Classical Tune-Up

MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

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MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

Yes, it is truly the 11th hour at KUSP — we dearly need your support to keep this locally-inspired programming on the air past April. Please donate what you can to support the music and shows you love by going to the KUSP Website and clicking on the the Donate button. I truly hope to be here in May, bringing you the full spectrum of classical music across the centuries.

SAVE KUSP!

Thank you for your support! Now, enjoy tonight’s episode of Classical Tune-Up!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:03 Carl Reinecke (1824-1910) Trio in A minor for Oboe, Horn, and Piano. Op. 188:I. Allegro ModeratoII. Scherzo: Molto vivace

III. Adagio ma non troppo

IV. Presto

Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe; Marina Schmidt Lupinacci, piano; Wm. Caballero, horn Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, Oboe – Silver and Gold Crystal Records (2015)
7:25 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Two Scherzos:No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20;No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31 Lang Lang, piano Lang Lang in Paris – Chopin & Tchaikovsky Sony Classical (2015)
7:53 Guiseppe Tartini (1692-1770) “Pastorale” for violin in scordatura Andrew Manze, violin Tartini – The Devil’s Sonata and Other Works Harmonia Mundi (1997)
8:12 Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17I. Allegro moderatoII. Scherzo: Tempo di Menuetto

III. Andante

IV. Allegretto

Francesco Nicolosi, piano; Rodolfo Bonucci, violin; Andrea Noferini, cello Clara Schuman:  Piano Concerto – Piano Trio Naxos (2005)
8:41 Three Romances, Op. 11I. AndanteII. Andante

III. Moderato

Yoshiko Iwai, piano Clara Schumann – Piano Music Naxos (1999)

 

Love Songs, a Little Bach, and a Lotta Xenakis!

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Greetings!

Tonight you get some love — Love Songs that is… :-)  

And those love songs will come up right after I dig up some pretty cool tracks from that Baroque workhorse, J.S. Bach!

Lochamer Liederbuch

 

From there, Classical Tune-Up takes you on the wild ride through the centuries of various styles, colors, and rhythms! 

Please know that we are in the middle of our Mayday! Campaign. Please go to the KUSP Website and click “Donate” to help keep us on the air past April. This is the 11th hour and we dearly need your support.

In the meantime, please enjoy this latest episode of Classical Tune-Up! 

-Christopher Smith

 

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:03 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1018 Elizabeth Blumentstock, violin; John Butt, harpsichord J. S. Bach:  Eight Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord – BWV 1014-1019; 1021; 1023 Harmonia Mundi (1993)
7:20 Various Love songs from German Renaissance (selections):1. Ich spring an diesem ringe (Lochamer Liederbuch)2. Se hyn mein hercz (Schedelsches Liederbuch)

3. Der getreifft Dantz / Gassenhauer (anon./instrumental)

4. Der wallt hat sich entlaubet (Lochamer Liederbuch / instrumental

5. Ich sachs eins mals (Glogauer Liederbuch / instrumental)

6. Der eyszapfen (Hans Sachs)

Hedos Ensemble Love Lives not when Hope is Gone – Renaissance Love Songs CPO (1996)
Love songs from Italian Renaissance (selections):1. Mascherada (Fabritio Caroso / instrumental)2. Stanotte m’insognava (Cosimo Bottegari)

3. Aria di Gran’ Duc, Saltarello (Caroso / instrumental)

4. Donna vagh’e leggiadra (Cosimo Bottegari)

 7:51 C.E.F. Weyse (1774-1842) Rondeau in D minor Henrik Wenzel Andreasen, flute; Ann Øland, piano Flute Music of the Danish Golden Age Naxos (1995)
8:03 Various 1. Fors seulement (à 4) Ghiselin2. Fors seulement (à 4) Agricola, now attrib. Brumel3. Fors seulement (à 4) Obrecht Fretwork (Richard Boothby, Richard Campbell, Wendy Gillespie, Julia Hodgson, Wm. Hunt, Susanna Pell – Viols Ottaviano Dei Petrucci: Harmonice Musices Odhecton Harmonia Mundi (2001)
8:10 Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) Échange (1989) ST-X Ensemble; Charles Zachary Bornstein, conductor Iannis Xenakis – Ensemble Music 2 Mode Records (1996)
8:26 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Solo Violin Sonata in D, op. 115 (1947) Viktoria Mullova, violin Prokofiev – Viktoria Mullova Onyx (2015)
8:39 Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) Vaù. Et egressus est a filia Sion; Feria V in Coena Domini, Lectio Secunda Maria Cristina Kiehr , sopranoConcerto Soave; Jean-Marc Aymes, dir. Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa Maria Cristina Kiehr Harmonia Mundi (2007)
8:47 Michelangelo Rossi (c. 1601-1643) Toccata Quarta (Toccate e Correnti. Roma, 1657)
8:53 Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (c.1580-1651) Toccata Quinta; Libro primo d’intavolaturo di lauto. Roma, 1611

 

Some Schumann and Concertos for Your Diet Tonight!

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Greetings!

Ah, this is a daunting backlog of blog entries — an I hope I can catch up soon.  

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

This program tonight highlighted several concertos, starting off with a really cool work by Robert Schumann for Clarinet and Orchestra — and I get all the way to Ligeti and Foss. How can you beat that?! Enjoy tonight’s program.

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 129, in A minor:I. Nicht zu schnellII. Langsam

III. Sehr lebhaft

IV. Cadenza

Steven Isserlis, celloDeutsche Kammerphilarmonie; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor Steven Isserlis Plays Schumann Cello Concerto – Works for Cello and Piano BMG Classics (1997)
7:27 Lukas Foss (1922-2009) Clarinet Concerto (1988) Richard Stoltzman, clarinetDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

 

Lukas Foss, conductor

Richard Stoltzman – Foss – Englund – McKinley Clarinet Concertos BMG Classics (1996)
7:51 Győrgy Ligeti (1923-2006) Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982); [Hommage À Brahms]:I. Andantino Con TenerezzaII. Vivacissimo molto ritmico

III. Alla Marcia

IV. Lamento. Adagio

 

Saschko Gawriloff, violin; Hermann Baumann, horn; Eckart Besch, piano Győrgy Ligeti: Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano – Passacaglia ungherese – Hungarian rock – Continuum – Monument-Selbsportrait-Bewegung Wergo (2002)
8:18 Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Rodolfo Bonucci, violinPhilharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City; Enrique Bátiz, conductor Fauré Violin Concerto – Other Works ASV Digital/Academy of Sound & Vision (1989)
8:34 Nocturnes for piano:1. Nocturne No. 8, Op. 84, in D flat major2. Nocturne No. 9, Op. 97, in B minor

3. Nocturne No. 10, Op. 99, in E minor

4. Nocturne No. 9, Op. 104/i, in F sharp minor

5. Nocturne No. 9, Op. 107, in E minor

Sally Pinkas, piano Gabriel Fauré – Nocturnes Musica Omnia (2002)

A Russian and Italian Birthday Fest!

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Greetings!

I’m still catching up on my backlog as I had been away for a few weeks… So this most recent show celebrated Two Russians and an Italian. Rachmaninoff and Profofiev and Ferruccio Busoni, respectively — they were all born in April. Happy Birthday to You!

Sergei Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony – Score Incipit

 

So with this brief entry, I am officially “caught up” with my blog entries. I hope you have a chance to listen to this show before it’s cleared from the KUSP Music Player. 

And don’t forget to DONTATE to KUSP — help support these programs and keep this station on the air.

Enjoy!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:03 Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Preludes, op. 23, Nos. 1-10 Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Rachmaninoff – 24 Preludes, Sonata No. 2 – Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca (1995)
7:35 Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) Beceuse Élégiac (arr. John Adams) London Sinfonietta Adams: El Dorado Nonesuch (1996)
7:48 Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999) Concierto de Aranjuez Christopher Parkening, guitarRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton, conductor Rodrigo – Walton EMI Classics (1993)
8:13 Walter Piston (1894-1976) Duo for Viola and Cello Carol Rodland, viola; Scott Kluksdahl, cello Dialogue:  Carol Rodland, viola &  Scott Kluksdahl, cello Crystal Records (2015)
8:29 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Symphony No. 1 Op. 25 “Classical” in D Major:I. Allegro con brioII. Larghetto

III. Gavotte: Non troppo allegro

IV. Finale:  Molto Vivace

Atlanta Symphony OrchestraYoel Levi, conductor Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1 “Classcial” – Symphony No. 5 Telarc Digital (1991)
Five Melodies, for violin and piano (Op. 35 bis.) Rouben Aharonian, violin; Irina Kandinskaya, piano Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – Five Melodies for Violin and Piano – Sonata for Solo Violin Arte Nova Classics (1996)
8:57 Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Two selections from 23 Duos for Viola and Cello (transcribed from the 44 duos for violin):1. Maypole Dance2. Menuetto Carol Rodland, viola; Scott Kluksdahl, cello Dialogue:  Carol Rodland, viola &  Scott Kluksdahl, cello Crystal Records (2015)

A Chopin Celebration!

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Greetings to all you music fans!

Well, I’ve been remiss in recent postings. I was away for a few weeks and I let everything go to hell in a handbasket! But enough apologies… The show detailed below (the detailed playlist) focused on the music of one of the “biggie” babies born in March:  Freddy Chopin.

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

One thing I did NOT do was to play any J.S. Bach — but don’t worry, I’ll queue him up soon enough.

But is one of the supreme bummers in the world — well, at least for me — that Chopin died at only 39 years old. The places he was going, musically, rhythmically, harmonically, were truly on the cusp of a massive change… But perhaps those changes were left to others who came after (Franz Liszt, to be sure, pushed the limits of musical thought late in his life).

In any case, simply enjoy what I played — or look it up if you missed this episode entirely. 

Cheers!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11:I. Allegro maestosoII. Romanze: LarghettoIII. Rondo: Vivace Olga Kern, pianoWarsaw Philharmonic; Antoni Wit, conductor Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 – Olga Kern Harmonia Mundi (2006)
7:42 Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Novellettes, Op. 21, Nos. 1 & 2 Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano Schumann: Carnaval – Humoreske – Vladimir Ashkenazy London Records (1988)
7:57 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35I. Grave – Doppio MovimentoII. ScherzoIII. Marche funèbre. Lento – attacca:IV. Finale. Presto Maurizio Pollini, piano Chopin – Pollini – Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 Deutsche Grammaphon (1985)
8:22 Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26, No. 1 Jon Nakamatsu, piano Frédéric Chopin:  Fantasy on Polish Airs – Four Impromptus – Three Mazurkas – Three Polonaises – Berceuse Harmonia Mundi (1998)
8:37 Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 Ignace Paderewski, piano Ignace Paderewski Plays Chopin Klavier Records (1989)
8:44 Etude, Op. 25 No. 11 (“Winter Wind”) Van Cliburn, piano My Favorite Chopin – Van Cliburn RCA Victor/BMG (1989)
8:48 Preludes (selections), Op. 28:1. No. 17 in A flat Major2. No. 18 in F minor3. No. 19 in E flat Major4. No. 20 in C minor

5. No. 21 in B flat Major

6. No. 22 in G minor

7. No. 23 in F major

Alexandre Tharaud, piano Chopin Preludes – Alexandre Tharaud Harmonia Mundi (2008)

Classical Tune-Up Tunes Up the Spring Pledge Drive!

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Greetings to all you music fans!

This is your chance to stand up, take charge of those things in your life that are meaningful to you, that enrich you — such as this program, Classical Tune-Up. And how can you do this? By supporting KUSP during its Spring Pledge Drive, which is going on right now. You can Web into www.kusp.org and click the red “Donate” button at the top of the page and make some kind of contribution — anything you can afford — which will help KUSP build the membership as it moves evolves with the new format adopted in December.

Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474)

 

We’ll start off tonight highlight some fabulous Renaissance music by one of the great composers of that era, and a s0-called “member” of the Burgundian School — which also included  Gilles Binchois, Antoine Busnois and John Dunstaple. 

From there, we visit with Herr Richard Wagner and get a short ditty to spice things up and provide a contrast of what happened musically speaking in the West in 400+ years of development and evolution.

Enjoy this episode of Classical Tune-Up — and please donate to KUSP during this pledge drive to support the music you love!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, March 13, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Guillaume Dufay (1400-1474) Selected works:1. Rondeau, Navré je suy [Monoyios, Vielle, lute]2. Biblical song, Anima mea liquefacta est [Crook, Gall, Opalach]3. Gloria Resurrexit dominus [Monoyios, Arnold, chorus, 2 vielles, sackbut]4. Antiphon, Ave regina celorum [chorus] (Listed under “Selection” and “[  ]” brackets) Guillaume Dufay:  Missa Ecce ancilla domini – Motets & Chansons Nonsuch Records (ca. 1973)
7:18 Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Overture) Berlin PhilharmonicHerbert Von Karajan, conductor Wagner:  Preludes & Overtures EMI Records (1987)
7:33 Prelude to Tristan and Isolde
7:56 Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997) Spherical Madrigals:1. Love is a circle

2. When again all these rare perfections meet

3. All-circling point

4. His body was an orb

5. On a round ball

6. Nor doe I doubt

7. See how the earth

Eric Banks and the Esoterics Immaginosa:  American Inspiration and the Modern Madrigal Terpsichore Records (2005)
8:15 Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Preludes for Piano – Book II (Nos. 1-6)1. Brouillards: Modéré

2. Feuilles mortes: Lent et mélancolique

3. La puerta del Vino: Mouvement de Habanera

4. «Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses»: Rapide et léger

5. Bruyères: Calme

6. Général Lavine – eccentric: Dans le style et le mouvement

Paul Jacobs, piano Debussy Preludes for Piano – Books I & II Nonesuch Records (1978)
8:37 Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Sunny’s Game (Valse prelude) Dominique Lumet, piano Astor Piazzolla:  3 Preludes for Piano – Grand Tango – 6 Tango Etudes for Solo Flute Harmonia Mundi (1997)
Six Tango – Études for Solo Flute (Nos. 1-4):1. Décidé2. Anxieux et rubato3. Molto Marcato e energico4. Lento – meditativo

 

Loïc Poulain, flute

 

Some Musical Potpourri!

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Greetings to all you music fans!

The latest episode of Classical Tune-Up contains a fairly wide assortment of music and performances. We’ll start off the show with the great Russian violinist, David Oistrakh, performing the Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1 in a truly seminal, vintage recording from the old Soviet Union period (early 60′s). 

David Oistrakh

 

Then it’s on to another Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt… We then make a left turn and head to Russia again for some music of different genres by Sergei Prokofiev — how fun is all this?! 

Enjoy tonight’s Classical Tune-Up.

-Christopher Smith

 

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Violin Concerto No. 1:I. Andante sostenutoII. Allegro giocoso David Oistrakh, violinState Symphony Orchestra of the USSR; Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conductor David Oistrakh: Bartók Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra – Concerto for Orchestra Revelation (1997)
7:23 Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Elegies nos. 1 & 2; La Lugubre Gondole (“Elegie No. 3”) Trio Wanderer Smetna Piano Trio – List Elegies Harmonia Mundi (2011)
7:47 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Cinq Melodies (Five Melodies), Op. 351. Andante2. Lento ma non troppo3. Animato ma non allegro

