Evening Concert

Two famous “Violin Concertos” to be heard on this week’s programs of the “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” from New York, Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” from Chicago, Bruch’s “1st Violin Concerto” from Pittsburgh, Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto” from Cologne, then Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the program “Early Music Now”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 & 27, 2019


Monday January 21: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 19-17)

“Rule, Britannia” (repeat of NYP 18-27)

Elgar: Cockaigne Overture; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Tallis: Why fum’th in Fight… (excerpt); The Sixteen/Harry Christophers

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Green Sleeves; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Britten: Agnus Dei & Libera Me from the War Requiem; Kurt Masur, conductor; Carol Vannes, soprano; Jerry Hadley, tenor; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Westminster Choir; American Boychoir

Holst: The Planets; Zubin Mehta, conductor; New York Choral Artists


Tuesday January 22: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-04)

Donald Runnicles conducts the "Enigma" Variations

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma)

[CSO fill: Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53. Christian Tetzlaff, violin; CSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen]


Wednesday January 23: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 18-19_04)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Pinchas Zukerman, violin

John Stafford Smith: The Star Spangled Banner

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor

[Encore: Brahms: Lullaby. Zukerman]

Mason Bates (b. 1977): Resurrexit

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

[PSO fill: Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5: Adagio and Rondeau; Zukerman, violin and conductor]


Thursday January 24: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 18-04)

West German RSO

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

Beethoven: Violin concerto in D Major, op. 61 (Arabella Steinbacher, violin)

Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 115, 1st movement (Arabella Steinbacher, violin)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 43

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Erich Kleiber, conductor

Weber: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, op. 19, 3rd movement

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Günter Wand, conductor

Schubert: Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus, ballet music and interlude


Sunday January 27: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 18-18)

Russian Sentiment


Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale for Cello and Piano, Op. 51, No. 6 Julie Albers, Cello; Alessio Bax, Piano
Rachmaninov: Trio elegiaque in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 9
Alessio Bax, Piano; Elmar Oliveira, Violin; Paul Watkins, Cello

AND Early Music Now (EMN 18-31)

Music of Medieval England

Gothic Voices and the Hilliard Ensemble present music from the 13th and 14th centuries. We'll hear the famous round Sumer is icumen in and fascinating works by famous composers called 'Masters of the Rolls'. We'll also hear the famous Agincourt carol, Deo gracias Anglia, performed by Alamire.

All compositions on the program are by “Anonymous”

Christe Redemptor omnium. The Tallis Scholars
Alleluia: Hic es vere martir; Thomas gemma Cantuarie; Tu civium primas; Mater Christi nobilis; Ite missa est;

Sumer is icumen in; Sainte Marie Viergene; Fuweles in the Frith; Alleluia V. Nativitas; Kyrie, Rex virginum;
Sanctus, Maria mater; Agnus dei; The Hilliard Ensemble
Deo gracias Anglia; Alamire
Musicorum collegio; Ab ora summa nuncius; Pura, placens; Jesu, fili; Stella maris illustrans omnia; Inter usitata; Gothic Voices