Musica della sera

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hosted alternate weeks by Meera Collier and Nicholas Mitchell
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Happy Diwali!

Diwali, Indian Festival of Lights

 

Diwali also known as Deepavali and the “festival of lights“, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November. This year, Diwali was this week.

In my office, I would say that about 70% of the department is from India, and they wanted to celebrate Diwali with the rest of us, so we all dressed up (some of the women even brought saris from home to share with the women who didn’t have them, myself included!) and went out to lunch together, and had a marvelous time. One of my co-workers asked if I could play Indian Classical Music on my classical music radio show… I told him I would try to find something that would work,  thinking that there must be some Ravi Shankar / Classical Music crossover, but even though I gave myself some extra time in the KUSP CD library, I didn’t find anything like that.

So I went with a Yo-Yo Ma Silk Road CD, and called it a day.

The other thing that I wanted to do with the show was to honor the passing of Stephen Paulus, an American composer who passed away on 10/19. He “… passed away peacefully in Minnesota on Sunday, October 19th from complications of a stroke he suffered last year. A prolific composer of over 500 works, he enjoyed writing for a variety of audiences and performers. He was an ardent advocate and mentor to many young composers, co-founding the American Composers Forum in 1973, the largest composer service organization in the world.” (From Stephen Paulus’ website.)

 

I also wanted to continue with my Grat Etude, this show featuring Day Three, being thankful for the Things.  Truly, I am not sure what music I could get to match these things, so pick your favorite music and attach each of these items to it!

Resources.  I can eat good, healthy, nourishing food, prepared with love and intention, whenever I choose to. I can drink clean water that comes magically out of the pipes whenever I wish. I can decide what I want to wear every day, and pick which shoes I wear and which bag to carry. I have a few dollars in my pocket and expect to receive a paycheck every two weeks. I am so very rich, even though I am in the proverbial 99%. I am so grateful that I have the resources that so many lack. I am so grateful to have the resources that I can share. 

Education.  These resources would not be available to me, at least in as much abundance, without the education to back it up. I started attending school and having music lessons from age three, and continued without stop through my bachelor’s degree. The schools I attended were safe, in decent repair, and full of enthusiastic teachers. The schools had art programs, music programs, food programs, and other extras. I am so grateful for all forms of formal education I received.

Transportation.  I have a safe, reliable, and even somewhat handsome car (and even more decadent, a Prius!), and have almost always had access to any kind of transportation I needed to provide for myself and my family. I grew up with a public transit system in a large city, and when I moved away, after college, I was able to purchase my own car. Every time I sit in my car and put on my seat belt, I am thankful for what it gives me, literally and symbolically. Transportation is one of those things like food, shelter, and clothing: required for life. And for this, I am grateful.

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm, Pacific Time

Playlist for Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hosted by Meera Collier

Time
(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

Richard Rodney Bennett

(1936 – 2012)

A Colloquy with God

New York Polyphony

Times Go by Turns

(2013)

BIS Records

 

 

Stefano Fabri

(ca. 1606 – 1657)

Beatus Vir

A SeiVoci, Bernard Fabre-Garrus, director

Fabri: Vesperae a quattuor choris

(1998)

Naïve

7:15

Improvised after Henestrosa & Cabezón

Entrada

Andrew Lawrence-King,
Spanish double-harp, renaissance harp, organ, harpsichord, psaltery

The Harp Consort

El arte de fantasia – El libro de cifra
nueva (1557)

(2004)

Harmonia Mundi

 

 

Cabezón
/ Luis Venegas de Henestrosa
(c. 1510 – 1570)

Tres sobre el canto llano de La alta

 

 

Josquin (c. 1440 – 1521) / Narváez

Canción del Emperador:
Mille regres

 

 

Crequillon (1480 – 1557) / Henestrosa

Canción: Demandez vous

 

 

Anonymous / Henestrosa

Canción: Je vous

 

 

