Program Guide 12-20-2017


December 20

1823 first performance of Franz Schubert's incidental music for the play Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern (Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus) by Helmina von Chézy, in Vienna; in the 1891 publication of the entire score, the ten numbers of the Rosamunde music were preceded by the overture to Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp) without any proof it was ever Schubert's intention to associate that overture with the rest of the Rosamunde music; nevertheless, the name of the overture these days is Rosamunde not Magic Harp.

1871 Henry Hadley – American composer and conductor (d.1937); when in 1921 he was invited to become the associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic he became the first American to hold a full-time post with a major American orchestra; during his lifetime, his compositions were immensely popular, but they are not performed much these days.

1909 Vagn Holmboe – Danish composer and teacher (d.1996); who wrote largely in a neo-classical style.

1938 John Harbison - American composer (79 years old); known for his symphonies, operas, and large choral works; when asked in 1990 for his ‘artistic credo’, he said: "to make each piece different from the others, to find clear, fresh large designs, to reinvent traditions."

1948 Mitsuko Uchida – Japanese naturalized-British pianist and conductor (69 years old); named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009; serves as co-director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival; has a long association with The Cleveland Orchestra.

1999 premiere of John Harbison’s opera The Great Gatsby at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on the composer’s 61st birthday; cast included Jerry Hadley as Gatsby and Dawn Upshaw as Daisy, James Levine conducting.

Recording of the Week

Ultimate Classical Christmas Album of All Time

Nov. 27, 2017

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 86 in D (1786)

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Incidental Music D 797 (1823)

John Rutter: Dancing Day (1973)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in B-Flat Op 97 'Archduke' (1811)

Max Bruch: Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28 (1870)

Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D RV 589 (1708)

Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in a D 804 'Rosamunde' (1824)

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Suite (1893)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F K 459 (1784)

Niels Gade: Hamlet Op 37 (1861)

Julius Fucik: Little Ballerinas Waltz Op 226 (1909)


06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

Robert Russell Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas: Medley No. 4 (1963)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 17 K 453 (1784)

Michael Praetorius (arr Jeannette Sorrell): Christmas Vespers: Processional (1621)

Eric Whitacre: little tree (1996)

Robert Browne Hall: March "Gardes du Corps" (1896)

"PDQ Bach": A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols S 359

Anonymous: There is no Rose of Such Virtue (c.1420)

Lorenzo Zavateri: Concerto Grosso in D Op 1/10 'Pastoral' (1735)

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols: This Little Babe (1942)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Allegro from String Quartet No. 6 Op 18/6 (1800)

Bruce Healey: Medley 'Sing With Us of Christmas' (1999)

David Willcocks, Myron Roberts: Two Settings of 'God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen'

Adolphe Adam (arr John Rutter): O Holy Night (1847)

Anthony DiLorenzo: Christmas 'Toons (2007)

Michael Head: The Little Road to Bethlehem (1948)

Michel Corrette: Symphonie des noëls No. 6 in A (1781)

Randol Alan Bass: Seasonal Sounds (1999)

Alan Silvestri: The Polar Express: Suite (2004)-

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata No. 25 for Piano & Violin in F K 377 (1781)

Leopold Stokowski: Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies (1934)

Traditional (arr Howard Cable): The Twelve Days of Christmas


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Franz Schubert: Sixteen German Dances D 783 (1824)

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Dream Pantomime (1893)

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Shepherds' Chorus D 797 /7 (1823)

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Ballet Music No. 2 in G D 797 /9 (1823)

Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast: From Bohemia's Woods and Fields (1879)

Franz Joseph Haydn: The Apothecary: Overture (1768)



Traditional (arr Carmen Dragon): God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Gregg Smith: Fear Not Good Shepherds (c.1970)

C. E. F. Weyse (arr Mack Wilberg): O Green and Shimmering Tree, Good Day (1830)

William Mathias: A Babe is Born Op 55 (1971)

John Rutter: Nativity Carol (1963)

