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Playlist for Classical Discoveries Special Programs devoted to Music Of Asia

Playlists:
02-01-2017 - IN THE YEAR OF A FIRE ROOSTER
01-25-2017 - LAND OF THE RISING SUN
09-09-2016 - TREASURES OF EARLY MUSIC - LOOKING INTO EAST - LOOKING INTO WEST
08-24-2016 - LOOKING INTO EAST - LOOKING INTO WEST
04-22-2015 - IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT ARARAT
04-09-2014 - RETURN TO JAPAN
01-25-2012 - IN THE YEAR OF A WATER DRAGON
04-06-2011 - FOR JAPAN
01-27-2010 - EAST MEETS WEST
01-30-2009 - IN THE YEAR OF THE OX
08-20-2008 - FROM JAKARTA TO JAYAPURA
07-28-2005 - THE ORIENT UNVEILED
09-03-2004 - A MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF CHINESE COMPOSER TAN DUN
06-07-2004 - SPLENDOURS OF TOPKAPI
05-24-2004 - DREAM OF THE CHERRY BLOSSUMS
08-23-2004 - THE LAND OF FIRE - Musical Voyage to Azerbaijan
07-23-2003 - FOCUS ON MIDDLE- EASTERN CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
02-26-2003 - A MUSICAL PORTAIT OF JAPANESE COMPOSER YOICHI TOGAWA
02-05-2003 - THE END OF SILK ROAD
01-30-2003 - MUSIC FROM AZERBAIJAN
09-11-2001 - EAST MEETS WEST

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Wednesday, February 01,   2016 - 05:30 - 11:00
IN THE YEAR OF A FIRE ROOSTER
Composer
Work
Performers
label
air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano Castellano 5:30
Anonymous arr. Chen, Gang Flowing Water and Floating Clouds Takako Nishizaki, violin, Capella Istropolitana, Stephen Gunzenhauzer, conductor Marco Polo - 8.223908 5:31
Chan, Joshua (1962- ) Hallucination in a Five-Mile Fog Hong Kong String Quartet Hugo Productions - HRP 7210-2 5:37
Zhu, Zian'er(1922- ) An Offering of Intimacy Gabriella Smart, piano Move - MD 3296 5:48
Wen, Deqing (1958- ) Nostalgia ORF Vienna Radio Orchestra, Gottfried Rabl, conductor Naxos - 8.570619 5:52
Lei, Zhen-Bang Chinese Martial Arts Jing Ying Soloists Saydisc - CD-SDL 325 6:04
Zhang, Lida Himalayas Symphony No. 1 China National Symphony Orchestra, Xiaoying Zheng, conductor EMIAO - no number 6:07
Wen-Chung, Chou (1923- ) Landscapes Peninsula Festival Orchestra, Thor Johnson, conductor CRI/New World - CD 691 - (N*07) 6:20
Loo, Kar-chi Enchanted by Frosted Maple Woods Chinese Music Virtuosi RTHK Radio 4 - CD 10.05 6:30
Yen, Ming-Hsiu (1980- ) Lego City Jun Qian, clarinet, Francesca Anderegg, violin, David Carter, cello, Kent McWilliams, piano Albany Records - TROY 1377 6:34
Ma, Shui-long (1939-2015) Bamboo Flute Concerto Michala Petri, recorder, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Lan Shui, conductor Our Recordings - 6.220603 6:44
Luo, Jing Jing (1953- ) Mosquito Evelyn Luest, piano CRI/New World - CD 805 - (N*07) 7:05
Law, Wing-fai (1949- ) Tang Capriccio Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hui-Chang Yan, conductor Hugo Productions - HRP 7208-2 7:10
Guan, Xia (1957- ) Earth Requiem: I. Gazing at the Starts: Meditation (orchestral version) Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, En Shao, conductor Naxos - 8.570618 7:30
Amiot, Jean Joseph Marie (1718-1793) Ave Maria Jean Christoph Frisch, conductor K617 - 155 7:41
Zheng, Bing (1956- ) The Fourth Erhu Concerto Xiao-Sheng Zhu, Erhu, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, Hwei-Chun Yan, conductor Silverwolf Records - SWJR 1062 7:44
Ming, Lee Pui (1956- ) Turning Lee Pui Ming, piano Innova - 796 - (I*02) 8:03
Chen Yi (1953- ) Tu Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, conductor BIS - CD-1352 8:11
Qigang Chen(1955- ) Instants d'un opera de Pekin Mack McCray, piano MSR Classics - MS 1151  - (M*06) 8:25
Bunya Koh (1910-1983) Sinfonietta in D minor, Op. 51 NHK Symphony Orchestra, Chiu-sen Chen, conductor Sunrise Records - 8516 8:36
Lam, Bun-Ching (1954- ) Bittersweet Music I Paul Taub, piccolo CRI/New World - CD 726 - (N*07) 8:53
Hong, Gao (1964- ) Golden Season Gaoo Hong, pipa, Jeffrey Van, guitar Innova - 916 - (I*02) 8:57
Pang, Guoxing Symphonic Sketch "Impressions of Western Hunan" Music Group of Shanghai Music Society, Hou Reynu, conductor China Record Company - CCD-8707 9:06
Tan Dun (1957- ) Black Dance The Smith Quartet Signum Records - SIGCD236 9:19
Zhou Long (1953- ) The Rhyme of Taigu Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, conductor BIS - CD-1322 9:22
Lei Liang (1972- ) The Moon is Following Us Alec Karis, piano New World Records - 80784-2 - (N*07) 9:36
Bright Sheng (1955- ) Colors of Crimson Pius Cheung, marimba, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Bright Sheng, conductor Naxos - 8.570610 9:48
Ye, Xiaogang (1955- ) Horizon - Symphony No. 2 Yanyan Wang, soprano, Song-Hu Liu, Baritone, Rundfunk-sinfonieorchester Saarbrucken, Yi Zhang, conductor Wergo - WER 6646 2 10:10
Chien, Er-Chu (1922-) Ecstacy of Nature for Chinese Oboe and Orchestra, Op. 30 Liu Ying, Chinese Oboe, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Xieyang Chen, conductor SM - 103 10:30
Wu Man (1963- ) Leaves Flying in Autumn Wu Man, pipa Traditional Crossroads - CD 4343 10:53
Links where to buy CD used in current show:
(I*02)...Innova Recordings
(M*06)...MSR Classics
(N*07)...New World Records

Wednesday, January 25,   2016 - 05:30 - 11:00
CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES GOES TO JAPAN - LAND OF THE RISING SUN
Composer
Work
Performers
label
air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano Castellano 5:30
Ochi, Takashi (1934-2010) Duos" on Ancient Japanese Folk Melodies" Miki Nishiyama & Ugo Orlandini, mandolins Nuova Era - 7348 5:31
Yashiro, Akio (1929-1976) Suite Classique Kazuo Yasukawa & Keiko Kanazawa, pianists Camerata - CMCD-50001 5:38
Mayuzumi, Toshiro (1929-1997) Conocerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble, Peter Holcomb, conductor Albany Records - TROY1252 5:52
Akutagawa, Yasushi (1925-1989) Theme of Akoroshi Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Tetsuji Honna, conductor King Records - KICC 246 6:01
Abe, Komei (1911-2006) Symphony No. 1 Russian Philhatrmonic Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor Naxos - 8.557987 6:06
Sakamoto, Ryuichi (1952- ) Tong-Poo Chitose Okashiro & J. Y. Song-, pianists Pro Piano Records - PPR224532 6:26
Ikebe, Shin-Ichuri (1943- ) Symphony No. 5 "Simplex" Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Kotaro Sato, conductor Camerata - 30CM-374 6:32
Yasuda, Fumio (1953- ) Last Requiem European Art Orchestra, Bernd Ruf, conductor Winter & Winter - 910051-2 6:54
Hirabayashi, Asako Scherzo for Fortepiano & Harpsichord Gail Olszewski, fortepiano, Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord Albany Records - TROY1180 7:01
Miyagi, Michio (1894-1956) Rondon No Yuru No Ame (A Wet Night in London) Yuko Naito, koto ARC Music Productions - EUCD 2112 7:04
Satoh, Somei(1947- ) Ruika Masaharu Kanda, cello String Ensemble Endless, Toshiyuki Uzuka, conductor New Albion - NA056CD 7:10
Kondo, Jo (1947- ) Isthmus, for 7 instruments Musica Practica Ensemble, Ryoichi Kawai, conductor Fontec - FOCD2515 7:32
Yoshimatsu, Takashi (1953- ) Marimba Concerto "Bird Rhythmics", Op. 109 Nanae Mimura, marimba, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, Norichika Iimori, conductor Denon - COCQ-85061 7:36
Asaoka, Makiko (1956- ) "Rio" from Four Pieces for Harpsichord Calvert Johnson, harpsichord Albany Records - TROY1049 8:05
Nishimura, Akira (1953- ) Fanfare for Orchestra Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Norichika Iimori, conductor Camerata -CMCD-28126 8:09
Kanno, Yoshihiro (1953- ) Lunar Rainbow for piano, toy piano and computer Noriko Ogawa, piano BIS - 2075 8:16
Ifukube, Akira(1914-2006) Selection from the Soundtrack to the Film "Monster Zero" Unidentified orchestra Futureland - TYCY-5203.04 8:30
Ifukube, Akira (1914-2006) Suite from the Ballet "Drumming of Japan" for 9 drums and orchestra Orchestra conducted by Akira Ifukube Futureland (Toshiba EMI) - TYCY-5217.18 8:33
Hashimoto, Hideaki Tancho-Bayashi Nihon Daiko, drummer, Hakashi Hashimoto, conductor Musical Heritage Society - 5168090 9:04
Togawa, Yoichi(1959- ) "Sunlight Shining Through the Leaves of Trees - Prayer" Masayuko Kino, violin, Ensemble 1.17, Akihito Mihara, conductor Yoichi Togawa 9:09
Abe, Keiko (1937- ) Conversation in the Forest II Keiko Abe, Marimba, Michigan Chamber Players Forte Music Entertainment - FMCA-7043 9:24
Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996) Dreamtime Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki, conductor ABC Classics - 426 998-2 9:38
Ishii, Maki (1936-2003) Sho-Ko for Orchestra - Tetra-tone Sounds NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yuzo Toyama, conductor CBS Sony/Japan - 32DC 350 9:50
Takano, Mari (1960- ) LigAlien I Nathan Nabb, soprano, saxophone, Masahito Sugihara, tenor saxophone, Winston Choi, piano BIS - CD-1453 10:07
Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996) Rain Tree Sketch II Peter Hill, piano Delphian - DCD34141 10:16
Tanaka, Karen (1961- ) Invisible Curve Ensemble Reconsil Orlando Records - 0014 10:20
Hayashi, Hikaru (1931-2012) The Second Symphony "Canciones" Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tadaaki Otaka, conductor, Yuji Takahashi, piano Camerata - 32CM-297 10:30
Miyagi, Michio (1894-1956) Sekire (The Waghtail) Yamato Ensemble ARC Music Productions - EUCD 2112 10:55
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Friday, September 09, 2016 -  5:30 - 11:00
TREASURES OF EARLY MUSIC - LOOKING INTO EAST - LOOKING INTO WEST
Composer Work Performers label
air time
Castellano, Jennifer Gloria Classical Discoveries Early Music Specials opening theme - Electronic Private
5:30
Anonymous Turkey XVIIc. Janisar March Orchestra, Accademia dell'Arcadia, Bartlomiej Stankowiak, conductor Adam Orzechowski - ACC 01
5:31
Anonymous/Ha-Levi, Yehuda Medieval, Arabic Spain Muwashshah: Raše 'am 'et hitassef" (The Glory of One Who all attest is one and pure") Altramar Dorian Discovery - DIS-80151
5:35
Anonymous Medieval China (ca.VII-IXc) The High Moon Jing Ying Soloists Saydisc - CD-SDL 325
5:51
Clittonius, Johann Joseph Gott Vater in des Himmels Thron Ars Cantus, Tomasz Dobrzanski, conductor CD Accord - ACD 125-2
6:05
Kassiani Fallen Woman Capella de Ministreres, Carles Magraner, conductor Licanus - CdM 1434
6:10
Anonymous Turkey (early 17th cent.) March of the Bey's Soldiers when besieging Belgrade Kecskes Ensemble, Andreas L. Kecskes, conductor Hungaroton - HCD 12560-2
6:16
Speer, Georg Daniel Musicalisch-Turckischer Eulen-Spiegel Markus Miesenberger, tenor, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor, conductor Pan Classics - PC 10317
6:18
Anonymous Arab-Andalusian XIc. Quddam Eduardo Paniagua, Carlos Paniagua, Luis Delgado, Begona Olavide & Rosa Olavide M.A. Recordings -M026A
7:16
Chrisaphes the Lampadarios, Manuel Lament for the Fall of Constantinople Cappella Romana, Alexander Lingas, conductor Cappella Romana - CR402-CD
7:22
DuFay, Guillaume Lamentation for Constantinople Cappella Romana, Alexander Lingas, conductor Cappella Romana - CR402-CD
7:36
Pedrini, Teodorico Adagio and Pastorale from Sonata No. 12 XV111-21, Musique des Lumieres, Jean-Christophe Frisch, conductor Astree - E 8642
7:42
Anonymous Sephardic Durme, Durme Anna Jagielska, voice, Marek Toporowski, harpsichord Acte Prealable - AP0060 - (A*16)
7:49
Fux, Johann Joseph Turcaria (Partita in C) Armonico Tributo Austria, Lorenz Duftschmid, conductor Arcana - A 58
7:54
Amiot, Jean-Joseph Marie Prayer of the Virgin Jean-Christophe Frisch, conductor K617 - K617155
8:10
Toderini, Giovanni Battista Concerto Turco Concerto Koln plus members of Sarband Archiv Produktion - 474 193-2
8:16
Falvetti, Michelangelo Oratorio, Nabucco (complete) Cappella Mediterranea, Choir of Namur, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, conductor Ambronay - AMY036
8:23
Taronetsi, Khachatur Deep Mystery Quartet "Dudukner" Quartet Dudukner
9:46
Anonymous Medieval Spain Cantiga CSM 383 (How a Woman who Fell into the Sea) Hesperion 21, La Capella Reial de Catalunia, Jordi Savall, conductor AllaVox - AVSA9863 A&B
9:50
Ibn al-Arif Els enamorats (The Lovers) Ensemble Akrami, Capella de Ministreres, Carles Magraner, conductor Licanus - 0824
10:00
Anonymous Byzantine Chant Music for Easter (Wednesday) Chorale of the Church, "Saint-Julien" of Paris - Harmonia mundi - HMC 901315
10:10
Behram, Nefiri Arazbar Accentus Austria deutsche harmonia mundi - 88697911052
10:18
Bobowski, Wojciech aka Ali Ufki/ Goudimel, Claude, Psalm 5 The Kings Singers and Sarband Signum Classics - SIGCD065
10:27
Wu Li Songs to Our Lady (the Holy Mother) Choeur du Beitang (Peking), XViii-21 Musique des Lumieres, Jean-Christophe Frisch K617 - K617155
10:41
Ali Ufki / Goudimel, Claude Psalm 9 The Kings Singers and Sarband Signum Classics - SIGCD065
10:52
Links where to buy CD used in current show:
(A*16)...Acte Préalable

Wednesday, August 24,   2016 - 05:30 - 11:00
LOOKING INTO EAST - LOOKING INTO WEST
Musical journey into music that inspired western and eastern composers.
From the beginning of civilization, people tried to conquer other nations to extend its power, territories and protect trade routes for economic reasons. 
In ancient times it was Alexander The Great and Julius Cesar conquering the East and Genghis Khan and Attila The Hun, the West.  In more recent times we had the British Empire and the Ottoman Empire expanding both directions!  We cannot forget a peaceful exploration by thousands of explorers like Ibn Battuta or Marco Polo (just mention a few) who's Expeditions between 1271 and 1298 resulted in the book “Travels of Marco Polo” which created interest in the Far East.
The side effect of all those conquests was the exposure to different cultures, effecting architecture, arts, fashion, and of course music with its creation of new instruments. Many medieval instruments as well as music originating in the Middle East was brought back home to Europe by the crusaders.
This week's edition of Classical Discoveries will focus on these influences. Included will be works by Western, Middle and Far Eastern Composers and compositions that inspired them. Some works presented on this program will include the unusual combinations of eastern and western musicians, ensembles and orchestras.  This subject will be expanded to this summer’s last edition of Treasures of Early Music that will air on September 9, 2016
Composer
Work
Performers
label
air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano Castellano 5:30
Haghighi, Mohammad Allegro from "Wave on the Moor" - part one Ensemble of Eastern and Western instruments al segno - as 2002 2 5:31
Malikov, Arif Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra Sekika Kutluer, flute, Virtuois di Praga, Oldrich Vlcek, conductor Gallo - CD-1266 5:36
Kancheli, Giya Psalm from "Exil" Maacha Deubner, soprano, instrumental ensemble, Wladimir Jurowski, conductor ECM New Series - 447 808-2 5:50
Omar, Ustad Mohammed Arghawan (The Judas Tree) ANIM Junior Ensemble of Traditional Afghan Instruments Toccata Classics - TOCC 0342 6:00
El-Dabh, Halim The Pomegranate Concerto Greg Banaszak, saxophone, Hausmann String Quartet, Bryan Thomas, bass Halim El Dabh Music 6:05
Einaudi, Ludovico Yerevan II Ludovico Einaudi, piano Djivan Gasparian, duduk, Quaryetto David BMG Ricordi - 97972 2 6:21
Van de Vate, Nancy Pura Besakih Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bratislava, Szymon Kawalla, conductor Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 3006 6:24
Gurdjieff, Georges I. arr. Levon Eskenian Chant from a Holy Book The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble ECM - 277 1913 6:39
Hovhaness, Alan Anahid Philharmonia Orchestra, David Amos, conductor Crystal Records - CD810 6:46
Anonymous Georgian Folksong Orovela Gori Women's Choir, Shalva Mosidze, conductor Sony Classical - SMK 66 924 7:01
Jandali, Malek Variations for Piano and Orchestra (Based on an Ancient Syrian Theme) Malek Jandali, The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow, Sergey Kondrashev, conductor Malek Jandali 7:08
Alizade, Agshin Jangi (Warrior) Oleg Grechko, oboe, Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra, Yashar Imanov, conductor Azerbaijan International - AICD1206 7:18
Raickovich, Milos B-A-G-D-A-D, Music on a six-note theme RTS Symphony Orchestra (Belgrade), Milen Nachev, conductor Albany Records - TROY1191 7:21
Patel, Hasu Sitar Concerto, "Mangal Dhwani" Hasu Patel, sitar, Doctors Orchestra of Houston, Libi Lebel, conductor Hasu Patel 7:30
Hossein, Andre Prelude No. 1 Amiram Rigai, piano Folkways - FM 3360 8:03
Say, Fazil Hezarfen" Concerto for Ney and Orchestra, Op. 39 Burcu Karadag, ney, The Orchestra of the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Dan Ettinger, conductor Naive - V 5315 8:10
Zhen-Bang Lei Chinese Martial Arts Jing Ying Soloists Saydisc - CDL 324 8:38
Muskal, Tamar Mar de Leche Maya Beiser, cello, Bassam Saba, oud, Shane Shanahan and Jamey Haddad, percussion, Etty Ben Zaken, voice Innova - 778 - (I*02) 8:40
Regan, Marty Beyond the Sky for Japanese Instruments Ensemble Ensemble "Aura-J" Navona Records - NV5933 - (N*11) 8:56
Sangidorj, Sansargereltekh Endless Stairways Kathryn Woodard, piano Sonic Crossroads - SC 02 9:06
Mansurian, Tigran Three Arias (Sung out the window facing Mount Ararat) Kim Kashkashian, viola, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor ECM New Series - B0013257-02 9:11
Ottaway, Alexandra The Zen Sutras New York Virtuoso Singers, Parma Chamber Players, Harold Rosenbaum, conductor Navona Records - NV5947 - (N*11) 9:32
Harrison, Sadie Allah Hu from Dast be Dast Kevin Bishop, viola Toccata Classics - TOCC 0342 9:46
Keyrouz, Sister Marie Magnificat L'Ensemble de la Paix Harmonia Mundi - HMC 901577 9:52
Abado, Marwan Path of Love Marwan Abado, oud, Paul Gulda, harpsichord Gramola - 99105 10:06
Ince, Kamran Symphony No. 3, "Seige of Vienna" Prague Symphony Orchestra, Kamran Ince, conductor Naxos - 8.557588 10:12
Chen Yi Septet for Erhu, Pipa, Percussion and Saxophone Quartet Prism Quartet & Music from China Innova - 767 - (I*02) 10:40
Borowsky, Elizabeth Israeli Dance Towson University Cello Quartet ICRecords - ICR 12203 10:55
Links where to buy CD used in current show:
(I*02)...Innova Recordings
(N*11)...Navona Records

Wednesday, April 22,   2015 - 05:30 - 11:00
IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT ARARAT

In observance of the 100th anniversary of the genocide, Classical Discoveries presented a whole program devoted to music by Armenian composers and by composers of Armenian descent
Composer
Work
Performers
label
air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano Castellano 5:30
Komitas (1869-1935) Lullaby Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano, Chamber Players of the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra Nonesuch - 511487-2 5:31
Arutiunian, Alexander (1920-2012) Two Pictures Sona Shaboyan, piano Oehms Classics - OC 374 5:35
Khachaturian, Aram (1903-1978) Double Fugue Chilingirian String Quartet Positively Armenian (LP) - PA 107 5:44
Mirzoyan, Edvard (1921-2012) Poem Epitaph (In Memory of Aram Khachaturian) St. Petersburg Chamber Ensemble, Roland Melia, conductor ASV - CD DCA 916 5:50
Shnorhali, Nerses (1102-1173) Aravod Louso Lusine Zakarian, soprano Garni - CD0046 6:04
Tchebodarian, Gayaneh (1918-1998) Piano Trio Levon Chilingirian, violin, Viviane spanoghe, violoncello, Andre De Groote, piano Etcetera - KTC 1262 6:09
Aprikian, Garbis (1926- ) Dark Sky The Choir, Sipan-Komitas, Garbis Aprikian, conductor ER - 200019 6:18
Rahbee, Dianne Goolkasian (USA, 1938- ) Rhapsody, Op. 80, "Uratu" Diane Anderson, piano, Matav Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, David Alexander Rahbee, conductor Recital Media - RCP 056 6:25
Aristakesian, Emin (1936-1996) Five Sharakans by Saak Patrev Izabella Aidinian, soprano, Marianna Arutyunian, piano Melodiya (LP) - 10-10985-86 6:33
Yekmalian, Makar (1856-1905) Lord's Prayer Yaranda Youth Choir of Shushi Pomegranate Music - POM CD -1921 6:45
Yekmalian, Makar Sanctus Yaranda Youth Choir of Shushi Pomegranate Music - POM CD-1921 6:45
Karamanuk, Sirvart (1912-2008) Spring Kazaz Artin Amira Chorus, Hovhaness Mirzoyan, conductor Kalan Muzik - SP 032 6:53
Karamanuk, Sirvart My Beloved Kazaz Artin Amira Chorus, Hovhaness Mirzoyan, conductor Kalan Muzik - SP 032 6:53
Hovhaness,Alan (USA, 1911-2000) Gurge Dikran Ara Berberian, Basso, Alan Hovhaness, piano Crystal Records - CD816 7:03
Hovhaness, Alan Shatakh Christina Fong, violin, Arved Ashby, piano OgreOgress - (C*22) 7:08
Komitas Gutan yerg Komitas, voice (recorded in 1912) Traditional Crossroads - CD 4275 7:17
Komitas Six Dances for Piano Alan Hovhaness, piano Poseidon(LP) - 1007 7:20
Komitas Excerpts from Divine Liturgy Camerata Singers, Alan Hovhaness, conductor Diocesan Records - DR-631 7:37
Hovhaness, Alan Talin, Op. 93 Christina Fong, viola, Strings of the Slovak Philharmonic, Ratislav Stur, conductor OgreOgress 7:51
Tjeknavorian, Loris (1937- ) Danse Lyrique from Danses Fantastiques Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian, conductor ASV - CD DCA 884 8:10
Shnorhali, Nerses Amen Hair Surb Yerevan Women's Choir of Armenia, Artur Veranian, conductor Meg Recordings - 002 8:15
Avetisyan, Khachatur (1926-1996) Oratorio in Memory of the Victims of the Armenian Genocide The Ensemble of National Instruments of the Armenian National Radio, The Chamber Music Choir of the Armenian National Radio, Tigran Hekekian, conductor, Ararat Petrosyan, shvi, Angela Atabekyan, kanon Narek Records - NCD-1433 8:23
Narekatsi, Grigor (951-1003) Havoun, Havoun Lusine Zakarian, soprano, Armenian Chamber Orchestra OCTA Records - OCD 002 8:59
Apcar, Amy Selections from the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church Narek Bell Choir of St. Mary (Washington D.C.) Narek Bells Records 9:05
Khosrovidukht (Atributed to) (8th cent.) It is Wonderous to me Sharakan Early Music Ensemble, Grigor Danielian, conductor Celestial Harmonies - 13116-2 9:12
Edgar Hovhannessian (1930- ) Symphony No. 3 for Strings and Percussion Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian, conductor ASV - CD DCA 1033 9:19
Mansurian, Tigran (1939- ) Testament Rosamunde Quartet ECM New Series - 476 3052 9:48
Mansurian, Tigran Three Arias (Sung out the window facing Mount Ararat) Kim Kashkashian, viola, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor ECM New Series - B0013257-02 9:54
Taronetsi, Khachtur (date unknown - Middle ages) Deep Mystery Quartet "Dudukner" Quartet "Dudukner" 10:16
Yardumian, Richard (USA, 1917-1985) Narek Lili Chookasian, contralto, Alyssa Hess, harp, Stewart Rose, French Horn Positively Armenian (LP) - PA 103 10:22
Anonymous Armenian Sacred Chant Open Us Lord Anna Mailian, mezzo-soprano, Music Master of Armenia CCn'C - 02122 10:30
Terterian, Avet (1929-1994) Symphony No. 2 Chorus of Choir Society of Armenia, Karo Chilikian, voice, State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia, David Khandjian, conductor Vahan Aryan -NABP 057 10:35
Anonymous Armenian Medieval Hymn Doxology Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano, Elmer Isler Singers, Raffi Armenian, conductor CBC Records- SMCD 5215 10:54
Links where to buy CD used in current show:
(C*22)...CD Baby

Wednesday,  April  09, 2014 - 05:30 - 11:00
RETURN TO JAPAN
Composer
Work
Performers
label
air time
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano Private 5:30
Ochi, Takashi (1934-2010) Variations on an Old Japanese Folk Song City of Brescia Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra Nuova Era - 7348 5:31
Yamada, Kosaku (1886-1965) Overture in D Major New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa, conductor Naxos - 8.555350 5:38
Dan, Ikuma (1924-2001) Autumn Field Yoshikazu Mera coutertenor, Natsuko Uchiyama, Piano BIS - CD-906 5:43
Kaneda, Bin (1935-2002) Japanese Folk Song, "Warabe-Uta Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Hiroyuki Odano, conductor Kosei Publishing company - KOCD-2901 5:47
Asakawa, Haruo (1942- ) Piano Sonoro (orienta) Ryo-ko Fukazawa, Piano The Japan Federation of Coomposers - JFC-R8002 5:56
Toyama, Yuzo (1931- ) Rhapsody for Orchestra Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor Naxos - 8.555071 6:08
Akutagawa, Yasushi (1925-1989) Triptyque for String Orchestra Japan Philharmoonic Symphony Orchestra, Tetsuji Honna, conductor King Record Co. - KICC 246 6:18
Kako, Takashi (1947- ) Wind in the Water Depths Keiko Nosaka, 25-stringed koto Camerata - 28CM-651 6:32
Mayuzumi, Toshiro (1929-1997) Rumba Rhapsody New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa, conductor Naxos - 8.557693 6:39
Tanaka, Karen (1961- ) Techno Etudes Signe Bakke, piano 2L - 74 6;48
Watanabe, Urato o (1909-1994) Symphonic Suite, "Yajin" NHK Symphony Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki, conductor King Record Company - GT-9323 (LP) 6:58
Anonimous 16th cent. Japan Shino no Netori Hiroyuki Koinuma, Shinobue AliaVox - AVSA 9856 B 7:13
Yoshimatsu, Takashi (1953- ) Dream Colored Mobile II, Op. 58a Manchester Camerata, Sachio Fujioka, conductor Chandos - CHAN 9652 7:18
Ifukube, Akira (1914-2006) Monster Zero March from the film "Monster Zero" Unidentified orchestra and conductor Futureland - TYCY -5203.04 7:27
Ifukube, Akira Ode, "The Sea of Okhotsk" Yumi Aikawa, soprano, Muneo Tozawa, fagotto, Shu Yoshida, contrabass, Ikuko Endo, piano Camerata - 30CM-391-2 7:30
Kondo, Jo (1947- ) Isthmus Musica Practica Ensemble, Ryochi Kawai, conductor Fontec - FOCD2515 7:44
Nishimura, Akira (1953- Fanfare for Orchestra Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor Camerata - CMCD-28126 7:48
Satoh, Somei (1947- ) Toward the night String Ensemble Endless, Toshiyuki Uzuka, conductor New Albion Records - NA056CD 7:54
Takano, Mari (1960- ) LigAlien I Nathan Mabb, Soprano Saxophone, Masahito Sugihara, Tenor Saxophone, Winstin Choi, piano BIS - CD-1453 8:09
Ikebe, Shin-Ichiro (1943- ) The Chronicle of 3776 Meters (2003) Topyo Symphony Orchestra, Masahiro Izaki, conductor Camerata - CMCD-28121 8:18
Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996) Spirit Garden Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshi Wakasugi, conductor Denon - CO-78944 8:32
Niigaki, Takashi (1970- ) Mamoru Samuragochi wrongly claimed that he was the composer Symphony No. 1, "Hiroshima" Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Naoto Otomo, conductor Denon - COCQ-84901 8:57
Togawa, Yoichi (1959- ) Homage to Furusato Yoshiko Takase, piano Mother Earth Publishing company - MPCI-22001 10:20
Ogura, Roh (1916-1990) Sonatine for Violin and Piano Takeshi Kobayashi, Violin, Teruji Karashima, piano King Record Company - GT-9338 10:27
Mamiya, Michio (1929- ) Composition for Chorus No. 4, "Children's Field" Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Broadcasting Children's Chorus Group, Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor Fontec - FOCD3306 10:34
AYUO (1960- ) Eurasian Tango No. 3 Aki Takahashi, piano Camerata - CMCD-28105 10:57

Wednesday, January 25   2012 - 5:30 - 11:00 and 11:00am - 13:00
IN THE YEAR OF A WATER DRAGON
Composer Work Performers label
time
Classical Discoveries - 5:30 - 11:00am
Castellano, Jennifer The Castle at Sunrise (Opening) Jennifer Castellano, Piano CD Baby 5:30
He Luting (1903-1999) Evening Party Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Cao Peng, conductor Marco Polo - 8.223956 5:31
Wang Li-San (1933- ) Sonatina Eileen Huang, Piano ASV - DCA 1031 5:34
Tan Dun (1957- ) "Love in Distance" from "Hero" Tan Dun, Conductor Sony Classical - SK 87726 5:42
Zhang Lida Himalayas Symphony No. 1 China National Symphony Orchestra, Xiaoying Zheng, conductor EMIAO - no number 5:48
Traditional Chinese Jasmin Chen Yue, Bamboo flute, Lars Hannibal, guitar Our Recordings - 8.226901 6:01
Sheng, Bright (1955- ) Tibetan Dance Cho-Liang Lin, Violin, Erin Svaboda, Clarinet, Bright Sheng, Piano Naxos - 8.570601 6:05
Long, Zhou (1953- ) The Rhyme of Taigu Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan shui, conductor BIS - CD-1322 6:19
Wong, Betty Ann Siu Junn Pamir Trance Phoenix Spring Ensemble Olde West -OWR-0155 6:32
Wu Hai-lin Violin Concerto "On themes of the dong People" Sheng Zhong-guo, Violin, China Philharmonic Orchestra, De Lun-Li, conductor HK - 8.880049 6:39
Luo Jing Jing (1956- ) Mosquito Evelyn Lust, Piano CRI - CD 805 7:01
Ma Shui-lung (1939- ) La Lanterne Val de Marne's Young Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean-Jacques Werner, Conductor Quantum - QM 6917 7:07
Anon. China (Ancient Folk Song) The Round Sun and Crescent Moon in the Sky Wu Man, Pipa and Voice, Kronos Quartet Traditional Crossroads - CD 4343 7:19
Chan, Joshua (1962- ) Hallucination in a Five-Mile Fog Hong Kong String Quartet Hugo - HRP 7210-2 7:22
Rui Li (1980- ) Peng Zhuang (Sparkling-Collision) Chen Yue, Transverse and Bamboo Flutes, Michala Petri, Recorder Our Recordings - 6.220600 7:33
Liu Xing Symphony for Chinese Orchestra, No. 2 Kaohsiung City Chinese Orchestra, Yan Hui-chang, Conductor Hugo - HRP 7155-2 7:41
Hui, Melissa (1966- ) San Rocco Lawrence Cherney, Oboe d'Amore, Russell Hartenberger, Percussion, Elora Festival singers, Noel Edison, Conductor CMC - CMC-CD 5395 7:53
Li, Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture China Philharmonic Orchestra, Long Yu, Conductor Deutsche Grammophon - 471 393-2 8:03
Bunya Koh (1910-1983) Sinfonietta in D minor, Op. 51 NHK Symphony Orchestra, Chiu-sen Chen, Conductor Sunrise Records - 8510 8:10
Traditional Chinese Bird Song Jing Ying Soloists Saydisc - CD-SDL 325 8:27
Zheng Bing (1956- ) The Second Erhu concerto Zhu Xiao-Sheng, Erhu, Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing Concert Hall, China, Yan Hwei-Chun, Conductor Silverwolf Records -SWJR 1062 8:31
Wu Man An Immortal Splashes the Ink Wu Man, Prepared Pipa Traditional Crossroads - CD 4343 8:57
Yan Ge The Horse Cart Takako Nishizaki, Violin, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Choo Hoey, Conductor Marco Polo - 8.223902 9:01
Guo Wen Jing Xi (Game) Chao Gao, Yue Gao and Xing Li, Cymbals Channel Classics - CCS SA 80607 9:07
Qigang Chen (1951- ) Irise devoilee (Iris Unveiled) Wu Bixia, Ke Luwa and Ma Shuai, Sopranos, Wang Nan, Erhu, Li Jia, Pipa, Chang Jing, Zheng,Negative Guest List Virgin Classics - 5 45549 9:12
Chen Gang (1935- ) Bells from the Temple Capella Istropolitana, Stephen Gunzenhauser, Conductor Marco Polo - 8.223908 9:54
Ho, Alice Caprice Tanya Prochazka, Cello Eclectra - ECCD-2050 9:59
Chu Chien-Er (1922- ) Ecstacy of Nature, Op. 30 - Concerto for Chinese Oboe and Orchestra Liu Ying, Chinese Oboe, Shanghai symphony Orchestra, Xieyang Chen, Conductor SM - SM-1013 10:07
Tan Dun (1957- ) Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (Yi2) Sharon Isbin, Guitar, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Muhai Tang, Conductor Teldec - 81830-2 10:30
Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde - 11:00am - 01:00pm
Castellano, Jennifer Marvin Goes Avant-Garde (first section) Musique Concrete Private 11:00
Lui Man-shing Reunion at the Milky Way Chinese Music Virtuosi RTHK Radio 4 - CD 10.05 11:02
Chien, Nan-chang Beat the Drum JU Percussion Group JU Percussion Group Foundation - no number 11:08
Chen, Chien-Yin Purr Mark Dresser, Double Bass, Chien-Yin Chen, Organ Tzadik - TZ 7091 11:25
Chan, Wing-wah (1954- ) Transit Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Mak Ka-lok, conductor Hugo - HRP 799-2 11:32
Deqing Wen (1958- ) Traces IV, Concerto for suo-na and large orchestra Guo Yazhi, Suo-na, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Dennis russell Davies, Conductor MGB - CTS-M 116 11:43
Chen Yi (1953- ) Happy Birthday to PRISM Prism Quartet Innova -800 - (I*02) 12:01
Chen Yi Symphony No. 2 The women's Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta, conductor New Albion - NA 090 CD 12:03
Ming-Hsiu Yen Chinatown Prism Quartet, Music from China Innova -767 - (I*02) 12:21
Chou Wen-Chung (1923- ) Cursive Harvey Sollberger, flute, Charles Wuorinen, Piano CRI - CD 691 - (N*07) 12:30
Cheung, Winnie (1975- ) Taking the Scarlet Pia Liptak, Violin, Ryuko Mizutani, Koto Centaur - CRC 3056 - (C*11) 12:44
Zhou Long (1953- ) The Future of Fire The Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Singapore, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan shui, conductor BIS - CD-1322 12:55

