This week’s “Evennig Concert” has music by Ginastera, Brahms, Bach, and others

March 04, 2018

This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear music by Alberto Ginastera on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, then Brahms’ “Violin Concerto” from Chicago, an Igor Levit piano recital from Bonn, Reykjavik Festival highlights from Los Angeles, and Sunday. . . chamber music from “Music Mountain”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAR 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 & 11, 2018


Monday March 5: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 18-23)

Benjamin, Debussy, and Ginastera

George Benjamin: (b. 1960): 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

[NYP fill: Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss Alan Gilbert]

[NYP fill: Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake Alan Gilbert]


Tuesday March 6: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts (CSO 18-10)

Semyon Bychkov conducts Brahms

Detlev Glanert (b. 1960, Germany): Brahms-Fantasie

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (Renaud Capuçon, violin)

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

[CSO fill: Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal (Leonard Slatkin, conductor)]


Wednesday, March 7: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 17/18, No. 10)

Igor Levit Piano Recital

Location: Church of the Cross, Bonn;

Igor Levit, piano  Isang Enders, cello (4,5)
(1) BUSONI: Fantasy after Johann Sebastian Bach, BV 253 (16:16)
(2) BACH: Ricercar à 3 from "A Musical Offering," BWV 1079 (06:06)
(3) KERLL: Passacaglia in D Minor (07:35)
(4) SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata in D Minor for cello and piano, op. 40, 3rd movement (04:13)
(5) BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 3 in A Major for cello and piano, op. 69, 1st and 2nd movements (16:31)
(6) BACH: Contrapunctus I, IV and XI from "Art of the Fugue," BWV 1080 (14:34)
(7) BUSONI: Fantasia contrappuntistica, BV 256 (34:58)
(8) BACH: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, adapted for piano by Ferruccio Busoni (encore) (05:08)

Recorded by Deutsche Welle, Bonn (DW) in the Church of the Cross in Bonn on September 28, 2017


Thursday March 8: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP [16]-17-10)

Reykjavík Festival Highlights

Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Chad Smith, Nate Bachhuber; Soloists: Schola Cantorum Reykjavik

Tvisongur: Island Farsaelda Fron

Kristinsson: Vinatta I

Sigurbjornsson: Upphaf

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Heyr pu oss himnum a

Grimsdottir: Eg Vil Lofa Eina pa

Leifs: Requiem

Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson: bd (11:33)

Daníel  Bjarnason: Emergence (U.S. premiere) (17:00)

Anna Þorvaldsdóttir: Aeriality

María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir: Aequora

Leifs: Organ Concerto (James McVinnie, organ)


Sunday March 11: (The) 2017 Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival (MM 17-10)

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns April 2018

The St. Petersburg Piano Quartet (Alla Aranovskaya, Claudio Jaffe, Tao Lin, and Boris Vayner,) 
Beethoven: Violin & Piano Sonata #5 in F Major, Opus 24 ‘Spring’ 

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, Opus 70 #1 ‘Ghost’  

Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Opus 16

First Historic Encore: Brahms Piano Trio in B, Opus 8 as played by members of the St. Petersburg String Quartet with Pianist Maxim Mogilevisky.

Second Historic Encore: Mozart: Church Sonata for Organ and Strings, in C major, K328, played by the Gordon String Quartet (partial)

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

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