Evening Concert

Music by Richard Strauss, Mozart, Sibelius and others on another week of “Evening Concert” programs


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF NOV 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 & 29, 2020


Monday November 23: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-09)

An All-Strauss Program

Conductor: Lorin Maazel

R. STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony. Horn Concerto No. 1  (Philip Myers, horn)

R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks [NYP fill: MAAZEL: Monaco Fanfares]


Tuesday, November 24: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-48)

Riccardo Muti conducts Mozart, Strauss, and Liszt (from his first year as Music Director)

Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338. Strauss: Aus italien, Op. 16

Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183. Liszt: Les preludes


Wednesday, November 25: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 20-09)  

Concert Date: 11/15/19

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Vinay Parameswaran, conductor; Annie Zhang, cello

SNIDER, Sarah Kirkland: Something for the Dark (2015) SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43

[COR fill: BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Cleveland Orch./G. Szell. Severance Hall 10/24/64]


Thursday November 26: Collectors’ Corner with Henry Fogel (CCF 20-36) PRE-EMPTED

Thanksgiving Special: Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude.

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. Classical music is the heart and soul of the original Giving Thanks. Between the music, no clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it's a contemporary celebration of the spirit of Gratitude. Whether your listeners are early in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.  Michael Tilson Thomas (cond.), guest; Rita Dove (poet), guest; Ted Kooser (poet), guest

Traditional: We Gather Together --Boston Pops/John Williams

Grainger: Harvest Hymn - ASMF/Neville Marriner;     Michael Tilson Thomas on Beethoven

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”; Song of Thanksgiving --Michael Tilson Thomas

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5, 3rd mvt. -- Isaac Stern, violin

Michael Tilson Thomas on childhood Thanksgiving, and the Whistle Song

Gershwin: Promenade – Michael Tilson Thomas/LA Philharmonic

Monteverdi: Mass of Thanksgiving: Gloria-- Taverner Consort; Ted Kooser reads fr. “Winter Morning Walks”

Maria Schneider: Winter Morning Walks - Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Richard Strauss: Sonatina No. 2, “The Happy Workshop”: 2nd mvt --Netherlands Wind Ensemble

Mozart: Laudate Dominum -- Joshua Bell, violin; Rita Dove reads “For Sophie”

Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby -- Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Michael Tilson Thomas on turkeys

Alberto Ginastera: Dance of the Wheat -- New World Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas on Thanksgiving dinner and grace

Copland: Appalachian Spring; Simple Gifts -- San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas

Brooklyn Rider on Beethoven’s Hymn of Thanksgiving

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132: Heiliger Dankgesang -- Brooklyn Rider

From Jack Kerouac’s “The Dharma Bums,” Chartres Cathedral story; Psalm 104 -- Read by Charles Laughton

Traditional, arr. Stephen Paulus: We Gather Together --Dale Warland Singers


Sunday November 29: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 20-10)

Haydn and Beethoven

Haydn: Trio in E minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 57, no. 2, Hob.XX:12 (Pno Trio #25)

Gilbert Kalish, Piano; Nicolas Dautricourt, Violin; Torleif Thedéen, Cello

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 74, “Harp” Orion String Quartet

AND  Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-23) The Lantins Brothers

Arnold and Hugo de Lantins were among the earliest oltremontano: singers and composers from the Low Countries who dominated the music scene in Italy starting in the late 14th century. Guillaume Dufay even toasted their health in a song called Hé, compaignons. We'll hear sacred and secular works by the Lantins performed by Capilla Flamenca and Le Miroir de Musique.

Guillaume Dufay :Hé, compaignons Currende Vous ou la mort Cantus
Arnold de Lantins: Missa Verbum incarnatum Capilla Flamenca
Arnold de Lantins: Tota pulchra es.  Las, pouray je mon martire. Ne me vueillés. Le Miroir de Musique
Hugo de Lantins: Je suys exent Le Miroir de Musique
Arnold de Lantins: Ce jour de l’an. Puisque je suy cyprianés. Amour server. Le Miroir de Musique