Evening Concert

This Week (Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014) on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM


This week on the Evening Concert it’s the second of the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Awards; then Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Mozart’s 27th Piano Concerto from Chicago; Wednesday it's Denis Matsuev as the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto from Pittsburgh; Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week”.  Friday...It’s “A Classical Valentine’s Day”.

Monday February 10: Special Series: American Pianists Association: Classical Fellowship Awards (#2 of 4): New Music and Song

Pianists Claire Huangci, Eric Zuber, Sara Daneshpour, Sean Chen, and Andrew Staupe, take turns accompanying soprano Jessica Rivera in the following works:

BIELAWA: Vireo Canons and Chorale         Kirkland SNIDER: The Currents
Leo BROUWER: Prelude and Toccata          MAZZOLI: Heartbreaker
Lena FRANK: Karnavalito No. 1      MOMPOU: Three Songs from El Combat del Somni
R. STRAUSS: Four Songs from Madchenblumen   DEBUSSY: Three Songs from Ariettes Oubliees

TURINA: Four Poemas en Forma de Canciones       BARBER: Six Hermit Songs


Tuesday February 11:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra (#14-06)

Bernard Haitink, conductor; * Emanuel Ax, piano

*MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major, K. 595
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Romantic
[CSO fill: DELIUS: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Mark Elder, conductor)]


Wednesday February 12:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (#13-14_16)

Manfred Honeck, conductor;  *Denis Matsuev, piano   

MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain 

*RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 

[Encores: LIADOV: A Musical Snuff Box; and MATSUEV: Improvisation on Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington’s “Take the ‘A’ Train”]

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 

[PSO fill: RACHMANINOFF: Fugue in D Minor (Denis Matsuev, piano); and PROKOFIEV: Finale from the “Classical Symphony” (PSO/Rostropovich, cond.)]


Thursday February 13: The New York Philharmonic This Week (#14-19) 

Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Lisa Batiashvili, violin

BEETHOVEN:  “Fidelio” Overture              *SHOSTAKOVICH:  Violin Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 1                  GERSHWIN:  An American in Paris

[NYP fill RAVEL: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 from NYP 12-24)]


Friday February 14: Special: A Classical Valentine’s Day (by VT from Friends of WILL Library)

MOZART: Serenade: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525, in G: 2. Romanze.

ROTA arr. Carmen DRAGON: Love Theme from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (‘A Time For Us’).  PUCCINI: arr. Craig LEON: O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schicchi.

MORRICONE: Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme).  KHACHATURIAN: Adagio from ‘Spartacus’.           

KORNGOLD: The Adventures of Robin Hood: Robin and Marian: Love Theme.       BEETHOVEN: Fur Elise, (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 49). 

MYERS: Cavatina from “The Deer Hunter”.     TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.

DELIBES: Excerpt from the “Flower Duet” from Lakme.   

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467: 2. Romanze, “Elvira Madigan”.    STEINER: Theme (“Young Love”) from “A Summer Place”.   

KREISLER: Liebeslied; Liebesfreud.  ROTA: Love Theme from “The Godfather”.      RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor.

SCRIABIN: Etude in D-sharp minor, op.8, no.12.     CHOPIN: Excerpt from Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat.