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WWUH Program Guide for
January and February 2013

What you can find in this issue of the WWUH Program Guide
:: Basketball Broadcast
:: Celtic Aires Update
:: Classical Listings
:: Blue Monday
:: WWUH Scholarship Fund
:: Concert Listings
:: Composer Capsules for Thursday Evening Classics
:: Opera Listings
:: Station Information
:: WWUH Menu

  Start your new year with WWUH


As we start 2013 lets look forward to many wonderful hours filled with interesting music and talk on your alternative radio station! Thanks again for making helping to keep WWUH on the air! We continue our Celtic Concert seriew now that the Wilde Auditorium has been renovated and we will continue to present the best in alternative programming for you every day.You can find out what is playing by going to our program grid at WWUH weekly program grid.


Keep your radio's tuned to WWUH radio for a great selection of music to make your days and nights more interesting and fun. Don't forget our great alternative public affairs shows that will give you information about the things the mainstream usually avoids. So hang in there and keep your radios tuned to 91.3.  You can also listen and follow us at our web site - wwuh.org. We are also available now as a Mp3 stream on many smart phones so we can follow you anywhere you go.  Thanks for all your support! 


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U of Hartford Women's basketball - Go Hawks!  



Hawks and WWUH  

Prove Championship Pair


On the court and in the classroom, the University of Hartford Women's Basketball team has gained a national reputation for excellence.


The Schedule for the beginning of the 2012-13 Season follows:

WWUH will broadcast the games again this season, broadcasts start 15 minutes prior to the start of the games.  We hope you will enjoy hearing the Hawks live on WWUH again this year.


For a full schedule and more information about the games and team please click on the link below:


University of Hartford Women's Basketball 



For ticket information contact theMalcolm & Brenda Berman Athletics Ticket Office at (860) 768-HAWK or thru the Hartford Hawks website.






January and February 2013 


  Cathie Ryan

 Cathie Ryan


          The WWUH / Celtic Airs concert series kicks off the 2013 season with a return appearance by Irish American vocalist Cathie Ryan on Friday February 1st at 7:30 in the Wilde Auditorium. The Los Angeles Times said she is "one of the leading voices in Celtic music." Our own Hartford Courant said "Cathie Ryan has the soul of a true folksinger and a crystalline voice that turns even simple songs into gems." "She epitomizes the perfect marriage of voice and verse" (The Wall Street Journal). 'Her singing is simply sublime." (The Boston Globe)

            For over twenty-five years Cathie has been in the vanguard of Irish music. She has been part of numerous musical collaborations, the most well known being her three year stint with Cherish the Ladies. It's been seven years since her last solo album, and "Through Wind and Rain", her 5th and latest, was well worth the wait. Irish Music Magazine raved about the instrumental accompaniment on the album; "It's the best we've ever heard on a vocal album."

            "Cathie Ryan has a reputation as a songwriter of substance." (The Irish Times). Six of the eleven songs on the album were written or co-written by Cathie.The rest are traditional or songs written /co-written by other women.

            As you know if you've seen her in concert, Cathie is a captivating performer whose shows are renowned for their intimacy and power. She says "There is nothing like a live show! I love the energy, the interaction with the audience. And I love to have fun on stage."

            Cathie will share the stage with Matt Mancuso (fiddle, mandolin) and Greg Anderson (guitar). Matt was introduced to Irish music by his father, guitarist Pete Mancuso. He studied fiddle with renowned musician and teacher Maureen Glynn. A star pupil, he went on to compete in the prestigious All Ireland Fleadhs, placing second three years in a row; quite an accomplishment for an Italian Irish-American! Matt's an extra-ordinary musician whose playing is spirited and exuberant, underpinned by deep technical mastery. These talents led to his success as the star fiddler in "Lord of the Dance" during several international tours.

            Greg Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist based in the musical melting pot of New York City. Over the years he has performed and recorded with a wide variety of international artists in an even wider variety of musical genres. His Irish accomplices  include Eileen Ivers, Tommy Sands, Susan McKeown and Sean Tyrell. He also co-founded the New York City Celtic-Jazz fusion band Whirligig.

            Over the years Cathie has won numerous awards. Irish American Magazine twice named her one of the "Top 100 Irish Americans". Chicago's Irish American News honored her as "Irish Female Vocalist of the Year" on two occasions. "For anyone wondering what constitutes excellence in Irish American singing today, you need only attend a Cathie Ryan concert". (The Irish Echo, NYC)

            So, there's your cue to purchase tickets for Cathie's concert in the University of Hartford's Wilde Auditorium on February 1st, 2013 at 7:30. They're only available through the University Box Office, open Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Call 1-800-274-8587 or 860-768-4228. On line purchases can be made at www.hartford.edu/hartt.

            Upcoming Celtic Airs concerts include Goitse 3/8/13, Dervish 3/23/13, Litha 4/5/13 and Jim Malcolm 4/26/13.

            Tune into Celtic Airs every Tuesday morning from 6:00-9:00 AM for concert news and the best in Celtic music, new and old.



 University of Hartford Box Office


                                                               Steve Dieterich, Producer/Host of Celtic Airs

                                                         Producer /Promoter of the Celtic Airs concert series.



WWUH Classical Programming -

January and February 2013

Sunday Afternoon at the Opera... Sundays 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Evening Classics... Weekdays 4:00 to 7:00/ 8:00 pm

Drake's Village Brass Band... Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm





"Opus One": To commemorate the first day of the new year, we will listen to a program of music by a variety of composers published as their Opus 1.



Johann Albrechtsberger: Quartet in D Minor, Op. 16; Joseph Foerster: Violin Concerto in A Minor; Julian Orbon: Symphonic Dances; Johann Fischer: Missa Inventionis



Lyatoshyns'ky: Grazhyna op 58; Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 "Organ"; Puts: Three Nocturnes; Classical Happy Hour Pfitzner: Prelude to Palestrina; Mozart: Piano Concerto #22 K 482; Bach: Orchestral Suite #3 in D BWV 1068



In the Reeds - Woodwinds have a blast



Shakespeare: Twelfth Night



A Hero's Life - Yi: At the Kansas City Chinese New Year Concert; Bacon: A Life for Cello and Piano; Szymanowski: Symphony #3 "Song of the Night"; Tippet: A Midsummer's Marriage -Ritual Dances; R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Drake's Village Brass Band... The Wallace Collection - Gabrieli & St. Marks



Magnard: Symphoy #1; Bretón: Piano Trio in E; Sibelius: Symphony #4; des Prés:  Missa L'homme armé Sexti toni



Niels Gade: Symphony No. 4; Reicha: Wind Quintet in E Minor; Charles-Valentin Alkan: Troisieme Recueil de Chants; Arensky: Suite No. 3



New Release - A Sampling of New Acquisitions from the WWUH Library



String 'em Up - More than just another pretty violin



Harbison: Winter's Tale; Hersch: Leaves of Grass



Kernis: Coloured Field, Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra; Mahler: Symphony #9

Drake's Village Brass Band... Philadelphia Brass and Joan Lippencott - Music for Brass and Organ



Ginastera: Cello Concerto #2; Schubert:  Sonatina #2 in a, D. 385; Bruckner: Symphony #3; Victoria: Missa O quam gloriosum



Host's Choice



Stanley: Concertos Op. 2; Muthel: Sonata for Flute & Harpsichord in D; Gossec: Symphony in E flat Op 5 #2; Kienzl: String Quartet #3 Op. 113; Stants: String Quartet #2; Badings: Symphony #10; Erb: Cenotaph (For E.V.); Fox: Time Weaving; Bell: Silver Lake



Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King



Wagner: Lohengrin



Music for Martin Luther King Day and Inauguration Day - Antheil: McKonkey's Ferry (Washington at Trenton); Copland: Lincoln Portrait; Schwantner: New Morning for the World; Daybreak of Freedom; Williams: Lincoln

Drake's Village Brass Band... Chestnut Brass - Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!



Ries: Grand Variations on 'Rule Britannia'; Pleyel: String Quartet in A; Guilmant: Organ Symphony #2; Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle



A selection of music from WWUH's extensive collection of long-playing records (remember those?).



Frederick The Great: Flute Concerto #3 in C, Flute Sonata in c; ETA Hoffmann: Overtures; Mason: Piano Music; Dello Joio: Variants on a Mediaeval Tune; Kapralova: Dubnova Prelusia Suite; Von Einem: Verdehr-Trio Op. 97; Kirchner: Lily - Flutings; Norholm: Sonata for Guitar Op. 69; Verdi: La Forza Del Destino Overture



Up Your Brass - but the trumpets are outnumbered



Lully: Proserpine



Antheil: Dreams, Piano Concerto #2; Copland: Chamber Music; American Music for Strings

Drake's Village Brass Band... Canadian Brass -Bach: Art of the Fugue



A 20th-century clarinet quintet, a set of Scarlatti keyboard sonatas, a piano trio, a 20th-century violin concerto; a sampling of music by centenarian, Witold Lutoslawski.



