Evening Concert

Music of Tchaikovsky, Strauss and others on a new week of “Evening Concert” programs


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF OCT 12 – 13 – 14 – 14 & 18, 2020


Monday October 12: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-03) (New Season)

An All-Tchaikovsky Program

Conductor: Bramwell Tovey, Soloist: Kirill Gerstein, Piano

TCHAIKOVSKY: Festival Coronation March

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1

TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Act IV of Swan Lake

TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture

[NYP fill: Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, Act 2 New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor]


Tuesday, October 13: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-42)

Theodore Thomas's 185th Birthday (October 11)

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (Daniel Barenboim, cond.)

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde (Artur Rodzinski, cond.)

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma) (Sir Georg Solti, cond.)

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 (Fritz Reiner, cond.)

Tchaikovsky: Final Waltz and Apotheosis from The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (Morton Gould, cond.)


Wednesday, October 14: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 20-03) (New Season)          

Jakub Hrůša, conductor; Joélle Harvey, soprano Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Youth Chorus, Children’s Chorus, Concert Date: 11/16/19  

ADAMS: On The Transmigration of Souls

MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

[COR fill: STRAVINSKY: "Song of the Nightingale" Cleveland Orchestra/Pierre Boulez Severance Hall]


Thursday October 15: Collectors’ Corner with Henry Fogel (CCF 20-30) [New to WILL]

Jascha Horenstein conducts music by Anton Bruckner
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 6. (London Symphony Orchestra)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3. (BBC Northern Orchestra)


Sunday October 18: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 20-04)

Finnish Masters

Crusell: Quartet in E-flat major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 2

Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Areta Zhulla, Violin; Mark Holloway, Viola; Timothy Eddy, Cello

Sibelius: Quartet in D minor for Strings, Op. 56, “Voces intimae”

Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin I; Brendan Speltz, Violin II; Pierre Lapointe, Viola; Brook Speltz, Cello)



Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-17) (Series returns to WILL)

Ensemble Organum

Marcel Pérès founded Ensemble Organum in France in 1982, and since then the group has become an outstanding source of unique chant and polyphony. We'll sample several of my favorite Ensemble Organum recordings in this episode, including Chant of the Knights Templar, the Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany, and polyphony from 12th century Aquitaine.

Anon.: Matins for Christmas Day (selections). Ensemble Organum/Marcel Peres

Anon.: Antiphon Da pacem domine Ensemble Organum/Marcel Peres

Anon.: Tournai Mass (selections) Ensemble Organum/Marcel Peres

Anon.: Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany (selections) Ensemble Organum/Marcel Peres

Anon.: Congaudeant catholici Ensemble Organum/Marcel Peres