WCPE's My Life in Music




 

 

My Life in Music
First Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Artists share their favorite classical music recordings, personal and professional anecdotes as well as a variety of insightful listening tips.







My Life in Music: Martha Baldwin
Cellist



 My life in Music - Martha Baldwin
( 14.4M / MP3 )

This month Jonny's guest will be cellist Martha Baldwin. Ms. Baldwin is a member of the cello section of the Cleveland Orchestra. A passionate educator, Martha's ideas led to the creation of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra's Advanced Performance Seminar program and is the founder and director of B & B Music Partners which presents educational and performance programs for advanced string players ages 10-18.














My Life in Music: Christine Weidinger
Soprano



 My life in Music -
( 26.6M / MP3 )

Ms. Weidinger has had an active career in opera and concerts since the 1970s. In 1972 she won First Prize in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She will share some of her favorite music with us, as well as discuss the influences which shaped her career after winning the Metropolitan Opera auditions.














My Life in Music: Gerard Schwarz
Conductor



Gerard Schwarz - Conductor My life in Music - Gerard Schwarz
( 38.6M / MP3 )
  • Gustav Mahler - Symphony #1, 2nd Movement, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Gerard Schwarz Conducting.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphony #3, 4th Movement, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz Conducting.
  • David Diamond - Rounds for String Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz Conducting.
  • Antonin Dvorak - Symphony #6, 3rd Movement. (Didn't tell me the performer, but Schwarz is conducting)








My Life in Music: Lara Downes
Pianist



Lara Downes - Pianist My life in Music - Lara Downes
( 19.6M )
Originally Aired May 2017
 
 

Pianist Lara Downes shares the music which influenced her and shaped her musical persona. A native of San Fransisco, California, Lara serves as the Artist in Residence at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, where she mentors the next generation of young musicians as Director of the Mondavi Center National Young Artists Program.



Track List:
  • Vladimir Horowitz: Schumann Traumerei (Horowitz in Moscow, DG)
  • Lara Downes: Leonard Bernstein Anniversary for Aaron Copland (Some Other Time, Steinway & Sons 2014)
  • Rudolf Buchbinder: Beethoven Concerto #5, 3rd mvmt
  • Lara Downes: Over the Rainbow (America Again, Sono Luminus 2016)










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    My Life in Music: Leonid Finkelshteyn
    Principal Double Bass, North Carolina Symphony



    Leonid Finkelshteyn - North Carolina Symphony Principal Double Bass My life in Music - Leonid Finkelshteyn
    ( 19.6M )
    Originally Aired December 2016
     
     

    Leonid Finkelshteyn, principal double bass player with the North Carolina Symphony, is this month's cohost for "My Life in Music." He will discuss his experience growing up in the Soviet Union coupled with selections by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. Tune in on Monday December 5 at 7 o'clock for the newest edition of "My Life in Music" on The Classical Station














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    My Life in Music: R. Marshall Johnson
    Violin 2, North Carolina Symphony


    R. Marshall Johnson

    My life in Music - R. Marshall Johnson
    ( 13.5M )
    Originally Aired February 2016
     
      Playlist:

    J.S. Bach
    Mvt. I ~ Sonata for unaccompanied violin in G minor
    Arthur Grumiaux, violin

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Mvt. I ~ Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, k. 218
    Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    Bruno Walter
    Zino Francesscati, violin

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Adagio ~ Piano Concerto # 21 in C, "Elvira
    Sinfonia Varsovia
    Piotr Anderszewski, piano & conductor

    Sergei Prokofiev
    Mvt. II & III ~ Violin Sonata No. 2 in D, Op. 94
    Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano

    Sergei Prokofiev
    Mvt. I, III & IV ~ Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Classical"
    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Herbert von Karajan








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    My Life in Music: Robert K. Anderson
    Associate Principal Double Bass


    Robert K. Anderson

    My life in Music - Symphony Emily Glover
    ( 20.2M )
    Originally Aired January 2016
     
      Playlist:

      Ferde Grofe
      Cloudburst ~ Grand Canyon Suite
      New York Philharmonic
      Leonard Bernstein

      Jean Sibelius
      Excerpt ~ Finlandia
      Northwestern — Midwestern District Orchestra
      Donald Portnoy, guest conductor

      Malcolm Arnold
      Overture ~ The Bridge on the River Kwai
      Studio Orchestra, Columbia Pictures Production

      Claude Debussy
      Clair de Lune ~ Suite bergamasque
      Boston Pops Orchestra
      Arthur Fiedler

      Igor Stravinsky
      Introduction ~ The Rite of Spring
      New York Philharmonic
      Leonard Bernstein

      Gunther Schuller
      Mvt I ~ Quartet for Double Basses
      Robert Oppelt — Friends

      John Dowland
      Book I: Away with These Self-Loving Lads;
      Book I: Now! I Needs Must Part;
      Book III: What if I Never Speed?
      The Saltire Singers

      Igor Stravinsky
      Vivo ~ Pulcinella Suite
      Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Yuri Temirkanov

     






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    My Life in Music: Emily Glover Aired December 7, 2015


    My life in Music - Symphony Emily Glover
    ( 11.5M )
    Gustav Mahler
      Mvt II (Trio) ~ Symphony No. 1 in D Major
      Chicago Symphony
      Claudio Abbado
     
      Maurice Ravel
      Tzigane
      Paris Orchestra
      Jean Martinon
      Itzhak Perlman, violin

      Sergei Prokofiev
      Mvt I. Andante ~ Piano Concerto No. 3 in C
      Montreal Symphony Orchestra
      Charles Dutoit
      Martha Argerich, piano
     
      Claude Debussy
      Mvt I. Allegro vivo – Appassionato ~ Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
      Shlomo Mintz, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano
     
      Dmitri Shostakovich
      Mvt III. Allegretto ~ String Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 117
      Emerson String Quartet

      Witold Lutoslawski
      Mvt II ~ Concerto for Orchestra
      Warsaw Philharmonic Antoni Wit
     
      Samuel Barber
      Mvt III. Presto in moto perpetuo ~ Violin Concerto, Op 14
      Boston Symphony Orchestra
      Seiji Ozawa
      Itzhak Perlman, violin
     
     






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    My Life in Music: Suzanne Kelly
    Violin 2, North Carolina Symphony

    North Carolina Symphony Violin 2 Suzanne Kelly

    My life in Music - Suzanne Kelly
    ( 14.9M )
    Richard Strauss
      Excert ~ Der Rosenkavalier
    Munich Philharmonic
    Christian Thieleman
    Rene Fleming, soprano

