Program Guide 04-28-2017

Almanac

April 28

1865 premiere of Giacomo Meyerbeer's final opera L'Africaine (The African Woman) at the Paris Opéra in the Salle Le Peletier; concerns fictitious events in the life of explorer Vasco da Gama.

1892 first performance of Dvorák’s In Nature's Realm Op 91 in Prague; the first of a trilogy of overtures called ‘Nature, Life and Love’; the other two parts are Carnival Op 92 (‘Life’) and Othello Op 93 (‘Love’).

1892 premiere of the Sibelius symphonic poem/oratorio Kullervo for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra, in Helsinki, with the composer conducting; based on the character of Kullervo in the epic poem Kalevala, using texts from that poem.

1937 Louisville Orchestra founded by Robert Whitney (1904–1986) and Charles Farnsley, Mayor of Louisville; resident group for the Louisville Ballet and the Kentucky Opera, and presents concerts across the Kentucky/Indiana area.

1938 first performance of David Diamond’s Elegy in Memory of Maurice Ravel in Rochester, N.Y., conducted by Howard Hanson (who was rather dismayed by the 22-year-old composer’s modernist score).

1943 Sir Jeffrey Tate – English conductor (died 2 June 2017); he gave up a career as a doctor to study music; he was president of UK Spina Bifida charity ASBAH since 1989. Much of his career was spent in the opera house.  He also recorded all of Mozart’s piano concertos with Mitsuko Uchida.

1948 premiere of Stravinsky’s ballet Orpheus by the Ballet Society in New York City with choreographer George Balanchine; led directly to the founding of what is now New York City Ballet.

1954 Michael Daugherty – American composer, pianist, and teacher (65 years old); one of the most colorful and widely performed American concert music composers of his generation.

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Bach Trios

Apr. 24, 2017
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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00            00:40:12            Antonín Dvorák Piano Concerto in G minor  Op 33          Odense Symphony        Justin Brown   Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9309

00:45:00            00:22:13            Jan Dismas Zelenka      Capriccio No. 4 in A major                     Daniel Abraham Bach Sinfonia            Sono Lumin       92163

01:10:00            00:31:39            Michael Daugherty        Mount Rushmore           Pacific Symphony         Carl St. Clair            Pacific Chorale  Naxos   559749

01:45:00            00:26:07            Vincent d'Indy   Symphony on a French Mountain Air Op 25        National Symphony of Ireland  Antonio de Almeida       François-Joël Thiollier, piano     Naxos   550754

02:14:00            00:36:02            Edvard Grieg     String Quartet No. 1 in G minor  Op 27                           Auryn Quartet            CPO     999729

02:53:00            00:48:50            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major                     Jeffrey Tate       English Chamber Orchestra       EMI      69823

03:45:00            00:29:39            Joaquín Rodrigo           Concierto para una fiesta           Naples Philharmonic      Erich Kunzel  David Russell, guitar      Telarc   80459

04:17:00            00:36:34            Hans Gál          Symphony No. 4 Op 105                        Kenneth Woods Orchestra of the Swan           Avie      2231

04:57:00            00:23:24            Franz Schubert Sonata in a 'Arpeggione'                                    Yuri Bashmet, viola; Martha Argerich, piano  DeutGram         4795096

05:23:00            00:15:15            George Frideric Handel  Concerto Grosso in D major  Op 6                                  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra      DeutGram         447733

05:40:00            00:07:15            Ludwig van Beethoven   Romance No. 1 in G major  Op 40          Royal Philharmonic            Sir Eugene Goossens   David Oistrakh, violin     DeutGram         4793449

05:52:00            00:03:46            Claude Debussy           Arabesque No.  1 in E major                              Kotaro Fukuma, piano  Hortus  113

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00            00:03:08            Andrea Luchesi Piano Sonata in C [No. 2]                                   Roberto Plano, piano            Concerto           2069

06:15:00            00:09:14            Peter Tchaikovsky         Sonatina from Serenade for Strings Op 48                                  East Coast Chamber Orch         E1 Music          7784

06:25:00            00:07:39            Michael Daugherty        Mount Rushmore: Theodore Roosevelt   Pacific Symphony            Carl St. Clair      Pacific Chorale  Naxos   559749

06:40:00            00:06:31            Ludwig van Beethoven   Cavatina from String Quartet No. 13 Op 130                               Cypress String Quartet   Cypress            2012

06:47:00            00:02:54            Claude Debussy           Preludes Book 1: Les collines d'                         Pascal Rogé, piano    Decca   4785437

06:51:00            00:01:58            Johann Sebastian Bach Passepied from Partita No. 5                              Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass   Nonesuch         558933

06:55:00            00:02:40            John Philip Sousa         March 'Who's Who in Navy Blue?'                      Timothy Foley            Nonpareil Wind Band     EMI      54130

07:05:00            00:05:46            Richard Rodgers           Selections from 'Spring is Here'                          Richard Rodgers, piano Harbinger          2501

07:14:00            00:09:16            Amy Beach       Finale from 'Gaelic' Symphony Op 32                 Neeme Järvi            Detroit Symphony         Chandos           8958

07:24:00            00:03:23            Stephen Foster Gentle Annie                 Dale Warland    Dale Warland Singers; Jeffrey Van, guitar        Gothic  49243

07:28:00            00:05:33            Johann Sebastian Bach Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 5            Apollo's Fire            Jeannette Sorrell           Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord; Michael Lynn, flute; Cynthia Roberts, violin           Avie            2207

07:40:00            00:02:26            Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry        Jerusalem         London Philharmonic     Sir Andrew Davis    Royal Choral Society     EMI      28379

07:45:00            00:07:45            Ludwig van Beethoven   Scherzo & Rondo from Violin Sonata                              Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Reiko Uchida, piano           E1 Music          7780

07:53:00            00:01:29            Heitor Villa-Lobos          The Baby's Family Suite No. 1: Punch                            Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA     300350

07:55:00            00:03:22            Benjamin Britten            Bourrée from 'A Simple Symphony' Op 4                        Orpheus Chamber Orchestra      DeutGram         423624

08:07:00            00:06:13            Alexander Borodin        Finale from Symphony No. 2                  Sir Simon Rattle            Berlin Philharmonic        EMI      273

08:15:00            00:03:44            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Finale from String Quartet No. 22                                   Dover Quartet    Cedille  167

08:20:00            00:05:59            Leos Janácek    Lachian Dances: Wedding Dance                       Antoni Wit            Warsaw Philharmonic    Naxos   572695

08:30:00            00:04:34            Robert Schumann          Scherzo from Piano Quintet Op 44                                 Maria João Pires, piano; Augustin Dumay, violin; Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gérard Caussé, viola; Jian Wang, cello            DeutGram         463179

08:40:00            00:07:02            Frédéric Chopin Polonaise No.  6 in A flat major  Op 53                            Maurizio Pollini, piano     DeutGram         4793449

08:50:00            00:02:55            Giovanni Palestrina        Ad te levavi animam meam                    Massimo Palombella            Sistine Chapel Choir      DeutGram         4795300

08:55:00            00:07:51            Max Steiner       The Adventures of Don Juan: Suite                    Paul Bateman    City of Prague Philharmonic  Silva     3009

09:09:00            00:15:23            Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry        Lady Radnor's Suite                  William Boughton            English String Orchestra            Nimbus 5068

09:30:00            00:10:08            Bernard Herrmann         Marnie: Suite                 Bernard Herrmann         London Philharmonic     Decca   443895

09:45:00            00:07:23            Zoltán Kodály   Finale from Symphony in C major                       Antal Doráti            Philharmonia Hungarica Decca   443006

09:57:00            00:01:56            Sir Thomas Beecham    The Gods Go a'Begging: Minuet             Yehudi Menuhin            Royal Philharmonic        MCA     6231

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00            00:02:31            Julius Fucik       The Merry Blacksmiths March Op 218                Neeme Järvi     Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch         Chandos           5158

10:05:00            00:03:27            George Frideric Handel  Harmonious Blacksmith from Keyboard                          Murray Perahia, piano   Sony    62785

10:10:00            00:12:11            Johann Sebastian Bach Trio Sonata No.  6 in C major                             Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass   Nonesuch         558933

10:23:00            00:05:18            Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude & Fugue in C major                   Leonard Slatkin BBC Philharmonic     Chandos           9835

10:30:00            00:03:58            Michael Daugherty        Mount Rushmore: George Washington   Pacific Symphony            Carl St. Clair      Pacific Chorale  Naxos   559749

10:38:00            00:06:10            Michael Daugherty        Mount Rushmore: Thomas Jefferson     Pacific Symphony            Carl St. Clair      Pacific Chorale  Naxos   559749

10:48:00            00:03:00            Franz Liszt        Valse oubliée No.  1 in F sharp major                             Arthur Rubinstein, piano          RCA     300350

10:52:00            00:24:02            Camille Saint-Saëns      Piano Concerto No.  2 in G minor  Op 22            Atlanta Symphony Orchestra     Yoel Levi           André Watts, piano        Telarc   80386

11:17:00            00:06:54            Louise Farrenc  Overture No. 2 in E flat major  Op 24                  Johannes Goritzki            NDR Radio Philharmonic           CPO     999820

11:26:00            00:08:19            Ambroise Thomas         Mignon: Overture                       Lance Friedel    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch         Naxos   573418

11:37:00            00:07:38            Franz Schubert Rosamunde: Entr'acte No.  3 in B flat major                    Karl Münchinger       Vienna Philharmonic      Decca   4785437

11:47:00            00:06:56            Ludwig van Beethoven   Romance No. 1 in G major  Op 40          Göttingen Symphony Orchestra          Christoph-Mathias Mueller          Rachel Barton Pine, violin          Cedille  144

11:56:00            00:02:54            Johannes Brahms          Scherzo from String Sextet No. 1 Op 18                          Academy Chamber Ensemble    Chandos           9151

12:06:00            00:06:56            Aaron Copland  Danzón Cubano                        David Zinman    Baltimore Symphony            Argo     440639

12:15:00            00:07:47            Richard Rodgers           Carousel: Waltz             Keith Lockhart   Boston Pops Orchestra          RCA     63835

12:24:00            00:04:24            Emmanuel Chabrier       Dix pièces pittoresques: Sous-bois                                Angela Hewitt, piano     Hyperion           67515

12:32:00            00:03:33            Franz Liszt        Schubert Song 'Frühlingsglaube'                        Christopher O'Riley, piano    Oxingale           2020

12:39:00            00:07:09            Johann Strauss Jr         Waltz 'Voices of Spring' Op 410             Nikolaus Harnoncourt            Berlin Philharmonic        Teldec  24489

12:48:00            00:10:59            Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry        Finale from Symphony No. 3                  Matthias Bamert  London Philharmonic     Chandos           8896

 

THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00            00:31:04            Peter Tchaikovsky         Serenade for Strings in C major  Op 48                           East Coast Chamber Orch     E1 Music          7784

13:33:00            00:13:59            Louis Théodore Gouvy  Symphonie brève in G minor  Op 58                   Jacques Mercier German Radio Philharmonic       CPO     777382

13:48:00            00:11:54            Ferruccio Busoni           Tanzwalzer Op 53                     Kazuki Yamada Orch de la Suisse Romande           PentaTone        518

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:01:00            00:03:22            Igor Stravinsky  Circus Polka                 Michael Tilson Thomas  London Symphony            RCA     68865

14:05:00            00:02:21            Henry Fillmore   March "The Circus Bee"             Frederick Fennell           Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Brain     7504

14:09:00            00:11:30            Arthur Benjamin Oboe Concerto after Cimarosa in C major           City of London Sinfonia            Nicholas Ward   Anthony Camden, oboe Naxos   553433

14:23:00            00:09:14            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Divertimento No. 8 for Winds in F major                          Quintett.Wien    Nimbus 5479

14:47:00            00:08:18            Gustav Holst     A Fugal Concerto Op 40 English Sinfonia Howard Griffiths Anna Pyne, flute; Philip Harmer, oboe          Naxos   570339

14:56:00            00:03:01            Jacob Gade      Jealousy           London Symphony        Keith Lockhart   Anne Akiko Meyers, violin    eOne    7792

15:00:00            00:15:04            Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op 28               Christoph von Dohnányi          Cleveland Orchestra      Decca   436444

15:18:00            00:04:17            Robert Fuchs    Romanze from Serenade No. 3 Op 21                Christian Ludwig            Cologne Chamber Orchestra      Naxos   572607

15:25:00            00:05:11            Domenico Scarlatti        Sonata in F minor                                  Yevgeny Sudbin, piano    Bis       2138

15:31:00            00:03:38            Lars-Erik Larsson          Pastoral                        Andrew Manze  Helsingborg Symphony        CPO     777671

15:39:00            00:05:56            Edvard Grieg     Symphonic Dance No.  3 Op 64             Neeme Järvi     Gothenburg Symphony        DeutGram         419431

15:46:00            00:08:08            Percy Grainger  Green Bushes               Steuart Bedford English Chamber Orchestra            Decca   425159

15:55:00            00:02:31            Julius Fucik       Entry of the Gladiators Op 68                 Neeme Järvi     Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch         Chandos           5158

15:58:00            00:04:26            Giacomo Meyerbeer      L'Africaine: Overture                  Darrell Ang       New Zealand Symphony        Naxos   573195

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Meyerbeer's ‘African Maid’

16:06:00            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

16:12:00            00:09:34            Jean Sibelius    Kullervo: Kullervo Goes to Battle            Esa-Pekka Salonen       Los Angeles Philharmonic    Sony    52563

