Program Guide 02-21-2018

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February 21

1801 Jan Václav Kalivoda (Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda in German) – Bohemian composer, conductor and violinist (d.1866); according to critic David Hurwitz, he "represents a sort of symphonic 'missing link' between Beethoven and Schumann," and, says Hurwitz, his symphonic music is "thrilling, and it strikingly anticipates or echoes so much of 19th century music--from Berlioz to Dvorák to Wagner, and even Sibelius…”

1836 Léo Delibes – French composer (d.1891); his most notable works include the ballets Coppélia (1870) and Sylvia (1876) as well as the operas Le roi l'a dit (1873) and Lakmé (1883); his operas impressed Tchaikovsky enough for the composer to rate Delibes more highly than Brahms—although this may seem faint praise when one considers that the Russian composer considered Brahms "a giftless bastard."

1844 Charles-Marie Widor – French organist, composer and teacher (d.1937); organist of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, the most prominent position for a French organist, for nearly 64 years; wrote 10 organ symphonies and three for organ and orchestra.

1886 premiere of Rimsky-Korsakov version of Mussorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina in St. Petersburg; the opera had been left unfinished when Mussorgsky died in 1881; Dmitri Shostakovich revised the opera in 1959 based on Mussorgsky's vocal score, and it is this version that is usually performed today.

1891 Karl King – Ohio-born bandmaster, composer (d.1971); best known as the composer of Barnum and Bailey's Favorite (1913).

1920 premiere of Darius Milhaud’s ballet Le Boeuf sur la toît (The Ox on the Roof) in Paris; based on tunes (nearly 30 of them) from Brazilian popular music; the title comes from an old Brazilian tango; the piece was originally to have been the score of a Charlie Chaplin silent film.

1929 first performance of Ottorino Respighi’s symphonic poem Roman Festivals by the New York Philharmonic, Arturo Toscanini conducting; the longest and most demanding of the ‘Roman trilogy’ and so it is less-often programmed than its companion pieces, The Fountains of Rome (1916) and The Pines of Rome (1924).

 

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Gershwin & Wild

February 19, 2018
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00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

George Gershwin: Overture to "Of Thee I Sing" Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Solhi al-Wadi: Meditation on a Theme by Mhammad Abdel Wahhab 'Hayati anta' Members of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra; Andy Miles, clarinet; Mari Kamar, clarinet; Oliver Wenhold, cello; Athil Hamdan, cello; Walid Khatba, violin; Juraj Cizmarovic, violin; Wayne Marshall, conductor Klaus von Bismarck Hall, WDR Broadcasting House, Cologne, Germany 

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 31 in D, Hob. I:31 ('Hornsignal') International Horn Festival Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Bach, conductor Aula Cher, Sarnen, Switzerland 

George Gershwin: Porgy & Bess Medley Canadian Brass University of Georgia, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA 

Black History Spotlight: Eva Jessye 

George Gershwin: The Requiem from Porgy and Bess Eva Jessye Choir; Eva Jessye, conductor 

Jean Françaix: Octet: 2. Scherzo – Trio Charis-Ensemble 

Gioacchino Rossini: Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra Todd Palmer, clarinet; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Livia Sohn, violin; Daniel Philips, violin; Gabriela Diaz, viola; Andres Diaz, cello; Geoff Nuttall, conductor Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC 

Zhao Jiping: Pipa Concerto No. 2 Wu Man, pipa; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Matthew Kraemer, conductor Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY 

Traditional: White Snow in Spring Wu Man, pipa Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY 

Jean Françaix: Divertissement for Bassoon and Strings Frank Morelli, bassoon; Theodore Arm, violin; Guillermo Figueroa, violin; Toby Appel, viola; Keith Robinson, cello; Laurence Glazener, double bass Music from Angel Fire, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM 

 

02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

02:01:00 00:15:28 Charles-Marie Widor Suite for Flute & Piano Op 34   Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Hugh Sung, piano Avie  2131

