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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.

 

Music Featured on the April 24, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

04/19/14 10:50 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini performs the Moldau from Ma Vlast by Bederich Smetana. 5:21 am: Trio in G Minor Op. 8 by Frederic Chopin performed by Brent Wissick (cello), Andre Willis (piano) and Richard Luby (violin) 5:47 am: Darius Milhaud’s The Two Cities performed by the Dtephane Caillat Vocal Ensemble directed by Ste[hane Caillat. 6:08 am: Pianist Jeffrey Biegel performs “If I Were a Bird, I would Fly to You” (No. 6 from Douze Etudes Caracteristiques Op. 2 by Adolph von Henselt. 6:11 am: Christopher Lewis (harpsichord) with the West Side Orchestra conducted by Kevin Mallon perform the Concerto for Harpsichord and Istrumental Ensemble by Jean Francaix. 6:39 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs String ….

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Music Featured on the April 17, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

04/11/14 8:29 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanin performs the Lenore Overtyre No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:23 am: Violinist Sarah chang and pianist Lars Vogt perform the Violin Sonata in A Major by Cesar Franck. 5:51 am: Songs from a Liberal Heart by Gregg Smith performed by the Choir of Saint Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York City with an ensemble led by Gregg Smith. 6:08 am: Members of the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez perform Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen. 6:40 am: The Stephane Caiollat Vocal Ensemble performs Four Motets for a Time of Penitence by Francis Poulenc. 6:56 am: The New En:56 amgland Conservatory Wind ENsemble conducted by Charles Peltz ….

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Music Featured on the April 10, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT-FM 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.

04/6/14 5:12 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: The NBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini performs the Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms (recorded in 1948) 5:20 am: Pianist James Brawn performs the Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op/ 13 by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:39 am: The Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Mogrelia performes the Four Dances from Love’s Labour’s Lost Op. 167 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. 5:56 am: Pianist Carol Rosenberger performs Poissons d-or by Claude Debussy. 6:08 am: The Gregg Smith singers perform Of Time and the River by Morton Gould. 6:46 am: The vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs Observer in the Megellanic Cloud by Mason Bates. 6:53 am: Pianist Jeffrey Biegel performs the Caprice Es[angol Op. 17 by Moristz ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 10, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

04/5/14 10:15 AM | Rich Samuels

Friday April 11, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Christopher Allen, guitar. Music of Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Tedesco, Breznikar, and Araujo Friday April 11, 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. (Repeated Sunday, April 13 at 3 pm and Tuesday April 15 at 7:30 pm). University Opera presents Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict Friday April 11, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Guest Artists Series presents the Center for New Music, University of Iowa. Performances devoted to the late 20th Century and Early 21st century repertoire. Friday April 11, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol theater. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with pianist Stuart ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 3. 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

04/2/14 3:32 PM | Rich Samuels

April 3 2014 Calendar Thursday April 3, 7:30 pm at the Mitby theater, Madison College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison. The Madison Metropolitan Band. The Madison Metropolitan Band, conducted by Scott Teeple, is a community ensemble that plays classical band music. Friday April 4 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Violists Shannon Farley & Katrin Talbot with pianist Gregg Punswick Music of Bach and Handel Friday April 4 6:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. Domaine Musical: An homage to Pierre Boulez’s legendary group Presented by Marc Vallon, Les Thimmig, and a group of wonderful performers on both modern and baroque instruments. Works by Stockhausen, Berg, Boulez, J.S. ….

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Music Featured on the April 3, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes”, Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

03/29/14 8:33 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Sonata Op. 2 No. (“l’Henriette”) by Michel Blavet performed by Brian Luce (flute) and Carrol McLaughlin (harp) 8:26 am: Brazillian Impressions by Ottorino Respighi performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jwaua Lopez-Cobos. 5:46 am: Bevan Manson’s Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and piano performed by Amy Hershberger (violin), Jennie Hansen (viola), Wolf Sebastian (piano) and Bevan Manson (piano). 6:08 am: Fantaisie in A Major by Cesar Frank performed by organist Michael Murray. 6:22: Lento Assai from Symphonic Dances Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (transcribed by Paul Lavender) , performed by the U.S. Marine Band conducted by Michael J. Colburn 6:43 am: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra by Darius Milhaud, performed by pianists Genevieve Joy and ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 27, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

03/26/14 8:38 AM | Rich Samuels

Friday March 28 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale Presents “They Say that Irving Berlin is Wonderful,” with Karlos & Melinda Moser Saturday March 29, noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 118 West Washington Ave., Madison. The Grace Presents series presents Grsminy. Founded in 2010, Graminy is based in Madison, Wisconsin. They seek to fuse the classical and grassroots traditions, from Bach to bluegrass, from Copland to Celtic, from Gershwin to native American, from Kodaly to klezmer, and more. Drawing on all these styles, Graminy composes and arranges all its music, which includes lots of quick changes, generous improvisations, and occasional singing. They call their style “class-grass.” More at graminy.net No tickets ….

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Music Featured on the March 27, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

03/21/14 9:19 AM | Rich Samuels

5:08 am: Russian Easter Overture by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, performed by the UW Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kyly Knox. 5:23 am: Sydney Weiss (violin( and Jeanne Weiss (piano) perform the Sonata No. 9 Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”) by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:56 am: Vladimir Horowitz performs the Sonata in E Major by Domenico Scarlatti. 6:08 am: The Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia perfomrns the Suite No. 1 from The Snake Woman by Alfredo Casella 8:17 am: Csardas by Vittorio Monti performed by Brian Luce (flute) and Carrol McLaughlin (harp). 8:21 am: The Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia performs Suite No. 2 from The Snake Woman by Alfredo Casella. 6:49 am: The Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning March 20, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

03/19/14 2:56 PM | Rich Samuels

Friday March 21, 7:30 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison The Madison Symphony Orchestra Concert Organ Series presents Janette Fishell. Music of Bach, Sokola, Syth, Robb and Vierne. How many concerts does it take to play the complete organ works of J.S. Bach? Internationally renowned organist Janette Fishell found out that 21 was the magic number, performing the full cycle of this music. Now she will bring some of this magic to Madison. The third installment of the 2013-2014 Madison Symphony Orchestra Overture Concert Organ series will feature the internationally renowned organist, making her Overture Hall debut Friday, March 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. The program, entitled Bach and Beyond, will include organ music composed as far ….

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Music Featured on the March 20, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

03/15/14 12:29 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in F Major for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns and violin by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:22 am: Pictures at en Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, transcribed for concert band by Paul Lavender. Performed by the U.S. Marine Band conducted by Michael J. Colburn. 5:54 am: Pianist Nicholas Phillips performs Prayin’ and Playin’ by John Griffin. 6:08 am: J.S.Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 performed by the Musica Antiqua Koeln conducted by Reinhard Goebel followed by a performance of Lawrence Axelrod’s Brendenburg Fantasy No. 3 performed by the Ensemble Noevelle Epoque. 6:42 am: Pianist Carol Rosenberger performs Claude Debussy’s Le Cathedrale Engloutie followed by a band transcription ….

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