Program Guide 02-23-2018


February 23

1649 John Blow baptized – English composer and organist (d.1708); Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell were among his pupils; buried in the north aisle of Westminster Abbey.

1685 George Frideric Handel – German-born English composer (d.1759); born the same year as J. S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti, Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era; Beethoven said he was "the master of us all... the greatest composer that ever lived. I would uncover my head and kneel before his tomb”; Mozart is reputed to have said of him, "Handel understands affect better than any of us. When he chooses, he strikes like a thunder bolt."

1835 premiere of Fromental Halévy’s opera La Juive (The Jewess) at the Paris Opéra; because the story concerns an impossible love between a Christian man and a Jewish woman, the work has been seen by some as a plea for religious tolerance.

1900 Elinor Remick Warren – American composer and pianist (d.1991); her magnum opus was the choral symphony The Legend of King Arthur (1940).

1913 premiere of Arnold Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder (Songs of Gurre, referring to Gurre Castle in Denmark), conducted by Franz Schreker; massive cantata for five vocal soloists, narrator, chorus and large orchestra, based on poems by the Danish novelist Jens Peter Jacobsen.

1967 Alan Gilbert – American conductor and violinist (53 years old); from 1995-1997, assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra; retired Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.  He made his Metropolitan Opera conducting debut in November 2008 with John Adams's new opera, Doctor Atomic.  He became Chief Conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in September 2019. In addition, he has been named the new Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and will begin in the spring of 2021.

1980 Cornelius Meister – German conductor and pianist (40 years old); Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Vienna Radio Symphony through 2018.

Recording of the Week

Gershwin & Wild

Feb. 19, 2018

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Carl Nielsen: At the Coffin of a Young Artist Orchestra of the Mill; Andrew Penny, conductor

Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76, "The Inextinguishable" Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor Artosphere Festival, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR 

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: "Figaro" a concert transcription after Rossini's "Barber of Seville" Vadim Gluzman, violin; Angela Yoffee, piano The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society, Wolfe Recital Hall, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX 

Jacob Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water Movement 2, 4, 6 Fleet, Gently Swelling, Relentless Jisu Jung, marimba Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Black History Spotlight: Francis "Frank" B. Johnson 

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4: Movement 4 Allegro Tokyo String Quartet

Franz Schubert: Introduction and Variations on 'Trockne Blumen', D. 802, Op. 160 Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, flute; Michael McHale, piano University of Georgia, Ramsey Concert Hall, Athens, GA 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: Movements 2 & 3 Tianwa Yang, violin; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY 

Louis Armstrong (arr. Anderson and Roe): What a Wonderful World Anderson and Roe Piano Duo: Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Page Theatre, Saint Mary's University, Winona, MN


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

02:02:00 00:26:02 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major Chamber Players of Canada Janina Fialkowska, piano Atma 2532

02:31:00 00:32:56 George Frideric Handel Dixit Dominus in G minor Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Sandra Simon, soprano; Kiera Duffy, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Scott Mello, tenor; Apollo's Singers Avie 2270

03:07:00 00:31:50 Felix Mendelssohn Octet for Strings in E flat major  Op 20 Cleveland Quartet Meliora String Quartet Telarc 80142

03:42:00 00:37:10 Carl Nielsen Symphony No.  3 Op 27 New York Philharmonic Alan Gilbert Erin Morley, soprano; Joshua Hopkins, baritone DaCapo 220623

04:22:00 00:39:03 Antonín Dvorák String Quartet No. 11 in C major  Op 61 Emerson String Quartet DeutGram 4778765

05:04:00 00:36:31 Johannes Brahms Symphony No.  3 in F major  Op 90 Marin Alsop London Philharmonic Naxos 557430

05:43:00 00:04:30 Emmanuel Chabrier Dix pièces pittoresques: Menuet pompeux Eiji Oue Minnesota Orchestra Reference 79

05:53:00 00:06:10 Isaac Albéniz Suite Española: Granada Op 47 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos London Symphony MCA 25887


