Program Guide 11-24-2017


November 24

1839 premiere of Hector Berlioz's ‘symphonie dramatique’ Romeo and Juliet based on Shakespeare; this was the first of three triumphant performances conducted by the composer at the Paris Conservatory before capacity audiences that comprised much of the Parisian intelligentsia and included Richard Wagner. 

1868 Scott Joplin – American ragtime composer and pianist (d.1917); later called ‘The King of Ragtime’; during his brief career, wrote some 44 original pieces, a ragtime ballet, and 2 operas; his Maple Leaf Rag was ragtime's first and most influential hit.

1888 first performance of Peter Tchaikovsky's fantasy overture Hamlet in Moscow; dedicated to Edvard Grieg, whom Tchaikovsky had recently met (on the same occasion that he met Johannes Brahms); Tchaikovsky described Grieg as "an extraordinarily charming man".

1927 Emma Lou Diemer – American composer and keyboard player (90 years old); among her works, Songs for the Earth (2005), commissioned by the San Francisco Choral Society with texts by Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Dorothy Diemer Hendry, Omar Khayyam, and Hildegard von Bingen.

1934 Alfred Schnittke – Russian Soviet composer (d.1998); developed a polystylistic technique in works such as the epic First Symphony (1969–1972); in the 1980s, his music became more widely known abroad with Second (1980) and Third (1983) String Quartets and the ballet Peer Gynt and the Symphonies Nos. 3-5.

1944 first performance of David Diamond's Rounds for string orchestra, by the Minneapolis Symphony conducted by Dimtri Mitropoulos who had commissioned the work, saying "Write me a happy work. These are distressing times; most of the difficult music I play is distressing. Make me happy."

1953 Tod Machover – American composer, conductor, cellist (64 years old); an innovator in the application of technology in music.

1960 Edgar Meyer – American double-bass virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist and composer (57 years old); styles include classical, bluegrass, ‘newgrass’ (progressive bluegrass), and jazz.

Recording of the Week

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 ‘Emperor’

Nov. 20, 2017

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

Carl Maria von Weber: Symphony No. 1 in C Op 19 (1807)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 140 'Wachet auf' (1731)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73 'Emperor' (1809)

David Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra (1944)

Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette Op 17 (1839)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 in g Op 40 (1926)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Fantasy Overture Op 67 (1888)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quintet for Piano & Winds in E-Flat Op 16 (1796)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 87 in A (1785)

Jean Françaix: The Flower Clock (1959)

Oskar Nedbal: Chaste Barbara: Overture (1911)


06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

Scott Joplin: Peacherine Rag (1901)

Brian Dykstra, piano  (Centaur 3340 CD)   3:06

Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag (1899)

Hector Berlioz: Love Scene from 'Roméo et Juliette' Op 17 (1839)

Michael Haydn: Symphony No. 30 in D (1785)

Leonard Bernstein: Candide: Paris Waltz (1956)

Antonín Dvorák: Symphonic Variations Op 78 (1877)

Bedrich Smetana (arr George Szell): Polka from String Quartet No. 1 "From My Life" (1876)

George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto No. 4 in F Op 4/4 (1738)

Maurice Ravel: Ouverture de féerie 'Shéhérazade' (1898)

Minnesota Orchestra/Eiji Oue (Reference 79 CD)  12:17


12:00 SPECIAL: Sugarloaf Mountain, an Appalachian Gathering

Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra; Jeannette Sorrell, Founder and Music Director

Performed at St. Paul Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, OH

Traditional: Glory in the Meeting House (arr Sorrell, Schiffer, Bergman)

Traditional: The Mountains of Rhum; Farewell to Ireland; Highlander’s Farewell; We’ll Rant and Roar (arr Sorrell)

Traditional: Nottamun Town (arr Kay)

Traditional: The Fox Went out on a Chilly Night (arr Sorrell)

Stephen Foster: Oh, Susanna (arr Sorrell); Traditional: Pretty Peg; Far from Home (arr Schiffer)

Traditional: Once I had a Sweetheart; Traditional:  Wayfaring Stranger (arr Sorrell)

George F. Root: Just before the Battle, Mother; Traditional: Go March Along

Traditional: Oh, Mary, Don’t You Weep (arr Sorrell)

Traditional: Sugarloaf Mountain (lyrics and arr Sorrell)



Deems Taylor: Through the Looking Glass (1919)

Earl Wild: Doo-Dah Variations (1992)


14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Johann Sebastian Bach: Vivace from Trio Sonata No. 6 BWV 530 (1732)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Passepied from Partita No. 5 BWV 829 (1726)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 Op 72 a (1806)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 5 Op 73 'Emperor' (1809)

Claude Debussy (arr Tony Finno): Symphony in b (1880)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Fantasy Overture Op 67 (1888)

Sir William Walton (arr Christopher Palmer): Richard III: Prelude & Coronation (1955)

Hector Berlioz: Festivities at the Capulets from 'Roméo et Juliette' (1839)

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique: Waltz Op 14 (1830)

Jack Rollins & Steve Nelson (arr George Andrews): Frosty the Snowman (1950)


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Ruggles at Carnegie Hall

Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes (1892)

Hector Berlioz: Roméo Alone & Festivities at the Capulets from 'Roméo et Juliette' (1839)

Josef Strauss: Waltz 'My Life is Love and Laughter' Op 263 (1869)

Edgar Meyer: The Wassail Song/All Through the Night (2008)

Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Book 8: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op 65/6 (1897)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 5 Op 73 'Emperor' (1809)

George Frederick Bristow: Rip Van Winkle: Overture (1855)

Traditional (arr Mack Wilberg): Suo gân

John Thomas: Watching the Wheat (1890)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo from Mass in b BWV 232 (1749)



Ludwig van Beethoven: Allegro from Piano Concerto No. 5 Op 73 'Emperor' (1809)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 29: Sinfonia (1731)

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr Salut Salon): Cantata No. 208: Sheep May Safely Graze (1713)

Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act 1 excerpts (1892)


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C 'Bear' (1786)

Louis Théodore Gouvy: Symphony No. 4 in d Op 25 (1856)



Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894)

Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite Op 40 (1884)

Ottorino Respighi: The Pines of Rome (1924)


21:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Ruggles at Carnegie Hall

Claude Debussy (arr Gustave Cloez): Suite bergamasque (1905)

Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (1915)

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr Leopold Stokowski): Fugue in g BWV 578 'Little' (1706)

Samuel Barber: Serenade for Strings Op 1 (1929)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73 'Emperor' (1809)

David Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra (1944)

George Butterworth: Rhapsody 'A Shropshire Lad' (1913)

Johannes Brahms (arr Andreas Hallén): Hungarian Dance No. 2 in d (1869)



Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 17 in B Op 62/1 (1846)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Largo from Piano Concerto No. 3 Op 37 (1801)

Robert Schumann: Andante from Piano Quartet Op 47 (1844)

Antonín Dvorák: Lento from String Quartet No. 12 Op 96 "American" (1893)

Manuel de Falla: Homenaje 'Le tombeau de Claude Debussy' (1920)

Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin: Forlane (1917)

Claude Debussy: Images, Book 1: Hommage à Rameau (1905)

Aram Khachaturian: Masquerade: Romance (1941)

Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1 in E (1888)

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