Evening Concert

Music by Britten, Verdi, Beethoven and others on this week’s “Evening Concert” programs.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Britten’s “Suite on English Folk Tunes” from New York, Verdi’s “Requiem Mass” from Chicago, Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto” from Pittsburgh, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany from Cologne, then Sunday, music by Dohnanyi from Lincoln Center and an episode of “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN.  13 – 14 – 15 – 16 & 19, 2020


Monday January 13: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-16)

Bernstein and Boulez conduct Britten, Schuman, and Bartók

Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90, “A Time There Was…”. Leonard Bernstein, conductor

William Schuman: Concerto on Old English Rounds.  Donald McInnes, viola; Camerata Singers; LB, cond.

Bartók: The Wooden Prince, Sz. 60. Walter Rosenberger, xylophone. Pierre Boulez, conductor


Tuesday January 14: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 20-03)

Riccardo Muti conducts Verdi's Requiem

Verdi: Patria oppressa! from Macbeth (Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director)

Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut (Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director)

Verdi: Messa da Requiem (Vittoria Yeo, soprano; Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano; Piotr Beczala, tenor; Dmitry Belosselskiy, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director)


Wednesday January 15: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_03) (New Season)

Manfred Honeck, conductor;

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Vilde Frang, violin)

[Encore: Haydn: Emperor’s Hymn, Vilde Frang, solo violin]

Mahler: The Song of the Earth (Matthias Goerne, baritone)


Thursday January 16: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-03) (New Season)

National Youth Orchestra of Germany

Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Varèse: Amériques for orchestra

[ DWF fill: National Youth Orchestra of Germany/Frank Strobel, conductor

Tobias Feldmann, violin; Sarina Zickgraf, viola ; Sophie Notte, cello ; Jarrod Cagwin, frame drum ;

Rabih Abu Khalil: Once upon a Dervish]

[DWF fill: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Hartmann: Symphony Number Four for Strings, first movement]

Strauss: An Alpine Symphony, op. 64

Lachenmann: Marche fatal


Sunday January 19: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-17)

Romantic Sonorities

Myaskovsky: Quartet No. 13 in A minor for Strings, Op. 86.  Borodin Quartet

Dohnányi: Quintet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1.  

Alessio Bax, Piano; Ida Kavafian, Alexi Kenney, Violins; Yura Lee, Viola; Dmitri Atapine, Cello


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-30)

Music from Sicily & Naples

This edition of Early Music Now recalls the days when Sicily and Naples were politically united. We'll hear one of the few Requiem Masses to be composed in Sicily during the Baroque era, the Messa di Morti by Bonaventura Rubino, performed by the Namur Chamber Choir. We'll also hear instrumental music from Naples played by Ensemble Aurora, from a 2017 release called The Fiery Genius.

Pietro Marchitelli: Sonata VIII for 2 violins; Ensemble Aurora

Giovanni Carlo Cailò: Sonata for 3 violins and organ; Ensemble Aurora

Bonaventura Rubino: Messa di Morti; Choeur de Chambre de Namur

Nicola Fiorenza: Allegro; Ensemble Aurora