Program Guide 06-25-2017
1840 premiere of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2 'Lobegesang' (Song of Praise) at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig; commissioned for the 400th anniversary of the Gutenberg printing press.
1860 Gustave Charpentier – French composer (d.1956); best known for his opera Louise (1900).
1910 premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird by the Ballets Russes at the Paris Opera, with Gabriel Pierné conducting; "Mark him well." said impresario Sergei Diaghilev to Tamara Karsavina, who was dancing the title role, "He is a man on the eve of celebrity."
1935 Kurt Schwertsik – Austrian composer (85 years old); famous for creating the ‘Third Viennese School’ and championing contemporary classical music.
1954 first performance of Leroy Anderson's Sandpaper Ballet at a Decca recording session in New York City, with the composer conducting; 3 different grades of sandpaper rubbed together were used to make the vaudeville-style 'soft shoe' dancing sound effects for this classic recording.
Recording of the Week
00:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded April 23, 2017 - For the second time in the show’s history, this week’s From the Top from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Room will feature a teenage counter-tenor and his guitar-playing collaborator for two beautiful art songs. Also on the program, a piece by a teenage composer is given its radio premiere by a quintet of From the Top alums, and a 16-year-old pianist who could give Yuja wang a run for her money performs a fiery piece by Alberto Ginastera
14-year-old violinist Hana Chang performs the first movement, Allegro vivo, from the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) with Christopher O’Riley, piano
16-year-old oboist Kate Wegener performs the second movement, Einfach, innig, from Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op.94 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
17-year-old counter-tenor Benjamin Wenzelberg and 17-year-old guitarist Kang Min Shin perform "Can She Excuse My Wrongs" by John Dowland (1563-1626) and "La Tarara" by Federico García Lorca (1898–1936).
16-year-old composer Justin Zeitlinger’s piece “Fantasy for String Quintet” is given its radio premiere by the From the Top Alumni Quintet: Violin I, Valerie Kim, Violin II, Jieming Tang, Viola, Jasper Snow, Viola, Erin Pitts, and Cello, Eddie Pogossian
16-year-old pianist Coco Ma performs II. "Danza de la moza donosa" and III. "Danza del gaucho matrero" from Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2 by Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983).
14-year-old violinist Hana Chang performs Scherzo Capriccioso, Op.18 by František Ondříček (1857-1922), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Ricardo Muti, conductor
John Corigliano: Campane di Ravello
Sir Edward Elgar: In the South (Alassio)
Modest Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures from an Exhibition
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Ludwig van Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture
03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin – Alan Gilbert, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin
Anatol Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)
John Adams: Scheherazade No. 2
05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: Music from Peterhouse, Volume 5 - We are joined this week by Scott Metcalfe, who with the ensemble Blue Heron has produced now five excellent recordings looking at rare and unknown music from the peterhouse Partbook
06:04:00 00:09:19 Johannes Brahms A German Requiem: Blessed Are They That Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst Vienna Singverein MAA 2010
06:15:00 00:11:32 Hector Berlioz Requiem: Lacrimosa Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Decca 4787779
06:27:00 00:02:34 Giuseppe Verdi Requiem: Sanctus Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti Chicago Symphony Chorus CSO Res 9011006
06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: Rising Stars - Young performers share their gifts at the 2016 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston, TX.
MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude & Fugue in B, Op. 7, no. 1.
AD WAMMES: Ride in a High-speed Train -- Kirk Rich (2nd Prize)
GASTON LITAIZE: Scherzo, fr Douze Pieces.
QI ZHANG: Symphony in a Teapot -- Weicheng Zhao (3rd Prize)
MAX REGER: Trio-Scherzo in A, Op. 47, no. 4.
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Vivace, fr Symphony in f#, Op. 143 -- Zachary Zwahlen (finalist)
J. S. BACH: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 676.
CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Victimae paschali laudes -- Katelyn Emerson (1st Prize)
08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Saints Peter & Paul - This week With Heart and Voice celebrates two of the foundational saints of the church, Peter and Paul, with wonderful choral and organ music
09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Franklin Cohen on ChamberFest 2017
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio Op.1No.2: Finale Presto – Isaac stern, violin; Leonard Rose, cello; Eugene Istomin, piano (Sony46738 CD) 7:47
Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire: Selections – Jan DeGaetani, soprano; The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble/Arthur Weisberg (Nonesuch 71251 LP) 4:42
Carl Maria von Weber: Quintet for clarinet and strings: Finale – Franklin Cohen, clarinet; Daniel Phillips and Ani Kavafian, violins; Walter Trampler, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello (Sante Fe Chamber Festival 1981. Private recording by artist) 6:21
Richard Strauss: Capriccio: Sextet – Philharmonia Orchestra/Wolfgang Sawallisch (EMI 67391 CD) 7:31
Antonin Dvorák: Piano Quintet Op.81: Finale-allegro – Menahem Pressler, piano; Emerson String Quartet (DG 104837 CD) 7:34
10:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND with Fred Child
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in Fmin Op. 95 "Serioso": Movement 4-- Emerson String Quartet Album: Beethoven: Complete String Quartets DG 453811 Music: 4:12
Enrique Granados (arr. Pepe Romero): Danza No. 2 Oriental-- Lito and Celino Romero, guitars University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA Music: 3:30
Angel Barrios Fernandez: Arroyos de la Alhambra, Evocacion, Tonadilla-- Pepe Romero, guitar University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA Music: 4:17
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" -- Jonathan Biss, piano Union College Concert Series, Union College - Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, NY Music: 22:21
Rued Langgaard: Symphony No. 5 "Summer Legend Drama"-- Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra; Ilan Volkov, conductor Philharmonie, Luxembourg Music: 12:45
11:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND
Astor Piazzolla: Resurreccion del Angel-- Hector del Curto Quintet The Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO Music: 6:30
Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to "Euryanthe"-- Concerto Koln; Michael Guttler, conductor Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival, Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland Music: 8:18
Jennifer Higdon: Dance Card-- River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Mei Ann Chen, conductor River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX Music: 27:58
12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music
WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Mark Satola
14:03:00 00:01:45 Gabriel Pierné Ramuntcho: Fandango Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos 10633
14:05:00 00:03:46 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 2: La puerta del vino Vanessa Perez, piano Steinway 30036
14:11:00 00:15:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major English Chamber Orchestra Daniel Barenboim Daniel Barenboim, piano EMI 72930
14:27:00 00:11:31 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 19 in D Roy Goodman Hanover Band Hyperion 66533
14:40:00 00:10:09 Alphons Diepenbrock Overture 'The Birds' Hans Vonk The Hague Philharmonic Chandos 8821
14:52:00 00:29:40 Igor Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945) Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram 453434
15:23:00 00:11:23 Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 6 in E flat major Nicholas Ward Northern Chamber Orchestra Naxos 553161
15:35:00 00:04:43 Felix Mendelssohn Swiss Song from String Symphony No. 11 Johannes Goritzki German Chamber Academy Neuss Claves 9002
15:40:00 00:09:09 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Ballet de Village No. 2 Les Délices Délices 2013
15:50:00 00:06:10 Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio: Overture Op 72 George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony 46533
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, conducting: Archival concert anticipating the Centenary of The Cleveland Orchestra
16:04:00 00:18:31 Jean Sibelius En saga Op 9
16:26:00 00:34:03 Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op 63
