Evening Concert

Music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and others on a new week of Evening Concert programs


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 & 10, 2021


Monday January 4: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-15)

Zinman and Serkin

Conductor: David Zinman

Soloists: Peter Serkin, Piano

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2

STRAVINSKY: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

(Note: Repeat broadcast, some dated references)


Tuesday, January 5: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 21-02)

Tilson Thomas & Benedetti

Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

Stravinsky: Concerto in D for String Orchestra

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63 (Nicola Benedetti, violin)

Traditional/Limonov: Auld lang syne (encore) (Nicola Benedetti, violin)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)

[CSO fill: Ives: IV. Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day from New England Holidays Symphony (CBS CD ©1986: Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director)]


Wednesday, January 6: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – On Stage (MSO 20-01) (New Series)

K. D. Masur and Namoradze  

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur  SOLOIST: Nicolas Namoradze, piano

Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Schumann: Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 54

Detlev Glanert: Brahms-Fantasie, Heliogravure für Orchester

R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Opus 59 (1945 version)


Thursday January 7: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 20-21_01) (New Season)

Honeck conducts Holst

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director

HOLST: The Planets

Patrick BURKE/Bomi JANG/Mathew ROSENBLUM/Reza VALI/Amy WILLIAMS: “The Elements” (World Premiere) (A collaboration of 5 different Pittsburgh composers.)

[PSO fill: Tom LEHRER: The Elements; J. S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; Andres Cardenes, violin/conductor; Igor Kipnis, harpsichord; George Vosburgh, trumpet; John WILLIAMS: Excerpt from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind;” John Williams, conductor]


Sunday January 10: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 21-16)

Berg and Brahms for Strings

Berg: Quartet for Strings, Op. 3  Amphion String Quartet

Brahms: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 111

Philip Setzer, Violin; Shmuel Ashkenasi, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Arnaud Sussmann, Viola; Paul Watkins, Cello


Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-29)

Recent Releases

We'll sample a pair of new releases on this week's show, including 'Il Genio Inglese'. This recording by Ground Floor and violinist Alice Julien-Laferrière highlights the musical activities of Nicola Matteis, the Neapolitan violinist who enthralled music-loving London with his playing. We'll also hear organist Aude Heurtematte play a new organ built especially for early music, located in Champcueil, France.

Jacobus Vaet: Rex Babylonis. Cinquecento

Pierre Attaignant: Four Dances. Aude Heurtematte, organ

Johann Schop: Lachrime Pavaen after Dowland. Ground Floor

Nicola Matteis: Suite in B Flat Major. Ground Floor

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ricercar on the ninth tone. Aude Heurtematte, organ

Nicola Matteis: Suite for Guitar AND Ground in D. Ground Floor

John Banister: Division upon a ground in F. Ground Floor