Evening Concert

Mahler’s “5th”, Strauss’ “Death”, Elgar’s “Concerto” and more on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Mahler’s 5th Symphony on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, now heard on Monday nights, then Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration” from Chicago, Elgar’s “Cello Concerto” from Cleveland, Britten’s “1st Violin Concerto” from Milwaukee and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF OCT 30 – 31 – NOV 1 – 2 & 5, 2017


Monday October 30: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” [TNYPTW] (NYP 18-05)

TNYPTW is now heard on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.

[This is program #5 in a 10-part Mahler-fest from the Philharmonic’s archives]

MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder. Thomas Hampson, baritone Alan Gilbert, conductor

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5. Zubin Mehta, conductor


Tuesday October 31: “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts” (CSO 17-44)

Donald Runnicles conducts the “Enigma” Variations

Britten: Sinfonia da requiem, Op. 20

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), Op. 36

Dvorák: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53 (Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)


Wednesday, November 1: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 17-14)

Archival concerts from 01/04/73 and 12/29/66
Daniel Barenboim and Louis Lane, conductors; Jacqueline du Pré, cello
RAVEL: “Mother Goose Suite” (Lane)
ELGAR: Cello Concerto (Lane)
LALO: Cello Concerto (Barenboim)


Thursday November 2: “Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra-On Stage” (MSO 17-05)

CONDUCTOR: Carlos Kalmar SOLOIST: Elina Vähälä, violin

BRITTEN Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 15

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Opus 93


Sunday November 5: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-06)

Finnish Masters

Crusell: Quartet in E-flat major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 2. Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Areta Zhulla, Violin; Mark Holloway, Viola; Timothy Eddy, Cello

Sibelius: Quartet in D minor for Strings, Op. 56, “Voces intimae”. Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, Aaron Boyd, Violin; Pierre Lapointe, Viola; Brook Speltz, Cello)

and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFE 17-06)

FRANK BRIDGE (1879 – 1941): Lament for Two Violas (1912)

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu & Che-Yen Chen, violas

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841 – 1904): Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 (1887)

Peter Serkin, piano; Dover Quartet: Joel Link& Bryan Lee, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello