Program Guide 11-22-2017

Almanac

November 22

St. Cecilia's Day, honoring the Patron Saint of Music; first record of a music festival in her honor was in Normandy in 1570.               

1709 Frantisek Benda baptized – Bohemian violinist and composer (d.1786); worked for much of his life at the court of Frederick the Great; wrote an autobiography (1763) which is an important source of information on music and musicians of the period.

1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – German composer, eldest son of Johann Sebastian (d.1784); despite careful supervision from his father, and his great skill as an organist and composer, his income and employment were unstable and he died in poverty.

1780 Conradin Kreutzer – German composer and conductor (d.1849); fairly successful opera composer who is now almost completely forgotten.

1862 premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) in St. Petersburg, Russia; many old-school Italian singers felt the opera was cursed and brought bad luck and Luciano Pavarotti avoided the part of Alvaro for this reason; in 1960 during a performance of Forza at the Met, American baritone Leonard Warren died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage as his character Don Carlo was about to sing Morir, tremenda cosa (To die, a momentous thing).

1901 Joaquín Rodrigo – Spanish composer and virtuoso pianist (d.1999); lost almost all his sight at the age of three after contracting diphtheria; his most famous work, Concierto de Aranjuez (1939) contains a central adagio movement that is one of the most recognizable pieces in 20th-century classical music.

1913 Benjamin Britten – English composer, conductor and pianist (d.1976); best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945); his most frequent and important muse was his personal and professional partner, the tenor Peter Pears.

1925 Gunther Schuller – American composer, conductor, horn-player, historian and jazz musician (d. 2015); winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for his composition Of Reminiscences and Reflections, written for the Louisville Orchestra.

1928 premiere of Maurice Ravel's Boléro danced by Ida Rubinstein, at the Paris Opéra; a sensational success with choreography by Bronislava Nijinska and designs by Alexandre Benois; the composer's most famous composition.

1930 Peter Hurford – English organist (87 years old); recorded the complete Bach organ works for Decca and BBC Radio 3.

1951 Kent Nagano – American conductor and opera administrator (66 years old); currently music director of the Montreal Symphony and the Bavarian State Opera.

1961 Stephen Hough – English/Australian pianist, composer and writer (56 years old); in 2008 he won the Sixth International Poetry Competition; has a blog at the Telegraph newspaper's website.

1962 Sumi Jo – Korean lyric coloratura soprano (55 years old); known for her interpretations of the bel canto repertoire.

 

Recording of the Week

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 ‘Emperor’

November 20, 2017
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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:01:00 00:22:00 Mily Balakirev Tamara  Kent Nagano Montreal Symphony Decca  4830396

00:28:00 00:51:32 Henry Purcell Ode for St. Cecilia's Day Musicians of the Louvre Marc Minkowski Lucy Crowe, soprano; Anders Dahlin, tenor; Richard Croft, tenor; Luca Tittolo, bass; Louvre Musicians Chorus Naïve  5183

01:22:00 00:29:39 Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto para una fiesta Naples Philharmonic Erich Kunzel David Russell, guitar Telarc  80459

01:55:00 00:25:18 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No.  7 in C  Ádám Fischer Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch Nimbus  5240

02:23:00 00:33:45 Robert Schumann Davidsbündlertänze Op 6   Stephen Hough, piano VirginClas  90770

03:00:00 00:33:16 Benjamin Britten Piano Concerto Op 13 Orchestre National de France Marek Janowski Barry Douglas, piano RCA  68127

03:38:00 00:25:47 Antonín Dvorák Serenade for Winds in D minor  Op 44   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  415364

04:06:00 00:50:23 George Frideric Handel Ode for St Cecilia's Day English Concert Trevor Pinnock English Concert Choir; Dame Felicity Lott, soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor Archiv  419220

04:59:00 00:23:08 Gustav Holst Symphony in F major  Op 8  JoAnn Falletta Ulster Orchestra Naxos  572914

05:24:00 00:14:24 Benjamin Britten Matinées musicales Op 24  Okko Kamu Helsingborg Symphony Ondine  825

05:42:00 00:06:10 George Walker Lyric for Strings  Edwin London Cleveland Chamber Symphony Albany  270

05:49:00 00:08:51 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Allegro from String Quartet No. 23   Dover Quartet Cedille  167

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:03:30 George Frideric Handel Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: The trumpet's English Concert Trevor Pinnock Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Michael Laird, trumpet; Crispian Steele-Perkins, tr; English Concert Choir Archiv  419220

06:15:00 00:09:28 Georg Philipp Telemann Water Music Suite: Overture  Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua Archiv  413788

06:25:00 00:04:09 Franz Schubert Schwanengesang: Serenade   Gil Shaham, violin; Göran Söllscher, guitar DeutGram  471568

06:30:00 00:03:15 Manuel de Falla La vida breve: Spanish Dance No. 1   Vanessa Perez, piano Steinway  30036

06:40:00 00:10:40 Joseph Joachim Finale from Violin Concerto No. 2 Op 11 London Philharmonic Leon Botstein Elmar Oliveira, violin IMP  27

06:50:00 00:05:05 Nicolas Chédeville Saisons Amusantes: Allegro from 'Autumn'   Les Délices Délices  2013

06:55:00 00:02:46 John Philip Sousa March 'The Thunderer'  Keith Brion Royal Artillery Band Naxos  559131

07:03:00 00:06:17 Georges Bizet The Fair Maid of Perth: March & Gypsy  Daniel Barenboim Orchestra of Paris EMI  64869

07:10:00 00:09:16 Michel Corrette Concerto comique No. 25 in G minor    Arion Baroque Orchestra early-mus  7768

07:20:00 00:02:30 Orlande de Lassus Matona mia cara   King's Singers EMI  63052

07:25:00 00:03:06 Claude Debussy Petite Suite: Ballet  Jun Märkl National Orchestra of Lyon Naxos  572583

07:30:00 00:04:50 Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 4  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80660

07:40:00 00:10:25 Peter Tchaikovsky Finale from Symphony No. 2 Op 17  Kurt Masur Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Teldec  44943

07:50:00 00:04:22 Leo Brouwer Una día de noviembre   Milos Karadaglic, guitar DeutGram  17000

07:55:00 00:02:23 Jean-Philippe Rameau Castor and Pollux: Tambourins  Frans Brüggen Orchestra of the 18th Century Philips  426714

08:07:00 00:07:06 Paul Pabst Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's 'The   Stephen Hough, piano Hyperion  67043

08:15:00 00:09:33 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Symphony 'Adagio & Fugue' in D minor   Jeanne Lamon Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Sony  62720

08:25:00 00:03:11 Leos Janácek Idyll for Strings: Scherzo & Trio  Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572698

08:27:00 00:03:07 Johann Strauss Jr Perpetual Motion Op 257  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80314

08:40:00 00:11:15 Sir Edward Elgar Finale from Piano Quintet Op 84  Kenneth Woods English Symphony Orchestra Avie  2362

08:55:00 00:06:12 Richard Rodgers Waltz Medley  Carl Topilow Cleveland Pops Orchestra ClevPops  2016

08:59:00 00:01:35 Leroy Anderson The Typewriter BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Alasdair Malloy, typewriter Naxos  559357

09:05:00 00:20:01 Darius Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le toit Op 58  Kent Nagano Lyon Opera Orchestra Erato  45820

09:29:00 00:04:26 Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude No. 6 in G minor  Op 23   Vassily Primakov, piano Bridge  9348

09:35:00 00:03:05 Keith Jarrett Dance from Violin Sonata   Michelle Makarski, violin; Keith Jarrett, piano ECM  1450

09:47:00 00:01:53 Leroy Anderson Jazz Pizzicato  Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos  559356

09:50:00 00:07:19 Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont: Overture Op 84  Giovanni Antonini Basel Chamber Orchestra Sony  376362

09:58:00 00:02:13 Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1: Les Toreadors  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80703

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00 00:02:49 Moritz Moszkowski Etincelles Op 36   Stephen Hough, piano Hyperion  67043

10:05:00 00:02:17 Leopold Godowsky Alt Wien   Stephen Hough, piano Hyperion  67043

10:10:00 00:11:20 Alessandro Marcello Guitar Concerto in D minor  Academy St. Martin in Fields Kenneth Sillito Alexandre Lagoya, guitar Philips  446002

10:23:00 00:05:52 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in C major    I Musici Philips  438876

