Music by Britten, Shostakovich, Bach and others on the “Evening Concert” this week.

February 24, 2019

This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Britten’s “Violin Concerto” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, Shostakovich’s “2nd Cello Concerto” from Chicago, Verdi’s “Requiem” from Pittsburgh, “Bachfest” from Leipzig, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and the program “Early Music Now with Sara Schneider”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 & MAR 3, 2019


Monday February 25: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 19-22)

Britten’s Violin Concerto (recorded at three concerts given late Nov. – early Dec. 2018)

Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Simone Lamsma, violin

Britten: Violin Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No 7, “Leningrad”


Tuesday February 26: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-09)

Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma (recorded at three concerts given June 2018)

Shostakovich: Festive Overture; and Cello Concerto No. 2 (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3

[CSO fill: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: No. 16, Madrigal; No. 11, Arrival of the Guests (Minuet);

No. 12, Masks; No. 38, Romeo and Juliet; No. 35, Romeo Decides to Avenge Mercutio's Death]


Wednesday February 27: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 18-19_09)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Simona Saturova, soprano; Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano; Konu Kim, tenor; Jan Martinik, bass; the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Matthew Mehaffey, director

Verdi: Requiem [Fill: Giuseppe Verdi’s String Quartet in E minor; William Steinberg, conductor]


Thursday February 28: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2018-19 (DWF 18-09)

Bachfest Leipzig
St. Thomas Boy Choir (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,13) Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig (2,3,4,5, 6,7, 8,9,13) 
Stuttgart Chamber Chorus (12) Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (12) 
Conductor: Gotthold Schwarz (2,3,4,5,6,7, 8,9,13) Frieder Bernius (12) 
Soloists: Ullrich Böhme, organ (1) Stefan Altner, organ (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,13) 
Gerlinde Sämann, soprano (2,13) Anja Binkenstein, soprano (2) Markus Brutscher, tenor (2) 
Robert Pohlers, tenor (2) Gotthold Schwarz, baritone (10,11,12) Rolf Schönstedt, organ (10,11) 
Ruth Ziesak, soprano (12) Christoph Pregardien, tenor (12) Stefan Kahle, male alto (13) 
Gun Wook Lee, bass (13)         

(1) Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
(2) Schein: Herr Gott, dich loben wir (Lord God, we praise you - Te Deum laudamus) 
(3) Schein: Unser Leben währet siebnzhig Jahr (Our life lasts seventy years) 
(4) Schein: Zion spricht: Der Herr hat mich verlassen (Zion speaks, he has forsaken me) 
(5) Schein: Die mit Tränen säen (They who sow tears) 
(6) Schütz: Selig sind die Toten (Blessed are the dead), SWV 391 
(7) Schütz: Das ist je gewisslich wahr (This is a faithful saying), SWV 388 
(8) Schütz: Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich (Grant us peace graciously), SWV 372 
(9) Schütz: Gib unsern Fürsten und aller Obrigkeit (Give to our sovereigns and to all authorities) 
(10) Reger: Wohl denen, die ohne Wandel leben (Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way) 
(11) Schoeck: Psalm  (12) Mendelssohn: Nicht unserm Namen, Herr (Not to us Lord) 
(13) Bach: Mass in F Major, BWV 233
(14) Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich (Grant us peace graciously), MWV A 1


Sunday March 3: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 18-23)  

American Diversity 

Mario Davidovsky (b. 1934, Argentina; American): Septet for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass; Gilbert Kalish, piano; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; David Shifrin, clarinet; Yoon Kwon, violin; David Kim, viola; Fred Sherry, cello; DaXun Zhang, double bass; Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor

Alan L. Smith (b. 1955, USA): Vignettes - Ellis Island (Tr. 2 – 24)  Stephanie Blythe, ms; Warren Jones, piano


Early Music Now (EMN 18-36)

Spain's Golden Age

The focus of this week's show is music from the cathedrals, courts, and streets of Renaissance Spain. Magnificent motets by Guerrero and monumental tientos for organ by Correa de Arauxo alternate with joyous celebrations of life like A la vida bona by Arañés. Our performers include organist Bernard Foccroulle, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and the Westminster Cathedral Choir. 

Juan Arañés Chacona: A la vida bona; Hesperion XXI & La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Anon.: Improvised Danza del Hacha; Hesperion XXI & La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Juan del Encina Romerico, tu que vienes; Ensemble Daedalus

Juan del Encina: Todos los bienes del mundo; Ensemble Daedalus

Antonio de Cabezón: Diferencias sobre La Dama le demanda; & Diferencias sobre la Gallarda Milanesa; Doulce Memoire.  Thomas Crecquillon: Prenez pitie; Doulce Memoire

Antonio de Cabezón: Je prens en gre la douce mort II; & Un gay bergier. Doulce Memoire

Francisco Correa de Arauxo: Tiento de medio registro de baxon; Bernard Foccroulle, organ

Francisco Guerrero: Missa de la Batalla Escoutez (selections); Westminster Cathedral Choir

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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