Prokofiev: Concerto For Violin and Orchestra No. 2; Ignace Pleyel: Symphony in G, Op. 68; George Barati: Harpsichord Quartet; Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina: Missa Brevis; Bartok: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Minor



Zarlino: Motets; Devienne: Flute Concerto #8 in G; Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin - selections, Symphony #9 in C D. 944 "Great"; Moment Musical #3 in f, Allegretto in c D. 915, Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D Op. 137 #1; Reissiger: Piano Trio #15 in G Op. 164; Frankel: The Battle of the Bulge - excerpts; Glass: Company




Beat It - it's not Michael Jackson's hit



Strauss: Elektra



Kronos Quartet: At the Grave of Richard Wagner; Rorem: United States - Seven Points of View for String Quartet; Weill: Concerto for Violin and Wind Instruments; Ibert: Concerto for Cello and 10 Wind Instruments; Berg: Chamber Concerto for Piano and 13 Instruments

Drake's Village Brass Band...Stockholm Chamber Brass - Heavy Metal



A 20th-century clarinet quintet, a set of Scarlatti keyboard sonatas, a piano trio, a 20th-century violin concerto; music recently performed--and/or soon to be performed--locally. Special guest, Professor Ira Braus, will talk about his recent music research in Montreal.



Robert Schumann: Leiderkreis; Hans Pfitiner: Cello Concerto in A Minor; Charles Avison: Concerto in C Minor; Andrzej Panufnik: Sinfonia Eligiaca



Castro: Piano Music; Dopper: Symphony #2; Stenhammar: Sentimental Romances, Piano Sonata #1 in C; Porter: Speed Etude; Lentini: Dreamscape; Classical Happy Hour Reicha: Wind Quintet in E flat Op. 88 #2; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo; Gyrowetz: Symphony in D Op. 12 #1.



Celebrating the Year of the Snake



Telemann: Flavius Bertaridua



Holst: The Wandering Scholar, At the Boar's Head Inn

Drake's Village Brass Band... Imogen Holst conducts Gustav Holst Suites



Spohr: Clarinet Concerto #4; Braga Santos: Symphony #2; Taneyev: String Quartet #1; Borodin: Symphony #2



Host's Choice



Cavalli: Lauda Jerusalem; Sor: Duet for 2 Guitars op 34 "L'encouragement"; Leçons Progressives Op 31; Dargomyzhsky: Rusalka Overture; Genin: Carnival of Venice Op 14; Reeves: Second Regiment CT National Guard March; Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony #2 "Antar"; Bainton: 3 Pieces for Orchestra; Friedman: Gartner Waltzes; Fussell: Specimen Days - Heavenly Voices; Mackey: Indigenous Instruments; Wagner: Dawn & Siegfried's Rhine Journey



Romeo & Juliet and other music of romance






Michael Tilson Thomas conducts American Mavericks and others



Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto #1; Schulhoff: String Quartet #2; Strauss: Aus Italien; Penderecki: Credo



Another selection of music from WWUH's extensive collection of long-playing records (remember those?).



Czerny: Variations on a Theme by Rode Op. 33 "La Ricordanza", Piano Concerto in a Op. 214; Johann Kalliwoda: Symphony #2 in E flat Op. 17; Delibes: Sylvia - Act I; Widor: Organ Symphony #5 in f Op. 42 # 1; King: Barnum and Bailey's Favorite March, The Melody Shop; Hartley: Concerto for 23 Wind Instruments



Classical Conversations with a composer yet to be determined



Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Howells: The Winchester Service



Monday Night at the Movies: Bernard Herrmann at Fox

Drake's Village Brass Band... TenThing Brass Ensemble 10



A 20th-century clarinet quintet, a set of Scarlatti keyboard sonatas, a piano trio, a 20th-century violin concerto; music recently performed--and/or soon to be performed--locally.



Giovanni Viotti: Violin Concerto No. 22 in A Minor; Macolm Arnold: Oboe Concerto, Op. 39; Paganini: Caprices for Violin; Marco da Gagliano: Messe for Double Choir



Rossini: Guillaume Tell Overture; Parish-Alvars: La Mandoline Op. 84, Serenade for Harp Op. 83; Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator, Symphony #2; Bortkiewicz: Ballade Op. 42, Elégie Op. 46, Symphony #1 in D Op. 52; Seymour Shifrin: 3 Pieces For Orchestra; Chatman: Remember; Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A RV 341

Blue Monday

9 PM to midnight

Hosted by Bart Bozzi


Tune in to Blue Monday during January and February for the following features:


Featured Artist


January 7                               Elmore James

January 14                             Chris Thomas King

January 21                             Kid Ramos

January 28                             Alvin Lee

February 4                             Juke Boy Bonner

February 11                           Mardi Gras

February 18                           Paul Delay   

February 25                           Smokin  Joe Kubek


Back to the Roots


January 7                               Classic Women Blues Singers

January 14                             British Blues

January 21                             St. Louis Blues

January 28                             Memphis Blues

February 4                             Rhythm & Blues

February 11                           Mardi Gras

February 18                           Texas Blues

February 25                           Jump Blues



Tune in as we also go back in my blues history, featuring a cut I aired 20 and 10 years ago on my weekly blues shows previously aired on Overnight Blues and Blue Monday.


