Classical Tune-Up

It is a MAJOR Birthday Today!

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Dearest music fans out in MusicLand,

Thanks for jumping onboard the Classical Tune-Up blog — now do one better and tune IN tonight, or over the next week on the fabulous streaming technology we offer here at KUSP. 

December is filled with some very notable composers birthdays — and none can be bigger than Mr. Ludwig van Beethoven, who happened to be born on this very day — 17 December 1770 — though there is some dispute as to the exact date. So over the next three weeks, I will present various and sundry works of his, all of which culminates with the monumental 9th Symphony that I will present on my New Year’s Eve show in two weeks. 

However, before all of that, we have others of note, each of whom I will represent on tonight’s episode — and two happen to be American:

  • Edward MacDowell (American)
  • Oliver Messiaen (French)
  • Elliott Carter (American)

Here are some photos of these guys in the above order:

Messiaen and Carter are decidedly 20th Century composers, while MacDowell was firmly planted in the 19th Century.

Enjoy their music tonight. And thanks for tuning IN to Classical Tune-Up!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:04 Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Four songs for double choir, Op. 141

1. An die Sterne

2. Ungewisses LIcht

3. Zuversicht

4. Tallismane

Cambridge Singers

 

John Rutter, dir.

Cambridge Singers – A Cappella Collegium Records (1993/2011))
7:18 Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Chansons françaises (FP 130)
7:40 Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) Hamlet & Ophelia, Op. 22 Ulster Orchestra

 

Takuo Yuasa, conductor

Edward MacDowell: American Classics: Suites 1 & 2/Hamlet & Ophelia Naxos (2000)
7:58 Oliver Messiaen (1908-1992) Quartet for the End of Time Amici Ensemble:

 

Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello; Patricia Parr, piano; Scott St. John, violin

Oliver Messiaen:  Quartet for the End of Time – Theme and Variations Naxos (2001)
8:49 Elliott Carter (1908-2012) A Symphony of Three Orchestras New York Philharmonic

 

Pierre Boulez, conductor

Pierre Boulez:  Carter & Varèse Sony Classics (1995)
9:10 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Six Bagatelles, Op. 126 John O’Conor, piano Beethoven Bagatelles Telarc Digital (1996)

 

Stormy Music for Stormy Weather!

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Greetings to all you music fans out in MusicLand! 

Tonight, Classical Tune-Up will present some positively stormy music to support the weather that’s coming our way to the Central Coast tonight. I am starting tonight’s show with music that hints at stormy weather — I will play “The Tempest” suite No. 2, Op. 109, No. 3, by Jean Sibelius. From there, we’ll go back in time a bit, before returning and completing the turn around the turn of the 20th Century with some sacred music as written by Anton Bruckner.

Enjoy tonight’s episode of Classical Tune-Up!

-Christopher Smith

 

Another Concerto with a Different Instrument

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Howdy to all you who love music!

Tonight’s Classical Tune-Up will start out with a request by a listener and KUSP personality, Dylan Music. Mr. Music wanted to hear the very famous violin concerto by Johannes Brahms and who am I to deny him that?! :-)

 

So a good chunk of our first hour begins the show with another concerto — a semi-non-theme from last week, perhaps (since I started with a piano concerto).

From there, all I can say is for you to please stay seated until this ride comes to a complete stop!

Thanks for listening.

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:03 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Adagio

III. Allegro giacoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco piú presto

Isabelle Faust, violin

 

Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Harding, cond.

Brahms:  Violin Concerto – String Sextet No. 2 Harmonia Mundi (2011)
7:45 Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Concerto in G minor (RV 104) “La Notte” Camerata Cologne Florilegium Musicale Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (1991)
Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750) Concerto in D minor
8:10 Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726) Cantique Quatrième “sur le Bonheur des justes et sur le Malheur des resprouvez” Veronique Gens, Sandrine Piau, Noemi Rime, Arlette Steyer – Sopranos Delalande:  Petit Motets Harmonia Mundi (1992)
8:23 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Introduction & Allegro for Flute, Clarinet, Harp & String Quartet Melos Ensemble Bartok – Farancaix – Khachaturian – Milhaud – Poulenc – Prokofiev – Ravel – Skalkottas: Chamber Music EMI Classics (1998)
8:35 Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) The Devil’s Sonata Andrew Manze, violin Tartini: The Devil’s Sonata and Other Works Harmonia Mundi (1997)
8:54 Elliott Carter (1908-2012) Figment IV Hsin-Yun Huang, viola Viola Viola Bridge Records(2012)
9:04 Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) 12 Fantasies for solo Violin (selections):

Nos 1-5

Andrew Manze, violin Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Violin Solo – Gulliver Suite for Two Violins Harmonia Mundi (1995)

 

Alotta Chamber Stuff tonight!

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Greetings all you music fans — welcome to the Classical Tune-Up blog. 

Tonight’s show will have a strong component of chamber music from across the centuries, as well as my requisite birthday celebrations (check out the first piece, a piano concerto by Carl Maria von Weber — AWESOME and CHARMING!)

I hope you have a safe and fun Thanksgiving Holiday. Thank s for your support in KUSP and in classical music. 

Cheers!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:04 Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) Piano Concerto No. 2 in E Flat Major, op. 32 Gerhard Oppitz, piano

 

Symphony Orchestra of Bavaria (des Bayerischen Rundfunks); Sir Colin Davis, cond.

Weber:  Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra BMG Classics [RCA Red Seal] (1997)
7:27 Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131 LaSalle Quartet Ludwig van Beethoven:  The Late String Quartets Deutsche Grammophon (1997)
8:09 Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Octet New York New Music Ensemble & Gunther Schuller (conductor) Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire / Stravinsky: Octet GM Recordings (1992)
8:27 Gioachino Rossini (1792-1826 Quartet No. 4 in B Flat Major (arr. Friedrich Berr) Ensemble Wien-Berlin: Wolfgang Schulz, flute; Karl Leister, clarinet; Guenter Hoegner, horn; Milan Turkovic, bassoon Rossini: Six Quartets for Flute, CLarinet, Horn, and Bassoon Sony Classical (1992)
8:43 Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon with strings Reinhold Friedrich, Carsten Wilkening, Werner Andreas Albert & Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt Hindemith: Complete Wind Concertos CPO (2013)
9:01 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1963) Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op. 26:

I. Andante – Allegro

II. Tema con variazione

III. Allegro ma non troppo

Evgeny Kissin, piano

 

Philharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Askenazy, cond.

Evgeny Kissin:  Prokofiev Piano Concertos 2 & 3 EMI Classics (2009)

Rock-n-Roll Classical!

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Greetings all music-loving Earthlings! 

Welcome to the Classical Tune-Up Blog. I will have to admit that I’m not quite sure what I mean by “Rock-n-Roll Classical,” but tonight, I aim to find out why that vertical — verbal — drift entered my brain. Just remember that in this sense, “Classical” might be any music that you won’t typically find on the Billboard charts. And tonight, I will crease and fold across the centuries with some pretty cool stuff — if I do say so myself. 

One goal I have tonight is to challenge you a bit with some extremes. But, we will start out gently enough to allow you to get your musical and cultural bearings before I smash them to smithereens! :)

I would also like to thank all of my listeners for indulging me over the past four weeks as I played some of my favorite musical movements and standalone works. I got some great feedback, so I feel like I hit a nice spot that resonated with you out there in RadioLand (or WebLand)…

Onward and upward. Enjoy tonight’s episode of Classical Tune-Up.

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

 

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) Selections from “El amor brujo”1. Introduccion2. Cancion del Amor dolido

3. Escena

4. Cancion del fuego fatuo

5. El Ccirculo magico

6. A medianoche

7. Danza ritual del fuego

Santa Fe Guitar Quartet Argentina’s Santa Fe Guitar Quartet Klavier Records (1993)
7:17 Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Petite Suite:I. En bateauII. Cortege

III. Menuet

IV. Ballet

7:33 Ravi Shankar (1920-2012) Raga Piloo Ravi Shankar, sitarYehudi Menuhin, violin  The Ravi Shankar Collection: West Meets East: The Historic Shankar/Menuhin Sessions EMI (1999 remaster)
7:47 Raga Dhun Ravi Shankar, sitar
8:00 Perotin the Great (ca. early 12th Century) Sederunt principes The Hilliard Ensemble Perotin ECM Records (1989)
8:11 Luigi Nono (1924-1990) “Hay que caminar” soñando (1989) Gidon Kremer & Tatiana Grindenko, violins Nono: La Lontananza / Hay Que Caminar Deutsche Grammophon (1992)
8:30 Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Nocturnes, Nos. 1-3, Op. 33Nocturne No. 4, Op. 36 Jean Martin, piano Faure: Nocturnes Vol. 1 Naxos (1994)
9:05 Frédéric Chopin (1820-1849) Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 Dinu Lipatti, piano

(recorded in 1947)

Dinu Lipatti: Chopin – Brahms – Ravel – Liszt – Enesco EMI (1989)

A final week of my “favorite” musical movements… and a few birthday celebrations…

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Greetings to all of you who love music (which I take is most of you) out there in MusicLand!

Tonight in the second hour, I will complete my fourth and final installment of my favorite musical movements. I will say, up front, that these “faves” of mine are both German composers from the 19th Century — I trust you can get down for that.

Scott Joplin (1868-1917)

 

Apart from that, I will celebrate the birthdays (November) of a couple of notables, which is something I simply can’t resist! (Simply look at the picture to your left and that will give you an idea…)

So hang with me on all this, so-called “classical music” stuff; but it will be both fun and also different, which is why I always say that on Classical Tune-Up, please stay seated until the ride comes to a complete stop.

Enjoy!

 

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

 

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Piano Rags (selections):1. Fig Leaf Rag (1908)

2. Scott Joplin’s New Rag (1912)

3. Euphonic Sounds – A Syncopated Novelty (1909)

4. Elite Syncopations (1902)

5. Bethena – A Concert Waltz (1905)

Joshua Rifkin, piano Scott Joplin – Piano Rags Electra/Asylium/Nonesuch Records (1987/1974)
7:30 John Williams (b. 1932) Concerto for Cello & Orchestra (1994)I. Theme and Cadenza

II. Blues

III. Scherzo

IV. Song

Yo-Yo Ma, cello 

Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles; John Williams, cond.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams Sony Classical (2002)
8:05 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Rhapsody No. 1 in B minor, Op. 79 Emanuel Ax, piano Brahms: Handel Variations, Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118 & Rhapsodies, Op. 79 Sony Classics/BMG (1992)
8:17 Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, 2nd movement (Molto Vivace) Berlin Philharmonic & Herbert von Karajan Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Deutsche Grammophon (1984)
8:34 François Couperin (1668-1733) Les gouts-reunis:  Concerto in G Major:I. Vivement

II. Air

III. Sarabande

IV. Chaconne

Musical Assembly Couperin: Chamber Music – L’espagnole – La piemontoise – Concerto No. 13 Music and Arts Programs of America (1994/2011)
Motet pour le jour de Pâques Judith Nelson & Emma Kirkby, sopranos 

Christopher Hogwood, chamber organ

François Couperin:  Trois Leçons de Ténèbres – Motet pour le jour de Pâques L’Oiseau-Lyre Records [Decca Records] (1978)
8:52 Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) “Perché t’en fuggi, o Fillide?” & “Dolcissimo uscignolo” Concerto Italiano; Rinaldo Alessandrini, dir. Ottavo Libro De’Madrigali Opus 111 (1997)
9:05 Paul Moravec (b. 1957) Piano QuintetI. –

II. –

III. –

The Lark Quartet & Jeremy Denk Composing America: The Lark Quartet Bridge Records (2014)

Attention All Music Lovers!

Greetings!

Thanks for tuning in-to the Classical Tune-Up blog. Tonight’s show (airing on 11/5/14) will include the third of four installments of my “Favorite Musical Movements.” That’s coming to you in the second hour of the show. Tonight will include a movement from a 20th Century piano concerto — again, one of my favorites — among other things musical.

Expect the usual potpourri of music that will keep you on the edge of your seat. But, as I always say, please stay seated until this ride comes to a complete stop!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) String Quartet No. 2 in D Major

1. Allegretto moderato

2. Scherzo: Allegro

3. Notturno:  Andante

4. Finale:  Andante – Vivace

Borodin Quartet:

 

Ruben Aharonian, violin; Andrei Abramenkov, violin; Igor Naidin, viola; Valentin Berlinsky, cello

Borodin Quartet – 60th Anniversary Onyx Classics (2005)
7:32 Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Quintet No. 1, Op. 89 in D minor Jean Hubeau, piano

 

Quartet (Quatuor) Via Nova

Fauré:  Deux Quintettes Pour Piano & Cordes, Op. 89 & 115 Erato (1988/1970)
8:08 Bela Bartók (1881-1945) Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95: I. Allegro Maurizio Pollini, Claudio Abbado & Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Deutsche Grammaphon (1979)
8:17 Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra: Allegro preciso Julian Bream, André Previn & London Symphony Orchestra Julian Bream: Rodrigo & Villa-Lobos BMG Classics (1991)
8:27 J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007:

I. Prelude

II. Allemande

III. Courante

IV. Sarabande

V. Menuett I and II

VI. Gigue

Amit Peled, cello Reflections – Amit Peled, Cello – Bach Bloch Centaur (2012)
8:47 Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676) Fantasy-suite in D minor:

I. Fantasy

II. Allman

III. Galliard

Academy of Ancient Music

Choir of the AAM; Richard Egarr, dir.

Christopher Gibbons: Motets, Anthems, Fantasias & Voluntaries Harmonia Mundi (2012)
8:55 Verso for the Double Organ in D minor Richard Egarr, organ
9:04 Johann Quantz (1697-1793) Concerto for Flute, Strings & Basso Continuo Rachel Brown, flute

The Hannover Band; Roy Goodman, dir. & harpsichord

Concert in Sansouci:  Music at the Court of Frederick the Great BMG Classics [RCA Victor Red Seal] (1997)
9:18 Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Frauenliebe und –leben , Op. 42 [selections]

1. Seit ich ihn gesehen

2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen

3. Ich kann’s nicht fassen

4. Du Ring an meinem Finger

 

Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano

 

Roger Vignoles piano

Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben Harmonia Mundi (2002)

 

…and if you ARE watching the World Series, turn the audio down on your video device and simply listen to **this**!

Greetings to all you music fans out there! This week, I will give you the second of four weekly installments of “My Favority Musical Movements.” These are made up of movements of works (rather than an entire work comprised of multiple movements) or shorter pieces that stand alone. You’ll get a few of those tonight in the 8 O’clock hour. 

Antiphonary fragment

 

 

 

Besides that, you’ll hear some pieces that may sound familiar to you, or may be familiar to you, and some that may not be so familiar to you. But then again, what else do you ever expect from  Classical Tune-Up?!

