Evening Concert

Mendelssohn “Songs Without Words” (excerpts) and Songs from the post-Wagner generation


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9 pianist Jeremy Denk plays a selection of Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words” on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. At 8:00 it’s songs from the post-Wagner generation of composers on “Song: Mirror of the World”.

Sunday February 14: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-20)

Serenade, Songs, Sonata

Wolf: Italian Serenade for String Quartet The Orion Quartet

Mendelssohn: Selected Lieder ohne Worte (Songs Without Words) Jeremy Denk, Piano

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80

Elmar Oliveira, Violin; Frederick Chiu, Piano


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (Ep. 7)

After Wagner

This program illuminates a cultural world living in the shadow of Richard Wagner, and throws light on how a generation of composers responded to him. We also explore the influence of broader currents, from anti-Semitism to feminism to industrialization, and conclude in the late 1890s with riveting songs by Arnold Schoenberg and Hugo Wolf.   Writer: Susan Youens, University of Notre Dame

Wagner: Traume (Wesendonck Lieder) Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor EMI/Warner Classics 484682
Liszt: Le juif errant Adrian Erod, baritone; Charles Spencer, piano Marsyas 1806
Wolf: Gesellenlied Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Daniel Barenboim, piano DG 477 807 5
Wolf: Erste Liebeslied eines Madchens Arleen Auger, soprano; Irwin Gage, piano Hyperion UK [ASIN] B000002ZR8
Strauss: Der Arbeitsmann Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Gerold Moore, piano EMI 763995-2
Mahler: Das irdische Leben Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano Teldec 98822-2
Chausson: Le temps de lilas Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano Arabesque Z6673
Debussy: C'est l'extase langoureuse Dawn Upshaw, soprano; James Levine, piano Sony 67190
Faure: Les Roses d'Ispahan Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Geoffrey Parsons, piano Hyperion 66320
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach: The Summer Wind Patrick Mason, baritone; Joanne Polk, piano
Brahms: Auf dem Kirchhofe Hermann Prey, baritone; Gerald Moore, piano Decca Classics 476657 - Digital only
Wolf: Alles endet was erstehet Hans Hotter, bass; Geoffrey Parsons, piano DG 474006
Schonberg: Abschied Konrad Jarnot, baritone; Urs Liska, piano Capriccio 7120