WCLV Program Guide 03-03-2020


March 3

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!

1913 Margaret Bonds – African-American composer & pianist (d. 1972); among the first black composers and performers to gain recognition in the United States, she is best remembered today for her frequent collaborations with poet Langston Hughes.

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 (76 years old); though retired from the operatic stage, she remains active as a concert and recital performer.

1949 Roberta Alexander – American soprano (71 years old); made her debut at the Netherlands Opera in 1975 and remains well known in the Netherlands.

Recording of the Week

Beethoven Complete Edition

Nov. 29, 2020

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:01:21  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 18   Sviatoslav Richter, piano Warsaw Philharmonic Stanislaw Wislocki DeutGram 4795448 11:51

00:14:13  Georg Philipp Telemann: Wind Quartet No. 1     European Baroque Soloists  Denon 9613 7:08

00:22:27  Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1    Leonidas Kavakos, violin Chamber Ensemble  Mercury 4811409 5:25

00:29:24  Maurice Ravel: Chansons madécasses    Ellie Dehn, soprano   OberlinMus 1304 14:08

00:45:21  Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 Op 88    Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 414422 36:19

01:23:33  Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise No. 7 Op 61   Maurizio Pollini, piano   DeutGram 4793449 13:09

01:38:17  Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 52 Op 64 # 6  Angeles Quartet  Decca 4783695 17:22

01:56:22  Jeremiah Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'    Michael Murray, organ Empire Brass  Telarc 80218 2:48


02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Joseph Joachim: Romance, Op. 2 No. 1 Yura Lee, violin; Juho Pohjonen, piano Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA Music: 4:34

Valerie Coleman: Umoja (Unity) Elizabeth Mann, flute; Jonathan Fischer, oboe; Daniel Gilbert, clarinet; Michael Kroth, bassoon; Michael Thornton, horn; John Kinzie, percussion Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO Music: 3:12

Joseph Joachim: Hamlet Overture The Orchestra Now; Leon Botstein, conductor Bard College, The Sosnoff Theatre at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Music: 14:42

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 Escher String Quartet Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Menlo Park, CA Music: 24:42

Nino Rota: Sonata per fluto e arpa: Movement 1 Allegro molto moderato Christina Smith, flute & Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp Album:   Encantamiento ACA Digital Recording, Inc Music: 4:14

Camille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 Richard Belcher, cello; ROCO; Brett Mitchell, conductor ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX Music: 21:12

Eugene Ysaÿe: Trio de Concert - Le Londres: Movements 1-2 Jeff Thayer, violin; Jennifer Ross, violin; Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola; Grant Teton Music Festival Chamber Ensemble Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Music: 12:42

Mary Kouyoumdjian, arr. Elisabeth Remy Johnson: A Boy with a Makeshift Toy Jessica Oudin, viola & Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series, Symphony Hall - Atlanta, GA Music: 9:02


04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

04:03:14  Jerome Moross: The Last Judgment     London Symphony JoAnn Falletta Albany 1403 23:05

04:27:50  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Grand Fantasia Triumfal Op 69   Cristina Ortiz, piano Royal Philharmonic Moshe Atzmon Decca 414348 8:05

04:37:20  Frédéric Chopin: Impromptu No. 1 Op 29   Shai Wosner, piano   Onyx 4172 3:41

04:43:26  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada: Procession of the Nobles     Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Naxos 503293 4:53

04:50:43  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41  K 551  Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Koch Intl 7574 35:10

05:29:03  Antonio Vivaldi: Viola d'amore Concerto  RV 396 Rachel Barton Pine, viola Ars Antigua  Cedille 159 10:00

05:40:14  Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Overture  D 797  Vienna Philharmonic Riccardo Muti EMI 54873 10:31

05:51:04  Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid    Gil Shaham, violin Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 449923 3:37

05:55:57  Michael Praetorius: Terpsichore: Passameze & Galliard     New London Consort  l'Oiseau 4759101 3:33


06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:05:15  Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore: When I was a lad    Richard Suart, baritone Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Telarc 80374 2:38

06:13:34  Maurice Ravel: Pavane for a Princess of the Past    Albrecht Mayer, oboe Academy St. Martin in Fields Mathias Mönius Decca 4782564 5:50

06:24:30  John Johnson: Lute Duet 'Greensleeves'    Sharon Isbin, guitar   Sony 745456 5:08

06:35:24  Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto alla rustica  RV 151  La Serenissima Adrian Chandler Avie 2371 4:05

06:45:07  Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio from Sonata No. 14 Op 27 # 2  Philadelphia Orchestra Wolfgang Sawallisch EMI 55592 5:30

06:57:31  John Philip Sousa: March 'The Lambs'     Central Band of the RAF Keith Brion Naxos 559730 1:59

07:03:22  Gary Schocker: Hypnotized: Together    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp   Azica 71297 2:34

07:12:35  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2: Tarantella Op 17   Yefim Bronfman, piano   Sony 61767 6:08

07:24:03  Sérgio Assad: Gypsy Slopes from 'Interchange'    William Kanengiser, guitar Delaware Symphony David Amado Telarc 31754 5:02

07:36:32  Johann Strauss Jr: Annen Polka Op 117    Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst MAA 10406 3:55

07:44:06  John Williams: Star Wars: Throne Room & Finale     Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 29939 7:52

07:53:25  Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka No. 8 Op 7 # 4 Garrick Ohlsson, piano   Arabesque 6730 1:06

08:05:50  King Henry VIII: Pastime with Good Company     Philip Jones Brass Ensemble  Decca 807 2:23

08:13:00  Maurice Ravel: Scherzo from String Quartet     Jupiter String Quartet  OberlinMus 1304 5:57

08:24:20  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty: Waltz     Russian National Orchestra Mikhail Pletnev DeutGram 457634 5:04

08:37:11  Ludwig van Beethoven: Christ on Mount of Olives: Hallelujah Op 85   Atlanta Symphony Chorus Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80119 4:01

08:45:39  Ludwig van Beethoven: Finale from Piano Trio No. 2 Op 1 # 2  Xyrion Trio  Naxos 500250 7:37

09:03:50  Gioacchino Rossini: Galop from 'William Tell' Overture     Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel Telarc 80141 3:30

09:12:10  Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air  BWV 1068  Bournemouth Symphony José Serebrier Naxos 557883 5:33

09:24:57  Carl Orff: Carmina burana: Fortune Empress of the World    London Philharmonic Choir London Philharmonic Franz Welser-Möst EMI 54054 5:09

09:35:58  George Gershwin: Variations on 'I Got Rhythm'    Kyung Sun Lee, violin CityMusic Cleveland Andrea Raffanini CityMusic 1 4:11

09:44:57  Ludwig van Beethoven: Finale from Symphony No. 7 Op 92    Russian National Orchestra Mikhail Pletnev DeutGram 4776409 8:02


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:11  Peter Tchaikovsky: Humoresque Op 10 # 2  Bournemouth Symphony José Serebrier Naxos 557645 2:04

10:02:31  Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka    Jenny Lin, piano   Steinway 30028 3:54

10:12:28  Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Symphony No. 3 Op 56    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Pablo Heras-Casado Harm Mundi 902228 4:28

10:24:10  Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo from Piano Quartet Op 16   Andreas Ioannides, piano   Naxos 500250 5:51

10:36:05  Giacomo Puccini: Suor Angelica: Intermezzo     BBC Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda Chandos 10634 3:34

10:43:23  Giuseppe Verdi: Un giorno di regno: Overture     La Scala Philharmonic Riccardo Chailly Decca 4831148 4:40

10:53:02  Antonín Dvorák: Rusalka Fantasy     Pittsburgh Symphony Manfred Honeck Reference 720 20:00

11:20:11  Claude Debussy: Suite bergamasque: Prélude    Vassily Primakov, piano   Bridge 9350 4:30

11:30:25  Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto for Strings Op 5 # 1  Collegium Musicum 90 Simon Standage Chandos 663 4:36

11:43:59  Gioacchino Rossini: Il signor Bruschino: Overture     Prague Sinfonia Christian Benda Naxos 570934 4:46

11:55:02  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Souvenirs d'Andalousie Op 22   Cecile Licad, piano   Naxos 559145 4:04

12:04:33  Julius Fucik: Entry of the Gladiators Op 68    Royal Scottish National Orchestra Neeme Järvi Chandos 5158 2:31

12:11:46  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 9 Op 72 # 1 Katia Labèque, piano   Philips 426264 4:35

12:22:07  Léo Delibes: Coppélia: Czárdás     San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Martin West Reference 125 3:32

12:30:30  Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose: Laideronnette, Empress    Martha Argerich, piano   DeutGram 4795096 2:46

12:37:00  Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo: Ritual Fire Dance     Berlin Radio Symphony Lorin Maazel DeutGram 4796018 3:52

12:48:05  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Finale from Symphony No. 34  K 338  English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner Philips 420937 5:31

13:02:38  Joseph Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11  H 18:11 Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Norwegian Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes EMI 56960 18:11

13:29:03  Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise No. 3 Op 40 # 1 Maurizio Pollini, piano   DeutGram 4793449 5:22

13:44:57  Benjamin Britten: Soirées musicales Op 9    Helsingborg Symphony Okko Kamu Ondine 825 11:01


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Johann Sebastian Bach: French Suite No. 5 for Solo Piano: Movements 1 & 2 Wu Han, piano Album: Wu Han Live Music@Menlo 2014 Music: 4:12

Jacques Ibert: Trois pieces breves Dolce Suono Ensemble Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents, Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA Music: 7:05

Paul Dooley: Northern Nights Lisa Pegher, solo percussion; Lake George Music Festival Symphony; Roger Kalia, conductor Lake George Music Festival, Lake George High School, Lake George, NY Music: 20:13

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051 Yura Lee, violin; Richard O'Neill, viola; Colin Carr, cello; Efe Baltacigil, cello; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Joseph Conyers, double bass; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY Music: 15:12

Max Reger: Four Tone-Poems after Arnold Bocklin, Op. 128: Movement 4 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor  Album: Max Reger: Pictures at a Gallery Beau Fleuve 4562  Music: 4:27

Clara Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20 Jessica Xylina Osborne, piano 92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, New York City, NY Music: 9:13

Florence Price: from Five Folksongs in Counterpoint: Movements 1, 3, 4 Julie Coleman, violin; Eva Cappelletti Chao, violin; Phillipe C. Chao, viola; Judith McIntyre Galecki, cello Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY Music: 9:48

Richard Strauss: Suite from the Rosenkavalier Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY Music: 23:34


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

16:04:01  John Stafford Smith: The Star Spangled Banner     Dallas Wind Symphony Jerry Junkin Reference 142 2:57

16:12:18  Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Lullaby & Finale     Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Leonard Bernstein DeutGram 27991 07:18

16:27:15  Georges Bizet: Carmen: Toreador Song    Ludovic Tézier, baritone SWR Symphony Orch Marco Armiliato DeutGram 4777177 4:18

16:28:41  Georges Bizet: Carmen: Toreador Song    Ludovic Tézier, baritone SWR Symphony Orch Marco Armiliato DeutGram 4777177 4:18

16:40:08  William Bolcom: Epitaph for Louis Chauvin    Spencer Myer, piano   Steinway 30041 5:08

16:51:08  Johann Sebastian Bach: Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3  BWV 1048  Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Avie 2207 5:42

17:03:58  Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water    Joel Fan, piano   Reference 119 5:21

17:15:01  Jules Massenet: Suite No. 7: At the Tavern     New Zealand Symphony Jean-Yves Ossonce Naxos 553125 4:40

17:25:24  Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries     Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst DeutGram 4778773 4:44

17:39:45  Ludwig van Beethoven: Finale from String Trio No. 3 Op 9 # 1 Members of Kodály Quartet  Naxos 500250 5:12

17:50:45  Howard Shore: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship    Crouch End Festival Choir City of Prague Philharmonic Nic Raine Silva 1160 5:51



18:05:38  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orleans: Dance of the Clowns & Dwarves     National Symphony of Ukraine Theodore Kuchar Naxos 554845 4:14

18:15:11  Joseph Haydn: Andante from Symphony No. 101     Musicians of the Louvre Marc Minkowski Naïve 5176 7:04

18:29:01  Ola Gjeilo: Ave Generosa    Choir of Royal Holloway  Rupert Gough Decca 4816326 4:27

18:39:36  William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag    Spencer Myer, piano   Steinway 30041 4:30

18:50:02  Carl Orff: Carmina burana: Fortune Empress of the World    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas CBS 33172 5:05


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:54  Felix Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Hebrides' Op 26    Hanover Band Roy Goodman Nimbus 5318 8:50

19:14:06  Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 Op 56    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Pablo Heras-Casado Harm Mundi 902228 40:11

19:56:14  Claude Debussy: Preludes Book 1: Les collines d'Anacapri    Pascal Rogé, piano   Decca 4785437 2:54


20:00 SPECIAL: CIM LIVE – Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo, conductor; James Thompson, violin – live from Mixon Hall at CIM

George Walker: Lyric for Strings

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C K 551 ‘Jupiter’

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Op 61



22:01:23  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 6 Op 70 # 2  Xyrion Trio  Naxos 500250 29:57

22:35:49  Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56a    Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Teldec 44005 18:00

22:55:09  John Field: Nocturne No. 9    Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano   Decca 4789672 3:31



23:01:27  Aaron Copland: Rodeo: Corral Nocturne     San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas RCA 63511 3:53

23:05:20  Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 12 Op 37 # 2 Nelson Freire, piano   Decca 14053 5:53

23:11:13  Radiohead: Pyramid Song    Voces8   Decca 29601 4:29

23:17:35  Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in E-Flat Op 117 # 1 Orli Shaham, piano   Canary 15 4:57

23:22:32  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio from Divertimento No. 15  K 287  English Chamber Orchestra Jeffrey Tate EMI 69823 11:06

23:33:38  Johannes Brahms: Romanze from String Quartet No. 1 Op 51 # 1  Chiara String Quartet  Azica 71289 6:49

23:41:26  Morton Gould: Spirituals for Strings: Were You There? & Steal Away     London Philharmonic Strings Kenneth Klein Albany 1058 4:52

23:46:18  Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Book 3: Erotik Op 43 # 5 Per Tengstrand, piano   Azica 71207 3:49

23:50:07  Felix Mendelssohn: Andante from Symphony No. 5 Op 107    London Symphony Sir John Eliot Gardiner LSO Live 775 3:36

23:55:12  Anonymous: Spiritual 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child'    Wynton Marsalis, cornet Eastman Wind Ensemble Donald Hunsberger CBS 42137 3:13



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