Program Guide 12-15-2017

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December 15

1657 Michel-Richard de Lalande – French composer and organist (d.1726); employed by King Louis XIV; one of the most important composers of ‘grands motets’; also wrote orchestral suites known as Simphonies pour les Soupers du Roy and ballets; certain works foreshadowed the cantatas of JS Bach and the Water Music and oratorios of Handel.

1892 David Guion – American composer (d.1981); best known for his arrangements of cowboy tunes, African American spirituals, and original compositions often inspired by the soundscape of west Texas.

1938 first performance of Ernest Bloch's Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra led by Dimitri Mitropoulos and soloist Joseph Szigeti to whom the work is dedicated.

2000 premiere of John Adams’s oratorio El Niño at Le Châtelet in Paris with by soloists Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Willard White, and the Theatre of Voices and the Deutsches Symphonie conducted by Kent Nagano; the American premiere occurred in San Francisco on January 11, 2001.

 

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00 00:31:04 Peter Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major  Op 48 East Coast Chamber Orch E1 Music 7784

00:36:00 00:29:01 Ralph Vaughan Williams Nativity Play 'The First Nowell' City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Sarah Fox, soprano; Roderick Williams, baritone; Joyful Company of Singers Chandos 10385

01:08:00 00:34:51 Amy Beach Piano Concerto in C sharp minor  Op 45 BBC Scottish Symphony Rebecca Miller Danny Driver, piano Hyperion 68130

01:46:00 00:27:15 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 63 "Christen, ätzet diesen Collegium Vocale Orchestra Philippe Herreweghe Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto; Mark Padmore, tenor; Sebastian Noack, bass; Collegium Vocale Harm Mundi 901781

02:16:00 00:37:28 Ernest Bloch Violin Concerto Royal Philharmonic José Serebrier Michael Guttman, violin ASV 785

02:57:00 00:34:10 Zdenek Fibich Symphony No.  1 in F major  Op 17 Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos 9230

03:34:00 00:32:11 Dmitri Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in A minor  Op 9 NDR Radio Philharmonic Alun Francis Michael Korstick, piano CPO 777658

04:09:00 00:29:58 Paul Hindemith Symphonia Serena Yan Pascal Tortelier BBC Philharmonic Chandos 9217

04:42:00 00:19:01 Franz Schubert Piano Sonata No. 1 in E major Arcadi Volodos, piano Sony 89647

05:04:00 00:35:26 Richard Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite Op 60 Erich Leinsdorf Chamber Orchestra of Europe ASV 809

05:43:00 00:06:32 Daryl Runswick Fantasia on 'The Coventry Carol' and Geoffrey Simon London Cello Sound Cala 55003

05:49:00 00:05:49 François Joseph Gossec Christmas Suite Academy of Ancient Music Christopher Hogwood Academy Ancient Music Choir l'Oiseau 410179

05:57:00 00:02:00 Traditional Jolly Old St. Nicholas Canadian Brass Eric Robertson, organ OpeningDay 7345

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:03:58 John Bull Dr. Bull's Goodnight Alan Feinberg, piano Steinway 30019

06:15:00 00:11:00 Carl Friedrich Abel Symphony in D major  Op 7 Adrian Shepherd Cantilena Chandos 8648

06:25:00 00:05:15 Robert Schumann Theme & Variations from Violin Sonata #2 Op 121 Caroline Goulding, violin; Danae Dörken, piano Ars Prod. 38536

06:30:00 00:03:43 Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Children's Prayer Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony 87771

06:40:00 00:08:35 Ottorino Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures: Adoration of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 437533

06:50:00 00:05:00 Jack Rollins & Steve Nelson Frosty the Snowman Petri Juutilainen Northern Lights Orch WSchatz 5

06:57:00 00:02:49 Carl Michael Ziehrer Schönfeld March Op 422 Sir John Eliot Gardiner Vienna Philharmonic DeutGram 463185

07:03:00 00:03:22 Albert Hague You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch Canadian Brass Steinway 30027

07:06:00 00:02:37 Ralph Vaughan Williams Wassail Song Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire 105

07:10:00 00:10:12 John Field Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 2 Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras John O'Conor, piano Telarc 80370

07:25:00 00:01:59 Vincenzo Galilei Saltarello Kristo Käo, guitar Kitarrikoo 2008

07:29:00 00:06:12 Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod Fabio Luisi Philharmonia Zürich Accentus 102

07:40:00 00:08:28 Joh. Christoph Friedrich Bach Symphony No.  4 in E Dennis Russell Davies Orchestra of St Luke's MusicMast 7062

07:50:00 00:05:36 Walter Kent I'll Be Home for Christmas Jerry Junkin Dallas Wind Symphony Reference 126

07:57:00 00:01:45 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Todd Wilson, organ MAA 11009

08:07:00 00:05:31 Antonín Dvorák Scherzo from Serenade for Strings Op 22 Vladimir Ashkenazy Cleveland Orchestra Decca 433549

08:15:00 00:08:24 Jonathan Smith A Little Christmas Medley Mainstreet Brass MSR 1325

08:26:00 00:03:13 Richard Wagner Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram 4778773

08:30:00 00:05:19 Ludwig van Beethoven Andante from Sonata No. 15 Op 28 HJ Lim, piano EMI 64952

08:40:00 00:05:39 Joseph Achron Hebrew Dance Op 35 Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano Canary 10

08:45:00 00:05:54 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Three German Dances Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 429783

08:50:00 00:03:03 Jacques Ibert Waltz from 'Divertissement' Paavo Järvi Tapiola Sinfonietta Bis 630

08:52:00 00:02:01 George Frideric Handel Israel in Egypt: He spake the word English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner Monteverdi Choir Philips 432110

08:55:00 00:05:36 Lionel Bart Selections from 'Oliver!' Carl Topilow Cleveland Pops Orchestra Azica 72216

09:05:00 00:17:25 Leopold Mozart Cassation in G 'Toy Symphony' Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips 416386

09:27:00 00:06:29 Frédéric Chopin Polonaise No.  4 in C minor  Op 40 Rafal Blechacz, piano DeutGram 18883

09:35:00 00:05:36 Giuseppe Torelli Concerto Grosso in G minor  Op 8 La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta 8730

09:45:00 00:07:07 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4: Ouverture Monica Huggett Ensemble Sonnerie Avie 2171

09:53:00 00:07:58 Philip Lane Wassail Dances Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos 557099

09:55:00 00:01:59 Heinrich Schütz The Christmas Story: The Hosts of Angels Musica Fiata Frieder Bernius Stuttgart Chamber Choir Sony 87771

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:03:00 00:02:30 David Guion Arkansas Traveler Ronald Corp New London Orchestra Hyperion 67067

10:06:00 00:04:35 Lyndol Mitchell Kentucky Mountain Portraits: Ballad Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury 434324

10:13:00 00:11:39 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Act 2 Divertissement Antal Doráti Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Philips 4788977

10:25:00 00:08:40 Anthony DiLorenzo Christmas 'Toons Burning River Brass BurnRiver 2008

10:37:00 00:04:35 Edward MacDowell Suite No. 1: Forest Spirits Op 42 Takuo Yuasa Ulster Orchestra Naxos 559075

10:42:00 00:06:07 George W. Chadwick Symphonic Sketches: Hobgoblin Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos 9334

10:50:00 00:11:32 Daniil Trifonov Rachmaniana Daniil Trifonov, piano DeutGram 4794970

11:04:00 00:09:45 Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for 3 Oboes in B flat major Combattimento Consort Olympia 342

11:15:00 00:08:03 George Frideric Handel Keyboard Suite No. 13 in B flat major Keith Jarrett, piano ECM 1530

 

A CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS 

11:25:00 00:02:28 Alan Silvestri The Polar Express: Spirit of the Season Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2011

11:27:00 00:03:27 Traditional The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy Cleveland Orchestra Clayton H. Krehbiel Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 1999

11:31:00 00:03:59 Traditional Wexford Carol Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Brian Keith Johnson, baritone; Mary Kay Fink, Irish whistle; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2011

11:35:00 00:04:10 Anonymous Personet hodie Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2008

11:41:00 00:02:01 James Pierpont Jingle Bells Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 1996

11:43:00 00:03:48 Leslie Adams Christmas Lullaby Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleve Orch Children's Chorus MAA 1993

