Evening Concert

Music by Copland, Beethoven, Mozart and others on the week’s “Evening Concert” programs.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Thomas Hampson sing songs by Copland and Porter from New York, Beethoven’s “2nd Piano Concerto” from Chicago, Mozart’s “17th Piano Concerto” from Pittsburgh, the “Schwetzingen Festival” from Germany, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and an episode of “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF DEC.  30 – 31, 2019 – JAN. 1 – 2 & 5, 2020


Monday December 30: The new York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-13)

Thomas Hampson sings Aaron Copland and Cole Porter (repeat of NYP 17-15)

COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring; Alan Gilbert, conductor                             

COPLAND: Selections from Old American Songs, Books I & II:

1. The Dodger; 2. Simple Gifts; 3. The Little Horses; 4. The Golden Willow Tree; 5. The Boatmen’s Dance; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Alan Gilbert, conductor

COLE PORTER: 1. Night and Day; 2. Who Said Gay Paree? 3. Where Is the Life that Late I Led?

4. In the Still of the Night; 5. Begin the Beguine; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Alan Gilbert, conductor

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris; Alan Gilbert, conductor


Tuesday December 31: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 19-52)

Christoph von Dohnányi and Martin Helmchen
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 (Martin Helmchen, piano)
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551
[CSO fill: Poulenc: Concert champêtre (Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord; Harry Bicket, conductor)]


Wednesday January 1, 2020 10:00 AM: New Year’s Day from Vienna (from NPR)

Andris Nelsons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the Musikverein in Vienna. Nelsons is Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Since 2010, Nelsons has been a musical partner of the Vienna Philharmonic. The New Year's Concert 2020 represents Nelsons' first time to conduct this prestigious international concert event.

Carl Michael Ziehrer: Overture to "Die Landstreicher (The Vagabonds)"

Josef Strauss: Liebesgrüße (Greetings of Love) Waltz, op. 56; Liechtenstein March, op. 36

Johann Strauss Jr.: Blumenfest (Flower Festival) Polka. op. 111; Wo die Citronen blüh'n (Where the Lemons Blossom), Waltz, op. 364     Eduard Strauss: Knall und Fall (Without Delay), Fast Polka, op. 132

Franz von Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture     Josef Strauss: Cupido, Polka française, op. 81

Johann Strauss Jr.: Seid umschlungen, Millionen (Be Embraced, You Millions), Waltz, op. 443

Eduard Strauss: Eisblume (Ice Flower), Polka mazurka, op. 55 (Arr. W. Dörner)

Josef Hellmesberger, Jr.: Gavotte     Hans Christian Lumbye: Postillon Galop, op. 16/2 (Arr. W. Dörner)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Twelve Contredanses, WoO 14 (Excerpts)

Johann Strauss Jr.: Freuet euch des Lebens (Enjoy Life), Waltz, op.340; Tritsch-Tratsch, Fast Polka, op. 214;     Josef Strauss: Dynamiden, Waltz, op. 173


Wednesday January 1, 7:00 PM: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_01) (New Season)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17; [Encore: Frederic Chopin’s Waltz in A flat Major Op. 34, No. 1]

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

[PSO Fill: Beethoven: Romance in F Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50; Heinz Wallberg, conductor; Mark Huggins, violin; and Bizet: Carmen: “Les Toreadors – Prelude Act 1” Manfred Honeck, conductor]


Thursday January 2: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 19-01) (New Season)

Schwetzingen Festival

Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Vienna Virtuosos;

Mozart: Divertimento in D Major for strings, K. 136
Johann Stamitz: Clarinet concerto in B-flat Major

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor for strings

Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Paolo Mendes, horn; Julien Quentin, piano;

Mendelssohn: Songs without words, adapted by Andreas Ottensamer

Reinecke: Trio in B-flat for clarinet, horn and piano, op. 274, fourth movement

Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Barnabàs Kelemen, violin; Julien Quentin, piano

Khatchaturian: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano

Ravel: Tzigane     Joseph Horovitz: Sonatina for clarinet and piano


Sunday January 5: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-15)

Music of the Enlightenment I

Weber: Quintet in B-flat major for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34; Sebastian Manz, Clarinet; Philip Setzer, Francisco Fullana, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; Mihai Marica, Cello

Mozart: Concerto No. 12 in A major for Piano and String Quintet, K. 414; Juho Pohjonen, p.; Adam Barnett-Hart, Danbi Um, violins; Pierre Lapointe, vla.; Brook Speltz, vcl.; Timothy Cobb, db


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-28)

The Play of Daniel

This week's show presents a 13th century liturgical drama which tells the story of the prophet Daniel at the court of Belshazzar. It was probably staged by students at the cathedral school of Beauvais during matins on January 1, c. 1230. We'll hear selections performed by The Dufay Collective, directed by William Lyons.

Anon. The Play of Daniel (Ludus Danielis)- Part I-Selections The Dufay Collective

Anon. The Play of Daniel (Ludus Danielis)- Part II- Selections The Dufay Collective

Anon. Te Deum; The Dufay Collective