Evening Concert

“The Quartet for the End of Time” and “The Stradivarius of Singers: Leontyne Price”


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on FM 90.9 it’s the “Quartet for the End of Time” by Messiaen’s on the “Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center”. At 8:00 you’ll hear Leontyne Price sing some of the most famous works in the vocal repertory on “The Stradivarius of Singers: A Tribute to Leontyne Price”

Sunday January 29: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-18)

Quartet for the End of Time

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

David Shifrin, Clarinet; Daniel Hope, Violin; Paul Watkins, Cello; Gilbert Kalish, Piano


Special: The Stradivarius of Singers: A Tribute to Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price turns 90 in February (the 10th). She’s celebrated by Roger Pines, broadcast commentator for Lyric Opera of Chicago, in a tribute covering her life and career in depth.

The music sung by Leontyne Price is excerpted from the following:

Charpentier, Louise, “Depuis le jour”

Bizet, Carmen, Seguidilla

Verdi, La forza del destino, “Pace, pace”

Hymn, “Lead, kindly light”

Strauss, Die ägyptische Helena, “Zweite Brautnacht”

Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, “Bess, You Is My Woman Now”

(with William Warfield)

Barber, Hermit Songs, “At St. Patrick’s Purgatory”

Puccini, Tosca, Act I love duet (with David Poleri)

Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites, Prison Scene

Puccini, La rondine, “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta”

Massenet, Thaïs, “Dis-moi que je suis belle”

Verdi, Requiem, “Domine Jesu Christe” (with Fiorenza Cossotto,

Luciano Pavarotti, and Nicolai Ghiaurov)

Verdi, Il trovatore, “Tacea la notte”

Mozart, Don Giovanni, “Or sai chi l’onore”

Verdi, Aida, “O patria mia”

Barber, Antony and Cleopatra, Final Scene

Marx, “Marienlied”

Spiritual, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Love Duet (with Carlo Bergonzi)

Spiritual, “This Little Light of Mine”