Evening Concert

“Rococo Variations”, “4th Piano Concerto”, & “Prague” Symphony plus more on the “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations” from Dresden, Beethoven’s “4th Piano Concerto” from Chicago, Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony” from Pittsburgh, two episodes of “Fiesta!” on Thursday night and Sunday. . . chamber music from Lincoln Center and the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF SEP 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 & OCT 1, 2017


Monday September 25: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2016-17 No. 23)

Dresden Sound

Location: St. Luke's Church, Dresden. Performed by: Dresden Festival Orchestra (1,5)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (2,3,4). Moritzburg Festival Ensemble (6)
Conductor: Ivor Bolton (1,5). Andrés Orozco-Estrada (2,3,4)
Soloist: Jan Vogler (1,2,3,4)

(1) SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A Minor, op. 129 (22:16)
(2) TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, op. 33* (19:39)
(3) TCHAIKOVSKY: Melancholy Serenade in B-flat Major, op. 26* (09:23)
(4) TCHAIKOVSKY: Memory of a dear place* (10:05)
(5) SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, op. 61 (36:19)
(6) TCHAIKOVSKY: Memory of Florence, op. 70, mvmt. 4* (06:52) *CD Sony Music 88985372122

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


Tuesday September 26: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 17-39)

Riccardo Muti and Yefim Bronfman

Rossini: Overture to Semiramide

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (Yefim Bronfman, piano)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107 (Reformation)

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet


Wednesday, September 27: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 16-17_26) (last in series)

SMETENA: The Moldau

DVORAK: Piano Concerto

MOZART: Symphony No. 38, “Prague”

DVORAK: Carnival Overture

Juraj Valcuha, conductor; Franceso Piemontesi, piano


Thursday September 28: Fiesta! (FST 17-25) & (17-26)

Don Quixote in Music

José Pablo Moncayo: Homenaje a Cervantes, for Two Oboes and String Orchestra (Orquesta José Pablo

Moncayo; Enrique Batiza, conductor) Conaculta

Florencio Asenjo: Three Images from Don Quixote (Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic; Kirk Trevor,

conductor) Albany Records Troy 1128

Manuel de Falla: El Retablo de Maese Pedro (Don Quixote: Raimundo Toress, bass; Master Peter: Carlos

Muguia, tenor; The Boy: Julita Bermejo, soprano; Orquestra Nacional de Espana; Ataulf

Argenta, conductor) Decca SXL 2260

and Spain and Latin America on Six-Strings

….. a selection of works reflecting different roots and tendencies in the music for the guitar.


Sunday October 1: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 17-01) (1st of new series)


Beethoven: Serenade in D major for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25. Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Daniel Phillips, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola

Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 49. Jeffrey Kahane, piano; Arnaud Sussman,violin; David Finckel, cello

and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (SFE 17-01) (series repeat)

HENRY PURCELL: Trio Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792 (1683); Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Liang Wang, oboe; Mark Brandfonbrener, cello; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449.  Alessio Bax, piano; Jennifer Gilbert & Harvey de Souza, violins; Kimberly Fredenburgh, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Leigh Mesh, bass

BRAHMS: Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 (1869). Sarah Shafer, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Ben Bliss, tenor; David Kravitz, baritone; Haochen Zhang & Pei-Yao Wang, pianos