WCLV Program Guide 04-08-2020

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April 8

1692 Giuseppe Tartini – Italian composer, violinist and theorist (d.1770); his most famous work is the ‘Devil's Trill’ Sonata, a solo violin sonata with a number of technically demanding double stop trills, difficult even by modern standards.

1708 premiere of Handel’s oratorio La Resurrezione (The Resurrection) at the Bonelli Palace in Rome, with Arcangelo Corelli leading the orchestra.

1876 premiere of Amilcare Ponchielli's opera La Gioconda (The Happy Woman, meant ironically) at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan; its ballet music is the best known excerpt from the score: The Dance of the Hours.

1894 first performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5, in Graz; the composer was too sick to attend and so missed what turned out to be the only chance he would have to hear this work performed by an orchestra.

1927 first performance of Arcana by Edgard Varèse; the Philadelphia Orchestra was led by Leopold Stokowski.

1949 first performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 ‘The Age of Anxiety’ by the Boston Symphony conducted by Serge Koussevitzky, with composer as piano soloist.

 

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00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:01:23  Randall Thompson: Alleluia    Turtle Creek Chorale  Timothy Seelig Reference 49 5:39

00:07:57  Georg Philipp Telemann: Wind Quartet No. 6     European Baroque Soloists  Denon 9613 8:38

00:17:16  Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite: Birth of Kijé Op 60    Utah Symphony Thierry Fischer Reference 735 3:49

00:22:07  William Wallace: Sir William Wallace     BBC Scottish Symphony Martyn Brabbins Hyperion 66848 20:32

00:44:16  Sir Arnold Bax: Symphony No. 7     BBC Philharmonic Vernon Handley Chandos 10122 44:00

01:32:51  Nicolò Paganini: Theme & Variations on Paisiello's 'Nel cor piu'    Leonidas Kavakos, violin   Decca 4789377 12:44

01:46:37  Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise No. 3 Op 40 # 1  Moscow Symphony Vladimir Ziva Naxos 555048 4:59

01:52:52  Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell: Dance for Six     London Pops Orchestra Frederick Fennell Mercury 434356 6:08

 

02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor Movement 3 Scherzo Lahti Symphony Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, conductor Album: Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies Bis 1286 Music: 4:31

Tessa Lark: Telemann Medley Tessa Lark, violin Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA Music: 4:26

Tessa Lark: Appalachian Fantasy Tessa Lark, violin Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA Music: 4:07

Samuel Barber: Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, conductor Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN Music: 20:59

Maurice Ravel: Miroirs select mvts 4-5 Beatrice Rana, piano Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA Music: 13:28

Samuel Barber: Horizon San Diego Chamber Orchestra; Donald Barra, conductor Album: Samuel Barber Horizon Koch 7206 Music: 4:30

Rebecca Clarke: Prelude, Allegro, Pastorale Bil Jackson, clarinet; Toby Appel, viola Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO Music: 11:54

Richard Hyman: Etudes for Jazz Piano (excerpts) Aaron Diehl, piano Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY Music: 6:40

Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Augustin Hadelich, violin; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée, conductor Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH Music: 23:52

 

04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

04:01:27  Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 Op 108   Vladimir Spivakov, violin   Capriccio 71082 22:38

04:25:44  Ferruccio Busoni: Sonatina No. 6 'Chamber Fantasy after 'Carmen'    Geoffrey Tozer, piano   Chandos 9394 7:46

04:35:18  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro: Non so più    Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano Orch of Age of Enlightenment Harry Bicket Erato 85768 2:45

04:39:15  Michael Daugherty: Viola Zombie    Jeffrey Irvine, viola   Panorßmico 2009 6:54

04:48:05  Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring    Marc-André Hamelin, piano   Hyperion 68189 33:00

05:25:33  Michael Torke: Green     Baltimore Symphony David Zinman Ecstatic 92201 11:53

05:39:11  Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture Op 9    London Symphony Sir Colin Davis Philips 4788977 8:57

05:49:31  Léo Delibes: Coppélia: Prélude & Mazurka     San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Martin West Reference 125 6:25

05:56:21  Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin: Rigaudon     Blue Water Chamber Orchestra Carlton Woods Blue Water 2010 3:25

 

06:00 BBC News; CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:29  Karl Jenkins: I'll Make Music    Polyphony  Stephen Layton DeutGram 4793232 4:30

06:14:04  Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours     La Scala Philharmonic Riccardo Chailly Decca 4831148 9:40

06:24:50  Henry Tucker: Weeping, Sad and Lonely    Anonymous 4   Harm Mundi 807549 5:12

06:30:40  Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in f  Kk 462 Soyeon Kate Lee, piano   Naxos 570010 5:16

06:41:51  Sir John Barbirolli: Oboe Concerto after Corelli    Anthony Camden, oboe City of London Sinfonia Nicholas Ward Naxos 553433 9:15

06:52:01  François Casadesus: London Sketches     Atlanta Chamber Winds Robert J. Ambrose Albany 1127 5:19

06:58:23  John Williams: Midway: March     Boston Pops John Williams Sony 46747 4:08

07:07:42  Manuel Ponce: Finale from Concierto del sur    Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar Philharmonic Orch of Americas Alondra de la Parra Sony 75555 5:48

07:15:13  Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 58  H 16:48 Yekwon Sunwoo, piano   Decca 4815527 11:38

07:28:27  Johann Sebastian Bach: Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 1  BWV 1046  Ensemble Caprice Matthias Maute Analekta 9996 3:54

07:33:48  Franz von Suppé: The Torments of Tantalus     Vienna Philharmonic Zubin Mehta CBS 44932 6:14

07:46:23  Gioacchino Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture    Members of Netherlands Wind Ensemble  Philips 4788977 8:03

07:54:35  John Williams: Return of the Jedi: Luke and Leia    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles John Williams DeutGram 30629 4:51

08:07:31  Béla Bartók: Game of Pairs from Concerto for Orchestra     Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 425694 6:30

08:16:05  George Gershwin: Variations on 'I Got Rhythm'    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Baltimore Symphony Marin Alsop Decca 14091 8:56

08:25:53  Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei    Voces8   Decca 29601 7:36

08:39:32  Dmitri Kabalevsky: The Comedians Suite Op 26    Bavarian State Orchestra Wolfgang Sawallisch EMI 63893 13:53

08:54:38  Bernard Herrmann: Vertigo: Prelude & Scène d'amour    Richard Glazier, piano   Centaur 3347 7:17

09:05:48  Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 88     Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi MAA 1032 21:43

09:30:12  Frederick Loewe: My Fair Lady: Suite    Richard Glazier, piano   Centaur 3347 6:16

09:39:14  Ferruccio Busoni: Fantasia after Bach  BV 253 Igor Levit, piano   Sony 542445 14:25

09:50:24  Claude Debussy: Rêverie     Minnesota Orchestra Eiji Oue Reference 99 4:28

09:55:44  Claude Debussy: Rêverie     Minnesota Orchestra Eiji Oue Reference 99 4:28

 

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:01:16  Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 75: Chorale "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan'     Güttler Brass Ensemble Ludwig Güttler BerlinClas 1090 1:32

10:03:12  Johann Sebastian Bach: Anna Magdalena Notebook: Musette     Aulos Ensemble  Centaur 3068 1:04

10:05:32  Robert Schumann: Introduction & Allegro appassionato Op 92   Jan Lisiecki, piano St. Cecilia Academy Orchestra Antonio Pappano DeutGram 4795327 14:23

10:20:25  Clara Schumann: Romance in g Op 11 # 2 Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano   Decca 4850020 6:10

10:28:12  Ferruccio Busoni: Elegies: Berceuse    Igor Levit, piano   Sony 542445 5:10

10:38:04  Bill Evans: Peace Piece    Igor Levit, piano   Sony 542445 6:00

10:46:28  George Gershwin: Girl Crazy: Overture     BBC Philharmonic Yan Pascal Tortelier BBC 63 5:41

10:53:19  Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 102     Boston Baroque Martin Pearlman Linn 426 23:59

11:18:34  Antonín Dvorák: Largo from Symphony No. 9 Op 95    Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 414421 11:47

11:32:03  Gustav Holst: Indra Op 13    Ulster Orchestra JoAnn Falletta Naxos 572914 15:42

11:49:08  George Frideric Handel: Keyboard Suite No. 13    Keith Jarrett, piano   ECM 1530 8:03

11:58:32  Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 18    Yaara Tal, piano   Sony 53285 1:16

