Program Guide 02-28-2018


February 28

1808 Elias Parish Alvars – English harpist and composer (d.1849); Hector Berlioz said of him: "This man is the Liszt of the harp. You cannot conceive all the delicate and powerful effects, the novel touches and unprecedented sonorities that he manages to produce…”

1825 Jean-Baptiste Arban – French cornetist, conductor, composer and pedagogue (d.1889); first famous virtuoso of the modern cornet à piston, or valved cornet, and author of a still widely used method for the instrument.

1854 first performance of Franz Liszt’s Les Préludes in Weimar conducted by the composer; in the announcement in the Weimarische Zeitung  the day before the premiere, it was called Les Préludes— symphonische Dichtung, and the term ‘symphonic poem’ was invented.

1876 John Alden Carpenter – American composer (d.1951); studied composition at Harvard with John Knowles Paine and in Rome with Sir Edward Elgar; most famous for his ballets Krazy Kat (1921) and Skyscrapers (1926) and the impressionistic orchestral suite Adventures in a Perambulator (1914).

1912 first performances of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Sinfonia espansiva’ and Violin Concerto with the composer conducting Copenhagen's Royal Danish Orchestra; there are wordless vocal solos for soprano and baritone in the second movement of the symphony; the concerto was written for—and premiered by—Hungarian violinist Dr. Emil Telmányi, the composer's son-in-law.

1920 first performance of the orchestral version of Maurice Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin in Paris (the solo piano version had been premiered by Marguerite Long in April 1919); this piece captures Ravel at the height of his orchestration skills, turning a very pianistic piece into a superb orchestral suite with very few hints of its origins.

1953 Osmo Vänskä – Finnish conductor, clarinetist and composer (67 years old); studied conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy, where his classmates included Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jukka-Pekka Saraste; became Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2003, but resigned in October 2013, one year after management locked out the musicians in a longstanding labor dispute; in January 2014 Vänskä and the Minnesota won a Grammy for the album of Sibelius's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4; he was re-appointed music director of the Orchestra in April 2014 with a two-year contract,  which was extended in May 2015 to last until August 2019.

Recording of the Week

The Best of Bernstein

Feb. 28, 2018

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Roderick Cox

Robert Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6; No 17. Wie aus der Ferne Mitsuko Uchida, piano 

Franz Schubert: Notturno in E-flat major, Op. 148, D. 897 Sasha Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Jeffrey Kahane, piano Tippet Rise, LLC, The Domo, Fishtail, MT 

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: Movements 3 & 4 Aspen Chamber Symphony; David Robertson, conductor Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO 

Black History Spotlight: Harry Lawrence Freeman 

Michael Abels: Delights and Dances Chicago Sinfonietta; Harlem Quartet; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor 

Robert Schumann: Carnaval: Movements 1 & 2 Kirill Gerstein, piano Album: Kirill Gerstein: Imaginary Pictures Myrios 13 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 Gil Shaham, violin Gstaad Musical Summits, Church, Rougemont, Switzerland 

Giovanni Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor Edgar Meyer, double bass; Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN 

Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in A-flat Major for Horn and Piano, Op. 70 Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Gloria Chien, piano Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA 


02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

02:03:00 00:27:06 Ludwig van Beethoven Quintet for Piano & Winds in E flat major  Op 16   Radu Lupu, piano; Han de Vries, oboe; George Pieterson, clarinet; Vicente Zarzo, horn; Brian Pollard, bassoon Decca  414291

02:33:00 00:26:56 John Alden Carpenter Adventures in a Perambulator  Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury  434319

03:02:00 01:19:28 Jean Sibelius Kullervo Op 7 Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Tommi Hakala, baritone; YL Male Voice Choir Bis  9048

04:26:00 00:17:43 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

04:48:00 00:26:06 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No.  3 in D major  Op 18   Cypress String Quartet Avie  2348

05:16:00 00:29:04 Sergei Prokofiev Waltz Suite Op 110  Marin Alsop São Paulo Symphony Naxos  573518

05:47:00 00:05:00 Ludwig van Beethoven The Ruins of Athens: Overture Op 113  Daniel Harding German Chamber Philharmonic VirginClas  45364

