Program Guide 04-21-2017


April 21

1899 Randall Thompson – American composer (d.1984); his most popular and recognizable choral work is Alleluia, commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky for the opening of the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood.

1918 premiere of Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 ‘Classical’ in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) conducted by the composer; written in conscious emulation of the style of Joseph Haydn.

1933 Easley Blackwood – American composer, pianist and music professor (87 years old); author of a very substantial treatise on music, A Practical Musician's Guide to Tonal Harmony.

1937 premiere of Aaron Copland’s play-opera for high school The Second Hurricane at the Grand Street Playhouse in New York, with Lehman Engle conducting and Orson Welles directing the staged production; one professional adult actor, Joseph Cotton, also participated (he was paid $10).

1948 first performance of Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 6 at Royal Albert Hall in London, by the BBC Symphony, Sir Adrian Boult conducting; to post-war audiences who associated the work’s often violent character with the detonation of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the composer said, "It never seems to occur to people that a man might just want to write a piece of music."

Recording of the Week

Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi

Apr. 17, 2017

Program Guide

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell
00:02:00 00:29:26 Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.  3 in C major  Op 26 Russian National Orchestra Mstislav Rostropovich Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram  471576
00:34:00 00:34:22 Peter Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D minor  Op 70 Emerson String Quartet  Paul Neubauer, viola; Colin Carr, cello Sony  547060
01:11:00 00:48:33 Johannes Brahms Serenade No.  1 in D major  Op 11  Nicholas McGegan Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra PhiBaroque  5
02:02:00 00:27:46 Randall Thompson Symphony No.  2 in E minor   Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony  60594
02:32:00 00:25:16 Édouard Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor  St Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano Han-Na Chang, cello EMI  82390
03:00:00 00:41:34 Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry Symphony No. 4 in E minor   Matthias Bamert London Philharmonic Chandos  8896
03:44:00 00:37:29 Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor  Op 99 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra Marek Janowski Hilary Hahn, violin Sony  89921
04:24:00 00:28:13 Ludwig Thuille Sextet for Piano & Winds in B flat major  Op 6 Chantilly Quintet  Gianluca Luisi, piano Naxos  570790
04:54:00 00:21:18 Christian Sinding Violin Concerto No. 1 in A major  Op 45 Bournemouth Symphony Bjarte Engeset Henning Kraggerud, violin Naxos  557266
05:18:00 00:17:11 Percy Grainger Lincolnshire Posy  Jerry Junkin Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  117
05:47:00 00:06:31 Robert Schumann Toccata in C Op 7   Sviatoslav Richter, piano DeutGram  4796018
05:54:00 00:03:08 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.  7 in C minor  Op 46  Rafael Kubelik Bavarian Radio Symphony DeutGram  4793449

