Program Guide 02-20-2018

Almanac

February 20

1763 Adalbert Gyrowetz – Bohemian composer (d.1850); mainly wrote instrumental works, with many string quartets and symphonies; his hometown is Budweis, known for its superior beer since the 13th century (and the true home of ‘Budweiser’ lager). 

1770 Ferdinando Carulli - Italian composer (d.1841); wrote for classical guitar and was the author of the influential Méthode complète pour guitare (1810), which contains music still used by student guitarists today.

1791 Carl Czerny – Austrian composer, pianist and teacher (d.1857); his vast musical production amounted to over a 1,000 works; his books of studies are still widely used in piano teaching.

1816 premiere of Gioacchino Rossini's comedy Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) at the Teatro Argentina in Rome with the composer conducting; its original title was not The Barber of Seville, but Almaviva, or The Useless Precaution, because Giovanni Paisiello’s Barber had been very popular at the time; Paisiello’s version was eclipsed immediately and forever. 

1827 first performance of Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture A Midsummer Night's Dream, written when the composer was 17 years, 6 months old; according to George Grove, founder of the famous dictionary of music and musicians, this is "the greatest marvel of early maturity that the world has ever seen in music".

1911 Robert McBride – American composer (d.2007); late in life he developed an ear disorder that caused him to hear pitches a half-step off, and so he was unable to listen to music at all.

1940 Christoph Eschenbach – German conductor and pianist (79 years old); studied conducting with George Szell; Herbert von Karajan was his mentor for nearly twenty-five years.

1948 Barry Wordsworth – English conductor (71 years old); principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra 1989-2006, and now holds the title of conductor laureate.

1953 Riccardo Chailly – Italian conductor (66 years old); first music director of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, 1999-2005, and now has the title of Conductor Laureate with La Verdi; he is the music director of both the La Scala opera company in Milan and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

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Feb. 19, 2018
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Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D major Movement 2 Scherzo: Allegro 

Alexander Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54 

Alexander Borodin: String Sextet in D minor 

Virgil Thomson: Plow That Broke the Plains Suite 

Black History Spotlight

Nora Holt: Negro Dance, Op. 25, No. 1 

Bedrich Smetana: Ten Czech Dances: The Bear 

Franz Liszt: Venezia e Napoli  

Tatiana Mikova: Spanish Serenade 

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, From the New World: Movements 3, 4 

02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

02:02:00    00:13:49    Ralph Vaughan Williams    In the Fen Country        
Barry Wordsworth    New Queen's Hall Orchestra    Argo     440116

02:19:00    00:35:02    Ludwig van Beethoven    Piano Concerto No.  4 in G major  Op 58    
Cleveland Orchestra    Vladimir Ashkenazy    Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano    Decca     421718

02:57:00    00:26:20    Peter Tchaikovsky    Francesca da Rimini Op 32        
Christoph Eschenbach    Philadelphia Orchestra    Ondine     1150

03:26:00    01:27:59    Gustav Mahler    Symphony No.  2 in C minor     
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Riccardo Chailly    Melanie Diener, soprano; Petra Lang, mezzo-soprano; Prague Philharmonic Choir    Decca     470283

04:57:00    00:12:11    Carl Czerny    Variations on a Theme by Rode Op 33            
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Centaur     3280

05:12:00    00:25:45    Adalbert Gyrowetz    Symphony in D Op 12        
Matthias Bamert    London Mozart Players    Chandos     9791

05:40:00    00:11:01    Robert McBride    Mexican Rhapsody        
Howard Hanson    Eastman-Rochester Orchestra    Mercury     434324

05:56:00    00:03:41    Gabriel Fauré    Sicilienne Op 78    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Mathias Mönius    Albrecht Mayer, oboe d'amore    Decca     4782564

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

06:08:00    00:05:51    Gioacchino Rossini    Tancredi: Overture        
Riccardo Chailly    La Scala Philharmonic    Decca     4831148

06:17:00    00:07:04    Cécile Chaminade    Concertino for Flute & Orchestra Op 107    
The Hague Philharmonic    Neeme Järvi    Sharon Bezaly, flute    Bis     1679

06:27:00    00:08:10    Hans Gál    Buffoneria from Symphony No. 4 Op 105        
Kenneth Woods    Orchestra of the Swan    Avie     2231

