|6:52 am||Beverly Sills, Julius Rudel, London Philharmonic Orchestra: 'Gluck, mir verblieb, fr. Die tote Stadt'||3/6/2014|
|6:10 am||Cleveland Quartet: 'Quartet in E-flat Major Op. 127'||3/6/2014|
|6:08 am||Placido Domingo; Julius Rudel, piano: 'E lucellino'||3/6/2014|
|5:55 am||David Pyatt, horn; Martin Jones, piano: 'Pavane Variee'||3/6/2014|
|5:39 am||Cecilia Bartoli; Juan Diego Florez; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Alessandor De Marchi & Orchestra La Scintilla: 'final arias (Ah! non credea through end) of La Sonnambula'||3/6/2014|
|5:12 am||Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: 'Simple Symphony op. 4'||3/6/2014|
|5:08 am||Placido Domingo, Justino Diaz; Julius Rudel, organ: 'Vexilla'||3/6/2014|
|4:54 am||Orchestre National de France, cond. Lorin Maazel: 'Troika, fr. Lietuenant Kige Symphonic Suite, Op. 60'||3/6/2014|
|4:07 am||The Cleveland Orchestra cond. Lorin Maazel: 'Symphony No. 5, Op. 47: III. Largo'||3/6/2014|
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|6:53 am||Token Creek Festival: Rose Mary Harbison, Kangwon Kim, Allyson Fleck, John Harbison and Rafel Popper-Keizer, cello: 'Final Movement of Quintet for Strings in D Major K. 593'||2/27/2014|
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|6:46 am||Rachel Eve Holmes (soprano), Kostas Tiliakos (oboe), Tom Kasdorf (piano): Recorded 3/19/2013 Grace Episcopal Church: 'The aria "Sich üben im Lieben" from Cantata 202 (The "Wedding Cantata")'||2/27/2014|
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|6:40 am||The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Stephanie Jutt and Jeffrey Sykes, artistic directors: 'Movement 4, Presto from Symphony No. 85, "The Queen"; recorded live July 1, 2012 at the Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green'||2/27/2014|
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|6:32 am||The Madison Bach Musicians recorded live in concert at the First Unitarian Society in April, 2013: 'Final movement of Symphony No. 29 (1774)'||2/27/2014|
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|6:25 am||Benoit Mernier, organ: 'Invention No.1 from a set of 5.'||2/27/2014|
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|6:18 am||The Pro Arte Quartet of today: David Perry, Suzanne Beia, Sally Chisolm and Parry Karp with Christopher Taylor, piano: 'Final movement of Piano Quintet No. 2 (a centennial commission by the Pro Arte Quartet'||2/27/2014|
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|6:10 am||The Pro Arte Quartet of 1933 (recorded in London December 8, 1933): 'Movement IV of the String Quartet in F major (1903)'||2/27/2014|
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|5:58 am||Victor Gorodinsky (guitar), David Cooper (balalaika) and Galina dement'eva (domra) recorded in July, 2012 at the convention of: 'Shining Moon'||2/27/2014|
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|5:50 am||Howard Karp (piano) and Parry Karp (cello): 'Third movement "con moto" from Cello Sonata in G Minor'||2/27/2014|
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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.