John Rutter: Mary's Lullaby (1978)

George Frideric Handel: Messiah: For unto us a Child is born (1741)

Traditional: Angels We Have Heard on High


12:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Ballet Music No. 2 in G D 797 /9 (1823)

Anton Rubinstein: The Demon: Ballet Music (1871)

Claudio Monteverdi (arr Arthur Frackenpohl): Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Deus in adjutorium (1610)

Francesco Manfredini: Pastorale from Concerto Grosso Op 3/12 'Christmas' (1718)



Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D RV 589 (1708)

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Suite (1893)


14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Pas de deux (1892)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andantino from Concerto for Flute & Harp K 299 (1778)

David Diamond: Finale from Symphony No. 2 (1944)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 27 in G K 199 (1773)

Gaetano Maria Schiassi: Sinfonia Pastorale in D (c.1735)

Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds' Farewell (1854)

John Foster: While shepherds watched their flocks (c.1800)


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Mouret's Masterpiece?

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr Lucien Cailliet): Cantata No. 147: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (1723)

Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act 2 Divertissement (1892)

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Overture (1893)

Traditional: Noël nouvelet 'Sing We Now of Christmas'

Tchaikovsky & Ellington (arr Billy Strayhorn): The Nutcracker: Overture (1892/1960)

Robert Russell Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas: Medley No. 1 (1963)

Jonathan Smith: A Little Christmas Medley (2009)

Traditional: Christ Child's Lullaby

George Frideric Handel: Messiah: Hallelujah (1741)

Louis-Claude Daquin: Noel No. 10 'Grand jeu et Duo' (1757)



Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 2 (1923)

Traditional (arr Arthur Harris): The First Nowell (1833)

Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: March (1892)

Richard Addinsell: A Christmas Carol: Suite (1951)


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Overture D 797 (1820)

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Entr'acte No. 3 in B-Flat D 797 /5 (1823)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat K 456 (1784)


20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Holiday Concert

Johann Ernst Altenburg: Fanfare

Trad. Arr. Josh Sparkman: Here We Come A-Caroling

Tomas Luis De Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium

Francis Poulenc: O Magnum Mysterium

Coreen Duffy: Chanukah Fanasia

Peter Yarrow: Light One Candle

Craig Courtney: A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas

J. Pierpont arr. Audrey Snyder: Jingle Bells

Trad. Arr. Whit Dudley: Carol of the  Bells

Peter Tchaikovsky arr. Frank Voltz: Waltz of the Flowers

Trad. Arr. Dudley: Greensleeves

Peter Tchaikovsky arr. Ellington & Strayhorn: The Nutcracker Suite: Overture & Dance of the Floreadores

Matthew Sklar/Chad Beguelin: Never Fall in Love With an Elf

Jerry Herman: We Need a Little Christmas

Michael Markowski: Joyride

Trad. Arr. Charles Wiley: Old Scottish Melody (Auld Lang Syne)

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

Leroy Anderson arr. Russell Robinson: A Christmas Festival


22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by Leontyne Price singing Christmas music

Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria

Adam: O Holy Night

Schubert: Ave Maria

Mozart: Alleluja

Mendelssohn: Hark! The herald angels sing

John Hopkins: We three kings of Orient are

Traditional: Angels we have heard on high

Traditional: O Tannenbaum

Traditional: God rest ye merry gentlemen

Franz Gruber: Silent Night

Handel: He shall feed His flock, Come Unto Him, How Beautiful are the Feet

Traditional: What child is this? 

James R. Murray: Away in a manger

John F. Wade: O come, all ye faithful


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium (1994)

Antonio Estévez: Mediodía en el Llano (1942)

Edvard Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies: The Last Spring Op 34/2 (1881)

Frederick Delius (arr Eric Fenby): Late Swallows (1919)

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr Leopold Stokowski): Adagio from Sonata No. 14 Op 27/2 'Moonlight' (1801)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andantino from Piano Concerto No. 9 K 271 (1777)




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