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

06:08:00 00:03:42 George Frideric Handel Messiah: Pastoral Symphony José Serebrier Bournemouth Symphony Naxos 557883

06:14:00 00:09:49 Josef Strauss Waltz 'Music of the Spheres' Op 235 Franz Welser-Möst Vienna Philharmonic Sony 544071

06:27:00 00:07:02 George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso in G major  Op 3 Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre Erato 94354

06:33:00 00:01:51 George Frideric Handel Acis and Galatea: Happy We! Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc 80333

06:39:00 00:11:04 Camille Saint-Saëns Africa Fantasie Op 89 London Philharmonic Geoffrey Simon Gwendolyn Mok, piano Cala 4031

06:53:00 00:02:39 Richard Rodgers The King and I: Shall We Dance? Keith Lockhart Boston Pops Orchestra RCA 63835

06:57:00 00:03:06 George Frideric Handel Rinaldo: Battle & March Philharmonia Orchestra Simon Wright John Wallace, trumpet; John Miller, trumpet Nimbus 5123

07:04:00 00:04:00 George Frideric Handel Israel in Egypt: But as for his people English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner Monteverdi Choir Philips 432110

07:11:00 00:09:47 Alexander Glazunov Concert Waltz No.  2 in F major  Op 51 Neeme Järvi Bamberg Symphony Orfeo 157101

07:24:00 00:10:38 Sir Thomas Beecham Dances from 'The Faithful Shepherd' Yehudi Menuhin Royal Philharmonic MCA 6231

07:40:00 00:06:46 Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1: La cathédral engloutie Michelangeli, piano DeutGram 4795448

07:50:00 00:02:54 George Frideric Handel Messiah: Lift up your heads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc 80344

07:54:00 00:04:30 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Oh Lady Joanne Polk, piano Steinway 30090

08:17:00 00:08:17 George Frideric Handel Selections from 'Terpsichore' Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire ApolloFire 2002

08:28:00 00:07:28 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Teldec 44945

08:40:00 00:12:45 George Frideric Handel Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major Academy of Ancient Music Richard Egarr Richard Egarr, organ Harm Mundi 807447

08:54:00 00:05:39 Francis Poulenc Scherzo from Sinfonietta Paavo Järvi Tapiola Sinfonietta Bis 630

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

09:27:00 00:07:06 George Frideric Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks: Overture Kevin Mallon Aradia Ensemble Naxos 503293

09:37:00 00:04:58 Ben Folds The Luckiest Voces8 Decca 22601

09:44:00 00:08:03 George Frideric Handel Keyboard Suite No. 13 in B flat major Keith Jarrett, piano ECM 1530

09:55:00 00:01:59 Percy Grainger Shepherd's Hey! Frederick Fennell Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc 80099

09:57:00 00:01:51 George Frideric Handel Water Music Suite No.  1: Minuet Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire ApolloFire 2002


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

10:00:00 00:02:41 Reynaldo Hahn Danse from Piano Concerto BBC Scottish Symphony Jean-Yves Ossonce Stephen Coombs, piano Hyperion 66897

10:03:00 00:02:22 Carlos Salzedo Suite of Eight Dances: Tango Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Telarc 80581

10:08:00 00:11:58 George Frideric Handel Harp Concerto in B flat major  Op 4 Seattle Baroque Orchestra Stephen Stubbs Maxine Eilander, harp Atma 2541

10:20:00 00:04:33 George Frideric Handel Semele: Where'er you walk Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Bryn Terfel, baritone DeutGram 453480

10:26:00 00:03:47 Otto Nicolai The Merry Wives of Windsor: Moon Chorus Vienna Philharmonic Franz Welser-Möst Vienna Singverein DeutGram 4763793

10:31:00 00:04:26 Giacomo Meyerbeer L'Africaine: Overture Darrell Ang New Zealand Symphony Naxos 573195

10:41:00 00:05:58 Hector Berlioz The Damnation of Faust: Minuet of the Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra MAA 1032

