Program Guide 03-06-2017


March 6

1831 premiere of Vincenzo Bellini's opera La sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) at the Teatro Carcano, Milan; the phrase Ah! non credea mirarti / Sì presto estinto, o fiore ("I did not believe you would fade so soon, oh flower") from Amina's final aria is inscribed on Bellini's tomb in the Catania Cathedral in Sicily.

1853 premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata (The Fallen Woman) at La Fenice in Venice; the premiere did not go well and the next day, Verdi wrote to a friend in what has become his most famous letter: "La traviata last night a failure. Was the fault mine or the singers'? Time will tell"; as of 2012, it was in first place on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide.

1870 Oscar Straus – Austrian composer of operettas, film scores and songs (d.1954); his original name was actually Strauss, but for professional purposes he deliberately omitted the final 's', since he wished not to be associated with the musical Strauss family of Vienna.

1897 Knudage Riisager – Estonian-born Danish composer (d.1974); his Trumpet Concertino (1933) is considered a leading example of Danish neoclassical music.

1930 Lorin Maazel – American conductor, violinist and composer (d.2014); Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1972 to 1982; held posts at L’Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, among others.

1934 first performance of Benjamin Britten's A Simple Symphony in Norwich with the composer conducting an amateur orchestra; appears in Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom (2012), which prominently features many pieces by Britten.

1944 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – New Zealand/Maori soprano (76 years old); has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968; in 2013, she appeared in Downton Abbey playing Dame Nellie Melba, the Australian operatic soprano.

1952 Marielle Labeque – French pianist (68 years old); with Katia, member of the piano duo, the Labeque Sisters.

1975 Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Canadian conductor and pianist (45 years old); currently music director of the Orchestre Métropolitain (in Montreal), the Metropolitan Opera, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

2000 premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale by Poul Ruders at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen; based on the novel by Canadian writer Margaret Attwood; original production was sung in Danish, but the composer says he conceived the work in English.


Recording of the Week

Bolcom: Piano Rags

Mar. 6, 2017

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00    00:31:14    Sir Edward Elgar    Enigma Variations Op 36        
Michael Stern    Kansas City Symphony    Reference     129

00:36:00    00:29:13    Felix Mendelssohn    Piano Trio No.  1 in D minor  Op 49            
Emanuel Ax, piano; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello    Sony     52192

01:08:00    00:33:42    Igor Stravinsky    The Rite of Spring        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80054

01:44:00    00:34:50    Robert Schumann    Symphony No.  2 in C major  Op 61        
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Chamber Orchestra of Europe    DeutGram     4792437

02:21:00    00:34:03    Claude Debussy    La boîte à joujoux        
Michael Tilson Thomas    London Symphony    Sony     48231

02:58:00    00:31:04    Frédéric Chopin    Piano Sonata No.  3 in B minor  Op 58            
Ingrid Fliter, piano    EMI     14899

03:31:00    00:20:03    Leo Sowerby    Theme in Yellow        
Paul Freeman    Czech National Symphony    Cedille     33

03:54:00    00:56:21    Maurice Ravel    Daphnis et Chloé    
Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    Decca     4787779

04:53:00    00:24:42    Johannes Brahms    Trio in A minor  Op 114            
Franklin Cohen, clarinet; Stephen Geber, cello; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano    Decca     425839

05:20:00    00:16:01    Germaine Tailleferre    Concertino for Harp & Orchestra    
Women's Philharmonic    JoAnn Falletta    Gillian Benet, harp    Koch Intl     7169

05:38:00    00:06:32    Luigi Boccherini    Symphony No. 1 in D major         
Chiara Banchini    Ensemble 415    Harm Mundi     901291

05:50:00    00:07:00    Gabriel Fauré    Requiem: Agnus Dei Op 48    
Philharmonia Orchestra    Carlo Maria Giulini    Philharmonia Chorus    DeutGram     4795448

05:57:00    00:01:57    Sir Edward Elgar    The Crown of India: Warriors' Dance Op 66        
Sir Andrew Davis    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10570

06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:03:11    Nicolas Gombert    Mille regretz            
Stile Antico    Harm Mundi     807595

06:15:00    00:07:59    Ludwig van Beethoven    Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 Op 92        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     20081

06:22:00    00:04:30    William Bolcom    Graceful Ghost Rag            
Spencer Myer, piano    Steinway     30041

06:28:00    00:06:43    Antonín Dvorák    Scherzo from Symphony No. 4 Op 13        
Libor Pesek    Czech Philharmonic    VirginClas     91144

06:40:00    00:07:48    Ottorino Respighi    Rossiniana: Tarantella        
Salvatore Di Vittorio    Respighi Chamber Orchestra    Naxos     572332

06:48:00    00:04:03    Leonard Bernstein    On the Town: Lonely Town    
Philharmonia Orchestra    David Zinman    Joshua Bell, violin    Sony     89358

06:53:00    00:02:37    Sergei Prokofiev    Cinderella: Mazurka        
Vladimir Ashkenazy    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     410162

06:58:00    00:03:12    John Philip Sousa    March 'Powhattan's Daughter'        
Keith Brion    Royal Artillery Band    Naxos     559131

07:05:00    00:06:10    Sergei Prokofiev    Lieutenant Kijé Suite: Burial of Kijé Op 60        
Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80683

07:13:00    00:08:58    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Two Minuets from Divertimento No.2        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     86793

07:23:00    00:03:32    Johann Sebastian Bach    Fugue in A major             
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30034

07:30:00    00:04:04    Antonín Dvorák    Scherzo from String Quartet No. 12 Op 96        
Charles Rosekrans    Royal Philharmonic    Telarc     80610

07:40:00    00:09:38    Deems Taylor    Through the Looking Glass: Jabberwocky        
Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Delos     3099

07:50:00    00:03:59    William Bolcom    Knockout: A Rag            
Spencer Myer, piano    Steinway     30041

07:56:00    00:02:58    Elmer Bernstein    To Kill a Mockingbird: Main Title        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80708

08:07:00    00:05:38    Franz Joseph Haydn    Allegretto from Symphony No. 100        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Naïve     5176

08:15:00    00:08:43    Robert Schumann    Allegro brillante from Piano Quintet Op 44            
Maria João Pires, piano; Augustin Dumay, violin; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gérard Caussé, viola; Jian Wang, cello    DeutGram     463179

08:30:00    00:04:23    Johann Sebastian Bach    Cantata No. 78: Duet    
Empire Brass        Douglas Major, organ    EMI     47395

08:32:00    00:02:59    Duke Ellington    The River: Giggling Rapids        
JoAnn Falletta    Buffalo Philharmonic    Naxos     559737

08:40:00    00:09:27    Joaquín Rodrigo    Zapateado & Finale from Concierto    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Sir Neville Marriner    Pepe Romero, guitar; Sir Angel Romero, guitar    Philips     4788977

08:51:00    00:03:00    Gabriel Pierné    March of the Little Lead Soldiers        
Juanjo Mena    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10633

08:55:00    00:06:26    Erich Wolfgang Korngold    The Sea Hawk: Suite        
Paul Bateman    City of Prague Philharmonic    Silva     3009

09:03:00    00:19:16    Peter Tchaikovsky    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80551

09:09:00    00:17:01    Benjamin Britten    The Young Person's Guide to Orchestra Op 34        
Michael Stern    Kansas City Symphony    Reference     120

09:29:00    00:06:47    Richard Rodgers    The Sound of Music: Medley        
Carl Topilow    Cleveland Pops Orchestra    Azica     72216

09:40:00    00:03:28    Leonard Bernstein    Chichester Psalm No.  1    
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Gerard Schwarz    Liverpool Philharmonic Choir    Naxos     559456

09:45:00    00:06:02    Igor Stravinsky    Suite No.  2 for Small Orchestra        
Sir Simon Rattle    Royal Northern Sinfonia    EMI     69204

09:55:00    00:04:08    Manuel de Falla    La vida breve: Spanish Dance No.  2            
Brazilian Guitar Quartet    Delos     3466

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Simna

10:02:00    00:03:48    George Frideric Handel    Berenice: Minuet        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    EMI     47027

10:06:00    00:01:39    Henry Purcell    The Gordian Knot Untied: Rondeau Minuet        
Kevin Mallon    Aradia Ensemble    Naxos     570149

10:10:00    00:09:45    Georg Philipp Telemann    Concerto for 3 Oboes in B flat major             
Combattimento Consort    Olympia     342

10:21:00    00:05:24    Ludwig August Lebrun    Rondo from Oboe Concerto No. 1    
English Concert    Trevor Pinnock    Paul Goodwin, oboe    Archiv     431821

10:27:00    00:05:32    H. Balfour Gardiner    Shepherd Fennel's Dance        
Raymond Leppard    Indianapolis Symphony    Koss Class     3303

10:34:00    00:04:06    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: Minuet        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

10:41:00    00:05:39    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    The Golden Cockerel: Marriage Feast        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

10:52:00    00:19:21    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 93 in D        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Naïve     5176

11:12:00    00:04:06    Franz Joseph Haydn    The Creation: The Heavens Are Telling    
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80119

11:19:00    00:07:01    Peter Tchaikovsky    Andante cantabile Op 11        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     99

11:28:00    00:08:35    Franz Schubert    Impromptu No. 4 in A flat major             
Simone Dinnerstein, piano    Sony     798943

11:40:00    00:08:54    Samuel Barber    Overture to 'The School for Scandal' Op 5        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     8958

11:49:00    00:06:30    Antonio Vivaldi    Violin Concerto in G major     
English Concert    Trevor Pinnock    Simon Standage, violin    Archiv     423094

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

12:07:00    00:09:08    Hector Berlioz    Roman Carnival Overture Op 9        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

12:19:00    00:06:06    Modest Mussorgsky    The Fair at Sorochinsk: Overture        
Evgeny Svetlanov    Russian State Symphony    RCA     68406

12:27:00    00:03:29    William Bolcom    Incineratorag            
Spencer Myer, piano    Steinway     30041

12:35:00    00:03:52    Manuel de Falla    El amor brujo: Ritual Fire Dance        
Lorin Maazel    Berlin Radio Symphony    DeutGram     4796018

12:42:00    00:16:00    Johan Helmich Roman    Oboe d'amore Concerto in D major     
Stockholm Sinfonietta    Jan-Olav Wedin    Alf Nilsson, oboe d'amore    Bis     165


13:02:00    00:36:05    Jean Sibelius    Symphony No.  1 in E minor  Op 39        
Lorin Maazel    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

13:36:00    00:17:08    Claude Debussy    Jeux        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

14:00:00    00:03:10    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Scherzo Op 11            
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano; Emanuela Friscioni, piano    Centaur     3062

14:03:00    00:01:25    Nikolai Medtner    Fairy Tale in E flat major  Op 26            
Daniil Trifonov, piano    DeutGram     4791728

14:04:00    00:11:23    Igor Stravinsky    Scherzo fantastique Op 3        
Pierre Boulez    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     471197

14:15:00    00:10:37    Johann Christian Bach    Piano Concerto in D Op 7    
Hamburg Camerata    Ralf Gothóni    Anastasia Injushina, piano    Ondine     1224

14:26:00    00:07:01    Emmanuel Chabrier    Impromptu            
Angela Hewitt, piano    Hyperion     67515

14:45:00    00:14:02    Sergei Prokofiev    Russian Overture Op 72        
Neeme Järvi    Philharmonia Orchestra    Chandos     10538

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Beethoven's Op. 127

15:00:00    00:10:43    Franz Liszt    Symphonic Poem No. 4 'Orpheus'        
Zubin Mehta    Berlin Philharmonic    Sony     66834

15:15:00    00:09:26    Richard Wagner    The Ring Without Words: Finale        
Lorin Maazel    Berlin Philharmonic    Telarc     80154

15:28:00    00:05:08    Ottorino Respighi    Ancient Airs Suite No. 2: Bergamasca        
Jesús López-Cobos    Lausanne Chamber Orchestra    Telarc     80309

15:39:00    00:04:19    Étienne Méhul    Le trésor supposé: Overture        
Michel Swierczewski    Gulbenkian Orchestra    Nimbus     5185

15:45:00    00:06:05    Christoph Willibald Gluck    Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits    
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra        Susan Palma-Nidel, flute    DeutGram     437782

15:53:00    00:03:01    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Five Tudor Portraits: My Pretty Bess    
New Philharmonia Orchestra    Sir David Willcocks    John Carol Case, baritone; Bach Choir    EMI     64722

15:58:00    00:05:00    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Dance No.  2 in E minor  Op 46            
Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano    Philips     426264

16:08:00    00:01:16    Camille Saint-Saëns    The Carnival of the Animals: Elephant    
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra    Zubin Mehta    Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano    EMI     9065

16:12:00    00:11:17    César Franck    Finale from Symphony in d        
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Orchestre Métropolitaine    Atma     2647

16:27:00    00:05:06    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: The Montagues and the    Capulets    
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4825281

16:34:00    00:04:52    Jean Sibelius    Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 Op 39        
Lorin Maazel    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

16:41:00    00:07:47    Giuseppe Verdi    Four Seasons Ballet: Spring        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

