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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, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 3, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

10/1/13 4:38 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday October 3, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street The UW Faculty Concert Series presents the Pro Arte Quartet Parry Karp, cello Suzanne Beia, violin Sally Chisholm, viola David Perry, violin Presenting String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 (1789), Mozart String Quartet in A Minor, (1922) Fritz Kreisler String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1 (1873) Brahms Friday October 4, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison The Noon Musicale presents Shannon Farley, viola, Christopher Annen guitar and Greg Punswick, piano Friday October 4, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Wind Ensemble conducted by Scott Teeple. Presenting Above and Beyond Gerard Schwartz Amazing ….

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Music Featured on the October 3, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

09/27/13 8:43 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: David Neely (violin) and Catherine Herbener (piano) perform the SOnata for Violin and Piano in D Op 17 by Harry Newton Redman. 5:31 am: The Ceruti String Quartet performs Claude Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor Op. 10. 5:58 am: Rachel Barton Pine (violin) and Matthew Hagle (piano) perform the Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms. 6:08 am: Wendy Warner (cello) and the Camerata Chicago conducted by Drostan Hall perform the Cello Concerto in C major by Franz Josef Haydn. 6:41 am: Cellist Caroline Stinson performs Six Pieces for Cello by Roger Sessions. 6:51 am: Abschiedserenade by Valentin Silvestrov performed by the Bournmoth Symphony conducted by Kirill Karabits. 7:08 am: Jorge Federico Osorio performs the Piano Concerto by Carlos Chavez ….

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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning September 26, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels Host of “Anything Goes”.

09/25/13 1:38 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday September 26 4:30 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street, Madison. SoundWaves: The Eye and Ear of the Beholder What is Beauty? What does it look like, and sound like? Why? Two scientists, two artists, and three musicians will explore Beauty at the first of eight SoundWaves. This event, part of the Wisconsin Science Festival, will feature SOM visiting voice professor Elizabeth Hagedorn with pianist Martha Fischer, performing selections from Mahler’s Rückertlieder. SOM horn professor Daniel Grabois (who is the curator of SoundWaves) will speak about the beauty of dissonance. Other speakers will include Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize winner and professor of chemistry at Cornell, speaking about beauty in science. Thursday September 26, 8:30 pm ….

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Music Featured on the September 26, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

09/20/13 9:00 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 5 No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Colin Carr (cello) abd Thomas Sauer. 5:34 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs the String Quartet No. 6 in G major Op. 101 by Dmitri Shostakovich. 6:08 am: The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Antoni Wit performs the Taras Bulba Rhapsody by Leoš Janáček. 6:40 am: The Sinfonia Varsavia conducted by Ian Hobson performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra. 6:48 am: The Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble performs “Occasus” by Jeffrey Homes. 7:08 am: An interview with John DeMain, artistic director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. The MSO’s 2013-2014 concert season begins tomorrow. Music featured in this segment includes selections from DeMain’s ….

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

09/18/13 7:40 AM | Rich Samuels

Saturday September 21, 3 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. The Clocks in Motion Percussion Ensemble presents music pif John Cage and Henry Cowell in a program titled ” PERCUSSION IS REVOLUTION, AN INTERACTIVE SOUND TAPESTRY” Featuring the revolutionary pieces that fearlessly moved percussion from the back of the orchestra to the front of the stage, Clocks in Motion, Madison’s cutting edge new music ensemble, will perform a FREE interactive concert at 3:00 pm Saturday Sept 21 in Mills Hall, Humanities, UW Madison. Audience participation will be a central focus in the performance, resulting in a seamless sound tapestry that will transform the concert experience into a fully immersive event. Clocks in Motion’s ability to use virtually ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning September 12, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anthing Goes”

09/11/13 5:45 PM | Rich Samuels

Friday, September 13, 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1833 Regent St. , Madison. The Saint Andrew’s Concert Series presents The Ancora String Quartet (with guests), Works by Pleyel, Baermann, and Danzi. The Ancora String Quartet is a Madison based chamber ensemble established in the year 2000. The members all hold advanced degrees and performed all across the United States and Europe. Three performers from the quartet will be joined by UW-Whitewater professors of flute, clarinet and bassoon Sunday, September 15, 1 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison The UW Faculty Concert Series presents Les Thimmig (flutes), Jennifer Hedstrom (keyboards) and Sean Kleve (percussion) in the first of three lecture-performnces: The Feldman Trios. Part One. Three ….

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Music Featured on the September 12, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

09/6/13 4:45 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Pianist Vladimir Askenazy performs the Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp major and Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. 5:23 am: Colin Carr (cello) and Thomas Sauer (piano) oerform the Cello Sonata in F major Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:48 am: The New York Philharmonic conducted by Willem Mengelberg performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on a G String”. Recorded in January, 1929. 5:53 am: Rachel Barton Pine (violin) and Matthew Hagle (piano) perform the Berceuse Op. 40 by Ernesto Camillo Sivori and the Lullaby for a Little Queen by G. Frank Blackbourne. 6:08 am: The Academy of Saint MArtin in the Fields conducted by Joshua Bell performs the Symphony No. 7 in ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning September 5, 2013 Prepared by Rcih Samuels Host of Anything Goes.

09/3/13 9:05 AM | Rich Samuels

  Thursday September 5, 7 pm at The Frequency, 121 W. Main Street. The Color Field Festival presents TIGUE, Clocks in Motion and the Color Field Ensemble. The first of three days of concerts in Madison. Works by Robert Honstein, Aaron Siegel, and more. More information at 608-397-4407 and colorfieldensemble.com Friday September 6 7 pm at Audio for the Arts, 7 S. Blair Street, Madison The Color Field Festival presents Clocks in Motion and the Color Field Ensemble. Clocks in Motion and the Color Field Ensemble perform works by Chris Cerrone, Ravi Kittappa, Ryan Carter, John Cage, and more. More information at 608-397-4407 and colorfieldensemble.com Saturday September 7m noon at Capitol Square. The Color Field Ensemble performs the world premier ….

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Music Featured on the September 5, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

08/31/13 8:56 AM | Rich Samuels

  5:09 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs the Strong Quartet No. 5 in B-flat major Op. 82 by Dmitri Shostakovich. 5:42 am: Eric Berlin (trumpet) and Nadine Shank (piano) perform “Chamber Music VII: Ceremonies for Tumpet and Piano” by Robert Suderburg. 6:08 am: The Martingale Ensemble directed by Ken Selden with Robert Breault (tenor) and Richard Zeller (baritone) perform parts I-IV of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in an arrangement by Arnold Schoenberg. 6:45 am: Violinist Katie Wolfe performs “Sonata for Solo” violin (1992) by Laura Elise Schwendinger. 7:08 am: The Martingale Ensemble directed by Ken Selden with Robert Breault (tenor) and Richard Zeller (baritone) perform parts V and VI of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Musical Calendar for the Week Beginning August 29, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

08/28/13 7:47 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday August 29 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave. , Madison. The final free summer concert for the 2013 season by the Capitol City Band. Saturday August 31 at 8 pm (repeated Sunday September 1 at 4 pm) at the Token Creek Festival Barn, 4037 Highway 19, DeForest. The final concerts of this year’s Token Creek Chamber Music Festival “Improvisations on a Theme”. Token Creek Festival FINALE Features World Premieres of New and Old Works: Mozart, Purcell, Harbison It’s not a contradiction. In a program titled “The Old and Unfamiliar” the Token Creek Festival will offer world premieres, both of a new work and of completions of old works never heard before. What composer is more ….

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