02:19:00 00:40:07 Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto in D major  Op 77 Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Joshua Bell, violin Decca  444811

03:02:00 00:36:02 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Act 1  Richard Bonynge National Philharmonic Decca  414502

03:43:00 00:54:42 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Act 2  Richard Bonynge National Philharmonic Decca  414502

04:40:00 00:35:05 Johan Svendsen Symphony No.  1 in D major  Op 4  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  49769

05:19:00 00:20:01 Darius Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le toit Op 58  Kent Nagano Lyon Opera Orchestra Erato  45820

05:42:00 00:09:00 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in D major  Moscow Virtuosi Vladimir Spivakov Evgeny Kissin, piano RCA  60400

05:52:00 00:06:42 Stephen Feigenbaum Serenade for Strings  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80745

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

06:08:00 00:06:16 Frédéric Chopin Impromptu No.  3 in G flat major  Op 51   Shai Wosner, piano Onyx  4172

06:17:00 00:07:27 Gioacchino Rossini Grand Overture  Alun Francis Haydn Orchestra CPO  999063

06:27:00 00:08:19 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan  Kent Nagano Lyon Opera Orchestra Erato  14331

06:40:00 00:08:55 Jean Françaix Concertino for Piano & Orchestra Montreal Symphony  Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca  452448

06:52:00 00:04:12 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 147: Jesu, Joy of Man's  Jerry Junkin Dallas Wind Symphony Reference  126

06:58:00 00:02:17 Karl King Barnum & Bailey's Favorite March  Loras John Schissel Blossom Festival Band MAA  40601

07:05:00 00:02:05 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30090

07:07:00 00:02:58 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'The Man   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30090

07:13:00 00:08:28 Anton Bruckner Scherzo from Symphony No. 6  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  436153

07:24:00 00:10:30 Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice  Kent Nagano Montreal Symphony Decca  4830396

07:40:00 00:06:42 Emmanuel Chabrier Bourrée fantasque  Neeme Järvi Orch de la Suisse Romande Chandos  5122

07:50:00 00:05:09 Franz Liszt Three Concert Etudes: Un sospiro   Daniil Trifonov, piano DeutGram  4795529

07:55:00 00:04:29 Leo Arnaud & John Williams Fanfare from 'Bugler's Dream' & Olympic  John Williams Boston Pops Orchestra Sony  62592

08:08:00 00:05:50 Franz Schubert Scherzo from Symphony No. 6  Thomas Zehetmair Royal Northern Sinfonia Avie  2224

08:17:00 00:02:51 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon on the 7th tone à 8 No. 2   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504

08:19:00 00:03:47 Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon in Echo on the 12th tone   National Brass Ensemble OberlinMus  1504

08:27:00 00:08:10 Johan Wagenaar Amphitrion Overture Op 45  Riccardo Chailly Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Decca  425833

08:40:00 00:12:44 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Trio No.  2 in F Op 22   Trio Parnassus MD+G  3307

08:55:00 00:03:52 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30090

09:06:00 00:16:20 Antonín Dvorák Five Bagatelles Op 47 Takács Quartet  Gábor Ormai, harmonium Decca  430077

09:26:00 00:06:11 Ramin Djawadi Game of Thrones: Suite  Unknown Conductor Symphony Orchestra Varese Sar  3020670

09:35:00 00:06:25 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Prélude & Mazurka  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125

09:44:00 00:04:07 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Liza'   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30090

09:51:00 00:03:12 Fernando Obradors El vito Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Karel Mark Chichon Elina Garanca, mezzo; José María Gallardo del Rey, g DeutGram  14777

09:56:00 00:02:53 Georg Philipp Telemann Finale from Concerto in e for Recorder Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Michael Lynn, recorder; Kathie Stewart, flute Koch Intl  7576

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

10:01:00 00:02:01 Léo Delibes Sylvia: Pizzicato  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125

10:03:00 00:02:26 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Swanilda's Waltz  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125

10:08:00 00:12:48 Johann Samuel Schröter Piano Concerto in C major  Op 3 English Chamber Orchestra Murray Perahia Murray Perahia, piano CBS  39222

