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Here is a list of some of the works which will be presented:
Rain in the Forest for yangqin and orchestra by Canadian composer, Mark Armanini (1952- )
Flower Songs by Australian composer, Ross Edwards (1943- )
Symphony No. 66, Hymn to Glacier Peak, Op. 428 by American composer, Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
Requiem to the Victims of Chornobyl by Canadian composer, Roman Hurko (1962- )
A Particle of Water by Japanese composer, Yoshihiro Kanno (1953- )
Forest Whispers for shakuhachi and violoncello by American composer, Marty Regan (1972- )
Earthrise for 40 part a cappella choir by English composer, Alec Roth (1948- )
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, "Melodious Birds Sing Madrigals" by Icelandic composer, John Speight (1945- )
plus music by
Gareth Farr
Jennifer Higdon,
Robert Manno,
Peter Schulthorpe,
William Susman,
Toru Takemitsu,
Karen Tanaka
and others
WEDNESDAYS ON WEEKLY CLASSICAL  DISCOVERIES
5:30 - 11:00am

Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 5:30 till 11:00

In observance of Earth Day 2017, Classical Discoveries will present a special program devoted to music inspired by our environment, the beauty of nature, animals and insects as well as the four elements of western culture: air, fire, water and earth.

IT IS TIME TO SAVE OUR EARTH

You will also hear world premiere broadcast of If Not Us, Then Who? for clarinet, cello, piano and electronics by Canadian composer, Frank Horvat. This selection is from the composer's upcoming album The Current Agenda, which will come out later this year.  

You will also hear several excerpts from the Original Television Soundtrack, Planet Earth II

Playlist and MP3 File *(available after the broadcast till May 04, 2017)

Environmental Destruction

The planet's natural ecosystems and regenerating bio-capacity are being severely degraded and, as a result, this compromises the ability of the planet to sustain life. Forests, fisheries, oceans, rangeland, freshwater systems (lakes, wetlands, rivers) and other natural ecosystems are all threatened while many are on the verge of collapse. Water, land, and air are getting increasingly polluted, water tables are falling, soil erosion is leading to desertification, global warming is well underway, and species are dying out 1000 times faster than their natural rate of extinction.
Facts
Forests We are losing forestland at a rate of 375 km2 each day. This is more than the total area of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware combined The world has already lost 80% of its original forests. 1.1 billion acres of tropical forest were cleared in just thirty years, between 1960 and 1990. Brazil lost 91.4 million acres of its tropical forest between 1980 and 1990. This is almost the total area of North and South Dakota combined.
At the world's current rates, 5-10% of tropical forest species will become extinct every decade.

Fisheries 75% of all the fish stocks in the world are already either: exploited, over-exploited or recovering. 27% of coral reefs have already been and 70% of Earth's coral reefs will cease to exist within the next forty years. The world has lost half of its coastal wetlands, including mangrove swamps and salt marshes.
In the next 30 years, as many as one-fifth of all species alive today will become extinct. 23% of all mammals and 12% of all birds’ species were considered "threatened" in 2003

Text taken from World Centric®' http://worldcentric.org/about-com

 

  April - 19 - 2017  -  MP3 - * between 7-8am  we experienced internet problems. You still can hear all the works, but without announcements
listen  04/19/2017-05:30-06:00
listen  04/19/2017-06:00-07:00
listen  04/19/2017-07:00-08:00 *
listen  04/19/2017-08:00-09:00
listen  04/19/2017-09:00-10:00
listen  04/19/2017-10:00-11:00

 

Wednesday, April 19,   2017 - 05:30 - 11:00
Composer Work Performers label air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano Castellano 5:30
Fanshawe, David Fanfare to Planet Earth City of Prague Philharmonic, Nic Raine, conductor Silva Screen Records - SILCD1205 5:31
Regan, Marty Forest Whispers Seizan Sakata, shakuhachi, Asako Hisatake, cello Navona - NV5831 5:34
Danker, Stephen Hurricane Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Klauspeter Seibel, conductor Albany Records - TROY4295 5:48
Shea, Jacob & Klebe,Jasha Dancing Bears from Original Television Soundtrack "Planet Earth II" Chamber Orchestra of London, Geoff Alexander, conductor Silva Screen Records - SILCD1526 5:58
Manno, Robert Three Scenes from the Mountains Palisades Virtuosi (Margaret Swinchoski, flute, Donald Mokrynski, clarinet, Ron Levy, piano) Albany Records - TROY826 6:01
Hovhaness, Alan From the End of the Earth The Trinity Choir, Trinity Church, Boston, Brian Jones, conductor, Michael Kleinschmidt, organ Gothic Records - G 49245 6:14
Hovhaness, Alan Symphony No. 66, Hymn to Glacier Peak, Op. 428 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, conductor Telarc - CD-80604 6:19
Kanno, Yoshihiro A Particle of Water for piano and Myochin hibashi Noriko Ogawa, piano BIS - 2075 6:40
Moondog (Hardin, Louis) My Tiny Butterfly Dedalus & Muzzix New World Records - 80774-2 6:55
Farr, Gareth Le Temps est a la Pluie (It Looks Like Rain) New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young, conductor Morrison & Co.Trust - MMT 2021 6:58
Sculthorpe, Peter Earth Cry William Barton, Didgeridoo, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd, conductor Naxos - 8.557382 7:08
Einaudi, Ludovico The Earth Prelude Ludovico Einaudi, piano, string ensemble Decca - 4764490 7:22
Roth, Alec Earthrise Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor Signum Classics - SIGCD270 7:29
Shea, Jacob & Klebe,Jasha Lions vs. Giraffe from Original Television Soundtrack "Planet Earth II" Chamber Orchestra of London, Geoff Alexander, conductor Silva Screen Records - SILCD1526 7:56
Lang, Rupert Earth Teach Me Musica Intima Atma - ACD2 2613 8:04
Armanini, Mark Rain in the Forest Vivian Xia, yangqin, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, John Zoltek, conductor CMC (Centrediscs) - CMC CD 13108 8:12
Weir, Judith All the Ends of the Earth The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber, conductor Signum Classics - SIGCD070 8:29
Osborne, Thomas Like Still Water Craig Hauschildt, percussion, Michael Zuraw, piano MSR Classics - MS 1494 8:39
Ruehr, Elena Cricket,Spider, Bee The Trinity Choir with Novus NY, Julian Wachner, conductor AVIE - AV2263 8:48
Edwards, Ross Flower Songs The Song Company and Friends, Roland Peelman, conductor Tall Poppies - TP064 8:57
Tanaka, Karen Frozon Horizon The Azure Ensemble, Gerald Steichen, conductor New World Records - 80683-2 9:11
Susman, William Selections from the Documentary Oil on Ice Joan Jeanrenaud, cello Oil on Ice Partners 9:20
Hurko, Roman Requiem for the victims of Chornobyl Frescoes of Kiev Chamber Choir, Oleksandr, Bondarenko, conductor Roman Hurko 9:30
Higdon, Jennifer Secret and Glass Gardens Mary Kathleen Ernst, piano Innova - 868 10:02
Speight, John Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra "Melodious Birds Sing Madrigals" Einar Johannesson, clarinet, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Pierre Jacquillat, conductor Iceland Music Information Center - ITM7-14 10:13
Takemitsu, Toru Spirit Garden Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshi Wakasugi, conductor Denon - CO-78944 10:28
Shea, Jacob & Klebe,Jasha Life Without Water from Planet Earth II Chamber Orchestra of London, Geoff Alexander, conductor Silva Screen Records - SILCD1526 10:44
Horvat, Frank If Not Us, Then Who? Michael Westwood, clarinet, Erika Nielsen, cello, Gregory Millar, piano with prerecorded audio/electronics From Upcoming release 10:48
Links where to buy CD used in current show:
Innova Recordings
MSR Classics
Morrison Music Trust
New World Records
Navona Records