Evening Concert

Richard Strauss, IL Primary results, Mahler, Shostakovich and others on the week’s Evening Concert


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear an all-Richard Strauss program [from Milwaukee] Mahler’s 6th Symphony [from Los Angeles], Thursday one of the Shostakovich symphonies on “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. . . Sunday chamber music of Dvorak and Dohnanyi from Lincoln Center and the series “Song: Mirror of the World”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MARCH 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 & 20, 2016


Monday March 14: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (15-10)  

Edo de Waart, conductor

STRAUSS: Metamorphosen

STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto in D major  (Katherine Young Steele, oboe)

STRAUSS: Don Quixote Op. 35 (Susan Babini, cello Robert Levine, viola)


Tuesday March 15: Local Coverage of the Illinois Primary pre-empts the Chicago SO (16-11)


Wednesday March 16: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-11)

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

MAHLER: Symphony No. 6


Thursday March 17: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-25)

Charles Munch; Leonard Bernstein; Kurt Masur                

BLOCH: Concerto Grosso No. 1 for strings and piano obbligato (recorded 1948) (Walter Hendl, p.)

BEN-HAIM: Sweet Psalmist of Israel for harpsichord, harp & orchestra (recorded 1959) (Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord; Christina Stavrache, harp)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar” (recorded 1993) (Sergei Leiferkus, baritone; Men of the New York Choral Artists; Joseph Flummerfelt, director)


Friday March 18: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (16-11)

March Concerts To Be Announced


Sunday March 20: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-25) Folk Traditions

Dvorak: Quartet No. 12 in F major for Strings, Op. 96, "The American" Jupiter String Quartet

Dohnanyi: Quintet No. 2 in E-flat minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26 Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano; and the Orion String Quartet


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (Ep. 12/13)

The Return of Melody

By the 1970s, there was a re-exploration of all the colors that melody could bring to the human voice and story. Prominent examples include Leonard Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles, William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs, and cycles by Ned Rorem and Dominick Argento. While the focus of this program remains in the United States, it also expands to include composers from Latin America. Short interviews with five of the composers give perspective to their approaches. Writer: Jeff Lunden, freelance arts reporter/producer for NPR

0:37 Mark Adamo: IV:Chorale (The Late Victorians) Emily Pulley, soprano; Eclipse Chamber Orchestra Naxos 8559258
0:38 John Corigliano: "Fort Tryon Park: September" (The Cloisters) Henry Herford, baritone; Robin Bowman, piano New World 80327
4:05 Leonard Bernstein: "Love Duet" (Arias and Barcarolles) William Sharp, baritone; Judy Kayne, soprano; Michael Barret and Steven Bilar, piano Koch International Classics 7000
1:35 Ned Rorem: "Inauguration Ball" (War Scenes) Donald Gramm, bass-baritone; Eugene Istomin, piano Phoenix PHCD 116
2:10 Samuel Barber: "A Green Lowland of Pianos" Thomas Hampson, baritone; John Browning, piano Deutsche Grammophon 435 869
1:53 Dominick Argento: "Anxiety" Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Martin Katz, Piano D'note 1019
3:08 William Bolcom: "Amor" Frederica von Stade,Martin Katz, piano RCA Victor Red Seal 62547
2:35 John Corigliano: "Dodecaphonia" (Meta Music) Lisa Delan, soprano; Kristen Pankonin, piano Pentatone 5186099
4:19 Ricky Ian Gordon: "I Never Knew" (The AIDS Quilt Songbook) Kurt Ollman, Baritone; Ricky Ian Gordon, Piano Harmonia Mundi 907602
0:41 John Musto: "Social Note" Amy Burton Soprano; John Musto, Piano Bridge 9286
2:40 Jake Heggie: "I Shall Not Live in Vain" Renee Fleming, soprano; John Musto, Piano RCA Victor Red Seal 63584-2
3:15 Gabriela Lena Frank: "Me Diste, oh Dios! Un Hija" (Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea) Robert Gardner, baritone; Anna Polonsky, piano Live recording-Music @Menlo; used by permission of composer and all artists.
2:44 Osvaldo Golijov: "Mananita de San Juan" (Ayre) Dawn Upshaw, sorprano: Andalusian Dogs Deutshe Grammophon 478 202
3:47 Maria Schneider: "Walking by Flashlight"(Winter Morning Walks) Dawn Upshaw, soprano; The Australian Chamber Orchestra ArtistShare AS0121
5:45 Mark Adamo: "Aristotle" Thomas Hampson, baratone:Jupiter String Quartet Live Recording-Chamber Music Society of London Center; Used by permission of the composer and all musicians.