Evening Concert

Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Mendelssohn and others on this week’s “Evenig Cooncert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto from the Milwaukee, then Tuesday NPR coverage of the NH Primary, Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” from Los Angeles, then Thursday PBS’s Democratic Debate. . . Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the series “Song: Mirror of the World”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF FEB. 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 & 14, 2016


Monday February 8: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 15-06)

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano soloist

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op 14


Tuesday February 9:  NPR’s coverage of the New Hampshire Primary (pre-empt’s CSO 16-06)

Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish host this special coverage featuring candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and analysis from NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, and others.


Wednesday February 10: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-06)

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Esa-Pekka SALONEN (b. 1958, Finland): Helix

RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition


Thursday February 11: The PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate

[pre-empts “The NYP This Week” (NYP 16-20)]

PBS NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate present PBS’ coverage of the first Democratic presidential candidates’ debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.


Friday February 12: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (16-07)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra  Stephen Alltop, conductor

Haydn: The Creation [Held over from last week]


Sunday February 14: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-20)

Serenade, Songs, Sonata

Wolf: Italian Serenade for String Quartet The Orion Quartet

Mendelssohn: Selected Lieder ohne Worte (Songs Without Words) Jeremy Denk, Piano

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80

Elmar Oliveira, Violin; Frederick Chiu, Piano


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (Ep. 7) After Wagner

This program illuminates a cultural world living in the shadow of Richard Wagner, and throws light on how a generation of composers responded to him. We also explore the influence of broader currents, from anti-Semitism to feminism to industrialization, and conclude in the late 1890s with riveting songs by Arnold Schoenberg and Hugo Wolf.   Writer: Susan Youens, University of Notre Dame

Wagner: Traume (Wesendonck Lieder) Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor EMI/Warner Classics 484682
Liszt: Le juif errant Adrian Erod, baritone; Charles Spencer, piano Marsyas 1806
Wolf: Gesellenlied Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Daniel Barenboim, piano DG 477 807 5
Wolf: Erste Liebeslied eines Madchens Arleen Auger, soprano; Irwin Gage, piano Hyperion UK [ASIN] B000002ZR8
Strauss: Der Arbeitsmann Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Gerold Moore, piano EMI 763995-2
Mahler: Das irdische Leben Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano Teldec 98822-2
Chausson: Le temps de lilas Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano Arabesque Z6673
Debussy: C'est l'extase langoureuse Dawn Upshaw, soprano; James Levine, piano Sony 67190
Faure: Les Roses d'Ispahan Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Geoffrey Parsons, piano Hyperion 66320
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach: The Summer Wind Patrick Mason, baritone; Joanne Polk, piano
Brahms: Auf dem Kirchhofe Hermann Prey, baritone; Gerald Moore, piano Decca Classics 476657 - Digital only
Wolf: Alles endet was erstehet Hans Hotter, bass; Geoffrey Parsons, piano DG 474006
Schonberg: Abschied Konrad Jarnot, baritone; Urs Liska, piano Capriccio 7120