I hope you’ll join me this Friday, July 30 at 11:00 am when we will be listening to the original Broadway cast recording of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” (1934). Members of the cast include Ethel Merman, William Gaxton, and Victor Moore. Many songs that we know from that show were omitted, so we will hear them when we listen to a recording of a recent revival. FUN!
Sunday Morning Opera with Sandy, on July 25th, will feature Cesare Siepi, who passed away on July 5, 2010. He will be singing the title role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. This is a recording from the 1956 Salzburg Festival, and also features Elisabeth Grümmer, Léopold Simoneau, Fernando Corena, Lisa della Casa, Walter Berry, Gottlob Frick, and Rita Streich. The conductor is Dimitri Mitropoulos.
Note: Due to the length of the opera, we will begin at 6:30 am.
Tuesday, July 20th, 8:30-11am discover a wide variety of music performed by Christoph Eschenbach! Because Eschenbach is such a wonderful musician in so many regards, the Famous Accompanists show will deviate from its normal scope of chamber music and art song. He is the only musician that I know of who has mastered orchestral conducting, opera conducting, solo piano, and collaborative piano. He has even made some fantastic piano duet recordings!
Among other things, we will hear the Trio and Finale of Act III of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier (sung by Renée Fleming, Barbara Bonney, Susan Graham and Walter Berry), Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin (performed by the Orchestre de Paris), Schumann’s Six Etudes in Canonic Form (arranged for two pianos by Debussy and performed by Eschenbach and Tzimon Barto), Saint-Saens’ La muse et le poete (a piece for cello, violin, and orchestra, with soloists Steven Isserlis and Joshua Bell), and (my personal favorite) various Schumann Lieder (performed with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau) accompanied stunningly in a seeming mix of techniques drawn from Gerald Moore, Roger Vignoles, and Gilbert Kalish!
On Friday, July 16th, from 11AM to 1PM, we will be listening to 2 shows:First, “Fiorello” (1959), with music by Jerry Bock. Members of this original cast recording cast include Tom Bosley, Howard Da Silva, and Patricia Wilson. The second show is “I had a Ball” with music and lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman. This 1964 original cast recording features Buddy Hackett and Richard Kiley.
The other day WPRB was lucky to have pianists Josu de Solaun Soto and Ilya Itin come into the studios for exclusive interviews! Both pianists at currently giving recitals and teaching masterclasses and the internationally famed Golandsky Institute at Princeton University! Take a listen to them!
Hey there WPRB listeners!
An exclusive interview with Ralph Farris, the violist of the string quartet ETHEL about their new record Oshtali will air Tuesday the 20th at 7 am! Formed in 1998, the string quartet ETHEL dedicates itself to the performance of contemporary and new music. For the past five years, they have been in residence at the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project, a part of the Grand Canyon Music Festival. Recently, they have worked with the Chickasaw Nation collaborating with young composers from the ages of 13 to 21. The final product of this collaboration has resulted in the fantastic new recording entitled Oshtali in which ETHEL performs many pieces by these young composers. Stay tuned!
Whats up WPRB?! Here’s our top 30 records of the past week. Also shocking music news! – http://www.theonion.com/articles/rock-fans-outraged-as-bob-dylan-goes-electronica,17699/
1 ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI Before Today 4AD
2 NINA NASTASIA Outlaster FatCat
3 SCREAMING FEMALES Singles Don Giovanni
4 VARIOUS ARTISTS Cloud Cuckooland: 20 Garish Quills Plucked From The Plumage Of Krautrock’s Lesser-Spotted Flock B-Music
5 TRANS AM Thing
6 VARIOUS ARTISTS Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla And Afro Roots In Colombia Soundway
7 SNACK TRUCK Spacial Findings 1-7
8 WOODS At Echo Lake Woodsist
9 VARIOUS ARTISTS The BYG Deal finders keepers-B-Music
10 ROKY ERICKSON WITH OKKERVIL RIVER True Love Cast Out All Evil Anti
11 CRYSTAL CASTLES Crystal Castles II Universal
12 TEENAGE FANCLUB Shadows Merge
13 PARTY PHOTOGRAPHERS Let the Red Lights Riot 7″ Ian
14 NATIONAL High Violet 4AD
15 SEU JORGE AND ALMAZ Seu Jorge And Almaz Now-Again
16 LAURIE ANDERSON Homeland Nonesuch
17 SLEEPY SUN Fever ATP
18 WOLF PARADE Expo 86 Sub Pop
19 FLYING LOTUS Cosmogramma Warp
20 HERE WE GO MAGIC Pigeons Secretly Canadian
21 GEMMA RAY It’s A Shame About Gemma Ray Bronzerat
22 JAPANDROIDS “Art Czars” [Single] Polyvinyl
23 PONTIAK Living
24 NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Together Matador
25 DAMIEN JURADO Saint Bartlett Secretly Canadian
26 YOUNG RIVAL Young Rival Sonic Unyon
27 MGMT Congratulations Columbia
28 VARIOUS ARTISTS Absolute Belter: Mid-Med-Mod-Rock And Spanish Psychsploitation From The Cradle Of Spanish Pop B-Music
29 HARLEM Hippies Matador
30 SPOUSE Confidence Nine Mile