September 2016 Listener Guide

1.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ports of Call, Part 2”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Renaud Capuçon, violin; GLANERT: Brahms-Fantasie; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

2.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Ports of Call, Part 2”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, conductors; Orson Welles, narrator; Andra Velis, tenor; David Watson, baritone; Choral Arts Society, William Jonson, director; RODGERS: Victory at Sea Suite; COPLAND: Third Symphony; BLITZSTEIN: Symphony, The Airborne
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

3.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Walter Davis, Jr. (1932 – 1990) spent more than four decades contributing to the development of jazz history. He worked with a wide variety of talent including Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Byrd, and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Shortly after sitting down with Marian in 1990, this great giant in the jazz world passed away. One of the great bebop stylists of his time, Davis plays his own tune, “Backgammon” and joins McPartland for a tribute to one of his main influences with “Blue Monk.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
WAGNER: Die Meistersinger – Sir Mark Elder, conductor; with James Rutherford, Brandon Jovanovich, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Sasha Cooke, Alek Shrader and Martin Gantner
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summertime rebroadcast

4.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“An American Adventure” - Unique concert performances of diverse works by American composers, primarily from the Pipedreams archive.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; LISZT: Orpheus, Symphonic Poem No.4; BARTÓK: Violin Concerto No.2; BARTÓK: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2016 BBC Proms - National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner, conductor; SCHIPHORST: Gravitational Waves; STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra; HOLST: The Planets

5.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Antonin Dvořák” - A five-part biography on the life of Bohemia’s most celebrated composer. We start with a look at Dvořák's early life and works, as well as music from one of Dvořák's first influences, Bedřich Smetana and continue with his travels to American where he helped define our early musical identity.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2016 BBC Proms - Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Leonard Elschenbroich, cello; Gregory Kunde, tenor; Alice Coote, mezzo- soprano; BERLIOZ: King Lear Overture; MATTHEWS: Berceuse for Dresden; MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT Jazz Network

6.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Antonin Dvořák”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Jeffrey Kahane, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58; BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jim Alfredson, organ

7.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Antonin Dvořák”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
John Adams, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin; RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome; RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome; ADAMS: Scheherazade.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone

8.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Antonin Dvořák”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; HAYDN: Symphony No.93; R.STRAUSS: Don Juan; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Tony Monaco, organ

9.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Antonin Dvořák”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15; CHEUNG: Lyra; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joey DeFrancesco, organ

10.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Oliver Jones is one of Canada’s premiere pianists and winner of the prestigious Oscar Peterson Award. As a child he took lessons with Daisy Peterson Sweeney, Oscar Peterson’s sister. With a long career as a performer, composer, and educator, Jones is an important player in the international jazz piano scene. Piano Jazz celebrates Jones’ 82nd birthday with this session from 1990. His music speaks for itself as he plays his own tune “Jordio.” Then McPartland and Jones say it all with “Three Little Words.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
MOZART: The Magic Flute – Lawrence Foster, conductor; with Sarah Shafer, Paul Appleby, Efraín Solís and Alfred Reiter
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summertime rebroadcast

11.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Art of Escape Revisited” - An international array of soloists leads us through the magical intricacies of The Art of Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Pierre Boulez, conductor; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; MESSIAEN: L’Ascension; RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G; RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; DEBUSSY: Iberia, from Images
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2016 BBC Proms - Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Leonard Elschenbroich, cello; Gregory Kunde, tenor; Alice Coote, mezzo- soprano; BERLIOZ: King Lear Overture; MATTHEWS: Berceuse for Dresden; MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

12.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Gathering Storm: Music from 1929 to 1941, from the Great Depression to World War II” - With the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression settling in, orchestras and record companies closed their doors, composers stopped getting commissions, and musicians joined the unemployment lines. Interestingly, during these hard times millions of people had a radio and they couldn’t get enough of the free entertainment. CBS, NBC, and many other stations acquired the bankrupt recording companies and started employing musicians in big bands, operas, and orchestras. Governments, seeing music as a healing force for the good of the people, stepped in by hiring composers to express this time in history.  This unique twelve years ended with the start of WWII and Shostakovich composing his 7th symphony dedicated to the city of Leningrad.  This week on Exploring Music we will hear composers like Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber, and Aaron Copland express these hard times.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2016 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano; TCHAIKOVSKY: Hamlet Fantasy-Overture; RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Steve Turre, trombone

13.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Gathering Storm: Music from 1929 to 1941”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Philippe Quint, violin; BATES: Garages of the Valley for Chamber Orchestra; KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6, Op.68, Pastoral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
One For All, band

14.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Gathering Storm: Music from 1929 to 1941”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Lucy Crowe, soprano; Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Kaspars Putniņš, artistic director; Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava, artistic director; PÄRT: Miserere; MOZART: Requiem
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Oliver Lake, alto saxophone

15.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Gathering Storm: Music from 1929 to 1941”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Robert Chen, violin; RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome; RESPIGHI: Concerto Gregoriano; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6, Pathétique
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cannonball Adderley, alto saxophone

