Program Guide 02-28-2018

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February 28

1808 Elias Parish Alvars – English harpist and composer (d.1849); Hector Berlioz said of him: "This man is the Liszt of the harp. You cannot conceive all the delicate and powerful effects, the novel touches and unprecedented sonorities that he manages to produce…”

1825 Jean-Baptiste Arban – French cornetist, conductor, composer and pedagogue (d.1889); first famous virtuoso of the modern cornet à piston, or valved cornet, and author of a still widely used method for the instrument.

1854 first performance of Franz Liszt’s Les préludes in Weimar conducted by the composer; in the announcement in the Weimarische Zeitung  the day before the premiere, it was called Les préludes— symphonische Dichtung, and the term ‘symphonic poem’ was invented.

1876 John Alden Carpenter – American composer (d.1951); studied composition at Harvard with John Knowles Paine and in Rome with Sir Edward Elgar; most famous for his ballets Krazy Kat (1921) and Skyscrapers (1926) and the impressionistic orchestral suite Adventures in a Perambulator (1914).

1912 first performances of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Sinfonia espansiva’ and Violin Concerto with the composer conducting Copenhagen's Royal Danish Orchestra; there are wordless vocal solos for soprano and baritone in the second movement of the symphony; the concerto was written for—and premiered by—Hungarian violinist Dr. Emil Telmányi, the composer's son-in-law.

1920 first performance of the orchestral version of Maurice Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin in Paris (the solo piano version had been premiered by Marguerite Long in April 1919); this piece captures Ravel at the height of his orchestration skills, turning a very pianistic piece into a superb orchestral suite with very few hints of its origins.

1953 Osmo Vänskä – Finnish conductor, clarinetist and composer (65 years old); studied conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy, where his classmates included Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jukka-Pekka Saraste; became Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2003, but resigned in October 2013, one year after management locked out the musicians in a longstanding labor dispute; in January 2014 Vänskä and the Minnesota won a Grammy for the album of Sibelius's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4; he was re-appointed music director of the Orchestra in April 2014 with a two-year contract,  which was extended in May 2015 to last until August 2019.

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1792 Gioacchino Rossini – Italian composer (d.1868); wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces; his best-known operas include the Italian comedies The Barber of Seville and La Cenerentola, and the French-language epics Mosé and William Tell; until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history.

1828 premiere of Daniel Auber's opera La muette de Portici (The Mute Girl of Portici, originally Masaniello) at the Salle Le Peletier of the Paris Opéra; generally regarded as the first French grand opera.

 

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00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Roderick Cox

Robert Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6; No 17. Wie aus der Ferne Mitsuko Uchida, piano 

Franz Schubert: Notturno in E-flat major, Op. 148, D. 897 Sasha Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Jeffrey Kahane, piano Tippet Rise, LLC, The Domo, Fishtail, MT 

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: Movements 3 & 4 Aspen Chamber Symphony; David Robertson, conductor Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO 

Black History Spotlight: Harry Lawrence Freeman 

Michael Abels: Delights and Dances Chicago Sinfonietta; Harlem Quartet; Mei-Ann Chen, conductor 

Robert Schumann: Carnaval: Movements 1 & 2 Kirill Gerstein, piano Album: Kirill Gerstein: Imaginary Pictures Myrios 13 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 Gil Shaham, violin Gstaad Musical Summits, Church, Rougemont, Switzerland 

Giovanni Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor Edgar Meyer, double bass; Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN 

Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in A-flat Major for Horn and Piano, Op. 70 Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Gloria Chien, piano Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA 

 

02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

02:03:00 00:27:06 Ludwig van Beethoven Quintet for Piano & Winds in E flat major  Op 16   Radu Lupu, piano; Han de Vries, oboe; George Pieterson, clarinet; Vicente Zarzo, horn; Brian Pollard, bassoon Decca  414291

02:33:00 00:26:56 John Alden Carpenter Adventures in a Perambulator  Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury  434319

03:02:00 01:19:28 Jean Sibelius Kullervo Op 7 Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano; Tommi Hakala, baritone; YL Male Voice Choir Bis  9048

04:26:00 00:17:43 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

04:48:00 00:26:06 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No.  3 in D major  Op 18   Cypress String Quartet Avie  2348

05:16:00 00:29:04 Sergei Prokofiev Waltz Suite Op 110  Marin Alsop São Paulo Symphony Naxos  573518