10:22:00 00:03:08 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Turkish Rondo from Piano Trio No. 2 Op 22   Trio Parnassus MD+G  3307

10:27:00 00:05:19 Sir William Walton Portsmouth Point Overture  Leonard Slatkin London Philharmonic VirginClas  61146

10:33:00 00:03:50 Dmitri Shostakovich Three Fantastic Dances Op 5   Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Decca  1846

10:41:00 00:03:55 Igor Stravinsky Scherzo à la russe  Michael Tilson Thomas London Symphony RCA  68865

10:46:00 00:02:03 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story: Jet Song   Canadian Brass RCA  68633

10:51:00 00:25:32 Ottorino Respighi Roman Festivals  Mariss Jansons Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra EMI  55600

11:17:00 00:03:54 Nicola Conforto La festa cinese: Overture  Pablo Heras-Casado Concerto Cologne Archiv  4792050

11:23:00 00:08:58 Gustav Holst A Winter Idyll  JoAnn Falletta Ulster Orchestra Naxos  572914

11:34:00 00:08:58 Frédéric Chopin Polonaise brillante in C major  Op 3   Louise Dubin, cello; Hélène Jeanney, piano Delos  3469

11:45:00 00:07:49 Ludwig van Beethoven Finale from Symphony No. 8 Op 93  George Szell Cleveland Orchestra Sony  373715

11:55:00 00:02:18 Karl King March "Tiger Triumph"  Loras John Schissel Virginia Grand Military Band WalkFrog  430

12:06:00 00:13:08 Jean Sibelius Pohjola's Daughter Op 49  Horst Stein Orch de la Suisse Romande Decca  4785437

12:22:00 00:08:03 Peter Tchaikovsky Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 Op 13  Pablo Heras-Casado Orchestra of St Luke's Harm Mundi  902220

12:32:00 00:04:08 Alexander Glazunov Ballet Scenes: Waltz Op 52  Edo de Waart Minnesota Orchestra Telarc  80347

12:40:00 00:05:43 Franz Lehár The Merry Widow: Waltz  Arthur Fiedler Boston Pops Orchestra RCA  68793

12:48:00 00:10:42 Felix Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture 'Fingal's Cave' Op 26  Herbert von Karajan Berlin Philharmonic DeutGram  4793449

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:02:00 00:27:22 Francis Poulenc Sinfonietta  Paavo Järvi Tapiola Sinfonietta Bis  630

13:31:00 00:13:24 Albert Roussel Suite in F Op 33  Charles Dutoit Orchestra of Paris Erato  45278

13:46:00 00:11:41 Maurice Ravel La valse  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra MAA  50605

 

14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Antonio Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in G Major, Op. 10, No. 4, RV 435: Movements 1 & 3 Giovanni Antonini, recorder; Il Giardino Armonico

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major for Two Violins, Two Cellos, Strings, and Continuo, RV 564 Adam Barnett-Hart, Soovin Kim, solo violins; Aaron Boyd, Arnaud Sussmann, violins; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Keith Robinson, Dmitri Atapine, cellos; Scott Pingel, bass; Gilbert Kalish, harpsichord Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA 

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Rodger Reynolds from Ashland, VA

Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano 

Arnold Bax: Quintet for Oboe and Strings James Austin Smith, oboe; Rolston String Quartet; Geoff Nuttall, conductor The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Clack History Spotlight: Ignatius Sancho 

Frank Bridge: The Dew Fairy and Heart's Ease Stephen Hough, piano 

Frank Bridge: Phantasy for Piano Quartet in F-sharp minor Stephen Rose, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Astrid Schween, cello; Orion Weiss, piano Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port of Call Gateways Music Festival Orchestra; Michael Morgan, conductor Gateways Music Festival, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 

Frederic Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA 

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

16:02:00 00:04:30 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Oh Lady   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30090

16:12:00 00:11:58 Felix Mendelssohn Minuet & Finale from String Symphony   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  437528

