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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 5:00 till 11:00
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 from 5:00 till 11:00
Thursday, September 05, 2019 from 14:00 till 17:00

Classical Discoveries presents a 3 day FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC in observance of Labor Day, 2019.

All programs will be devoted to music written by American composers.

Here is a list of some of the works which will be presented during this week's program, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 5:00 till 11:00:
Ritornello: Concerto Grosso for electric guitar and string orchestra by Derek Bermel (1967- )
Concerto for bass trombone and Orchestra by Chris Brubeck (1952- )
Images by Paul Klee by Jennifer Castellano (1981- )
Sonata for violin and piano by Henry Cowell (1897-1965)
Atlantic Riband (for orchestra) by Kenneth Fuchs (1956- )
Suite for violin with American Gamelan by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Make a Joyful Noise by Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
Symphony No. 5 "Dreamers" by Jeffrey Jacob (1948- )
Immensity on the Loose by Jonathan McNair
Piano Concerto by William Susman (1960- )
Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli (1958- )
plus music by:
Shirl Jae Atwell, Frank Ferko, Amanda Harberg, Edward J. Hines, Marc Mellits, Jessica Meyer, Florence Price, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Lois V. Vierk, and others

Here is a list of some of the works which will be presented this Wednesday, September 04, 2019 from 5:00 till 09:00:
Sonata (Three Lakes) for flute and piano (2014) by Daniel Dorff (1956- )
Zaka for chamber ensemble (2003) by Jennifer Higdon (1962- )
When Morning Stars for orchestra by Dan Locklair (1949- )
Symphony No. 3 (2011) by Christopher Rouse (1949- )
Sonatina for piano by James Sellers (1940-2017)
Some Breaking for string quartet (2009) by Cristina Spinei (1984- )
plus music by: Caleb Burhans, Jonathan Graybill, Gene Koshinski, Scott McAllister, Caroliine Shaw, James Stephenson and others

 


On Wednesday, September 04 from 9:00 till 11:00am, American composer Kile Smith and Donald Nally, conductor of the chamber choir The Crossing, will be guests on Classical Discoveries discussing their recent CD on Navona Records, The Arc in the Sky. Interview  will be available after program at:

Playlist - 08-28-2019
Playlist - 09-04-2019
Playlist - 09-05-2019 and MP3 File
*(available after the broadcast till September 19, 2019)

 

 

Here is a list of some of the works which will be presented this Thursday, September 05, 2019 from 14:00 till 17:00:
Secret Pulse (2004) by Zach Browning (1953- )
Synchronisms No. 5 byThe Same Sky ( Mario Davidovsky (1934-2019) - aired in memory of the composer who passed away on August 23, 2019
Violin Concerto No. 2 "The American Four Seasons" (2009) by Philip Glass (1937- )
Fields Amaze for homemade gamelan & microtonal piano by Patrick Grant (1963- )
Ice 4 for electric viola (2009) by Martha Mooke
String Quartet No. 3 (2012) by Marga Richter (1926- )
Porcelain Dialogues I, II, and III (electronic music) by Andrew Rudin (1939- )
2000) for synthesizer by Carolyn Yarnell (1961- )

 

  August - 28 - 2019  -  MP3
listen  08/28/2019 - 05:00 - 06:00
listen  08/28/2019 - 06:00 - 07:00
listen  08/28/2019 - 07:00 - 08:00
listen  08/28/2019 - 08:00 - 09:00
listen  08/28/2019 - 09:00 - 10:00
listen  08/28/2019 - 10:00 - 11:00

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 05:00 - 11:00
FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC - Part 1
Composer Work Performers label air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (opening section) Jennifer Castellano, piano castellano 5:00
Pinkston, Russell Summer Rhapsody (2006) Bion Tsang, violoncello, Colette Valentine, piano Ravello Records - RR7921 5:01
McBride, Robert Punch and the Judy The Vienna Orchestra, F. Charles Adler, conductor New World/CRI - NWCRL 107 5:06
Price, Florence Violin Concerto no. 2 Er-Gene Kang, violin, Janacek Philharmonic, Ryan Cockerham, conductor Albany Records - TROY 1706 5:20
Giroux, Julie Before the Sun (2013) University of North Texas Symphonic Band, Alan Sieriichs, conductor, Leah Greenfield, violin Klavier - K 11202 5:36
Atwell, Shirl Jae String Orchestra Pieces (Pulsar, Meander & Drifen) Strings of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Jeff Holland Cook, conductor Albany Records - TROY 543 5:41
Rosner, Arnold Wedding March, Op. 53 Donna Amato, piano Albany Records - TROY 1119 5:56
Ferko, Frank Lord, let at last Thine angels come (2002) Rosie Banks, cello, Commotio, Matthew Berry conductor Herald - HAVPCD 340 6:00
Hines, Edward J. Yeni Makam 4 Patrick O'Keefe, clarinet, Rweey Longshore, percussion Edward Hines Music 6:09
Fuchs, Kenneth Atlantic Riband (for orchestra) (2008) London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor Naxos - 8.559723 6:21
Cowell, Henry Violin Sonata Joseph Szigeti, violin, Carlo Bussotti, piano Vermillion Sands - VCD5012 6:35
Akiho, Andy Karakurenai (Crimson) (2011) Jenny Q. Chai, prepared piano MSR Classics - MS 1667 6:55
Ticheli, Frank Angels in the Architecture (2008) Lara Spiesser, soprano, Middle Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble, Dr. Reed Thomas, conductor Naxos - 8.572732 7:02
Harrison, Lou Harpsichord Sonata No. 2 from "Six sonatas" Ralph Kirkpatrick, harpsichord Music & Arts - CD-977 (recorded in Recital at the University of California, Berkeley on January 26,  7:20
Harrison, Lou/Dee, Richard Suite for violin with Ameriican Gamellan Gabriela Diaz, violin, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor BMOP/sound - 1037 7:22
Elder, Daniel Elegy Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Matthew Guard, conductor Sono Luminus - DSL-92200 7:50
Mellits, Marc Disciples of Gouda (2003) Real Quiet Endeavour Classics - END 1016 7:55
Hovhaness, Alan Ghazal No. 1, Op. 36, No. 1 Alan Hovhaness, piano Fortuna Records - 17062-2 8:04
Hovhaness, Alan Make a Joyful Noise, Op. 105 Gloriae Dei Cantores, Elizabeth C. Patterson, Conductor, Mark Albro Sr. and Rosemary Ingwersen, Trumpets, James Pfeiffer and Benedict Young, Trombones, James E. Jordan Jr., Organ Gloriae Dei Cantores - 025 8:07
Hutter, Gregory Still Life (2004) Mirioslav Safar, oboe, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Andreas Herm Baumgartner, conductor Naxos - 8.559349 8:29
McNair, Jonathan B. Immensity on the Loose (2005) Clint Schmitt, saxophone, Sin-Hsing Tsai, piano Arizonoa University Recordings - AUR CD 3130 8:41
Larsen, Libby "Gigue" from Suite for piano Jeffrey Jacob, piano New Ariel Recordings - AE 002 8:56
Jacob, Jeffrey Symphony No. 5 (Dreamers)(2016) Jeffrey Jacob, piano, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Petrdlik, conductor Navona Records - NV6248 8:58
Bermel, Derek Ritornello: Concerto Grosso for electric guitar & string orchestra (2011) Derek Johnson, electric guitar, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor Albany Records - TROY 1564 9:19
Harberg, Amanda Elegy (2007) Brett Deubner, viola, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Linus Lerner, conductor Naxos - 8.559840 9:35
Castellano, Jennifer Images by Paul Klee (2008) Sirius Quartet Navona Records - NV6249 9:46
Sussman, William Piano Concerto (2011) Octet Ensemble Belarca Records - 004 9:56
Silverman, Faye-Ellen Pregnant Pauses (2005) Corona Guitar Kvartet Albany Records - TROY 1250 10:10
Vierk, Lois V. Io Margaret Lancaster, flute, Larry Polansky, electric guitar, Matthew Gold, marimba New World Records - 80665-2 10:20
Brubeck, Chris Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra Chris Brubeck, trombone, The London Symphony Orchestra, Joel Revzen, conductor Koch International Classics - 3-7485-2 10:33
Meyer, Jessica Get into the Now (2017) PUBLIQuartet Bright Shiny Things - BSTC-0126 10:49

 

  September - 04 - 2019  -  MP3
listen  09/04/2019 - 05:00 - 06:00
listen  09/04/2019 - 06:00 - 07:00
listen  09/04/2019 - 07:00 - 08:00
listen  09/04/2019 - 08:00 - 09:00
Guests - Kile Smith and Donald Nally
listen  09/04/2019 - 09:00 - 10:00
listen  09/04/2019 - 10:00 - 11:00

 

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 05:00 - 09:00
FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC - Part 2
Composer Work Performers label air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (opening section) Jennifer Castellano, piano castellano 5:00
Bloomer Deussen, Nancy American Hymn (2005) The Czech Philharmonic, Robert Ian winston, conductor ERM Media - ERM-6812 5:01
Sellers, James Sonatina Julian Jacoobson, piano CRI - CD 869 5:07
Barlow, Samuel Circus Overture Lamoureux Orchestra, Robert Cornman, conductor New World Records - CRI - NWCRL 178 5:20
Mazzoli, Missy Heartbreaker (2013) Michael Mizrahi, piano New Amsterdam Records - NWAM075 5:30
Koshinski, Gene Pocket Grooves (2015) Jefferson Campbell, bassoon, Gene Koshinski, percussion MSR Classics - MS 1707 5:36
Locklair, Dan When Morning Stars Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor Albany Records - TROY 517 5:47
Woods, Sherry Wisdom Fanfare Kiev Philharmonic, Robert Ian winstin, conductor ERM Media - ERM-6708 6:01
Ciancaglini, David Angelo Seikos Quartet (2012) Nermis Mieses, oboe, Susan Nelson, bassoon, Jeffrey Barudin, marimba, Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, piano MSR Classics - MS 1477 6:05
Abels, Michael Global Warming Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman,, conductor Cedille - CDR 90000 066 6:15
Dorff, Daniel Sonata (Three Lakes) (2014) Patricia Surman, flute, Kostas chardas, piano Centaur - CRC 3525 6:26
Higdon, Jennifer Zaka (2003) Susan Glaser, flute, Todd Palmer, clarinet, Kyu-Young Kim, violin, Pitnary Shin, cello, christopher Oldfather, piano, Ingrid Gordon, percussion, William Purvis, conductor Koch International Classics - KIC-CD-7738 6:46
Burhans, Caleb Super Flumina Babylonis The Trinity Wall Street Choir, Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson, conductor Cantaloupe Music - CA21094 7:02
Spinei, Cristina Some Breaking (2009) Voxare String Quartet Toccata Classics - TOCC 0371 7:12
Graybill, Jonathan Nightscape (2004) Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Mikel Toms, conductor Ablaze - ar-00026 7:28
Esmail, Reena Charukeshi Bandish Reena Esmail, vocals, Chicago Sinfonietta, Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Cedille Records - CDR 90000 185 7:37
Shaw, Caroline Punctum (2009/2013) Attacca Quartet New Amsterdam Records/Nonesuch - 587444-2 7:41
Stephenson, Jim The Storyteller (2013) Matt Albert Violin, William Campbell, trumpet, Ammanda Ross, off-stage trumpet, University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michael Haithcock, conductor Equilibrium - EQ 151 7:52
Boyle, Benjamin C.S. Descent: Meticulous, infrangible, and lonely from "Voyages, Cantata No. 2, Op. 41 (2018) Voyages String Ensemble, The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor  Innova - 028 8:06
McAllister, Scott Black Dog (2001) Robert Spring, clarinet, Arizona State wind Symphony Summit Records - DCD 412 8:13
Crumb, George, arr. Margaret Leng Tan Put My Little shoes Away from :American Songbook VI (2008) Margaret Leng Tan, performer Mode Records - 221 8:25
Rouse, Christopher Symphony No. 3 (2011) New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor Dacapo - 8.226110 8:30
9:00am - 11:00am - Guests in WPRB studio - American composer Kile Smith and Donald Nally, conductor of the chamber choir The Crossing
Click this link to listen to the interview  
Smith, Kile Why did they all shout from "The Arc in the Sky" The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor Navona Records - 6240 9:00
Smith, Kile There are Not Many Songs from "The Arc in the Sky" The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor Navona Records - 6240 9:12
Smith, Kile I Want to Write a Book of Praise from "The Arc in the Sky" The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor Navona Records - 6240 9:27
Smith, Kile Psalm 113 from "Vespers" Piffaro (The Renaissance Band), The Crossing, donald Nally, conductor Navona Records - NV 5809 9:40
Hill, Edie Cancion de el Alma: En Una Noche escura The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor Navona Records - NV6073 10:00
Smith, Kile I Would Stand and watch them & The Arc from "The Arc in the Sky The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor Navona Records - 6240 10:16
McCloskey, Lansing Renunciation (Preludium) & Seek Heavens of Peace from Zealot Canticles (2017) The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor Innova - 984 10:47

