WCLV Program Guide 01-16-2019


January 16

1728 Niccolò Piccinni – Italian composer (d.1800); little known today, but in his time one of the most popular composers of opera, especially Neapolitan opera buffa.

1739 premiere of George Frideric Handel's oratorio Saul; the Dead March in Act 3 has been played at state funerals in the United Kingdom, including that of Winston Churchill; it was performed at the funeral of George Washington and many times during the journey of the body of Abraham Lincoln after his assassination to Springfield, Illinois.

1905 Ernesto Halffter – Spanish composer and conductor (d.1989); studied composition with Manuel de Falla and completed Falla’s unfinished opera Atlántida; the brother of Rodolfo Halffter, also a composer.

1922 first performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams's A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3) in London, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult; among the least performed of the composer’s symphonies, but it has gained the reputation of being a subtly beautiful elegy for the dead of World War I and a meditation on the sounds of peace.

1934 Marilyn Horne – American mezzo-soprano (83 years old); Oberlin faculty member, frequently conducts master classes; specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages; recipient of the National Medal of Arts (1992) and the Kennedy Center Honors (1995).

1934 Richard Wernick – American composer (83 years old); best known for his chamber and vocal works; his Visions of Terror and Wonder won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

1943 Gavin Bryars – English composer and double-bassist (74 years old); was a founding member of the Portsmouth Sinfonia, an orchestra whose membership consisted of performers who “embrace the full range of musical competence”; its members included Brian Eno, whose Obscure Records label would later release works by Bryars.

1943 Brian Ferneyhough – English composer (74 years old); his music is characterized by highly complex notation and the extensive use of irregular nested rhythmic tuplets; often referred to as the ‘Father of New Complexity’.


Recording of the Week

Songs for Strings

Jan. 13, 2019

Program Guide

00:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Maurice Ravel: Miroirs Movement 2 Oiseaux tristes Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Album: Beautiful Starry Night: Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Ravel London/Decca 448618 Music: 4:27

Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 3, for String Orchestra Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Pekka Kuusisto, conductor Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN Music: 17:22

Wayne Shorter: Footprints Ebene Quartet Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA Music: 7:20

Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN Music: 17:55

Georg Phillip Telemann: Tafelmusik Musica Amphion; Pieter-Jan Belder, conductor Album: Telemann: Tafelmusik Brilliant 93311 Music: 4:18

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in D Major for Four Violins, TWV 40:202  CMSLC: Daniel Phillips, violin; Danbi Um, violin; Yura Lee, violin; Arnaud Sussmann, violin University of Georgia, Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA Music: 5:13

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1  Jonathan Biss, piano The Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO Music: 16:48

Camille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33  Sol Gabetta, cello; Houston Symphony; John Storgards, conductor Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX Music: 20:24


02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

02:01:58  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 3 Op 32    St Petersburg State Symphony André Anichanov Naxos 550812 34:02

02:37:22  Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures     Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 437533 19:37

02:59:10  Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 Op 11    Academy Chamber Ensemble  Philips 426298 45:30

03:49:49  Antonín Dvorák: String Sextet Op 48    Academy Chamber Ensemble  Chandos 8771 28:38

04:20:33  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 15   Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Mahler Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes Sony 542058 32:44

04:57:05  Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 100     Musicians of the Louvre Marc Minkowski Naïve 5176 22:34

05:22:35  Josef Suk: Serenade for Strings Op 6    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 447109 23:56

05:48:34  Johann Strauss Jr: Waltz 'Wine, Women and Song' Op 333    Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel Telarc 80314 10:30


06:00 BBC NEWS; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:42  Stephen Foster: Hard Times Come Again No More    Thomas Hampson, baritone   THM 5432 4:30

06:14:58  George Frideric Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Overture     Aradia Ensemble Kevin Mallon Naxos 503293 7:06

06:22:50  Franz Liszt: Paraphrase on Chopin's 'Maiden's Wish'    Benjamin Grosvenor, piano   Decca 16421 3:34

06:27:06  Morton Gould: American Ballads: Amber Waves     National Symphony of Ukraine Theodore Kuchar Naxos 559005 7:19

06:39:54  Carl Friedrich Abel: Symphony Op 7 # 3  Cantilena Adrian Shepherd Chandos 8648 11:00

06:52:06  Sir Edward Elgar: Queen Mary's Lute Song     English Chamber Orchestra Donald Fraser Avie 2391 4:02

06:57:22  Robert Browne Hall: The New Colonial March     Dallas Wind Symphony Frederick Fennell Reference 85 3:45

07:05:44  Franz Schubert: Scherzo from 'Grand Duo' Sonata  D 812  Chamber Orchestra of Europe Claudio Abbado DeutGram 423655 5:39

07:13:47  Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata & Fugue  BWV 565  Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin DeutGram 19032 9:58

07:25:29  Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand    Marc-André Hamelin, piano   Hyperion 66884 2:43

07:30:12  Carl Orff: Carmina burana: Finale    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas CBS 33172 4:28

07:40:28  Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell: Overture    Mihaly Virizlay ,cello (Hung.-Amer. d.2008) Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fritz Reiner RCA 300350 11:54

07:54:54  Giovanni Palestrina: Improperium expectavit cor meum    Sistine Chapel Choir (history to late 15th c.)  Massimo Palombella DeutGram 4795300 3:22

07:58:58  Thomas Morley: Joyne Hands     Los Angeles Guitar Quartet  Delos 3132 1:14

08:08:04  John Barry: Dances With Wolves: Theme     Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel Telarc 80319 6:14

08:17:03  Antonín Dvorák: Finale from Piano Quintet Op 81   Jeremy Denk, piano Concertante  Meridian 84459 7:23

08:26:51  Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Round Dance of the Princesses     Cincinnati Symphony Paavo Järvi Telarc 80587 5:00

08:32:38  Sir Edward Elgar: The Crown of India: March Op 66   Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus (fd.1935) BBC Philharmonic Sir Andrew Davis Chandos 10570 5:06

08:42:39  Felix Mendelssohn: Overture 'Calm Sea and Prosperous     London Symphony Sir John Eliot Gardiner LSO Live 775 11:48

08:55:59  John Williams: The Phantom Menace: Duel of the Fates    London Voices (fd.1973 T.Edwards london-voices.co.uk) London Symphony John Williams Sony 51333 4:12

09:04:55  Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole     Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot SeattleSM 1002 15:16

09:30:08  Thomas Tallis: O sacrum convivium     Stile Antico  Harm Mundi 807555 4:08

09:34:53  Ignacio Cervantes: Danzas Cubanas    Jorge Luis Prats, piano   Decca 4782732 7:13

09:51:31  Johannes Brahms: Lullaby Op 49 # 4 Daniel Hope, violin   DeutGram 4796922 2:11

09:55:44  George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Summertime    Carl Topilow, clarinet Cleveland Pops Orchestra Carl Topilow Azica 72216 2:20

09:59:00  Maurice Ravel: Waltz 'in the style of Borodin'     English Symphony Orchestra Donald Fraser Avie 2391 2:58


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:02:23  Alexander Borodin: Petite Suite: Rustic Mazurka     Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Gennady Rozhdestvensky Chandos 9386 3:34

10:07:53  Antonín Dvorák: Hussite Overture Op 67    Janácek Philharmonic Theodore Kuchar Brilliant 92297 12:25

10:22:24  Bedrich Smetana: The Kiss: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 444867 6:08

10:30:40  Johann Joseph Fux: Rondeau à 7     Cologne Musica Antiqua Reinhard Goebel Challenge 72032 4:41

10:39:36  Johann David Heinichen: Concerto Grosso  S 211  Cologne Musica Antiqua Reinhard Goebel Archiv 437549 7:58

10:51:58  Claude Debussy: Three Nocturnes    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Women Cleveland Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 417488 23:47

11:18:00  Johann Christian Bach: Symphony for Double Orchestra Op 18 # 1  Academy of Ancient Music Simon Standage Chandos 540 13:44

11:33:50  Frédéric Chopin: Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise    Benjamin Grosvenor, piano   Decca 4785334 12:49

11:48:45  Samuel Barber: Essay No. 2 for Orchestra Op 17    Detroit Symphony Neeme Järvi Chandos 9053 9:34

12:07:03  Ferruccio Busoni: Symphonic Suite: Gavotte & Gigue Op 24    Deutsches Symphonie Berlin Arturo Tamayo Capriccio 10480 11:30

12:20:34  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Op 34 # 14 Aida Garifullina, soprano Vienna Radio Symphony Cornelius Meister Decca 4788305 7:54

12:30:54  Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries     Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst DeutGram 4778773 4:44

12:39:59  Carl Reine Movement 1 Allegro moderato Beaux Arts Trio: Daniel Guilet, violin; Menahem Pressler, piano; Bernard Greenhouse, cello Album: Beethoven: 11 Trios Philips 438948 Music: 12:45 (short excerpt)

Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor  Bruno Canino, piano; Robyn Bollinger, violin; Jonah Ellsworth, cello Marlboro Music, Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT Music: 26:30

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens Hanover Band; Roy Goodman, director Album: Beethoven: Overtures Nimbus 5130  Music: 4:15

Felix Mendelssohn: Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR Music: 11:47

Maurice Ohana: Enterrar y callar, from Trois caprices Liza Stepanova, piano UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Ramsey Concert Hall,  University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA Music: 4:57

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 for Cello and Piano in A Major, Op. 69 David Finkel, cello; Wu Han, piano Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Page Theatre, Saint Mary's University, Winona, MN Music: 25:45


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:57:02  Gioacchino Rossini: The Barber of Seville: Una voce poco fa    Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano Orchestra of La Scala Riccardo Chailly CBS 37862 6:11

16:07:08  Gioacchino Rossini: La cambiale di matrimonio: Overture     Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 415363 5:09

16:14:34  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Molto moderato from Symphony No. 3     London Philharmonic Bernard Haitink EMI 56564 10:10

16:27:19  Richard M & Robert B Sherman: Mary Poppins: Medley     Cleveland Pops Orchestra Carl Topilow Azica 72216 4:51

16:28:07  Richard M & Robert B Sherman: Mary Poppins: Medley     Cleveland Pops Orchestra Carl Topilow Azica 72216 4:51

16:34:57  Sir Edward Elgar: The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2: March     Indianapolis Symphony Raymond Leppard Koss Class 1014 4:14

16:41:39  George Frideric Handel: Saul: How Excellent Thy Name    Gabrieli Consort Gabrieli Players Paul McCreesh Archiv 474510 2:35

16:44:15  George Frideric Handel: Saul: Gird on Thy Sword    Gabrieli Consort Gabrieli Players Paul McCreesh Archiv 474510 5:29

16:52:19  John Dowland: Time Stands Still     English Symphony Orchestra Donald Fraser Avie 2391 3:27

16:58:03  Joaquín Rodrigo: Danza from 'Fantasía para un gentilhombre'    Narciso Yepes, guitar Philharmonia Orchestra Luis García-Navarro DeutGram 4795448 2:04

17:04:39  Ludwig van Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture Op 43    Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Decca 4787779 5:00

17:17:20  Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos: Overture & Dance Scene     Royal Northern Sinfonia Richard Hickox Chandos 9354 8:25

17:28:12  Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 Op 39    New Zealand Symphony James Judd Naxos 503293 6:13

17:39:27  Johann Sebastian Bach: Largo from Keyboard Concerto No. 5  BWV 1056 Simone Dinnerstein, piano Berlin State Orchestra Simone Dinnerstein Sony 81742 2:57

17:44:16  Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No.207: Chorus 'Vereinigte zweitracht'     Philharmonia Virtuosi of NY Richard Kapp CBS 44651 5:07

17:52:37  Peter Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake: Pas de trois     Mariinsky Theater Orchestra Valéry Gergiev Decca 10104 6:54



18:09:08  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 99   Narciso Yepes, guitar London Symphony Luis García-Navarro PentaTone 202 20:04

18:31:20  Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 8 Op 27 # 2 Valentina Lisitsa, piano (Kiev-born Amer. 1973-)   Decca 17091 5:01

18:38:14  Ludwig van Beethoven: Für Elise  WoO 59 Valentina Lisitsa, piano (Kiev-born Amer. 1973-)   Decca 17091 3:14

18:42:52  Antonín Dvorák: Carnival Overture Op 92    Cleveland Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 433548 9:03

18:53:02  Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3  S 541/3 Valentina Lisitsa, piano (Kiev-born Amer. 1973-)   Decca 17091 4:32


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:01:50  Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Op 21    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fritz Reiner RCA 300350 22:37

19:27:05  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Flute & Harp  K 299 Joshua Smith, flute Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 443175 29:10


20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: CIM Live - Olga Kaler, violin; Mark Kosower, cello; Jee-Won Oh, piano, live from Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Trio in D, Op. 70 No. 1, “Ghost”

Johannes Brahms:  Piano Trio No. 1 in B, Op. 8

21:33:14  Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No.  1 Op 1 # 1 Angeles Quartet  Decca 4783695 16:58

21:50:12  Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 4    Yaara Tal, piano Sony 53285 3:59

21:54:11  Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 6    Yaara Tal, piano Sony 53285 3:14


22:00 THE BLACK ARTS with A. Grace Lee Mims: recordings by the Morehouse College Glee Club, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:01:22  Claude Debussy: Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin   DeutGram 4795023 4:42

23:06:04  John Sheppard: Libera nos     Stile Antico  Harm Mundi 907419 5:30

23:11:34  Donald Fraser: Epilogue for Strings     English Symphony Orchestra Donald Fraser Avie 2391 4:15

23:17:02  Frederick Delius: Irmelin Prelude     Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi MAA 1032 5:44

23:22:47  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante from Piano Concerto No. 17  K 453 Mitsuko Uchida, piano Cleveland Orchestra Mitsuko Uchida Decca 4830716 11:26

23:35:39  Franz Schubert: Andante from Symphony No. 7  D 729  Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Philips 412176 7:54

23:43:34  Claude Debussy: Rêverie    Pascal Rogé, piano   Decca 4785437 4:51

23:48:25  Domenico Cimarosa: Larghetto from Serenade for Flute & Guitar    Sir James Galway, flute   RCA 5679 4:56

23:54:44  Maurice Ravel: Vocalise en forme d'Haba±era    Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Karel Mark Chichon DeutGram 14777 3:13




Support Provided By

Arkiv Music

When you purchase CDs and DVDs from ArkivMusic through the WCLV 104.9 ideastream website you directly support WCLV 104.9's classical music.

More Wcpn Schedule
More Wclv Schedule
90.3 WCPN
WCLV Classical 104.9
NPR Hourly Newscast
The Latest News and Headlines from NPR
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.