Program Guide 12-07-2017


December 7

1562 death of Flemish composer Adrian Willaert (age c.72); in force of personality and with his central position as maestro di cappella at St. Mark's in Venice, he became the most influential musician in Europe between the death of Josquin and the time of Palestrina.

1637 Bernardo Pasquini – Italian composer (d.1710); renowned virtuoso keyboard player and one of the most important Italian composers for harpsichord between Girolamo Frescobaldi and Domenico Scarlatti; one of his harpsichord pieces (The Cuckoo) was transcribed for orchestra by Ottorino Respighi for his suite The Birds.

1840 Hermann Goetz – German composer (d.1876); died of tuberculosis at age 35; George Bernard Shaw thought Goetz’s Symphony in F Major was better than anything in the genre by Mendelssohn, Schumann, or Brahms.

1842 first concert by the New York Philharmonic; home is David Geffen Hall (formerly, Avery Fisher Hall) in New York's Lincoln Center; current Music Director is Jaap van Zweden.

1861 first performance of Johannes Brahms's Handel Variations in Hamburg, by pianist Clara Schumann; a set of 25 variations and a concluding fugue, all based on a theme from George Frideric Handel's Harpsichord Suite No. 1 in B-Flat HWV 434.

1863 Pietro Mascagni – Italian composer (d.1945); his masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana (1890) caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the verismo movement.

1879 Rudolf Friml – Czech-born American composer and pianist (d.1972); best-known works are Rose-Marie and The Vagabond King, each of which enjoyed success on Broadway and in London and were adapted for film.

1887 Ernst Toch – Austrian-born American composer of concert and film scores (d.1964); professor at the University of Southern California, where he taught both music and philosophy; in 1930 invented Gesprochene Musik, the idiom of the ‘spoken chorus’ and his most performed work is the Geographical Fugue, which he himself regarded as an unimportant diversion.


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Nov. 27, 2017

Program Guide


00:02:00    00:31:00    Ludwig van Beethoven    Symphony No.  2 in D major  Op 36        Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     4776409
00:36:00    00:28:38    Johannes Brahms    Variations & Fugue on Theme by Handel Op 24            Vassily Primakov, piano    LP Classic     1004
01:07:00    00:44:41    Joseph Joachim    Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor  Op 11    London Philharmonic    Leon Botstein    Elmar Oliveira, violin    IMP     27
01:55:00    00:35:31    Jacob Clemens non Papa    Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis            Stile Antico    Harm Mundi     807575
02:34:00    00:32:29    Hermann Goetz    Symphony in F Op 9        Werner Andreas Albert    NDR Radio Philharmonic    CPO     999939
03:10:00    00:33:01    Aaron Copland    Billy the Kid        David Zinman    Baltimore Symphony    Argo     440639
03:46:00    00:29:08    Ernö Dohnányi    Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor  Op 1    Takács Quartet        András Schiff, piano    Decca     421423
04:18:00    00:38:04    Franz Schubert    Symphony No. 7 in E major         Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     412176
05:00:00    00:24:34    Claude Debussy    La mer        Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80617
05:28:00    00:12:47    Václav Pichl    Symphony in B flat major         Matthias Bamert    London Mozart Players    Chandos     9740
05:43:00    00:06:32    Emile Waldteufel    Waltz after Chabrier's 'España' Op 263        Michel Swierczewski    Gulbenkian Orchestra    Nimbus     5264


06:05:00    00:02:31    Julius Fucik    Entry of the Gladiators Op 68        Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     5158
06:12:00    00:06:53    Ludwig van Beethoven    Scherzo from Piano Trio No. 7 Op 97            Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Soovin Kim, violin; David Soyer, cello    Marlboro     80001
06:23:00    00:05:05    Sir Arthur Sullivan    The Yeoman of the Guard: Overture        Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     434916
06:35:00    00:03:27    Franz Schubert    Minuet from Symphony No. 4        Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902154
06:44:00    00:05:07    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Rondo from Concerto    Swedish Chamber Orchestra    Patrick Gallois    Patrick Gallois, flute    Naxos     503293
06:55:00    00:02:01    John N. Klohr    Billboard March        Loras John Schissel    Virginia Grand Military Band    WalkFrog     430
07:02:00    00:04:06    Johann Sebastian Bach    Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 1        Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    Avie     2207
07:12:00    00:03:26    Richard Rodgers    Victory at Sea: Beneath the Southern        Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80175
07:15:00    00:03:08    Richard Rodgers    Victory at Sea: Guadalcanal March        Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80175
07:23:00    00:06:18    Franz Liszt    Hungarian Rhapsody No.  6 in D flat major             Martha Argerich, piano    DeutGram     4793449
07:35:00    00:03:48    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: Summertime    London Symphony    Keith Lockhart    Anne Akiko Meyers, violin    eOne     7792
07:44:00    00:06:33    Richard Wagner    Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into        George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    CBS     46286


08:05:00    00:02:44    Elmer Bernstein    The Great Escape: March        Nic Raine    Royal Philharmonic    Royal Phil     33
08:12:00    00:07:13    Giuseppe Verdi    Aïda: Grand March 'Gloria all' Egitto!'    Orchestra of La Scala    Claudio Abbado    La Scala Chorus    DeutGram     4796018
08:23:00    00:07:20    Jean Sibelius    Finale from Violin Concerto Op 47    London Symphony    Sir Colin Davis    Salvatore Accardo, violin    Philips     4788977
08:35:00    00:01:37    Traditional    The Holly and the Ivy (English)            Pittsburgh Symphony Brass    Four Winds     3029
08:37:00    00:02:01    Kermit Poling    A Holly and Ivy Calypso            West Edge String Quartet    Centaur     3087
08:44:00    00:03:43    Engelbert Humperdinck    Hansel and Gretel: Children's Prayer        Leonard Bernstein    New York Philharmonic    Sony     87771
08:48:00    00:03:18    Traditional    Wexford Carol            Paul O'Shaughnessy, fiddle    Sony     87771
08:52:00    00:02:35    Henry J. Gauntlett    Once in Royal David's City        Valentin Radu    Ama Deus Ensemble; Wesley Parrott, organ    Sony     87771
09:03:00    00:03:26    Camille Saint-Saëns    The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan            Angelika Bachmann, musical saw; Anne-Monika von Twardowski, pn    Warner     554295
09:12:00    00:04:57    Paulo Bellinati    Jongo            Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71287
09:12:00    00:06:20    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Vocalise Op 34            Brian Thornton, cello; Spencer Myer, piano    Thornton     2013
09:26:00    00:07:17    Bernard Herrmann    Vertigo: Prelude & Love Scene            Richard Glazier, piano    Centaur     3347
09:39:00    00:03:49    Ludwig van Beethoven    Scherzo from Symphony No. 8 Op 93        Sir John Eliot Gardiner    Révolutionaire et Romantique    Soli Deo     721
09:44:00    00:07:31    Antonio Vivaldi    Concerto for Strings in A major         Thomas Hengelbrock    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    DHM     77289


10:00:00    00:06:11    Enrique Granados    Goyescas: El fandango de candil            Jorge Luis Prats, piano    Decca     4782732
10:12:00    00:04:52    Frederick Delius    Air and Dance for Strings    Royal Northern Sinfonia    Richard Hickox    Bradley Creswick, violin    EMI     65067
10:23:00    00:06:11    George Frideric Handel    Messiah: Comfort Ye...Every valley shall    Orch del Teatro Comunale    Michele Mariotti    Juan Diego Flórez, tenor    Decca     14875
10:35:00    00:03:06    Antonín Dvorák    Slavonic Dance No. 15 in C major  Op 72        Rafael Kubelik    Bavarian Radio Symphony    DeutGram     4793449
10:45:00    00:08:55    Richard Wagner    Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude        Fabio Luisi    Philharmonia Zürich    Accentus     102
11:01:00    00:06:08    Henryk Wieniawski    Capriccio valse Op 7            Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Enrico Pace, piano    Decca     4789377
11:15:00    00:05:08    Peter Tchaikovsky    Swan Lake: Danse générale & Coda        Valéry Gergiev    Mariinsky Theater Orchestra    Decca     10104
11:25:00    00:02:01    James Pierpont    Jingle Bells    Cleveland Orchestra    Gareth Morrell    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     1996
11:27:00    00:01:20    Traditional    Fum, fum, fum    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2011
11:28:00    00:05:59    Alan Silvestri    The Polar Express: Suite    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2014
11:46:00    00:03:27    Traditional    The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy    Cleveland Orchestra    Clayton H. Krehbiel    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     1999
11:49:00    00:04:32    John Francis Wade    O Come, All Ye Faithful    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2011


