Evening Concert

On the “Evening Concert” programs this week you’ll hear music of Haydn, Tchaikovsky and others.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Nico Muhly’s “Detailed Instructions” from New York, Gounod’s “St. Cecilia Mass” from Chicago, Tchaikovsky’s “5th Symphony” from Pittsburgh, Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” from Lucerne, then Sunday, chamber music by Haydn from Lincoln Center and music from the court of Maximilian the First on “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAR. 30 – 31 – APR. 1 – 2 & 5, 2020


Monday March 30: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-27)

Music of Our Time: Liang, Dalbavie, Shepherd, Muhly, and Pintscher

Lei LIANG (b. 1972): Verge, for 18 Strings (2009) Magnus Lindberg, conductor

Marc‐André DALBAVIE (b. 1961): Melodia, for Instrumental Ensemble (2009) Magnus Lindberg, conductor

Sean SHEPHERD (b. 1979): These Particular Circumstances, in seven uninterrupted episodes (2009) Alan Gilbert, conductor

Nico MUHLY (b. 1981): Detailed Instructions, for orchestra (2010) Alan Gilbert, conductor

Matthias PINTSCHER (b. 1971): Songs from Solomon’s garden, for baritone and chamber orchestra (2009; New York Philharmonic Co‐Commission with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) Alan Gilbert, conductor; Thomas Hampson, baritone


Tuesday March 31: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-14)

Alain Altinoglu conducts Gounod's Saint Cecilia Mass

Prokofiev: Suite from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33a

Poulenc: Gloria (Sandrine Piau, soprano; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director)

Gounod: Saint Cecilia Mass (Sandrine Piau, soprano; Michael Schade, tenor; Andrew Foster-Williams, baritone; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director)


Wednesday, April 1: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_14)

Emmanuel Krivine, conductor

Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn;

Boris Blacher’s Orchestral Variations on a Theme of Niccolo Paganini;

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5;

[Fill: 1st Movement from Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8; Lorin Maazel, conductor;

1st Movement from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik;” William Steinberg, conductor];


Thursday April 2: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-14)

International Classical Music Awards

Location: Arts and Convention Center, Lucerne (1-6,8-11)

Performed by: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra (1-6,8-11)

Conductor: Lawrence Foster (1-6,8,9,11)

Leif Segerstam (10)

Soloists: Chouchane Siranossian, violin (2)

Christoph Heesch, cello (2)

Matko Smolcic, bassoon (3)

Stephen Waarts, violin (4)

Javier Perianes, piano (5)

Nelson Freire, piano (6,7)

Tabea Zimmermann, viola (8)

Dénes Várjon, piano (8)

Eva Gevorgyan, piano (9)

(1) BIZET: Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Prelude (06:16)

(2) BRAHMS: Concerto in A Minor for violin, cello and orchestra, op. 102, 3rd movement (08:22)

(3) WEBER: Bassoon concerto in F Major, op. 75, 2nd and 3rd movements (08:50)

(4) SARASATE: Carmen Fantasy, op. 25 (13:19)

(5) GRIEG: Piano concerto in A Minor, op. 16, 1st movement (13:31)

(6) CHOPIN: Barcarole in F-sharp Major, op. 60 (07:32)

(7) SCHUBERT: Impromptu No. 1 in C Minor, D. 899 * (08:53) * on CD Sony Classical SBK 47 667

(8) SCHUMANN: Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures), op. 113 (15:53)

(9) SAINT-SAENS: Piano concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22, 3rd movement (06:43)

(10) SIBELIUS: Valse triste, op. 44 (06:23)

(11) BIZET: Arlesienne Suite No. 1: IV: Carillon (04:24)


Sunday April 5: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 20-28)

Transcendent Experiences

Corigliano:  Soliloquy for Clarinet and String Quartet Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Arnaud Sussmann, Alexi Kenney, Violin; Mark Holloway, Viola; Dmitri Atapine, Cello

Haydn:  Trio in A major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:18 Wu Han, Piano; Erik Schumann, Violin; Mark Schumann, Cello

Bach:  Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82 Ryan Speedo Green, Bass-baritone; Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips, Violin; Steven Tenenbom, Viola; Timothy Eddy, Cello; Timothy Cobb, Double Bass; Paolo Bordignon, Harpsichord; Stephen Taylor, Oboe

AND Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-41)

Song and Dance at the Imperial Court

The centerpiece of this week's show is a 2019 release from Per-Sonat and Sabine Lutzenberger celebrating the superb music at the court of Emperor Maximilian I. We'll hear songs by Ludwig Senfl and Heinrich Isaac, and dances collected by the emperor's daughter, Duchess Margaret of Austria. We'll also hear the Tallis Scholars perform Optime Pastor, a motet composed for a meeting between Pope Leo X and Maximilian's chancellor.