Thursday, December 31, 2009

Afternoon Classics - December 29 - 31, 2009

This is a single posting for this last week of 2009. May everyone have a happy New Year and may you enjoy good health throughout the year.
Tuesday, December 29th:
Guitar Quintet IV "Fandango, G 445 by Luigi Boccherini. Giangiacomo Pinardi - guitar, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante.
Prelude & fugue No. 1, Op. 87 by Dmitri Shostakovich - Keith Jarrett - piano
Trio No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 44 of Ludwig van Beethoven performed by The Beaux Arts Trio
Violin Concerto No. 2, D minor, Op. 44 of Max Bruch James Ehnes - violin; Mario Bernardi and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
Piano Trio in C , Op. 87 of Johannes Brahms performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy - piano: Itzhak Perlman - violin; Lynn Harrell - cello
Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49 by Jean Sibelius; Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Lachen Verlernt (2002) by Esa-Pekka Salonen performed by Jennifer Koh - violin
String Quartet in G minor, OP. 10 of Claude Debussy performed by Quatuor Ysaye
Lovers on the Celestial Sphere (2006) Jun Nagao Kenneth Tse - tenor sax; Nobuya Sugawa - soprano sax; Kazuo Murakami - piano
Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by George Rochberg. Joseph Robinson - oboe; Zubin Mehta conducting the New York Philharmonic
Concerto No. 2 for Hardanger Fiddle & Orchestra by Geirr Tveitt. Arve Moen Bergset - hardanger fiddle; Ole Kristian Ruud conducting the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, December 30
String Quartet in G, Op. 17, #5, Hob. III:29 by Joseph Haydn performed by the Smithson String Quartet
Introduction & variations in E on Der Schweizerbub. by Frederyk Chopin performed by Ian Hobson - piano
Quartet in G Minor D. 408 of Robet Schubert transcribed for flute by Robert Stallman. Robert Stallman - flute Martinu Quartet
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73of Johannes Brahm; Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Sonata for solo violin by Sergei Prokofiev played by Gil Shaham - violin
Five Melodies for violin & piano, Op. 35bis of Sergei Prokofiev; Gidon Kremer - violin; Martha Argerich - piano
Cool Fire Paul Moravec Bridgehampton Chamber Ensemble
Rounds for String Orchestra by David Diamond; Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Elms bathed in sunshine … (2001) by Takayshi Yanagida. Yukine Ueahara - piano; Kazuyoshi Akiyama conducting the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Dialogue (1991) Hwang-Long Pan performed by the Taipei Chinese Ensemble
Concerto for Small Orchestra by David Diamond; Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Thursday December 31
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, BWV 187 "The Little G minor" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaguin Rodrigo performed by Sharon Isbin - guitar, Jose Serebrier conducting the New York Philharmonic
Palillos y panderetas by Joaguin Rodrigo. Enrique Batiz and the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms; Wolfgang Sawallisch and The London Philharmonic
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms; Wolfgang Sawallisch and The London Philharmonic
Carmina Burana Carl Orff with Natalie Desay, Thomas Hampson, Michel Plasson and the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Concerto for violin & orchestra No. 1, Op. 99 of Dmitri Shostakovich performed by David Oistrakh - violin; Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting the New York Philharmonic
Rondo for cello & orchestra, Op. 94 by Antonin Dvorak Yo-Yo Ma - cello; Lorin Maazel and the Berlin Philharmonic

See everyone next year! Mike Price

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/30

Host - John Gaguine

Today we pay tribute to some of the figures in the music industry who passed away in 2009

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Jackson Five-ABC

Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul and Mary:
PP&M - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob Dylan), If I Had My Way (Rev. Gary Davis)

Norton Buffalo - Harmonica player, played with Steve Miller and worked with Roy Rogers
Kate Wolf - Across the Great Divide (Buffalo on harmonica)

Drake Levin, guitarist for Paul Revere and the Raiders
Raiders - Hungry

Otha Young, guitarist and songwriter for Juice Newton; he's been to Juneau several times
Newton - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) - written by Young

Koko Taylor, great blues singer - You Can Have My Husband, Wang Dang Doodle (Willie Dixon)

Aaron Schroeder, songwriter
Elvis Presley - It's Now or Never (co-written by Schroeder)

Bob Bogle, guitarist for the Ventures
Ventures - Walk, Don't Run

Sky Saxon, lead singer for the Seeds
Seeds - Pushing Too Hard

Gordon Waller, half of the British Invasion group Peter and Gordon
P and G - A World Without Love (Lennon/McCartney)

Ellie Greenwich, great songwriter
Ronettes - Be My Baby
Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
Both co-written with Greenwich's writing partner (and husband for a while) Jeff Barry and Phil Spector

Larry Knechtel, important studio musician
Simon and Garfunkel -Bridge over Troubled Waters (Knechtel on piano)

Bob Keane, discoverer and producer of Richie Valens
Valens - La Bamba

Billy Powell, keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, both pre- and post-crash
Skynyrd - Free Bird

Dan Seals, hit country singer and brother of Jim Seals of Seals and Croft
England Dan (Seals) and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Like to See You Tonight

Mike Seeger - folk singer, half-brother of Pete - Coo Coo Bird

Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - supposedly inspired by a picture drawn by John Lennon's son Julian of Lucy Vodden, who died this year. Julian supposedly said, "That's Lucy in the sky with diamonds"; Helter Skelter - Charles Manson believed that this song would somehow precipitate a race war. One of the Manson girls, Susan Atkins, also died this year.

Patrick Swayze, actor, co-star of Dirty Dancing
Swayze - She's Like the Wind (sung and co-written by Swayze) (from Dirty Dancing)
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time of My Life (also from Dirty Dancing)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

King Island Christmas


Our own Christmas story, telling the tale of people determined to have Christmas. Working together, they succeed! First performed in Juneau at Perseverance Theater, it has since been performed all over the country.

We'll Tell You a Story
There is an Island
Preparing for Christmas
The Signs of Nature
On King Island, 2
Come, Come, Everyone Come
The Gift of Trouble
Calling the North Star
On King Island, 3
The Song of the Oomiak
On King Island, 4
Over the Mountain
On the Mountain top
On King Island, 5
There's a North Star
It's Love
On King Island, 6
Up the Rocky Shore We Go
We Come Together/Going to Church
The Miracle of Light
Agoodik, Muktuk, Salmon & Seal
Whistle to the Northern Lights
And That is Our Story

Music By David Friedman

Lyrics By Deborah B. Brevoort

Based on: Children's book written by Jean Rogers with illustrations by Rie Munoz

Performers: Chuck Cooper ; Paolo Montalban ; Marin Mazzie ; Frank D'Ambrosio ; J.K. Simmons; Jonathan Bleicher ; Bonnie Gleicher ; featuring: Nancy Anderson, Eleanor Glockner, Ray Evans Harrell ; chorus ; children's chorus ; orchestra ; David Friedman, conductor.

A little more Christmas music from stage and screen...
We need a little Christmas - from Mame - Indiana University Singing Hoosiers
Have yourself a merry little Christmas – from Meet me in St. Louis - Maureen McGovern
Count your blessings – from White Christmas – Diana Krall
What are you doing New Year’s Eve – don’t know from what show but it’s written by Frank Loesser so it has it count as a show tune! – Harry Connick, Jr.

Friday, December 25, 2009

World Beat 12-25-2009

CD - Celtic Joy
Criost Liom

CD - The Night Before A Celtic Christmas
Christmas Eve Reel
Mistletoe Waltz
Winter Solstice

CD - A Scottish Christmas
O Come O Come Emmanuel (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)

CD - Ki ho alu Christmas (Hawaiin Slack Key Guitar)
Do You Hear What I Hear
Christmas Carol Waltz

CD- A Caribbean Mas! Christmas Party
A Party for Santa Claus
Nwe La Rive
Soca Santa
Asalto Navideno (Puerto Rico)
Deck the Halls
Santa Claus is Coming to Town

CD - Merry Texas Christmas , Yall (Asleep at the Wheel)
Swingin Drummer Boy

CD - Feliz Navidad (New York Latin Jazz Allstars)
Feliz Navidad
Winter Wonderland

CD - New Orleans Christmas
Santa Claus is Comin to Town
Christmas in New Orleans
Zat You Santa Claus
Silver Bells
Santa's Second Line
Holiday Time in New Orleans

Joyeux Noel - Jambalaya Cajun Band
Noel Chez Pop Et Mom
Va Le Dire A Tout Le Monde
Frosty the Snowman

Genuine Houserockin' Christmas (Alligator Records)
Marcia Ball Christmas Fais Do Do
Roomful of Blues - Santa Claus Do you Ever Get the Blues?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tues AM CC with Katie B. Holiday-Solstice Edition

Happy Holidays and Solstice All!

Vince Guaraldi
Christmas Time is Here
Instrumental and Vocal
Charlie Brown Christmas
Rel 2006

Fleet Foxes
White Winter Hymnal
Fleet Foxes

The Snow it Melts the Soonest
If on a Winter's Night

Scott Miller
Letters to Myself
Music for Grown-ups and English Majors

John Prine
All the Best
A John Prine Christmas

Moe Brandy
Cowboy Christmas
30 Christmas Stars
Rel. 2005

John Prine
Silent Night All Day Long
A John Prine Christmas

Sufjian Stevens
The Winter Solstice
Songs for Christmas

There is No Rose of Such Virtue
If on a Winter's Night

Loreena McKennitt
Good King Wenceslas
A Winter Garden

Sufjian Stevens
Sister Winter
Songs for Christmas

The Pretenders
2000 Miles
New Wave Xmas

Sufjian Stevens
Did I Make you Cry on Christmas
Songs for Christmas

I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Billy Holiday
The Best of Christmas Jazz Vol. 2
Rel. 2007

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
with Miss Peggy Lee
Winter Weather
Jingle Bell Swing
Rel. 1999

Harry Connick Jr.
Let it Snow

Tony Bennett
The Christmas Album

BB King
Merry Christmas Baby
Best of BB King Christmas Collection

Glen Miller and his Orchestra
with Tex Benecke
Jingle Bell Swing
Rel. 1999

Soul Cake
If On a Water's Night

The Pogues
fet. Kristy Mac Coll
Fairytale of New York
New Wave Christmas
Rel. 1996

Collette Costa
Veni Veni Emmanuel
You Can't Blame a Girl

Buddy Tabor
Earth and the Sky
Earth and the Sky

Jethro Tull
Holly Herald
30 Christmas Stars
Rel. 2005

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Amahl and the Night VisitorsI

It’s time for Holiday shows and this week it’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Commissioned by NBC, it debuted on the Hallmark Hall of Fame on Christmas Eve 1951 and has gone one to be one of the most performed holiday “operas”. The appealing story of the young crippled boy and his mother, who entertain three kings from afar, became instantly a holiday classic. The original broadcast, recorded on kinescope, was thought for years to be lost, but a copy was found, transferred to video and can be seen online at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

Principal roles (original cast)
Amahl (a crippled boy of about age 12) -
boy soprano - Chet Allen
His Mother -
mezzo-soprano - Rosemary Kuhlmann
Kaspar (slightly deaf) - tenor - Andrew McKinley
Melchior - baritone - David Aiken
Balthazar - bass - Leon Lishner

Minor roles
The Page (bass) - Francis Monachino
Dancing Shepherds - Melissa Hayden, Glen Tetley and Nicholas Magallanes
Shepherds and villagers - Chorus

The orchestra was composed of members of the NBC "Symphony of the Air" conducted by Thomas Schippers.

Music and libretti: Gian Carlo Menotti , inspired by The Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymus Bosch

Amahl! Amahl!
Oh, Mother, you should go out and see!
Stop bothering me!
Poor Amahl!
Don't cry, Mother dear
From far away we come
Amahl...Yes, Mother
Good evening! Good evening!
Come in, come in!
Are you a real King?
This is my box
Amahl, I told you not to be a nuisance!
Oh, these beautiful things
Have you seen a Child
Shepherds! Shepherdess!
Emily, Emily
Olives and quinces
Shepherds' Dance
Thank you, good friends
All that gold!
Thief! Thief!
Don't you dare!
Oh, woman, you can keep the gold
Oh, no, wait
I walk, Mother
Do you really want to go?
Shepherds, arise!

A couple of Christmas songs from Broadway
Greenwillow Christmas Carol -- from Greenwillow (original cast)
White Christmas - originally from the film Holiday Inn, then the film White Christmas, and now the stage musical White Christmas - sung by Mel Torme

We Like Kids 12-20-09

Raffi-Up On The House Top
The Campbell Brothers-Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Jackson 5-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Heptones-Christmas Time is Here
Duke Ellington-Sugar Rum Cherry
Irma Thomas-O Holy Night
The Persuasions-White Christmas
Glenn Miller-Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Doug Konecky & Justin Wilde-Hanukka, Oh Hanukka
Jacob Miller & Ray I-Deck The Halls
Greg & Steve-Jingle Bell Rock
Joanie Barttles-I Want A Hippopotomus for Christmas

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The World is Not My Home
Geoff Muldaur
The Secret Handshake

Geoff Muldaur
The Secret Handshake

Got to Find Blind Lemon
Geoff Muldaur
The Secret Handshake

Little River Band
Greatest Hits

The Other Guy
Little River Band
Greatest Hits

The Marshall Tucker Band

Bob Away My Blues
The Marshall Tucker Band

Joni Mitchell
Songs Chosen by her friends and fellow musicians

Raised on Robbery
Joni Mitchell
Songs Chosen by her friends and fellow musicians

Lovers in a Dangerous Time
Bruce Cockburn
Stealing Fire

Maybe the Poet
Bruce Cockburn
Stealing Fire

Peggy's Kitchen Wall
Bruce Cockburn
Stealing Fire

Every Kinda Everything
Bottle Rockets
For a Life of Sin

Deep Red Bells
Neko Case
Black Listed

It's A Mighty Thin Line
Kelly Hogan
Beneath the Country Underground

Easy Lovin
Kelly Hogan
Beneath the Country Underground

Papa was a Rodeo
Kelly Hogan
Beneath the Country Underground

Wild Mountain Berrys
Kelly Hogan
Beneath the Country Underground

Sudden Stop
Kelly Hogan
Beneath the Country Underground

Crackers Rule
Kelly Hogan
Beneath the Country Underground

Kelly Hogan
Beneath the Country Underground

Black Crow
Joni Mitchell
Songs Chosen by her friends and fellow musicians

God Must Be a Boogie Man
Joni Mitchell
Songs Chosen by her friends and fellow musicians

Garden Party
Rick Nelson

Wrong Woman
Devil In a Woodpile
Division Street

Ambient Groove -- December 19, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, December 19th

Set 1

Oiche Chiun, Enya
Gloria in Cielo, Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble
Seeds of Love, Loreena McKennitt
Angels in the Snow, David Arkenstone
Circle of Joy, Lisa Lynne

Set 2

Ukrainian Carol, Spencer Brewer
Angels We Have Heard on High, Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel
Rock the Herald Angels, David Lanz & Paul Speer
Russian Dance from The Narada Nutcracker

Set 3

Coventry Carol, Peter Kater
O Magnum Mysterium, composed by G. Gabrieli and performed by the Heinrich Shutz Choir
I Saw the Path of Angels, David Lanz

Set 4

Christmas Lullabye, John Burr
Snowflake, Snowdrop, from Classical Christmas Guitar

Set 5

While Roving on a Winter's Night, Andrea Zonn
Light and Song, Will Ackerman
The Holly and the Ivy, Alex de Grassi
Joy to the World, Jim Brickman
My Heart Is Always Moving, Oystein Sevag

Set 6

I Saw Three Ships, Darol Anger
Enter the Stable Gently, Liz Story
Away in a Manger, Sunita Staneslow
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Charles Hammer
The Star Choral, Gloriae Dei Cantores Chorale
O Holy Night, Brian Mann

Set 7

The First Noel, Ralf Illenberger
All Through the Night, Danny Gottlieb & Pete Levin
Silent Night, Royce Campbell
We Three Kings, David Arkenstone
White is in the Winter Night, Enya

Thursday, December 17, 2009

We are pleased to have Nina Chordas and Roald Simonson with us today to talk about the current Opera To Go production of two one act operas by Michel Chordas. As for the music:

Concerto Grosso Op. 6, #8, Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli. Robert Salter conducting the Guildhall String Ensemble.
String Quartet in E flat, Op 51 of Antonin Dvorak performed by the Alben Berg Quartet.
Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Sir Charles Mackerras conducting the London Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for piano, trumpet & orchestra, Op. 35 by Dmitri Shostakovich performed by Effem Bronfman - piano; Thomas Stevens - trumpet; Esa-Pekka Saloneon conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Capriccio Italien, Op 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today is the traditional date to celebrate the birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. No one has had the impact on music that Beethoven has. His influence stretches from one end of the spectrum to the other. Today we will sample only a small piece of his production over the years. I hope you enjoy the choices.

P iano Sonata No. 1, Op. 2 in F minor performed by Andras Schiff - piano
Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 1/3 in C minor performed by The Beaux Arts Trio
Triple Concerto Op.. 56 with Itzhak Perlman - violin; Yo-Yo Ma - cello; Barenboim - piano and conducting the Berlin Philharmonic
Romance for violin & orch. No. 2 in F, Op. 50 played by Anne-Sofie Mutter - violin; Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic assisting
Sweet Power of Song, an Irish folk song set by Beethoven, Steven Stull - baritone; Linda Larson - soprano with Kathy Hansen - piano;Brian Brooks - violin; Laura Kramer - cello accompanying
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, The Choral Symphon. Herbert von Karajan w/large chorus et al and the Berlin Philharmonic
String Quartet in F, Op. 5 9 No. 1, "Razumovsky" performed by The Guarneri Quartet

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/16

Host - John Gaguine

Today's theme is music based on or referencing the days of the week

Beatles - Lady Madonna

Mamas and the Papas - Monday, Monday
Jimmy Buffett - Come Monday
Bangles - Manic Monday
Carpenters - Rainy Days and Mondays

Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon
Stones - Ruby Tuesday
Cat Stevens - Tuesday's Dead
Hank Williams, Jr. - Tuesday's Gone (cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd song, from a tribute CD)

Beatles - She's Leaving Home (on Wednesday morning, at 5 am)
Simon and Garfunkel - Wednesday Morning, 3 am

Jim Croce - Thursday

Easybeats - Friday on My Mind
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Little River Band - Reminiscing

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever)
Madeleine Peyroux - (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night
Elton John - Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting

Chicago - Saturday in the Park
Sam Cooke - Another Saturday Night
Blues Project - You Can't Catch Me (Chuck Berry)

Spanky and Our Gang - Sunday Will Never Be the Same
U-2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down (Kris Kristofferson)

Jefferson Airplane - Young Girl Sunday Blues
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Music today is from all over, well almost. A cross-section of first European and then American composers. To begin with:

L'autunno (Autumn) Cto #3 in F major by Antonio Vivaldi; Christina Day Martinson on the violin, Martin Pearlman directing the Boston Baroque.
Symphony No. 101 "The Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn; Sir Charles Mackerras conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
Slavonak Dances 1 & 3, Op. 46 of Antonin Dvorak; Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18 of Sergei Rachmaninov (Rocky II) with Arthur Rubinstein at the piano; Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi; Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
String Quartet, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber. The Cleveland Quartet performing.
Sonata No. 1 for Violin & Piano by Ernest Bloch with Miriam Kramer - violin; Simon Over - piano .
American Landscapes for guitar & orchestra by Lukas Foss; Sharon Isbin in the guitar, Paul Wolf conducting the
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Serenades No.s 1 & 2, Op. 69 a & b by Jean Sibelius with Anne-Sophie Mutter on the violin; André Previn conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden.

TuesCC AM with Katie B. 12-15-09
for all the top music of 2009 lists!

Love Like a Sunset-parts 1 and 2
Wolfgang Amadaues Phoenix

Owl City (Adam Young)
Captains and Cruise Ships
Owl City of June

Susan Boyle
Wild Horses
I Dreamed a Dream

Elvis Costello
Complicated Shadows
Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

Sarah Jarosz
Song Up in Her Head
Song Up in Her Head

Paul McCartney
Lady Madonna
Good Evening New York City

Paul McCartney
Let it Be
Good Evening New York City

Lisa Loeb
Fools Like Me
The Way it Really is

Lisa Loeb
Snow Day
Lisa Loeb and 9 Stories

Jorma Kaukonen
Been So Long
River of Time

Nanci Griffith
Once in a Very Blue Moon
Once in a Very Blue Moon

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
Tell 'em what your name is
Tell 'em what your name is

Dan Auerbach
Keep it Hid
Keep it Hid

Jason Lytle
Ghost of My Old Dog
Yours Truly the Commuter

Brothers Franzitch
Come Thou Art Fount Every Blessing

My Morning Jacket
Golden (Live) at the Startime Pavilion
Acoustic Citguoga

Dear God (Sincerely, MOF)
Monsters of Folk
Monsters of Folk

Yim Yames
My Sweet Lord
Tribute to George Harrison

Joni Mitchell
Songs of a Prarie Girl
Released 2005

Willy Nelson
Pretty Paper
The Best of Americana Christmas
Rel. 2007

Jorma Kaukonen
River of Time
River of Time

Patty Griffin
Making Pies
1000 Kisses

Susan Enan

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jazz Tonight ~ December 14, 2009

Playlist for Monday, December 14th

Set 1

Hanukkah Groove ~ The Frank London Big Band
Jingle Bells ~ Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Blue Christmas ~ Miles Davis feat. Bob Dorough
Deck the Halls ~ Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea
O Tannenbaum ~ Vince Guaraldi Trio

Set 2

'Zat You, Santa Claus? ~ Louis Armstrong & the Commanders

Winter Wonderland ~ Tony Bennett
White Christmas ~ Ella Fitzgerald
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ Bing Crosby
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ~ Judy Garland
The Christmas Song ~ Nat King Cole

Set 3

Santariffic ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
Let It Snow ~ Michael Buble

Heaven & Earth ~ Deep Jazz
What Will Santa Say? ~ Kermit Ruffins
Skating ~ Vince Guaraldi Trio

Set 4

Silver Bells ~ Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney
Caroling, Caroling ~ Nat King Cole
Peace ~ Norah Jones
Count Your Blessings ~ Diana Krall
Sleigh Ride ~ Emilie-Claire Barlow

Set 5

Skating ~ David Benoit
Carol of the Bells ~ Natalie Cole
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ~ Sam Levine
Winter Weather ~ Benny Goodman
Baby, It's Cold Outside ~ Dean Martin
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm ~ Les Brown

Set 6

Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney ~ Ella Fitzgerald
Little Drummer Boy ~ Ray Charles
I Come With Love ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
Cool Yule ~ Louis Armstrong

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We Like Kids! - 12/13/09

Nutcracker Medley - Sharon, Lois & Bram
The Dreydl Song - Chanakah at Home
Oh, If I Were a Dreydl - Judy Caplan Ginsburgh
Hey, It's Hanukah - Jewish Wedding Band
Chanukah Rap - Craig & Co.
The Night Before Hanukkah - Peter Alsop

The Tortoise & the Hare - Maestro Classics
Bruno's Christmas at the Mall - Tom Chapin
Will Santa Find Us Here? - Dan Crow
Is Zat You Santa Claus? - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Santa Claus is Coming To Town - Susie Tallman
P Is For Peace - Sally Rogers

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ambient Groove -- December 12, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, December 12th

Set 1

Carol of the Bells, Mario DaSilva
Journey of the Angels, Enya
Oh Ye Joyful People, Classical Guitar Maestros
Bells Never Had A Sweeter Sound, Classical Guitar Maestros
Tochter Zion, Classical Guitar Maestros

Set 2

Blossoms Falling Like Snow, Gandalf
Winter in Paris, Joe Donelli
Dreams of Snow, Stephen Sanburne

Set 3

Winter Voyage, Sid Sweeney
Visions of White, Mike Smith Trio
Midwinter Noon, Fellowship
Winter's Light, Chloe Agnew

Set 4

Deck the Halls, Claire Hamilton & Maggie Fitzsimons
White is the Winter Night, Enya
Be Not Afraid, Bob O'Donnell & Friends
While Shepherds Watched Their Flcoks by Night, Heidi O'Gara Jellison

Set 5

Sleigh Ride, David Arkenstone
Jingle Bells, David Arkenstone
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Stephen Peppos

Set 6
Ave Maria, Josh Groban
Let All That To Mirth Inclined, Loreena McKennett
Hallelujah, Chris Botti
Christmas Time is Here, Sean Harkness

Set 7

I Saw Three Ships, Philip Aaberg
Carol of the Bells, Windham Hill Artists
Song for a Winter's Night, Sarah McLachlan

Friday, December 11, 2009

Jazz Beat, December 5, 2009

JAZZ BEAT, DEC 5, 2009.

1. ARTIST: Main Street
SONG: "Pathetique" 8:54
ALBUM: 2nd Album Baby Backribs, 2005.

2. ARTIST: Main Street
SONG: Got Soul! 5:33.
ALBUM: 2nd Album, Babyback Ribs, 2005.

3. ARTIST: The One Night Trio/
Bass: Yun Jun Park
Guitar: Yun Il Yang
Drums: Chaek Kim
SONG: Throughout. 10:21
ALBUM: The One Night Trio.

4. ARTIST: Im Dalkyun
SONG: Two Emperors
ALBUM: Im Dalkyun Quintet. 7:44

5. ARTIST; Stanley Jordan
SONG: Stairway To Heaven. 6:17.
ALBUM: Best of Stanley Jordan.

6. ARTIST: Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau
SONG: Fear and Trembling.
ALBUM: Metheny Mehldau. 7:00.

7. ARTIST: Ryu Bok-Sung
SONG: Take Five
ALBUM: Live in Seoul.

8. ARTIST: Shuji Hata with Black Candy
SONG: Top of the Mountain. 5:07
ALBUM: The Man with the Guitar.

9. ARTIST: Shuji Hata with Black Candy
SONG: Mr. C. 4:18
ALBUM: The Man with the Guitar.

10. ARTIST: Spotlight
SONG: Night Drive.
ALBUM: Night Drive.

11. ARTIST: Shuji Hata with Black Candy
SONG: Emily.
ALBUM: The Man with the Guitar.

12. ARTIST: Chris Botti
ALBUM: December
SONG: The Christmas Song. 4:32

13. ARTIST: Chris Botti.
ALBUM: December
SONG: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

14. ARTIST: Miles Davis
SONG: Autumn Leaves.
ALBUM: Best of Miles Davis, The Capitol/Blue Note Years

15. ARTIST: Stanley Jordan
SONG: Over the Rainbow
ALBUM: Best of Stanley Jordan

16. ARTIST: Mainstreet+
SONG: Babyback Ribs
ALBUM: Babyback Ribs

Friday Soundings 12/11

Host - John Gaguine

Joe Cocker - Do I Still Figure in Your Life?, Cry Me a River, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (big hit for the Animals back in the 60s)

Gerry Gibbs Sextet - Rockin' in Rhythm (Duke Ellington), Impressions (John Coltrane)

Candye Kane - White Trash Girl, I Wanna Do More (Lieber and Stoller), Let There Be Peace on Earth

Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - Luis, Looks Like It's Gonna Rain Today (Walker and J.D. Souther, with Souther on vocals), Moon for the Misbegotten (Walker and Nanci Griffith, with Griffith singing)

Ike Turner - Down and Out, Gave You What You Wanted
Betty Everett and Willie Dixon Band (with Ike on piano) - I'll Weep No More

Crystal Gayle - Cry Me a River, All My Tomorrows (Cahn and Van Heusen), Sentimental Journey, For All We Know - all from the very fine 2003 CD All My Tomorrows

Joe Cocker - Blue Medley - I'll Drown in My Own Tears, When Something Is Wrong with My Baby (Isaac Hayes), I've Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding) - from the album of Joe Cocker's 1970 tour, Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Stan Getz - Early Autumn (1960), Manha de Carnival (1962; by Luis Bonfa, from the great 1959 movie Black Orpheus)

Candye Kane - All You Can Eat (and You Can Eat It All Night Long)

Crosscurrents - 12 - 11 - 09


Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Hey Porter - Johnny Cash
Hey! Good Looking - Hank Williams

Mr. Spaceman - Byrds
Ms. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Caiiie Anne - Hollies

