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6:59 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
6:08 am The D'Oyly Carte Company conducted by Malcom Sargent (recorded in 1932): 'Acts II and III of "Princess Ida"' 7/24/2014
6:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
6:01 am BBC News: 'News' 7/24/2014
6:00 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
5:32 am Grant Harville, Madison Savoyards Musicial director, and the D'Oyly Carte Company conducted by Malcom Sargent: 'Interview about the Madison Savouards' production of Princess Ida and Act one of the operetta' 7/24/2014
5:32 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
5:25 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 7/24/2014
5:25 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
5:08 am Scott Turpen (alto saxophone) and Theresa Bogard (piano): 'Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano' 7/24/2014
5:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
5:01 am BBC News: 'News' 7/24/2014
5:00 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
4:42 am The New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein: 'Symphony No. 3 (1939) (One movement with five sections)' 7/24/2014
4:41 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
4:33 am Michel Debost (flute) and André Sennedat (bassoon): 'Bachianas brasileiras No. 6, for Flute and Bassoon: (Aria, Fantasia)' 7/24/2014
4:31 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
4:09 am The Adolf Busch Chamber Player conducted by Adolf Busch (recorded in October,1935): 'Brandenburg Conccerto No. 5 in D Major BWV 1050' 7/24/2014
4:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/24/2014
4:00 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 7/24/2014

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Welcome to the Blog of Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Rich Samuels

On the left is a photo of me (snapped by April 14, 2009, by Chicago Sun-Times photographer Brian Jackson) seemingly yelling at Rod Blagojevich. The former Illinois governor had just exited Chicago’s Dirksen Federal Building where he had entered a “not guilty” plea to a wide variety of corruption charges, including the allegation that he had attempted to market, for personal gain, the seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant when Barack Obama was elected President.

I was part of the media scrum (a correspondent for the “Chicago Tonight” show which airs on WTTW, one of Chicago’s public television stations) that pursued Blago that day: and, to be quite frank, I only appear to be yelling at the disgraced former governor: in reality, I was trying to locate my camera operator who had disappeared into the crowd, nowhere to be seen.

A month short of three years after that picture was taken (it’s recently been recycled as the cover art for Natasha Korecki’s book “Only in Chicago”), Rod Blagojevich began serving a 14 year sentence at the Federal Correctional Center Englewood near Denver. I wasn’t around to witness the denouement of his prosecution: I retired from television journalism at the end of 2009 and, as Garrison Keillor once put it, “moved up to radio”.

Since November of 2010 I’ve been hosting WORT’s “Anything Goes” show, bringing my listeners classical music every Thursday morning between the hours of 5 and 8.

To the greatest extent possible, I try to feature the work of local artists and composers, especially those who are younger. When necessary, I have the capability of recording interviews and performances in the field.

I hope you’ll be able to join me each week. I also hope you can continue to provide WORT with the financial support that makes this kind of programming (which is obviously not for everyone) possible.

When I’m not on the air you can follow me via this blog, via Twitter, Facebook or my personal website.

 

Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 31, 2014

07/29/14 10:11 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday July 31 7 pm at the Waunakee High School Performing Arts Center 301 Community Drive, Waunakee. The Waunakee Community Band in concert Thursday July 31 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire Avenue, Madison The Capitol City Band presents an evening concert, Thursday July 31 7:30 pm at UW Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison (repeated at 7:30 pm on 8/1 and 8/2 and at 3 pm on 8/3). The Madison Savoyards present Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Princess Ida” Friday August 1 7:30 pm at Christ Presbyterian Church 914 E. Gorham, Madison (repeated on 8/3 at 3 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church 926 South Segoe Road, Madison_ The Isthmus Vocal Ensemble When conductor Scott MacPherson convened some of ….

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July 31 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels on WORT Madison

07/26/14 8:29 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Overture to Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate” performed by an orchestra conducted by Lehman Engel 5:16 am: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major BWV 1051 by J.S. Bach performed by the Adolf Bush Chamber Players conducted by Adolf Busch. 5:38 am: The Grant Park Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar performs Partita for Orchestra by John Harbison. 6:08 am: The Pacifica Quartet performes String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat Minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. 6:51 am: The Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom performed by Gil Shahan (violin) and Jonathan Feldman (piano) 7:08 am: Nightsoundings for Orchestra by Barbara Harbach performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Angus 7:24 am: Seeing is Believing by Nico Muhly performed ….

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Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 24, 2014

07/23/14 9:34 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday July 24 7 pm at Rennebohm Park 115 North Eau Claire Ave. Madison The Capitol City Band under the direction of Jim Lattmer presents a free evening concert. Friday July 25 7:30 pm at Music Hall 925 Bascom Mall, Madison (repeated 7/26 at 7:30 pm, 7/27 at 3 pm, 8/31 at 7:30 pm, 8/1 at 7:30 pm, 8/2 at 7:30 pm, and 8/3 at 3 pm. The Madison Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Princess Ida” The 2014 summer production is Princess Ida, last performed by the Madison Savoyards in 1999 (and before that in 1980 and 1967). Paul Bushland, Scynthius in the 1999 production, has prepared a wonderful glossary which will be of great interest everyone. Please be sure ….

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Savoyards’ “Princess Ida” to rule the air Thursday morning

07/22/14 8:05 PM | Sybil Augustine

Portrait-Harville-819x1024 Savoyards musical director Grant Harville joins Rich Samuels on “Anything Goes” this Thursday, July 24th from 5-8 am to preview this year’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Princess Ida”.

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July 24, 2014 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels on WORT Madison

07/21/14 9:04 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major BWV 1050 performed by the Adolf Busch Chamber Players conducted by Adolf Busch 5:33 am: Flutist Michel Debost and bassoonist André Sennedat perform the Bachiana Brasileiras No. 6 by Heitor Villa-Lobos 5:42 am: Symphony NO. 3 (1939) by Roy Harris performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein. 6:01 am: Five minutes of world news headlines from the BBC in London 6:08 am: Scott Turpen (alto saxophone) and Theresa Bogard (piano) perform Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano by Jennifer Higdon. 6:32 am: Interview with Grant Harville, musical director of the Madison Savoyards about this years production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida”. This segment includes act ….

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Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 17, 2014

07/16/14 8:24 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday July 17, 7 pm at the Waunakee High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Community Drive, Waunakee Performance by the Waunakee Community Band Thursday July 17 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire Ave., Madison Concert by the Capitol City Band conducted by Jim Latimer. Thursday July 17 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison The Madison Early Music Festival presents the Handel Aria Competition. Emerging young singers exploring the repertoire of Handel compete for cash prizes. The contestants will perform for an audience and a distinguished panel of judges drawn from the MEMF faculty – and the audience also chooses a favorite! Dean and Orange Schroeder, MEMF supporters and enthusiasts of G. F. Handel make ….

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An Interview with Howard Karp

07/15/14 11:57 AM | Kelsey

Howard_Karp UW Emeritus Professor of Piano Howard Karp passed away June 29th of cardiac arrest complications. Included is an interview with the U.W.-Music legend in August of 2012 as well as segments of his performances. Rich Samuels will feature more performances on his July 17th “Anything Goes” show from 5-8AM.

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July 17, 2014 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels on WORT Madison

07/10/14 7:49 PM | Rich Samuels

Note: Today’s broadcast includes a tribute to Howard Karp, Emeritus Professor of Piano at UW-Madison, who died June 30. He was 84. 5:09 am: Midsummer Fanfare by Aaron Jay Kernis performed by the Grant Park Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar. 5:16 am: The Adolf Busch Chamber Players perform the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major BWV 1049 by J.S. Bach. 5:32 am: Concertino for Flute and chamber Orchestra by Bevan Manson with Sara Andon (flute) and members of the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Scott Hosfeld. 5:50 am: Sonata Op. 1 No. 11 in E Minor for Pianoforte by Lodovici Giustini performed by Daniele Mitolo, pianoforte. 6:08 am: Pianist Howard Karp performs the Partita No 4 in D MAjor ….

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Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 10, 2014

07/9/14 6:58 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday July 10 7 pm at the Dean House, 4718 Monona Drive, Monona The Madison Brass Band presents a Back Porch Concert. The Madison Brass Band will play British-style brass band music at 7 pm from the Back Porch of the Dean House. Popcorn and soda will be sold and a free-will collection will be taken. Bring lawn chairs or blanket to sit on. Call: 608-249-7920 Web: www.bloominggrovehistory.org Thursday July 10 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire, Madison. The Capitol City Band conducted by Jim Latimer. Call: 608-835-9861 Web: mmqccb.org Thursday July 10 7 pm at the courtyard of the Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Summer Band presents its annual Summer Band ….

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July 10, 2014 Playlist for “Anything Goes” with Rich Samuels on WORT, Madison

07/3/14 5:36 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Sonata quasi concerto in C Major Op. 33 by Muzio Clementi performed by pianist Ian Hominick. 5:31 am: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major BWV 1048 by J.S. Back performed by the Adolf Busch Chamber Players conducted by Adolf Busch. 5:41 am: Brandenburg Fantasy No. 1 by Lawrence Axelrod performed by the Ensemble Nouvelle Epoque. 5:49 am: Bachiana Brasileira No. 5 by Hetor Villa-Lobos performed by Soprano Mady Mady Mesplé with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paul Capolongo. 6:08 am: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major by Mario Castelbuovo-Tedesco performed by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Mogrelia. 6:47 am: Missa Brevis for Saint Peter’s by Gregg Smith performed by the Gregg SMith Singers, ….

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