05:47:00 00:05:00 Ludwig van Beethoven The Ruins of Athens: Overture Op 113  Daniel Harding German Chamber Philharmonic VirginClas  45364

05:53:00 00:04:43 Alexander Borodin Scherzo from String Quartet No. 2   Cleveland Quartet Telarc  80178

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00 00:04:04 William Sterndale Bennett Romance No.  2 in E flat Op 14   Ian Hobson, piano Arabesque  6596

06:15:00 00:05:58 Gioacchino Rossini La scala di seta: Overture  Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos  570934

06:20:00 00:04:30 Jan Dismas Zelenka Allemande from Capriccio No. 3  Daniel Abraham Bach Sinfonia Sono Lumin  92163

06:30:00 00:08:19 Jean Sibelius Finlandia Op 26 Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä YL Male Voice Choir Bis  9048

06:43:00 00:09:56 Carl Nielsen Finale from Symphony No. 3 Op 27  Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic DaCapo  220623

06:54:00 00:02:38 John Dowland Now, o now, I needs must part La Nef  Michael Slattery, tenor Atma  2650

06:58:00 00:02:23 John Philip Sousa March 'The Washington Post'  Loras John Schissel Blossom Festival Band MAA  40601

07:03:00 00:04:30 Earl Wild Virtuoso Etude on Gershwin's 'Oh Lady   Joanne Polk, piano Steinway  30090

07:10:00 00:06:19 Jean-Baptiste Arban Variations on Bellini's 'Casta diva' Gothenburg Symphony Edward Gardner Alison Balsom, trumpet EMI  53255

07:20:00 00:03:25 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin: Rigaudon  Carlton Woods Blue Water Chamber Orchestra Blue Water  2010

07:25:00 00:02:32 Georges Bizet Jeux d'enfants: March Op 22  Martin West San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Reference  131

07:28:00 00:06:40 Felix Mendelssohn Finale from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 25 Chicago Symphony Daniel Barenboim Lang Lang, piano DeutGram  4795448

07:40:00 00:06:48 Johann David Heinichen Concerto Grosso in F major   Reinhard Goebel Cologne Musica Antiqua Archiv  437549

07:50:00 00:02:29 Jean-Féry Rebel Les Élémens: Tambourins   Tempesta di Mare Chandos  805

07:53:00 00:03:59 Leonard Bernstein On the Town: New York, New York London Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas Thomas Hampson, baritone; Kurt Ollmann, baritone; Jon Garrison, tenor DeutGram  27991

07:57:00 00:02:05 Pietro Lappi Canzon "La Seraphina"   Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Decca  807

08:07:00 00:05:41 Peter Tchaikovsky The Oprichnik: Act 4 Dances  Theodore Kuchar National Symphony of Ukraine Naxos  554845

08:15:00 00:10:15 Claude Debussy Danses sacrée et profane Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez Lisa Wellbaum, harp DeutGram  2121

08:25:00 00:04:21 Gustav Holst Second Suite for Military Band: March Op 28  Frederick Fennell Cleveland Symphonic Winds Telarc  80038

08:30:00 00:04:36 Coldplay Viva la Vida   Greg Anderson, piano; Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano Steinway  30006

08:40:00 00:09:01 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Oboe & Bassoon in G major  European Union Chamber Orch Hans-Peter Hofmann Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, cello Naxos  573374

08:50:00 00:03:22 Giovanni Palestrina Improperium expectavit cor meum  Massimo Palombella Sistine Chapel Choir DeutGram  4795300

08:55:00 00:05:37 Richard Rodgers Cinderella: Overture  John Mauceri Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Philips  434932

09:05:00 00:15:01 Brian Easdale Red Shoes Ballet  Kenneth Alwyn Philharmonia Orchestra Silva  1094

09:25:00 00:03:28 Marvin Hamlisch The Spy Who Loved Me: Nobody Does it  Carl Davis Philharmonia Orchestra Carl Davis  21

09:35:00 00:04:27 Constant Lambert Horoscope: Dance for the Followers of  Barry Wordsworth BBC Concert Orchestra Argo  436118

09:43:00 00:03:12 Aaron Copland Rodeo: Hoedown  Michael Tilson Thomas San Francisco Symphony RCA  63511

09:48:00 00:07:53 Gerald Finzi Rondo from Clarinet Concerto City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Michael Collins, clarinet VirginClas  90718

09:58:00 00:01:15 Sir William Walton Façade: Polka  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips  420155