    Giacomo Puccini
    Excerpt ~ Tosca
    Orchestra and Chorus of the Rome Opera House
    Daniel Oren
    Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

    Gaetano Donizetti
    Excerpt ~ Lucia di Lammermoor
    Mahler Chamber Orchestra
    Claudio Abbado
    Anna Netrebko, soprano

    Benjamin Britten
    Excerpt ~ Billy Budd
    London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    Richard Hickox

    Gioachino Rossini
    Excerpt ~ La Donna del Lago
    Orchestra of the National Academy of St. Cecilia, Rome
    Eduardo Muller
    Joyce DiDonatao, mezzo-soprano

    Christoph Willibald Gluck
    Excerpt ~ Orfeo ed Euridice
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    Harry Bickett
    David Daniels, counter-tenor

    Igor Stravinsky
    Excerpt ~ Le Rossignol (The Nightingale)
    Orchestra and Chorus of the Paris National Opera
    James Conlon
    Natalie Dessay, soprano

    Richard Strauss
    Orchestral Interlude ~ Intermezzo
    Berlin Philharmonic
    Zubin Mehta








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    My Life in Music: Bonita Stoughton
    Violin 2, North Carolina Symphony



    North Carolina Symphony violinist Bonita Stoughton My life in Music - David Glover
    ( 16.5M )

    Playlist:

    Fritz Kreisler
    Liebeslied
    Henryk Szeryng, violin; Charles Reiner, piano
    (Mercury, 1963)

    Camille Saint-Saens
    Havanaise
    RCA Victor
    William Steinberg
    Jascha Heifetz, violin
    (RCA Victor, 1952)

    Claude Debussy
    Golliwog's Cakewalk
    Jascha Heifetz, violin

    Max Bruch
    Scottish Fantasy – mvt 2-3
    New Symphony Orchestra of London
    Sir Malcolm Sargent
    Jascha Heifetz, violin

    Sergei Prokofiev
    Concerto No 2, mvt 2
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Erich Leinsdorf
    Itzahk Perlman, violin

    Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Symphonic dances- Mvt 3
    Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Vladimir Ashkenazy








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    My Life in Music - David Glover

    My life in Music - David Glover
    ( 16.5M )

    My life in Music: David Glover 
       Associate Conductor, North Carolina Symphony

    Playlist:

    Franz Schubert
    Mvt. IV~ Piano Quintet in A, "Trout"
    Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, Rebecca Young, Edgar Meyer

    Vincenzo Bellini
    Excerpt ~ I Puritani
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Richard Bonynge
    Joan Sutherland, soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

    Giuseppe Verdi
    Celeste Aida ~Aida
    Rome Opera Orchestra
    Jonel Perlea
    Jussi Björling, tenor

    Riccardo Zandonai 
    Final duet ~Francesca da Rimini
    Mario del Monaco, tenor; Magda Olivero, soprano

    Claude Debussy
    Mvt. I! String Quartet in G minor
    Juilliard String Quartet

    Albert Roussel
    (Excerpt) Ballet Suite No. 2 ~ Bacchus et Ariane
    Brno St. Philharmonic
    Vaclav Neumann

    Jean Sibelius
    Symphony No. 6 in D minor
    Pittsburgh Symphony
    Lorin Maazel








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    ( 13.5M )
    My Life in Music:
    Terry Mizesko: Bass Trombone &
    Sandra Schwarcz : Viola, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired May4, 2015



    Playlist



    Richard Strauss
    Waltzes ~ Der Rosenkavalier
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner



    Anton Bruckner
    Mvt II. ~ Symphony No.3 in D minor, WAB 103
    Cleveland Orchestra
    George Szell



    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mvt III ~ Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    Van Cliburn, piano



    W.A. Mozart
    Vorrei Spiegarvi, oh dio, k. 418
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andre Previn
    Kathleen Battle, soprano



    Excerpt (as time permits….)
    Felix Mendelssohn
    Mvt. I ~ Symphony No. 4, Op. 90
    San Francisco Symphony
    Herbert Blomstedt







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    Christopher Caudill and Rachel Niketopoulos
    My Life in Music: Christopher Caudill — Rachel Niketopoulos
    French horns, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired April 6, 2015

    ( 13.5M )
    Playlist:

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Mvt I ~ Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
    Le Concert des Nations
    Jordi Savall
    George Frideric Handel
    Mvt. III Allegro~ Watermusic Suite No.1 in F HWV 348 III
    Le Concert des Nations
    Jordi Savall

    Marin Marais
    Improvisation sur les Folies d'Espagne for Viola da Gamba
    Jordi Savall, viola da gamba
    (from the soundtrack from Tous Les Matins du Monde)

    Leopold Mozart
    Mvt. I Allegro ~ Sinfonia da caccia in G Major, or Jagdsinfonie
    Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields
    Iona Brown

    Louis François Dauprat
    Mvt. I ~ Quintet No.1 in F Op. 6 for Horn and Strings
    Richard Seraphinoff, horn; Judson Griffin & Cynthia Roberts, violin; Andrea Andros, viola; Allen Whear, cello; Jesse Watras, bass

    Anton Reicha
    Adagio – Allegro ~Horn Trio Op.82, No.5
    Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten (German Natural Horn Soloists)

    Carl Maria Weber
    Mvt. III Polacca ~ Concertino for Horn in E minor, J188 (Op. 45)
    Kurt Masur
    Leipzig Gewandhaus
    Hermann Baumann, horn

    Gyorgy Ligeti
    Mvt. III Allegro Grazioso ~ 6 Bagatelles for Woodwind Quintet
    Berlin Wind Quintet
    Robert Schumann
    Mvt. I Lebhaft ~ Konzertstück for 4 Horns and Orchestra, Op.86
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Daniel Barenboim












    Cellist David Meyer and violinist Maria Evola Meyer
    My Life in Music: The Meyers
    David Meyer, cello & Maria Evola Meyer, violin
    of the North Carolina Symphony

    Aired March 2, 2015

    ( 13.5M )

    Playlist:

    Johannes Brahms
    Mvt. III ~ Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Daniel Barenboim
    Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo Yo Ma, cello
    (Teldec, 1997)

    Joseph Haydn
    Mvt. III Minuet ~String Quartet Op. 76 No. 2
    Emerson Quartet
    (Deutsche Grammophon, 2001)
    Karel Husa
    String Quartet No. 4, “Poems”
    Colorado Quartet
    (Albany Records, 1997)

