WCLV Program Guide 11-24-2018


November 24

1839 premiere of Hector Berlioz's ‘symphonie dramatique’ Romeo and Juliet based on Shakespeare; this was the first of three triumphant performances conducted by the composer at the Paris Conservatory before capacity audiences that comprised much of the Parisian intelligentsia and included Richard Wagner. 

1868 Scott Joplin – American ragtime composer and pianist (d.1917); later called ‘The King of Ragtime’; during his brief career, wrote some 44 original pieces, a ragtime ballet, and 2 operas; his Maple Leaf Rag was ragtime's first and most influential hit.

1888 first performance of Peter Tchaikovsky's fantasy overture Hamlet in Moscow; dedicated to Edvard Grieg, whom Tchaikovsky had recently met (on the same occasion that he met Johannes Brahms); Tchaikovsky described Grieg as "an extraordinarily charming man".

1919 first performance of the third (and final) version of Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 5 in Helsinki under the composer's direction; he had conducted the first performances of two earlier versions of this symphony in 1915 and 1916; the composer was originally commissioned to write this work by the Finnish government in honor of his 50th birthday, which had been declared a national holiday.

1927 Emma Lou Diemer – American composer and keyboard player (91 years old); among her works, Songs for the Earth (2005), commissioned by the San Francisco Choral Society with texts by Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Dorothy Diemer Hendry, Omar Khayyam, and Hildegard von Bingen.

1934 Alfred Schnittke – Russian Soviet composer (d.1998); developed a polystylistic technique in works such as the epic First Symphony (1969–1972); in the 1980s, his music became more widely known abroad with Second (1980) and Third (1983) String Quartets and the ballet Peer Gynt and the Symphonies Nos. 3-5.

1944 first performance of David Diamond's Rounds for string orchestra, by the Minneapolis Symphony conducted by Dimtri Mitropoulos who had commissioned the work, saying "Write me a happy work. These are distressing times; most of the difficult music I play is distressing. Make me happy."

1953 Tod Machover – American composer, conductor, cellist (66 years old); an innovator in the application of technology in music.

1960 Edgar Meyer – American double-bass virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist and composer (59 years old); styles include classical, bluegrass, ‘newgrass’ (progressive bluegrass), and jazz.

Recording of the Week

Home for the Harvest

Nov. 19, 2018

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Peter Tchaikovsky: Noch, Op. 60, No. 9 (Night) Mischa Maisky, cello and Pavel Gililov piano Album: Mischa Maisky: 10 Classic Albums Deutsche Grammophon 5831 Music: 4:31

Robert Schumann: Arabeske, Op. 18 Anna Polonsky, piano Windham Chamber Music Festival, Windham Civic Center, Windham, NY Music: 6:17

Carter Pann: Extension of My Eye (Le Tombeau d'Henri Cartier-Bresson) River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Alastair Willis, conductor The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, TX Music: 7:45

Peter Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 Strings Festival Orchestra; Andres Cardenes, conductor Strings Music Festival, Strings Music Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO Music: 28:25

John Adams: Two Fanfares for Orchestra: No. 1, Tromba Lontana San Francisco Symphony; Edo de Waart, conductor Album: The John Adams Earbox Nonesuch 79453 Music: 4:14

Manuel de Falla: Siete Canciones Espanoles Frank Gabriel Campos, trumpet;  Pablo Cohen, guitar Ford Hall Auditorium, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY Music: 12:59

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor Lincoln Center, New York, NY Music: 22:36

John Adams (trans. James Spinazzola): Lollapalooza United States Marine Band; Major Jason K. Fettig, conductor Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD Music: 6:32


02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

02:04:13  Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 Op 26   Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano BBC Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda Chandos 10802 27:44

02:35:03  Louis Théodore Gouvy: Symphony No. 4 Op 25    German Radio Philharmonic Jacques Mercier CPO 777382 27:13

03:06:08  Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette Op 17   Melanie Diener, soprano Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez DeutGram 1301 1:31:08

04:42:00  Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun    Joshua Smith, flute Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi MAA 1032 11:30

04:56:12  Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'     New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Sony 63085 20:54

05:20:37  Claude Arrieu: Wind Quintet     Belgian Wind Quintet  Discover 920322 10:31

05:32:50  Claude Arrieu: Wind Quintet     Belgian Wind Quintet  Discover 920322 10:31

05:46:56  Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Rock Op 7    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Vasily Petrenko Avie 2188 12:55


06:00 CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez: Celebrating the Latin contribution to classical music

Amadeo Roldan: Ritmica V New World Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas Argo 439737

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e, Op. 64 Elmar Oliveira, violin; Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra Maximiano Valdes Artek 40

Ernesto Halffter: Sonata: Homage to Domenico Scarlatti Andrew Rangell, piano Bridge 9205

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture Mexico City Philharmonic Enrique Batiz ASV 6089

Antonio Lauro: Romanza Sharon Isbin, guitar Warner Classics 624364

Antonio Restucci: La disyuntiva Jose Antonio Escobar, guitar Naxos 570341

Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b, BWV 1067 (reconstruction by Gonzalo X. Ruiz) Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe Ensemble Sonnerie Monica Huggett Avie 2171

Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto para una fiesta David Russell, guitar Naples Philharmonic Orchestra (of Florida) Erich Kunzel Telarc 80459



Richard Strauss: Wiegenlied (Lullaby) Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Eivind Aadland, conductor Album: Storyteller EMI 88328 Music: 4:27

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39 (1-5) Steven Osborne, piano Pau Casals Auditorium, El Vendrell, Tarragona, Spain Music: 19:52

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Bob Lagerquist from Eugene, OR Music: 8:51

Frederic Chopin: Prelude No. 21 Yundi Li, piano Album: Chopin Preludes DG 23755 Music: 1:38 (short excerpt)

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, op. 28 Danish National Symphony Orchestra; David Afkham, conductor Concert Hall, DR Concert House, Copenhagen, Denmark Music: 16:06

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Court Sonata No. 2 Purcell Quartet Album: Biber: Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes Chandos 591 Music: ~4:31

Anton Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32: Movements 1, 2, 4 Gloria Chien, piano; Paul Huang, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA Music: ~24:04

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Passacaglia in Gminor for Solo Violin, The Guardian Angel, from The Mystery Sonatas Yura Lee, violin Music@Menlo, Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, Atherton, CA Music: 8:37

Reinhard Keiser: Concerto in D Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare; Gwyn Roberts & Richard Stone, Directors; Emlyn Ngai, Concertmaster Tempesta di Mare, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA Music: 09:07


10:00 CLASSICAL WEEKEND with John Mills

10:02:56  Aaron Copland: Simple Gifts from 'Appalachian Spring'     N.E. Conservatory Winds Frank Battisti Albany 1058 3:45

10:08:19  Dmitri Kabalevsky: The Comedians Suite Op 26    RCA Victor Symphony Kirill Kondrashin RCA 300350 14:53

10:24:08  Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé: Danse général    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez MAA 75 4:19

10:31:06  Ottorino Respighi: The Fountains of Rome     Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan DeutGram 4796018 16:51

10:49:07  John Williams: Superman: March     Dallas Wind Symphony Jerry Junkin Reference 142 4:30

10:54:13  Luther Henderson: The Well-Tampered Bach     Canadian Brass  Philips 432571 6:24

11:07:43  Robert Ward: Concertino for Strings: Siciliano     St.Stephen's Chamber Orchestra Lorenzo Muti Albany 1058 4:03

11:12:49  Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Baby Serenade: Overture Op 24    NW German Philharmonic Werner Andreas Albert CPO 999077 3:56

11:17:33  Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919)     Cincinnati Symphony Paavo Järvi Telarc 80587 20:00

11:39:44  Ludwig van Beethoven: Scherzo from Piano Trio No. 7 Op 97   Mitsuko Uchida, piano  Marlboro 80001 6:53

11:47:40  Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu No. 3 Op 34   Kathryn Stott, piano Hyperion 66911 4:30

11:52:42  Henryk Wieniawski: Légende Op 17   Gil Shaham, violin London Symphony Lawrence Foster DeutGram 431815 7:34


12:00 FROM THE TOP with America's finest young musicians; recorded July 19, 2017

From Purchase, New York, this week’s From the Top highlights the 115 incredible young musicians that make up Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Featured on the program are four performances by the full ensemble under renowned conductor Marin Alsop including an adrenaline-inducing performance of John Adams’ "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" and a newly-commissioned work by composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

The National Youth Orchestra of the USA, under the direction of Marin Alsop, performs "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" by John Adams (b.1947)

