Program Guide 04-26-2017

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April 26

1564 William Shakespeare baptized (April 23rd is widely regarded as his birthday) – English poet, actor and playwright (d.1616); perhaps the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist; quote: "If music be the food of love, play on." --Twelfth Night, Act 1, scene 1    

1738 premiere of Handel’s opera seria, Serse (Xerxes), in London at the King's Theater in the Haymarket; the famous Act 1 aria, Ombra mai fu (known as ‘Handel’s Largo’), is sung by the Persian king Xerxes in affectionate tribute to a tree.

1899 first performance of the original version of Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 1 by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer; a revised, final version of this work was performed by the same orchestra on tour in Stockholm on July 4, 1900, conducted by Robert Kajanus.

1935 Conrad Susa – American composer (died November, 2013); studied at the Juilliard School, where his teachers included William Bergsma, Vincent Persichetti and, so he says, P. D. Q. Bach.

1965 first complete performance of Charles Ives’s Symphony No. 4 at Carnegie Hall by the American Symphony conducted by Leopold Stokowski (assisted by David Katz and José Serebrier), 11 years after the composer’s death; the Ives Fourth is notable for its multi-layered complexity, typically requiring two conductors in performance.

Recording of the Week

Bach Trios

Apr. 24, 2017
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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00 00:23:51 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor  Op 31   Stephen Kovacevich, piano Philips  4788977

00:31:00 00:39:19 Jean Sibelius Symphony No.  1 in E minor  Op 39  Sir Colin Davis Boston Symphony Orchestra Philips  446157

01:14:00 00:43:41 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Incidental Boston Symphony Orchestra Seiji Ozawa Judi Dench, narrator; Kathleen Battle, soprano; Frederica von Stade, mezzo; Tanglewood Festival Chorus DeutGram  439897

02:01:00 00:30:02 Edward MacDowell Suite No. 2 for Orchestra Op 48  Takuo Yuasa Ulster Orchestra Naxos  559075

02:33:00 00:43:58 Sir William Walton Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Ian Watson, organ Chandos  8841

03:20:00 00:33:06 Charles Ives Symphony No. 4 Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Decca  443172

03:58:00 00:27:00 Gerald Finzi Love's Labour's Lost Suite Op 28  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  5101

04:28:00 00:23:28 David Diamond Music for Shakespeare's 'Romeo and  Gerard Schwarz New York Chamber Symphony Delos  3103

04:56:00 00:28:07 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Golden Cockerel: Suite  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572787

05:26:00 00:19:38 Richard Strauss Macbeth Op 23  David Zinman Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra ArteNova  98495

05:50:00 00:04:32 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: Les sons et parfums   Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  4785437

05:55:00 00:03:05 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2: Polonaise Ensemble Sonnerie Monica Huggett Gonzalo X. Ruiz, oboe Avie  2171

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:02:40 Giuseppe Verdi Otello: Fuoco di gioia Orchestra of La Scala Claudio Abbado La Scala Chorus DeutGram  4796018

06:15:00 00:08:10 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet  Yoel Levi Cleveland Orchestra Telarc  80089

06:30:00 00:03:39 Cole Porter Kiss Me, Kate: So in Love   Richard Glazier, piano Centaur  3347

06:30:00 00:04:59 Jean Sibelius The Tempest: Berceuse Op 109  Leopold Stokowski Stokowski Symphony Orchestra Cala  542

06:40:00 00:07:55 Hector Berlioz Béatrice and Bénédict: Overture  Vladimir Ashkenazy Helsinki Philharmonic Ondine  1188

06:48:00 00:03:10 Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff: Act 3 Finale 'Tutto nel mondo  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80364

06:51:00 00:01:23 John Dankworth The Complete Works of Shakespeare Chamber Ensemble John Dankworth Cleo Laine, vocalist Philips  6382014

06:55:00 00:03:38 John Philip Sousa March 'The Liberty Bell'  Timothy Foley Nonpareil Wind Band EMI  54130

