Program Guide 12-22-2017

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December 22

1723 Carl Friedrich Abel – German composer (d.1787); renowned player of the viola da gamba and composed music for that instrument; one of his works became famous due to a misattribution: in the 19th century, a manuscript symphony in the hand of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was catalogued as his Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat K 18, and was published in the first complete edition of Mozart's works, but it was actually a symphony by Abel (Op 6 No. 7), copied by Mozart for study purposes while he was visiting London in 1764.

1808 first performances of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’ and the Choral Fantasy; Greg Mitchell wrote in the Huffington Post: “The Greatest Concert Ever! Fellow geezers: Forget the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Dylan in Manchester, the Stones at Altamont, Springsteen at the Bottom…On December 22, 1808, Beethoven himself rented a hall in Vienna and promoted the concert to end all concerts: the debut, over four hours, of three of the greatest works in the history of music: his Fifth Symphony, the Sixth ("Pastoral") Symphony, and the astounding Piano Concerto No. 4, plus selections from his amazing Mass in C Major, and in closing, the wonderful Choral Fantasia (forerunner to his Ninth Symphony). A bonus: improvisations by the maestro.”

1853 Teresa Carreño – Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor (d.1917); the Carreño Cultural Complex in Caracas is named after her, as is a crater on Venus; what a life! – in 1863 (age 10) she performed for Abraham Lincoln at the White House; in 1876, made her debut as an opera singer in Europe; Franz Liszt offered her lessons, but she declined; performed at the promenade concerts of Henry Wood, who wrote: "It is difficult to express adequately what all musicians felt about this great woman who looked like a queen among pianists - and played like a goddess. The instant she walked onto the platform her steady dignity held her audience who watched with riveted attention while she arranged the long train she habitually wore. Her masculine vigor of tone and touch and her marvelous precision on executing octave passages carried everyone completely away."

1858 Giacomo Puccini – Italian composer (d.1924); often called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi"; adopted and became one of the leading exponents of the verismo style; biographer Julian Budden: “No composer communicates more directly with an audience than Puccini. Indeed, for many years he has remained a victim of his own popularity…Be it remembered, however, that Verdi's melodies were once dismissed as barrel-organ fodder. The truth is that music that appeals immediately to a public becomes subject to bad imitation, which can cast a murky shadow over the original. So long as counterfeit Puccinian melody dominated the world of sentimental operetta, many found it difficult to come to terms with the genuine article. Now that the current coin of light music has changed, the composer admired by Schoenberg, Ravel, and Stravinsky can be seen to emerge in his full stature.”

1874 Franz Schmidt – Austrian composer, cellist and pianist (d.1939); accusations of Nazi sympathies (probably false) have put his posthumous reputation under a cloud; his magnum opus is an oratorio, Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln (The Book with Seven Seals) set to a text from Revelation, premiered Vienna in 1938,

1883 Edgard Varèse – French-born American composer (d.1965); coined the term ‘organized sound’ in reference to his own musical aesthetic; one of his biggest fans was the American guitarist and composer Frank Zappa whose final project was The Rage and the Fury, a recording of the works of Varèse.

1885 Deems Taylor – American composer, music critic and promoter of classical music (d.1966); appeared in Disney's Fantasia.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

00:02:00 00:17:42 Johann Christoph Pez Concerto Pastorale in F major Bernard Labadie Les Violons du Roy Dorian 90180

00:23:00 00:30:17 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  5 in C minor  Op 67 Paavo Järvi German Chamber Philharmonic RCA 33835

00:56:00 00:35:43 Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances Op 45 Vasily Petrenko Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Avie 2188

01:35:00 00:32:11 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No.  4 in G major  Op 58 Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Leon Fleisher, piano Sony 42445

02:10:00 00:41:15 Antonín Dvorák Piano Trio No.  3 in F minor  Op 65 Tempest Trio Naxos 503293

02:55:00 00:41:24 Richard Strauss Sinfonia domestica Op 53 George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony 53511

03:40:00 00:33:48 Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Nikolai Demidenko, piano Hyperion 67018

04:17:00 00:41:32 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  6 in F major  Op 68 George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony 373715

05:02:00 00:24:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 11 for Winds in E flat major Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram 431683

05:29:00 00:12:49 Alfred Burt A Christmas Greeting Boston Pops Orchestra John Williams Tanglewood Festival Chorus Philips 416287

05:45:00 00:05:57 Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Telarc 80068

05:50:00 00:09:56 William Lloyd Webber Serenade for Strings Richard Hickox City of London Sinfonia Chandos 9595

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:05:45 Frederick Delius Winter Night 'Sleigh Ride' John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Collegium 133

06:15:00 00:09:16 Various 'Songs of Angels' Pt. 2 Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc 80377

06:24:00 00:10:47 Various 'Songs of Angels' Pt. 3 Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Telarc 80377

06:40:00 00:08:22 Christopher Rouse Karolju: Finale 'Italian' BBC Symphony Orchestra David Zinman Philharmonia Chorus RCA 11561

06:49:00 00:04:42 Roger Harvey Fantasy de Noël Burning River Brass BurnRiver 2008

06:56:00 00:03:25 Georges Bizet L'Arlésienne Suite No.  2: Farandole John Morris Russell Cincinnati Pops Orchestra FanfareCin 1

07:05:00 00:06:32 Randol Alan Bass The Night Before Christmas National Symphony Orchestra Randol Alan Bass Sir Derek Jacobi, narrator Kodanja 2003

07:14:00 00:03:28 Jester Hairston Mary's Boy Child Welsh National Opera Orchestra Tecwyn Evans Bryn Terfel, baritone; Côrdydd DeutGram 14914

07:17:00 00:02:51 John Rutter Shepherd's Pipe Carol Welsh National Opera Orchestra Tecwyn Evans Bryn Terfel, baritone; Côrdydd DeutGram 14914

07:23:00 00:11:33 Leroy Anderson Suite of Carols for Brass Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos 559357

07:34:00 00:01:51 George Frideric Handel Messiah: Glory to God Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Apollo's Singers Avie 2208

07:40:00 00:03:43 John Wasson Festival Fanfare for Christmas Jerry Junkin Dallas Wind Symphony Reference 126

07:43:00 00:03:39 Julie Giroux Christmas and Sousa Forever Jerry Junkin Dallas Wind Symphony Reference 126

07:50:00 00:03:12 Gloria Shayne Baker Do You Hear What I Hear? Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2005

07:54:00 00:04:31 Gary Ruschman Pat-a-Drummer Cantus Cantus 1211

08:07:00 00:06:54 Michel Corrette Symphonie des noëls No. 2 in D major Arion Baroque Orchestra early-mus 7768

08:17:00 00:08:03 Robert Russell Bennett The Many Moods of Christmas: Medley Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2002

08:28:00 00:04:15 John Rutter There is a Flower Noel Edison Elora Festival Singers Naxos 573421

08:32:00 00:03:13 Stuart Thompson The Holly and the Ivy Noel Edison Elora Festival Singers Naxos 573421

08:40:00 00:10:25 Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.  2 in C sharp minor Iván Fischer Budapest Festival Orchestra DeutGram 4779525

08:52:00 00:03:34 Ross Bagdasarian The Chipmunk Song Petri Juutilainen Northern Lights Orch WSchatz 5

08:57:00 00:03:51 Meredith Willson It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Erich Kunzel Singing Hoosiers Telarc 80538

09:04:00 00:19:14 John Rutter Brother Heinrich's Christmas City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Cambridge Singers; Brian Kay, narrator Collegium 115

09:27:00 00:04:40 Michael Chertock Silent Night / Come Thou Long Expected Michael Chertock, piano Telarc 80485

09:34:00 00:09:31 Billy May Holiday Cheer John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Philips 416287

09:46:00 00:04:35 Philip Stopford Lully, Lulla, Lullay Andrew Carwood St. Paul's Cathedral Choir Decca 4789225

09:54:00 00:03:30 John Rutter Angels' Carol Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleve Orch Children's Chorus MAA 2014

09:56:00 00:02:49 Johannes Eccard Übers Gebirg Maria geht Stile Antico Harm Mundi 807575

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:00 00:02:03 James Pierpont Jingle Bells Burning River Brass BurnRiver 2008

10:03:00 00:02:01 Traditional Ding Dong! Merrily on High Anthony Newman Choral Guild of Atlanta; Anthony Newman, organ Sony 87771

10:07:00 00:14:08 Randol Alan Bass Christmas Ornaments Symphony Orchestra Jerold Ottley Mormon Tabernacle Choir Bonneville 9402

10:22:00 00:07:12 Tchaikovsky & Ellington The Nutcracker: March & Peanut Brittle Steven Richman Harmonie Ensemble New York Harm Mundi 907493

10:31:00 00:03:45 Felix Mendelssohn Scherzo from Piano Trio No. 2 Op 66 Emanuel Ax, piano; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello Sony 52192

10:38:00 00:03:48 Hans Christian Lumbye Galop "Copenhagen Steam Railway" Giordano Bellincampi Tivoli Symphony Orchestra MarcoPolo 223743

10:44:00 00:15:02 Ottorino Respighi Ballad of the Gnomes Geoffrey Simon Philharmonia Orchestra Cala 4028

11:01:00 00:12:01 Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger: Act 3 Suite Fritz Reiner Chicago Symphony Orchestra RCA 300350

11:16:00 00:07:47 Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio: Pastoral Symphony René Jacobs Academy Ancient Music Berlin Harm Mundi 2908304

 

A CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS

11:26:00 00:01:53 Mack Wilberg One December, Bright and Clear Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Women of the; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2008

11:28:00 00:02:16 William J. Kirkpatrick Away in a Manger Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2014

11:30:00 00:03:50 Traditional O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 1993

11:34:00 00:03:53 Franz Gruber Silent Night Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2011

11:40:00 00:03:59 Traditional Wexford Carol Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Brian Keith Johnson, baritone; Mary Kay Fink, Irish whistle; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2011

11:44:00 00:03:01 Anonymous Personet hodie Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2005

11:47:00 00:02:49 Felix Mendelssohn Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2014

11:50:00 00:04:32 John Francis Wade O Come, All Ye Faithful Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco Cleveland Orchestra Chorus MAA 2011

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

12:04:00 00:07:58 Philip Lane Wassail Dances Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos 557099

12:14:00 00:07:30 Henri Sauguet La cigale et la fourmi Daniel Swift CBC Radio Orchestra CBC 5152

12:22:00 00:10:04 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Trombone Concerto Tapiola Sinfonietta Osmo Vänskä Christian Lindberg, trombone Bis 568

12:32:00 00:03:18 Maurice Ravel Mother Goose: Laideronnette, Empress Paavo Järvi Cincinnati Symphony Telarc 80601

12:39:00 00:03:00 Gabriel Pierné March of the Little Lead Soldiers Juanjo Mena BBC Philharmonic Chandos 10633

12:44:00 00:15:54 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major  Op 81 Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram 459634

 

THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:01:00 00:32:18 Various 'Celebration' - Christmas Fanfares, Fanfare Tpts, Welsh Guards John Hugh Thomas BBC National Chorus of Wales; Huw Tregelles Williams, organ; Aled Jones, narrator Nimbus 5310

13:33:00 00:27:52 Ralph Vaughan Williams Masque 'On Christmas Night' City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Joyful Company of Singers Chandos 10385

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

14:03:00 00:02:06 Traditional We Wish You a Merry Christmas Cincinnati Pops Orchestra John Morris Russell May Festival Chorus FanfareCin 1

14:05:00 00:02:08 Eric Robertson Grand Angelic March Canadian Brass Eric Robertson, organ OpeningDay 7345

14:09:00 00:13:51 Mack Wilberg Christmas Carol Medley Symphony Orchestra Jerold Ottley Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Lois Matheson, soprano Bonneville 9402

14:26:00 00:07:00 Reinhold Glière At the Court of Vladimir from Symphony JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic Naxos 503293

14:34:00 00:09:40 Daniel Pinkham Christmas Cantata Lenox Brass Donald Teeters Boston Cecilia; James David Christie, organ Koch Intl 7180

15:00:00 00:14:31 Marc-Antoine Charpentier Noëls for Instruments Bernard Labadie Les Violons du Roy Dorian 90180

15:16:00 00:09:03 Antonín Dvorák Carnival Overture Op 92 Vladimir Ashkenazy Cleveland Orchestra Decca 433548

15:27:00 00:03:00 Daniel Read While Shepherds Watched Peter Bennett Quire Cleveland Quire 101

15:31:00 00:04:18 Peter Warlock Bethlehem Down Graham Ross Choir of Clare College Harm Mundi 907579

15:39:00 00:06:09 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No.191: Chorus 'Gloria in Bethlehem Bach Festival Orch Greg Funfgeld Bach Choir of Bethlehem Analekta 9873

15:58:00 00:04:18 Sir John Tavener Awed by the Beauty Cantus Cantus 1211

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Lully and Vivaldi Greet the Season

16:06:00 00:03:23 Brian A. Schmidt O magnum mysterium Cantus Cantus 1211

16:12:00 00:12:12 Craig Courtney A Musicological Journey through 'The Symphony Orchestra Jerold Ottley Mormon Tabernacle Choir Bonneville 9402

16:28:00 00:04:56 Giacomo Puccini Tosca: Te Deum 'Tre sbirri' National Philharmonic Sir Georg Solti Leo Nucci, baritone; Welsh National Opera Chorus Decca 414597

16:35:00 00:04:01 Bob Chilcott Mid-winter Cleveland Orchestra Gareth Morrell Cleve Orch Children's Chorus MAA 1996

16:41:00 00:03:37 Anonymous There is no Rose of Such Virtue Anonymous 4 Harm Mundi 907099

16:44:00 00:03:11 Traditional The Holly and the Ivy (English) Anonymous 4 Harm Mundi 907325

16:51:00 00:04:09 William Mathias Bell Carol John Hugh Thomas BBC National Chorus of Wales; Huw Tregelles Williams, organ Nimbus 5310