17:05:00 00:19:09 Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 7 in C major Op 105
17:27:00 00:32:02 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major Cleveland Orchestra Mitsuko Uchida Mitsuko Uchida, piano Decca 4786763
DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Telemann Makes the Record
18:03:00 00:18:57 Edvard Grieg Lyric Suite Op 54 Neeme Järvi Gothenburg Symphony DeutGram 437524
18:23:00 00:10:54 Ludwig van Beethoven Rondo in B flat major Révolutionaire et Romantique Sir John Eliot Gardiner Robert Levin, fortepiano Archiv 453438
18:37:00 00:18:06 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet No. 28 in E flat Op 20 Angeles Quartet Decca 4783695
18:56:00 00:03:11 Leroy Anderson Sandpaper Ballet Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos 559357
19:00 SPECIAL: ChamberFest Cleveland, music from concerts in the 2017 season, underway through July 1
Opening night of Season 6 on June15th at Mixon Hall:
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major
JOHN ADAMS Hallelujah Junction for Two Pianos
EDWARD ELGAR Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84
Artists: David Bowlin, violin; Diana Cohen, violin; Kirsten Docter, viola; Oliver Herbert, cello; SangEun-Lee, cello; Yura Lee, violin; Roman Rabinovich, harpsichord; Brook Speltz, cello; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Zhanbo Zheng, viola; Andrius Žlabys, piano
A selection from the Fin de siècle program of June 22nd also in Mixon Hall
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD Suite for Strings and Piano Left Hand, Op. 23
Artists: Julie Albers, cello; Franklin Cohen, clarinet; Oliver Herbert, cello; Alexi Kenney, violin; Itamar Zorman, violin
21:00 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild
Jack Gallagher: Piano Sonata (1973; rev. 2005) Frank Huang, piano (Centaur 3522) 19:51
Jack Gallagher: Movement 1 from Symphony No. 2 “Ascendant” (2010-13) London Symphony Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta, cond. (Naxos 559768) 20:49
Jack Gallagher: Six Bagatelles (1979) Frank Huang, piano (Centaur 3522) 9:27
22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Appetite for Change: How to Combat Food Insecurity in Ohio, a Panel Discussion: In 2006, "food insecurity" supplanted "hunger" as the way the United States' government describes Americans who don't have enough to eat. No matter what term is used, while society and technology has accelerated, so has the number of people going hungry - increasing by 57 percent since the late 1990s. Today you can find hunger where you likely least expect it: in the homes of senior citizens, the suburbs, and on college campuses. Overall, one in six Americans doesn't have enough to eat. Ohio, with one of the nation's highest food insecurity rates at 16.1 percent, is not immune to these trends. Why? How did we get here? And is it reasonable to expect actionable solutions to ensure all Ohioans have access to healthy food? Panelists include: Nicole Debose, MPA, MHA, County Extension Director, Cuyahoga County Extension, The Ohio State University; Andrew D. Genszler, President & CEO, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry; Henry Ng, M.D., Director for Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, The MetroHealth System and Kristin Warzocha, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Food Bank. This conversation will be moderated by ideastream® reporter/producer Darrielle Snipes.
QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:02:00 00:06:14 Felix Mendelssohn Andante from Piano Trio No. 1 Op 49 Emanuel Ax, piano; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony 52192
23:08:00 00:10:26 Ludwig van Beethoven Largo from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 15 Mahler Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Sony 542058
23:21:00 00:03:11 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: The girl with the Flaxen Hair Geoffrey Simon Philharmonia Orchestra Cala 1025
23:24:00 00:05:00 Igor Stravinsky The Firebird: Round Dance of the Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc 80587
23:29:00 00:04:49 Joaquín Rodrigo Plegaria de la Infanta de Castilla Brazilian Guitar Quartet Delos 3466
23:36:00 00:06:15 Antonín Dvorák Romanza from String Quartet No. 10 Op 51 Emerson String Quartet DeutGram 4778765
23:40:00 00:12:30 Johannes Brahms Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 15 Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst Yefim Bronfman, piano Belvedere 8005
23:52:00 00:02:48 Alberto Ginastera Estancia: Twilight Idyll Gisèle Ben-Dor London Symphony Naxos 570999
23:56:00 00:03:08 Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Barcarolle Carol Rosenberger, piano Delos 3172