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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.

 

The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning November 7, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

11/6/13 9:11 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday November 7, 7:30 pm at Morphy Hall, 455 North Park Street, Madison. The UW Guest Artist Series presents the UW Blue Note Ensemble, Contemporary Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Composers Septet with drummer Jeff Hirshfield. JOHANNES WALLMANN QUARTET FEATURING JEFF HIRSHFIELD. In the first of two public concerts during his brief residency at the UW School of Music, New York-based drummer Jeff Hirshfield joins pianist UW Jazz Studies Professor Johannes Wallmann for a performance of original compositions from Wallmann’s upcoming album release. Hirshfield is among the most versatile and in-demand sidemen in jazz, and has appeared on over 300 albums. His performance and recording credits include Woody Herman, Joe Henderson, Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, Dr. John, Bob Brookmeyer, John Zorn, ….

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Music Featured on the November 7, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin

11/3/13 2:55 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass and the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields perform the Concerto No. 11 in D minor from “L’estro armonico” and D. Baldwin’s version of J.S. Bach’s transcription thereof. 5:30 am: Colin Carr (cello) and Thomas Sauer (piano) perform the Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major Op. 102 NO. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven. 5:45 am: The Pacifica Quartet performs the String Quartet NO. 7 in F-sharp minor Op. 108 by Dimitri Shostakovich. 5:58 am: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass performs “Alleluia, Alleluia” by William Byrd. 6:08 am: The Rome Symphony Orchestra conducted by Francesco La Vecchia performs Muzio Clementi’s Introduziona, Aria e Toccata. 7:08 am: Interview with violinists Alice and ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 31, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels Host of “Anything Goes”

10/30/13 2:16 PM | Rich Samuels

Friday November 1, 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay drive, Madison The Noon Musicale presents the Arbor Ensemble: Berlinda Lopez, flute; Marie Pauls, viola; Rebecca Riley, ‘cello Music of T. Haslinger, Joaquin Turina & Frank Bridge Friday, November 1 (repeated Sunday Nov 3 at 2:30 pm), 8 pm at Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison. The Madison Opera presents Puccini’s “Tosca” Questo è il bacio di Tosca – This is the kiss of Tosca! With those words, opera singer Floria Tosca stabs Scarpia, the evil police chief who has tortured her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and now threatens her. One of the most tightly written and fast-paced of operas, Puccini’s Tosca is a tour de force ….

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Music Features on October 31st “Anything Goes”

10/28/13 11:17 AM | Rich Samuels

Rich Samuels Music features coming up on the October 31st edition of Anything Goes, hosted by Rich Samuels. Tune in – 89.9 FM in Madison.

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The WORT 89.9FM Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 24, 2013. Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”.

10/23/13 5:27 PM | Rich Samuels

Thursday October 24 7:30 pm at Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street Madison The UW Madison School of Music Faculty Concert Series presents Javier Calderon, guitar. When Javier Calderon played his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times called him “…a virtuoso with poetic sensibility.” Since then many composers, including the eminent American Alan Hovhaness and Lawrence Weiner, have been writing and dedicating guitar concertos and solo pieces to Calderon. At age 17 Javier Calderon thrilled the audience of his native city of La Paz, Bolivia the evening he played with the Bolivian National Symphony Orchestra. Then he was invited to the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Soon after, Andres Segovia awarded the young guitarist a scholarship ….

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Music Featured on the October 24, 2013 Edition of “Anything Goes” Hosted by Rich Samuels on WORT 89.9 FM Madison, Wisconsin.

10/20/13 3:32 PM | Rich Samuels

5:09 am: Music from the film “The Jayhawkers” composed by Jerome Moross, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine. 5:33 am: Music from the film “The Valley of Gwangi” composed by Jerome Moross, performed by the Coty of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman. 6:09 am: Theme from the 1961-1966 television drama “Wagon Train” composed by Jerome Moross, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman. 6:16 am: Concerto in C major for Two Pianos BWV 1021 performed by Judith Gordon and Christopher Taylor (pianos); Rosemary Harbison and Rictor Noren (violins); John Harbison (viola); Parry Karp (cello) and Ross Gilliland (bass). 6:51 am: Vocal music of J.S. Bach performed by ….

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The WORT 89.9 FM MAdison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 17 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of “Anything Goes”

10/16/13 8:35 AM | Rich Samuels

Thursday October 17, 7 pm at Overture Center-Overture Hall 201 State Street, Madison The Madison Symphony holds a free open dress rehearsal with pianist Philippe Bianconi Program: BRITTEN Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell (The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra) DEBUSSY La Mer BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 Friday, October 18 , 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison The Noon Musicale presents Steven Waugh, guitar. Program includes music of Bach, Dowland, Albeniz, Charlie Parker, Errol Garner and more. Friday, October 18, 7 pm at Edgewood College, St. Joseph Chapel, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison. Edgewood College Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir Edgewood College invites you to the Fall Choral Concert. ….

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

10/12/13 2:15 PM | Rich Samuels

5:10 am: First movement of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major by Maurive Ravel performed by Philippe Bianconi and the Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by John DeMain. 5:22 am: Music from the film “The Mountain Road” by Jerome Moross, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman. 5:32 am: “The Holy Land”: music from the film “The Seven Wonders of the World” composed by Jerome Moross. Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman. 5:40 am: “The Mediterranean”: music from the film “The Seven Wonders of the World” composed by Jerome Moross. Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman. 5:48 am: Prologue to the film “The Cardinal” ….

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The WORT Madison, Wisconsin Area Classical Music Calendar for the Week Beginning October 10, 2013 Compiled by Rich Samuels, Host of Anything Goes.

10/9/13 4:12 PM | Rich Samuels

Friday October 11, 12:15 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. The Noon Musical series presents Julia Foster, Soprano and Susan Gaeddart, piano. Music of Santoliquido, Poulenc and settings of Emily Dickenson poems by American composers Friday October 11, 7:30 pm at Overture Center Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Madison. The Madison Symphony Orchestra Concert Organ Series presents organist Samuel Hutchison. Works of Tchaikovsky, Julius Reubke, Gabriel Pierné, J.S. Bach, and Marco Enrico Bossi The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO)’s 2013-2014 Overture Concert Organ Season will include four diverse performances from the MSO’s principal organist, several dynamic guest artists, and the impressive Madison Youth Choirs. Each concert will be in Overture Hall, where the MSO’s concert organ resides. ….

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

10/4/13 5:08 PM | Rich Samuels

  5:09 am: Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy performs Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in D-flat major and Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in B-flat minor (1950-1951) by Dmitri Shostakovich, 5:24 am: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major by Johannes Brahms performed by Colin Carr (cello) and Thomas Sauer (piano) 5:51 am: Leoš Janáček’s Moravian Dances performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Antoni Wit. 6:08 am: Joshua Pierce (piano) and the Capella Istropolitana conducted by Kirk Trevor perform Paul Hindemith’s The Four Temperaments: Theme with 4 Variations for Piano & Strings (Melancholy, Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Choleric) (1940) 6:43 am: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kiril Karabits performs Concerto for Orchestra No. 3 “Lamentations” (1989)(Inspired by 1932-1933 famine & the ….

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