Evening Concert

Music of Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and others on this week’s “Evening Concert"s


Monday May 17: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-34)

Haitink Conducts Strauss and Beethoven

Conductor: Bernard Haitink

R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote. Soloists: Carter Brey, cello; Cynthia Phelps, viola

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”

[NYP fill: WAGNER: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. NYP/Alan Gilbert (from NYP #11-01)]


Tuesday, May 18: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 21-21)

Honeck & Fellner

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 (Till Fellner, piano)

Mahler: Symphony No. 5


Wednesday, May 19: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2020-2021 (DWF 20-07)


Location: Church of Jesus Christ, Berlin
Gustav Rivinius, cello (1)
Mario Häring, piano (1)
Sharon Kam, clarinet (2,5)
Lars Vogt, piano (3,4,5)
Vilde Frang, violin (3)
Julian Steckel, cello (3)
Rachel Roberts, viola (4)
Antje Weithaas, violin (5)
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello (5)

(1) BEETHOVEN: Seven variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from Mozart's Magic Flute, WoO 46
(2) WIDMANN: Fantasy for solo clarinet
(3) BRAHMS: Piano trio No. 2 in C Major, op. 87
(4) SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for viola and piano opus 147, 2nd movement (on CD Avi-Music 8553245)

(5) MESSIAEN: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)


Thursday May 20: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 20-21_20)

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, “Classical”

[Encore: “Death of Tybalt” from Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”]

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Sleeping Beauty

James MacMillan’s Veni, Veni Emmanuel (Colin Currie, percussion)

[Fill: James MacMillan’s Fanfare for Pittsburgh;

James MacMillan’s Children’s Prayer; The Sixteen; Harry Christophers, conductor]


Sunday May 23: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 21-35)

Visions of a Better World

Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen for Two Pianos

Michael Brown, Piano I; Orion Weiss, Piano II

Mendelssohn: Lied ohne Worte in E major for Piano, Op. 19b, No. 1

Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-48)

Music for a Medici Pope

This week, we'll hear music that might have been heard at the court of Pope Leo X, who was born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici in 1475. We'll hear a motet in Leo's honor by Andreas de Silva, plus works by Jean Mouton, whose music the pope admired. We'll hear performances by Cappella Pratensis, plus selections from The Lion's Ear featuring La Morra.