Friday, February 23, 2007

Extra! Extra! Classical WETA - FM, In Nation's Capital, Commemorates V.P Cheney's Trip To Australia By Programming Work By Living Australian Composer!

Again, not a single work today by an American composer, past or living, on the so-called New Classical WETA-FM radio station, in the Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C.

However, in a short break from wall to wall European classical music programming, there is today one short 5-minute work by a living Australian composer Graeme Koehne; a work for guitar (from a recording made by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ["Exercise Your Imagination"]:

"Graeme Koehne (born 1956 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a composer. He studied with Richard Meale in Adelaide, Louis Andriessen and Jacob Druckman at Yale University while on the Harkness Fellowship, and privately with Virgil Thomson in New York. Since 1986 he has lectured in composition at Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide.

Koehne is best known for his orchestral and ballet scores, which are characterised by direct communicative style and embrace of triadic tonality. His orchestral trilogy Unchained Melody, Powerhouse, and Elevator Music makes allusions to Hollywood film score traditions, cartoon music, popular Latin music and other dance forms. He cites influences from "much-maligned and misunderstood" work by composers Les Baxter, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini and John Barry." (Wikipedia)

The New Classical WETA-FM, in the Nation's Capital, has now programmed works by two living composers over the past two months: Tan Dun and Graeme Koehne.

Classical WETA - FM Playlist for Friday, February 23, 2007

6:07am: Piano Concerto #18: III
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
[EMI 57803]
6:16am: Concerto, RV 454
Antonio Vivaldi
Italian Soloists
[Denon 1520]
6:26am: Tarantelle
Frederic Chopin
Bernard D'Ascoli (piano)
[Nimbus 5249]
6:36am: Violin Concerto #8 : III
Ludwig Spohr
Hilary Hahn (violin)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Eiji Oue (conductor)
[DG 0007188]
6:46am: Festive Overture
Dmitri Shostakovich
National Symphony Orch. of Ukraine
Theodore Kuchar (conductor)
[Brilliant 6735]
6:53am: Violin Sonata A Major: IV
Cesar Franck
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Kathryn Stott (piano)
[Sony 87287]
7:07am: Keyboard Sonata (K. 114)
Domenico Scarlatti
Konstantin Scherbakov (piano)
[Naxos 554.842]
7:11am: Thespis: Galop
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra
Andrew Penny (conductor)
[Marco Polo 223.460]
7:16am: Symphony #2 "Little Russian": IV
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)
[DG 449.967]
7:27am: Bolero, Op. 51/3
Jeno Hubay
David Freuhwirth (violin)
Henri Sigfridsson (piano)
[Avie 0042]
7:36am: Il Turco in Italia: Overture
Gioacchino Rossini
National Philharmonic of London
Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
[Decca 400.049]
7:46am: Artist's Life
Johann Jr Strauss
London Philharmonic
Franz Welser-Moest (conductor)
[EMI 54089]
7:57am: The Temple of Glory: Gigue
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Jean Lamon (conductor)
[CBC 5229]
8:07am: Piano Trio, K. 502: I
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Andre Previn (piano)
Daniel Muller-Schott (cello)
[DG 0006099]
8:16am: Violin Concerto: III
Antonin Dvorak
Midori (violin)
New York Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta (conductor)
[CBS 44923]
8:27am: The Brooklet (Wohin?)
Frederic Chiu (piano)
[Harmonia Mundi 3957054]
8:36am: Morning, Noon and Night: Overture
Franz von Suppe
Vienna Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta (conductor)
[CBS 44932]
8:46am: Triple Concerto B-flat Major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Combattimento Consort
[Olympia 342]
8:58am: Suite for Strings: English & French Gigues
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Musica Antiqua of Cologne
Reinhard Goebel (conductor)
[Archiv 0001413]
9:07am: Berceuse
Gabriel Faure
Yan Pascal Tortelier (violin)
Ulster Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)
[Chandos 8792]
9:12am: Cello Concerto B Minor
Antonin Dvorak
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Berlin Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
[DG 413.819]
9:55am: Liebestraum #3
Franz Liszt
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
[DG 415.118]
10:07am: Symphony #24
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
[Philips 412.954]
10:19am: Piano Concerto #3
Ludwig van Beethoven
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Vienna Philharmonic
Karl Bohm (conductor)
[DG 413.446]
10:55am: Fandango
Luigi Boccherini
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
[Delos 3144]
11:07am: Finlandia
Jean Sibelius
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Petri Sakari (conductor)
[Naxos 557.986]
11:16am: Piano Quintet "The Trout"
Franz Schubert
[Virgin Classics 90801]
11:55am: To His Servant Bach, God Grants a Final Glimpse
Graeme Koehne
Guitar Trek
[ABC 432.698]

12:07pm: Concerto, RV 428 "The Goldfinch"
Antonio Vivaldi
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti (conductor)
[EMI 47212]
12:17pm: An English Suite
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
English String Orchestra
William Boughton (conductor)
[Nimbus 5366]
12:38pm: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concentus Musicus of Vienna
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
[Teldec 244.809]
1:07pm: Flute Quartet, TWV 43/d3
Georg Philipp Telemann
Musica Antiqua of Cologne
Reinhard Goebel (conductor)
[Archiv 0004283]
1:15pm: Piano Concerto #3
Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Stephen Hough (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
[Chandos 8507]
1:53pm: Carmen Suite #2
Georges Bizet
French National Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
[EMI 63898]
2:07pm: Voices of Spring
Johann Jr Strauss
New York Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta (conductor)
[CBS 44942]
2:14pm: Symphony #3 "Organ"
Camille Saint-Saens
Peter Hurford (organ)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
[London 410.201]
2:50pm: Symphony F Major (Op. 3 #5)
Johann Christian Bach
Hanover Band
Anthony Halstead (conductor)
[CPO 999.268]
3:07pm: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Alexander Borodin
Royal Philharmonic
Adrian Leaper (conductor)
[Naxos 557.986]
3:19pm: Piano Concerto #20
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Maria Joao Pires (piano)
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Armin Jordan (conductor)
[Erato 55003]
3:53pm: Cantata #42: Sinfonia
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Consort
Roy Goodman (conductor)
[Hyperion 66501]
4:07pm: Estudiantina
Emil Waldteufel
Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
Michel Swierczewski (conductor)
[Nimbus 5264]
4:15pm: Impromptu in A-flat Major (Op. 90 #4)
Franz Schubert
Alfred Brendel (piano)
[Philips 456.727]
4:24pm: Bergensiana
Johan Halvorsen
Bergen Philharmonic
Karsten Andersen (conductor)
[NKF 50013]
4:36pm: Concerto #6
Graf Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
I Musici de Montreal
Yuli Turovsky (conductor)
[Chandos 8481]
4:46pm: Ivan Susanin: Waltz
Mikhail Glinka
USSR Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
[Melodiya 10-00166]
4:53pm: Sinfonia with Trumpet, G. 23
Giuseppe Torelli
Thomas Hammes (trumpet)
European Chamber Soloists
Nicol Matt (conductor)
[Brilliant 92401]
5:07pm: Romance #1 for Violin & Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Shlomo Mintz (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)
[DG 423.064]
5:16pm: Damnation of Faust: Hungarian March
Hector Berlioz
Boston Pops
Arthur Fiedler (conductor)
[RCA 61249]
5:22pm: Fantasy on Polish Airs
Frederic Chopin
Misha Dichter (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
[Philips 411.123]
5:37pm: Banquet Music, Part 2: Conclusion
Georg Philipp Telemann
Musica Amphion
Pieter-Jan Belder (conductor)
[Brilliant 92177]
5:46pm: Concert Waltz #1
Alexander Glazunov
Philharmonia Orchestra
Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
[Melodiya 10-00162]
5:57pm: Trio Sonata, Op. 5 #7: II
George Frideric Handel
The Brook Street Band
[Avie 2068]
6:07pm: Flute Concerto G Major (H. 445): III
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Patrick Gallois (flute)
CPE Chamber Orchestra
Peter Schreier (conductor)
[DG 439.895]
6:13pm: Etude of virtuosity, Op. 72 #6
Moritz Moszkowski
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
[DG 471.157]
6:16pm: Horn Concerto #4 E-flat Major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Peter Damm (horn)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
[Philips 422.330]
6:33pm: Recorder Sonata, Op. 5/10
Gottfried Finger
La Ricordanza
[MDG 505.1381]
6:40pm: Dancing Master: Virgin Queen, Bobbing Joe
John Playford
Les Witches
[Alpha 502]
6:46pm: Symphony #2: IV
Robert Schumann
Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
[Archiv 457.591]
6:56pm: Keyboard Sonata (K. 1)
Domenico Scarlatti
Ivo Pogorelich (piano)
[DG 435.855]
7:00pm: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

8:07pm: Scherzo Capriccioso
Antonin Dvorak
Philadelphia Orchestra
Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)
[EMI 49114]
8:23pm: Piano Concerto A Minor
Edvard Grieg
Murray Perahia (piano)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
[CBS 44899]
8:54pm: Canon
Johann Pachelbel
English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (conductor)
[Archiv 415.518]
9:07pm: La Belle Helene: Overture
Jacques Offenbach
Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
Jean-Pierre Wallez (conductor)
[Forlane 13151/52]
9:17pm: Sonata A Minor "Arpeggione"
Franz Schubert
Gil Shaham (violin)
Goeran Soellscher (guitar)
[DG 471.568]
9:44pm: Cappriccio italien
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Berlin Philharmonic
Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
[DG 427.354]
10:07pm: Italian Concerto
Johann Sebastian Bach
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[DG 419.218]
10:21pm: Symphony #51
Joseph Haydn
L'Estro Armonico
Derek Solomons (conductor)
[CBS 39685]
10:50pm: Concerto, RV 548
Antonio Vivaldi
Maurice Andre (trumpet)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
[EMI 47012]
11:07pm: Violin Concerto #2
Henryk Wieniawski
Isaac Stern (violin)
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
[Sony 66830]
11:30pm: Violin Sonata, K. 296
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Frank Peter Zimmerman (violin)
Alexander Lonquich (piano)
[EMI 49712]
11:48pm: Oboe Concerto D Major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sarah Francis (oboe)
London Harpsichord Ensemble
[Unicorn 9128]


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