A “4th Symphony”, “Ivan the Terrible”, an Opera Gala from Bonn, and a “Sitar Concerto”

January 28, 2018
 

This week on the “Evening Concert” you’ll hear Brahms’ “4th Symphony” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, then Prokofiev’s “Ivan the Terrible” 22nd from Chicago, the “Deutsche Welle Festival’s “Opera Gala” from Bonn, Ravi Shankar’s “2nd Sitar Concerto” from Los Angeles, and Sunday. . . chamber music from “Music Mountain”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN 29 – 30 – 31 – FEB 1 & 4, 2018

 

Monday January 29: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 18-18)

Antonio Pappano Conducts Mozart and Brahms

MOZART: Symphony No. 31 in D major, Paris, K.297/300a (1778) 17:20

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

[NYP fill: SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 (Alan Gilbert, cond.)]

 

Tuesday January 30: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 18-05)

Riccardo Muti conducts Ivan the Terrible

Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116. Gerard Depardieu, Ivan; Yasen Peyankov, narrator; Michael Brown, the Holy Fool; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Mikhail Petrenko, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolf, director; Chicago Children’s Chorus, Josephine Lee, artistic director.

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird

 

Wednesday, January 31: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 17/18, No. 5)

Opera Gala

Performed by: Atalla Ayan, tenor; Joshua Guerrero, tenor; Siobhan Stagg, soprano; Annalisa Stroppa, mezzo-soprano; Janai Brugger, soprano; Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass;

George Gagnidze, baritone; Virginie Verrez, mezzo-soprano; Marigona Querkezi, soprano

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn; Bonn Theater Chorus; Conductor: Jacques Lacombe

Gustave Charpentier: LOUISE: Depuis le jour (Since the day I gave myself)

Arrigo Boito: MEFISTOFELE (Mephistopheles): Son lo spirito (I am the spirit)

Georges Bizet: CARMEN: Habanera

Giuseppe Verdi: RIGOLETTO: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Courtiers, vile cursed kind)      
NABUCCO: Sinfonia
NABUCCO: Va pensiero (Hasten thoughts on golden wings)
LA TRAVIATA: E strano … Sempre libera (How strange … always free)

Ludwig van Beethoven: FIDELIO: O wär ich schon mit dir vereint (O were I already united with you)

Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHEME: Che gelida manina (What a frozen little hand)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (The Clemency of Titus): Deh, per questo istante (Oh, just one more time in this life)

Gaetano Donizetti: ELISIR D'AMORE (The Love Potion): Caro elisir! sei mio! … Esulti pur la barbara (Dearest drink! You are mine! …  Let the cruel thing laugh)
DON PASQUALE: Quel guardo il cavaliere … So anch'io la virtù magica (That glance, it pierced the knight's heart … I also know the magic virtue)                 

Arrigo Boito: MEFISTOFELE (Mephistopheles): Ave Signor

Jules Massenet: WERTHER: Va laisse couler les larmes (The tears which one does not cry)

Francesco Cilea: L'ARLESIANA: E la solita storia del pastore  (It's the unusual story of the shepherd)

Vincenzo Bellini: CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI (Capulets and Montegues): O quante volte (Oh how many times)

Umbergo Giordano: ANDREA CHENIER: Nemico della patria (An enemy of his country)

Gioachino Rossini: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: Una voce poco fa (A voice a while back)

Franz Lehár: LAND DES LÄCHELNS (LAND OF SMILES):  Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (My whole heart is yours)        

Recorded by Deutsche Welle, Bonn (DW) in the Bonn Opera on May 20, 2017

 

Thursday February 1: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP [16]-17-05)

CONDUCTOR: Zubin Mehta

SOLOIST: Anoushka Shankar, sitar

R. SHANKAR Sitar Concerto No. 2, “Raga mala” (West Coast premiere)

STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

 

Sunday February 4: (The) 2017 Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival (MM 17-05)

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns April 2018.

Arianna String Quartet with Victoria Schwartzman, Piano (Recorded 07/09/17)

Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 20 #6

Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 51 #2   

Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in C Minor, Opus 1

"First Encore" Beethoven String Quartet In F Minor, Opus 95, played By The Zapolski String Quartet Of Denmark

“Second Encore” Vaughn Williams: 2 of the Household Music Preludes on Welsh Tunes played by the Arianna String Quartet  


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