Program Guide 01-14-2018


January 14

1900 premiere of Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca at the Teatro Constanzi in Rome, in which city the opera is set in the year 1800; opera scholar Julian Budden comments on Puccini's "inept handling of the political element", but still hails the work as "a triumph of pure theater".

1932 first performance of Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G at the Salle Pleyel in Paris by the Lamoureux Orchestra conducted by the composer, with Marguerite Long as soloist; the work is heavily influenced by jazz, which Ravel had encountered on a concert tour of the United States in 1928.

1934 first performance of George Gershwin's 'I Got Rhythm' Variations for piano and orchestra, at Boston's Symphony Hall by the Leo Reisman Orchestra conducted by Charles Previn and the composer as soloist; the piece is dedicated "To my brother Ira".

1943 Mariss Jansons – Latvian-born conductor (died November 30, 2019(; chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, regularly campaigning for the construction of a new concert hall in Munich; was music director of the Oslo Philharmonic from 1979 to 2000, resigning after disputes with the city over the acoustics of the Oslo Concert Hall.

1956 Ben Heppner – Canadian tenor and broadcaster (64years old); announced retirement from singing in April 2014; works as a broadcaster on Canadian radio, hosting Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and Backstage with Ben Heppner on the CBC.

1965 Andrew Manze – English violinist and conductor (55 years old); since 2006, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden.


Recording of the Week

Chopin Evocations

Jan. 8, 2018

Program Guide

FILM AT FIVE with Bill O’Connell: Classical Music in the Movies

00:03:00            00:11:51            Sergei Rachmaninoff     Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 18            Warsaw Philharmonic     Stanislaw Wislocki        Sviatoslav Richter, piano           DeutGram         4795448

00:16:00            00:04:33            Erik Satie          Gnossienne No.  1                                 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano            Decca   470290

00:22:00            00:06:55            Arvo Pärt          Spiegel im Spiegel                                Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano       Koch Intl           7762

00:31:00            00:04:44            Richard Wagner            Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries                      Franz Welser-Möst     Cleveland Orchestra      DeutGram         4778773

00:36:00            00:08:49            Samuel Barber  Adagio for Strings Op 11                        Robert Spano   Atlanta Symphony Orchestra     Telarc   80673

00:46:00            00:07:11            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21      Camerata Salzburg           Géza Anda       Géza Anda, piano         DeutGram         4793449

00:54:00            00:03:21            Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo             Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra  EMI      56576

00:58:00            00:02:46            Sergei Rachmaninoff     18th Variation from Paganini Rhapsody Op 43    Philadelphia Orchestra          Yannick Nézet-Séguin    Daniil Trifonov, piano     DeutGram         4794970


01:02 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music

Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem

Witold Lutoslawski: Musique Funèbre--Christoph von Dohnányi

02:57:00            00:01:55            Johann Sebastian Bach Duet No.  4 in A minor                           Rafal Blechacz, piano            DeutGram         4795534


03:01 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin – Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Alexander Timchenko, tenor, Dmitry Voropaev, tenor, Ilya Bannik, bass, Andrei Serov, bass/baritone; Alec Baldwin: narrator; Matt Cavanaugh: Soldier; Daniel Davis: Devil

Igor Stravinsky: Renard

Igor Stravinsky: A Soldier’s Tale

Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka--Alan Gilbert, conductor


05:01 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: Back to the Middle Ages - Ars Subtilior, Hildegard von Bingen, and the remarkable III Millennio label with the idea of roses in the medieval imagination.



06:04:00            00:11:51            John Ireland      Vexilla Regis     London Symphony        Richard Hickox Roderick Elms, organ; London Symphony Chorus; Members of     Chandos           8879

06:18:00            00:07:45            Ralph Vaughan Williams            Fantasia on 'The Old 100th' Psalm         City of London Sinfonia            Matthew Best    Corydon Singers; Roger Judd, organ      Hyperion           66569

06:26:00            00:02:48            Camille Saint-Saëns      Ave Maria Op 145                      Harry Christophers            Women of the; The Sixteen; Huw Williams, organ            Decca   10836


06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir


07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: Old Spanish Music in the New World - Focusing on Robert Bates’ new recording of Correa’s Facultad Organica (1626)

FRANCISCO CORREA de ARAUXO: Tiento XIII; Tiento XXXVI  1712 Chavez/Oaxaca Cathedral, Mexico

CORREA: Tres Glosas LXIX  1791 Neri/Church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Tlacolula, Mexico

CORREA: Sexto tiento XXXV; Tiento XXVII  @1729 Anonymous/Church of San Jeronimo, Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaxa, Mexico)

CORREA: Quinto tiento XXIX  1988 Harrold/O’Neill Collection, University of California, Berkeley, CA

CORREA: Tercero tiento XXXII  1988 Harrold/O’Neill Collection, University of California, Berkeley, CA

CORREA: Tiento LIX  1989 Rosales/Mission San Jose, CA

CORREA: Tercero tiento XXIII  1791 Neri/Church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Tlacolula, Mexico


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois:  Happy Birthday Wolfgang, Maurice & John! - January is the birth month for several great composers of sacred choral and organ music.  Join Peter DuBois as we celebrate with music of Mozart, Duruflé, and Tavener.


09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Don Rosenberg on “The Magic They Wove Part II”

Dimitri Tiomkin: Lost Horizon (1937): Opening – National Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Gerhardt (Naxos 779332 CD) 4:24

Dimitri Tiomkin: The Guns of Navarone (1961): Prologue – Columbia Studio Orchestra/Dimitri Tiomkin (Columbia 8455 LP) 2:31

David Raksin: (1912-2004) Laura (1944): Main title – Orchestra/Alfred Newman (Kritzerland 20024 CD) 3:34

David Raksin:  The Bad and the Beautiful (1952): Main title theme – New Philharmonia Orchestra/Charles Gerhardt (Sony 781268 CD) 2:57

Alfred Newman: (1901-1970) Wuthering Heights (1939): Cathy’s Theme - National Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Gerhardt (RCA 77936 CD) 3:02

Alfred Newman: How Green Was My Valley (1941): opening sequence – Orchestra/Alfred Newman (Kritzerland 20025 CD) 2:40

Alfred Newman: How the West Was Won (1962): opening – MGM Studio Orchestra/Alfred Newman (Rhino 72458 CD) 3:08

Bernard Herrmann: (1911-1965) The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947): Opening – Orchestra/Bernard Herrmann (Varese Sarabande 5850 CD) 3:11

Bernard Herrmann: Wuthering Heights (1951): Cathy-Heathcliff duet - Soloists; Pro arte Orchestra/Bernard Herrmann (Unicorn-Kanchana 2050 CD) 3:03

Bernard Herrmann: Psycho (1960): Shower Scene – National Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Herrmann (Unicorn 75001 LP) 0:59

Elmer Bernstein: (1922-2004) Sweet Smell of Success (1957): Main title – Orchestra/Elmer Bernstein (Essential Media CD) 3:19

Elmer Bernstein: The Magnificent Seven (1960): Main Title – MGM Studio Orchestra/Elmer Bernstein (Varese Sarabande 066559 CD) 4:05

09:58:00            00:01:24            Michael Praetorius         Terpsichore: Ballet des Coqs                             New London Consort l'Oiseau 4759101


IF IT AIN’T BAROQUE with Angela Mitchell

10:05:00            00:09:43            Francesco Geminiani     Concerto Grosso No.10 in F major                     Andrew Manze   Academy of Ancient Music         Harm Mundi      907261

10:16:00            00:15:35            Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No.  1 in B flat major                               Rafal Blechacz, piano DeutGram         4795534

10:35:00            00:07:00            Gregorio Allegri Miserere                                    Voces8 Decca   22601

10:45:00            00:10:32            Johann Adolf Scheibe   Sinfonia à 16 in D                      Andrew Manze  Concerto Copenhagen     Chandos           550

10:57:00            00:10:42            Francesco Maria Veracini           Orchestral Suite No.  6 in B flat              Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua            Archiv   439937

11:10:00            00:08:06            Antonio Vivaldi  Violin Concerto in C major  Op 8 Raglan Baroque Players            Nicholas Kraemer          Monica Huggett, violin   VirginClas         61172

11:20:00            00:08:30            Claudio Monteverdi       Beatus vir         La Nuova Musica          John Rutter            Cambridge Singers        Collegium         134

11:30:00            00:15:40            Georg Muffat    Chaconne from Concerto Grosso in G major                   Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua            Archiv   453418

11:46:00            00:14:25            George Frideric Handel  Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major                    Jeannette Sorrell   Apollo's Fire      ApolloFire         2002


12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music; this week, the life and music of Ottorino Respighi

The Pines of Rome (1924)—Cleveland Orchestra/Lorin Maazel (Decca 0289 478 7779 0 CD)

Roman Festivals (1928)—Cleveland Orchestra/Lorin Maazel (Decca 0289 478 7779 0 CD)

Fountains of Rome (1916)—Cleveland Orchestra/Lorin Maazel (Decca 0289 478 7779 0 CD)

Concerto for piano in Modo Misolidio (1924)—Geoffrey Tozer, piano; BBC Philharmonic/Edward Downes (Chandos B000000ABX CD)

Three Botticelli Pictures (1927)—London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Neville Marriner (EMI Classics B000002SEB CD)

Church Windows (1925-26)—Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Jesus Lopez-Cobos (Telarc B000003CZV CD)



Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe, Violin, Strings and Continuo in C minor, BWV 1060: 1. Allegro Hilary Hahn, violin; Allan Vogel, oboe; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor Album: Hilary Hahn, Bach Concertos DG 986 Music: 4:26

Yefim Rosenfeld (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov): My Happiness The Astor Quartet: Gidon Kremer, violin; Per Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon; Vadim  Sakharov, piano; Alois Posch, double bass Album: Live at CBC's Glenn Gould Studio Nonesuch 531411 Music: 2:13

Juan Carlos Cobian: Los Mareados Gidon Kremer, violin; Per Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon; Vadim Sakharov, piano; Alois Posch, double bass; Astor Quartet Nonesuch 531411 Album: Astor Quartet: Live at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio Music: 5:13

The Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Shawn Hampton from Round Rock, TX Time: 9:03

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude No. 12 in f minor, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 András Schiff, piano Album: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Decca 414388 Music: 2:06

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, K. 238 Jeffrey Kahane, piano; New York Philharmonic; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY Music: 18:50

Kenneth Frazelle: Fiddler's Galaxy Joseph Swensen, violin; Jeffrey Kahane, piano Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN American Air Label: MPR 01 Music: 4:20

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Fuga elegiaca: Preludio and Fuga Brasil Guitar Duo Album: CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Music for Two Guitars, Vol. 2 Naxos 570779 Music: 4:30

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 Music: 11:50

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 Music: 23:24

Egberto Gismonti (arr. Joao Luiz): A fala da paixao Brasil Guitar Duo Americas Society, New York, NY Music: 6:38


16:00 THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano – Brahms Cycle, recorded live in Severance Hall

16:05:00            00:15:53            Johannes Brahms          Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56             

16:25:00            00:12:20            Johannes Brahms          Alto Rhapsody Op 53    

16:41:00            00:45:41            Johannes Brahms          Piano Concerto No.  2 in B flat major  Op 83      

17:30:00            00:28:15            Sir Edward Elgar           Cello Concerto in E minor  Op 85           Cleveland Orchestra            Lorin Maazel      Lynn Harrell, cello         Decca   4787779


18:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded April 23, 2017 - This week’s From the Top from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Room will feature, for only the second time in From the Top’s history,  a teenage counter-tenor.  He performs two beautiful art songs with his teenage guitar-playing collaborator. Also on the program, a piece by a young composer is given its radio premiere by a quintet of From the Top alums, and a 16-year-old pianist who could give Yuja wang a run for her money performs a fiery piece by Alberto Ginastera

14-year-old violinist Hana Chang performs the first movement, Allegro vivo, from the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) with Christopher O’Riley, piano

16-year-old oboist Kate Wegener performs the second movement, Einfach, innig, from Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op.94 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), with Christopher O’Riley, piano

17-year-old counter-tenor Benjamin Wenzelberg and 17-year-old guitarist Kang Min Shin perform "Can She Excuse My Wrongs" by John Dowland (1563-1626) and "La Tarara" by Federico García Lorca (1898–1936).

