Program Guide 12-10-2017
1680 death of Marco Uccellini – Italian composer and violinist (age c. 77); one of the distinguished violinist-composers in the first half of the 17th century.
1822 César Franck (full name, César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck) – Belgian-French composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher (d.1890); fame rests on a small number of works written in his later years, particularly his Symphony in D minor, Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, Violin Sonata in A Major and Piano Quintet in F minor; the Symphony was especially influential among the younger generation of French composers and was highly responsible for reinvigorating the French symphonic tradition.
1854 premiere of the Berlioz: oratorio L'Enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ) in Paris, conducted by the composer; unlike many other Berlioz premieres, an almost unqualified success.
1886 first performance of George W. Chadwick’s Symphony No. 2 by the Boston Symphony, with the composer conducting.
1908 Olivier Messiaen – French composer, organist and ornithologist (d.1992); drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his pieces; his innovative use of color, his conception of the relationship between time and music, and his use of birdsong are among the features that make Messiaen's music distinctive.
1910 premiere of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) in New York at the Metropolitan Opera, with a cast including soprano Emmy Destinn and tenor Enrico Caruso, Arturo Toscanini conducting.
1913 Morton Gould – American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist (d.1996); had his first composition published at the age of six; studied at the Institute of Musical Art (now the Juilliard School), and was the first staff pianist at Radio City Music Hall; in 1994, received the Kennedy Center Honor in recognition of lifetime contributions to American culture and in 1995, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for Stringmusic, commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra.
1932 Stephen Griebling – self-taught northeastern Ohio composer (85 years old), he studied chemistry at Mount Union College and worked in the rubber industry in Akron for 40 years. He has written a great deal of chamber music as well as orchestra compositions that have been performed by the Akron Symphony and the Springfield Symphony.
1938 Yuri Temirkanov – Russian conductor (79years old); Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic since 1988.
1980 Sarah Chang – Korean-American violinist (37years old); appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission on Russian Relations, and is a State Department Special Cultural Envoy; has promoted childhood musical education for many years.
Recording of the Week
00:00 FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley and America's finest young musicians; recorded March 16, 2017 - From Danville, Kentucky, this week’s From the Top features a 10-year-old violinist performing the music of Edward Elgar — she also shares some colorful stories of growing up in Kentucky with her 6 siblings. Also on the program, a beautifully detailed classical guitar performance by a young man from South Carolina and Chopin performed by a talented teenager from Massachusetts
15-year-old pianist Hsi-Yun Wu from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania performs the second movement, Scherzo, Allegro marcato, as well as the fourth movement, Vivace from Piano Sonata No.2, Op.14 by Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953).
10-year-old violinist Lilyanne Thoroughman from Williamstown, Kentucky performs Salut d’Amour, Op.12 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934), with Christopher O’Riley, piano.
18-year-old cellist Mari Nagahara from Andover Massachusetts performs the second movement, Scherzo, from the Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.65 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
17-year-old guitarist Joseph Tollefson from Columbia, South Carloina performs the first movement, Preludio saudade and the third movement, Allegro solemne, from “La Catedral” by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)
17-year-old flutist Daniel Charif from San Jose, California performs Cantabile et Presto by George Enescu (1881-1955), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
18-year-old cellist Mari Nagahara from Andover Massachusetts performs the third movement, Largo, from the Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.65 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Igor Stravinsky: Scherzo á la russe
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4; Emanuel Ax, piano
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes; Jaap Van Zweden, conductor
02:58:00 00:01:11 Anthony Holborne Coranto: Heigh Ho Holiday Canadian Brass CBS 45792
03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin – Conductor: Leonard Slatkin; Carter Brey, cello; Cynthia Phelps, viola; UMS Choral Union, Scott Hanoian, director; Michigan State University Children's Choir, Kyle Zeuch, director; Tamara Wilson, soprano; Jeremy Irons, speaker
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote -Carter Brey, cello; Cynthia Phelps, viola
Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3, Kaddish - UMS Choral Union; MSU Children’s Choir; Tamara Wilson, soprano; Jeremy Irons, speaker
05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: A German Christmas - As we bid farewell to the Luther 500th anniversary, music from the German world up to the Baroque era
05:58:00 00:01:24 Michael Praetorius Terpsichore: Ballet des Coqs New London Consort l'Oiseau 4759101
06:00 MUSICA SACRA
06:04:00 00:03:38 Gabriel Fauré Requiem: Pie Jesu Philharmonia Orchestra Sir Andrew Davis Lucia Popp, soprano Sony 87771
06:09:00 00:04:30 Hector Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds' Cleveland Orchestra Robert Shaw Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 1999
06:15:00 00:11:43 Nicolas Gombert Magnificat primi toni Stile Antico Harm Mundi 807595
06:28:00 00:02:35 John Rutter Open Thou Mine Eyes John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium 100
06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: Organ and Orchestra - Ever since Bach and Handel, this combination of instruments has continued to engage and excite
J.S. BACH: Sinfonia, Cantata No. 29 Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Ton Koopman, director & organ(Klop trunk organ) Challenge Classics 72230
G. F. HANDEL: Organ Concerto No. 12 in B-flat, Op. 7, no. 6 Concerto Amsterdam/Jaap Schroeder, conductor; Daniel Chorzempa (1780 Künckel/St. Anne’s Oude Katholicke Kerk, Haarlem, Netherlands) Pentatone Classics 5186-109
JOSEPH JONGEN: Hymne, Op. 78 Symphony in C/Rossen Milanov, conductor; Peter Conte (Wanamaker Organ, Macy’s, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic 49293
JOHN WELLS: Organ Concerto No. 1 (1996) Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra/Adrian Sylveen, conductor; Woosug Kang (1972 Gress-Miles/South Congregational Church, New Britain, CT) Pipedreams Archive (r. 5/8/2016)
08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Advent 2 - This is the Record of John; On this second week of Advent, we’ll listen to choral and organ music of prophecy, both from the Old Testament prophets, and from the New Testament story of John the Baptist. Lovely music from a variety of sources
09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch:
Flory Jagoda: Ocho kandelikas Voice of the Turtle/Judith Wachs (Titanic 159 CD) 3:00
Traditional Sephardic: Kita’l tas Voice of the Turtle/Judith Wachs (Titanic 159 CD) 5:00
Traditional Chassidic: Hayo Haya The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 1:50
Traditional Israeli: MiY’malel The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 1:33
Hugo Chaim Adler/Traditional: Maoz Tzur (2 versions) The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 3:16
F. Greenspan: Kemach min hazak The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 1:34
Avrom Goldfaden/Michel Gelbart: Dreydel songs The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (Western Wind 1818 CD) 4:22
Samuel Adler: The Flames of Freedom 4 selections New London children’s Choir/Ronald Corp (Naxos 559410 CD) 9:37
Michael Isaacson: Aspects of a Great Miracle Southern Chorale University of Southern Mississippi/Tim Koch (Naxos 559410 CD) 9:58
10:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND with Fred Child
Edward Elgar: Sospiri-- BBC Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis, conductor Album: Edward Elgar: The Music Makers/Short Pieces Teldec 92374 Music: 4:29
William Bolcom: Three Rags for String Quartet-- Escher String Quartet UGA & CMSLC, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA Music: 10:55
Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Andy Zerman from New York, NY Music: 7:10
Claude Debussy: Beau Soir-- Renee Fleming, soprano; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Album: Night Songs London/Decca 467697 Music: 2:47
Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63-- Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra; Nikolaj Znaider, conductor Philharmonie, Luxembourg Music: ~21:50
11:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY WEEKEND
Joaquin Turina: Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76--The Montrose Trio: Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Martin Beaver, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello Beaches fine Arts, St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL Music: 14:22
Augustin Barrios: Julia Florida
Roland Dyens: Saudade #3
Roland Dyens: Tango en Skai-- Thomas Viloteau, guitar Performance Today Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN Music: ~21:00
Peter Tchaikovsky: Marche Slav-- Detroit Symphony; Leonard Slatkin, conductor Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI Music: 9:34
12:00 THE DENNIS LEWIN RADIO PROGRAM, turning you on to classical music; this week, Part 1 of the life and music of Peter Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No.1 in b-Flat Op 23 (1874-75)--Emil Gilels, piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner (Naxos 9.80068 CD)
Nutcracker Suite Op 71a (1892)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir George Solti (Decca 1170105 CD)
Seasons Op 37a (1875)--Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano (Decca 898178 CD)
Violin Concerto in D (1878)--Jascha Heifetz, violin; Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Fritz Reiner (RCA 67896 CD)
Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture for orchestra (1870)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado (Sony 47179 CD)
1812 Overture Op 49 (1880)--Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus/ Lorin Maazel (CBS Masterworks 37252 CD)
Scene from Swan Lake Op 20a (1874-75)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir George Solti (Decca 1170105 CD)
Symphony No.6 in b Op 74 (1893)--Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir George Solti (Decca 417 1708-2 CD)
WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND with Mark Satola
14:00:00 00:02:30 Johann Strauss Jr Polka 'Express' Op 311 Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra MAA 2003
14:02:00 00:02:31 Julius Fucik The Merry Blacksmiths March Op 218 Neeme Järvi Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Chandos 5158
14:05:00 00:15:39 Morton Gould Interplay Albany Symphony Orchestra David Alan Miller Findlay Cockrell, piano Albany 1174
14:20:00 00:10:51 Otto Nicolai Christmas Overture Bamberg Symphony Karl Anton Rickenbacher Bamberg Symphony Chorus VirginClas 91079
14:31:00 00:08:32 Michael Haydn Symphony No. 36 in B flat major Johannes Goritzki German Chamber Academy Neuss CPO 999379
14:50:00 00:24:04 Georg Philipp Telemann Orchestral Suite in C 'Water Music' Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua Archiv 413788
15:14:00 00:16:02 César Franck Symphonic Variations Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Pascal Rogé, piano Decca 4787779
15:30:00 00:08:48 Francesco Manfredini Concerto Grosso in C major Op 3 Simon Standage Collegium Musicum 90 Chandos 634
15:38:00 00:08:21 Michael Praetorius Christmas Vespers: Processional Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Scott Mello, tenor; Apollo's Singers Koch Intl 7673
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin – recorded live in Severance Hall
16:05:00 00:10:17 Franz Liszt Symphonic Poem No. 4 'Orpheus'
16:19:00 00:38:24 Béla Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
17:05:00 00:30:03 Béla Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta
17:44:00 00:15:52 Richard Strauss Don Juan Op 20 George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony 63123
17:58:00 00:01:11 Johann Sebastian Bach Two-Part Invention No. 14 in B flat Angela Hewitt, piano Hyperion 66746
DINNER CLASSICS with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK with John Zech: Mozart's "Requiem" Premieres in Vienna
18:04:00 00:42:39 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Act 1 Op 71 Antal Doráti Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Philips 4788977
18:49:00 00:06:27 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers Seiji Ozawa Orchestra of Paris Philips 4788977
18:55:00 00:03:26 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Arabian Dance Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Telarc 80068
SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna
19:02:00 00:35:00 George W. Chadwick Symphony No. 2 in B flat Op 21 Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos 9334
19:39:00 00:31:08 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell John Gibbons, fortepiano Koch Intl 7575
20:12:00 00:41:27 César Franck Symphony in D minor Yannick Nézet-Séguin Orchestre Métropolitaine Atma 2647
20:55:00 00:04:12 Franz Liszt Paganini Etude No. 3 in G sharp minor Gary Graffman, piano RCA 300350
21:00 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild
Nicholas Underhill: Caprice (1999) Nicholas Underhill, piano (Capstone 8783) 4:34
Ty Alan Emerson: Iron and Aire Gary Louis, alto saxophone; Janice Martin, violin; Kirsten Taylor, piano (private CD) 17:33
Andrew Rindfleisch: Dixit Dominus (1987) Isthmus Vocal Ensemble/Scott MacPherson, cond. (Clarion 927) 9:36
Jack Gallagher: The Persistence of Memory (1995) Bogdana Peneva, cello; Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra, Bulgaria/Tsanko Delibozov, cond. (Vienna Modern Masters 3036) 19:31
21:54:00 00:04:35 Lyndol Mitchell Kentucky Mountain Portraits: Ballad Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury 434324
22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, The Color of Law: Housing, Segregation, and Education in the U.S. - Richard Rothstein, Author, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”
Since Brown v. Board of Education ruled to desegregate schools, the percentage of African-American students in white majority schools increased to peak at 43.5 percent in 1988. Today, the trend is reversing - a recent report from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project showed that number had dropped by nearly half to 23.2 percent, a comparable percentage to 1968. In the U.S., African-American wealth equals about 5 to 7 percent of white wealth.
Richard Rothstein, in his most recent book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, attributes that gap almost entirely to the federal housing policy of the mid-20th century. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 provided some enforcement to prevent housing discrimination, but by 1968, the federal government had already demolished many integrated neighborhoods to create segregated public housing, and had subsidized the development of segregated suburbs.
Today, almost one quarter of African Americans in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas live in neighborhoods where at least 80 percent of residents are of color. Cleveland is no exception with 45 percent of African-Americans residents living in neighborhoods that are comprised nearly 80 percent of minorities. If we are to measure segregation by exposure to other races, the Cleveland metro area ranks as one of the most segregated.
QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier
23:02:00 00:05:10 Hector Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds' Andrew Carwood St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ Decca 4789225
23:07:00 00:05:13 John Rutter Psalm 23 'The Lord is my Shepherd' City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers; Quentin Poole, oboe Collegium 100
23:12:00 00:06:30 Joaquín Rodrigo Soleriana: Pastorale Enrique Bátiz Royal Philharmonic EMI 67435
23:20:00 00:07:57 Gabriel Fauré Adagio from Piano Quartet No. 1 Op 15 Emanuel Ax, piano; Isaac Stern, violin; Jaime Laredo, viola; Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony 48066
23:27:00 00:11:10 César Franck Allegretto from Symphony in D minor Yannick Nézet-Séguin Orchestre Métropolitaine Atma 2647
23:41:00 00:04:03 Robert Ward Concertino for Strings: Siciliano Lorenzo Muti St.Stephen's Chamber Orchestra Albany 1058
23:45:00 00:07:19 Morton Gould American Ballads: Amber Waves Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Naxos 559005
23:54:00 00:03:07 Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice: Mélodie Sarah Chang, violin; Charles Abramovic, piano EMI 56791