Musica della sera

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hosted alternate weeks by Meera Collier and Nicholas Mitchell
It airs Thursdays on KUSP Santa Cruz, 88.9 FM, 7:00-9:30pm (Pacific Time)

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Music on a Summer’s Eve

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Thursday, Thursday, July 2, 2015

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and for up to a week.

Nicholas Mitchell hosts.

Playlist for July 2, 2015

 

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I’ve got a few ideas for tonight’s show… Spoiler Alert: classical music.

─N.M.
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Alessandro Scarlatti: Part II

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Thursday, Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Alessandro Scarlatti Scored_Part Deux

Tonight we continue with the music of Alessandro Scarlatti for which there wasn’t time on the abbreviated program of June 11.

Playlist for June 25, 2015

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record
Title

Label

7:00

Alessandro Scarlatti

Concerto
Grosso No.3 in F Major

Vienna
Chamber Orchestra; Edgar Seipenbusch, conductor

Alessandro
Scarlatti: Orchestral Works

MHS (LP)

 

Sonata No.2 in D for Trumpet
and Flute

I Musici;
William Bennett, flute; Bernard Soustrot, trumpet

Alessandro Scarlatti: 6 Sinfonie di Concerto Grosso

Philips

 

7 Arias
with Trumpet Solo: No.1: Si suoni la tromba; No.3: Con voce festiva;
No.4: Rompe sprezza;
No.6: Mio Tesoro per te moro
(Aria in forma di Menuet
all Francese)

Kathleen
Battle, soprano; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Orchestra
of St. Luke’s; Anthony Newman, conductor

Baroque
Duet

Sony

7:30

Alessandro Scarlatti

Overture to “Giardino di Rose”

John Wallace and John
Miller, trumpets; The Wallace Collection; Philharmonia
Orchestra; Simon Wright, conductor

Trumpet Music from the
Italian Baroque: Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Torelli, Stradella

Nimbus

 

Sonata
No. 12 in C Minor

Musica
Pacifica; Judith Linsenberg, recorder and
co-director; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin and
co-director

Concerti da Camera

Dorian

 

Recit. Eve: “Disposoto
o figli è il sacrificio”; Aria: “Sommo Dion
el mio peccato”; Recit.: Abel & Cain: “Miei
Genitor, oh come dritta ascende”;
Duetto: “Dio pietoso ogni mio armento”; Sinfonia;
Lucifer: Recit. “Cain, che
fai, che pensi?”; Aria: “Poche lagrime dolente”; Cain: Aria “Perché
mormora il ruscello”; Abel: Aria: “Ti risponde
il ruscelletto”; God: Recit.: “Or di strage fraternal il suolo asperso”; Aria: “Come mostro spaventevole”; Eve and
Adam: Aria: “Mio sposo al cor
me sento”; Duetto: “Contenti

Bernarda
Fink, alto (Cain); Graciela Oddone, soprano (Abel);
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano (Eve); Richard Croft,
tenor (Adam); René Jacobs, countertenor (God); Antonio Abete,
bass (Lucifer); Akademie für
Alte Musik Berlin; René
Jacobs, conductor

Alessandro Scarlatti: Il

primo omicidio overo
Cain, Oratorio a 6 voci, 1707

Harmonia

Mundi

8:30

Exsultate Deo

Musica Sacra
Chorus; Members of the Musica Sacra Orchestra; Richard Westenburg,
conductor

Songs and
Psalms of the Divine

RCA

 

Salve Regina (Terminated halfway in a grizzly and
ignominious fashion due to a faulty CD)

Ensemble Gradiva; Alain Zaepffel,
conductor

Alessandro Scarlatti: Stabat mater; Salve Regina

ADDA

 

William Cornysh

Stabat Mater

The
Sixteen; Harry Christophers, conductor

The Crown
of Thorns: Music from the Eton Choirbook Vol. II

Collins

9:00

Joseph Haydn

Piano Sonata in C Minor, H.
XVI: 20

Anne-Marie McDermott,
piano

Haydn: Sonatas &
Concertos

Bridge

 

─N.M.
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The Second Music (poem)

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The Second Music

by Annie Lighthart

Now I understand that there are two melodies playing,
one below the other, one easier to hear, the other
 
lower, steady, perhaps more faithful for being less heard
yet always present.
 
When all other things seem lively and real,
this one fades. Yet the notes of it
 
touch as gently as fingertips, as the sound
of the names laid over each child at birth.
 
I want to stay in that music without striving or cover.
If the truth of our lives is what it is playing,
 
the telling is so soft
that this mortal time, this irrevocable change,
 
becomes beautiful. I stop and stop again
to hear the second music.
 
