Program Guide 01-05-2018


January 5

1871 Frederick Shepherd Converse – American composer and teacher (d.1940); among his notable students: Alan Hovhaness and Florence Price; his opera The Pipe of Desire (1910) became the first American work ever to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera; best known for his symphonic poem The Mystic Trumpeter (1904), based on the poem of the same name from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.

1880 Nicolai Medtner – Russian composer and pianist (d.1951); wrote a substantial number of compositions, all of which include the piano.

1929 Peter-Lukas Graf – Swiss flutist and conductor (91 years old); has taught at the Basel Music Academy since 1973.

1932 first performance of Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in Vienna with pianist Paul Wittgenstein (who had commissioned it) and the Vienna Symphony conducted by Robert Heger;  before the premiere, in 1931 Alfred Cortot made an arrangement for piano two-hands and orchestra, but Ravel did not approve of it; Cortot ignored the composer’s wishes and played his arrangement, which caused Ravel to ask many conductors not to engage Cortot to play his concerto; after Ravel's death in 1937, Cortot resumed playing his arrangement, and even recorded it.

1942 Maurizio Pollini – Italian pianist and conductor (78 years old); his first recordings for Deutsche Grammophon in 1971 included Stravinsky's Trois mouvements de Petrouchka and Prokofiev's Seventh Sonata and are still considered a landmark of 20th century piano discography.


Recording of the Week

Last Leaf

Jan. 1, 2018

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Robert Stallman): Quintet for Flute and Strings in C Major, K. 358: Movement 3 Molto Presto Robert Stallman, flute; Martinu Quartet 

Szymon Laks: String Quartet No. 3 Dover String Quartet Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Page Theatre, Saint Mary's University, Winona, MN 

Marco Pereira: Bate-Coxa Brasil Guitar Duo Americas Society, New York, NY 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D, K 297 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Nicholas Milton, conductor Stelio Molo Auditorium, RSI, Lugano, Switzerland 

David Lang: wed Conrad Tao, piano Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI 

Jacques Ibert: Deux Interludes suivi de Carillon Les Amies Trio: Nancy Allen, harp; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carol Wincenc, flute San Antonio Chamber Music Society, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, Op 60 National Festival Orchestra; Asher Fisch, conductor The University of Maryland, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

02:02:00 00:30:04 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Winds in E flat English Chamber Orchestra Ralf Gothóni Anthony Pike, clarinet; John Anderson, oboe; John Thurgood, horn; Julie Price, bassoon Avie 35

02:35:00 00:20:14 Frederick S. Converse The Mystic Trumpeter JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos 559116

02:58:00 00:18:47 Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano DeutGram 14764

03:20:00 00:34:30 Jean Sibelius Symphony No.  4 in A minor  Op 63 Jukka-Pekka Saraste Finnish Radio Symphony RCA 60401

03:57:00 00:39:47 Sir William Walton Façade - An Entertainment City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Susana Walton, speaker; Richard Baker, speaker Chandos 8869

04:40:00 00:42:56 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major  Op 106 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4796018

05:26:00 00:14:02 Sergei Prokofiev Russian Overture Op 72 Neeme Järvi Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos 10538

05:42:00 00:10:00 Béla Bartók Rhapsody No. 1 City of Birmingham Symphony Sir Simon Rattle Kyung Wha Chung, violin EMI 54211

05:53:00 00:05:16 Aram Khachaturian Gayaneh: Lullaby John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Philips 426247


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:03:07 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Scène Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Decca 10104

06:12:00 00:07:05 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Minuet & Trio in C major Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus DHM 75736

06:22:00 00:04:12 Georg Philipp Telemann Finale from Concerto for 2 Horns Cologne Musica Antiqua Reinhard Goebel Andrew Joy, horn; Charles Putnam, horn Archiv 427619

06:27:00 00:03:44 Nikolai Medtner Fairy Tale in E flat major  Op 26 Donna Lee, piano Azica 71220

06:33:00 00:01:25 Nikolai Medtner Fairy Tale in E flat major  Op 26 Daniil Trifonov, piano DeutGram 4791728

06:40:00 00:09:34 Samuel Barber Essay No. 2 for Orchestra Op 17 Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos 9053

06:50:00 00:03:19 Manuel de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat: Neighbors' Dance Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos 10694

06:54:00 00:02:00 Aaron Copland Midsummer Nocturne Leo Smit, piano Sony 82849

06:55:00 00:02:21 Henry Fillmore March "The Circus Bee" Frederick Fennell Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Brain 7504

07:03:00 00:06:09 Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Indes Galantes: Chaconne Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Archiv 4478

07:10:00 00:03:49 Felix Mendelssohn Canzonetta from String Quartet No. 1 Op 12 Juilliard String Quartet Sony 60579

07:15:00 00:07:01 Richard Rodgers Slaughter on 10th Avenue from 'On Your Louis Lane Cleveland Orchestra Sony 63034

07:25:00 00:02:00 Morton Gould Boogie Woogie Etude Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca 4785334

07:30:00 00:04:04 Carl Stamitz Rondo from Cello Concerto No. 3 Prague Chamber Orchestra Christian Benda Christian Benda, cello Naxos 550865

07:40:00 00:02:36 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 12 in C minor  Op 10 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4793449

07:43:00 00:02:11 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 13 in A flat major  Op 25 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4793449

07:45:00 00:04:48 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 19 in C sharp minor  Op 25 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4793449

07:50:00 00:03:14 Fredrik Schoyen Sjölin Naja's Waltz Danish String Quartet ECM 2550

07:55:00 00:03:10 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story: America Canadian Brass RCA 68633

08:07:00 00:03:36 Jacob Gade Jealousy Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano Sony 510316

08:12:00 00:02:26 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Swanilda's Waltz Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference 125

08:15:00 00:11:00 Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.  3 in G major Trevor Pinnock English Concert DeutGram 4795448

08:30:00 00:05:06 George Butterworth English Idyll No. 1 Andrew Manze BBC Scottish Symphony BBC 392

08:40:00 00:11:41 Franz Schubert Finale from Symphony No. 9 Bernard Haitink Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Philips 4788977

08:55:00 00:07:44 Franz Waxman Sunset Boulevard: Suite Charles Gerhardt National Philharmonic RCA 81265

09:05:00 00:16:30 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 19 in E flat major Ton Koopman Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Erato 45714

09:27:00 00:04:32 Miklós Rózsa Ben-Hur: Love Theme José Serebrier Royal Philharmonic Royal Phil 17

09:35:00 00:06:09 Johannes Brahms Finale from Horn Trio Op 40 Richard King, horn; Amy Lee, violin; Orli Shaham, piano Albany 1325

09:42:00 00:06:11 Béla Bartók Game of Pairs from Concerto for Robert Spano Oberlin Symphony Oberlin 8

09:53:00 00:04:35 Percy Grainger Scotch Strathspey & Reel Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion 66884

09:55:00 00:02:43 Percy Grainger Handel in the Strand Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion 66884


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00 00:02:02 Frédéric Chopin Waltz No. 4 in F major  Op 34 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 14190

10:03:00 00:02:38 Ludwig van Beethoven Scherzo from Piano Sonata No. 29 Op 106 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4796018

10:08:00 00:11:57 Frederick S. Converse Flivver Ten Million JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos 559116

10:21:00 00:05:41 George Gershwin Girl Crazy: Overture Yan Pascal Tortelier BBC Philharmonic BBC 63

10:27:00 00:04:14 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Procession of the Sardar Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc 80657

10:31:00 00:03:45 Richard Wagner The Flying Dutchman: Spinning Chorus Dresden State Orchestra Silvio Varviso Dagmar Pecková, soprano; Women of the; Leipzig Radio Chorus Philips 422410

10:38:00 00:05:59 Albert Lortzing Zar und Zimmermann: Overture Lance Friedel Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Naxos 573418

10:47:00 00:01:12 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Contradance in E flat major Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 429783

10:51:00 00:18:47 Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano DeutGram 14764

11:11:00 00:06:24 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano DeutGram 14764

