WCLV Program Guide 03-27-2019


March 27

1808 Joseph Haydn gives his last public appearance at a performance of his oratorio The Creation in Vienna to mark the composer's 76th birthday on March 31; Ludwig van Beethoven was in the audience and Antonio Salieri conducted.

1851 Vincent d'Indy – French composer and teacher (d.1931); his best-known pieces are probably the Symphony on a French Mountain Air (1886), and Istar (1896), a symphonic poem in the form of variations in which the theme appears only at the end.

1892 Ferde Grofé – American composer, arranger and pianist (d.1972); arranger for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, 1920-1932, memorably arranging Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in 1924; his 1942 version for full orchestra is the one most frequently heard today; best known work is the Grand Canyon Suite.

1897 first performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 in Moscow; ultimately considered a fine work but its premiere was an absolute failure due to under-rehearsal and the poor performance of conductor Alexander Glazunov; the failure sent Rachmaninoff into a period of musical writer’s block which he overcame with the aid of hypnosis, after which he produced his Piano Concerto No. 2.

1914 first performance of the original version of Ralph Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) at Queen’s Hall in London conducted by Geoffrey Toye; went through several revisions before reaching its final form in 1933.           

1917 premiere of Giacomo Puccini's opera La rondine (The Swallow) in Monte Carlo at the Opéra du Casino; written as a Viennese operetta and never among the composer’s most successful scores; Puccini’s editor, Tito Ricordi, dismissed it as "Bad Lehár".

1927 Richard Hayman – American composer, arranger and harmonica player (d.2014); for more than 30 years the principal arranger for the Boston Pops; pops conductor for the St. Louis Symphony, the Detroit Symphony and the Grand Rapids Symphony.

1949 Poul Ruders – Danish composer (71 years old); his Organ Symphony (2011) was a joint commission by the Dallas Symphony, Odense Symphony and the City of Birmingham Symphony.

1950 Maria Ewing – American mezzo-soprano (70 years old); studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:00:47  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Romanza from Symphony No. 5     Atlanta Symphony Robert Spano Telarc 80676 11:53

00:14:32  Claude Debussy: Suite bergamasque    Vassily Primakov, piano   Bridge 9350 17:06

00:32:59  Pietro Mascagni: Ave Maria    Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano German Radio Philharmonic Karel Mark Chichon DeutGram 21327 3:42

00:37:52  Richard Strauss: Waltzes from 'Der Rosenkavalier'    Leonidas Kavakos, violin   Decca 4789377 7:49

00:47:04  Frédéric Chopin: Les Sylphides     National Philharmonic Richard Bonynge Decca 433864 28:16

01:19:38  Claude Debussy: Images, Book 2    Stephen Hough, piano   Hyperion 68139 13:15

01:34:09  Giuseppe Verdi: Te Deum from 'Four Sacred Pieces'    Donna Carter, soprano Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80254 15:32

01:51:10  John Williams: Olympic Fanfare & Theme     Boston Pops John Williams Philips 420178 4:21

01:56:39  Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 5 Op 15 # 2 Maria João Pires, piano   DeutGram 4795448 3:22


02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor, Op 3 No. 11, RV 565: Movements 3 & 4 Daniel Hope, violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe Album: Daniel Hope plays Vivaldi DG 4777463 Music: 4:26

Maurice Ravel: Sonata posthume for violin and piano Daniel Hope, violin; Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano Savannah Music Festival, Trinity United Methodist Church, Savannah, GA Music: 13:48

Ricardo Lorenz: Dance Unlikely Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Baile Improbable) Andres Cardenes, violin; ROCO; Andres Cardenes, conductor ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX Music: 18:00

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita in A minor for Solo Flute BWV 1013  Emma Resmini, flute Performance Today Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN Music: 10:59

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter Symphony": Movement 3 Orchestra of St. Luke's; Donald Runnicles, conductor Album: Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39 & 41 Saint Luke's 3001 Music: 4:38

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3: Movements 3 & 4 Vera Quartet: Pedro Rodriguez, violin; Patricia Garcia, violin; Ines Molares, viola; Justin Goldsmith, cello Performance Today Young Artists in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN Music: 11:48

Franz Doppler: L'Oiseau des bois (The bird of the forest), Op. 21 Elizabeth Mann, flute; Michael Thornton, horn; David Alexander, horn; Madison Warren, horn; Jason Friedman, horn Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO Music: 5:45

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9: Movement 4 Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY Music: 25:45


04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

04:01:00  Robert Schumann: String Quartet No. 1 Op 41 # 1  Melos Quartet  DeutGram 423670 25:28

04:27:43  Hector Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire' Op 21    Dresden State Orchestra Sir Colin Davis RCA 68790 8:38

04:38:45  Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka No. 5 Op 7 # 1 Frederic Chiu, piano   Harm Mundi 2908375 2:09

04:41:53  Anonymous: Járbâ, Máré Járbâ    Chanticleer   Warner 574272 4:10

04:48:27  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto Italiano Op 31   Tianwa Yang, violin SWR Symphony Orch Pieter-Jelle de Boer Naxos 573135 31:34

05:24:02  Alexander Borodin: Scherzo from Symphony No. 1     Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Naxos 572786 6:50

05:32:55  Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell MAA 10603 9:10

05:42:55  Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto  RV 427 Janet See, flute Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan Harm Mundi 905193 8:11

05:52:04  Frédéric Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu Op 66   Jon Nakamatsu, piano   Harm Mundi 907244 5:18


06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:42  Joseph Haydn: Il mondo della luna: Overture     Chamber Orchestra of Europe Claudio Abbado DeutGram 4778117 3:57

06:13:50  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade: The Young Prince and Young Princess    Daniel Majeske, violin Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Decca 4787779 9:10

06:24:15  Ferde Grofé: Mississippi Suite: Mardi Gras     Harmonie Ensemble New York Steven Richman Bridge 9212 4:56

06:29:38  Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale: Servants' Chorus    Atlanta Symphony Chorus Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80333 3:59

06:34:01  J. S. Bach & Silvius L. Weiss: Bourrée BWV 996 & Gigue    Kristo Käo, guitar   Kitarrikoo 2008 3:04

06:41:55  Michael Torke: Javelin     Boston Pops John Williams Sony 62592 8:49

06:52:13  Karl Jenkins: Adiemus III 'Dances of Time' - Zarabanda    London Philharmonic Choir Adiemus Symphony of Europe Karl Jenkins Decca 5793828 04:36

06:58:23  Richard Hayman: Servicemen on Parade     St. Louis Symphony Leonard Slatkin RCA 60983 4:04

07:06:36  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni: Overture     Norwegian Nat'l Opera Orch Rinaldo Alessandrini Naïve 30479 5:52

07:14:21  Randall Thompson: Allegro from Symphony No. 2     New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Sony 60594 7:31

07:23:30  James Horner: Titanic: My Heart Will Go On    Angèle Dubeau, violin La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Analekta 8733 4:25

07:28:56  Franz Schubert: Moment Musical No. 1  D 780 Sviatoslav Richter, piano   Philips 4788977 5:28

07:39:00  Johannes Brahms: Minuet & Rondo from Serenade No. 2 Op 16    Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan PhiBaroque 5 11:21

07:53:54  Brian Dykstra: Mixon Hall Rag    Katherine DeJongh, flute   Centaur 3161 2:55

07:57:04  Anonymous: Chacona in C from 'Flores de Música'     Ensemble Caprice Matthias Maute Analekta 9957 2:35

08:08:11  Franz Waxman: Taras Bulba: Ride to Dubno     Cleveland Pops Orchestra Carl Topilow ClevPops 2016 5:06

08:14:52  Franz Schubert: Finale from Symphony No. 4     Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Pablo Heras-Casado Harm Mundi 902154 10:11

08:26:55  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: March in D  K 335/1  Berlin Philharmonic Claudio Abbado Sony 304505 3:52

08:31:37  Arcangelo Corelli: Finale from Concerto Grosso Op 6 # 4  New Dutch Academy Simon Murphy PentaTone 031 3:06

08:39:42  John Ireland: Epic March     London Symphony Richard Hickox Chandos 8879 9:07

08:49:52  Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 1     Kansas City Symphony Michael Stern Reference 120 4:02

08:55:49  Richard Rodgers: Oklahoma: Overture     Hollywood Bowl Orchestra John Mauceri Philips 434932 5:24

09:06:54  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31  K 297  Berlin Philharmonic Claudio Abbado Sony 304505 16:42

09:27:44  Harold Arlen: The Sky's the Limit: One for My Baby    Richard Glazier, piano   Centaur 3347 3:38

09:37:14  Richard Hayman: March Medley     Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel Telarc 80122 6:09

09:44:43  Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf'  BWV 645 Nikolai Demidenko, piano   Hyperion 67324 3:03

09:50:23  Peter Tchaikovsky: Scherzo from Symphony No. 6 Op 74    Leningrad Philharmonic Evgeny Mravinsky DeutGram 4796018 8:42


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:51  Carlos López Buchardo: Bailecito    Mirian Conti, piano   Steinway 30010 1:15

10:02:52  Alberto Ginastera: Estancia: Malambo     Simón Bolívar Symphony Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 4795448 3:21

10:09:37  Ferde Grofé: Mississippi Suite     Harmonie Ensemble New York Steven Richman Bridge 9212 13:25

10:25:54  Aaron Copland: Rodeo: Buckaroo Holiday     Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Naxos 559240 7:14

10:34:12  Antonín Dvorák: Czech Suite: Polka Op 39    NDR Symphony Orchestra Sir John Eliot Gardiner DeutGram 437506 4:25

10:44:16  Johannes Brahms: Rhapsody Op 79 # 2 Hélène Grimaud, piano   DeutGram 4795448 7:02

10:55:16  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43   Daniil Trifonov, piano Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin DeutGram 4794970 24:48

11:22:50  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 6  K 239  English Concert Andrew Manze Harm Mundi 907280 13:38

11:38:17  Sir Thomas Beecham: Dances from 'The Faithful Shepherd'     Royal Philharmonic Yehudi Menuhin MCA 6231 10:38

11:49:12  Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast: The Moldau     New York Philharmonic George Szell United Archives 13 12:35

12:07:08  Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovetsian Dances     Berlin Philharmonic Sir Simon Rattle EMI 273 12:01

12:20:53  Alexander Glazunov: Mélodie Op 20 # 1 Han-Na Chang, cello St. Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano EMI 82390 8:08

12:30:49  Antonio Salieri: Angiolina: Overture     London Mozart Players Matthias Bamert Chandos 9877 3:46

12:37:47  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 10  K 74  Vienna Concentus Musicus Nikolaus Harnoncourt Teldec 25914 7:36

12:50:42  Sir Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings Op 20    Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra Conrad van Alphen Telarc 80623 10:38

13:03:26  Johann Sebastian Bach: Two-Part Invention No. 8  BWV 779 Angela Hewitt, piano   Hyperion 66746 0:43

13:04:10  Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Partita No. 3: Gigue  BWV 1006 Tasmin Little, violin   Naked Vn 2008 2:09

13:07:52  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 1  K 285 Aralee Dorough, flute Houston Symphony  Dorough 2016 14:04

13:22:19  Joseph Haydn: Scherzando No. 2  H 2:34 Emmanuel Pahud, flute Haydn Ensemble Berlin  EMI 56577 7:15

13:35:08  Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: The Montagues and the Capulets    Lisa Batiashvili, violin Chamber Orchestra of Europe Yannick Nézet-Séguin DeutGram 4798529 03:46

13:39:14  Dmitri Shostakovich: The Gadfly: Romance Op 97    National Symphony of Ukraine Theodore Kuchar Naxos 553299 5:52

13:46:15  Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite Op 29 # 2  City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Chandos 9270 12:54


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Antonin Dvorak: Polonaise from Rusalka Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor Album: Exotic Dances from the OPERA Reference Recordings RR-71CD Music: 4:28

Johannes Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971 Kenari Quartet: Bob Eason, Kyle Baldwin, Corey Dundee, Steven Banks, saxophones PT Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN Music: 13:23

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Sana Sarfraz from Agoura Hills, CA Music: 5:47

Igor Stravinsky: Suite from A Soldier's Tale: Movement 1 March of the soldier Anthony McGill, clarinet; Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano Album: Music@Menlo: New Dimensions Music@Menlo 20034 Music: 1:34 (excerpt)

Antonin Dvorak: Quartet in F Major, Op 96 "American"  Jasper String Quartet Honest Brook Music Festival, WSKG Public Media, Honest Brook Music Festival, Delhi, NY Music: 23:36

Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 Evgeny Kissin, piano Album: Great Pianists of the 20th Century: Evgeny Kissin Philips 456 871 Music: 4:26

Carl Nielsen: Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano, Op. 2 Nicholas Stovall, oboe; Sashi Ayyangar, piano Round Top Festival Institute, Edith Bates Old Chapel, Round Top, TX Music: 5:57

Ernest Chausson: Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21: Movements 1, 2 & 4 Ebene Quartet; Daniel Hope, violin; Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano Savannah Music Festival, Trinity United Methodist Church, Savannah, GA Music: ~29:35

Franz Liszt: The Bells of Geneva, from Years of Pilgrimage Francesco Piemontesi, piano The Frederic Chopin Society, Mairs Concert Hall, Macalester College, St Paul, MN Music: 7:04


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:56:38  Ferde Grofé: Mississippi Suite: Mardi Gras     Harmonie Ensemble New York Steven Richman Bridge 9212 4:56

16:06:01  Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise     Boston Pops John Williams Sony 48224 4:49

16:13:42  Alexander Glazunov: Solemn Overture Op 73    Moscow Symphony Igor Golovschin Naxos 553839 10:42

16:27:31  Ennio Morricone: The Hateful Eight: Stage Coach to Red Rock    Kodály Choir Czech National Symphony Ennio Morricone Decca 25323 7:02

16:37:06  Benjamin Britten: Fugue from 'Young Person's Guide' Op 34    Cincinnati Symphony Paavo Järvi Telarc 80660 2:52

16:42:30  Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Op 62    Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst TCO 1022 7:43

16:52:01  George Harrison: Something    Milos Karadaglic, guitar   Mercury 24425 3:01

16:57:01  Leroy Anderson: Belle of the Ball     BBC Concert Orchestra Leonard Slatkin Naxos 559313 2:51

17:03:36  Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller: Overture     La Scala Philharmonic Riccardo Muti Sony 68468 5:50

17:12:22  Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2     Berlin Radio Symphony Lorin Maazel DeutGram 4796018 12:06

17:27:30  Roger Quilter: Three English Dances Op 11    Royal Northern Sinfonia Richard Hickox EMI 49933 7:19

17:39:26  Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op 117 # 1 Jorge Federico Osorio, piano   Cedille 171 4:54

17:45:54  Franz Schubert: Scherzo from Piano Sonata No. 21  D 960 Jorge Federico Osorio, piano   Cedille 171 3:57

17:53:13  Emmanuel Chabrier: Bourrée fantasque     Orch de la Suisse Romande Neeme Järvi Chandos 5122 6:42



18:08:48  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Lento from Symphony No. 2     London Symphony Richard Hickox Chandos 9902 16:12

18:27:56  Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Book 6: Homesickness Op 57 # 6 Emil Gilels, piano   DeutGram 4793449 4:21

18:34:14  Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Book 3: Little Bird Op 43 # 4 Per Tengstrand, piano   Azica 71207 1:49

18:37:43  Johannes Brahms: Song of Destiny Op 54   Leipzig Radio Choir Berlin Philharmonic Claudio Abbado Sony 304505 15:59

18:56:01  Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Book 5: Norwegian Rustic March Op 54 # 2 Andrei Gavrilov, piano   DeutGram 437522 3:00


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:03:09  Vincent d'Indy: Istar Op 42    Iceland Symphony Rumon Gamba Chandos 10585 13:07

19:18:10  Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Op 92    Vienna Philharmonic Carlos Kleiber DeutGram 4795448 38:33

19:58:06  Claude Debussy: Children's Corner: Serenade of the Doll    Simon Trpceski, piano   EMI 272 2:19


20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: CIM Live, recorded Friday 2/1 in Kulas Hall; Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Stefan   Sanderling, conductor; Shannon Lee, violin, student artist                       

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture Op 84

Sir William Walton: Violin Concerto (1938-39)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Op 45

21:48:46  Ludwig van Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture Op 124    Vienna Philharmonic Claudio Abbado DeutGram 429762 10:14


22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings of music by composer Florence Price


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:01:41  Aram Khachaturian: Gayaneh: Lullaby     Boston Pops John Williams Philips 426247 5:16

23:06:57  Randall Thompson: Alleluia    Turtle Creek Chorale  Timothy Seelig Reference 49 5:39

23:12:37  Felix Mendelssohn: Song without Words No. 7 Op 30 # 1 Vassily Primakov, piano   Bridge 9350 4:53

23:18:20  Antonio Vivaldi: Largo from Cello Concerto  RV 422 Mischa Maisky, cello Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 447022 4:07

23:22:28  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante from Symphony No. 40  K 550  Musicians of the Louvre Marc Minkowski Archiv 6506 10:51

23:34:34  Horatio Parker: Reverie from "Six Lyrics" Op 25   Peter Kairoff, piano   Albany 315 4:53

23:39:04  Ludwig van Beethoven: Largo from Piano Trio No. 2 Op 1 # 2 Joseph Kalichstein, piano   Koch Intl 7724 10:49

23:49:53  Richard Strauss: Andante for Horn & Piano  AV 86 Richard King, horn   Panorßmico 2009 3:50

23:54:18  Gabriel Fauré: Dolly Suite: Dolly's Garden Op 56    Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot SeattleSM 1004 2:31

23:57:05  Gabriel Fauré: Nell Op 18 # 1 Alan Feinberg, piano   Argo 436121 2:09



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