05:53:00 00:04:43 Alexander Borodin Scherzo from String Quartet No. 2   Cleveland Quartet Telarc  80178


06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:04:04 William Sterndale Bennett Romance No.  2 in E flat Op 14   Ian Hobson, piano Arabesque  6596

06:15:00 00:05:58 Gioacchino Rossini La scala di seta: Overture  Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos  570934

06:20:00 00:04:30 Jan Dismas Zelenka Allemande from Capriccio No. 3  Daniel Abraham Bach Sinfonia Sono Lumin  92163

06:30:00 00:08:19 Jean Sibelius Finlandia Op 26 Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä YL Male Voice Choir Bis  9048

06:43:00 00:09:56 Carl Nielsen Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 27  Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic DaCapo  220623

06:54:00 00:02:38 John Dowland Now, o now, I needs must part La Nef  Michael Slattery, tenor Atma  2650

06:58:00 00:02:23 John Philip Sousa March 'The Washington Post'  Loras John Schissel Blossom Festival Band MAA  40601

07:03:00 00:04:30 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Oh Lady   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30090

07:10:00 00:06:19 Jean-Baptiste Arban Variations on Bellini's 'Casta diva' Gothenburg Symphony Edward Gardner Alison Balsom, trumpet EMI  53255

07:20:00 00:03:25 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin: Rigaudon  Carlton Woods Blue Water Chamber Orchestra Blue Water  2010

07:25:00 00:02:32 Georges Bizet Jeux d'enfants: March Op 22  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  131

07:28:00 00:06:40 Felix Mendelssohn Finale from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 25 Chicago Symphony Daniel Barenboim Lang Lang, piano DeutGram  4795448

07:40:00 00:06:48 Johann David Heinichen Concerto Grosso in F major   Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua Archiv  437549

07:50:00 00:02:29 Jean-Féry Rebel Les Élémens: Tambourins   Tempesta di Mare Chandos  805

07:53:00 00:03:59 Leonard Bernstein On the Town: New York, New York London Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas Thomas Hampson, baritone; Kurt Ollmann, baritone; Jon Garrison, tenor DeutGram  27991

07:57:00 00:02:05 Pietro Lappi Canzon "La Seraphina"   Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Decca  807

08:07:00 00:05:41 Peter Tchaikovsky The Oprichnik: Act 4 Dances  Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Naxos  554845

08:15:00 00:10:15 Claude Debussy Danses sacrée et profane Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Lisa Wellbaum, harp DeutGram  2121

08:25:00 00:04:21 Gustav Holst Second Suite for Military Band: March Op 28  Frederick Fennell Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc  80038

08:30:00 00:04:36 Coldplay Viva la Vida   Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano Steinway  30006

08:40:00 00:09:01 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Oboe & Bassoon in G major  European Union Chamber Orch Hans-Peter Hofmann Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, cello Naxos  573374

08:50:00 00:03:22 Giovanni Palestrina Improperium expectavit cor meum  Massimo Palombella Sistine Chapel Choir DeutGram  4795300

08:55:00 00:05:37 Richard Rodgers Cinderella: Overture  John Mauceri Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Philips  434932

09:05:00 00:15:01 Brian Easdale Red Shoes Ballet  Kenneth Alwyn Philharmonia Orchestra Silva  1094

09:25:00 00:03:28 Marvin Hamlisch The Spy Who Loved Me: Nobody Does it  Carl Davis Philharmonia Orchestra Carl Davis  21

09:35:00 00:04:27 Constant Lambert Horoscope: Dance for the Followers of  Barry Wordsworth BBC Concert Orchestra Argo  436118

09:43:00 00:03:12 Aaron Copland Rodeo: Hoedown  Michael Tilson Thomas San Francisco Symphony RCA  63511

09:48:00 00:07:53 Gerald Finzi Rondo from Clarinet Concerto City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Michael Collins, clarinet VirginClas  90718

09:58:00 00:01:15 Sir William Walton Façade: Polka  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips  420155


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00 00:03:04 Gioacchino Rossini La danza Orch del Teatro Comunale Richard Bonynge Luciano Pavarotti, tenor Decca  417011

