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April 2017

1.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
One of the most original and provocative musicians in jazz, pianist Mose Allison (1927 – 2016) was heavily influenced by the blues. The Mississippi native drew inspiration from Sonny Boy Williamson, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and Thelonious Monk to create jazz flavored by the blues, along with tastes of his own sardonic wit. On this 1988 Piano Jazz, Allison opens with one of his typically witty tunes, “Someone’s Going to Have to Move.” He and McPartland join forces on an old classic, “Your Red Wagon.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio – Sebastian Weigle, conductor; with Adrianne Pieczonka, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Klaus Florian Vogt, David Portillo, and Greer Grimsley
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a rebroadcast

2.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“The Three “B”s (III)” - Johannes Brahms’ youthful masterpieces inspired by Bach, his last compositions, and other surprises.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
David Lockington, conductor; Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, director; Carrie Hennessey, soprano; Leon Williams, baritone; JEREMY CROSMER: Gathering Pumpkins at Sunset (World Premiere); VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona nobis pacem; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.6
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; St. Lawrence String Quartet; BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture; ADAMS: Absolute Jest; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4

3.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Baltic Music” - What is it that makes the music of the Baltic region so recognizable and compelling? Many of us know and love the work of Sibelius, Finland's greatest musical export, but the countries around the Gulf of Finland have given us a wealth of composers, some better known than others. In this week of shows we will explore music from a land of lakes and islands; isolated, self-contained, and full of beauty. Composers like Erkki Melartin, Leevi Madetoja, Joonas Kokkonen, Heino Eller, and Arvo Pärt, working in the long shadow of Sibelius, created violin concertos, symphonies, tone poems, choral works, and chamber works. So what is it that fascinates us about this distant northern region? Perhaps we will sum it up best with a fantastic piece by Uuno Klami's called Aurora Borealis.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin; MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: towards Osiris; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto; R.STRAUSS: Don Juan; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

4.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Baltic Music”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Yang Yang, Zhang Guoyong, David Stern, conductors; Guillaume Molko, violin; Wenmeng Gu, soprano; Mayu Kishima, violin; SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.35; ZHU JIAN’ER: Symphony No.1, Op.27; MOZART: Exsultate, jubilate; CHAUSSON: Poeme, Op.25
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

5.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Baltic Music”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Susanna Phillips, soprano; TED HEARNE: Dispatches; BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6, Op.74, Pathétique; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.7
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

6.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Baltic Music”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Chris Martin, trumpet; BARBER: Overture to The School for Scandal; SCHUMAN: Symphony No.6; BATES: Violin Concerto; GERSHWIN: An American in Paris; IVES: The Unanswered Question; IVES: Three Places in New England
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

7.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Baltic Music”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.2
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
WFMT Network

8.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
This week Piano Jazz remembers NEA Jazz Master Dorothy Donegan (1922 – 1998) with an early session from 1983. Donegan’s technical command of the piano was nothing short of breathtaking, and she was known for her onstage antics and flamboyance. In the house with McPartland, she attacks the piano—hammering away with her elbows and knuckles on “Darn That Dream” and “Stormy Weather.” McPartland and Donegan play two pianos on “Lullaby of Birdland” and “Rosetta.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde – Simon Rattle, conductor; with Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a rebroadcast

9.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Miscellanea Organistica” - With so many intriguing items slipping between the cracks of our awareness, we thought we might share some overlooked treasures here.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Daniel Hsu, piano; BRAHMS: Tragic Overture; BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in a-minor
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin; MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: towards Osiris; BRAHMS: Violin Concerto; R.STRAUSS: Don Juan; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

