Music by Request

We heard some unusual instruments during this week's program, including the zither, played by Anton Karas, and the gyile, played by Bernard Woma.

Music for the Easter weekend was at the forefront of this week's requests.

See the entire playlist below.

This week's program featured requests from all over the state of Michigan, plus Illinois, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Pictured: pianist Jeeyoon Kim performs Edvard Grieg's "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" in IPR's Studio A (heard at number 21 on this week's program).

IPR listeners were inspired by spring and by Bach on this week's program.

Requests included J.S. Bach's music for organ, tuba ensemble, piano, orchestra, and steel pan and jazz combo. 

We also heard springtime music by John Rutter, Christian Sindig and Sergei Rachmaninoff. 

On this week's program, listeners requested music of Richard Rodgers, Gustav Mahler, Gustav Holst, Florence Price and many others.

We also had requests for "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" by Alan Hovhaness, music from the first musical film adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera" and James Earl Jones (pictured) narrating Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait.

See all of this week's requests below.

Music by Request for March 6, 2021

Mar 6, 2021

This week on Music by Request, Classical IPR listeners were into opera, organ music and popular songs from way back.

Requests included music by Charles Ives, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jay Livingston and Antonio Vivaldi.

Requesters also asked for specific performances by Sam Cooke, Fred Astaire, Anne Akiko Meyers and Andre Previn.

See the complete list of requests below.

To make a request for the March 13 program, email ipr@interlochen.org or leave a message on the MBR line at (231) 276-4422.

 

Music by Request for February 27, 2021

Feb 27, 2021

This week on Music by Request, Classical IPR listeners were in love with love songs, organ music and big orchestras.

Music by Request for February 20, 2021

Feb 20, 2021

This week on Music by Request, Classical IPR listeners were big on choral and keyboard works by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as band music and sea shanties.

Music by Request for February 13, 2021

Feb 13, 2021

This week on Music by Request, Classical IPR listeners showed affection for love songs, as well as popular violin solos and organ music.

Music by Request for February 6, 2021

Feb 6, 2021

This week on Music by Request Classical IPR listeners showed their fondness for classic piano repertoire, film soundtracks, opera and organ.

Music by Request for January 30, 2021

Jan 30, 2021

IPR listeners shared their enthusiasm for grand scale romantic symphonies on this week's program, along with waltzes, and the saxophone.

Requests included music by Mozart, Bellini, Waldteufel, Milhaud, Mahler and more.

Music by Request for January 23, 2021

Jan 23, 2021

Classical IPR listeners shared their love of opera on this week's program, along with pieces for Robert Burns Day, film music and a tango.

Requests included music by Edward Elgar, Catherine McMichael, Fats Waller, Johann Sebastian Bach and Carlos Gardel.

Requesters also asked for specific performances by Viktoria Mullova, Empire Brass, Anna Russell and The American Boy Choir.

See the complete list of requests below.

Music by Request for January 16, 2021

Jan 16, 2021

Classical IPR listeners shared patriotic selections on this week's program, along with pieces from musicals, opera excerpts and folk songs.

Requests included music by Judith Weir, Aaron Copland, Antonín Dvořák, Dobrinka Tabakova and Gaetano Donizetti.

 

Requesters also asked for specific performances by Canadian Brass, Susan Graham, 2Cellos and Sissel Kyrkjebø.

Music by Request for January 9, 2021

Jan 9, 2021

Classical IPR listeners shared an eclectic variety of selections on this week's program.

Requests included music by Max Steiner, Florence Price, Leopold Mozart, George Gershwin, and Philip Sparke. 

Requesters also asked for specific performances by Dashon Burton, Seraph Brass, Kenneth McKellar, and Barry Tuckwell.

Classical IPR listeners welcomed 2021 with a variety of selections on this week's program.

Requests included music by Johann Sebastian Bach, David Maslanka, Giuseppe Verdi, Leos Janacek and Gustav Mahler. 

Requesters also asked for specific performances by E. Power Biggs, Jessye Norman, the Younce Guitar Duo and Phil Spitalny's Hour of Charm All-Girl Orchestra. 

Requests for this Saturday included a variety of music for  Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's. 

See the complete playlist below.

To make a request for the January 2 episode of Music by Request, email ipr@interlochen.org or leave a message on the MBR line at (231) 276-4422.

Music for Christmas dominated this week's requests. 

Listeners chose a variety of sacred and secular Christmas favorites, plus music about snow and winter. 

All of this week's requests are available below.

This week's program featured lots of music for the Christmas season, from J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio to Vince Guaraldi's music for "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to seasonal favorites performed by Canadian Brass.

We also heard a chorus from Beethoven's "Fidelio" and a quartet from Verdi's "Don Carlos." 

This week's program featured music from the soundtracks of "The Umbrella Academy," "Black Panther" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?

We also heard virtual performances by the Eric Whitacre Virtual Choir, the University of Michigan Marching Band and a whole lot of trombonists (28, to be specific). 

Listen to all or part of this week's episode below. 

Thanks to listeners from St. Ignace, St. Joseph, Wolverine, Traverse City, Frankfort, and many other places for your requests this week.

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Today's playlist featured The Prayer of Thanksgiving, often known to many as "We Gather Together." This Christian hymn was written by Dutch composer and poet, Andrian Valerius to honor the Dutch victory over the Spanish forces in the battle of Turnout.  At the turn of the twentieth century, it became popular in the United States, and is often associated with Thanksgiving Day services and celebrations. 

1. Johann Sebastian Bach/trans. Feruccio  Busoni, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Vikingur Olaffson

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Featured on today's program was Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.  This compositon won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize in Music. 

1.      John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arr. Peter Breiner,  Beatles Concerto Grosso No. 2 in the style of Vivaldi, Peter Breiner and His Chamber Orchestra

2.     Aaron Copland, Lincoln Portrait, James Earl Jones, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

3.     Eric Whitacre, Ghost Train Triptyche, Rutgers Wind Ensemble, William Berz

4.     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Quartet in F major, Boston Symphony Chamber Players

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Featured on today's playlist was Song to the Moon from Dvorak's Rusalka.    The libretto based on Czech folklore, tells the story of a water nymph who falls in love with a human Prince. 

"Moon high up in the sky, you light up vast distances, you wander through the wide, wide world looking into the homes of mens. Stay awhile, moon, tell me, o tell me where my beloved is!" 

1.     Antonin Dvorak, Song to the Moon from Rusalka, Renee Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti

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Featured on today's program was Charles Gounod's Funeral March for a Marionette.  The work gained popularity in the United States during the 1960's as the theme music for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  

1.     Paul Dukas, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Jean Fournet

2.     Sir Edward Elgar, Land of Hope and Glory, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Barry Wordsworth

3.     Camille Saint-Saens, arr. Franz Liszt/Vladimir Horowitz, Danse Macabre, Yuga Wang

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Thanks to listeners in Cadillac, Beulah, Traverse City, Frankfort, Ocqueoc, Cheboygan and Sheboygan for your requests this week.

1. Jean Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 (fourth movement); James DePreist/Oregon Symphony

2. Gerald Finzi, Eclogue for piano and strings; William Boughton/English String Orchestra/Martin Jones

3. John Rutter, The Lord is My Shepherd; Cambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia

4. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 (first movement); Kurt Masur/Gewandhaus Orchestra

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