06:40:00    00:04:07    Earl Wild    Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Liza'            
Joanne Polk, piano    Steinway     30090

06:44:00    00:03:28    Earl Wild    Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Somebody Loves Me'        
Joanne Polk, piano    Steinway     30090

06:51:00    00:03:34    Johann Sebastian Bach    Fugue in G minor         
José Serebrier    Bournemouth Symphony    Naxos     557883

06:57:00    00:02:47    Samuel E. Morris    March 'The Kilties'        
Loras John Schissel    Virginia Grand Military Band    WalkFrog     430

07:04:00    00:06:09    John Rutter    Distant Land        
John Rutter    Royal Philharmonic    Decca     1821

07:13:00    00:08:10    Peter Tchaikovsky    Finale from Serenade for Strings Op 48        
Christoph Eschenbach    Philadelphia Orchestra    Ondine     1150

07:24:00    00:10:43    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1        
Barry Wordsworth    New Queen's Hall Orchestra    Argo     440116

07:40:00    00:06:08    Sir Edward Elgar    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major  Op 39        
James Judd    New Zealand Symphony    Naxos     503293

07:49:00    00:04:52    Giacomo Puccini    Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Intermezzo        
Gianandrea Noseda    BBC Philharmonic    Chandos     10634

07:55:00    00:03:52    Earl Wild    Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's            
Joanne Polk, piano    Steinway     30090

08:08:00    00:05:28    Ferdinando Carulli    Polonaise from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 8    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Iona Brown    Pepe Romero, guitar    Philips     426263

08:16:00    00:07:13    Ignacio Cervantes    Danzas Cubanas            
Jorge Luis Prats, piano    Decca     4782732

08:26:00    00:08:55    Richard Wagner    Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude        
Fabio Luisi    Philharmonia Zürich    Accentus     102

08:40:00    00:10:55    Felix Mendelssohn    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture Op 21        
Riccardo Chailly    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Decca     4810778

08:54:00    00:03:12    John Philip Sousa    March 'The National Game'        
Keith Brion    Royal Artillery Band    Naxos     559092

08:58:00    00:03:44    Camille Saint-Saëns    Gavotte & Finale from Septet Op 65            
Ensemble Vivant    OpeningDay     9379

09:06:00    00:15:15    Earl Wild    Variations on Gershwin's 'Someone to Watch Over Me'            
Joanne Polk, piano    Steinway     30090

09:27:00    00:03:46    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Ave verum corpus    
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra    Ton Koopman    Amsterdam Baroque Choir    Erato     10705

09:45:00    00:04:54    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 2 in A flat major  Op 34            
Maurizio Pollini, piano    DeutGram     14190

09:53:00    00:03:01    Joaquín Rodrigo    Soleriana: Passepied        
Enrique Bátiz    Royal Philharmonic    EMI     67435

09:57:00    00:02:35    Leonard Bernstein    Candide: The Best of All Possible Worlds            
Canadian Brass    RCA     68633

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Rob Grier

10:00:00    00:02:31    Dmitri Shostakovich    The Gadfly: Romance Op 97    
Royal Philharmonic    Barry Wordsworth    Janine Jansen, violin    Decca     475011

10:04:00    00:03:16    Aram Khachaturian    Masquerade: Nocturne    
Royal Philharmonic    Barry Wordsworth    Janine Jansen, violin    Decca     475011

10:10:00    00:11:54    Tomaso Albinoni    Oboe Concerto in D minor  Op 9    
American Classical Orchestra    Thomas Crawford    Marc Schachman, oboe    Centaur     3108

10:25:00    00:05:15    Domenico Scarlatti    Sonata in E major             
Yundi, piano    DeutGram     6090

10:31:00    00:03:57    Franz Schubert    Scherzo from Piano Sonata No. 21            
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano    Cedille     171

10:38:00    00:04:37    Johannes Brahms    Ballade No. 1 in D minor  Op 10            
Emil Gilels, piano    DeutGram     4796018

10:50:00    00:22:19    Antonín Dvorák    Czech Suite Op 39        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    NDR Symphony Orchestra    DeutGram     437506

11:17:00    00:05:20    Oskar Nedbal    Valse triste        
Libor Pesek    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    VirginClas     59285

11:25:00    00:09:06    Bohuslav Martinu    Variations on a Slovak Folksong            
Matt Haimovitz, cello; Christopher O'Riley, piano    Oxingale     2019

