Program Guide 11-14-2017

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November 14

1719 Leopold Mozart – Austrian composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist (d.1787); father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his older sister Nannerl; there are two views of Leopold as father: to Mozart biographer Maynard Solomon he was tyrannical, deceitful and possessive, but Ruth Halliwell portrays him more sympathetically, defending his sometimes controversial actions as sensible efforts to guide his wildly irresponsible son.

1774 Gaspare Spontini – Italian opera composer and conductor (d.1851); one of those musical figures who were celebrities during their lifetimes and virtually forgotten after death.

1778 Johann Nepomuk Hummel – German composer and piano virtuoso (d.1837); published A Complete Theoretical and Practical Course of Instruction on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte (1828), immediately selling thousands of copies and profoundly influencing 19th century piano technique.

1805 Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – German pianist, composer and sister of Felix Mendelssohn (d.1847); died of complications from a stroke suffered while rehearsing her brother's oratorio, The First Walpurgis Night; Felix died less than six months later from the same cause, but not before completing his String Quartet No. 6 Op 80, written in memory of his sister.

1896 first performance of Antonín Dvorák's symphonic poem The Water Goblin in London; one of the four Dvorák tone poems inspired by A Bouquet of Folk Legends (1853) by Czech historian, poet and writer Karel Jaromír Erben.

1900 Aaron Copland – American composer, composition teacher, writer, and conductor (d.1990); PBS’s American Masters said he “…was one of the most respected American classical composers of the 20th century. By incorporating popular forms of American music such as jazz and folk into his compositions, he created pieces both exceptional and innovative. As a spokesman for the advancement of indigenous American music, Copland made great strides in liberating it from European influence.”

1935 first performance of Paul Hindemith's Der Schwanendreher (literally, ‘The Swan Turner,’ Concerto on Old Folk Songs for Viola & Small Orchestra) by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Willem Mengelberg, with the composer as soloist.

1939 Wendy Carlos – American composer and Moog synthesizer virtuoso (78 years old); first came to prominence (as Walter Carlos) in 1968 with Switched-On Bach; wrote and performed scores for two Stanley Kubrick movies, A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Shining (1980), and Walt Disney's Tron (1982).

1942 Natalia Gutman – Russian cellist (75 years old); student of Mstislav Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory; great champion of chamber music and contemporary music.

 

Recording of the Week

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4

November 12, 2017
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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 4 in d Op 13 (1874)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Op 30/3 (1804)

Aaron Copland: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (1934)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Concerto No. 6 in A-Flat Op 113 (1828)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in B-Flat Op 97 'Archduke' (1811)

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Op 43 (1902)

Antonín Dvorák: The Water Goblin Op 107 (1896)

Béla Bartók: Suite No. 1 for Orchestra Op 3 (1905)

Antonio Rosetti: Symphony in g (1787)

Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings & Timpani in g (1938)

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

Leonard Bernstein (arr Christopher Dedrick): Candide: The Best of All Possible Worlds (1956)

Édouard Lalo: Deux Aubades (1872)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 2: Sinfonia BWV 826 (1727)

Constant Lambert: Horoscope: Dance for the Followers of Leo (1937)

John C. Heed: March "In Storm and Sunshine" (1885)

Leopold Mozart: Symphony in D (1753)

Giuseppe Verdi (arr Erich Kunzel): Introduction to Act 1 & Brindisi from 'La traviata' (1853)

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in G Op 3/3 (1734)

Miklós Rózsa: Quo Vadis: March 'Ave Caesar' (1951)

Robert Schumann: Scherzo from Symphony No. 2 Op 61 (1846)

Hugo Alfvén: Festival Overture Op 25 (1944)

Randall Thompson: Alleluia (1940)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Finale from Symphony No. 40 K 550 (1788)

Aaron Copland: A Lincoln Portrait (1942)

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture Op 43 (1801)

Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise No. 1 in c-Sharp Op 26/1 (1835)

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Aaron Copland: Sentimental Melody (1926)

Aaron Copland (arr John Williams): Old American Songs Set No. 2: The Little Horses (1952)

Leopold Mozart: Symphony in D (1760)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in G K 494 (1786)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo: Overture (1781)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Rondo from Bassoon Concerto (1804)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Op 31/1 (1802)

Robert Schumann: Larghetto from Symphony No. 1 Op 38 'Spring' (1841)

Aaron Copland: Two Pieces for String Quartet (1928)

Anton Rubinstein: Finale from Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 70 (1864)

Blas Galindo: Sones de Mariachi (1940)

Aaron Copland: Danzón Cubano (1944)

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (1944)

Aaron Copland: The Tender Land: Suite (1954)

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Déodat de Séverac: An Old Music Box (c.1910)

Emmanuel Chabrier: Dix pièces pittoresques: Tourbillon (1881)

E. J. Moeran: First Rhapsody (1922)

Robert Schumann: Adagio from Symphony No. 2 Op 61 (1846)

Domenico Cimarosa: Artemisia: Overture (1801)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Trio No. 4 in G Op 65 (1815)

Franz Schubert (arr Peter Gülke): Andante in b D 936a (1828)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Three Fantastic Dances Op 5 (1922)

Sergei Prokofiev: Toccata in d Op 11 (1912)

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Danielpour's "American Requiem"

Aaron Copland: The Red Pony: Morning on the Ranch (1948)

Aaron Copland: John Henry (1940)

Robert Schumann: First movement from Symphony No. 3 Op 97 'Rhenish' (1850)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Allegro from Piano Trio No. 3 Op 35 (1811)

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: The Year: April 'Capriccioso' (1841)

Frederick Delius: Intermezzo from 'Fennimore and Gerda' (1910)

Robert Schumann: Finale from Symphony No. 1 Op 38 'Spring' (1841)

Franz Liszt: Paraphrase on Schumann's 'Widmung' (1848)

Franz Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 5 in B-Flat 'Will o' the Wisps' (1851)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Finale from Cello Concerto No. 1 (1765)

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite (1945)

Robert Schumann: Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 97 'Rhenish' (1850)

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat (1804)

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat (1815)

 

20:00 WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

Johann Strauss Jr: The Gypsy Baron: Overture (1885)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 1 in D K 412 (1791)

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38 'Spring' (1841)

 

21:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Danielpour's "American Requiem"

Aaron Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (1942)

Aaron Copland: Music for a Great City: Night Thoughts (1961)

Aaron Copland: Letter from Home (1944)

Aaron Copland: Four Motets Op 20 (1927)

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 97 'Rhenish' (1850)

Aaron Copland: Quiet City (1940)

Aaron Copland: Music for Movies (1943)

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Song without Words Op 8/1 (1830)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Adagio from String Quartet No. 1 Op 30/1 (1804)

Robert Schumann: Adagio from Symphony No. 2 Op 61 (1846)

Martin Mailman: Autumn Landscape Op 4 (1954)

Aaron Copland: Dance Panels: Pas de trois (1959)

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Berceuse (1910)

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