Evening Concert

The “Evening Concert” this week presents music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Purcell and others


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Mozart’s “’Prague’ Symphony” from New York, Brahms’ “A German Requiem” from Chicago, Mendelssohn’s “’Italian’ Symphony” from Pittsburgh, Tchaikovsky’s “’Manfred’ Symphony” from Bonn, then Sunday, chamber music by Dvorak and Villa-Lobos from Lincoln Center and music of Purcell and others on “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAY 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 & 17, 2020


Monday May 11: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-33)

Neeme Järvi conducts Beethoven, Mozart, and Zemlinsky

BEETHOVEN: Overture to Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43

MOZART: Symphony No. 38 in D major, “Prague,” K.504

ZEMLINSKY: Lyric Symphony in Seven Songs, After Poems by Rabindranath Tagore, Op. 18

(Hillevi Martinpelto, soprano, Thomas Hampson, baritone, Neeme Järvi, conductor)


Tuesday May 12: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-20)

Jaap van Zweden conducts Brahms's A German Requiem

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Brahms: A German Requiem, Op. 45 (Christiane Karg, soprano; Michael Nagy, baritone; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director)

[Fill: Lutoslawski: Musique funèbre (Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor)]


Wednesday, May 13: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_20)

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano

John Stafford Smith: “The Star Spangled Banner”

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

Daniil Trifonov: Piano Concerto

[Encore: Selection from Daniil Trifonov: “Rachmaniana”]

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien

[Fill: Hugo Wolf: “Der Soldat;” Hans Hotter, bass-baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano]

[Fill: Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade; Godfrey Layefsky, viola; William Steinberg, conductor]


Thursday May 14: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-20)


Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow (1,2,7,8,9) Conductor: Vladimir I. Fedossiev (1,2,7,8,9)  

Soloists: Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, violin (2,3) Tomoki Kitamura, piano (5,6))
(1) MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain, arranged by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov (13:30)
(2) PROKOFIEV: Violin concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 63 (28:30)
(3) BACH: Violin Partita No. 3, BWV 1006, 3rd movement (02:51)
(4) LALO: Guitar. Character piece in B Minor for violin and piano, op. 28 (03:21)
(5) LACHENMANN: Wiegenlied (Cradle Song) (03:58)
(6) DEBUSSY: Claire de lune (05:38)
(7) TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Symphony in B Minor nach Lord Byron, op. 58 (42:04)
(8) SVIRIDOV: Snow Storm (excerpt) (02:21)
(9) TCHAIKOVSKY: Spanish Dance from Swan Lake (02:20)


Sunday May 17: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-34)


Villa-Lobos: Assobio A Játo [The Jet Whistle] for Flute and Cello Sooyun Kim, Flute; Mihai Marica, Cello

Stravinsky: Five Easy Pieces for Piano, Four Hands Gilbert Kalish, Gilles Vonsattel, Piano

Dvorák: Quartet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 51 Schumann Quartet (Erik Schumann, Ken Schumann, Violin; Liisa Randalu, Viola; Mark Schumann, Cello)


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-47)

On the Ground

The program differs from the one listed in Patterns Magazine

Whether you call it a passacaglia, chaconne, or ground, the technique of virtuosic writing over a repeated theme in the bass seems to bring out the best in a composer! We'll hear favorites by Buxtehude, Bertali, Falconieri, and more!

Andrea Falconieri: Ciaconna; Capella de la Torre

Tarquinio Merula: Ciacona; and Maurizio Cazzati: Passacaglio; Ensemble Badinerie

Henry Purcell: Three Parts upon a Ground; Hesperion XXI

Henry Purcell: Mark how readily each pliant string; Anna Prohaska, soprano & Arcangelo

Henry Purcell: Curtain Tune from ‘Timon of Athens’; Arcangelo

Dieterich Buxtehude: Passacaglia in D minor; Harald Vogel, organ

Girolamo Frescobaldi: 2 Passacaglias; Ingrid Matthews, violin & Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

Samuel Capricornus: Ciaconna in D major for violin and viola da gamba; Ensemble Echo du Danube

Antonio Bertali: Ciacona; L’Arpeggiata

Giovanni Felice Sances: Lament on the Passacaglia; Maura Pederzoli, soprano & Sergio Vartolo, harpsichord

Robert de Visee: Chaconne des Harlequins de Mr. Lully; Nigel North, lute