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6:59 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
6:08 am The D'Oyly Carte Company conducted by Malcom Sargent (recorded in 1932): 'Acts II and III of "Princess Ida"' 7/24/2014
6:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
6:01 am BBC News: 'News' 7/24/2014
6:00 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
5:32 am Grant Harville, Madison Savoyards Musicial director, and the D'Oyly Carte Company conducted by Malcom Sargent: 'Interview about the Madison Savouards' production of Princess Ida and Act one of the operetta' 7/24/2014
5:32 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
5:25 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 7/24/2014
5:25 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
5:08 am Scott Turpen (alto saxophone) and Theresa Bogard (piano): 'Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano' 7/24/2014
5:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
5:01 am BBC News: 'News' 7/24/2014
5:00 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
4:42 am The New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein: 'Symphony No. 3 (1939) (One movement with five sections)' 7/24/2014
4:41 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
4:33 am Michel Debost (flute) and André Sennedat (bassoon): 'Bachianas brasileiras No. 6, for Flute and Bassoon: (Aria, Fantasia)' 7/24/2014
4:31 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
4:09 am The Adolf Busch Chamber Player conducted by Adolf Busch (recorded in October,1935): 'Brandenburg Conccerto No. 5 in D Major BWV 1050' 7/24/2014
4:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
4:00 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 7/24/2014
6:59 am Show close: 'Show close' 7/17/2014
6:44 am Howard and Frances Karp (piano); Christopher Karp (violin); Katrin Talbot (viola); Parry Karp(cello): 'Karptet (commissioned by Christopher Karp for the Karp family in 2006)' 7/17/2014
6:42 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/17/2014
6:21 am Interview with Howard Karp, Frances Karp, Parry Karp, Ariana Karp and Isabel Karp (recorded in August, 2012 in advance of the 3: 'interview and performance by Howard and Frances Karp' 7/17/2014
6:20 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/17/2014
6:08 am Howard Karp, piano (recorded in concert): 'Movements III and IV from Sonata in B-flat Mahor D.960' 7/17/2014
6:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/17/2014
6:01 am BBC News: 'News' 7/17/2014
6:00 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/17/2014
5:45 am Howard Karp, piano (recorded in concert): 'Final two movements from Sonata in B-flat Major op. 58' 7/17/2014

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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 Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning June 26, 2017

06/25/14 9:11 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday June 26 7 pm at Rennebohm Park 115 North Eau Claire Avenue, Madison The Capitol City Band conducted by Jim Lattimer. Friday June 27 7:30 pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Avenue, Madison. The Madison Summer Choir presents “Philosophically Speaking”. Madison Summer Choir presents “Philosophically Speaking,” a choir concert of works exploring issues of reality, existence, value, and reason in a variety of settings and culminating in performances of two major choral-orchestral works, Brahms’ Schicksalslied (“Song of Fate”) and Te Deum (Praise to God) by Bizet. FRIDAY, June 27, 7:30-9:00 PM. First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ 1609 University Ave 53726 $10 ($8 students) Complete information on the website madisonsummerchoir.org (262) 424-2989 web: ….

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June 26, 2014 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels on WORT Madison

06/21/14 8:51 AM | Rich Samuels

5:08 am: The Busch Chamber Players conducted by Adolf Busch perform the Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F BWV 1046 by J.S. Back (recorded in 1936) 5:32 am:  Marinaresca e vaccanale by Giorgio Federico Ghedini performed by the Orchestra sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vechia 5:51 am: Michala Petri (recordeder) and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble conducted by Stephen Layton perform One by Sunleif Rassmussen. 6:08 am: The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society (Axel Strauss (violin), Jean-Michel Fontaneau (cello) and Jeffrey Sykes (piano) performs the Piano Trio in B-flat Major Op. 97 (“The Archduke”) by Ludwig van Beethoven. 6:55 am: Renata Bratt (cello), Randal Harrison (violin) and Jesse McQuarters (bass) perform Eleanor Rigby by Lennon/McCartney 7:08 am: The ….

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The Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning June 19

06/18/14 9:05 AM | Rich Samuels

Calendar June 19 Thursday June 19 7 pm at the Waunakee High School Performing Arts Center, 301 Community Drive, Waunakee. The Waunakee Community Band The Waunakee Community Band’s first concert of the 2014 summer season will be on June 5 at 7 p.m. Due to the road construction in Waunakee, the concerts will be held in the High School Performing Arts Center. As the summer progresses we will adjust the concert site accordingly. Watch the Waunakee Tribune for updates. This marks the beginning of the 29th season of providing free musical entertainment for the community. The band is busy rehearsing to bring you the best and a variety of music for all to enjoy. The Waunakee Music Boosters will sponsor ….