16:29:00 00:01:57 Michael Kamen Die Hard: Tagaki Dies  Michael Kamen Seattle Symphony Decca  458912

16:36:00 00:01:54 Peter Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Spanish Dance  Valéry Gergiev Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Decca  10104

16:41:00 00:07:54 Manuel de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat: Dance of the  Lorin Maazel Berlin Radio Symphony DeutGram  4796018

16:52:00 00:03:11 Richard Rodgers The Sound of Music: My Favorite Things   Jenny Lin, piano Steinway  30011

16:56:00 00:03:48 Hans Christian Lumbye Galop "Copenhagen Steam Railway"  Giordano Bellincampi Tivoli Symphony Orchestra MarcoPolo  223743

17:04:00 00:05:41 Peter Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo Op 34 Russian Philharmonic Dmitry Yablonsky Ilya Kaler, violin Naxos  503293

17:18:00 00:11:56 Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 50 in D major    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano Chandos  10668

17:27:00 00:07:21 Isaac Albéniz Iberia: Rondeña  Jesús López-Cobos Cincinnati Symphony Telarc  80470

17:31:00 00:03:28 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Somebody   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30090

17:40:00 00:06:19 Federico Moreno Tórroba Andante from Concierto de Castilla Extremadura Symphony Manuel Coves Vicente Coves, guitar Naxos  573503

17:49:00 00:02:57 Isaac Albéniz Suite Española: Castilla Op 47  Enrique Bátiz State of Mexico Symphony ASV  888

17:53:00 00:06:40 Jean Sibelius Cortège  Leif Segerstam Turku Philharmonic Naxos  573300

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:10:00 00:17:34 Alexander Borodin Symphony No.  3 in A minor   Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Naxos  572786

18:29:00 00:03:59 Johann Sebastian Bach Easter Oratorio: Sinfonia  Ton Koopman Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Erato  23416

18:38:00 00:03:32 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 29: Sinfonia Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Jeanne Lamon Jeanne Lamon, violin Tafelmusik  1001

18:39:00 00:12:37 Frederic Hand Odyssey   Frederic Hand, guitar; David Leisner, guitar Willow  1036

18:53:00 00:04:29 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari The Jewels of the Madonna: Festa  Gianandrea Noseda BBC Philharmonic Chandos  10511

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:01:00 00:26:38 Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.  4 in C minor  Op 44 WDR Symphony Cologne Thomas Sanderling Anna Malikova, piano Audite  92509

19:30:00 00:25:37 Ottorino Respighi Roman Festivals  Lorin Maazel Cleveland Orchestra Decca  4787779

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: CIM Orchestra and Women’s Chorus conducted by JoAnn Falletta recorded at Kulas Hall on February 2.

Zoltan Kodaly:  Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, “The Peacock”

Gustav Holst:  The Planets, Op. 32  

 

21:23:00 00:32:38 Léo Delibes Coppélia: Suite  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  125

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by Marian Anderson

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:00 00:04:12 Charles-Marie Widor Romance from Suite for Flute & Piano Op 34   Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Hugh Sung, piano Avie  2131

23:06:00 00:06:09 Erik Satie Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3  Louis Lane Cleveland Orchestra Sony  63056

23:12:00 00:06:33 Francis Poulenc Mélancolie   Paul Crossley, piano CBS  44921

23:20:00 00:16:05 Ludwig van Beethoven Adagio from String Quartet No. 15 Op 132   Cypress String Quartet Cypress  2012

23:38:00 00:06:36 Franz Liszt Harmonies poétiques: Ave Maria   Roberto Plano, piano Decca  4812479

23:44:00 00:09:01 Ludwig van Beethoven Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 19 Mahler Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Sony  370548

23:54:00 00:02:47 Claude Debussy Children's Corner: The Little Shepherd  Yoav Talmi Quebec Symphony Orchestra Atma  2377

23:57:00 00:01:51 Jules Massenet Musique pour bercer les petits enfants   Aldo Ciccolini, piano EMI  64277

 

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