Monday, March 31, 2014

Dead White Guys

WCBN 88.3 FM

broadcast of 3/30/14

Kim Heindel
Suite in C Minor, BWV 997
Aufs Lautenwerck:
Music by J.S. Bach
played on the Lute-Harpsichord

Swedish Radio Choir - Tonu Kaljuste
II "The desert receives me as a mother her child"
Alfred Schnittke: Psalms of Repentance for mixed choir

Accentus - Laurence Equilbey
with pianists Brigitte Engerer & Boris Berezovsky
II "All Flesh is as the Grass"
Johannes Brahms:
Ein deutsches Requiem - piano reduction

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Ton Koopman
"How lovely shines the morning star"
1st movement from BWV 1
J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Marian Feasts
Challenge Classics

Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jose Serebrier
Ophelia - Suite from Hamlet Op.137
Dmitri Shostakovich: Film Music
RCA Victor Red Seal

Gordon Minette, Carla Lother, piano four-hands
Das Morgenholz - "The Morning Wood"
The Alternative Schubertiade
Emergency Music/CRi

Michael Eberth
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach:
Sonata in G for pianoforte
Sturm und Drang
Munchner Rokoko Solisten

Michael Eberth
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:
Fantasy in E Minor for harpsichord
Sturm und Drang
Munchner Rokoko Solisten

Les Violons du Roy
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:
Sinfonia in F Major
Music of Bach's Sons
L'Arpeggiata - Christina Pluhar
Zefiro torna - "Zephyr returns"
Claudio Monteverdi:
Teatro d'Amore
Virgin Classics

Spectre de la Rose
Sonnerie de Sainte Genevieve
du Mont de Paris
{"The Bells of St. Genevieve", 1723}
Marin Marais - Sainte-Colombe:
The Greatest Masterworks

Frederica von Stade
London Philharmonic Orchestra - Andrew Davis
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Mitsuko Uchida
Fantasia in C Minor KV 475
Mozart: 3 Piano Sonatas
K 279, 457 & 576 - Fantasia K 475

Orchestra Barocca Zefiro - Alfredo Bernardini
Concerto in C Major for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets,
strings & continuo RV 559
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per vari strumenti

Monday, February 24, 2014

as aired 2.23.14

Cantata BWV 15 
{by Johann Ludwig Bach 1677-1731} 
"You will not leave my soul in hell 
nor permit that your Holy One decay"
 I Febiarmonici - Alsfelder Vokalensemble - 
Wolfgang Helbich
Apocryphal Bach Cantatas II
radiobremen cpo

Johannes Brahms
No. 1 from Four Serious Songs Op. 121 {1896} 
"As it goes with human beings, 
so it goes with animals"
Nathalie Stutzmann - Inger Sodergren
Brahms Lieder
RCA Victor Red Seal

Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 1 in E minor 
for Cello and Piano Op. 38 {1865} 
Yo Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax
Johannes Brahms: The Cello Sonatas
Musical Heritage Society

Anatol Liadov
The Enchanted Lake Op. 62 {1909}
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra - 
Stephen Gunzenhauser
Anatol Liadov - Orchestral Works
Marco Polo

Dmitri Shostakovich
1st movement from Symphony No. 11 
Op.103 {1957} "1905: The Palace Square" 
Philadelphia Orchestra - Mariss Jansons

Matthias Weckmann
Partita II {c. 1660}
Robert Wooley, harpsichord
Matthias Weckmann: Sacred Concerti
& Harpsichord Music
{Soloists-The Purcell Quartet}

Alexander Glazunov
Prelude and Two Mazurkas Op. 25 {1890}
Stephen Coombs
Alexander Glazunov:
The Complete Solo Piano Music Volume 4

Karl Goldmark
Wedding March, Bridal Song & Serenade
from the Rustic Wedding Symphony, Op. 26
{premiered in 1876}
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - 
Michael Bartos
Karl Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony/
Im Fruhling Overture

Over the Waves
by Juventino Rosas,
a Central Mexican Otomi Indian composer
Festival Orchestra of Mexico - Enrique Batiz
Great Waltzes

Johann Christoph Friederich Bach
Sonata in F Major
for two violins and basso continuo {F.VII/3}
London Baroque - Charles Medlam
Johann Christoph Friederich Bach: Triosonaten
Harmonia Mundi

W.A. Mozart
Serenata Notturna in D Major, K. 239 {January 1776} 
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica
After Mozart


Saturday, January 11, 2014

“Dead White Guys”
Sunday morning classical radio
WCBN 88.3 FM
6-9 AM 1.12.14

Alexander von Zemlinsky
Trio in D Minor
for clarinet, cello & piano
Op 3 {1896}

W. A. Mozart
Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet,
horn and bassoon KV 452 {1784}

Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra
In D Major Op 61 {1806} transcribed
& arranged for the clarinet

Alexander Glazunov
Winter from the ballet
The Seasons {1899}

Olivier Messiaen
La Chouette Hulotte
(The Tawny Owl)
bird song adapted for the piano
circa 1958

Alexander Glazunov
Violin Concerto in A Minor
Op 82 {1904}

Sergei Prokofiev
Lieutenant Kije Suite
Op 60 {1934}

Saturday, December 7, 2013

sunday morning classical radio 

WCBN FM 12/08/13

Piano Concerto in C Sharp Minor Op 30
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F Sharp Minor
Mili Balakirev

String Quartet No. 4 Op 25
Alexander von Zemlinsky

Slavic Dance
Antonin Dvorak

The Excursion of Mr. Broucek to the Moon
{orchestral suite based upon the opera}
Leos Janacek

Sonatine in E Minor Op 54 No. 1
Sergei Prokofiev

Andante & Variations
for Four Hands in G Major, K 50
W A Mozart 

General Speech
{Mac Arthur’s retirement speech at West Point,
scored for solo trombone}
Robert Erickson

Polonaise in B Flat D 580
for violin & orchestra
Franz Schubert

Four Bagatelles or
Sonata for Piano Duet Op 70
Ernst Krenek

Ragtimes and Habaneras
Hans Werner Henze

Schatzwaltzer Op 418
Johann Strauss II
Arranged by Anton Webern

Saturday, November 2, 2013

“Dead White Guys”
hosted by arwulf arwulf 11/03/13
Sunday Morning “Classical” Radio
WCBN 88.3 FM

The Song of Songs
Jean Yves Daniel-Lesur {1952}
The Sixteen - Harry Christophers

Cesar Franck {1878}
Anthony Newman, organ

Mass for the Poor
Erik Satie {1892-95}
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ

Four Waltzes
Gaetano Donizetti
Elisabetta Dessi, pianoforte

Concertino for Clarinet {or oboe} & Piano
Gaetano Donizetti
Luigi Magistrelli, clarinet – Claudia Bracco, piano

Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra
W.A. Mozart {1791}
Michael Collins, basset clarinet
Russian National Orchestra – Mikhail Pletnev

Links of a Chain Op.65
sketches for orchestra
based upon early piano pieces
[selection- No’s 1, 3, 4 & 5]
Nikolai Miaskovsky {1944-45}

Airs by Stephen Foster:
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair {1854}
Hard Times Come Again No More {1854}
The Voice of Bygone Days {1850}
There’s a Good Time Coming {1846}
Beautiful Dreamer {1864}
sung by Thomas Hampson & Leslie Guinn

Come Into the Garden, Maud
poetry by Alfred Tennyson
set in 1857 by Michael Balfe
sung by John McCormack in March 1915

La Traviata:
Prelude to Act 1 & Brindisi
Giuseppe Verdi {1852-53}
Renata Scotto, Alfredo Kraus
& Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra – Riccardo Muti

Dance of the Dryads: “Hou Hou Hou”
composed by Antonin Dvorak in 1900-01
sung by Jana Jonasova, Daniela Sounova-Broukova,
Anna Barova & Water Sprite Richard Novak
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra – Vaclav Neumann

To a Wild Rose
from Woodland Sketches Op. 51
Edward MacDowell 1896
Herman Chittison piano solo 1945

Schubert's Serenade
Herman Chittison Trio 1944

The basset clarinet is slightly longer and so capable of attaining deeper notes than the standard issue clarinet. Not so deep as the bass clarinet, but very resonant and noticeably lower - a better choice for Mozart's concerto (his last in that form). The instrument we'll hear was reconstructed especially for Michael Collins, who is a virtuoso clarinetist. Next time I host this show I plan to air Collins' amazing realization of Beethoven's violin concerto - transcribed for clarinet! A successful experiment, which, he says, he initially found frightening. After all, with the violin there's no need to provide any breaks for the taking of breaths.

My next scheduled Sunday Morning Classical Music Broadcasts are 12/08/13 & 1/12/14

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dead White Guys
broadcast of 9/01/13

Fantasy in C Major
C.P.E. Bach 1784

Ut Heremita Solus
fifteenth century
instrumental motet
for organ positive,
renaissance trombone
by Johannes Ockeghem

Three Sacred Hymns
Alfred Schnittke 1983

Entflieht auf leichten kahnen
{Take Flight in Light Barques}
Anton Webern 1908

setting of a poem by
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Ernst Krenek 1946

Ah quel spectacle enchanteur
plus blanchette que la blanche hermine
from Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer 1836

Giusto ciel, in tal periglio
from Maometto Secondo
Gioacchino Rossini 1820

from Carmen
Georges Bizet 1874

Largo al Factotum
from the Barber of Seville
Gioacchino Rossini 1816
{Borealis Wind Quintet}

Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra
Darius Milhaud 1929-30

Symphony No.19
for wind band
Nikolai Miaskovsky 1939

Concerto in C Major
Antonio Vivaldi
organ transcription by
J.S. Bach 1713-14
BWV 594

String Quartet No. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich 1938

September – At the River
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel 1841

Ombra mai fu
from Serse
George Frideric Handel 1738

Ich ging mit Lust
Gustav Mahler 1880-83

Merry Widow Waltz
Franz Lehar 1905

Hans un Grete
Gustav Mahler 1880-83

Die Muschel von Margate:
Petroleum Song
Felix Gasbarra & Kurt Weill 1928

Benares Song
Elisabeth Hauptmann &
Bertolt Brecht 1926

Here's a nice bit of background for the Petroleum Song:

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Again, here's what aired on this three hour waltz programme, designed in observance of the 200th anniversary of Lord Byron's poem "The Waltz" :

But I'm also greatly inspired by the propulsive majesty of the form, like the fellow says.

Some listeners may have had to resort to dramamine.

Johann Strauss II
Waltz Schematic 
for “Dead White Guys” 
broadcast of 7.21.13
Sunday 6-9 AM
WCBN 88.3 FM

op 218  {1859}             

Thermal Springs            
op 245  {1861}

Sound Waves                
op 148  {1854} 

Spirit Levels                  
op 180  {1856}

Glow Worms                 
op 82    {1850}

op 157  {1854}

op 164  {1855}

op 118  {1852}

op 209  {1858}

op 223  {1859}

op 265  {1862}

op 207  {1858}

op 204  {1858}

op 189  {1857}

Cries From Hell             
op 101  {1851}

On the Beautiful
Blue Danube
original male chorus version!                
op 314  {1866}