Evening Concert

Beethovenfest in Bonn; Schubert’s 5th Symphony; Jonathan Biss Plays Two Beethoven Concertos


This week on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM, it’s the fourth of the “Beethovenfest in Bonn” programs, then symphonies by Schubert and Mahler from the CSO; Wednesday starts the new season of Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts with two Beethoven Piano Concertos; Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday, Chamber Music from Lincoln Center and more…

WILL-FM      The Evening Concert & Prairie Performances 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (M – F & SUN)

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29 – 30 – OCTOBER 1 – 2 – 3 & 5, 2014


Monday September 29: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF) (#13-16)


Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Julia Fischer, conductor and violin soloist
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major, K. 207

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Metamorphoses: Study for 23 Strings

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041

Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951): Transfigured Nights for Strings, Op. 4

Recorded by Deutsche Welle (DW) in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn on September 15, 2013


Tuesday September 30:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) (#14-39)

Muti conducts Mahler

Schubert:  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
Mahler:  Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Haydn:  Symphony No. 48 in C Major (Maria Theresa)


Wednesday October 1: Cleveland Orchestra (COR) (#14-01) [First program in 2014 series]

Leon Fleisher, conductor, *Jonathan Biss, piano
MENDELSSOHN:  “The Hebrides” Overture
*BEETHOVEN:  Piano Concerto No. 2
*BEETHOVEN:  Piano Concerto No. 3

[COR Encore: RESPIGHI: Three Botticelli Pictures (Robert Shaw, conductor)]


Thursday October 2:  The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP) (#14-52)

 Mozart’s Last Three Symphonies

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 39       

Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Mozart: Symphony No. 41


Friday October 3:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

This month Prairie Performances salutes and bids a fond farewell to the Prairie Ensemble and Kevin Kelly, founding conductor and driving force behind the group.


Sunday October 5: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-01)              

Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 (Benjamin Beilman, violin; Torleif Thedéen, cello)

Suk: Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1 (Gloria Chien, piano; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Mihai Marica, cello)

and      Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (#14-01)

Livia Sohn, violin; James Austin Smith, oboe; Geoff Nuttall, violin; Mark Steinberg, violin; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpschd. 
Fasch:  Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D Minor, FaWV L:d4

Pavel Kalesnikov, piano; Brentano String Quartet
Brahms:  Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34