Program Guide 01-30-2018

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January 30

1697 Johann Joachim Quantz – German composer (d.1773); as Musician to the flute-playing Frederic the Great of Prussia, composed more than 300 concertos and 200 sonatas for that instrument.

1861 Charles Martin Loeffler – German-born American composer and violinist (d.1935); was a friend of Eugène Ysaÿe and John Singer Sargent (who painted his portrait); also knew Gabriel Fauré and Ferruccio Busoni (both of whom dedicated works to him), and later, George Gershwin.

1862 Walter Damrosch – German-born American composer and conductor (d.1950); best remembered today as long-time director of the New York Symphony Orchestra and for conducting the world premiere performances of George Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F (1925), and An American in Paris (1928).

1920 first performance of Frederick Converse’s Symphony in c by the Boston Symphony, Pierre Monteux conducting.

1944 Lynn Harrell – American cellist (73 years old); Cleveland Orchestra principal 1964-1971; in 2012, he was kicked out of the Delta Frequent Flyer program after eleven years; he always buys a second seat for his multi-million dollar cello, usually at full fare, but Delta claimed that he could not accrue miles for these purchases; they terminated his membership, confiscated all existing miles and awards in his account, and banned him for life.

1948 first performance of Harold Shapero’s Symphony for Classical Orchestra by the Boston Symphony conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

1958 first performance of Sir William Walton's Partita for Orchestra commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra for its 50th anniversary; described in the Grove Dictionary as "an impressively concentrated score with a high-spirited finale [with] steely counterpoint and orchestral virtuosity."

1959 first performance of Paul Hindemith’s Pittsburgh Symphony by the Pittsburgh Symphony, conducted by the composer.

1985 first performance of Libby Larsen’s Symphony ‘Water Music’ by the Minnesota Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner conducting.

 

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00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3: Movement 1: Kraftig. Entschieden London Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor 

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto Daniil Trifonov, piano; Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX 

Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor, 'Nicht zu schnell' Wu Han, piano; Paul Huang, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; David Finckel, cello Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA 

Antonin Dvorak: Othello Overture Op. 93 Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN 

Andrew York: Andecy  Sharon Isbin, guitar 

Chris Brubeck: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra Sharon Isbin, guitar; Maryland Symphony Orchestra; Elizabeth Schulze, conductor/Music Director Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD 

Paul Schoenfield: Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Gloria Chien, piano Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Marin Marais: Chaconne Trio Settecento: Rachel Barton Pine, baroque violin; John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba; David Schrader, harpsichord Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA 

 

02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Angela Mitchell

Charles Martin Loeffler: Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola & Piano (1901)

Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Op 67 (1876)

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 1 in c Op 3 "The Bells of Zlonice" (1865)

Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto No.161 in G (1750)

Franz Schubert (arr Brian Newbould): Symphony No. 7 in E D 729 (1821)

Sir Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in e Op 85 (1919)

Robert Schumann: Three Fantasy Pieces Op 73 (1849)

 

06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

Julius Fucik: The Merry Blacksmiths March Op 218 (1908)

Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore: Anvil Chorus (1852)

Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto No. 29 in G (1750)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33 (1876)

Leopold Mozart: Symphony in D (1753)

Ottorino Respighi: Rossiniana: Tarantella (1925)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake: Black Swan Pas de deux (1876)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade: The Kalender Prince Op 35 (1888)

 

13:00 THE BIG WORK AT ONE

Herbert Howells: Concerto for String Orchestra (1938)

Sir William Walton: Partita for Orchestra (1958)

 

14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

John Williams: Star Wars: Throne Room and Finale Denver Brass 

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 Soovin Kim, Arnaud Sussmann, Aaron Boyd, Adam Barnett-Hart, violins; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Keith Robinson, cello; Scott Pingel, double bass Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA 

Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254, R.90 Jenny Chen, piano Tippet Rise, LLC, The Olivier Music Barn, Fishtail, MT 

John Williams: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra Alan Baer, tuba; New York Philharmonic; David Robertson, conductor David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY 

Anton Reicha: Sonata on a Theme of Mozart: Movement 3 Ivan Ilic, piano 

Vilem Tausky: Coventry-Meditation for String Orchestra River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; David Danzmayr, conductor St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX 

Anton Reicha: Quintet in F minor, Op. 99, No. 2 Olmos Ensemble: Martha Long, flute; Paul Lueders, oboe; Ilya Shterenberg, clarinet; Sharon  Kuster, bassoon; Jeff Garza, horn First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Antonio, TX 

Frederic Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 27 No. 2 Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA 

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

Henry Purcell: Abdelazer: Hornpipe (1695)

Henry Purcell: Timon of Athens: Curtain tune Z 632 (1694)

Samuel Wesley: Symphony No. 4 in D (1784)

Johann Strauss Jr: Waltz "Fairy Tales from the Orient" Op 444 (1892)

J. S. Bach & Silvius L. Weiss: Bourrée BWV 996 & Gigue (c.1720)

Ernö Dohnányi: The Veil of Pierrette: Wedding Waltz Op 18 (1909)

George Frideric Handel: Harp Concerto in B-Flat Op 4/6 (1738)

Franz Joseph Haydn: Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 59 'Fire' (1769)

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in A Op 118/2 (1892)

Johannes Brahms (arr Marc-Olivier Dupin): Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g (1869)

Traditional: The Travel Set

 

18:00 BBC NEWS; DINNER CLASSICS

Victor Herbert (arr Sam Dennison): Five Pieces for Cello & Strings (1900)

Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (1841)

Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem: Sanctus (1874)

Anatoly Liadov: Eight Russian Folk Songs Op 58 (1906)

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

Felix Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Fair Melusina' Op 32 (1833)

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote Op 35 (1897)

 

20:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

Claude Debussy: Children's Corner Suite (1908)

Michael Haydn: Symphony No. 11 in B-Flat (1772)

Charles Martin Loeffler: Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola & Piano (1901)

Johann Joachim Quantz: Concerto for 2 Flutes in G (c.1750)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (1791)

Darius Milhaud: La Cheminée du roi René Op 205 (1939)

Adolphe Adam: Giselle: Danse des vignerons & Peasant Pas de deux (1841)

George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F (1925)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1 in f Op 2/1 (1795)

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR

Johann Friedrich Fasch: Air No. 1 from Suite for Winds & Strings in d (1749)

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 1: In the Village (1894)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Adagio from Symphony No. 2 Op 27 (1908)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio from Piano Sonata No. 2 K 280 (1774)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio cantabile from Septet Op 20 (1800)

Maria Theresia von Paradis: Sicilienne (c.1800)

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