16.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Gathering Storm: Music from 1929 to 1941”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.2, Op.19; SHEPHERD: Songs; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jack McDuff, organ

17.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Leonard Feather (1914 – 1994) was hailed as “the Dean of Jazz Journalists.” He critiqued artists for Downbeat, Melody Maker, Wire, and his own weekly syndicated column for the Los Angeles Times. He authored works including The Jazz Years: Ear Witness to an Era and The Encyclopedia of Jazz. Feather also played piano and composed works recorded by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Sarah Vaughan, to name a few. On this 1988 Piano Jazz, he solos on “Lost in the Stars” and an original “Blues Medley.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
ROSSINI: The Barber of Seville – Giuseppi Finzi, conductor; with Lucas Meachem, Daniela Mack, René Barbera, Alessandro Corbelli and Andrea Silvestrelli
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer-time rebroadcast

18.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Good News from Paris” - Selections from the inaugural concerts on the new Grenzing pipe organ in the Radio France Auditorium.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin; ALL BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; Violin Concerto in D, Op.77; Symphony No.4, Op.98
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2016 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano; TCHAIKOVSKY: Hamlet Fantasy-Overture; RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.3

19.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors” - This week we’ll explore the music of Mexico and Central America. Though we share a very long border with Latin America, we live in two very different worlds. Their history is thousands of years old, and ours is younger. Come on this journey with us to the deep and rich musical history of our neighbors to the south.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2016 BBC Proms - Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, piano/director; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.24; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Marty Grosz, guitar/voice

20.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Richard Goode, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.18, K.456 Paradis; SCHUBERT: Symphony in C, D.944, The Great
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jelly Roll Morton, piano/composer/bandleader

21.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; MOZART: Symphony No.25, K 183/173Db; PÄRT: Greater Antiphons (world premiere; LAPA comission); MOZART: Symphony No.40, K.550
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Irvin Mayfield, trumpet

22.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano; WAGNER: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Keyon Harrold, trumpet

23.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Distant Neighbors”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin; Carter Brey, cello; ALL BEETHOVEN: Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op.56, Triple; Piano Concerto No.5, Op.73, Emperor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Coltrane, tenor/soprano saxophones/bandleader

24.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Vibraphonist Cecilia Smith is a leading proponent of the four-mallet technique. She has performed at nightclubs, concert halls, and festivals all over the world and collaborated with greats such as Mulgrew Miller, Cecil Bridgewater, and Randy Weston. On this Piano Jazz from 2000, she and Marian combine talents in a rendition of “Old Devil Moon.” Smith solos on her “Lullaby for Miles and Bill” and a piece dedicated to her mother, “Mourning Before Grace.”
1:00pm San Francisco Opera
GORDON GETTY: Usher House – Lawrence Foster, conductor; with Brian Mulligan, Jason Bridges, Jacqueline Piccolino, Jamielyn Duggan and Anthony Reed
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A summer-time rebroadcast

25.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Concert Clips” - Live and lively performances by some ‘rising stars’ and established talents of the American organ scene.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; ALL BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, Op.81; Symphony No.3, Op.90; Symphony No.2, Op.73
3:00pm SymphonyCast
From the 2016 BBC Proms - Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, piano/director; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.24; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.4

26.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 1” - In the beginning, there were Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, or so we thought. That’s until we uncovered a whole world of instrumental music so varied, so wonderful and so woefully unknown, we decided to spend some time in that glorious place. Starting with a Sinfonia by Biaggio Marini from 1618, we slowly make our way through the seventeenth century, the eighteenth century and finish at the brink of the Romantic era with the Second Symphony by Beethoven.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Last Night of the 2016 BBC Proms - BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers Sakari Oramo, conductor; Juan Diego Florez, tenor; HARROLD: Raze; BUTTERWORTH: The Banks of Green Wilow; BORODIN: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances; ROSSINI: La Cenerentola; BRITTEN: Matinees musicales;DOVE: Our revels now are ended; WILLIAMS: Serenade to Music; ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No.1; ARNE: Rule, Britannia!; PARRY: Jerusalem; Unknown: The National Anthem
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gary Bartz, alto/soprano saxophones

27.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 1”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
James Feddeck, conductor; Todd Levy, clarinet; SIBELIUS: Valse triste from Kuolema, Op. 44; NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto, Op.57; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture Fantasy; LISZT: Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Nicholas Payton, trumpet

28.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 1”
8:00pm Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Carrie Dennis, viola; KÓDALY: Dances of Galánta; BARTÓK: Viola Concerto; LIGETI: Apparitions; BARTÓK: Miraculous Mandarin Suite
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John Gilmore, tenor saxophone

29.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; CORIGLIANO: Campane di Ravello; ELGAR: In the South (Alassio); MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition; BEETHOVEN: Consecration of the House Overture
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Oscar Pettiford, bass/cello/composition

30.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 1”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; LINDBERG: EXPO; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D; BERLIOZ: Sinfonie fantastique, Op.14
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
George Gershwin, composer