I hear the children in the yard, a train, then birds.
All this is in it and will be gone. I set my ear to it as I would to a heart.

 

Poet Annie Lighthart

Poet Annie Lighthart

“The Second Music” by Annie Lighthart from Iron String © Airlie Press, 2015.

From The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, June 15, 2015

─N.M.

An Alessandro Scarlatti Pastiche

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Thursday, Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Alessandro Scarlatti Scored

 

Playlist for June 11, 2015

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

 

First 90 Minutes of Musica della sera

will be pre-empted to bring you

‘Cyber’, the final event from

the Leon Panetta Lecture Series.

The discussion took place June 1st.

It airs tonight from 7:00-8:30 pm

 

(more information) 

 

The final hour of Musica della sera will be devoted to the music

of Alessandro Scarlatti, a terrific prolific composer 

from Leon Panetta’s ancestral homeland!

 

8:30

Domenico
Scarlatti

Keyboard
Sonata in A Minor, K. 54, L. 241

Vladimir
Horowitz, piano

Horowitz: The
Complete Masterworks Recordings, Volume II: The Celebrated Scarlatti
Recordings

Sony

Alessandro Scarlatti

Passio domini nostril Iesu
Christi

Rene
Jacobs, countertenor; Die Basler Madrigalisten

Alessandro
Scarlatti: Passio Secundum Ioannem

Deutsche
Harmonia Mundi

 

Aria: Eva: “Caro
sposo, prole amata” from Il primo omicidio

Dorothea
Röschmann, soprano; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; René Jacobs, conductor

Alessandro Scarlatti: Il
primo omicidio overo Cain, Oratorio a 6 voci, 1707

Harmonia
Mundi

 

Cantata:
Infirmata, vulnerata, cantata for baritone, flute, violin and basso continuo

Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Aurèle Nicolet, flute; Helmut heller, violin;
Edith Pict-Axenfeld, harpsichord; Irmgard Poppen, cello

Les
Introuvables de Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

EMI

 

Aria: Il Pirro e
Demetrio Le Violette

Victoria de los Angeles, soprano;
Gerald Moore, piano

The Fabulous Victoria de los
Angeles, ‘A Lifetime Achievement’

Testament

9:00

Su
le sponde del Tebro, cantata a voce sola con violini and trumpet

Kathleen Battle, soprano; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Anthony Newman, conductor

Baroque Duet

Sony

 

Sonata in G Major
for recorder and continuo

Michael Schneider; Annette Schneider, cello; Sabine
Bauer, harpsichord; Toshonori Ozaki, lute

Blockflötenmusik des Italienischen Hochbarock

Capriccio

─N.M.
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Arcade Strings

Playlist for May 28, 2015

Hosted by Nicholas Mitchell

Tonight’s Stabat Mater comes from the pen of Julia Perry, sung in English by mezzo-soprano Makiko Asakura, with the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and William Strickland conducting.

* * *

Now, let’s say you took music featured in several popular video games and had a string quartet play it. How would that sound? Turns out to sound pretty good.

We conclude the program with the String Arcade Players doing an excellent job with this repertoire. Oh, and the Monks of Solesmes singing a Gregorian chant, naturally.

 

The String Arcade

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hosted by Nicholas
Mitchell

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record
Title

Label

7:00

John Taverner

Magnificat for four voices

The Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips, conductor

John Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas

Gimell

 

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa

Sabbato Sancto:
Resonsorium 1-9

The Hilliard Ensemble

Gesualdo: Responsoria

ECM

 

Alan Hovhaness

Armenian
Rhapsody No. 2

Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra; David Amos, conductor

David
Amos Conducting Members ofthe Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra: Hovhaness, Persichetti, etc.

Crystal Records (LP)

8:00

Julia Perry

Stabat Mater

Japan Philharmonic Symphony
Orchestra; William Strickland, conducting; Makiko Asakura,
mezzo-soprano

Douglas Moore: Symphony in A;
Julia Perry: Stabat Mater

CRI (LP)

 

Zoltán Kodály

Esti dal (Evening Song); Szekely keserves (Transylvanian
Lament)

Hungarian
Radio and Television Chorus; Ferenc Sapszon, conductor

The
Choral Music of Kodaly, Volume 2

Hungaroton (LP)

8:30

Jean Sibelius

Violin Concerto, Op. 47

Jascha Heifetz, violin; Chicago
Symphony Orchestra; Walter Hendl, conductor

Jascha Heifetz: The Supreme

RCA

9:00

D. Rosenfield

Minecraft Title Theme

The
String Arcade Players: Robin Reynolds,
cello; Emily Onderdonk, viola; Celia Harris, Violin
II; Alisa Rose, and Philip Brezina, violin I

The
String Arcade

Headtracks Recordings

 

W. Carlos

Tron Arcade Medley

 

L. Shigahara

Grasswalk (Plants vs. Zombies)

 

M. András

Echos of Ecco (Ecco
the Dolphin)

 

Gregorian

Hymn: Salve Festa
Dies

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

Gregorian
Sampler

Solesmes

─N.M.
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The Creation

We hold the Universe in the palms of our hands.

