WCLV Program Guide 12-13-2018


December 13

1868 first performance of the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in Paris, conducted by Anton Rubinstein, with the composer as soloist; the work had been written in three weeks, and there was very little time to prepare for the premiere; the piece was not initially successful, but now it is Saint-Saëns’s most popular concerto.

1895 first complete performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’, by Berlin Philharmonic with the composer conducting; in the original program for the work (later withdrawn), the first movement represents a funeral and asks questions such as "Is there life after death?"; the second movement is a remembrance of happy times in the life of the deceased; the third movement presents a view of life as meaningless activity; the fourth movement is a wish for release from that life; and the fifth movement—after a return of the doubts of the third movement and the questions of the first—ends with a fervent hope for everlasting, transcendent renewal.

1913 premiere of Rachmaninoff’s choral symphonic poem The Bells in St. Petersburg with the composer conducting; text from the poem of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe, very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont; one of the composer’s favorite works; dedicated to Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg and the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

1928 first performance of George Gershwin's An American in Paris, at Carnegie Hall, by the New York Philharmonic, Walter Damrosch conducting; scored for a standard orchestra plus celesta, saxophones, and Parisian taxi horns which Gershwin had brought back from France; composer collaborated on the original program notes with critic and composer Deems Taylor: "My purpose here is to portray the impression of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city and listens to various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere."


Recording of the Week

George Szell: The Complete Columbia Album Collection

Jan. 28, 2019

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Peter Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Gabriel Faure: Ave Maria           Joshua Bell, violin        

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestants are Nancy Parton and Ron Morebello from San Diego, CA

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 6 in E minor BWV 830: Movement 3 Courante András Schiff, piano

Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Movements (excerpts) Berlin Philharmonic; Simon Rattle, conductor

Ernesto Lecuona: La Comparsa & Por que te vas? Gabriela Montero, piano

Traditional: Cantemos, cantemos Marco Granados, flute personal recording

Julio Mendez: La Encantadora Marco Granados, flute; Un Mundo Ensemble

Traditional: Si la Virgen fuera Andina Marco Granados, flute personal recording

Andre Mehmari: Sonata for Viola and Piano Tatjana Chamis, viola; Andre Mehmari, piano

Gabriela Montero: Latin Concerto: Movement 3 Allegro venezolano Gabriela Montero, piano; YOA Orchestra of the Americas; Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Teatro del Lag, Frutillar, Chile

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Gabriela Montero): Improvisation on Sheep May Safely Graze Gabriela Montero, piano


02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

02:01:31  Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6     Royal Northern Sinfonia Thomas Zehetmair Avie 2224 31:44

02:34:57  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1  K 313 Patrick Gallois, flute Swedish Chamber Orchestra Patrick Gallois Naxos 503293 24:17

03:03:17  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 5 Op 70 # 1  Beaux Arts Trio  Philips 4788977 22:17

03:27:16  Camille Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio Op 12   Ute Selbig, soprano Dresden Philharmonic Martin Flämig LaserLight 15273 35:26

04:06:44  Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana Op 16   Jonathan Biss, piano   EMI 65391 33:01

04:41:18  Various: 'Christmas by the Bay'    San Francisco Sym Chorus Vance George Delos 3238 44:48

05:28:58  Peter Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture     Philadelphia Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach Ondine 1150 22:16

05:52:42  Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir Andrew Carwood Decca 4789225 5:18


06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:49  Traditional: Greensleeves    Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute Sony 87771 4:44

06:14:45  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonia  H 653  Concerto Cologne Pablo Heras-Casado Archiv 4792050 10:55

06:27:34  Mauro Giuliani: Siciliano from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 30   Narciso Yepes, guitar English Chamber Orchestra Luis García-Navarro PentaTone 202 6:20

06:34:13  Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Overture     Tempesta di Mare  Chandos 805 2:50

06:41:51  Joseph Haydn: Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 103     Musicians of the Louvre Marc Minkowski Naïve 5176 9:18

06:52:17  Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3  S 541/3 Valentina Lisitsa, piano Decca 17091 4:32

06:57:19  Victor Herbert: Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys     Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2011 3:51

07:05:35  Franz Schubert: Finale from Piano Quintet  D 667 John O'Conor, piano Cleveland Quartet  Telarc 80225 5:45

07:13:28  Maurice Ravel: Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano   Decca 433515 7:34

07:21:18  Johann Strauss Jr: Polka 'Tritsch-Tratsch' Op 214    Berlin Philharmonic Nikolaus Harnoncourt Teldec 24489 2:31

07:25:23  George Frideric Handel: Messiah: And the glory of the Lord    Atlanta Symphony Chorus Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80344 3:09

07:29:35  Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss: Overture     Bournemouth Sinfonietta George Hurst Chandos 2419 6:39

07:42:55  Joaquín Rodrigo: Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez    Milos Karadaglic, guitar London Philharmonic Yannick Nézet-Séguin DeutGram 20039 10:48

07:55:34  Traditional: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen    Choir King's College Cambridge  Stephen Cleobury King'sColl 1 3:32

08:08:00  Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2: Pastorale     Barcelona Symphony José Serebrier Bis 1305 6:00

08:16:06  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Arioso from Concerto Italiano Op 31   Tianwa Yang, violin SWR Symphony Orch Pieter-Jelle de Boer Naxos 573135 8:27

08:26:14  Ernest Bucalossi: The Grasshopper's Dance     New London Orchestra Ronald Corp Hyperion 66968 4:09

08:30:49  Adolphe Adam: If I Were King: Overture     Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Lance Friedel Naxos 573418 7:13

08:43:48  Thomas Arne: Symphony No. 2     Cantilena Adrian Shepherd Chandos 8403 9:25

08:54:02  John Williams: Hook: Flight to Neverland     Boston Pops John Williams Sony 68419 4:40

09:02:20  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 4 Op 11    Beaux Arts Trio  Philips 4788977 17:39

09:21:44  Vince Guaraldi: My Little Drum     Canadian Brass  Steinway 30027 4:18

09:39:27  Traditional: Wexford Carol    Paul O'Shaughnessy, fiddle (Irish 1961-)   Sony 87771 3:18

09:43:43  Johann Sebastian Bach: Allegro from Violin Concerto No. 2  BWV 1042 Zino Francescatti, violin Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 8:08

09:53:46  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Op 34 # 14  San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas SF Sym 60 5:25


10:00 WCLV MIDDAY with Mark Satola

10:00:31  Kurt Weill: Knickerbocker Holiday: September Song    Daniel Hope, violin Zurich Chamber Orchestra Daniel Hope DeutGram 4796922 2:44

10:03:36  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Seasons: September Op 37 # 9 Lang Lang, piano (Chin.born 1982- "long")   Sony 511758 2:24

10:07:52  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento No. 9 for Winds  K 240  Amadeus Winds  l'Oiseau 425819 13:15

10:22:57  Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations on the 'Turkish March' Op 76   Emil Gilels, piano   EMI 69509 7:03

10:31:33  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 9 Op 72 # 1  Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 209 4:21

10:39:02  Gioacchino Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 62653 6:56

10:47:59  Déodat de Séverac: An Old Music Box    Christopher O'Riley, piano   CPI 3294112 1:38

10:51:32  Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms    Atlanta Symphony Chorus Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80254 21:27

11:14:53  Dmitri Shostakovich: Overture on Russian & Kirghiz Folk Themes Op 115    National Symphony of Ukraine Theodore Kuchar Brilliant 6735 9:16

11:25:57  Morton Gould: Folk Suite: Overture     London Symphony David Amos Harm Mundi 906010 3:30

11:30:15  Traditional: Deck the Halls     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 2:11



11:30:50  Anonymous: Gaudete, Christus est natus    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  Gareth Morrell MAA 1996 0:53

11:31:43  Traditional: Patapan     Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2011 1:31

11:33:04  Anonymous: Spiritual 'Ain'ta That Good News!'    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Robert Page MAA 1999 1:23

11:34:28  Randol Alan Bass: Gloria    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2005 6:16

11:41:56  William J. Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  Gareth Morrell MAA 1996 2:17

11:44:15  Traditional: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2014 2:42

11:46:58  John Frederick Coots: Santa Claus is Coming to Town    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Page MAA 1999 2:15

11:49:13  George Frideric Handel: Messiah: For unto us a Child is born    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2002 3:52

11:53:57  Traditional: Deck the Halls     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 2:11

11:56:31  Traditional: Past Three O'Clock     Burning River Brass  BurnRiver 2004 2:31


12:00pm BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

12:06:39  Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons: Autumn Op 67    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch José Serebrier Warner 61434 11:43

12:20:10  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan: The Three     Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Naxos 572693 7:08

12:30:07  Johann Pachelbel: Canon     Cologne Musica Antiqua Reinhard Goebel DeutGram 4795448 4:40

12:37:59  George Frideric Handel: Selections from 'Terpsichore'     Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell ApolloFire 2002 8:17

12:48:12  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folk Song    Janet Hilton, clarinet  Chandos 2419 8:36

12:57:46  Ambroise Thomas: Mignon: Gavotte     BBC Philharmonic Yan Pascal Tortelier Chandos 9765 2:02



13:01:03  Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 22   André Watts, piano Atlanta Symphony Yoel Levi Telarc 80386 24:02

13:27:33  Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 Op 90    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 485 27:09

13:55:46  Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 6    Yaara Tal, piano Sony 53285 3:14


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Alberto Ginastera: Impresiones de la Puna, II. Cancion and III. Danza Eugenia Zukerman, flute; The Shanghai Quartet Album: Music for a Sunday Morning Delos 3173 Music: 4:35

Alexander Borodin: Overture to Prince Igor Houston Symphony; Vassily Sinaisky, conductor Jones Hall, Houston, TX Music: 10:21

Traditional French: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella Cally Banham, oboe; Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony Album: Cor Christmas SELF PROD 452 Music: 1:33

Traditional (arr. Shawn Kirchner): Brightest and Best Viking Chorus; Mark Stover, conductor St Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN Music: 2:26

Traditional (arr. Andre Thomas): Keep Your Lamps Massed Choir; Therees Hibbard, conductor St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN Music: 3:11

Alberto Ginastera: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 25 Kathy Kienzle, harp; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, conductor Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN Music: 25:37

Frank Bridge: The Dew Fairy and Heart's Ease Stephen Hough, piano Album: Steven Hough's English Piano Album Hyperion 67267 Music: 4:37

Eddie Pola (arr. Ingvar Karkoff): It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Swedish Radio Chorus Swedish Radio Orchestra Adolf Fredrik's Music School Children’s Chorus Catherine Winnes, conductor Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden Music: 3:04

Traditional (arr. Ingvar Karkoff): Klang min vackra bjallra (Jingle, My Pretty Sleighbell) Swedish Radio Chorus Swedish Radio Orchestra Adolf Fredrik's Music School Children’s Chorus Catherine Winnes, conductor Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden Music: 2:30

Gustaf Nordquist: Jul jul stralande jul (Yule, Yule, Radiant Yule) Swedish Radio Chorus; Catherine Winnes, conductor Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden Music: 2:49

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 Stephen Hough, piano Aspen Festival Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO Music: 23:15

Giovanni Bottesini: Gran duo concertante for Violin, Double Bass and String Orchestra Kyu-Young Kim, violin; Zachary Cohen, double bass Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Ordway Concert Hall, St Paul, MN Music: 11:11


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:56:34  Paul Hindemith: Turandot Scherzo from 'Symphonic Metamorphosis on Weber Themes'     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 6:39

16:06:53  Johann Strauss Jr & Josef Strauss: Pizzicato Polka     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 547185 2:26

16:13:28  Various: 'Songs of Angels' Pt. 1    Robert Shaw Chamber Singers Robert Shaw Timothy Stalter, tenor; Donna Carter, soprano; Victor Ledbetter, baritone (Telarc 80377) 12:11

Traditional-English: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; Traditional-French: Angels We Have Heard on High; Traditional-Italian: How Unto Bethlehem? Traditional-English: The Boar’s Head Carol; Traditional-French: Masters in this Hall; Traditional-English: My Dancing Day

16:29:26  Richard Rodgers: The Sound of Music: Entr'acte     Hollywood Bowl Orchestra John Mauceri Philips 434932 6:36

16:37:52  Richard Rodgers: The Sound of Music: My Favorite Things    Jenny Lin, piano (Taiwan-born Amer. 92nd St. Y fac.)   Steinway 30011 3:11

16:42:42  Gioacchino Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture     CityMusic Cleveland James Gaffigan CityMusic 3 7:36

16:52:34  John Rutter: The Very Best Time of the Year    Cambridge Singers City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Collegium 121 3:40

16:58:13  Johannes Eccard: Vom Himmel hoch     Stile Antico  Harm Mundi 807575 1:55

17:04:18  Randol Alan Bass: The Night Before Christmas    Sir Derek Jacobi, narrator (Eng. 1938-  actor, dir.  JACK uh bee) National Symphony Orchestra Randol Alan Bass Kodanja 2003 6:32

17:13:42  Jenö Takács: Serenade on Country Dances from Old Graz Op 83a    Quintett.Wien  Nimbus 5479 11:19

17:27:47  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers     Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2008 6:59

17:39:41  Jules Massenet: Thaïs: Méditation    Joshua Bell, violin Royal Philharmonic Andrew Litton Decca 433519 5:14

17:47:00  Leonard Bernstein: On the Town: New York, New York    Joshua Bell, violin Philharmonia Orchestra David Zinman Sony 89358 2:26

17:52:47  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 19 Op 49 # 1 Peter Takács, piano (Amer. Oberlin faculty)   Cambria 1175 6:56



18:08:41  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Pas de deux     Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fritz Reiner RCA 300350 12:58

18:23:10  Traditional: The First Nowell    Capella SF  Ragnar Bohlin Delos 3485 5:01

18:30:07  John Rutter: Candlelight Carol    Capella SF  Ragnar Bohlin Delos 3485 4:12

18:36:34  Gustav Mahler: Finale from Symphony No. 2    Lee Venora, soprano New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Sony 90578 16:36

18:55:04  David Conte: O magnum mysterium    Capella SF  Ragnar Bohlin Delos 3485 3:17


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:03:12  Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast: From Bohemia's Woods and Fields     New York Philharmonic George Szell United Archives 13 12:00

19:17:49  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 9  K 320 Bernard Adelstein, posthorn Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 86793 39:28


20:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:01:18  Peter Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture     Philadelphia Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach Ondine 1150 22:16

20:26:26  Igor Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale     Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez DeutGram 471197 20:28

20:47:50  Heinrich Marschner: Grand Festive Overture Op 78    Slovak State Philharmonic Alfred Walter MarcoPolo 223342 10:18

21:03:51  Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 7  G 480 Yo-Yo Ma, cello Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Ton Koopman Sony 60680 17:25

21:23:02  Oskar Nedbal: Chaste Barbara: Overture     Carlsbad Symphony Douglas Bostock Classico 192 6:31

21:30:55  Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow: Sirens of the Ball Waltzes     Vienna Philharmonic Sir John Eliot Gardiner DeutGram 463185 7:07

21:41:32  Frank Bridge: The Sea: Seascape     BBC National Orch of Wales Richard Hickox Chandos 10012 7:12

21:51:25  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Op 37   Emil Gilels, piano Cleveland Orchestra George Szell EMI 69506 35:37

22:28:42  Jean Sibelius: En saga Op 9    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell MAA 97 18:31

22:49:22  Gerald Finzi: Eclogue for Piano & Strings Op 10   Martin Jones, piano English String Orchestra William Boughton Nimbus 5366 9:44



23:02:23  John Jacob Niles: I Wonder As I Wander    Emily Van Evera, soprano   Sony 87771 2:19

23:04:42  Alexander Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia     Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Valéry Gergiev Philips 470840 7:45

23:12:28  Maurice Ravel: Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes    Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano DeutGram 14764 4:06

23:17:46  Franz Biebl: Ave Maria     Cantus  Cantus 1211 7:01

23:24:47  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Larghetto from Piano Concerto No. 27  K 595 Sir Clifford Curzon, piano Vienna Philharmonic George Szell Decca 4785437 9:06

23:34:33  Antonín Dvorák: Cypress No. 4     Cypress String Quartet  Avie 2275 3:33

23:38:06  Traditional: Wexford Carol    Marsha Genensky, soprano Harm Mundi 907325 5:55

23:44:01  Peter Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique Op 26   Jennifer Koh, violin Odense Symphony Alexander Vedernikov Cedille 166 10:34

23:55:36  Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Book 4: Melody Op 47 # 3 Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano   Centaur 2930 3:16




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