WCLV Program Guide 01-19-2020


January 19

1787 first performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 ‘Prague’, conducted by the composer in the Bohemian city where Mozart had a consistent and devoted following.

1853 premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore (The Troubadour) at the Teatro Apollo in Rome;    Enrico Caruso once said that all it takes for successful performance of Il trovatore is the four greatest singers in the world. 

1873 first performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in Paris; has always been one of Saint-Saëns’s most popular pieces: the great Pablo Casals chose it for his London debut in 1905.

1884 premiere of Jules Massenet's opera Manon at the Opéra Comique in Paris; based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost; before Massenet's version, Fromental Halévy and Daniel Auber had used the subject for stage works; Puccini’s Manon Lescaut followed in 1893; Massenet also wrote a one-act sequel to Manon, Le portrait de Manon (1894), involving the Chevalier des Grieux as an older man.

1903 Boris Blacher – German composer, librettist and teacher (d.1975); regarded as one of the most influential music figures of his time; his students include Aribert Reimann, Gottfried von Einem, Kalevi Aho and Richard Wernick.

1955 Sir Simon Rattle – English conductor (65 years old); rose to international fame as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

1973 Leonard Bernstein led a performance of Haydn's Mass in Time of War at a ‘Concert for Peace’  at Washington DC's National Cathedral, in protest against President Nixon on the eve of Nixon's second term in office as the Vietnam War still raged; the concert was timed to coincide with Nixon's official inaugural concert, which concluded with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

1994 first performance of John Adams’s Violin Concerto, with the Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducting; the soloist was concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis, who had prompted the composition; “Composers who are not string players are seriously challenged when it comes to writing a concerto,” writes Mr. Adams, “and close collaborations are the rule, as it was in this case.”


Recording of the Week

Destination Rachmaninoff-Arrival

Jan. 6, 2020

Program Guide

00:00 FILM AT FIVE with Bill O’Connell: Alex North – Unchained Melody

Alex North: The Bad Seed: Confession Details—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 4:39

Alex North: A Streetcar Named Desire: Main title—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 2:31

Alex North: A Streetcar Named Desire: Blanche, Four Deuces, Mania, Belle Reve—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 10:43

Alex North: Unchained: Theme—Cincinnati Pops/Erich Kunzel (Telarc 80401) 2:34

Alex North: The Bad Seed: Main title—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 1:51

Alex North: The Bad Seed: Our Baby & At it Again—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 4:42

Alex North: Viva Zapata: Gathering of Forces—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 3:11

Alex North: The Misfits: Gay and Roselyn—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 4:04

Alex North: Spartacus: Vesuvius Camp—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 1:58

Alex North: Spartacus: Suite—London Symphony/Eric Stern (Nonesuch 79446) 8:38

Alex North (arr John Mauceri): Cleopatra Symphony: Antony and Cleopatra—London Philharmonic/John Mauceri (LPO 86) 11:10


01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Conductor: Susanna Mälkki; Branford Marsalis, soprano saxophone

Georges Bizet: Symphony in C

Gabriel Faure: Pavane, for Soprano Saxophone

John Williams: Escapades for Alto Saxophone from Catch Me If You Can

Melinda Wagner: Proceed, Moon

Claude Debussy: Iberia, Images from Orchestra

Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Cristian Macelaru, cond

R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (Excerpt) Juraj Valcuha, cond


03:00 THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK with Alec Baldwin – Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (Selections)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem


05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: Three More Polish Discs - The beautiful compositions of Waclaw z Szamotuly, Polish lute music, and celebratory works for the Union of Lublin treaty of 1569



06:03:38  Herbert Howells: Magnificat    Choir of Clare College  Graham Ross Harm Mundi 907579 6:37

06:12:31  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Benedicite    Heather Harper, soprano London Symphony Sir David Willcocks EMI 64722 14:12

06:27:48  Charles Wood: The Lamb    Quire Cleveland  Ross Duffin Quire 105 2:29


06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square


07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: The Marvels of Mexico - Delight in the historic sounds of modest and monumental instruments in Mexico City and Oaxaca province   

FRANCISCO CORREA de ARAUXO: Tiento de sexto tono. SAMUEL SCHEIDT: Bergamasca  Robert Bates (Oaxaca Cathedral) IOHIO 3

PIERRE ATTAIGNANT: 2 Pieces (Aupres de vous secretement & A mes ennuis. ANTONIO de CABEZON: Tiento de primer tono  Andrés Cea Galán (Tlacolula)

MELCHOR LOPEZ: Sonata in G  Andre Lash (San Andrés Zautla)

ANONYMOUS (attrib. Thomas Preston): Upon la mi re. FRANZ ANTON MAICHELBECK: Gavotte  Andrés Cea Galán & Christoph Hammer (San Andrés Zautla)

GERARDUS SCRONX: Echo Fantasy. ANONYMOUS: Sin titulo. PETER PHILIPS: Fantasy  Jan Willem Jansen (Tlacochahuaya)

DOMENICO CIMAROSA: Sonata No. 51 in C  Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (Tlacochahuaya) IOHIO 4

TRADITIONAL: Danza de la Pluma  Valentín Hernández, percussions; Cicely Winter (Oaxaca Cathedral)


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Light Beckons - As we emerge from the darkest period of the year, this program will focus on light – both literal and spiritual – as Peter DuBois shares choral and organ music both glorious and transcendent


09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Tribute to Solomon II

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein”   Solomon, piano (HMV 722 LP) 23:03

Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 “Rakoczy March”   Solomon, piano (Naxos 110680 CD) 4:15

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor   Movements 2 & 3   Solomon, piano; Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert Menges (EMI 203807 CD) 18:00

09:57:47  Antonio Veracini: Vivace from Violin Concerto Op 3 # 3  Paramount Brass  Centaur 2355 1:53


10:00 IF IT AIN’T BAROQUE with John Mills

10:02:51  Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Sonata Notturna Op 7    Güttler Brass Ensemble Ludwig Güttler BerlinClas 1090 5:26

10:10:08  Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus: Suite     Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan Conifer 51313 31:11

10:43:40  George Frideric Handel: Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga    Danielle de Niese, soprano Les Arts Florissants William Christie Decca 10035 4:56

10:50:17  Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 Violins Op 3 # 4  Les Violons du Roy Mathieu Lussier Atma 2602 6:32

10:57:55  Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 1: Gigue  BWV 825 Rafal Blechacz, piano   DeutGram 4795534 1:45

11:00:19  Jan Dismas Zelenka: Capriccio No. 2     Bach Sinfonia Daniel Abraham Sono Luminus 92163 11:23

11:13:23  Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in e  Kk 402 Stephen Marchionda, guitar   MDG 9031587 13:25

11:29:30  Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 2  BWV 1053 Anastasia Injushina, piano Hamburg Camerata Ralf Gothóni Ondine 1224 19:04

11:50:12  Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Introduttione Teatrale in D Op 4 # 5  Raglan Baroque Players Elizabeth Wallfisch Hyperion 67041 6:32

11:57:48  Johann Sebastian Bach: Passepied from Partita No. 5  BWV 829 Yo-Yo Ma, cello   Nonesuch 558933 1:58


12:00 PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY RADIO with Jim Cunningham – Manfred Honeck, conductor; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Michael Rusinek, clarinet; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Matthew Mehaffey, director

Tree of Life Broadcast

Arvo Pärt: “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten”

Maurice Ravel: “Kaddish” from Deux Melodies Hebraiques

Reading: Mourner’s Kaddish

Dmitri Shostakovich: “Largo” from Symphony No. 5

Reading: ‘Faith’ by Arthur Guiterman

Reading: ‘Eli, Eli, A Walk to Caesarea’ by Hannah Senesh

David Zehavi: “Eli, Eli”

Moment of Silence

James MacMillan: “Larghetto” for Orchestra

Reading: ‘Prayer for Peace’ by Satish Kumar

Felix Mendelssohn: “Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains” from Elijah

Johannes Brahms: “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen” from A German Requiem;

John Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List for Violin and Orchestra

Reading: ‘We Remember Them’ by Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

Reading: ‘Mishlei, Proverbs 3:1, 18; Original text by Ari Mahler

Sir Edward Elgar: “Nimrod” from ‘Enigma’ Variations

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis—William Steinberg, conductor


14:00 WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND with John Mills

14:03:11  Percy Grainger: The Warriors    Malcolm Wilson, piano City of Birmingham Symphony Sir Simon Rattle EMI 56412 18:31

14:23:21  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38  K 504  Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 436421 30:59

14:55:15  John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine     City of Birmingham Symphony Sir Simon Rattle EMI 55051 4:15

15:00:44  Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore: Ballet Music     Bournemouth Symphony José Serebrier Naxos 572818 5:55

15:08:03  Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Op 33   Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello Lucerne Symphony James Gaffigan Harm Mundi 902210 19:30

15:29:16  Jacques Ibert: Divertissement     Tapiola Sinfonietta Paavo Järvi Bis 630 15:56

15:47:59  Jean Sibelius: The Oceanides Op 73    Finnish Radio Symphony Jukka-Pekka Saraste RCA 60401 9:50


16:00 THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, David Robertson, conductor; Mary Kay Fink, piccolo; Jessica Rovers, soprano; Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano; Garrett Sorenson, tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus – recorded live May 2014 in Severance Hall

Christopher Rouse: Rapture (2000)

Gabriela Lena Frank: ‘Will-o’-the-Wisp’: Tone Poem for Piccolo & Orchestra (2014)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem K 626

17:40:09  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 33  K 319  Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 86793 18:56


18:00 FROM THE TOP with America's finest young musicians; recorded March 4, 2018 - From the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, this week’s episode of From the Top features a teenage composer’s beautiful piece that was inspired by Andrew Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece Fallingwater, a young violinist shares how she hasn’t missed a single day of practicing yet, and a classical guitarist performs Bach

17-year-old violinist Hannah Duncan from Belle Plaine, Iowa performs La Gitana by Fritz Kreisler, with Christopher O’Riley, piano.

18-year-old pianist Cameron Akioka from Palo Alto, California performs the third movement, Allegro con brio, ma non leggiere, from Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 29 by Sergei Prokofiev.

15-year-old violist Sophia Valenti from Santa Rosa, California performs Rhapsodie from Suite Hébraïque by Ernest Bloch, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

17-year-old guitarist Nicholas Padmanhaban from Paolo Alto, California performs Prelude and Gigue - Double from Suite in C minor, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

“Images from Fallingwater” composed by Alistair Coleman, 19, from Bethesda, Maryland performed by students from San Francisco Conservatory of Music

18-year-old pianist Cameron Akioka from Palo Alto, California performs Concert Etude no. 2 in F minor, "La Leggierezza" by Franz Liszt


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:27  Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody     BBC Symphony Sir Andrew Davis Teldec 90845 16:36

19:21:14  Claude Debussy: La boîte à joujoux     London Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas Sony 48231 34:03

19:57:41  Edvard Grieg: Incidental Music for Ibsen's 'Peer Gynt' Op 23   Peter Mattei, baritone Estonian National Symphony Paavo Järvi Virgin 45722 1:00:01


21:00 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild

Dolores White: Crystal Gazing (1994)   Cleveland Chamber Symphony/Edwin London, cond. (Albany 303) 7:30

Jeffrey Mumford: wending (2001)   Wendy Richman, viola (Albany 698) 10:30

Jeffrey Mumford: the focus of blue light (1987-88)   Kurt Nikkanen, violin; Bruce Anderson, piano (CRI 650) 17:44

H. Leslie Adams: Etudes #1, 3 and 4   Thomas Otten, piano (Albany 1519) 15:21


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech - We Said Yes! What's next for Support Services? -  Panel Discussion


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

21:55:26  Arthur Lourié: A Phoenix Park Nocturne    Jenny Lin, piano   Hänssler 98037 4:21

23:01:36  Léo Delibes: Lakmé: Flower Duet    Christopher O'Riley, piano   CPI 3294112 5:23

23:06:59  Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry    Monteverdi Choir  Sir John Eliot Gardiner Philips 446657 3:49

23:10:49  Franz Schubert: Ave Maria  D 839 Brian Thornton, cello   Steinway 30117 4:42

23:16:43  William Byrd: Ave verum corpus    Chanticleer   Warner 574272 3:44

23:20:27  Johannes Brahms: Adagio from Violin Concerto Op 77   Thomas Zehetmair, violin Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Teldec 44944 8:48

23:29:16  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Two Hymn-Tune Preludes     London Symphony Bryden Thomson Chandos 9262 8:13

23:38:39  George Gershwin: Prelude No. 2 'Blue Lullaby'     Burning River Brass  BurnRiver 2013 4:09

23:42:48  Jules Massenet: Elégie Op 10 # 5  Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy Sony 48260 4:06

23:46:55  Francisco Tárrega: Capricho Arabe    Sharon Isbin, guitar   Bridge 9491 5:51

23:53:50  Erik Satie: Gnossienne No. 3    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp   Azica 71273 3:10

23:57:15  Richard Strauss: Träumerei Op 9 # 4 John O'Conor, piano   Telarc 80391 2:35



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