A Violin Concerto, a Symphony, an Orchestral Suite and more on this week’s “Evening Concert”

March 05, 2017
 

This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Szymanowski’s 1st Violin Concerto from Shanghai, Mozart’s 38th Symphony from Chicago, a Bach “Orchestral Suite” from Dallas, “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and “The Cradle That Rocked: Re-Discovering Marc Blitzstein”.  

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MAR 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 & 12, 2017

 

Monday March 6: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO 17-10)

[First ever broadcast series of a Chinese orchestra to U.S. radio audiences]

AUDIO QUALITY ADVISORY: The concert recordings of a limited number of works in this series contain brief instances of audio distortion.

Conductor: Yang Yang; Zhang Gouyong; David Stern; Michael Stern

Soloist: Guillaume Molko, violin; Wengmeng Gu, soprano.; Mayu Kishima

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1; Guillaume Molko, v.; Shanghai Symhony/Yang Yang

Zhu Jian’er: Symphony No.1; Shanghai Symphony/Zhang Gouyong

Mozart: “Exsultate Jubilate”; Wengmeng Gu, s.; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/ David Stern

Chausson: Poeme; Mayu Kishima; Shanghai Symphony/ Michael Stern

 

Tuesday March 7: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-10) Edo de Waart conducts Mozart

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 (Prague)

Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3; Daniel Gingrich, horn

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Strauss: Metamorphosen

 

Wednesday March 8: Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO 17-10)

Conductor: Ton Koopman       Soloist: Demarre McGill, flute

Telemann Suite No. 3

CPE Bach: Flute Concerto

Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Bach: Orchestral Suite #3

 

Thursday March 9: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-24)

CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert

LYADOV: The Enchanted Lake

TCHAIKOVKSY: Selections from Swan Lake

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

 

Sunday March 12: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-24)

Stravinsky & Francaix

Françaix Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello Yura Lee, Violin; Richard O'Neill, Viola; Jakob Koranyi, Cello

Stravinsky Suite from Histoire du soldat for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano Ida Kavafian, Violin; Jose Franch-Ballester, Clarinet; Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

Françaix Quintet No. 1 for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp Sooyun Kim, Flute; Kristin Lee, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Bridget Kibbey, Harp

Stravinsky Concerto in E-flat major for Chamber Orchestra, “Dumbarton Oaks” Violinist Todd Phillips leading an ensemble of CMS artists

 

and The Cradle that Rocked: Revisiting Marc Blitzstein (BLI 17-02) (of 4)

Act 2 – Love and Betrayal

Here’s the story of a great composer who has been all but forgotten: Marc Blitzstein. In Episode Two, we’ll hear two stories: one about Airplanes, and one about a Southern Belle. But we’ll also hear a third story, which is the most compelling of all. How a composer and a student became friends, lovers, rivals, and friends again. This is a story of love and betrayal. This is the story of Marc Blitzstein. The opera Regina is the story of a Southern Belle, who is unrepentant and evil. She will stop at nothing, even murder, to achieve her ends. About Regina, the critic Wilfred Mellers wrote: “Blitzstein’s great achievement is that he has imbued technique borrowed from he commercial world with the power to hit back– to stand for, rather than against, the human spirit. His embryonic awareness of emerging life, in his ‘low and steady’ mood, is the real America, beneath the push and go, the America that is still waiting to be born.”  [Playlist: see next page]


Marc Blitzstein: Regina, The Best thing of All Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433 812

Marc Blitzstein: Regina, Prologue Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433 812

Marc Blitzstein, arr. Stephen Sondheim Never Get Lost Dawn Upshaw I Wish It So Electra Nonesuch 79345

Marc Blitzstein, arr David Robbins Croon Spoon Eddie Vedder,Susan Sarandon,Steven Tyler Cradle Will Rock Soundtrac k RCA Victor 09026-63577

Marc Blitzstein Airborne Symphony - Threat and Approach Bernstein: New York Symphony Orchestra And RCA Victor Chorale With Charles Holland (Tenor), Walter Schef (Baritone) And Robert Shaw (Narrator) Blitzstein Airborne: Bernstein Early Years III [BMG 0902661581 2]

Marc Blitzstein Emily (Ballad Of The Bombardie r) William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Zipperfly And Other Songs Koch CD 6644
Marc Blitzstein Airborne Bernstein: New York Blitzstein BMG 09026 61581 2

Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812

Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
Marc Blitzstein Regina, Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
 Marc Blitzstein Regina, Act Scottish Opera Orch & Regina Decca 433 812
 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story - Maria José Carreras & Leonard Bernstein Bernstein: West Side Story Deutsche Grammophon 415 253

Marc Blitzstein Regina, ACT 1 No. 2 - Birdie Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433 812

Leonard Bernstein Slava! - A Political Overture - Fast and Flamboyan t Leonard Bernstein & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Bernstein Conducts Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 469
829-2 GB7

Marc Blitzstein Regina, ACT 3 No 9 - Finale Scottish Opera Orch & Chorus; John Mauceri, Director; Tommy Krasker, producer. Regina Decca 433 812-2

Marc Blitzstein, arr Kevin Amos Regina, The Best thing of All Kevin Amos, Lucy Schaufer & Lucy Schaufer Ensemble Carpentersville ABC Classics 4810331


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