Evening Concert

Escher String Quartet plays a Sibelius String Quartet “Voces intimae” on the “Evening Concert”


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9 the Escher String Quartet plays Sibelius’ op. 56 D Minor String Quartet on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. At 8:00 it’s Episode Four in the series “Song: Mirror of the World” with Thomas Hampson.

Sunday January 24: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-17)

Finnish Masters

Crusell: Quartet in E-flat major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 2 Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Areta Zhulla, Violin; Mark Holloway, Viola; Timothy Eddy, Cello

Sibelius: Quartet in D minor for Strings, Op. 56, “Voces intimae” Escher String Quartet


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-04)

Fascination With the Foreign

Hector Berlioz was a political and musical radical. His songs are the framework for looking at life in France and Germany between the revolutionary years of 1830 and 1848, when a fascination with the outside world created passionate interest in Shakespeare, Scotland, and Swedish soprano Jenny Lind. Other composers lured by the unknown include Stephen Foster, Robert and Clara Schumann, Robert Franz, and Carl Loewe.           

Writer: Stephen Rodgers, University of Oregon

Hector Berlioz: "Strophes" (Romeo and Juliet) Jessye Norman, soprano; Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor Warner Classics (EMI Classics reissue) [ASIN] B001EZJ16
Henry Bishop: "O Happy Fair" Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Graham Johnson, piano. Hyperion CDA 66480
Robert Franz: "Ihr Auge" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, paino. Warner Classics (EMI Classics reissue) [ASIN] B000WYF2G6
Carl Loewe: "Tom, de Reimer" Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone; Justus Zeyen, piano. DG B0002192-02
Sir John Stevenson: "The Last Rose of Summer" (from the film "Three Smart Girls Grow Up" Deanna Durbin, soprano; unamed orchestra HHO Licensing; on Prism Platinum [ASIN] B00000JZWI
Clara Schumann: "Ich stand in dunkeln Traumen" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano Philadelphia Orchestra [ASIN] B0032I27IW
Robert Schumann: "Roselein, Roselein" Christine Schafer, soprano; Graham Johnson, piano. Hyperion CDJ33101
Stephen Foster: "Ah, may the red rose live always" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Jay Ungar, violin; Molly Mason, guitar; David Alpher, piano. EMI/Angel 54621-2
Gaetano Donizetti: "La lontanaza" Dennis O'Neill, tenor; Ingrid Surgenor, piano. Naxos [ASIN] B00CH818RM
Fanny Mendelssohn: "Gondelied" Susan Gritton, soprano; Eugene Asti, piano Hyperion CDA 67110
Fanny Mendelssohn: "Bitte" Susan Gritton, soprano; Eugene Asti, piano Hyperion CDA 67110

Hector Berlioz: "La mort d'Ophelie" Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Cord Garben , piano. DG [ASIN] B000001GGX