Music by Mussorgsky, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and others on the week’s “Evening Concerts”

February 03, 2019
 

This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” from New York, Brahms’ “1st Symphony” from Chicago, Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” from Pittsburgh, Brahms’ “2nd Symphony” from Dresden, then Sunday chamber music by Dvorak from Lincoln Center and the program “Early Music Now”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 & 10, 2019

 

Monday February 4: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 19-19)

There, in the Night

Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake (excerpt); Alan Gilbert, conductor

Mendelssohn: Overture & Nocturne from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; George Szell, conductor

Ives: “Central Park in the Dark”; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Schoenberg: “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night); Pierre Boulez, conductor

Julia Adolphe: “Dark Sand, Sifting Light”; Alan Gilbert, conductor

Stravinsky: “The Song of the Nightingale”; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Mussorgksy: “Night on Bald Mountain”; Alan Gilbert, conductor

Berlioz: “Au Cimetière: Clair de lune” (“In the Cemetery: Moonlight”) from Les Nuits d’été (Summer Nights), Op. 7; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo; Alan Gilbert, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7: IV: “Night Music: Andante amoroso”; Lorin Maazel, conductor

 

Tuesday February 5: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-06)

Bychkov conducts Brahms

Glanert: Brahms-Fantasie

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (Renaurd Capucon, violin)

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

[CSO fill: Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal. Leonard Slatkin, conductor].

 

Wednesday February 6: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 18-19_06)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; James Ehnes, violin

Steven Stucky (1949 - 2016): Silent Spring

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

 

Thursday February 7: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 18-06)

Sound of Dresden 
Dresden Festival Orchestra; Conductor: Ivor Bolton

Brahms: Variations in B-flat on a theme of Joseph Haydn, op. 56a 
Brahms: Violin concerto in D Major, op. 77 (Thomas Zehetmair, violin)
Alois Zimmermann: Violin Sonata (1951, first movement, encore) 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 73

 

Sunday February 10: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 18-20)

Osvaldo Golijov

Golijov: Yiddishbuk: Inscriptions for String Quartet; St. Lawrence String Quartet

Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for Clarinet and String Quartet;

Todd Palmer, clarinet; St. Lawrence String Quartet

AND

Early Music Now (EMN 18-33)

Dutch Treats

Many talented composers were born in the country we now call the Netherlands, and this week's show introduces several of them. Huygens, Wassenaer, and Reincken all make an appearance, along with the most famous Dutch composer of them all: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Our performers include the Gesualdo Consort of Amsterdam, Capilla Flamenca, and Gustav Leonhardt.

Jacob van Eyck: Excusemoy (“Can she excuse”). Marion Verbruggen, recorder

Clemens non Papa: Three Dutch Songs. Capilla Flamenca

Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer: Concerto Armonico No.1 Aradia. Ensemble/Kevin Mallon

Constantijn Huygens: Selections from ‘Pathodia sacra et profana’. Anne Grimm, soprano & Peter Kooij, bass

Johann Adam Reincken: Partita No. 1 in a minor. The Purcell Quartet

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Diligam te Domine. The Gesualdo Consort of Amsterdam

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: In te domine speravi. The Gesualdo Consort of Amsterdam

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Puer natus nascitur. Freddy Eichelberger, organ


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