Program Guide 01-25-2018

Almanac

January 25

1817 premiere of Gioacchino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella), in Rome; composer was only 25 years old but the work (written in 3 weeks!) has some of his finest writing for solo voice and vocal ensembles.

1851 Jan Blockx – Belgian composer, pianist and teacher (d.1912); a leader of the Flemish nationalist school in music.

1856 Wilhelm Heckel – German instrument-maker (d.1909); inventor of the ‘heckelphone’, a double-reed instrument of the oboe family, pitched an octave below the regular oboe; first used in Richard Strauss's opera Salome, and subsequently in his Elektra and Alpine Symphony.

1858 At the wedding of Princess Victoria (eldest child of Queen Victoria) and Prince Friedrich of Prussia, the bride processed to Wagner’s Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, and she and her husband exited to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream; overnight, these two selections set the standard for wedding music to this day.

1886 Wilhelm Furtwängler – German composer and conductor (d.1954); controversial career during the Nazi years, but one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century, but also a distinguished composer, with three mature symphonies (the Third unfinished), a Symphonic Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, and some chamber and choral pieces.

1902 first performance of Franz Schmidt’s Symphony No. 1, in Vienna; won the Beethoven Prize in 1900 and shows a mature absorption of the styles of Anton Bruckner (Schmidt’s counterpoint teacher at the Vienna Conservatory) and Richard Strauss.

1909 premiere of Richard Strauss’s opera Elektra at the Dresden State Opera; based on ancient Greek mythology, but the opera—and its libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal—is highly modernist and expressionist; the title role is one of the most demanding in the dramatic soprano repertoire.

1911 Julia Smith – American composer and pianist (d.1989); best known for her operas and orchestral works, which have all been performed; her music incorporates elements of jazz, folk music and 20th-century French harmony.

1913 Witold Lutoslawski – Polish avant-garde composer (d.1994); one of the major European composers of the 20th century, and one of the preeminent Polish musicians during his last three decades.

1921 Alfred Reed – American composer and conductor (d.2005); had more than 200 published works for concert band, orchestra, chorus, and chamber ensemble; also traveled extensively as a guest conductor, performing in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

1987 first performance of Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music for piano trio at a St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concert; the composer writes, “The idea to compose Café Music first came to me in 1985 after sitting in one night for the pianist at Murray’s Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Murray’s employs a house trio which plays entertaining dinner music in a wide variety of styles. My intention was to write a kind of a kind of high-class dinner music—music which could be played at a restaurant but might also (just barely) find its way into a concert hall.”

 

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MIDNIGHT - 2 PERFORMANCE TODAY WITH FRED CHILD

CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH ANGELA MITCHELL

02:02:00    00:16:22    Johann Sebastian Bach    Violin Concerto No.  2 in E major     Ensemble Sonnerie    Monica Huggett    Monica Huggett, violin    Gaudeamus     356
02:22:00    00:50:13    Richard Strauss    An Alpine Symphony Op 64        Vladimir Ashkenazy    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     425112
03:15:00    00:16:04    Franz Joseph Haydn    Piano Sonata No. 48 in C major             Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano    Chandos     10668
03:34:00    00:44:22    Franz Schmidt    Symphony No. 1 in E major         Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9357
04:23:00    00:16:26    Sir Edward Elgar    The Wand of Youth Suite No.  2 Op 1        Raymond Leppard    Indianapolis Symphony    Koss Class     1014
04:42:00    00:54:41    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  9 in C major         Wilhelm Furtwängler    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4796018
05:40:00    00:11:23    Sir Arthur Sullivan    Overture di ballo        Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     434916
05:50:00    00:07:32    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from String Quartet #47 Op 55            Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695

BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH JACQUELINE GERBER

06:07:00    00:03:10    Thomas Tallis    Salvator mundi            Stile Antico    Harm Mundi     807572
06:12:00    00:08:02    Ludwig van Beethoven    Finale from Symphony No. 7 Op 92        Mikhail Pletnev    Russian National Orchestra    DeutGram     4776409
06:20:00    00:03:08    Sergei Prokofiev    Cinderella: Waltz        Marin Alsop    São Paulo Symphony    Naxos     573518
06:25:00    00:03:53    Sir Edward Elgar    La Capricieuse Op 17            Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Gerald Moore, piano    Warner     555052
06:30:00    00:04:06    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Prelude No. 3 in B flat major  Op 23            Vassily Primakov, piano    Bridge     9348
06:40:00    00:12:21    Aram Khachaturian    Gayaneh: Suite        Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     8542
06:52:00    00:02:11    Johannes Brahms    Lullaby Op 49            Daniel Hope, violin    DeutGram     4796922
06:55:00    00:03:33    John Philip Sousa    March 'The Northern Pines'        Frederick Fennell    Dallas Wind Symphony    Reference     85
07:03:00    00:03:43    Benjamin Britten    Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 2        Michael Stern    Kansas City Symphony    Reference     120
07:10:00    00:11:12    Franz Schubert    Scherzo from Symphony No. 9        Wilhelm Furtwängler    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4796018
07:25:00    00:02:49    Gilbert & Sullivan    The Pirates of Penzance: I am the very    Welsh National Opera Orchestra    Sir Charles Mackerras    Richard Suart, baritone; Welsh National Opera Chorus    Telarc     80353
07:30:00    00:04:50    John Williams    Pops on the March        John Williams    Boston Pops Orchestra    Sony     46747
07:32:00    00:02:08    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dance No.  7 in F major     Chamber Ensemble        Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Oszkár Ökrös, cimbalom    Mercury     4811409
07:40:00    00:04:43    Richard Wagner    Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra    Robert Shaw    Atlanta Symphony Chorus    Telarc     80333
07:45:00    00:04:53    Felix Mendelssohn    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March Op 61        George Szell    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Philips     4788977
07:53:00    00:02:57    Adolphe Adam    Giselle: La chasse        Michael Tilson Thomas    London Symphony    Sony     42450
07:55:00    00:02:34    Jean-Baptiste Barrière    Allegro prestissimo from Sonata for 2            Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Bobby McFerrin, voice    Sony     48177

BBC NEWS

08:07:00    00:06:24    Clóvis Pereira    Rondo agalopado    Royal Northern Sinfonia    Antonio Meneses    Antonio Meneses, cello    Avie     2176
08:15:00    00:07:24    Frédéric Chopin    Ballade No.  3 in A flat Op 47            Van Cliburn, piano    RCA     300350
08:30:00    00:05:49    Ola Gjeilo    Evening Prayer        Charles Bruffy    Ted Belledin, saxophone; Ola Gjeilo, piano; Phoenix Chorale    Chandos     5100
08:32:00    00:03:10    Benjamin Britten    Pizzicato from 'A Simple Symphony' Op 4            Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     423624
08:40:00    00:07:31    Paul Hindemith    Turandot Scherzo from 'Symphonic        Christoph von Dohnányi    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     1032
08:50:00    00:04:22    Giuseppe Verdi    Rigoletto: Quartet    Vienna Philharmonic    Carlo Maria Giulini    Plácido Domingo, tenor; Elena Obraztsova, mezzo; Ileana Cotrubas, soprano; Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass    DeutGram     4796018
08:55:00    00:04:15    Cole Porter    Can-Can: Overture        John McGlinn    London Sinfonietta    EMI     54300
09:05:00    00:15:05    Vittorio Giannini    Concerto Grosso        David Amos    Symphony Orch of New Russia    Albany     143
09:20:00    00:03:58    Johann Sebastian Bach    Lute Suite No. 4: Preludio            David Russell, guitar    Telarc     80584
09:35:00    00:04:40    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No. 1: Gavotte Op 43        Sir Neville Marriner    Stuttgart Radio Symphony    Capriccio     10227
09:39:00    00:05:58    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Suite No. 2: Waltz Op 17            Yefim Bronfman, piano; Emanuel Ax, piano    Sony     61767
09:45:00    00:04:29    Arthur Foote    Suite for Strings: Finale Op 63        Mikhail Gurewitsch    do.gma chamber orchestra    MD+G     9121717
09:51:00    00:07:00    Percy Grainger    Children's March 'Over the Hills and        Jerry Junkin    Dallas Wind Symphony    Reference     117

CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH ROB GRIER

10:00:00    00:02:41    Julius Fucik    American March 'The Mississippi River' Op 160        Neeme Järvi    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch    Chandos     5158
10:02:00    00:04:56    Ferde Grofé    Mississippi Suite: Mardi Gras        Steven Richman    Harmonie Ensemble New York    Bridge     9212
10:07:00    00:10:50    Jacques Offenbach    Voyage dans la lune: Ballet of the        Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Archiv     4776403
10:18:00    00:02:31    Claude Debussy    Children's Corner: The Snow is Dancing        Yoav Talmi    Quebec Symphony Orchestra    Atma     2377
10:20:00    00:05:15    Paul Schoenfield    Café Music: Andante            Almeda Trio    Albany     1386
10:26:00    00:06:43    Astor Piazzolla    Milonga Prelude 'Flora's Game'            Joel Fan, piano    Reference     119
10:50:00    00:21:05    Carl Stamitz    Cello Concerto No.  2 in A major     Prague Chamber Orchestra    Christian Benda    Christian Benda, cello    Naxos     550865
11:11:00    00:06:01    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Don Giovanni: Overture        Jeannette Sorrell    Apollo's Fire    Koch Intl     7574
11:17:00    00:08:03    Gioacchino Rossini    La Cenerentola: Overture        Claudio Abbado    Chamber Orchestra of Europe    DeutGram     431653
11:25:00    00:10:43    Franz Liszt    Symphonic Poem No. 4 'Orpheus'        Zubin Mehta    Berlin Philharmonic    Sony     66834
11:35:00    00:08:19    Antonio Vivaldi    Guitar Concerto in C    Orchestra of St Luke's        Eliot Fisk, guitar    MusicMast     67097

BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH ANGELA MITCHELL

12:04:00    00:09:52    Jerome Kern    Portrait for Orchestra 'Mark Twain'    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Erich Kunzel    Tony Chipurn, trombone    Vox     3035
12:16:00    00:10:53    Frederick Loewe    Paint Your Wagon: Suite        Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80375
12:28:00    00:03:47    Ludwig van Beethoven    Scherzo from Symphony No. 8 Op 93        Daniel Barenboim    West-Eastern Divan Orchestra    Decca     16871
12:33:00    00:03:43    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Prelude No. 4 in D minor  Op 23            Wu Han, piano    ArtistLed     10701
12:39:00    00:04:56    Franz Joseph Haydn    Armida: Overture            Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     437783
12:47:00    00:13:07    Leos Janácek    Fairy Tale            Matt Haimovitz, cello; Christopher O'Riley, piano    Oxingale     2019

BIG WORK AT ONE WITH ANGELA MITCHELL

13:00:00    00:28:13    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    The Golden Cockerel: Suite        Gerard Schwarz    Seattle Symphony    Naxos     503293
13:32:00    00:22:49    Henryk Wieniawski    Violin Concerto No.  2 in D minor  Op 22    Cleveland Orchestra    Vladimir Ashkenazy    Joshua Bell, violin    Decca     421716
13:56:00    00:04:05    David Raksin    Laura: Theme    London Symphony    Keith Lockhart    Anne Akiko Meyers, violin    eOne     7792

2 - 4 PERFORMANCE TODAY WITH FRED CHILD

CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH BILL O'CONNELL

15:58:00    00:03:04    Gioacchino Rossini    La Cenerentola: Nacqui all'affanno    Orch del Teatro Comunale    Riccardo Chailly    Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; Teatro Comunale Chorus    Decca     460596
16:05:00    00:03:40    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Don Giovanni: Vedrai, carino    Vienna Chamber Orchestra    György Fischer    Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano    Decca     430513
16:11:00    00:11:45    Robert Schumann    First movement from Symphony No. 4 Op 120        Wilhelm Furtwängler    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4795448
16:26:00    00:05:48    Erich Wolfgang Korngold    Another Dawn: Night Scene        Charles Gerhardt    National Philharmonic    RCA     81266
16:36:00    00:03:21    Erich Wolfgang Korngold    Captain Blood: Overture        Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80682
16:41:00    00:07:53    Antonio Vivaldi    Four Seasons: 'Winter' Concerto in F minor  Op 8    Zurich Chamber Orchestra    Daniel Hope    Daniel Hope, violin    DeutGram     4796922
16:52:00    00:03:05    Giovanni Palestrina    Super flumina Babylonis        Massimo Palombella    Sistine Chapel Choir    DeutGram     4795300
16:56:00    00:03:11    Robert Schumann    Fantasy Pieces: Soaring Op 12            Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Centaur     3177
17:04:00    00:05:26    Antonín Dvorák    Finale from String Quartet No. 12 Op 96            Cavani String Quartet    Azica     71203
17:18:00    00:03:47    Robert Schumann    Scherzo from String Quartet No. 1 Op 41            Cavani String Quartet    Azica     71203
17:24:00    00:10:19    André Grétry    Céphale et Procris: Ballet Suite        Stefan Sanderling    Orchestre de Bretagne    ASV     1095
17:40:00    00:05:25    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Vocalise Op 34        Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SF Sym     60
17:47:00    00:03:39    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Prelude No. 6 in G minor  Op 23            Sviatoslav Richter, piano    DeutGram     4795448
17:52:00    00:06:26    Igor Stravinsky    The Firebird: Lullaby & Finale        Paavo Järvi    Cincinnati Symphony    Telarc     80587
17:58:00    00:01:31    Adriano Banchieri    Concerto No. 1 for Brass 'La Battaglia'            Empire Brass    Telarc     80204

BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS WITH BILL O'CONNELL

18:09:00    00:10:20    Ludwig van Beethoven    Rondo from Violin Concerto Op 61    Philharmonia Orchestra    Wilhelm Furtwängler    Yehudi Menuhin, violin    Warner     1
18:21:00    00:05:45    Giuseppe Verdi    Four Seasons Ballet: Winter        Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779
18:28:00    00:02:55    Chilly Gonzalez    Wintermezzo            Daniel Hope, violin; Chilly Gonzalez, piano    DeutGram     4796922
18:33:00    00:18:28    Sergei Prokofiev    Winter Bonfire Op 122    Scottish Chamber Orchestra    José Serebrier    Paisley Abbey Boys' Choir    ASV     760
18:54:00    00:05:15    Wayne Barlow    The Winter's Passed    Brooklyn Philharmonic    Michael Barrett    Bert Lucarelli, oboe    Koch Intl     7187

KEYBANK SYMPHONY AT SEVEN WITH JOHN SIMNA

19:02:00    00:25:21    Robert Schumann    Cello Concerto in A minor  Op 129    Bamberg Symphony    Dennis Russell Davies    János Starker, cello    RCA     68027
19:29:00    00:27:13    Louis Théodore Gouvy    Symphony No. 4 in D minor  Op 25        Jacques Mercier    German Radio Philharmonic    CPO     777382

NIGHT MUSIC WITH ROB GRIER

20:02:00    00:21:08    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 88 in G major         Wilhelm Furtwängler    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4796018
20:25:00    00:10:09    Alphons Diepenbrock    Overture 'The Birds'        Hans Vonk    The Hague Philharmonic    Chandos     8821
20:37:00    00:22:04    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach    Keyboard Concerto in D major     Hamburg Camerata    Ralf Gothóni    Anastasia Injushina, piano    Ondine     1224
21:03:00    00:10:46    Franz Schubert    Rosamunde: Overture        Wilhelm Furtwängler    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4795448
21:16:00    00:02:25    Aaron Copland    Old American Songs Set No. 2: The Little            Angelika Kirchschlager, mezzo; John Williams, guitar    Sony     64498
21:20:00    00:11:02    George Enescu    Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D major  Op 11        Lawrence Foster    Monte Carlo Philharmonic    Erato     75179
21:33:00    00:07:59    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major  Op 49            Peter Takács, piano    Cambria     1175
21:42:00    00:54:41    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  9 in C major         Wilhelm Furtwängler    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4796018
22:38:00    00:16:41    Paul Schoenfield    Café Music            Almeda Trio    Albany     1386
22:56:00    00:02:38    Thomas Tallis    In manus tuas, Domine            Stile Antico    Harm Mundi     907419

SHH! QUIET HOUR WITH ROB GRIER

23:02:00    00:08:16    Antonín Dvorák    Andante from String Quintet No. 2 Op 77            Chamber Music Soc Linc Center    Delos     3152
23:10:00    00:09:14    Felix Mendelssohn    Adagio from String Symphony No. 11        Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    Claves     9002
23:21:00    00:05:15    Paul Schoenfield    Café Music: Andante            Almeda Trio    Albany     1386
23:26:00    00:09:44    Gerald Finzi    Eclogue for Piano & Strings Op 10    English String Orchestra    William Boughton    Martin Jones, piano    Nimbus     5366
23:38:00    00:09:50    Franz Joseph Haydn    Adagio from String Quartet No. 27 Op 20            Angeles Quartet    Decca     4783695
23:47:00    00:06:31    Ludwig van Beethoven    Cavatina from String Quartet No. 13 Op 130            Cypress String Quartet    Cypress     2012
23:56:00    00:02:34    Gary Schocker    Hypnotized: Together            Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Jason Vieaux, guitar    Azica     71297

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