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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 5:30 till 11:00am
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 from 5:30 till 11:00am

Classical Discoveries presents a 2 day FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC in observance of Labor Day, 2017.

Both programs will be devoted to music written in the 21st Century by American composers.
Wednesday, September 06 from 8:30 till 11:00am American composer Kenneth Fuchs will be a guest on Classical Discoveries.

  • Here is a list of some of the works to be presented on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
  • Evening Prayer by Robert Beaser (1954- )
  • Concerto for Trumpet/Flugelhorn by Richard Brooks (1942- )
  • Ritornello: Concerto Grosso for Electric Guitar and Orchestra by Derek Bermel (1967- )
  • Cantos by Rob Deemer (1970- )
  • Violin Concerto by Emma Lou Diemer (1927- )
  • The Three Little Pigs for  narrator, violin and cello by Daniel Dorff (1956- )
  • The Cloud of Unknowing by Robert Kyr (1952- )
  • Equilibrium for orchestra by Lee T. McQuillan (1950- )
  • Veil Of Ignorance by Scott Pender (1959- )
  • Cloud Atlas for cello and orchestra by Elena Ruehr (1963- )
  • Runes and Ritual by Joelle Wallach (1946- )
  • plus music by Caleb Burhans, Valerie Coleman, Jeffrey Jacob, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Jonathan Graybill, Steve Kornicki and others
  • Here is a list of some of the works to be presented on Wednesday, September 06, 2017
  • Cat Songs by Beth Anderson-Harold (1950- )
  • Spontaneous D-Combustion by Stefania de Kenessey(1956- )
  • Dancing at the Pink House by Howard Hersh (1940- )
  • Sonata for Flute and Piano by William Horne (1952- )
  • Violin Concerto "Katrina" by Theodore Wiprund (1958- )
  • plus music by Gregory Hutter, Rachel Matthews, Michael Vincent Waller and others

Playlist - 08-30-2017
Playlist - 09-06-2017 and MP3 File
*(available after the broadcast till September 20, 2017)










  August - 30 - 2017  -  MP3
listen  08/30/2017-05:30-06:00
listen  08/30/2017-06:00-07:00
listen  08/30/2017-07:00-08:00
listen  08/30/2017-08:00-09:00
listen  08/30/2017-09:00-10:00
listen  08/30/2017-10:00-11:00


Wednesday, August 30,  2017 - 05:30 - 11:00
Composer Work Performers label air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (opening section) Jennifer Castellano, piano castellano 5:30
Muhly, Nico A Hudson Cycle (2005) Nicholas Phillips, piano Blue Griffin Recording - BGR409 5:31
Diemer, Emma Lou Violin Concerto (2012) Philip Ficsor, violin, Westmont Orchestra, Michael Shasberger, conductor Truetone Ptroductions - TT9689 5:35
Paulus, Stephen Veil of Tears for String Orchestra (from To Be Certain of the Dawn) (2005) Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Naxos - 8.559740 5:55
Jaffe, Stephen Cut Time (2004) North Catrolina Symphony, Grant Llewellyn, conductor Bridge - 9255 6:01
Coleman, Valerie Roma (2010) Western Kentucky University wind Ensemble, Dr. Gary Schallert, conductor Mark Records - 50516-MCD 6:05
McQuillan, Lee T. Equilibrium (2009) Dvorak Symphony Orchestra, Julius P. Williams Centaur - CRC 3180 6:16
Brooks, Richard Concerto for Trumpet/Flugelhorn and Orchestra (2005) Lynn Asper, trumpet/flugelhorn, The Kent Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Gillen, conductor Capstone Records - CPS-8801 6:36
Williams, Amy Astoria (2004) Jeffrey Jacob, piano New Ariel Recording  6:58
Jacob, Jeffrey The Loch Before Sunrise Jeffrey Jacob, piano, The Capitol Philharmonic of New Jersey, Daniel Spalding, conductor Navona Records - NV6087 7:03
Harbach, Barbara In Memoriam: Turn Round, O My Soul (2010) Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Angus, conductor MSR Classics - MS 1258 7:16
Salerni, Paul Jazz Dance 2 from Two Partita (2008) Robin Kani, flute, Oren Fader, guitar Albany Records - TROY1537 7:23
Kyr, Robert The Cloud of Unknowing (2013) Esteli Gomez, soprano, David Farwig, baritone, Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra, Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor Harmonia mundi - HMU 807577 7:27
Maslanka, David Beloved (2013) Nicholas Phillips, piano New Focus Recordings - FCR 144 7:56
Bermel, Derek Ritornello: Concerto Grosso for Electric Guitar & String Orchestra (2011) Derek Johnson, Electric Guitar, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor Albany Records - TROY1564 8:04
Graybill, Jonathan Nightscape (2004) Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Mikel Toms, conductor Ablaze Records - ar-00026 8:20
Pender, Scott Veil of Ignorance (2010 rev. 2011 & 2013) New England String Trio (Julia Okrusko, violin, Lilit Muradyan, viola, Ming-Hui Lin, cello) Navona Records - NV5968 8:30
Deemer, Rob Cantos: Hammer;String;Wind (2012) Society for New Music Innova - 970 8:47
Burhans, Caleb Amidst Neptune (2003) Alarm Will Sound Cantaloupe - CA21094 9:06
Dorff, Daniel The Three Little Pigs (2004) David Yang, narrator, Beverlin Shin, violin, Chen Hou Lee, cello New Focus Recordings - FCR108 9:19
Beaser, Robert Evening Prayer (2007) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jose Serebrier, conductor Linn - CKD 528 9:32
Silverman, Faye-Ellen Danish Delights (2009) Sara Fiil, soprano, Volkmar Zimmermann, guitar Albany Records - TROY1250 9:50
Kornicki, Steve Cycle of Fifths in Lines of Self Similarity (2005, rev. 2012) University of Central Florida Percussion Ensemble, Thad Anderson, conductor Steve Kornicki 10:02
Ruehr, Elena Cloud Atlas (2011) Jennifer Kloetzel, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor BMOP/sound - 1039 10:10
Wallach, Joelle Runes and Rituals (2008) Felix Olschofka, violin, Susan Dubois, viola, Nikola Ruzevic, cello, Pamela Mia Paul, piano 4Tay -  10:29
Salfelder, Kathryn Fanfare and Fugue (2013) Tromboteam! MSR - MS 1535 10:43
Jeanrenaud, Joan Harlem Strut (2012) Joan Jeanrenaud, cello, PC Munoz, drum kit jjcello 10:49
Links where to buy CD used in current show:
Bridge Records, Inc
Centaur Records
Innova Recordings
MSR Classics
Navona Records


