Evening Concert

The Belcea Quartet plays Haydn; Thomas Hampson sings on “The Evening Concert”


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9 the Belcea String Quartet plays a late string quartet by Haydn on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. At 8:00 it’s “Paris, City of Light” on  “Song: Mirror of the World”.

Sunday January 31: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-18)

Haydn & Dvorak

Haydn: Quartet in G major for Strings, Hob. III:81, Op. 77, No. 1 Belcea Quartet

Dvorák: Quartet in D major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 23 Jeremy Denk, piano; Erin Keefe, violin; Richard O'Neill, viola; Andreas Brantelid, cello  


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-05) Paris, City of Light

This program roams the streets of Paris during the fast-changing period of 1840 to 1848, when the French capital was a cradle for literary, artistic, and musical innovation—and a centrifuge for social, philosophical, and political revolution. Artists we meet include Chopin, Liszt, Meyerbeer, and Offenbach, plus Heine, Hugo, and the fable writer La Fontaine.  Writer: Benjamin Binder, Duquesne University

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