WCLV Program Guide 06-09-2019


June 9

1810 Otto Nicolai – German composer, conductor, and founder of the Vienna Philharmonic (d.1849); best known for his operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor (1849).

1840 Franz Liszt gave a solo performance at the Hanover Square Rooms in London billed as Recitals; this was the first time the term ‘recital’ was used to describe a public musical performance, causing much debate at the time; Liszt is credited with both inventing and naming the now-common solo piano recital.

1860 first performance of Schumann's Cello Concerto by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, at a concert commemorating the late composer's 50th birthday anniversary (June 8); the work had been completed in 1850.

1865 Albéric Magnard – French composer (d.1914); became a national hero in 1914 when he refused to surrender his property to German invaders and died defending it.

1865 Carl Nielsen – Danish composer, conductor and violinist (d.1931); widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer.

1891 Cole Porter – American composer and songwriter (d.1964); his most successful musical Kiss Me, Kate was an adaptation of Shakespeare; it represented a comeback in 1948 and won the first Tony Award for best musical.

1902 premiere of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in Krefeld, Germany, conducted by the composer; the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, with a typical performance lasting around 90 to 100 minutes.

1904 the London Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert, with Hans Richter conducting.

1912 Ingolf Dahl – German-born American composer, pianist, conductor and educator (d.1970); among his students, Michael Tilson Thomas, Morten Lauridsen and Lawrence Moss; Tilson Thomas said: "Dahl was an inspiring teacher; over and above the subject matter, he showed his students about the practical value of humanism. That is, how to let humanistic concerns infuse your daily existence."         

1938 Charles Wuorinen – American composer (81 years old); awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1970.

1939 first performance of Sir Arnold Bax’s Symphony No. 7 (“dedicated to The People of America”) at Carnegie Hall by the New York Philharmonic, with Sir Adrian Boult conducting; commissioned by the British Council as part of the British Exhibition at 1939 World's Fair, along with Arthur Bliss's Piano Concerto in B-Flat, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus.

1940 first performance of Aaron Copland's Our Town orchestral suite (from the film score), on a CBS radio broadcast; a revised version of the suite was given its first public performance by the Boston Pops conducted by Leonard Bernstein on May 7, 1944.

1951 premiere of Haydn’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice in Florence at the Teatro della Pergola with a cast including Maria Callas and Boris Christoff, led by the legendary German conductor Erich Kleiber; Haydn had composed this opera 160 years earlier in 1791, but the work was never staged in his lifetime.


Recording of the Week

American Rapture

May. 27, 2019

Program Guide

00:00 FILM AT FIVE with Bill O’Connell: Academy Award Winners Pt. 2 – The ‘30s & 40s

Max Steiner: Since You Went Away: Main title—National Philharmonic/Charles Gerhardt (RCA 81270) 1:25

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Anthony Adverse: Suite–Orchestra/Lionel Newman (DCC 1094) 6:45

Bernard Herrmann: The Devil and Daniel Webster: Mr. Scratch—London Symphony/John Williams (Sony 62788) 4:02

Max Steiner: Now, Voyager: Suite—National Philharmonic/Charles Gerhardt (RCA 81270) 5:51

Max Steiner: Since You Went Away: Main title—National Philharmonic/Charles Gerhardt (RCA 81270) 1:25

Brian Easdale: The Red Shoes: Ballet—Philharmonia Orchestra/Kenneth Alwyn (Silva 1094) 15:01

Aaron Copland: Our Town: Grover’s Corners—St. Louis Symphony/Leonard Slatkin (RCA 61699) 2:20

Aaron Copland (arr Arnold Freed): The Heiress: Suite—St. Louis Symphony/ Leonard Slatkin RCA 61699) 8:06

Franz Waxman: Sunset Boulevard: Suite— Cincinnati Pops/Erich Kunzel (Telarc 80708) 4:40


01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Overture to ‘The Wasps’

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’

Sir Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 1

Benjamin Britten: Suite on English Folk Songs: ‘A time there was’

Sir William Walton: Crown Imperial--CSO Brass

Dmitri Shostakovich: Excerpts from Symphony No. 13 Op 113 ‘Babi Yar’--Riccardo Muti, conductor



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2--Robert Langevin, flute; Bernard Labadie, conductor

Tan Dun: Concerto for Water Percussion & Orchestra--Christopher Lamb, percussion; Kurt Masur, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto--Anthony McGill, clarinet. Alan Gilbert, conductor

Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto--Robert Langevin, flute; Leonard Slatkin, conductor


05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: Tallis and Parsons - Our friend Andrew Carwood of the Cardinall’s Musick is back with his latest two works: Votive Antiphons of Thomas Tallis, and the composer who is a link to (and possible teacher of) William Byrd, Robert Parsons.



