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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 June 20, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

06/18/13 4:32 PM | Rich Samuels

  5:09 am: Pianist Vladimir Askenazt performs Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in G major and Prelude and Fugue NO. 4 in E minor by Dmitri Shostakovich 5:23 am: Concerto No. 23 in G minor RV 495 for Bassoon by Antonio Vivaldi. Nadina Mackie Jackson is the bassoon soloist. 5:32 am: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor (“Appassionata”) by Ludwig van Beethoven. James Brawn is the soloist, 5:57 am: :Liebesbotschaft by Franz Schubert. Performed by soprano Amy Haworth and fortepianist Trevor Stephenson. 6:08 am: The ZOFO Duet (pianists Eva-Maria Zimmerman and Keisuken Nakagoshi) performs Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps 6:49 am: The US Marine Band performs “Santa Fe Saga” by Morton Gould 7:08 am: Mikko Uteveksy, Diedre Buckley ….

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Music Featured on the June 13, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes”, Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT, 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin.

06/10/13 9:30 AM | Rich Samuels

5:10 am: “Serenade for Three” by Peter Schickele, performed by the Ekaterinburg Trio. 5:33 am: “Prelude of the Night” and “Feria” from Maurice Ravel’s “Rapdodie Espagnol”, performed by Stanislava Varshcki and Diana Shapiro. Recorded in concert at Farley’s House of Pianos of Madison, WI in July of 2012. 5:53 am: “Asturias” from the Suite Espanola of Isaac Albeniz, performed by pianist Daniel Del Pino. Recorded in concert at Farley’s House of Pianos of Madison, Wisconsin January 25, 2013. 6:10am: Symphony No. 85 in B Flat (The Queen) of Joseph Haydn performed by the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society. Recorded in concert July 1, 2012 at the Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green. 6:47 am: Three Pieces for Musical Clocks by Joseph ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning June 6, 2013, Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

06/5/13 7:01 PM | Rich Samuels

Friday June 7, 7:30 pm at the Soughton Opera House, 361 E. Main, Stoughton. The Stoughton Chamber Singers present Music and the Human Experience All music is rooted in Human Experience but some music has a very strong connection to the everyday lives of people, whether it be a song of freedom that becomes a rallying cry for a nation, a song of lament for a loved one lost at sea, or a text dealing with everyday events in one’s life. The Stoughton Chamber Singers, under the direction of John Beutel, will feature music that is drawn from or is drawn to the human experiences of all people. The Bel Canto String Ensemble will also participate in the program. Sunday, ….

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Music Featured on the June 6 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes”, Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT Madison, Wisconsin

06/4/13 7:40 AM | Rich Samuels

5:10 am: Movement IV of Symphony No, 10 in E minor Op. 93 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Performed by the Madison symphony Orchestra conducted by John DeMain. 5:23 am: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major and Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in A minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. Performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy. 5:38 am: The Pacifica Quartet pefroms String Quartet No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich. 5:58 am: American March performed by the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra conducted by Victor Gorodinsky. 6:10 am: Pianist Christopher Taylor performs Franz Liszt’s “Wild Hunt”. 6:19 am: The Perlman Trio performs Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 39 in G major. 6:55 am: A Brazilian surprise. 7:10 am: Organist Bruce Bengston performs the choral ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 30, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

05/27/13 6:40 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday, May 30, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison Clocks in Motion percussion ensemble presents “Vertical Thoughts” featuring the world premiere of mallet quartet piece by Marc Mellits and works by Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass and Morton Feldman. For more information about the Marc Mellits Mallet Quartet Consortium you can visit: http://mellitsconsortium.tumblr.com/ For more information about Clocks in Motion: http://www.clocksinmotionpercussion.com Friday May 31, 8 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Segoe Rd. , Madison Madison Chamber Choir presents its “Bach and Beach” concert. A lively evening of choral music to welcome the summer season. Saturday June 1, 7:30 pm at t. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd. , Monona The Wisconsin Chamber ….

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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 23, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

05/20/13 10:57 AM | Rich Samuels

Sunday May 26 11 am-7 pm at the Spring Green General Store and Cafe, Spring Green BobFest. This 16th annual free outdoor Music Festival will be celebrating the music of Bob Dylan with local bands performing from 11am to 7pm. A Special Festival menu will be served, and hometown brewer Furthermore Beer will be on tap. BobFest 2013 Performance Schedule 11:00 a.m. Bob Weinswig 11:20 a.m. Old Gray Cats 11:35 a.m. Hannah Ruth Adams 11:50 a.m. Jesse Patrick 12:05 p.m. Dead Fortune 12:25 p.m. Wade Pronschinske 12:45 p.m. Janna Johnson 1:15 p.m. Jodi Jean Amble 1:45 p.m. The McDougals 2:15 p.m. Ten Minute Break 2:25 p.m. Lost Conversation 2:55 p.m. Troye Shanks 3:15 p.m. Redneck Victim 3:45 p.m. Don Greenwood ….

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Music Featured on the May 23, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin.

05/18/13 8:53 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Nocturne no 6 by John Field; Nocturne in D-flat Major by Frederic Chopin. Performed by David Hays, violin and Peter Collins, piano. 5:23 am: Concerto No. 12 in A Minor for Bassoon RV 499 by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson and an ensemble conducted from the harpsichord by Nicholas McGegan. 5:32 am: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Performed by pianist James Brawn. 5:58 am: Der Juengling an der Quelle by Franz Schubert (text by Johann Gaudenz) performed by soprano Amy Haworth with Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano. 6:08 am: Concerto for Orchestra Op. 61 by Alfredo Casella performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia. 6:48 am: ….

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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 16, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

05/15/13 9:27 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday, May 16 10 am at Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Rd. , Middleton. (Also at Oakwood Village West, 7 pm on Friday, May 17). Concert by the Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet. Black Marigold is honored to be featured in the pilot year of Overture EngAGES, a new program for the senior community of Madison. This program is designed to help the elders in our community connect and create with art in various ways. Concerts are open to the public. Please check http://overturecenter.com/community/overture-engages for more info. Friday May 17, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents soprano Rachel Eve Holmes and Thomas Kasdorf, piano. Music of Verdi, Copland, Mozart, Gounod, Puccini, ….

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Music Featured on the May 16, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes”, Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin.

05/11/13 7:03 PM | Rich Samuels

5:08 am: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1795) performed by James Brawn. 5:32 am: Suite No. 7 in D minor (originally written for hsrpsichord in G minor) by George Frideric Handel, performed by guitarist Robert Gruca. 5:57 am: John Rafoth, organist at Madison’s Christ Presbyterian Church, performs “The Cuckoo” by Louis-Claude d’Aquin. 6:08 am: The NDR Philharmonie under the direction of Eiji Ouse performs Symphony No. 4 Op. 54 in C by Dmitri Kabalevsky. 6:57 am: Soprano Amy Haworth, accompanied by Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord, performs Franz Schubert’s song “Heidenroeslein”, 7:08 am: Interview with pianist Yana Groves who presents a concert at noon on 5/18 at Madison’s Grace Episcopal Church. The interview includes ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar For the Week Beginning May 9, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

05/8/13 9:16 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday May 9, 7:30 pm at the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol St. , Middleton. The Middleton High School Cardinal Band and Wind Ensemble present works of John Mackey. Friday May 10, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University May Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Consuelo Sañudo , mezzo soprano and pianist Jeff Gibbens. Friday May 10, 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. , Madison SoundWaves presents “Getting the Job Done: Humans & the Tools We Use”. Curated by Daniel Grabois, UW professor of horn. SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first ….

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