11:46:00 00:04:36 Hector Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ: The Shepherds' Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2002

11:51:00 00:03:11 Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra MAA 2008

11:56:00 00:01:20 Traditional Fum, fum, fum Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2011

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

12:07:00 00:07:37 Franz von Suppé Beautiful Galatea: Overture Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony 61830

12:16:00 00:06:16 Frederick Loewe My Fair Lady: Suite Richard Glazier, piano Centaur 3347

12:24:00 00:07:10 Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco: Overture Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony 68468

12:33:00 00:02:56 David Guion Turkey in the Straw Michael Lewin, piano Sono Lumin 92103

12:40:00 00:03:12 Aaron Copland Rodeo: Hoedown Michael Tilson Thomas San Francisco Symphony RCA 63511

12:46:00 00:12:57 Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1 Sir Neville Marriner London Symphony Philips 4788977

 

THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00 00:38:22 Peter Tchaikovsky Suite No.  2 in C major  Op 53 Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos 9454

13:41:00 00:13:09 Robert Schumann Fantasie in C major  Op 131 New York Philharmonic Kurt Masur Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin DeutGram 457075

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:00:00 00:02:37 Traditional Sussex Carol 'On Christmas Night' Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Meredith Hall, soprano; Apollo's Singers Avie 2269

14:02:00 00:02:40 William Billings The Shepherd's Carol Richard Westenburg Musica Sacra DeutGram 429732

14:07:00 00:10:38 Leroy Anderson Suite of Carols for Winds BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Members of Naxos 559382

14:20:00 00:09:34 Johannes Brahms Andante from String Quartet No. 2 Op 51 Chiara String Quartet Azica 71289

14:34:00 00:11:09 Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor  Op 6 Bath Festival Orchestra Yehudi Menuhin Robert Masters, violin; Derek Simpson, cello Warner 555053

14:49:00 00:08:34 Claude Debussy Première rapsodie Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Franklin Cohen, clarinet DeutGram 4795448

15:01:00 00:16:00 Carl Maria von Weber Konzertstück in F minor  Op 79 Bavarian Radio Symphony Sir Colin Davis Gerhard Oppitz, piano RCA 68219

15:19:00 00:07:34 Giuseppe Verdi La forza del destino: Overture Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony 68468

15:27:00 00:03:05 Agustín Barrios Villancico de Navidad John Williams, guitar Sony 87771

15:32:00 00:03:52 Anonymous Corde natus ex parentis Voces8 Christian Forshaw, saxophone Decca 22601

15:39:00 00:05:44 Morten Lauridsen O magnum mysterium Voces8 Decca 4785703

15:47:00 00:09:04 Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite John Wilson Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie 2194

15:58:00 00:04:44 Traditional Greensleeves Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Alexandre Lagoya, guitar; Michel Legrand, celeste Sony 87771

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Thomas and the Trombone

16:07:00 00:02:32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart German Dance in F Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Sony 87771

16:12:00 00:12:11 Various "Songs of Angels" Pt. 1 Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc 80377

16:28:00 00:07:04 John Lunn Downton Abbey: Suite Alastair King Chamber Orchestra of London Decca 16260

16:37:00 00:03:07 Frédéric Chopin Scherzo from Sonata No. 3 Op 58 Ingrid Fliter, piano EMI 14899

16:41:00 00:08:02 Jacob Clemens non Papa Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Gloria Stile Antico Harm Mundi 807575

16:52:00 00:02:51 John Rutter Star Carol City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers Collegium 121

16:57:00 00:03:08 Louis Moreau Gottschalk Pasquinade Op 59 Cecile Licad, piano Naxos 559145

17:04:00 00:06:09 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No.191: Chorus 'Gloria in Bethlehem Bach Festival Orch Greg Funfgeld Bach Choir of Bethlehem Analekta 9873

17:13:00 00:06:41 Gustav Holst Choral Fantasy on Old Carols 'Christmas Bay Brass A. David Krehbiel John Fenstermaker, organ Gothic 49120

17:23:00 00:11:29 Francis Poulenc Four Christmas Motets Marcus Creed RIAS Chamber Chorus Harm Mundi 2908304

