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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
6:59 am Show close: 'Show close' 7/17/2014
6:44 am Howard and Frances Karp (piano); Christopher Karp (violin); Katrin Talbot (viola); Parry Karp(cello): 'Karptet (commissioned by Christopher Karp for the Karp family in 2006)' 7/17/2014
6:42 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/17/2014
6:21 am Interview with Howard Karp, Frances Karp, Parry Karp, Ariana Karp and Isabel Karp (recorded in August, 2012 in advance of the 3: 'interview and performance by Howard and Frances Karp' 7/17/2014
6:20 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/17/2014
6:08 am Howard Karp, piano (recorded in concert): 'Movements III and IV from Sonata in B-flat Mahor D.960' 7/17/2014
6:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/17/2014
6:01 am BBC News: 'News' 7/17/2014
6:00 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/17/2014
5:45 am Howard Karp, piano (recorded in concert): 'Final two movements from Sonata in B-flat Major op. 58' 7/17/2014

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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.

 

Music Featured on the August 29, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

08/27/13 11:35 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: “Omphale’s Spinning Wheel 5:18 am: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields conducted by Joshua Bell. 5:52 am: Shannon Scott (clarinet) and Leonard Garrison (flute) perform “Three Romances for Flute and Clarinet” by Daniel Dorff. 6:08 am: Pianist Daniel del Pino performs Goyescas Part II by Enrique Granados. 6:38 am: Ensemble Pi performs :Vykovar Trio” by Laura Kaminsky. 6:54 am: The New York Brass Quintet performs “Linear Directions for Brass” by Frank Bennett. 7:08 am: Members of the Karp family talk about the Karp family concert scheduled for 7:30 pm on 9/2 at Mills Hall. 7:45 am The first movement of Mozart’s Concerto in ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning August 22, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

08/19/13 9:28 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday August 22, 5 pm and 8:30 pm at the Token Creek Festival Barn, 037 Hwy. 19 , DeForest. The Token Creek chamber Music Festival presents “Harry Warren & Vocal Jazz”. The Token Creek Festival opens this year on August 21 & 22nd with a program of jazz featuring the music of Harry Warren and the first Wisconsin appearance of Boston-based Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The Token Creek Festival, which takes place annually late in August, has become known for its unique and imaginative programming and the welcoming beauty of its magical performance space in a refurbished barn at the sylvan summer retreat of John and Rose Mary Harbison, who serve as the Festival’s artistic directors. The Festival began offering its ….

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Music Featured on the August 22 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

08/19/13 9:21 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Joshua Pierce (piano) and the Capella Istropolitana conducted by Kirk Trevor perform the Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Keyboard and Strings BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach 5:34 am: Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto Op. 14 performed by violinist Zina Schiff and the MAV Symphony Orchestra conducted by Avlana Eisenberg. 5:58 am: Pianist Cecil Lytle performs his setting of the traditional hymn “Close to Thee”. 6:08 am: Pianist Daniel del Pino performs the first section of “Goyescas” by Enrique Granados. 6:50 am : Organist William Neill performs the first movement (allegro) of the Organ Symphony No. 6 Op. 42 by Charles-Marie Widor on the John Jay Hopkins Memorial Organ at the National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C. 7:08 ….

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The WORT 89.9FM Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning August 15, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

08/14/13 2:47 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday, August 15 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire, Madison. The Capitol City Band presents its 802dn free summer concert. Friday August 16, 6 pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary (lecture hall, first floor) Art, 227 State Street, Madison. (This concert will be repeated Saturday, August 17 at 7 pm at Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Grand Hall, 333 W. Main Street, Madison) The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet in Concert. Black Marigold welcomes the dog days of August with a free concert series of chamber works hot enough to fry an egg on the stage. Join the members of this local woodwind quintet as they perform arrangements some of their favorite orchestral works, including a 100th anniversary ….

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Music Featured on the August 15, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

08/9/13 4:06 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Pianist Cameron Watson performs the Fantasia and Rondo in A by C.P.E. Bach 5:24 am: The New York Philharmonic conducted by Willem Mengelberg perform the overture to Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hansel and Gretel” 5:32 am: David Hays (violin) and Peter Collins (piano) perform lullabies by Robert Schumann, Benjamin Godard and Claude Debussy. 5:46 am: Pianist Vladimir Askenazy performs the Prelude and Gugue No. 11 in B major and the Prelude and Fugue NO. 12 in G-sharp minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. 5:57 am: Shannon Scott (clarinet) and Leonard Garrison (flute) perform three Two Part Inventions by J.S. Bach (arranged byDaniel DOrff). 6:08 am: Duo pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform Franz Liszt’s Fantasy on Favorite Themes from Vincenzo Bellini’s ….

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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning August 8, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

08/6/13 7:52 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday August 8 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire, Madison. The Capitol City Band presents its 801st free concert. Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, Madison. MAYCO, the Madison Area Youth chamber Orchestra, presents its “New Horizons” concert. The program features Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 Haydn Trumpet Concerto (featuring soloist Ansel Norris) Vivaldi Concerto for Violin and Oboe (transcribed for violin and trumpet; the violinist is Axel Norris, brother of Ansel) An original composition for MAYCO by Madison composer Jerry Hui. Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm at Madison College Truax Campus Mitby Theater Mitby Theater, 1701 Wright Street, Madison (repeated at 7:30 pm on 8/10, 8/17 and 8/17; and at ….

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Music Featured on the August 8, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.

08/3/13 10:10 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Performed by Cameron Watson. 5:32 am: String Quartet No. 4 in D major by Dmitri Shostakovich. Performed by the Pacifica Quartet. 5:58 am: Soprano Amy Haworth and fortepianist Trevor Stephenson perform “Wandrers Nachtlied” by Franz Schubert. 6:08 am: The New York Philharmonic conducted by Willem Mengelberg performs Beethoven’s Egmont Overture (recorded in 1930). 6:17 am: The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anton Wit performs the Lachian Dances by Leoš Janáček. 6:45 am: The Zofo Duet (Eva Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi) perform the Sonata for Four Hands by Harold Shapero, 7:08 am: The Cleveland Orchestra directed by Pierre Boulez performs La Ville d’en haut by Olivier Messiaen. ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning August 1, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

07/29/13 3:44 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday August 1, 2013, 7 pm at Rennebohm Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave., Madison. The Capitol City Band presents its 800th free concert. The band is certain to “put on the ritz” at Rennebohm Park on Thursday, August 1 as the Capitol City Band celebrates concert number 800. The highlight work will feature the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers (musicians of the Ho Chunk Nation) in a piece written by the late Kenneth Funmaker set to music with band by Jim Latimer and arranged by Madison’s Frank Ferriano. According to Latimer, the Ho Chunk musicians, Leader-Elliott Funmaker, will drum and sing Soldier Chief’s Song to an integrated band arrangement that will be played by the Capitol City Band. The ….

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Music Featured on the August 1, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT, 89.9 FM, Madisons, Wisconsin.

07/29/13 8:59 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Organist William Neil and violinist Heather Green perform the Chaconne in G Minor for Violin and Organ attriputed (probably erroniously) to Tomaso Antonio Vitali. 5:20 am: Pianist Cameron Watson performs the Preludem Variations and Fugue in D minor by C.P.E. Bach. 5:38 am: Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy performs the Prelude and Fugue No. 9 in E major and the Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in C-sharp minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. 5:51 am: Harpist Maria Graf performs Divertissments in the French Manner and the Spanish Manner by André Caplet. 6:08 am: Pianist Sun Hee You and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia perform Alfredo Casella’s Partita for Small Orchestra, 6:45 am: Charles Tibbette (horn) and Wolfgang ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning July 25, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

07/24/13 8:43 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday July 25, 7 pm at Rennebohm Park Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave., Madison. The Capitol City City Band presents its weekly summer concert. (Next week’s concert will be its 800th!). Monday, July 29, 7:30 pm at Taliesin-Hillside theater, Spring Green/ The Rural Musicians Forum featuring Dr. Adam Dachman,. The concert will feature his own works and a special performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Wednesday July 31 7:30 pm at Capitol Square, King Street Corner, Madison. The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents its latest Concert on the Square, a John Denver & Dan Fogelberg tribute with guests Bob Stillman, Le Ann Etheridge, Casey Kelly, Pat McInerney, Troy Engle, As we wrap up our 30th season, you’ll be transported ….

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