10:30:00 00:04:58 Joaquín Rodrigo Distant Sarabande   Manuel Barrueco, guitar EMI  56175

10:39:00 00:06:09 Joaquín Rodrigo Finale from Concierto Andaluz Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Los Romeros, guitars Philips  4788977

10:47:00 00:04:34 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Polonaise  Mikhail Pletnev Russian National Orchestra DeutGram  457634

10:55:00 00:24:57 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Sonata No.  5 in F sharp minor  Op 81   Stephen Hough, piano Hyperion  67390

11:21:00 00:03:24 Franz Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade  Eric Jacobsen The Knights Ancalagon  137

11:27:00 00:08:19 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan  Kent Nagano Lyon Opera Orchestra Erato  14331

11:38:00 00:08:03 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach String Symphony in E major   John Hsu The Vivaldi Project Centaur  3176

11:47:00 00:09:30 Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violanta: Prelude & Carnival Music  Matthias Bamert BBC Philharmonic Chandos  9631

11:57:00 00:01:50 Johann Strauss Cachucha Galop Op 97  Franz Welser-Möst Vienna Philharmonic Decca  4782601

12:07:00 00:07:15 Maurice Ravel Menuet antique  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

12:16:00 00:10:18 Benjamin Britten Gloriana: Courtly Dances  André Previn Royal Philharmonic Telarc  80126

12:28:00 00:03:53 Richard Rodgers The King and I: March of the Siamese   Jenny Lin, piano Steinway  30011

12:33:00 00:03:43 Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 2  Michael Stern Kansas City Symphony Reference  120

12:40:00 00:04:21 Aaron Copland The Red Pony: Morning on the Ranch  JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos  559240

12:47:00 00:14:19 Eric Coates London Suite  Malcolm Nabarro Sinfonia ViVa ASV  2053

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

3:03:00 00:29:39 Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto para una fiesta Naples Philharmonic Erich Kunzel David Russell, guitar Telarc  80459

13:34:00 00:15:15 Maurice Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  449213

13:50:00 00:11:25 Francis Poulenc Flute Sonata The Hague Philharmonic Neeme Järvi Sharon Bezaly, flute Bis  1679

 

14:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:02:00 00:02:32 Antonín Dvorák Humoresque No. 1 in E flat minor  Op 101   Orion Weiss, piano Bridge  9355

14:05:00 00:02:49 Johannes Brahms Scherzo from Serenade No. 2 Op 16  Nicholas McGegan Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra PhiBaroque  5

14:10:00 00:15:18 Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.  1 in D flat major  Op 10 BBC Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano Chandos  10802

14:27:00 00:09:24 César Franck Psyché and Eros  Armin Jordan Basle Symphony Orchestra Erato  88167

14:40:00 00:10:30 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Symphony in D major   Jeanne Lamon Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Sony  62720

14:52:00 00:07:44 Gioacchino Rossini L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra IMG  75962

15:02:00 00:17:09 Benjamin Britten The Young Person's Guide to Orchestra Op 34  Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80660

15:22:00 00:11:52 Joaquín Rodrigo Tonadilla for 2 Guitars   Duo Amaral DuoAmaral  501592

15:35:00 00:04:23 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 78: Duet Empire Brass  Douglas Major, organ EMI  47395

15:43:00 00:05:50 Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio from Concerto for 2 Keyboards   Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano Steinway  30033

15:51:00 00:06:05 Edward MacDowell Suite No. 2: Village Festival Op 48  Takuo Yuasa Ulster Orchestra Naxos  559075

15:58:00 00:04:48 George Frideric Handel Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: The trumpet's Musicians of the Louvre Marc Minkowski Richard Croft, tenor; Louvre Musicians Chorus Naïve  5183

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Warren Benson's "The Leaves Are Falling"

16:07:00 00:02:39 Martha J. Anderson Sweetest music softly stealing  Paul Hillier Pro Arte Singers Harm Mundi  907233

16:13:00 00:10:38 Ludwig van Beethoven Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 5 Op 73 Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Norman Krieger, piano Decca  4815583

16:27:00 00:04:21 Michael Giacchino Up: A Married Life   City of Prague Philharmonic Silva  1398

16:41:00 00:07:44 Joaquín Rodrigo Bolero from Concierto Andaluz Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Los Romeros, guitars Philips  4788977

16:52:00 00:03:29 Sergei Liapunov Etude No.  1 in F sharp major  Op 11   Stephen Hough, piano MusicMast  60108

16:57:00 00:02:08 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Strimpellata from Suite Concertino Op 16 BBC Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda Karen Geoghegan, bassoon Chandos  10511

17:04:00 00:06:34 Benjamin Britten Saint Nicholas: Nicholas and the Pickled English Chamber Orchestra Matthew Best Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; St George's Chapel Choristers; Warwick Univ. Girls Choir; Corydon Singers Hyperion  66333

17:19:00 00:05:44 Peter Tchaikovsky Scherzo from Symphony No.  4 Op 36  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra MAA  70901

17:27:00 00:10:30 Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice  Kent Nagano Montreal Symphony Decca  4830396

17:40:00 00:04:06 George Frideric Handel Aria from Concerto Grosso Op 6   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  447733

17:46:00 00:02:55 George Frideric Handel The Triumph of Time and Truth: Sonata in D major  RCO Chamber Orchestra Joshua Rifkin Peter Hurford, organ Decca  414604

17:52:00 00:06:27 Joaquín Rodrigo Aranjuez ma pensée   Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano; Sharon Isbin, guitar Bridge  9491

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00 00:09:32 Johann Strauss Jr Waltz 'Artist's Life' Op 316  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra MAA  10406

18:20:00 00:09:45 Ludwig van Beethoven Largo from Piano Concerto No. 3 Op 37 Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Norman Krieger, piano Decca  4815583

18:32:00 00:04:38 Ludwig van Beethoven Variations on a Theme by Paisiello   Olli Mustonen, piano Decca  436834

18:39:00 00:12:59 Claude Debussy Petite Suite  Jun Märkl National Orchestra of Lyon Naxos  572583

18:53:00 00:04:24 Ludwig van Beethoven Adagio from Sonata No. 1 Op 2   HJ Lim, piano EMI  64952

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

9:02:00 00:17:47 Benjamin Britten A Simple Symphony Op 4   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  423624

19:21:00 00:34:19 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major  Cleveland Orchestra Mitsuko Uchida Mitsuko Uchida, piano Decca  4830716

19:57:00 00:02:11 Claude Debussy Children's Corner: The Little Shepherd   Simon Trpceski, piano EMI  272

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Les Délices - Inspired by Italy, October 22, 2017 at Plymouth Church UCC; Julie Andrijeski, baroque violin; Debra Nagy, oboe; Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Mark Edwards, harpsichord

François Couperin: Trio Sonata L’Astrée

Antonio Guido: Sonata III from Sonates a violon seul (1726)

Bernardo Pasquini: Toccata con lo Scherzo del cucco (1702)

Michele Mascitti: Sonata VIII from Sonate a violono solo, Op. 4 (1711) Ciaccona (Andante)

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: Trio Sonata “La Magnifique”

Myths & Allegories, Live Performance Nov 1, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Ohio City; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Debra Nagy, baroque oboe; Julie Andrijeski, violin; Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Mark Edwards, harpsichord

Jean-Féry Rebel: Selections from Ulysse (1703)

François Chauvon: Cinquième Suite

Thomas-Louis Bourgeois: Les Sirènes

Jean-Féry Rebel: La Fidelle

Jean-Féry Rebel: Selections from Ulysse

 

21:54:00 00:05:08 Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs Suite No. 2: Bergamasca  Jesús López-Cobos Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Telarc  80309

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: excerpts from Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:01:00 00:04:02 Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 1  Michael Stern Kansas City Symphony Reference  120

23:05:00 00:10:06 Gerald Finzi Introit in F major  Op 6 City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Tasmin Little, violin Chandos  9888

23:18:00 00:08:58 Thomas Canning Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan  Jesús López-Cobos Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80462

23:27:00 00:11:21 Charles Gounod Hymne à Sainte Cécile   Leslie Howard, piano Hyperion  66683

23:40:00 00:04:49 Joaquín Rodrigo Plegaria de la Infanta de Castilla   Brazilian Guitar Quartet Delos  3466

23:44:00 00:08:47 Federico Mompou Charmes   Stephen Hough, piano Hyperion  66963

23:55:00 00:03:31 Robert Schumann Album for the Young: Lento Op 68   Stephen Hough, piano VirginClas  90770

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