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6:59 am Show close: 'Show close' 7/31/2014
6:49 am The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds: 'The Manheim Rocket (2011; ascends and descends through 200 years of German music)' 7/31/2014
6:48 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
6:24 am Thomas Gould (six-string electric violin) with the Aurora Otchestra conducted by Nicholas Collon: 'Seeing is Believing (2007)' 7/31/2014
6:23 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
6:08 am The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Angus: 'Night Soundings for Orchestra' 7/31/2014
6:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
6:01 am BBC News: 'News' 7/31/2014
6:00 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
5:51 am Gil Shahan (violin) and Jonathan Feldman (piano): 'The Graceful Ghost Rag (1972)' 7/31/2014
5:51 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
5:44 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 7/31/2014
5:44 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
5:08 am The Pacifica Quartet: Simin Ganatra. Sibbi Bernhardsson (violins)-Masumi Per Rostad (viola)-Brandon Varnos (cello): 'String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat Minor (completed May 17, 1974)' 7/31/2014
5:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
5:01 am BBC News: 'News' 7/31/2014
4:59 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
4:38 am The Grant Park Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar: 'Partita for Orchestra (written in 2000 at Token Creek)' 7/31/2014
4:37 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
4:16 am The Adolf Busch Chamber Player conducted by Adolf Busch (recorded Ovtober 14-15 1935): 'Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B-flat Major BWV 1051' 7/31/2014
4:15 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
4:09 am An orchestra conducted by Lehman Engel: 'Overture to "Kiss Me Kate"' 7/31/2014
4:06 am Rich Samuels: 'Comment' 7/31/2014
4:00 am Insurgent Radio Kiosk: 'Kiosk' 7/31/2014
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

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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.

 

The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 16, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

05/15/13 9:27 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday, May 16 10 am at Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Rd. , Middleton. (Also at Oakwood Village West, 7 pm on Friday, May 17). Concert by the Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet. Black Marigold is honored to be featured in the pilot year of Overture EngAGES, a new program for the senior community of Madison. This program is designed to help the elders in our community connect and create with art in various ways. Concerts are open to the public. Please check http://overturecenter.com/community/overture-engages for more info. Friday May 17, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents soprano Rachel Eve Holmes and Thomas Kasdorf, piano. Music of Verdi, Copland, Mozart, Gounod, Puccini, ….

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Music Featured on the May 16, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes”, Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin.

05/11/13 7:03 PM | Rich Samuels

5:08 am: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1795) performed by James Brawn. 5:32 am: Suite No. 7 in D minor (originally written for hsrpsichord in G minor) by George Frideric Handel, performed by guitarist Robert Gruca. 5:57 am: John Rafoth, organist at Madison’s Christ Presbyterian Church, performs “The Cuckoo” by Louis-Claude d’Aquin. 6:08 am: The NDR Philharmonie under the direction of Eiji Ouse performs Symphony No. 4 Op. 54 in C by Dmitri Kabalevsky. 6:57 am: Soprano Amy Haworth, accompanied by Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord, performs Franz Schubert’s song “Heidenroeslein”, 7:08 am: Interview with pianist Yana Groves who presents a concert at noon on 5/18 at Madison’s Grace Episcopal Church. The interview includes ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar For the Week Beginning May 9, 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

05/8/13 9:16 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday May 9, 7:30 pm at the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol St. , Middleton. The Middleton High School Cardinal Band and Wind Ensemble present works of John Mackey. Friday May 10, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University May Drive, Madison. The Noon Musicale presents Consuelo Sañudo , mezzo soprano and pianist Jeff Gibbens. Friday May 10, 7 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. , Madison SoundWaves presents “Getting the Job Done: Humans & the Tools We Use”. Curated by Daniel Grabois, UW professor of horn. SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first ….

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Music Featured on the May 9, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, Wisconsin

05/3/13 1:46 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto No. 6 in E minor for bassoon by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Nadina Mackie Jackson and an ensemble conducted from the harpsichord by Nicholas McGegan. 5:20m am: Guitarist Robert Gruca performs Handel’s Suite No. 8 in D originally written in G major for harpsichord). 5:39 am: Sonatine d’amour Op. 82 by Arnold Rosner, performed by harpsichordist Barbara Harbach. 6:08 am: The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra directed by Isaac Karabtchevsky performs Symphony No. 3, “War”, by Heitor Villa-Lobos. 6:47 am: “Pagine di Guerra” by Alfredo Casella, performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia. 6:58 am: Morton Gould’s “March of the Lethernecks” performed by the United states Marine Band conducted by Michael Colburn. 7:08 ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning May 2, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

05/1/13 2:20 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday, May 2, 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park St. Madison. UW Jazz Orchestra with the new High School Honors Jazz Band. UW’s final jazz concert of the year will feature the UW Jazz Orchestra with special guest saxophonist Les Thimmig as well as the premiere performance of the UW High School Honors Jazz Band. Formed only this year, the UW Honors Jazz Band performs challenging and engaging big band repertoire. The band is comprised of top high school jazz musicians from the greater Madison area. In the two weeks leading up this concert, students interact closely with UW School of Music instrumental faculty in sectional rehearsals and perform under the direction of Jazz Studies Professor Dr. Johannes ….

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Music Featured on the May 2, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

04/26/13 9:23 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Capriccio in A Major ZWV 124 by Jan Dismas Zelenka, performed by the Virtuosi Saxoniae direceted by Ludwig Guettler. 5:31 am: Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel’s “Almira” arranged by Franz Liszt. Performed by pianist Alessio Bax.. 5:44 am: Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 26 in C major for oboe RV 479 performed by oboist Nadina Mackie Jackson and an ensemble led from the keyboard by Nicholas McGegan. 5:53 am: Prelude and Fugue in F major by Dieterich Buxtehude performed by John Raforth on the organ of Christ Presbyterian Church of Madison, Wisconsin. 6:08 am: Symphony No. 3 in B flat minor for orchestra and mixed chorus, “Requiem for Lenin” by Dmitri Kabalevsky, text by the poet Nikolai Asseyev. Performed ….

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

04/23/13 4:55 PM | Rich Samuels

Friday, April 26, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Amber Nicole Dilger, vocals & Paul Ester, piano “Little Suns,” A cabaret mix of jazz standards, musical theatre & contemporary favorites. Friday, Aoril 26 7:30 pm, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 328 S. sego Road, Madison (repeated 4/28 at 2 pm at Monona United Methodist Church) The Philharmonic Chorus of Madison. Songs for the Journey. Friday, April 26, 8 pm at Mills Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. UW Chorale, Bruce Gladstone, conductor; Martha Fischer, piano, and Luke Hrovat-Staedter, student conductor. Included on the concert are John Rutter’s The Falcon, as well as works by Handel, Mathais, Hindemith, Ivor Gurney, Lee Hoiby, La Crosse composer Bob Willoughby, ….

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Music Featured on the April 25, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.

04/22/13 9:16 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in B minor for towo flutes, bassoon, strings & continuo bt Georg Philipp Telemann. Performed by the Hanoverian Ensemble. 5:22 am: Capriccio in A major ZWV 185 for two horns, two obesm strings and continuo by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Performed by the Virtuosi Saxoniae directed by Ludwig Guettler. 5:44 am: Sonata in A minor Op. 1 No. 4 HWV 362 by George Frideric Hndel. Originally composed for recorder, but played here in a transcription for guitar by Robert Gruca. 5:57 am: Prelude after Bach BWV BWV 755 by Alexander Siloti. Performed by pianist Alessio Bax. 6:08 am: Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia perform the first movement (allegro non troppo, un poco maestoso) of Franz Liszt’s transcription for ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning April 18, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

04/14/13 3:22 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday April 18 7 pm at Capitol Lakes, 333 West Main Street, Madison Freshman recital by violist Mikko Utevsky. Includes works by Bach and Shostakovich. Piano accompanist is John Jeffrey Gibbens. Thursday April 18 8:30 pm. Morphy Hall, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. The UW Black Music Ensemble. included will be works by works by Charles Wright, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder Friday, April 19, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Black Marigold Woodwind Quintet (Elizabeth Marshall, Laura Medisky, Bethany Schultz, Kia Karlen and Cindy Cameron-Fix). The program includes works by Anton Reicha, Bill Douglas, Ligeti and Muczynski.. Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm (also Sunday, 4/21 at 4:30 pm) Farley’s House ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Begining April 11. 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

04/10/13 4:19 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday April 11, 8 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 North Park Street. Madison The Wisconsin Union Theater presentspPianist Jeremy Denk. Program includes Bartok, Liszt, Bach and Beethoven. The New York Times says that Jeremy Denk is “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.” He regularly performs around the country, and this season he will be performing at Carnegie Hall’s Stearn Auditorium and London’s Wigmore Hall, playing concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, and Ravel. Denk also keeps a popular blog, cleverly titled Think Denk, a multivalent pun on his last name, invoking think tanks, and the German ….

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