 

  September - 05 - 2019  -  MP3
listen  09/05/2019-14:00-15:00
listen  09/05/2019-15:00-16:00
listen  09/05/2019-16:00-17:00

 

Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 14:00 - 17:00
FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC - Part 3
Composer Work Performers label air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (opening section) Jennifer Castellano, piano castellano 5:00
Alves, Bill Mystic Canyon for Violin and Gamelan Susan Jensen, violin, The HMC American Gamelan Microfest Records - M F4 14:01
Yarnell, Carolyn The Same Sky Carolyn Yarnell, synthesizer & programming Tzadik - TZ 7087 14:07
Alston, Lettie Beckon Daylight Lettie B. Alston, electronic keyboards, Cedric D. Alston, synthesizer Albany Records - TROY 439 14:27
Grant, Patrick Fields Amaze Patrick Grant, homemade gamelan & microtonal keyboard Peppergreen Media - PGM1801 14:33
Richter, Marga String Quartet No. 3 Sirius Quartet Navona Records - NV6249 14:42
Glass, Philip Etude No. 9 NYU Steel Orange Mountain Music - 0075 14:58
Glass, Philip Violin Concerto No. 2 "The American Four Seasons" Gidon Kremer, violin, Bremerata Baltica Deutsche Grammophon - 479 4817 15:04
Davidson, Harold Auto Accident The Baylor Percussion Group New World Records - 80711-2 15:45
Davidovsky, Mario Syncronisms No. 5 Ray Des Roches, Richard Fitz, Claire Heldrich, Donald Marcone & Howard Van Hyning, percussion, Harvey Solberger, conductoro CRI - CD 611 15:49
Browning, Zack Secret Pulse Cadillac Moon Ensemble Innova - 817 16:00
Cage, John Sonatas 1 & 5 from Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano Maro Ajemian, prepared piano CRI - CD 700 16:10
Rudin, Andrew Porcelain Dialogues I, II and III Center for Electronic Music at the Philadelphia Musical Academy Centaur - CRC 3713 16:14
Bliss, Marilyn Spirit Dance James J. Pellerite, Native American Flute, Brian Blume Maracas Albany Records - TROY 1465 16:36
Mooke, Martha Ice 4 Martha Mooke, electric viola Monk Music Records 16:40
Finch, Matt with a hint of blue Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble Innova - 983 4:48
McTee, Cindy Finish Line North Texas Wind Symphony , Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor GIA Productions - GIA CD-746 4:53