Classical Through the Night on HD-2

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Host Peter Van de Graaff draws music selections from all eras, but focuses on works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. While focusing on the standards of the repertoire, the show goes beyond that and draws from the rich and varied music that comprises all of what we call "classical music," shared in an interesting manner. 

Playlist

February 13, 2016

12:00 AM
Six Songs, Op 48
Artist : Stephan Genz, br Roger Vignoles, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Hyperion
12:04 AM
Coriolan Overture, Op 62
Artist : Chicago Sym Orch/Fritz Reiner
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : RCA
12:11 AM
Coriolanus
Artist : Philharmonia Orch/John Wallace
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Nimbus
12:16 AM
Coriolanus, Op 61
Artist : BBC Scottish Sym Orch/Martyn Brabbins
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Hyperion
12:35 AM
Song, Phillida
Artist : Aaron Sheehan, t, Paul O’Dette, l
Album : Duffin:Shakespeare's Songbook Volume 2
Composer :
Label : Azica
12:37 AM
Violin Sonatina 3 in g, D 408 (Op 137/3)
Artist : Mark Kaplan, v David Golub, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Arabesque
12:54 AM
Le temple de la gloire
Artist : Philharmonia Baroque Orch/Nicholas McGegan
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Harmonia Mundi
1:00 AM
Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons)
Artist : Soloists, Flanders Opera Cho, La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Virgin
1:05 AM
Symphony 93
Artist : La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : RCA-DHM
1:26 AM
Daphnis et Aegl
Artist : La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Accent
1:28 AM
Sonata (2) for Flute, Viola and Harp
Artist : Barthold Kuijken, f Sigiswald Kuijken, vi Sophie Hallynck, h
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Arcana
1:45 AM
Concertino for Flute, Viola and Piano (1950)
Artist : Maarika Jrvi, f Paul Cortese, vi Michel Wagemans, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : ASV
1:54 AM
Les plaisirs champtres
Artist : La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Accent
2:00 AM
Trumpet Concerto in C
Artist : Heinz Zickler, tr Wrttemberg Chamber Orch/Jrg Faerber
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Turn
2:05 AM
Wrttemberg Sonata 1 in a, Wq 49/1
Artist : Glenn Gould, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Sony
2:17 AM
Berceuse (1917)
Artist : Lucy Shelton, s John Constable, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Koch
2:18 AM
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Artist : Nash Ensemble/Simon Rattle
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Chandos
2:27 AM
String Symphony 8 in D
Artist : Concerto Kln
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Teldec
2:53 AM
Eight Songs, Op 10
Artist : Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, s London Sym Orch/George Szell
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : EMI/Ang
3:00 AM
Castor et Pollux
Artist : Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Brggen
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Phi
3:05 AM
Hermann und Dorothea Overture, Op 136
Artist : Philharmonia Orch/Riccardo Muti
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Ang
3:14 AM
Cphale et Procris
Artist : Orch de Bretagne/Stefan Sanderling
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : ASV
3:25 AM
Daphnis et Aegl
Artist : Capella Savaria/Mary Trey-Smith
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Naxos
3:26 AM
Tristan und Isolde
Artist : Hollywood Bowl Sym/John Mauceri
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Phi
3:53 AM
Venus and Adonis
Artist : London Baroque/Charles Medlam
Album : N/A
Composer : Blow
Conductor : Charles Medlam
Label : Harmonia Mundi
4:00 AM
Scherzo
Artist : English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Naxos
4:05 AM
Duo for Flute (Violin) and Piano (1971)
Artist : Fenwick Smith, f Randall Hodgkinson, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Northeastern
4:19 AM
Song, Jeannie with the light brown hair
Artist : Charles Stier, cl Molly Newton, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Elan
4:21 AM
Piano Concerto 1 in b-flat, Op 23
Artist : Alexei Sultanov, p London Sym Orch/Maxim Shostakovich
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Teldec
4:55 AM
Song, Beautiful Dreamer
Artist : Charles Stier, cl Molly Newton, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Elan
5:00 AM
L’Amico Fritz
Artist : Trieste Teatro Lirico Orch/Tiziano Severini
Album : N/A
Composer : Mascagni
Catalog : N/A
Conductor : Tiziano Severini
Label : Dynamic
5:05 AM
Three Preludii Sinfonici for L’Edipo Re (Oedipus Rex)
Artist : BBC Scottish Sym Orch/Osmo Vnsk
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Hyperion
5:22 AM
The Leopard film music (1963)
Artist : Granada Orch/Josep Pons
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Harmonia Mundi
5:24 AM
Guitar Concerto 1 in A, Op 30
Artist : Richard Savino, g Portland Baroque Orch/Monica Huggett
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Koch
5:54 AM
Consort Music
Artist : English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Naxos

Black History Month would not be complete without acknowledging R. Nathaniel Dett, one of the most successful black composers. An authoritative new recording of his complete piano works by Clipper Erickson shines a welcome light on a major portion of Dett’s output.

When the young Robert Schumann fell in love with his piano teacher’s daughter, Clara, her father was not pleased and tried to keep them apart. How did they keep their passion alive? WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.  


The dazzling Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski performs Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini this Sunday, February 14th from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast, recorded live this past November.


The recording industry gives out the GRAMMY Awards, and WRTI’s Kile Smith looks at the classical categories, which include some local names.


Before Richard Strauss, before Richard Wagner, more than Hansel and Gretel, and even more than Mozart, the most German opera is, and always will be, Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber.

Spheres, of sorts, are in line for Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 23rd at 9 pm. A solo piano chases itself canonically in all in due time by Nils Vigeland; Jenny Q Chai is the pianist. The Infinite Sphere is the name Lawrence Dillon gives to his Fourth String Quartet. He spins rondos and rounds within two movements, hailing a Blaise Pascal quote: “Infinite sphere, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”

It’s an odd name for an odd work that almost wasn’t written. But it premiered 72 years ago this week, and as WRTI’s Kile Smith reports, this piece by Paul Hindemith is one of the most popular orchestral works of the 20th century.


New is the word of the day on Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 9th at 9 pm. David Ludwig set The New Colossus, the famous words by Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty, after 9/11, and its timeless message always resonates. From David Starobin’s New Music with Guitar, Vol. 8 is the always smart and attractive music of Paul Lansky; we’ll hear his Partita. James Primosch gets down with “Daddy-O’s New Groove,” the last movement from his Sonata-Fantasia for piano and synthesizer, here played by the brilliant (and Grammy®-Award winning) Lambert Orkis.

At the beginning of a new year, consider the beginning of American orchestral music. George Frederick Bristow was the first American-born composer to succeed with that transplanted European institution, the symphony orchestra.

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