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning November 7, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
11/6/13 9:11 AM | Rich Samuels
Thursday November 7, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Guest Artist Series presents the UW Blue Note Ensemble, Contemporary Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Composers Septet with drummer Jeff Hirshfield. JOHANNES WALLMANN QUARTET FEATURING JEFF HIRSHFIELD. In the first of two public concerts during his brief residency at the UW School of Music, New York-based drummer Jeff Hirshfield joins pianist UW Jazz Studies Professor Johannes Wallmann for a performance of original compositions from Wallmann’s upcoming album release. Hirshfield is among the most versatile and in-demand sidemen in jazz, and has appeared on over 300 albums. His performance and recording credits include Woody Herman, Joe Henderson, Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, Dr. John, Bob Brookmeyer, John Zorn, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Williams, Greg Osby, Tim Berne, Zoot Sims, and many others. (Note: The date for this program was previously and incorrectly announced, by the Consortium, as 11/4/1 Friday November 8, noon at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Wendy Adams, violin & Ann Aschbacher, piano Sonatas by Brahms & Debussy Friday November 8, 6 pm at Overture Center, Promenade Hall, 201 State Street, Madison. Nils Bultmann, Sally Chisholm, Micah Behr, Jeremy Kienbaum & Mikko Utevsky in a CD Pre-release Concert. Featured Performers: Nils Bultmann, Sally Chisholm, Micah Behr, Jeremy Kienbaum, Mikko Utevsky : Viola Dance and Choreography by Jin-Wen Yu Nils Bultmann is a violist and composer originally from Madison and now based in the San Francisco bay area. He recently completed his PHD in music composition at UC Berkeley where his work focused on the intersection of video and music with an emphasis on improvisation. His most recent recording Troubadour Blue, for which he received an Aaron Copland Grant, will be released in 2014 on Innova Recordings. This CD features a wide variety of his music, including a solo cello piece performed by Madison’s own Professor Parry Karp, a work for Viola and Didjeridu, and a series of viola duets that he performed and recorded together with Hank Dutt of Kronos Quartet. Please join him and friends for this Madison CD pre-release party in the Overture Promenade Hall where he will present music from the CD, including a series of viola duets performed together with viola professor Sally Chisholm of the Pro Arte string quartet as well as three of her viola students Micah Behr, Jeremy Kienbaum, and Mikko Utevsky Also featuring choreography and dance by Jin-Wen Yu, this evening will combine the composed music on his new CD together with live-without-a-net improvisation! ….read article »
Music Featured on the November 7, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
11/3/13 2:55 PM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass and the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields perform the Concerto No. 11 in D minor from “L’estro armonico” and D. Baldwin’s version of J.S. Bach’s transcription thereof. 5:30 am: Colin Carr (cello) and Thomas Sauer (piano) perform the Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major Op. 102 NO. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:45 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs the String Quartet NO. 7 in F-sharp minor Op. 108 by Dimitri Shostakovich. 5:58 am: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass performs “Alleluia, Alleluia” by William Byrd. 6:08 am: The Rome Symphony Orchestra conducted by Francesco La Vecchia performs Muzio Clementi’s Introduziona, Aria e Toccata. 7:08 am: Interview with violinists Alice and Eleanor Bartsch about their 11/8 Overture Center concert with organist Samuel Hurchison. 7:37 am: Organist Samuel Hutchison performs “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from Handel’s oratorio “Solomon”. 7:42 am: Organist Thomas Murray performs Mozart’s Fantasia in F K. 608 on the Newberry Memorial Organ of Yale University. 7:54 am: Organist Samuel Hutchison performs the Toccata from Charles Marie Widor’s Symphony No. 5.read article »
The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 31, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels Host of “Anything Goes”
10/30/13 2:16 PM | Rich Samuels
Friday November 1, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay drive, Madison The Noon Musicale presents the Arbor Ensemble: Berlinda Lopez, flute; Marie Pauls, viola; Rebecca Riley, ‘cello Music of T. Haslinger, Joaquin Turina & Frank Bridge Friday, November 1 (repeated Sunday Nov 3 at 2:30 pm), 8 pm at Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison. The Madison Opera presents Puccini’s “Tosca” Questo è il bacio di Tosca – This is the kiss of Tosca! With those words, opera singer Floria Tosca stabs Scarpia, the evil police chief who has tortured her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and now threatens her. One of the most tightly written and fast-paced of operas, Puccini’s Tosca is a tour de force that combines soaring music, true love, and political intrigue into three acts of headlong drama. Cast Floria Tosca Melody Moore Mario Cavaradossi Scott Piper Baron Scarpia Nmon Ford Cesare Angelotti Ryan Kuster Sacristan Nikolas Wenzel Spoletta Scott Brunscheen Sciarrone Kenneth Stavert Production Conductor: John DeMain Director: A. Scott Parry Sung in Italian with projected English translations Saturday November 2, 7 pm at Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Road Fitchburg Robert Spring, clarinet. The world-renowned clarinetist Robert Spring, professor of music at Arizona State University, will visit Madison Saturday, November 2. At 7 p.m. Robert Spring will perform a guest recital at Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg. The event is presented by The Kat Trio Chamber Music Series. The program of the recital includes works by Francis Poulenc, Eric Mandat, Scott McAllister and others. There will be a Q&A session before the performance at 6:30 p.m. The recital has a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $7 for students. For more information please visit thekattrio.net/chamberseries/ Saturday November 2 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Societym 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Mosaic Chamber Players in concert. My chamber group MOSAIC CHAMBER PLAYERS is performing our first concert in a cycle of all the Beethoven String Sonatas. The concert is this Saturday November 2, 2013 at 7:30pm at First University Society of Madison, located at 900 University Bay Drive. Tickets are $15/$10 for seniors and students. Check or Cash only please. The program is Sonata in D Major, op. 12/1 for violin and piano; Sonata in A Major, op. 69 for cello and piano; and Sonata in c minor, op. 30/2 for violin and piano. Players are Laura Burns, violin, Mike Allen, cello, Wes Luke, violin, and myself: Jess Salek, piano. The piano is a ….read article »
10/28/13 11:17 AM | Rich Samuels
Music features coming up on the October 31st edition of Anything Goes, hosted by Rich Samuels. Tune in – 89.9 FM in Madison.read article »
The WORT 89.9FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 24, 2013. Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.
10/23/13 5:27 PM | Rich Samuels
Thursday October 24 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street Madison The UW Madison School of Music Faculty Concert Series presents Javier Calderon, guitar. When Javier Calderon played his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times called him “…a virtuoso with poetic sensibility.” Since then many composers, including the eminent American Alan Hovhaness and Lawrence Weiner, have been writing and dedicating guitar concertos and solo pieces to Calderon. At age 17 Javier Calderon thrilled the audience of his native city of La Paz, Bolivia the evening he played with the Bolivian National Symphony Orchestra. Then he was invited to the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Soon after, Andres Segovia awarded the young guitarist a scholarship to study under his tutelage in Spain. Calderon, who is also an accomplished cellist, studied interpretation with Janos Starker. Javier Calderon now tours extensively in the United States, Europe, South America and the Far East. He appears regularly as concert soloist with orchestras including the St. Louis and Atlanta symphonies and the Minnesota Orchestra and in solo recitals throughout the world. Javier Calderon has performed chamber music concerts with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and has been featured at numerous international music festivals. Eloquent interpretations and the ability to draw a fascinating variety of sounds from the guitar characterize Calderon’s unique style. Audiences in New York’s Carnegie Hall, and in Madrid, Buenos Aires, Taipei, Bonn, Mexico City, and Seoul have been spellbound by his flawless technique and moved by his sensitivity and musicianship. Friday October 25 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison The Noon Musicale presents Brazilian song and dance with Karlos Moser and guests. Friday October 25, 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard Street, Madison. SoundWaves presents “All Together Now, Groups and their Behaviors”, a lecture-performance. Join three UW-Madison musicians along with colleagues from mathematics, entomology and computation as they explore groups and their behaviors. Performers and lecturers include: Tullia Dymarz, Henry Hagedorn, Bryan Daniels, Linda Bartley, Christopher Taylor and Daniel Grabois. Registration is requested. Information at discovery.wisc.edu/SoundWaves Friday October 25, 7:30pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. University Opera presents Handel’s Ariodante (repeated Sunday 10/27 at 3pm and Tuesday 10/29 at 7:30pm) Ariodante was the first of Handel’s operas to premiere in Covent Garden in 1735. Written for an extraordinary cast, the score contains some of the composer’s most beautiful and technically difficult music. The opera has received many productions around the world over the last number of ….read article »
Music Featured on the October 24, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.
