Program Guide 03-24-2017

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March 24

1721 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated his six ‘Brandenburg’ Concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg, whose orchestra apparently never performed them.

1784 first performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 at the Trattnerhof in Vienna, with the composer as soloist; many pianists consider this to be one of the more difficult of Mozart's concertos. 

1868 first performance of the Brahms Piano Quintet Op 34, in Paris; before being published in 1865, the work had undergone at least two transformations, starting as a string quintet and then turning into a Sonata for 2 Pianos (which survives as Op 34b).

1924 first performance of the Sibelius Symphony No. 7 (as ‘Fantasia sinfonica No. 1’) in Stockholm, conducted by the composer, who was unsure what name to give the piece, and only decided it was a symphony after long deliberation.           

1928 Byron Janis – American pianist (91 years old); made a French film on Chopin that was shown around the world.

1930 Cristobal Halffter – Spanish composer (88 years old); the nephew of two other composers, Rodolfo and Ernesto Halffter.

1932 first performance of Randall Thompson’s Symphony No. 2 by the Rochester Philharmonic, Howard Hanson conducting; the composer’s biographer Donald Francis Urrows says that in this work, Thompson “accomplished two things: he wrote an integrated work of large dimensions along the ‘classical’ model... and he put into his music an element of nationalism.”

1937 Benjamin Luxon – English baritone (82 years old); now retired; Benjamin Britten created the title role of his 1971 television opera Owen Wingrave for Mr. Luxon.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell
00:02:00 00:33:25 Karl Goldmark Violin Concerto in A minor  Op 28 Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen Joshua Bell, violin Sony  65949
00:38:00 00:40:55 Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor  Op 34 Cleveland Orch String Quartet  Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Decca  425839
01:22:00 00:16:43 George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso in A major  Op 6   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  447733
01:41:00 00:21:25 Jean Sibelius Symphony No.  7 in C major  Op 105  Paavo Berglund Helsinki Philharmonic EMI  68646
02:05:00 00:47:34 Franz Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major    Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Bridge  9376
02:56:00 00:27:46 Randall Thompson Symphony No.  2 in E minor   Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony  60594
03:26:00 00:20:08 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major  Op 101   Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram  4796018
03:49:00 00:47:56 Franz Joseph Haydn Mass No. 3 in C major  Musicians of the Louvre Marc Minkowski Lucy Crowe, soprano; Nathalie Stutzmann, alto; Richard Croft, tenor; Luca Tittolo, bass; Louvre Musicians Chorus Naïve  5183
04:40:00 00:42:10 Peter Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.  2 in G major  Op 44 Philharmonia Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Barry Douglas, piano RCA  61633
05:24:00 00:14:45 Antonio Caldara Sinfonia in C major   Adrian Chandler La Serenissima Avie  2371
05:41:00 00:06:07 Sergei Prokofiev War and Peace: Waltz 'Since we met'  Marin Alsop São Paulo Symphony Naxos  573518
05:53:00 00:04:28 Robert Schumann Scherzo from Violin Sonata No. 2 Op 121   Caroline Goulding, violin; Danae Dörken, piano Ars Prod.  38536

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:02:56 Henri Tomasi Finale from Trumpet Concerto Philharmonia Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen Wynton Marsalis, trumpet CBS  42096
06:15:00 00:07:01 Franz Schubert Scherzo from Piano Trio No. 2   Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello Bridge  9376
06:21:00 00:02:22 Manuel Ponce Prelude in the Baroque style   Christopher Parkening, guitar; David Brandon, guitar EMI  49406
06:25:00 00:06:27 Robert Schumann Larghetto from Symphony No. 1 Op 38  Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra Linn  450
06:31:00 00:03:43 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Procession of the Sardar  David Zinman Baltimore Symphony Telarc  80378
06:40:00 00:09:18 Antonio Vivaldi Cello Concerto in B flat major  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Ton Koopman Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony  90916
06:51:00 00:02:30 Carl Orff Carmina burana: O fortuna Bavarian Radio Symphony Daniel Harding Bavarian Radio Chorus DeutGram  4778778
06:55:00 00:02:50 Robert Browne Hall March "Gardes du Corps"  Col. Lowell Graham USAF Heritage of America Band Klavier  11139
07:03:00 00:05:56 John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind:  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80495
07:10:00 00:09:01 Claude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  Charles Munch Boston Symphony Orchestra RCA  300350
07:20:00 00:02:21 Camargo Guàrnieri Brazilian Dance  Gustavo Dudamel Simón Bolívar Symphony DeutGram  4778775
07:25:00 00:02:22 Gabriel Fauré Dolly Suite: Spanish Dance Op 56  Ludovic Morlot Seattle Symphony SeattleSM  1004
07:30:00 00:04:04 Fritz Kreisler Berceuse Romantique Op 9   Caroline Goulding, violin; Christopher O'Riley, piano Telarc  80744
07:40:00 00:10:59 Antonio Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto No. 18 in C major  La Serenissima Adrian Chandler Peter Whelen, bassoon Avie  2371
07:51:00 00:02:24 George Frideric Handel Messiah: And He shall purify Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Singers Avie  2208
07:55:00 00:03:23 W.C. Handy Beale Street Blues   Stuttgart Brass Quartet Hänssler  98623
08:07:00 00:06:04 Frédéric Chopin Grand Valse Brillante from "Les  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80625
08:15:00 00:08:27 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Arioso from Concerto Italiano Op 31 SWR Symphony Orch Pieter-Jelle de Boer Tianwa Yang, violin Naxos  573135
08:25:00 00:03:43 Jules Mouquet Suite for Winds: Aubade  Robert J. Ambrose Atlanta Chamber Winds Albany  1127
08:28:00 00:05:12 Henry Purcell The Indian Queen: Symphony  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Capriccio  49240
08:40:00 00:08:26 Zdenek Fibich Scherzo from Symphony No. 2 Op 38  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9328
08:50:00 00:04:19 Anthony Holborne Pavan No. 3  Jordi Savall Hespèrion XXI AliaVox  9813
08:55:00 00:04:56 Eric Coates London Suite: Covent Garden  Malcolm Nabarro Sinfonia ViVa ASV  2053
09:05:00 00:16:46 Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No.  1 in E flat major  Op 11 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Daniel Barenboim Dale Clevenger, horn Teldec  23913
09:26:00 00:05:18 Frédéric Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor  Op 66   Jon Nakamatsu, piano Harm Mundi  907244
09:35:00 00:10:03 Remo Giazotto Albinoni's Adagio for Strings & Organ in G minor  Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan Wolfgang Meyer, organ DeutGram  4796018
09:45:00 00:07:41 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major  Op 79   HJ Lim, piano EMI  64952
09:55:00 00:02:53 Leroy Anderson Blue Tango  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559313

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:01:00 00:02:46 Francis Poulenc 'C'   Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano Steinway  30015
10:04:00 00:03:17 Francis Poulenc Finale from Flute Sonata The Hague Philharmonic Neeme Järvi Sharon Bezaly, flute Bis  1679
10:10:00 00:11:11 Friedrich Kuhlau Overture to "Elf-Hill" Op 100  Michael Schonwandt Danish National Radio Sym Chandos  9648
10:21:00 00:04:54 Carl Nielsen Saul and David: Act 2 Prelude Op 25  Esa-Pekka Salonen Swedish Radio Symphony Sony  53276
10:28:00 00:02:19 Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 15 in B flat major    Yaara Tal, piano; Andreas Groethuysen, piano Sony  53285
10:31:00 00:03:11 William Schuman New England Triptych: Chester  José Serebrier Bournemouth Symphony Naxos  559083
10:39:00 00:07:31 Randall Thompson Allegro from Symphony No. 2  Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony  60594
10:48:00 00:02:43 Jenö Hubay Hejre Kati Op 32 London Festival Orchestra Josef Sakonov Josef Sakonov, violin Decca  444786
10:52:00 00:19:53 Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.  5 in D major  Australian Chamber Orchestra Richard Tognetti Angela Hewitt, piano; Richard Tognetti, violin; Alison Mitchell, flute Hyperion  67307
11:13:00 00:04:12 Georg Philipp Telemann Finale from Concerto for 2 Horns Cologne Musica Antiqua Reinhard Goebel Andrew Joy, horn; Charles Putnam, horn Archiv  427619
11:20:00 00:08:52 Frédéric Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp major  Op 60   Krystian Zimerman, piano DeutGram  4795448
11:32:00 00:08:51 Nikolai Miaskovsky Scherzo from Symphony No. 6 Op 23  Neeme Järvi Gothenburg Symphony DeutGram  471655
11:43:00 00:08:57 Giuseppe Verdi I vespri siciliani: Overture  Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony  68468
11:53:00 00:06:42 Emmanuel Chabrier Bourrée fantasque  Neeme Järvi Orch de la Suisse Romande Chandos  5122
12:06:00 00:08:48 Carl Maria von Weber Invitation to the Dance Op 65 Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Stephen Geber, cello Decca  430201
12:16:00 00:09:12 Peter Warlock Capriol Suite  Vernon Handley Ulster Orchestra Chandos  8808
12:28:00 00:02:04 Sir Edward German Henry VIII: Torch Dance  Richard Hickox Royal Northern Sinfonia EMI  49933
12:32:00 00:05:43 Franz Liszt Paraphrase on Verdi's 'Rigoletto'   Byron Janis, piano RCA  300350
12:42:00 00:07:28 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Teldec  44945
12:51:00 00:09:10 Gabriel Pierné Ramuntcho: Rapsodie Basque  Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10633