10.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Schubertiade II” - This title refers to a type of “homemade” music that became popular during Schubert's time: chamber music. This week we pick up this theme in order to hear compositions by one of the namesakes of this intimate genre, Franz Schubert himself. Bill will share with us several pieces Schubert wrote based on the poems of Wilhelm Müller. These are about a young man who falls in love at first sight and then experiences the loss of love and the collapse of the world.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Westminster Choir, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Joe Miller, conductor; BEETHOVEN: Mass in C, Op.86; MESSIAEN: Couleurs de la Cite Celeste; BEETHOVEN: Fantasia in c-minor, Op.80
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Denny Zeitlin, piano

11.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Schubertiade II”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Paavo Järvi, Sir Neville Marriner, Daniele Gatti, conductors; Christian Tetzlaff, violin; SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op.26; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e-minor, Op.64; RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (1919 version); MOZART: Symphony No.40; VERDI: Dance Music from Otello
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joey DeFrancesco, organ

12.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Schubertiade II”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
András Schiff, conductor and piano; Anna Lucia Richter, soprano; Britta Schwarz, contralto; Werner Güra, tenor; Robert Holl, bass; San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin, director; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.27, K.595; HAYDN: Lord Nelson Mass; SCHUBERT: selected lieder
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Herbie Hancock, keyboards/bandleader/composer

13.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Schubertiade II”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Yuri Temirkanov, Kirill Petrenko, conductors; Denis Matsuev, piano; RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.30; BRAHMS: Symphony No.2, Op.73; MUSSORGSKY/SHOSTAKOVICH: Two Excerpts from Khovanschchina
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Roy Hargrove, trumpet

14.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Schubertiade II”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Liang Wang, oboe; R.STRAUSS: Don Juan, Op.20; R.STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; ROUSE: Oboe Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gene Ammons, tenor saxophone

15.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Internationally hailed as the greatest vocalist to come along in decades, Nnenna Freelon exudes both class and sophistication. Her soulful style consists of fresh interpretations of classic standards. A six-time Grammy Award nominee, in 2014 she starred in the critically acclaimed show Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles in Las Vegas. On this 2002 Piano Jazz, Freelon surprises McPartland with a lyric to her original tune “Threnody.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
VERDI: Aida – Daniele Rustoni, conductor; with Krassimira Stoyanova, Violeta Urmana, Riccardo Massi, George Gagnidze, James Morris, and Soloman Howard
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a rebroadcast

16.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“An Easter Bouquet” - Music of profound introspection and overt rejoicing for the Christian Resurrection festival.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Teddy Abrams, conductor; Benjamin Beilman, violin; BARBER: Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance; PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.1; COPLAND: Our Town; SIBELIUS: Symphony No.5
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Westminster Choir, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Joe Miller, conductor; BEETHOVEN: Mass in C, Op.86; MESSIAEN: Couleurs de la Cite Celeste; BEETHOVEN: Fantasia in c-minor, Op.80

17.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 9” - In this next chapter in our survey of the symphony, we will turn to Germany, Austria, and France during the turbulent years after the Great War. Bill will introduce us to symphonies by Hans Pfitzner, Albert Roussel, Franz Schmidt, and we will also hear a wonderful performance of Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin’s My Ship, sung by Dawn Upshaw.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; CURRIER: Microsymph; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4 in G; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.9, From the New World
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Mark Egan, bass

18.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 9”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Shui Lan, conductor; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; CORIGLIANO: One Sweet Morning; RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead; TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Danny Gottlieb, drums

19.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 9”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Leonidas Kavakos, violin; SIBELIUS: The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22; SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto, Op.47; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.3, Op.97, Rhenish; DEBUSSY: Nocturnes
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Adam Rudolph, percussion

20.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 9”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano; HANDEL: Concerto grosso in G, Op.6/1; VIVALDI: Alma oppressa (from La fida ninfa); PORPORA: Oh volesser gli Dei. . . Dolci, freschi aurette (from Polifemo); BACH: Sinfonia in g-minor, Op.6/6; PORPORA: Or la nube procellosa; BROSCHI: Qual guerriero in campo armato (from Idaspe); HAYDN: Symphony No.100, Military
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Hamid Drake, drums/percussion

21.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 9”
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
Charles Mingus, bassist/composer/bandleader

22.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Well-known for his compositions, film scores, and appearances as a guest conductor, David Amram started his professional life in music as a French hornist in the National Symphony Orchestra in the early 1950s. He went on to play horn in the legendary jazz bands of Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, and Lionel Hampton. He is a prolific composer whose music is based on Latin American, Middle Eastern Ancient Jewish, and Modern idioms. In this 1991 session, Amram performs on piano, horn, and a variety of flutes and whistles.
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugen Onegin – Robin Ticciati, conductor; with Anna Netrebko, Elena Maximova, Alexey Dolgov, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Štefan Kocán
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a rebroadcast

23.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“For the Joy of Music!” - A 35th anniversary tribute to Diane Bish, First Lady of the Pipe Organ in the USA.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Andrew von Oeyen, piano; MOZART: Piano Concerto No.17 in G; MAHLER: Symphony No.5
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; CURRIER: Microsymph; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4 in G; DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.9, From the New World

24.Monday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Musical Cryptograms: Shhh” - It’s a Secret musicians have long been told that their minds are similar to those of mathematicians. This week we'll discover and decipher codes, messages and meanings that have been hidden within pieces of classical music over the centuries. Some of these messages were encoded for the fun of the puzzle, while others held deep painful meanings.
8:00pm SymphonyCast
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, conductor; Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Christian Elsner, tenor; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8, Unfinished; MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone

25.Tuesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”
8:00pm Shanghai Symphony
Zhang Jie Min, Michael Stern, conductors; Stefan Tarara, violin; Sergei Dogadin, violin; Mayu Kishima, violin; PAGANINI: Caprice No.24; BRAHMS: Piano Trio No.1; BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No.7, Movement 1; HE ZHANHAO: The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto; MOZART: Violin Concerto No.3, K.216; SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen; SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Carl Allen, drums

26.Wednesday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”
8:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Laura Claycomb, soprano; R.STRAUSS: Serenade in E-flat major, Op.7; R.STRAUSS: Brentano Lieder, Op.68; SCHUMANN: Symphony No.1, Op.38, Spring; R.STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Billie Holiday, voice

27.Thursday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
James Gaffigan, Mark Ridenour, conductors; Michael Mulcahy, trombone; FRANCK: Le chasseur maudit; VINE: Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra; PROKOFIEV: Selections from Cinderella, Op.87; BACH: Passacaglia and Fugue in c-minor, BWV.582; GRAINGER: Selections from Lincolnshire Posy
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Carmen McRae, voice

28.Friday
12:06pm Exploring Music
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Kari Kriikku, clarinet; UNSUK CHIN: Clarinet Concerto; MAHLER Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dee Daniels, voice

29.Saturday
10:00am Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Jazz violinist Regina Carter is one of today’s most original and daring musicians. Classically trained, Carter grew up in Detroit, where she absorbed all the music that Motown had to offer. While in high school Carter became inspired when she discovered jazz violinists such as Noel Pointer, Ray Nance, and Eddie South. On this 2003 Piano Jazz, Carter brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to bear when she joins McPartland for “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “The Music Goes Round and Round.”
1:00pm Metroplitan Opera
WAGNER: The Flying Dutchman – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; with Amber Wagner, Dolora Zajick, Jay Hunter Morris, Ben Bliss, Michael Volle, and Franz-Josef Selig
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile with a rebroadcast

30.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“In the Spivey Spirit” - Celebrating the 25th anniversary season of the Ruffatti pipe organ in one of America’s pre-eminent recital venues, Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA.
1:00pm Grand Rapids Symphony
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; HANDEL: Overture to the Music for the Royal Fireworks; TELEMANN: Suite from Don Quixote; RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No.2; GLÜCK: Overture to Orfeo ed Euridice; PERGOLESI/STRAVINSKY: Suite from Pulcinella
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, conductor; Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Christian Elsner, tenor; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.8, Unfinished; MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde