The birthday of pianist Earl Wild (26 November 1915) is observed in the first hour.
In commemoration of the birth of Virgil Thomson (25 November 1896), the final hour of this program presents a late version of his opera Four saints in three acts, a collaboration between Gertrude Stein and the composer.
Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Toru Takemitsu: Twill by twilight (CD: Takemitsu: (Nexus Pacific Symphony Orchestral Works) Orchestra; Carl St. Clair) Johannes Brahms : Variations on a theme by Paganini, (CD: Earl Wild Plays op. 35 Brahms and Liszt) (Earl Wild, piano) Virgil Thomson: Six selected portraits for solo piano (CD: Virgil Thomson) (Logan Skelton, piano) Ramon Noble: El flautista alegre (CD: The Eule Organ (James Welch, organ) of St. Nikolai Berlin-Spandau)
Henry Ley: Evening prayer of King Henry VI (CD: Choral Evensong (Eton College Chapel Choir; from Eton College) Ralph Allwood) Jean-Baptiste Lully: Dies irae (CD: Great Baroque (La Chapelle Royale; Masters: Lully) Philipe Herreweghe) David McK. Williams: In the year that King Uzziah died (CD: The Worlds Above) (The Choir of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; John Fenstermaker) Emile Waldteufel: Pluie des diamants, op. 160 (CD: Waldteufel: (Slovak State Philharmonic Famous Waltzes) Orchestra; Alfred Walter) Leonard Bernstein: Broadway excerpts (CD: Bernstein: New York, New York Candide, etc.) Best of all possible worlds Oh, happy we Make our garden grow J. S. Bach: Prelude from Suite no. 1 in G (CD: Edgar Meyer: (Edgar Meyer, bass) Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites)
Henri Mulet: Carillon sortie (CD: The Great Organ (Thomas Murray, organ) of Czestochowa) Virgil Thomson: Four saints in three acts (CD: Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts) Marco Enrico Bossi: Giga (CD: The Great Organ (Thomas Murray, organ) of Czestochowa)
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