WXXI-FM 91.5 Listings for July 2010



12:00pm            Saint Paul Sunday

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1:00pm             A Grateful Nation

7/4        The Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents patriotic selections including Hymn for America, America the Beautiful, Highland Cathedral and the Armed Forces Medley. (Music & the Spoken Word, CD) 


1:30 pm            Land of Our Fathers

7/4        The Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents patriotic classics including Battle Hymn of the Republic, Cohan’s Big Three, O Columbia the Gem of the Ocean and John Williams’ America the Dream Goes On. (Music & the Spoken Word, CD) 


3:00pm             The New York Philharmonic

7/4            Bernstein:  Serenade Mahler: Blumine Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Alan Gilbert, cond)

7/11            Mahler: Symphony No. 5; Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (Dimitri Mitropoulos, cond)

7/18            Mozart:  Horn Concerto No. 2 (Philip Myers, hn; Lorin Maazel, cond) Mozart:  Sinfonia Concertante for Winds (Liang Wang, ob; Mark Nuccio, cl; Philip Myers, hn; Judith LeClair, bn; Alan Gilbert, cond) Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela (Thomas Stacey, cor anglais; David Robertson, cond) Debussy:  L'apres-midi d'un faune (Jean Baxtresser, f; Kurt Masur, cond) Korngold: Violin Concerto (Glen Dicterow, v; Lorin Maazel, cond)

7/25            Lieberson:   The World in Flower (Alan Gilbert, cond) Foss:  Introductions and Goodbyes (John Reardon, bar; Walter Rosenberger, xyl; Choral Art Society; Leonard Bernstein, cond) Rands: Chains Like The Sea (Lorin Maazel, cond) Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Erica Morini, v; Igor Stravinsky, cond)


5:00pm             From the Top

7/4        From Omaha, Nebraska we meet an entrepreneurial 18-year-old pianist performing Preludes by Paul Creston and a dynamic percussion ensemble from the Chicago-area who perform a rap homage to their favorite fast food chain.        

7/11      From the El Paso Music Festival, we'll meet five young musicians for whom this $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship is a life-changing achievement.

7/18      From the Top marks the 10th anniversary of its first national broadcast with an all alumni show from Swasey Chapel on the campus of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

7/25      From Baylor University in Waco, TX we meet a 16-year-old fiddling champion and an accomplished 17-year-old organist, both from the Lone Star State, and well reconnect with another alum in our 10th Anniversary series to learn about his choice to pursue medicine.


6:00pm             Classical Guitar Alive

7/4        Bizet: Prelude (Los Romeros, g) Pearson: Mountain Moor (Duetto Giocondo, mandolin/guitar) Richard Harvey: Concerto Antico (John Williams, g; London Symphony Orchestra; Paul Daniel, cond) Gnattali: Corta Jaca (Beijing Guitar Duo) Pearson: Elassomorph (Versailles Guitar Quartet) Abreu: Tico Tico no Fuba (Carlos Barbosa-Lima & Berta Rojas, g)
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7:00pm             With Heart and Voice ♦  Join Classical 91.5 all month as we celebrate the legacy of Richard Gladwell with archival programs from his early years hosting With Heart and Voice


8:00pm             Pipedreams

7/4            Independence Thinkers

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7:00pm             Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

7/5        Mahler Symphonies, Part II We continue this week with more symphonies of Gustav Mahler.

7/12      Artists in Exile, Part I Music involving composers, performers, and other artists driven from their homelands and inspired by their new surroundings.

7/19      Artists in Exile, Part II More music of composers, performers, and other artists driven from their homelands.

7/26      I Lost It At the Movies Celebrating music of the cinema.


8:00PM             The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 

7/5        Ligeti: Lontano Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Katia & Marielle Labèque, p; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

7/12            Knussen: Symphony No. 3 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Erin Wall, s; Kendall Gladen, ms; Garrett Sorenson, t; Alastair Miles, bs; San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin, dir; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

7/19      Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute Szymanowski: Sinfonie Concertante Strauss: Burleske Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini (Emanuel Ax, p; Peter Oundjian, cond)

7/26            Strauss: Don Juan Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso Schmidt: Symphony No. 4 (Joshua Bell, v; Fabio Luisi, cond)




8:00pm             Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ♦

7/6        Verdi's Requiem  

7/13      The Eastman Reopens! Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and the world premiere of Geo by Douglas Lowry (Jami Tyzik, ms; Charles Reid, t; Kevin Deas, bar; Rochester Oratorio Society; Eric Townell, dir; Christopher Seaman cond)

7/20      Arvo Part: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten  Sibelius: Violin Concerto Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 (Vadim Gluzman, v; Christopher Seaman cond)

7/27      Shafer Mahoney: Sparkle Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Gold Medalist Haochen Zhang, p; Arild Remmereit, cond) 





8:00pm             Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

7/7        Vivaldi: Concerto for Three Violins (Jennifer Frautschi, Giora Schmidt, Lily Francis, L.P. How, Kathleen Brauer, v; Steven Tenenbom, vla; Sophie Shao, c; Marji Danilow, bs; Kathleen McIntosh, hc) Schubert: Quintet, Trout (William Preucil, v; Michael Tree, vla; Lynn Harrell, c; Marji

Danilow, bs; Yuja Wang, p)

