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February 2021

1.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Invitation to the Dance, Part 1” -  Which came first, the composition or the dance? Can we even pull them apart? It’s hard to say, but this week we’ll follow the dance through solo works, the opera, and the symphony. Highlights include gigues, gavottes, waltzes and galliards from John Dowland, JS Bach, Haydn, Mozart. We dance out the week with Shostakovich’s Tahiti Trot.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Stories and Images”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
James P. Johnson, piano/composition

2.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Invitation to the Dance, Part 1”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
Music of Heino Eller
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Black Manhattan: The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

3.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Invitation to the Dance, Part 1”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Juraj Valcuha, conductor; Franceso Piemontesi, piano; SMETENA: The Moldau; DVOŘÁK: Piano Concerto; MOZART: Symphony No.38, Prague; DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Jelly Roll Morton, piano/bandleader/composition

4.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Invitation to the Dance, Part 1”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Matthias Pintscher, Pierre Boulez, conductors; Anatol Ugorski, piano; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director; DEBUSSY/RAVEL: Sarabande and Danse; SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto, Op.20; RAVEL: Daphnis and Chloe
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Duke Ellington, piano/bandleader/composition

5.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Invitation to the Dance, Part 1”
8:00pm The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Glenn Dicterow, violin; DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture; BARTOK: Violin Concerto No.1; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Thelonious Monk, piano/bandleader/composition

6.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (broadcast from December 8, 1956) – Fausto Cleva, conductor; with Maria CallasNicola Moscona, Enzo Sordello, and Giuseppe Campora
6:00 American Routes

7.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Shining a Light” - In celebration of African-American History Month, performances and compositions by Black musicians.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; MAHLER: Symphony No.9 in D
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gemma New, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin; Margaret Batjer, concertmaster and violin; NORMAN: Try; BACH: Concerto for Two Violins in d-minor; BACH: Violin Concerto in E; DONATONI: Eco; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.4, Italian
10:00pm Night Lights

8.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Great Choral Works, More Often Praised Than Listened To” -  Part of the fun with Exploring Music is making up titles for our various weeks. Bill came up with an outstanding doozy —Great Choral Works, More Often Praised Than Listened To— but not this week! We’ll hear St. Paul and Elijah, two huge oratorios written ten years apart by Felix Mendelssohn; A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and a beautiful setting of Walt Whitman’s When Lilacs Last in the Door Yard Bloomed by Paul Hindemith. It’s a special treat to hear Robert Shaw, Sir Andrew Davis, and others, lead a stage full of a large orchestra, chorus, and soloists through these profound masterworks.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“Macabre”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone

9.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Great Choral Works, More Often Praised Than Listened To”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
An Historic Missa Solemnis
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Stan Getz, tenor saxophone

10.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Great Choral Works, More Often Praised Than Listened To”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Christoph Konig, conductor; Hila Plitman, soprano; HAYDN: Symphony No.22, The Philosopher; DANIELPOUR: Darkness in the Ancient Valley; STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Sir Roland Hanna, piano

11.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Great Choral Works, More Often Praised Than Listened To”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Composer John Williams conducts a program of his own works
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Benny Carter, alto saxophone/trumpet

12.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Great Choral Works, More Often Praised Than Listened To”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Jan Vogler, cello; ROUSE: Phantasmata; BLOCK: Schelomo; BRAHMS: Symphony No.1
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
My Funny Valentine

13.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
MASSENET: Cendrillon (peformance from April 28, 2018) – Bertrand de Billy, conductor; with Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, and Laurent Naouri
6:00 American Routes

14.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“Imagining Color” - With inspired improvisations and standard repertoire, spiritual tunes and jazz favorites.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano; TILSON THOMAS: From the Diary of Anne Frank; Beethoven: Symphony No.3, Op.55, Eroica
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pekka Kuusisto, leader; Tyshawn Sorey, conductor; BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus; IYER: Asunder; RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin; SOREY: Autoschediasms
10:00pm Night Lights

15.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism in Music” -  Nationalism on its own can be a dangerous force, but it has inspired a number of profound pieces of music. This edition of Exploring Music examines what happens when a powerful pride in national identity enters a composer’s head. Bill starts by reading an excerpt from an essay about the history of nationalism in music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who identifies Chopin as the first composer to write nationalistic music with his polonaises and mazurkas. From Poland we wander through 20th century Europe: the Czech Republic, Rumania, Hungary, France, Scandinavia, Russia, and Albion.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“At the Mountain Top”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Henry Threadgill, alto saxophone/flute

16.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism in Music”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Julius Hemphill, alto saxophone/composer

17.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism in Music”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Colin Currie, percussion; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.1, Classical; MACMILLAN: Veni, Veni Emmanuel; TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite from Sleeping Beauty
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Melissia Aldana, tenor saxophone

18.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism in Music”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; ROSSINI: Overture to Semiramide; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58; MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.5, Op.107, Reformation; TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet
10:00pm Jazz From Blue Lake
Emmett Cohen, piano

19.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“Nationalism in Music”
8:00 New York Philharmonic
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano; ANDERSON: The Discovery of Heaven; FRANCK: Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra; PROKOFIEV: Selections from Romeo and Juliet
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
David Murray, tenor saxophone/bass clarinet

20.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
PUCINNI: La Rondine – Marco Armiliato, conductor; with Angela Gheorghiu, Lisette Oropesa, Roberto Alagna, Marius Brenciu, and Samuel Ramey
6:00 American Routes

21.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“More Than Just Black and White” - Another color-full collection of music featuring Black composers, performers, and themes.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Susanna Phillips, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Davóne Tines, baritone; SFS Chorus; BERG: Seven Early Songs; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9, Op.125
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Houston Symphony, Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Houston Symphony Chorus; BERNSTEIN: Symphony No.2, The Age of Anxiety; STRAVINSKY: Symphony of Psalms; STRAVINSKY: The Firebird
10:00pm Night Lights

22.Monday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8” - This week, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams will be featured, continuing our massive series in examining symphony compositions. The symphony is widely considered one of the most important forms of classical music. Our exploration this week continues with music from composers born around 1880.
8:00pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
“A Trio of Cultures”
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Teodross Avery, tenor saxophone

23.Tuesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8”
8:00pm Collector’s Corner with Henry Fogel
Pre‐War Mozart Recordings led by Bruno Walter
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gayelynn McKinney, drums

24.Wednesday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8”
8:00pm Pittsburgh Symphony
Donald Runnicles, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano; GALBRAITH: Euphonic Blues; MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No.1; WAGNER: Orchestral Highlights from Der Ring des Nibelungen
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
J. D. Allen, tenor saxophone

25.Thursday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8”
8:00pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Arabella Steinbacher, violin; BACH/WEBERN: Ricercar No.2 from The Musical Offering, BWV1079; BERG: Violin Concerto; SCHUBERT: Symphony No.9, D.944, Great
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Gerald Cleaver, drums

26.Friday
12:06/7:00pm Exploring Music
“The Symphony, Part 8”
8:00pm New York Philharmonic
Thomas Schippers, Leonard Bernstein, conductors; Martina Arroya, soprano; Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano; Tito Del Bianco, tenor; Justino Diaz, bass; The Camerata Singers; Reri Grist, soprano; ROSSINI: Stabat Mater; MAHLER: Symphony No.4
10:00pm Jazz from Blue Lake
Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone

27.Saturday
7:00 Jazz a la Carte
10:00am Radio Deluxe
12:00pm Saturday Classics
1:00pm The Metropolitan Opera
R.STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier (performance from May 13, 2017) – Sebastian Weigle, conductor; with Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, Helene Schneiderman, Matthew Polenzani, Alan Oke, Markus Brück,and Günther Groissböck
6:00 American Routes

28.Sunday
7:00am Pipedreams
“A Diversity of Riches” - Further exploration of intriguing repertoire and inspired performances.
1:00pm San Francisco Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Carey Bell, clarinet; MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622; BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5 in B-flat
3:00pm SymphonyCast
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Time for Three; HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis; HIGDON: Concerto 4-3; TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini
10:00pm Night Lights