  September - 06 - 2017  -  MP3
listen  09/06/2017-05:30-06:00
listen  09/06/2017-06:00-07:00
listen  09/06/2017-07:00-08:00
listen  09/06/2017-08:00-08:30
Guest - Kenneth Fuchs
listen  09/06/2017-08:30-09:00
listen  09/06/2017-09:00-10:00
listen  09/06/2017-10:00-11:00


Wednesday, September 06,  2017 - 05:30 - 11:00
Guest: Composer Kenneth Fuchs
Composer Work Performers label air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano Castellano 5:30
Cervetti, Sergio Marimbamia (2014) Juan Alamo, marimba Albany Records - TROY1650 5:31
Horne, William Sonata for Flute and Piano (2006) Erika Boysen, flute, Moon Kyoung Kim, piano Blue Griffin Recording - BGR357 5:35
Montgomery, Jessie Starburst (2012) String Orchestra Azica - ACD-71302 5:58
Perrine, Aaron Only Light (2014) University of Florida Wind Symphony, Dr. David A. Waybright, conductor Mark Records - 52466 6:02
Matthews, Rachel Voices of Trees (2006) Florie Rothenberg, clarinet, Rachel Matthews, piano Origin Classical - OC 33003 6:11
Hill, Edie We Bloomed in Spring (2014) The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor Navona Records - NV6073 6:26
Sartor, David P. Black Ball Counts Double (2001) Czech Philharmonic, Robert Ian Winstin, conductor ERM Media - ERM-6827 6:30
Waller, Michael Vincent Nel Nome di Gesu (2013) Christine Kim, cello, Carson Cooman, organ XI Records - XI136 6:36
De Kenessey, Stefania Spontaneous D-Combustion (2012) Mary Kathleen Ernst, piano Innova - 868 6:45
Teirstein, Andy Kopanitza (2005) Yuri Vodovoz, violin, Andy Teirstein, viola Naxos - 8.559617 7:05
Anderson, Beth Cat Songs (2001) Keith Borden, baritone, baritone, Johannes Wallmann, piano Albany Records - TROY709 7:13
La Rocca, Frank Expectavi Dominum (2001) Artists Vocal Ensemble, Jonathan Dimmock, conductor Enharmonic - ENCD12-025 7:25
Hutter, Gregory Still Life (2004) Miroslav Safar, oboe, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Andreas Herm Baumgartner, conductor Naxos - 8.559349 7:32
Hersh, Howard Dancing at the Pink House (2006) Patricia Shands, clarinet, Janes Winn, piano Howard Hersh 7:43
Wiprud, Theodore Violin Concerto (Katrina) Ittai Shapira, Violin, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Thomson, conductor Champs Hill Records 7:59
Classical Discoveries  - 8:30am - 11:00am - Guest in WPRB studio - composer Kenneth Fuchs
Click this link to listen to the interview   
Fuchs, Kenneth United Artists (for orchestra) (2006) London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor Naxos - 8.559335 8:30
Fuchs, Kenneth American Rhapsody (Romance for violin and orchestra) (2008) Michael Ludwig, violin, London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor Naxos - 8.559723 8:46
Fuchs, Kenneth Discover the Wild (Overture for Orchestra)(2007) London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor Naxos - 8.559723 9:00
Fuchs, Kenneth Falling Trio (in one movement) (2010) Trio21 Naxos - 8.559733 9:12
Fuchs, Kenneth Second Movement (Morning) from "Rush" (2011) Timothy McAllister, saxophone, London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor from upcoming Naxos release 9:38
Fuchs, Kenneth Eventide (Concerto for English Horn) (2003) Thomas Stacy, English Horn, London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor Naxos - 8.559224 10:00
Fuchs, Kenneth Autumn Rhythm (Idyll for woodwind quintet after a painting by Jackson Pollock) (2006) (heard most of the work) Members of London Symphony Orchestra Naxos - 8.559335 10:28
Fuchs, Kenneth Concerto Grosso (for string quartet and string orchestra) London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor Naxos - 8.559723 10:48
Links where to buy CD used in current show:
Innova Recordings
Navona Records