7/14            Schuller: Quintet for Horn and Strings (Julie Landsman, hn; Miró Quartet)

World Premiere of the 2009 Festival Co-Commission with Chamber Music Northwest, La Jolla

Music Society & The International Horn Society (Lynn Harrell, c; Marc Neikrug, p)


8:00pm             New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 

7/21            Debussy/Ravel: Danse Janačék: Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen Orff: Carmina Burana (Montclair State University Chorale; Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory; Jacques Lacombe, cond)

7/28      Torke: Bright Blue Music Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition            (Vladimir Feltsman, p; Arild Remmereit, cond)


9:00pm             The World of Robert Schumann

7/7        The Haunted Forest: Romanticism And Nature - The Romanticists responded to new opportunities and venues of travel in the early 19th century and produced in their music, poems, novels, and paintings, their sense of the glories and the mysteries of nature. Three works by Schumann are selected for commentary and analysis, the Waldscenen (Forest Scenes) for Piano; the song cycle, Liederkreis, Opus 39, to texts by the German poet Joseph von Eichendorff; and a choral work, Manfred, set to Lord Byron’s dramatic poem. Guest commentators include song historians Rufus Hallmark, Eric Sams and David Ferris, and musicians Elly Ameling and Dalton Baldwin.

7/14      The Young Eagle: The Arrival Of Johannes Brahms - Schumann discovers the young Brahms in 1853, and promotes his career. The controversies surrounding Brahms’ relationship with Clara Schumann are discussed by historian Styra Avins and biographers John Daverio and Dr. Nancy Reich. Analyses of Brahms’ Schumann Variations, the B-Major Piano Trio, the First Piano Concerto and the Four Serious Songs by historians Prof. Robert Winter and Dr. Nancy Reich and pianist Eugene Istomin.


10:00pm            The World of Robert Schumann

7/7            Breakdown: The Madness Of Robert Schumann - The Romantic fascination with madness and creativity: the suicidal plunge into the Rhine in 1854, and incarceration in the Endenich Asylum. Commentary by biographers Dr. Peter Ostwald, John Daverio, Alan Walker and Eric Sams; and scholars Margit McCorkle, John Macgregor and Albert Boime. Analyses of late works like the Cello Concerto by cellist Lynn Harrell, the Violin Concerto by violinist Thomas Zehetmaire, Manfred by conductor Gerd Albrecht and the Geister Variations by Peter Frankl and Anton Kuerti. New findings on the Endenich papers of Dr. Richarz by biographers Dr. Nancy Reich and Dr. John Daverio.




8:00pm             Grainger Chicago Symphony Orchestra

7/1        As part of Pierre Boulez’s 85th-birthday celebration David Robertson conducts an all-20th century program. Messiaen: Les Offrandes oubliées Berg: Violin Concerto (Kyoko Takezawa, v)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Bartók: Excerpts from The Wooden Prince

7/8        John Williams conducts a concert of his own music, including his bassoon concerto, The Five Sacred Trees, Fanfare for a Festive Occasion, Tributes!  Four Pieces from American Journey, Sayuri’s Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha and the orchestra plays Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony conducted by Robert Spano.

7/15            Rachmaninov: Isle of the Dead Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 4 (Vladimir Jurowski, cond) Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss (Andrey Boreyko, cond)

7/22      Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Elgar: Symphony No. 2 Delius: A Song of Summer (Elena Urioste, v;Mark Elder cond) 

7/29            Brahms: Violin Concerto Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (Christian Tetzlaff, v; Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond)





8:00pm             APM Symphony Cast

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11:00am            Fascinatin’ Rhythm ♦

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1:00pm             Lyric Opera of Chicago.

7/3        Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (in Italian) 



1:00pm             Los Angeles Opera on Air

7/10      Handel: Tamerlano (in Italian) 

7/17            Rossini:  The Barber of Seville (in Italian) 

7/24            Wagner: Das Rheingold (in German) 

7/31            Wagner: Die Walküre (in German) 


6:00pm             A Prairie Home Companion

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8:00pm             Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie

7/3        Sheila Kay Adams For seven generations her family has passed down English, Scottish and Irish ballads that crossed the Atlantic with their ancestors in the 1700s. Join Fiona and the intimate audience gathered at the Swannanoa Gathering during its Traditional Song Week to enjoy the Appalachian ballads and stories of the unique singer, author and tradition-bearer Sheila Kay Adams.

7/10      Summer Isles Na h-Eileanan Samhraidh, The Summer Isles, is an archipelago lying at the mouth of a loch in the Highlands of Scotland. This is our notional departure point for a musical voyage through Hebrides in the light and warmth of the season.

7/17            Soundtracks The Chieftains created an Oscar award-winning soundtrack to the 1975 movie Barry Lyndon. In the decades since, the film industry has provided a platform for many commissions of new music drawn from Celtic roots and traditions. We listen to some memorable contributions for the cinema and small screen.

7/24      Amorica The peninsula that became Brittany was first named "Armorica" after the Roman conquest of ancient Gaul. Migration from Britain created a distinct community in culture and language and this is reflected in the music and song of today's "Bretagne" or Brittany. Join us to discover the intoxicating music of this coastal area.

7/31      Song of the Times  An old ballad may offer a fascinating glimpse of the past but what do today's songwriters have to say about our contemporary concerns? Find out this week.