For more than six years, Allegro brought the world of classical music came to our homes every Sunday at 3:00. The program’s principal host, Doug Butt, had an eclectic taste. He preferred baroque, with a dash “of the renaissance stuff,” but also modern composers like Shostakovich and Arvo Pärt. He was assisted by Eleanor Hargreaves, who hosted a number of shows. Many CKTZ listeners felt that Doug Butt’s retirement last September left a gaping hole in the station’s line-up. Good news: Allegro is back.
Allegro Is Back
Though the station has yet to find anyone who could take their place, Doug and Eleanor more than 30 episodes were stored in the station’s computer. This is more than enough to fill out another season and Eleanor has consented to do an occasional new show.
February 11 Broadcast
- Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, written around 1720, considered among the best examples of the work of the late Baroque period.
- Victor Herbert’s second cello concerto (1894).
- A 1951 guitar concerto by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1951).
- Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’ piano concerto of 1868.
February 11 Program
February 4 Broadcast
This is a repeat of a broadcast made last year and there appears to be a corruption in this audio file. When this program was aired earlier today, radio boss jumped from Allegro’s theme right into the music. Listening to the podcast that follows, there is a silent spot where Doug Butt would have made his introduction.
Feb 4 Program
January 28th Program
Today’s program consist of:
- Sacred chorale compositions by Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/1455 – 27 August 1521)
- a more recent composer;
- two works by 20th century composer Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich.
Jan 28 Program
On Allegro: Jan 14, 2018
Today’s program consist of four works, including compositions by:
- Johann Sebastian Bach,
- Antonín Leopold Dvořák
- and Frédéric François Chopin.
January 14, 2018 Program
On Allegro: Jan 7, 2018
Chamber music featuring the piano:
- Two works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: his 1784 quintet for piano and wind instruments; his 1786 quartet for piano and strings, which is generally regarded as the first quartet for these instruments.
- A sonata for two pianos and percussion by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók in 1937.
January 7 Program
Photo Credit: Playing Mozart at the Mozart Dinner, Grand Hotel Bohemia, Prague by Roman Boed via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)