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Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week beginning November 22

Monday, 19 November 2012 | Rich Samuels

Friday November 23 2:30 and 7 pm Oakwoods Village-University Woods Auditorium The Oakwood Chamber Players with Navan in a program called “A Celtic Christmas: Christmas Lights”. A Celtic Christmas: Christmas Lights will feature a mix of vocal and instrumental music as the groups perform creative interpretations of familiar music that is spirited and expressive of the holiday season. Navan singers Amy Curl, Sheila Shigley, Paul Gorman and Elizabeth Simcock have studied the Celtic language, traditions and culture and will intersperse colorful stories throughout the performance. The Oakwood Chamber Players will perform instrumental arrangements drawn from both traditional and Celtic holiday music. Navan is a nationally recognized vocal ensemble that has recorded several CDs and has been featured on Boston Public …. more »

Music Featured on the November 22 Thanksgiving All-Gershwin Edition of “Anything Goes”

Friday, 16 November 2012 | Rich Samuels

  5:09: “Lullaby” (1919) performed by the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel. 5:18: “Three Preludes” featuring George Gershwin as piano soloist (recorded in London by Columbia in 1926). 5:25: Overture to the 1926 musical “Oh, Kay”. John McGlinn conducts the New Princesss Theatre Orchestra. 5:33: Concerto in F featuring piano soloist Roy Bargy with Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. Recorded in October of 1928, this was the first recording of the 1925 composition. It’s preceded by Paul Whiteman’s May, 1925 recording of “Charleston” which may have inspired Gershwin. 6:08: Overture to “Girl Crazy” (1930). John McGlinn conducts the New Princess Theatre Orchestra. 6:14: Catfish Row Symphonic Suite from “Porgy and Bess”. Erich Kunzel conducts the Cincinnati Pops. 6:48: Cuban Overture performed …. more »

Music Featured on the November 8 Edition of “Anything Goes”

Monday, 5 November 2012 | Rich Samuels

  5:09: Two versions of J.S. Bach’s chorale prelude “Fervent is My Desire” BWV 727 featuring Hans-André Stamm (organist) and the University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble conducted by Scott Teeple (recorded in concert October 5, The wind ensemble version is based on an arrangement by Lucien Caillet. 5:15: Two minuets of the French Baroque composer Jacques Duphly (1715-1789) performed by harphichordist Jonathan Rhodes Lee. 5:34: Agnus Dei (a concerto for bassoon and mixed choir a capella) by Egil Hovland (b. 1924). Performed by Benjamin Coehlo (bassoon, University of Iowa) and the University of Iowa Kantorei conducted by Timothy Salter. 6:08: The Pied Piper Fantasy (1981) by John Corigliano (b. 1938) performed by Alexa Still (flute) with the New Zealand Symphony …. more »

Music featured on the November 1 2012 edition of “Anything Goes”

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 …. more »

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