Program Guide 04-16-2017


April 16

1885 Leó Weiner – Hungarian composer and educator (d.1960); one of the leading Hungarian music educators of the first half of the twentieth century.

1893 Federico Mompou – Catalan Spanish composer and pianist (d.1987); best known as a miniaturist; principal influences were French impressionism, Erik Satie and Gabriel Fauré.

1909 first performance of Arthur Foote’s Suite for Strings, by the Boston Symphony with Max Fiedler (no relation to Arthur Fiedler) conducting.

1924 Henry Mancini – American composer, conductor and arranger (d.1994); Cleveland native best remembered for his many film and TV scores.

1942 first performance of Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra, by the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

1944 Dennis Russell Davies – American conductor and pianist (76 years old); Toledo, Ohio-born champion of living composers and modern music.

1946 Peteris Vasks – Latvian composer (74 years old); he feels strongly about environmental issues, and a sense of nature both pristine and destroyed can be found in many of his works.

1982 Soyeon Kate Lee – Korean/American pianist (38 years old); Silver medalist in the 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition; since 2013, married to another Cleveland medalist, Ran Dank.

1983 Robin Ticciati – English conductor (37 years old); became Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2009; his contract has been extended through 2018.

Recording of the Week

No Recording of the Week

Apr. 4, 2015

Program Guide

00:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded
March 26, 2015 - From Wellesley, Massachusetts, this week’s From the Top pays tribute to Jewish composers and Jewish music. A precocious 12-year-old violinist performs the music of George Gershwin; a young tenor performs his own composition inspired by the great twentieth century Jewish poet, Hannah Senesh; and the show’s finale features the great sound of Klezmer music.

The Catalmadge Quartet from Walnut Hill School of the Arts, coached by Laura Thielke, performs the first movement, Alla Valse Viennese, and the fifth movement, Alla Tarantella, from Five Pieces by Erwin Schulhoff (1894–1942) [   17-year-old violinist Caroline Joyner from Ridgefield, Connecticut, 18-year-old violinist Claire Walter from Keene, New Hampshire; 17-year-old violist Chris Rogers-Beadle from Hingham, Massachusetts; 17-year-old cellist Erica Ogihara from Miami, Florida]

17-year-old clarinetist Martin Kocev from Macedonia, now studying at Interlochen Arts Academy, performs the third movement, Brazileira, from Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud (1892–1974), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

18-year-old cellist Eddie Pogossian from Glendale, California, now studying at Juilliard, performs “Prayer” from Jewish Life by Ernest Bloch (1885–1977), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

12-year-old violinist Kevin Miura from Irvine, California, performs the second movement, Andante con moto e poco rubato, and the third movement, Allegro ben ritmato e deciso, by George Gershwin (1898–1937), arranged by Jascha Heifetz, with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

16-year-old tenor Samuel Dylan Rosner from Scarsdale, New York, performs his own composition, “Ashrei Hagafrur” (Blessed is the match) for tenor and piano, with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

All instrumentalists on the show perform a Klezmer Finale, “Greser Vi Dos Leben” (Larger Than Life), composed by From the Top alumnus Jeremiah Klarman.

01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone - Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1

Antonio Vivaldi: Alma oppressa from ‘La fida ninfa’

Nicola Porpora:  Oh volesser gli Dei. . . Dolci, freschi aurette from ‘Polifemo’

Johann Christian Bach: Sinfonia in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6

Nicola Porpora: Or la nube procellosa

Riccardo Broschi: Qual guerriero in campo armato from ‘Idaspe’

Franz Joseph Haydn: No. 100 in G Major ‘Military’

Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony--Jaap van Zweden, conductor


03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin - Alan Gilbert, conductor; Liang Wang, oboe

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Marry Pranks

Christopher Rouse: Oboe Concerto

Peter Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy

05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: More from Around 1500 - Josquin, more rare sacred works of Gombert, and the impact of Savanarola


06:04:00            00:20:54            Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 31 'Der Himmel lacht, die    Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra          Ton Koopman   Barbara Schlick, soprano; Kai Wessel, countertenor; Guy de Mey, tenor; Klaus Mertens, bass; Amsterdam Baroque Choir          Erato    98536

06:25:00            00:03:57            Howard Helvey  O lux beatissima                       Gregory Heislman          St. John the Evangelist Choir            St. John            2008


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

07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: An Easter Bouquet - music of profound introspection and overt rejoicing for the Christian Resurrection festival.

