Episode #1959

Summer Encore: A Tribute to Karl Haas

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Karl Haas, host of Adventures in Good Music, with pianist Van Cliburn (Wharton Center at Michigan State University)

This week, Young Artists Showcase reprises a past episode when host Bob Sherman paid tribute to a fellow broadcaster with a musical game. Karl Haas hosted the most widely listened to classical music radio program, Adventures in Good Music, which began in 1959 on WJR in Detroit and was eventually syndicated globally. Occasionally, Haas withheld the name of a composer until after the music played.

In this Young Artists Showcase episode, Sherman gave only clues to the identity of six familiar composers, each represented with an unfamiliar piece. See if you can name the mystery composers before you scroll down to the playlist.

Program playlist:

1. Serenade for winds in E-flat Major, Op. 7
— Michegan State University Wind Symphony; Kevin Sedatole, conductor.

2. Adagio and Rondo Concertant in F Major for Piano Quartet
— Tanya Bannister, piano; Claudia Ajmone-Marsan, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Roman Ramakrishnan, cello.

3. Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, Book 1
— Stanislav Khristenko, piano.

4. Les Collines d'Anacapri (Preludes, Book 1)
— Stanislav Khristenko, piano.

5. Etude in C Minor, Op. 2. No. 3
— Stanislav Khristenko, piano.

6. Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano
— Lionel Cottet, cello; Federico Diaz, guitar.

(coda) Friedrich Burgmüller: Nocturne No. 1 for Guitar & Cello
— Lionel Cottet, cello; Federico Diaz, guitar.

 Scroll down for the composer names.





1. Richard Strauss
2. Franz Schubert
3. Johann Sebastian Bach
4. Claude Debussy
5. Sergei Prokofiev
6. Franz Schubert

Comments [1]

Julie from Hastings-on-Hudson

Thanks so much for this! As a little girl I heard Karl Haas on his home station, WJR in Detroit. As Robert Sherman says, so many of us are indebted to him.

(One typo in the program's playlist though: my alma mater is misspelled, as "Michegan State University".)

Aug. 26 2015 09:46 PM

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