Evening Concert

Music of Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Debussy and more on this week’s “Evening Concert” series


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear the Shanghai Quartet on “Music Mountain”, Riccardo Muti conducting the CSO in Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathetique’ Symphony,  MTT conducting the San Francisco Symphony, “Pierre Boulez at 90” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week” then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival series.  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 –18 & 20, 2015


Monday September 14:  Music Mountain (MM #15-12)

Shanghai String Quartet with Haochen Zhang, Piano

-Brahms: Three Intermezzi for Piano, opus 117  [ 19:07]

-Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 135   [25:56]

-Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 25 [40:55]

{-HISTORIC ENCORE, Brahms: Piano Quartet in A major, opus 26 played by the Jacques Thibaud Trio of Berlin and Peter Basquin, Piano  [30:02] }


Tuesday September 15: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO #15-37)

Muti conducts the Pathétique

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Scriabin: Symphony No. 2

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

[CSO fill: Prokofiev: From Romeo and Juliet, “Montagues and Capulets” (from CSO Resound)]


Wednesday September 16: San Francisco Symphony (SFS #15-25)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; *Nadine Sierra, soprano

*Mozart: “Ruhe sanft mein ganzes Leben” from Zaïde, K.344

*Mozart: “Trostlos schluchzet Philomel” from Zaïde, K.344

*Mozart: “Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen” from Zaïde, K.344

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Schumann: Symphony No. 3


Thursday September 17: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-51)

Pierre Boulez at 90

Musical highlights taken from:

BOULEZ: Pli selon Pli from 4/13/86

DEBUSSY: La Mer from 6/18/88

BARTOK: The Miraculous Mandarin (Commercial release, SMK)


Friday September 18: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

Concerts from the University of Illinois, to be announced.


Sunday September 20: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS #14-51)


Bartok: Quartet No. 4 for Strings, Sz. 91, BB 93; Jerusalem Quartet (Sergei Bresler, Alexander Pavlovsky, violins; Amichai Grosz, viola; Kyril Zlotnikov, cello)

Borodin: Quartet No. 2 in D major for Strings;  Jerusalem Quartet


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (#15-12)

Fauré: “Élégie,” Op. 24

Andres Diaz, cello and Stephen Prutsman, piano

Prutsman: Color Preludes for Piano Quintet

Stephen Prutsman, piano and the St. Lawrence String Quartet

Ravel: La Valse

Pedja Muzijevic and Pavel Kolesnikov, piano