Program Guide 07-16-2017


July 16

1782 premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Burgtheater in Vienna; Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes: “The Emperor Joseph II commissioned the creation of The Abduction from the Seraglio, but when he heard it, he complained to Mozart, 'That is too fine for my ears – there are too many notes.' Mozart replied, 'There are just as many notes as there should be'"; the authenticity of this exchange, made famous in the play and film Amadeus, is not accepted by all scholars.

1858 Eugène Ysaÿe – Belgian violinist, composer and conductor (d.1931); regarded as 'The King of the Violin', or, as Nathan Milstein put it, the 'Tsar.'

1901 Fritz Mahler – Austrian conductor and composer (d.1973); nephew of Gustav Mahler; studied composition with Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern and in 1936 emigrated to America, where he taught at the Juilliard Summer School and conducted the Erie Philharmonic and the Hartford Symphony.

1904 Goffredo Petrassi – Italian composer, conductor and teacher (d.2003); one of the most influential Italian composers of the twentieth century.

1941 Geoffrey Burgon – English composer (d.2010); best known for his television and film scores.

1948 Pinchas Zukerman – Israeli-Canadian violinist, violist, conductor (72 years old); one of the world's preeminent musicians; shared the Leventritt Prize in 1967 with violinist Kyung-Wha Chung.

1959 James MacMillan – Scottish composer and conductor (61 years old); came to the attention of the world with the BBC Scottish Symphony's premiere of The Confession of Isobel Gowdie at the BBC Proms in 1990.


Recording of the Week

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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 18, 2016 - From Davis, California, this week’s From the Top features a teenage pianist who has already achieved international recognition for her interpretations of the music of J.S. Bach … we’ll enjoy Ravel’s “Tzigane” performed by an extraordinary young violinist from Southern California … and we’ll meet a young cellist with a moving story about the sacrifices his whole family has made in support of his musical dreams.

Alumni Trio: violinist Alexi Kenney and cellist Brannon Cho with pianist Christopher O’Riley perform the second movement, Allegro grazioso, from Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65, by Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)

19-year-old pianist Hilda Huang from Palo Alto, California, but currently studying at Yale University, performs the Prelude, Allemande, and Courante from Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

16-year-old cellist Nathan Le from Porter Ranch, California, performs the third movement, Allegro molto vivace, from Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8, by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

13-year-old pianist Roger Xia from Davis, California, performs Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129 (also known as “Rage Over a Lost Penny”), by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

17-year-old violinist Geneva Lewis from Irvine, California, performs “Tzigane” for Violin and Piano by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), with pianist Christopher O’Riley


01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Emmanuel Krivine, conductor; Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Franz Liszt: Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op 16

Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Op 88

Claude Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from ‘The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian’


03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin – Bernard Haitink and William Steinberg, conductors; Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Women of the New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun, director

Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3


05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: Martin Luther, continued - Three new releases: a boxed set of early Lutheran settings set by the liturgical year, an evocation of the crucial year of 1517, and an early Baroque master in Leipzig



06:02:00            00:06:37            Herbert Howells Magnificat                     Graham Ross   Choir of Clare College   Harm Mundi   907579

06:11:00            00:14:12            Ralph Vaughan Williams            Benedicite         London Symphony        Sir David Willcocks          Heather Harper, soprano; Bach Choir     EMI      64722

06:28:00            00:01:58            Nadia Boulanger            Lux aeterna       Chamber Ensemble       Emile Naoumoff            Isabelle Sabrié, soprano MarcoPolo        223636


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


07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: An Australian Adventure - a sampler of some of the sounds you’ll enjoy when participating in the upcoming PIPEDREAMS Group Tour ‘down under’

GERALD BALES:  Petite Suite –Gordon Atkinson (1964 Fincham & Son/St. Patrick’s Cathedral,   Melbourne). 

LOUIS VIERNE:  Communion, Op. 8. 

ROBERT SCHUMANN:  BACH Fugue No. 2, fr Op. 60  –Gordon Atkinson (1898 Fincham/St. Mary, Star-of-the-Sea, Melbourne) Move 3333

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN:  Trumpet Concert in E-flat (mvts. 2 & 3) –Thomas Heywood (1929 Hill, Norman & Beard-2001 Schantz/Melbourne Town Hall) Pro Organo 7141

LUIGI CHERUBINI:  Sonata for Mechanical Organ –Robert Ampt (1890 Hill, Town Hall, Sydney) Priory     6012

FELIX MENDELSSOHN:  Andante tranquillo, fr Sonata in A, Op. 65, no. 3 (1890 Hill/Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church, Annandale). 

JOHANNES BRAHMS:  O Welt, ich muss dich lassen, Opus 122, no. 11 (1890 Davidson/St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Burwood). 

J.S. BACH:  Fugue in b, BWV 544 –Michael Dudman (1891 Hill/Christ Church, St. Lawrence) Walsingham 8023

ROBERT AMPT:  Waltzing Matilda Variations (duet for four feet) –Robert Ampt & Amy Johansen (1979 Sharp/Sydney Opera House) Move 3170


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Music for Meditation - In the heat of summer, and as the pace of life slows for many, we spend time on sacred music that inspires meditation and reflection


09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Bug Music

Paul Linke: The Glow-worm (Gavotte Pavlova) – London Symphony Orchestra/Richard Bonynge (London 433863 CD) 7:13

Gabriel Fauré: Papillon, Op. 77 – Steven Doane, cello; Barry Snyder, piano (Bridge 9038 CD) 3:00

Josef Strauss: Die Libelle (the dragonfly) – Vienna Philharmonic orchestra/Carlos Kleiber (Sony 45564 CD) 5:05

Josquin Desprez: El grillo (the cricket) – The Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow (Virgin 61334 CD) 1:46

Georges Bizet: Le grillon (the cricket) – Ann Murray, mezzo soprano; Graham Johnson, piano (Hyperion 66976 CD) 4:22

G.F. Telemann: “Cricket” Symphony – Wiener Akademie/Martin Haselböck (Novalis 150115 CD) 8:38

François Couperin: Le Moucheron (the gnat) – Angela Hewitt,piano (Hyperion 67440 CD) 2:10

Jacques Offenbach: Ballet de Mouches (ballet of the flies) Valse – The Gulbenkian Orchestra/Michael Swierczewksi (Nimbus 5303 CD) 4:08

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Tuba Bee (arr. Howard Cable) – The Canadian Brass (Philips 432571 CD) 1:26

Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Song of the Flea - Fyodor Chaliapin; bass; Orchestra/Eugene Goossens (Seraphim 60218 LP) 2:45

Deems Taylor: “Looking Glass Insects” from Through the Looking Glass Suite – Seattle Symphony/Gerard Schwarz (Delos 3099 CD) 2:52



Ernest Chausson: Chamber Concerto: Sicilienne-- David Lefevre, violin; Alan Lefevre, piano; Alcan Quartet Album: Chausson: Concert - Mathieu: Trio & Quintette Analekta 9286 Music: 4:39

Bernard Andres: Algues: Seven Pieces for Flute and Harp-- Monica Raga, flute; Maria Jesus Avila, harp Teatro Monumental, Madrid, Spain Music: 10:27

Erik Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1-- Monica Raga, flute; Maria Jesus Avila, harp Teatro Monumental, Madrid, Spain Music: 1:46

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Cynthia Sibitzky from Haslett, TX Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN Music: 10:47

Felix Mendelssohn: Song Without Words No. 1 "Sweet Remembrance"-- Javier Perianes, piano Album: Lieder ohne Worte Harmonia Mundi 902195 Music: 3:05

Ernest Chausson: Poème, for violin and orchestra Op. 25-- Joshua Bell, violin; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Harding, conductor Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden Music: 16:10



Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (arr. Hector Berlioz): La Marseillaise-- Andrea Guiot, soprano; Claude Cales, baritone; Choeur du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris; Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois; Orchestra of Paris; Jean-Pierre Jacquillat, conductor Album: La Marseillaise EMI 47647 Music: 7:17

Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque Movement 3 Clair de Lune-- Leon Fleisher, piano String Theory at the Hunter, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN Music: 5:01

John Adams: Absolute Jest-- St. Lawrence String Quartet; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA Music: 25:15

Ramin Djawadi (arr. Robin Smith): Medley from Game of Thrones-- 2CELLOS: Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, cellos; London Symphony Orchestra; Robin Smith, conductor Album: 2CELLOS: Score Sony 88985349122 Music: 5:04


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

"The Wizard of Oz" Soundtrack (1939)--The MGM Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Stothart (Rhino 71999 CD)

(arr. Fletcher Henderson) Get Happy (1930)--The Benny Goodman Orchestra (Avid 542 CD)

(arr. Billy May) It Was Written in the Stars (1948)--The Ella Fitzgerald Band (Verve 817528 CD)

I've Got the World on a String (1932)--Frank Sinatra,vocal/The Nelson Riddle Orchestra (Saga 7576117 CD)

It's Only a Paper Moon (1933)--The King Cole Trio (Naxos 8.120826 CD)

I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues" (1959)--The Louis Armstrong Orchestra (Naxos 8.120609 CD)



14:00:00            00:02:31            Julius Fucik       The Merry Blacksmiths March Op 218                Neeme Järvi     Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch         Chandos           5158

14:02:00            00:04:01            Charles S. Belsterling    March of the Steel Men              Frederick Fennell            Dallas Wind Symphony Reference         85

14:06:00            00:15:56            Ralph Vaughan Williams            Concerto Accademico in D minor           London Symphony        André Previn     James Buswell, violin    RCA     60581

14:22:00            00:12:22            Franz Schubert Impromptu No. 10 in E flat major                                    Maria João Pires, piano      DeutGram         457550

14:34:00            00:04:54            Zdenek Fibich   Poème              Václav Neumann           Czech Philharmonic       Orfeo            180891

14:50:00            00:23:18            Carl Nielsen      Aladdin Suite Op 34       Swedish Radio Symphony         Esa-Pekka Salonen            Swedish Radio Choir     CBS     44934

15:13:00            00:09:17            Antonio Vivaldi  Concerto for Violin & Cello in B flat major            National Arts Centre Orchestra          Pinchas Zukerman         Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello            Analekta           8783

15:22:00            00:09:06            Sir Edward Elgar           Bach's Fantasia & Fugue in C minor  Op 86                    Esa-Pekka Salonen  Los Angeles Philharmonic          Sony    89012

15:31:00            00:11:03            Robert Schumann          Overture to Byron's 'Manfred' Op 115                 George Szell            Cleveland Orchestra      Sony    62349

15:42:00            00:05:59            Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No. 32 in C sharp minor  Op 50            Vladimir Ziva            Moscow Symphony       Naxos   555048

15:54:00            00:02:34            Lord Berners     Polka                David Lloyd-Jones        Royal Ballet Sinfonia            MarcoPolo        223711


THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, conductor; David Oistrakh, violin and conductor – an archival concert recorded live in Severance Hall, celebrating the Centenary of the Orchestra

16:05:00            00:09:08            Carl Maria von Weber    Euryanthe: Overture

16:18:00            00:40:43            Johannes Brahms          Violin Concerto in D major Op 77

17:04:00            00:51:10            Dmitri Shostakovich      Symphony No. 10 in E minor Op 93

17:58:00            00:01:21            Johannes Brahms          Waltz No. 15 in A flat major Op 39  Yaara Tal, piano; Andreas Groethuysen, piano       Sony    53285


DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Violinist, Conductor and Composer Eugene Ysaÿe

