Evening Concert

Brahms’ from Milwaukee, the State of the Union Address, Dvorak’s 7th, etc. on the “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Brahms’ “A German Requiem” from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, then Tuesday, the State-of-the-Union-Address, Dvorak’s 7th Symphony from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, plus “The New York Philharmonic This Week” then Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and a new series “Song: Mirror of the World”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN. 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 & 17, 2016


Monday January 11: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 15-02)

Robert Spano, conductor

Jennifer HIGDON (b. 1962, US): "river sings a song to trees" from “City Scape”

BRAHMS: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 [A German Requiem] (Jessica Rivera, soprano; Nmon Ford, baritone; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus/ Lee Erickson, director)


Tuesday January 12: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-02)



Wednesday January 13: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-02)

Juanjo Mena,conductor   PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1, "Classical"

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 (SOLOISTS: Behzod Abduraimov, piano)

DVORAK: Symphony No. 7


Thursday January 14: The New York Philharmonic This (NYP 16-16)


Kurt Masur, conductor

DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 (Sylvia McNair, soprano; Florence Quivar, mezzo; Stuart Neil, tenor;

Rene Pape, bass; NY Choral Artists; American Boychoir)


Friday January 15: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)

2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival  Jupiter Plus (09/18/14) Jupiter String Quartet (JSQ)

Brahms: Sextet No.2 in G Major, Op.36; (JSQ with Kim Uwate, viola; Seungwon Chung, cello)

Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major, Op.96, “American” (JSQ)


Sunday January 17: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-16)  Classical Transition

Mozart: Sonata in C major for Piano, Four Hands, K. 521 Juho Pohjonen, Wu Han, Piano

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat major for Strings, Op. 18, No. 6 Pacifica String Quartet


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-03)

Singing the Romantic Self:

The Romantic movement gave birth to a new era of individuality, heralded by the innovative poetry of Goethe and the musical genius of Schubert. The Romantics were also fascinated by the natural and supernatural worlds, which are explored in contrasting settings of Goethe’s eerie poem “Der Erlkönig.” Groundbreaking songs of longing, loneliness, and love, by Beethoven and the Mendelssohn siblings, are also featured.  Writer: Scott Burnham, Princeton University

Franz Schubert: "Rastlose Liebe" Jessye Norman, soprano; Phillip Moll, piano. Phillips (ASIN)B000AC5AYO
Carl Maria von Weber: "Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden" Hermann Prey, baritone; Michael Krist, piano. Mercury OCLC 840252349
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Wellington's Victory" London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Dorati, conductor. Mercury 434 360-2
Ludwig van Beethoven: "An die Hoffnung" Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Hertha Kulst, piano. Audite (ASIN) B001EDB1C1
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Auf dem Hugel sitz ich spahend" (An die ferne Geliebte) Thomas Hapmson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. EMI Classics 551472
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Nimm sie hin denn" (An die ferne Geliebte) Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. EMI Classics 551472
Felix Mendelssohn: "Frage" Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. EMI Classics (ASIN) B000THCF20
Fanny Mendelssohn: "Sehnsucht" Barbara Bonney, soprano; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. Mendelssohn Edition, Vol. 3 (ASIN) B0003AKT1UT
Franz Schubert: "Der Wanderer" Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; Malcom Martineau, piano. DG 445 292-2
Franz Schubert: "Einsamkeit" (Winterreise) Peter Pears, tenor; Benjamin Britten, piano. Decca (ASIN) B0004TEUT
Franz Schubert: "Der Doppelganger" Hans Hotter, bass; Gerald Moore, piano Warner Classics (ASIN) B0022WC2J6
Carl Loewe: "Erlking" Joseph Greindl, baritone; Herta Klust, piano. Preiser Records (ASIN) B003Q6QELE
Franz Schubert: "Erlkonig" Brigitte Fassbander, meazo-soprano; Cord Garben, piano. Sony Classical (ASIN) B00138H132
Franz Schubert: "An die Musik" Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Edwin Fischer, piano. EMI Classics 7243 5 67404 2