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MUSIC: Dohnányi: "Intermezzo" from Sextet in C Major, Op. 37 (1935) performed by Erica Kiesewetter, violin; Karen Dreyfus, viola; Eugene Moye, cello; Laura Flax, clarinet; Jeffrey Lang, horn; Diane Walsh, piano [Bridge Records 9160, track 5] [under the following]
Welcome to Compact Discoveries. I'm your guide Fred Flaxman. The theme for this hour is "Hidden Treasures" -- pieces I think you'll enjoy very much by composers you might not have heard of. You may well recognize some of these tunes. Others are likely to be new to you. But they are all catchy pieces; they all make for fun listening.
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And to make this even more fun, I'm not going to tell you the name of the composer, or even the name of the piece, before the piece begins. Let's begin now with our first selection. Can you name this tune? Can you name the composer?
MUSIC: Weinberger: Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel [Telarc CD-80595, track 9] [8:49]
The piece you just heard may be very familiar. In fact it is such a popular classic that it was performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel. But do you remember its name and the name of the composer? I'll give you the answer in a few minutes. Or you can find out right now with a telephone call, with which you can also support this Compact Discoveries radio series and classical music in general on your favorite public radio station. Volunteers are standing by to answer your call. Here's the number to call.
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You are listening to Compact Discoveries. I'm your guide, Fred Flaxman, and in this hour we are uncovering "Hidden Treasures." The first hidden treasure we heard was by Jaromir Weinberger [YAH-roh-meer VINE-behr-ger]. It was the Polka and Fugue from Schwanda [SHVAHN-dah] the Bagpiper performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel on a Telarc compact disc. This is by far the most popular piece that this Czech composer ever wrote. In fact I'd call him a one-hit composer, the hit being an excerpt from Schwanda the Bagpiper, not the opera itself, which is very rarely heard.
O.K. let's move on now to our second "Hidden Treasure." Can you name this tune or its composer?
MUSIC: Scharwenka: Allegro patetico from Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 32 with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Freeman [Centaur CRC 2511, track 1] [5:37]
The first movement, marked "Allegro patetico," of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 32, by - guess who? Well, I tell you in a few minutes. Or you can call this station right now and find out the answer. When you call, a volunteer will take your call and welcome your pledge of financial support for this program and for classical music in general on this public radio station. Here's the number to call.
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You are listening to "Hidden Treasures" on Compact Discoveries. I'm your guide, Fred Flaxman. Our second selection was the first movement from the Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 32, by the Polish-German pianist, composer and teacher Franz/Xaver Scharwenka [Frahz ZAH-veer Shar-VEN-ka], who lived from 1850 to 1924. The reason I call him "Polish-German" is because he was born in province of Posen [POH-zen], a German-speaking area of what became Poland after World War I.
Now let's move on to our third "Hidden Treasure" of the hour, another relatively well-known piece by a relatively unknown composer. Can you name this tune and its composer?
MUSIC: Goldmark: Serenade Scherzo from Rustic Wedding Symphony with the Utah Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maurice Abravanel [Vanguard Classics SVC-10, track 3] [5:04]
You have just heard the third movement -- a Serenade/Scherzo -- from a relatively famous symphony by a relatively unknown composer. I'll tell you the name of the composer and the symphony in a few minutes. But first, everyone at this public radio station would like to hear from you with your call of financial support for this station, for classical music on this station, and for this Compact Discoveries series. Here's the number to call:
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Welcome back to Compact Discoveries and this hour devoted to "Hidden Treasures." So far we have brought you the Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper by Weinberger, the first movement of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor by Scharwenka, and the last piece, the "Serenade Scherzo" third movement from the Rustic Wedding Symphony by the Austrian composer, Karl Goldmark. Goldmark lived from 1830 until 1915.
This is a special membership edition of Compact Discoveries, and I have been having a bit of fun teasing you with the music first before telling you what you've been hearing. But I'm going to let you know what this next piece is before I play it for you, so deeply hidden has this particular treasure been. I had never heard of the composer before, and I doubt that you have either, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong. His name is Ivan Laskovsky -- Ivan Fedorovich Laskovsky [EE-von Feh-DOOR-oh-veech Las-KOF-skee]. He lived from 1799 to 1855 and was considered one of the best pianists and composers of St. Petersburg, Russia. This beautiful little gem is his Impromptu in F Minor. The pianist is Svetlana Potanina [Svet-LAH-na Poh-tah-NEEN-a].
MUSIC: Laskovsky: Impromptu in F Minor performed by pianist Svetlana Potanina [Brioso BR141, CD 2, track 2] [2:49]
Svetlana Potanina performed the Impromptu in F Minor by Ivan Laskovsky on a Brioso compact disc.
You are listening to Compact Discoveries. I'm your guide, Fred Flaxman, and I'm devoting this hour to "Hidden Treasures," gems by little-known composers and well-known pieces by not-so-well-known composers. Our final two pieces certainly fall into this category. Can you name these tunes? Can you name their composers?
MUSIC: Ippolitov-Ivanov: "Procession of the Sardar" from Caucasian Sketches, Op. 10 performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Zinman [Telarc CD-80378, track 5] [3:46]
MUSIC: Dinicu: Hora Staccato with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Eiji Oue [Reference Recordings RR-92CD, track 6] [2:07]
Grigoras Dinicu's [gee-OR-gay dee-NEE-ku's] Hora Staccato. The Minnesota Orchestra was conducted by Ejii Oue on a Reference Recordings compact disc. Before that you heard the "Procession of the Sardar" from Caucasian Sketches, Op. 10, by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov [mee-khah-EEL ee-pah-LEE-tough ee-VAH-nuhf].
And that concludes this hour of Compact Discoveries devoted to "Hidden Treasures" -- well-known and not-so-well-known music by not-so-well-known composers.
I hope you've enjoyed listening to these pieces by Weinberger, Scharwenka, Goldmark, Laskovsky, Ippolitov-Ivanov and Dinicu as much as I have. Please let me know! You can contact me, Fred Flaxman, through the Compact Discoveries website: www.compactdiscoveries.com. The website has short descriptions and complete scripts for each Compact Discoveries program. There are also articles, a list of stations carrying the program, and a section for listener response. The website address again is www.compactdiscoveries.com.
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