Program Guide 06-04-2017


June 4

1660 Johannes Schenck baptized – Dutch-born composer (d. after 1712); was a renowned virtuoso viola da gamba player.

1770 James Hewitt – English-born early American composer, conductor, and music publisher (d.1827); one of his most well-known works today is The Battle of Trenton, a keyboard sonata written in 1797 and dedicated to George Washington.

1811 premiere of Carl Maria von Weber's one-act comic opera Abu Hassan in Munich; a singspiel in the Turkish style.

1914 first performance of the Sibelius tone-poem The Oceanides in Norfolk, Connecticut at the Litchfield Festival, with the composer conducting; the title refers to the feminine spirits who animate the waters in Greek mythology.

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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 25, 2017 - From Longview, Texas this week’s program features a 12-year-old pianist from East Texas performing the music of Paderewski, a heartfelt performance of Faure's “Elegy” performed by a teenager from the Chicago area and we’ll hear a moving from the young flutist on the program who’s rancher grandfather sold much of his herd of cattle to support her musical studies

14-year-old violinist Sena Cho from Irvine, California performs I. Allegro molto ed appassionato from Sonata No. 3, Op. 45 for Violin and Piano by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

12-year-old pianist Antonio Ajero from Nacogdoches, Texas performs Caprice à la Scarlatti in G major, Op. 14 No. 3 by Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)

16-year-old flutist Olivia Elerson from Waxahachie, TX performs III. Allegro scherzando from the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989) with Christopher O'riley, piano

17-year-old cellist David Caplan from Skokie, Illinois performs Élégie, Op.24 by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) with Christopher O'Riley, piano

Quartet Diamant, comprised of Masha Lakisova (15), violin, Rebecca Moy (16), violin, Natalie Clarke (17), viola, and Adam Lee (16), cello, from Chicago, Illinois performs I. Allegro violento ed agitato from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20, by Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

14-year-old violinist Sena Cho from Irvine, California performs "Por Una Cabeza" by Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), arr. John Williams, with Christopher O'Riley, piano

01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone - James Levine returns to Orchestra Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 (Paris)

Arnold Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16

Hector Berlioz:  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor (CSO Resound Album)


03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin - Conductor: Alan Gilbert; Angela Meade, soprano; Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists

Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem

Felix Mendelssohn: Magnificat in D


05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: The King’s Singers and Palestrina - When David Hurley decided to leave the King’s Singers after a record-breaking 26-year stint with the group, he left a beautiful testament: the Song of Solomon settings of Palestrina; this week he shares it with us.


06:04:00            00:05:49            Ola Gjeilo          Evening Prayer              Charles Bruffy  Ted Belledin, saxophone; Ola Gjeilo, piano; Phoenix Chorale    Chandos           5100

06:12:00            00:05:56            Ola Gjeilo          Second Eve                              Voces8 Decca   4785703

06:20:00            00:09:08            Eric Whitacre     Alleluia              Eric Whitacre     Eric Whitacre Singers    Decca   16636


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

07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: Hey, Louis, Louis - A tribute to the memory of composer Louis Vierne (1870-1937), master of the Cavaillé-Coll organ at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

LOUIS VIERNE: Allegro, fr Symphony No. 2 in e, Op. 20  Virgil Fox (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside  Church, New York, NY) EMI Classics 66386  (Cochereau takes 9:23 for this same movement on the old console at Notre Dame)

VIERNE: Choral, fr Symphony No. 2 in e, Op. 20  Pierre Cochereau (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Solstice 177/8 & FYCD 028  (midway, transfer from mono to stereo)

VIERNE: Allegretto, Op. 1; Verset Fugue, In exitu Israël (1894)  Pierre Cochereau (Notre Dame    Cathedral, Paris) Solstice 914

J.S. BACH: Fantasy in g, BWV 542  Louis Vierne (Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) EMI Classics 74866 (recorded in 1928)

VIERNE: Carillon de Longpont & Arabesque, fr Pieces in Free Style, Op. 31  Brenda Lynne Leach (2003 Berghaus/St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA) Pro Organo 7237

VIERNE: Stele pour un infant defunt, fr Triptyque, Op. 58  Marsha Heather Long (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY) Koch 7008

VIERNE: Meditation (1928 improvisation)  Louis Vierne (Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) EMI Classics 74866


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Pentecost - The Feast of Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit to the disciples in the Upper Room. Join Peter DuBois for music to mark the day that has become known as the “Birthday of the Church.” 

09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch:  Wandering Minstrels 3

George Frederick Handel: Organ Concerto No.13: IV Larghetto & V. Allegro  Simon Preston, organ; Colin Tilney harpsichord continuo; Menuhin Festival Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin (EMI 75517 CD) 6:27

Frederic Chopin: Ballade No.3, Op.47   Arthur Rubinstein, piano (RCA 60822 CD) 7:15

Jacques Offenbach (arranged Manuel Rosenthal): Gaité Parisienne   Overture & Cancan   New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein (Sony 430133 CD) 6:25

Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata D960: Allegro ma non troppo   Artur Schnabel, piano (Arabesque 6575 CD) 7:09

Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber: Marsch   New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein (Sony 430133 CD) 4:41

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3: Finala: Alla breve   Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano; Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy (Musical Heritage Society 512525 CD) 11:26



Claude Debussy: Dances for Harp and String Orchestra: 2. Danse Profane-- Vera Badings, harp; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor Album: Debussy: Orchestral Music Philips 438 742 Music: 4:32

Georg Philipp Telemann: Burlesque de Quichotte: Movements 1-7-- Tempesta di Mare; Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, artistic directors Philadelphia, PA Music: 17:42

The Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is David Hempling from San Francisco, CA Time: 5:40

Johann Sebastian Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Prelude & Fugue No. 21, BWV 866-- Angela Hewitt, piano Album: Bach Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1 Hyperion 67301/2 Music: 3:11

Claude Debussy: Jeux-- New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY Music: 17:00



Antonio Vivaldi: Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe in B-flat Major, RV364-- Livia Sohn, violin; James Austin Smith, oboe; Geoff Nuttal and Benjamin Beilman, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC Music: 8:00

Claude Debussy: Children's Corner-- Stephen Hough, piano Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, orrow, GA Music: 15:44

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for Flute and Bassoon-- Tara O'Conner, flute; Peter Kolkay, bassoon String Theory, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN Music: 9:15

Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon Overture-- Texas Festival Orchestra; Christian Arming, conductor Round Top Music Festival, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX Music: 9:13


12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music; this week, the life and music of Igor Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring (1911-13)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir George Solti Decca 417704 CD)

The Firebird (1909-10)--London Symphony Orchestra/Antal Dorati (Mercury 432012 CD)

The Firebird (1909-10)--The 5 Browns, pianos (RCA Victor 7048408 CD)

Fireworks Op 4 (1908)--London Symphony Orchestra/Antal Dorati (Mercury 432012 CD)

Pétrouchka (1910-11)--Louis Lortie, piano (Chandos 8733 CD)

Variations "Aldous Huxley in memoriam (1963-64)--Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus/Robert Craft (CDAccordACD116 CD)

Symphony No.1 in E-Flat (1905-07)--Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Sir Alexander Gibson (Chandos 2408 CD)

13:58:00            00:01:34            Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 3 in E major  Op 6                          Kotaro Fukuma, piano            CIPC     2003



14:00:00            00:03:28            Carl Maria von Weber    Abu Hassan: Overture                Roy Goodman   Hanover Band    Nimbus 5154

14:03:00            00:03:08            Johann Nepomuk Hummel         Turkish Rondo from Piano Trio No. 2 Op 22                                Trio Parnassus  MD+G  3307

14:06:00            00:12:44            Carlos Baguer   Symphony No. 13 in E flat                     Matthias Bamert            London Mozart Players  Chandos           9456

14:19:00            00:18:51            Ottorino Respighi          Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 2                  Jesús López-Cobos  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra    Telarc   80309

15:00:00            00:26:02            Sir Charles Villiers Stanford       Concert Variations on an English Theme Op 71   Ulster Orchestra          Vernon Handley Margaret Fingerhut, piano          Chandos           8736

15:26:00            00:09:50            Jean Sibelius    The Oceanides Op 73                Jukka-Pekka Saraste     Finnish Radio Symphony Orch RCA     60401

15:35:00            00:10:18            Hector Berlioz   Waverley Overture Op 1            Sir Colin Davis  Dresden State Orchestra          RCA     68790

15:46:00            00:12:34            Ludwig van Beethoven   Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor  Op 90                           Peter Takács, piano   Cambria            1175

15:53:00            00:06:53            Jean Sibelius    Lemminkäinen's Return Op 22               Mikko Franck    Swedish Radio Symphony           Ondine  953


THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, recorded live in Severance Hall - Brett Mitchell, conductor; William Preucil, violin

16:06:00            00:19:31            Leonard Bernstein         On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite

16:29:00            00:20:00            Augusta Read Thomas  Violin Concerto No. 3 'Juggler in Paradise'         

16:54:00            00:42:28            Aaron Copland  Symphony No.  3                      

17:45:00            00:12:23            Hector Berlioz   Roméo Alone & Festivities at the Capulets                      Pierre Boulez            Cleveland Orchestra      DeutGram         1301


DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Chadwick and Salonen Go Greek

18:04:00            00:12:45            George Frideric Handel  Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major          Academy of Ancient Music   Richard Egarr    Richard Egarr, organ     Harm Mundi      807447

18:19:00            00:12:19            James Hewitt    New Medley Overture in C major                        Patrick Gallois            Sinfonia Finlandia          Naxos   559654

18:34:00            00:16:51            Ottorino Respighi          The Fountains of Rome             Herbert von Karajan       Berlin Philharmonic     DeutGram         4796018

18:53:00            00:05:41            Franz Schubert Five Minuets: Minuet No. 3 in D minor                Gidon Kremer            Kremerata Baltica          Nonesuch         287228


19:00 SPECIAL: Marc Andre Hamelin Recital, recorded 3/21/17 at Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art presented by the Cleveland International Piano Competition

Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 58 in C Hob. XVI: 48

Samuil Feinberg: Piano Sonata No. 2 in a Op 2 & Sonata No. 1 in A Op 1

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in f Op 57 ‘Appassionata’

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 7 Op 64 ‘White Mass’

Frederic Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in b-Flat Op 35

Claude Debussy: Images Book 1: Reflets dans l’eau

20:41:00            00:17:08            Ludwig van Beethoven   Arietta from Piano Sonata No. 32 Op 111                                    Alexander Schimpf, piano          Oehms  1820


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

Ty Alan Emerson: Music for the Play “The Elephant Man”  Cleveland Chamber Collective (private CD) 20:25

Ty Alan Emerson: Harp Concerto   Michaela Trnkova, harp; Peabody Wind Ensemble/Harlan Parker, cond. (private CD) 19:35

Stephen Stanziano: Awakenings   Cleveland Chamber Collective (private CD) 8:19

21:53:00            00:07:15            Frédéric Chopin Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor  Op 39                           Lang Lang, piano    Sony    511758


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Lessons Learned in the Fight for Educational Equity - Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO, Teach for America

Today in America, and here in Northeast Ohio, the circumstances of your birth too often predict the opportunities you have in life. Children growing up in low-income neighborhoods – where in Cleveland more than half of all people under 18 live in poverty - experience vastly different academic outcomes than those growing up in more affluent neighborhoods. These systemic inequities disproportionately impact children of color, who are almost two times more likely to be born into poverty than white children. These minority students now make up half of all students in American public schools and bear the additional weight of historical and present-day racial bias and discrimination. Arguably, our public education system is not equipped to empower children with the tools to overcome these barriers or to help them fulfill their potential to lead and shape our increasingly dynamic, interconnected world. Public awareness of educational inequity has increased substantially, and there is growing dissatisfaction with a public education system that fails to meet the needs of students today or prepare them for what will be required in the future. Yet a divisive public debate on how to make change persists.


QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:00            00:09:45            Ludwig van Beethoven   Adagio from String Quartet No. 10 Op 74                                    Cleveland Quartet          Telarc   80351

23:11:00            00:09:33            Franz Joseph Haydn     Adagio from Cello Concerto No. 1          English Chamber Orchestra          Benjamin Britten            Mstislav Rostropovich, cello      Decca   4785437

23:23:00            00:04:49            Elliott Carter      Elegy                Gerard Schwarz             Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra          Nonesuch         79002

23:27:00            00:09:20            Jean Sibelius    Andantino from Symphony No. 3 Op 52              Jukka-Pekka Saraste            Finnish Radio Symphony Orch   RCA     60434

23:39:00            00:05:10            Frederick Delius            Irmelin Prelude              Sir Charles Mackerras   Welsh National Opera Orchestra           Argo     433704

23:44:00            00:09:40            Sir Arnold Bax   Elegiac Trio                               Maarika Järvi, flute; Paul Cortese, viola; Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp        Chandos           9395

23:55:00            00:02:55            Frederick S. Converse   Serenade                      Reuben Blundell            Gowanus Arts Ensemble         New Focus       166




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