Anonymous

          L’bouan houme Andrio

          Y a de belle filles
partout

          Les filles du Câté

          Les filles des parreisses

The Harp Consort, Andrew Lawrence-King, director

Clara Sanabras, soprano, baroque
guitar; Paul Hillier, baritone

Andrew Lawrence-King, harps psaltery, chifournie

Les Travailleurs de la Mer

(2004)

Harmonia Mundi

7:45

John Dowland

(1563 – 1626)

Weep you no more, sad fountains

Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars

Dawn Upshaw, soprano

White Moon: Songs to Morpheus

(1996)

Nonesuch

 

Henry Purcell

(1659 – 1696)

See, Even Night

 

Heitor Villa-Lobos

(1887 – 1959)

Aria from Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5

8:00

Stephen Paulus

(1949 – 2014)

          The day is done

          Pilgrims’ Hymn

          Hymn to the Eternal Flame

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Stephen Layton, conductor

Beyond All Mortal Dreams: America A Cappella

(2011)

Hyperion

 

Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind

Texts by Carl Sandburg


I.     
The Woman Named Tomorrow


II.     
We Are The Greatest


III.     
Rats and Lizards


IV.     
The Wind and the Dust

Dale Warland Singers, Dale Warland, director

Choral Currents

(1991)

Innova

8:30

Charles Ives

(1874 – 1954)

          Song (She is Not Fair)

          The All-Enduring

Jan deGaetani, mezzo-soprano

Gilbert Kalish, piano

Songs
of America: On Home, Love, Nature, and Death

(1988)

Elektra Nonesuch

 

Rebecca Clarke

(1886 – 1979)

          Lethe

 

Peter Warlock

(1894 – 1930)

The Night

James Bowman, countertenor; Kenneth Weiss, piano

Songs for Ariel

(2005)

Satirino Records

8:45

Mark O’Connor

(b. 1961)

Appalachia Waltz

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Solo

(1999)

Sony Classical

 

George Gershwin

(1898 – 1937)

The Man I Love (Arranged for Left Hand by Earl Wild as Etude No. 3)

Leon Fleisher, piano

Leon Fleisher: All the Things You Are

(2014)

Bridge Records

9:00

Johann Sebastian Bach

Contrapunctus 1, 2, 3

New Century Saxophone Quartet

The Art of the Fugue

(2004)

Channel Classics

 

Charlie Buel

Reflections on Raga Todi

Dale Wolford, soprano saxophone

More than Sax

(1994)

Gliddon Productions

 

KayhanKalhor

Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur

Yo-Yo Ma, Edward Arron, cellos

Kayhan Kalhor,
kemancheh

Siamak Jahangiri,
ney

Siamak Aghaei,
santur

Sandeep Das, tabla

Colin Jacobsen, Todd Reynolds, violins

Nicholas Cords, Leo Suzuki, violas

Edgar Meyer, bass

Silk Road Journeys: When
Strangers Meet

(2001)

Sony Classical

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We Shall Be Released

Every afternoon that autumn
walking across campus
past the conservatory
I heard the soprano
practicing
her voice rising
making its way up the scale
straining to claim each note
weeks of work
of days
growing shorter
darker
storms slamming the campus
the semester staggering
to an end
everyone exhausted
drained
heading out and going home
the campus nearly deserted
but the soprano
still working the scales
when I passed under the trees
the liquidambars on fire
the clouds like great cities
sailing out to sea
and didn’t I ascend
with her
my own weariness
and sorrows
dropping away
didn’t we rise together
her voice straining
wavering
at the top of its range
almost reaching
almost claiming
that high
free-of-the-body
final note

“We Shall Be Released” by Joseph Stroud, from Of This World. © Copper Canyon Press, 2009.

From The Writer’s Almanac, with Garrison Keillor, September 17, 2014

Joseph Stroud

California Poet Joseph Stroud

─N.M.

The monks of Solesmes wrote the book on Gregorian Chant

Early vocal music figures prominently on the show.  Gregorian (6th Century), Perotin (fl. 1200), but nothing more modern than a J.S. Bach motet.

 

Abbey of St. Peter, Solesmes

Benedictine Monastery of St. Peter’s Abbey, Solesmes, France

The monks of the Abbey of Solesmes in France were charged with the compilation of commonly used Gregorian chants in the Catholic service, the result is the Liber Usualis, which also contains a guide on performance practice and how to read the neumes, so it’s especially interesting to hear how they do it. I think it’s been out of print since Vatican II, but I managed to get my hands on a copy.

 

Liber Usualis in My Hands

A volume of the Liber Usualis open to the poetic Gregorian sequence ‘Dies Irae”, some of the most evocative and sensational writing in the Catholic liturgy.

Playlist for Thursday, October 16, 2014

 

Time
(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record
Title

Label

7:00

Gregorian

Introit:
Iubilate; Hymn: Salve Festa
Dies; Antiphon: Salve Regina; Angelus (bells)

Monastic
Choir of the Abbey of St. Peter, Solesmes; Dom Jean
Claire, conductor

Gregorian
Sampler

Solesmes

 

Johannes Tinctoris

Kyrie from Missa
sine nomine

Early Music Consort of London;
David Munrow, conductor

The Art of the Netherlands

EMI

 

Antoine Brumel

Gloria
from Missa ‘Et ecce terrae
motus

7:30

Josquin Desprez

Credo super ‘De tous biens

 

Pierre de la Rue

Sanctus
from Missa ‘Ave sanctissima
Maria’

 

Heinrich Isaac

Agnus Dei from Missa
‘La bassadanza

 

Nicolas de Marie

Frere Jehan

Chamber
Singers of the University of California, Santa
Cruz; Nicole A. Paiement, conductor; The Rafi Renaissance Flute Consort; Robert Strizich, lute; Leta Miller,
Renaissance flute

Les Plaisirs d’Amour

Intrada

 

Vulfran Samin

Amour m’a
mis

 

Jean Guyon

De noz deux cueurs

 

Robert Godard

Mariez-moy mon pere

 

Gabriel Coste

Si les oyseaulx

8:00

Henri Fresneau

Souspir d’amours

 

Pierre Colin

Comment
mon Coeur

 

Perotin

Beata viscera

The Hilliard Ensemble; Paul
Hillier, conductor

Perotin

ECM

 

J.S. Bach

Prelude
& Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543

E.
Power Biggs, organ (Flentrop organ in the Busch-Reisinger
Museum, Harvard)

J.S.
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, Passacaglia & Fugue, etc.

Sony

8:30

 

Motet: Fürchte
dich nicht, BWV 228

BBC Singers; Stephen Cleobury, conductor

J.S. Bach Motets

BBC Music

 

Arcangelo Corelli

Concerto
in D Major, Op.6, No.7; Concerto in D Major, Op.6, No.1 (transcribed for
recorders)

American
Bach Soloists; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor; Dan Laurin
and Hanneke van Proosdij,
recorders

Corelli:
Six Concerti Grossi, Opus 6

americanbach.org

9:00

Christopher Gibbons

Not unto us, O Lord; Organ Voluntarie
in C; Above the Stars my Saviour dwells

The Academy of Ancient Music;
Choir of the AAM; Richard Egarr, conductor and
organ

Christopher
Gibbons: Motets, anthems, fantasias & voluntaries

Harmonia
Mundi

 

José Gallés

Sonata in B Minor

Ida
Presti and Alexandre Lagoya, guitars

Baroque
Music for Guitars

Philips

 

Johann Pachelbel

Canon and Gigue

The Academy of Ancient Music; Christophr
Hogwood, conductor

The
Baroque Experience, Volume 4

L’Oiseau-Lyre

 

George Frideric Händel

Allegro in D Minor (faded out)

Ida
Presti and Alexandre Lagoya, guitars

Baroque
Music for Guitars

Philips

─NM

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Beethoven Piano Sonata Playoff Winners

Beethoven at the piano 2

A messy piano is a sign of a brilliant mind.

Meera and I completed our radio show series of the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas during the Fall Membership Drive, Thursday October 9th. The goal was to feature a different pianist for each sonata. We almost got there. When I find a unique pianist for #19 or #20 we’ll be sure to play it on the next show!

I’ll be punching up this blog post in the coming days, as time permits, to add identifications of the sonatas and also include links to the wonderful Andras Schiff lecture segments for each of the sonatas.

And the winners are:

1. Glenn Gould
2. Murray Perahia
3. Angela Hewitt
4. Jenő Jandó
5. Tatyana Zagorovskaya
6. Richard Goode
7. Bernard Roberts
8. Gerhard Oppitz
9. Awadagin Pratt
10. Andras Schiff
11. Paul Lewis
12. John O’Conor
13. Maurizio Pollini
14. Vladimir Horowitz
15. Alfred Brendel
16. Emil Gilels
17. Daniel Barenboim
18. Wilhelm Kempff
19. Ronald Brautigam
20. Ronald Brautigam
21. Hiroko Nakamura
22. Artur Schnabel
23. Vladimir Ashkenazy
24. Stephen Kovacevich
25. Melvyn Tan
26. Van Cliburn
27. Sviatoslav Richter
28. Hélène Grimaud
29. Claudio Arrau
30. Mia Chung
31. Dejan Lazic
32. Edith Vogel

─NM

A Grat Etude: The Places

The second in a series of things for which I am grateful.

home

A place I can call Home.  Some places are more Home than others, and some are more ingrained into my being than others. My grandmother Dobbie’s house is home. My father’s house is rapidly becoming a place that is as familiar as home. Our house in Philadelphia, where we lived for five years (the longest anywhere in my first 25 years) was home. I lived in Boulder Creek for fourteen years; that was definitely home. Even my apartment now, in which I have lived for just over a year is home, and becoming more Home by the day. But no matter the circumstances, I have always had a place to lay my head, every night. A place I could receive mail and unpack the boxes and organize my books. For this I am grateful.

Music in this show with this theme: Sea Fever, The Vagabond, L’invitation au voyage, Loch Lomond

USA

My country. The United States of America, how can I love you? As my friend David Epstein said on the last July 4:

I’ve had some sturm-und-drang romantic relationships, but I’ve never felt love as conflicted and uneasy as the love I feel for the United States. For sheer moral complexity, it ranks right up there with my loves of eating meat and driving alone in my car. Hell, I guess all three of those can go into the same plastic grocery bag.

I am more likely to quote “This Land is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful” than our national anthem. I am more likely to hold our varied and bumpy history in the hollow of my heart and sing “We Shall Overcome” than raise my fist and chant “U.S.A.! U.S.A!”. This country is so full of wonders, the new and fresh, the independent — the oceans and deserts and mountains and canyons, the swamps and the mosquitoes and cheesesteaks and birds and salt flats and redwoods and saguaro cacti and glaciers and Bourbon and soft fields waving in anticipation of thunderstorms. We listen to jazz while playing cards and eating gyros and drinking Margaritas and smelling the Italian food from the house next door. We have opinions and raise banners and drive our cars and have moments of silence as we watch the moon rise over the horizons that stretch beyond all we imagine. We value our privacy and share our intimate details on the Internet and become enraged when that information is shared. We value hard work and believe in a dream that only some can achieve, but are generous and share our bounty while having hope for the future. This country is so full of contradictions, and I am often embarrassed to be an American — but where else could I live? Where else embodies the contradictions that we feel? I am so thankful for this loud, obnoxious, smelly, beautiful cacophony.

Music in this show with this theme: Shenandoah, Dream Rag, Chaconne à son Goût

KUSP

The Virtual Worlds of the Internet and the Radio.  From around the turn of the century to now, I have hosted a classical radio show, and I have met and re-connected with the most amazing people and witnessed some pretty incredible things.  Most of the people hearing these words would not know me if I were to walk into their living rooms, and yet they have invited me into their cars and workspaces and homes without a second thought. I have washed dishes with them, painted houses with them, driven hundreds of miles and run countless errands with them, had arguments, daydreamed, laughed, and become choked up. They have offered support to me in more ways than I can count. I have supported them in every way I know how. I have witnessed their transformations, from offering music of celebration to music of remembrance, from honoring birthdays to honoring births, from music for the seasons to music of love, to offering a vigil while we as a community held our breath as one of our members entered into his final journey. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity and have been a part of this amazing group of people.

Music in this show with this theme: Fumeux fume par fume, Dieus, Biaute, Donceur, Nature (both of these selections were from a CD sent to me by a listener); The splendour falls on castle walls (a piece introduced to me by a listener)

–Meera

Musica della sera

Classical Music
7:00-9:30pm, Pacific Time

Playlist for Thursday,
October 09, 2014

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

Bernard de Ventadour

(c. 1195)

Can vei
la lauzeta mover

Sonus: James
Carrier, Hazel Ketchum, John Holenko

Songs
& Dances of the Middle Ages

(1993)

Dorian

 

Anon.

         Plany d’Estelina

         Saeta Antigua

Montserrat Figueras, mezzo-soprano

Lux Feminae (900 – 1600)

(2006)

Alia Vox

 

Nicolas Vallet

(c. 1583 – after1642)

Allemande fortune helas
pourquoy

Paul O’Dette, lute

Le
Secret des Muses

Harmonia Mundi

 

Solage

Fumeux fume par fume (Out of dreams the
dreamer dreams up)

Gothic Voices

The
Unknown Lover: Songs by Solage and Machaut

(2006)

Avie

 

Guy de Machaut

Dieus, Biaute, Donceur, Nature (God, Beauty, Sweetness, and Nature)

7:30

Anonymous

Une Jeune Filette

Montserrat Figueras,
mezzo-soprano;

Hesperion XXI / Le Concert Des Nations, Jordi Savall

La Barcha d’Amore: 1563 – 1685

(2008)

Alia Vox

 

J.B. Lully

Rondeau du “Mariage
Forcee

7:45

Francis Poulenc

(1899 – 1963)

Quatre Petite Prieres de St.
Francois d’Assise

Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings, director

The
Anniversary Album: 1978 – 1988

Chanticleer Records

 

Frederick Delius

(1862 – 1934)

The splendour falls on castle
walls

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, director

Cambridge
Singers: A Cappella

(1993)

Collegium

8:00

Henri Duparc

(1848 – 1933)

         L’invitation au voyage

         La vague et la cloche

Dietrich Henschel, baritone; Fritz
Schwinghammer, piano

Invitation
Au Voyage

(2006)

Harmonia Mundi

 

Trad.

Arr. Jonathan Quick

         Sea-Fever

O
Musica Intima

Clear

Atma Classique

 

         Shenandoah, Arr. James Erb

         Loch Lomond

 

John Ireland

(1879 – 1962)

     Sea Fever

         The Vagabond

Bryn Terfel, baritone; Malcolm
Martineau, piano

The Vagabond

Deutsche Grammophon

8:30

9:00

Ludwig van Beethoven

(1770 – 1827)

Sonata
in C minor, Op. 111

         Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

         Arietta: Adagio molto semplice
e cantabile

Edith Vogel, piano

Beethoven
Piano Sonatas: Volume II Number 7

(1994)

BBC Music

 

Arthur Marshall

(1885 – 1938)

         Dream Rag

         The Pippin

Scott Kirby, piano

Grace & Beauty: Ragtime Classics

(1998)

Viridiana Productions

 

Peter Schickele

(b. 1935)

Chaconne à son Goût

[exegesis of this pun]

The New York Pick-Up Ensemble, Jorge Mester, conductor

P.D.Q. Bach: Two Pianos are Better Than One (1994)

Telarc

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Fall Membership Drive 2014

Musica della sera is a classical music radio show
Tonight Nicholas Mitchell and Meera Collier make their case for supporting public radio while providing some fine classical music betweentimes, of course.
Tonight (Thursday, 10/2/2014) on KUSP Santa Cruz, 88.9 FM, 7:00-9:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Playlist for Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record
Title

Label

7:00

Jean-Philippe Rameau

(1683 – 1764)

Les Sauvages, ou Danse du Grand Calumet
de la Paix

Kenneth
Gilbert, harpsichord

Rameau:
Les Indes Galantes

Harmonia Mundi

 

Anonymous

My Lady Carey’s Dompe

Paul O’Dette,
lute

The Royal Lewters

Harmonia Mundi

 

Giovanni Pierluigi
da Palestrina

(1525 – 1594)

Sicut cervus desiderat

Choir
of Westminster Cathedral; James O’Donnell, conductor

Palestrina:
Missa Aeterna Christi Munera

Hyperion

 

Johann Christoph Bach

(1642 – 1703)

Der Mensch,
vom Weibe geboren

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Richard
Marlow, director

Bach Family Motets

Conifer Records

7:30

Anonymous

Nun ist alles überwunden

Cantus Cölln & Concerto Palatino; Konrad
Junghänel, director

Altbachisches Archiv

Harmonia Mundi

 

Johann Bach

(1604 – 1673)

Unser Leben
ist ein Schatten

 

Georg Christoph
Bach

(1642 – 1697)

Siehe, wie fein
un lieblich ist’s

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

(1685 – 1750)

Aria & Chorale: Alles, was von Gott geboren from Cantata
Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott
, BWV 80

American Bach Soloists &
American Bach Choir; Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

(A semi-local ensemble, based in SF Bay Area!)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Favorite
Cantatas

American
Bach Soloists

8:00

         Contrapunctus 3. Einfache Fuge über die Umkehrung des Themas, a 4

         Kanon 15. Kanon in der Oktave, a 4

         Contrapunctus 8. Tripelfuge über zwei neue
Themen und das variierte Hauptthema, a 3

Die Akademie für
Alte Musik, Berlin

J.S.
Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge

Harmonia Mundi

 

C.P.E. Bach

(1714 – 1788)

Fantasy in C major

Christopher Hogwood,
fortepiano

C.P.E. Bach: 3 Quartets, etc.

Editions de L’oiseau

8:30

Ludwig van Beethoven

(1770 – 1827)

Piano Sonata
No. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110

Dejan Lazić, piano

Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 4, Piano Sonatas

Channel Classics

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

       Contrapunctus 11. Tripelfuge
über zwei neue Themen

       Kanon 14. Kanon
in Gegenbewegung un Vergrößerung

       Contrapunctus 13a. Spiegelfuge
uber das variierte Thema un seine Umkehrung, a 3

Die Akademie für Alte Musik,
Berlin

J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge

Harmonia Mundi

9:00

Andrea Gabrieli

(c. 1510 – 1586)

        Ricercar a 4 del
sesto tuono

        Canzon alla Francese: Petit Jacquet

        Ricercar a 4 del
duodecimo tuono

His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts, His Majesty’s Consort of Voices; Timothy
Roberts, conductor; Jeremy West, cornetto

Gabrieli:
Missa Pater peccavi

Hyperion

 

Antonio Vivaldi

(1678 – 1741)

Concerto in re minore RV 454 per oboe, archi e
basso continuo

Orchestra Barocca
Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini,
concertatore e oboe

Vivaldi: Concerti per vari strumenti

Naïve

 

The coastline at Big Sur from Bixby Bridge Monterey California USA

 

Listen Live

 

pledge-drive-button-5

─NM

Musica della sera is a classical music radio show broadcast Thursday nights, 7:00-9:30 pm (Pacific) on KUSP Santa Cruz, 88.9 FM. Listen Live or listen to the Most Recent Show.

Follow us on Twitter: Meera and Nicholas and on Facebook: Meera, Nicholas,
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A Grat Etude: The People

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I was challenged to spend five days coming up with three things for which I am thankful. After completing the exercise, I realized that I have musical connotations with each of them, and what better way to illustrate my gratitude than by sharing those works with you.

The program this week focused on the first day, which I categorized as “The People”. I am so thankful for…

  • The people in my life who have shown me how to become the person I want to be. These are my teachers. My siblings. My parents. My grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. My lovers. My crushes. My idols. My mentors and managers. Even some celebrities. And my friends, oh my friends. I am grateful.
  • The people in my life who make me laugh — deep, intense, bellyaching laughter. My friends, your senses of humor are the carbonation to my life. I am grateful.
  • The people in my life who create the beauty all around me. I so love the creators of the arts that hang the jewels in the sky: the musicians, the dancers, calligraphers, painters, writers, film makers, photographers, poets, storytellers, actors, winemakers, designers, sculptors, makeup artists, potters, knitters, novelists… You inspire me. I am grateful.

 

–Meera

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm, Pacific Time

Playlist for Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hosted by Meera Collier

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

 

A Grat Etude: The People

 

The Teachers

7:00

William Byrd

(1543 – 1623)

       Sing Joyfully

       Non vos relinquam

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, conductor

Ave Verum Corpus

(1989)

Collegium

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756 – 1791)

Fantasy in C Minor, K. 396

Alfred Brendel, piano

Brendel / Mozart

(1966)

Vangard Classics

 

Frederic Chopin

(1810 – 1849)

       Nocturne in F major, Op. 15 No. 1

       Nocturne in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

       Nocturne in G minor, Op. 15 No. 3

Angela Hewitt, piano

Chopin Nocturnes

(2004)

Hyperion

7:30

Robert Schumann

(1810 – 1856)

       Ständchen, Op. 36/2

       Nachtlied, Op. 96/1

Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano

Roger Vignoles, piano

Schumann: Frauenliebe und –leben

(2002)

Harmonia Mundi

 

Traditional

Deep River

Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings, director

Chanticleer: Where the Sun Will Never Go Down

(1990)

Chanticleer Records

7:40

Einojuhani Rautavaara

(b. 1928)

Lorca
Suite, Op. 72

       Canción de jinete (The Rider)

       El Grito (The Scream)

       La luna asoma (The Moon comes out)

       Malagueña

Estonia Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier, director

Baltic Voices 1

(2002)

Harmonia Mundi

 

Frank Martin

(1890 – 1974)

Kyrie

Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw, conductor

Evocation of the Spirit

(1995)

Telarc

8:00

Samuel Barber

(1910 – 1981)

Agnus Dei

 

Claude Debussy

(1862 – 1918)

Bergamesque Suite: Prelude

Children’s Corner: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

Lívia Rév, piano

Piano Music by Claude Debussy

(1991)

Hyperion

 

Rêverie

Jacques Loussier, piano; Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac, bass; André
Arpino, drums

Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Debussy

(2000)

Telarc

 

The People Who Make Me Laugh

8:20

Sergei Prokofiev

(1891 – 1953)

Symphony
No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 “Classical”

       Allegro

       Larghetto

       Gavotte: Non troppo allegro

       Final: Molto vivace

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar, conductor

Prokofiev:
Symphonies No. 1 “Classical”, etc.

(1995)

Naxos

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ein musikalischer Spaß, K. 522 (A Musical Joke)

       Allegro

       Menuetto (Maestoso & Trio

       Adagio cantabile

       Presto

The English Concert, Andrew Manze,
director

Mozart: Night Music

(2003)

Harmonia Mundi

 

The Artists

9:00

Anonymous

“How should I your love know” (Hamlet IV/5)

Deller-Consort, Alfred Deller, countertenor & director

Desmond Dupré, lute

Shakespeare Songs and Consort Music

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

 

Francis Cutting

Walsingham Variations

 

Anonymous

We be soldiers three

 

Jan Pzn Sweelinck

(1562 – 1621)

Pseaume 90

Netherlands Chamber Choir, Paul Van Nevel, conductor

Music in the Light of Vermeer

Radio Netherlands

 

Jacob van Eijck

(c. 1590 – 1657)

Preludium ofte Voorspel

Marijke Miessen,
recorder

 

Adrianus Valerius

(c. 1570 – 1625)

Engels Malsims

Toyohiko Satoh, lute

 

Jacob van Eijck

Bravade

Heiko ter
Schegget, recorder

 

Nicolas Vallet

(c. 1585 – c. 1650)

Carillon de village

Toyohiko Satoh, lute

Musica della sera Playlist Archive

Mia Chung Plays Beethoven

Listen Live

Tonight’s featured Beethoven piano sonata, No.30 in E Major, Opus 109, and featured pianist is Mia Chung.

 

Mia Chung

 

Andras Schiff presented a lecture series on the complete set of 32 Beethoven piano sonatas: Click Here to listen to the portion dealing with No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109, replete with musical examples.

Playlist for Thursday, September 18, 2014

 

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

Antonio
Vivaldi

Gelido in ogni vena” from Il Farnace

Cecilia
Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; Arnold Schoenberg Chor; Il Giardino Armonico;
Giovanni Antonini,
conductor

The Vivaldi
Album

Decca

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Four Hymns for tenor, viola, and strings:
I. Lord! Come Away!; II. Who is this Fair One; III. Come love, Come Lord; IV.
Evening Hymn

John Mark Ainsley,
tenor; Matthew Souter, viola; Corydon Orchestra; Matthew Best, conductor

Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem, Toward the Unknown Region

Hyperion

7:30

Dmitri Shostakovich

Moderato for Cello and Piano

Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello; Pascal Amoyel,
piano

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto Cello Sonata

Harmonia Mundi

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No.30 in E Major, Op. 109

Mia Chung, piano

Beethoven: Sonatas & Bagatelles vol.
II

Channel Classics

8:00

Dmitri Shostakovich

Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107

Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello; BBC National Orchestra of
Wales; Pascal Rophé, conductor

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto Cello Sonata

Harmonia Mundi

8:40

Jean
Sibelius

Luonnotar, Op. 70: Tone Poem for Soprano
and Orchestra

Phyllis
Curtin, soprano; New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein

Sibelius:
Symphony No.2; Luonnotar

Sony

 

Franz Schubert

An die untergehende Sonne, D 457

Matthias Goerne, baritone;
Helmut Deutsch, piano

Schubert: Wanderers Nachtlied

Harmonia Mundi

 

Lachen un Weinen,
D. 777; Wanderers Nachtlied, D 768

Matthias
Goerne, baritone; Eric Schneider, piano

9:00

Ludwig van Beethoven

Six Bagatelles, Op. 126

András Schiff,
piano

Beethoven’s Broadwood Piano

Hungaraton

 

Franz
Schubert

Erster Verlust,
D.226

Matthias
Goerne, baritone; Eric Schneider, piano

Schubert:
Wanderers Nachtlied

Harmonia
Mundi

─NM

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Grant Us Peace

Playlist for Musica della sera, Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hosted by Meera Collier

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

Johannes Brahms

(1833 – 1897)

Two Motets for unaccompanied
five-part chorus, Op. 29


Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
(There is salvation come to us)


Schaffe in mir, Gott
(Create in me)

Corydon Singers

Matthew Best, director

Brahms Motets

(1989)

Hyperion

7:15

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

  1. Selig
    sind, die da Leid tragen
  1. Den alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras
  1. Herr, lehre doch mich
  1. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
  1. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
  1. Denn wir haben hie
  1. Selig sind die Toten

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Robert Spano, conductor

Twyla Robinson, soprano

Mariusz Kwiecien, baritone

Ein Deutsches Requiem

(2008)

Telarc

8:30

Ludwig van Beethoven

(1770 – 1827)

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat
major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier


I.    
Allegro


II.    
Scherzo: Assai vivace


III.    
Adagio sostenuto


IV.    
Introduzione: Largo… Prestissimo -
Fuga: Allegro risoluto

Claudio Arrau, piano

Beethoven:
The Late Piano Sonatas

(rec. 1964)

Philips

9:15

Morten Lauridsen

(b. 1943)

Nocturnes
(2005)

         Sa nuit d’été

         Soneto de la noche

         Sure on this shining night

Polyphony, Stephen Layton, conductor

Morten Lauridsen, piano

Morten
Lauridsen: Nocturnes

(2007)

Hyperion

 

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