WCLV Program Guide 03-03-2019
1794 first performance of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 ‘The Clock’, the 9th of the 12 so-called ‘London Symphonies’, conducted by the composer, at the Hanover-Square Concert Rooms in London; nickname comes from the ‘ticking’ rhythm throughout the second movement.
1842 first performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’ in Leipzig, inspired by a walking tour of Scotland in 1829, specifically a visit to the ruins of a chapel at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
1875 premiere of Georges Bizet's Carmen at the Opéra-Comique, Paris; not successful at first and Bizet died never knowing of the opera's eventual overwhelming popularity.
1891 Federico Moreno Torroba – Spanish composer (d.1982 at age 91); made important contributions to the classical guitar repertoire, but also wrote for other instruments, including many zarzuelas and 2 operas.
1895 Alexander Voormolen – Dutch composer (d.1980); most popular pieces are the Baron Hop Suites (1924 and 1931) and the concertos for oboe and for 2 oboes (1938).
1899 first performance of Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) in Frankfurt, with the composer conducting; generally agreed to be autobiographical, despite protestations from the composer; the evidence? The work contains more than 30 quotations from Strauss's own works!
1931 an act of Congress makes The Star-Spangled Banner the national anthem of the United States; the lyrics come from Defence of Fort McHenry, a poem written in 1814 by lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the fort’s bombardment by ships of the Royal Navy in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812; the tune is a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London.
1942 first performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’ in Kuybyshev, USSR; the composer initially dedicated the work to the life and deeds of Vladimir Lenin, but decided instead to dedicate the symphony to the city of Leningrad on its completion in December 1941; became very popular in both the Soviet Union and the West as a symbol of Nazi resistance; still regarded as the major musical testament of the estimated 25 million Soviet citizens who lost their lives in World War II.
1944 Florence Quivar – American mezzo-soprano (75 years old); though retired from the operatic stage, she remains active as a concert and recital performer.
1949 Roberta Alexander – American soprano (70 years old); made her debut at the Netherlands Opera in 1975 and remains well known in the Netherlands.
Recording of the Week
00:00 FILM AT FIVE with Bill O’Connell: Academy Award Winners, Pt. 4
Vangelis (arr Thomas Pasatieri): Chariots of Fire: Theme—Randy Kerber, synthesizer; Boston Pops/John Williams (Sony 62592) 3:32
Maurice Jarre: A Passage to India: Suite—Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 10131) 10:01
Ryuichi Sakamoto (arr Angela Morley): The Last Emperor: Theme—London Symphony/John Williams (Sony 62788) 4:55
John Barry: Dances with Wolves: Suite—Cincinnati Pops/Erich Kunzel (Telarc 80319) 6:14
John Williams: Schindler’s List: Main theme— Itzhak Perlman, violin; Pittsburgh Symphony/John Williams (Sony 51333) 3:32
The English Patient: Themes— Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Carl Davis (Naxos 572111) 5:40
James Horner: Titanic: Southampton & Rose—Orchestra/James Horner; Randy Kerber, synthesizer (Sony 63213) 6:54
Howard Shore: The Return of the King: The White Tree & Into the West—Pavel Verner, cello; City of Prague Philharmonic/Nic Raine (Silva 1160) 8:23
01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Conductor: John Storgårds; Soloist: Gil Shaham, violin
Edvard Grieg: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor
Max Raimi: Anger Management (encore)
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
Sergei Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kijé /Carlos Miguel Prieto
03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin – Conductor: Jaap van Zweden; Soloist: Mathias Goerne, baritone
J. S. Bach/Webern: Fuga (Ricercata) from A Musical Offering
Various: Song Program with Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: England Around 1600 - The lute book of the Dark Lord, transcriptions of Elizabethan works for gamba and accordion (!), and music for the 12-course lute
06:00 MUSICA SACRA
06:03:26 Hector Berlioz: Requiem: Sanctus Op 5 Kenneth Riegel, tenor Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Decca 4787779 10:15
06:16:38 Giuseppe Verdi: Stabat Mater from 'Four Sacred Pieces' Atlanta Symphony Chorus Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80254 12:21
06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: Preludes and Fugues - From the core format of organ music, these select and delectable items from beyond the standard repertoire
HENRY MARTIN: Prelude & Fugue No. 9 in B Stephen Tharp (1997 Fisk-Rosales/Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX) Pipedreams 1004
GEORG ANDREAS SORGE: Praeludium No. 4 in e. FRIEDRICH WILHELM MARPURG: Fugue No. 7 in E Martin Haselböck (1753 Silbermann/Parish Church, Frankenstein, Germany) Querstand 0220
FRANZ LACHNER: Prelude & Fugue in E/e Rudolf Innig (1911 Walcker/St. Jacob’s Church, Ilmenau, Germany) MD&G 317 1487
CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Prelude & Fugue in e Tom Winpenny (1892 Binns/Queen’s College Chapel, Oxford, England) Resonus 10104
FERUCCIO BUSONI: Prelude & Fugue, Op. 5 Paolo Bottini (1968 Bevilacqua/St. Andrea Church. Empoli, Italy) Bongiovanni 5191
FREDRIK SIXTEN: Prelude & Fugue (1986) James D. Hicks (1929 Setterquist/Linköping Cathedral,Linköping, Sweden) Pro Organo 7239
08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Transfiguration and Ash Wednesday - In some traditions, The Feast of the Transfiguration brings the season after Epiphany to a close, and precedes Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent. Tune in to this program, as we listen to music of brilliance, and introspection.
09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Spanish Conductor Ataulfo Argenta
Moritz Moszkowski: Spanish Dances, Op.12, Nos.1,3,4,5 London Symphony Orchestra/Ataulfo Argenta (Decca 466378 CD) 9:56
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1: Movements 3 & 4 Julius Katchen, piano; London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Ataulfo Argenta (Decca 460831 CD) 8:12
Enrique Granados: Andaluza: Danza española No.5, op.37 London Symphony Orchestra/Ataulfo Argenta (Decca 466378 CD) 4:06
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” First movement Orquesta Nacioñal de Espana/Ataulfo Argenta (ICA 5087) 14:22
Bedrich Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride Orchestra of the Suisse Romande/Ataulfo Argenta (ICA 5087) 6:56
10:009:55:16 Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor and Pollux: Gavottes Orchestra of the 18th Century Frans Brüggen Philips 426714 3:12
0 IF IT AIN’T BAROQUE with John Mills
10:02:55 Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4: Ouverture BWV 1069 Cologne Chamber Orchestra Helmut Müller-Brühl Naxos 503293 7:18
10:12:32 Georg Philipp Telemann: Don Quixote: Suite TWV 55:G10 Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Koch Intl 7576 17:18
10:33:07 Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 4 Academy of Ancient Music Andrew Manze Harm Mundi 907261 9:46
10:44:45 George Frideric Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell ApolloFire 2002 14:25
11:00:20 Henry Purcell: The Gordian Knot Untied: Suite Z 597 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan Harm Mundi 907110 10:00
11:11:48 Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Partita No. 2: Chaconne BWV 1004 BBC Philharmonic Leonard Slatkin Chandos 9835 12:57
11:27:20 Alessandro Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus Nancy Argenta, soprano English Concert Trevor Pinnock Archiv 423386 22:17
11:51:06 George Frideric Handel: Xerxes: Largo 'Ombra mai fu' Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano English Chamber Orchestra Raymond Leppard Philips 4788977 3:08
11:55:03 Francesco Manfredini (Ital. 1684-1762): Pastorale from Concerto Grosso Op 3 # 12 Lucerne Festival Strings Rudolf Baumgartner DeutGram 469376 4:17
12:00 PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY with Jim Cunningham – Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Maximilian Hornung, cello
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1
PETER TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”
14:00 CARNEGIE HALL LIVE with Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer – Bavarian State Orchestra - Conductor Kirill Petrenko; Soloists: Julia Fischer, violin; Daniel Muller Schott, cello
Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor. Op 102
Peter Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo alla Turca--Yuja Wang, piano
16:00 THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra - An archival concert featuring cellist Jacqueline du Pre, cello, with conductors Louis Lane and Daniel Barenboim – recorded live in Severance Hall
MAURICE RAVEL: “Mother Goose” Suite (1966)
SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Cello Concerto in e, Op (1967
EDUARD LALO: Cello Concerto in d (1973).
17:33:35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 39 K 543 Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 86793 24:42
18:00 FROM THE TOP with America's finest young musicians; recorded May 18, 2018 - From one of the most prestigious teenage music competitions in the country, this episode of From the Top doubles as a documentary featuring the Stulberg International String Competition! In addition to adrenaline-filled performances from three young musicians striving for first prize, we’ll hear from the organization’s executive director and one of the judges
Interview with Margaret Hamilton, the Executive Director of the Stulberg International String Competition
18-year-old violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan from Chicago, Illinois performs the finale, Allegro Assai Vivace, from the Violin Concerto in D, Opus 35 by Erich Korngold, Elizabeth DeMio piano. Bronze medal-winning performance
15-year-old cellist La Li from New York City performs the first and second movements from the Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, by Edward Elgar, Elizabeth DeMio, piano. Silver medal-winning performance
Interview with a judge of the competition, Tony Ross.
16-year-old cellist Charlotte Marckx from Seattle, Washington performs the “Grave” movement from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.
16-year-old cellist Charlotte Marckx from Seattle, Washington performs the third movement from the Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Opus 61 by Camille Saint Saens, Andrea Swann, piano. Gold medal-winning performance
19:00 SPECIAL: Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra & Youth Chorus, Vinay Parameswaran, conductor; Alexander Elliott, baritone
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Tragic Overture Op 81
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: “Iberia”
JOSEPH HAYDN: “Te Deum for Empress Maria Therese”
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Mystical Songs
20:38:24 Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11 Cambridge Singers City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Collegium 109 6:41
20:46:20 Giacomo Puccini: Capriccio sinfonico La Scala Philharmonic Riccardo Muti Sony 63025 13:05
21:00 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild
Andrew Rindfleisch: Lady Evergreen Song (1987) Rosalind Rees, mezzo; Gregg Smith Singers (Living Artist 19406) 15:37
Donald Erb: Clarinet Concerto (1985) Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Grand Rapids Symphony/Catherine Comet, cond. (Koss 3302) 19:14
Howie Smith: Songs for the Children (1986) Howie Smith, alto saxophone, WX7 MIDI wind controller; Cleveland Chamber Symphony/Edwin London, cond. (Albany 298) 11:38
Nikola Resanovich: The Golden Canon Solaris Wind Quintet (Capstone 8677) 7:45
21:57:49 George Enescu: Wedding Dance Daniel Hope, violin DeutGram 4795305 1:42
22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech - From Healing in Hospital to Healthy at Home: A New Narrative for Improving Value; Peter J Pronovost MD, PhD; Chief Clinical Transformation Officer: University Hospitals
23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:01:36 Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals: The Swan Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony 510316 2:49
23:04:26 Gabriel Fauré: Nocturne No. 8 Op 84 # 8 Kathryn Stott, piano Hyperion 66911 2:56
23:07:18 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante from Serenade No. 7 K 250 Oldrich Vlcek, violin Prague Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Telarc 80161 9:47
23:18:15 Howard Hanson: Andante from Symphony No. 2 Op 30 St. Louis Symphony Leonard Slatkin EMI 6612 8:02
23:26:17 Johannes Brahms: Adagio from Clarinet Quintet Op 115 Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet Chamber Ensemble Mercury 4811409 11:40
23:38:51 Alexander Glazunov: Novelette No. 3 for Strings Op 15 # 3 St. Petersburg String Quartet Delos 3262 4:08
23:43:00 Luigi Boccherini: Andante from Cello Concerto No. 9 G 482 Jian Wang, cello Camerata Salzburg DeutGram 474236 6:16
23:49:16 Franz Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 3 S 139/3 Claudio Arrau, piano Philips 4788977 4:14
23:54:18 Franz Waxman: Old Acquaintance: Elegy for Strings National Philharmonic Charles Gerhardt RCA 81265 3:30
23:58:07 Leroy Anderson: Melody on Two Notes BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Naxos 559357 1:48