry Junkin (Reference Recordings 66 CD) 1:33

John Philip Sousa: Gridiron Club   Eastman Wind Ensemble/Frederick Fennell (Mercury 77010 LP) 3:11



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: March No. 1 in D Major-- Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Album: A Little Light Music DG 429 783-2 Music: 4:21

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to 'La clemenza di Tito, K. 621-- Sinfonia da Camera Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL Music: 4:54

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Mirabai Knight from New York, NY Music: 6:40

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 "Archduke": Movement 1-- Beaux Arts Trio: Daniel Guilet, violin; Menahem Pressler, piano; Bernard Greenhouse, cello Album: Beethoven: 11 Trios Philips 438948 Music: 12:45

Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs-- Formosa String Quartet: Jasmine Lin, violin; Wayne Lee, violin; Che-Yen Chen, viola; Deborah Pae, cello Art of Elan, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA Music: 18:17



Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet-- John Bruce Yeh, clarinet; DePaul University Wind Ensemble; Dr. Donald DeRoche, conductor Album: John Bruce Yeh: Ebony Concerto Reference 55

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5: Movement 4-- Berlin Philharmonic; Claudio Abbado, conductor Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 5 DG 437789 Music: 9:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 10 "Gran Partita" (excerpts)-- Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor Album: Mozart: Serenade K 361 "Gran Partita" Philips 412726 Music: 9:00


12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music; this week, the life and music of pianist Glenn Gould

J.S. Bach: 3 Part Inventions Nos.2-5, 8, 11, 13 & 14 (1723)--Glenn Gould, piano (Sony 678766 CD)

Concerto for Harpsichord in d (1738-39)--Glenn Gould, piano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein (Sony 196114 CD)

Concerto for Harpsichord in f (1738-39)--Glenn Gould, piano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Golschmann (Sony 196114 CD)

Italian Concerto in F (1735)--Glenn Gould, piano (Sony 196114 CD)

Goldberg Variations "Aria" and 1st 5 Variations (1741-42)--Glenn Gould, piano (Sony 87703 CD)

English Suite No.2 in a (1715)--Glenn Gould, piano (Sony 541189 CD)

The Art of the Fugue "Contrapunctus 9" ( 1745)--Glenn Gould, organ (Sony 87759 CD)



14:03:00            00:04:36            Edward MacDowell        Scherzo from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 23          Dallas Symphony Orchestra     Andrew Litton    André Watts, piano        Telarc   80429

14:08:00            00:04:17            Charles Ives      Scherzo from Symphony No. 1               Neeme Järvi     Detroit Symphony        Chandos           9053

14:14:00            00:16:13            Arthur Foote     Suite for Strings in E major  Op 63                      Mikhail Gurewitsch            do.gma chamber orchestra        MD+G  9121717

14:31:00            00:06:41            Heitor Villa-Lobos          Bachianas Brasileiras No.  5: Aria                                   Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano         Steinway           30006

14:40:00            00:17:24            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Serenade No. 13 in G major                   George Szell            Cleveland Orchestra      Sony    86793


15:00 SPECIAL: The Cleveland Orchestra’s Concert Preview Panel Discussion: Is J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion Anti-Semitic?live from The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood, presented in partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and Case Western Reserve University; featured Panelists: Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra; Rabbi Roger C. Klein, Associate Rabbi at The Temple-Tifereth Israel; Michael Marissen, Professor Emeritus of Music at Swarthmore College; moderated by David J. Rothenberg, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University


THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Leonardo Colafelice, piano; Dinara Klinton, piano – 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition,  Second Concerto Round, recorded live in Severance Hall

16:11:00            00:29:49            Sergei Prokofiev           Piano Concerto No.  3 in C major  Op 26

16:48:00            00:36:02            Peter Tchaikovsky         Piano Concerto No.  1 in B flat minor  Op

17:34:00            00:26:03            Ludwig van Beethoven   Symphony No.  8 in F major  Op 93                    Rafael Kubelik Cleveland Orchestra      DeutGram         459463


DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Barber Sings Barber

18:04:00            00:22:12            Heitor Villa-Lobos          Bachianas Brasileiras No.  2                  Kenneth Schermerhorn    Nashville Symphony      Naxos   557460

18:28:00            00:09:37            Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for 4 Keyboards in A minor      Apollo's Fire            Jeannette Sorrell, Michael Sponseller, Janina Ceaser, Paul Jenkins, harpsichords            Eclectra 2059

18:41:00            00:12:05            Richard Wagner            Götterdämmerung: Dawn & Siegfried's               Fabio Luisi            Philharmonia Zürich       Accentus          102

18:54:00            00:03:50            Aaron Copland  John Henry                   Erich Kunzel      Cincinnati Pops Orchestra            Telarc   80117



19:02:00            00:33:54            Franz Joseph Haydn     Symphony No. 31 in D major                  Sir Charles Mackerras            Orchestra of St Luke's   Telarc   80156

19:38:00            00:44:04            Johannes Brahms          Piano Concerto No.  1 in D minor  Op 15 Boston Symphony Orchestra          Charles Munch  Gary Graffman, piano    RCA     300350

20:24:00            00:33:00            Ludwig van Beethoven   Symphony No.  4 in B flat major  Op 60              Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra        DeutGram         4776409


21:00 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild

Loris Chobanian: The Mad Violin — Julian Ross, violin (private CD) 5:05

Loris Chobanian: Piano Sonata — Robert Mayerovich, piano (private CD) 20:09

Loris Chobanian: Three Kandinsky Abstracts — Regina Mushabac, cello (private CD) 7:58

Loris Chobanian: Fantasia for Two Saxophones and Piano with Symphonic Wind Ensemble — Trio Bel Canto; BW Symphonic Winds/Dwight Oltman, cond. (private CD) 15:35)

Loris Chobanian: Blanca Cuna for Chorus and Guitar Quartet — Loris Chobanian, Charles Kay, Chris Ellicott, Tom Ray, guitars; Baldwin Wallace Singers/Melvin Unger, cond. (private CD) 4:31

21:57:00            00:02:56            Alexander Scriabin        Poème in F sharp major  Op 32                          Valentina Lisitsa, piano     Decca   17091


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Building for Ohio’s Future: Modernizing Medicaid to Continue Ohio’s Healthcare Transformation; Barbara Sears, Director, Ohio Dept. of Medicaid - The Ohio Department of Medicaid continues to embrace fiscally responsible and innovative reforms that build on the progress made since 2011 to transform Ohio’s healthcare system so Ohioans can live healthier, more productive lives, and our state’s economy has the healthy workforce needed to grow stronger. This conversation features Barbara R. Sears, Ohio Medicaid Director, as she presents an overview of the Ohio Medicaid budget and how they are working every day to make Ohio better.


QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:00            00:05:04            Martin Mailman  Autumn Landscape Op 4                       Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra      Mercury            434347

23:07:00            00:09:14            Arthur Foote     A Night Piece for Flute & Strings New Zealand Chamber Orch            Nicholas Braithwaite      Alexa Still, flute Koch Intl           7063

23:18:00            00:06:39            Peter Tchaikovsky         Canzonetta from Violin Concerto Op 35  Royal Philharmonic            Sir Adrian Boult Yehudi Menuhin, violin  Warner  1

23:24:00            00:09:34            Johannes Brahms          Andante from String Quartet No. 2 Op 51                                    Chiara String Quartet     Azica    71289

23:36:00            00:07:57            Heitor Villa-Lobos          Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1: Prelúdio     Nashville Symphony            Andrew Mogrelia           Members of      Naxos   557460

23:43:00            00:09:44            Gerald Finzi      Eclogue for Piano & Strings Op 10          English String Orchestra            William Boughton          Martin Jones, piano       Nimbus 5366

23:55:00            00:02:48            Antonín Dvorák Cypress No. 5                           Cypress String Quartet   Avie      2275




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