TRADITIONAL (arr. Bankson):  Rejoice this Easter Day & This Joyful Eastertide –1st-Plymouth Choir & Brass/Jeremy Bankson, director; Tom Trenny (1997 Schoenstein/1st-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE) FirstPlymouth 2015

WALTER PELZ:  Fantasy on O sons and Daughters –Gabriel V Brass Ensemble/Sharon Rose Pfeiffer (1864 Hook/Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA) Paraclete 061

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR:  Choral (Haes dies), fr Symphonie Romane, Op. 73 –David Fuller (1990 Fisk/Slkee hall, SUNY-Buffalo, NY) Loft 1014

MATTHEW MARTIN:  Haec dies –Clare College Choir, Cambridge/Graham Ross, director; Matthew Jorysz (1915 Hill/All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, England) Harmonia Mundi 907655

ANTON van der HORST:  Variations on the Sinfonia to Bach’s Easter Cantata (Christ lag inTodesbanden), Op. 64 –Sietze de Vriez (1692 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) SdV 002

GERRE HANCOCK:  Holy Week, Suite for Two Organs (2007) –Stewart Wayne Foster & Namhee Han (1932 Skinner+1969 Schlicker/1st Congregational Church, Los Angeles, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/6/2010)

08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: An Easter Celebration - Jesus Christ is Risen Today!  - Peter Dubois shares glorious choral and organ music from around the world to celebrate the Resurrection!

09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Easter Program

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Music   Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler (DG 439837 CD) 10:49

Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion: Final Chorus   Vienna Chamber Choirs; Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Møgens Wöldike (Vanguard 5102 CD) 6:49

Alexander Nikolsky: “As Israel Departed from Egypt”  Chorovaya Akademia/Alexander Sedov (BMG 68055 CD) 6:01

Roland Hayes: The Life of Christ: “Did you hear when Jesus rose?” and “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?”  Roland Hayes, tenor; James Boardman, piano (Vanguard 352 LP) 5:58

Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana : Regina Coeli   Christine Brewer, soprano; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses/Robert Shaw (Telarc 80333) 6:16

Johann Sebastian Bach: Easter Oratorio: selections Water Berry, baritone; Choir and Orchestra of the Bach Guild/Felix Prohaska (Bach Guild 2542 CD) 8:11



Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Victoria Drake): Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major: Movement 5--Victoria Drake, harp Album: From the Bach Notebook of Harpist Victoria Drake Well Tempered Productions 5193 Music: 4:14

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major for Cello, Strings, and Continuo, RV 413—Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Daniel McDonough, cello; Daniel Phillips, violin; Danbi Um, violin; Yura Lee, viola; David Grossman, cello; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord University of Georgia, Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA Music: 8:42

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestants are Paul and Christine Hanna from Talahassee, Florida Music: 10:41

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Movement 1--Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Anthony Newman, harpsichord; Shanghai Quartet Album: Music for a Sunday Morning Delos 3173 Music: 5:31

Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestra Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068--Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA Music: 18:36



Xinyan Li: Mongolian Impressions: Movement 3-- Aspen Music Festival Chamber Ensemble Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO Music: 7:55

Alberto Ginastera: Estancia Suite, Op. 8a: Movement 4--Aspen Chamber Symphony; Federico Cortese, conductor Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen CO Music: 3:35

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6: Movement 4--New York Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov, conductor David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY Music: 31:10


12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music



14:00:00            00:05:24            Ralph Vaughan Williams            Five Mystical Songs: Easter       English Chamber Orchestra          Matthew Best    Sir Thomas Allen, baritone; Corydon Singers      Hyperion           20420

14:05:00            00:03:05            Ralph Vaughan Williams            Three Choral Hymns: Easter Hymn        City of London Sinfonia            Matthew Best    Roger Judd, organ; Corydon Singers      Hyperion           66569

14:08:00            00:15:18            Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov           Russian Easter Overture Op 36              Lorin Maazel            Cleveland Orchestra      Decca   4785437

14:23:00            00:16:48            César Franck    Symphonic Variations    London Philharmonic     Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Alicia de Larrocha, piano           Decca   4785437

14:50:00            00:25:08            Felix Mendelssohn        Symphony No. 5 in D minor  Op 107                   Louis Lortie            Quebec Symphony Orchestra     Atma    2617

15:15:00            00:11:31            Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto after the Easter Oratorio in D major                  Reinhard Goebel           Cologne Musica Antiqua            Archiv   471150

15:26:00            00:12:38            Richard Wagner            Parsifal: Good Friday Spell                    Christian Thielemann            Philadelphia Orchestra   DeutGram         453485

