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January 2017

1.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“An Organist’s Yearbook” - The annual Olde Yeare-New Year reflection, with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize-winning performances, memorial tributes, and more.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland International Piano Competition Concerto, Round No.1
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Orchestra of the Swan, Kenneth Woods, conductor; HANS GAL: Symphony No.2, Op.53; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.4

2.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Listeners’ Choice” - Your emails arrive in our comment box with wonderful musical requests! This week Bill features your email comments with music that you asked to hear. This includes a festival overture from a little-known Australian composer, fun transcriptions plus original works for trombone, and more.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Halls, conductor; Margaret Batjer, violin; Andrew Shulman, cello; Allan Vogel, oboe; Kenneth Munday, bassoon; MOZART: Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K.367; HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat; KERNIS: Musica Celestis; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

3.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Listeners’ Choice”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
JoshuaWeilerstein, conductor; Frank Almond, violin; BRAHMS: Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn, Opus 56a; CORIGLIANO: The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.7, Op.70 (old No.2)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Eddie Lang, guitar

4.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Listeners’ Choice”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
(new season) - Jaap van Zweden, conductor; BRAHMS Symphony No.1, Op.68; MAHLER Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
John McLaughlin, guitar

5.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Listeners’ Choice”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
“From the Archives”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Myra Melford, piano

6.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Listeners’ Choice”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Thomas Hampson, baritone; songs of Copland, Gershwin, and Cole Porter
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Barry Altschul, drums

7.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
This week Piano Jazz remembers Jean-Baptiste “Toots” Thielemans (1922 – 2016), unrivaled master of the jazz harmonica. He was recognized the world over for his trademark style and tender sound, and he worked with greats such as Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. With a list of recording credits including the theme for Sesame Street, alongside film scores and commercials, Thielemans was a legend. In this session from 2005, he exchanges stories with McPartland and joins her for “Giant Steps” and “Georgia.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
VERDI: Nabucco – James Levine, conductor; with Liudmyla Monastyrska, Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas, Plácido Domingo, Dmitry Belosselskiy
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a live broadcast from Seattle, with The Shins, Regina Spektor, and comedian Hari Kondabolu

8.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Follow the Star” - Music for the Feast of Epiphany, celebrating the journey of the Wise Men and their celestial beacon.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland International Piano Competition Concerto Round No. 2
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Halls, conductor; Margaret Batjer, violin; Andrew Shulman, cello; Allan Vogel, oboe Kenneth Munday, bassoon; MOZART: Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K367; HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat; AARON JAY KERNIS: Musica Celestis; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.1 in C

9.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Haydn Symphonies” - Dear old Papa Haydn, as he was known in 18th century Vienna, was a fatherly figure to the finest musicians of his day. He is also considered a father of the symphonic form. This week we’ll sample some of his 104 symphonies, following their development from modest orchestral pieces to expressions of wit, humor, and drama.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Jeremy Denk, conductor and piano; IVES: Largo; IVES: In the Barn; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.20; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.3
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bucky Pizarelli, guitar

10.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Haydn Symphonies”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Marcus Trunchinski, narrator; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus; Milwaukee Children's Choir; HAYDN: Symphony No.103, Drumroll; WALTON: Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Max Roach, drums

11.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Haydn Symphonies”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier, Nicholas Carter, conductors; Pepe Romero, guitar; RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole; RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez; FRANCK Symphony in d; HIGDON blue cathedral; BRAHMS Song of Destiny
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Terry Gibbs, vibes/piano

12.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Haydn Symphonies”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Charles Dutoit, conductor; Javier Perianes, piano; Daniella Mack, mezzo-soprano; RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso; FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jay McShann, piano/voice/bandleader

13.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Haydn Symphonies”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Barbara Hannigan, sopriano; BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72b; LINDBERG: Souvenir (in memoriam Gérard Grisey); GRISEY: Four Songs for Crossing the Threshold, for soprano and ensemble; MOZART: Symphony No.40, K.550
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joe Pass, guitar

14.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Pianist and vocalist Jeannie Cheatham began piano lessons at the tender age of five and at 13 became intoxicated with the sounds of jazz. Cheatham toured with such blues artists as Jimmy Witherspoon, T-Bone Walker, Odetta, and Big Mama Thornton. In the 1950s she met her husband, bass trombonist Jimmy Cheatham, and the pair formed the Sweet Baby Blues Band. On this 1989 Piano Jazz, Cheatham performs “Midnight Mam.” McPartland and Cheatham join forces for a swinging duet on “Perdido.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
PUCCINI: La Boheme – Carlo Rizzi, conductor; with Ailyn Pérez, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Alessio Arduini, Alexey Lavrov, Christian Van Horn, Paul Plishka
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Live from Chicago, with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, comedian Beth Stelling

15.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Trip to France” - As prelude to the next Pipedreams Tour (May 23-June 4), this selection of instruments featured in our itinerary.
1:00pm Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor; Luba Orgonasova, soprano; Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano; Norbert Ernst, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; DVOŘÁK: Stabat Mater, Op.58
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Jeremy Denk, conductor and piano; IVES: Largo; IVES: In the Barn; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.20; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.3

16.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Aaron Copland” - For some, Aaron Copland conjures images of covered wagons and endless frontiers. For others, he evokes Olympic athletes, astronauts, and fallen heroes. From waves of grain to stars and stripes, Aaron Copland defined the soundtrack to everything American. This week, we’ll trace his trek from the heart of Brooklyn to the heart of a nation.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano; GINASTERA: Concert Suite from Estancia, Op.8a; SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op.20; MAHLER: Symphony No.1, Titan
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gene Krupa, drums

17.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Aaron Copland”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Jun Märkl, conductor; Ingrid Fliter, piano; RAVEL: Suite of Five Pieces from Mother Goose; FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain for Piano and Orchestra; MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides Overture, Op.26; DEBUSSY: La mer
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Big Sid Catlett, drums

18.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Aaron Copland”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jun Märkl, Nicholas Carter, conductors; WAGNER: Overture to The Flying Dutchman; STRAVINSKY Petrushka; ORFF Carmina Burana
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jo Jones, drums

19.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Aaron Copland”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; BATES: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5, Op.64; RAVEL: Boléro
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bubber Miley, trumpet

20.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Aaron Copland”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.3 in E-flat, Eroica; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jimmy Cobb, drums

21.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Composer, arranger, and pianist Lalo Schifrin trained classically as a young man in Argentina. He went on to study at the Paris Conservatory as he developed a career as a jazz musician, playing and recording in Europe. He has written more than 100 film and television scores and has won multiple Grammys and Academy Award nominations. On this 1997 Piano Jazz, Schifrin treats listeners to a solo version of his composition “Down Here on the Ground” from the hit movie Cool Hand Luke.
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
GONOUD: Romeo and Juliet – Gianandrea Noseada, conductor; with Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo, Elliot Madore, Mikhail Petrenko
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile and the gang, live from Pasadena with Ryan Adams

22.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“News for the New Year” - An international sampler of recently released recordings of organ music
1:00pm tba
3:00pm SymphonyCast
German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano; GINASTERA: Concert Suite from Estancia, Op.8a; SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op.20; MAHLER: Symphony No.1, Titan

23.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos” - This week we will explore Mozart’s piano concerti and all of the relationships that influenced him, especially his one with Johann Christian Bach. While exploring various sounds, the teenage Mozart was so heavily inspired by J.C. Bach's writing that he made it his own. Bach and Mozart bonded over music, as well as over tricky keyboard games.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Thierry Escaich, organ; ESCAICH: Psalmos, Concerto for Orchestra (World Premiere); SAINT-SAENS: Organ Symphony No.3, Op.78
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Django Reinhardt, guitar

24.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos”
8:00pm Milwaukee Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; NIELSEN: Symphony No.5, Op.50; BEETHOVEN: Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra, Op.61
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Julius Hemphill, saxophones

25.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos”
8:00pm Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Erin Hannigan, oboe; BORSTLAP: Solemn Night Music (World Premiere); JEREMY GILL: Serenada Concertante (World Premiere); BRUCKNER Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Golson, tenor saxophone/composer

26.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
James Feddeck, conductor; Chris Martin, trumpet; FRANK: Les Éolides; HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat; RACHMANINOV: Symphony No.2, Op.27
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stephane Grapelli, violin

27.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Mozart Piano Concertos”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein; Jose Serebrier; Pierre Boulez, conductors; Sharon Isbin, guitar; Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Marilyn Horne, mezzo- soprano; CHAVEZ: Sinfonia India (recorded 1961); PONCE: Concierto de sur (recorded 2004); FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat (recorded 1975);
FALLA: El amor brujo (recorded 1976)
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bobby Hutcherson, vibes

28.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
From a background in visual arts and French literature at the University of Washington, Kendra Shank has been pursuing a successful singing career from Seattle to Paris to New York, where she is currently based. Shank’s sensuous phrasing and crystal clear tone have earned praise from critics and fans alike. On this Piano Jazz from 2007, Shank’s thoughtful yet emotional voice illuminates Jerome Kern’s “Long Ago and Far Away.” Shank also shows off her skill on the guitar, as she joins McPartland for “In the Days of Our Love.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
ROSSINI: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia – Maurizio Benini, conductor, with Pretty Yende, Dmitry Korchak, Peter Mattei, Maurizio Muraro, Mikhail Petrenko
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
A rebroadcast from the archives

29.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Pipedreams Anniversary” - While passing yet another landmark, we share a bit of history with these selections from the program’s 30th birthday party.
1:00pm tba
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Thierry Escaich, organ; ESCAICH: Psalmos, Concerto for Orchestra (World Premiere); SAINT-SAENS: Organ Symphony No.3, Op.78

30.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Grieg & Sibelius” - This week, we’ll take a look at the lives and works of two Scandinavian greats: Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius. Featuring music spanning almost one hundred years, including a number of chamber works, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, his Norwegian Dances, and several Sibelius symphonies.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roy Eldridge, trumpet

31.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Grieg & Sibelius”
8:00pm tba
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Bobby Hackett, trumpet