Program Guide 05-21-2017


May 21

1739 premiere of Rameau's Les fêtes d'Hébé, ou Les talents lyriques (The Festivities of Hebe, or The Lyric Talents) in Paris; the composer's second opera-ballet was an immediate success and became one of his most popular operas.

1888 May Aufderheide – American composer (d.1972); the popularity of her first published rag Dusty convinced her father, an Indianapolis loan broker, to enter the music business forming the firm J. H. Aufderheide Music Publisher.

1892 premiere of Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci in Milan at Teatro dal Verme, with Arturo Toscanini conducting; received mixed critical reviews but was instantly successful with the public.

1939 Heinz Holliger – Swiss oboist, composer and conductor (81 years old); Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Frank Martin, Hans Werner Henze, Witold Lutoslawski and Karlheinz Stockhausen all wrote works for him.

2000 first performance of Bruce Adolphe's Tyrannosaurus Sue 'A Cretaceous Concerto' with the Chicago Chamber Players at the Field Museum in Chicago; one of many pieces by Adolphe for younger listeners.


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Apr. 4, 2015

Program Guide

00:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded March 16, 2017 - From Danville, Kentucky, this week’s From the Top features a 10-year-old violinist performing the music of Edward Elgar — she also shares some colorful stories of growing up in Kentucky with her 6 siblings. Also on the program, a beautifully detailed classical guitar performance by a young man from South Carolina and Chopin performed by a talented teenager from Massachusetts

15-year-old pianist Hsi-Yun Wu from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania performs the second movement, Scherzo, Allegro marcato, as well as the fourth movement, Vivace from Piano Sonata No.2, Op.14 by Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953).

10-year-old violinist Lilyanne Thoroughman from Williamstown, Kentucky performs Salut d’Amour, Op.12 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934), with Christopher O’Riley, piano.

18-year-old cellist Mari Nagahara from Andover Massachusetts performs the second movement, Scherzo, from the Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.65 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), with Christopher O’Riley, piano

17-year-old guitarist Joseph Tollefson from Columbia, South Carloina performs the first movement, Preludio saudade and the third movement, Allegro solemne, from “La Catedral” by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)

17-year-old flutist Daniel Charif from San Jose, California performs Cantabile et Presto by George Enescu (1881-1955), with Christopher O’Riley, piano

18-year-old cellist Mari Nagahara from Andover Massachusetts performs the third movement, Largo, from the Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.65 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), with Christopher O’Riley, piano

01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone - Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; Martin Helmchen, piano; Mahan Estafani, harpsichord  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’

Francis Poulenc: Concert champêtre for Harpsichord & Orchestra

02:58:00            00:01:25            Emmanuel Chabrier       Ballabile                                    Angela Hewitt, piano            Hyperion           67515


03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin - Conductor: Alan Gilbert; Julianna De Giacomo, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Shenyang, bass; Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus; Kent Tritle, director

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Frieze

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in d Op 125 'Choral' 

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 49 in F Minor


05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: Clare College, Cambridge - We are just back from a journey to London where we spent time with Musical Director Graham Ross, who shares his teaching philosophy and the great new recording of music for Corpus Christi, including Josquin’s masterful Missa Pange lingua
05:58:00            00:01:54            Francis Poulenc Humoresque                            Pascal Rogé, piano       Decca   425862



06:04:00            00:11:16            Henryk Górecki Totus tuus Op 60                       Robert Shaw     Robert Shaw Festival Singers Telarc   80531

06:15:00            00:09:10            Sir William Walton         Coronation Te Deum     Philharmonia Orchestra  Sir David Willcocks          John Scott, organ; Bach Choir    Chandos           8760

06:26:00            00:03:51            Hildegard von Bingen    O virdissima virga, Ave              Barbara Thornton            Sequentia         DHM     77320


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

07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: Getting Near - The music and insights of a prominent American composer of organ and church music, Gerald Near

GERALD NEAR: Toccata  Mary Preston (1992 Fisk/Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/1997)

NEAR: A Triptych of Fugues (1966)  Aaron David Miller, organist.

NEAR: Three Anthems (To Thee, o Lord, have I lifted up my soul; They that wait upon the Lord; Sing Alleluia) House of Hope Motet Choir/Matthew Culloton, director; Aaron David Miller (1979 C. B. Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian Church) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/29/12)

NEAR: Carillon on a Ukrainian Bell Carol  Larry Visser (1996 Austin-Allen/LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI) LaGrave 2013

NEAR: Sonata No. 1 for Organ  Jeremy Filsell (Skinner & Aeolian-Skinner/Washington National Cathedral, District of Columbia) Raven 942


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Summa cum Laude - As graduation time nears for many college and high school students, we’ll focus on some of the fine collegiate choirs in the US and UK whose recordings give evidence of the high quality of music-making in our institutions of higher education 

09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Strings from One to Six

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 3 for solo violin: Preludio  Yehudi Menuhin, violin (EMI 63035 CD) 3:50

Bohuslav Martinů: Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola: No.1 Poco allegro   Jiři Novák, violin; Milan Škampa, viola (Supraphon 2049 CD) 3:53

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento K.563   Allegro   Albers Trio (Tre Sorelle Records) 6:10

Erwin Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet: Nos. 1, 3, 5   Aviv Quartet (Naxos 570965 CD) 6:32

Franz Schubert: String Quintet: Allegro   Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet with Günther Weiss 2nd cello (Millenium Classics 80124 CD) 9:26

Johannes Brahms: Sextet No.1: Rondo   Isaac Stern & Alexander Schneider, violins; Milton Katims & Milton Thomas, violas; Pablo Casals & Madeline Foley, cellos (Sony 58994 CD) 11:09



Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer): Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645-- Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Chris Thile, mandolin; Edgar Meyer, double bass Album: Bach Trios Nonesuch 558933 Music: 4:40

Giovanni Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor-- Edgar Meyer, double bass; Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN Music: 16:42

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is William Beyer from Des Moines, IA Music: 7:07

Leos Janacek: Pohadka (Fairy Tale)-- Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano Album: Alisa Weilerstein - Debut Cello Recital EMI 73498 Music: 11:27

Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Sea and the Seagulls, from 'Etudes Tableaux, Op. 39-- Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY Music: 8:04



Edgar Meyer: New Piece for Orchestra--Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN Music: 18:04

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 18 No. 6: Movements 1 & 2-- Vera Quartet: Pedro Rodriguez, violin; Patricia Garica, violin; Ines Molares, viola; Justin Goldsmith, cello PT Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN Music: 19:35

Frederic Chopin: Mazurka No. 2 in G minor, Op. 67-- Ran Dank, piano The Gilmore International keyboard Festival, Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo, MI Music: 2:08

Frederic Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, B. 140 "Emile Gaillard"--Ran Dank, piano The Gilmore International keyboard Festival, Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo, MI Music: 2:52


12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music; this week, Part 2 of the life and music of George Gershwin; playlist for Parts 1 & 2:

Rhapsody in Blue(1924)--Oscar Levant, piano; Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy (CBS Masterworks 42514 CD)

Rhapsody in Blue(1924)--Leonard Bernstein. piano; Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein (CBS Masterworks MLK 39454 CD)

Three Preludes (1926)--Oscar Levant, piano (CBS Masterworks MLK 39454 CD)

American in Paris (1928)--Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy (CBS Masterworks MLK 39454 CD)

Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra No.2 "Rhapsody in Rivets" (1931)--Oscar Levant, piano; Morton Gould Orchestra/Morton Gould (CBS Masterworks 42514 CD)

Concerto in F (1925)--Oscar Levant, piano; New York Philharmonic/Andre Kostelanetz (CBS Masterworks 42514 CD)

Variations on "I Got Rhythm' for Piano and Orchestra (1934)--Oscar Levant, piano; Morton Gould Orchestra/Morton Gould (CBS Masterworks 42514 CD)

Porgy and Bess : A Symphonic Portrait (1935)--Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra (CBS Masterworks MLK 39454 CD)



14:03:00            00:02:48            Arcangelo Corelli           Sarabande & Gigue from Concerto Grosso Op 6             Simon Murphy   New Dutch Academy     PentaTone        31

14:06:00            00:04:40            Johann Pachelbel          Canon in D major                      Reinhard Goebel            Cologne Musica Antiqua            DeutGram         4795448

14:07:00            00:13:11            Samuel Wesley Symphony No.  4 in D major                   Matthias Bamert            London Mozart Players  Chandos           9823

14:26:00            00:11:01            Benjamin Britten            Soirées musicales Op 9             Okko Kamu       Helsingborg Symphony        Ondine  825

14:39:00            00:17:24            Franz Schubert Fantasy in F minor         NDR Radio Philharmonic           Alun Francis            Michael Korstick, piano CPO     777658

14:58:00            00:26:25            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Symphony No. 41 in C major                  George Szell            Cleveland Orchestra      Sony    86793

15:26:00            00:08:06            Franz Liszt        Transcendental Etude No.  4 in D minor                          Daniil Trifonov, piano  DeutGram         4795529

15:35:00            00:08:59            Carl Maria von Weber    Euryanthe: Overture                   Roy Goodman   Hanover Band    Nimbus 5154

15:45:00            00:12:05            Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor    Bavarian Radio Symphony        Lisa Batiashvili  Lisa Batiashvili, violin; François Leleux, oboe      DeutGram         4792479


THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik, conductor - Archival concert from 3/27/80 celebrating the Centenary of the Orchestra

16:05:00            00:25:32            Franz Joseph Haydn     Symphony No. 99 in E flat major

16:33:00            00:13:20            Bedrich Smetana           Má vlast: From Bohemia's Woods and Fields

16:48:00            00:52:44            Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 6 in A major

17:37:00            00:21:44            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Symphony No. 35 in D major                  Christoph von Dohnányi          Cleveland Orchestra      Decca   436421


DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Leoncavallo's "Painted Smiles"

18:04:00            00:15:42            Franz Joseph Haydn     String Quartet No. 34 in B flat major  Op 33                                 Angeles Quartet            Decca   4783695

18:22:00            00:11:44            Franz Liszt        Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 in F major                          Roberto Szidon, piano    DeutGram         4779525

18:36:00            00:15:35            Sergei Liapunov            Solemn Overture in C major  Op 7                      Evgeny Svetlanov         USSR State Academy Orchestra            MCA     32105

18:53:00            00:06:14            Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck         Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat                              David Greilsammer, piano         Sony    792969



19:02:00            00:31:36            Jean Sibelius    Symphony No.  5 in E flat major  Op 82              Sir Simon Rattle            Philharmonia Orchestra  EMI      64737

19:36:00            00:26:21            Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto in D major         New Philharmonia Orchestra      Edo de Waart           Heinz Holliger, oboe      Philips  4788977

20:05:00            00:52:29            Gustav Mahler   Symphony No.  1 in D major                   Pierre Boulez    Chicago Symphony Orchestra     DeutGram         459610

20:57:00            00:01:51            Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 15 in F major  Op 25                          Irena Portenko, piano            Blue Griff          213


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

Nikola Resanovich: Twelve Variations on a Theme by Arcadelt (1993) — James Marron, guitar (Marron 1998) 18:15

Jeffrey Mumford: wending (2001) — Wendy Richman, viola (Albany 698) 10:30

Edwin London: TWO A’Marvell’s FOR WORDS (1990) — Philip Larson, bass-baritone; Cleveland Chamber Symphony/Edwin London, cond. (GM 2045) 23:42

21:57:00            00:02:20            Federico Mompou         Canción y Danza No.  1                         Brazilian Guitar Quartet Delos   3466


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Healthcare Reform, The View from Ohio with Governor John Kasich and Toby Cosgrove - Arguably, one of the most contentious and divisive issues currently facing the facing the federal government is healthcare reform. The Republican Party has lobbied for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years. On May 4th, House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The Senate has yet to vote on the House measure and leaders have indicated they might produce a different ACA replacement bill.  The complexities involved – pre-existing conditions; expanded Medicaid; layered networks of payers, providers, and stakeholders; the role of state-by-state policy; who and what is covered; and the role of individual states in making decisions - contribute to the emotional and structural challenge of designing legislation that creates a system that works for everyone.

This Friday Forum includes City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop as he talks with Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., and Ohio Governor John Kasich about the current attempts to remake our nation's healthcare system.



23:04:00            00:07:17            Henryk Wieniawski        Légende in G minor  Op 17        Colonne Orchestra            George Enescu Yehudi Menuhin, violin  Warner  555052

23:11:00            00:07:45            Alexander Borodin        In the Steppes of Central Asia                Valéry Gergiev            Mariinsky Theater Orchestra      Philips  470840

23:21:00            00:03:57            Claude Debussy           Images, Book 2: Cloches a travers les                            Alexander Schimpf, piano          Oehms  1820

23:23:00            00:04:16            Olivier Messiaen            Vocalise from Concert à quatre                          Catherine Cantin, flute; Heinz Holliger, oboe; Yvonne Loriod, piano; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello      DeutGram         445947

23:25:00            00:08:50            Maurice Ravel   Très lent from String Quartet in F major                          Jupiter String Quartet OberlinMus       1304

23:40:00            00:16:05            Ludwig van Beethoven   Adagio from String Quartet No. 15 Op 132                                  Cypress String Quartet   Cypress            2012

23:56:00            00:03:06            Sir Edward Elgar           In Moonlight from 'In the South' Op 50    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic     Vernon Handley Natalie Clein, cello        EMI      1409



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