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6:46 am The Atlanta Chamber Players: 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus from Somgs America Loves to Sings' 8/21/2014
6:08 am John and Rosemary Harbison: 'Preview of the 2014 Token Creek Chamber Music Festival beginning with "Amazing Grace" performed by the Atlanta Chamber Players' 8/21/2014
6:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
6:01 am BBC News: 'News' 8/21/2014
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5:48 am Daniel Hope (violin), the german Chamber Orchestra Berlin and Chorus conducted by Simon Halsey: 'Fratres (Daniel Hope performs with the Madison Symphony Orchestra March 6-8)' 8/21/2014
5:48 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
5:41 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 8/21/2014
5:40 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
5:08 am The Pacifica Quartet: Simin Ganatra. Sibbi Bernhardsson (violins)-Masumi Per Rostad (viola)-Brandon Varnos (cello): 'String Quartet No. 6 (1946)' 8/21/2014
5:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
5:01 am BBC News: 'News' 8/21/2014
4:59 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:49 am The Washington Master Chorale, Thomas Colohan conductor: 'The Eye Begins to See: In a dark time; A steady stream of correspondences (2012)' 8/21/2014
4:48 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:27 am John and Richard Contiguglia (piano four hands): 'Fantasia in F Minor, (940' 8/21/2014
4:25 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:21 am Ensemble Folia Barocca: 'Sonata a tre in E Minor Op. 1 No. 1' 8/21/2014
4:20 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:09 am The American Horn Quartet: david Johnson, Charles Putnam, Kerry Turner & Geoffrey Winter: 'Three Movements for Four Horns: Allegro-Lento-Allegro (2003)' 8/21/2014
4:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
4:00 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 8/21/2014

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Welcome to the Blog of Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Rich Samuels

On the left is a photo of me (snapped by April 14, 2009, by Chicago Sun-Times photographer Brian Jackson) seemingly yelling at Rod Blagojevich. The former Illinois governor had just exited Chicago’s Dirksen Federal Building where he had entered a “not guilty” plea to a wide variety of corruption charges, including the allegation that he had attempted to market, for personal gain, the seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant when Barack Obama was elected President.

I was part of the media scrum (a correspondent for the “Chicago Tonight” show which airs on WTTW, one of Chicago’s public television stations) that pursued Blago that day: and, to be quite frank, I only appear to be yelling at the disgraced former governor: in reality, I was trying to locate my camera operator who had disappeared into the crowd, nowhere to be seen.

A month short of three years after that picture was taken (it’s recently been recycled as the cover art for Natasha Korecki’s book “Only in Chicago”), Rod Blagojevich began serving a 14 year sentence at the Federal Correctional Center Englewood near Denver. I wasn’t around to witness the denouement of his prosecution: I retired from television journalism at the end of 2009 and, as Garrison Keillor once put it, “moved up to radio”.

Since November of 2010 I’ve been hosting WORT’s “Anything Goes” show, bringing my listeners classical music every Thursday morning between the hours of 5 and 8.

To the greatest extent possible, I try to feature the work of local artists and composers, especially those who are younger. When necessary, I have the capability of recording interviews and performances in the field.

I hope you’ll be able to join me each week. I also hope you can continue to provide WORT with the financial support that makes this kind of programming (which is obviously not for everyone) possible.

When I’m not on the air you can follow me via this blog, via Twitter, Facebook or my personal website.

 

The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 28, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

03/28/13 5:20 AM | Rich Samuels

Friday, March 29, 7 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, 2951 Chapel Way Drive, Fitchburg “At the Ninth Hour”, a Good Friday cantata by Allen Pote and Tom Long. Monday April 1, 7 pm at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, 7337 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton. The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra of Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, Minnesota) under the direction of Ruth Lin (a native of Zhang Zhou, China, trained at Northwestern University) The Symphony will perform two works by Mozart: Overture to Cosi fan Tutte followed by the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in Eb Major and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Op. 35. The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Ruth Lin, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The Symphony Orchestra has ….

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Music Featured on the March 28, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes”, Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89,9 FM, Madison Wisconsin

03/24/13 12:09 PM | Rich Samuels

  5:09 am: The Kyrie, Gloria and Credo from the “Missa Dei Patris” (1740) of Jan Dismas Zelenka. Performed by the Virtuosi Saxoniae directed by Ludwig Guettler. 6:08 am: The Sanctus and Agnus Dei from the “Missa Dei Patris of Jan Dismas Zelenka. 6:27 am: Sarabande in G Major from the French Suite No. 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded in Christ Presbyterian Church, Madison 6:38 am: Interview with Bruce Bengston, organist at Madison’s Luther Memorial Church, who performs the Prelude and Fugue in G Major BWV 541. 6:50 am: The world premier performance of Chen Yi’s “Faith and Perseverance” by the Gustavus Symphony under the direction of Ruth Lin. 7:08 am: Interview with composer Steven Bryant followed by a ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 21, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

03/19/13 1:25 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday March 21 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison The UW Madison Symphony Strings conducted by David Grandis. Music of George Bizet. Excerpt from L’Arlesienne. Selections from Les pecheurs de perles with soloists Jennifer D’Agostino, Daniel O’Dea and Michael Roemer. Friday, March 22, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Jaime Gusicafré, guitar. Friday March 22, 7 pm at River Arts on Water,590 Water St. , Prairie du Sac. The Camerata String Quartet. Friday March 32, 7 pm at Edgewood College-St. Joseph Chapel 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison. The Edgewood College Concert Band under the direction of Walter Rich. Along with other featured works, the band will perform Franz von Suppe’s ….

