Evening Concert

Another week of “Evening Concert” programs with music by Bartok, Szymanowski, Mozart and others.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” from New York, Szymanowski’s “1st Violin Concerto” from Chicago, Mozart’s “4th Violin Concerto” from Pittsburgh, Beethoven’s “Archduke Piano Trio” from Bonn, then Sunday, chamber music by Mozart from Lincoln Center and an episode of “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN.  27 – 28 – 29 – 30 & FEB. 2, 2020


Monday January 27: The New York Philharmonic Thsi Week (NYP 20-18)

Jaap van Zweden conducts Erwartung and Bluebeard’s Castle

SCHOENBERG: Erwartung; Katarina Karnéus, soprano

BARTÓK: Bluebeard’s Castle; Nina Stemme, soprano, Johannes Martin Kränzle, baritone.


Tuesday January 28: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 20-05)

Conductor Juraj Valčuha and Violinist Christian Tetzlaff (Repeat of CSO 19-01)

Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major (The Queen)

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 (Christian Tetzlaff, violin)

J. Strauss, Jr: Emperor Waltz, Op. 437

R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

[CSO fill: Lutosławski: Symphony No. 3 (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)]


Wednesday January 29: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_05)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; James Ehnes, violin

Julia WOLFE (b. 1958, USA): Fountain of Youth

MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 4

DVORAK: Scherzo capriccioso

SAINT-SAENS: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso

BORODIN: “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor


Thursday January 30: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-05)

Beethoven Week

Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Isang Enders, cello; Wu Qian, piano;

Beethoven: Twelve Variations in F Major for piano and violin on the Cavatina Se vuol ballare from Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, WoO 40

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major for piano, violin and cello, op. 97 (Archduke)

Tchaikovsky: Trio in A Minor, op. 50

Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Dinorah Varsi, piano;

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra; Michael Hofstetter, conductor

Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and Piano in D Minor, second movement


Sunday February 2: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-19)

Expressive Masterpieces

Mozart: Quartet in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 478 Wu Qian, Piano; Erik Schumann, Violin; Liisa Randalu, Viola; Mark Schumann, Cello

Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Piano, Op. 79 Mané Galoyan, Soprano; Sara Couden, Alto; Miles Mykkanen, Tenor; Gilbert Kalish, Piano


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-32)

Recent Releases

This program samples recent releases from Ensemble Gilles Binchois (Ars Nova repertoire from Spain & the papal court at Avignon), Blue Heron (madrigals by Cipriano de Rore), and Sonnambula (music by 17th century female composer Leonora Duarte).

Anon.: Messe de Barcelone. Ensemble Gilles Binchois

Leonore Duarte: Sinfonia No. 4; Sinfonia No. 5; Sinfonia No. 6; Sinfonia No. 3; Leonore Duarte Sinfonia No. 7; Sonnambula

Cipriano de Rore: Cantai mentre ch’I arsi del mio foco; Hor che ‘l ciel et la terra; I madrigali a cinque voci; Poggiand’al ciel coll’ali del desio; I madrigali a cinque voci. Blue Heron

John Blow: Chaconne in G. Sonnambula