16:55:00 00:04:02 Tchaikovsky & Ellington The Nutcracker: Trepak & The Volga Vouty Steven Richman Harmonie Ensemble New York Harm Mundi 907493

17:04:00 00:06:02 Paul Ferguson The Little Drummer Boy Burning River Brass Feza Zweifel, percussion BurnRiver 2004

17:13:00 00:12:20 Leroy Anderson Suite of Carols for String Orchestra Leonard Slatkin BBC Concert Orchestra Naxos 559356

17:27:00 00:07:23 Nigel Hess A Christmas Overture John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Collegium 133

17:39:00 00:05:07 Traditional Suo gân Orchestra of Temple Square Mack Wilberg Mormon Tabernacle Choir IntReserve 2009

17:47:00 00:03:56 George Frideric Handel Messiah: Hallelujah Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sony 87771

17:51:00 00:05:32 Michel-Richard Delalande Symphonies of Carols Bernard Labadie Les Violons du Roy Dorian 90180

17:57:00 00:02:13 Mel Tormé The Christmas Song Canadian Brass Steinway 30027

 

DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00 00:13:05 Giacomo Puccini Capriccio sinfonico Riccardo Muti La Scala Philharmonic Sony 63025

18:24:00 00:04:44 Traditional Greensleeves Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Alexandre Lagoya, guitar; Michel Legrand, celeste Sony 87771

18:31:00 00:01:33 Traditional O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) Rita Ford Music Boxes Sony 87771

18:34:00 00:18:59 Patric Standford A Christmas Carol Symphony Gavin Sutherland City of Prague Philharmonic Naxos 557099

18:56:00 00:04:23 Gustav Holst In the Bleak Midwinter Ross Duffin Quire Cleveland Quire 105

 

SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00 00:09:42 Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischütz: Overture Carlos Kleiber Dresden State Orchestra DeutGram 4796018

19:14:00 00:41:32 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  6 in F major  Op 68 George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony 373715

19:58:00 00:01:43 Sergei Rachmaninoff Etude-tableau in E flat minor  Op 33 Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram 459634

 

WCLV ESSENTIAL CLASSICS

20:02:00 00:06:29 Johann Strauss Jr Die Fledermaus: Waltzes 'Du und Du' Op 367 Willi Boskovsky Johann Strauss Orch of Vienna EMI 64108

20:30:00 00:18:03 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D major Josef Krips Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Philips 4788977

20:48:00 00:26:56 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.  8 in F major  Op 93 George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony 373715

20:58:00 00:01:22 Alexander Griboyedov Waltz in A flat Lera Auerbach, piano Bis 1502

 

NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier; COMPOSERS DATEBOOK: Lully and Vivaldi Greet the Season

21:03:00 00:26:16 Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio: Part 1 Academy Ancient Music Berlin René Jacobs Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Werner Güra, tenor; Klaus Häger, baritone; RIAS Chamber Chorus Harm Mundi 2908304

21:31:00 00:11:18 Johann Melchior Molter Concerto Pastorale in G major La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Angèle Dubeau, violin Analekta 8730

21:45:00 00:31:53 Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio: Part 2 Academy Ancient Music Berlin René Jacobs Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Werner Güra, tenor; Klaus Häger, baritone; RIAS Chamber Chorus Harm Mundi 2908304

22:19:00 00:14:29 Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor  Op 6 Simon Standage Collegium Musicum 90 Chandos 634

22:36:00 00:22:21 Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio: Part 3 Academy Ancient Music Berlin René Jacobs Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Werner Güra, tenor; Klaus Häger, baritone; RIAS Chamber Chorus Harm Mundi 2908304

 

QUIET HOUR

23:02:00 00:06:10 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor Soyeon Kate Lee, piano Naxos 570010

23:08:00 00:04:13 Giacomo Puccini Adagietto Riccardo Chailly Verdi Symphony Milan Decca 2141

23:12:00 00:07:30 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Andantino from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 99 Northern Chamber Orchestra Nicholas Ward Norbert Kraft, guitar Naxos 503293

23:22:00 00:04:54 Franz Joseph Haydn Affettuoso from String Quartet No. 28 Op 20 Angeles Quartet Decca 4783695

23:26:00 00:08:03 Alexander Borodin Nocturne from String Quartet No.  2 Cleveland Quartet Telarc 80178

23:37:00 00:07:01 Franz Biebl Ave Maria Cantus Cantus 1211

23:44:00 00:10:39 Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Vernon Handley London Philharmonic Chandos 2419

23:56:00 00:02:37 Antonio Vivaldi Largo from 'Winter' Concerto in F minor St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Pinchas Zukerman Pinchas Zukerman, violin Sony 87771

23:56:00 00:03:45 Claude Debussy Petite Suite: En bateau Jun Märkl National Orchestra of Lyon Naxos 572583

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