18:04:00            00:20:13            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        The Abduction from the Seraglio:           Members of Netherlands Wind Ensemble      Philips  4788977

18:26:00            00:11:57            Georges Bizet   The Fair Maid of Perth: Suite                  Daniel Barenboim            Orchestra of Paris         EMI      64869

18:40:00            00:13:05            Georg Philipp Telemann Viola Concerto in G major          National Arts Centre Orchestra          Pinchas Zukerman         Pinchas Zukerman, viola           Analekta           8783

18:55:00            00:04:03            John Field         Nocturne No. 15 in D minor        Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano            Decca   4789672


19:00 SPECIAL: Nikita Mndoyants & the Omni Quartet recorded April 30th at the Maltz Performing Arts Center in University Circle, presented by the Cleveland International Piano Competition

Ludwig van Beethoven: Six Bagatelles Op 126

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Op 84

Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Op 44

20:25:00            00:33:08            Robert Schumann          Symphony No.  1 in B flat major  Op 38              Christoph von Dohnányi          Cleveland Orchestra      Decca   421439


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

Margi Griebling-Haigh: Sonata for Horn and Piano — Richard King, horn; Randall Fusco, piano (private CD) 19:49

Margi Griebling-Haigh: Bocadillos Floridianos — Ashley Barrett, oboe; Inara Zandmane, piano (Centaur 3182) 21:57

Stephen T. Griebling: Queensmere: December 1964 — Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Jerzy Swoboda, cond. (MMC 2027) 10:47

21:56:00            00:02:37            Sergei Prokofiev           Cinderella: Mazurka                   Vladimir Ashkenazy            Cleveland Orchestra      Decca   410162


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Remarks from Paolo DeMaria with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Dept. of Education - Paolo DeMaria's 30-year career has focused on school finance and promoting higher student achievement, college readiness and completion, and school choice for families. He was unanimously chosen as Superintendent in 2010.  Prior to his role as Superintendent of Schools, he served in many roles including working for Education First Consulting; serving as chief policy advisor for Governor Robert Taft and Governor George Voinovich; overseeing charter schools, vouchers, and state report cards for the Ohio Department of Education; and serving the Ohio Board of Regents as executive vice chancellor.  The collective experiences have made him an "unabashed cheerleader" for Ohio's public schools as he works to ensure all K-12 schools service students. His own children attended Columbus Public Schools and charter high schools. He has co-authored several publications, including K-12/Higher Education Alignment: An Action Agenda for Increasing Student Success.  For this Friday Forum, Paolo DeMaria discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Ohio’s 3,600 public schools and more than 1.6 million students.


QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:00            00:05:41            Franz Schubert Allegretto in C minor                              Maria João Pires, piano            DeutGram         457550

23:07:00            00:08:57            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Adagio from String Quintet No. 4                                    Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Jessica Linnebach, violin; Jethro Marks, viola; Donnie Deacon, viola; Amanda Forsyth, cello    CBC     5230

23:19:00            00:03:49            Eugène Ysaÿe  Rêve d'enfant Op 14                              Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano    Cedille  139

23:22:00            00:07:18            William Grant Still          Mother and Child                       Richard Auldon Clark            Manhattan Chamber Orchestra   Newport            85596

23:30:00            00:07:31            Franz Liszt        Harmonies poétiques: Hymne de L' enfant                                  Roberto Plano, piano     Decca   4812479

23:40:00            00:04:48            Felix Mendelssohn        Adagio from Sextet Op 110        Bartholdy Piano Quartet             Andra Darzins, viola; Wolfgang Wagner, double bass      Naxos   550966

23:44:00            00:09:55            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Andante from String Quintet No. 3          Tokyo String Quartet             Pinchas Zukerman, viola           RCA     60940

23:56:00            00:03:16            Mikhail Glinka    Nocturne in F minor                               Jenny Lin, piano            Hänssler           98037



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