Evening Concert

Mussorgsky’s “Pictures”, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” featured on the “Evening Concert”


Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the “Shanghai Spring International Music Festival”. You’ll hear Li play Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and the guest artists St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony.  

Monday August 29: Shanghai Spring [International Music Festival] (SSF 15-04)( of 8)

Western Waves

You may have heard that there are tens of millions of people studying classical music in China – with 35 million studying the piano alone. How – and why – did this happen? Explore the popularity of Western Classical Music in China and how different the concert-going experience is there. Visit with Li Jian, world-renowned pianist and Dean of the Piano Department at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Chopin: Four Mazurkas, Op.67; Li Jian, piano

Rachmaninoff, Sergei: Prelude no. 5 in G-sharp minor; Lang Lang [The 50 Greatest Piano Pieces (2013, U-5)]

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Li Jian, piano

Ponce: Intermezzo, no. 1 (1909); Li Jian, piano

Tavener, John: The Lamb; Ars Nova Copenhagen/Bojesen Michael

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathetique”; St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra/Dmitriev