Join us as we explore the diverse and interesting world of "the blues" every Monday night at 9 PM on WWUH's long running blues show, "Blue Monday."
WWUH Scholarship Fund
  In 2003 WWUH alums Steve Berian, Charles Horwitz and Clark Smidt helped create the WWUH Scholarship Fund to provide an annual grant to a UH student who is either on the station's volunteer Executive Committee or who is in a similar leadership position at the station. The grant amount each year will be one half of the revenue of the preceeding year.     
   To make a tax deductable donation either send a check to:
WWUH Scholarship Fund
c/o John Ramsey
Univ. of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
W. Hartford, CT 06117
Or call John at 860-768-4703 to arrange for a one-time or on-going donation via charge card.
  If you would like more information please contact us at wwuh@hartford.edu.

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A Listener Supported Community Service of the University of Hartford - Information call: 860-768-4703


DATE                   PERFORMER                           VENUE                    TIME                                                   



February 1                Cathie Ryan Band                 Wilde                    7:30 pm

                   March                         Goitse                                      Wilde                  7:30 pm
                   March                         Dervish                                   Millard                 7:30 pm
                   April 5                         Litha                                         Wilde                  7:30 pm
                   April 26                       Jim Malcolm                           Wilde                  7:30 pm

Shows are added all the time, check wwuh.org for up to date information.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.  UH student ticket price for most shows: $10.

All shows in Wilde are general admission; Millard & Lincoln seats are reserved. 

Tickets go on sale 2 months before the event and are ONLY available from the 

University of Hartford Box Office.  


Tickets, if available, are placed on sale at the venue one hour before show time the night of the show.

Tickets for all shows are available from the University Box Office:

