WCLV Program Guide 04-01-2020


April 1

April Fool's Day

1747 premiere of George Frideric Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus at Covent Garden in London.

1866 Ferruccio Busoni – Italian composer, pianist, editor, writer, piano and composition teacher, and conductor (d.1924); early on he was advised by Brahms, later on he was a friend of Sibelius and taught for a while at the New England Conservatory; after hearing the Berlin premiere of Falstaff, he wrote a fan letter to Verdi but he never summoned the courage to send it; all in all, a fascinating figure.

1873 Sergei Rachmaninoff – Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (d.1943); one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music.

1913 premiere of Manuel de Falla's opera La vida breve (Life is Short) at the Casino Municipal in Nice, France.

1937 premiere of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s opera Amelia Goes to the Ball (Amelia al ballo) at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia; Menotti had written the work while still a student at Curtis; a year later, Amelia was presented by the Metropolitan Opera.

1946 first performance of Marc Blitzstein’s Airborne Symphony in New York City by the New York City Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Bernstein on April 1, 1946; renowned filmmaker Orson Welles served as narrator.

1954 premiere of Aaron Copland's opera The Tender Land at New York City Opera conducted by Thomas Schippers and directed by Jerome Robbins.

Recording of the Week

Her Voice

Mar. 23, 2020

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:01:05  Ferruccio Busoni: Elegies: Berceuse    Igor Levit, piano   Sony 542445 5:10

00:07:34  Gerónimo Giménez: La boda de Luis Alonso: Intermezzo     Burning River Brass  Dorian 90316 5:41

00:13:52  John Stanley: Trumpet Voluntary    Wynton Marsalis, trumpet English Chamber Orchestra Anthony Newman Sony 66244 3:31

00:18:31  Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 Op 18 # 6  Miró Quartet  Vanguard 1655 25:00

00:45:17  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Op 30   Stephen Hough, piano Dallas Symphony Andrew Litton Hyperion 67501 38:17

01:28:35  Michael Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony: Red Cape Tango     Nashville Symphony Giancarlo Guerrero Naxos 503293 13:27

01:43:38  Frederick Delius: In a Summer Garden     Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy Sony 82849 11:02

01:55:25  Frédéric Chopin: Waltz No. 7 Op 64 # 2 Ingrid Fliter, piano   EMI 14899 3:32


02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Frederic Chopin: Prelude No. 25 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 45 Nikolai Lugansky, piano Album: Chopin: Sonata No. 3 Lugansky Onyx 4049 Music: 4:31

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Romance for Violin and Orchestra Maureen Nelson, violin; The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN Music: 14:00

Radiohead, arr. sybarite5: Weird Fishes sybarite5 Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud, St. Cloud at Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN Music: 4:56

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 Nikolai Lugansky, piano; Aspen Festival Orchestra; James Gaffigan, conductor Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO Music: 23:40

Benjamin Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 Movement 4 Lullaby Angelo Xiang Yu, violin; Gloria Chien, piano Album: Music@Menlo Live Music@Menlo Music: 4:34

Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata in G minor, Devil's Trill Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Keith Robinson, cello; Hyeyeon Park, harpsichord Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA Music: 13:59

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World": Movement 4 The Classical Tahoe Orchestra; Joel Revzen, conductor Classical Tahoe, The Pavilion, Incline Village, NV Music: 11:28

David Baker: Roots II: Movements 3-5 Eliot Heaton, violin; Max Geissler, cello; Michelle Cann, piano Geneva Music Festival, Froelich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY Music: 17:21


04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

04:01:19  Antonio Rosetti: Horn Concerto    Michael Thompson, horn Philharmonia Orchestra Christopher Warren-Green Nimbus 5018 21:07

04:23:57  Ferruccio Busoni: Four Bagatelles Op 28   Per Enoksson, violin   Bis 784 6:12

04:32:07  Enrique Granados: Goyescas: Intermezzo     London Symphony Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos MCA 25887 5:17

04:38:24  Gioacchino Rossini: Il turco in Italia: Overture     London Symphony Claudio Abbado Sony 304505 8:11

04:48:10  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata Op 19   Wendy Warner, cello   Cedille 120 33:59

05:26:43  Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger: Act 1 Prelude     Philharmonia Zürich Fabio Luisi Accentus 102 10:35

05:38:44  Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin & Cello  RV 547 Pinchas Zukerman, violin National Arts Centre Orchestra Pinchas Zukerman Analekta 8783 9:17

05:49:24  Adolphe Adam: If I Were King: Overture     Royal Scottish National Orchestra Lance Friedel Naxos 573418 7:13

05:57:29  Charles Gounod: Meditation after Bach 'Ave Maria'    Yo-Yo Ma, cello   Sony 510316 2:40


06:00 BBC News; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:48  Manuel de Falla: La vida breve: Spanish Dance No. 2     Brazilian Guitar Quartet  Delos 3466 4:08

06:14:16  Victor Herbert: American Fantasy     St. Louis Symphony Leonard Slatkin RCA 60983 9:58

06:25:55  Anonymous: Spiritual 'Steal Away'    Matthew Sharp, cello Voces8  Decca 4785703 4:09

06:31:00  Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia for Strings in G  RV 149  English Concert Trevor Pinnock Archiv 415518 6:04

06:40:56  Jean Sibelius: Finale from Symphony No. 5 Op 82    New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Sony 90578 9:36

06:52:49  Howard Blake: The Snowman: Walking in the Air    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2014 3:37

06:57:20  John Williams: Superman: March     Boston Pops John Williams Philips 420178 4:24

07:07:11  Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 8  D 935/4 Shai Wosner, piano   Onyx 4172 7:14

07:16:18  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 23  K 181  Berlin Philharmonic Claudio Abbado Sony 304505 9:11

07:27:01  Richard Rodgers: Babes in Arms: Where or When    Richard Glazier, piano   Centaur 3347 2:29

07:31:05  Gustav Holst: Finale from Symphony Op 8    Ulster Orchestra JoAnn Falletta Naxos 572914 5:54

07:42:52  Johann Strauss Jr: Waltz 'Tales from the Vienna Woods' Op 325    Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst MAA 2003 13:31

07:57:30  Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Masks    Ayako Uehara, piano   EMI 17852 2:18

08:07:22  Claude Debussy: L'isle joyeuse    Alexander Schimpf, piano   Oehms 1820 6:00

08:14:50  Johannes Brahms: Andante from String Sextet No. 1 Op 18    Academy Chamber Ensemble  Chandos 9151 9:52

08:26:51  Andrea Falconieri: Folias     I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble  Dorian 90802 4:03

08:32:35  Joseph Haydn: Finale from Cello Concerto No. 2    Wendy Warner, cello Camerata Chicago Drostan Hall Cedille 142 4:46

08:44:29  John Rutter: Suite for Strings     Royal Philharmonic John Rutter Decca 1821 12:21

08:57:50  John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Raiders' March     Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 29939 5:02

09:06:51  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43   Leon Fleisher, piano Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS 37812 22:02

09:32:11  Max Steiner: Gone with the Wind: Tara     Royal Philharmonic José Serebrier Royal Phil 17 4:30

09:39:34  Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana: Easter Hymn    Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano German Radio Philharmonic Karel Mark Chichon DeutGram 21327 5:50

09:48:10  Rebecca Clarke: Andante from Piano Trio     Neave Trio  Chandos 20139 5:50

09:54:53  George Gershwin: Girl Crazy: Overture     BBC Philharmonic Yan Pascal Tortelier BBC 63 5:41


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:11  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-tableau Op 33 # 7 Rustem Hayroudinoff, piano   Chandos 10391 1:45

10:03:18  Sergei Rachmaninoff: 18th Variation from Paganini Rhapsody Op 43   Daniil Trifonov, piano Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin DeutGram 4794970 2:46

10:07:18  Léo Delibes: Le Roi s'amuse: Suite     Chamber Philharmonic Bohemia Douglas Bostock Classico 158 13:32

10:21:18  Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances Suite No. 2: Aria     Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Jesús López-Cobos Telarc 80309 5:42

10:29:00  Antonio Salieri: Angiolina: Overture     London Mozart Players Matthias Bamert Chandos 9877 3:46

10:36:10  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in A  K 386 John O'Conor, piano Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Telarc 80285 8:14

10:45:46  Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2 Op 39    New Zealand Symphony James Judd Naxos 503293 5:06

10:52:14  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Musical Joke  K 522  English Concert Andrew Manze Harm Mundi 907280 23:02

11:16:32  Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger: Act 3 Suite     Chicago Symphony Fritz Reiner RCA 300350 12:01

11:29:34  Giuseppe Verdi: Aïda: Grand March 'Gloria all' Egitto!'    Atlanta Symphony Chorus Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80152 9:33

11:40:38  Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op 28    Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 436444 15:04

11:56:24  Federico Mompou: Canción y Danza No. 8    Stephen Hough, piano   Hyperion 66963 3:20

12:06:15  Franz von Suppé: The Queen of Spades: Overture     Vienna Philharmonic Zubin Mehta CBS 44932 8:13

12:15:31  Earl Wild: Reminiscences of 'Snow White'    Earl Wild, piano   Sony 62036 7:47

12:24:17  Maurice Ravel: Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso     Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Teldec 44945 7:28

12:35:13  Cécile Chaminade: Etude romantique Op 132   Joanne Polk, piano   Steinway 30037 6:01

12:42:24  Alessandro Marcello: Guitar Concerto    Alexandre Lagoya, guitar Academy St. Martin in Fields Kenneth Sillito Philips 446002 11:20

12:54:55  Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt: Overture     London Symphony Oivin Fjeldstad Decca 4785437 5:10

13:01:16  Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story: Mambo     Simón Bolívar Symphony Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 4795448 2:23

13:03:46  Camargo Guàrnieri: Brazilian Dance     Simón Bolívar Symphony Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 4778775 2:21

13:07:27  Aaron Copland: The Tender Land: Suite     Boston Symphony Aaron Copland RCA 300350 20:40

13:29:23  Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations on a Theme by Paisiello  WoO 70 Olli Mustonen, piano   Decca 436834 4:38

13:36:50  Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide: Act 2 Ballet     Lyon Opera Orchestra Sir John Eliot Gardiner Erato 45003 8:03

13:46:14  Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz: Overture     Dresden State Orchestra Carlos Kleiber DeutGram 4796018 9:42

13:57:31  Claude Debussy: Children's Corner: The Little Shepherd    Simon Trpceski, piano   EMI 272 2:11


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Frank Martin: Fox Trot Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Hugh Wolff, conductor Album: European American Music Teldec 90852 Music: 4:34

Mathew Locke: Selections from The Tempest Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Richard Egarr, conductor SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN Music: 12:54

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Kate Lamberton from Hanover, PA Music: 8:53

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in E Minor, Op. 119, No. 2 Helene Grimaud, piano Album: Brahms: Helene Grimaud: Piano Pieces Op. 116-119 Erato 14350 Music: 4:43 (excerpt as needed)

Charles Ives: Quartet No. 1 for Strings: From the Salvation Army Escher String Quartet Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY Music: 20:54

Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major Movement 4 Vif et agiteVif et agite Ebene String Quartet Album: Debussy, Faure, Ravel - String Quartets Music Virgin 519045 Music: 4:39

Maurice Ravel: Alborada del gracioso for two marimbas Joe Petrasek & Michael Stubbart, marimbas Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series, Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA Music: 6:54

Ulysses S. Kay: Suite from The Quiet One Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra; Kevin Scott, conductor Album: Kay: Works for Chamber Orchestra Albany Records Music: 21:25

John Mackey: The Frozen Cathedral United States Marine Band; Maj. Michelle A. Rakers, conductor United States Marine Band, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA Music: 13:39


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:54:47  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Scherzo in d     Cincinnati Symphony Paavo Järvi Telarc 80670 4:50

16:03:26  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Aleko: Men's Dance     Cincinnati Symphony Paavo Järvi Telarc 80670 4:46

16:11:57  Ferruccio Busoni: Tanzwalzer Op 53    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Kazuki Yamada PentaTone 518 11:54

16:28:40  Alfred Newman: How the West Was Won: Suite     Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel Telarc 80141 7:19

16:37:15  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 16 Op 32 # 5 Vladimir Horowitz, piano   DeutGram 4795448 2:48

16:43:44  Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil: Blessed art Thou, O Lord Op 37/9   Latvian Radio Choir  Sigvards Klava Ondine 1206 7:23

16:53:43  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-tableau in a Op 39 # 6 Boris Giltburg, piano   Naxos 503293 2:35

16:57:03  Ottorino Respighi: The Birds: Preludio     Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 437533 2:44

17:04:51  Aaron Copland: The Tender Land: The Promise of Living    Tanglewood Festival Chorus Boston Pops John Williams Sony 48224 5:38

17:13:39  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vivace from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 1   Daniil Trifonov, piano Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin DeutGram 4836617 13:03

17:29:57  Ferruccio Busoni: Comedy Overture Op 38    Rome Symphony Orchestra Francesco La Vecchia Naxos 572922 6:55

17:41:57  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Op 34 # 14 Brian Thornton, cello   Thornton 2013 6:20

17:50:50  Robert Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk-Style: Nicht zu rasch Op 102 # 4 Brian Thornton, cello   Steinway 30117 2:06

17:53:23  Claude Debussy: Marche écossaise     Orchestre National de France Jean Martinon EMI 72667 6:21



18:08:51  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op 42   Daniil Trifonov, piano   DeutGram 4794970 18:05

18:28:01  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 3 Op 46 # 3  Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 430171 4:34

18:33:28  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 10 Op 72 # 2 Katia Labèque, piano   Philips 426264 6:18

18:40:47  Sir Thomas Beecham: Dances from 'The Faithful Shepherd'     Royal Philharmonic Yehudi Menuhin MCA 6231 10:38

18:52:14  Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique: March to the Scaffold     Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez DeutGram 453432 6:56


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:05  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Musical Joke  K 522  English Concert Andrew Manze Harm Mundi 907280 23:02

19:26:56  Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 86     St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Hugh Wolff Teldec 46313 28:19

19:56:58  Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Mélodie    Yuja Wang, piano   DeutGram 16606 2:57


20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Apollo’s Fire, Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Nicholas Phan, Evangelist; Jesse Blumberg, Jesus; Jeffrey Strauss, Pilate; Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Terry Wey, countertenor & Christian Immler, bass

Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John Passion BWV 245


22:00 IN TRIBUTE TO A. GRACE LEE MIMS with Rob Grier – classical music featuring African-American composers and performers

22:01:27  George Walker: Lyric for Strings     Chicago Sinfonietta Paul Freeman Cedille 061 5:17

22:08:49  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Missa Brevis in B-Flat  K 275 St. Olaf Choir Chamber Ensemble Anton Armstrong St.Olaf 2967 18:09

22:28:18  George Walker: Trombone Concerto    Christian Lindberg, trombone Malmö Symphony James DePreist Bis 628 16:33

22:46:36  William Grant Still: Swanee River    Denver Oldham, piano   Koch Intl 7084 1:52

22:48:28  William Grant Still: Summerland from 'Three Visions'    Denver Oldham, piano   Koch Intl 7084 3:43

22:52:12  William Grant Still: Mystic Pool from 'Traceries'    Denver Oldham, piano   Koch Intl 7084 2:52

22:55:04  William Grant Still: Blues from 'Lenox Avenue'    Denver Oldham, piano   Koch Intl 7084 3:03


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:34  Sergei Rachmaninoff: Andante from Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 1   Alexander Ghindin, piano Helsinki Philharmonic Vladimir Ashkenazy Ondine 977 5:23

23:07:57  Federico Mompou: Canción y Danza No. 6    Anja Lechner, cello   ECM 2367 5:08

23:13:05  Harold Arlen: The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow    Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano   Erato 551696 4:53

23:18:55  John Field: Nocturne No. 3    Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano   Decca 4789672 4:51

23:23:46  Gustav Mahler: Blumine from Symphony No. 1     Les Siècles François-Xavier Roth Harm Mundi 905299 5:37

23:29:24  Peter Tchaikovsky: Souvenir of a Beloved Place: Méditation Op 42 # 1 Jennifer Koh, violin Odense Symphony Alexander Vedernikov Cedille 166 10:37

23:40:36  Howard Blake: Andante from Flute Concerto Op 493   Jaime Martin, flute Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner PentaTone 506 4:17

23:44:54  Frederick Delius: Irmelin Prelude     Welsh National Opera Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Argo 433704 5:10

23:50:05  André Grétry: Céphale et Procris: Menuetto     Orchestre de Bretagne Stefan Sanderling ASV 1095 4:25

23:55:09  Traditional: The Bold Grenadier    Cambridge Singers City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Collegium 120 2:57

23:58:25  Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose: Pavane of Sleeping Beauty    Martha Argerich, piano   DeutGram 4795096 1:27



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