Program Guide 01-09-2018


January 9

1839 John Knowles Paine – American composer (d.1906); first American-born composer to achieve fame for large-scale orchestral music; senior member of a group of other composers collectively known as the ‘Boston Six’; the other five were Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Edward MacDowell, George Chadwick, and Horatio Parker.

1904 first performance of Claude Debussy’s three-movement suite Estampes (Prints) by Spanish pianist Ricardo Viñes, in Paris.

1909 first performance of Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit by Spanish pianist Ricardo Viñes, in Paris; ‘Gaspard’ is derived from a Persian word denoting ‘the man in charge of the royal treasures’, so ‘Gaspard of the Night’ creates allusions to someone in charge of all that is jewel-like, dark, mysterious, perhaps even morose.

1947 premiere of Kurt Weill’s Broadway show/opera Street Scene in New York City at the Adelphi Theater; lyrics by Langston Hughes, based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name; Weill received the first Tony Award for Best Original Score for this work.

1948 first performance of Walter Piston’s Symphony No. 3, Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra; awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1948.

1956 Waltraud Meier – German dramatic soprano and mezzo-soprano (64 years old); well known for her Wagnerian roles as Kundry, Isolde, Ortrud, Venus, Fricka, and Sieglinde, but has also had success in the French and Italian repertoire appearing as Eboli, Amneris, Carmen and Santuzza.


Recording of the Week

Chopin Evocations

Jan. 8, 2018

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 In C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4: Movement 4 Allegro Orion String Quartet 

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28 Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA 

Bud Powell (arr. Mateusz Smoczynski): Bouncin' with Bud Turtle Island Quartet Second Inversion, KING FM Studios, Seattle, WA 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica": Movements 2-4 Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX 

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Fuga elegiaca: Preludio and Fuga Brasil Guitar Duo 

Leos Janacek: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, "From The Street" Deirbhile Brennan, piano The Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, Van Cliburn Recital Hall, Fort Worth, TX 

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 Carter Brey, cello; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY 

Egberto Gismonti (arr. Joao Luiz): A fala da paixao Brasil Guitar Duo Americas Society, New York, NY 


02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (1908)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto in a (1944)

John Knowles Paine: Symphony No. 2 in A Op 34 'In Springtime' (1880)

Lord Berners: The Triumph of Neptune (1926)

Anton Arensky: Piano Quintet in D Op 51 (1900)

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in c Op 68 (1876)

Georg Philipp Telemann: Flute Concerto in G TWV 51: G2 (c.1720)


06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

Salomone Rossi: Sinfonia No. 17 & Galliarda detta la Zambalina (1608)

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in g Op 23 (1835)

Gustav Holst: A Fugal Concerto Op 40/2 (1923)

John Philip Sousa: March 'The Circumnavigators Club' (1931)

John Philip Sousa: March 'Transit of Venus' (1883)

Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell: Dance for Six (1829)

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

Marin Marais: Alcyone: Chaconne (1706)

William Boyce: Symphony No. 2 in A Op 2/2 (1760)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo from Violin Concerto Op 61 (1806)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in A BWV 949 (1715)

Julius Fucik: Florentine March Op 214 (1906)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 4 in C K 157 (1773)

Hector Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust: Rákóczy March (1846)

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 1: In the Mountain Pass (1894)


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Anton Bruckner: Scherzo from Symphony No. 4 'Romantic' (1874)

Franz Schubert: Overture in e D 648 (1819)

Claude Debussy: Estampes: Pagodes (1903)

Maurice Ravel: Ondine from 'Gaspard de la nuit' (1908)

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 60 in G Op 76/1 (1797)

Jan Václav Vorísek: Impromptu No. 3 in D Op 7/3 (1820)

John Knowles Paine: Prelude to 'Oedipus Tyrannus' Op 35 (1881)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Havanaise Op 83 (1887)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko Op 5 (1869)



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

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7 in c-Sharp Op 131 (1952)


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Bohuslav Martinu: Magical Bag from the ballet "Spalicek" Suite No. 2 Prague Chamber Orchestra 

Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata in G minor, Devil's Trill Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Keith Robinson, cello; Hyeyeon Park, harpsichord Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA 

Bohuslav Martinu: Quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano Jonathan Fischer, oboe; Jonathan Crow, violin; Bion Tsang, cello; Susan Grace, piano Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

Ignaz Paderewski: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 17: Movements 2-3 Nelson Goerner, piano; Warsaw Phiharmonic Orchestra; Jacek Kaspszyk, conductor 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition, Concert Hall, Philharmonic, Warsaw, Poland 

Arno Babajanian: Melody and Humoresque: Melody & Vagharshapat Dance Raffi Besalyan, piano 

Marco Pereira: Pacho Porsha Brasil Guitar Duo San Antonio Chamber Music Society, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX 

Arno Babajanian: Trio in F sharp minor for Piano, Violin and Cello Mihai Marica, cello; Ani Kavafian, violin; Gloria Chien, piano Late Night Rose, Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8, L'autunno "Autumn" Frank Huang; New York Philharmonic; Frank Huang, conductor David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY 


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

Peter Tchaikovsky: Un poco di Chopin in c-Sharp Op 72/15 (1893)

Edvard Grieg: Homage to Chopin Op 73/5 (1903)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo from 'Triple' Concerto Op 56 (1804)

George Frideric Handel: Samson: Act 1 Sinfonia (1743)

Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2: Pastorale (1876)

Michael Haydn: Symphony No. 34 in E-Flat (1788)

Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 for Orchestra (1853)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr Arnold Foster): Prelude on 'Rhosymèdre' (1921)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Running Set (1933)

Maurice Ravel: Menuet antique (1895)



Frédéric Chopin: Variations on 'Là ci darem la mano' Op 2 (1827)

Giuseppe Martucci: Giga Op 61/3 (1892)

Johann Sebastian Bach: French Suite No. 5: Gigue BWV 816 (1722)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in F K 138 (1772)


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

John Knowles Paine: Overture to 'As You Like It' Op 28 (1876)

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in e Op 95 'From the New World' (1893)


20:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in f Op 21 (1830)

Nikolai Tcherepnin: The Enchanted Kingdom Op 39 (1904)

Robert Volkmann: Serenade No. 1 for Strings in C Op 62 (1870)

Claude Debussy: Estampes (1903)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D BWV 1068 (1731)

Hugo Wolf: .Italian Serenade in G (1887)

John Knowles Paine: Symphony No. 1 in c Op 23 (1875)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 62 in E-Flat (1794)



Claude Debussy (arr André Caplet): Estampes: Pagodes (1903)

Arthur Foote: A Night Piece for Flute & Strings (1918)

John Knowles Paine: Adagio from Symphony No. 1 Op 23 (1875)

Maurice Ravel: Le gibet from 'Gaspard de la nuit' (1908)

Agustín Barrios: Un sueño en la floresta (1918)

Gabriel Fauré: Dolly Suite: Berceuse Op 56 (1897)




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