Evening Concert

From Brahms to Dvorak and beyond on this week’s “Evening Concert” programs


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF APR 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 & 25, 2021


Monday April 19: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-30)

Gilbert and Zimmerman

Conductor: Alan Gilbert

Soloists: Frank Zimmerman, violin; Alan Gilbert, violin

BACH, J.S.: Concerto for Two Violins

BERG: Violin Concerto

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3

[NYP fill: MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. NYP; Alan Gilbert, conductor]


Tuesday, April 20: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 21-17)

The program differs from the one in Patterns Magazine per CSO.

Boulez Conducts Mahler 7

Stravinsky: Four Studies for Orchestra

Webern: Passacaglia, Op. 1

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138


Wednesday, April 21: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2020-2021 (DWF 20-03) (Third in series).

Cristian Macelaru and Igor Levit 

In mid-June 2020, the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra offered two concerts in one. The idea was to space out visitors in the Cologne Philharmonie, admit fewer of them, and spread the musical riches more equitably by having two one-hour performances on a single evening for different audiences. In this audio production though, we don't have to ration the music but can share everything on the playbill.

Igor Levit, piano

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra

Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Ottorino Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano (Botticelli Triptych)  

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

George Enescu: Orchestral Suite No.1 in C Major, op. 9

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485


Thursday April 22: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 20-21_16)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Midori, violin

MOZART: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

[PSO fill: Encore: BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5 & No. 10; Marek Janowski, conductor; and

HAYDN: String Quartet No. 41, Op. 50, No. 6: Final Movement; Calla Quartet]


Sunday April 25: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 21-31)

America’s Musical Roots

Harry T. Burleigh: Southland Sketches for Violin and Piano

Chad Hoopes, Violin; Wu Han, Piano

Dvorák: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77

Calidore String Quartet (Jeffrey Myers, Violin I; Ryan Meehan, Violin II; Jeremy Berry, Viola; Estelle Choi, Cello); Xavier Foley, Double Bass

Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-44)

Recent Releases

We're sampling a couple of exciting recent releases this week! The Mad Lover features sonatas, suites, grounds, and various bizzarie from 17th century England performed by Théotime Langlois de Swarte (violin) and Thomas Dunford (lute). We'll also hear from Ensemble Morgaine, with tracks from their 2021 release Evening Song, which focuses on 16th century hymns, songs, and Psalms from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

John Eccles: Ground from The Mad Lover. Théotime Langlois de Swarte, violin; Thomas Dunford, lute

Nicola Matteis: Variations on a Ground based on La Folia; Diverse Bizzarie from Suite in C. Théotime Langlois de Swarte, violin; Thomas Dunford, lute

Cyprian Bazylik: Oratio Dominica; Psalm 130. Ensemble Morgaine

Balint Bakfark: Czarna Krowa. Michele Carreca, lute

Cyprian Bazylik: Dobrotliwosc Panska.

Anon.: Radim Themu. Ensemble Morgaine

Anon.: Passomesz. Alina Rotaru, harpsichord

Waclaw Szamotul: Psalm 117; Christe qui lux es et dies; Psalm 1; Wieczorna. Ensemble Morgaine

Henry Eccles: A New Division upon a Ground. Théotime Langlois de Swarte, violin; Thomas Dunford, lute