4. Allegretto leggiero e scherzando

5. Andante non troppo

Raphael Wallfisch, celloJohn York, piano Prokofiev:  Works for Cello and Piano Black Box Music (1999)
8:05 Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16:I. Andante – AllegroII. Scherzo: VivaceIII. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato

IV. Finale: Allegro tempestoso

Evgeny Kissin, pianoPhilharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor Prokofiev – Piano Concertos 2 & 3 EMI Classics (2009)
8:42 J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Bist du bei mir Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Gerald Moore, piano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – “Encores” EMI (1990)
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) Einem Bach der fliesst
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Wonne der Wehmut, Op. 83, No. 1
Carl Loewe (1796-1869) Kleiner Haushalt, Op. 71 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Geoffrey Parsons, piano
Richard Wagner (1830-1833) Traeume (Wesendonck Lieder No.5) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Gerald Moore, piano

 

Vocal and Orchestral

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Greetings to all you music fans!

This week’s Classical Tune-Up brings a robust feast of vocal and orchestral music across the centuries — a LOT of centuries (check out the detailed playlist below)! We start off with some “incidental music” by the English composer Matthew Locke:  Music for Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Matthew Locke (1621-1677)

 

You even get some wind machine sound effects (no kidding) to assist in building the ambiance to the play, it would seem — though I haven’t checked the score to see if that was called out; but I would venture that it was… Interesting how composers have for centuries written to build in effects to support a text or some other narrative. 

We will hover about the Baroque period, then catapult forward to the 20th Century — all this before jerking you back to the roots of Western musical tradition with some great stuff by Hildegard Von Bingen.

Enjoy this episode of Classical Tune-Up

 

 

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Matthew Locke (1621-1677) Music for The Tempest:1. Introduction2. Galliard

3. Gavot

4. Saraband

5. Lilk

6. Curtain Tune

7. Rustick Air

8. Minoit

9. Corant

10. A Martial Jigge

11. The Conclusion: A Canon 4 in 2

 

Le Concert des NationsJordi Savall, director Les Éléments: Tempêtes, Orages & Fêtes Marines AliaVox (2015)
7:22 Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) Madrigali, Libro V (selections): The Kassiopeia Quintet Madrigali Libro 5 Globe (2008)
7:51 Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) November Steps for Orchestra with Shakuhachi and Biwa Saito Kinen Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductorKatsuya Tokoyama, shakuhachi; Kinshi Tsuruta, biwa Toru Takemitsu: Requiem – November Steps Decca (2009)
8:16 Philip Koutev (1903-1982) 1. Polegnala e Tudora2. Dragana i slavei3. Lale li si, zyumbyul li si, gyul li si

4. Dimyanika

“Philip Koutev” Ensemble, Sofia Bulgarian Folk Ensembles and Songs Balkanton (2007)
Krasimi Kyurkchiiski (b. 1936) 1. Tukala li si, momina male2. Prochoula se Neranza Northern Ensemble, Pleven; Ivan Vulev, dir.
8:33 (Anon.) 13th Century Deus misertus hominis (4 voice conductus) – Notre Dame Repertory Tapestry(Laurie Monahan, director; Sandra Morales-Ramirez, Daniela Tošić, and Cristi Catt) Hildegard von Bingen:  Celestial Light Telarc (1997)
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)  O tu illustrata
(Anon.) 13th Century Flos ut rosa floruit  – Notre Dame Repertory
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) 1. O viridissima virga (song to the Virgin)2. Nun gaudeant (antiphon for dedication of a church)3. O eterne deus (psalm antiphon)

Motoring with Mozart!

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Greetings to all you music fans!

Welcome to the Classical Tune-Up blog. Tonight’s edition of the show will kick off with a motor-driving symphony by Herr Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — his very popular symphony no. 40 in G minor (you’ll recognize it when you hear it, I bet!). I will admit that this popular work is often heard on those “cookie-cutter” classical music programs — but it is a great work, and it deserves a hearing (plus, I like it a lot!). 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

This piece starts with a potent and fast motif that never lets up from the first notes of the first movement. The first hour will continue with some pretty famous contemporaries of Mozart. And after that, all hell breaks loose — as only you expect on Classical Tune-Up!

Enjoy tonight’s show!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, February 21, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550, 2nd version):I. Molto allegro

II. Andante

III. Menuetto: Allegretto

IV. Allegro assai

The London Classical Players

Roger Norrington, conductor

Mozart – Symphonies 38 (Prague) & 40 EMI Classics (1992)
7:35 Luigi Boccherini (1743-1803) String Quintet Op. 25 No. 6 in A minor:I. Allegro non molto

II. Minuetto – Trio

III. Largo cantabilie

IV. Finale:  Allegro giusto

 

Europa Galante Boccherni – String Quintets, Minuet in A Virgin EMI  (2001)
8:00 Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842) Sonata No. 2 for HornI. Introduction

II. Allegro

Frøydis Ree Wekre, horn Frøydis Ree Wekre Crystal Records (1994)
8:10 Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Adagio and Allegro for Horn. Op. 70
8:16 Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Sonata for Cello and Piano:I. Allegro – Tempo di Marcia

II. Cavatine

III. Ballabilie

IV. Finale

Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

Alexandre Tharaud, piano

Debussy – Poulenc / Queyras — Tharaud Harmonia Mundi (2008)
8:41 Sergio Assad (b. 1952) Aquarelle:I. Divertimiento

II. Valseana

III. Preludio e Toccatina

Graham Anthony Devine, guitar Guitar Music from Brazil Naxos (2004)
8:54 Marco Pereira (b. 1950 ?) Pixaim

Mid-Month Classical Fun With Guitar!

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Greetings to all you music fans out there!

On tonight’s show, we’re going to open up with some guitar music of different strands, one work performed by the unparalleled Segovia to get things started, something of a definitively 20th Century flavor and composition, and then head out to other interesting, if not fully uncharted waters!

Andrés Segovia (1893-1987)

Enjoy!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Sundays 7:00-9:00pm

Playlist for Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hosted by Christopher Smith

(Performance times are approximate)

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title üLabel
7:02 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedsco (1895-1968) Guitar Quintet, Op. 143:I. Alegro, vivo e schiettoII. Andante mestoIII. Scherzo: Allegro con spirit all MarciaIV. Finale:  Allegro con fuoco Andrés Segovia, guitarQuinttto Chigiano The Segovia Collection – Volume 8 MCA Records (1990)
7:25 Steve Reich (b. 1936) “Nagoya Guitars” (1994); arr. From “Nagoya Marimbas” by David Tanenbaum in collaboration with Steve Reich. David Tanenbaum, guitar David Tanenbaum New Albion Records (1997)
7:30 Terry Riley (b. 1935) “Barabas” (1995)
7:40 Alban Berg (1885-1935) Three Orchestral PiecesI. PräludiumII. ReigenIII. March The Netherlands Radio Symphony; Eri Klas, cond. Alban Berg: Violin Concerto – Lyric Suite – Three Orchestral Pieces Naxos (2002)
8:00 Lou Harrison (1917-2003) Suite for Cello & Piano in honor of Robert Korns Mihail Jojatu, celloAmee Tsuchiya, piano N/A [Private Recording] N/A [Private Recording]
8:09 Bedřich Smetna (1824-1884) Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello. Op. 15 Trio Wanderer:Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, violin; Raphaël Pidoux, cello; Vincent Coq, piano Smetna Piano Trio – Liszt Elegies Harmonia Mundi (2011)
8:40 Modesta Bor (1926-1998) Triptico sobre Poesia Cubana Marina Tafur, sopranoNigel Foster, piano Songs from Latin America Lotano Records (ca. 2002)
8:53 Lucas Estrada 1. Siempre2. La Rosa y tu