Evening Concert

On the “Evening Concert” this week, programs from New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and elsewhere.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Liszt’s “A Faust Symphony” from New York, Beethoven’s “Eroica” from Chicago, Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra” from Pittsburgh, Mozart’s “33rd Symphony” from Bonn, then Sunday, chamber music by Britten and Mendelssohn from Lincoln Center and music of Marais and Couperin on “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAY 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 & 10, 2020


Monday May 4: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-32)

Beethoven, Wagner, and Liszt

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Wagner: Immolation Scene from Gotterdammerung (Montserrat Caballé, soprano, Zubin Mehta, conductor) 

Liszt: Faust Symphony; (Charles Bressler, Choral Art Society, Leonard Bernstein, conductor)


Tuesday May 5: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-19)

Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven 1 & 3

Beethoven:  Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)

[CSO fill: Beethoven:  Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (Fritz Reiner, conductor)]


Wednesday, May 6: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_19)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

[Fill: Bela Bartok’s “Slightly Tipsy” and “Bear Dance” from Hungarian Dances; Fritz Reiner, conductor]

Franz Liszt; Piano Concerto No. 2

[Encore: Franz Schubert’s Moments Musicaux, Op. 94, No. 3, D780]

[Fill: excerpt from Frederic Chopin’s Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53]

Maurice Ravel: Bolero


Thursday May 7: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-19)

L'arte del mondo

Orchestra l'arte del mondo (1,2,4,6,8); Conductor: Werner Ehrhardt (1,2,4,6,8)
Soloists: Georg Poplutz, tenor (2,6); Emilio Percan, violin (4); Catherine Jones, cello (4)
(1) WINEBERGER: Symphony in G Major
(2) REICHA: Scène italienne (Italian scene) for tenor and orchestra
(3) [DWF fill: REICHA: Wind Quintet No. 1 in E Minor, op. 88, No. 1; Albert Schweitzer Quintet]
(4) ROMBERG: Sinfonia Concertante in C Major for violin, cello and orchestra, B. 49
(5) [DWF fill: ROMBERG: String Quartet Opus 1, No. 2; (Leipzig String Quartet)]
(6) RIGHINI: Rasserena i vaghi rai (Cheer up the sad looks), aria from the singspiel Enea nel Lazio (Aeneas in Latium)
(7) [DWF fill: RIGHINI: Ballet music from The Magic Forest; SW German Radio Orch./ Emmerich Smola]
(8) MOZART: Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319

Sunday May 10: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-33)

Britten and Mendelssohn

Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 Todd Phillips, Violin; Gloria Chien, Piano

Mendelssohn: Quartet in B minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 3 Juho Pohjonen, Piano; Erin Keefe, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-46)  

Marais & Couperin

Two greats of the French Baroque, together in one program! We'll hear motets by François Couperin performed by Jill Feldman and Isabelle Poulinard, plus fanciful instrumental miniatures by Marin Marais, performed by Hille Perl & Lee Santana.

François Couperin: Les Barricades Mystérieuses. Blandine Verlet, harpsichord.

Marin Marais: Passacaille. Ensemble Fitzwilliam.

François Couperin: Magnificat; Venite exultemus Domino; and Regina coeli Laetare. Jill Feldman & Isabelle Poulenard, sopranos

Marin Marais: Le Badinage; Chaconne; and Le Labyrinthe. Hille Perl, viola da Gamba; Lee Santana, lute

Marin Marais: La Rêveuse. Jordi Savall, viola da Gamba Tous les Matins du Monde AliaVox

Marin Marais: Feste Champetre. Hille Perl, viola da Gamba; Lee Santana, lute