WCLV Program Guide 06-07-2019


June 7

1897 George Szell - Hungarian-born American conductor and occasional composer/arranger (d.1970); legendary Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-1970; widely considered one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors.

1937 Neeme Järvi - Estonian conductor (83 years old); he and his wife Lilia have three children, the conductors Paavo Järvi and Kristian Järvi, and flutist Maarika Järvi.

1941 Jaime Laredo - Bolivian violinist and conductor (79 years old); he came to Cleveland in 1953 to study at the Cleveland Music School Settlement under Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster Josef Gingold before going on to the Curtis Institute of Music; he and wife Sharon Robinson are members of the string faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

1945 premiere of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes at Sadler's Wells; the masterpiece of 20th- century English opera, the American premiere was given in 1946 at Tanglewood conducted by Leonard Bernstein.     

1963 Roberto Alagna - French tenor (57 years old); as a teen he began busking and singing pop in Parisian cabarets; he later switched to opera, influenced by recordings of many historic tenors but primarily by the films of Mario Lanza.

Recording of the Week

American Rapture

May. 27, 2019

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:00:35  Frédéric Chopin: Romance from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 11   Krystian Zimerman, piano Polish Festival Orchestra Krystian Zimerman DeutGram 459684 12:32

00:14:10  Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in E-Flat     Angeles Quartet  Decca 4783695 17:22

00:32:24  Anatoly Liadov: Polonaise No. 1 Op 49    Mexico City Philharmonic Enrique Bátiz ASV 657 6:22

00:39:20  Gioacchino Rossini: Il signor Bruschino: Overture     Prague Sinfonia Christian Benda Naxos 570934 4:46

00:45:38  Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Op 17    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Kurt Masur Teldec 44943 33:32

01:23:28  George Szell: Variations on an Original Theme Op 4    CIM Orchestra Carl Topilow CIM 2152 14:14

01:38:57  Mario Lavista: Clepsydra     Philharmonic Orch of Americas Alondra de la Parra Sony 75555 10:33

01:50:21  Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS 46286 4:42

01:55:30  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Minuet  K 355 András Schiff, piano   Decca 421369 2:37


02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Claude Debussy (arr. Hubert Mouton): Reverie Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor Album: Reveries/ Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra Reference 99 Music: 4:29

Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port of Call Gateways Music Festival Orchestra; Michael Morgan, conductor Gateways Music Festival, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY Music: 9:08

Rebecca Clarke: Prelude, Allegro, Pastorale Bil Jackson, clarinet; Toby Appel, viola Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO Music: 11:54

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op 15 in D minor: Movement 1 Rafal Blechacz, piano; The Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, conductor Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN Music: 21:44

Bedrich Smetana: Memories of Bohemia in the form of a Polka Peter Schmalfuss, piano Album: Bedrich Smetana - Works for Piano Thorofon 2005 Music: 4:20

Samuel Barber: Symphony No. 1 The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY Music: 21:19

Bedrich Smetana: From My Homeland Gil Morgenstern, violin; Benjamin Hochman, piano An Appalachian Summer Festival, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center, Boone, NC Music: 8:09

Andrea Falconieri: Canzone con il basso continuo Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players; Gwyn Roberts & Richard Stone, Directors; Emlyn Ngai, Concertmaster Tempesta di Mare, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA Music: 13:01


04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

03:57:52  Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 Op 26   Daniel Hope, violin Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Sakari Oramo DeutGram 15312 24:34

04:23:38  Peter Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake: Waltz     Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Valéry Gergiev Decca 10104 5:26

04:31:07  Jean-Philippe Rameau: The Hen from Concert No. 6 en sextuor     Musicians of the Louvre Marc Minkowski DeutGram 4795448 4:26

04:36:40  Frédéric Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu Op 66   Jon Nakamatsu, piano   Harm Mundi 907244 5:18

04:43:01  Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 Op 95    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell United Archives 13 38:17

05:24:38  Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons: 'Autumn' Concerto Op 8 # 3 Anne Akiko Meyers, violin English Chamber Orchestra David Lockington E1 Music 7790 10:50

05:37:12  Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture Op 21    Berlin Philharmonic Claudio Abbado Sony 304505 11:42

05:49:48  Franz Schubert: Five Minuets: Minuet No. 4  D 89 Gidon Kremer, violin Chamber Orchestra of Europe  DeutGram 437535 0:54

05:52:06  Claude Debussy: La plus que lente     San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas SF Sym 60 6:20


06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:08:09  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 3:57

06:13:57  Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice     Montreal Symphony Kent Nagano Decca 4830396 10:30

06:25:54  Richard Allison: Batchelar's Delight     Corona Guitar Quartet  Albany 1084 3:33

06:30:21  Gabriel Fauré: Ave verum corpus Op 65 # 1 Richard Stoltzman, clarinet Chamber Ensemble  RCA 68416 4:40

06:41:13  Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture Op 21    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 485 11:27

06:54:41  Igor Stravinsky: Ave Maria    Fairhaven Singers  Ralph Woodward Guild 7380 2:09