12:04:00    00:02:01    Traditional    Ding Dong! Merrily on High        Anthony Newman    Choral Guild of Atlanta; Anthony Newman, organ    Sony     87771
12:13:00    00:05:15    Traditional    The First Nowell    Fanfare Tpts, Welsh Guards    John Hugh Thomas    Huw Tregelles Williams, organ; BBC National Chorus of Wales    Nimbus     5310
12:17:00    00:06:08    Gioacchino Rossini    William Tell: Dance for Six        Frederick Fennell    London Pops Orchestra    Mercury     434356
12:38:00    00:02:41    Charles Burney    Hark, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing    Taverner Players    Andrew Parrott    Gill Ross, soprano; Lucy Carolan, organ; Taverner Choir    Sony     87771
12:48:00    00:08:55    Robert Schumann    Genoveva: Overture Op 81        Karl Münchinger    Vienna Philharmonic    Decca     4785437


13:05:00    00:21:06    Luigi Boccherini    Cello Concerto in B flat major     English Chamber Orchestra    Sir Andrew Davis    Matt Haimovitz, cello    DeutGram     429219
13:42:00    00:05:11    Horatio Parker    Scherzo for Strings        Reuben Blundell    Gowanus Arts Ensemble    New Focus     166
13:51:00    00:09:11    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Pas de deux        Seiji Ozawa    Boston Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     435619
14:03:00    00:06:21    Ludwig van Beethoven    The Creatures of Prometheus: Finale Op 43            Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     437782
14:15:00    00:04:57    Modest Mussorgsky    Solemn March 'The Capture of Kars'        Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Toronto Symphony Orchestra    Finlandia     14911
14:17:00    00:02:52    Traditional    The Holly and the Ivy (English)        Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     105
14:20:00    00:08:57    Giuseppe Verdi    I vespri siciliani: Overture        Riccardo Muti    La Scala Philharmonic    Sony     68468
14:26:00    00:06:12    Moritz Moszkowski    Torch Dance Op 51        Martin West    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra    Reference     138
15:00:00    00:06:28    Michel Corrette    Symphonie des noëls No. 6 in A major             Arion Baroque Orchestra    early-mus     7768
15:13:00    00:05:05    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Mitridate: Overture        Rinaldo Alessandrini    Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch    Naïve     30479
15:20:00    00:08:57    Peter Tchaikovsky    Scherzo from Symphony No.  6 Op 74        Semyon Bychkov    Czech Philharmonic    Decca     4830656
15:24:00    00:06:04    Antonio Vivaldi    Sinfonia for Strings in G major         Trevor Pinnock    English Concert    Archiv     415518
15:47:00    00:03:05    Agustín Barrios    Villancico de Navidad            John Williams, guitar    Sony     87771


16:05:00    00:03:10    Felix Mendelssohn    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing    Philadelphia Orchestra    Eugene Ormandy    Temple Univ. Concert Choir    Sony     87771
16:14:00    00:04:17    Francesco Manfredini    Pastorale from Concerto Grosso Op 3        Rudolf Baumgartner    Lucerne Festival Strings    DeutGram     469376
16:25:00    00:03:37    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Seasons: December Op 37            Lang Lang, piano    Sony     511758
16:35:00    00:05:32    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Final Waltz & Apotheosis        Semyon Bychkov    Berlin Philharmonic    Philips     420237
16:47:00    00:08:03    Gioacchino Rossini    La Cenerentola: Overture        Claudio Abbado    Chamber Orchestra of Europe    DeutGram     431653
17:04:00    00:01:59    Heinrich Schütz    The Christmas Story: The Hosts of Angels    Musica Fiata    Frieder Bernius    Stuttgart Chamber Choir    Sony     87771
17:13:00    00:07:33    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 35        Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    Koch Intl     7574
17:27:00    00:04:29    Bob Chilcott    Ave Maria        Ralph Woodward    Fairhaven Singers    Guild     7380
17:37:00    00:02:32    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    German Dance in F        Leonard Bernstein    New York Philharmonic    Sony     87771
17:48:00    00:07:01    Franz Biebl    Ave Maria            Cantus    Cantus     1211


18:06:00    00:03:28    John Rutter    Mary's Lullaby    City of London Sinfonia    John Rutter    Cambridge Singers    Collegium     121
18:14:00    00:06:54    Michel Corrette    Symphonie des noëls No. 2 in D major             Arion Baroque Orchestra    early-mus     7768
18:26:00    00:05:18    Adolphe Adam    O Holy Night        Andrew Carwood    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ    Decca     4789225
18:36:00    00:04:42    Franz Schubert    Ave Maria    Symphony Orchestra        Ayako Shinozaki, harp; Chorus    Sony     87771
18:47:00    00:07:58    Philip Lane    Wassail Dances        Gavin Sutherland    City of Prague Philharmonic    Naxos     557099


19:02:00    00:15:31    Anatoly Liadov    Eight Russian Folk Songs Op 58        Enrique Bátiz    Mexico City Philharmonic    ASV     657
19:20:00    00:35:15    Ludwig van Beethoven    Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C major  Op 56    CityMusic Cleveland    James Gaffigan    Daniel Shapiro, piano; Kyung Sun Lee, violin; Edward Arron, cello    CityMusic     2
19:58:00    00:01:45    Gabriel Pierné    Ramuntcho: Fandango        Juanjo Mena    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10633


20:02:00    00:15:15    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor  Op 27            Peter Takács, piano    Cambria     1175
20:19:00    00:04:10    Arcangelo Corelli    Largo pastorale from Concerto Grosso Op 6        Richard Kapp    Philharmonia Virtuosi of NY    Sony     87771
20:25:00    00:31:09    Modest Mussorgsky    Pictures at an Exhibition        George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     93019


21:03:00    00:20:34    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Nutcracker: Suite Op 71        Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Telarc     80068
21:26:00    00:03:23    Franz Gruber    Silent Night        Richard Westenburg    Musica Sacra    DeutGram     429732
21:29:00    00:03:37    David Conte    Meditation on 'Silent Night'            Todd Wilson, organ    MAA     11009
21:35:00    00:06:32    Daryl Runswick    Fantasia on 'The Coventry Carol' and        Geoffrey Simon    London Cello Sound    Cala     55003
21:43:00    00:04:17    Jake Runestad    Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep        Patrick Dupré Quigley    Seraphic Fire    SFM     14
21:49:00    00:32:29    Hermann Goetz    Symphony in F Op 9        Werner Andreas Albert    NDR Radio Philharmonic    CPO     999939
22:23:00    00:23:44    Claude Debussy    Piano Trio            Ensemble Vivant    OpeningDay     9379
22:49:00    00:09:40    Daniel Pinkham    Christmas Cantata    Lenox Brass    Donald Teeters    Boston Cecilia; James David Christie, organ    Koch Intl     7180


23:02:00    00:03:35    Ottorino Respighi    Ancient Airs Suite No. 3: Italiana        Herbert von Karajan    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4796018
23:05:00    00:08:22    Christopher Rouse    Karolju: Finale 'Italian'    BBC Symphony Orchestra    David Zinman    Philharmonia Chorus    RCA     11561
23:13:00    00:06:55    Nicolò Paganini    Caprice No.  6 in G minor  Op 1            Brodsky Quartet    Chandos     10761
23:23:00    00:06:00    Johann Sebastian Bach    Christmas Oratorio: Pastoral Symphony        Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    EMI     47027
23:29:00    00:09:40    Johann Friedrich Fasch    Air No. 1 from Suite for Winds & Strings in D minor         Ludwig Güttler    Virtuosi Saxoniae    Capriccio     10218
23:40:00    00:05:25    Pietro A. Yon    Gesu Bambino        A. David Krehbiel    Bay Brass    Gothic     49120
23:40:00    00:03:12    Gloria Shayne Baker    Do You Hear What I Hear?    Cleveland Orchestra    Robert Porco    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus    MAA     2005
23:43:00    00:03:01    Anonymous    The Angel Gabriel (Gabriel's Message)    Cleveland Orchestra    Gareth Morrell    Cleve Orch Children's Chorus    MAA     1996
23:45:00    00:09:00    George Gershwin    Lullaby for Strings            Brodsky Quartet    Chandos     10801
23:56:00    00:02:06    Miguel Llobet    Catalan Folksong 'El noi de la mare'            Christopher Parkening, guitar    EMI     56730
23:57:00    00:02:04    Luciano Berio    Wasserklavier            Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     24427

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