The National Youth Orchestra of the USA, under the direction of Marin Alsop, performs the second movement, Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell, from Symphony No. 1 "The Titan" by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Four members of NYO-USA (18-year-old violinist Evan Johanson from Seattle, Washington; 18-year-old violinist Andrew Kim from Old Tappan, New Jersey; 18-year-old violist Kayla Cabrera from Crete, Illinois; 17-year-old cellist Isabel Won from Belle Mead, New Jersey) perform the third movement, Scherzo, from the Piano Quintet in G Minor Op. 57 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) with pianist Christopher O'Riley

17-year-old flute player Jessica Shand from Colorado Springs, Colorado performs the first movement, Allegro giocoso, from the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Jindřich Feld (1925-2007) with Christopher O'Riley, piano

The National Youth Orchestra of the USA, under the direction of Marin Alsop, performs the second movement, Prayer, from Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra by Gabriela Lena Frank (b.1972)



13:01:51  Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Dawn & Siegfried's Rhine Journey     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS 46286 12:01

13:16:32  Peter Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Fantasy Overture Op 67    Simón Bolívar Symphony Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 15296 18:29

13:37:06  Joseph Martin Kraus: Viola Concerto David Aaron Carpenter, viola Tapiola Sinfonietta David Aaron Carpenter Ondine 1193 17:36

13:56:57  Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele: Prologue in Heaven    John Cheek, bass Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80109 25:36

14:26:35  Charles Avison: Concerto Grosso No. 2 after Scarlatti     Brandenburg Consort Roy Goodman Hyperion 66891 14:10

14:42:04  Sergei Prokofiev: Two Pushkin Waltzes Op 120    National Symphony of Ukraine Theodore Kuchar Naxos 553624 7:59

14:52:24  Georges Bizet: The Pearl Fishers: Au fond du temple saint    Ramón Vargas, tenor SWR Symphony Orch Marco Armiliato DeutGram 4777177 5:59

14:59:06  Michael Praetorius: Terpsichore: Gavotte    Christopher Parkening, guitar EMI 55052 1:51

15:05:35  Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Op 17    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Kurt Masur Teldec 44943 33:32

15:41:06  Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto: Quartet    Joan Sutherland, soprano London Symphony Richard Bonynge Decca 4788210 5:30

15:48:26  Antonio Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto  RV 425 Eliot Fisk, guitar Orchestra of St Luke's  MusicMasters 67097 8:19

15:58:02  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 16 Op 32 # 5 Vladimir Horowitz, piano  DeutGram 4795448 2:48

16:01:20  Richard Strauss: Don Juan Op 20    Berlin Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 4791041 18:36

16:21:20  Georges Bizet: Carmen: Micaëla's Act 3 Aria    Renée Fleming, soprano London Philharmonic Sir Charles Mackerras Decca 467049 6:26

16:30:09  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1 Op 2 # 1 HJ Lim, piano EMI 64952 15:32

16:47:40  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute: Overture     Berlin Philharmonic Karl Böhm DeutGram 4793449 7:15

16:56:48  Franz Liszt: Schubert Song 'Auf dem Wasser zu singen'  S 558/2 Daniil Trifonov, piano Mariinsky 530 4:05


17:00 FILM AT FIVE with Bill O’Connell: Maurice Jarre, A Place in Cinema

Maurice Jarre: A Passage to India: Bombay March—Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 35607) 1:17

Maurice Jarre: Georges Franju Suite— Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 35607) 16:31

Maurice Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia: Main Theme—London Philharmonic/John Mauceri (LPO 86) 2:10

Maurice Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia Suite— Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 10131) 12:10

Maurice Jarre: Witness: Building the Barn— Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 35607) 4:59

Maurice Jarre: Fatal Attraction: Theme— Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 35607) 5:09

Maurice Jarre: Dead Poets Society: Themes— Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 35607) 5:13

Maurice Jarre: Ghost: Theme— Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 35607) 4:11

Maurice Jarre: Gorillas in the Mist: Theme— Royal Philharmonic/Maurice Jarre (Milan 35607) 2:36



18:00:00            George and Ira Gershwin           Fascinating Rhythm       William Bolcom Songs by Gershwin            Nonesuch         979151-2

18:00:54            Gary Geld-Peter Udell   New-Fangled Preacher Man       Cleavon Little    Purlie -- Original B'way Cast            Ampex  Ampex40101

18:03:55            Gary Geld-Peter Udell   I Got Love         Melba Moore     Purlie -- Original B'way Cast       Ampex            Ampex40101

18:08:00            Stephen Sondheim        Company          Orchestra          Company -- 2004 B'way Revival Nonesuch            75597-99913

18:11:25            Stephen Sondheim        Sorry-Grateful   Charles Kimbrough, Dean Jones            Company -- Original B'way Cast        Sony    SK65283

18:16:22            Stephen Sondheim        The Ladies Who Lunch  Elaine Stritch    Company -- Original B'way Cast Sony            SK65283

18:19:21            Sherman Brothers         The Aristocats  Maurice Chevalier          The Aristocats -- Original Soundtrack            Disney  Disney3995

18:22:15            Larry Grossman-Hal Hackaday  You Remind Me of You Lewis J. Stadlen            Minnie's Boys -- Original B'way Cast       Project 3           TS-6002

18:23:48            Charles Strouse-Lee Adams      Welcome to the Theater Lauren Bacall    Applause -- Original B'way Cast     ABC     OCS-11

18:27:01            Burton Lane-Alan Jay Lerner      What Did I Have That I Don't Have?       Barbra Streisand           On a Clear Day… -- Original Soundtrack        Columbia          S-30086

18:29:22            Burton Lane-Alan Jay Lerner      On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)  Barbra Streisand           On a Clear Day… -- Original Soundtrack        Columbia          S-30086

18:32:00            Richard Rodgers-Martin Charnin Why Me?          Danny Kaye      Two by Two -- Original B'way Cast            Sony    SK-30338

18:35:04            Richard Rodgers-Martin Charnin I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You            Tricia O'Neill, Walter Willison Two by Two -- Original B'way Cast         Sony    SK-30338

18:38:09            Gretchen Cryer-Nancy Ford       Somebody Died Today  C. David Colson            The Last Sweet Days of Isaac -- Original Cast RCA     RCA1626

18:40:14            Will Holt-Gary William Friedman Dream Babies   Gerry Dean       The Me Nobody Knows -- Original Cast     Atlantic SD-1566

18:42:10            Gretchen Cryer-Nancy Ford       Touching Your Hand      Austin Pendleton           The Last Sweet Days of Isaac RCA     RCA1626

18:44:01            Stephen Sondheim        Another Hundred People           Pamela Myers   Company -- Original B'way Cast     Sony    K65283

18:46:40            Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick       In My Own Lifetime       Hal Linden        The Rothschilds -- Original B'way Cast        Sony    SK-30337

18:49:49            Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt       Earthly Paradise            Company          Colette -- Original Cast            Harbinger          HCD3404

18:52:00            George and Ira Gershwin           Sweet and Low Down    Joshua Bell       Gershwin Fantasy         Sony            SK60659

18:53:06            Charles Strouse-Lee Adams      Filler: But Alive  Lauren Bacall    Applause -- Original B'way Cast ABC            OCS-11


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:04:25  Robert Schumann: Symphony     Révolutionaire et Romantique Sir John Eliot Gardiner Archiv 457591 18:27

19:25:23  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20  K 466 Evgeny Kissin, piano Kremerata Baltica Evgeny Kissin EMI 26645 33:34


20:00 SATURDAYS FROM SEVERANCE with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst; recorded live in Severance Hall

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"

RICHARD STRAUSS.: Symphonia domestica

21:36:38  Leos Janácek: Sinfonietta Op 60    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 62404 23:55


22:00 WEEKEND RADIO with Robert Conrad – We introduce Ed Sullivan to those under a certain age with bits by Stiller and Meara, Burns and Scheiber and “Bye Bye Birdie.”  From Firesign Theatre, their masterpiece, “Waiting for the Electrician, or Someone Like Him.”


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:44  Erik Satie: Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3  Cleveland Orchestra Louis Lane Sony 63056 6:09

23:08:53  Franz Liszt: Schubert Song 'Serenade'  S 560/7 Evgeny Kissin, piano RCA 58420 6:15

23:15:08  Traditional: The Water is Wide    Frederic Hand, guitar (Amer. NY based)   Willow 1036 3:01

23:19:21  Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio from Piano Sonata No. 29 Op 106   Maurizio Pollini, piano DeutGram 4796018 17:11

23:37:58  Antonín Dvorák: Larghetto from Serenade for Strings Op 22    Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra Conrad van Alphen Telarc 80623 5:22

23:43:20  Antonín Dvorák: Poco adagio from Piano Trio No. 3 Op 65    Tempest Trio  Naxos 503293 10:50

23:54:56  Patrick Hawes: Reflexionem    Matthew Sharp, cello Voces8  Decca 4785703 3:25

23:58:59  Emmanuel Chabrier: Feuillet d'album    Angela Hewitt, piano   Hyperion 67515 2:02




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