WCLV Program Guide 02-18-2020


February 18

1632 Giovanni Battista Vitali – Italian composer and violone player (d.1692); his Artificii musicali  Op 13 (1689) is one of the most comprehensive studies of counterpoint before Bach’s The Art of Fugue and Musical Offering.

1869 first complete performance of Johannes Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) in Leipzig with Carl Reinecke conducting the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Chorus; the composer’s longest composition is sacred but non-liturgical.          

1919 first performance of Deems Taylor’s chamber suite Through the Looking Glass by the New York Chamber Music Society; inspired by Lewis Carroll’s story of the same title, the sequel to Alice in Wonderland.

1939 Marek Janowski – Polish-born German conductor (81 years old); holds the Otto Klemperer Guest Conductor Chair with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

1947 premiere of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s one-act comedy The Telephone in New York City at the Heckscher Theater, now known as Teatro Heckscher.

1952 first performance of Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante Op 125 (as ‘Cello Concerto No. 2’), in Moscow, with Sviatoslav Richter conducting and soloist Mstislav Rostropovich.

1965 first performance of Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, by harpist Nicanor Zabaleta, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting.

Recording of the Week

Royal Fireworks

Feb. 10, 2020

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

23:57:12  Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits    Susan Palma-Nidel, flute Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  00:04:27  François Couperin: Les Sylvains    Lucas Harris, theorbo   Délices 2009 3:46

00:09:38  Pietro Mascagni: L'amico Fritz: Intermezzo     BBC Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda Chandos 10634 4:49

00:16:40  John Bull: Ut, re, mi, fa, so, la    Alan Feinberg, piano   Steinway 30019 5:44

00:24:01  Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem Op 45   Malin Hartelius, soprano Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst MAA 2010 1:05:32

01:34:24  Nikolai Tcherepnin: The Enchanted Kingdom Op 39    Russian National Orchestra Mikhail Pletnev DeutGram 447084 13:26

01:48:53  Charles Gounod: Meditation after Bach 'Ave Maria'    Yo-Yo Ma, cello   Sony 510316 2:40

01:52:23  Claude Debussy: Suite bergamasque: Passepied    Vassily Primakov, piano   Bridge 9350 3:34


02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Hector Berlioz: Rakoczy March, from The Damnation of Faust New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Album: Bernstein Favorite Marches Sony 46709 Music: 4:31

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48 (excerpts) Lawrence Brownlee, tenor; Myra Huang, piano Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI Music: 7:21

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2 New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY Music: 30:15

Richard Galliano: Tango pour Claude Russian Renaissance Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI Music: 4:26

Erich Korngold: Kings Row National Philharmonia; Charles Gerhardt, conductor Album: The Sea Hawk: The Classic Film Scores Of Erich Wolfgang Korngold RCA Victor 7890-2 Music: 1:39

John Philip Sousa: Semper Fidelis March United States Marine Band Album: Sousa Original / "President's Own" United States Marine Band Altissimo 5558 Music: 2:46

Camille Saint-Saens: Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs, Op. 79 Elizabeth Mann, flute; Jonathan Fischer, oboe; Daniel Gilbert, clarinet; William Wolfram, piano Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO Music: 10:44

Nanette von Schaden: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat Major Christine Schornsheim, fortepiano; L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra; Michi Gaigg, conductor Augsburg Mozart Festival 2008, Little Golden Hall, Augsburg, Germany Music: 24:23

David Conte, arr. Ryan Nowlin: A Copland Portrait United States Marine Band; Col. Jason K. Fettig, conductor United States Marine Band, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA Music: 7:34


04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

03:57:18  Alexander Voormolen: Concerto for 2 Oboes    Pauline Oostenrijk, oboe The Hague Philharmonic Matthias Bamert Chandos 9815 21:39

04:19:55  Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 Op 53   Olga Kern, piano   Harm Mundi 907402 6:45

04:29:58  Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Op 39   Royal Choral Society London Philharmonic Sir Andrew Davis EMI 28379 6:26

04:38:20  Modest Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: Prelude 'Dawn on the Moscow River'     Vienna Philharmonic Valéry Gergiev Philips 468526 5:46

04:45:26  Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 Op 39    Vienna Philharmonic Lorin Maazel Decca 4785437 36:05

05:25:30  Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz: Overture     Hanover Band Roy Goodman Nimbus 5154 9:56

05:36:39  Georges Bizet: Jeux d'enfants: Petite Suite Op 22    Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Decca 4787779 11:35

05:49:56  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 7 Op 46 # 7  Bavarian Radio Symphony Rafael Kubelik DeutGram 4793449 3:08

05:54:12  Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser: Pilgrims' Chorus    Atlanta Symphony Chorus Men Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80333 4:55


06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:57  Emmanuel Chabrier: Habanera    Angela Hewitt, piano   Hyperion 67515 4:25

06:15:06  Victor Herbert: Allegro from Cello Concerto No. 1 Op 8   Mark Kosower, cello Ulster Orchestra JoAnn Falletta Naxos 573517 11:10

06:26:40  Stephen Foster: Hard Times Come Again No More    Thomas Hampson, baritone   THM 5432 4:30

06:31:39  George Butterworth: English Idyll No. 1     BBC Scottish Symphony Andrew Manze BBC 392 5:06

06:42:06  Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth: Ballet Music     Bournemouth Symphony José Serebrier Naxos 572818 10:10

06:54:24  Antonín Dvorák: Scherzo from String Quartet No. 12 Op 96    Royal Philharmonic Charles Rosekrans Telarc 80610 4:04

06:59:20  John Philip Sousa: March 'The White Rose'     Royal Artillery Band Keith Brion Naxos 559092 3:17

07:07:40  Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Oboe Sonata in G     Duo Amaral  DuoAmaral 2013 7:02

07:16:29  Franz Schubert: Konzertstück  D 345 Gidon Kremer, violin Chamber Orchestra of Europe Gidon Kremer DeutGram 437535 10:35

07:28:38  Igor Stravinsky: Tango in d    Marc-André Hamelin, piano   Hyperion 68189 3:04

07:33:07  Robert Fuchs: Menuetto from Serenade No. 3 Op 21    Cologne Chamber Orchestra Christian Ludwig Naxos 572607 5:47

07:44:20  Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3  BWV 1048  Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Avie 2207 11:25

07:58:30  Dmitri Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 1: Galop     Moscow Chamber Orchestra Constantine Orbelian Delos 3257 1:30

08:07:56  Georg Philipp Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D    Alison Balsom, trumpet Balsom Ensemble Simon Wright Warner 9029537006 7:40

08:18:23  Deems Taylor: Through the Looking Glass: Jabberwocky     Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Delos 3099 9:38

08:31:02  Mily Balakirev: Paraphrase on Glinka's 'The Lark'    Michael Lewin, piano   Sono Luminus 92103 5:06

08:41:59  Antonín Dvorák: Romance in f Op 11   Arabella Steinbacher, violin Berlin Radio Symphony Marek Janowski PentaTone 353 11:45

08:54:49  Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex: Overture     City of Prague Philharmonic Paul Bateman Silva 3010 7:14

09:07:32  Peter Rasmussen: Wind Quintet     Reykjavik Wind Quintet  Chandos 9849 16:58

09:28:00  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-Flat  WoO 39 Joseph Kalichstein, piano   Koch Intl 7724 5:59

09:35:41  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Finale from Divertimento for Strings K 136  K 136  Concerto Cologne Anton Steck Archiv 4775800 3:30

09:42:18  Johann Strauss Jr: A Night in Venice: Overture     Vienna Philharmonic Daniel Barenboim Decca 12569 7:48

09:53:10  Leonard Bernstein: Slava! [A Political Overture]     Dallas Wind Symphony Frederick Fennell Reference 62 3:24

09:56:56  Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 20     Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan DeutGram 4796018 2:30


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:17  Sergei Prokofiev: Scherzo from Piano Sonata No. 2 Op 14    Burning River Brass  BurnRiver 2013 2:05

10:02:40  Dmitri Shostakovich: The Gadfly: Folk Feast Op 97    National Symphony of Ukraine Theodore Kuchar Brilliant 6735 2:36

10:06:48  Karl Goldmark: Wedding March from 'Rustic Wedding'     National Symphony of Ireland Stephen Gunzenhauser Naxos 550745 15:46

10:24:04  Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances Suite No. 2: Danza rustica     Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Jesús López-Cobos Telarc 80309 3:52

10:30:22  Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 147: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring     Balsom Ensemble Simon Wright Warner 9029537006 2:59

10:36:54  Georg Philipp Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D    Alison Balsom, trumpet Balsom Ensemble Simon Wright Warner 9029537006 7:40

10:46:59  Manuel Ponce: Mexican Serenade 'Estrellita'    Ray Chen, violin   Decca 4833852 3:31

10:51:51  Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration Op 24    Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel CBS 44909 22:53

11:16:54  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento No. 9 for Winds  K 240  Amadeus Winds  l'Oiseau 425819 13:15

