Evening Concert

From Haydn to Ravel and others in between on this week’s “Evening Concert” programs


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAY 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 & 30, 2021


Monday May 24: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-35)

Bernard Haitink Conducts Haydn and Bruckner

HAYDN: Symphony No. 96 in D Major, “Miracle”; BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E Major (Ed. Nowak)

[HERMANN, BERNARD: The Devil and Daniel Webster Suite. New York Philharmonic, Stokowski, conductor]


Tuesday, May 25: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 21-22)

Boulez & Chen

Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian

Ligeti: Violin Concerto (Robert Chen, violin)

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Debussy: La mer


Wednesday, May 26: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2020-2021 (DWF 20-08)

Hitzacker Chamber Music Festival

Location: Verdo Hall, Hitzacker
Bomsori Kim, violin (1-4); Thomas Hoppe, piano (1-4);
Sabine Meyer, clarinet (5-9); Nils Mönkemeyer, viola (5-9); William Youn, piano (5-9)
(1) YUN: Li-Na in the Garten No. 5 (Little Bird)
(2) BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 5 in F Major, op. 24 (Spring)
(3) SZYMANOWSKI: Notturno and Tarantella, op. 28; (4) WAXMAN: Carmen Fantasy
(5) BRUCH: Three pieces from op. 83
(6) SCHUMANN: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tale Stories), op. 132
(7) SAUNDERS: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
(8) MOZART: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 (Kegelstatt); (9) MOZART: Excerpt from the London Sketchbook


Thursday May 27: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 20-21_21)

Donald Runnicles, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano

Nancy Galbraith: Euphonic Blues; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1;

[Encore: Frederic Chopin: Nocturne in E flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2];

Richard Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walkure; “Forest Murmers” from Siegfried;

“Siegfried’s Rhine Journey,” “Siegfried’s Funeral Music” and “Brunnhilde’s Immolation Scene” from Gotterdammerung; [Encore: Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin];

[Fill: Richard Wagner: “Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla” from Das Rheingold; William Steinberg, conductor];


Sunday May 30: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 21-36)

Landmark Pieces

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor for Keyboard, BWV 903. Juho Pohjonen, Piano

Schubert: “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano, D. 965, Op. 129

Lisette Oropesa, Soprano; David Shifrin, Clarinet; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Ravel: Quartet in F major for Strings. Escher String Quartet

AND Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-49)

The Lion of Nobility

Music from 14th century France is the focal point this week. We'll hear ballads, virelais, and rondeaus by Jehan de Lescurel, plus selections from a recent release from the Orlando Consort called The Lion of Nobility featuring music by Guillaume de Machaut.

Jehan de Lescurel: A vous, douce debonnaire; Abundance de felonnie. Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Jehan de Lescurel: Dis tans plus; Gracieusette. Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Philippe de Vitry: Imprudenter circumivi; Cum statua. The Early Music Consort of London
Anon.: O Philippe, Franci qui generis. The Early Music Consort of London
Philippe de Vitry: Adesto sancta trinitas. Capilla Flamenca
Guillaume de Machaut: Se vous n’estes Tore Tom Denys, tenor; Jan van Outryve, lute
Guillaume de Machaut: On ne porroit penser; Moult sui de bonne heure nee; The Orlando Consort
Guillaume de Machaut: Mes esperis se combat; Je puis trop bien ma dame. The Orlando Consort
Guillaume de Machaut: Ma fin est mon commencement The Orlando Consort