Another week of “Evening Concert” programs with music by Debussy, Liszt and others

May 17, 2020

This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” from New York, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” from Chicago, Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” from Pittsburgh, selections from Liszt’s “Years of Travel” from Bonn, then Sunday, chamber music from Lincoln Center and music of Pierre de la Rue on “Early Music Now”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAY 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 & 24, 2020


Monday May 18: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP 20-34)

Invitation to the Dance: a NY Phil Playlist Program

George Benjamin: Dance Figures: Nine Choreographic Scenes for Orchestra (2004)

Debussy: Prélude à l’après‐midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)

Ginastera: Danzas del Ballet Estancia (Dances from the Ballet Estancia), Op. 8bis

Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss (A Ballet in One act and Four Scenes)
Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake (Ballet)


Tuesday May 19: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast (CSO 20-21)

Julian Rachlin and The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Julian Rachlin, violin)

Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136

Piazzolla/Desyatnikov: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Julian Rachlin, violin)

[CSO fill: Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione (Jean Martinon, conductor)]


Wednesday, May 20: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_21)

Lahav Shani, conductor; Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Encore: Billy Joel’s “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant;” Scott Joplin’s “Solace”

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Ives: The Unanswered Question

Weill: Symphony No. 2

Encore: Leroy Anderson’s Fiddle-Faddle

[PSO Fill: Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49, 3rd movement; Lahav Shani, piano; Eyal Ein-Habar, flute; Adi Tal, cello]


Thursday May 21: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-21)  

Lortie and Kitamura
Louis Lortie, piano (1-2, 6-12) Tomoki Kitamura, piano (3-5)
(1) LISZT: Thunderstorm from Years of Pilgrimage (2) The Bells of Geneva from Years of Pilgrimage
(3) SCHUMANN: Nocturnal pieces, op. 23
(4) HOLLIGER: Elis. Three nocturnal pieces for piano (5) BARTOK: Out of Doors
(6) LISZT: Engagement from Years of Pilgrimage
(7) LISZT: Salvator Rosa's Little Song from Years of Pilgrimage
(8) LISZT: After reading Dante from Years of Pilgrimage
(9) LISZT: Angelus! Prayer to a guardian angel from Years of Pilgrimage
(10) LISZT: Cypresses at the Villa d´Este from Years of Pilgrimage
(11) LISZT: Water Games at the Villa d'Este from Years of Pilgrimage
(12) LISZT: Lift Up Your Hearts from Years of Pilgrimage

Sunday May 24: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 19-35)

Two Pianos, Four Hands

Arensky: Silhouettes, Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 23 Alessio Bax, Wu Qian, Piano

Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 19 Juho Pohjonen, Orion Weiss, Piano

Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos Wu Qian, Juho Pohjonen, Piano 


Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (EMN 19-48)

Missa cum Jocunditate

Pierre de la Rue's Missa cum Jocunditate certainly lives up to its title: Mass with Joy! We'll hear this engaging work interspersed with plainchant, sung by Cappella Pratensis, with organ improvisations by Wim Diepenhorst. We'll also hear insights from Stratton Bull, artistic director of Cappella Pratensis. This episode contains segments of an interview with Stratton Bull, artistic director of Cappella Pratensis.

Pierre de la Rue: Missa cum Jocunditate (selections) Cappella Pratensis, with Wim Diepenhorst, organ

Pierre de la Rue: Missa cum Jocunditate (selections) Cappella Pratensis, with Wim Diepenhorst, organ

Pierre de la Rue: Gaude Virgo Cappella Pratensis

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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