WCLV Program Guide 08-30-2019


august 30

1820 George F. Root – American composer (d.1895); found fame during the Civil War as the composer of martial songs such as Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (The Prisoner's Hope), The Vacant Chair, Just before the Battle, Mother, and most famously, The Battle Cry of Freedom, familiar from the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War.

1929 first performance of John Philip Sousa’s march Foshay Tower–Washington Memorial named in honor of an office building in downtown Minneapolis, MN shaped like the Washington Monument, a project of the Roaring 20s businessman, Wilbur Foshay; Sousa never received payment for the commission because Foshay was convicted of mail fraud after being wiped out in the 1929 stock market crash.

1933 premiere of Samuel Barber's first work for orchestra, the Overture to ‘The School for Scandal’, at a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Alexander Smallens conducting; the title refers to the comedy by Richard Sheridan, first performed in London at the Drury Lane Theatre in 1777; the work helped establish Barber’s national reputation.

1943 David Maslanka – American composer (75 years old); Oberlin grad who writes for a variety of genres, including works for choir, wind ensemble, chamber music, and symphony orchestra.

1945 David Schiff – American composer (73 years old); best-known for his 1979 opera Gimpel the Fool, based on a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. 

1969 Lucia and Maria Ahn – Korean-born twin sisters of the Ahn Trio (49 years old); with their sister Angella (violin), they decided to form a trio while earning their master's degrees at Juilliard; the Trio gives workshops and master classes seeking to bring new audiences to classical music.

Recording of the Week

Holes in the Sky

Aug. 26, 2019

Program Guide

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:00:54  Franz Schubert: Andante from Symphony No. 5     Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst MAA 60803 9:34

00:12:02  Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 49 Op 64 # 2  Angeles Quartet  Decca 4783695 20:24

00:33:09  José Maria Cano: Luna: Epilogo    Renée Fleming, soprano English Chamber Orchestra Jeffrey Tate Decca 458858 5:04

00:39:24  Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1    Leonidas Kavakos, violin Chamber Ensemble  Mercury 4811409 5:25

00:47:16  Wilhelm Stenhammar: Serenade Op 31    Gothenburg Symphony Neeme Järvi DeutGram 445857 32:35

01:24:09  Michael Haydn: Symphony No. 16     London Mozart Players Matthias Bamert Chandos 9352 14:20

01:40:41  Johann Strauss Jr: Waltz 'Vienna Blood' Op 354    Vienna Philharmonic Franz Welser-Möst DeutGram 4763793 9:01

01:50:51  Gioacchino Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture    Members of Netherlands Wind Ensemble  Philips 4788977 8:03


02:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Samuel Barber: Souvenirs: Two-Step and Galop Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor Album: Aspects of America Pentatone 727 Music: 4:28

Dana Wilson: A Thousand Whirling Dreams STRATA: James Stern, violin; Nathan Williams, clarinet; Audrey Andrist, piano The Ulster Chamber Music Series, Church of the Holy Cross, Kingston, NY Music: 11:37

Kenji Bunch: Aspects of an Elephant Oregon Symphony Carlos Kalmar, conductor Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR Music: 21:39

Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Michael Brown, piano Dweck Cultural Center, Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY Music: 10:18

Johann Sebastian Bach: French Suite No. 5 for Solo Piano Movement 1 and 2 Allemande and Courante Wu Han, piano Album: Wu Han Live Music@Menlo 2014 Music: 4:12

Eugene Ysaye: Reve d'enfant Paul Huang, violin; Helen Huang, piano Tuesday Musical Club, Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX Music: 4:55

Jonathan Leshnoff: Concerto for Guitar Jason Vieaux, guitar Nashville Symphony Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN Music: 24:57

Franz Schubert: Allegro in a minor for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 144, D. 947, Lebenssturme Gilbert Kalish, Wu Han, pianos Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA Music: 12:17


04:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

04:01:09  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 Op 57   Emil Gilels, piano   DeutGram 4795448 25:29

04:27:57  Adolphe Adam: If I Were King: Overture     Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Lance Friedel Naxos 573418 7:13

04:37:39  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 9 Op 72 # 1  Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 209 4:21

04:43:40  Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5  S 244/5 Roberto Szidon, piano   DeutGram 4779525 10:14

04:56:46  Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings & Timpani    Olivier Latry, organ Philadelphia Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach Ondine 1094 25:03

05:26:13  Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture Op 80    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 203 10:55