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00 00:03:04 Gioacchino Rossini La danza Orch del Teatro Comunale Richard Bonynge Luciano Pavarotti, tenor Decca  417011

10:05:00 00:02:17 Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville: Act 2 Finale Orchestra of La Scala Riccardo Chailly Leo Nucci, baritone; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Paolo Barbacini, tenor; La Scala Chorus CBS  37862

10:10:00 00:10:04 Claude Debussy Rapsodie for Saxophone & Orchestra Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner John Harle, saxophone EMI  72109

10:21:00 00:04:08 Manuel de Falla La vida breve: Spanish Dance No.  2   Brazilian Guitar Quartet Delos  3466

10:27:00 00:04:03 Sir Arthur Sullivan HMS Pinafore: Overture  Sir Charles Mackerras Welsh National Opera Orchestra Telarc  80374

10:33:00 00:03:45 Jean-Baptiste Lully Phaëton: Chaconne in G  Jeanne Lamon Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik  1001

10:40:00 00:04:26 Jean-Philippe Rameau The Hen from Concert No. 6 en sextuor  Marc Minkowski Musicians of the Louvre DeutGram  4795448

10:46:00 00:04:02 Gabriel Fauré [and André Messager]: Souvenirs de   Kathryn Stott, piano; Martin Roscoe, piano Hyperion  66911

10:52:00 00:26:56 John Alden Carpenter Adventures in a Perambulator  Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Mercury  434319

11:22:00 00:11:32 Gioacchino Rossini William Tell: Overture  Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos  570934

11:37:00 00:10:13 Frédéric Chopin Polonaise No.  5 in F sharp minor  Op 44   Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Decca  4785334

11:50:00 00:10:32 Johann Adolf Scheibe Sinfonia à 16 in D  Andrew Manze Concerto Copenhagen Chandos  550

12:08:00 00:11:32 Richard Wagner Rienzi: Overture  Franz Welser-Möst Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  4778773

12:21:00 00:09:21 Daniel Auber Gustave III: Allemande & Pas des folies  Richard Bonynge English Chamber Orchestra Decca  440646

12:32:00 00:04:29 Gioacchino Rossini Il signor Bruschino: Overture  Fritz Reiner Chicago Symphony RCA  300350

12:41:00 00:06:08 Gioacchino Rossini William Tell: Dance for Six  Frederick Fennell London Pops Orchestra Mercury  434356

12:50:00 00:10:11 Camille Saint-Saëns Rhapsodie d'Auvergne Op 73 Royal Philharmonic André Previn Jean-Philippe Collard, piano EMI  49757

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:02:00 00:35:29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major   Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Decca  436421

13:40:00 00:12:58 François Joseph Gossec Symphony in E flat major  Op 5  Matthias Bamert London Mozart Players Chandos  9661

13:54:00 00:04:46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La finta giardiniera: Overture  Hans Vonk Dresden State Orchestra Capriccio  10070

 

14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Elena See

Maurice Ravel: Three Hebraic Melodies Liat Cohen, guitar; Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; Frederic Chaslin, conductor 

Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Martha Argerich, piano; Orchestre National de France; Emmanuel Krivine, conductor Auditorium, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France 

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Joseph Gewirtz from Harrisburg, PA 

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Major, Kk. 159 Yevgeny Sudbin, piano 

Simon Shaheen (arr. Jeff Scott): Dance Mediterranea Imani Winds BPL Chamber Players, Dr. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY 

Black History Spotlight: John Blanke 

Jean Françaix: Quintette; II. Presto-Trio Imani Winds 

Wayne Shorter: Terra Incognita Imani Winds UChicago Presents, Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Reinhold Glière: Ballade for Cello & Piano, Op. 4 Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Adam Neiman, piano Manchester Music Festival, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT 

Edward MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 23 Andre Watts, piano; The Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor The Nashville Symphony, Laura Turner Hall Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN 

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:57:00 00:05:09 Gioacchino Rossini La cambiale di matrimonio: Overture   Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DeutGram  415363

16:06:00 00:02:51 Gioacchino Rossini Duetto buffo di due gatti   Gérard Lesne, countertenor; Rockwell Blake, tenor; Antonio Pappano, piano EMI  55614

16:12:00 00:09:12 Gioacchino Rossini Eduardo e Cristina: Overture  Christian Benda Prague Sinfonia Naxos  570934

16:28:00 00:02:30 John Barry Zulu: Main Theme  Nic Raine Royal Philharmonic Royal Phil  33

16:32:00 00:06:14 John Barry Dances With Wolves: Theme  Erich Kunzel Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc  80319

16:41:00 00:03:45 Jean Sibelius Karelia Suite: Intermezzo Op 11  Osmo Vänskä Lahti Symphony Orchestra Bis  918

16:45:00 00:04:07 Jean Sibelius Karelia Suite: Alla marcia Op 11  Osmo Vänskä Lahti Symphony Orchestra Bis  918

16:52:00 00:03:37 Gilbert & Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance: The Paradox Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Gillian Knight, contralto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Donald Adams, bass Telarc  80353

16:56:00 00:02:54 Antonín Dvorák Scherzo from Sonatina Op 100   Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano DeutGram  449820

17:04:00 00:06:11 Béla Bartók Game of Pairs from Concerto for  Robert Spano Oberlin Symphony Oberlin  8

17:19:00 00:04:15 Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 2: Gypsy Dance  Bridget Reischl Oberlin Symphony Oberlin  61

17:26:00 00:08:38 Muzio Clementi Overture No. 2 in D major   Francesco La Vecchia Rome Symphony Orchestra Naxos  573071

17:40:00 00:04:22 Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No.  2 in E flat major  Op 9   Arthur Rubinstein, piano RCA  300350

17:46:00 00:03:30 Frédéric Chopin Etude No. 23 in A minor  Op 25   Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram  4795448

17:52:00 00:07:18 Igor Stravinsky The Firebird: Lullaby & Finale  Leonard Bernstein Israel Philharmonic DeutGram  27991

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00 00:11:17 Carl Nielsen Allegro espansivo from Symphony No. 3 Op 27  Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic DaCapo  220623

18:22:00 00:06:06 Peter Tchaikovsky Scherzo-fantaisie in E flat minor  Op 72   Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram  4284

18:31:00 00:03:30 Peter Tchaikovsky Impromptu in E minor  Op 72   Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram  4284

18:36:00 00:18:00 Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56  Christoph von Dohnányi Cleveland Orchestra Teldec  44005

18:55:00 00:03:17 Peter Tchaikovsky Danse caractéristique in D major  Op 72   Mikhail Pletnev, piano DeutGram  4284

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00 00:17:43 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

19:22:00 00:34:01 Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition  Sir Simon Rattle Berlin Philharmonic EMI  273

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Performances from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Sweelinck: Onder een Linde groen

Peerson: Alman

Praetorious: Magnificat primi toni--Professor Jonathan Moyer, organ

Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil: 5. Ныне отпущаеши (Now let thy servant depart) & 6. Богородице Дево, радуйся (God-bearing Virgin, rejoice)--Jedidiah Rellihan, tenor; Oberlin College Choir & Gregory Ristow ’01, conductor

Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2--Zheyu Jiang, piano

Schumann: Liederkreis--Professor Timothy LeFebvre, baritone & Tony Cho, piano

Efraín Amaya: Pres-ent & Pathways--Professor Alexa Still, flute

 

22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by soprano Roberta Alexander

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Divan of Moses Ibn Ezra

Burleigh, arr: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Burleigh, arr: Didn't it rain

Hall Johnson, arr: Give me Jesus

Boatner, arr: Oh, what a beautiful city

Dett, arr: Ride on, Jesus

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:01:00 00:06:22 Edward MacDowell Suite No. 2: Love Song Op 48  Takuo Yuasa Ulster Orchestra Naxos  559075

23:08:00 00:02:24 John Alden Carpenter Looking Glass River   Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano THM  5432

23:10:00 00:08:44 George Frederick Bristow Nocturne from Symphony in F sharp minor  Op 26  Neeme Järvi Detroit Symphony Chandos  9169

23:21:00 00:05:33 Felix Mendelssohn Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 40 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Saleem Ashkar, piano Decca  4810778

23:26:00 00:07:54 Franz Schubert Andante from Symphony No. 7  Sir Neville Marriner Academy St. Martin in Fields Philips  412176

23:35:00 00:05:52 Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin: Forlane  Pierre Boulez Cleveland Orchestra DeutGram  2121

23:41:00 00:11:07 Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No.  9 in A flat major    Daniil Trifonov, piano DeutGram  4795529

23:53:00 00:03:31 Robert Schumann Album for the Young: Lento Op 68   Stephen Hough, piano VirginClas  90770

23:57:00 00:01:15 Leonard Bernstein Anniversary for Stephen Sondheim   Lara Downes, piano Sono Lumin  92207

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