Evening Concert

New this week on the “Evening Concert”: the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the LA Philharmonic


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear cellist Alisa Weilerstein with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma with the CSO, Mahler’s 5th 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. 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 & 10, 2016


Monday January 4: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 15-01)

Edo de Waart, conductor;   BRITTEN: "Four Sea Interludes" from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a

ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (Alisa Weilerstein, cello)

DVORÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 [old No. 4]


Tuesday January 5: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 16-01)

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays Lalo and Saint-Saëns with conductor Charles Dutoit

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian

Saint-Saëns: La muse et le poète (Robert Chen, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello)

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

[CSO fill: Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Cristian Macelaru, conductor)]


Wednesday January 6: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-01)

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; *SOLOISTS: So Percussion

*David LANG (US, b. 1978): Man Made (US premiere, LAPA co-commision)

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5


Thursday January 7: The New York Philharmonic This (NYP 16-15)  

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (SOLOIST: Kirill Gerstein, piano)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905


Friday January 8: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

Sinfonia da Camera  Ian Hobson, conductor The Immortal Beethoven (11/16/12)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op.21; Prometheus, Op.43

Robert Chumbley (US, b. 19___: The Letter (Ricardo Herrera, bass-baritone)


Sunday January 10: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-15)

Schubert: Fantasy for Violin & Piano, D. 934; Benjamin Beilman, Violin; Juho Pohjonen, Piano

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 80 The Pacifica Quartet


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (15-02)

Vienna, Crossroads of Change  

At the turn of the 18th century, Imperial Vienna was the setting for political as well as artistic upheaval. A new yearning for individual expression gave Schubert the impetus to forge poetry and music into a fresh, powerful metaphor for human experience. This was the birth of the Lied, the cornerstone of classic song. We hear Schubert’s game-changing song “Gretchen am Spinnrade,” plus masterpieces by Mozart, Reichardt, Weber, and Beethoven. Writer: Morten Solvik, musicologist and director of the Institute for the International Education of Students, Vienna

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Die ihr einem neuen Grad” (fr. Lied zur Gesellenreise, K. 468) [2.53]
Werner Güra, tenor; Christoph Berner, piano Harmonia Mundi HMC 901979

Rouget de Lille: “La Marseillaise” [1 verse -1.00] Lily Pons, soprano; unnamed orchestra Sandy Hook Records - “Great Voices on Radio: Rare Broadcast Vocal Performances 1941-46”

Marx Augustin: “O, du lieber Augustin” [portion-0.45] Wilfried Zelinka, baritone; Armonico Tributo Austria; Lorenz Duftschmid, conductor CPO 999919

Carl Maria von Weber: “Gebet während der Schlacht” [4.07] Gerald Finley, bariton; Graham Jonson, piano Hyperion CDJ 33051/3

Franz Joseph Haydn: Kaiserhymne “Gott erhalte Franz, der Kaiser” [1 verse -1.03] Elly Ameling,soprano; Jörg Demus, piano Brilliant Classics 31256

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Lied der Trennung” [5.02] Barbara Bonney, soprano; Geoffrey Parson,piano Teldec 6229463342

Johann Friedrich Reichhardt: “Der Alpenjäger” [3.19] Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Maria Graf,harp Orfeo C2455921A

Carl Maria von Weber: “Abendsegen” [1 verse-1.30] Thomas Hampson baritone; Geoffrey Parsons,piano

Franz Joseph Haydn: “Morag” [1 verse-2.48] Werner Güra, tenor; Julia Schroeder, violin; RoelDieltiens, cello; Christoph Berner, pi-ano Harmonia Mundi 902144

Ludwig Berger: “Des Müllers Wanderlied” [1.55] Mark Padmore, tenor; Graham Johnson, pianoHyperion CDJ 33051/3

Franz Schubert: “Wohin” [2.10] Thomas Quasthoff, baritone; Justus Zeyen, piano DG 000508102

Ludwig van Beethoven: “Die Ehre Gottes in der Natur” [2.31] Jessye Norman, soprano; James Levine, piano Philips 000550902

Friedrich Zelter: “Rastlose Liebe” [2.17] Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Aribert Reimann, piano Orfeo C097841A

Franz Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade” [3.39] Elly Ameling, soprano; Jörg Demus, piano

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