Evening Concert

Music from Holst to Buxtehude and in between on this week’s “Evening Concert” programs


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAY 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 & 16, 2021


Monday May 10: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-33)

Mehta and Sinopoli

Holst: The Planets (Zubin Mehta, conductor.; Women of the New York Choral Artists)

Interview with Edwin Hubble.

Respighi: Roman Festivals and The Pines of Rome (Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor)


Tuesday, May 11: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 21-20)

Järvi and Weilerstein

Smetana: Selections from The Bartered Bride. Barber: Cello Concerto, Op. 22 (Alisa Weilerstein, cello)

Dvořák: Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76

[CSO fill: Strauss: Final Scene from Salome, Op. 54 (Inge Borkh, soprano; Fritz Reiner, conductor) ]


Wednesday, May 12: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2020-2021 (DWF 20-06)

Young Euro Classic, Pt 2

Location: Konzerthaus, Berlin; Recorded August 5,8 and 10, 2020
Yundi Xu, piano (1,4); Pacific Quintet (2,5); Ronja Macholdt, flute (3); Anna Maria Wünsch, viola (3);
Marion Ravot, harp (3); Marcel Johannes Kits, cello (6); Mayumi Kanagawa, violin (7);
Henrike Graf, horn (8); Anton Oskar Doppelbauer, horn (8); Jacob Dean, horn (8); Lucie Krysatis, horn (8); Daniel Juan Vasallo, double bass (9); Adrian Eriksson, double bass (9); Pavel Hudek, double bass (9); Marta Carvalho Foley, double bass (9); European Union Youth Orchestra (10);
(1) SATIE: Gnossienne No. 1 (03:32)
(2) RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin, adapted for wind quintet, 1st and 3rd movements (08:23)
(3) DEBUSSY: Trio for flute, viola and harp (16:55)
(4) RAVEL: Une barque sur l'océan (A Barque on the Ocean) from Miroirs (Mirrors) (07:31)
(5) FRANCAIX: Quintet No. 1 for winds (04:41). (6) BACH: Cello suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 (15:21) (7) BACH: Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, gigue and chaconne (18:32)
(8) TCHEREPNIN: Three Horn Quartets, op. 35 (06:51)
(9) MONONEN/AHVENEINEN/KEMPPI: Memories of the City of Turku, arranged by Peter Gans (04:39) (10) MOZART: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 (17:41)


Thursday May 13: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 20-21_19)

Christoph Konig and Hila Plitman

HAYDN: Symphony No. 22, “The Philosopher”. STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra

[PSO fill: NIETZSCHE: Polish Dance No. 1, Mazurka; Polish Dance No. 2, Aus der Czarda; Im Mondschein auf der Puszta; Michael Krucker, piano; CHOPIN’S Piano Concerto No. 1, 3rd movement; Andre Previn, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano] RICHARD DANIELPOUR: Darkness in the Ancient Valley (Hila Plitman, soprano)


Sunday May 16: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 21-34)

Czech / Hungary

Dvorák: Terzetto in C major for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74.

Kristin Lee, Arnaud Sussmann, Violins; Paul Neubauer, Viola

Bartók: “Fekete fod”; “Annyi bánat”; “Régi keserves”; “Eddig való” for Voice and Piano

Dawn Upshaw, Soprano; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Bartók: Divertimento for Strings, BB 118. Large ensemble of CMS string players, led by violinist Ida Kavafian

Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-47)

Buxtehude and the Younger Generation

Dieterich Buxtehude must have been a very inspiring guy, to quote Ton Koopman. The story goes that Bach walked 300 miles to learn from Buxtehude, and Handel made sure to visit him in Lübeck as well. We'll hear music by Buxtehude, plus two young composers who imitated him: Nikolaus Bruhns and J.S. Bach. We'll also hear from Johann Christian Schieferdecker, who succeeded Buxtehude as organist of St. Mary's, Lübeck.