Program Guide 02-10-2018


February 10

1696 Johann Melchior Molter – German composer and violinist (d.1765); wrote some of the first clarinet concertos; one of his many trumpet concertos is the signature piece of C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

1744 premiere of George Frideric Handel’s opera/oratorio Semele at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in London; originally presented as an oratorio as part of a concert series held yearly during Lent.

1794 first performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 99 at the Hanover Square Rooms in London with the composer directing the orchestra seated at a fortepiano; the first of Haydn's symphonies to be scored for clarinets.

1860 first performance of Johannes Brahms's Serenade No. 2 in Hamburg with the composer conducting.

1881 premiere of Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann at the Opéra-Comique without the third (‘Venice’) act; Jules Barbier’s libretto is based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann, who is the protagonist in the opera.

1908 Jean Coulthard – Canadian composer, educator and pianist (d.2000); she was one of three women composers who dominated Western Canadian music in the 20th century, along with Barbara Pentland and Violet Archer; all three died within weeks of each other.

1927 premiere of Ernst Krenek’s jazz opera Jonny spielt auf (Johnny Strikes Up the Band) in Leipzig at the Stadttheater; the work is a prime example of the 'golden era' of the Weimar Republic.

1929 Jerry Goldsmith – American film composer and conductor (d.2004); best known for his work in film and television scoring; nominated for 6 Grammys, 9 Golden Globes, 4 British Academy Film Awards, and 18 Oscars; in 1976, his score for The Omen won an Academy Award.

1934 stage premiere of Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount at the Metropolitan Opera in New York during a Saturday matinée broadcast, Tulio Serafin conducting.

1939 Barbara Kolb – American composer (81 years old); first female American composer to win the Prix de Rome, in 1969.

1970 Peter Boyer – American composer, conductor and professor (50 years old); best-known piece is Ellis Island: The Dream of America, a work for actors and orchestra with projected images, completed in 2002.

Recording of the Week

Elgar Violin Concerto; Bruch Violin Concerto No.1

Feb. 5, 2018

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Jade Simmons

Frederic Chopin: Cello Sonata Op. 65 Movement 2 Scherzo Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano Album: Alisa Weilerstein Inon Barnatan Rachmaninov Chopin Decca 23753 Music: 4:40

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to 'Der Freischütz' International Horn Festival Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Bach, conductor Aula Cher, Sarnen, Switzerland Music: 10:10

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 Alisa Weilerstein, cello 92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, NY Music: 22:39

Black History Spotlight: Philippa Schuyler  Music: 3:00

Camille Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2: Movement 3 Presto Andre Watts, piano; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Yoel Levi, conductor Album: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 Telarc 80386 Music: 6:22

John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme, written for 1984 Olympic Games Boston Pops; John Williams, conductor Album: John Williams Greatest Hits 1969-1999 Sony 51333 Music: 04:28

Jeff Scott: Startin' Sumthin' Imani Winds UChicago Presents, Mandel Hall, Chicago, IL Music: 5:02

Kip Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Laura Turner Hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN Music: 21:52

Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto Martin Frost, Clarinet; Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX Music: 15:43


02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Op 16 (1859)

Sir Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Op 55 (1908)

Howard Hanson: Merry Mount: Suite (1933)

Peter Boyer: Symphony No. 1 (2013)

Antonín Dvorák: String Quintet No. 2 in G Op 77 (1875)

Sir Granville Bantock: A Hebridean Symphony (1913)

Johann Melchior Molter: Concerto Pastorale in G (1740)

Enrique Granados: Goyescas: The Lady and the Nightingale (1911)


06:00 CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez: Celebrating the Latin contribution to classical music

06:00:45 Alberto Ginastera: Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15 (orchestrated by Shimon Cohen) Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra  Gisèle Ben-Dor  Naxos  8570999                       

06:11:01 Sergei Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22  Jorge Bolet, piano  Decca 421061                                   

06:43:04 Carlos Chávez: Trio for Flute, Viola & Harp  Lawrence Kaplan, flute; Jan Karlin, viola; Alison Bjorkedal, harp; Southwest Chamber Music  Cambria 8853                          

06:53:04 Gustavo Campa: Melody, Op. 1  Daniel Andai, violin; Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas  Alondra de la Parra  Masterworks  75555                              

