Pianist Wu Han featured in Brahms’ “G Minor Piano Quartet” on tonight’s “Evening Concert”

February 21, 2016
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9 Wu Han and David Finckel are featured in Brahms G Minor Piano Quartet on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. At 8:00 it’s songs from the turn of the 20th century on “Song: Mirror of the World”.

Sunday February 21: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-21)

Voices of Longing

Brahms Intermezzo in E-flat major for Piano, Op. 117, No. 1;Rhapsody in E-flat major for Piano, Op. 119, No. 4 Shai Wosner, Piano

Brahms Quartet in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25 Wu Han, Piano; Daniel Hope, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; David Finckel, Cello

and      Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (Ep. 8)

The Fin de Siècle

Framed by the innovative songs of Charles Ives, this program explores the decadent and tumultuous years surrounding the turn of the 20th century. From a somber work by Brahms to an erotic song by Debussy and a bitter reaction to war by Korngold, song paints a picture of the worldwide unrest that was starting to take hold.  Writer: Sheila Gaffney, freelance radio and screenwriter

Charles Ives: "Feldeinsamkeit" Thomas Hampson, baritone;Armen Guzelimian, piano Teldec 721168-2
Johanne Brahms: "Denn es gehet dem Menschen" William Warfield, bass-baritone; Otto Herz, piano Preiser Records 93438
Richard Strauss: "Traum durch die Dammerung" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano DG 4792943
Claude Debussy: "La Chevelure" (Chansons de Bilitis) Maggie Teyte, soprano; Alfred Corot, piano Global Village Music/available from iTunes
Charles V. Stanford: "To the Soul" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Ruttenburg, pno EMI Classics 55028-2
Ralph Vaughan Williams: "Silent Moon" (The House of Life) Benjamin Luxon, baritone; David  Willison, piano Chandos 8475
John Alden Carpenter: "When I bring to your colour'd toys" (Gitanjali) Rose Bampton, soprano; Wilfred Pelletier, piano Preiser Records 89675
Charles T. Griffes: "Auf geheimem Waldespfade" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Armen Guzelimian,piano Teldec 72168-2
Gustav Mahler: "Blicke mir nich in de Lieder" (Ruckert Lieder) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; baritone;  Leonard Bernstein, piano Sony 61847
Arnold Schonberg: "Am Strande" Helen Vanni, mezzo-soprano; Glenn Gould, piano Sony 52667
Alban Berg: "Traumgekront" (fr. 7 Early Songs) Susan Graham, m-s; Malcolm Martineau, pno Warner 60293
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: "Gefasster Abschied" (Song of Farewell) Dietrich Henschel, baritone; Helmut Deutsch, piano Harmonia Mundi, 1951780
Charles Ives: "General William Booth Enters Into Heaven"  Donald Gramm, baritone; Richard Cumming, piano VoxBox CDX 5129


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