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Music Featured on the March 21, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

03/19/13 1:25 PM | Rich Samuels

Note: This is an all-Bach broadcast airing on J.S. Bach’s 328th birthday. Performances by Madison area Bach enthusiasts predominate. 5:09 am: Olga Samaroff Stokowsi (a/k/a Lucy Hickenlooper) recorded in June, 1930 “Fugue from G Minor Prelude and Fugue BWV 578 5:12 am: The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karl Karl Münchinger “Sections 1-12 of “The Musical Offering” (composed after a visit to Sans Souci in Potsdam in 1747)” 5:57 am: Samuel Hutchinson, organist and the Overture Concert Organ “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (from Cantta 147)” 6:08 am: Bruce Bengston, organist “Prelude: Ebarm Dich mein, O Herre Gott (God Have Mercy on Me) BWV 721” 6:14 am: Tim Adrianson, pianist “Prelude and Fugue in E Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, ….

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Bach’s Birthday Promo

03/13/13 9:57 AM | Rich Samuels

  Here’s a link to the promo for my 5-8 am Bach’s Birthday broadcast of 3/21: Bach Birthday Promo. When the new window opens, you’ll have to click again on the highlighted “Bach Birthday Promo” text to open the mp3 player and listen to the promo.

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 14, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

03/13/13 9:19 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday, March 14, 2:30-5:30 pm (and Friday 9 am-5:45 pm) UW-Madison Education Building, room 159 1000 Bascom Mall Symposium: World Records: The Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s & the Future of Historic Sound Recordings. World Records” celebrates the acquisition of the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s by the UW-Madison Mills Music Library. This conference and concert will focus on the important role this and other sound archives play in cultural and community continuity, as well as historical study, and will also include discussions of critical issues related to preservation, dissemination, technology, ownership and copyright. The Mayrent Collection contains over 9,000 inventoried and digitally remastered Yiddish recordings made between 1901 and 1956, providing an invaluable soundtrack with which to study and ….

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Music Featured on the March 14, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

03/11/13 2:09 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Franz Liszt’s Reminiscenses from the Opera “Norma” (V. Bellini) performed byRichard and John Contiguglia, piano duo. 5:21 am: Sonara No. 6 in C Minorfor two oboes, bassoon and continuo by Jan Dismas Zelenka performed by principlayers fromthe Houstonand Dallas symphony orchestras and harpsichordist Layton James. 5:38 am: The Pro Arte Quartet with Samuel Rhodes, viola perform “Quintet” (1958) by Roger Sessions. 6:08 am: The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grant Lewellyn performs Lowell Liebermann’s “Concerto for ORchestra:. 6:48 am: Mark Hetzler (trombone), Mike Orta (piamo) and Dennis Marks (bass) perform “Capra Ibex” by David Jones. 7:08 am The New York Music Ensemble performs Stephen Dembski’s “Alba” (1980-1981). 7:29 am: The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta peforms ….

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The WORT 89.9 fm Classical Musical Calendar for the Week Beginning March 7 compiled by Rich Samuls, Host of “Anything Goes”

03/6/13 6:20 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday March 7, 7 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 N. Park St., Madison Ensemble: Périphérie . Artistic director Joseph Dangerfield presents the group’s Carnegie Hall Tour, featuring works by Dubkova, Karchin, Dahn and Dangerfield. The mission of the newly established Ensemble: Périphérie (based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa)is to promote contemporary music by presenting stimulating and inspiring concerts of new chamber works, by commissioning new works from both emerging and established composers, and by inviting audiences to join us in recognizing great art of our time. Established in 2010 by composers Joseph Dangerfield and Luke Dahn, EP consists of a core group of performing artists in the midwestern region. One of the primary goals of EP is to bring greater exposure ….

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Music Featured on the March 7, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, Wisconsin

03/4/13 9:00 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Jennifer Highdon’s “Trumpet Songs” performed by Scott Meredith (trumpet) and Rubia Santos (piano). 5:19 am: The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta performs Symphony No. 1 by Jerome Moross. 5:40 am: The piano duo of John and Richard Contiguglia perform Franz Liszt’s “Reminiscences of Don Juan” (inspired by Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. 5:57 am: Soprano Amy Haworth and Trevor Stephenson (fortepiano) perform Franz Schubert’s “Frulingsglaube”. 6:08 am: Scott Tarpen (alto saxophone) and Theresa Bogard perform Jennifer Higdon’a “Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano”. 6:26 am: The piano duo of John and Richard Contiguglia perform Percy Graigner’s setting of “Molly on the Shore”. 6:38 am: Alexander Scriabin’s “Poem of Ecstasy” performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. ….

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The WORT 89.9 fm Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning February 28 compiled by Rich Samuels

02/27/13 2:17 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday February 28, 7:30 pm at the Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street Madison The Branford Marsalis Quartet. Call: 258-4141 Web: www.overturecenter.com Friday March 1, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison The Piano Duet “Troika”: Vladislava Henderson and Ludmila Syabrenko perform music of Lutosławski, Piazzolla, Brahms and more. Friday March 1, 8 pm at Mills Concert Hall. 455 North Park St., Madison The UW Faculty Concert Series presents Parry Karp, cello and pianist Eli Kalman. Works by Giacomo Orefice, Rebecca Clarke, and Cesar Franck. Fri, Mar 1 2013 Saturday, March 2, noon at Grace Episcopal Church,116 W. Washington Ave. , Madison. Rachel Eve Holmes, Kathy Otterson, Jesse Hoffmeister, John Bohman, Kirstin Ihde & Michael ….

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