11:19:00 00:08:38 Christoph Willibald Gluck Alessandro: Chaconne Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua Archiv 445824

11:30:00 00:08:07 Ludwig van Beethoven Andante favori in F major Peter Takács, piano Cambria 1175

11:40:00 00:08:13 Isaac Albéniz Iberia: El Albaicín Jesús López-Cobos Cincinnati Symphony Telarc 80470

11:49:00 00:11:41 Hector Berlioz Harold in Italy: The Brigands' Orgies Op 16 London Symphony Sir Colin Davis Nobuko Imai, viola Philips 4788977

12:05:00 00:09:07 John Ireland Epic March Richard Hickox London Symphony Chandos 8879

12:15:00 00:10:50 Lars-Erik Larsson Little Serenade Op 12 Petter Sundkvist Swedish Chamber Orchestra Naxos 553715

12:32:00 00:03:47 Emmanuel Chabrier Ronde champêtre Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion 67515

12:32:00 00:04:53 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Mlada: Procession of the Nobles Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos 503293

12:39:00 00:06:16 Camille Saint-Saëns Caprice-Waltz 'Wedding Cake' Op 76 Northwest Sinfonietta Christophe Chagnard Joel Fan, piano Reference 134

12:48:00 00:12:01 Tony Banks Six Pieces for Orchestra: City of Gold Paul Englishby City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos 572986



13:02:00 00:20:10 Franz Liszt Symphonic Poem No.  7 'Festive Sounds' Sir Georg Solti London Philharmonic DeutGram 4779525

13:24:00 00:06:48 William Grant Still Land of Romance from 'Africa' Lara Downes, piano Steinway 30016


13:30 FIRST FRIDAYS with Angela Mitchell – Burning River Baroque featuring Malina Rauschenfels, soprano and violin (playing and singing simultaneously!) and Paula Maust, harpsichord 

“At a Crossroad:  Will You Live or Die?”

Semelé by Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)

Le Printems Cantatille by Julie Pinel (fl. 1710-1737)

La Matrône d’Éphèse by Nicolas Racot de Grandval (1676-1753)


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Igor Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 

Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 Wu Han, piano, Chad Hoopes, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA 

Traditional Catalan: Song of the Birds Amit Peled, cello; Noreen Polera, piano Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson, SC 

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR 

Shawn Conley: Yann's Flight (2013) sybarite5: Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; Louis Levitt, bass Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI 

Giuseppe Verdi: Waltz in F major Edoardo Farina, piano; I Solisti Italiani Album: Operisti Denon 18070 

Georg Philipp Telemann: Trio in A minor, TWV 42:a4 'Gypsy Sonata' Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Daniel Phillips, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC 

Zhou Tian: Viaje for Flute and String Orchestra Mimi Stillman, flute; Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle; Lorenzo Muti, conductor Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Carolina Theater, Durham, NC 

Giuseppe Verdi: Quartet in E Minor for Strings Orion String Quartet Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA 

15:58:00 00:02:52 Traditional Now Found is the Fairest of Roses Danish String Quartet ECM 2550


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

16:05:00 00:06:13 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Rose Adagio Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram 457634

16:14:00 00:10:52 Frédéric Chopin Polonaise No.  5 in F sharp minor  Op 44 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4793449

16:29:00 00:06:46 Dimitri Tiomkin The High and the Mighty: Suite Richard Kaufman London Symphony Varese Sar 704

16:41:00 00:07:55 Sergei Prokofiev Finale from Symphony No. 7 Op 131 Vladimir Ashkenazy Cleveland Orchestra Decca 470528

16:52:00 00:03:11 Pablo de Sarasate Spanish Dance No. 6 'Zapateado' Op 23 Julia Fischer, violin; Milana Chernyavska, piano Decca 4785950

16:56:00 00:03:33 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Rondo from Piano Trio No. 4 Op 65 Beaux Arts Trio Philips 446077

17:04:00 00:05:51 Gioacchino Rossini Tancredi: Overture Riccardo Chailly La Scala Philharmonic Decca 4831148

17:12:00 00:06:31 Andrew Pryce Jackman Fantasy on Verdi's 'Anvil Chorus' Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner John Leach, cimbalom EMI 49552

17:22:00 00:12:35 Peter Tchaikovsky Finale from Symphony No. 1 Op 13 Pablo Heras-Casado Orchestra of St Luke's Harm Mundi 902220

17:40:00 00:05:51 Frederick Delius Intermezzo from 'Fennimore and Gerda' Sir Charles Mackerras Welsh National Opera Orchestra Argo 433704

17:47:00 00:02:30 Gilbert & Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance: Policeman's Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Richard Van Allen, bass; Men of; Welsh National Opera Chorus Telarc 80353

17:52:00 00:07:02 George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso in G major  Op 3 Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Erato 94354



18:09:00 00:20:04 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major  Op 99 London Symphony Luis García-Navarro Narciso Yepes, guitar PentaTone 202

18:29:00 00:03:41 Franz Schubert Finale from 'Wanderer Fantasy' Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4796018

18:34:00 00:04:36 Frédéric Chopin Waltz No. 3 in A minor  Op 34 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 14190

18:41:00 00:09:58 Franz von Suppé Poet and Peasant: Overture Zubin Mehta Vienna Philharmonic CBS 44932

18:55:00 00:03:38 Ludwig van Beethoven Allegretto from Sonata No. 28 Op 101 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4796018



19:02:00 00:15:05 Franz Liszt Symphonic Poem No. 11 'Battle of the Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos 10490

19:19:00 00:36:21 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No.  1 in D minor  Op 43 Sir Neville Marriner Stuttgart Radio Symphony Capriccio 10227


NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:01:00 00:22:51 Zoltán Kodály Háry János: Suite Op 35 Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra Philips 462824

20:26:00 00:13:14 Nikolai Medtner Sonata Reminiscenza in A minor  Op 38 Vassily Primakov, piano LP Classic 1004

20:41:00 00:18:50 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet No. 24 in A major  Op 20 Angeles Quartet Decca 4783695

21:03:00 00:15:43 Franz Liszt Hungarian Fantasy Budapest Symphony Orchestra Karl Anton Rickenbacher Leslie Howard, piano Hyperion 67403

21:20:00 00:15:50 Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.  4 in G major Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Olivier Brault, violin; Francis Colpron, recorder; Kathie Stewart, recorder ApolloFire 2005

21:38:00 00:01:59 Charles Tomlinson Griffes The Night Winds Op 5 Jenny Lin, piano Hänssler 98037

21:42:00 00:06:06 Modest Mussorgsky The Fair at Sorochinsk: Overture Evgeny Svetlanov Russian State Symphony RCA 68406

21:50:00 00:38:45 Nikolai Medtner Piano Concerto No.  2 in C minor  Op 50 London Philharmonic Vladimir Jurowski Marc-André Hamelin, piano Hyperion 68145

22:30:00 00:19:37 Ottorino Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 437533

22:52:00 00:07:39 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 for Orchestra Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra DeutGram 4779525



23:02:00 00:06:20 Mauro Giuliani Siciliano from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 30 English Chamber Orchestra Luis García-Navarro Narciso Yepes, guitar PentaTone 202

23:08:00 00:09:33 Franz Joseph Haydn Adagio from Cello Concerto No. 1 English Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Britten Mstislav Rostropovich, cello Decca 4785437

23:20:00 00:17:11 Ludwig van Beethoven Adagio from Piano Sonata No. 29 Op 106 Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4796018

23:39:00 00:04:50 Cyril Scott Lotus Land Op 47 Jack Richard Crossan, piano Cambria 1086

23:43:00 00:10:10 Ralph Vaughan Williams Molto moderato from Symphony No. 3 Bernard Haitink London Philharmonic EMI 56564

23:55:00 00:03:18 Johann Sebastian Bach Siciliana from Flute Sonata No. 6 Joshua Smith, flute; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Ann Marie Morgan, cello Delos 3408

23:57:00 00:02:15 Peter Tchaikovsky Solitude Op 73 Lisa Batiashvili, violin; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, piano DeutGram 4790835

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