06:02:49  Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 2 'Warum toben die Heiden' Op 78 # 1 RIAS Chamber Chorus  Marcus Creed Harm Mundi 2908304 6:41

06:12:31  Ludwig van Beethoven: Gloria from 'Missa Solemnis' Op 123   Saramae Endich, soprano Cleveland Orchestra George Szell MAA 97 15:53


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


07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: Soler Power - the delightful and sun-shiny music of the gifted Spanish virtuoso and priest, Padre Antonio Soler.

PADRE ANTONIO SOLER:  3 Sonatas in G (Nos. 12-33-4) –Martin Schmeding (1762 Bosch/Sant Andreu, Santanyi, Majorca) Cybele 001404

SOLER:  Double Concerto No. 2 in a –Jeremy Joseph (1695 Sesma) & Jürgen Essl (1735 Nassare Cimorra/Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City) Cybele 031802

SOLER:  Organ Quintet No. 3 in G --Gabriela Diaz & Gabriel Boyers, violin; Noriko Herndon, viola; Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello; Heinrich Christensen (1964 Fisk/King’s Chapel, Boston, MA) PD Archive (r. 6/26/14)

SOLER:  Sonata No. 48 en Modo Dorico –Martin Schmeding (1762 Bosch/Sant Andreu, Santanyi, Majorca) Cybele 001404


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois:  Pentecost - The “Birthday of the Church” gives rise to music of the Spirit.  Join Peter DuBois for a variety of anthems and hymns to celebrate The Day of Pentecost.


09:00 MUSICAL PASSIONS with Eric Kisch: Concertos Rare But Well Done - 1

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Mandolins and Strings, P.133: Allegro – Bonifacio Bianchi & Alessandro Pitrelli, mandolins; I Soloisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone (Erato 70545 LP) 4:27

Nicolai Budashkin: Concerto for Domra & Folk Instrument Orchestra: Allegro – Vladimir Yakovlev, domra; Osipov Balalaika Orchestra/Viktor Dubrovski (Angel 40200 LP) 6:58

Xaver Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No.2 Op.56: Finale – Raymond Lewenthal, piano; London Symphony Orchestra/Eleazer de Carvalho (Columbia 7394 LP) 8:20

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in d for 3 Trumpets, 2 Oboes, Timpani, Strings & continuo – Theodore Weis, Alan Dean, Richard San Filippo, trumpets; Henry Schuman, Philip West, oboes; The Esterhazy Orchestra/David Blum (Vanguard 70695 LP) 11:14

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto: Allegro – Gwydion Brooke, bassoon; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham (Capitol 7201 LP) 7:26

Nicolai Chaikin: Concerto for Accordion: Finale – Allegro vivo – Yuri Kazarov, accordion; Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Region/Veronika Dudarova (Westminster 18464 LP) 5:27

09:56:16  George Frideric Handel: Berenice: Minuet     Academy St. Martin in Fields Sir Neville Marriner EMI 47027 3:48


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

10:03:02  George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto No. 7 Op 7 # 1 Richard Egarr, organ Academy of Ancient Music Richard Egarr Harm Mundi 807447 15:26

10:20:17  Heinrich Isaac: Virgo prudentissima     Stile Antico  Harm Mundi 807595 13:05

10:35:03  Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos  RV 812 Julian Lloyd Webber, cello European Union Chamber Orch Hans-Peter Hofmann Naxos 573374 10:40

10:48:21  Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite from 'Tafelmusik' Part 3     Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Jeanne Lamon Reference 2101 7:55

10:56:43  George Frideric Handel: Finale from Organ Concerto No. 13    Richard Egarr, organ Academy of Ancient Music Richard Egarr Harm Mundi 807447 3:15

11:00:45  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Symphony  F 64  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Jeanne Lamon Sony 62720 10:30

11:12:55  Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1  BWV 1066  Cologne Chamber Orchestra Helmut Müller-Brühl Naxos 503293 21:09

11:37:33  Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No.10     Academy of Ancient Music Andrew Manze Harm Mundi 907261 9:43

11:48:59  Jean-Philippe Rameau: Gavotte et Six Doubles    David Greilsammer, piano   Sony 792969 9:29


12:00 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY with Rik Malone – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin

Alban Berg: Violin Concerto

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in c-Sharp

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music


14:00 GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 with Donald Runnicles & Andre Palmer Todd

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ - Donald Runnicles, conductor


15:00 WCLV CLASSICAL WEEKEND with John Mills

15:00:53  Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta     London Symphony István Kertész Decca 4785437 15:47

15:18:21  Carl Nielsen: Flute Concerto    Sharon Bezaly, flute The Hague Philharmonic Neeme Järvi Bis 1679 16:16

15:37:05  Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast: The High Castle     London Symphony Sir Colin Davis LSO Live 516 14:54

15:54:09  Otto Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Moon Chorus    Vienna Singverein Vienna Philharmonic Franz Welser-Möst DeutGram 4763793 3:47


16:00 THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad - The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Women’s Voices; Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus – recorded live in Severance Hall

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3

17:51:06  Bedrich Smetana: Libuse: Overture     Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 444867 8:28


18:00 FROM THE TOP with America's finest young musicians; recorded April 7, 2019

This week’s From the Top is a special program celebrating Jewish contributions to classical music featuring concert pianist Lara Downes as our guest host. We’ll hear a 14-year-old share what it’s like to grow up in a Korean and Jewish household, a new piece by a Jewish-American teenage composer gets its broadcast debut, and a spectacular 18-year-old clarinetist performs a movement from Leonard Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.

Cellist Sarah Kave, 14, from Tarzana, CA performing: III. Jewish Song from “From Jewish Life” for Cello and Piano by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), with Lara Downes, piano.

Violinist Takumi Taguchi, 17, from Shoreline, WA performing: Figaro Variations on Rossini’s ‘Barber of Seville’ by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), edited by Jascha Heifetz, with Lara Downes, piano.

Pianist Helen Bryant, 17, from Waleska, GA performing - I. Intermezzo and II. Mazurka from Arabesques for Piano by Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986)

Composer Benjamin Beckman, 18, from Los Angeles, CA presents his composition “Three Views” for Piano Quartet, performed by violinist Takumi Taguchi; violist Jackie Liu, 15; cellist Sarah Kave; and pianist Ben Beckman.

Clarinetist Javier Morales Martinez, 18, from Los Angeles, CA performing: II. Andantino - Vivace e leggiero from the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), with Lara Downes, piano.

“Somewhere” from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), arr. Lara Downes performed by Lara Downes, piano; Takumi Taguchi, violin, Jackie Liu, viola; Sarah Kave, cello, Javier Morales Martinez, clarinet, Ben Beckman, piano


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:03:06  Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto Op 129   János Starker, cello Bamberg Symphony Dennis Russell Davies RCA 68027 25:21

19:31:02  Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 Op 50   Stanley Drucker, clarinet New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein CBS 44708 33:14

20:06:50  Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 15   Daniel Barenboim, piano Berlin State Orchestra Gustavo Dudamel DeutGram 4794899 50:48


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

Frank Wiley: The Magnus — Matthew Holm, marimba (CCG 10-07-18) 13:55

Stephen Stanziano: Suite for Flute and Guitar — Linda White, flute; Robert Gruca, guitar (CCG 10-07-18) 14:48

Sebastian Birch: Suite for Flute Quartet — Diane Rechner, Elizabeth Root, flute; Meghan Naxer, alto flute; Carrie Heavrin, bass flute (CCG 10-07-18) 12:56

Jack Gallagher: Intimations of Finzi — Nancy Garlick, clarinet; Content Sablinsky, piano (private CD) 9:22

21:54:04  Bohuslav Martinu: Serenade No. 2    Kenneth Sillito, violin   Chandos 8771 6:15


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech, What Hospitals Are Getting Wrong and How We Can Fix It with   Akrahm Boutros, MD; President and CEO: The MetroHealth System


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:23  Carl Nielsen: The Mother: The Fog is Lifting    Judith Hall, flute   Nimbus 5247 1:51

23:04:15  Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil: Blessed is the Man Op 37 # 3 Latvian Radio Choir  Sigvards Klava Ondine 1206 6:06

23:10:21  Thomas Tomkins: A Sad Pavan for these distracted times    Alan Feinberg, piano   Steinway 30019 3:48

23:16:02  Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt: Ingrid's Lament     Estonian National Symphony Paavo Järvi Virgin 45722 4:45

23:20:47  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio from Clarinet Concerto  K 622 Franklin Cohen, clarinet Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 443176 7:14

23:28:01  Maurice Ravel: Très lent from String Quartet     Jupiter String Quartet  OberlinMus 1304 8:50

23:37:54  James Horner: Field of Dreams: Medley     Cincinnati Pops Erich Kunzel Telarc 80468 4:47

23:42:41  Antonín Dvorák: Poco adagio from Piano Trio No. 3 Op 65    Tempest Trio  Naxos 503293 10:50

23:53:32  Karl Jenkins: Laudamus te    Polyphony  Stephen Layton DeutGram 4793232 4:46

23:59:01  Emmanuel Chabrier: Feuillet d'album    Angela Hewitt, piano   Hyperion 67515 2:02



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