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June 19, 2014 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels on WORT

06/14/14 8:43 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Zina Schiff (violin) and the MAV Symphony Orchestra conducted by Aviana Eisenberg perform the Violin Concerto in D Minor by Jean Sibelius. 5:43 am: Pianist Olga Kern performs Reminiscences de Don Juan by Franz Liszt after themes from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni”/ 6:08 am: The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski performs Franz Schubert’s Symphony in B Minor (“Unfinished”) recorded in 1924. 6:38 am: The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski performs Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns recorded in 1925. 6:46 am: Pianist Ingrid Fliter performs Andante Spianato nd Grand Polinaise Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin. 7:08 am: Composer Daria Tennikova and saxophonist Erika Andersen discus and perform “Poema” with the UW Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kyle ….

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The WORT Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning June 12, 2014

06/11/14 9:20 AM | Rich Samuels

June 12 2014 7 pm at Rennebohm Park 115 North Eau Claire Ave., Madison. The Capitol City Band presents its first concert of the 2014 season. June 12 marks the first concert in a summer-long series by the Capitol City Band, now in its 46th concert season. According to long-time bandleader, Jim Latimer, “there are no sweeter sounds than a found purpose” and for the Capitol City Band that found purpose is to “share the music”–something the band has done for so long it is now a Madison tradition. The concerts feature everything from toe-tapping marches to patriotic favorites, waltzes, polkas and contemporary music. Oh yes, and let’s not forget to mention a little jazz. But the favorites are still ….

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June 12, 2014 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels on WORT, Madison

06/7/14 9:48 AM | Rich Samuels

5:10 am: The Madison Summer Choir performs Magnificat primo from Selva morale e spirituale by Claudio Monteverdi 5:24 am: Benedictus from The Armed Man (a Mass for Peace) performed by violinist Daniel Hope with the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin and Chorus conducted by Simon Halsey. 5:33 am: Pater Noster by Peteris Vasks performed by the Wisconsin Chamber Choir 5:42 am: The Chorale Arts Society of Madison Chorale performs Life’s Mirror by Eleanor Daley 5:46 am: The D’Oyly Carte Company conducted by Malcom Sargent performs the Introduction and If You Give Me Your Attention by Gilbert and Sullivan (recorded in 1932) 5:58 am: Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and pianist Kathryn Stott perform Perpetuum Mobile by Edvard Hagerup Bull 6:10 am: The ….

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Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning June 5, 2014

06/4/14 8:52 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday June 5, 7 pm at the Waunakee High School Performing Arts CenterThe Waunakee Community Band. 301 Community Drive, Waunakee The Waunakee Community Band. The Waunakee Community Band’s first concert of the 2014 summer season will be on June 5 at 7 p.m. Due to the road construction in Waunakee, the concerts will be held in the High School Performing Arts Center. As the summer progresses we will adjust the concert site accordingly. Watch the Waunakee Tribune for updates. This marks the beginning of the 29th season of providing free musical entertainment for the community. The band is busy rehearsing to bring you the best and a variety of music for all to enjoy. The Waunakee Music Boosters will sponsor ….

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June 5, 2014 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels

05/30/14 8:03 PM | Rich Samuels

Take note: This is a special Summer Pledge Drive edition of “Anything Goes”. WORT news intern Bianca Martin and I will be asking to become WORT listener-sponsors if you’ve not financially supported WORT in the past and to continue your financial support if you’ve been a contributor in the past. This means a little less music and a little more talk. I hope you understand why this will be necessary this week and next. I’ll be featuring music of Madison musicians as well as soloists and ensembles who are coming to town or who have been here in the recent past. 5:10 am: The Chorale Arts Society of Madison performs a Credo by Antonio Vivaldi. 5:25 am: Barbra Streisand sings ….

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Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 29, 2014

05/28/14 8:35 AM | Rich Samuels

Saturday May 31 7:30 pm at Farley’s House of Pianos 6522 Seybold Rd. Madison The Salon Piano Series presents a Jazz Piano clinic with Dick Hyman When: 05/31/14 @ 7:30pm Cost: $20 Call: 608-271-2626 Web: farleyspianos.com Saturday May 31 7:30 pm at Grace Episcopal Church 116 West Washington Avenue Madison The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents “Ralph Vaughan Williams & Friends,” with Leanne League, violin, Mark Brampton Smith, organ One of the best loved choral composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams was renowned not only for his compositions, but also for his friendship and advocacy on behalf of countless other musicians. This concert features some of Vaughan Williams’ best known works including Serenade to Music, Mass in G Minor, and the powerful anthem, ….

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May 29, 2014 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels

05/23/14 8:58 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Immanuel (a processional) by Carol McLaughlin performed by Brian Luce (flute) and Carrol McLaughlin (harp) 5:13 am: Rachel Barton Pine (violin) and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar perform the Concerto for Violin in D Minor Op. 22 by Joseph Joachim 6:08 am: Darius Milhaud’s Cantate de la Paix performed by the Stephane Caillat Vocal Ensemble copnducted by Stephane Caillat 6:16 am: Pianists Eva-Marie Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi perform Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive by Paul Schoenfield 6:45 am: John Bruce Yeh and the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble perform Derivations for Clainet snd Band by Morton Gould 7:08 am: Bruce Bengston, organist of Madison’s Luther Memorial Church, performs three settings of Allein Gott ….

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