    Claude Debussy
    Girl with the Flaxen Hair ~ Prelude Book 1
    Van Cliburn, piano
    (BMG, 1991)

    J.S. Bach
    Sarabande- Suite for solo Cello No. 4 in E flat BWV 1010
    Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
    (Erato, 1991)

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Mvt V ~Capriccio espagnol
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Charles Mackerras
    (Telarc, 1990)










    My Life in Music - Matthew Decker

    Matthew Decker
    Assistant Principal Percussion
    North Carolina Symphony

    Aired February 2, 2015


    Playlist:

    Sergei Prokofiev
    Tybalt’s Death ~ Romeo & Juliet
    New York Philharmonic
    Kurt Masur
    (Warner Music, 1997)

    George Crumb
    Mvt V~ Music for a Summer Evening
    Ensemble New Art
    Fuat Kent
    (Col Legno, 2000)

    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Interlude ~ Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Act I, Scene II
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Mstislav Rostropovich
    (EMI Classics, 1979)

    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Mvt II, January ~ Sym 11
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Mstislav Rostropovich
    (LSO Live, 2002)

    Steve Reich
    Nagoya Marimbas
    Bob Becker, James Preiss, marimbas
    (Nonesuch Records, 2005)

    Gustav Mahler
    Mvt I ~ Symphony No. 7
    San Francisco
    Michael Tilson Thomas
    (EMI Classics, 2005)









    My Life in Music Melanie Wilsden
    Melanie Wilsden
    Principal Oboe, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired January 4, 2015

    ( 14.5M )

    Playlist:

    Gregorio Allegri
    Miserere mei, Deus
    Tallis Scholars
    (Gimmel UK, 2001)

    Andrew Lloyd Weber
    Pie Jesu ~Requiem
    London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices
    Sissel, vocals
    (Decca, 2004)

    Maurice Ravel
    Le tombeau de Couperin
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Eugene Ormandy
    (Sony Classical, 1958)

    Igor Stravinsky
    Selections ~ Pulcinella
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Pierre Boulez
    (CSO Resound, 2010)










    My Life in Music - John FeddersenJohn Feddersen
    Principal Timpani, North Carolina Symphony
    Original air date: December 01, 2014


    Playlist:

    Excerpt ~Ai Sira Bla
    Kassama Percussion
    (Playa Sound, 1996)

    Edgar Varese
    Ionisation, for 13 percussionists and 1 piano
    ASKO Ensemble
    (London, 1998)

    Bela Bartok
    Mvt. I ~String Quartet No. 5
    Emerson Quartet
    (Deutsche Grammophon, 1988)

    Igor Stravinsky
    last section ~ The Rite of Spring
    Cleveland Orchestra
    Pierre Boulez
    (Sony Classical, 1969)

    Bela Bartok
    Mvt. I ~Sonata Two pianos And Percussion
    Murray Perahia & Sir Georg Solti, pianos
    David Corkhill & Evelyn Glennie, percussion
    (CBS Masterworks, 1988)

    Carlo Gesualdo
    Asciugate i begli occhi
    Hilliard Ensemble
    (ECM Records, 2012)

    A. Marcus Cagle (1884 – 1968)
    Soar Away
    Word of Mouth Chorus
    (Elektra­Nonesuch, 1979)

    Alan Hovhaness
    excerpt ~Mysterious Mountain, Op. 132 (Symphony No. 2)
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    (BMG Classics, 1958)









     Paul Randall
    Principal Trumpet, North Carolina Symphony
    Original air date: July 7, 2014


    Playlist:

    Modest Mussorgsky, orchestrated by Maurice Ravel
    Promenade & Samuel Goldenburg and Schmuyle~ Pictures at an Exhibition
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    (RCA Victor, 1958)

    (Excerpt) Gustav Mahler
    Mvt 3 ~Symphony No. 3
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Zubin Mehta
    (London, 1976)

    Gustav Mahler
    Mvt I~ Symphony No. 5
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Sir George Solti
    (London, 1970)

    Alan Hovhanhess
    Mvt1 ~ Symphony No. 2, Op 132, “Mysterious Mountain”
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    (RCA Victor, 1958)

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Mvt IV~ Scheherazade
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    (RCA Red Seal, 1959)

    (Excerpt)
    Aaron Copland
    Billy the Kid ballet suite
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Eugene Ormandy
    (RCA Victor, 1988)









    My Life in Music: Jonathan Randazzo
    Assistant Principal Trombone, North Carolina Symphony


    PLAYLIST
    Handel
    Aria
    Empire Brass
    (From LP, 1976)

    Author P. Goncharov
    We Bow Down Before Your Cross
    The Orthodox Singers
    (Russian Season Fr., 1999)

    Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
    Violin Sonata in A Minor, “Cuckoo”
    Red Priest
    (Red Priest, 2009)

    Johann de Meiji
    Mvt. III (Well Done) ~ Illuminations, T-Bone Concerto
    University of New Mexico Wind Symphony
    Eric Rombach-Kendall
    Joseph Alessi, trombone
    (Summit, 2004)

    Gustav Mahler
    Movement I~ Symphony No. 7
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Seiji Ozawa
    (Philips, 1991)

    John Williams
    Flight to Neverland from Hook
    Studio Orchestra
    (Sony, 1999)

    EXCERPT:

    John Mackey
    Harvest: Concerto for Trombone
    The West Point Band
    Timothy Holtan
    Joseph Alessi, trombone









    My Life in Music: Timothy Stewart
    Associate Principal Trumpet, North Carolina Symphony
    ( 14 Megabyte MP3 File )


    Playlist:

    Edvard Grieg
    Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
    Berlin Philharmonic
    Herbert von Karajan
    (Deutsche Grammophon, 1983)

    J.S. Bach
    Magnificat & Fecit Potentiam ~Magnificat in D BWV 243
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus
    Robert Shaw
    (Telarc, 1989)

    Leos Janacek
    Mvt I ~ Sinfonietta No. 2
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Seiji Ozawa
    (LP from Tim’s personal collection)

    Gustav Mahler
    Mvt IV Im Tempo des Scherzos ~ Symphony No. 2
    New York Philharmonic
    Westminster Choir
    Bruno Walter
    (Sony Classical, 1958)

    Bela Bartok
    Mvt V. Finale. Presto~ Concerto for Orchestra
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    (RCA Victor)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Introit, Kyrie Dies Irae & Lacrimosa ~ Requiem, KV 626
    English Baroque Soloists
    John Eliot Gardiner
    (Philips, 1986)

    Gustav Mahler
    Symphony No. 7
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Georg Solti
    (LP from Tim’s personal collection)





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    My Life in Music - Jess Isaiah Levin

    My Life in Music: Jess Isaiah Levin
    Violin I, North Carolina Symphony
    Original air date: April 7, 2014

    ( 22 Megabyte MP3 File )

    Excerpt:
    Archie Levin
    Eve’s Daughter
    Archie Levin, viola

    Robert Schumann
    Arabesque Op. 18
    Arthur Rubinstein, piano
    (1947)

    Pablo de Sarasate
    Zapateado Op. 23 No. 2
    Jascha Heifetz, violin
    Isidor Achron, piano
    (RCA Victor, 1924)

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Melodie in E-flat Op. 42 No. 3, “Souvenir d’un lieu cher” (Memory of a dear place)
    Jascha Heifetz, violin
    Emanuel Bay, piano
    (MCA Classics, 1945)

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    III. Andante~ Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
    Jascha Heifetz, violin
    (RCA Victor, 1952)
    Sergei Prokofiev
    III. Gavotta: non troppo allegro~ Symphony No. 1 in D major Op. 25, “Classical”
    Montreal Symphony Orchestra
    Charles Dutoit
    (London, 1989)

    Sergei Prokofiev
    IV. Allegro giocoso~ Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100
    Cleveland Orchestra
    George Szell
    (Sony, 1959)

    Excerpt:
    Jess Isaiah Levin
    Strange Birds~ Meta-Loops String Quartet
    (synthesized)

    Excerpt:
    Jess Isaiah Levin
    Mvt II~ Symphony No. 1
    (synthesized)

    Johannes Brahms
    IV. Allegro energico e passionato~ Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
    Vienna Philharmonic
    Carlos Kleiber
    (Deutsche Grammophon, 1981)





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    My Life in Music: Suzanne Rousso: Bio
    Viola
    Artistic Director, Mallarme Chamber Players
    Manager, North Carolina H.I.P. (Historically Informed Performance) Music Festival

    Playlist:
    Johannes Brahms
    Mvt I. Allegro ~ String Quartet No. 3 in B flat, op. 51
    Tokyo String Quartet
    (Vox 2001)

    Gabriel Faure
    Pie Jesu and Agnus dei ~ Requiem (1893 version)
    Cambridge Singers
    John Rutter
    (Collegium Records, 1984)

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mvt. IV. La Malinconia ~ String Quartet No. 6 in B flat, Op 18 No. 6
    Quartetto Italiano
    (Philips, 1989)

    Joseph Schwantner Excerpt ~ New Morning for the World
    Oregan Symphony
    James DePriest
    (Kock International Classics, 1995)

    Mark O’Connor
    Caprice for Three
    Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer, bass; and Mark O'Connor, violin
    (Sony, 2000)

    H.I.F. Biber
    Selections ~ Battalia
    Mallarme Chamber Players





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    My Life in Music: Kenneth Whitlow
    Assistant Principal Percussion*, North Carolina Symphony

    Bio: Click here!


    Fade In:
    Aaron Copland
    Mvt I. Lento~ Lincoln Portrait
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Aaron Copland
    Henry Fonda, narrator
    (CBS Masterworks, 1988, recorded 1968)

    Bela Bartok
    Mvt II. Giuco delle Coppie- Allegretto scherzando ~ Concerto for Orchestra
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Erich Leinsdorf
    (BMG, 1999, recorded in 1962)

    Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Mvt III & IV~ Capriccio espagnol
    New York Philharmonic
    Leonard Bernstein
    (Sony Classical 1998, recorded 1959)

    Jennifer Higdon
    Mvt IV~ Concerto for Orchestra
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Robert Spano
    (Telarc, 2004)

    Gustav Holst
    I-Mars, the Bringer of War~ The Planets
    New York Philharmonic
    Leonard Bernstein
    (CBS Great Performances, 1985, 1973)

    EXCERPT:

    Maurice Ravel
    Bolero
    New York Philharmonic
    Kurt Masur
    (Teldec, 1997)

    Fade Out:
    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Mvt I. Allegretto ~ Symphony No. 7, “Leningrad” Op. 60
    Vienna Symphony
    Eliahu Inbal
    (Denon, 1992)

    *After 39 years with the North Carolina Symphony, Kenneth Whitlow retired in January 2014. WCPE wishes him and his wife (also a retired orchestra member) happiness and best of luck.





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    Samuel Gold

    My Life in Music: Samuel Gold

    LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW PORTION OF THIS PROGRAM:


    Playlist:

    Béla Bartok
    Mvt III.~ Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz. 113 BB 118
    Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
    Iona Brown
    (Chandos, 2000)

    Don Carlo Gesualdo
    Tristis est anima mea~ Tenebre Responseries for Maundy Thursday
    Kings Singers
    (Signum Records, 2004)

    Frédéric Chopin
    Nocturne in D flat Major, Op. 27 no. 2
    Leon Fleisher, piano
    (Vanguard Classics, 2004)

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Prelude in B flat Major~ Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846
    & Aria da capo~ Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

    Glenn Gould, piano

    Robert Schumann
    Mvt I & II ~ Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
    Marta Argerich, piano
    (Philips, 1999)

    dDmitri Shostakovich
    Mvt III~ Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
    Kim Kashkashian, viola
    Robert Levin, piano
    (ECM Records, 1991)







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    Nathaniel Yaffe

    Nathaniel Yaffe
    Cello, North Carolina Symphony
    Air date: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., ET
    Rebroadcast: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. — Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

    LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW PORTION OF THIS PROGRAM:


    Playlist:

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mvt I. Allegro ~ Triple Concerto Op. 56
    Berlin Philharmonic
    Itzhak Perlman, violin
    Yo-Yo Ma, cello
    Daniel Barenboim, piano & conductor
    (EMI Classics 1995)

    Bela Bartok
    Mvt II. Allegretto scherzando~ Concerto for Orchestra
    Cleveland Orchestra
    George Szell
    (Sony Masterworks, 1965, 1999 )

    Sergei Prokofiev
    Mvt II. Allegro marcato~ Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
    Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
    Paavo Jarvi
    (Telarc, 2008)

    Johannes Brahms
    Movt III. Vivace non troppo~ Double Concerto, Op. 102
    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
    Daniel Muller-Schott, cello
    Julia Fischer, violin
    (PentaTone Classics, 2007)