Thanks for tuning in tonight!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s playlist details are here:

 

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Cesar Frank (1822-1890) Violin Sonata in A Major (1886)1. Allegretto ben moderato

2. Allegro

3. Recitativo – Fantasia

4. Allegretto poco mosso

The Weiss Duo:Sidney Weiss, violin

Jeanne Weiss, piano

Violin Sonatas of Beethoven & Frank Crystal Records (2014/1968)
7:35 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) Confitebor tibi Domine:1. Confitebor (Coro)

2. Confessio (Solo Soprano)

3. Fidelia omnia (Solo Soprano)

4. Redemptionem misit (Coro)

5. Sanctum et terribile (Solo Alto)

6. Intellectus bonus (Solo Alto)

7. Gloria Patri (Coro)

8. Sicut erat (Coro)

Ann Monoyios, sopranoBalthasa-Neumann Choir; Freiburger Baroque Orchestra

 

Thomas Hengelbrock, dir.

Astorga: Stabat MaterPergolesi: Confitebor

Durante: Magnificat

Deutsch Harmonia Mundi (1997)
7:52 Concerto in G for Flute James Galway, flute 

I Solisti Veneti

Claudio Scimone, cond.

James Galway – Italian Flute Concertos BMG Classics [RCA Red Seal] (1993)
8:06 Anon. Gregorian Chant:Hymnus ad Laudes matutinas tempore Nativitatis Domini

 

Choralshola der Wiener HofburgkapelleP. Hubert Dopf S.J., dir Gregorian Chant Philips (1985)
8:14 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Mazurka No. 4 in A minor, Op. 17 Arthur Rubinstein, piano The Chopin Collection – The Mazurkas RCA Red Seal (1984)
8:18 W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) 1. Prelude & Fugue in D minor, K405/42. Largehtto cantabilie in D manor & Fugue K405/5

3. Adagio & Fugue in A minor,

4. Allegro in C minor, K Anh 444 & Fuga a due Cembali K426

 

Akademie fuer Alt Musik Berlin Adagios & Fuges – W. A. Mozart after J. S. Bach Harmonia Mundi (2014)
8:40 Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 Maria Kliegel, Cello 

Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Jean-François Monnard, cond.

Camille Saint-Saëns – Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Naxos (1997)
9:06 Alec Wilder (1907-1980) Woodwind Quintet No. 12 Solaris Wind Quintet Woodwind Quintets by Alec Wilder Crystal Records (2014)
9:20 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Mazurkas Op. 17 (nos. 1-3)1. B-flat

2. E minor

3. A-flat

Arthur Rubinstein, piano The Chopin Collection – The Mazurkas RCA Red Seal (1984)

If you’re NOT watching the World Series… listen to this!

Dear Music Fans!

Tonight’s show — and indeed for the next month — with be a little bit on the kitschy side, perhaps, but I will be presenting some of “Chris’ Favorite Music Movements” during the second hour of the show. So stay tuned in — or “webbed” in — to that.

Also tonight, I’ve got some music by Igor Stravinsky on tap for no particular reason other than that I like it! :-)  

Then, as ever, you will be put on this wild ride through the centuries of so-called “classical” music — so please stay seated until the ride comes to a complete stop!

And by the way, you CAN listen to Classical Tune-Up while you watch the World Series…just tune down your television and turn up the volume on KUSP!

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 James Ehnes, violin

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits, cond.

Britten & Shostakovich – James Ehnes Onyx (2013)
7:39 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Nocturnal After John Dowland, Op. 70 (1976) Giacomo Fiore, guitar

 

Colors Giacomo Fiore (2011)
8:01 Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, op. 110 Wilhelm Kempff, piano Ludwig Van Beethoven – The Late Piano Sonatas Deutsche Grammaphon (1965)
8:14 Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) “Movements” for Piano and Orchestra (1958) [rec. 1984] Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Moscow Conservatory Orchestra

Yuri Nikolayevsky, cond.

Sviatoslav Richter – Stravinsky, Bartók, Hindemith Yedang Classics (2001)
8:26 John Adams (b. 1947) 5 Pages from John’s Book of Alleged Dances (1994):

1. Judah to the Ocean

2. Dogjam

3. Habanera

4. Toot Nipple

5. Rag the Bone

The Lark Quartet with Yousif Sheronick, percussion Composing America – The Lark Quartet Bridge Records (2014)
8:42 Imogen Holst (1906-1984) Mass in A minor (1927) Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Graham Ross, dir. Imogen Holst – Choral Works – World Premier Recordings Harmonia Mundi (2012)
9:07 Edison Denisov (1929-1996) Au Plus Haut Des Cieux (song cycle for soprano and chamber orchestra) [1987] Brigitte Peyre, soprano; Daniel Kawka & Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain Denisov: Au plus haut des cieux Harmonia Mundi (2012)

 

Thanks for the support… some birthday celebrations… etc…

Dear Music Fan!

Thank you for your great support of KUSP in the Fall pledge drive just concluded. Those of you who pledged have voiced your support of the programs you hear on KUSP. I sincerely thank all of you. For those of you who didn’t pledge your support — but want to — you can still make your support known by going to the KUSP website and clicking the Donate button — please feel free to do so!

I also want to thank my pledge mates for the past two weeks, Sabrina Eastwood and Jennifer Cass. Having you two in the studio supporting Classical Tune-Up means so much to me!

Tonight we’ll get back to the full-time objective of providing you the best in eclectic classical music, which Classical Tune-Up always endeavors to deliver.

Enjoy tonight’s music. And thanks again for your support.

-Christopher Smith

Tonight’s detailed playlist is here:

Classical Tune-Up

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hosted by Christopher Smith

Time Composer Selection Performers Record Title Label
7:02 Leonardo Balada (b. 1933) Zapata:  Images for Orchestra (1988)

I. Waltz

II. March

III. Elegy

IV. Wedding Dance

Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra

Salvador Mas Conde, cond.

Leonardo Balada: Guernica – Symphony No. 4 – Zapata Naxos (2004)
7:24 Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Piano Concerto, Op. 38

I. Allegro appassionato

II. Canzone – Moderato

III. Allegro Molto

John Browning, piano

 

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin, cond.

Barber:  Symphony No. 1 – Piano Concerto RCA Red Seal/BMG Classics (1991)
7:53 Domenic Scarlatti (1685-1757) Keyboard Sonata in B Minor (K. 227). Arr. J. Gray and R. Pearl) Julian Gray & Ronald Pearl, classical guitar duo Baroque Inventions:  Music of Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti Dorian Recordings (1995)
8:06 Keyboard Sonata in D major, K.33. (arr. J. Gray and R. Pearl)
8:10 Keyboard Sonata in D major, K.137/L.315/P.231 (arr. J. Gray and R. Pearl)
8:22 Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) String Quartet in E minor

I. Allegro

II. Andantino

III. Prestissimo

IV. Scherzo – Fugue: Allegro Assai Mosso

Verdi Quartet Giuseppe Verdi, String Quartet in E minor – Benjamin Britten, String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94 Hänsler Classic (2001)
8:41 Charles Ives (1874-1954) Sunrise (1926) Henry Herford, baritone

Ensemble Modern; Ingo Metzmacher, cond.

A Portrait of Charles Ives EMI Classics (1992)
8:47 Central Park in the Dark (1906) Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Litton, cond.

Ives:  Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 – Central Park in the Dark Hyperion (ca 2007)
9:02 Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951 Phantasy for Violin and Piano Accompaniment, Op. 47 Yehudi Menuhin, violin

Glenn Gould, piano

Gould Meets Menuhin Sony Classical (1966/1993)
9:16 Steven Mark Kohn Hymn for String Orchestra (1992) San Jose Chamber Orchestra

Barbara Day Turner, cond.

San Jose Chamber Orchestra BMS Records (1997); SCJO
9:26 Alexander Scriabin Deux Morceaux, Op. 57 [selection] (Désir) Glenn Gould, piano The Glenn Gould Silver Jubilee Album Sony Classics (1994)