06:58:14  John Philip Sousa: March of the Royal Trumpets     Central Band of the RAF Keith Brion Naxos 559730 3:57

07:05:44  Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 6:19

07:14:46  Franz Schubert: Scherzo from Piano Trio No. 1  D 898 Joseph Kalichstein, piano   Bridge 9376 7:10

07:23:17  Harold Arlen: Get Happy    Jenny Lin, piano   Steinway 30011 4:48

07:29:24  Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado: Tit Willow    Richard Suart, baritone Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Telarc 80284 2:30

07:32:02  Goff Richards: Homage to the Noble Grape: Champagne     London Brass  Teldec 46069 2:32

07:37:48  Josef Strauss: Waltz 'Village Swallows from Austria' Op 164    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 8:57

07:47:10  Traditional: Lark in the Morning Medley    Kathie Stewart, flute Apollo's Fire Countryside Players Jeannette Sorrell Avie 2205 4:22

07:54:09  Leonard Bernstein: Candide: Overture     New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Sony 63085 4:08

08:08:56  Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS 46286 5:25

08:16:43  Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 58   Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Mahler Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes Sony 370548 10:00

08:28:55  Michelangelo Galilei: Toccata for solo Lute    Lucas Harris, lute   Tafelmusik 1001 3:47

08:32:53  Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem: Sanctus    Chicago Symphony Chorus Chicago Symphony Riccardo Muti CSO Resound 9011006 2:34

08:40:40  Ludwig van Beethoven: Finale from Symphony No. 8 Op 93    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 373715 7:49

08:49:54  Jennifer Higdon: Rap Knock from Harp Concerto    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Rochester Philharmonic Ward Stare Azica 71327 4:49

08:55:59  Henry Mancini: The Pink Panther: Theme     Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Carl Davis Naxos 572111 3:53

09:05:48  Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 488 17:02

09:29:39  Artie Shaw: Clarinet Concerto    Sharon Kam, clarinet London Symphony Gregor Bühl Teldec 88482 7:32

09:39:22  Stephen Foster: Hard Times Come Again No More    Thomas Hampson, baritone   THM 5432 4:30

09:46:06  William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony: Longings     Detroit Symphony Neeme Järvi Chandos 9154 7:19

09:56:57  Jennifer Higdon: Lullaby from Harp Concerto    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Rochester Philharmonic Ward Stare Azica 71327 4:54


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:03:45  Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 488 2:25

10:06:40  Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite: Troika Op 60    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 218 2:43

10:11:11  Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS 38486 13:18

10:25:51  Franz Schubert: Scherzo from Octet  D 803 Robert Marcellus, clarinet Cleveland Orchestra George Szell MAA 97 6:08

10:33:52  Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3: Bourrée & Gigue  BWV 1068  Cologne Chamber Orchestra Helmut Müller-Brühl Naxos 503293 4:02

10:39:01  George Frideric Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1: Bourrée & Hornpipe     Aradia Ensemble Kevin Mallon Naxos 503293 4:51

10:44:43  Emmanuel Chabrier: Dix pièces pittoresques: Menuet pompeux     Minnesota Orchestra Eiji Oue Reference 79 4:30

10:51:25  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2  K 493 George Szell, piano Budapest String Quartet  Sony 86793 21:47

11:16:21  John Ireland: A London Overture     London Symphony Richard Hickox Chandos 8879 13:34

11:32:19  Vasily Kalinnikov: The Cedar and the Palm     Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Neeme Järvi Chandos 7093 12:29

11:46:27  Felix Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 5     Northern Chamber Orchestra Nicholas Ward Naxos 553161 11:00

12:06:25  Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op 28    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 48272 14:17

12:22:27  Richard Strauss: Scherzo from Piano Sonata Op 5   David Golub, piano   Arabesque 6664 2:48

12:28:08  Antonio Salieri: Cublai Overture     London Mozart Players Matthias Bamert Chandos 9877 3:42

12:33:16  Joseph Haydn: Fantasia  H 17:4 Marina Lomazov, piano   Lomazov 100 5:52

12:41:05  César Franck: Symphonic Variations    Leon Fleisher, piano Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS 37812 14:32

12:56:34  Camille Saint-Saëns: Marche militaire française Op 60    London Philharmonic Geoffrey Simon Cala 4031 4:20

13:01:25  Pietro Lappi: Canzon "La Seraphina"     Philip Jones Brass Ensemble  Decca 807 2:05

13:04:05  Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata on the 9th tone for 8 parts    Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble  Vittorio Negri CBS 42645 2:19

13:09:15  George Szell: Lyric Overture Op 5    CIM Orchestra Louis Lane CIM 2152 21:36

13:56:44  Franz Schubert: Moment Musical No. 3  D 780 Gil Shaham, violin   DeutGram 471568 2:01


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Robert Burns: Ae Fond Kiss Nicola Benedetti, violin; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Rory Macdonald, conductor Album: Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy Decca 21290 Music: 04:36