07:05:00 00:06:14 Bedrich Smetana Shakespeare Festival March  Robert Stankovsky Slovak Radio Symphony MarcoPolo  223705

07:10:00 00:10:07 Erich Wolfgang Korngold Much Ado About Nothing: Suite Op 11  André Previn London Symphony DeutGram  453436

07:20:00 00:01:54 Leonard Bernstein Macbeth Blues Chamber Ensemble  Leonard Bernstein, narrator Sony  60566

07:30:00 00:04:20 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo Op 61  George Szell Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Philips  4788977

07:40:00 00:07:14 Sir William Walton Richard III: Prelude & Coronation Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Ian Watson, organ Chandos  8841

07:50:00 00:03:21 Stephen Warbeck Shakespeare in Love: Main Title  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80551

07:55:00 00:03:40 Charles Gounod Roméo et Juliette: Waltz Song Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Charles Olivieri-Munroe Sol Gabetta, cello RCA  735962

08:07:00 00:05:49 Hector Berlioz Festivities at the Capulets from 'Roméo  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  1301

08:15:00 00:08:17 Otto Nicolai The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture  Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos  573418

08:18:00 00:09:38 Hamish MacCunn Overture 'The Land of the Mountain and  Osmo Vänskä BBC Scottish Symphony BBC  392

08:26:00 00:04:36 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf'   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass Nonesuch  558933

08:30:00 00:04:08 Gerald Finzi Love's Labour's Lost: Introduction Op 28  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  5101

08:40:00 00:09:16 Roger Quilter As You Like It: Suite Op 21  Adrian Leaper Slovak Radio Symphony MarcoPolo  223444

08:50:00 00:01:42 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Clown Dance Op 61  Philippe Herreweghe Orchestre des Champs-Élysées Harm Mundi  901502

08:55:00 00:06:10 Cole Porter Kiss Me, Kate: Overture  John McGlinn London Sinfonietta EMI  54300

09:05:00 00:16:22 Sir William Walton Henry V: Suite  James Judd Florida Philharmonic Harm Mundi  907070

09:35:00 00:03:31 Nigel Hess Much Ado about Nothing: Pavane & Dance   English Serenata Meridian  84301

09:53:00 00:04:43 Claude Debussy King Lear: Fanfare & Le Sommeil de Lear  Sir Simon Rattle City of Birmingham Symphony EMI  72095

09:55:00 00:03:21 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Morning Dance  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00 00:03:21 Stephen Warbeck Shakespeare in Love: Main Title  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80551

10:05:00 00:01:38 William Mathias As You Like It: Final Dance   English Serenata Meridian  84301

10:09:00 00:11:29 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture Op 21  George Szell Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Philips  4788977

10:21:00 00:04:16 Felix Mendelssohn Scherzo from Octet for Strings Op 20   Academy Chamber Ensemble Chandos  8790

10:31:00 00:02:46 Johann Sebastian Bach Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass Nonesuch  558933

10:37:00 00:03:08 Johann Sebastian Bach Vivace from Trio Sonata No. 6   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass Nonesuch  558933

10:43:00 00:05:09 Gioacchino Rossini La cambiale di matrimonio: Overture   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  415363

10:51:00 00:22:16 Peter Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture  Christoph Eschenbach Philadelphia Orchestra Ondine  1150

11:14:00 00:02:10 David Diamond Romeo and Juliet: Juliet and her Nurse  Gerard Schwarz New York Chamber Symphony Delos  3103

11:18:00 00:08:14 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in A major  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras John O'Conor, piano Telarc  80285

11:29:00 00:08:03 George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso in G major  Op 3  Richard Egarr Academy of Ancient Music Harm Mundi  907415

11:40:00 00:07:52 Sir Arthur Sullivan Macbeth: Overture  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips  434916

11:50:00 00:08:44 Aram Khachaturian Spartacus: Adagio  Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Philips  442011

12:07:00 00:07:25 Sir Edward German Nell Gwyn: Overture  John Wilson Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie  2194

12:16:00 00:08:03 Gioacchino Rossini La Cenerentola: Overture  Claudio Abbado Chamber Orchestra of Europe DeutGram  431653

12:26:00 00:04:33 Erik Satie Poudre d'or   Pascal Rogé, piano Decca  421713

12:33:00 00:02:55 George Frideric Handel Xerxes: Largo 'Ombra mai fu'   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  6584

12:40:00 00:04:35 Edward MacDowell Suite No. 1: Forest Spirits Op 42  Takuo Yuasa Ulster Orchestra Naxos  559075

12:47:00 00:10:43 Ralph Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1  Barry Wordsworth New Queen's Hall Orchestra Argo  440116

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00 00:20:29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto No.  1 in B flat major  Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Rachel Barton Pine, violin Avie  2317

13:22:00 00:17:03 Muzio Clementi Symphony in B flat Op 18  Matthias Bamert London Mozart Players Chandos  9234

13:41:00 00:18:19 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D major   Jane Glover London Mozart Players ASV  647

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00 00:01:42 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Clown Dance Op 61  Philippe Herreweghe Orchestre des Champs-Élysées Harm Mundi  901502

14:03:00 00:04:07 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: You Spotted Orchestre des Champs-Élysées Philippe Herreweghe Sandrine Piau, soprano; Delphine Collot, soprano; La Chapelle Royale; Collegium Vocale Harm Mundi  901502

14:09:00 00:13:15 Frédéric Chopin Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise   Margarita Shevchenko, piano CIPC  96523

14:25:00 00:06:14 Bedrich Smetana Shakespeare Festival March  Robert Stankovsky Slovak Radio Symphony MarcoPolo  223705

14:36:00 00:10:02 Franz Joseph Haydn Divertimento for Winds in B flat major    Quintett.Wien Nimbus  5479

14:49:00 00:11:13 Maurice Ravel La valse   Vassily Primakov, piano LP Classic  1004

15:02:00 00:14:33 Franz Joseph Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat major  German Chamber Philharmonic  Alison Balsom, trumpet EMI  16213

15:19:00 00:08:31 Luigi Cherubini Anacréon: Overture  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields EMI  54438

15:30:00 00:04:59 Jean Sibelius The Tempest: Berceuse Op 109  Leopold Stokowski Stokowski Symphony Orchestra Cala  542

15:38:00 00:05:17 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: The Montagues and the  Yoel Levi Cleveland Orchestra Telarc  80089

15:47:00 00:11:43 Alexander Glazunov The Seasons: Autumn Op 67  José Serebrier Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Warner  61434

15:58:00 00:05:26 William Boyce Symphony No. 3 in C major  Op 2  Christopher Hogwood Academy of Ancient Music l'Oiseau  436761

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Michael Hersch's Symphony No. 2

16:08:00 00:02:24 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude 'Ich ruf' zu dir'   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass Nonesuch  558933

16:13:00 00:11:05 Carl Nielsen Allegro from Symphony No. 4 Op 29  Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic DaCapo  220624

16:28:00 00:05:09 Victor Young The Uninvited: Stella by Starlight Boston Pops Orchestra John Williams Itzhak Perlman, violin Sony  60773

16:35:00 00:03:43 Victor Young My Foolish Heart: Theme Boston Pops Orchestra John Williams Itzhak Perlman, violin Sony  60773

16:41:00 00:08:03 George Frideric Handel Keyboard Suite No. 13 in B flat major    Keith Jarrett, piano ECM  1530

16:52:00 00:03:17 Max Richter Vivaldi Recomposed: Spring 2 Berlin Concert House Orch André de Ridder Daniel Hope, violin DeutGram  4792777

16:57:00 00:02:35 Antonín Dvorák Humoresque No. 2 Op 101   Orion Weiss, piano Bridge  9355

17:04:00 00:07:04 Nicolai Budashkin Fantasy on Two Folk Songs Osipov Russian Folk Orch Vitaly Gnutov Rudolf Belov, domra Mercury  432000

17:27:00 00:08:12 Gabriel Pierné Ramuntcho: Overture  Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10633

17:40:00 00:04:36 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf'   Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass Nonesuch  558933

17:47:00 00:02:19 Antonio Vivaldi Laudamus te from Gloria Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Ton Koopman Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Jonathan Manson, cello Sony  90916

17:52:00 00:03:17 Miklós Rózsa Ben-Hur: Parade of the Charioteers  José Serebrier Royal Philharmonic Royal Phil  17

17:57:00 00:02:21 Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry An English Suite: Pastoral  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  5366

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00 00:16:09 Hector Berlioz Love Scene from 'Roméo et Juliette' Op 17  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80578

18:27:00 00:04:39 Riccardo Zandonai Giulietta e Romeo: Giulietta, son io St Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano Jonas Kaufmann, tenor Decca  15463

18:35:00 00:03:19 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Juliet the Young Girl  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779

18:40:00 00:13:22 Johan Svendsen Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Op 18  Ole Kristian Ruud Trondheim Symphony Orchestra VirginClas  45128

18:55:00 00:03:30 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Madrigal  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:01:00 00:15:34 Richard Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture  Fabio Luisi Philharmonia Zürich Accentus  102

19:19:00 00:36:05 Jean Sibelius Symphony No.  1 in E minor  Op 39  Lorin Maazel Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4785437

19:57:00 00:02:12 Mohammed Fairouz Piano Miniature No. 6 "Addio"   Lara Downes, piano Steinway  30016

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS:  Highlights of recent programs from Les Délices

Fated Lovers - April 9, 2017

Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Jason McStoots, tenor; Debra Nagy, baroque oboe & recorder; Julie Andrijeski & Evan Few, baroque violins; Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord

Jean-Féry Rebel: 6eme Sonate L’Imortelle

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: Léandre et Héro

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: Pirame et Tisbé

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, Act 4 Scenes 1 & 2 - Air: Ah! Faut-il, en un jour, perdre tout ce que j’aime! - Recit & Duo: C’en est donc fait

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, Act 5 Scene 1, 4 and Chaconne - Recit & Air: Où suis je…Quel doux concerts! - Prelude & Duo: Que mon sort est digne d’envie! - Chaconne

 

Mozart in Paris - January 22, 2017

Debra Nagy, oboe; Beth Wenstrom & Allison Monroe, violins; Cynthia Black, viola; Elinor Frey, cello

Giuseppe Maria Cambini: Quatuor Concertant Op. 4 no. 6

Jean-Pierre Duport: Etude no 8

Luigi Boccherini: Quintet for Oboe & Strings, Op 45 no. 6

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by composer/bandleader Duke Ellington

In the beginning God

Tell me it's the Truth

Come Sunday

The Lord's Prayer

Will you be there? 

Ain't but the one

New World a-coming

David danced before the Lord with all his might
 

23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:04:00 00:02:31 Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces Book 10: Summer Evening Op 71   Per Tengstrand, piano Azica  71207

23:07:00 00:05:26 Sir John Stevenson The Last Rose of Summer Irish Chamber Orchestra Mitch Farber John O'Conor, piano WSchatz  14

23:12:00 00:06:12 Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne Op 61  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  82849

23:20:00 00:09:24 Frank Bridge There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook  William Boughton English String Orchestra Nimbus  5366

23:29:00 00:09:38 Joachim Raff In the Twilight from Symphony No. 3 Op 153  Hilary Davan Wetton Milton Keynes City Orchestra Hyperion  66628

23:40:00 00:03:16 Charles Gounod Roméo et Juliette: Le sommeil de  Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference  99

23:44:00 00:11:06 Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Balcony Scene  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779

23:55:00 00:04:10 Jean Sibelius The Tempest: Interlude 'Prospero' Op 109  Osmo Vänskä Lahti Symphony Orchestra Bis  581

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