 

12:00 BBC News; LUNCHTIME WITH THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

12:06:51  Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude     Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst DeutGram 4778773 7:16

12:15:14  Anton Bruckner: Scherzo from Symphony No. 8     Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst TCO 1021 15:25

12:34:26  Ludwig van Beethoven: Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 Op 125   Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst DeutGram 9661 21:45

12:57:42  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro: Non so più    Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst MAA 2009 2:40

 

13:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

13:01:14  Andrea Luchesi: Piano Sonata in F [No. 1]    Roberto Plano, piano   Concerto 2069 3:10

13:04:47  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Contradance 'The Hero Coburg's Victory'  K 587  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 429783 1:35

13:07:22  Antonín Dvorák: Symphonic Variations Op 78    Baltimore Symphony Marin Alsop Naxos 503293 22:35

13:31:25  Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1    Kotaro Fukuma, piano   Hortus 113 3:46

13:40:15  Maurice Ravel: Miroirs: La vallée des cloches    Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano   DeutGram 14764 6:03

13:48:16  Franz Liszt: Solemn March to the Holy Grail from Wagner's 'Parsifal'  S 450 Igor Levit, piano   Sony 542445 11:06

 

14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Felix Mendelssohn: Hexenlied "Witches' Song" Op. 8, No. 8 Felix Mendelssohn: Auf Flugeln des Gesanges "On Wings of Song" Op. 34, No. 2 Daniel Hope, violin; Sebastian Knauer, piano DG 477 6634 Music: 4:27

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla Greenville Symphony Orchestra; Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC Music: 4:52

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Caroline Cassil from Sutherlin, OR Time: 6:24

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14, in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto Murray Perahia, piano Album: Immortal Beloved: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Sony 760861 Music: 4:30

Felix Mendelssohn: Twelve Fugues for String Quartet No. 10 The Shanghai String Quartet Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY Music: 2:30

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80, No. 6 Miami String Quartet: Benny Kim, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello Viginia Arts Festival, Robin Hixon Theater, Norfolk, VA Music: 25:08

Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Violin Partita No. 2, Movement 4, Gigue Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola Album: J. S. Bach Partitas EDI Records 829757673820 Music: 4:22

Valerie Coleman: Portraits of Langston (selected movements) Mahershala Ali, voice; Demarre McGill,flute;  Anthony McGill, clarinet; Michael McHale, piano Album: Portraits: Works for Flute, Clarinet and Piano Cedille 90000172 Music: 15:51

Valerie Coleman: A Right to Be Julietta Curenton, flute; Mark Dover, clarinet; Monica Ellis, bassoon; J.P. Redmond, piano Chamber Music Northwest, Lincoln Recital Hall, Portland, OR Music: 8:39

Valerie Coleman: Concerto for Wind Quintet Imani Winds Album: Imani Winds: The Classical Underground Koch 7599 Music: 15:31

 

16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:55:03  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concert Rondo  K 371 Eric Ruske, horn Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Telarc 80367 6:26

16:04:37  Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Turkish Rondo from Piano Trio No. 2 Op 22    Trio Parnassus  MDG 3307 3:08

16:11:51  Robert Schumann: Variations on an Original Theme  WoO 24 Igor Levit, piano   Sony 542445 11:16

16:28:24  Stephen Warbeck: Shakespeare in Love: Suite     Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Carl Davis Naxos 572111 6:44

16:36:03  Ludwig van Beethoven: Finale from Sonata No. 18 Op 31 # 3 Peter Takács, piano   Cambria 1175 4:41

16:43:11  Sir Edward German: Nell Gwyn: Overture     Royal Liverpool Philharmonic John Wilson Avie 2194 7:25

16:53:30  Juan Marcolini: La dicha en la desgracia: Overture     Concerto Cologne Pablo Heras-Casado Archiv 4792050 3:25

16:57:33  Joseph Haydn: Gypsy Rondo from Piano Trio No. 39    Joseph Kalichstein, piano   Dorian 90164 3:04

17:05:09  Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture 'Name Day' Op 115    Slovak Philharmonic Stephen Gunzenhauser Naxos 500250 7:13

17:15:00  Carl Nielsen: Allegro from Symphony No. 1 Op 7    New York Philharmonic Alan Gilbert DaCapo 220624 9:04