10/20/13 3:32 PM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Music from the film “The Jayhawkers” composed by Jerome Moross, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine. 5:33 am: Music from the film “The Valley of Gwangi” composed by Jerome Moross, performed by the Coty of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman. 6:09 am: Theme from the 1961-1966 television drama “Wagon Train” composed by Jerome Moross, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman. 6:16 am: Concerto in C major for Two Pianos BWV 1021 performed by Judith Gordon and Christopher Taylor (pianos); Rosemary Harbison and Rictor Noren (violins); John Harbison (viola); Parry Karp (cello) and Ross Gilliland (bass). 6:51 am: Vocal music of J.S. Bach performed by Kathy Otterson (mezzo soprano), Cindy Whipp (violin) and Michael Keller (piano). 7:09 am: Rachel Barton Pine (violin) and Matthew Hagle (piano) perform “Mother and Child” from William Grant Still’s Suite for Piano and Violin. 7:17 am: The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet performs the Suite Cantabile by Bill Douglas. 7:41 am: Soprano Emily Birsan performs the aria “Ach Ich Liebte” from the opera “The Amduction from the Seraglio” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 7:50 am: Alice Bartsch (violin) performs the conbclusion of Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy” with the UW Symphony ORchestra conducted by James Smith. 7:57 am: The Madison Area Concert Handbells perform “The Ball” from Georges Bizet’s “Children’s Games”read article »
The WORT 89.9 FM MAdison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 17 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”
10/16/13 8:35 AM | Rich Samuels
Thursday October 17, 7 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall 201 State Street, Madison The Madison Symphony holds a free open dress rehearsal with pianist Philippe Bianconi Program: BRITTEN Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell (The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra) DEBUSSY La Mer BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 Friday, October 18 , 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison The Noon Musicale presents Steven Waugh, guitar. Program includes music of Bach, Dowland, Albeniz, Charlie Parker, Errol Garner and more. Friday, October 18, 7 pm at Edgewood College, St. Joseph Chapel, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison. Edgewood College Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir Edgewood College invites you to the Fall Choral Concert. Ensembles include the Chamber Singers and Men’s Choir under the direction of Albert Pinsonneault, and Women’s Choir under the direction of Kathleen Otterson. This free concert will feature a diverse repertoire, including traditional Western, African, and American Gospel works. Friday October 18, 7:30 pm at the Rhapsody Art Center, 271 S. Main Street, Verona. Faculty recital. Rhapsody Arts Center’s faculty recitals involve more than music teachers demonstrating that they can talk the talk and walk the walk. Now in its third year, the Faculty Recital Series encourages teachers as performers, role models and community contributors. All concerts are free and teachers volunteer their time for selecting and rehearsing music. The series has expanded from a few concerts per year to almost monthly concerts, including some in the summer. This year’s recital series kicks off with “International Folk Music” on Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm. Most recitals take place in the performance space at Rhapsody Arts Center. The 50-person venue, which serves as waiting area and classroom during the day, was recently upgraded with stage lighting and can be adapted for different events. Faculty recital run-times average about an hour and attendees are encouraged to talk with the teachers before and after. One goal of the series is to provide the community with easily accessible, high quality live performances. Driving downtown to the Overture Center has its perks, but excellent music can be found for free in your backyard. In most faculty recitals, two to ten teachers perform. December’s “Sounds of the Seasons” (December 6th) usually has the highest number of both faculty participants and attendees. The full Rhapsody music faculty numbers around twenty and musical collaboration has become especially popular. Even though there is an extensive range of instruments and styles, teachers share their musical ambitions- often leading to unexpected ….read article »
Music Featured on the October 17 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin
10/12/13 2:15 PM | Rich Samuels
5:10 am: First movement of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major by Maurive Ravel performed by Philippe Bianconi and the Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by John DeMain. 5:22 am: Music from the film “The Mountain Road” by Jerome Moross, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman. 5:32 am: “The Holy Land”: music from the film “The Seven Wonders of the World” composed by Jerome Moross. Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman. 5:40 am: “The Mediterranean”: music from the film “The Seven Wonders of the World” composed by Jerome Moross. Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman. 5:48 am: Prologue to the film “The Cardinal” composed by Jerome Moross. Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman. 5:55 am: Barbra Streisand sings the Berceuse from the Songs of the Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube. 6:10 am: The Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il trovatore” performed by the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala and Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Orchestra. 6:19 am: Part I of Duke Ellington’s Creole Rhapsody performed by the Ellington Orchestra. 6:27 am: Part II of Duke Ellington’s Creole Rhapsody. 6:43 am: Part I of Artie Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet performed by Artie Shaw’s Orchestra. 6:52 am: Part II of Artie Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet performed by the Artie Shaw Orchestra. 7:10 am: Part I of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue performed by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra with pianist George Gershwin. 7:18 am: Part II of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue performed by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra with pianist George Gershwin. 7:26 am: The aria “M’appari tutt’amor” from the Opera “Martha” by Friedrich von Flotow performed by Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Juddi Bjoerling and Bea Wain. 7:36 am: Chopin’s Waltz in D-flat major Op. 64 No. 1 performed by Robert Lortat, the John Kirby Sextet and Barbra Streisand. 7:46 am: The sextet from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lamermoor performed by Enrico Caruso, Amelita Galli-Curci, Minnie Egener, Giuseppe De Luca, Angelo Bada, Marcel Journet, and the John Kirby Sextet. 7:55 am: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker performed by the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel and the John Kirby Sextet.read article »
The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 10, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of Anything Goes.
10/9/13 4:12 PM | Rich Samuels
Friday October 11, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musical series presents Julia Foster, Soprano and Susan Gaeddart, piano. Music of Santoliquido, Poulenc and settings of Emily Dickenson poems by American composers Friday October 11, 7:30 pm at Overture Center Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison. The Madison Symphony Orchestra Concert Organ Series presents organist Samuel Hutchison. Works of Tchaikovsky, Julius Reubke, Gabriel Pierné, J.S. Bach, and Marco Enrico Bossi The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO)’s 2013-2014 Overture Concert Organ Season will include four diverse performances from the MSO’s principal organist, several dynamic guest artists, and the impressive Madison Youth Choirs. Each concert will be in Overture Hall, where the MSO’s concert organ resides. The first concert will feature solo works performed by Samuel Hutchison, the MSO’s principal organist and curator, Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Highlighting the concert will be Hutchison’s transcription of the Waltz from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and his interpretation of Julius Reubke’s Sonata on the 94th Psalm. Considered one of the pinnacles of Romantic organ composition, the sonata’s furious fugue and thrilling conclusion make for an unforgettable sonic experience. Works by Gabriel Pierné, J.S. Bach, and Marco Enrico Bossi will also be performed. Friday October 11, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St., Madison. The UW Wind Ensemble, Scott Teeple, conductor Presenting Collage: an hour of non-stop performances showcasing a variety of musical ensembles and styles from within the UW-Madison arts disciplines. Friday October 11 8 pm Overture Center=Capitol Theater 201 State Street. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with pianist Bryan Wallick BRITTEN | Young Apollo SAINT-SAENS | Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Egyptian’ BEETHOVEN | Symphony No.5 This year is Benjamin Britten’s 100th anniversary, and we celebrate by opening with Young Apollo, a chamber work that points to the same innovation of his later orchestral works. Camille Saint-Saens composed in many genres from symphonies, concertos, opera and chamber music. The last of his five piano concerti packs a punch and introduces our guest soloist from South Africa, the American born Bryan Wallick. And speaking of punches, Beethoven delivered a black eye to his public when he unleashed his famous Symphony No.5 – a revolutionary symphony from a revolutionary composer. Saturday October 12, 8 pm at Gates of Heaven, 300 E. Gorha, St. The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble presents a concert of baroque vocal and chamber muskc on period instruments. The musicians are: Mimmi Fulmer – soprano Gerrod Pagenkopf – counter tenor Consuelo Sanudo – mezzo soprano Theresa Koenig – recorder ….read article »
Music Featured on the October 10, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 fm Madison, WI
10/4/13 5:08 PM | Rich Samuels
5:09 am: Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy performs Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in D-flat major and Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in B-flat minor (1950-1951) by Dmitri Shostakovich, 5:24 am: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major by Johannes Brahms performed by Colin Carr (cello) and Thomas Sauer (piano) 5:51 am: Leoš Janáček’s Moravian Dances performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Antoni Wit. 6:08 am: Joshua Pierce (piano) and the Capella Istropolitana conducted by Kirk Trevor perform Paul Hindemith’s The Four Temperaments: Theme with 4 Variations for Piano & Strings (Melancholy, Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Choleric) (1940) 6:43 am: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kiril Karabits performs Concerto for Orchestra No. 3 “Lamentations” (1989)(Inspired by 1932-1933 famine & the 1986 Chernobyl disaster) by Ivan Karabits. 7:08 am: The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis performs Paris, the Song of a Great City by Frederick Delius. 7:33 am: Diane Wang & Stacy Rodgers, piano (husband and wife from University of Mississippi) perform Dave Brubeck’s Points in Jazz (1968): Prelude, Scherzo, Blues, Fugue, Rag, Chorale, Walz & Finaleread article »