07:00:50 Johann Samuel Endler: Suite in D for 3 Trumpets & Strings  Marc Ullrich, Gilbert Petit, Patrice Porte, trumpets; La Follia Ensemble  Miguel de la Fuente  Lyrinx  0071                                          

07:15:13 Enrique Granados: Six Pieces on Spanish Folksongs  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet  0041                                        

07:43:50 Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73  Antonio Meneses, cello; Gérard Wyss, piano  Avie 2112                               

07:55:17 Heitor Villa-Lobos: A lenda do caboclo, for cello & 2 guitars  Yo-Yo ma, cello, Sergio & Odair Assad, guitars  Sony Classical  89935                                      



Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, "Scottish" Movement 2 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, conductor Album: Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 1 - 5 EuroDisc 69237 Music: 4:27

Felix Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 Jasper String Quartet; Jupiter String Quartet Honest Brook Music Festival; WSKG Public Media, Honest Brook Music Festival, Delhi, NY Music: 26:10

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Chuck Romportl from Hopkins, MN Music: 7:21

Olivier Messiaen: Prelude, The Ethereal Sounds of Dreams Gilles Vonsattel, piano Album: Shadowlines Honens 201501 Music: 3:26

Miles Davis: Milestones, arr. for string quartet Ebene Quartet Schwetzingen Festival, Mozart Hall, Schwetzingen, Germany Music: 2:37

***Black History Series Hazel Scott *** Music: 3:00

Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano: Movement 3 Todd Levy, clarinet; Elena Abend, piano Album: Brahms and Schumann Avie 2098 Music: 4:31

Joaquin Turina: La Procession del Rocio, Op. 9 RTE National Symphony Orchestra; Duncan Ward, conductor National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland Music: 8:24

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47 Renata Arado, violin; Espen Lilleslatten, viola; Darrett Adkins, cello; Rita Sloan, piano Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO Music: 27:06

Naji Hakim: Alaiki'ssalaam - Variations on a Lebanese Theme Members of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and WDR Radio Orchestra; Wayne Marshall, conductor Klaus von Bismarck Hall, WDR Broadcasting House, Cologne, Germany Music: 6:50


10:00 CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Angela Mitchell

George Frideric Handel: Semele: Where'er you walk (1744)

George Frideric Handel: Xerxes: Largo 'Ombra mai fu' (1738)

Howard Hanson: Merry Mount: Suite (1933)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont: Overture Op 84 (1810)

Franz Schreker: Ein Tanzspiel (1908)

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 17 in f-Sharp (1869)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat K 16 (1764)

Johannes Brahms: Minuet & Rondo from Serenade No. 2 Op 16 (1859)

Claude Debussy: Pour le piano (1901)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 99 (1793)

Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve Op 7/1 (1865)


12:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded November 13, 2016 - From St. Paul, Minnesota, this week’s program features all Minnesota performers.   We’ll enjoy a virtuosic performance of Ernesto Cavallini’s Adagio and Tarantella by 17-year-old clarinetist Anders Peterson, a teenage pianist shares the story of how he handpicked his stepfather when he was four years old, and and a brother and sister piano duo perform a raucous four-hands arrangement of Schubert’s Der Erlkönig.

17-year-old clarinetist Anders Peterson from Northfield, Minnesota performs Adagio e Tarantella by Ernesto Cavallini with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

18-year-old violinist Emma Richman from Minneapolis, Minnesota performs the fourth movement, Allegretto poco mosso, from the Sonata for Violin and Piano by César Franck with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

17-year-old pianist Evren Ozel from Minneapolis, Minnesota performs Interlude II by Leon Kirchner

The brother and sister piano duo, Taggart Squared, is comprised of 10-year-old Jacob Taggart and 14-year-old Emma Taggart from Blaine, Minnesota. They performed Der Erlkönig by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arranged for piano four-hands by Greg Anderson.

The Stillwater Area High School Concert Choir from Stillwater, Minnesota performs “Tykus Tykus” by Vaclovas Augustinas and “Alleluia” by Fredrick Sixten



Gaetano Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore

Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan

Production: Bartlett Sher

Giannetta: Ashley Emerson

Nemorino: Matthew Polenzani

Adina: Pretty Yende

Sgt. Belcore: Davide Luciano

Dr. Dulcamara: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo



Johann Melchior Molter: Sinfonia Concertante for Trumpet & Winds in D (c.1750)

Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911)

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26 (1868)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat (1793)

Johann Friedrich Fasch: Concerto for 2 Horns in D "The Hunt" (c.1730)

Joaquín Turina: La procesión del rocio Op 9 (1913)


17:00 FILM AT FIVE with Bill O’Connell: Olivier & Walton: The Shakespeare Trilogy


18:00 FOOTLIGHT PARADE: SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL with Bill Rudman: Jule Styne in Hollywood - Before he got to Broadway, the composer of “Gypsy” and “Funny Girl” wrote great songs for movie musicals starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and more. Includes excerpts from Bill Rudman’s 1987 interview

18:00:00            00:00:51            George and Ira Gershwin           Fascinating Rhythm       Wllliam Bolcom Songs by Gershwin           Nonesuch         979151-2

18:00:58            00:01:11            Jule Styne-B.Comden-A.Green   Just in Time/The Party's Over     Jule Styne         Cue Magazine's Salute to ASCAP     Harbinger          HCD3106

18:07:07            00:01:29            Jule Styne-Ned Miller     Sunday Keller Sisters    The Great Sounds of the 1920s  ASV            AJAB-401

18:08:36            00:01:19            Jule Styne-Ned Miller     Sunday Maxine Sullivan Together: Maxine Sullivan Sings the Music of Jule Styne       Harbinger          HCD2503

18:10:38            00:03:30            Jule Styne-Walter Bullock          Who Am I?        Kenny Baker     The Classic Movie Musicals of Jule Styne   JJA      JJA1984D

18:14:23            00:03:03            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            I Don't Want to Walk Without You           Betty Jane Rhodes American Songbook Series: Jule Styne  Smithsonian      RD048-12

18:19:10            00:03:01            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            I've Heard That Song Before      Helen Forrest            American Songbook Series: Jule Styne  Smithsonian      RD048-12

18:22:42            00:02:45            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            I'll Walk Alone   Dinah Shore      The Classic Movie Musicals of Jule Styne   JJA      JJA1984D

18:25:11            00:03:26            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            It's Been a Long, Long Time       Kitty Kallen            American Songbook Series: Jule Styne  Smithsonian      RD048-12

18:30:34            00:02:09            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            Where Does Love Begin?          Frank Sinatra, Ann Jeffreys Jule Styne in Hollywood JJA      JJA1984D

18:32:43            00:01:46            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            I Begged Her     Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly          Frank Sinatra in Hollywood     Rhino    R278285

18:34:28            00:01:26            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            I Fall in Love Too Easily Frank Sinatra    Young Blue Eyes: Birth of the Crooner          Bluebird            2876-60283

18:35:53            00:01:06            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            The Brookyn Bridge      Frank Sinatra    Frank Sinatra in Hollywood     Rhino    R278285

18:40:08            00:01:47            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            Time After Time Frank Sinatra    Young Blue Eyes: Birth of the Crooner       Bluebird            2876-60283

18:44:47            00:02:36            Jule Styne-Samny Cahn It's Magic          Doris Day         It's Magic: Doris Day in Hollywood        Rhino    R278285

18:48:52            00:02:55            Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Bob Merrill          Everything's Coming Up Roses/People   Jule Styne         Cue Magazine's Salute to ASCAP          Harbinger          HCD3106

18:51:50            00:01:10            George and Ira Gershwin           Sweet and Low Down    Joshua Bell       Gershwin Fantasy Sony    SK60659

18:53:03            00:03:52            Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn            Filler: Time After Time    Maxine Sullivan Together: Maxine Sullivan Sings the Music of Jule Styne    Harbinger          HCD2503


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 59 in A 'Fire' (1769)

Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Op 16 (1859)


20:00 SATURDAYS FROM SEVERANCE with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst; recorded live in Severance Hall

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in a Op 132 (1825)

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (1913)

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Op 11 (1883)


22:00 WEEKEND RADIO with Robert Conrad – The second of our annual All-Request Programs


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

Peter Boyer: Three Olympians: Aphrodite (2000)

Richard Dubugnon: Hypnos (2010)

César Franck: Psyché and Eros (1888)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of 'Dives & Lazarus' (1939)

Bill Evans: Your Story (1980)

Jacques Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle (1881)

Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder: Langsam Op 113/4 (1851)

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (arr Jascha Heifetz): Sea Murmurs Op 24 a (1921)


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