February 2016 Listener Guide

1.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mendelssohn, Schumann & Brahms String Quartets” - This week we open to one of the most delightful and storied chapters of the string quartet's history, centering around the works of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin; GLAZUNOV: Violin Concerto in a-minor; TCHAIKOVSKY: Méditation from Souvenir d'un lieu cher; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.11, The Year 1905
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Warren Wolf, vibes/marimba

2.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mendelssohn, Schumann & Brahms String Quartets”
8:00pm Ceveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Regine Hangler, soprano; Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano; Andreas Schager, tenor; Norbert Enrst, tenor; Ain Anger, bass; Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; R.STRAUSS: Daphne (opera in one act)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Rodney Whitaker, bass

3.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mendelssohn, Schumann & Brahms String Quartets”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Gretchen van Hoesen, harp; LOBO:Suite Popular Brasileira; GINASTERA: Harp Concerto; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Xavier Davis, piano

4.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mendelssohn, Schumann & Brahms String Quartets”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Denis Kozhukhin, piano; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris; RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; STRAVINSKY: Jeu de cartes; RAVEL: La valse
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Etienne Charles, trumpet

5.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mendelssohn, Schumann & Brahms String Quartets”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Iván Fischer, conductor; Leonidas Kavakos, violin; BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances; DUTILLEUX: L’arbre des songes (New York Philharmonic Premiere); RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The WFMT Jazz Network tonight

6.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
One of the rare jazz discoveries of her generation, Eden Atwood has a voice that has been described as beautiful and refreshing. The daughter of arranger-composer Hub Atwood, she studied piano as a child and went on to have a performing career in New York and beyond. She has released several studio albums and tours regularly. On this Piano Jazz from 1996, Atwood and McPartland duet on “Old Devil Moon.”
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
MASCAGNI/LEONCAVALLO: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci – Fabio Luisi, conductor; with Violeta Urmana, Yonghoon Lee, Ambrogio Maestri; Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Alagna, George Gagnidze, and Alexey Lavrov
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile is the host from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, with guests Paul Simon, Andrew Bird, Maria Bamford, members of Punch Brothers, and Sarah Jarosz

7.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Some Southern Sonorities” - Selections from performances recorded during the recent American Guild of Organists Southeast Regional Convention centered in Charlotte, NC.
3:00 SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin; GLAZUNOV: Violin Concerto in a-minor; TCHAIKOVSKY: Méditation from Souvenir d'un lieu cher; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.11, The Year 1905

8.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“It Was a Lover and His Lass” - We start every hour of this week with a "hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino" from the incidental music in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Bill rounds out each day with many different composers' works influenced by all aspects of love.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano; DANIELPOUR: Toward the Splendid City; SAINT-SAENS: Concerto No.5; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The WFMT Jazz Network tonight

9.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“It Was a Lover and His Lass”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
(new season) Jaap van Zweden, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.9; BACH/STOKOWSKI: Passacaglia and Fugue in c-minor
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The WFMT Jazz Network tonight

10.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“It Was a Lover and His Lass”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
"For Your Eyes Only" Gala with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
The WFMT Jazz Network tonight

11.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“It Was a Lover and His Lass”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Mitsuko Uchida, piano; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in a-minor, Op.54; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.9 in C, D.944, Great; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.3, D.200
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mack Avenue Superband

12.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“It Was a Lover and His Lass”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
Kurt Masur, conductor; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.1; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mack Avenue Superband

13.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist and bandleader Jon Batiste hails from the cradle of jazz, Louisiana. Now the leader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert house band Stay Human, he has collaborated with Harry Connick Jr., Allen Toussaint, Cassandra Wilson, and the Marsalis family. On this Piano Jazz session from 2011, guest hosted by Jon Weber, Batiste sings “What a Wonderful World” and joins Weber for a duet of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
VERDI: Il Trovatore – Marco Armiliato, conductor; with Angela Meade, Dolora Zajick, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Kwangchul Youn
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor hosts this broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, with guests Leo Kottke and Della Mae

14.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Various Variants” - With a good theme, variation sets provide organists and composers an exceptional opportunity to tour the tonal resources of any instrument.
3:00 SymphonyCast
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano; DANIELPOUR: Toward the Splendid City; SAINT-SAENS: Concerto No.5; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.2

