WCLV Program Guide 01-24-2020


January 24

1712 Frederick the Great – German patron, composer, flutist and monarch (d.1786).

1776 E. T. A. Hoffmann – German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist (d.1822); full name: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

1835 premiere of Bellini’s opera I Puritani (The Puritans) in Paris at the Théatre-Italien.

1875 first performance of Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre for orchestra, in Paris.

1885 first performance of Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, in St. Petersburg.

1913 Norman Dello Joio – American composer (d.2008); won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his Meditations on Ecclesiastes.

1906 premiere of two Rachmaninoff one-act operas The Miserly Knight and Francesca da Rimini in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theater with the composer conducting; libretto for Francesca by Peter Tchaikovsky’s brother, Modest. 

1918 Gottfried von Einem – Austrian composer (d.1996); best known for his operas;  influenced by the music of Stravinsky and Prokofiev, as well as by jazz.

1919 Leon Kirchner – American composer (d.2009); won a Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for his String Quartet No. 3.

1922 first performance of Sir William Walton’s ‘entertainment’ Façade with Edith Sitwell reciting her poetry at a private performance in the Sitwells’ drawing room at 2 Carlyle Square, London. 

1922 first performance of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5, in Copenhagen, with the composer conducting.

1953 Yuri Bashmet - Russian violist (67 years old).

1957 first performance of Walter Piston’s Wind Quintet, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, by the Boston Woodwind Quintet.

1959 premiere of the Shostakovich operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki at the Moscow Operetta Theater; it is sometimes referred to as simply Cheryomushki, which is a district in Moscow full of cheap subsidized housing built in 1956; the word is also used for such housing projects in general.



Recording of the Week

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in d; Concerto for Violin,...

Jan. 21, 2020

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:01:06  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 2  K 285 Emmanuel Pahud, flute   EMI 56829 11:37

00:14:20  Andrea Luchesi: Piano Sonata in B-Flat [No. 1]    Roberto Plano, piano   Concerto 2069 7:06

00:22:09  Gabriel Fauré: Fantaisie Op 79   Demarre McGill, flute Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot SeattleSM 1004 5:21

00:29:16  Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration Op 24    Cleveland Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 425942 25:00

00:56:35  Sir William Walton: Viola Concerto    Yuri Bashmet, viola London Symphony André Previn RCA 63292 25:43

01:26:44  Charles-Marie Widor: Soirs d'Alsace Op 52    Ensemble Vivant  OpeningDay 9379 15:08

01:42:40  Sir Arthur Sullivan: Ruddigore: Overture     Scottish Chamber Orchestra Alexander Faris Nimbus 5066 6:47

01:50:49  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 4 Op 46 # 4  Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 430171 6:58

01:58:37  José Luis Merlin: Suite del recuerdo: Evocación    Jason Vieaux, guitar   Naxos 553449 1:34


02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Valerie Kahler

George Gershwin (arr. Irwin Kostal): Two Waltzes Katia & Marielle Labeque, pianos Album: Second Rhapsody: Music for two pianos by George Gershwin EMI 49752 Music: 4:30

Guido Lopez-Gavilan: Cuarteto en Guaguanco Harlem Quartet Interlochen Presents Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI Music: 5:26

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049 Yura Lee, Ani Kavafian, Alexander Sitkovetsky, violins; Tara Helen O'Connor, Adam Walker, flutes; Daniel Phillips, viola; Inbal Segev, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY Music: 14:39

Bryce Dessner: Concerto for Two Pianos Katia Labeque, piano; Marielle Labeque, piano; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée, conductor Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH Music: 22:30

Antonin Dvorak: Humoresque, Op.101, No. 3 Orion Weiss, piano Album: Dvorak, Bartok, Prokofiev Bridge 9355 Music: 4:24

Leonard Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's Symposium Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN Music: 28:21

Antonin Dvorak: Cypresses Miro Quartet Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, The Breakers - Gold Room, Palm Beach, FL Music: 6:49

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 35 in A Major, K. 526 Movement 3 Presto Benjamin Beilman, violin; Orion Weiss, piano Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA Music: 6:47


04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

04:01:26  Enrique Granados: Goyescas: El amor y la muerte    Jorge Luis Prats, piano   Decca 4782732 12:01

04:14:35  Ludwig van Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens: Overture Op 113    Bremen German Chamber Philharmonic Daniel Harding Virgin 45364 5:00

04:22:46  Léo Delibes: Sylvia: Cortège de Bacchus     San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas SFS Media 60 5:39

04:29:59  Edvard Grieg: Pictures of Country Life Op 19   Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano   Centaur 2726 14:30

04:46:35  Peter Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 Op 55    Russian National Orchestra Vladimir Jurowski PentaTone 061 39:32