860-768-4228 or 1-800-274-8587

Thursday Evening Classics

Composer Birthdays

January and February 2013

Presented by Steve Petke




Jan 3

1786 Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider

1823 Jacques Nicolas Lemmens

1870 Henry Eichheim

1895 Borys Mykolayovych Lyatoshynsky

1900 Maurice Jaubert

1914 Jean Louel

1918 César Augusto Ribeiro Morais

1922 Jacques Wildberger

1929 Ernst Mahle

1936 Jos Kunst

1943 H. K. Gruber

1950 Beth Anderson

1950 Olivier Greif

1953 Martin Hennessy

1953 Jan (Eric) Jarvlepp

1953 Zae Munn

1959 andre-forner

1972 Kevin Puts

1974 Ian Vine


Jan 10

1683 Gasparo Visconti

1701 Johann Caspar Simon

1760 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg

1766 Louis Massonneau

1854 Peter Gast

1884 James Philip Dunn

1886 Jose Antonio de Donostia

1897 Albert Moeschinger

1904 Jesus Garcia Leoz

1909 Rudolf Kubin

1916 Milton Babbitt

1922 Ester Mägi

1933 Akira Miyoshi

1934 Wallace Taft Berry

1935 Georg Katzer

1951 Klaas Eldering

1955 Charles Norman Mason


Jan 17

1706 Benjamin Franklin

1712 John Stanley

1727 Johann Gottfried Muthel

1733 Thomas Linley

1734 Francois-Joseph Gossec

1836 José White Lafitte

1850 Aleksander Sergeyevich Taneyev

1857 Wilhelm Kienzl

1903 Iet Stants

1907 Henk Badings

1917 Oscar Morawetz

1920 George Handy

1927 Donald Erb

1928 Jean Barraque

1930 Robert Ceely

1931 Frederick Fox

1934 Sydney Hodkinson

1938 Tormod Saeverud

1942 Ulf Grahn

1952 Larry Bell

1956 Anthony Glise

1963 Jonathan Romeo


Jan 24

1712 Frederick the Great

1758 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel

1774 Karl Moser

1776 Ernst Theodor Amadeus (E.T.A.) Hoffmann

1828 Karol Studzinski

1829 William Mason

1859 Alexander Alexandrovich Ilinsky

1913 Norman Dello Joio

1915 Vitezslava Kapralova

1918 Gottfried Von Einem

1919 Leon Kirchner

1923 Simeon Ten Holt

1924 David Craighead

1931 Ib Norholm

1936 Daniel Goode

1953 Yuri Bashmet

1954 María Escribano


Jan 31

1517 Gioseffo Zarlino

1573 Ambrosius Metzger

1573 bapt. Giulio Cesare Monteverdi

1614 bapt. Nicolas Saboly

1734 Julien-Amable Matheiu

1759 Francois Devienne

1797 Franz Schubert

1798 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger

1836 Henryk Szulc

1854 William Hall Sherwood

1872 Rupert Hughes

1891 Max Drischner

1901 Blaz Arnic

1906 Benjamin Frankel

1913 Hector Iglesias Villoud

1917 Jose Maceda

1935 Bojidar Dimov

1937 Philip Glass

1945 Noah Creshevsky

1947 Jim Nollman

1949 Peter Hazzard

1952 Rodolfo Daluisio

1960 George Benjamin


Feb 7

1758 Benedikt Schack

1823 Franz Richard Genee

1863 Mieczysław Sołtys

1864 Ricardo Castro Herrera

1870 Cornelis Dopper

1871 Wilhelm Stenhammar

1875 Walter Courvoisier

1897 Quincy Porter

1925 Marius Constant

1938 Robert Baska

1953 Wolfgang Von Schweinitz

1958 James Lentini

1981 Hugh Daigle

1986 Jordan Charles Witherspoon


Feb 14

1602 Pietro Francesco Cavalli

1778 Fernando Sor

1813 Alexander Dargomyzhsky

1832 Paul Agricole Genin

1838 David Wallis Reeves

1880 Edgar Bainton

1882 Ignaz Friedman

1938 Charles Fussell

1939 Urs Peter Schneider

1953 Wayne Siegel

1956 Steven Mackey

1961 Craig Bakalian

1976 Merlijn Twaalfhoven


Feb 21

1791 Carl Czerny

1801 Johann Kalliwoda

1836 Leo Delibes

1844 Charles Marie Widor

1861 Pierre de Bréville

1891 Karl Lawrence King

1916 Paul Stouffer

1927 Walter S. Hartley

1958 Simon Holt

1972 Miguel Andrade Gomes


Feb 28

1747 Justin Morgan

1808 Elias Parish-Alvars

1857 Gustave Kerker

1876 John Alden Carpenter

1877 Sergei Bortkiewicz

1895 Guiomar Novaës

1910 Roman Maciejewski

1921 Vladimír Sommer

1926 Stanley Glasser

1926 Seymour Shifrin

1949 Meira Warshauer

1950 Stephen Chatman

1960 Dmitry Yuryevich Kapyrin

1961 Petri Kuljuntausta

1965 Anthony M Kelley

1968 Charles Griffin






Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Your Lyric Theater Program

With Keith Brown

Programming Selections for

January and February 2013




Shakespeare,Twelfth Night  Today is the last of the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas,the Feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings' Day.The feast day is preceded by Twelfth Night,the last night of Yuletide revelry.I continue my spoken-word broadcast series of the plays of William Shakespeare with Twelfth Night (1600?),the Bard's best known comedy.I have broadcast it twice before,first in LP format (the Caedmon Records issues of Shakespeare's plays) on New Year's Day 1989 and again on BBC Collection compact discs on Sunday,January 4,2004.Both recordings featured the voices of famous British actors and actresses of the second half of the twentieth century.I look back yet again this third time in broadcasting Twelfth Night,now working from a three-LP boxed set,part of the Decca/London/Argo complete studio recordings of Shakespeare's plays.Over the years you regular listeners have heard several of the early stereo recordings in this series.All of them were made over the period 1958-61.All of them were cast with the voices of the Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players,directed by George Rylands.Among those players were talents of the calibre of Prunella Scales.They were joined by the singing voice of the distinguished English tenor Peter Pears.The play is presented on disc complete and uncut in the text of The New Shakespeare as edited by John Dover Wilson.   

Sunday JANUARY 13TH           

Harbison,Winter's Tale.Hersch,Leaves of Grass Keep Shakespeare in mind as you listen this Sunday to a twentieth century operatic treatment of another one of his famous plays,and then a musical setting of verse by America's great gay bard.Contemporary American composer John Harbison (b.1938) adroitly edited the text of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (1610?) into the more concise form of an opera libretto.He cut the five acts of the play down to two.Harbison retitled his own libretto Winter's Tale.This his first opera premiered in 1974 in a chamber version tailored for San Francisco Opera's American Opera Project.Harbison revised and expanded upon his score in 1991.Interpolated into the operatic action are six "Dumbshows" or pantomimes inspired by Elizabethan theatrical practice.Boston Modern Orchestra Project revived Winter's Tale in 2005 on stage and again in 2009 as an unstaged recording made at Mechanics' Hall in Worcester,Mass.Gil Rose conducts the orchestra and chorus of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project with thirteen vocal soloists.Winter's Tale comes to us on two BMOP Sound compact discs released in 2012.

