Program Guide 03-13-2018

Almanac

March 13

1700 Michel Blavet – French composer and flute virtuoso (d.1768); taught himself to play almost every instrument, but specialized in the flute which he held to the left, instead of the right.

1797 premiere of Luigi Cherubini’s opera Médée (Medea) at the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris; the most famous 20th-century revival of the work was in Florence in 1953, with Maria Callas who had learned the role in a week; the production was so successful that the Teatro alla Scala decided to stage it during the opening week of its 1953-1954 season, with Leonard Bernstein filling in for an indisposed Victor de Sabata.

1845 first performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in Leipzig, his last large orchestral work, by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Niels Gade, with soloist Ferdinand David; celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim told the guests at his 75th birthday party: “The Germans have four violin concertos. The greatest, most uncompromising is Beethoven's. The one by Brahms vies with it in seriousness. The richest, the most seductive, was written by Max Bruch. But the most inward, the heart's jewel, is Mendelssohn's.”

1860 Hugo Wolf – Austrian composer and music critic (d.1903); particularly noted for his art songs which provided the ideal creative outlet for his musical expression.

1861 premiere of the ‘Paris version’ of Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser, at the Salle Le Peletier; the Venusberg Music was written for this performance. 

1969 Susanna Mälkki – Finnish conductor (49 years old); from 1995 to 1998, principal cellist of the Gothenburg Symphony, but left to devote herself to conducting; Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; first woman to be Music Director of  Ensemble InterContemporain; in 2013.

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February 28, 2018
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00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Joan Tower: Fanfare No. 4 for the Uncommon Woman Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor 

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 5 Owen Dalby, Geoff Nuttall, Luri Lee, Jeffrey Dyrda, and Livia Sohn, violin; Lesley Robertson and Hezekiah Leung, viola;
Christopher Costanza and Jonathan Lo, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord 

Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: excerpts from Act I Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD

Frederic Chopin: Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp Minor, Op.39 Anna Han, piano 

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor, Op 3 No. 11, RV 565 Movement 3 and 4 Largo e spiccato and Alle Daniel Hope, violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe 

Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony: Movements 2-4 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor 

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major for Cello, Strings, and Continuo, RV 413  Daniel McDonough, cello; Daniel Phillips, violin; Danbi Um, violin; Yura Lee, viola; David Grossman, cello;
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord 

02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

02:02:00    00:25:48    Felix Mendelssohn    Violin Concerto in E minor  Op 64    
Göttingen Symphony Orchestra    Christoph-Mathias Mueller    Rachel Barton Pine, violin    Cedille     144

02:31:00    00:43:26    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Divertimento No. 17 in D major     
Cleveland Orchestra    Louis Lane    Rafael Druian, violin    Sony     86793

03:18:00    00:23:20    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg Music        
Riccardo Chailly    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Decca     448155

03:45:00    00:23:07    Sergei Rachmaninoff    Piano Sonata No.  2 in B flat minor  Op 36            
Hélène Grimaud, piano    DeutGram     4048

04:12:00    00:29:48    Mauro Giuliani    Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major  Op 30    
Australian Chamber Orchestra    Richard Tognetti    John Williams, guitar    Sony     63385

04:44:00    00:56:02    Gustav Mahler    Symphony No.  1 in D major         
Leonard Bernstein    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    DeutGram     4795448

05:43:00    00:08:30    Félix Godefroid    Danse des sylphes Op 31            
Claire Jones, harp    Silva     6051

05:53:00    00:05:23    Johannes Brahms    Fugue from Handel Variations Op 24            
Vassily Primakov, piano    LP Classic     1004

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:00    00:04:26    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Idomeneo: Overture        
Martin Pearlman    Boston Baroque    Telarc     31827

06:13:00    00:09:08    Hector Berlioz    Roman Carnival Overture Op 9        
Lorin Maazel    Cleveland Orchestra    Decca     4787779

06:24:00    00:08:06    Luigi Boccherini    Symphony No. 12 in D major  Op 21        
Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    CPO     999174

06:33:00    00:04:03    Ola Gjeilo    Northern Lights            Voces8    
Decca     24646

06:37:00    00:03:35    Ottorino Respighi    Ancient Airs Suite No. 3: Italiana        
Herbert von Karajan    Berlin Philharmonic    DeutGram     4796018

06:43:00    00:09:06    Darius Milhaud    Suite for 2 Pianos 'Scaramouche'            
Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano    Philips     426284

06:52:00    00:04:12    Igor Stravinsky    Pulcinella: Gavotte with 2 Variations        
Pierre Boulez    Chicago Symphony    CSO Res     901918