Wednesday, April  06  2011 - 5:00am - 11:00am and 11:00am - 01:00pm
FOR JAPAN
This Special Edition of Classical Discoveries and Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde is devoted to music by Japanese composers.
This is Classical Discoveries tribute, in the face of the triple tragedy, to the people of Japan, living and perished, it's artists and composers.
The host of this program is hoping that listening to the program "For Japan" and hearing this incredible, little known music, will touch and inspire those who have not contributed anything yet, or might wish to contribute more, or simply just help people appreciate the music contribution given to the world by Japanese artists.
Composer Work Performers label
time
Classical Discoveries - 5:00 - 11:00am
Japan's National Anthem Kimigayo The Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards, Major Robert G. Swift, Conductor Denon - 81757 4500 2 5:00
Japanese Folksong Sakura Sakura Jean-Pierre Rampal, Flute, Lily Laskine, Harp Denon - 35C37-7127 5:01
Yashiro, Akio (1929-1976) Sonata for 2 Flutes and Piano Ryu Noguchi & Shinya Koide, Flutes, Futaba Inoue, Piano Camerata - CMCD-50001 5:09
Kinoshita, Makiko (1965- ) Sinfonia Toke Junior high School Band, Hiroyuki Kayo, Conductor Kosei Publishing Company - KOCD-4503 5:22
Taki, Rentaro (1879-1903) Menuetto Noriko Ogawa, Piano BIS - CD-854 5:30
Yamada, Koscak (1886-1965) Choreographic Symphony "Maria Magdalena" Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa, Conductor Naxos - 8.557971 5:33
Miura, Mari (1960- ) Cherry Blossom Album Octetto Tokyo-Berlin NCA - MA 96 12 825 5:50
Takenaka, Atsuhiko (1962- ) Rhapsodic Dance, "Yosakoi" Kaeko Kadowaki and Nobuko Kuroyanagi, Pianists The Museum of Art, Kochi - KPCF002 6:03
Dan, Ikuma (1924-2001), Orchestra Fantasy "Flying Devi" Cnetury Orchestra Osaka, Uri Segal, Conductor Fontec - FPCD1406 6:06
Hayasaka, Humiwo (1914-1955) Musical Box Aki Takahashi, Piano Camerata - CMCD-28061 6:23
Kuwahara, Yasuo (1946-2003) Song of the Japanese Autumn City of Brescia Mandolin and Guilar Orchestra, Ugo Orlandi, Conductor Nuova Era - 7348 6:27
Abe, Keiko (1937- ) Memories of the Seashore Rebecca Kite, Marimba GP Percussion - CD-9301 6:40
Sugata, Isotario (1907-1952) Dancing Girl in the Orient (From "Sketches of the Desert" - Suite in Oriental Style, Op. 10) Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuhiko Koomatsu, Conductor Naxos - 8.570319 6:47
Miyoshi, Akira (1933- ) En Vers Kumi Ogano, Piano Phillips (Japan) - 32CD-3024h 6:52
Anonymous 16th Century Japan Shino no Netori Hiroyuki Koinuma, Shinobue AliaVox - AVSA 9856B 7:01
Kishi, Koichi (1909-1937) Sketch of Japan, Symphonic Suite Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Kazuhiko Komatsu, Conductor Victor (Japan)- VICC-40 7:05
Akutagawa, Yasushi (1925-1999) Theme music to the TV Drama "Ako Roshi" The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tetsuji Honna, Conductor King Record Company - KICC 246 7:34
Ichiyanagi, Toshi (1946- ) "Still Time III" Ayako Shinozaki, Harp Fontec - FOCD 3253 7:39
Samuragoch, Mamoru (1963- ) Selections from the Video Game "Onimusha" New Japan Philharmonic Capcom - CPCA-1049 7:47
Yoshimatsu, Takashi (1953- ) Prelude to Little Spring from "Pleiades Dances" Pascal Roge, Piano Octavia Records - OVCT-00052 7:55
Yoshimatsu, Takashi And Birds are Still..., Op. 72 Manchester Camerata, Sachio Fujioka, Conductor Chandos - CHAN 9652 7:58
Yoshimatsu, Takashi Interlude with Birds from "Pleiades Dances" Pascal Roge, Piano Octavia Records - OVCT - 00052 8:06
Anonymous 7th Century Japan Searching Riley Lee, Shakuhachi Tall Poppies - TP 168 8:09
Sakamoto, Ryuichi (1952- ) Music from the Film, "Little Buddah" Ryuichi Sakamoto, Conductor Sony Classical - SK 60780 8:15
Ifukube, Akira(1914-2006) Suite from the Ballet, "The Drumming of Japan" Akira Ifukube, Conductor TYCY-5217-18 8:25
Kako, Takashi (1947- ) Wind in the Water Depths (2001) Keiko Nosaka, 25-Stringed Koto Camerata - 28CM-651 8:57
Terui, Yoshinori Mountain Waves Nihon Daiko Musical Heritage Society - 5168090 9:05
Satoh, Somei (1947- ) Homa for Soprano and Strings Kyoko Sato, Soprano, String Ensemble Endless, Toshiyuki Uzuka, Conductor New Albion - NA 056 9:12
Togawa, Yoichi (1959- ) Prelude No. 3 from 4 Preludes for Piano Yoshiko Takase, Piano Private 9:28
Togawa, Yoichi Interpersonal Relationships Choir Pops (Mixed Chorus), Yoshinobu Kinoshita, Conductor Mother Earth Publishing Company - MPCI - 22001 9:31
Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996) Nostalghia for Violin and String Orchestra Michael Dauth, Violin, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Conductor ABC Classics - 426 998-2 9:49
Takano, Mari (1960- ) Vacation No Pal for Soprano and Piano Eiko Morikawa, soprano, Hubertus Dreyer, Piano BIS - CD-1238 10:01
Ikebe, Shin-Ichiro (1943- ) Symphony No. 5, "Simplex" Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Kotaro Sato, Conductor Camerata - 30CM-374 10:09
Yocoh, Yuquijiro (1925- ) Variations on Sakura Charles Mokotoff, guitar Charles Mokotoff 10:32
Kohjiba, Tomiko (1952- ) The Transmigration of the Soul for 9 instruments and voice Kendra Colton, soprano, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Stereophile - STPH007 10:41
Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde - 11:00am - 01:00pm
Castellano, Jennifer Marvin Goes Avant-Garde  Musique Concrete (first part - show opening theme ) Private 11:00
Nikura, Ken (1951- ) Madrigal Kenji Otani, Conductor Fontec - FPCD1180 11:02
Kondo, Jo (1947- ) Walk Satoko Inoue, Piano Hat Hut - 135 11:16
Niimi, Tokuhide (1947-  ) "Fujin Raijin" (The God Of Wind, The God of Thunder) for Japanese Big Drum, Organ and Orchestra Eitetsu Hayashi, Big Japanese Drum, Ryuta Suzuki, Organ, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Hikotaro Yazaki, Conductor Camerata - CMCD-28051 11:24
Mayuzumi, Toshiro (1929-1997) Pieces for Prepared Piano and Strings Benjamin Owen, Piano, The Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney, Conductor First Edition - FECD-0030 11:50
Hosakawa, Toshio (1955- ) Sen V Stefan Hussong, Accordion Thorofon - CTH 2184 12:01
Tanaka, Karen (1961- ) Initium for Orchestra and Live Electronics The Tokyo Symphony, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Conductor Camerata - 32CM-319 12:11
Kojima, Hase Yuriko (1962- ) Eclat du soir Wakako Hanada, Violin, Seigen Tokuzawa, Cello, Yoshiko Tamai, Piano Fontec - FPCD3722 12:24
Ishii, Maki Sho-Ko for Orchestra NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yuzo Toyama, Conductor CBS/Sony (Japan) - 32DC 350 12:32
Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996) Hika Yuji Takahashi, Piano, Paul Zukovsky, Violin JVC - JVCD-1008 12:49
Yasuda, Fumio (1953- ) Last Requiem European Art Orchestra, Bernd Ruf, Conductor Winter & Winter - 910051-2 12:55

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:30am - 11:00
EAST MEETS WEST
Composer Work Performers label
air time
Anonymous ancient (Turkey) Der Makam-i (118-from the Collection Compiled in "The Book of the Science of Music") Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall Conductor Alia Vox - AVSA 9870 5:30
Hossein, Aminollah (Iran) Ballet, "Sheherazade" Nurnberger Symphoniker, Alexander Rahbari, Conductor Colosseum Classics - COL 9035-2 5:35
Anonymous Ottoman (XVI cent) Warrior's March Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall, Conductor Alia Vox - AVSA 9863 B 6:07
Tuzun, Ferit (Turkey) Capriccio a la Turque Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, Rengim Gokmen, Conductor Starfish Music - CD 01302-8 6:15
Liu, Xing (China) Still Cloud and Solitary Crane Voronezh State Symphony Orchestra, Ka-lok Mak, Conductor Hugo Productions - HRP 7219-2 6:22
Anonymous Medieval Istampita "Principio di virtu" Ken Zuckerman, Lute and Sarod, Swapan Chaudhuri, Tabla, Keyvan Chemirani, Zarb Harmonia Mundi - HMC 905261 6:28
Koh, Bunya (Taiwan) Formosan Dance NHK Symphony Orchestra, Chen Chiu-Sen, Conductor Sunrise Records - 8503 6:37
Togawa, Yoichi (Japan) 6 Pieces from "Sketches of the Soul" Ryoko Fukasawa, Piano Art Union - ART-3049 6:44
Cowell, Henry (USA) Persian Set Orchestra Conducted by Leopold Stokowski Citadel - CTD 88123 7:03
Einaudi, Ludovico (Italy) Yerevan from "Eden Roe" Djivan Gasparian, Duduk, Quartetto David, Ludovico Einaudi, Piano BMG Ricordi - 97972 2 7:03
Benary, Barbara (USA) Downtown Steel DownTown Ensemble New World Records - 80646-2 - (N*07) 7:07
Anonymous 12th Century(Crusaders) Chevalier; mult estes guaritz (Salvation, Good Knights You are Assured) Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall, conductor Alia Vox - AVSA 9863 B 7:19
Grare, Joel (France) La cloche et le papillon L'Ensemble Paris - Istanbul - Shanghai Alpha Productions - 523 - (A*07) 7:28
Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch (Greece/Armenia) Assyrian Women Mourners Anja Lechner, Cello, Vassilis Tsabropoulos, Piano ECM New Series - B0003036-02 7:34
Sitsky, Larry(Australia) Gurdjieff: Violin Concerto No. 2 Jan Sedivka, Violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Omri Hadari, Conductor Move Records - MD 3084 - (B*02) 7:41
Anonymous 16th Century (China) "Ave Maria" (pantatonic) La Capella Real de Cantalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall, conductor Alia Vox - AVSA 9856 B 8:06
Anonymous (Turkey) Turkish Concerto (Published in Giovanni Toderini's Letteratura Turchesca) Concerto Koln, Sarband, Vladimir Ivanoff, Conductor Archiv Production - 474 193-2 8:13
Keyrouz, Sister Marie (Lebanon) Excerpts from "Lyric Offerings" Sister Marie Keyrouz, voice, Ensemble de la Paix Univerkey Productions - UKPO10258SMK 8:21
Kotchlamazashvili, Yekutime (Georgia) Christ My Lord Gori Women's Choir, Shalva Mosidze, Conductor Sony Classical - SMK 66 924 8:36
Chahine, Abdallah Taqsim Rast and Taqsim Sika Abdallah Chanine, Piano Club Du Disque Arabe - 063 8:43
Inayat-Khan, Hidyat (England/Indian descent) Chanson Exotique, Op. 19 Jetty Armaiti Scholten, Mezzo-Soprano, Jeannette Kessler, Piano Mirasound Classics - MIRA 399277 8:48
Yasushi Akutagawa (Japan) Triptyque for String Orchestra Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Tetsuji Honna, Conductor King Record Co. - KICC 246 8:54
Cantemir Dimitrius (Moldavia/Turkey) Bouselik Pishref Constantinople Atma - ACD2 2316 9:09
Harrison, Lou (USA) In Honor of Prince Kantemir from "Rhymes with Silver" Lux Musica Golden Horn - GHP 019-2 9:16
Kumar, Ganesh (India) Alaap Eleonore Pameijer, Flute, Marcel Worms, Piano FutureClassics - 06 - (F*03) 9:20
Foulds, John (England) The Song of Ram Dass City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo, Conductor Warner Classics - 62999-2 9:27
El-Dabh, Halim (Egypt/USA) Misri-Yaat Alexandria Halim El-Dabh, Piano Halim El-Dabh Music LLC - no number 9:32
El-Dabh, Halim Blue Coral Halim El-Dabh, Piano Halim El-Dabh Music LLC - no number 9:34
El-Dabh, Halim Crimson Orchid Halim El-Dabh, Piano Halim El-Dabh Music LLC - no number 9:38
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony No. 25, "First Movement" Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra plus Eastern Instruments, Milen Natchev, Conductor Virgin - 4 71727 2 9:44
Wu Li(China) Songs to Our Lady Choir of Beitang, XVIII-21 Musique des Lumieres, Jean-Christoph Frisch, Conductor K617 - K617155 9:52
Sastri, Syama (India) Amba Kamakshi Madras String Quartet Oriental Records, Inc. - CD 276 10:03
Hovhaness, Alan (USA) Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 423 (1992) - World Premiere Broadcast Christina Fong, Viola OgreOgress - (C*22) 10:11
Ali Ufki (Wojciech Bobowski)(Poland/Turkey)/Claude Goudimel(France) Psalm 9 The King's Singers and Sarband World Village - 468052 10:31
Avner Dorman (Israel) Piccolo Concerto (2001) Mindy Kaufman, Piccolo, Metropolis Ensemble, Andrew Cyr, Conductor Naxos - 8.559620 10:39
Arab-Andalusian (XXII-XXIV cent.Spain) Murakkaz "Ah-Ya Muddasin"(Libyan tradition) Calamus MA - MO26A 10:57

Friday, January 30, 2009 - 5:40 to 11:00
IN THE YEAR OF THE OX
Program devoted to music of Chinese composers, and composers associated with China, in observance of Chinese New Year

Chung, Wut Man - The Pamir Capriccio, Op. 21 - Tsui Tak Ming, Harmonica, New Japan Philharmonic, Chen Chiu-sen - Sunrise Records, LTD. - 8502 - (5:40)
Sicong, Ma - Lullaby - Hsiao-mei Ku, Violin, Ning Lu, Piano - Naxos - 8.570600 - (6:03)
Chan, Joshua - Hallucination in a Five-Mile Fog - Hong Kong String Quartet - Hugo Productions - HRP 7210-2 - (6:08)
Ge, Yan - The Horse Cart - Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Choo Hoey, Conductor - Marco Polo - 8.223902 - (6:20)
Liu, Zhuang & Sheng, Yan- The Moon Reflection - Jingma Fan, Tenor, Reinild Mees, Piano - Channel of China - CCS SA 80908 - (6:27)
Ma, Shui-Long - A Sketch of Rainy Harbor - Tsai Chai-Hsiio, Piano - Thorofon - CTH 2024 - (6:32)
Dun, Tan - Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa (1999) - Wu Man, Pipa, Moscow Soloists, Yuri Bashmet, Conductor - Onyx - 4027 - (6:42)

Chen, Qigang - "Tender" from Iris Unveiled - Wu Bixia, Soprano, National Orchestra of France, Muhai Tang, Conductor - Virgin Classics - 5 45549 2 - (7:04)
Yi, Chen - Romance and Dance for two violins and string orchestra - Chi-Liang Lin and Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, Violins, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, conductor - BIS - CD-1352 - (7:12)
Bing, Zheng - Concerto No. 4 for Erhu (Fantasia of A Mode) - Zhu Xiao Sheng, Erhu, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, Yan Hwei Chun, Conductor - Janus Resource International - SWJR1062 - (7:22)
Jing Jing, Luo - Mosquito - Evelyn Lust, Piano - CRI - 805 - (7:39)
Amiot, Joseph-Marie - Salve Regina - Jean-Christoph Frisch, Conductor - Astree - E 87642 - (7:45)
Koh, Bunya - Sinfonietta in D minor, Op. 51 - NHK Symphony Orchestra, Chen Chiu-Sen, Conductor - Sunrise Records LTD. - 8510 - (7:50)

Tan Dun - Love in Distance from the Soundtrack to Hero - Tan Dun, Conductor - Sony Classical - SK 87726 - (8:06)
Sheng, Bright - Spring Dreams (1999), for violin and orchestra of Chinese instruments - Cho-Liang Lin, Violin, Siingapore Chinese Orchestra, Tsung Yeh, Conductor - Naxos - 8.570601 - (8:14)
Lay, Zhen-Bang - Chinese Martial Arts - Jing Ying Soloists - Saydisc - CD-SDL 325 - (8:37)
Yi, Qin - Suo - Gabrielle Smart, Piano - Move - MD 3296 - (8:40)
Zhang, Chiuen-Yi - Tone Poem, "Northern Forest" - Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Tsung Yeh, Conductor - Hugo - HRP 7204-2 - (8:43)

Amiot, Joseph-Marie - Ave Maria - Jean-Christophe Frisch, Conductor - K617 - 155 - (9:03)
Chen, Gang - "Wang Zhaojun", Violin Concerto - Takako Nishizaki, Violin, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Yip Sing Sie, Conductor - Marco Polo - 8.223908 - (9:07)
Long, Zhou - The Future of Fire - The Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Singapore, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, Conductor - BIS - CD-1352 - (9:44)
Chen, Qigang - L'Eloignement - Strings of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, Leonard Skatkin, Conductor - Virgin Classics - 344693 2 - (9:50)

Chen, Qian - "Exploits" Symphonic Overture for Band - The Military Band of the P.L.A. of China, Xiao-Ying Zheng, Conductor - Hugo - HRP 7183-2 - (10:08)
Pedrini, Teodorico - Sonata VII for Flute and Basso Continuo - XVIII-21, Musiques des Lumieres - Astree - AS 128609 - (10:22)
Chien-Er Chu - Concerto for Chinese Oboe, "Ecstacy of Nature" - Ying Liu, Chinese Oboe, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Xieyung Chen, Conductor - SM - SM-1013 - (10:30)
Chou, Wen-Chung - Yu Ko (Fisherman's Song) - Group for Contemporary Music at Columbia University, Harvey Sollberger, conductor - CRI - CD 691 - (10:55)


Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 5:35 - 11:00
"FROM JAKARTA TO JAYAPURA
"
Entire program devoted to works inspired by Indonesia's islands as well as works by Indonesian composers

Colin McPhee -Tabuh-Tabuhan - Peter Basquin & Christopher Oldfather, Pianos, American Composers Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor - Argo - 444 560-2 - (5:35)
Nancy Van De Vate -Balinese Diptych - Ananda Sukarlan, Piano - Vienna Modern Masters - 2043 - (6:03)
Barbara Benary -Mostly Slendro Passacaglia - Gamelon son of Lion - GSOL Records - GSOL CD-1 - (6:12)
Barbara Benary -Downtown Steel - Members of the Downtown Ensemble - New World Records - 80646-2 - (6:18)
Peter Sculthorpe -Music for Bali - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills, Conductor - ABC Classics - 476 7627 - ( (6:32)
Amir Pasaribu - - Piano Sonata No.1 - Ananda Sukarlan, Piano - Chendra - No number - (6:37)
Shiro Fukai -Symphonic Picture, "Songs of Java" - Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky, Conductor - Naxos - 8.557688 - (6:50)
Ann Boyd -Bali Moods I - Geoffrey Collins, Flute, Nicholas Routley, Piano - Tall Poppies - 127 - (7:05)
Betty Beath -Indonesian Dyptych - Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Ruben Silva, Conductor - Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 3031 - (V*01) - (7:13)
Betty Beath -Merindu Bali (Bali Yearning) - Sally Mays, Piano - Jade Records - 108) - (7:24)
Lou Harrison -La Koro Sutro - The Chorus and Chamber Chorus of The University of California at Berkeley, Karen Gottlieb, Harp, Agnes Sauerbeck, Organ, American Gamelan, Philip Brett, Conductor - New Albion Records - NA 015 CD - (7:31)
Traditional Indonisia -Kebyar Ding (1st Movement) - Gamelan Gong Kebyar of Belaluan - World Arbitur - 2001 - (8:03)
Colin McPhee -Nocturne - Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra, David Van Vactor, Conductor - CRI - CD 836 - (8:07)
Arr. Colin McPhee -Tabu, Telu from Transcriptions of Ceremonial Music from Bali - Colin McPhee and Benjamin Britten, Pianos - World Arbitur - 2001 - (8:15)
Ananda Sukarlan -Gentle Darkness - Thalia Myers, Piano - Usk Recordings - 1227 - (8:20)
Trisutji Kamal-The Love Between the Moon and the Sea from Sunda Seascapes - Ananda Sukarlan, Piano - Overload Solutions LTD. - no number - (8:25)
Gareth Farr -Tabuh Pacific - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Banyu Gunung Salju Balinese Gong Kebyar - Morrison & Co. Trust - MMT 2021 - (8:34)
Janice Giteck -Home - 16 Male Voices, Philandros, Gamelan Pacifica, Walter Gray, Cello - New Albion - NA054CD - (8:52)
Evan Ziporyn -Aneh Tapi Nyata (Strange but True) - Sekar Jaya - New World Records - 80430-2 - (9:09)
David del Puerto -Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra "Nusantara" (In memory of the victims of the Tsunami 2004) - Ananda Sukarlan, Piano, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Jose Ramon Encinar, Conductor - Stradivarius - STR 33765 - (9:25)
Amir Pasaribu -The Jugglers' Meeting - Ananda Sukarlan, Piano - Chendra - no number given - (10:02)
Will Eisma -Mawar Jiwa - Ensemble Gending, Jurrien Sligter, Conductor - NM Classics - 92062 - (10:07)
Slamet A. Sjukur -Svara - Steffen Schleiermacher, Piano - MDG - 613 1322 - (10:21)
Budi Putra -Ora Nesti Ngono (Not Always Like That) - Gamelan Padhang Moncar - Portal music - 1001/2 - (10:40)

The last position indicates the broadcast starting time


Thursday, July 28 2005 - 5:45 - 11:00
''THE ORIENT UNVEILED'' - musical voyage to the Far East

5:45am - 7:00am
Akira Ifukube - Ballata Sinfonica - Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Jun'ichi Hirokami, conductor - BIS - CD-490
Chieh Tsao - Two Little Pieces for Orchestra - Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, Conductor - Chieh Tsao - No number )
Joshua Chan - Hallucination in a Five-Mile Fog - Hong Kong String Quartet - Hugo Productions - HRP 7210-2
Somtow Sucharitkul - "Madana" - Bankok Symphony Orchestra, Somtow Sucharitkul, Conductor - Orpheus Music - No number given
Sue Kyung Song - Winter Ballade - Sue Kyung Song, Piano - MSR Classics - MS1098
Lucrezia Kasilag - Prelude Etnika - Angelito Agcaoili, Guitar - Angelito Agcaoili - No number given
Lucrezia Kasilag - Toccata - Angelito Agcaoili, Guitar - Angelito Agcaoili - No number given
Bunya Koh (Chiang Wen-Yeh) - Sinfonietta in D minor, Op. 51 - NHK Symphny Orchestra, Chiu-sen Chen, Conductor - Sunrise Records LTD. - 8510

7:00am - 8:00am
Jia Daqun - Scherzo - Gabriella Smart, Piano - Move - MD 3296 - (B*02)
Gang Chen, arr. - Flowing Water and Floating Clouds - Takako Nishizaki, Violin, Capella Istropolitana, Stephen Gunzenhauser, Conductor - Marco Polo - 8.223908
Robert Delgado - Prayer of St. Francis - The Riga Chamber Choir, Imants Kokars, Conductor - Timeless Recordings - No number given
Yoichi Togawa - Three Pieces for Piano - Yoshiko Takase, Piano - Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 2021)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Discord (Beginning) - Various performers - Sony Classical - SK 60121

8:00am -9:00am
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Discord (Conclusion) - Various performers - Sony Classical - SK 60121
Gang Chen - "Wang Zhaojun" - Takako Nishizaki , Violin, Capella Istropolitana, Stephen Gunzenhauser, Conductor - Marco Polo - 8.223908

9:00am - 10:00am
Qigang Chen - Iris Unveiled (COMPLETE) - Wu Bixia and Ke Luwa, Sopranos, National Orchestra of France, Muhai Tang, Conductor - Virgin classics - 45549 2
Kaoru Wada - Folkloric Dance Suite - Malmo Symphny Orchestra, Jun'ichi Hirokami, conductor - BIS - CD-490)

10:00am - 11:00am
Minoru Miki - East Arc - Yang Jing, Pipa, Yui Ensemble - Camerata - CMCD-28036
Trad. China - Legend - Jing Ying Soloists - Saydisc - CD-SDL 325
Tan Dun - Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1 - Lang Lang - Deutsche Grammophon - B0002047-02

Friday, September 03, 2004 - 8:30 to 11:00 AM
A MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF CHINESE COMPOSER TAN DUN


8:30am 9:00am
Tan Dun -"Silk Road" from "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" - Yo-Yo Ma, Cello, Orchestra Conducted by Tan Dun - Sony Classical/Sony Music Soundtrax - SK 89347
Tan Dun - Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1 - Lang Lang, Piano - Deutsche Grammophon - B0002047

9:00am - 10:00am
Tan Dun - Water Passion after Saint Matthew - Elizabeth Keusch, Soprano, Stephen Bryant, Bass, Mark O'Connor, Violin, Maya Beiser, Cello, David Cossin, Martin Homann, Adam Weisman, Percussion, RIAS-Kammerchoir Berlin, Tan Dun, Conductor - Sony Classical - S2K 89927

10:00am - 11:00am
Tan Dun - Water Passion after Saint Matthew, Completed
Tan Dun - Out of Peking Opera - Cho-Liang Lin, Violin, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Muhai Tang, Conductor - Ondine - ODE 864-2
Tan Dun - "Song of Peace" from "Symphony 1997" - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Yip's Children's Choir, Imperial Bells Ensemble of China, Tan Dun, Conductor - SK 63368

Monday, June 07, 2004 - 6:00 to 11:00
SPLENDOURS OF TOPKAPI

Classical Discoveries goes to Turkey

6:00am - 7:00am
Brian Keane - "Scenes of Istanbul" from " Suleyman the Magnificent" - Ensemble featuring Brian Keane and Omar Faruk Tekbiled - Celestial Harmonies - CD CDL 023
.Ulvi Cemal Erkin - String Quartet - Ankara String Quartet - Hungaroton - HCD 31520
Wilhelm Stenhammer - "In the Garden of the Seraglio" from "Three Choral Songs" - Singer Pur - Ars Musici - AM 1208
Abdurrahim Kunhi Dede (1769-1831) - "Hicaz Ayin - Classical Ensemble of Istanbul - l'empreinte digitale - ED 13093
.Ferit Tuzun - "Inspirations" - Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Hikmet Simsek, conductor - Hungaroton - HCD 31455
Carlo Domeniconi - "Oyun" - Amadeus Guitar Duo, Kupfalzisches Chamber Orchestra, Jiri Malat, conductor - Hanssler Classic - CD 98.389

7:00am - 8:00am
Ahned Adnan Saygun - Prelude No. 7 on Aksak Rhythms - Gulsan Onay, Piano - Aulos - PRE 66 027
Anon.17-cent. Ottoman Empire - 3 Kocek Dances - Lalezar Ensemble - Traditional Crossroads - CD 80702-4302-2
Kamran Ince - Symphony No. 2. "Fall of Constantinople" - Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller, Conductor - Argo - 455 151-2
.M.K. (1604) - "O Jhesu Christ Emanuel"(Song in Reaction to Turkish Military Threats) - Ars Cantus, Tomasz Dobrzanski, Conductor - CD Accord - ACD 125-2
Sultan Murad V (1840-1904) - Dance for the Castanets - Vedat Kosal, Piano, Henschel Quartet - VMS Musical Treasures - VMS 103
Traditional/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Music from "The Abduction from the Seraglio" - Virgin Classics- 4 71727 2
Jean-Baptiste Lully - March for the Ceremony of the Turks - Les Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall,, Conductor - AliaVox - AV 9821
Dervis Mustafa (c 1650-1700) - "Nihavend pesrev" - Bezmara, Fikret Karakaya, Conductor - OPUS 111 - OPS 30-266

8:00am -9:00am
Dave Brubeck, Arranged and Orchestrated by Darius & Chris Brubeck - Blue Rondo a la Turk - The London Symphony Orchestra, Joel Revzen, Conductor - Koch International Classics - 3-7485-2
Nevit Kodalli - Adagio for Strings - Northern Sinfonia of England, Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Koch Schwann - 3-1480
.Nevit Kodalli - Three Folk Songs - Sina Korat, Remziye Aper-Tanrikulu, Sopranos, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Hikmet Simsek, Conductor - Hungaroton - HCD 31454
Fazil Say - "Silence of Anatolia"/"Obstinacy" - Fazil Say, Piano, National Orchestra of France, Eliahu Inbal, Conductor - Naive - V 4954
Tatyos Efendi (1858-1913), Arr. Leyla Pinar - "Saz Semaisi" - Leyla Pinar, Harpsichord, Pavane Records - ADW 7225
.Emil Petrovics - "We Dwell on the Shoes of the Sea" from "Letters from Turkey" - Jozsef Gregor, Bass, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Budapest, Emil Petrovics, Conductor - Hungaroton, HCD 31790
Ertug Korkmaz - "Shades-And" - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ertug Korkmaz, Conductor - Private Edition/United States Radio Premiere

9:00am - 10:00am
.Ahmet Adnan Saygun - Oratorio, "Yunus Emre " - Ibolya Verebics, Soprano, Eva Panczel, Contralto, Gyorgy Korondy, Tenor, Sandor Blazso, Bass, Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Hikmet Simsek, Conductor - Hungaroton - HCD 31077

10:00am - 11:00am
Anon. From Giovanni Battista Toderini Collection - "Concerto Turco" - Sarband, Concerto Koln - Archiv Production - 474 193-2
Cemal Resid Rey - Turkish Scenes - Hungarian State Orchestra, Cem Mansur, Conductor - Hungaroton - HCD 31158
Necil Kazim Akses - Concerto for Orchestra - Hungarian State Orchestra, Rengim Gokmen, Conductor - Hungaroton - HCD 31527
Anon. Turkey - Entrance of the Sultan - Sarband - Archiv Production - 474 193-2


Monday, May 24, 2004 - 6:00 - 11:00
Dream of the Cherry Blossoms - Classical Discoveries Goes to Japan

6:00am - 7:00am
Rentaro Taki - Menuetto in B minor - Noriko Ogawa, Piano - BIS - CD 854
Attributed to Yatsuhashi Kengyo (1614-1685) - "Hachidan no shiarabe" - Makiko Goto, Koto - Col legno - WWE 1CD 20057
Yoichi Togawa - "Afar" - Yoshiro Takase, Piano - Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 2021
Bernard Rogers - Three Japanese Dances - Carol Dawn Mayer, mezzo-soprano, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell, Conductor - Mercury Living Presence - 432 754-2
Fumio Yasuda - "Death Sentiment I" from "Kakyoko" - Fumio Yasuda, Piano, European Art Orchestra, Bernd Ruf, conductor - Winter & Winter - 910051-2
.Buddhist Chant of Yakushiji Temple - "Sange" - Monks of Yakushiji Temple - Denon - CO-78839
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Music from "Little Buddha" - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Conducts - Sony Classical - SK60780

7:00am - 8:00am
(N*02)... Koscak Yamada - Overture in D Major - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa, Conductor - Naxos -8.555350
Akira Ifukube - Symphonic Fantasia No. 1 - Japan Philharmonic symphony Orchestra, Yun'ichi Hirokami, Conductor - King Record Co. - KICC 178
Somei Satoh - From the Depth of Silence - The Janacek Philharmonic, Petr Kotik, Conductor - Mode - 135
Yasushi Akutagawa - Theme of Akoroshi - Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Tetsuji Honna, Conductor - King Record Co. - KICC 246
Takashi Yoshimatsu - Pleiades Dances, Second Set - Kyoko Tabe, Piano - Denon - CO-18002
Jehan Alain - Japanese Mythologies - Desire N'kaoua, Piano - FY - 027

8:00am -9:00am
Yuzo Toyama - 2 selections from the Ballet suite, "Yugen" - Oslo hilharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, Conductor - EMI Classics -56576
Toru Takemitsu - Family Tree, Musical Verses for Young People - Seira Ozawa, speaker, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Conductor - Philips - 454 478-2
Miho Kawasaki - Pulse Motion II - Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Kim Hong Jae, Conductor - Kosei Publishing Company - KOCD-4503
Keiko Abe - Prism Rhapsody - Katarzyna Mycka, Franz Bach, Marimbas, Saar RadioSymphony Orchestra, Dominique Fanal, Conductor - Audite - 97.478

9:00am - 10:00am
Takashi Yoshimatsu - Symphony No. 2-"At terra" - BBC Philharmonic, Sachio Fujioka, Conductor - Chandos Records - CHAN 9438
Yuji Takahashi - Like Swans Leaving the Lake - Mie Miki, Accordion, Nobuko Imai, Viola - BIS - CD-929
Henry Cowell - "Ongaku" - The Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney, conductor - First Edition - FECD-0003

10:00am - 11:00am
Toru Takemistu - "Music for Training and Rest" from "Jose Torres" - Orchestra/conductor not identified - Nonesuch - 79404-2
Toshiro Mayuzumi - Bacchanale - Hong Kong Philharmonic, Yoshikazu Fukumura, conductor - Marco Polo - 8.220297
.Alan Hovhaness - Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints - Robert Van sice, Marimba, RTE Symphony Orchestra, dublin, Colman Pearce, conductor - Etcetera -KTC 1085
Yoshiro Kanno - "Spring from "The Four Seasons in Resonance" - Tomoyuki Okada Percussion Ensemble - Denon - 38C37-7042
Karen Tanaka - Wave Mechanics - Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Hiroyuki Iwaki, conductor - Deutsche Grammophon - POCG-1860)
Keiko Abe - Dream of the Cherry Blossoms - Evelyn Glennie, Marimba - RCA Red Seal -60557-2


Monday, August 23, 2004 - 6:00 to 11:00
"THE LAND OF FIRE" - Musical Voyage to Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN is a country that most people don't generally associate with classical music; however, the country has a classical music tradition dating back nearly a century to the early 1900s when Baku, its capital, produced more than 50 percent of the world's oil supply.

Located on the Caspian Sea, south of Russia and east of Turkey, north of Iran, Azerbaijan sits at the crossroads of East and West. And its music is the synthesis of these two great traditions. Often the melodic line and instrumentation are Eastern while genre and orchestration are Western. An unforgettable blend.

In late 1991, Azerbaijan gained its independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today, gradually, their great music is becoming known throughout the world as it justly deserves to be. Music schools flourished during the Soviet period and composers created and today are still creating music in numerous styles including those from the West.

The first opera of the Muslim world was composed in Azerbaijan almost a hundred years ago by the Azerbaijani composer, Uzeyir Hajibeyov. He is known as the Father of Composed Music because he insisted that music could be written down and orchestrated, rather than just improvised. The first piece - Koroghlu - Son of Blind Man , was performed in 1938 in Moscow in the presence of Stalin who awarded it the highest accolades of the nation. Some suggest that the piece may have even saved Hajibeyov's life because he had been involved with the movement for independence before the Bolsheviks took over the country in 1920. And those years - especially the late 1930s were so infamous for Stalin's repression.

Today's program introduces some of the finest examples of Azerbaijani music and the contribution their composers have made to world cultural heritage.
by Betty Blair

6:00am - 7:00am
Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885-1948) - Overture from "Koroglu" (The Blind Man's Son) - Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Yalchin Adigozalov, Conductor - (CMA set)
Gara Garayev (1922-1984) - "Leyli and Majnun" - Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Yalchin Adigozalov, Conductor - (CMA set)
Faraj Garayev (1943- ) - Three Polyphonic Pieces - Murad Adigozalzade, Piano
Tofig Guliyev (1917-2000) - Violin concerto in A minor - Mark Lubotsky, Violin, USSR Radio and TV Large Symphony Orch., Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor
Vasif Adigozal (1936- ) - "Garanfil" (Carnation) - Ramiz Guliyev, Tar, Azerbaijan State Chamber Orch., Yashar Imanov, Conductor (CMA set)

7:00am - 8:00am
Siyavush Karimi (1954-) - Landscape - Murad Adigozalzade, Piano
Soltan Hajibeyov (1919- ) - Karvan (Caravan) - Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Yalchin Adigozalov, Conductor - (CMA set)
Azer Rezayev (1930- ) - Sonata for Violin and Piano - Arif Manafli, Violin, and Farhad Badalbeyli, Piano
Agshin Alizade (1937- ) - "Jangi" (Warrior) - Oleg Grechko, Oboe, Azerbaijan State Chamber Orch., Yashar Imanov, Conductor (CMA set)
Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885-1948) - Nigar's Aria, from First Act - Koroglu (The Blind Man's Son) - Garina Karimova, Soprano, Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Yalchin Adigozalov, Conductor
Uzeyir Hajibeyov - Nigar's Aria, from Second Act - Koroglu - Garina Karimova, Soprano, Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Yalchin Adigozalov, Conductor
Uzeyir Hajibeyov - Song of the Khananda from Koroglu - Safura Azimi, singer, Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Yalchin Adigozalov, Conductor


8:00am 9:00am
Improvisation on "Sari Gelin" - Alihan Samedov, Balaban - Mega Muzik - 064
Ismayil Hajibeyov (1949- ) - Three Sketches in the Spirit of Vatto - Murad Adigozalzade, Piano
Kamalia Ali-Zadeh (1978- ) - Prelude and Scherzo - Murad Adigozalzade, piano
Haji Khanmammadov (1918- ) - Concerto for Tar and Orch - Ramiz Guliyev, Tar, Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Yalchim Adigozalov, Conductor - (CMA set)
Chingiz Sadykhov - Azerbaijani Folk Song from the South - Chingiz Sadykhov, Piano
Javanshir Guliyev (1950- ) - Seven Pieces with Interludes in Mugham Modes - - Rena Rezayeva, Piano - VMM 2027


9:00am - 10:00am
Fikrat Amirov (1922-1984) - The Arabian Nights (Complete) - Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra - Nazim Rezayev, Conductor - Olympia - OCD 578 A&B

10:00am - 11:00am
Fikrat Amirov - The Arabian Nights (Continued) - Olympia - OCD 578 A&B
Firangiz Ali-Zade (1947- ) - Habil-Sayaghi (in Habil's Style) for Cello and Prepared Piano - Yo-Yo Ma, Cello, Joel Fan, Prepared Piano
(1939- ) - Sevda Ibrahimova - Five Pieces on Azerbaijani Themes - Murad Adigozalzade, Piano


Azerbaijan International STORE - contact to buy most of the music that is featured on today's show (AZER.com)
About AZER.com - World's Largest Web site about Azerbaijan.
Explore Web sites created by Azerbaijan International: Archives of the English magazine - Azerbaijan International - Established in 1993 - 12 and half years ago - You'll find more than 1700 articles and 4500 photos, 165 sound samples (REAL AUDIO)
Azerbaijani composers
AZERI.org - Language and Literature - 50 Azerbaijani writers in Azeri and in English translation
AZgallery.org - "Discover the Little-Known World of Azerbaijani Art" - more than 3,000 samples of Azerbaijani art from 165 artists are on display
HAJIBEYOV.com - "Celebrating the Legacy of Azerbaijan's Great Composer - Uzeyir Hajibeyov". You'll find 35 samples of MUSIC. The Librettos to 7 of Hajibeyov's operas and Music Comedies in English and Azeri Latin. And numerous entries of oral histories related to people who know the great composer personally.

Rosen featured in Azerbaijan International Magazine: Making Waves: Princeton University Radio Program Features Azerbaijani Music, Spring 2002 (10.1) by Marvin Rosen

A Brief History of Azerbaijani Music


July 23, 2003 - 6:00 - 11:00
FOCUS ON " MIDDLE- EASTERN CLASSICAL COMPOSERS"

Despite the fact that we hear much about the Middle-Eastern countries every day on the news, many of us are not aware of the existance of conservatories, concert halls and composers of classical music. Many musicians of these countries are fascinated with western culture and music and employ its influences within their national heritage. Today's program presented a number of unknown Middle-Eastern composers that combined western traditions with their own ethnic experience and heritage.

6:00am - 7:00am
Anon. 17 Cent. (Turkey) - "Hymn of the Dervish" - Keskes Ensemble - Hungarton - HCD 12560-2
Giacomo Facco - Concerto a Cinque, Op. 1, No. 9 in A minor - Ensemble Albalonga - Pavane Records - ADW 7434
Ghassem Talebzadeh, (Iran) - "Mosaiques" - Ghassem Talelbzadeh, violin, Daniel Blumenthal, Piano - Pavane - ADW 7327
Bechara El-Khoury (Lebanon) - Dance of the Eagles, Op. 9 - Orchestre Colonne, Pierre Dervaux, Conductor - Forlane - 216762
William Grant Still - Romance - Lawrence Gwozdz, Alto Saxophone, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Kirk Trevor, Conductor - Albany Records, TROY 331
Gara Garayev (Azerbaijan) - "Leyli and Majnun" - Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Yalchin Adigozalov, Conductor - Azerbaijan International - AICD 1201

7:00am - 8:00am
Lucretia Orsina Vizzana - "Ave Stella" - Cappella Artemisia, Candace Smith, conductor - Tactus - TC 600001
Soeur Marie Keyrouz (Lebanon) - "De Profundis" - Ensemble de la Paix amd Ensemble Orchestral De Paris, John Nelson, Conductor - Virgin Classics - 545455 2
Isabella Leonarda - Sonata Seconda, Op. 16 - Sephira Ensemble - Bayer Records - BR 100 078/79
.Einojuhani Rautavaara - In the Shade of the Willow - Finnish Radio Chamber choir, Timo Nuoranne, Conductor - Ondine 0 ODE 1020-2
Tatyos Efendi (Turkey) - "Saz Semaisi" - Leyla Pinar, Harpsichord - Pavane Records - ADW 7225
Ferit Tuzun (Turkey) - "Esintiler"(Inspirations) - Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Hikmet Simsek, Conductor - Hungaroton - HCD 31455
Alessandro Scarlatti - Concerto Grosso #4 in G Ninor - Scarlatti Orchestra of Naples, Ettore Gracis, conductor - Archiv - 459 454-2

8:00am-9:00am
Anon. Turkey, in collection of Giovanni Battista Toderini - "Concerto Turco" - Concerto Koln and Sarband, Vladimir Ivanoff, conductor - Archiv - 474 193-2
Ali Zakaria Al-Ansari (Kuwait) - "Malak Al-Gharam" - Chopin Academy of Music Orchestra, Ryszard Simak, Conductor - DUX - Dux 0192
Simone Balsamino - 3 Madrigals - The Madrigalists of the Swiss Radio, Diego Fasolis, conductor - Dynamic - CDS 384
Mohammad Haghighi (Iran) - "Adagio" from "Wave on the Moor" - Ensemble of Eastern and Western Instruments - al segno - as 2002 2
Zarisa (Tunisia) - "Touchia Ghrib" - Sazira, Piano - Artistes Arabes Associes - AAA 063
Abdalla El-Masri (Lebanon) - Symphony no. 1 - Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov - Finikiya Ltd.

9:00am - 10:00am
Marco Da Gagliano - "Vergine Bella" - Maria Cristina Kiehr , Soprano with La Fenice - Ricercar - 233402
G.W.L. Marshall-Hall - "Adagio sontenuto" from Symphony in C Minor - Queensland Theater Orchestra, Warren Bebbington, Conductor - Move - MD 3081
Roland Chadwick - One Hour to Madness and Joy - Sydney Guitar Trio - New Classical - 465357-2
Traditional Tarantella from Puglia, arr. by Christina Pluhar - "Tarantella del Gargano" - L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar, conductor - Alpha - 503
Tim Lake - An American Concerto - Tim Lake, 5-String Banjo, The Atlanta-Emory Orchestra, Jere Flint, Conductor - Padraig Records - PAD 35438

10:00-11:00am
Erkegali Rakhmadiev (Kazakhstan) - "Kudasha-Duman" - Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Pavel Kogan, conductor - Consonance - 81-0003
Carlo Farina - "Sonata tertia detta la Moretta a 3" - Alarius Ensemble - Teldec - 21801-2
Tsippi Fleischer (Israel) - Symphony No. 2: The Train - Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Mikula, Conductor - Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 3050
Ismayil Hajibeyov (Azerbaijan) - Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, "Jangi" - Farhad Badalbeyli, Piano, Symphony Orchestra BP & TV, Ramiz Melik-Aslonov, conductor - AzEuroTel - 280674
Mohanned Abdul Wahab (Egypt) - Laylit Houb - The Meadows Percussion Ensemble, Robert Stroker, Conductor - Gasparo - GSCD-346
Joseph Martin Kraus - selections from "Soliman II" - Concerto Koln & Sarband - Archiv - 474 193-2


February 26, 2003
A MUSICAL PORTAIT OF JAPANESE COMPOSER YOICHI TOGAWA

8:00am -9:00am
all music by Togawa
.Prelude 1 - Guy Livingston, piano - Wergo - WER 6649 2
The Place of Light - Masayuki Kimo, violin, Yoshiko Takase, piano - Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 2021
*Selections from "Sketches of the Soul" - Ryoko Fukasawa, piano
*"Sunlight shining through the leaves of trees-Prayer" - Masayuki Kino, violin, Orchestra 1.17, Akihito Mihara, conductor
"Kaze No Ha" - Yoshiko Takase, piano - Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 2016
Time's Flower - Masayuki Kino, violin, Fumiaki Kono, cello, Yoshiko Takase, piano - Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 2021


February 05, 2003 - 6:00 -11:00
The End of Silk Road

To celebrate the Chinese New Year"Classical Discoveries" presented works by Chinese composers as well as works by Western composers inspired by Chinese music and culture. With the exception of the "Yellow River Concerto" and the works of Tan Dun, Chinese music is almost totally unknown. Although the works have many western influences Chinese compositions still retain many nationalistic characteristics.


6:00am - 7:00am
He Luting - Evening Party - Shanghai Philharmonic Orch. Cao Peng, conductor - Marco Polo - 8.223956
Bunya Koh - Idyll of the Fields - MHK Symphony Orchestra, Chen Chiu-sen, conductor - Sunrise Records - 8510
Jacob Avshalomov- "Taking Leave of a Friend" from "From the Chinese" - Alyce Rogers, Mezzo Soprano, Melody Wooldridge Avril, flute, Daniel Avshalomov, Viola - Albany - Troy 249
Teodorico Pedrini - Sonata V in G Major - XVIII-21, Musique des Lumieres - Astree - AS 128609
Rachel Portman - "Tiger on the Trees" from Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to "The Joy Luck Club" - Hollywood Records - HR-61561-2
Ting-cheong So - "Man Ching" - Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Tsung Yeh, Conductor - Hugo - HRP 7205-2
Joseph Curiale - Tea in a Chinese Camp - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by composer - Orchard Road - 7156

7:00am - 8:00am
Mingxin Du - Festival Overture - Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenneth Jean, conductor - Marco Polo - 8.223939
Joseph-Marie Amiot - "Pater" - XVIII-21, Musique des Lumieres, Jean-Christophe Frisch, conductor - Astree - E 8642
John Corigliano - "Journey to China" from Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to "The Red Violin" - Joshua Bell, violin, Philharmonia Orch, Esa-Pekka Salonen
Gang Chen - Violin Concerto "Wang Zhaojun" - Takako Nishizaki, violin, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Yip Wing Sie - Marco Polo - 8.223908

8:00am - 09:00am
Einar Englund - Overture to "The Great Wall of China" - Tampere Philharmonic Orch. Eri Klas - Ondine - ODE 961-2
Ming-hsin Wang - Poem of Neptune - Kaohsiung City Chinese Orch, Hui-chang Yan - Hugo - HRP 7155-2
Anon. - Ancient Chinese Ceremonial Music - Ensemble Renaissance - al segno - as 2003
Aaron Avshalomov - Flute Concerto - Nadine Asin, lute, Moscow Symphony Orch. Jacob Avshalomov - Marco Polo - 8.225033
Fu-tong Wong - Dreamland - Wei Xue, violin, Yao-ling Wang - Hugo - HRP 7127-2

9:00am - 10:00am
Joan Huang - "Red Ribbon Dance" from "Relections after a Rainbow" - Gloria Cheng, piano - Telarc - CD-80549
Morton Gould - Pieces of China - Mirian Conti, piano - Albany Records - TROY 299
John Chen - "Fang Yuan Fang Yuan" - Hong Kong Percussion Group - Hugo - HRP 7210
Tan Dun - "To the South" from Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" - Yo-Yo Ma, cello, conducted by the composer - Sony Classical - SK 89347
Ying Zhang - The Woodman's Song - Ensemble of Eastern instruments - CRI - CD 805
Chen Yi - "Duo Ye No. 2" - The Women's Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta, conductor - New Albion - NA 090 CD

10:00am - 11:00am
Lou Harrison - "From the Dragon Pool" from "Pacifika Rondo" - Oakland Youth Orch. Robert Hughes, conductor - Phoenix Records - PHCD 118
Sheng Li-hong - Ocean Symphony - Central Philharmonic Orch. Beijing, Han Zhong-jie, conductor - Hong Kong Records - 8.880016
Laurence Moss - "China" for tape alone - Capstone - CPS 8619


January 30, 2003 - 10:00-11:00
Music from Azerbaijan

All selections below are performed by the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yalchin Adigozalov (unless indicated otherwise) and are available thru Azerbaijan International

Uzeyir Hajibeyov - Dance from the Third Act of "Koroglu" - AICD1205
.Fikrat Amirov - Azerbaijan Capriccio - AICD1201
Gambar Huseinli - First Love - Ramiz Guliyev, tar, Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra, Yashar Imanov - AICD1206
Gara Garayev / Jordat Hajiyev - Mardan's Aria from "Vatan" - Mukhtar Malikov, tenor - AICD1205
Agshin Alizade - "Jangi" - Oleg Grechko, oboe, Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra, Yashar Imanov, conductor - AICD1206
Haji Khanmammadov - Concerto for Tar and Orchestra - Ramiz Guliyev, tar - AICD1203
Gara Garayev - "Procession from "Seven Beauties" - AICD1201


September 11, 2001 - 6:00 - 11.00
EAST MEETS WEST

6:00am - 7:00am
Sulkhan Tsintsadze - Shepherd's Dance - Sony Classical - SMK 66363
Joshua Chan - Hallucination in a Five-Mile Fog - Hugo - HRP 7210-2
Leopold Godowsky - Three Dances from "Java Suite" - ProPiano - PPR224529
Heraclius Djabadary - Serpentine Threnody - Quantum - GM6915
Anon. Armenian - "Loosein yelav" - Aura - AUR 146-2
Poldini - Japanese Etude - BIS - CD-1045
Hirai - Sonata for Koto - Crystal - CD316
Fikrat Amirov - Azerbaijan Mugam - Everest - EVC 9048
7:00am - 8:00am
Anon. Chinese Ceremonial Music - Al segno - as 2003-2
Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Letters from Morocco - Tall Poppies - TP112
Siegfried Behrend - Sakura Suite - Nuova Era - 7348
Colin McPhee - Nocturne - CRI - CD 836
Anon. Georgian - "You are the Vine" - Sony Classical - SK 66823
Alan Hovhaness - Ghazal #1 - Koch International - 3-7288-2
Haghighi - Excerpt from "Wave on the Moor" - AL segno - as 2002 2
Talebzadeh - Images - Pavane - ADW 7327
8:00am - 9:00am
Henry Cowell - Homage to Iran - CRI - CD 836
Henry Cowell - "Presto" from "Persian Set" - Koch International - 3-7220-2
Alexander Tcherepnin - "Homage to China" from "Five Concert Etudes" - Newport Classics - NPD 85521
Slavenski - Symphony of the Orient - Milan - 62160-2
Chiang - "Symphonia Universalis" - Sunrise - 8531
Komitas - Twelve Children's Pieces - MEG - 004
Lou Harrison - Concerto in Slendro - CRI - CD 613
9:00am - 10:00am
Anon. Cantiga - Sony Classical - SK 62263
Miyagi - Lake in Spring - Bayer - BR 100275
Toru Takemitsu - Piano Pieces for Children - ASV - DCA 1120
Jehan Alain - Japanese Mythologies - FY - FYCD 027
Anon. Sephardic - "Los dos amantes" - Pierre Verany - PV798091
Luting - Evening Party - Marco Polo - 8.223956
Aaron Avshalomov - "Peking Hutungs" - CRI - CD 667
Jacob Avshalomov - Taking Leave of a Friend" from "From the Chinese" - Albany - Troy 249
Nancy Van De Vate - A Peacock Southeast Flew - Vienna Modern Masters - VMM 3043
10:00am - 11.00am
Yekmalian - The Lord's Prayer - MCA - AED-10483
Benary - Mostly Slendro Passacaglia - GSOL Records - CD-1
Schweizer - East West Symphony - Gallo - CD-1030
Komitas - Dance for Piano - MEG - 004