Evening Concert

Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and others on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony from Milwaukee, then Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony by the CSO, Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” from Los Angeles, then Thursday “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. . . Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the series “Song: Mirror of the World”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB. 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 & 21, 2016


Monday February 15: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 15-07) Edo de Waart, conductor

Mason BATES (USA, b. 1977): Garages of the Valley for Chamber Orchestra

KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 (Philippe Quint, violin)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”


Tuesday February 16: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (16-07)  Muti conducts Bates and Tchaikovsky

Mason Bates (USA, b. 1977): Anthology of Fantastic Zoology

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5  Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird


Wednesday February 17: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-07) James Gaffigan, conductor

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Simon Trpceski, piano)

BERNSTEIN: Suite from On the Waterfront


Thursday February 18: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-21) Alan Gilbert, conductor

Esa-Pekka SALONEN (Finland, b, 1958): L.A. Variations (1996)

Richard STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (SOLOIST: Frank Huang, violin)


Friday February 19: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (16-08) Subject to availability

Sinfonia da Camera Ian Hobson, conductor Lilacs in Bloom (10/6/12)

George Walker (USA b. 1922): Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra (Albert Lee, tenor)

Geo. Walker: Movements for Cello and Orchestra (Dmitry Kouzov, cello)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90, “Italian”


Sunday February 21: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-21) Voices of Longing

Brahms Intermezzo in E-flat major for Piano, Op. 117, No. 1;Rhapsody in E-flat major for Piano, Op. 119, No. 4 Shai Wosner, Piano

Brahms Quartet in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25 Wu Han, Piano; Daniel Hope, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; David Finckel, Cello


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (Ep. 8) The Fin de Siècle

Framed by the innovative songs of Charles Ives, this program explores the decadent and tumultuous years surrounding the turn of the 20th century. From a somber work by Brahms to an erotic song by Debussy and a bitter reaction to war by Korngold, song paints a picture of the worldwide unrest that was starting to take hold.  Writer: Sheila Gaffney, freelance radio and screenwriter

Charles Ives: "Feldeinsamkeit" Thomas Hampson, baritone;Armen Guzelimian, piano Teldec 721168-2
Johanne Brahms: "Denn es gehet dem Menschen" William Warfield, bass-baritone;

  Otto Herz, piano Preiser Records 93438
Richard Strauss: "Traum durch die Dammerung" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger,

  piano DG 4792943
Claude Debussy: "La Chevelure" (Chansons de Bilitis) Maggie Teyte, soprano; Alfred Corot, piano
   Global Village Music/available from iTunes
Charles V. Stanford: "To the Soul" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Ruttenburg, pno EMI Classics 55028-2
Ralph Vaughan Williams: "Silent Moon" (The House of Life) Benjamin Luxon, baritone;

  David  Willison, piano Chandos 8475
John Alden Carpenter: "When I bring to your colour'd toys" (Gitanjali) Rose Bampton, soprano;

  Wilfred Pelletier, piano Preiser Records 89675
Charles T. Griffes: "Auf geheimem Waldespfade" Thomas Hampson, baritone;

  Armen Guzelimian,piano Teldec 72168-2
Gustav Mahler: "Blicke mir nich in de Lieder" (Ruckert Lieder) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,

  baritone;  Leonard Bernstein, piano Sony 61847
Arnold Schonberg: "Am Strande" Helen Vanni, mezzo-soprano; Glenn Gould, piano Sony 52667
Alban Berg: "Traumgekront" (Seven Early Songs) Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano;

  Malcolm Martineau,  piano Warner Classics 60293
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: "Gefasster Abschied" (Song of Farewell) Dietrich Henschel,

  baritone; Helmut Deutsch, piano Harmonia Mundi, 1951780
Charles Ives: "General William Booth Enters Into Heaven"  Donald Gramm, baritone;

  Richard Cumming, piano VoxBox CDX 5129