05:39:16  Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2  BWV 1047 Julian Sommerhalder, trumpet Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly Decca 139230 11:05

05:51:41  Emmanuel Chabrier: Habanera     Orch de la Suisse Romande Neeme Järvi Chandos 5122 4:09

05:56:40  Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 11 Op 72 # 3  Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 430171 3:17


06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

06:07:30  Pablo de Sarasate: Spanish Dance No. 1 'Malague±a' Op 21 # 1 Julia Fischer, violin   Decca 4785950 4:16

06:13:48  Felix Mendelssohn: Allegro from Symphony No. 4 Op 90    CIM Orchestra Carl Topilow CIM 2003 11:01

06:25:34  Giuseppe Verdi: Alzira: Prelude     La Scala Philharmonic Riccardo Muti Sony 62373 5:44

06:32:25  Fritz Kreisler: Variations on a Theme of Corelli    James Ehnes, violin   Analekta 3159 3:27

06:41:31  Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast: The Moldau     Cleveland Orchestra George Szell CBS/Sony 215 12:49

06:54:42  Francis Poulenc: Intermezzo No. 2    Pascal Rogé, piano   Decca 425862 2:46

06:58:57  John Philip Sousa: March 'Foshay Tower Washington Memorial'     Nonpareil Wind Band Timothy Foley EMI 54130 3:18

07:07:04  Ramin Djawadi: Game of Thrones: Suite     Symphony Orchestra Unknown Conductor Varese Sar 3020670 6:11

07:15:36  Muzio Clementi: Minuet & Finale from Symphony No. 1     Rome Symphony Orchestra Francesco La Vecchia Naxos 573071 12:09

07:31:48  Johannes Brahms: Allegretto from Cello Sonata No. 1 Op 38   Gabriel Schwabe, cello   Naxos 503293 5:10

07:41:20  Johann Sebastian Bach: Flute Sonata No. 2  BWV 1031 Joshua Smith, flute   Delos 3402 10:19

07:54:11  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty: Blue Bird Pas de     Russian National Orchestra Mikhail Pletnev DeutGram 457634 4:57

08:07:56  Gustav Holst: Walt Whitman Overture Op 7    Ulster Orchestra JoAnn Falletta Naxos 572914 7:16

08:17:12  Richard Strauss: Second Waltz Sequence from 'Der Rosenkavalier'     Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Herbert Blomstedt Decca 4645 7:54

08:26:38  George Frideric Handel: Air for Oboe & Orchestra    Anthony Camden, oboe City of London Sinfonia Nicholas Ward Naxos 553430 3:02

08:30:11  Leonard Bernstein: Fancy Free: Big Stuff    Lara Downes, piano   Sony 84284011251 2:58

08:40:11  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonia in E-Flat  H 654  Orch of Age of Enlightenment Rebecca Miller Signum 395 12:20

08:54:00  Eleanor Farjeon: Morning Has Broken    Angèle Dubeau, violin La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Analekta 8737 3:26

08:59:17  Lionel Bart: Selections from 'Oliver!'     Cleveland Pops Orchestra Carl Topilow Azica 72216 5:36

09:09:08  Sir Edward Elgar: The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1b    Indianapolis Symphony Raymond Leppard Koss Class 1014 16:26

09:24:26  Aaron Copland: The Heiress: Suite     St. Louis Symphony Leonard Slatkin RCA 61699 8:06

09:41:15  Gabriel Fauré: Barcarolle No. 3 Op 42   Charles Owen, piano   Avie 2240 7:14

09:50:49  Sir Malcolm Arnold: English Dances Set 1 Op 27    Philharmonia Orchestra Bryden Thomson Chandos 8867 8:39


10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:02:15  Josef Hofmann: Woodbird's Delight Op 55   Michael Lewin, piano   Sono Luminus 92103 1:01

10:03:39  Amy Beach: From Blackbird Hills    Lara Downes, piano   Sono Luminus 92207 3:46

10:09:43  Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 10   Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano BBC Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda Chandos 10802 15:18

10:26:37  Karol Szymanowski: Etude Op 4 # 3  Polish State Philharmonic Karol Stryja Naxos 553686 5:23

10:33:45  Robert Schumann: Novelette No. 1 Op 21 # 1 Kotaro Fukuma, piano   Naxos 557668 4:41

10:41:33  Johannes Brahms: Scherzo from String Sextet No. 2 Op 36    Academy Chamber Ensemble  Chandos 9151 7:19

10:51:42  Joseph Eybler: Symphony No. 1     Geneva Chamber Orchestra Michael Hofstetter CPO 777104 23:19

11:16:16  Alessandro Marcello: Guitar Concerto    Alexandre Lagoya, guitar Academy St. Martin in Fields Kenneth Sillito Philips 446002 11:20

11:30:04  Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman: Overture     Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan EMI 64563 10:56

11:42:56  Lyndol Mitchell: Kentucky Mountain Portraits     Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Howard Hanson Mercury 434324 13:46

11:58:20  Getty H. Huffine: March "Them Basses"     Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Frederick Fennell Brain 7505 1:15

12:06:36  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Bamboula Op 2   Cecile Licad, piano   Naxos 559145 9:18

12:17:41  Hector Berlioz: The Trojans: Ballet Music    Chorus London Symphony Sir Colin Davis LSO Live 40 11:34

12:31:24  Ann Ronell: Willow Weep for Me    Lara Downes, piano   Portrait 592079 3:27

12:37:37  Joni Mitchell: Favorite Color    Lara Downes, piano   Portrait 592079 2:52

12:41:54  Ludwig van Beethoven: Scherzo & Finale from Symphony No. 2 Op 36    Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 373715 10:00

12:52:46  Peter Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso Op 62   Zuill Bailey, cello San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Martin West Telarc 80724 6:33

12:59:56  Jean-Marie Leclair: Recréation de Musique No. 2: Tambourins     Florilegium  Channel 7595 2:32

13:02:50  André Campra: Idoménée: Rigaudon    Michael Murray, organ Empire Brass Robert Woods Telarc 80218 2:51

13:07:19  Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Suite Concertino Op 16   Karen Geoghegan, bassoon BBC Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda Chandos 10511 21:53

13:30:19  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Minuet No. 1 from Divertimento No. 17  K 334  Cleveland Orchestra Louis Lane Sony 86793 4:42

13:38:08  Luigi Boccherini: Minuet from String Quintet Op 13 # 5  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  DeutGram 437782 3:20

13:42:42  John Knowles Paine: Poseidon and Amphitrite Op 44    Ulster Orchestra JoAnn Falletta Naxos 559748 12:09

13:55:35  Stanislaw Moniuszko: Halka: Mazurka     Berlin Philharmonic Daniel Barenboim Teldec 46329 3:51


14:00 PERFORMANCE TODAY with Fred Child

Peter Tchaikovsky: 6 Morceaux, Op. 19, TH 133 No. 4 Nocturne in C Johannes Moser, cello; L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Andrew Manze, conductor Album: Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Cello Works PentaTone 5186570 Music: 4:13

Cesar Cui: Selections from Miniatures, Op. 20 Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin; Melissa Loehnig Simons, piano Red Lodge Music Festival, Red Lodge Civic Center, Red Lodge MT Music: 13:54

Moritz Moszkowski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71: Movement 1 Allegro energico Daniel Phillips and Livia Sohn, violins; Gilles Vonsattel, piano The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC Music: 5:00

Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Johannes Moser, cello; Houston Symphony; Matthew Halls, conductor Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX Music: 23:44

Franz Schubert: German Dance, D 783, No 10 ; Landler D 790, No. 3; Moment Musical D 780, No. 3 Gil Shaham, violin; Goran Sollscher, guitar Album: Schubert for Two DG 471 568 Music: 4:21

Jenő Hubay: Fantasie Brillante, Op. 3 No. 3 based on themes from Bizet's Carmen Livia Sohn, violin; Pedja Muzijevic, piano Chamber Music Series at Spoleto Festival USA; Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC Music: 8:44

Kevin McKee: Vuelta del Fuego Micah Wilkinson, trumpet; Stephen Cook, trumpet; Eric Reed, horn; John Kitzman, trombone; Justin Benavidez, tuba Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX Music: 7:10

Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Gil Shaham, violin; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA Music: 26:21


16:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Bill O’Connell

15:57:13  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Caprice on 'The Battle Cry of Freedom' Op 55   Leonard Pennario, piano   EMI 64667 5:30

16:06:26  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: La gallina Op 53   Cecile Licad, piano   Naxos 559145 3:27

16:12:59  Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto: First movement Op 16   Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano Ohio Philharmonic Domenico Boyagian Centaur 3311 13:22

16:30:49  John Denver: Annie's Song    Sir James Galway, flute London Symphony Klauspeter Seibel DeutGram 3024 2:58

16:35:10  Jack Gallagher: Rondo from Sinfonietta for Strings     London Symphony JoAnn Falletta Naxos 559652 5:48

16:43:02  Thomas Frost: Little Suite from 'The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach'     Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy CBS 39431 7:30

16:51:49  Hazel Scott: Idyll    Lara Downes, piano   Portrait 592079 2:54

16:57:11  Claude Debussy: Petite Suite: Cortège     National Orchestra of Lyon Jun Märkl Naxos 572583 3:03

17:04:52  Cole Porter: Kiss Me, Kate: Overture     London Sinfonietta John McGlinn EMI 54300 6:10

17:19:46  Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: The Great Gate of Kiev     Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Teldec 244920 5:22

17:26:32  Jean Sibelius: Allegretto from Symphony No. 2 Op 43    Helsinki Philharmonic Paavo Berglund EMI 68643 8:53

17:39:49  Joseph Haydn: Affettuoso from String Quartet No. 28 Op 20 # 1  Angeles Quartet  Decca 4783695 4:54

17:46:25  Joseph Haydn: Gypsy Rondo from Piano Trio No. 39    Joseph Kalichstein, piano   Dorian 90164 3:04

17:52:24  Carl Maria von Weber: Preciosa: Overture Op 78    Vienna Philharmonic Karl Münchinger Decca 4785437 7:26



18:08:50  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto    David Theodore, oboe London Symphony Bryden Thomson Chandos 9262 19:58

18:31:19  Georgia Stitt: What Lips My Lips Have Kissed    Lara Downes, piano   Portrait 592079 2:59

18:34:18  Paula Kimper: Venus Projection    Lara Downes, piano   Portrait 592079 2:08

18:38:32  Libby Larsen: Blue Piece    Rachel Barton Pine, violin   Portrait 592079 2:39

18:42:29  Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Symphony in A     Aradia Ensemble Kevin Mallon Naxos 557298 10:00

18:53:59  Morton Gould: American Caprice    Lara Downes, piano   Sono Luminus 92207 4:58


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:02:18  Antonio Rosetti: Symphony in g     Concerto Cologne  Teldec 98420 16:08

19:21:07  Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Op 37   Norman Krieger, piano Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta Decca 4815583 35:57


20:00 NIGHT MUSIC with Rob Grier

20:01:48  Edvard Grieg: Norwegian Dances Op 35    Iceland Symphony Petri Sakari Chandos 9028 17:58

20:21:42  Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Oboe Concerto    Albrecht Mayer, oboe Potsdam Chamber Academy Albrecht Mayer DeutGram 4792942 18:19

20:41:22  Albert Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane: Suite No. 1 Op 43    Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch Stéphane Denève Naxos 570245 17:48


21:00 SPECIAL: BBC PROMS 2019 – West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Martha Argerich, piano

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’

Peter Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

Witold Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Egmont Op 84

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (Decca 16872)



23:01:44  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio  K 261 Joshua Bell, violin English Chamber Orchestra Peter Maag Decca 436376 8:48

23:10:32  Leo Brouwer: Una día de noviembre    Milos Karadaglic, guitar   DeutGram 17000 4:22

23:14:55  Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 18 Op 62 # 2 Nelson Freire, piano   Decca 14053 5:31

23:21:17  Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance No. 2 Op 50   David Oistrakh, violin Royal Philharmonic Sir Eugene Goossens DeutGram 4793449 8:44

23:30:02  Peter Tchaikovsky: Berceuse Op 72 # 2 Mikhail Pletnev, piano   DeutGram 4284 5:42

23:35:45  Richard Strauss: Morgen! Op 27 # 4 Renée Fleming, soprano English Chamber Orchestra Jeffrey Tate Decca 458858 4:06

23:41:32  Franz Schubert: Andante from Symphony No. 1     Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Nikolaus Harnoncourt Teldec 91184 5:55

23:47:27  Antonín Dvorák: Moderato from Serenade for Strings Op 22    Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra Conrad van Alphen Telarc 80623 4:52

23:52:20  Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces Book 10: Summer Evening Op 71 # 2 Per Tengstrand, piano   Azica 71207 2:31

23:55:22  Aram Khachaturian: Masquerade: Nocturne    Janine Jansen, violin Royal Philharmonic Barry Wordsworth Decca 475011 3:16



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