Evening Concert

A new week of “Evening Concert” programs: music by Mozart, Beethoven, Poulenc and others


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUNE 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 & 27, 2021


Monday, June 21: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-39)

Gilbert Conducts Berlioz, Neikrug, Mozart, and Debussy

Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloist: Lisa Batiashvili, violin

BERLIOZ: Le Corsaire Overture

NEIKRUG: Concerto for Orchestra

MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3


DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun


Tuesday, June 22: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 21-26)

Muti Conducts Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 (Polish)

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (Unfinished)

[CSO fill: Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4; Four Studies (Pierre Boulez, conductor)]


Wednesday, June 23: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2020-2021 (DWF 20-12)

Berlin Music Festival with the BRSO and Jurowski

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (1-4,6); Children's Chorus of the Berlin State Opera (3)
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor (1-4,6); Anne Schwanewilms, soprano (3)
Erez Ofer, violin (4); Nadine Contini, violin (4); Helen Collyer, harpsichord and piano (4)
Hannes Hölzl, trombone (5); Robert Franke, trombone (5); Thomas Richter, trombone (5)
Jörg Lehmann, trombone (5)

(1) BACH/WEBERN: Fugue in six voices from A Musical Offering
(2) WEBERN: Orchestral variations, op. 30
(3) BERG: Three fragments from the opera Wozzeck, op. 7
(4) SCHNITTKE: Concerto grosso No. 1 for two violins, prepared piano and chamber orchestra
(5) BEETHOVEN: Three Equals for four trombones, WoO 30
(6) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, op. 67


Thursday June 24: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 20-21_25) Michael Stern, conductor

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan. Leonard Bernstein: Fancy Free Ballet.

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring. George Gershwin: An American in Paris. [Encore: Leonard Bernstein: Candide Overture]. [Fill: George Rochberg: Excerpt of the First Intermezzo from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Isaac Stern, violin; Andre Previn, conductor]


Sunday June 27: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 21-40)

All French

Poulenc: Sonata for Two Clarinets. David Shifrin, Clarinet; Tommaso Lonquich, Clarinet

Chausson: Concerto in D major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

Arnaud Sussmann, Violin Solo; Wu Han, Piano; Kristin Lee, Violin I; Yura Lee, Violin II; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello

AND Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 21-01)

Song of Beasts

Lions and tigers and bears, medieval style! This week's show presents a highly-rated recording from Ensemble Dragma called Song of Beasts: Fantastic Creatures in Medieval Song. Soloist Agnieszka Budzinska-Bennett performs music by Johannes Ciconia, Jacopo da Bologna, and Guillaume de Machaut.

Anon.: Unicomis captivator. Catalina Vicens; all of the following performed by Ensemble Dragma

Johannes Ciconia: Una panther; Anon. Ung lion say; Paolo da Firenze: Un pellegrin uccel;

Jacopo da Bologna: Un bel sparver; Francesco Landini: Selvaggia fera;

Johannes Ciconia: I cani sono fuora; Magister Franciscus: Phiton, Phiton;

Guillaume de Machaut: Une Vipere; Anon.: Or sus vous dormes;

Anon.: Aquila altera; Jacopo da Bologna: Fenice fu; Donato da Firenze: L’aspido sordo;

Anon.: Deh tristo mi topinello; Trebor: En seumeillant;