06:57:00    00:02:37    Karl King    March 'Sarasota'        
Col. Lowell Graham    USAF Heritage of America Band    Klavier     11139

07:00:00    00:07:49    Gustav Holst    The Planets: Jupiter Op 32        
Zubin Mehta    Los Angeles Philharmonic    Decca     4785437

07:10:00    00:07:19    Claude Debussy    Images: Gigues        
Pierre Boulez    Cleveland Orchestra    DeutGram     435766

07:20:00    00:03:14    György Cziffra    Concert Etude No.  2            
Yuja Wang, piano    DeutGram     16606

07:24:00    00:05:41    William Byrd    Mass for Five Voices: Gloria        
Ross Duffin    Quire Cleveland    Quire     106

07:30:00    00:04:09    Franz Schubert    Schwanengesang: Serenade            
Gil Shaham, violin; Göran Söllscher, guitar    DeutGram     471568

07:35:00    00:10:40    Joseph Joachim    Finale from Violin Concerto No. 2 Op 11    
London Philharmonic    Leon Botstein    Elmar Oliveira, violin    IMP     27

07:48:00    00:04:46    Gioacchino Rossini    Il signor Bruschino: Overture        
Christian Benda    Prague Sinfonia    Naxos     570934

07:50:00    00:03:11    Gabriel Fauré    Après un rêve Op 7            
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Emmanuel Ceysson, harp    E1 Music     7780

08:07:00    00:07:46    Sir Arthur Sullivan    The Mikado: Overture        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    Philips     434916

08:18:00    00:09:15    Sir John Barbirolli    Oboe Concerto after Corelli in A major     
City of London Sinfonia    Nicholas Ward    Anthony Camden, oboe    Naxos     553433

08:30:00    00:07:17    Felix Mendelssohn    Ruy Blas Overture Op 95        
Sir John Eliot Gardiner    London Symphony    LSO Live     775

08:40:00    00:09:37    Johan Wagenaar    Waltz Cycle 'Vienna in 3/4 Time' Op 38        
Riccardo Chailly    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Decca     425833

08:53:00    00:02:41    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Sadko: Song of India            
Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano    DeutGram     447640

08:56:00    00:03:55    Miklós Rózsa    Ben-Hur: Prelude        
Keith Lockhart    Boston Pops Orchestra    BostonPops     4

09:05:00    00:16:44    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Divertimento for Strings in D major             
Cuarteto Casals    Harm Mundi     987060

09:35:00    00:05:06    Maurice Ravel    Le tombeau de Couperin: Menuet            
Alexander Schimpf, piano    Oehms     867

09:42:00    00:06:30    Lars-Erik Larsson    Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 Op 2        
Andrew Manze    Helsingborg Symphony    CPO     777671

09:50:00    00:03:18    Francis Poulenc    Improvisation No. 15 in C minor             
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano    Steinway     30015

09:55:00    00:03:07    Peter Tchaikovsky    Swan Lake: Scène        
Valéry Gergiev    Mariinsky Theater Orchestra    Decca     10104

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:00    00:02:30    David Guion    Arkansas Traveler        
Ronald Corp    New London Orchestra    Hyperion     67067

10:04:00    00:04:14    Lyndol Mitchell    Kentucky Mountain Portraits: Shivaree        
Howard Hanson    Eastman-Rochester Orchestra    Mercury     434324

10:10:00    00:12:03    Karol Szymanowski    Concert Overture Op 12        
Edward Gardner    BBC Symphony    Chandos     5115

10:23:00    00:06:04    Frédéric Chopin    Grand Valse Brillante from 'Les    Sylphides'    
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80625

10:32:00    00:03:49    Dieterich Buxtehude    Fugue in G major             
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30034

10:40:00    00:05:28    Johann Jacob Froberger    Canzona No. 2 in G minor             
Alan Feinberg, piano    Steinway     30034

10:46:00    00:03:02    John Philip Sousa    March 'The New York Hippodrome'        
Keith Brion    Royal Artillery Band    Naxos     559092

10:52:00    00:21:03    Aaron Copland    Billy the Kid: Suite        
Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    RCA     63511

11:14:00    00:02:18    Lou Harrison    Western Dance            
Michael Boriskin, piano    Koch Intl     7465

11:18:00    00:08:56    Antonio Vivaldi    Chamber Concerto in D major             
Paula Robison, flute; Douglas Boyd, oboe; Joshua Bell, violin; David Finckel, cello; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord    MusicMast     60152

11:29:00    00:08:32    Michael Haydn    Symphony No. 36 in B flat major         
Johannes Goritzki    German Chamber Academy Neuss    CPO     999379

11:40:00    00:10:32    Franz Liszt    Paraphrase on Wagner's Tannhäuser            
Daniel Barenboim, piano    DeutGram     4779525

11:51:00    00:06:48    Modest Mussorgsky    Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves        
Eiji Oue    Minnesota Orchestra    Reference     71

12:07:00    00:10:42    Alexander Glazunov    Solemn Overture Op 73        
Igor Golovschin    Moscow Symphony    Naxos     553839

12:19:00    00:11:10    Andrei Schulz-Evler    Arabesques on the 'Blue Danube' Waltz Op 12            
Kotaro Fukuma, piano    EDP     2

12:32:00    00:03:47    Igor Stravinsky    Fireworks Op 4        
Pierre Boulez    Chicago Symphony    DeutGram     437850

12:39:00    00:04:13    Heitor Villa-Lobos    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2: Little Train of the Caipira        
Mariss Jansons    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra    EMI     56576

12:46:00    00:11:06    Roger Quilter    A Children's Overture Op 17        
Adrian Leaper    Slovak Radio Symphony    MarcoPolo     223444

12:59:00    00:01:31    Henry Purcell    Amphitrion: Air        
Kevin Mallon    Aradia Ensemble    Naxos     570149

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

13:02:00    00:31:35    Nicolò Paganini    Violin Concerto No.  1 in D major  Op 6    
London Symphony    Sir Alexander Gibson    Henryk Szeryng, violin    Philips     4788977

13:36:00    00:17:36    Camille Saint-Saëns    Septet in E flat major  Op 65            
Ensemble Vivant    OpeningDay     9379

13:56:00    00:03:16    Franz Liszt    Schubert Song 'Die Forelle'            
Kotaro Fukuma, piano    EDP     2

14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Max Reger: Four Tone-Poems after Arnold Bocklin, Op. 128 Movement 4 Bacchanale Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor 

Ernö Dohnányi: Andante rubato, alla zingaresca from Ruralia hungarica, Op. 32c Danbi Um, violin; Hyeyeon Park, piano Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton,
CA 

Franz Liszt: Rigoletto Paraphrase Esther Park, piano Lake George Music Festival, Tannery Pong Community Center, Lake George, NY 

Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY 

Amy Beach: Le Prince gracieux (The Gracious Prince) Joanne Polk, piano 

Michael Gilbertson: The Cosmos (2016) WindSync; River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; David Danzmayr, conductor River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Amy Beach: Theme and Variations for flute and string quartet, Op. 80 Elizabeth Mann, flute; Steven Copes, violin; Stefan Hersh, violin; Toby Appel, viola; Bion Tsang, cello Colorado College
Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO 

Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen Phoenix Avalon, violin; Hsin-I Huang, piano Performance Today Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:00    00:04:31    Eugène Dédé    Bees and Bumblebees Op 562        
Reuben Blundell    Gowanus Arts Ensemble    New Focus     166

16:06:00    00:02:21    Henry Fillmore    March 'The Circus Bee'        
Frederick Fennell    Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra    Brain     7504

16:11:00    00:13:05    Hugo Alfvén    Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op 19        
Esa-Pekka Salonen    Swedish Radio Symphony    Sony     46668

16:27:00    00:05:47    Elliot Goldenthal    Batman Forever: Suite        
Erich Kunzel    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra    Telarc     80437

16:34:00    00:04:31    James Newton Howard    Batman Begins: Eptesicus        
Tolga Kashif    Royal Philharmonic    Royal Phil     33

16:41:00    00:07:36    Gioacchino Rossini    L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture        
James Gaffigan    CityMusic Cleveland    CityMusic     3

16:51:00    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

16:57:00    00:02:19    Leos Janácek    Lachian Dances: Smoke Dance        
Antoni Wit    Warsaw Philharmonic    Naxos     572695

17:04:00    00:05:02    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No. 2: Scherzo burlesque Op 53        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9454

17:12:00    00:09:13    Robert Schumann    Finale from Symphony No. 2 Op 61        
Michael Tilson Thomas    San Francisco Symphony    SFM     71

17:24:00    00:10:13    Antonio Vivaldi    Four Seasons: 'Spring' Concerto in E major  Op 8    
Academy St. Martin in Fields    Joshua Bell    Joshua Bell, violin    Sony     11013

17:40:00    00:04:22    Ottorino Respighi    The Birds: The Dove            
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra    DeutGram     437533

17:46:00    00:03:03    Ralph Vaughan Williams    The Turtledove        
Paul Spicer    James Oxley, tenor; Finzi Singers    Chandos     9425

17:52:00    00:07:21    Luigi Cherubini    Eliza: Overture        
Sir Neville Marriner    Academy St. Martin in Fields    EMI     54438

17:58:00    00:00:54    Igor Stravinsky    Polka            
Jenny Lin, piano    Steinway     30028

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

18:09:00    00:28:39    Ludwig van Beethoven    Ode to Joy from Symphony No.  9 Op 125    
Symphony Orchestra    Leonard Bernstein    June Anderson, soprano; Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano; Klaus König, tenor; Jan-Hendrik Rootering, bass; Chorus    DeutGram     27991

18:39:00    00:03:06    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 8 in A flat major  Op 64            
Garrick Ohlsson, piano    Arabesque     6669

18:44:00    00:02:58    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No.13 in D flat major  Op 70            
Garrick Ohlsson, piano    Arabesque     6669

18:49:00    00:04:09    Johannes Brahms    Hungarian Dance No.  4 in F sharp minor         
Claudio Abbado    Vienna Philharmonic    DeutGram     4795448

18:56:00    00:02:53    Frédéric Chopin    Waltz No. 9 in A flat major  Op 69            
Alexandre Tharaud, piano    Harm Mundi     2908375

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:00    00:24:03    Peter Tchaikovsky    The Tempest Op 18        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Orchestra of St Luke's    Harm Mundi     902220

19:28:00    00:26:45    Felix Mendelssohn    Violin Concerto in E minor  Op 64    
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra    Riccardo Chailly    Janine Jansen, violin    Decca     7260

19:57:00    00:01:42    Edvard Grieg    Lyric Pieces Book 10: Puck Op 71            
Gil Shaham, violin; Jonathan Feldman, piano    DeutGram     463483

20:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:01:00    00:18:20    Johann Sebastian Bach    Orchestral Suite No.  2 in B minor     
Cologne Chamber Orchestra    Helmut Müller-Brühl    Karl Kaiser, flute    Naxos     503293

20:21:00    00:23:20    Richard Wagner    Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg Music        
Riccardo Chailly    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra    Decca     448155

20:46:00    00:15:03    Hugo Wolf    Scherzo & Finale        
Daniel Barenboim    Orchestra of Paris    Erato     45416

21:04:00    00:13:59    Louis Théodore Gouvy    Symphonie brève in G minor  Op 58        
Jacques Mercier    German Radio Philharmonic    CPO     777382

21:20:00    00:09:13    Franz Schubert    Andante from Symphony No. 4        
Pablo Heras-Casado    Freiburg Baroque Orchestra    Harm Mundi     902154

21:31:00    00:10:18    Peter Tchaikovsky    Suite No. 3: Elegie Op 55        
Vladimir Jurowski    Russian National Orchestra    PentaTone     61

21:43:00    00:05:40    Stephen Paulus    Berceuse            
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp    Azica     71281

21:50:00    00:34:10    Zdenek Fibich    Symphony No.  1 in F major  Op 17        
Neeme Järvi    Detroit Symphony    Chandos     9230

22:26:00    00:15:05    James Hook    Piano Concerto in D major  Op 1    
Parley of Instruments    Paul Nicholson    Paul Nicholson, fortepiano    Hyperion     66700

22:43:00    00:13:23    Frederick Delius    Over the Hills and Far Away        
David Lloyd-Jones    English Northern Philharmonia    Naxos     553535

23:00 QUIET HOUR

23:02:00    00:07:49    Peter Warlock    Serenade for String Orchestra        
Vernon Handley    Ulster Orchestra    Chandos     8808

23:09:00    00:08:36    Ralph Vaughan Williams    Six Studies in English Folk Song            
Janet Hilton, clarinet; Keith Swallow, piano    Chandos     2419

23:20:00    00:09:45    Ludwig van Beethoven    Adagio from String Quartet No. 10 Op 74            
Cleveland Quartet    Telarc     80351

23:29:00    00:07:04    Felix Mendelssohn    Andante from Violin Concerto Op 64    
Göttingen Symphony Orchestra    Christoph-Mathias Mueller    Rachel Barton Pine, violin    Cedille     144

23:38:00    00:06:07    Lou Harrison    Pastorale No. 7 'For My Brother'        
Dennis Russell Davies    Brooklyn Philharmonic    MusicMast     67089

23:44:00    00:09:43    John Cage    In a Landscape            
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp    Azica     71281

23:55:00    00:02:23    Hugo Wolf    Mörike Lieder: Auf ein altes Bild        
Laurence Equilbey    Accentus Chamber Choir    Naïve     4947

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