05:30:35  Otto Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture     Royal Scottish National Orchestra Lance Friedel Naxos 573418 8:17

05:40:33  Jean Joseph Mouret: First Suite of Symphonies    Maurice André, trumpet Paris Orchestral Ensemble Jean-Pierre Wallez EMI 64100 8:36

05:50:05  Claude Debussy: L'isle joyeuse    Stephen Hough, piano   Hyperion 68139 6:28

05:57:26  John Dowland: Sleep, wayward thoughts    Michael Slattery, tenor La Nef  Atma 2650 2:34


06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:43  Frédéric Chopin: Etude No. 23 Op 25 # 11 Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano   Decca 4785437 3:45

06:14:34  Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture Op 9    Cleveland Orchestra Lorin Maazel Decca 4787779 9:08

06:25:05  Sir William Walton: Scherzo from Viola Concerto    Yuri Bashmet, viola London Symphony André Previn RCA 63292 4:12

06:30:12  Carl Friedrich Abel: Symphony in E-Flat Op 17 # 1  Hanover Band Anthony Halstead CPO 999214 7:46

06:45:02  Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9  S 244/9 Roberto Szidon, piano   DeutGram 4779525 10:41

06:58:00  John Philip Sousa: March 'The Gladiator'     Dallas Wind Symphony Frederick Fennell Reference 85 3:02

07:05:24  Sergei Prokofiev: Cinderella: Gavotte     Cleveland Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 410162 2:13

07:07:39  Sergei Prokofiev: Cinderella: Mazurka     Cleveland Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 410162 2:37

07:12:59  Gustav Holst: The Planets: Jupiter Op 32    Los Angeles Philharmonic Zubin Mehta Decca 4785437 7:49

07:22:01  Alberto Ginastera: Estancia: Malambo     Simón Bolívar Symphony Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 4795448 3:21

07:26:00  Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore: A British tar    King's Singers   RCA 61885 2:46

07:29:59  Felix Mendelssohn: Finale from Violin Concerto    Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin Slovak National Symphony Theodore Kuchar Brilliant 95733 4:31

07:40:52  Claude Debussy: Three Nocturnes: Sirènes    Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Women Cleveland Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 417488 9:56

07:54:05  Anonymous: Spiritual 'My soul's been anchored in the Lord'    St. Olaf Choir  Anton Armstrong St.Olaf 2396 3:56

07:58:41  François Schubert: The Bee Op 13 # 9 Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin   EMI 54576 0:59

08:08:07  Johannes Brahms: Scherzo from Piano Quintet Op 34   Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Cleveland Orch String Quartet  Decca 425839 7:18

08:17:56  Antonio Casimir Cartellieri: Symphony No. 2     Evergreen Symphony Orchestra Gernot Schmalfuss CPO 777667 11:12

08:31:01  Ferdinando Carulli: Polonaise from Guitar Concerto No. 1 Op 8   Pepe Romero, guitar Academy St. Martin in Fields Iona Brown Philips 426263 5:28

08:43:35  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1 Op 45 # 1  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Kurt Masur Philips 416623 12:08

08:57:19  Stanley Myers: The Deer Hunter: Cavatina    Jason Vieaux, guitar   Azica 71287 3:37

09:05:32  Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales     Cleveland Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 430413 15:36

09:23:36  Dimitri Tiomkin: High Noon: Do Not Forsake Me    Frankie Laine, vocalist Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel Telarc 80141 2:29

09:29:56  Charles Ives: Country Band March     Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Frederick Fennell Kosei 3562 4:21

09:36:15  George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Bess, You is My Woman Now    Audra McDonald, soprano San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas RCA 68931 5:50

09:51:08  Gabriel Fauré: Masques et bergamasques: Overture Op 112    Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot SeattleSM 1004 3:45

09:57:10  André Grétry: Céphale et Procris: Air     Indianapolis Symphony Raymond Leppard Koss Class 3303 0:46


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:00:47  Franz Liszt: Valse oubliée No. 1  S 215/1 Alfred Brendel, piano   Philips 4788977 2:33

10:03:38  Igor Stravinsky: Valse    Jenny Lin, piano   Steinway 30028 1:58

10:07:29  Isaac Albéniz: Iberia: Fête-dieu à Séville    Lang Lang, piano   Sony 771901 9:03

10:17:36  Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 1     Philadelphia Orchestra Riccardo Muti EMI 63572 9:50

10:29:50  Friedrich Kuhlau: The Robber's Castle: Overture     Danish National Radio Sym Michael Schonwandt Chandos 9648 4:01

10:37:24  Franz von Suppé: The Jolly Robbers: Overture     Vienna Philharmonic Zubin Mehta CBS 44932 6:21

10:45:14  Felix Mendelssohn: Prelude & Fugue No. 5 Op 35 # 5 Benjamin Grosvenor, piano   Decca 4830255 6:33

10:53:58  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos  K 448 Greg Anderson, piano   Steinway 30022 22:02

11:18:10  George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto No. 2 Op 4 # 2 Paul Nicholson, organ Brandenburg Consort Roy Goodman Hyperion 67291 9:20

11:30:10  Anton Arensky: Variations on Theme by Tchaikovsky Op 35    English String Orchestra William Boughton Nimbus 7020 14:05

11:45:30  Dmitri Shostakovich: Finale from Symphony No. 5 Op 47    CIM Orchestra Steven Smith CIM 2003 12:02

11:58:48  Getty H. Huffine: March "Them Basses"     Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Frederick Fennell Brain 7505 1:15

12:06:14  Sir Arthur Sullivan: The Gondoliers: Overture     Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner Philips 434916 6:52

12:15:04  Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Viola d'amore & Lute  RV 540 Rachel Barton Pine, viola Ars Antigua  Cedille 159 12:03

12:29:17  Claude Debussy: Petite Suite: En bateau     National Orchestra of Lyon Jun Märkl Naxos 572583 3:45

12:37:13  Emmanuel Chabrier: Bourrée fantasque     Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Neeme Järvi Chandos 5122 6:42

12:45:55  William Alwyn: Seven Irish Tunes     Royal Liverpool Philharmonic David Lloyd-Jones Naxos 570145 8:47

12:56:10  Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve Op 7 # 1 Anne Akiko Meyers, violin   E1 Music 7780 3:11

13:00:43  Giuseppe Torelli: Allegro from Trumpet Concerto     Paramount Brass  Centaur 2355 1:38

13:02:45  Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzoni e Sonate: Canzon 13     Empire Brass  Telarc 80204 2:30

13:07:15  Dmitri Shostakovich: Moscow-Cheryomushki: Suite Op 105    Philadelphia Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Decca 452597 19:52

13:29:42  William Boyce: Symphony No. 8 Op 2 # 8  Academy of Ancient Music Christopher Hogwood l'Oiseau 436761 10:50

13:30:03  Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique: Waltz Op 14    Cleveland Orchestra Pierre Boulez DeutGram 453432 6:00

13:39:10  Franz Liszt: Years of Pilgrimage, Italy: Petrarch Sonnet No. 104  S 161/5 Roberto Plano, piano   Azica 71222 7:06

13:47:34  William Boyce: Symphony No. 8 Op 2 # 8  Academy of Ancient Music Christopher Hogwood l'Oiseau 436761 10:50


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, 1915 Movement 3 Finale Ransom Wilson, flute; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nancy Allen, harp Album: Debussy: Complete Chamber Music Delos 3167 Music: 4:33

 Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1 Jonathan Biss, piano University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Ramsey Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA Music: 16:26

Belinda Reynolds: Play for piano and two marimbas Susan Grace, piano; John Kinzie, marimba; Brendan Betyn, marimba Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO Music: 07:02

Claude Debussy: Iberia Suite from Images The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, conductor Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY Music: 18:44

Jake Heggie: Soliloquy Carol Wincenc, flute; Jake Heggie, piano Album: Here/After Pentatone 186515 Music: 4:25

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 40 in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5 "The Dream" Omer Quartet Honest Brook Music Festival, Honest Brook Farm, Delaware County, NY Music: 16:37

Franz Liszt: Rigoletto Paraphrase Esther Park, piano Lake George Music Festival, Lake George, NY, Tannery Pond Community Center Music: 06:48

Jake Heggie (arr. Cristian Macelaru): Suite from Moby Dick Aspen Festival Orchestra Cristian Macelaru, conductor Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO Music: 18:54


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:58:21  Peter Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3: Valse mélancolique Op 55    Russian National Orchestra Vladimir Jurowski PentaTone 061 5:28

16:08:02  Peter Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3: Scherzo Op 55    Russian National Orchestra Vladimir Jurowski PentaTone 061 4:14

16:14:39  Sir Malcolm Arnold: Beethoven's Leonora Overture No. 4     Philharmonia Orchestra Michael Massey Decca 444921 11:14

16:29:15  E. E. Bagley: National Emblem March     St. Louis Symphony Leonard Slatkin RCA 60983 2:45

16:34:16  Joseph Eybler: Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 1     Geneva Chamber Orchestra Michael Hofstetter CPO 777104 7:25

16:43:25  Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre Op 40    Montreal Symphony Kent Nagano Decca 4830396 7:17

16:52:15  Ennio Morricone: The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe    Renaud Capuçon, violin Brussels Philharmonic Stéphane Denève Erato 9029563393 3:38

16:57:42  Arthur Farwell: From Mesa and Plain: Navajo War Dance Op 20 # 1 Dario Müller, piano   MarcoPolo 223715 1:50

17:05:14  E. T. A. Hoffmann: The Drink of Immortality: Overture     German Chamber Academy Neuss Johannes Goritzki CPO 999606 6:01

17:14:33  Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture Op 80    London Philharmonic Marin Alsop Naxos 557428 10:29

17:27:26  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo from Clarinet Concerto  K 622 Jon Manasse, clarinet Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz Harm Mundi 907516 8:30

17:40:59  Gabriel Fauré: Pavane Op 50   Seattle Symphony Chorale Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot SeattleSM 1004 5:26

17:47:50  Gabriel Fauré: Barcarolle No. 12 Op 106   Charles Owen, piano   Avie 2240 2:57

17:52:58  Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4: Ouverture  BWV 1069  Cologne Chamber Orchestra Helmut Müller-Brühl Naxos 503293 7:18



18:09:38  Felix Mendelssohn: Allegro from Concerto for Violin, Piano & Strings    Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin Slovak National Symphony Theodore Kuchar Brilliant 95733 19:19

18:30:58  Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 Op 39    London Philharmonic Sir Adrian Boult EMI 28379 5:01

18:38:11  Sir Edward Elgar: Imperial March Op 32    BBC Philharmonic Sir Andrew Davis Chandos 10570 4:26

18:43:53  Edvard Grieg: Two Melodies for Strings Op 53    Gothenburg Symphony Neeme Järvi DeutGram 437520 9:17

18:54:28  Sir Edward Elgar: Empire March     New Zealand Symphony James Judd Naxos 503293 4:13


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:15  Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures     Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 437533 19:37

19:24:14  Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 Op 50   Stanley Drucker, clarinet New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein CBS 44708 33:14


20:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:01:01  Antonio Salieri: Sinfonia Veneziana     London Mozart Players Matthias Bamert Chandos 9877 9:55

20:12:33  Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto Op 129   Lynn Harrell, cello Cleveland Orchestra Sir Neville Marriner Decca 410019 25:26

20:39:14  George Gershwin: An American in Paris     Cleveland Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Decca 417326 17:39

20:57:11  Clarice Assad: A Tale of Living Water    Lara Downes, piano   Portrait 592079 1:47

21:02:15  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 Op 110   Maurizio Pollini, piano   DeutGram 4796018 17:32

21:20:50  Frank Bridge: An Irish Melody 'Londonderry Air'     English String Orchestra William Boughton Nimbus 5366 7:51

21:29:52  Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude No. 2     Cincinnati Symphony Paavo Järvi Telarc 80660 3:37

21:35:58  Carl Maria von Weber: Peter Schmoll: Overture Op 8    Hanover Band Roy Goodman Nimbus 5154 8:32

21:46:31  Peter Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 Op 55    Russian National Orchestra Vladimir Jurowski PentaTone 061 39:32

22:27:23  Albert Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane: Suite No. 1 Op 43    Royal Scottish National Orchestra Stéphane Denève Naxos 570245 17:48

22:47:43  Henryk Wieniawski: Légende Op 17   Gil Shaham, violin London Symphony Lawrence Foster DeutGram 431815 7:34

22:56:47  Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve Op 7 # 1 Yo-Yo Ma, cello   Sony 510316 2:37



23:01:37  Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei Op 47   Yuri Bashmet, viola London Symphony Neeme Järvi RCA 63292 9:53

23:11:30  Tomás Luis de Victoria: O vos omnes     Stile Antico  Harm Mundi 807555 4:07

23:16:44  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Romance from Piano Concerto No. 20  K 466 Martha Argerich, piano Orchestra Mozart Claudio Abbado DeutGram 4791033 9:01

23:25:46  Peter Tchaikovsky: Elegy from Serenade for Strings Op 48    East Coast Chamber Orch  E1 Music 7784 9:58

23:36:50  Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt: Ingrid's Lament     Estonian National Symphony Paavo Järvi Virgin 45722 4:45

23:41:35  Franz Strauss: Nocturno Op 7   Peter Landgren, horn   Elan 82260 6:50

23:48:26  Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas: Dido's Lament    Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano Munich Radio Orchestra Maurizio Barbacini RCA 63509 4:54

23:53:54  Charles S. Brown: A Song without Words    Rachel Barton Pine, violin   Cedille 182 3:09

23:57:19  Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria from Pastorale  BWV 590 Alexandre Tharaud, piano   Harm Mundi 901871 2:36



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