17:38:00 00:03:23 Traditional O Little Town of Bethlehem Andrew Carwood St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ Decca 4789225

17:43:00 00:04:39 Gustav Holst In the Bleak Midwinter Andrew Carwood St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Simon Johnson, organ Decca 4789225

17:52:00 00:06:48 Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No.  8 in D flat major  Op 27 Leon Fleisher, piano Vanguard 1551

 

DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00 00:17:26 Frédéric Chopin Variations on 'Là ci darem la mano' Op 2 NDR Symphony Orchestra Krzysztof Urbanski Jan Lisiecki, piano DeutGram 4796824

18:28:00 00:04:02 Michael Praetorius Lo, how a rose e'er blooming André Previn Frederica von Stade, mezzo; American Boychoir; Christmas Concert Chorus Sony 87771

18:34:00 00:02:35 Henry J. Gauntlett Once in Royal David's City Valentin Radu Ama Deus Ensemble; Wesley Parrott, organ Sony 87771

18:38:00 00:13:08 Bernard Herrmann Currier and Ives Suite James Sedares New Zealand Symphony Koch Intl 7224

18:54:00 00:05:33 Jacques Offenbach Die Rheinnixen: Overture Michel Swierczewski Gulbenkian Orchestra Nimbus 5303

 

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00 00:18:02 Antonio Rosetti Symphony in B flat Concerto Cologne Teldec 98420

19:22:00 00:32:35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major Cleveland Orchestra Mitsuko Uchida Mitsuko Uchida, piano Decca 4830716

19:57:00 00:02:27 Antonín Dvorák Cypress No. 2 Cypress String Quartet Avie 2275

 

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00 00:08:01 Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Overture Jeffrey Tate Bavarian Radio Symphony EMI 54022

20:12:00 00:19:58 Peter Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Suite Op 66 Mstislav Rostropovich Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram 4795448

20:34:00 00:23:43 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto No.  4 in D major Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Bernard Haitink Herman Krebbers, violin Philips 4788977

20:57:00 00:01:54 William Byrd Jig in A minor Canadian Brass CBS 45792

 

NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Thomas and the Trombone

21:03:00 00:18:59 Patric Standford A Christmas Carol Symphony Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos 557099

21:23:00 00:05:45 Frederick Delius Winter Night 'Sleigh Ride' John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Collegium 133

21:30:00 00:17:42 Johann Christoph Pez Concerto Pastorale in F major Bernard Labadie Les Violons du Roy Dorian 90180

21:50:00 00:02:43 Samuel Scheidt In dulci jubilo Robert Moody Canadian Brass Ensemble OpeningDay 7347

21:54:00 00:31:02 Witold Lutoslawski Polish Christmas Carols BBC Symphony Orchestra David Zinman Julia Doyle, soprano; Philharmonia Chorus RCA 11561

22:26:00 00:22:58 Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols Op 28 Martin Neary Westminster Abbey Choir; Aline Brewer, harp Sony 62615

22:51:00 00:07:30 Newell H. Long 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Fennell Symphonic Winds Frederick Fennell Robert Conrad, narrator ELF 991018

 

QUIET HOUR

23:02:00 00:08:34 Hector Berlioz Harold in Italy: Pilgrims' March Op 16 London Symphony Sir Colin Davis Nobuko Imai, viola Philips 4788977

23:10:00 00:08:06 John Corigliano Voyage for Flute & Strings I Fiamminghi Rudolf Werthen Paul Edmund-Davies, flute Telarc 80421

23:20:00 00:07:34 Traditional Mary Queen of Scots' Lament La Nef Meredith Hall, soprano Atma 2336

23:27:00 00:08:39 Max Bruch Adagio from Scottish Fantasy Op 46 London Symphony Jascha Horenstein David Oistrakh, violin Decca 4785437

23:38:00 00:06:43 Michael Haydn Adagio from Notturno in F major Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 437782

23:44:00 00:08:48 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Larghetto from Piano Quartet No. 2 Fauré Quartet DeutGram 6609

23:55:00 00:02:49 Sir John Tavener The Lamb Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire 105

23:56:00 00:03:01 Anonymous The Angel Gabriel (Gabriel's Message) Noel Edison Elora Festival Singers Naxos 573421

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