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber
06:07:00 00:03:03 Ralph Vaughan Williams The Turtledove  Paul Spicer James Oxley, tenor; Finzi Singers Chandos  9425
06:10:00 00:02:31 Johann Strauss Jr Polka 'Tritsch-Tratsch' Op 214  Nikolaus Harnoncourt Berlin Philharmonic Teldec  24489
06:15:00 00:07:39 Claude Debussy Images: Rondes de printemps  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  435766
06:25:00 00:03:55 Franz Anton Hoffmeister Rondo Allegro from Viola Concerto in B flat major  Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Markand Thakar Victoria Chiang, viola Naxos  572162
06:30:00 00:04:15 Antonín Dvorák Humoresque No. 6 Op 101   Orion Weiss, piano Bridge  9355
06:40:00 00:10:18 Benjamin Britten Gloriana: Courtly Dances  André Previn Royal Philharmonic Telarc  80126
06:51:00 00:03:01 Georg Philipp Telemann Bourrée alla Polacca   John Williams, guitar CBS  44518
06:55:00 00:03:08 Richard Rodgers Victory at Sea: Guadalcanal March  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80175
07:05:00 00:05:06 Franz Waxman Taras Bulba: Ride to Dubno  Carl Topilow Cleveland Pops Orchestra ClevPops  2016
07:10:00 00:05:30 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Finale from Cello Concerto English Chamber Orchestra Sir Andrew Davis Matt Haimovitz, cello DeutGram  429219
07:20:00 00:03:53 Anthony Collins Vanity Fair  Ronald Corp New London Orchestra Hyperion  66868
07:25:00 00:02:17 Gilbert & Sullivan The Mikado: Chorus of Nobles 'If you Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Men of; Welsh National Opera Chorus Telarc  80284
07:30:00 00:04:29 Nicolò Paganini Perpetual Motion Op 11 Eastman Wind Ensemble Donald Hunsberger Wynton Marsalis, cornet Sony  60804
07:32:00 00:02:21 Jean-Philippe Rameau Rondeau 'La Villageoise'   Christopher O'Riley, piano CPI  3294112
07:40:00 00:09:44 Peter Tchaikovsky Andantino from Symphony No. 4 Op 36  Kurt Sanderling Leningrad Philharmonic DeutGram  4796018
07:51:00 00:02:16 Jean-Philippe Rameau Naïs: Rigaudons  Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Archiv  4478
07:55:00 00:01:54 William Byrd Jig in A minor    Canadian Brass CBS  45792
08:07:00 00:05:52 Antonio Vivaldi Trumpet Concerto in A flat Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan Maurice André, trumpet EMI  56260
08:15:00 00:04:18 Sergei Rachmaninoff Waltz Op 11   Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano; Emanuela Friscioni, piano Centaur  3062
08:20:00 00:03:57 Reinhold Glière The Red Poppy: Heroic Coolie Dance  Zdenek Mácal New Jersey Symphony Delos  3178
08:25:00 00:07:38 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso  Ludovic Morlot Seattle Symphony SeattleSM  1002
08:40:00 00:08:28 Joaquín Turina The Bullfighter's Prayer Op 34   Brodsky Quartet Chandos  10761
08:51:00 00:03:56 Franz Schubert Scherzo from Piano Sonata No. 21   Alfred Brendel, piano Philips  4788977
08:55:00 00:04:11 Harry Warren 42nd Street: 42nd Street  Keith Lockhart Boston Pops Orchestra BostonPops  4
09:05:00 00:17:08 Claude Debussy Jeux  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779
09:29:00 00:06:18 Frédéric Chopin Finale from Piano Trio Op 8   Pamela Frank, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, piano Sony  53112
09:35:00 00:04:17 Earle Hagen Harlem Nocturne   Quartet San Francisco ViolinJazz  105
09:55:00 00:03:48 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Dance of the Cygnets  Dmitry Yablonsky Russian State Symphony Naxos  555873

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
10:02:00 00:02:11 Peter Tchaikovsky Valse sentimentale Op 51   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano Sony  510316
10:05:00 00:03:24 Duke Ellington In a Sentimental Mood   Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica  71287
10:11:00 00:10:27 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Sinfonia in F  Rebecca Miller Orch of Age of Enlightenment Signum  395
10:23:00 00:05:33 Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 61 in D major    András Schiff, piano Teldec  17141
10:31:00 00:03:56 Samuel Barber Souvenirs Suite: Waltz Op 28  Yoel Levi Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Telarc  80441
10:38:00 00:06:25 Randall Thompson Scherzo from Symphony No. 2  Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony  60594
10:45:00 00:05:17 Julius Fucik Florentine March Op 214  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  5158
10:53:00 00:22:44 Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major  MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Kristjan Järvi Simone Dinnerstein, piano Sony  503245
11:17:00 00:03:16 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin: Fugue   Alexander Schimpf, piano Oehms  867
11:23:00 00:07:20 Gaetano Donizetti Ugo, conte di Parigi: Overture  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
11:33:00 00:10:00 Giovanni Battista Sammartini Symphony in A major   Kevin Mallon Aradia Ensemble Naxos  557298
11:45:00 00:08:55 Leos Janácek Moravian Dances  Antoni Wit Warsaw Philharmonic Naxos  572695
11:56:00 00:03:06 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Galop final  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125
12:07:00 00:07:54 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.  16 in A flat major  Op 72  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  430171
12:17:00 00:09:40 Amilcare Ponchielli La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
12:28:00 00:03:07 Frédéric Chopin Scherzo from Sonata No. 3 Op 58   Ingrid Fliter, piano EMI  14899
12:33:00 00:03:54 Morton Gould Pavanne from American Symphonette No.  2  David Alan Miller Albany Symphony Orchestra Albany  1174
12:40:00 00:05:27 Sergei Prokofiev Gavotte & Finale from Symphony No. 1 Op 25   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  423624
12:47:00 00:10:27 Étienne Méhul Young Henry's Hunt: Overture  Michel Swierczewski Gulbenkian Orchestra Nimbus  5184

