Evening Concert

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


WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEP 28 – 29 – 30 – OCT 1 & 4, 2020


Monday September 28: The New York Philharmonic This Week! (NYP 21-01) (New Season)

[Listed in Patterns Magazine as "TBA”]

Bronfman Plays Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden Soloist: Yefim Bronfman, Piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2  RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

[GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture. Z. Mehta, cond.] and [COPLAND: Danzon Cubano. Leonard Bernstein, cond.]


Tuesday, September 29: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-40)

[Listed in Patterns Magazine as "TBA”]

Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

Nicolas Bacri (b. 1961, France): Ophelia's Tears (J. Lawrie Bloom, bass clarinet; World Premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

[CSO fill: Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (Fritz Reiner, cond.)]


Wednesday, September 30: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 20-01) (New Season)

[Listed in Patterns Magazine as "TBA”]

Simon Keenlyside sings Songs by Sibelius

(Concert Date: 9/21/19)

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor;  GRIEG: Peer Gynt: ‘Morning Mood,’ ‘The Death of Åse,’ and ‘At The Wedding’

SIBELIUS: Selected Songs: ‘The Echo Nymph,’ ‘To Evening,’ ‘From an Anxious Heart,’ ‘Black Roses,’ ‘Come Away Death,’ ‘In the Field a Maiden Sings,’ ‘The Silent City,’ and ‘Was It a Dream?’ (Simon Keenlyside, bar.)

STRAUSS: Aus Italien [COR Fill: PROKOFIEV: Romeo & Juliet Ste – Cleveland O. Youth O./James Gaffigan]


Thursday October 1: Collectors’ Corner with Henry Fogel (CCF 20-28) [New to WILL]

[Listed in Patterns Magazine as "TBA”]

The Art of Lauritz Melchior   

Wagner: Parsifal: Kundry/Parsifal Duet, Act 2.
(Kirsten Flagstad, soprano; Edwin McArthur, cond; RCA Victor Symphony Orch)
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde: Act 3 – Tristan’s Delirium.
(Paul Schoeffler, bar; Kirsten Flagstad, sop; Thomas Beecham, cond; Royal Opera House Orch, Covent Garden)
Wagner: Siegfried: Forging song; Hammer Song.

Wagner: Siegfried: Final Scene – Duet. (Kirsten Flagstad, sop; Artur Bodanzky, Cond; Metropolitan Opera Orch)

Wagner: Traume; Die Meistersinger: Prize Song.

Sunday October 4: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 20-02)

American Visions

Gottschalk: The Union, Concert Paraphrase on National Airs for Piano, Op. 48. Gilles Vonsattel, Piano

Ives: “The Things Our Fathers Loved” for Voice and Piano; “Charlie Rutlage” for Voice and Piano;

“The Indians” for Voice and Piano; “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” for Voice and Piano;

“The Circus Band” for Voice and Piano; Randall Scarlata, Baritone; Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Rzewski: “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” from 4 N. American Ballads for Piano. Gilles Vonsattel, Piano

Ellington: Clarinet Lament for Clarinet and Piano. David Shifrin, Clarinet; Gloria Chien, Piano

Gershwin: An American in Paris for Two Pianos. Gilbert Kalish, Piano; Gloria Chien, Piano

AND   Early Music With Sara Schneider (EMN 20-15) (Series returns to WILL)

Superstars of the Trecento

This week's show highlights the music of two composers, Francesco Landini and Johannes Ciconia, who represent the full span of the culturally rich period known as the Trecento. We'll hear a 2019 release of Landini's music performed by La Reverdie, plus selections from Ciconia's Opera Omnia, featuring La Morra and Diabolus in Musica.

Francesco Landini: Non ara may pieta; Per un amante riot al pena sento; Mostrommi Amor gia fra le Verdi fronde; Non per fallir di me tuo vista pia.  La Reverdie

Landini: Or su, gentili spirit. Camerata Nova, Matelda Viola, soprano

Landini: Guarda’una volta. La Reverdie

Johannes Ciconia: Una Panthera; Le Ray au Soleyl; Con Lagreme; La fiamma del Amor;

Merce o Morte. La Morra Johannes Ciconia: Opera Omnia Ricercar

Ciconia: Gloria No. 9; Padua sidus preclarum. Diabolus in Musica

Landini: Non ara may pieta. Ensemble Unicorn