16-year-old composer Justin Zeitlinger’s piece “Fantasy for String Quintet” is given its radio premiere by the From the Top Alumni Quintet: Violin I, Valerie Kim, Violin II, Jieming Tang, Viola, Jasper Snow, Viola, Erin Pitts, and Cello, Eddie Pogossian

16-year-old pianist Coco Ma performs II. "Danza de la moza donosa" and III. "Danza del gaucho matrero" from Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2 by Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983).

14-year-old violinist Hana Chang performs Scherzo Capriccioso, Op.18 by František Ondříček (1857-1922), with Christopher O’Riley, piano


19:00 SPECIAL: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT, live from Severance Hall; The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone; James Pickens Jr, narrator; Martin            Luther King, Jr. Celebration Chorus

TRADITIONAL (arr. Caldwell): Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round 

BEETHOVEN Overture  to Egmont Op 84

MENDELSSOHN “Lord  God of Abraham” from Elijah Op 70

WALKER Lyric  for Strings

TRADITIONAL Down by the Riverside

VERDI Nabucco: ‘Va, pensiero’ (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco

RESPIGHI ‘Pines of the Appian Way’ from The Pines of Rome

STEFFE Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Wilhousky)


21:03 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild

Clint Needham: Brass Quintet No. 1 “Circus” — American Brass Quintet (private CD) 9:34

Monica Houghton: Talismans I-IV — Lauren Feola, soprano; Stephen Aron, guitar (CCG 02-19-12) 5:32

Stephen Stanziano: Awakenings (2008) — Cleveland Chamber Collective (private CD) 8:19

Frank Wiley: Of Mountains Lost to Time (2010) — Danna Sundet, English horn; Samuel Huang, Wong Tak-kin, violins; Man Wing-Sun, viola; Jeff Millen, cello (CCG 04-12-15) 17:27

Herbert Elwell: Variations for Violin and Piano (1950) — Raymond Sidoti, violin; Betty Oberacker, piano (private CD) 9:18

21:55:00            00:04:14            Lyndol Mitchell  Kentucky Mountain Portraits: Shivaree                Howard Hanson            Eastman-Rochester Orchestra   Mercury            434324


22:03 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America – Peter Edelman, author and Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy, Georgetown Law Center (recorded December 13th 2017)


QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier`

23:06:00            00:06:58            Ottorino Respighi          The Pines of Rome: The Pines of the                 Mariss Jansons            Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra      EMI      55600

23:14:00            00:09:47            Antonio Vivaldi  Flute Concerto in G minor          Orpheus Chamber Orchestra                  Patrick Gallois, flute      DeutGram         437839

23:25:00            00:06:21            Franz Joseph Haydn     Largo from String Quartet No. 59 Op 74                          Angeles Quartet            Decca   4783695

23:32:00            00:09:33            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart        Romance from Piano Concerto No. 20    Cleveland Orchestra          Mitsuko Uchida Mitsuko Uchida, piano   Decca   15498

23:42:00            00:03:21            Lars-Erik Larsson          A Winter's Tale: Siciliana Op 18              Andrew Manze            Helsingborg Symphony CPO     777671

23:46:00            00:03:15            Lars-Erik Larsson          A Winter's Tale: Epilogue Op 18             Andrew Manze            Helsingborg Symphony CPO     777671

23:49:00            00:08:58            Thomas Canning           Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan                    Jesús López-Cobos    Cincinnati Symphony     Telarc   80462

23:59:00            00:02:46            Yuzo Toyama    Yugen: Dance of Celestials        Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra            Mariss Jansons Per Flemström, flute      EMI      56576



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