11:31:58  Johann Strauss Jr: Die Fledermaus: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst MAA 70901 8:11

11:42:13  Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Prince and the Pauper: Suite     London Symphony André Previn DeutGram 471347 13:04

11:57:35  Jean Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast: Oriental Procession Op 51    Finnish Radio Symphony Jukka-Pekka Saraste RCA 60434 2:22

12:06:47  George Frederick Bristow: Rip Van Winkle: Overture     Royal Northern Sinfonia Rebecca Miller New World 80768 8:16

12:16:35  Frederick S. Converse: Flivver Ten Million     Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Naxos 559116 11:57

12:30:23  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Les Petits riens: Overture  K 299  Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch Rinaldo Alessandrini Naïve 30479 3:10

12:36:26  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio in E  K 261 Pepe Romero, guitar Academy St. Martin in Fields Iona Brown Philips 426263 7:01

12:46:50  Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasy in G Op 77   Shai Wosner, piano   Onyx 4172 9:40

12:57:47  Julius Fucik: The Merry Blacksmiths March Op 218    Royal Scottish National Orchestra Neeme Järvi Chandos 5158 2:31

13:00:50  Felix Mendelssohn: Song without Words No. 8 Op 30 # 2 Vassily Primakov, piano   Bridge 9350 2:07

13:03:21  Robert Schumann: Carnaval: Préambule Op 9   Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano   Centaur 3177 2:15

13:07:26  Josef Suk: Fantasy Op 24   Michael Ludwig, violin Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Naxos 572323 23:22

13:31:31  Johann Sebastian Bach: WTC-1: Prelude & Fugue No. 17  BWV 862 Till Fellner, piano   ECM 1853 3:36

13:38:44  Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G Op 3 # 3 Simon Standage, violin English Concert Trevor Pinnock Archiv 423094 6:30

13:47:18  Luigi Cherubini: The Portuguese Hotel: Overture     Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner EMI 54438 9:41

13:58:04  Leroy Anderson: The Syncopated Clock     BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Naxos 559357 2:16


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Allegro in B-flat for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello Emma Johnson, clarinet; Rebecca Hirsch & Gabor Takacs-Nagy, violins; Tim Boulton, viola; Andrew Shulman, cello Album: Mozart - Weber: Clarinet Quintets ASV 1079 Music: 4:24

Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S.244/2 (cadenza by Rachmaninoff) George Li, piano Tippet Rise, The Olivier Music Barn, Fishtail, MT Music: 10:23

Traditional, arr. Danish String Quartet: Swift Like a Falcon Danish String Quartet Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA Music: 4:31

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 36 in C Major, K 538 Artosphere Festival Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris, conductor Walton Arts Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR Music: 27:22

Franz Schubert: 11 Ecossaises D781 Imogen Cooper, piano Album: Imogen Cooper - Schubert Live - Volume 1 Avie 2156 Music: 4:14

Matthew Jackfert: On the Shores of Qingdao Diego Gabete-Rodriguez, violin; West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra; Mitchell Arnold, conductor West Virginia University College of Creative Arts School of Music, Lyell B. Clay Theatre, Morgantown, WV Music: 9:12

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 Daniel Phillips, violin; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Danbi Um, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Colin Carr, cello; Joseph Conyers, double bass Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY Music: 18:47

Joseph Haydn: Variations in F minor, H.XVII:6 Imogen Cooper, piano Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA Music: 14:59


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:30  Henry Purcell: Trumpet Sonata No. 2  Z 850 Alison Balsom, trumpet Balsom Ensemble Simon Wright Warner 9029537006 5:29

16:08:02  Joseph Haydn: Finale from Trumpet Concerto    Alison Balsom, trumpet Bremen German Chamber Philharmonic  EMI 16213 4:24

16:14:51  Maurice Ravel: Introduction & Allegro    Joshua Smith, flute Chamber Ensemble  Telarc 80361 11:06

16:29:49  Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle: Hymne à la Liberté 'La Marseillaise'    Leeds Festival Chorus Wallace Collection John Wallace Nimbus 5175 4:04

16:35:52  Joseph Haydn: Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 28     Academy of Ancient Music Christopher Hogwood l'Oiseau 430082 5:13

16:43:10  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in A  K 386 John O'Conor, piano Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Telarc 80285 8:14

16:52:56  Leroy Anderson: Song of the Bells     BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Naxos 559356 3:25

16:58:49  Randy Newman: Family Album: Lionel Teaches Marilyn Monroe How to Sing    Gloria Cheng, piano   Harm Mundi 907635 2:02

17:05:40  Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 Op 39    New Zealand Symphony James Judd Naxos 503293 6:13

17:14:36  Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem: Then All Flesh is as Grass Op 45   Vienna Singverein Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst MAA 2010 13:56

17:30:31  Zoltán Kodály: Háry János: Intermezzo    John Leach, cimbalom London Symphony István Kertész Decca 4785437 5:00

17:40:36  Anthony Holborne: Pavan No. 3     Hespèrion XXI Jordi Savall AliaVox 9813 4:19

17:46:25  Thomas Tomkins: A Sad Pavan for these distracted times    Alan Feinberg, piano   Steinway 30019 3:48

17:52:59  Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Finale from Violin Concerto Op 35   Daniel Hope, violin Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Alexander Shelley DeutGram 4792954 7:07



18:09:00  Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite from the Christmas Oratorio  BWV 248 Alison Balsom, trumpet Balsom Ensemble Simon Wright Warner 9029537006 17:27

18:29:22  Sergei Prokofiev: War and Peace: Intermezzo 'May Night'     Philharmonia Orchestra Neeme Järvi Chandos 10538 5:51

18:37:01  Sergei Prokofiev: Summer Night Suite: Minuet Op 123    Russian National Orchestra Mikhail Pletnev DeutGram 469376 2:38

18:41:40  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Allegro from String Quartet No. 17  K 458  Jerusalem Quartet  Harm Mundi 902076 12:03

18:55:43  Sergei Prokofiev: The Stone Flower: Maidens' Dance Op 118    Royal Scottish National Orchestra Neeme Järvi Chandos 10481 4:00


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:03:20  Camille Saint-Saëns: La Jeunesse d'Hercule Op 50    Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Marek Janowski Harm Mundi 905197 17:57

19:23:22  Peter Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Op 48    Philadelphia Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach Ondine 1150 34:17


20:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:02:19  Jean Sibelius: En saga Op 9    Swedish Radio Symphony Mikko Franck Ondine 953 19:47

20:24:22  Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini Op 35   Alessio Bax, piano   Signum 309 21:04

20:47:03  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento No. 14 for Winds  K 270  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 415669 12:38

21:04:02  Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins  BWV 1043 Julia Fischer, violin Academy St. Martin in Fields Julia Fischer Decca 12490 14:38

21:19:45  Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle in F-Sharp Op 60   Daniil Trifonov, piano   Mariinsky 530 8:39

21:29:14  Gabriel Fauré: Papillon Op 77   Yo-Yo Ma, cello   Sony 510316 2:44

21:35:40  Gerald Finzi: Nocturne 'New Year Music' Op 7    Royal Northern Sinfonia Richard Hickox EMI 64721 11:51

21:49:40  Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 5 Op 76    London Symphony Witold Rowicki Philips 4788977 37:10

22:28:14  Alberto Ginastera: Estancia: Suite Op 8    London Symphony Gisèle Ben-Dor Naxos 570999 14:15

22:44:33  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music    Atlanta Symphony Chorus Atlanta Symphony Robert Spano Telarc 80676 13:02

22:58:02  Manuel de Falla: Seven Spanish Popular Songs: Asturiana    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin   EMI 54576 3:03



23:02:49  Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1    Albrecht Mayer, English horn Academy St. Martin in Fields Mathias Mönius Decca 4782564 3:34

23:06:24  Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite: Air Op 40    Ohio Philharmonic Domenico Boyagian Centaur 3311 5:07

23:11:31  Léo Delibes: Lakmé: Flower Duet    Christopher O'Riley, piano   CPI 3294112 5:23

23:17:52  Joseph Haydn: Adagio from String Quartet No. 24 Op 20 # 6  Angeles Quartet  Decca 4783695 6:40

23:24:33  César Franck: Allegretto from Symphony in d     Orchestre Métropolitaine Yannick Nézet-Séguin Atma 2647 11:10

23:35:43  Gary Schocker: Hypnotized: Together    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp   Azica 71297 2:34

23:39:21  Claude Debussy: Rêverie     Minnesota Orchestra Eiji Oue Reference 99 4:28

23:43:49  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Siciliano from Violin Concerto    Bettina Mussumeli, violin I Solisti Veneti Claudio Scimone Erato 88172 4:25

23:48:16  Franz Liszt: Years of Pilgrimage, 1st Year: Les cloches de Genève  S 160/9 Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano   Centaur 3280 7:13

23:56:34  Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil: Rejoice, O Virgin Op 37 # 6 Latvian Radio Choir  Sigvards Klava Ondine 1206 3:03



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