Gordon Goodwin: Four Views (2014) Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL Music: 14:13

Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 Nicola Benedetti, violin; Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY Music: 25:54

Earl Scruggs: Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Encore) Decoda Cello Quartet String Theory at the Hunter, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN Music: 2:31

 Zhao Jiping: Summer in the high Grassland Yo-Yo Ma, cello Members of the Silk Road Ensemble Album: Beyond the Horizon Sony 93962 Music: 4:31

Claude Debussy: Trois Chansons Center City Brass Quintet; Anthony DiLorenzo, trumpet; Geoffrey Hardcastle, trumpet; Richard King, horn; Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto, trombone; Craig Knox, tuba University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA Music: 5:55

Henry Purcell: Six Keyboard Lessons Fabio Zanon, guitar Americas Society, Salon Simon Bolivar, New York, NY Music: 6:31

Osvaldo Golijov: Azul  Yo-Yo Ma, cello; The Knights Album: Azul Warner Classics 559989 Music: 28:17


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:57:24  Ludwig van Beethoven: Scherzo from Symphony No. 3 Op 55    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 373715 5:33

16:06:45  Hector Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust: Rákóczy March     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell MAA 10603 4:20

16:13:52  Robert Schumann: Overture to Byron's 'Manfred' Op 115    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 62349 11:03

16:27:23  Howard Shore: The Two Towers: The Riders of Rohan     City of Prague Philharmonic Nic Raine Silva 1160 3:53

16:34:20  Amy Beach: Scherzo from Piano Concerto Op 45   Danny Driver, piano BBC Scottish Symphony Rebecca Miller Hyperion 68130 5:38

16:42:25  Gioacchino Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture     CityMusic Cleveland James Gaffigan CityMusic 3 7:36

16:52:31  Jennifer Higdon: Joy Ride from Harp Concerto    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp Rochester Philharmonic Ward Stare Azica 71327 4:36

16:58:44  Frédéric Chopin: Etude No. 4 Op 10 # 4 Irena Portenko, piano   Blue Griff 213 2:09

17:04:25  Gioacchino Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 62653 6:56

17:20:05  Giacomo Puccini: Chrysanthemums     Quartetto di Cremona  Klanglogo 1400 6:02

17:27:56  Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals: Pt. 4    Peter Schickele, narrator Atlanta Symphony Yoel Levi Telarc 80350 7:44

17:40:43  Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op 118 # 2 Jorge Federico Osorio, piano   Cedille 171 5:47

17:47:26  Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 17    Yaara Tal, piano   Sony 53285 2:53

17:52:48  Franz Schubert: Scherzo from Piano Trio No. 2  D 929 Joseph Kalichstein, piano   Bridge 9376 7:01



18:09:28  Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 95     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 768779 20:24

18:31:44  Bedrich Smetana: Polka from String Quartet No. 1     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 63151 5:14

18:39:18  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 5 Op 46 # 5  Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 209 3:17

18:43:57  Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell MAA 97 8:48

18:54:26  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Impresario: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 3:58


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:01:40  Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 489 15:00

19:19:11  George W. Chadwick: Symphony No. 2 Op 21    Detroit Symphony Neeme Järvi Chandos 9334 35:00

19:56:34  Johannes Brahms: Feldeinsamkeit Op 86 # 2 Zuill Bailey, cello   Telarc 32664 2:49


20:00 SPECIAL: COYO European Tour Send-Off Concert, live from Severance Hall - Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

John Adams: The Chairman Dances – Foxtrot for Orchestra

Bela Bartok: Dance Suite

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Op 73


22:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

22:01:13  Antonín Dvorák: Piano Concerto in g Op 33   Rudolf Firkusny, piano Cleveland Orchestra George Szell United Archives 13 36:31

22:39:18  Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 Op 105    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell MAA 97 19:10



23:04:21  Duke Ellington: Solitude     Detroit Symphony Neeme Järvi Chandos 9227 3:56

23:08:18  Sir John Tavener: Song of the Angel    Patricia Rozario, soprano Academy of Ancient Music Paul Goodwin Harm Mundi 907231 4:54

23:13:13  Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 18 Op 62 # 2 Rafal Blechacz, piano   DeutGram 10870 5:33

23:21:09  Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio from Piano Trio Op 11    Beaux Arts Trio  Philips 4788977 4:58

23:26:07  Peter Tchaikovsky: Elegy from Serenade for Strings Op 48    East Coast Chamber Orch  E1 Music 7784 9:58

23:36:06  Victor Herbert: Andante from Cello Concerto No. 2    Mark Kosower, cello Ulster Orchestra JoAnn Falletta Naxos 573517 7:35

23:44:49  Gabriel Fauré: Adagio from Piano Quartet No. 1 Op 15   Emanuel Ax, piano   Sony 48066 7:57

23:52:47  Franz Liszt: Consolation No. 5  S 172/5 Nelson Freire, piano   Decca 4782728 2:20

23:56:04  Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata: Act 1 Prelude     CityMusic Cleveland James Gaffigan CityMusic 3 3:28



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