10:05:00 00:02:17 Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville: Act 2 Finale Orchestra of La Scala Riccardo Chailly Leo Nucci, baritone; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Paolo Barbacini, tenor; La Scala Chorus CBS  37862

10:10:00 00:10:04 Claude Debussy Rapsodie for Saxophone & Orchestra Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner John Harle, saxophone EMI  72109

10:21:00 00:04:08 Manuel de Falla La vida breve: Spanish Dance No.  2   Brazilian Guitar Quartet Delos  3466

10:27:00 00:04:03 Sir Arthur Sullivan HMS Pinafore: Overture  Sir Charles Mackerras Welsh National Opera Orchestra Telarc  80374

10:33:00 00:03:45 Jean-Baptiste Lully Phaëton: Chaconne in G  Jeanne Lamon Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik  1001

10:40:00 00:04:26 Jean-Philippe Rameau The Hen from Concert No. 6 en sextuor  Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre DeutGram  4795448

10:46:00 00:04:02 Gabriel Fauré [and André Messager]: Souvenirs de   Kathryn Stott, piano; Martin Roscoe, piano Hyperion  66911

10:52:00 00:26:56 John Alden Carpenter Adventures in a Perambulator  Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury  434319

11:22:00 00:11:32 Gioacchino Rossini William Tell: Overture  Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos  570934

11:37:00 00:10:13 Frédéric Chopin Polonaise No.  5 in F sharp minor  Op 44   Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  4785334

11:50:00 00:10:32 Johann Adolf Scheibe Sinfonia à 16 in D  Andrew Manze Concerto Copenhagen Chandos  550

12:08:00 00:11:32 Richard Wagner Rienzi: Overture  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  4778773

12:21:00 00:09:21 Daniel Auber Gustave III: Allemande & Pas des folies  Richard Bonynge English Chamber Orchestra Decca  440646

12:32:00 00:04:29 Gioacchino Rossini Il signor Bruschino: Overture  Fritz Reiner Chicago Symphony RCA  300350

12:41:00 00:06:08 Gioacchino Rossini William Tell: Dance for Six  Frederick Fennell London Pops Orchestra Mercury  434356

12:50:00 00:10:11 Camille Saint-Saëns Rhapsodie d'Auvergne Op 73 Royal Philharmonic André Previn Jean-Philippe Collard, piano EMI  49757



13:02:00 00:35:29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major   Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  436421

13:40:00 00:12:58 François Joseph Gossec Symphony in E flat major  Op 5  Matthias Bamert London Mozart Players Chandos  9661

13:54:00 00:04:46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La finta giardiniera: Overture  Hans Vonk Dresden State Orchestra Capriccio  10070


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Elena See

Maurice Ravel: Three Hebraic Melodies Liat Cohen, guitar; Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; Frederic Chaslin, conductor 

Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Martha Argerich, piano; Orchestre National de France; Emmanuel Krivine, conductor Auditorium, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France 

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Joseph Gewirtz from Harrisburg, PA 

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Major, Kk. 159 Yevgeny Sudbin, piano 

Simon Shaheen (arr. Jeff Scott): Dance Mediterranea Imani Winds BPL Chamber Players, Dr. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY 

Black History Spotlight: John Blanke 

Jean Françaix: Quintette; II. Presto-Trio Imani Winds 

Wayne Shorter: Terra Incognita Imani Winds UChicago Presents, Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Reinhold Glière: Ballade for Cello & Piano, Op. 4 Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Adam Neiman, piano Manchester Music Festival, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT 

Edward MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 23 Andre Watts, piano; The Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor The Nashville Symphony, Laura Turner Hall Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN 


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:57:00 00:05:09 Gioacchino Rossini La cambiale di matrimonio: Overture   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  415363

16:06:00 00:02:51 Gioacchino Rossini Duetto buffo di due gatti   Gérard Lesne, countertenor; Rockwell Blake, tenor; Antonio Pappano, piano EMI  55614

16:12:00 00:09:12 Gioacchino Rossini Eduardo e Cristina: Overture  Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos  570934

16:28:00 00:02:30 John Barry Zulu: Main Theme  Nic Raine Royal Philharmonic Royal Phil  33

16:32:00 00:06:14 John Barry Dances With Wolves: Theme  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80319

16:41:00 00:03:45 Jean Sibelius Karelia Suite: Intermezzo Op 11  Osmo Vänskä Lahti Symphony Orchestra Bis  918

16:45:00 00:04:07 Jean Sibelius Karelia Suite: Alla marcia Op 11  Osmo Vänskä Lahti Symphony Orchestra Bis  918

16:52:00 00:03:37 Gilbert & Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance: The Paradox Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Gillian Knight, contralto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Donald Adams, bass Telarc  80353

16:56:00 00:02:54 Antonín Dvorák Scherzo from Sonatina Op 100   Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano DeutGram  449820

17:04:00 00:06:11 Béla Bartók Game of Pairs from Concerto for  Robert Spano Oberlin Symphony Oberlin  8

17:19:00 00:04:15 Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 2: Gypsy Dance  Bridget Reischl Oberlin Symphony Oberlin  61

17:26:00 00:08:38 Muzio Clementi Overture No. 2 in D major   Francesco La Vecchia Rome Symphony Orchestra Naxos  573071

17:40:00 00:04:22 Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No.  2 in E flat major  Op 9   Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA  300350

17:46:00 00:03:30 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 23 in A minor  Op 25   Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram  4795448

17:52:00 00:07:18 Igor Stravinsky The Firebird: Lullaby & Finale  Leonard Bernstein Israel Philharmonic DeutGram  27991



18:09:00 00:11:17 Carl Nielsen Allegro espansivo from Symphony No. 3 Op 27  Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic DaCapo  220623

18:22:00 00:06:06 Peter Tchaikovsky Scherzo-fantaisie in E flat minor  Op 72   Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram  4284

18:31:00 00:03:30 Peter Tchaikovsky Impromptu in E minor  Op 72   Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram  4284

18:36:00 00:18:00 Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Teldec  44005

18:55:00 00:03:17 Peter Tchaikovsky Danse caractéristique in D major  Op 72   Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram  4284


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00 00:17:43 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

19:22:00 00:34:01 Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition  Sir Simon Rattle Berlin Philharmonic EMI  273


20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Performances from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Sweelinck: Onder een Linde groen

Peerson: Alman

Praetorious: Magnificat primi toni--Professor Jonathan Moyer, organ

Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil: 5. Ныне отпущаеши (Now let thy servant depart) & 6. Богородице Дево, радуйся (God-bearing Virgin, rejoice)--Jedidiah Rellihan, tenor; Oberlin College Choir & Gregory Ristow ’01, conductor

Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2--Zheyu Jiang, piano

Schumann: Liederkreis--Professor Timothy LeFebvre, baritone & Tony Cho, piano

Efraín Amaya: Pres-ent & Pathways--Professor Alexa Still, flute


22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by soprano Roberta Alexander

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Divan of Moses Ibn Ezra

Burleigh, arr: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Burleigh, arr: Didn't it rain

Hall Johnson, arr: Give me Jesus

Boatner, arr: Oh, what a beautiful city

Dett, arr: Ride on, Jesus


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:01:00 00:06:22 Edward MacDowell Suite No. 2: Love Song Op 48  Takuo Yuasa Ulster Orchestra Naxos  559075

23:08:00 00:02:24 John Alden Carpenter Looking Glass River   Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano THM  5432

23:10:00 00:08:44 George Frederick Bristow Nocturne from Symphony in F sharp minor  Op 26  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9169

23:21:00 00:05:33 Felix Mendelssohn Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 40 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Saleem Ashkar, piano Decca  4810778

23:26:00 00:07:54 Franz Schubert Andante from Symphony No. 7  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips  412176

23:35:00 00:05:52 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin: Forlane  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

23:41:00 00:11:07 Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No.  9 in A flat major    Daniil Trifonov, piano DeutGram  4795529

23:53:00 00:03:31 Robert Schumann Album for the Young: Lento Op 68   Stephen Hough, piano VirginClas  90770

23:57:00 00:01:15 Leonard Bernstein Anniversary for Stephen Sondheim   Lara Downes, piano Sono Lumin  92207

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