WCLV Program Guide 03-16-2019


March 16

1870 first performance of the original version of Peter Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet in Moscow with Nicolas Rubinstein conducting; the subject was suggested to Tchaikovsky by Mily Balakirev, who also provided the composer with a detailed plot outline and the musical form, including keys; the work was revised twice, and it is the 1880 final version that is most often heard today.

1894 premiere of Jules Massenet's Thaïs in Paris; set in Egypt during Byzantine rule, where a Cenobite monk, Athanaël, attempts to convert Thaïs, an Alexandrian courtesan and devotee of Venus, to Christianity; the opera is often described as bearing a sort of ‘religious eroticism’.

1920 John Addison – English composer (d.1998); best known for film scores for A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) and Sleuth (1972) among many others.

1934 Sir Roger Norrington – English conductor (85 years old); founded the Schütz Choir in 1962 and the London Classical Players in 1978.

1937 David Del Tredici – American composer (82 years old); had a decade-long obsession with the work of Lewis Carroll (e.g. An Alice Symphony, Vintage Alice, Adventures Underground, and Final Alice);  awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for In Memory of a Summer Day, the first part of Child Alice.

1953 Claus Peter Flor – German conductor (66 years old); principal guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony from 1999 to 2008, and from 2008 to 2014, music director of the Malaysian Philharmonic.


Recording of the Week

Claudio Abbado – The Complete RCA & Sony Album...

Mar. 4, 2019

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:02:19  Frederick Delius: Intermezzo from 'Fennimore and Gerda'     Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Argo 433704 5:51

00:09:23  Josef Suk: Serenade for Strings Op 6    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 447109 23:56

00:34:46  Léo Delibes: Sylvia: Cortège de Bacchus     San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas SF Sym 60 5:39

00:41:33  Peter Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake: Danse générale & Coda     Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Valéry Gergiev Decca 10104 5:08

00:48:06  Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 Op 82    Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi MAA 1032 28:19

01:20:36  Jan Koetsier: Children's Circus Op 79    London Brass  Teldec 46069 13:33

01:36:00  John Knowles Paine: Departure of Winter from Symphony No. 2 Op 34    Ulster Orchestra JoAnn Falletta Naxos 559748 14:23

01:51:15  Anton Rubinstein: Melody in F Op 3 # 1 John O'Conor, piano   Telarc 80391 4:14

01:56:13  Samuel Barber: Souvenirs Suite: Waltz Op 28    Atlanta Symphony Yoel Levi Telarc 80441 3:56


02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Camilla de Rossi: Sinfonia from "Il Sacrifizio di Abramo" Movements 1 Largo and 4 Presto e piano JoAnn Falletta, lute; Bay Area Women's Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Album: Baroquen Treasures Newport 60102 Music: 4:32

Darius Milhaud: Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, Op. 157b Prima Trio Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, West Room, West Palm Beach, FL Music: 12:23

Robert Paterson: Dark Mountains The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY Music: 13:12

Samuel Barber: Souvenirs Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR Music: 19:22

Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune Simon Trpceski, piano Album: Debussy: Images; Arabesques; Children's Corner; Clair de lune; L'Isle joyeuse EMI 272 Music: 4:36

Johann Sebastian Bach: Selections from Musical Offering, BWV 1079 Stephanie McNab, flute; Calidore String Quartet Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA Music: 9:24

Alfonso Montes: Llanura Los Angeles Guitar Quartet 92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, NY Music: 5:49

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 Simon Trpceski, piano; Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Macelaru, conductor Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fartein Valen, Stavanger Konserthus, Stavanger, Norway Music: 27:03


04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

04:01:48  Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy Op 25   Tianwa Yang, violin Navarre Symphony Ernest Martinez Izquierdo Naxos 503293 13:46

04:16:06  Hildegard von Bingen: Ave Maria    Richard Stoltzman, clarinet Chamber Ensemble  RCA 68416 5:42

04:23:58  Edvard Grieg: Norwegian Dance No. 2 Op 35    Iceland Symphony Petri Sakari Chandos 9028 2:27

04:27:21  Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 2  BWV 826 Jeffrey Biegel, piano   Steinway 30001 18:03

04:47:14  Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring     Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin DeutGram 19032 32:59

05:25:15  Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Overture  D 797  Vienna Philharmonic Riccardo Muti EMI 54873 10:31

05:36:47  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Souvenir de Porto Rico Op 31   Cecile Licad, piano   Naxos 559145 6:42

05:44:17  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada: Procession of the Nobles     Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Naxos 503293 4:53

05:50:00  Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for Trumpet & 2 Oboes    Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Hugh Wolff Teldec 10788 9:58


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

06:00:50 Xavier Montsalvatge: Calidoscopi Simfonic  BBC Symphony Orchestra  Juanjo Mena  Chandos 10735

06:17:50 Leos Janácek: Violin Sonata  Elena Urioste, violin; Hugh Sung, piano  White Pine Music 213

06:36:13 Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet #1  Simón Bolívar String Quartet  Deutsche Grammophon 1798002  

07:00:50 Jose Evangelista: Spanish Garland, 12 Folk melodies from Spain (1993) Del Sol String Quartet  Sono Luminus 92164

07:12:28 Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1  Claudio Arrau, piano; Philadelphia Orchestra  Eugene Ormandy  Sony Classical 62338

07:34:19 Jesús Guridi: String Quartet No. 1  Bretón String Quartet  Naxos 8573036



Erich Korngold: Suite for Piano Left Hand, Two Violins, and Cello Op. 23: Movement 4 Wu Qian, piano; Sean Lee violin; Danbi Um, violin; Mihai Marica, cello CMSLC & University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA Music: 4:41

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski, conductor Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH Music: 17:25

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Stacy Fahrion from Denver, CO Music: ~9:07

Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56 Stick Dance Andrew Rangell, piano Album: A Folk Song Runs Through It Steinway & Sons 30018 Music: 4:48 (excerpt)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lie cher, Op. 42 Kyoko Takezawa, violin; Wu Qian, piano Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA Music: 16:47

Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche for Two Pianos, Op. 1: Movement 2 Vif Sergio Tiempo, piano; Karin Lechner, piano Album: Duo Lechner Tiempo: La Belle Epoque Avanticlassic 10312 Music: 4:28

Traditional (arr. Pablo Casals): Song of the Birds Heifetz Internat'l Music Institute: Noemie Raymond-Friset, cello; Stefan Petrov, piano University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Fine and Performing Arts Department, Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, Baltimore, MD Music: 2:30

Peter Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Sergio Tiempo, piano; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Xian Zhang, conductor Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA Music: 34:38

Pete Seeger (arr. Adam Ward): Where have all the flowers gone? Chanticleer; William Fred Scott, conductor Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA Music: 05:43


10:00 CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Jacqueline Gerber

10:04:07  Traditional: Rob Roy: O'Sullivan's March     Boston Pops Keith Lockhart RCA 68901 3:00

10:08:52  Johann Strauss Jr: Waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube' Op 314    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 9:44

10:20:03  Traditional: Cindy    Turtle Creek Chorale Chamber Ensemble Timothy Seelig Reference 61 3:45

10:49:44  Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations: Finale Op 36    Kansas City Symphony Michael Stern Reference 129 5:10

10:55:17  Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose: Laideronnette, Empress    Martha Argerich, piano   DeutGram 4795096 2:46


11:00 CLASSICS FOR KIDS with Naomi Lewin: Contemporary Women Composers; CLASSICAL WEEKEND

11:07:18  Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite for Recorder & Strings in a: Les Plaisirs  TWV 55:a2 Elissa Berardi, recorder Philomel Baroque Orchestra  Centaur 2366 3:31

11:13:21  Peter Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture     Czech Philharmonic Semyon Bychkov Decca 4830656 19:17

11:34:28  Joseph Haydn: Overture to an English Opera     London Classical Players Sir Roger Norrington EMI 55192 4:10

11:42:09  John Williams: E.T.: Adventures on Earth     Boston Pops John Williams Philips 411185 9:11

11:53:24  Traditional: Lark in the Morning Medley    Kathie Stewart, flute Apollo's Fire Countryside Players Jeannette Sorrell Avie 2205 4:22

11:58:10  Traditional: The Wearin' of the Green    Robert Shaw Chorale  Robert Shaw RCA 63646 1:25


12:00 FROM THE TOP with America's finest young musicians; recorded February 3, 2019 - This week’s From the Top celebrates the 125th anniversary of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, one of our country’s great training grounds for teenage classical musicians. While this episode’s guest host, actor Lawrence Gilliard Jr., is known for his roles on The Wire and HBO’s The Deuce, he is also a conservatory trained classical clarinetist.  He introduces us to a wonderful line up of currents students and alums of Walnut Hill

Walnut Hill String Chamber Orchestra performs the fourth movement, Finale. Vivace ma non troppo, from String Quartet No.12, Op.96 by Antonín Dvořák, arr. Beatrice Affron

Cellist and Walnut Hill Alum Tony Rymer performs the third movement, Rasch und mit Feuer, from Fantasiestücke, Op.73 by Robert Schumann

16-year-old pianist Taylor Wang from Dayton, Ohio performs "Ondine" from Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel

Soprano and Walnut Hill Alum Lauren Michelle performs "Si, mi chiamano Mimi” from La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, with Jung-A Bang, piano

19-year-old trumpet player Huanyi Yang from Beijing, China performs “Legende” by Georges Enescu

Walnut Hill Alumni Piano Trio (Tony Rymer, cello; Gergana Haralampieva, violin; Evren Ozel, piano) performs the second movement, Scherzo: Allegro con brio, from Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich



Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff

Baritone Ambrogio Maestri brings his larger-than-life portrayal of the title role back for the first time since his Met role debut in the 2013–14 season. Robert Carsen’s insightful production—which moves the action to postwar England in the 1950s—features an exceptional cast that includes soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford and soprano Golda Schultz as Nannetta  (Conductor: Richard Farnes)


15:55 CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Rob Grier

15:56:14  Antonio Salieri: Falstaff: Overture     London Mozart Players Matthias Bamert Chandos 9877 4:12

16:03:27  Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto No. 7    Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet Potsdam Chamber Academy  Decca 4814711 20:16

16:27:51  Joseph Joachim: Henry IV Overture Op 7    London Philharmonic Leon Botstein IMP 27 14:55

16:45:24  Otto Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture     Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Lance Friedel Naxos 573418 8:17


17:00 FILM AT FIVE with Bill O’Connell: Irish Movies

Traditional (arr Leroy Anderson): The Irish Washerwoman—Symphony Orchestra/Leroy Anderson (MCA 9815) 2:36

Traditional (arr Donald Hunsberger) Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms—Wynton Marsalis, cornet; Eastman Wind Ensemble/Donald Hunsberger (CBS 42137) 3:26             

Maurice Jarre: Ryan's Daughter: Suite—Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 10131) 8:29

George Frideric Handel (arr Olivier Fourés): Sarabande from Keyboard Suite HWV 437 (aka ‘Theme from Barry Lyndon’)—Daniel Hope, violin; (DeutGram 4795448) 3:03

Traditional (arr Leroy Anderson): The Wearing of the Green—Symphony Orchestra/Leroy Anderson (MCA 9815) 3:04

Traditional / William Butler Yeats (arr Bob Chilcott): Down By the Sally Gardens—The King’s Singers (EMI 54904) 2:33

Burton Lane / E.Y. Harburg: Finian's Rainbow: How Are Things in Glocca Morra?—Jeanne Carson; Bobby Howes; Orchestra/Max Meth (RCA 7892) 3:02

Elmer Bernstein: My Left Foot: Suite—Cynthia Millar, ondes martinet; Royal Philharmonic Pops/Elmer Bernstein (Denon 75288) 7:12

John Williams (arr Antoine Bareil): Far and Away: Themes—Angèle Dubeau, violin; La Pietà (Analekta 8733) 5:33

John Williams: Angela's Ashes: The Lanes of Limerick—Yolanda Kondonassis, harp (Azica 71281) 3:43

James Horner: Braveheart: For the Love of a Princess—City of Prague Philharmonic (Silva 1398) 4:17

Traditional (arr Leroy Anderson): The Rakes of Mallow—Symphony Orchestra/Leroy Anderson (MCA 9815) 3:03


18:00 FOOTLIGHT PARADE: SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL with Bill Rudman: 1966 on Stage and Screen - A parade of hits: "Cabaret," "Mame," "Sweet Charity" -- plus two Stephen Sondheim musicals and much more


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:03:12  Franz Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy  D 760 Leslie Howard, piano Budapest Symphony Orchestra Karl Anton Rickenbacher Hyperion 67403 21:36

19:27:23  Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103     London Classical Players Sir Roger Norrington EMI 55002 28:06


20:00 SATURDAYS FROM SEVERANCE with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst; Paul Jacobs, organ - LIVE from Severance Hall

JOSEPH HAYDN: Symphony No. 34

BERND RICHARD DEUTSCH: “Okeanos” for Organ and Orchestra



22:00 WEEKEND RADIO with Robert Conrad 


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:04:08  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 16 Op 32 # 5 Vassily Primakov, piano   Bridge 9348 3:33

23:07:41  Charles Gounod: Hymne à Sainte Cécile    Leslie Howard, piano   Hyperion 66683 11:21

23:19:01  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute: Ach, ich fühl's    Barbara Bonney, soprano Philharmonia Zürich Nikolaus Harnoncourt Teldec 242716 4:03

23:24:35  Sir Edward Elgar: In Moonlight from 'In the South' Op 50    English Chamber Orchestra Paul Goodwin Harm Mundi 907258 4:04

23:28:39  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Andantino from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 99   Norbert Kraft, guitar Northern Chamber Orchestra Nicholas Ward Naxos 503293 7:30

23:37:39  Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 20    Benjamin Grosvenor, piano   Decca 16421 3:42

23:41:22  Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder: Langsam Op 113 # 4 Yuri Bashmet, viola   RCA 60112 6:54

23:48:15  Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus: Adagio     Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Valéry Gergiev Philips 442011 8:44

23:57:30  Olivier Messiaen: O sacrum convivium    Atlanta Symphony Chorus  Norman Mackenzie Telarc 80654 3:01



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