Evening Concert

Plenty of Beethoven on this week’s “Evening Concert” plus Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Liszt, et. al.


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Beethoven’s 26th Piano Sonata from Bonn, Mussorgksy’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” from Chicago, Beethoven’s ‘Violin Concerto” from Pittsburgh, Tchaikovsky’s “4th Symphony” on “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEP 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 & 24, 2017


Monday September 18: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2016-17 No. 21)

Russian Pianists

Locations: Beethoven Hall, Bonn (1,2,3,6,7) Wartburg, Eisenach (4,5)
Performed by: Boris Berezovsky (1,2,3,6,7) Yulianna Avdeeva (4,5)

(1) BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, op. 27, No. 1 (Sonata quasi una fantasia) (12:03)
(2) CHOPIN: Eleven etudes, op. 10 (22:37)
(3) SCARLATTI: Three sonatas for piano. K. 20, K. 43 and K. 96 (11:21)
(4) LISZT: La Lugubre gondola (03:59)
(5) BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 26, op. 81a (Les Adieux) (16:28)
(6) BARTÓK: Piano Sonata, Sz 80 (11:02)
(7) LISZT: Transcendental etudes Nos. 4, 5, 8, 9 and 11 (28:39)


Tuesday September 19: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-38)

Symphony Ball 2015: Riccardo Muti conducts Mussorgsky

Corigliano: Campane de Ravello

Elgar: In the South (Alassio)

Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture


Wednesday, September 20: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 16-17_23)

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto (Christian Tetzlaff, violin)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 (Simona Saturova, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Liang Li, bass; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director)

Manfred Honeck, conductor;


Thursday September 21: “The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 17-52)

The program differs from the listing in Patterns Magazine.

Jaap van Zweden and Phelps Perform Wagner, Adolphe, and Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

WAGNER: Prelude to Act 1, Lohengrin

JULIA ADOLPHE: Unearth, Release (Concerto for Viola & Orchestra) (Cynthia Phelps, viola)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

 [Beginning Monday, October 2, 2017, The New York Philharmonic This Week moves to Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.]


Sunday September 24: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 16-52)

Haydn & Mendelssohn

Haydn: Trio in A major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:18

Wu Han, Piano; Ani Kavafian, Violin; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello

Mendelssohn: Double Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano, and Strings

Benjamin Beilman, Violin Solo; Wu Han, Piano; Kristin Lee, Sean Lee, Violin;

Richard O'Neill, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, CelloBlake Hinson, Double Bass


Spoleto Chamber Music Festival (SCM 17-13)

Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

Olivier Messiaen: "Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus" from Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Frederic Chopin: Polonaise Brilliante in C major, op.3

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G Minor, op. 19, 2nd Movement

Samuel Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano