Evening Concert

Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Sibelius, Berlioz and others on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, then Mozart’s Requiem from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sibelius’ Lemminkainen Suite from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, plus “The New York Philharmonic This Week” then Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the series “Song: Mirror of the World”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF JAN. 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 & 24, 2016


Monday January 18: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 15-03)

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

Grazyna BACEWICZ (Polish, 1909 – 69): Overture for Symphony Orchestra

Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (Polish, 1913-94): Piano Concerto (Christopher Taylor, piano)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64


Tuesday January 19: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-03)

Muti conducts Mozart’s Requiem

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 (Rudolf Buchbinder, piano)

Mozart: Requiem (Rosa Feola, soprano; Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano; Saimir Pirgu, tenor; Michele Pertusi, bass; Chicago Symphony Chorus)

Mozart: Bassoon Concerto (David McGill, bassoon)


Wednesday January 20: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-03)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor Laureate  

JANACEK: Sinfonietta

Kaija SAARIAHO (b. 1952 Finland): Maan varjot (Earth’s Shadows) (2013) (US premiere) Olivier Latry, organ

SIBELIUS: Lemminkainen Suite


Thursday January 21: The New York Philharmonic This (NYP 16-17)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor    

RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite

Esa-Pekka SALONEN: Violin Concerto (New York Concert Premiere) Leila Josefowicz, violin

SIBELIUS: Symphony No 5


Friday January 22: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (subject to availability)

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra Michael Luxner, conductor

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op.39

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Rachel Barton Pine, violin)


Sunday January 24: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-17) Finnish Masters

Crusell Quartet in E-flat major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 2 Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Areta Zhulla, Violin; Mark Holloway, Viola; Timothy Eddy, Cello

Sibelius Quartet in D minor for Strings, Op. 56, “Voces intimae” Escher String Quartet


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-04) Fascination With the Foreign

Hector Berlioz was a political and musical radical. His songs are the framework for looking at life in France and Germany between the revolutionary years of 1830 and 1848, when a fascination with the outside world created passionate interest in Shakespeare, Scotland, and Swedish soprano Jenny Lind. Other composers lured by the unknown include Stephen Foster, Robert and Clara Schumann, Robert Franz, and Carl Loewe.           

Writer: Stephen Rodgers, University of Oregon

Hector Berlioz: "Strophes" (Romeo and Juliet) Jessye Norman, soprano; Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor Warner Classics (EMI Classics reissue) [ASIN] B001EZJ16
Henry Bishop: "O Happy Fair" Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Graham Johnson, piano. Hyperion CDA 66480
Robert Franz: "Ihr Auge" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, paino. Warner Classics (EMI Classics reissue) [ASIN] B000WYF2G6
Carl Loewe: "Tom, de Reimer" Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone; Justus Zeyen, piano. DG B0002192-02
Sir John Stevenson: "The Last Rose of Summer" (from the film "Three Smart Girls Grow Up" Deanna Durbin, soprano; unamed orchestra HHO Licensing; on Prism Platinum [ASIN] B00000JZWI
Clara Schumann: "Ich stand in dunkeln Traumen" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano Philadelphia Orchestra [ASIN] B0032I27IW
Robert Schumann: "Roselein, Roselein" Christine Schafer, soprano; Graham Johnson, piano. Hyperion CDJ33101
Stephen Foster: "Ah, may the red rose live always" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Jay Ungar, violin; Molly Mason, guitar; David Alpher, piano. EMI/Angel 54621-2
Gaetano Donizetti: "La lontanaza" Dennis O'Neill, tenor; Ingrid Surgenor, piano. Naxos [ASIN] B00CH818RM
Fanny Mendelssohn: "Gondelied" Susan Gritton, soprano; Eugene Asti, piano Hyperion CDA 67110
Fanny Mendelssohn: "Bitte" Susan Gritton, soprano; Eugene Asti, piano Hyperion CDA 67110

Hector Berlioz: "La mort d'Ophelie" Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Cord Garben , piano. DG [ASIN] B000001GGX