Hey Mister, That's Me On The Jukebox - Linda Ronstadt
Hey Jude - Beatles
My My Hey Hey - Neil Young

Monkees Theme Song
Hey There - Brave Combo
Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark
Hey Harmonica Man - Sevie Wonder
Hey Hey Hey Hey - Little Richard

Hey There - Johnny Reno
Jingle Bells - Etta James
Hey Big Brother - Rare Earth
Hey Girl - Temptations
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Hey You - Pink Floyd

Hey Hey - Neil Young
Hey Girl - OAR
Hey Bulldog - Beatles
Get Off Of My Cloud - Rolling Stones

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Beatles
Say Hey Willie - The Treniers
Say Nineteen - Steely Dan

Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Hey Tonight - Creedence
Hey Hey My My - Neil Young

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, December 10, 2009

There are two birthdays to observe today: Hector Berlioz and César Franck, also I will get the Haydn String Quartet in today that I missed earlier this week (so much music). So to begin with:

Concerto Grosso No. 10, Op. 6 in C of Arcangelo Corelli. Robert Salter with the Guildhall String Ensemble performing.
String Quartet No. 3 in G minor Hob. III:33 from Op. 20 the "Sun Quartets" of Joseph Haydn performed by the Tatrai Quartet.
Le Chasseur maudit by Cesar Franck, Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony.
Symphony in D minor of Cesar Franck, again Jesus Lopez-Cobos and the Cincinnati Symphony.
Sleigh Ride (1887) by Frederick Delius performed by Georg Tinter and the Symphony Nova Scotia.
Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz, Sir Colin Davis conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden.
Love Scene from "Romeo & Juliet" by Hector Berlioz. Paavo Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony.
Andante & Variations, Op. 46 by Robert Schumann performed by Martha Argerich & Alexandre Rabinovitch - pianos Natalia Gutmann & Mischa Maisky - cellos, Marie-Louise Neunecker - horn.
Symphony No. 6 of Carl Nielsen. Herbert Blomstedt conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré played by Beverly Somach - violin; Harriet Salerno - piano.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Today brings with it an interview with the principles of the new Opera to Go production debuting this Saturday. The music for today:

Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 9 in F by Arcangelo Corelli, Robert Salter leading the Guildhall String Ensemble.
Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12 by Dmitri Shostakovich perormed by Vladimir Pleshakov - piano.
Three Nocturnes by Claude Debussy, Bernard Haitink conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.
Quintet for clarinet & strings in B minor, Op. 115 of Johannes Brahms, performed by Richard Stoltzman - clarinet and the Tokyo String Quartet.
Malzurka & Polonaise from "A Life for the Czar" by Glinka. Rouslan Raichev leads the Plovdiv Philharmonic.
Interview with Todd Hunt, Roald Simonson, Wade Rogers of Opera to Go
Dance of the Seven Veils from the Opera "Salome" by Richard Strauss. Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony.
Kikimora, Op. 63 by Anatol Liadov performed by Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra.
Symphony No. 8 in Eflat, Op. 83 of Alexander Glazonov. Valeri Polyansky leads the Russian State Symphony Orchestra.
LaBoutique Fantasque by Ottorino Respighi with Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This is a one day new format. I hope it tracks well onto our blog:

Concerto Grosso Op. 6 #7 (Corelli) performed by the Guildhall String Ensemble.
Piano Quintet in E Flat, Op. 44 (Schumann)performed by Martha Argerich & friend
2 Humoresques for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 87 & Op. 89 (Sibelius) Leonidas Kavakos on the violin, Junhani Lamminmaki & the City of Espoo Chamber Orchestra.
Symphony No. 6 in A minor, Op. 63 by Sibelius. Herbert von Karaja and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Serenades No.s 1 & 2, Op. 69 a & b by Sebelius. Anne-Sophie Muttter violin and Andre Previn, Statskapelle Dresden
Impromptu for String Orchestra by Sibelius. Pekka Helasvuo, Finlandia Sinfonietta
Piano Quintet No. 2 (1944)Martinu performed by Martinu Quartet with Karel Kosarek at the piano.
Viola Concerto (1929) (Walton) Karen Dreyfus, Jerrzy Svoboda, Warsaw National Philhaermonic Orchestra
Symphony No. 2 (Martinu). Arthur Fagen, National SO Ukraine
Karelia Suite, Op. 11 (Sibelius)- Yoel Levi, Atlanta SO
The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22,No. 3 (Sibelius) Yoel Levi, Atlanta SO

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway


With the new Rob Marshall film debuting next week, I thought it only fair to listen to the music of None. Based on of Federico Fellini's autobiographical film . It focuses on film director Guido Contini, savoring his most recent (and greatest) success but facing his fortieth birthday and a midlife crisis blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice.

The show was a great success in 1982, winning 5 Tonys, including best musical.

We are listening today to the 2003 revival cast.

Overture Delle Donne
Spa Music
Not Since Charlie Chaplin
Guido's Song
My Husband Makes Movies
A Call From the Vatican
Only With You
The Script
Folies Bergeres
Ti Voglio Bene/Be Italian
The Bells of St. Sebastian
A Man Like You
Unusual Way
Contini Submits
The Grand Canal
Every Girl in Venice
Only You
Be On Your Own
I Can't Make This Movie
Getting Tall
Nine/Long Ago/Nine (Reprise)

Music Maury Yeston
Lyrics Maury Yeston
Book Arthur Kopit
Basis Federico Fellini's film

Antonio Banderas
Mary Stuart Masterson
Jane Krakowski

Laura Benanti
Chita Rivera

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ambient Groove -- December 5, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, December 5th

Set 1

Music from John Serrie & Gary Stroutsos
Hidden World Beyond
The River of Heaven
The Enlightened Path

Set 2

The Wexford Carol, David Agnew & David Downes
A Raven in the Snow, Brian Dunning & Jeff Johnson
The Snows, Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill
Home, Lisa Lynn
The Snowy Path, Alton

Set 3

Music from Loreena McKennett
Seeds of Love

Set 4

Dream 10, Stephen Peppos
December Morning, Jim Brickman
In This Still Forest, Will Ackerman
Winter Wonderland, Chris Botti
Dream a Dream, Charlotte Church w/ Billy Gilman

Set 5

Haneros Halallu, Le'eyla
Singing Flames, Danny Heines
Memories of a Winter's Night, Dave Koz
Mah L'kha Ha-Yam Variation, Wayne Horvitz & Robin Holcomb
Winter Light, Irina Mikhailova & Ira Stein
Festival of Seven Lights, Ottmar Liebert

Set 6

Cold is the Morning, Kim Robertson
Winter Peace, Jim Brickman
The Christmas Song, George Winston
Coventry Carol, Tuck Andress

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursdays fare goes in this manner: the really BIG symphony or high tea and the BBC:

Concerto Grosso No. VI in F, Op. 6 by Arcangelo Corelli. Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque.
Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 16 by Sergei Rachmaninov. Truls Mørk - cello; Jean-Yves Thibaudet - piano.
Symphony No. 1 in E flat by Sir Arnold Bax with Bryden Thomson conducting the London Philharmonic.
November Woods by Sir Arnold Bax. David Lloyd-Jones conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Symphony No. 1 in A flat, Op. 55 of Sir Edward Elgar. George Hurst conducting the BBC Philharmonic.
Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar. Adrien Leaper conducting the Capella Istropolitana.
Concerto in F by George Gershwin with Michel Camilo at the piano, Ernest Martinez Izquierdo conducting the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.
Prelude No. 2 by George Gershwin with Michel Camilo at the piano.

And that is it for this week, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Music old and new today, perhaps a bit more pronounced but definitely manageable if you don't get caught in the time warp!

Concerto Grosso No. IV in D, Op. 6 by Arcangelo Correli. Nicholas McGegan leads the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 100 of Johannes Brahms performed by Jaime Laredo - violin; Jean-Bernard Pommier - piano.
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann. Sviatoslav Richter at the piano, Witold Rowicki conducting the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky performed by Sarah Chang on the violin with Sir Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
Toccata in C, Op. 7 by Robert Schumann performed by Sviatoslav Richter at the piano.
String Quartet No. 2 (1987) by John Harbison performed by the Emerson String Quartet.
Rounds for String Orchestra of David Diamond with Gerard Schwarz leading the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.
Sonata No. 1 for Cello & Piano Op. 12 of Nicholai Miaskovsky played by Truls Mørk - cello; Jean-Yves Thibaudet - piano.
Ireland by David M. Matthew Kish with Paul Dyksta, Leonid Sushansky, Nea Kiss, Darret Adkins performing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Greetings on this first day of December. The year is almost over and there is still so much music to hear! Well, here is the start for today:

Cello Concerto in B flat, G482 Luigi Boccherini Yo-Yo Ma, Ton Koopman the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra'
Cello Sonata in D, Op. 102, No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Andras Schiff - piano, Miklos Pereny - cello
Concertina da Camera Jacques Ibert Richarad Aulden Clark, Gary Louie - Saxophone Manhatten Chamber Orchesra
Symphony No. 2 "The Four Temperaments" Carl Nielsen Herbert Blomstedt San Francisco Symphony
Divertissement Jacques Ibert Richarad Aulden Clark, Gary Louie - Saxophone Manhatten Chamber Orchesra
Agon Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for Violin & Orch. No. 2, Op. 63 Sergei Prokofiev Gil Shaham - violin, Andre Previn London Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for Orchestra (1943) Bela Bartok Leon Botstein London Philharmonic Orchestra
12 Variations on the Magic Flute Ludwig van Beethoven Andras Schiff - piano, Miklos Pereny - cello

I will be back tomorrow with MORE!