15:39:00            00:11:04            Camille Saint-Saëns      Africa Fantasie Op 89    London Philharmonic     Geoffrey Simon   Gwendolyn Mok, piano  Cala      4031

15:53:00            00:06:28            Franz Joseph Haydn     Andante from Symphony No. 52             Rebecca Miller  Royal Northern Sinfonia          Signum 434


THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Joelle Harvey, soprano; Isestyn Davies, countertenor; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Hanno Mueller-Brachmann, bass Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Youth Chorus - recorded live in Severance Hall

16:05:00            01:58:01            Johann Sebastian Bach Mass in B minor           


DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Rorem's Third

18:04:00            00:18:43            Anderson & Roe            Suite from Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion'                         Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano         Steinway           30033

18:25:00            00:18:40            Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No.  6 'Bleib bei uns'     English Baroque Soloists            Sir John Eliot Gardiner   Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano; Steve Davislim, tenor; Julian Clarkson, bass; Monteverdi Choir           Archiv   463580

18:46:00            00:07:15            Thomas Crequillon        Congratulamini mihi                               Stile Antico       Harm Mundi   807555

18:55:00            00:03:41            Leopold Stokowski        Chorale from Bach's 'Easter Cantata'                  José Serebrier           Bournemouth Symphony           Naxos   557883



19:02:00            00:20:20            Gustav Mahler   Bach Suite for Organ, Harpsichord & Orchestra        Esa-Pekka Salonen            Los Angeles Philharmonic          Sony    89012

19:25:00            00:53:06            George Frideric Handel  Messiah, Part 2 Les Arts Florissants       William Christie            Barbara Schlick, soprano; Sandrine Piau, soprano; Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Mark Padmore, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass        Harm Mundi      2908304

20:22:00            00:33:05            George Frideric Handel  Messiah, Part 3 Les Arts Florissants       William Christie            Barbara Schlick, soprano; Sandrine Piau, soprano; Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Mark Padmore, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass        Harm Mundi      2908304


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

Jeffrey Rathbun: Phases (2007) — Marisela ager, flute; Jeffrey Rathbun, oboe; Daniel McKelway, clarinet; Barrick Stees, bassoon; Richard King, horn (Kent/Blossom CD) 16:01

Katherine O’Connell: Wing — Beth Woodside, Sae Shiragami, violins (CCG 11-18-07) 7:52

Nicholas Underhill: Sextet (1997) — Sean Gabriel, flute; Laura Martin, Mary Beth Ions, violin; Nikki Duval, viola; Linda Atherton, cello; Nicholas Underhill, piano (Capstone 8736) 14:22

Donald Erb: Symphony of Overtures (1964) — Dallas Symphony Orch/Donald Johanos cond. (Turnabout LP 34433) 16:20


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Lessons from Baltimore: The Intersection of Public Health & Physician Activism - Leana S. Wen, M.D., MSC, Commissioner of Health, City of Baltimore, who became Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore in January 2015. In this role as head of the oldest continually operating health department, Wen manages an annual budget of $130 million targeting issues such as the opioid epidemic, gun violence, maternal health, and lead poisoning.



23:02:00            00:06:07            Lou Harrison     Pastorale No. 7 "For My Brother"                        Dennis Russell Davies  Brooklyn Philharmonic   MusicMast        67089

23:08:00            00:06:21            Peteris Vasks    Cantabile for String Orchestra                Rudolf Werthen I Fiamminghi            Telarc   80457

23:14:00            00:05:51            Federico Mompou         Música Callada: Lento                           Anja Lechner, cello; François Couturier, piano           ECM     2367

23:22:00            00:06:37            Domenico Scarlatti        Sonata in F minor                                  Soyeon Kate Lee, piano    Naxos   570010

23:28:00            00:07:05            Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio from Violin Concerto No. 2          Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra          Jeffrey Kahane  Hilary Hahn, violin         DeutGram         4795448

23:38:00            00:10:10            Robert Schumann          Adagio from Symphony No. 2 Op 61                   Robin Ticciati            Scottish Chamber Orchestra      Linn      450

23:48:00            00:05:41            Antonín Dvorák Legend No.  6 in C sharp minor  Op 59               Michael Tilson Thomas            San Francisco Symphony          SF Sym 60

23:58:00            00:01:38            Karlheinz Stockhausen  Amour: Cheer up!                                  Suzanne Stephens, clarinet  DeutGram         423378


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