    William Bolcom
    IV. Gingando (Brazilian tango tempo) “Tombeau d’Ernesto Nazareth ~ Capriccio for Cello and Piano
    David Requiro, cello
    Elizabeth DeMio, piano
    (Nathaniel Yaffe Productions, 2009)

    Gaspar Cassado
    Lamento de Boabdil
    David Requiro, cello
    Elizabeth DeMio, piano
    (Nathaniel Yaffe Productions, 2009)

    1st Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition David Requiro's Debut Album featuring Elizabeth DeMio. Includes works by Debussy, Bolcom, Brahms, and Cassadó. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ requirodemio







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    My Life in Music:
    Elizabeth Phelps
    Principal Violin II, North Carolina Symphony
    Air date: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
    Repeat: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
    Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

    LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW PORTION OF THIS PROGRAM:


    Playlist:

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Mvt I ~Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
    English Baroque Soloists
    John Eliot Gardiner
    (SDG - Soli Deo Gloria, 2009)

    Benjamin Britten
    Les Illuminations:
    II. Villes
    IIIa. Phrase
    IIIb. Antique
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Carlo Maria Giulini
    Robert Tear, tenor
    (Deutsche Grammophon, 1962)

    Johannes Brahms
    Mvt I ~ String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 109
    Cleveland Quartet
    (Telarc, 1994)

    Giacomo Puccini
    "Donde lieta uscì "~ Act 3, La Boheme
    Berlin Philharmonia
    Herbert von Karajan
    Mirella Freni (as Mimi)
    (Decca London, 1971)

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mvt I ~ Piano Sonata in E major,
    Alfred Brendel, piano
    (Philips, 1975)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Mvt III. Rondeau ~ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 9 in E flat major, k. 271
    English Baroque Soloists
    John Eliot Gardiner
    Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano
    (Archiv Produktion, 1984)

    Fade out: (excerpt) Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen~ Christmas Oratorio Part V. by J.S. Bach







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    My Life in Music: David Meyer Cello, North Carolina Symphony Originally aired October 7, 2013 Listen to the interview portion of this show:

    Playlist:

    Anonymous
    La Quinte Estampie Real & Cum Sint Difficilia
    Early Music Consort of London
    David Munrow
    (London, 1971)
    Frederic Mompou
    Suburbis (Suburbs)
    Mompou, piano
    (Ensayo, 1975)
    Antonin Dvorak
    Movt I (Allegro) ~ Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Op. 104
    Berlin Philharmonic
    Herbert von Karajan
    Mstistlav Rospropovich, cello
    (Deutsche Grammaphon, 1969)
    J.S. Bach
    Mvt I ~ Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971
    Glenn Gould, piano
    (Sony, 1959, 1997)
    Gustav Mahler
    Mvt I ~ Symphony No. 3
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Benjamin Zander
    (Telarc, 2004)






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    My Life in Music: Amy Mason
    Viola, North Carolina Symphony
    Originally aired September 2, 2013

    Playlist:


    Claude Debussy
    Reverie
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

    William Walton
    Mvt I. Andante comodo~ Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Mstislav Rostropovich
    Maxim Vengerov, viola

    Henri Dutilleux
    String Quartet "Ainsi la nuit
    Belcea Quartet

    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Mvt II. Ninth of January~ Symphony No. 11 – “The Year 1905”
    Concertgebauw Orchestra
    Bernard Haitink








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    David Kilbride, Assistant Principal Second Violin, North Carolina Symphony

    My Life in Music: David Kilbride
    Acting Associate Principal Violin 2

    Playlist:


    J.S. Bach
    Theme ~ Goldberg Variations
    Glenn Gould, piano
    (1955 recording: CBS Records, 1983)


    J.S. Bach
    Theme ~ Goldberg Variations
    Glenn Gould, piano
    (1981 recording: CBS Records, 1982)


    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mvt III ~ String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, op. 132
    Borodin Quartet
    (Chandos, 2005)


    Jean Sibelius
    (excerpt) finale ~ Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Paavo Berglund
    (RCO Live, 2013)


    Ludwig van Beethoven
    (excerpt) Mvt III~ Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
    Richard Goode, piano
    (Nonesuch, 1993)


    Ronan Browne
    excerpt~ Journey of the Seal
    (Includes live in-WCPE-studio performance!)

    Traditional (Irish)
    Port na Bpucai
    David Kilbride, violin


    Olivier Messiaen
    Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus~ Quartet for the End of Time
    Chamber Music Northwest
    (Delos, 1987)


    Eugène Ysaÿe's
    Sonata No. 3, D minor, "Georges Enesco" ~ Six sonatas for solo violin, Op. 27
    David Kilbride, violin
    (senior recital)


    Explosions in the Sky (excerpt) Your Hand In Mine

    Raleigh Charter High School students performing David Kilbride’s arrangement of “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers








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    John Pederson

    My Life in Music: John Pederson Principal Bassoon, North Carolina Symphony

    Playlist:


    (Seg 1) Orlando di Lasso
    Three Villanelle
    Concerto Italiano
    Rinaldo Alesandrini
    (Opus 111 1994)

    Franz Danzi
    Mvt I ~ Wind Quintet in G Minor, Op. 56 no. 2
    Berlin Philharmonic Quintet
    (BIS 2006)

    Frank Martin
    Mvts I & III ~ Concerto for 7 Winds, Timpani, Percussion, and Strings
    Chicago Symphony
    Jean Martinon
    (from John Pederson’s own personal LP collection)

    Robert Ward
    Movt II ~ Symphony No. 6
    (St Stephen’s Chamber Orchestra)
    Lorenzo Muti
    (Bay City 1990)

    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Mvt II ~ Symphony No. 9
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
    Vasily Petrenko
    (Gramophon 2009)

    Igor Stravinsky
    Scherzo ~ The Fairy’s Kiss Divertimento
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    (BMG Classics 1995, 1958 Living Stereo RCA Victor)

    Sergei Rachmaninoff
    (Excerpt) Mvt II ~ Symphonic Dances
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Andre Previn
    (EMI 1987, recorded 1976)

    Paul Hindemith
    Movt IV ~ Symphonic Metamorphoses of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Eugene Ormandy
    (from John Pederson’s own personal LP collection)







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    My Life in Music: Rebekah Daley

    My Life in Music: Rebekah Daley

    Principal French Horn,
    North Carolina Symphony

    Playlist:


    1. Joseph Haydn
    Mvt I (Allegro) ~Horn Concerto No. 1 in D
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Iona Brown
    Hermann Baumann, horn
    (Philips 422 346-2; 1989)

