November 2016 Listener Guide

1.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism” - Nationalism on its own is a dangerous force, but it has led to a number of wonderful bits of music. This edition of Exploring Music examines what happens when a powerful pride in national identity winds its way into a composer's head. This week we cover music from Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Romania on Monday; Hungary on Tuesday; France on Wednesday, and then rounding out the week with music from Scandinavia and Russia to Albion.
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Todd Levy, clarinet; ADAMS: The Chairman Dances, Foxtrot for Orchestra; SCHUMAN: Symphony No.6; COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Frank Kimbrough, pianist

2.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle, conductor; ALL BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.8, Op.93; Symphony No.6, Op.68, Pastoral
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Andrew Hill, pianist

3.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor; Cynthia Yeh, percussion; PROKOFIEV: Suite from Lt. Kijé; MACMILLAN: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel; REVUELTAS: Sensemaya; LUTOSŁAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Henry Grimes, bass/violin

4.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic Celebrates Zubin Mehta at 80!
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT network

5.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
This 2003 Piano Jazz with guest Sir Roland Hanna (1932 – 2002) was recorded before a live audience at the 2002 Tanglewood Jazz Festival. A subtle and insightful pianist, he was a superb two piano partner, as evidenced when he and Marian get together for “Blues in the Closet.” In this session, Hanna uses his solid sense of rhythm as a springboard into exciting explorations of melody and harmony. He shows off his skill as a composer with his “Portrait of John Lewis.”
1:00pm Glimmerglass Opera
ROSSINI: The Theiving Magpie – Joseph Colaneri, conductor; with Rachele Gilmore, Musa Ngqungwana, Dale Travis, Michele Angelini, Allegra De Vita and Brad Raymond
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
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6.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
”The New Releases” - Another sampler from among the remarkable influx of recently produced recordings, with music from five centuries.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; ALL BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 BRAHMS: Symphony No.1, Op.68
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor; Pekka Kuusisto, violin; STUCKY: Rhapsody for Orchestra; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.5

7.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Sing” - Election Time! As our nation turns our minds and hearts to vote we here at Exploring Music celebrate America's unique voice in music. Bill takes on the music and poetry of America, from Walt Whitman to Aaron Copland.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano; STRAVINSKY: Fireworks; SHOENFIELD: Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra; HOLST: The Planets
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Duke Ellington “Live at Fargo

8.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Sing”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart; Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor; RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2, Op.27; BARBER: Essay No.1, Op.12; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1, Op.10
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Russell Malone, guitar

9.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Sing”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Jan Lisiecki, piano; J. STRAUSS JR.: Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op.325; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4; BEETHOVEN/MAHLER: String Quartet, Op.95, Serioso; HK GRUBER: Charivari
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mark Turner, saxophone

10.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Sing”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Bernard Haitink, conductor; Till Fellner, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.22; R.STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT network

11.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“I Hear America Sing”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert , conductor; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; CURRIER: Time Machines; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT network

12.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Richard Sudhalter (1938 – 2008) was a true “Renaissance Man” of jazz. A top jazz cornetist, he was also a respected critic, author, recording artist, and featured guest at major jazz festivals. He co-wrote Bix: Man and Legend, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and in 1983 won a Grammy for his liner notes for Bunny Berigan: Giants of Jazz. On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Sudhalter reminisces about Bix Beiderbeck and joins McPartland for a duet of “Chasing Shadows.”
1:00pm Glimmerglass Opera
ROBERT WARD: The Crucible – Nicole Paiement, conductor; with David Pittsinger, Brian Mulligan, Ariana Wehr, Jamie Barton, Adrian Kramer and Zoie Reams
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thiles hosts from the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, with guests Angélique Kidjo, Jason Isbell and Billy Collins

13.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Wish I Were There” - Reminiscences of last year’s East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, as this year’s celebration of the Roy Perry Legacy is underway in Kilgore, Longview and Shreveport.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Jessye Norman, contralto; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; ALL BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op.55a; Alto Rhapsody, Op.53;. Piano Concerto No.2, Op.83
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano; STRAVINSKY: Fireworks; SHOENFIELD: Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra; HOLST: The Planets

14.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 4” - The symphony at its Romantic apex. We start the week featuring the Austrian composers Anton Bruckner, and Gustav Mahler, and then cross the English Channel to Britain to listen the music of Edward Elgar.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream overture; ADES: Violin Concerto. Concentric Paths; ELGAR: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
“Benny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson”

15.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 4”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Lawrence Renes, conductor; Jon Kimura Parker, piano; GRIEG: Piano Concerto, Op.16; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.7, D.759, Unfinished; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.8, Op.105
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Thelonious Monk, pianist/composer/bandleader

16.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 4”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, conductor; Marc-André Hamelin, piano; WEBER: Overture to Der Freischütz; LISZT: Piano Concerto No.1; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Eddie Condon, guitarist/bandleader

17.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 4”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Vassily Petrenko, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano; ELGAR: In the South (Alassio); BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor; RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ben Allison, bassist/bandleader

18.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 4”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Christine Brewer, soprano; Jane Henschel, soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director; BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont; HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes of Carl Maria von Weber; BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis, Op.123
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Don Cherry, trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist

19.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Nellie Lutcher (1912 – 2007) started out playing piano at fifteen but soon transitioned to singing. She built a career as a prominent jazz vocalist in the 1940s and 1950s with hits such as “Fine Brown Frame.” She joined McPartland for Piano Jazz in 1986. Lutcher performs two of her most popular compositions, “Hurry on Down” and “Real Gone Guy.” McPartland solos on “Love Is the Sweetest Thing,” and the two combine their talents on “I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues.”
1:00pm Opera Philadelphia
CHARLIE PARKER: Yardbird – Corrado Rovaris, conductor; with Lawrence Brownlee, Angela Brown, Emily Pogorelc, Elena Perroni, Chrystal E. Williams and Will Liverman
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile hosts from The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, with guests Trey Anastasio and Tig Notaro.

20.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Raymond Daveluy: In Memoriam” - A tribute to the venerable recitalist, composer, and teacher who for 42 years was master of the mighty Beckerath organ at the Oratoire Saint-Joseph in Montreal.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Brett Mitchell, conductor; PUTS: River’s Rush; BERNSTEIN: Symphony No.1, Jeremiah; STRAVINSKY: Petrushka Ballet Music
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream overture; ADES: Violin Concerto. Concentric Paths; ELGAR: Symphony No.1

21.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco” - This week Exploring Music is featuring the Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and all around great guy Georges Enesco. Georges Enesco’s family was steeped in the rich folklore and oral traditions of Romania. When he was just a young boy, his parents hired a gypsy violinist to teach him the violin by ear— note by note, phrase by phrase. And by the age of seven, Enesco was sent to the Vienna Conservatory to formalize his musical studies.  Enesco as a mature musician traveled the world, never forgetting his Romanian roots. Romanian folk tunes were woven throughout his music, and his creative, warm, and giving musicianship was treasured by all. Come join Bill as we listen to Enesco’s story, hear his music, and watch him pass the torch to the young Yehudi Menuhin.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BRAHMS: Tragic Overture; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

22.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Christopher Seaman, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin; ELGAR: In the South, Op.50, Alassio; SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto, Op.47; DUKAS: La Péri, poème dansé; STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Chu Berry, tenor saxophone

23.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello; Lars Vogt, piano; SCHUMANN: Piano Trio No.2, Op 80; DVOŘÁK: Piano Trio in E Minor, Op.90, Dumky; BRAHMS: Piano Trio No.2, Op.87
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone

24.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps; Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus; Elgar: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT network

25.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Georges Enesco”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert conducts a stage presentation of Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jazz from the WFMT network

26.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Lonnie Liston Smith is one of contemporary music’s most versatile keyboardists. With a career spanning four decades, Smith has worked as a soloist, bandleader, and sideman to greats including Miles Davis, Betty Carter, Max Roach, and Pharaoh Sanders. He was McPartland’s guest on Piano Jazz in 2002. Smith presents his relaxed style on “What is this Thing Called Love.” Then he and McPartland swing into “C Jam Blues.”
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; with Nicholas Phan, Joélle Harvey, Kevin Langan, Nina Stemme, Alan Held and Matthew Newlin
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
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27.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Minnesota Memories, in Thanksgiving” - Compositions and performances by Minnesota musicians, from the Pipedreams archive.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Louis Lane, conductor; MOZART, L.: Divertimento Militaire; SCARLATTI/TOMMASINI: The Good Humored Ladies Ballet Suite; IBERT: Escales; BERWALD: Symphony No.3, Singulière
3:00pm SymphonyCast
New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BRAHMS: Tragic Overture; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7

28.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part 1: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra” - We’ll reach back into the history, growth and development of one of America’s great musical institutions. We will touch on the composers, conductors, patrons, and musicians who all had a hand in making this orchestra a vital and thriving world treasure.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor; Rudolf Buchbinder, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.2; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gigi Gryce, alto saxophone/flute/composition

29.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part 1: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No.6; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.3, Op.55, Eroica
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Billy Strayhorn, composer/arranger/pianist

30.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Big Five, Part 1: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra”
8:00pm Carnegie Hall Live!
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor; WAGNER: Overture to Der fliegende Holländer; DEBUSSY: La mer; MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dave Holland, bassist/bandleader