 

This show is all about creation — from the grand scale to the tiny, from the universe to three babies who have joined us in this life to navigate the joys and sorrows of this world.

First, The Creation, which holds a special place in my heart. The Heavens Are Telling (about 40 minutes into the show) was the introduction for me to singing in a choir. I think it was my first day of high school, fall of 1986. I had never sung in a mixed choir before, and came in to this in the choir room, and the guy who sang the bass part was the now well-known Eric Owens. He was a senior when I was a freshman. It was as if the heavens had indeed opened up and showed me the glory that choral music could be.

And oh! how out of breath you are at the end of it!

Second, in honor of the babies that have been born in the last week to my circle of friends: Jessica’s Emma in Virginia; Lauren’s grandson Hayden in Ohio; and the as-of-yet unnamed daughter of Sara in Palo Alto — Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque. The text is this:

Light, warm and heavy as pure gold,
And the angels sing softly
to the newborn babe.

Congratulations, and enjoy the show!
–Meera

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2015 Panetta Lecture Series: Economy

 

Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Thursday, Thursday, May 14, 2015

Guest Hosted by Lani

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record
Title

Label

7:00

First two hours of Musica della sera pre-empted

to bring you the latest

from the Leon Panetta Lecture Series.

This discussion from May 11th

focused on the economy.

Airing from 7:00-9:00 pm

(more information)

 

(Musical portion can be streamed on demand from
the Things Ain’t What They Used to Be blog page.)

 

9:00

Anonymous

Singularis laudis
digna

Gothic Voices; Christopher Page, conductor

The Service of Venus And Mars: Music for
the Knights of the Garter, 1340-1440

Helios

Villa-Lobos

Aria (from Bachiana
brasileiras No. 5)

Kathleen Battle, soprano; Christopher
Parkening, guitar

Pleasures of Their Company

Angel

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Vocalise

Yo Yo Ma, cello; Bobby McFerrin, vocals

Hush

Sony

 

Leonel Power

Santus

Gothic Voices; Christopher Page, conductor

The Service of Venus And Mars: Music for the Knights
of the Garter, 1340-1440

Helios

 

Antonio Vivaldi

Andante

Yo Yo Ma, cello; Bobby McFerrin, vocals

Hush

Sony

 

Traditional

Lully, lulla,
thow littel tyne child Coventry Carol

Gothic Voices; Christopher Page, conductor

The
Service of Venus And Mars: Music for the Knights of the Garter, 1340-1440

Helios

 

Jerry Herst

Eight Popular Songs for String Quartet:
II. So Rare

David Grossman; Nancy Allen; Erik Charlston; Philharmonic Chamber Soloists

Strings in Swingtime

Bridge Records

The Romantic and the American Madrigal

Not much time to write a full blog post, but here’s at least the playlist for last night’s show. It was both Brahms’ and Tchaikovsky’s birthdays yesterday, so they’re well-represented. Also, the American madrigal!

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A Composer and His Dog

Playlist for April 30, 2015

Hosted tonight by Nicholas Mitchell

We keep finding Stabat Maters to play. When we run out, we’ll stop it. Tonight Poulenc, a dog lover as well as a music lover.

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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc et son cher toutou.

 

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Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record Title

Label

7:00

Arvo Pärt

Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen

The Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips, conductor

Arvo Pärt: Tintinnabuli

Gimell

 

Benjamin Britten

Lachrymae, Op. 48a (Reflections on a
Song of Dowland)

Yuri Bashmet, viola and conductor; Moscow Soloists

Yuri Bashmet:
Britten, Hindemith,

Reger, Schnittke

RCA

7:30

John Tavener

The
Child Lived

Steven Isserlis, cello; Felicity Lott, soprano

Cello
World

RCA

 

Gabriel Fauré

Morceau de concours

Steven Isserlis, cello; Thomas Ades,
piano

 

Hector Berlioz

La
Captive, Op. 12

Steven Isserlis, cello; Felicity Lott, soprano

 

Julius Isserlis

Souvinir russe

Steven Isserlis, cello; Thomas Ades,
piano

 

Antonín Dvořák

Romantic
Piece, Op.75, No.4

 