    2. Gustav Mahler
    Mvt II (In gemachlicher Bewegung, Ohne Hast) ~ Symphony No. 4 in G
    Vienna Philharmonic
    Lorin Maazel
    Kathleen Battle, soprano
    (CBS Records; 1984)

    3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Mvt I ~Sonata for piano and violin in E minor, K 304
    Mitsuko Uchida, piano
    Mark Steinberg, violin
    (Philips B0004115-02; 2005)

    4. Johannes Brahms
    Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79, No. 2
    Martha Argerich, piano
    (Deutsche Grammophon 447 430-2; 1972)

    5. Felix Mendelssohn
    Mvt III (Intermezzo) ~Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
    Cleveland Quartet
    (Telarc CD-80142; 1987)

    6. John Adams
    The Chairman Dances –foxtrot for orchestra
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Simon Rattle
    (EMI Classics 50999 2 06627 2 1; 2008)







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    North Carolina Symphony's William Henry Curry

    My Life in Music: William Henry Curry Resident Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony Original air date: May 6, 2013

    PLAYLIST:


    J.S. Bach
    III. (Allegro) ~ Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Benjamin Britten
    (Decca 1969)

    Richard Wagner
    Excerpts: Dance of the Apprentices, Procession of the Meistersingers ~Die Meistersinger von Nuremburg
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    (BMG 1999)

    Anton Bruckner
    III. Scherzo ~Symphony No. 9
    Vienna Philharmonic
    Leonard Bernstein
    (Deutsche Grammophon 1992)

    Aaron Copland
    Finale: The Promise of the Living ~ Suite from The Tender Land
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Aaron Copland
    (BMG 1993)

    William Henry Curry
    Mardi Gras 2006 (excerpt) ~Holiday Songs
    North Carolina Symphony
    William Henry Curry
    Shana Blake Hill, soprano
    (World premiere, May 2010)*

    William Henry Curry
    Eulogy for a Dream
    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
    William Henry Curry
    (World premiere, June 1999)**

    *Courtesy of the North Carolina Symphony
    **Courtesy of the Indianapolis Symphony






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    Rick Motylinski
    Principal Percussion

    Monday, April 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. ET
    Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET

    My Life in Music: Richard Motylinski
    Principal Percussion, North Carolina Symphony
    Original air date: April 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.



    PLAYLIST:

    J.S. Bach
    Allemade ~ Cello Suite No. 1 (excerpt)
    Richard Motylinski, marimba

    Johannes Brahms
    Movt III ~ Symphony No. 3
    Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    Bruno Walter
    (1960, Sony rerelease 1995)
    Thomas Tallis
    Eighth Tune for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
    Theatre of Voices; Paul Hillier
    The King’s Consort; David Douglas
    (Harmonia Mudi, 1995)
    Antonio Vivaldi
    Movt. I (Allegro) ~ Concerto in C for Two Trumpets
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Raymond Leppard
    Wynton Marsalis, trumpets
    (Sony, 1998)
    Anthony Holborne
    Suite
    Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
    (Columbia Masterworks, from vinyl)
    William Lawes
    Consort Sett No. 6
    Fretwork
    (Virgin, 1995)
    Josquin
    Kyrie ~ Missa Pange Lingua
    Tallis Scholars
    Peter Phillip
    (Gimell, 1986)
    Francesco da Milano
    Fantasia No. 33
    Ronn McFarlane, lute
    (Dorian, 1994)

    Anthony Holborne
    Suite
    Richard Motylinski, marimba
















    My Life in Music:
    Anne Whaley Laney
    Principal Flute, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. ET
    Bio: Click Here!


    PLAYLIST:


    Leos Janacek
    Movt 1~ Sinfonietta
    Vienna Philharmonic
    Sir Charles Mackerras

    Claude Debussy
    Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Georg Solti
    Don Peck, flute

    J.S. Bach
    Aria: Aus Liebe will mein Heiland Sterben~ St Matthew Passion
    Montiverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists
    Sir John Eliot Gardiner
    Ann Monoyios, soprano

    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Movt II~ Symphony No. 10
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Bernard Haitink

    Richard Strauss
    Song III~ Four Last Songs
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Kiri te Kanawa, soprano

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Movt III, Rondo ~ Piano Concerto No. 5
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Georg Solti
    Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

    Claude Debussy
    Movt III~ Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
    Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Lily Laskine, harp; Pierre Pasquier, viola

    Edward Elgar
    Lux Aeterna (Nimrod)
    Handel and Haydn Society
    Grant Llewellyn







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    MY LIFE IN MUSIC: Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky
    Violin 2, Acting Principal, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7 pm ET
    Bio: Click Here

    PLAYLIST


    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra*
    Fritz Reiner
    Jascha Heifitz, violin
    *Recorded in 1955 and 1957
    (Living Stereo, 2005)

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mvt I ~ "HARP" string quartet Op. 74
    The Cleveland Quartet (with Bill Preucil)
    (Telarc, 1994)

    Franz Schubert
    Mvt I~ String Quintet, D. 956
    Guarneri String quartet
    (Sony, 2004)

    Richard Strauss
    Trio from Act III~ Der Rosenkavalier
    Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
    James Levine
    Renee Fleming (Marschalin); Anne Sophie von Otter (Octayian), Heidi Grant Murphey (Sophie)
    (Deutsche Grammophon, 1996)

    Claude Debussy
    Mvt III~ String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
    The Cleveland Quartet
    (Telarc, 1986)

    EXCERPT:
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mvt IV~ Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
    Berlin Philharmonic
    Claudio Abbado
    (Sony, 1996)

    OUTTAKES:

    1. Playing for Elie Wiesel

    2. Performing with Wild Ginger

    3. Touring with Joshua Bell















    MY LIFE IN MUSIC: Dovid Friedlander
    Associate Concertmaster, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7 pm ET
    Bio: Click Here


    Jean Sibelius
    Mvt III ~ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Walter Hendl
    Jascha Heifetz, violin

    J.S. Bach
    Adagio ~ Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3 in C, BWV 1005
    Henryk Szeryng, violin
    (Deutsche Grammophon, 1997)

    Johannes Brahms
    Finale ~ Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
    Cleveland Quartet
    (Telarc, 1994)

    Igor Stravinsky
    Mvt III ~Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra
    Columbia Symphony Orchestra*
    Igor Stravinsky
    Isaac Stern, violin
    (Sony Classical, 1995)
    *Recorded June 29-30, 1951, Hollywood, CA)

    Sergei Prokofiev
    Mvt II (Allegro marcato) ~ Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, op. 100
    Cleveland Orchestra*
    George Szell
    (Sony 1999)
    *Recorded October 24 & 30, 1959, at Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH.

    Nathan Milstein
    Paganiniana Variations
    Nathan Milstein, violin
    (Bridge Records, Inc, 1996)

    GrigorasDinicu/ Jascha Heifetz
    Hora Staccato
    Jascha Heifetz, violin*
    (Sony Classical, 1996)
    *Recorded December 22, 1947 at Liederkranz Hall, New York City)














    MY LIFE IN MUSIC: Petra Berényi
    Viola, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7 pm
    Bio: Click here!


    Thomas Tallis
    Spem in alium (40-voice motet) ~ Missa Salve intemerata
    Oxford Camerata
    Jeremy Summerly
    (Naxos, 2005)

    Barnabas Dukay
    Mist Hovering over the Face of the Deep: In the Swirling Evening Winds (instrumental motet for four marimbas)
    Amadinda Percussion Group
    (Budapest Music Center, 2002)

    Gyorgy Kurtag
    Movt ~Splinters, op.6/c
    Ildiko Vekony, cimbalom
    (Budapest Music Center, 2003)

    J.S. Bach
    Contrapunctus IX ~ Art of Fugue
    Glenn Gould, organ

    Robert Schumann
    Movt 1 ~Scenes from Fairyland, Op. 113
    Jonathan Bagg, viola
    Jane Hawkins, piano
    (Centaur, 2002)

    Franz Schubert
    Movt 2 ~ String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden” D810
    Takács Quartet
    (Hyperion Records Limited, 2006)

    Franz Schubert
    Gute Nacht ~ Winterreise
    Matthias Goerne, baritone
    Alfred Brendel, piano
    (Decca, 2004)














    MY LIFE IN MUSIC: John Ilika
    Principal Trombone, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7 pm
    Bio: Click here!


    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Versus I ~ Cantata 4 "Christlag in Todesbandend"
    Monteveridi Choir, English Baroque Soloists
    John Eliot Gardiner



    Anton Bruckner
    Mvt III ~ Symphony No. 9
    Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    Bruno Walter

    Aaron Copland
    Mvt II ~ Symphony No. 3
    NY Philharmonic
    Leonard Bernstein

    Antonin Dvorak
    Mvt I ~ Symphony No. 7
    Cleveland Orchestra
    George Szell

    Giacomo Puccini
    End of Act I ~ Tosca
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti

    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Mvt I ~ Symphony No. 9
    Scottish National Orchestra
    Neeme Jarvi

    (excerpt) Anna Russell
    The Ring of the Nibelung (an analysis)


    Henri Tomasi
    Mvt 1 ~ Trombone Concerto
    North Carolina Symphony (live 2005)*
    John Ilika, trombone
    *With special thanks to the musicians’ union for permission to air this recording on My Life in Music on The Classical Station

















    MY LIFE IN MUSIC: Elizabeth Beilman
    Associate Principal Cello, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired Monday, October 1, 2012 at 7 pm
    Bio: Click here!

    Playlist:


    intro:
    Johannes Brahms
    Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39 No. 15
    Evgeny Kissin, piano


    J.S. Bach
    Prelude ~ Cello Ste No. 3
    Pablo Casals, cello


    Zoltan Kodaly
    Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8
    Janos Starker, cello


    Johannes Brahms
    Mvt I ~ Piano Trio No. 1 in B
    Isaac Stern, violin
    Leonard Rose, cello
    Eugene Istomin, piano


    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Mvt II ~ String Quartet No. 8
    Borodin String Quartet (with Rostslav Dubinsky, violin I)


    Robert Ward
    Mvt II ~ Echoes of America
    Aurora Musicalis


    Julius Klengel
    Hymnus for 12 Cellos
    Members of the Berlin Philharmonic


    Fade: Maurice Ravel The Enchanted Garden ~ Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Carlo Maria Giulini










    My Life in Music: Terry Mizesko
    Bass Trombone & composer/arranger, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 7 pm, ET
    Bio: Click here!

    Playlist:



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen ~ The Magic Flute
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Otto Klemperer
    Lucia Popp, soprano

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543
    Berlin Philharmonic
    Karl Bohm


    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Prelude & Gigue ~ Partita No.1 in B flat Major, BWV 825
    Glenn Gould, piano


    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Agnus Dei ~ Mass in B minor (BWV 232)
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    Otto Klemperer
    Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano


    Gustav Mahler
    Adagietto ~ Symphony No. 5
    New York Philharmonic
    Leonard Bernstein


    Looking ahead!










    My Life in Music: Andrew Lowy

    Principal Clarinet, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired: Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 7 pm, ET
    Bio: Click here!

    Playlist:



    Franz Schubert
    The Shepherd on the Rock (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen), D. 956
    Harold Wright, clarinet
    Benita Valente, soprano
    Rudolf Serkin, piano

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Cosi Fan Tutte, Act 1 Trio: Soave sia il vento
    Rene Fleming
    Anne Sofie von Otter
    Michele Pertusi

    Johannes Brahms
    Mvt 1 ~ Sextet in G Major, Op. 36, Mvt. 1
    L'Archibudelli

    John Harbison
    Finale ~ Wind Quintet
    Reykjavik Wind Quintet

    Samuel Barber
    First Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12
    Saint Louis Symphony
    Leonard Slatkin




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    My Life in Music: Maria Evola

    Maria Evola Violin I, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired: Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 7 pm, ET
    Playlist:



    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Erbarme Dich ~St Matthew Passion
    Collegium Vocale Gent
    Philippe Herreweghe
    Andreas Scholl, countertenor

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Molto Adagio (Movt III) ~ String Quartet, Op. 132
    Cleveland Quartet

    Sergei Prokofiev
    Allegro Marcato (Movt II) ~ Symphony No. 5
    Cleveland Orchestra
    George Szell

    Astor Piazzolla
    Buenos Aires hora cero (arr. by performers)
    Gidon Kremer, violin
    Elisabeth Chojnacka, harpsichord
    Per Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon
    Alois Posch, double bass

    Karel Husa
    Music for Prague, 1968
    Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
    Milos Macheck





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    My Life in Music: Bruce Ridge

    Bruce Ridge Double Bass, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired: Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 7 pm, ET
    Playlist:



    Hector Berlioz
    “March to the Scaffold” (Movt 4) ~ Symphonie Fantastique
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Seij Ozawa