17:26:27  David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody Op 68   Matthew Allen, cello Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel Telarc 80745 8:46

17:40:03  Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata: Act 1 Prelude     St. Cecilia Academy Orchestra Myung-Whun Chung DeutGram 471566 4:08

17:46:18  Pietro Mascagni: L'amico Fritz: Preludietto     St. Cecilia Academy Orchestra Myung-Whun Chung DeutGram 471566 3:38

17:51:57  Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 3 Op 47   Krystian Zimerman, piano   DeutGram 4795448 7:24

 

18:00 BBC News; DINNER CLASSICS

18:08:44  Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto  H 7:7e1 Wynton Marsalis, trumpet English Chamber Orchestra Raymond Leppard Sony 57497 14:32

18:25:00  Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 11  D 946/3 Alfred Brendel, piano   Philips 4788977 4:59

18:30:49  Franz Schubert: Hungarian Melody  D 817 Alfred Brendel, piano   Philips 422229 3:23

18:35:52  Anton Bruckner: Scherzo from Symphony No. 5     Royal Scottish National Orchestra Georg Tintner Naxos 503293 14:06

18:51:19  Nikolai Miaskovsky: Andante from Cello Sonata No. 2 Op 81   Wendy Warner, cello   Cedille 120 7:25

 

19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:14  Giuseppe Tartini: Violin Concerto    Adrian Chandler, violin La Serenissima Adrian Chandler Avie 2371 16:37

19:21:10  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41  K 551  Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Koch Intl 7574 35:10

 

20:00 CLEVELAND OVATIONS: Oberlin Conservatory

Franz Schubert: Four Impromptus — Peter Takács, piano

Claude Debussy: La mer — Oberlin Orchestra/Raphael Jimenez

Igor Stravinsky: Les noces —Katherine Lerner Less, soprano; Perri di Christina, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Music, tenor; Kyle Miller, baritone; Evan Tiapula, bass; Oberlin Choir; Amanda Lubin, Aaron Wonson, Janet Wu and Amber Scherer, pianos/Raphael Jimenez

Elizabeth Ogonek: All These Lighted Things — Oberlin Orchestra/Raphael Jimenez

21:40:18  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 Op 13   Peter Takács, piano   Cambria 1175 18:10

 

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

22:00:55  William Grant Still: Three Visions    Althea Waites, piano   Cambria 1097 9:52

22:13:08  Florence Price: Largo from Symphony No. 1     Fort Smith Symphony John Jeter Naxos 559827 12:11

22:27:20  Scott Joplin: The Easy Winners    Leila Josefowicz, violin   Philips 462948 3:08

22:30:29  Scott Joplin: The Ragtime Dance    Leila Josefowicz, violin   Philips 462948 3:06

22:35:27  Olly Wilson: Sinfonia     Boston Symphony Seiji Ozawa New World 80331 24:00

 

23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:11  Giuseppe Tartini: Largo-Andante from Violin Concerto  D 96 Giuliano Carmignola, violin Venice Baroque Orchestra Andrea Marcon Archiv 3849 4:39

23:06:50  Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances Suite No. 1: Villanesca     Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Jesús López-Cobos Telarc 80309 4:40

23:11:30  Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3  S 541/3 Valentina Lisitsa, piano   Decca 17091 4:32

23:16:50  Joaquín Rodrigo: Distant Sarabande    Manuel Barrueco, guitar   EMI 56175 4:58

23:21:48  Eric Whitacre: i thank you God for most this amazing day    Elora Festival Singers  Noel Edison Naxos 559677 6:21

23:28:10  Jean Sibelius: Adagio from String Quartet Op 56    Daedalus Quartet  Bridge 9202 9:38

23:39:00  Bill Douglas: Earth Prayer    Richard Stoltzman, clarinet Chamber Ensemble  RCA 68416 5:01

23:44:01  Vilém Blodek: In the Well: Intermezzo     Czech Philharmonic Václav Neumann Orfeo 180891 6:06

23:50:08  Máximo Diego Pujol: Preludio No. 2 "Tristón"    Jason Vieaux, guitar   Naxos 553449 3:11

23:53:54  Antonín Dvorák: Silent Woods Op 68 # 5 Alisa Weilerstein, cello   Decca 19765 4:59

 

 

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