Evening Concert

“...for the end of Time”, greatest “5th” symphony ever?,  and more; on this week’s Evening Concert


This week on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the “Quartet for the End of Time”, then Beethoven’s 5th Symphony from the CSO; Brahms’ 4th Symphony from the San Francisco Symphony, Dvorak’s 8th Symphony on “The New York Philharmonic This Week” then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival series.  

For more information on the Messiaen Quartet, this book on the topic is highly recommended: Rebecca Rischin, For the End of Time: The Story of the Messiaen Quartet (Cornell University Press, 2003, rev. 2006)


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF AUGUST 10 –11 – 12 – 13 – 14 & 16, 2015


Monday August 10:  Music Mountain [2014] (MM #15-04)

Alexander Fiterstein, Clar.; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Michael Brown, Pno.; Miranda Cuckson, Vln.

Beethoven: Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano in B Flat Major, Opus 11

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time (Quatour pour la Fin du Temps)

[MM fill: 1st HISTORIC ENCORE, Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, opus 47 performed by Jaques Gordon.

- 2nd HISTORIC ENCORE, Smetna, String Quartet "From My Life" performed by the St. Petersberg String Quartet (First & Second movements)]


Tuesday August 11: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-32)

 Van Zweden conducts Beethoven 5 / Goerne sings Strauss

Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Matthias Goerne, baritone; Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, violins

Schubert/Strauss: Song selections (Matthias Goerne, baritone)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

[CSO fill: Bach: Concerto for Two Violins (Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, violins; Harry Bicket, conductor) . . .

and . . . Elgar: Cockaigne Overture (Vasily Petrenko, conductor)]


Wednesday August 12: San Francisco Symphony (SFS #15-20)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor;
Sibelius: Lemminkainen's Return
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Christian Tetzlaff, violin)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
[SFS fill: Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; SFS/MTT]


Thursday August 13: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-46)

[Originally performed on: 7/25/13]

Bramwell Tovey, conductor;  

COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

TOVEY: The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret (Joseph Alessi, trombone)

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

[NYP fill: Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 (NYP 13-03/ iTunes Pass, Alan Gilbert/NYP)]


Friday August 14: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (Subject to availability)

Jupiter Plus (09/18/14)

Jupiter Quartet: Kim Uwate, viola; Seungwon Chung, cello; Ollie Watts, Davis. Soprano


Sunday August 16: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS #14-46)

Beethoven & Schumann

Beethoven: Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 95, “Serioso”.  Danish String Quartet

Schumann: Trio No. 2 in F major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 80.  Juho Pohjonen, piano; Arnaud sSussmann, violin; David Finckel, cello


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival [2014] (#15-07)

Haydn: Sonata in G Major, H. XVI: 40.  Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60, No. 3.  Stephen Prutsman, piano; Livia Sohn, violin; Gabriela Diaz, viola; and Andres Diaz, cello

Handel: Selections from Giulio Cesare: “Priva son d’ogni conforto”; “Deh, piangete, o mesti lumi”

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano; Geoff Nuttall, Mark Fewer, Gabriela Diaz, Daniel Phillips, violins; Masumi Rostad, viola; David Ying, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; and Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord