This Week (Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014) on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM
This week on the Evening Concert it’s the second of the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Awards; then Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Mozart’s 27th Piano Concerto from Chicago; Wednesday it's Denis Matsuev as the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto from Pittsburgh; Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. Friday...It’s “A Classical Valentine’s Day”.
Monday February 10: Special Series: American Pianists Association: Classical Fellowship Awards (#2 of 4): New Music and Song
Pianists Claire Huangci, Eric Zuber, Sara Daneshpour, Sean Chen, and Andrew Staupe, take turns accompanying soprano Jessica Rivera in the following works:
BIELAWA: Vireo Canons and Chorale Kirkland SNIDER: The Currents
Leo BROUWER: Prelude and Toccata MAZZOLI: Heartbreaker
Lena FRANK: Karnavalito No. 1 MOMPOU: Three Songs from El Combat del Somni
R. STRAUSS: Four Songs from Madchenblumen DEBUSSY: Three Songs from Ariettes Oubliees
TURINA: Four Poemas en Forma de Canciones BARBER: Six Hermit Songs
Tuesday February 11: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (#14-06)
Bernard Haitink, conductor; * Emanuel Ax, piano
*MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major, K. 595
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Romantic
[CSO fill: DELIUS: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Mark Elder, conductor)]
Wednesday February 12: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (#13-14_16)
Manfred Honeck, conductor; *Denis Matsuev, piano
MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain
*RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
[Encores: LIADOV: A Musical Snuff Box; and MATSUEV: Improvisation on Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington’s “Take the ‘A’ Train”]
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7
[PSO fill: RACHMANINOFF: Fugue in D Minor (Denis Matsuev, piano); and PROKOFIEV: Finale from the “Classical Symphony” (PSO/Rostropovich, cond.)]
Thursday February 13: The New York Philharmonic This Week (#14-19)
Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Lisa Batiashvili, violin
BEETHOVEN: “Fidelio” Overture *SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
[NYP fill RAVEL: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 from NYP 12-24)]
Friday February 14: Special: A Classical Valentine’s Day (by VT from Friends of WILL Library)
MOZART: Serenade: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525, in G: 2. Romanze.
ROTA arr. Carmen DRAGON: Love Theme from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (‘A Time For Us’). PUCCINI: arr. Craig LEON: O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schicchi.
MORRICONE: Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme). KHACHATURIAN: Adagio from ‘Spartacus’.
KORNGOLD: The Adventures of Robin Hood: Robin and Marian: Love Theme. BEETHOVEN: Fur Elise, (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 49).
MYERS: Cavatina from “The Deer Hunter”. TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.
DELIBES: Excerpt from the “Flower Duet” from Lakme.
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467: 2. Romanze, “Elvira Madigan”. STEINER: Theme (“Young Love”) from “A Summer Place”.
KREISLER: Liebeslied; Liebesfreud. ROTA: Love Theme from “The Godfather”. RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor.
SCRIABIN: Etude in D-sharp minor, op.8, no.12. CHOPIN: Excerpt from Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat.