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4:16 am La Folia barocca: 'Sonata III in G Major for Violin and Continuo' 8/28/2014
4:15 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/28/2014
4:09 am Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Ettore Gracis: 'Overture to the opera "Don Pasquale" (1842)' 8/28/2014
4:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/28/2014
4:00 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 8/28/2014
6:59 am Show close: 'Show close' 8/21/2014
6:56 am The Atlanta Chamber Players: 'The Anniversary Song from Songs America Loves to Sing' 8/21/2014
6:54 am The Atlanta Chamber Players: 'Ain't Gonna Study Way No More from Songs America Loves to Sing' 8/21/2014
6:52 am The Atlanta Chamber Players: 'We Shall Overcome from Songs America Loves to Sing' 8/21/2014
6:49 am The Atlanta Chamber Players: 'St. Louis Blues from Songs America Loves to Sing' 8/21/2014
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
6:00 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 8/21/2014
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

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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 February 6, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

02/1/14 12:43 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins and Continuo (L’eestro armonico No. 8) by Antonio Vivaldi performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:20 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs the String Quartet NO. 10 in A-flat Major by Dimitri Shostakovich. 6:46 am: Soprano Jean Danton performs songs by Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Accompaniment by Doug Hammer (piano) and Steve Chaggaris (percussion) 6:08 am: The Washington Master Chorale conducted by Thomas Colohan performs “To Be Sung on the Water” by Samuel Barber. 6:12 am: Cellist Wendy Warner and Camerata Chicago perform the Cello Concerto in C Major by Josef Myslivevek. 6:40 am: Theresa Bogard (piano), John Fadial (violin) and Ruth ….

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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 30. 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

01/28/14 9:08 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday, January 30 beginning at 5:30 pm at the University Club, 803 State Street, Madison. Dinner with the ProArte Quartet. Join the Pro Arte Quartet for an evening of music and three course dinner at the UW-Madison’s University Club. Thursday, 1/30/14 University Club. 803 State St., Madison 5:30 Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres 6:30 Dinner (three courses) 7:30 Concert For a full menu and to make reservations visit www.uclub.wisc.edu Reservations ($40 each) 608-262-5023 uclub@uclub.wisc.edu Friday Jamuary 31, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison/ The Noon Musicale presents pianist Mark Valenti Music of Ives, Bach, Beethoven & Debussy Friday January 31 2014 6 pm at Der Rathskeller, 800 Langdon St. Madison WUD Music presents “Behind the ….

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Music Featured on the January 30, 3014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

01/25/14 7:46 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: “Mars, the Bringer of War” and “Venus, the Bringer of Peace” from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Transcribed for organ by, and performed by, Peter Sykes. 5:31 am: Concerto in F major for four violins and continuo (L’estro armonico No. 7) by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields directed by Neville Marriner. 5:42 am: Brent Wissick (cello), Richard Luby (violin) and Dndre Willis perform Introduction and Polonaise by Frederic Chopin. 5:52 am: Kia Bennett (flute(, Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and Catrin Finch (harp) perform Three Welsh FOlk Songs arranged by John Rutter. 6:08 am: “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” and “Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age” from The Planets by Gustav Holst. ….

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House in Florence Where Tchaikovsky Lived in 1878

01/22/14 6:16 PM | Rich Samuels

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning 23 January, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

01/22/14 11:45 AM | Rich Samuels

Friday January 24, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents flutist Dawn Lawler and Kirstin Ihde, piano Music of Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Prokofiev & Bach Info at www.fusmadison.org Friday January 24, 7 pm at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard Street, Madison. Sound Waves presents “I Got Rhythm! The Pulsations of the Universe” lecture/performance. Rhythm underlies the working of our bodies, the organization of our cities and the patterns of the universe. Join UW-Madison scientists and musicians L. Lee Eckhardt, Richard Amasino, Keith Woodward, Ellen Zweibel, Daniel Grabois and Johannes Wallmann as they explore rhythm. Registration requested. 7 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 24 Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery 330 N. Orchard ….

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Music Featured on the January 23, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

01/16/14 8:41 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto for Violin and Continuo in A minor (L’estro armonico No. 6) by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:17 am: Sonata for cembalo Op. IV No. 5 (Arpeggio toccata) by Azzolino Bernardino della Ciaia. Performed by harpsichordist Donatella Mitolo. 5:21 am: Pyor Illyich Tschaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence performed by the Kocian Quartet with members of the Praza Quartet. 5:57 am: “Vitelloni’s Bar” from Nino Rota’s score for the film “Fellini’s Roma”. 6:08 am: Symphony No, 3 by Roy Harris performed by the Albany Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Alan Miller. 6:43 am: Pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keiuske Nakagoshi (“Zofo”) performJohn Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances. 6:59 am: Pianist Cecil ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, WIsconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 16, 2014 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

01/14/14 4:54 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday January 16, 7:30 pm at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main Street, Janesville. The UW-Rock County Orchestra presents the word premier of a new symphony by UW-Rock County associate professor Jeff Suarez. Jeff Suarez is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin – Rock County in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he directs the UW-Rock County Concert Band, the UW-Rock County Jazz Band, founded the UW-Rock County Chamber Orchestra, and co-founded the UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra. In addition to his directing duties, Professor Suarez also teaches music theory and music history classes. Trained as an educator, French hornist, and composer, Jeff earned a B. M. E. and B. Mus. (Composition / Theory) from Central Michigan University, a ….

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Music Featured on the January 16, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.

01/11/14 7:21 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Prelude No. 5 in G Major, Prelude No. 10 in B minor and Prelude No. 12 in g-sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov, performed by pianist Yaroslav Senyshyn. 5:21 am: Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 5 in A major for two violins and continuo (L’estro armonico No. 5) performed by the Academy of aint Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner. 5:29 am: Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D minor by Dmitri Shostakovich performed by Vladimir Ashenazy. 5:41 am: Flute Concerto (1994) by John Harbison performed by flutist Randolph Bowman with the Albany Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Alan Miller. 6:08 am: The Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas performs Walter Piston’s Symphony No. 2 (1943). ….

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Music Featured on the January 9, 2014 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

12/25/13 11:11 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in E minor for four violins by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, conducted by Neville Marriner 5:17 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs the String Quartet No. 9 by Dimitri Shostakovich, 5:45 am: The Rotterdam Philharmonic Chamber Players perform Kerry Turner’s Suite for Horn, Two Violins, Viola and Cello. 6:08 am: Pianist Inna Faliks performs the Eroica Variations and Fugue by Ludwig van Beethoven. 6:40 am: Medieval Suite by Kathleen Hoover, performed by Jan Vinci (flute) and Pola Baytleman (piano.) 7:08 am: The Pro Arte Quartet performs the String Quartet No. 2 by Walter Mays. 7:35 am: Fall River Legends by Morton Gould, performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning December 19, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

12/18/13 10:30 AM | Rich Samuels

Friday December 20, 7:30 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 West Washington, Madison. The Wisconsin Chamber Choir presents “Wake, Awake” with the works of Bach, Pausin and Oquin. (including Bach’s cantata 240, “Wachet aug, ruft ins die Stimme”) Join the Wisconsin Chamber Choir to usher in the holiday season with J. S. Bach’s most famous cantata, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (“Wake, Awake, a Voice is Calling”), featuring some of Bach’s most beloved melodies. Appearing with the WCC in this work are a stellar cast of soloists and Sinfonia Sacra, the WCC’s own professional orchestra. Additional highlights of the concert include a set of hauntingly beautiful carols by Stephen Paulus and a new, visionary setting of O magnum mysterium ….

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