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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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5:08 am Scott Turpen (alto saxophone) and Theresa Bogard (piano): 'Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano' 7/24/2014
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4:42 am The New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein: 'Symphony No. 3 (1939) (One movement with five sections)' 7/24/2014
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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.

 

Music Featured on the January 31, 2013 Edition of “Anthing Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT89.9 fm Madison, Wisconsin

01/25/13 3:16 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” arranged and performed by organist Florence Mustric on the Rudolph von Beckrath instrumeny at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland Ohio. 5:48 am: “Ballade in F minor for Viola and Piano” by Minna Leal, performed by Hillary Herndon (viola) accompanied by wei-chun Bernadette Lo (piano). 6:08 am:  Robert Rumbelow’s “Soundscape for Organ and Percussion” performed by organist Jonathan Ryan with the Columbus State University Percussion Ensemble conducted by Robert Rumbelow. 6:18 am: Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Sonata NO. 3 for Violin, Oboe and Continuo performed by an ensemble of principal players for the Houston, Dallas and Monnesota Orchestras. 6:47 am: “Serenade for Woodwind Quimtet” by Steven Stucky, performed by the Musical Arts Woodwind Quintet of ….

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The WORT 89.9 fm Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 24 prepared by Rich Samuels

01/21/13 12:26 PM | Rich Samuels

Friday January 25, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society Auditorium, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Noon Musicale featuring Dawn Lawler, flute; Laura Medisky, oboe and Vincent Fuh, piano. The program includes rios by Telemann, Alec Templeton, Madeleine Dring & Brian Duford. Friday, January 25, 4:30 pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. , Madison. Pianist Stefano Guaresi: ” From Mantova to Madison, Music in the Sister Cities” Call: (608) 262-3907 Web: www.union.wisc.edu/WUD/performingarts-about.htm Gueresi is an accomplished composer and pianist, having performed in dozens of cities in 14 different countries. At the age of 15, he won an interregional competition for emerging artists, organized by radio stations in northern Italy. After studying with the concert pianist Elizabeth ….

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Music Featured on the January 24 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 fm Madison

01/20/13 10:27 AM | Rich Samuels

Note: This morning’s broadcast features a complete performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Candid Concert Opera, recorded live at Chicago’s Edgebrook Lutheran Church on December 2, 2012. The performance was repeated on December at Capitol Lakes in Madison. This morning’s broadcast is a pre-birthday celebration for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was born on January 27, 1756. Cast: Leila Bowie, Soprano (Kostanze) Diana Stoic, Soprano (Blonde) Scott J. Brunscheen, Tenor (Pedrillo) Neil A, Edwards, Bass (Osmin) Tom Kastle, Narrator Codrut Birsan, Conductor. —————————– 5:08 am: Act I of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 5:42 am: Beginning of Act II of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 6:08 am: ….

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The WORT 89.9 fm Madison Area Classical Music Calander for the Week Beginning January 17 Prepared by Rich Samuels

01/15/13 2:57 PM | Rich Samuels

Friday, January 18 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Pianist Karlos Moser. “Everything You Wanted to Know about Bach Fugues” Friday, January 28, 7:30 pm (repeated Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm) ay Overture Center-Overture Hall: The Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by John DeMain with pianist Gabriela Montero who will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6. John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) celebrate the first concert of the New Year with the MSO debut of Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, who will perform Beethoven’s playful Piano Concerto No. 1. The January 18-20 concerts open with blue ….

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Music Featured on the January 17, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 fm Madison

01/15/13 2:00 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto in E minor for Flute, Bassoon, Strings and Continuo TWV 52.e2 by Georg Philipp Teleman. Performance by the Hanoverian Ensemble featuring John Solum (flute) and Thomas Sevcovic (bassoon). 5:21 am: The Trio Settecento (Rachel Barton Pine, John Mark Rozendaal and David Schrader) plt the Sonata in G major of Jean-Marie Leclair. 5:39 am: Sonata Two for Two OBoesm Bassoon and Continuo by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Performed by principal players from the Dallas and Houston Symphonies. 5:58 am: “Valse carresante” by Ricardo Castro, performed by pianist Jorge Federico Ossorio. 6:08 am: Organist Florence Mustric performs three organ chorals of César Franck composed in 1890. 6:55 am: “Mazurca melancolica” by Ricardo Castro performed by pianist Jorge Federico Ossorio. 7:08 ….