10:50:00 00:23:06 George Frideric Handel Il pastor fido: Suite Jeanne Lamon Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Sony 68257

11:13:00 00:04:07 Edvard Grieg Lyric Suite: Shepherd Boy Op 54 Neeme Järvi Gothenburg Symphony DeutGram 437524

11:19:00 00:10:31 Alexander Borodin Prince Igor: Overture Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Telarc 80039

11:31:00 00:09:08 Franz Schubert Andante from Piano Trio No. 2 Hephzibah Menuhin, piano; Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Maurice Gendron, cello Warner 1

11:43:00 00:08:29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Lucio Silla: Overture Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields EMI 47014

11:52:00 00:08:01 Julius Fucik Little Ballerinas Waltz Op 226 Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos 5158


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

12:07:00 00:11:17 Friedrich Kuhlau Elisa: Overture Op 29 Michael Schonwandt Danish National Radio Sym Chandos 9648

12:21:00 00:11:21 Felix Mendelssohn Rondo brilliant in E flat Op 29 Sinfonia da Camera Ian Hobson Ian Hobson, piano Arabesque 6688

12:35:00 00:04:19 George Frideric Handel Jephtha: When his loud voice in thunder Academy Ancient Music Berlin Marcus Creed RIAS Chamber Chorus BerlinClas 1057

12:43:00 00:05:57 George Frideric Handel Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest' London Philharmonic Sir Andrew Davis London Chorus EMI 28379

12:51:00 00:09:04 Max Reger Fugue from Variations on a Theme of Neeme Järvi Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Chandos 8794



13:02:00 00:35:21 Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No.  3 in C minor  Op 78 Rotterdam Philharmonic Edo de Waart Daniel Chorzempa, organ Philips 4788977

13:39:00 00:15:51 Charles Gounod Faust: Ballet Music Sir Georg Solti Orch of the Royal Opera House Decca 4785437

13:56:00 00:03:46 Léo Delibes Naïla: Intermezzo Richard Bonynge London Symphony Decca 433863


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Thomas Wiggins: The Rainstorm John Davis, piano 

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Jonny Greenwood: Water Australian Chamber Orchestra Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Black History Spotlight: Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins 

Thomas Wiggins: Sewing Song (Imitation Of A Sewing Machine) John Davis, piano

Thomas Wiggins: Cyclone Galop John Davis, piano 

Francois Couperin: Les Rozeaux & L'Atalante Alexandre Tharaud, piano 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet No. 16 in E-Flat Major, K. 428 Tetzlaff Quartet Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia 

Thomas Ades: Three Studies from Couperin (2006) Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner, conductor Musikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland 

Charlie Chaplin (arr. Bob James): Smile Bob James piano; Nancy Stagnitta, flute Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

15:58:00 00:04:07 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Liza' Joanne Polk, piano 


CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

16:06:00 00:02:58 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'The Man Joanne Polk, piano Steinway 30090

16:12:00 00:12:12 Camille Saint-Saëns Scherzo & Finale from Symphony No. 2 Op 55 Eliahu Inbal Frankfurt Radio Symphony PentaTone 157

16:31:00 00:04:43 Richard Wagner Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc 80333

16:41:00 00:07:17 George Frideric Handel Messiah: Worthy is the Lamb...Amen Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Singers Avie 2208

16:50:00 00:03:27 George Frideric Handel Harmonious Blacksmith from Keyboard Murray Perahia, piano Sony 62785

16:55:00 00:04:58 George Frideric Handel The Triumph of Time and Disillusionment: Catherine Mackintosh Orch of Age of Enlightenment BBC 201

17:04:00 00:05:53 Josef Suk Toward a New Life Op 35 John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Sony 62592

17:13:00 00:09:56 Carl Nielsen Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 27 Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic DaCapo 220623

17:24:00 00:08:39 Sir Malcolm Arnold English Dances Set 1 Op 27 Bryden Thomson Philharmonia Orchestra Chandos 8867