16:25:00            00:12:05            Richard Hayman            Medley of TV Adventure Themes                        Erich Kunzel            Cincinnati Pops Orchestra          Telarc   80251

16:42:00            00:06:24            Luther Henderson          The Well-Tampered Bach                                  Canadian Brass    Philips  432571

16:52:00            00:03:21            Gabriel Fauré    Barcarolle No. 4 in A flat Op 44                          Charles Owen, piano            Avie      2240

17:04:00            00:05:52            Antônio Carlos Gomes   Grande Valsa de Bravura                                   Massimo La Rosa, trombone; Elizabeth DeMio, piano MLR     2013

17:13:00            00:11:51            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Symphony No. 17 in G major                 Ton Koopman            Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra  Erato    45714

17:27:00            00:08:09            Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Dream Pantomime    Bavarian Radio Symphony        Jeffrey Tate       Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo; Barbara Bonney, soprano EMI      54022

17:40:00            00:05:39            Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.  10 in E minor  Op 72                       Rafael Kubelik Bavarian Radio Symphony        DeutGram         4793449

17:47:00            00:02:33            Antonín Dvorák Legend No.  9 in D major  Op 59                        Sir Charles Mackerras            Czech Philharmonic       Supraphon        3533

17:52:00            00:02:55            Emmerich Kálmán         What does a rosy mouth that has never                          Stephen Hough, piano   Hyperion           67043

17:57:00            00:02:19            John Lennon/Paul McCartney     All My Loving                            Milos Karadaglic, guitar    Mercury            24425

 

DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00            00:12:24            Johann Sebastian Bach Viola da gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor                                    Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass          Nonesuch         558933

18:23:00            00:04:30            Franz Liszt        Consolation No. 3 in D flat major                                    Roberto Plano, piano      Decca   4812479

18:30:00            00:02:51            Franz Liszt        Paganini Etude No. 5 in E major                                     Marc-André Hamelin, piano  Hyperion           67370

18:35:00            00:16:59            Claude Debussy           Children's Corner Suite              Yoav Talmi        Quebec Symphony Orchestra     Atma    2377

18:55:00            00:03:54            Franz Liszt        Harmonies poétiques: Miserere                          Roberto Plano, piano            Decca   4812479

 

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00            00:14:44            Antonín Dvorák Overture 'In Nature's Realm' Op 91                     Jun Märkl            Indianapolis Symphony Telarc   32927

19:19:00            00:36:54            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Symphony No. 41 in C major                  Marc Minkowski         Musicians of the Louvre Archiv   6506

 

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00            00:15:43            Franz Liszt        Hungarian Fantasy        Budapest Symphony Orchestra  Karl Anton Rickenbacher    Leslie Howard, piano     Hyperion           67403

20:20:00            00:08:01            Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Overture                   Jeffrey Tate            Bavarian Radio Symphony        EMI      54022

20:30:00            00:26:05            Max Bruch        Violin Concerto No.  1 in G minor  Op 26 Berlin Philharmonic            Herbert von Karajan       Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin         DeutGram         4793449

20:57:00            00:02:24            Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 1: Gigue                               Orli Shaham, piano            Canary  15

 

SPECIAL: Osmo Vänskä conducts Kullervo by Sibelius; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Meyerbeer's ‘African Maid’

21:04:00            01:19:28            Jean Sibelius    Kullervo Op 7    Minnesota Orchestra      Osmo Vänskä   Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Tommi Hakala, baritone; YL Male Voice Choir    Bis       9048

22:40:00            00:25:21            Olli Kortekangas            Migrations         Minnesota Orchestra      Osmo Vänskä   Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; YL Male Voice Choir  Bis       9048

 

QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:10:00            00:04:56            Domenico Cimarosa      Larghetto from Serenade for Flute &                               Sir James Galway, flute; Kazuhito Yamashita, guitar RCA     5679

23:14:00            00:11:06            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Adagio from Divertimento No. 15                        Jeffrey Tate       English Chamber Orchestra       EMI      69823

23:28:00            00:13:44            Franz Schubert Adagio from String Quintet         Cypress String Quartet               Gary Hoffman, cello  Avie      2307

23:44:00            00:07:59            Johannes Brahms          Andante from Horn Trio Op 40                           Richard King, horn; Amy Lee, violin; Orli Shaham, piano           Albany  1325

23:54:00            00:02:48            Alberto Ginastera           Estancia: Twilight Idyll               Gisèle Ben-Dor  London Symphony        Naxos   570999

23:55:00            00:04:13            Robert Helps     Hommage à Fauré                                 Alan Feinberg, piano     Argo            430330

 

 

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