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The WORT 89.9 fm Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 10 2013 Prepared by Rich Samuels

01/8/13 1:07 PM | Rich Samuels

  Friday January 11, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society Auditorium, 900 University Bar Drive, Madison. Scott Ellington, oboe; Ted Reinke, piano. Music of Eric Ewazen and Jean Berger. Web: www.fusmadison.org. Friday January 11, 8 pm at the Overture Center-Capitol Theater 201 State St., Madison. Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra with Claude Delangle, saxophone. French Saxophonist, Claude Delangle returns for two major works for the instrument – the Villa-Lobos Fantasia and Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone in E-flat. Claude’s fine playing in 2007 brought new meaning to the words “brilliant and breath taking.” His sublime skill and creamy sound evoke gasps of delight from his audiences. Be prepared for encores! Also featured on the program is Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants, Op.22 (Children’s ….

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Music Featured on the January 10, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 fm Madison

01/4/13 12:15 PM | Rich Samuels

5:00 am: Symphony No. 3 (composed 1939-1940) by Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) performed by the ORchestra sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia. 5:55 am: “La Nuit” by Félicien David (1810-1876) performed by James ehnes on a 1676 Andrea Guareri viola from the collection of David Fulton. 6:08 am: String Quartet No. 5 (1991) by Philip Glass, performed by the Kronos Quartet. 6:37 am: “Ciranda Das Sete Notas” (“Seven-note Round”) by Heitor Villa-Lobos, performed by Joseph Polisi (bassoon) and Thomas Schmidt (piano). 6:49 am: “From Afar” by Josepg Schwantner (b. 1943) performed by guitarist Nicholas Goluses. 7:08 am: “Meanwhile”, incidental music for an imaginary puppet show, by Stephen Hartke (b. 1952), performed by Eighth Blackbird. (This work has been nominated ….

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The WORT 89.9 fm Madison Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning January 3 2013

01/1/13 9:52 PM | Rich Samuels

Sunday January 6, 12:30 pm at the Chazen Museum of Art-Brittingham Gallery III 750 University Ave. Madison. Sunday Afternoon Live features guitarist Nathan Wysock. Nathan Wysock (who teaches at Lawrence University and Edgewood College) received the Doctor of Musical Arts (with a major in guitar performance and a minor in early music) and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois State University. Mr. Wysock is an avid performer of both solo and ensemble repertoire and has performed in competitions in the United States and abroad. He has been a featured performer on Wisconsin Public Radio and is a member of L’ensemble Portique, a group dedicated to both early ….

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Music Featured on the January 3, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT Madison

12/28/12 8:54 AM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Concerto for 2 Flutes in A Major YWV 53:A1 by Georg Philipp Telemann. Performed by the Hanoverian Ensemble 5:19 am: Nocturnal after John Dowland for Guitar by Benjamin Britten. Performed by Nicholas Goluses. 5:37 am: Sonata One for Two Oboes, Bassoon and Continuo by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Performed by a chamber ensemble including Layton James. 5:54 am: Allegro Giacoso by Cedric Adderley. Performed by pianists Meisha Adderley and Stacey Holliday. 6:08 am: Histoires Naturelles: The Peacock, the Vulture, The Swan, The Kingfisher, The Guinea Hen: songs by Maurice Ravel. Performed by Steven Swanson, baritone, accompanied by pianist David Gompper. 6:24 am: Three arias from “The Barber of Seville”: by Gioacchino Rossini (“Ecco ridente in cielo”, “Un dottore della ….

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Madison Area Classicl Music Calendar for the Week Beginning December 27, 2012

12/25/12 10:30 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday December 27 7 pm at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue Madison The Third Day of Christmas Carol Sing and Organ Concert. An offering will be taken to support local food pantries – monetary contributions are encouraged. Web: www,luthermem.org Saturday December 29, 1 pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park St., Madison Madison Marimba Quartet in Concert: OUR GIFT TO YOU. Marimba Quartet to play annual Our Gift To You Concert The Madison Marimba Quartet (MMQ) will perform the 17th annual Our Gift To You free concert on Saturday, December 29 at 1:00 in the afternoon at Mills Concert Hall on the UW campus. Quartet members, Laura Guse, Tim Gruber, Tom Shaver and Jim Latimer team together to ….

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