    EXCERPT:
    The Beatles
    I Am the Walrus


    Frederic Chopin
    “Raindrop” Prelude No. 15 in D flat major
    Mauizio Pollini, piano

    Benjamin Britten
    Opening/ Courtroom Scene ~ Peter Grimes
    City of London Sinfonia
    Richard Hickox
    Philip Langridge, tenor


    EXCERPT:
    Andy Griffith
    Retelling of Bizet’s Carmen

    Arnold Schoenberg
    Farben (Movt 3) ~ Five Pieces for Orchestra
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Pierre Boulez

    Ludvig van Beethoven
    Allegro con Brio (Movt 4) ~ Symphony No. 7
    Boston Symphony
    Leonard Bernstein

    Aaron Copland
    Movt 4 ~ Symphony No. 3
    New York Philharmonic
    Leonard Bernstein

    EXCERPT (fade):
    Gustav Mahler
    Movt 4 ~ Symphony No. 2
    Boston Symphony
    Seiji Ozawa






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    My Life in Music: Erik Dyke

    MY LIFE IN MUSIC: Erik Dyke
    Double Bass, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired: Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 7 pm, ET

    Ludvig van Beethoven
    Adagio Cantabile ~ “Pathetique” Sonata No. 8 in C minor
    Emil Gilels, piano

    Emil Waldteufel
    Les Patineurs (The Skaters’ Waltz)
    Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper
    Franz Bauer-Theussl

    EXCERPT:
    Rogers and Hammerstein
    Sound of Music

    George Frideric Handel
    Bouree ~ Water Music
    Boston Baroque
    Martin Perlman

    Richard Wagner
    Prelude, Act I ~ Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Georg Solti

    EXCERPT:
    Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
    1812 Overture, Op. 49
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti

    Ludvig van Beethoven
    Scherzo ~ “Eroica” Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major
    Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra
    John Eliot Gardiner

    EXCERPT:
    Howard Hanson
    (“Interlochen Theme” from) Adagio ~ “Romantic” Symphony No. 2
    Seattle Symphony
    Gerard Schwartz

    Johannes Brahms
    Poco allegretto ~ Symphony No. 3 I F major, Op. 90
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Marin Alsop

    Richard Strauss
    Ein Heldenleben
    Staatskapelle Dresden
    Giuseppe Sinopoli

    EXCERPT (fade):
    Frederic Chopin
    “Revolutionary” Etude, Op. 10, No. 12
    Maurizio Pollini, piano






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    My Life in Music: Karen Galvin

    Bio: Click here!
    Assistant Concert Master, North Carolina Symphony
    Aired April 2, 2012


    Johannes Brahms
    Finale ~ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
    Emerson String Quartet

    George Frideric Handel
    Adagio & Allegro ~ Sonata in F Major, Walsh Op.1 No.12
    Andrew Manze, violin; Richard Egarr, harpsichord

    John Adams
    Short Ride in a Fast Machine
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Marin Alsop

    Ludvig van Beethoven
    Scherzo ~ Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Carlo Maria Giulini

    Samuel Barber
    Knoxville: Summer of 1915
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Yoel Levi

    Looking forward —
    Upcoming Events!




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    My Life in Music: David Marschall

    David Marschall
    Acting Principal Violist (The Betty Ellen Madry Chair), North Carolina Symphony aired Monday, March 5, 2012


    Georg Muffat
    Menuet ~Armonico Tributo- Sonata No. 1 in D
    Parley of Instruments
    Roy Goodman and Peter Holman

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Molto Allegro ~ String Quartet No. 14 in G, K. 387
    Amadeus Quartet

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Contrapunctus 1: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
    Sir Neville Marriner Johann Sebastian Bach
    O Grosse Lieb, O Lieb Ohn’ Alle Masse ~ St John Passion, BWV 245
    Monteverdi Choir
    John Eliot Gardiner

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Gente, Gente, All’armi, All’armi ~ Le Nozze Di Figaro
    Vienna Philharmonic
    Riccardo Muti

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Allegretto ma non troppo ~ Sonata No. 28 in A, Op. 101
    Alfred Brendel, piano

    Franz Schubert
    Heidenröslein, D. 257
    Ian Bostridge, tenor

    Robert Schumann
    Mvt 2 ~ String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41 No. 3
    St Lawrence String Quartet

    Giuseppe Verdi
    Questa o quella ~ Rigoletto
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Richard Bonynge
    Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

    Johannes Brahms
    Geistliches Wiegenlied ~ Zwei Gesänge für Altstimme mit Viola und Klavier, Op. 91
    Lambert Orkis, piano
    Steven Dann, violin
    Susan Platts, alto

    Bohuslav Martinu
    Poco Allegro ~ Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola, Op. H 313
    Philip Setzer, violin
    Lawrence Dutton, viola

    Franz Schubert An die Musik, D. 547 Ian Bostridge, tenor





    My Life in Music: Bonnie Thron

    Bonnie ThronBonnie Thron
    Principal Cello, North Carolina Symphony
    aired Monday, February 6, 2012


    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Creatures of Prometheus
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    Georges Bizet
    La fleur que tu m’avais j’ete (the Flower Song) ~ Carmen
    Vienna Vollesoper Orchestra
    Leone Magiera
    Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

    Felix Mendelssohn
    Song Without Words
    Jacqueline du Pré, cello
    Gerald Moore, piano

    Harry Chapin
    Corey’s Coming

    Deborah Finestone
    Romance ~ Journey for Cello and Piano
    Adam Mahonske, piano
    Bonnie Thron, cello

    Nathaniel Stookey
    Sonatina for Sam
    Bonnie Thron, cello

    Bill Robinson
    Romantic Interlude ~ Grand Serenade for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
    Fred Jacobowitz, clarinet
    Bonnie Thron, cello
    Nancy Whelan, piano

    Johannes Brahms
    Allegretto (1st mvt) ~ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68





    My Life in Music: Archive

    Paul RandallPaul Randall
    Principal Trumpet , North Carolina Symphony
    aired Monday, January 2, 2012


    William Walton
    Variations on a Theme by Hindemith
    English Northern Philharmonia
    Paul Daniel
    Peter Donohoe, piano

    Igor Stravinsky
    Song of the Nightingale
    Minnesota Orchestra
    Eiji Oue

    Bela Bartok
    Dance Suite
    New York Philharmonic
    Pierre Boulez

    Alan Hovhaness
    “Mount St Helens” Symphony No. 50
    Seattle Symphony
    Gerard Schwarz


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