Evening Concert

On this week’s “Evening Concert” programs, music by Sibelius, Stravinsky, Brahms and others.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear an all-Sibelius concert from New York, Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” from Chicago, Brahms’ “A German Requiem” from Milwaukee, Brahms’ “2nd Symphony” from Cleveland, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and an episode of “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 & DEC. 1, 2019


Monday November 25: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-09)

Sounds of Sibelius

SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26. Zubin Mehta, conductor

SIBELIUS: Pohola’s Daughter, Op. 49. Leonard Bernstein, conductor

SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47. Zino Francescatti, violin; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

SIBELIUS: Pelleas & Mélisande: II: Mélisande. Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43. Lorin Maazel, conductor


Tuesday November 26: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 19-48)

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Leila Josefowicz
Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Adams: Scheherazade.2 (Leila Josefowicz, violin) Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
[CSO fill: Respighi: Fountains of Rome (Manfred Honeck, conductor)]


Wednesday November 27: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 19-09)


Lutoslawski: Musique funebre (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra/ Hans Graf [archive recording])

Reinecke: Concerto for Flute & Orchestra, Op. 283, in D major. Sonora Slocum, flute

Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute. Sonora Slocum, flute

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 [A German Requiem]. Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano,

Stephen Powell, baritone, Milwaukee Symphony Chorus/Cheryl Frazes Hill, director


Thursday November 28: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 19-10)

Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

BRAHMS: “Tragic” Overture

ADAMS: The Chairman Dances from “Nixon in China” (JA’s opera)
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

[COR fill: MAHLER: “Kindertotenlieder – Simon Keenlyside, baritone; Cleveland Orchestra/Franz Welser-Moest; Severance Hall 03/02/00]


Sunday December 1: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-10)

Czech Masters

Janácek: Mladi, Suite for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn

Ransom Wilson, Flute; James Austin Smith, Oboe; Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Jose Franch-Ballester, Bass Clarinet; Bram van Sambeek, Bassoon; Radovan Vlatkovic, Horn

Dvorák: Trio in E minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 90, “Dumky”

Menahem Pressler, Piano; Daniel Hope, Violin; David Finckel, Cello


Early Music Now (EMN 19-23)

Food, Wine, and Song

Early music is always a feast for the ears, but this week's show might just tempt your palate as well! The Orlando Consort serves up songs about delicious French wine, and what might happen when you've had a drop too much. We'll also hear an anonymous 15th century song about an unforgettable banquet, and another celebrating the wonders of eggs. We'll end our 'meal' with a performance of Bach's Coffee Cantata. All tracks except the Bach are performed by the Orlando Consort.

Guillaume Dufay: Adieu ce bon vins de Lannoy. Juan Ponce: Ave Color Vini Clari.

Juan del Encina: Oy comamos y bebamos. Gilles Binchois: Je ne vis onques.

Anon.: La plus grand chière. Richard Smert The Boare’s Head Anon.: Trinkt und Singt.

Ludwig Senfl: Von edler Art

J.S. Bach: The Coffee Cantata. Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor; David Thomas, bass; Emma Kirkby, soprano; The Academy of Ancient Music

Matthias Greiter: Von Eyren. The Orlando Consort