Evening Concert

A “Concerto for Double Bass”, a “7th Symphony” and more on this week’s “Evening Concert” programs


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Koussevitzky’s “Double Bass Concerto” from New York, waltzes by Johann Strauss, Jr. from Chicago, Beethoven’s “7th Symphony” from Pittsburgh, Beethoven’s “4th String Quartet” from Bonn, then Sunday, chamber music by Nielsen from Lincoln Center and music of Josquin on “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JUN 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 & 21, 2020


Monday June 15: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-38)

Glinka, Prokofiev, Koussevitzky, and Shostakovich

GLINKA: Overture to Russland and Ludmilla (Igor Stravinsky, conductor)

PROKOFIEV: Selections from Romeo and Juliet (Kurt Masur, conductor)

KOUSSEVITZKY: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra (Zubin Mehta, cond., Eugene Levinson, double bass)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 14 (Leonard Bernstein, cond., Teresa Kubiak, soprano, Bushkin Isser, bass)


Tuesday, June 16: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-25)

Pierre Boulez and Manfred Honeck

Mahler: Totenfeier (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin (Pierre Boulez, conductor; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director)

Bates: Resurrexit (Manfred Honeck, conductor)

Johann Strauss, Jr: Overture to The Gypsy Baron

Josef Strauss: The Dragonfly Polka, Op. 204

Johann Strauss, Jr: Furioso Polka, Op. 260

Johann Strauss, Jr: Voices of Spring Waltz, Op. 410

Johann Strauss, Jr: On the Hunt Polka, Op. 373

Johann Strauss, Jr: In Krapfen's Woods Polka, Op. 336

Johann Strauss, Jr: Thunder and Lightning Polka, Op. 324

Josef Strauss: Fireproof! Polka, Op. 269


Wednesday, June 17: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_25)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5

[Encore: Jean Sibelius’ “Valse triste”]

[Fill: excerpt from Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 56; Christopher O’Riley, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Carter Bray, cello; Pavo Berglund, conductor]


Thursday June 18: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-25)


Anne Katharina Schreiber, violin (1,2,4); Tabea Zimmermann, viola (1,2);

Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano (1,2,4); Pablo Hernan Benedi, violin (3); Emilie Hörnlund, viola (3); Claire Thirion, cello (3); Chiaroscuro Quartet (5); Martin Funda, violin (6,7); Theresa Schwamm, viola (6,7);

Peter-Philipp Stemmler, cello (6,7); Armida Quartet (8);
(1) BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in C Minor, op. 1, No. 3, 2nd movement
(2) BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in C Minor, op. 1, No. 3, 4th movement
(3) BEETHOVEN: Trio in C Minor for violin, viola and cello, op. 9, No. 3, 2nd and 3rd movements
(4) BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C Minor for piano and violin, op. 30, No. 2, 4th movement
(5) BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in C Minor, op. 18, No. 4
(6) BEETHOVEN: Serenade in D Major for violin, viola and cello, op. 8, 1st movement
(7) BEETHOVEN: Serenade in D Major for violin, viola and cello, op. 8, 5th, 6th and 7th movements
(8) BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Major, op. 18, No. 1

Recorded by Deutsche Welle (DW) in the Beethoven House Chamber Music Hall, Bonn on February 2, 2020


Sunday June 21: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-39)

Danish Quartet: Beethoven & Nielsen

Beethoven: Quartet in F major for Strings, Op. 135 Danish String Quartet

Nielsen: Quartet No. 4 in F major for Strings, Op. 44 Danish String Quartet



Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-52)

Music at the Estes Court

The Estes of Ferrara were renowned patrons of music and welcomed some of the greatest singers and composers of the day to their court. We'll hear selections from Josquin's “Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie”, which he wrote especially for Duke Ercole I d'Este, along with music by other composers associated with this illustrious cultural center like Dufay, Brumel, and Johannes Martini. Our performers include the Hilliard Ensemble and La Reverdie.

Guillaume Dufay: C’est bien raison. La Reverdie

Anon.: Belfiore. La Reverdie
Johannes Martini: Des biens amors a 4. Rose Consort of Viols
Johannes Martini: La martinella. Rose Consort of Viols
Johannes Martini: Flos virginum. Stimmwerck
Antoine Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus- Kyrie. The Tallis Scholars
Heinrich Isaac: La mi la sol. Oltremontano.
Josquin des Prez: Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae (Selections). The Hilliard Ensemble
Anon.: Fortuna Desperata a 4. Rose Consort of Viols