13:01:00 00:28:56 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No.  2 in B flat major  Op 19 Symphony of the Air Josef Krips Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA  300350
13:31:00 00:13:44 Johann Christian Bach Symphony for Double Orchestra in E flat major  Op 18  Simon Standage Academy of Ancient Music Chandos  540
13:46:00 00:14:32 Leopold Mozart Symphony in D major   Georg Mais Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra ArteNova  897710

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola
14:02:00 00:05:08 Arrigo Boito Mefistofele: Prelude  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
14:08:00 00:03:23 Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci: Intermezzo  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
14:14:00 00:12:27 Muzio Clementi Piano Sonata in B flat major  Op 24   Nikolai Demidenko, piano Hyperion  66808
14:29:00 00:02:45 Franz Liszt Years of Pilgrimage, Italy: Canzonetta   Lazar Berman, piano DeutGram  4779525
14:45:00 00:08:10 Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly: Act 2 Intermezzo  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
14:54:00 00:08:30 Joaquín Turina La procesión del rocio Op 9  Jesús López-Cobos Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80574
15:06:00 00:13:05 Hugo Alfvén Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op 19  Esa-Pekka Salonen Swedish Radio Symphony Sony  46668
15:22:00 00:08:37 Lars-Erik Larsson Lyric Fantasy Op 54  Andrew Manze Helsingborg Symphony CPO  777671
15:32:00 00:04:25 Umberto Giordano Siberia: Act 2 Prelude  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
15:39:00 00:04:55 Randall Thompson Frostiana: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Dallas Wind Symphony Timothy Seelig Turtle Creek Chorale Reference  49
15:46:00 00:05:59 William Schuman New England Triptych: Chester  Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig United States Marine Band Altissimo  4032
15:55:00 00:01:58 John Lennon/Paul McCartney Good Day Sunshine   Les Boréades de Montréal Atma  2218
15:59:00 00:05:39 Randall Thompson Alleluia  Timothy Seelig Turtle Creek Chorale Reference  49

16:07:00 00:02:25 Randall Thompson Frostiana: The Pasture Dallas Wind Symphony Timothy Seelig Turtle Creek Chorale Reference  49
16:12:00 00:10:14 Domenico Cimarosa I due Baroni di Rocazzura: Overture  Patrick Gallois Sinfonia Finlandia Naxos  572734
16:26:00 00:05:46 John Williams Lincoln: Freedom's Call   City of Prague Philharmonic Silva  1398
16:35:00 00:04:05 John Williams The Olympic Spirit  John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Sony  62592
16:41:00 00:08:19 Margo Guryan Chopsticks Variations Nos. 1-7   Margo Guryan, piano Oglio  81619
16:52:00 00:02:59 Richard Rodgers Carousel: If I Loved You BBC Symphony Orchestra Patrick Summers Ailyn Pérez, soprano; Stephen Costello, tenor Warner  633485
16:57:00 00:01:46 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No.  2: Rondeau Boston Baroque Martin Pearlman Christopher Krueger, flute Telarc  80619
17:04:00 00:05:25 Vincenzo Bellini Norma: Overture  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
17:13:00 00:08:49 Richard Addinsell Suicide Squadron: Warsaw Concerto BBC Symphony Orchestra Hugh Wolff Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca  460503
17:24:00 00:10:47 Antonín Dvorák Finale from Symphony No. 5 Op 76  Witold Rowicki London Symphony Philips  4788977
17:40:00 00:04:30 Stephen Foster Hard Times Come Again No More   Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano THM  5432
17:46:00 00:03:24 Stephen Foster Old Folks at Home   Leila Josefowicz, violin; John Novacek, piano Philips  462948
17:52:00 00:03:08 Sergei Prokofiev Cinderella: Waltz  Marin Alsop São Paulo Symphony Naxos  573518
17:55:00 00:03:56 Felix Mendelssohn Finale from Violin Concerto in D minor  Basel Chamber Orchestra Daniel Hope Daniel Hope, violin DeutGram  4795305

18:09:00 00:13:37 Gabriel Fauré Masques et bergamasques Op 112  Ludovic Morlot Seattle Symphony SeattleSM  1004
18:24:00 00:05:51 Gioacchino Rossini Tancredi: Overture  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
18:32:00 00:02:50 Ruggero Leoncavallo I Medici: Act 1 Prelude  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
18:38:00 00:14:27 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet No. 16 in A major  Op 9   Angeles Quartet Decca  4783695
18:55:00 00:04:00 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante No. 1 from Symphony No. 31  Sir John Eliot Gardiner English Baroque Soloists Philips  420937
18:55:00 00:03:23 Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci: Intermezzo  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148

19:02:00 00:10:38 Felix Mendelssohn Capriccio brillante in B minor  Op 22 Sinfonia da Camera Ian Hobson Ian Hobson, piano Arabesque  6688
19:15:00 00:39:37 Antonín Dvorák Symphony No.  9 in E minor  Op 95  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  63151
19:57:00 00:02:32 Anthony Holborne Almaine 'The Honeysuckle'  Jordi Savall Hespèrion XXI AliaVox  9813

20:02:00 00:15:41 Maurice Ravel Five Pieces for Children from 'Mother  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80601
20:20:00 00:13:59 Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No.  1 in D major  Op 25   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  423624
20:36:00 00:21:53 Ottorino Respighi The Pines of Rome  Herbert von Karajan Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4796018

21:03:00 00:19:05 Sir Edward German Welsh Rhapsody  Andrew Penny National Symphony of Ireland MarcoPolo  223726
21:24:00 00:09:49 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major    Daniel-Ben Pienaar, piano Avie  2209
21:36:00 00:04:13 Ola Gjeilo The Spheres Chamber Orchestra of London Nigel Short Tenebrae Decca  24646
21:44:00 00:05:21 Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No.  1 in B flat minor  Op 9   Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA  300350
21:51:00 00:35:05 Johan Svendsen Symphony No.  1 in D major  Op 4  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  49769
22:29:00 00:19:34 Franz Danzi Wind Quintet in F major  Op 68   Vienna-Berlin Ensemble DeutGram  423591
22:52:00 00:06:46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in C major  Academy St. Martin in Fields Iona Brown Pepe Romero, guitar Philips  426263

QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:02:00 00:03:41 Alfredo Catalani La Wally: Act 3 Prelude  Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca  4831148
23:05:00 00:04:53 Giuseppe Verdi Otello: Ave Maria London Symphony Sir Georg Solti Renée Fleming, soprano Decca  4825281
23:10:00 00:04:13 Giacomo Puccini Adagietto  Riccardo Chailly Verdi Symphony Milan Decca  2141
23:17:00 00:04:10 Charles Tomlinson Griffes Clouds Op 7  JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos  559164
23:21:00 00:05:39 Randall Thompson Alleluia  Timothy Seelig Turtle Creek Chorale Reference  49
23:26:00 00:09:47 Keith Jarrett Adagio for Oboe & Strings Fairfield Orchestra Thomas Crawford Marcia Butler, oboe ECM  1450
23:39:00 00:08:15 Sergei Prokofiev Andante for Strings Op 50  Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos  10481
23:47:00 00:07:33 Sergei Rachmaninoff Largo from Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 40 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Vasily Petrenko Simon Trpceski, piano Avie  2191
23:56:00 00:02:56 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: Danseuses de Delphes   Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  4785437

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