    Walt Whitman (1819-92),the creator of 'Free verse" in the English language,sang America's praise through all his rhapsodic,unrhymed,unmetered prose-poems.Many composers have been attracted to Whitman's poetry,and demonstrated how well it works for the singing voice.(After all,Walt himself wrote,"I hear America singing," and it's well known he loved opera.) You would think that a modern gay male American musician would want to set as a cantata the "Calamus Poems" incorporated into Whitman's epic Leaves of Grass.These are the first overtly homosexual poems in English.Jazz composer Fred Hersch (b. 1955) decided not to tackle them in his two-part jazz oratorio Leaves of Grass (2005).Instead,he selected passages that reveal Whitman's deep understanding of our basic human nature as mirrored in his own idiosyncratic personality.Two distinguished jazz vocalists,Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry,interpret nineteen passages from Leaves.The composer plays piano and directs his own six member instrumental ensemble.Palmetto Records issued Fred Hersch's Leaves of Grass on a single silver disc.  


Sunday january 20TH

Wagner,Lohengrin This,Wagner's most popular opera,looks forward in its handling of the Grail legend to Parsifal.Wagner entrusted its premiere in 1850 to Franz Liszt,who conducted it in musically complete form at the court theater in Weimar,Germany.(Wagner was then in political exile in Switzerland.)Lohengrin secured Wagner's financial success as an opera composer and won him an international reputation.Opera houses all over Europe performed it,but the liberties taken with its score enraged him.Lohengrin was often treated like a traditional opera of numbers,i.e. a sequence of recitatives and arias which could be omitted,shortened or shuffled around to suit a particular production.Such productions ignored Wagner's concept of an integral "music drama." Wagner sought to build his own opera house at Beyreuth precisely so that his operas could be staged uncut and according to his own specific instructions.the Lohengrin you will hear today originated at Berlin in unstaged concert performance on November 12,2011.It's the fourth release on disc through the German Pentatone label in a recorded series of the best known operas of the Beyreuth master.A seasoned Wagnerian,Marek Janowski conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.About the Pentatone Lohengrin reviewer Andrew Quint writes in Fanfare magazine (Nov/Dec,2012 issue,"There's a superbly prepared chorus (in what is,arguably the composer's most choral opera),excellent orchestral execution,top-notch audio quality,and the best lohengrin in the business."Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt is heard in the title role.Quint praises his singing and that of the lesser knoen young singers in the cast,all of whose stars are on the rise.



Lully.Proserpine In past programming I offered a long series of operas of the French  baroque,as recordings of them became available.The great innovator of French baroque opera was not a Frenchman by birth,but an Italian from Florence whose name originally was Giovanni Battista Lulli,francophied into Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-87).Many of Lully's tragedies lyriques have gone over the air in this series.For those "lyric tragedies" Lully and his regular librettist Quinault presented their patron king Louis XIV with spectacular staged versions of stories derived from classical mythology or chivalry.Proserpine (1680) follows that pattern,which always included sprightly ballet sequences.Lully and the king himself would take part in the dancing.French baroque specialist Herve Niquet founded his ensemble Le Concert Spirituel in 1987 as a spinoff of a production of Lully's Atys (1676) given in observance of the three hundredth anniversary of the composer's death.In 2006-7 Niquet and his period instrumentalists recorded Proserpine in the hall of the Opera Royal in the palace at Versailles.Eleven vocal soloists and a choir took part in the musical proceedings.The Spanish label Glossa put Proserpine  out in 2008 in a two-CD package.About it reviewer Barry  Brenesal wrote,"If anyone can make a case for this work...it is Niquet.The energy,precision and rhythmic subtlety he has brought to a number of other recordings of French baroque operatic and sacred music is fully in evidence.His cast in general is both familiar from his previous albums and very good..."(Fanfare,Mar/Apr,2009).

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3RD                   

Strauss,Elektra This will be the fourth time over a span of more than two decades when I will be presenting Richard Strauss' Elektra (1909),his operatic take on the ancient Greek tragedy,derived ultimately from Sophocles' drama,reworked by Hugo von Hofmannsthal into a German language play in 1903.Hofmannsthal added his own modern perspective to the old story about the cursed House of Atreus.This modernist approach appealed to Germany's preeminent opera composer of the era.Elektra was the first fruit of the collaboration between Hofmannsthal and Strauss.With Elektra Strauss reached his outermost limit as a composer in the avant-garde modernist mode.The title role requires a soprano who possesses real vocal power and stamina.(This is not easy music to sing.)When I first presented the opera on Sunday,October 15,1989 that soprano was the legendary Birgit Nilsson.You heard her in a vintage London LP recording made in Vienna.Then on May 2,1993 it was the turn for the German soprano Hildegard Behrens.She was recorded for PHILIPS live in semi-staged performance at Boston's Symphony Hall in 1988.Astrid Varnay essayed the demanding role in monaural sound in 1953.The archival recording from West German Radio Cologne was aired on September 13,2009.This fourth time the American Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet is heard in an unstaged performance at the barbican in London,recorded live in January of 2010.The English mezzo Dame Felicity Palmer is Electra's mother Klytemnestra.The German bass Matthias Goerne is her brother Orestes.Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra.The Barbican is the LSO's home venue.The recordings made there are issued on CD under the orchestra's own LSO Live label.