11:37:00    00:09:07    Karl Goldmark    In the Garden from 'Rustic Wedding'        
Stephen Gunzenhauser    National Symphony of Ireland    Naxos     550745

11:49:00    00:09:06    Sir Edward Elgar    Bach's Fantasia & Fugue in C minor  Op 86        
Esa-Pekka Salonen    Los Angeles Philharmonic    Sony     89012

12:07:00    00:10:46    Peter Tchaikovsky    Sonatina from Serenade for Strings Op 48        
Christoph Eschenbach    Philadelphia Orchestra    Ondine     1150

12:19:00    00:11:30    Ferruccio Busoni    Symphonic Suite: Gavotte & Gigue Op 24        
Arturo Tamayo    Deutsches Symphonie Berlin    Capriccio     10480

12:34:00    00:03:57    John Philip Sousa    March of the Royal Trumpets        
Keith Brion    Central Band of the RAF    Naxos     559730

12:42:00    00:05:27    Sir Edward Elgar    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2 in A minor  Op 39        
David Zinman    Baltimore Symphony    Telarc     80310

12:50:00    00:09:03    Isaac Albéniz    Iberia: Fête-dieu à Séville            
Lang Lang, piano    Sony     771901

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00    00:31:44    Franz Schubert    Symphony No.  6 in C major         
Thomas Zehetmair    Royal Northern Sinfonia    Avie     2224

13:35:00    00:15:23    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Overture        
Franz Welser-Möst    Cleveland Orchestra    MAA     2012

13:52:00    00:07:39    Franz Liszt    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 for Orchestra        
Iván Fischer    Budapest Festival Orchestra    DeutGram     4779525

14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

George Gershwin: Overture to "Of Thee I Sing"

Solhi al-Wadi: Meditation on a Theme by Mhammad Abdel Wahhab 'Hayati anta' 

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 31 in D, Hob. I:31 ('Hornsignal') 

George Gershwin: Porgy & Bess Medley 

Black History Spotlight

George Gershwin: The Requiem from Porgy and Bess 

Jean Françaix: Octet: 2. Scherzo – Trio 

Gioacchino Rossini: Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra 

Zhao Jiping: Pipa Concerto No. 2

Traditional: White Snow in Spring 

Jean Françaix: Divertissement for Bassoon and Strings 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

15:58:00    00:02:58    Earl Wild    Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'The Man I Love'        
Joanne Polk, piano    Steinway     30090

16:05:00    00:02:40    Earl Wild    Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'I Got Rhythm'            
Joanne Polk, piano    Steinway     30090

16:09:00    00:10:26    George Gershwin    Cuban Overture        
Riccardo Chailly    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     417326

16:21:00    00:05:09    Richard Strauss    Rondo from Horn Concerto No. 2    
IRIS Chamber Orchestra    Michael Stern    Eric Ruske, horn    Albany     782

16:29:00    00:06:54    Richard Robbins    A Room With a View: Selections            
Symphony Orchestra    Angel/EMI     28956

16:39:00    00:03:07    Frédéric Chopin    Scherzo from Sonata No. 3 Op 58            
Ingrid Fliter, piano    EMI     14899

16:44:00    00:07:27    Stanislaw Moniuszko    The New Don Quixote: Overture        
Antoni Wit    Warsaw Philharmonic    Naxos     572716

16:54:00    00:03:52    Lars-Erik Larsson    Pastoral Suite: Scherzo Op 19        
Dorrit Matson    New York Scandia Symphony    Centaur     2607

17:04:00    00:05:39    Léo Delibes    Sylvia: Cortège de Bacchus        
Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SF Sym     60

17:11:00    00:09:38    Camille Saint-Saëns    Havanaise Op 83    Royal Philharmonic    
Barry Wordsworth    Janine Jansen, violin    Decca     475011

17:23:00    00:09:08    Franz Joseph Haydn    Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 83        
Bruno Weil    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra    Sony     66295

17:37:00    00:04:44    Jules Massenet    Thaïs: Méditation    
BBC Philharmonic    Yan Pascal Tortelier    Yuri Torchinsky, violin; Liverpool Philharmonic Choir    Chandos     9765

17:43:00    00:03:11    Jules Massenet    Le Cid Ballet Suite: Castillan        
Richard Bonynge    National Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