17:38:00 00:04:58 Jack Gallagher Pavane from Sinfonietta for Strings JoAnn Falletta London Symphony Naxos 559652

17:44:00 00:03:48 Thomas Tomkins A Sad Pavan for these distracted times Alan Feinberg, piano Steinway 30019

17:52:00 00:06:30 George Frideric Handel Judas Maccabaeus: Two Choruses & Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Catherine Denley, mezzo; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; ASMF Chorus Philips 412733

17:58:00 00:01:25 Emmanuel Chabrier Dix pièces pittoresques: Tourbillon Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion 67515



18:09:00 00:14:25 George Frideric Handel Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Fire ApolloFire 2002

18:25:00 00:05:28 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.  6 in D major  Op 46 Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca 430171

18:32:00 00:03:06 Antonín Dvorák Slavonic Dance No. 15 in C major  Op 72 Rafael Kubelik Bavarian Radio Symphony DeutGram 4793449

18:37:00 00:15:22 Franz Liszt Réminiscences de Don Juan Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano Steinway 30022

18:55:00 00:03:40 Percy Grainger Handel in the Strand City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Geoffrey Tozer, piano Chandos 9554



19:02:00 00:12:25 Antonín Dvorák Hussite Overture Op 67 Theodore Kuchar Janácek Philharmonic Brilliant 92297

19:16:00 00:39:37 Johannes Brahms Symphony No.  1 in C minor  Op 68 Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra Belvedere 8005


NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:01:00 00:15:55 George Frideric Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks Frederick Fennell Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc 80344

20:08:00 00:06:29 Bedrich Smetana The Bartered Bride: Overture Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca 444867

20:18:00 00:23:43 John Ireland Piano Concerto in E flat major Ulster Orchestra David Lloyd-Jones Piers Lane, piano Hyperion 67296

20:43:00 00:16:25 Zoltán Kodály Summer Evening Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 447109

21:03:00 00:14:11 Jean Sibelius Karelia Suite Op 11 Lorin Maazel Vienna Philharmonic Decca 4785437

21:19:00 00:09:08 Carl Nielsen Andante pastorale from Symphony No. 3 Op 27 New York Philharmonic Alan Gilbert Erin Morley, soprano; Joshua Hopkins, baritone DaCapo 220623

21:30:00 00:07:05 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Minuet & Trio in C major Nikolaus Harnoncourt Vienna Concentus Musicus DHM 75736

21:39:00 00:06:14 Ludwig van Beethoven Andante from Serenade Op 25 Michel Debost, flute; Takako Masame, violin; Lynne Ramsey, viola Skarbo 4094

21:46:00 00:46:45 George Frideric Handel Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 435390

22:35:00 00:09:50 Carl Maria von Weber Polonaise brillante Op 72 Northwest Sinfonietta Christophe Chagnard Joel Fan, piano Reference 134

22:47:00 00:10:35 Gustav Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No.  5 New Century Chamber Orch NSS Music 10



23:02:00 00:07:13 Dmitri Shostakovich Andante from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 102 BBC Symphony Hugh Wolff Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca 460503

23:09:00 00:10:10 Federico Moreno Tórroba Andante from Tonada concertante Extremadura Symphony Manuel Coves Pepe Romero, guitar Naxos 573503

23:21:00 00:03:48 George Frideric Handel Berenice: Minuet Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields EMI 47027

23:24:00 00:10:03 Remo Giazotto Albinoni's Adagio for Strings & Organ in G minor Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan Wolfgang Meyer, organ DeutGram 4796018

23:36:00 00:06:55 Nicolò Paganini Caprice No.  6 in G minor  Op 1 Brodsky Quartet Chandos 10761

23:42:00 00:09:56 Frédéric Chopin Larghetto from Piano Concerto No.  2 Op 21 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Jerzy Semkow Rafal Blechacz, piano DeutGram 4795448

23:54:00 00:03:09 Manuel Ponce Por ti mi corazon Jason Vieaux, guitar Azica 71287

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