Evening Concert

Schumann, Gershwin, a World Premiere, and more on this week’s “Evening Concert”


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Schumann’s 2nd Symphony from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, then Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, soloist Cameron Carpenter plays a world premiere with 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 FEB. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 & 7, 2016


Monday February 1: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 15-05)

Asher Fisch, conductor  

SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

BERG: Seven Early Songs (Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano)

STRAUSS, R.: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 [Death and Transfiguration]


Tuesday February 2: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-05)

Ludovic Morlot conducts Ravel

Ludovic Morlot, conductor   

Gershwin: An American in Paris

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Denis Kozhukhin, piano)

Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes   (and)   Ravel: La valse

[CSO fill: Debussy: Jeux (Cristian Macelaru, conductor) & Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol (Jean Martinon, conductor, from RCA Victor recording)]


Wednesday February 3: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-05)

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor SOLOIST: Cameron Carpenter, organ

BARBER: Tocatta Festiva for Organ and Orchestra  

SCRIABIN (arr. Carpenter): Sonata No. 2 (for solo organ)

Stephen HARTKE (b. 1952, USA): Symphony No. 4, “Organ” (world premiere, LAPA commission)


Thursday February 4: The New York Philharmonic This (NYP 16-19) Iván Fischer, (guest conductor)

BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances (Leonidas Kavakos, violin)

Henri DUTILLEUX (1916 – 2013): L’arbre des songes (Tree of Dreams) (Violin Concerto) (New York Philharmonic Premiere) (Leonidas Kavakos, violin)  

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2


Friday February 5: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (16-06) Subject to availability

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Stephen Alltop, conductor; with the UI Oratorio Society, Andrew Magill, choral conductor; Ashley Nicole Johnson, soprano; William Hite, tenor; David Govertsen, bass baritone

Haydn: The Creation (11/24/15)


Sunday February 7: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-19) Great Favorites

Mozart: Duo in G major for Violin and Viola, K. 423 Ida Kavafian, Violin; Yura Lee, Viola

Tchaikovsky: Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence” The Emerson String Quartet, together with violist Paul Neubauer and cellist Colin Carr


and      Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-06) Forging a National Consciousness

Beginning in 1848, the Year of Revolution, this program explores the role of song as a unifying cultural force in the face of vital political struggles. With the folksongs of their homelands ringing in their ears, composers from Brahms to Duparc, from Mahler to Mussorgsky, took up the torch of nationalism at a moment when worlds were colliding.

Writer: Heather Platt, Ball State University

Robert Schumann: "Kennst du das Land" Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, mezzo-soprano;Michael Barrett, piano. Koch [ASIN] B001PCPSOS
Carl Loewe: "Findlay" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. EMI 655147-2
Johannes Brahms: "Vergebliches Stanchen" Jessye Norman, soprano; Daniel Barenboim, piano. DG [ASIN] B00003ZA2A
Johannes Brahms: "O kuhler Wald" Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone;Daniel Barenboim, piano. DG Brahms Edition [ASIN] B001TH28EU
Johannes Brahms: "Von ewiger Liebe" Brigitte Fassbaender. mezzo-soprano; Irwin Gage, piano. Arcata 33493
Franz Liszt: "In Liebeslust" Nicolai Gedda, tenor; Lars Roos, piano Bluebell Records [ASIN] B000001JCO
Robert Franz: "Meerfahrt" Mitsuko Shirai, soprano; Hartmut Holl, piano. Capriccio 10515
Josephine Lang: "Wie glanzt so hell die Auge" Heike Hallaschka, soprano; Heidi Kommerall, piano. Audite 97472
Henri Duparc: "L'invitation au voyage" Charles Panzera, tenor;Madgeleine Panzera-Baillot, piano. Capitol [ASIN] B00000DOAS
Frederic Chopin: "Sliczny Chiopiec" Ewa Podles, contralto; Garrick Ohlsson, piano. Qualiton [ASIN] 5552144775
Gioacchino Rossini: "L'ultimo Ricordo" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. EMI 582432
Modest Mussorgsky: "Svetik Savishn" (Darling Savishna) Boris Christoff, bass; Alexandre Labinsky, piano. EMI 630252

Edvard Grieg: "En svane" (The swan) Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano. DG 437 521-2
Stephen Foster: "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Michael Parlof, flute; Jay Unger, violin; Molly Mason, guitar; David Alpher, piano. EMI/angel 56421-2

Gustav Mahler: "Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. Warner Classics 449232