THE BIG WORK AT ONE
13:02:00 00:40:55 Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor  Op 34 Cleveland Orch String Quartet  Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Decca  425839
13:44:00 00:13:31 Robert Volkmann Serenade No.  3 for Strings in D minor  Op 69 German Chamber Academy Neuss Johannes Goritzki Catherine Tunnell, cello CPO  999159

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:02:46 Gabriela Montero Improvisation on 'Happy Birthday'   Gabriela Montero, piano DeutGram  4795096
14:03:00 00:00:52 Peter Heidrich Happy Birthday Polka-Valse  Gidon Kremer Kremerata Baltica Nonesuch  79657
14:06:00 00:14:08 Darius Milhaud Suite provençale Op 152  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  7031
14:22:00 00:11:11 Ludwig van Beethoven Thirty-two Variations in C minor    Alexander Schimpf, piano Genuin  10181
14:36:00 00:07:01 William Boyce Symphony No. 4 in F major  Op 2  Christopher Hogwood Academy of Ancient Music l'Oiseau  436761
14:45:00 00:11:45 Richard Strauss Sextet for Strings from 'Capriccio' Op 85  Herbert Blomstedt Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca  4645
14:58:00 00:01:30 Aaron Copland Sentimental Melody   Lara Downes, piano Sono Lumin  92207
15:00:00 00:11:58 Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21  Marin Alsop London Philharmonic Naxos  557429
15:14:00 00:12:02 Richard Strauss First Waltz Sequence from 'Der  Kazuki Yamada Orch de la Suisse Romande PentaTone  518
15:30:00 00:03:32 George Gershwin Two Waltzes in C major    Leonard Pennario, piano EMI  64668
15:38:00 00:03:48 George Gershwin Porgy and Bess: Summertime London Symphony Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792
15:44:00 00:11:43 Alexander Glazunov The Seasons: Autumn Op 67  José Serebrier Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Warner  61434
15:58:00 00:05:38 Johann Sebastian Bach Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3  Riccardo Chailly Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca  139230

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Bach's ‘Cöthen’ Concertos?
16:08:00 00:02:28 Johann Sebastian Bach Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Julian Sommerhalder, trumpet Decca  139230
16:13:00 00:11:31 Peter Heidrich Happy Birthday Variations Kremerata Baltica Gidon Kremer Gidon Kremer, violin Nonesuch  79657
16:28:00 00:04:52 Hans Zimmer The Rock: End title  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80535
16:35:00 00:03:40 Joseph Lamb Ragtime Nightingale   Brian Dykstra, piano Centaur  3340
16:41:00 00:07:54 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Elijah from Violin Concerto No. 2 Op 66 SWR Symphony Orch Pieter-Jelle de Boer Tianwa Yang, violin Naxos  573135
16:52:00 00:02:51 Francisco Asenjo Barbieri El barberillo de Lavapiés: La Paloma Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Karel Mark Chichon Elina Garanca, mezzo; Chorus of the Teatro Regio DeutGram  14777
16:56:00 00:02:57 Emile Waldteufel High Speed Galop Op 146  Michel Swierczewski Gulbenkian Orchestra Nimbus  5264
17:04:00 00:06:15 Alexander Glazunov Wedding March Op 21  Igor Golovschin Moscow Symphony Naxos  553839
17:26:00 00:08:49 John Williams The Force Awakens: The Jedi Steps &  John Williams Symphony Orchestra Disney  21772
17:40:00 00:04:05 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto alla rustica in G major   Adrian Chandler La Serenissima Avie  2371
17:46:00 00:03:53 Antonio Vivaldi Final Choruses from Gloria Bethlehem Bach Festival Orch Greg Funfgeld Bach Choir of Bethlehem Analekta  9873
17:52:00 00:02:53 Billy Joel Rootbeer Rag Grand Rapids Symphony John Varineau Rich Ridenour, piano Centaur  2433
17:56:00 00:03:02 Michel Colombier Emmanuel London Symphony Keith Lockhart Anne Akiko Meyers, violin eOne  7792

