WXXI-FM 91.5 Listings for February 2011


12:00pm            Saint Paul Sunday

2/6            Mennin: Sonata Concertante Berg: Sieben fruhe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)

Perle: Triptych Bloch: Sonata (Jorja Fleezanis, v; Karl Paulnack, p)

2/13      Mozart: Piano Quartet Dvorak: Piano Quartet

2/20            Debussy: Sonata Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 (Zuill Bailey, c; Awadagin Pratt, p)

2/27            Brahms: Piano Trio in C Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Brahms: Piano Trio in c Gershwin/Stein: Summertime (Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)


3:00pm             The New York Philharmonic

2/6        A celebration of Liszt’s 200th birthday Liszt: Les Preludes (Leonard Bernstein, cond), Piano Concerto No. 1 (Andre Watts, p; Leonard Bernstein, cond), A Faust Symphony (Chorale Art Society; Leonard Bernstein, cond), Mephisto Waltz (Kurt Masur, cond)

2/13            American Masters, Part II American composers of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, including Persichetti, Hovhaness, Mennin, Schumann and Diamond.

2/20            Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin,  Piano Concerto No. 1 (Lang Lang, p; Alan Gilbert, cond)

2/27            Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (Jonathan Biss, p; Andris Nelsons, cond)


5:00pm             From the Top

2/6        From the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a line-up of outstanding performers including a 13-year-old pianist from Tennessee performing Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6, the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra performing the music of William Walton, and a 15-year-old bassist from nearby Marietta who plays his unwieldy instrument like it's a violin.

2/13      From Yountville, California, at the Lincoln Theater Napa Valley. Our line-up includes a young pianist from nearby Napa, an amazing clarinetist from Monterey, CA, and more!

2/20      From Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with a 13-year-old violinist who performs a flashy Carmen Fantasy by Franz Waxman and takes a quiz given by a special guest - the great New York Times puzzle master Will Shortz, and a fantastic 16-year-old pianist plays Prokofiev. Also, we'll reconnect with a double bassist who was first on our show seven years ago, and hear the incredible story of how he met his future wife.

2/27      From New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, with a special guest musician who's the founder of Harmonix Music Systems, which created the much-loved Guitar Hero and Rock Band game systems! You'll also hear from a mezzo soprano, a pianist, and a sextet.


6:00pm             Classical Guitar Alive!



7:00pm             With Heart & Voice ♦

2/6        We’ll drive the cold, dark winter away with music on the theme of light, including works by Henry Purcell, Herbert Sumsion, Charles MacPherson and Larry King.

2/13      This week it’s a celebration of Black History Month, with spirituals and other sacred music by African American composers.

2/20      A Festival of Praise will feature music for choirs, organ and brass by John Rutter, Giovanni Gabrielli and others.

2/27      English poet George Herbert is traditionally commemorated on February 27, and this week we’ll hear settings of some of his texts, including excerpts from Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs.


8:00pm             Pipedreams

2/6        In Real Time…in traditional and contemporary repertoire, American artists at home and abroad reveal the energy of live performance.

2/13      Jehan Alain, a Centenary Tribute…in the hundred years since his birth, Alain’s remarkable and original works have achieved world-renown.

2/20      Miami Virtue…winners of the Miami International Organ Competition, plus other resident and guest soloists, play to the positives of the southern Florida organ scene.

2/27      Thrill to the Applause…players and listeners alike experience a special exhilaration in concert settings.




7:00pm             Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

2/7        Life Among the Dead This week we’ll venture into hallowed territory with some of the most profound music in the literature, including requiems by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Fauré, Dvorak and Duruflé

2/14      It Was A Lover and His Lass Composers influenced by the elixir of love.

2/21      It Was A Lover and His Lass Composers influenced by the elixir of love.

2/28            American Masters, Part II American composers of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, including Persichetti, Hovhaness, Mennin, Schumann and Diamond.



8:00pm             Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

2/7        Mozart: Horn Concerto (Paolo Mendes, hn; Munich Chamber Orchestra) Mendelssohn: Duo Piano Concerto (Sarah and Susan Wang, p; Munich Radio Orchestra; Marko Letonja, cond) Rodrigo: Flute Concerto (Loic Schneider, f; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Christoph Poppen, cond) Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2 (Přemysl Vojta, hn; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Christoph Poppen, cond) Mozart: Duo Piano Concerto (Remnant Piano Duo; Munich Chamber Orchestra)  Feld: Flute Concerto (Daniela Koch, f; Munich Radio Orchestra; Marko Letonja, cond)

2/14            Mehmari: Cidade do Sol for Orchestra (World Premiere) Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (Shlomo Mintz, v; Sinfönica Héliopolis; Roberto Tibiriçá, cond)

2/21      Mozart:  Piano Sonata (Daniel Hope, v; Lars Vogt, p) Larcher: Selections from Poems, Twelve Pieces for Piano (Shiva Boroojerdi, p) Arenski: String Quartet for Violin, Viola and Two Cellos (Daniel Hope, v; Maya Rasooly, viola; Gustav Rivinius, c; Tanja Tetzlaff, c) Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello (Daniel Hope, v; Paul Watkins, c) Shostakovich: Piano Quintet (Matthias Kirschnereit, p; Antje Weithaas, v; Katharine Gowers, v; Tatjana Masurenko, vla; Paul Watkins, c)



2/28      Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, Symphony No. 5 (Matthias Goerne, bar; Orchestre National de France; Daniele Gatti, cond)




8:00pm             Salzburg Festival 2010

2/1        TBA

2/8            Prokofiev: Oratorio, Ivan de Terrible (Olga Borodina, ms; Ildar Abdrazakov, bs; Concert

Chorus of the Vienna State Opera; Festival Children’s Choir; Vienna Philharmonic; Riccardo Muti, cond)

2/15      Gluck: Opera, Orfeo ed Euridice (Soloists; Concert Chorus of the Vienna State Opera; Vienna Philharmonic; Riccardo Muti, cond)

2/22            Widmann: Freie Stücke for Ensemble Rihm: Séraphin-Sphäre Feldman: For Samuel Beckett (Sylvain Cambreling, cond)




8:00pm             New York Festival of Song Presents: No Song is Safe from Us

2/2            Fugitives (Kate Lindsey, ms; Joseph Kaiser, t; Steven Blier, p)

2/9        From Rags to Riches, I (Stephanie Blythe, ms; William Burden, t; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, p)

2/16      From Rags to Riches, II (Stephanie Blythe, ms; William Burden, t; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, p)

2/23      New York Poets (Amy Burton, s; Joseph Kaiser, t; Philip Cutlip, bar; Steven Blier and  Michael Barrett, p)




8:00pm             BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra

2/3            Copland: Quiet City,  Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, Orchestral Variations, Appalachian Spring Stravinsky: Apollon Musagète (Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

2/10      Mozart: Symphony No. 23 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian Shostakovich: Cello Concerto. No. 2 (Jonathan Biss, p; Hannah Chang, c; Antonio Pappano, cond)

2/17            Donatoni: In cauda II Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian Ligeti: Violin Concerto  Ravel: Valses Nobles and Sentimentales Debussy: La mer (Robert Chen, v; Pierre Boulez, cond)

2/24            Brahms: Serenade No. 2 Bartok: Two Pictures Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Lorin Maazel, cond)




8:00pm             APM Symphony Cast

2/4            Debussy: Jeux Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Winds Takemitsu: riverrun Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (Peter Serkin, p; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Pablo Heras-Casado, cond)



2/11            Smetana: The Bartered Bride Overture            Martinu: Double concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Mariss Jansons, cond)

2/18      Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti, cond)

2/25      Bartok: Divertimento Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite (Hilary Hahn, v; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Järvi, cond)




11:00am            Fascinatin’ Rhythm ♦

2/5            Hammerstein Before Rodgers

2/12      Odd Conversations

2/19      Early Dance Bands

2/26      Hoagy Carmichael After Dark


12:00 p.m.            Stage Notes ♦

2/5        African American Broadway Stars

2/12      TBA

2/19      TBA

2/26      TBA


1:00pm             Metropolitan Opera

2/5        Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

2/12      Adams: Nixon In China  – New Production­ – Live HD Theater Presentation

2/19            Donizetti: Don Pasquale  

2/26      Gluck: Iphigénie En Tauride – Live HD Theater Presentation 


6:00pm             A Prairie Home Companion

2/5        TBA

2/12      TBA

2/19      TBA

2/26      TBA


8:00pm             Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie

2/5        A Broader Canvass We shift the spotlight away from Irish and Scottish music this week to illuminate traditions from Celtic roots in Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Wales and Brittany.

2/12      Dougie MacLean Hear of the life and times of Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean, who joins us to chat and share some of his back catalog.

2/19      A Different Kind Of Love Song Move beyond the traditional notion of romantic love this week to hear of a love of landscape, of whisky, and of the natural world. Listen for contributions from Shooglenifty, Maura O'Connell, Tony McManus, Danu, Lunasa, Ceolbeg (pron: Kull-beg) and many more.

2/26      Wales Explore the diverse indigenous musical traditions of Wales with 4 Yn Y Bar, Sian James, Carreg Lafar, Gwerinos, and the roving ambassador of Welsh music, harper Robin Huw Bowen.