WHRB   95.3 FM

 

September, 2010

 

Below are a few highlights from WHRBÕs broadcasts during September, 2010. 

We will be publishing a full Program Guide for October-November, and we may also make adjustments or additions to this schedule, so be sure to check back.

 

Our weekday schedule is Jazz from 5 am to 1 pm,
Classical Music from 1 pm to 10 pm, Rock from 10 pm to 5 am.

 

Saturdays: Blues from 5 am to 9 am.  Hillbilly at Harvard is normally heard from 9 am to 1 pm, as it will be until October, when football season returns to traditional Saturday scheduling. 

 

On Saturdays without football, Classical Music is heard from 1 pm to 9 pm;

when there is a football game, Classical Music starts after the game and goes until 9 pm, with The Darker Side from 9 pm.


Sundays
: Blues from 7 am to 11 am, The Memorial Church services at 11 am, News at 12:30 pm, Sports at 1 pm, Classical Music to midnight

(Sunday Night at the Opera from 8 pm on).

 

 

 

Sunday, September 5

 

      8:00 pm    SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Oscar Straus: Die lustigen Nibelungen; Volkert, Nowak, Gantner, Kšhler, Cologne Radio Chorus and Orchestra (Capriccio)

Straus (with Johann Strauss Sr. and Jr.): Les Trois Valses; Delair, Desailly, Blareau, chorus, orchestra (French Decca/Universal)

 

 

Monday, September 6

 

 

      7:00 pm    SPECIAL CONCERT

Music with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted in 1946 by Belgian DesirŽe Defauw (b. September 5, 1885):

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Franck: RŽdemption, symphonic poem

Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds)

Music conducted by Sir Henry Wood, with the Queens Hall Orchestra except as noted:

Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Overture (1925, reissued on Pearl LP)

Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A MidsummernightÕs Dream, Overture, Op. 21 (1925, reissued on Pearl LP)

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, exc.; Brunskill, Jones (live performance issued by the Elgar Society)

Elgar: Enigma Variations (British Decca 1935 - Pearl)

Music from the 1994 Last Night of the Proms; A. Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (Teldec)

 

 

Tuesday, September 7

 

      8:00 pm    ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
IN CONCERT

Daniel Harding conducting.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595; Lars Vogt, piano

Bart—k: Divertimento for Strings

Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel

 

 

Thursday, September 9

 

      8:00 pm    SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT

Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.

Ligeti: Lontano

Poulenc: Concerto in d for Two Pianos and Orchestra; Katia and Marielle Labque

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, Op. 100

 

 

Sunday, September 12

 

      11:00 am  MEMORIAL CHURCH SERVICE

Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Dorothy A. Austin, Sedgwick Associate Minister in The Memorial Church and Chaplain to the University.  Music includes Lodovico ViadanaÕs ŅExsultate JustiÓ and Adrian BattenÕs ŅO Sing Joyfully.Ó

      8:00 pm    SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Ponchielli: La Gioconda; CaballŽ, Carreras, Manuguerra, Giaiotti, Payne, Nave, Lopez-Cobos, Grand ThŽ‰tre de Genve (1979)

 

Monday, September 13

 

      7:00 pm    SPECIAL CONCERT

Janacek: Incidental music to Schluck und Jau; Mackerras, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Supraphon)

Bernhard Heiden (1910-2000): Variations for Piano; Tocco (Gasparo)

Mark Lothar (1902-85): Musik des Einsamen, Op. 67; Fischer-Dieskau, Lothar, members of Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (EMI LP)

Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904-85): Partita for Orchestra; Peters, Philharmonia Hungarica (Camerata LP)

Josef Suk (1874-1935): Summer Tale, Op. 29; Mackerras, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Decca)

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5; Schmidt, London Symphony Orchestra (Unicorn)

 

 

Tuesday, September 14

 

      8:00 pm    NETHERLANDS RADIO CHAMBER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW

Jaap van Sweeden conducting.

Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4 in G, Op. 61

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43; Enrico Pace, piano

Ravel: Ma Mre lÕoye

 

 

Thursday, September 16

 

      8:00 pm    SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT

Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.

Knussen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 18

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in d, Op. 125; Erin Wall, soprano, Kendall Gladen, mezzo-soprano, Garrett Sorensen, tenor, Alastair Miles, bass, San Francisco Symphony Chorus

 

 

Saturday, September 18

 

      6:30 pm    HARVARD FOOTBALL AT NIGHT!

HarvardÕs new tradition of having the first game of the season at night; Harvard vs. Holy Cross.  (Next weekÕs game will also be at night, since Brown seems to want to begin a similar tradition.)

 

 

Sunday, September 19

 

      11:00 am  MEMORIAL CHURCH SERVICE

Preacher: The Reverend Robert J. Mark, McDonald Fellow in The Memorial Church; Co-Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Waltham, Massachusetts.  Music includes Giovanni GabrieliÕs Jubilate Deo and MonteverdiÕs Cantate Domino.

      8:00 pm    SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini; Ford, Claycomb, Lukas, Hawlata, Maltman, Groop, Norrington, Middle Germany Radio Chorus of Leipzig, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra (HŠnssler)

 

Monday, September 20

 

      7:00 pm    SPECIAL CONCERT

Preview of the upcoming performance of HandelÕs AlexanderÕs Feast by Emmanuel Music under their new Artistic Director, Ryan Turner, at 8 pm, Friday, September 24 (pre-concert lecture 7pm; tickets/info: 617-536-3356, www.emmanuelmusic.org.)

The Vlach Quartet was formed in 1949 and gave their last concerts thirty-five years ago, in 1975.  We will hear some of their finest recordings.

Beethoven: String Quartet from Op. 18 (TBA) (Praga)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F, Op. 59, No. 1 (Parliament LP)

Dvorak: String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 51 (Artia LP)

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543; Walter, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (September 8, 1950)

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 21

 

      8:00 pm    ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
IN CONCERT

Mariss Jansons conducting.

Wagner: TannhŠuser, Overture

Wagner: GštterdŠmmerung, SiegfriedÕs Rhine Journey, SiegfriedÕs Funeral Music

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in e, Op. 93

 

 

Thursday, September 23

 

      8:00 pm    SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT

Peter Oundjian conducting.

Mozart: Die Zauberflšte, K. 620, Overture

Szymanowski: Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra; Emanuel Ax, piano

Strauss, R.: Burleske in d for Piano and Orchestra; Ax

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

 

 

Saturday, September 25

 

      5:30 pm    HARVARD FOOTBALL AT NIGHT!

The second and final night game of this football season: Harvard at Brown.  (Next week, Harvard football returns to its normal time during daylight hours on Saturdays — WHRB airtime next Saturday will be 11:30 am.)

 

 

Sunday, September 26

 

      11:00 am  MEMORIAL CHURCH SERVICE

Preacher: The Reverend Javier Viera, Minister for Outreach and Development, Christ Church, New York City.  Music includes ŅMorning PrayerÓ by Daniel Gawthrop and Henry ŅHarryÓ T. BurleighÕs setting of ŅMy Lord, What a Morning.Ó

 

 

Monday, September 27

 

      7:00 pm    SPECIAL CONCERT

Preview of the upcoming Boston Musica Viva season with conductor Richard Pittman (first concert: 8 pm Friday October 1, with soloist Pamela Dellal, Tsai Performance Center at Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue; tickets/info: 617-354-6910, www.bmv.org.)

Music performed by harpsichordist Igor Kipnis (September 27, 1930-January 23, 2002), a former Program Director of WHRB.

Music conducted or played by Richard Bonynge, who turns 80 on Wednesday (b. September 29, 1930).  Includes vocal music with his wife, soprano Joan Sutherland (Bonynge at the piano as well as conducting), and more.

Maillart: Les Dragons de Villars, Overture; Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra (London LP)

Maillart: Les Dragons de Villars, arias; Tourangeau, Bonynge, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (London LP); Fritz Wunderlich (September 26, 1930-September 17, 1966) (DG)

Other music sung by Wunderlich.

 

 

Tuesday, September 28

 

      8:00 pm    NETHERLANDS RADIO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW

Vasily Petrenko conducting.

Franssens: Grace; Yvette Bonner, soprano

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61; Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78; Irina Tschistjakova, mezzo-soprano, Netherlands Radio Choir

 

 

Thursday, September 30

 

      8:00 pm    SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT

Fabio Luisi conducting.

Strauss, R.: Don Juan, Op. 20

Saint-Sa‘ns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 28; Joshua Bell, violin

Ravel: Tzigane; Bell

Schmidt: Symphony No. 4 in C