17:54:00    00:07:12    George Gershwin    Three Preludes            
Michael Tilson Thomas, piano    CBS     44798

17:56:00    00:02:54    Gabriel Fauré    Dolly Suite: Kitty Waltz Op 56        
Ludovic Morlot    Seattle Symphony    SeattleSM     1004

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:21:20    Robert Schumann    Scenes from Childhood Op 15            
Lang Lang, piano    DeutGram     5827

18:32:00    00:03:30    George Gershwin    Tip-Toes: Sweet and Low-Down    
London Symphony    John Williams    Joshua Bell, violin; George Gershwin, piano    Sony     60659

18:37:00    00:03:07    George Gershwin    Porgy and Bess: Tempo di Blues    
Opus Two        William Terwilliger, violin; Andrew Cooperstock, piano    Azica     71290

18:43:00    00:09:16    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Symphony No. 23 in D major         
Claudio Abbado    Berlin Philharmonic    Sony     66859

18:54:00    00:05:09    Jan Václav Vorísek    Impromptu No.  3 in D Op 7            
Artur Pizarro, piano    Collins     14582

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:17:54    Jean Sibelius    Historic Scenes Suite No. 1 Op 25        
Jukka-Pekka Saraste    Finnish Radio Symphony    RCA     60157

19:22:00    00:34:17    Peter Tchaikovsky    Serenade for Strings in C major  Op 48        
Christoph Eschenbach    Philadelphia Orchestra    Ondine     1150

20:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:01:00    00:17:02    Jean Françaix    The Flower Clock    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Mathias Mönius    Albrecht Mayer, oboe    Decca     4782564

20:20:00    00:23:12    Franz Joseph Haydn    Symphony No. 93 in D        
George Szell    Cleveland Orchestra    Sony     768779

20:45:00    00:12:11    Carl Czerny    Variations on a Theme by Rode Op 33            
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Centaur     3280

21:03:00    00:13:49    Ralph Vaughan Williams    In the Fen Country        
Barry Wordsworth    New Queen's Hall Orchestra    Argo     440116

21:19:00    00:03:32    Frank Bridge    Sally in our Alley        
William Boughton    English String Orchestra    Nimbus     5366

21:24:00    00:12:55    Sergei Rachmaninoff    The Rock Op 7        
Vasily Petrenko    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic    Avie     2188

21:33:00    00:08:41    Jacques Offenbach    Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture        
Marc Minkowski    Musicians of the Louvre    Archiv     4776403

21:39:00    00:07:52    Jean Sibelius    Scène de ballet        
Leif Segerstam    Turku Philharmonic    Naxos     573300

21:51:00    00:40:09    Alexander Zemlinsky    Die Seejungfrau        
Riccardo Chailly    Deutsches Symphonie Berlin    Decca     417450

22:33:00    00:15:25    Johann Sebastian Bach    Brandenburg Concerto No.  4 in G major         
Riccardo Chailly    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Decca     139230

22:50:00    00:08:35    Stephen Sondheim    Into the Woods: Suite        
Don Sebesky    London Symphony    EMI     54285

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:05:21    Paul Ferguson    Solstice Suite: Remains of the Day            
Almeda Trio    Albany     1386

23:07:00    00:07:53    George Gershwin    Lullaby for Strings        
Riccardo Chailly    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     417326

23:17:00    00:06:44    Constant Lambert    Sarabande for the Followers of Virgo        
Barry Wordsworth    BBC Concert Orchestra    Argo     436118

23:23:00    00:15:40    Georg Muffat    Chaconne from Concerto Grosso in G major         
Reinhard Goebel    Cologne Musica Antiqua    Archiv     453418

23:41:00    00:05:52    Robert Schumann    Adagio from String Quartet No. 1 Op 41            
Melos Quartet    DeutGram     423670

23:46:00    00:07:00    Woldemar Bargiel    Adagio in G major  Op 38    
German Chamber Philharmonic    Christoph Eschenbach    Steven Isserlis, cello    RCA     63665

23:55:00    00:03:41    Alfredo Catalani    La Wally: Act 3 Prelude        
Riccardo Chailly    La Scala Philharmonic    Decca     4831148

23:56:00    00:02:47    Maria Theresia von Paradis    Sicilienne            
Lynn Harrell, cello; Bruno Canino, piano    Decca     2334

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