16:52:00    00:02:33    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: I Got Plenty of Nothing    
Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Sir Willard White, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    Decca     4787779

16:56:00    00:02:53    Johann Sebastian Bach    Partita for solo flute: Bourrée anglaise            
Joshua Smith, flute    Delos     3402

17:05:00    00:05:18    Johann Sebastian Bach    Prelude & Fugue in C major         
Leonard Slatkin    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     9835

17:26:00    00:09:01    Antonio Vivaldi    Concerto for Oboe & Bassoon in G major     
European Union Chamber Orch    Hans-Peter Hofmann    Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, cello    Naxos     573374

17:40:00    00:05:08    William Bolcom    Epitaph for Louis Chauvin            
Spencer Myer, piano    Steinway     30041

17:47:00    00:03:27    William Bolcom    Raggin' Rudi            
Spencer Myer, piano    Steinway     30041

17:52:00    00:02:10    Jean Sibelius    King Christian II: Musette Op 27        
Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Finnish Radio Symphony Orch    RCA     60434

17:56:00    00:02:54    Antonín Dvorák    Scherzo from Sonatina Op 100            
Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano    DeutGram     449820


18:09:00    00:22:17    Joaquín Rodrigo    Fantasía para un gentilhombre    
London Philharmonic    Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Milos Karadaglic, guitar    DeutGram     20039

18:33:00    00:03:36    Sergei Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the Five Couples        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

18:38:00    00:02:29    Manuel de Falla    The Three-Cornered Hat: Miller's Dance        
Lorin Maazel    Berlin Radio Symphony    DeutGram     4796018

18:43:00    00:09:10    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Scheherazade: The Young Prince & Princes    
Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Daniel Majeske, violin    Decca     4787779

18:56:00    00:03:26    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Arabian Dance        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80068

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:10:20    Johannes Brahms    Academic Festival Overture Op 80        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

19:14:00    00:41:27    César Franck    Symphony in D minor         
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Orchestre Métropolitaine    Atma     2647


20:02:00    00:09:58    Johann Sebastian Bach    Toccata & Fugue in D minor         
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Philadelphia Orchestra    DeutGram     19032

20:14:00    00:17:37    George Gershwin    An American in Paris        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

20:34:00    00:23:13    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  8 in B minor         
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS     42415

21:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Beethoven's Op. 127

21:24:00    00:06:24    William Bolcom    Dream Shadows            
Spencer Myer, piano    Steinway     30041

21:32:00    00:10:00    Béla Bartók    Rhapsody No. 1    
City of Birmingham Symphony    Sir Simon Rattle    Kyung Wha Chung, violin    EMI     54211

21:45:00    00:04:22    Enrique Granados    Spanish Dance No.  6 in D Op 5            
Sir Angel Romero, guitar; Celedonio Romero, guitar    Telarc     80216

21:51:00    00:31:11    Robert Schumann    Symphony No.  3 in E flat major  Op 97        
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Chamber Orchestra of Europe    DeutGram     4792437

22:24:00    00:22:53    Richard Strauss    Death and Transfiguration Op 24        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS     44909

22:49:00    00:09:56    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo No. 4 in E major  Op 54            
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano    Decca     16421


23:02:00    00:07:13    Franz Liszt    Years of Pilgrimage, 1st Year: Les            
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Centaur     3280

23:09:00    00:07:53    Hector Berlioz    Harold in Italy: Pilgrims' March Op 16    
Cleveland Orchestra    Lorin Maazel    Robert Vernon, viola    Decca     4787779

23:19:00    00:05:54    Igor Stravinsky    The Firebird: Round Dance of the            
Isabelle van Keulen, violin; Olli Mustonen, piano    Philips     420953

23:24:00    00:04:30    William Bolcom    Graceful Ghost Rag            
Spencer Myer, piano    Steinway     30041

23:29:00    00:06:24    Christoph Willibald Gluck    Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed    Spirits    
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Archiv     471582

23:38:00    00:05:19    Claude Debussy    Pour le piano: Sarabande            
Barry Douglas, piano    RCA     68127

23:43:00    00:11:10    César Franck    Allegretto from Symphony in D minor         
Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Orchestre Métropolitaine    Atma     2647

23:56:00    00:02:57    Aaron Copland    Down a Country Lane        
Frank Battisti    N.E. Conservatory Winds    Albany     1058

23:56:00    00:03:18    Johann Sebastian Bach    Siciliana from Flute Sonata No. 6            
Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Ann Marie Morgan, cello    Delos     3408

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