Telemann,Flavius Bertaridus One of the single most prolific composers in the history of music,Georg Phillipp Telemann (1681-1767) wrote at least seventeen operas among literally thousands of other compositions.When  Telemann began composing for the stage there was scarcely any German opera at all.He tried his hand at comic opera in the Italian buffa style,but adapted for the nascent German lyric theater in Hamburg.His opera Der Geduldige Sokrates ("Patient Socrates"),first performed at Hamburg's Gansemarkt Theater in 1721,couldn't quite break free of its Italian model.Hamburg audiences still insisted on hearing some Italian arias interspersed throughout the German language recitatives,vocal numbers and choruses.I have broadcast Der Geduldige Sokrates on Sundays in 1984, '89, '93 and '96.I had two different recordings of it to work from.These four presentations were augmented by one broadcast of a short comic intermezzo of Telemann's,also partly in German,partly in Italian language.Pimpinone (1725) went over the air on Sunday,July 16,2000.Flavius Bertaridus (1729) also premiered in Hamburg's "Goose Market" opera house.This one was modeled on "serious" Italian opera,the baroque opera seria,its theatrical action derived from history and dealing with the displaced king of the Langobards and how he regained his throne.Flavius Bertaridus was revived onstage in 2011 for the "early music" festival at Innsbruck,Austria,in coproduction with the Hamburg State Opera.A period instrument orchestra from Turin in Italy,the Academia Montis Regalis,was called in for the festival.Alessandro de Marchi directed the orchestra and the choir of the Academia,with an international cast of eight vocal solists.The world premiere recording of Telemann's Flavius Bertaridus came out in 2012 through Deutsche Harmomia Mundi.On three generously timed CD's this opera is so long I will just barely be able to accommodate it in my allotted timeslot,so the usual theme music,introductory remarks and synopsis of the action must be sacrificed to give you Telemann's music in its entirety.


PREEMPTED by broadcast of a University of Hartford women's basketball game.


 Monteverdi,Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of 1610),Howells,The Winchester Service,etc.With the passage of Ash Wednesday on February 13th we enter upon the five-week penitential period of Lent in the traditional Roman Catholic church calendar.The opera houses closed down for the duration in many parts of old Catholic Europe,and in Protestant Northern Europe as well.In keeping with that tradition I will be presenting mostly choral and liturgical music of the Judeo-Christian faith group in all the upcoming Sundays through Easter.I have aired recordings of Claudio Monteverdi's "Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary,"also known as the "Vespers of 1610" during Lent/Eastertide in 1986, '97, '98 and 2005.It is one of the most important compositions from the dawn of the baroque to have come down to to us in printed form.The full score of Monteverdi's masterwork doesn't quite exist.The partbooks of the music are problematic for modern editors and musicologists.No one knows exactly how the Vespers were intended to be performed.The grand concertato style of the music suggests the use of a large choir and instrumental group suiting the monumental scale of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice,where Monteverdi was appointed music director after the Vespers were published.But the score could be realized one-to-a-part as liturgical chamber music for the court chapel of the Gonzaga family in Mantua where Monteverdi was previously employed.Lutenist and early music specialist Christina Pluhar favors the more intimate approach to the Vespers.She directs the L'Arpeggiata ensemble of a dozen voices and ten instrumentalists.L'Arpeggiata's take on the 1610 Vespers was released through Virgin Classics/EMI on a single compact disc in 2011.

There will be time remaining to listen to choral music in the Anglican tradition from the twentieth century.Herbert Howells (1892-1983) ranks among the most important composers for the English church.Howell's settings of the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer express a depth of spiritual experience beyond the power of mere words.Howells composed The Winchester Service in 1967 for the Three Choirs Festival.Ancient plainsong is woven into the vocal lines in Howells' subtle fashion.The Winchester Service,along with settings of the Te Deum,Jubilate Deo and various other antiphons and anthems,were recorded by the Winchester Cathedral Choir,Andrew Lumsden directing,for the British Hyperion label.The choir is heard singing in its accustomed stalls inside the cathedral.Simon Bell is the organist.A 2011 release on a single Hyperion compact disc.

   Shakespeare's Twelfth Night,in its boxed set of London LP's comes out of my own collection of the Bard's recorded plays.All the other recordings featured in this two-month period of programming are from our station's ever-growing library of classical music on disc.Thanks once again to WWUH's Operations Director Kevin O'Toole for his invaluable assistance in preparing these notes for cyber-publication 



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The WWUH Alphabetical Menu of Programs

Accent on Jazz - "The sounds of surprise," from the great African-American tradition of improvised music. Tuesday-Friday 9:00pm-midnight.


All Night Show - Alternative, progressive music.  Stay up late and FIND OUT!  Every night 3:00-6:00am.


Alternative Radio - Interviews and speeches from alternative sources and alternative information, produced by David Barsamian. Monday 12 noon-1:00pm.


Ambience - Music that blends electronic and acoustic styles, borrowing from many cultures, from dream rock, to deep space, quiet contemplation and ambient dance. Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm.


Blue Monday - The world of blues from country to R&B.  Monday 9:00pm-midnight.


Carosello Musicale Italiano - Italian music and news.  Saturday 5:00pm-7:00pm.


Counterspin - Learn how to talk back to your radio and TV! Critical views of mainstream media, produced by Fairness and Accuracy in Media (F.A.I.R.). Tuesday 12:30pm-1:00pm.


Cultura E Vida - Portuguese programming. Saturday 7:00pm-9:00pm.


Culture Dogs - A look at contemporary media, movies, videos, etc. Sunday 8:00pm - 9:00pm


Evening Classics - Classical music by composers from Albinoini to Zelenka, styles ranging from Gregorian Chant to the modern twentieth century.  Weekdays 4:00pm-7:30/8:00pm.


Explorations - Every week Dr. Michio Kaku gives us new insight into the world of science.  Sunday 4:30pm-5:00pm.


FM on Toast - A wide variety of acoustic music ranging from folk to bluegrass. Sunday and weekdays 6:00am-9:00am.


Free Speech Radio: A daily (Mon - Fri) news program with alternative sources from around the world.Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00-8:30pm, Thursday at 7:30pm and Friday at 7:00pm.


Gay Spirit - Greater Hartford's only gay news program featuring contemporary issues, music, and special guests.  Thursday 8:30pm-9:00pm.


Geetanjali -. Geetanjali plays a variety of music from the subcontinent -classical, contemporary, devotional and Bollywood music. The show'shosts provide narrative both in English and Hindi. Friday from 7:30pm - 9:00pm


Gothic Blimp Works - Alternative rock music including pop, progressive, experimental, reggae, punk, urban, blues...and more.  Every night midnight-3:00am.


Greatest Show From Earth - Esoteric space rock from psychedelic to progressive, with a side of electronics.  Need we

say more?  Broadcast via the T.E.L./T.A.N. V27X Transfleet Repeater Probe, the last analog frontier. Sunday 9:00pm-midnight.


Making Contact - A program about activists and social change.  Tuesday 8:30pm


Morning Jazz - Music from diverse aspects of the jazz tradition from the big bands to fusion to avant-garde. Weekdays 9:00am-Noon.


New Focus - Alternative news and views presented by Mike DeRosa.  Friday 12N-12:30pm. And Wednesday at 8:30pm.


New World Notes - New perspectives on American Government, foreigh policy, media and culture in a variety of genres, produced by Ken Dowst.  Tuesday 12noon.


911 Wake Up Call - Exploring the issues surrounding the 911 attacks.  Thursday 12:30pm


Rock 'N Roll Memory Machine - The Hartford Courant calls it the best oldies show in the area.  Memories, music and trivia from the golden days of rock 'n roll.  Sunday 6:00pm-8:00pm.


Saturday Morning Polka Madness - Polkas! Saturday 6:00am-9:00am, requests welcome


Soapbox - Interviews with progressive authors and activists, host Rob Tyrka. Thursday 12:00noon-12:30pm.


Street Corner Serenade - Music from the '50's "do-wop" era, and more. Saturday 1:00pm-3:00pm.


Sunday Afternoon at the Opera - Selections from the Operatic repertory ranging from Baroque to twentieth century. Sunday 1:00pm-4:30pm.


Super Sabado -Salsa - from '70's classics to current faves - and greetings, in Spanish. Saturday 3:00-5:00pm.


Synthesis - Alternative rock from all genres featuring new releases, rarities, imports, and international artists.  Including electronic, dance, fusion, funk, pop, reggae, experimental...... Weekdays 1:00pm-4:00pm.


Tevynes Garsai - Lithuanian programming. Sunday 5:00pm-6:00pm.


This Way Out - The international gay and lesbian news magazine.  Thursday 8:00pm-8:30pm.


TUC Radio - From San Francisco: a show about the global village and the global pillage.  Friday at 12:30pm.


UH Radio Bluegrass - The best of bluegrass, with occasional live performances by area bluegrass musicians.  Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm.


Voices of our World - Views from the 2nd and 3rd world on life in the real world.  Monday at 8:30pm.


West Indian Rhythms - Reggae, soca and more from Jamaica, T & T and beyond. Saturday 9:00pm-12midnight.

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