15.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and his Pupils — Glazunov, Stravinsky, Lyadov, and Respighi” - Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral voice spun thousands of exotic sounds and colors, much as Scheherazade did in her tales. He left not only his musical mark on the world, but also his creative mark on all his students, by teaching them the fundamentals of orchestration and encouraging them to express their own imaginations.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Renaud Capucon, violin; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bobby Short, piano/voice

16.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and his Pupils — Glazunov, Stravinsky, Lyadov, and Respighi”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; BACH-WEBERN: Ricercar from The Musical Offering; HAYDN: Symphony No.98; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone

17.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and his Pupils — Glazunov, Stravinsky, Lyadov, and Respighi”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano; TAO:Pángǔ; GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F; R.STRAUSS:Symphonia Domestica
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mary Lou Williams, piano/composition

18.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and his Pupils — Glazunov, Stravinsky, Lyadov, and Respighi”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; BATES: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5; STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dinah Washington, voice

19.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and his Pupils — Glazunov, Stravinsky, Lyadov, and Respighi”
8:00 The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, concutor; Frank Huang, violin; SALONEN: L.A. Variations; R.STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Super Sax

20.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Saxophonist Phil Woods (1931 – 2015) was a true master of bebop. Whether weaving jazz improvisations with other members of his group or playing feisty crackling licks on cool solos, Woods’ playing was always compelling. He built up his amazing technique with Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Buddy Rich, and with his quartet. We remember Phil Woods with this Piano Jazz from 2003. In this session, his imaginative and sultry sound blends with his trio and McPartland on “How About You” and “Fine and Dandy.”
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
DONIZETTI: Maria Stuarda – Riccardo Frizza, conductor; with Sondra Radvanovsky, Elza van den Heever, Celso Albelo, Patrick Carfizzi, and Kwangchul Youn
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor hosts a live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul.

21.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Pipedreams Live! at Broadway Baptist” - A Texas-sized celebration of the 191-rank Casavant organ in Fort Worth, featuring regional soloists.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Renaud Capucon, violin; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

22.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1” - This two-week celebration, named in honor of Duke Ellington's jazz symphony, will explore 400 years of African-American composers and performers. Starting with Call and Response, and Shouts, from the first Africans to arrive on this continent, Bill will introduce us to art songs, symphonies, and traditional spirituals that have become a large part our American musical identity.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Sergey Khachatryan, violin; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto; ADAMS: Become Ocean
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Corey Wilkes, trumpet

23.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, Emanuel Ax, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.14, K.449; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Freddy Cole, voice/piano

24.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Valentina Lisitsa, piano; BATES:Rusty Air in Carolina; RACHMANINOFF:Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; BERLIOZ:Symphonie fantastique
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Cassandra Wilson, voice

25.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin; JANÁČEK: Overture to From the House of the Dead DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in a-minor; SALONEN: Nyx JANÁČEK: Sinfonietta
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sonny Stitt, saxophones

26.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 1”
8:00pm 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
Billy Strayhorn, piano/arranger/composer

27.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist Sumi Tonooka is an incisive musician of great originality and imagination. She has toured with Art Blakely and teamed with tenor saxophonist Odean Pope and drummer Philly Joe Jones. In 2015, she was selected for the Music Alive: New Partnerships Residencies through New Music USA. On her visit to Piano Jazz in 1992, Tonooka swings with an easy grace while playing a great rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Tonooka and McPartland join up to show what jazz is all about on “Solar.”
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
BERG: Lulu – Lothar Koenigs, conductor; with Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, Johan Reuter, and Franz Grundheber
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor hosts a live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, with musical guest Vern Sutton

28.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Music In the Museum” - Performances on the unique 1929 Skinner pipe organ that graces the rotunda of the Cincinnati Museum Center.
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Sergey Khachatryan, violin; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto; ADAMS: Become Ocean

29.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part 2” - Bill's exploration of the music of African-American composers continues this week. We will hear Bill conduct a work by Anthony Davis, plus music composed by Bill's friend Jeffrey Mumford. Our two-week celebration ends with a poem from Langston Hughes as well as music from Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Michael Jackson.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano; SIBELIUS: Finlandia; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1, Op.10; RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone