Classical Through the Night on HD-2

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  • Hosted by Peter Van de Graaf, heard on HD-2 and the classical stream

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 09, 2016

12:00 AM
Variations on The Blue Bells of Scotland
Artist : Lawrence, tb American Serenade Band/Smith
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Summit
12:05 AM
Variations brillantes
Artist : Stephen Hough, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Virgin
12:12 AM
12 Contredanses, WoO 14
Artist : Capella Istropolitana/Oliver Dohnanyi
Album : N/A
Composer : Beethoven
Catalog : N/A
Conductor : N/A
Label : Naxos
12:13 AM
Symphony 7 in A, Op 92
Artist : Vienna Phil/Claudio Abbado
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : DG
12:54 AM
Pulcinella
Artist : Soloists, Cleveland Orch/Igor Stravinsky
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Sony
1:00 AM
Toccata in C, Op 7
Artist : Josef Lhevinne, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Phi
1:05 AM
Toccata, Op 83 (1935)
Artist : Nancy Green, vc Frederick Moyer, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Biddulph
1:17 AM
Toccata (Preludio-Fantasia-Ciaccona)
Artist : Alfred Brendel, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Phi
1:26 AM
Prelude, Toccata and Gigue, Op 61
Artist : Francesco Caramiello, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : ASV
1:28 AM
Symphony 38 in D, K 504, Prague
Artist : Dresden Staatskapelle/Otmar Suitner
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Ars Vivendi
1:55 AM
Skici (1931)
Artist : Radoslav Kvapil, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Unicorn-Kanchana
2:00 AM
Polka mazur, Brennende Liebe, Op 129
Artist : Vienna Biedermeyer Ensemble
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Denon
2:05 AM
Lute Concerto in D, R 93
Artist : Gran Sllscher, g Camerata Bern/Thomas Fri
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : DG
2:15 AM
Violin Concerto in f
Artist : Micaela Comberti, v Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage, v
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Chandos
2:23 AM
Chorale Prelude, Allein Gott in der Hh’ sei ehr
Artist : Wolfgang Baumgratz, o
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : MD+G Recordings
2:25 AM
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Telemann, Op 134
Artist : Marc-Andr Hamelin, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Hyperion
2:54 AM
Suite champtre, Op 98b
Artist : Virtuosi Di Kuhmo/Peter Csaba, v
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Ondine
3:00 AM
Song, Adelaide, Op 46
Artist : Stephan Genz, br Roger Vignoles, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Hyperion
3:05 AM
Grosse Fuge in B-Flat, Op 133
Artist : Cleveland String Quartet
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Telarc
3:21 AM
The Gordion Knot Untied
Artist : Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : EMI/Ang
3:23 AM
Three Dances, Op 7 (1915)
Artist : Malcolm Stewart, v Royal Liverpool Phil/Vernon Handley
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Hyperion
3:37 AM
Three Dances for Oboe, Harp and Strings
Artist : H Holliger, ob U Holliger, h St Martin’s Academy/Marriner
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Phi
3:54 AM
Waltzes, Op 70
Artist : Samson Franois, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : EMI/Ang
4:00 AM
Opera, Oresteia
Artist : Helsinki Phil/Vladimir Ashkenazy
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Ondine
4:05 AM
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K 38
Artist : Dickie, t Hruba-Freiberger, s Leipzig Radio Sym Orch/Pommer
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Berlin Classics
4:11 AM
Trio Sonata, L’Apollon
Artist : Ensemble Rebel
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : RCA-DHM
4:20 AM
Air d’Apollon du Triomphe de l’Amour
Artist : Christophe Rousset, hc
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Lon
4:23 AM
Apollo e Dafne
Artist : Hendricks, s Hampson, br Vienna Concentus Musicus/Harnoncourt
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Teldec
4:25 AM
Apollo (Apollon musagte)
Artist : CBC Vancouver Orch/Mario Bernardi
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Radio Canada Int'l
4:54 AM
Morceau de lecture a vue
Artist : Gil Shaham, v Akira Eguchi, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Van
5:00 AM
Orfeo ed Euridice
Artist : Denyce Graves, ms Munich Radio Orch/Maurizio Barbacini
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : RCA
5:05 AM
Ten Variations in G on Unser dummer Pbel meint (Gluck), K 4
Artist : Karl Engel, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : Discover Int'l
5:19 AM
Armide
Artist : Hartford Sym Orch/Fritz Mahler
Album : N/A
Composer : Gluck
Conductor : Fritz Mahler
Label : Van
5:21 AM
Symphony 1 in d, Op 7, Le pome de la fort
Artist : Radio France Phil/Marek Janowski
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : RCA
5:55 AM
Rodrigo
Artist : Hall Orch/Sir John Barbirolli
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : EMI/Ang

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.  

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel will present his Keyboard Conversation on the "passionate love music" of Robert Schumann on Monday, February 15, 2016  at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. 

Radio Script:

MUSIC: Pianist Murray Perahia playing Robert Schumann's Symphonic Etudes

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.

WRTI invites you to experience The Crossing chamber choir’s 2015 Christmas concert, The Crossing @ Christmas, recorded live on December 18th at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill.

This annual performance is known for creating an aura of tranquility, and has become a holiday tradition for many vocal music lovers throughout our region. You can hear this year’s concert on WRTI - on the radio or online - on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2 to 4 pm

One of the hottest new Philadelphia composers is hardly new. Andrew Rudin is well into his 70s, and was a fixture for decades teaching at the University of the Arts. He recently had an instant hit with his piano trio Circadia, and now talks to the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns about his post-retirement creative renaissance.

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