Evening Concert

Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto, Bruckner’s 4th Symphony, and others on “The Evening Concert”


This week's "Evening Concert" (Monday, Feb. 2 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015) features three other "Three B's": Britten, Bruckner, and Borodin as well as the familiar "Three B's": Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Inon Barnatan play Brahms’ “1st Piano Concerto” in Milwaukee, Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony from the CSO, Bruckner’s 4th Symphony from Pittsburgh, Kancheli’s “And Farewell Goes Out Sighing” from New York. . .then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB. 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 & 8, 2015

Monday February 2:  Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO #14-05) (of 13)

Edo de Waart, conductor

Schumann: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115

Sir James MacMillan (b. 1959, Scotland): The Confession of Isobel Gowdie (1990)

Brahms: Concerto No. 1 in D Minor for Piano, Op. 15 (Inon Barnatan, piano)

[MSO fill: Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op.56a (archive material conducted by Edo de Waart)

Tuesday February 3: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-05)

Van Zweden Conducts Prokofiev 5

Shostakovich: Five Fragments

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

[CSO fill: Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (Pierre Boulez, conductor]


Wednesday February 4: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO #14-15_08)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; *The Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips, director

*VICTORIA: Three Motets: Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes; Ave Maria; Versa est in luctum

*BRUCKNER: Two Motets: Locus iste; Ave Maria

ALLEGRI: Miserere Mei, Deus

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”


Thursday February 5: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-18)


Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Mussorgsky orch. Rimsky-Korsakov: Khovanshchina: Prelude, ‘Dawn on the Moskva River’

Kancheli (b. Georgia, 1935): “And Farewell Goes Out Sighing” (Kurt Masur, cond.; Gidon Kremer, vln)

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, “Leningrad”


Friday February 6:  Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)

Illinois Symphony

Heroic Night (10/11 & 12/2104)  Alastair Willis, conductor;

Jacobsen: Ascending Bird

Wijeratne: Concerto for Tabla and Orchestra (Sandeep Das, tabla;)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”


Sunday February 8: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS): (#14-19)

Gallo: La Follia in G minor for Two Violins, Viola, and Continuo. Sean Lee, vln; Ani Kavafian, vln; Mark Holloway, vla; Colin Carr, cello; Anthony Manzo, dbl bass; Kenneth Weiss, hpsichord

Handel: Trio Sonata in G minor for Oboe, Violin, and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 8. James Austin Smith, ob; Sean Lee, vln; Colin Carr, cello; Anthony Manzo, dbl bass; Kenneth Weiss, hpsichord

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046. Daniel Phillips, violin solo; Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello; Kurt Muroki, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Randall Ellis, oboe; James Austin Smith, oboe; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Stewart Rose, horn; Julia Pilant, horn

Vivaldi: Concerto in E-flat major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 253, “La tempesta di mare”. Ani Kavafian, violin solo; Erin Keefe, violin; Sean Lee, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Colin Carr, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord


Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (#14-06) (of 13)

Liszt: Étude de Concert, S. 144 No. 3. André Watts, p.  

Mozart: Ch'io mi scordi di te?, K. 505. Karina Gauvin, s. Gilmore Festival Chamber O./Harvey; Lori Sims, p.

Erroll Garner: Misty Performer: Adam Makowicz, p.

Rachmaninoff: Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32 (excerpts) Nikolai Lugansky, p.

Chopin: Etude, Op. 28 No. 4, and Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39  Performer: Rafał Blechacz, p.