Evening Concert

“A Classical All-Hallows Eve” from Illinois Public Media


Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM it’s the Evening Concert. We’ll present “A Classical All-Hallows Eve” from Illinois Public Media. I’m Vincent Trauth…please join me for the most funereal, dark, lugubrious, and perhaps even ‘scary’ classical music around. On the program…Liszt’s “Totentanz”, Rachmaninoff’s “Isle of the Dead”, Chopin’s “Funeral March” and others.  

“A Classical All-Hallows Eve” by Vincent Trauth for Illinois Public Media

7:01:15 BACH orch. STOKOWSKI: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565.  Boston Sym. Orch./Seiji Ozawa Philips 432 092

7:10:25  BERLIOZ: March to the Scaffold from “Symphonie fantastique”, op.14.  Detroit Sym. Orch./Paul Paray  Mercury 434 328

7:14:50  SAINT-SAENS: Danse macabre.   National Orchestra of Radio-Television France/Jean Martinon  Erato 55001

7:21:40  BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A, op.92: II. Allegretto (Funeral March).    Philadelphia Orch./Riccardo Muti  EMI 49487

7:30:40  LISZT: Totentanz for piano and orchestra.    Byron Janis, piano. Chicago Sym. Orch./Fritz Reiner  RCA 61250

7:46:10  WAGNER: Siegfried’s Funeral March and Final Scene from “Gotterdammerung”. Cleveland Orch./George Szell  CBS 36715

8:01:45  CHOPIN: Funeral March from Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, op.35. Arthur Rubinstein, piano  RCA 5616

8:10:50  MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald (Bare) Mountain.  Dallas Sym. Orch./Eduardo Mata RCA 4439

8:22:15  GOUNOD: Funeral March of a Marionette.     Detroit Sym. Orch./Paul Paray  Mercury 434 332

8:25:50  RACHMANINOFF: Isle of the Dead, op.29.  Chicago Sym. Orch./Fritz Reiner  RCA 61250

8:45:55  SIBELIUS: Valse Triste from “Kuolema”, op.44 (Death).   New York Philh./Leonard Bernstein  Sony 62617

8:51:00  SCHUBERT: Erlking, D.328 (Goethe)  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone. Gerald Moore, piano  EMI 69503

8:55:05  (closing billboard and music bed…..from selection #1: Bach: Toccata…)