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Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Rich Samuels
5:09: Symphonic Dances (1940) by Sergei Rachmaninoff performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano. 5:46: “Ricordando una melodi olvidada” by Robert Sierra, performed by the Verdehr Trio. 6:08: Three preludes and fugues in B major, F minor and G minor, Op.7, by Marcel Dupré. Performed by Florence Mustric om the Rudolph von Beckerath organ at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cleveland Ohio. 6:41 “Snazzy Sonata” by Judith Lang Zaimont. Performed by Judith Lang Zaimont and Doris L. Kosloff (pianos). 7:08: An interview with Mike Forbes of the Isthmus Brass featuring selections from their new “Isthmus Brass Christmas” CD. 7:30: Finale from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio”, recorded live at a December 2, 2012 performance by Candid Concert Opera at the Edgebrook Lutheran Church of Chicago. Soloists include Leila Bowie, Diana Stoic, Scott Brunscheen, Javier Bernardom and Neil Edwards. Tom Kastle is the narrator. The chamber orchestra is conducted by Codrut Birsan. This performance will be repeated at Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main Street, Madison at 8 pm on 12/8. 7:36: “Lo Yisa Goy” (a prayer for peace), a setting by Stacy Garrop, performed by Chicago a Cappella diteced by Jonathan Miller. 7:42: A medley of traditional Chanukah music performed by the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Chicago a Cappella and Robin Spielberg. more »
Monday, 29 October 2012 | Rich Samuels
Here’s the music I’ve selected for my November 1, 2012 show: 5:09: The Wisconsin Brass (celebrating their 40th season) perform four madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Recorded in concert in Mills Hall March 3, 2012. 5:19: The Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer performs Dances of Galánta, composed by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) in 1933. I’ve selected this piece because the Madison Symphony Orchestra will be performing it at its next concert series on November 2, 3 & 4. 5:36: Violinist James Ehnes performs the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 14 of Samuel Barber with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey. (Ehnes performed this work with the MSO several weeks ago). 6:08: James Smith conducted the University of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 in C Major. This work is sometimes called “The Little C Major Symphony” to distinguish it from Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 (known as “The Great”), also in the key of C Major. The MSO will be playing “The Great” C at its concerts on November 2, 3 and 4. 6:48: The Chicago-based new music ensemble “Eighth Blackbird” performs Music in Similar Motion, a 1969 work of Philip Glass (b, 1937). This selection comes from Eighth Blackbird’s latest CD on the Cedille label. 7:30: Daniel Stepner (violin), Mary Ruth Ray, Rhonda Rider (cello) and Yehudi Wyner perform John Harbison’s “November 19, 1828″ (composed in 1988). The works akes its name from the date of the death of Franz Schubert and evokes the composer’s transition from this world to the next. 7:47: Twin sisters (and Madison natives) Christina and Michelle Naughton perform a two-piano version of Maurice Ravel’s La Valse, The Naughtons will be playing Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra with the MSO on November 2, 3 and 4. The broadcast will conclude with the Capitol City Band directed by James Latimer performing J.P Sousa’s Fugue on Yankee Doodle. Here are some Madison area music events scheduled over the next few days that may interest you: Thursday, November 1 7:30 pm Mills Hall UW Chamber Ensemble Chamber Winds Integrales (Edgar Varese) Rondino, (Ludwig von Beethoven); Kammersymphonie, Op. 9, (Arnold Schoenberg) Friday, November 2 12:15 pm First Unitarian Society Noon Musicale (no further information available on the First Unitarian website about this week’s concert)) Friday, November 2 8 pm at Morphy Hall 455 North Park, Madison Nathan Wysock, guitar, The program will feature “American Bouquet” by George Rochberg; “Serenade for Guitar” by Lou Harrison featuring percussionist Todd …. more »