DINNER CLASSICS
18:09:00 00:16:20 Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.  1 in F major   Matthias Maute Ensemble Caprice Analekta  9996
18:27:00 00:05:31 Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 12 in A flat major  Op 17   Yundi, piano Mercury  4812443
18:34:00 00:04:55 Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 13 in A minor  Op 17   Yundi, piano Mercury  4812443
18:42:00 00:10:02 Arcangelo Corelli St. Beatrice d'Este: Sinfonia in D minor   Adrian Chandler La Serenissima Avie  2371
18:55:00 00:03:59 Frédéric Chopin Impromptu No.  1 in A flat major  Op 29   Yundi, piano DeutGram  3887

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:25:22 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major  Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Alfred Brendel, piano Philips  4788977
19:30:00 00:26:47 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 in D minor  Op 107  Lorin Maazel Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4795448
19:57:00 00:02:07 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Waltz of the Doll  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS
20:02:00 00:15:25 Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.  4 in G major   Riccardo Chailly Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca  139230
20:20:00 00:11:06 Johann Strauss Jr Waltz 'Tales from the Vienna Woods' Op 325  Willi Boskovsky Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437
20:33:00 00:25:26 Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor  Op 129 Cleveland Orchestra Sir Neville Marriner Lynn Harrell, cello Decca  410019

NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Bach's ‘Cöthen’ Concertos?
21:03:00 00:19:09 Jean Sibelius Symphony No.  7 in C major  Op 105  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra MAA  97
21:24:00 00:03:16 Francis Poulenc Nocturne No.  1 in C major    Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  425862
21:30:00 00:05:49 Ola Gjeilo Evening Prayer  Charles Bruffy Ted Belledin, saxophone; Ola Gjeilo, piano; Phoenix Chorale Chandos  5100
21:39:00 00:11:23 Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No.  6 in E flat major   Nicholas Ward Northern Chamber Orchestra Naxos  553161
21:51:00 00:34:10 Zdenek Fibich Symphony No.  1 in F major  Op 17  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9230
22:28:00 00:21:30 Josef Bohuslav Foerster Wind Quintet in D major  Op 95   Berlin Philharmonic Wind Qnt Bis  612
22:52:00 00:06:30 Gabriel Fauré Barcarolle No. 2 in G Op 41   Charles Owen, piano Avie  2240

QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:02:00 00:09:45 Ludwig van Beethoven Adagio from String Quartet No. 10 Op 74   Cleveland Quartet Telarc  80351
23:11:00 00:06:18 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante from Piano Concerto No. 15 Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Alfred Brendel, piano Philips  4788977
23:20:00 00:06:20 Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No. 12 in G major  Op 37   Byron Janis, piano EMI  56780
23:26:00 00:10:12 Georges Bizet Adagio from Symphony No. 1 in C major   Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  131
23:39:00 00:04:51 Randall Thompson Largo from Symphony No. 2  Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony  60594
23:43:00 00:10:45 Frederick Delius Late Swallows  Sir John Barbirolli Hallé Orchestra EMI  65119
23:56:00 00:03:05 Mikhail Antsev Berceuse   Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano Cedille  139
23:56:00 00:03:28 Giuseppe Verdi La traviata: Act 1 Prelude  James Gaffigan CityMusic Cleveland CityMusic  3

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