Olivier Messiaen

Catalogue D’oiseaux,
Book 4, No. 8: L’Alouette Calandrelle

Peter Hill, piano

The Piano Music of Olivier Messiaen, Catalogue D’oiseaux, Books 4-6

Unicorn

Kanchana

8:00

Francis Poulenc

Stabat Mater for Soprano, Mixed Chorus, and Orchestra

Kathleen
Battle, soprano; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Boston
Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Poulenc:
Gloria, Stabat Mater

Deutsche

Grammophon

8:40

Johannes Brahms

Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu,
piano; Clive Greensmith, cello

Beethoven/

Brahms/

Weber

Harmonia Mundi

9:10

W.A. Mozart

The 17
Festival Sonatas for Organ and Orchestra: No. 10 in
F Major, K.244

E.
Power Biggs, organ; The Columbia Symphony; Zoltan Rozsnyai, conductor

E. Power Biggs Plays Mozart: The 17 Festival Sonatas for Organ and Orchestra

Columbia (LP)

 

Divertimento No.14 in B-Flat
Major, K. 270; Contredanse en Rondeau.
Molto Allegro from Divertimento No.8 in F Major, K.213

Danzi Quintet

Mozart: Wind Divertimentos

Sony

─N.M.
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The Legacy of C.P.E. Bach

Play

Listen to the interview with conductor Rebecca Miller and pianist Danny Driver, above.
(Recorded April 16, 2015) (Music portions not included due to copyright restrictions.)

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Rebecca Miller and Danny Driver (photo: Kathy Anderson / The Times-Picayune)

Tonight we welcome conductor Rebecca Miller and pianist Danny Driver to the studio to talk about, among other things, the music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Both artists have performed and released distinguished recordings (symphonies and keyboard sonatas respectively) by this celebrated son of Johann Sebastian (much more famous in his lifetime than his now more famous father was in his).

 

Playlist for April 16, 2015

Hosted by Nicholas Mitchell

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Soirée in the court of Frederick the Great; Painting by Adolf Friedrich Erdmann Menzel

Time

(approx)

Composer

Selection

Performers

Record
Title

Label

7:00

Gioacchino Rossini

Stabat Mater: Fac ut
portem

Cecilia
Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Volksopernorchester; Giuseppe Patanè,
conductor/Cecilia Bartoli: Rossini Arias

Cecilia
Bartoli: Rossini Arias

London

 

Stabat Mater: Inflammatus;
Cujus Animam

Arthur Pryor, trombone; John
Philip Sousa’s Band

Arthur Pryor, Trombone Soloist of
the Sousa Band

Crystal Records

 

Antonio Rosetti

Notturno for 2 Flutes, 2 Horns, & Strings

Klaus Wallendorf and Sarah Willis, horns; Bayerische
Kammerphilharmonie; Johannes Moesus,
conductor

Rosetti: Concertos for 2 Horns

cpo

 7:30

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Sonata in D Major for Flute and
Continuo, Wq. 131; H.561

Leta Miller, baroque flute;
Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord; Roland Hutchinson,
viola da gamba

C.P.E. Bach: 6 Sonatas for
Flute and Continuo and Flute Unaccompanied (The Later Sonatas)

Centaur

 

Oboe
Concerto in E-Flat Major, Wq. XXI, No. 165

Ku Ebbinge, oboe; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; Ton Koopman

C.P.E.
Bach: Concertos for Oboe

Erato

 8:00

Interview on the Legacy of
C.P.E. Bach, Part I

Guests: conductor Rebecca
Miller & pianist Danny Driver

 

Sonata
in G Minor, H.47, Wq65/17

Danny
Driver, piano

C.P.E.
Bach: Keyboard Sonatas

Hyperion

 

Interview on the Legacy of
C.P.E. Bach, Part II

Guests: conductor Rebecca
Miller & pianist Danny Driver

 8:30

Symphony
in B Minor, Wq. 182/5

Orchestra
of the Age of Enlightenment; Rebecca Miller, conductor

CPE
Bach: Symphonies

Signum Classics

 

J.S. Bach (arr. David Riniker)

Jesus bleibet
meine Freude

Die 12 Cellisten
der Berliner Philharmoniker

Angel Dances

EMI

 9:00

Manuel Blasco de Nebra

Pastorela No.6 in E Minor

Javier Perianes, piano

Blasco
de Nebra: Piano Sonatas

Harmonia Mundi

 

Claude Debussy (arr. Rudolf Leopold)

La Cathédrale
engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral)

Die 12 Cellisten
der Berliner Philharmoniker

Angel Dances

EMI

─N.M.
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