Schumann, Bach, Brahms, a Tribute to Pierre Boulez and more: the “Evening Concert”

March 20, 2016

This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Schumann’s “Piano Concerto” [from Milwaukee] the complete set of Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos” [from Chicago] Brahms “1st Piano Concerto” [from Los Angeles], Thursday “The New York Philharmonic This Week”, and Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the series “Song: Mirror of the World”.

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MARCH 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 & 27, 2016


Monday March 21: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO 15-12)  

Edo de Waart, conductor

BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

SCHUMANN: Piano Cto in A minor, Op. 54 (Inon Barnatan, piano)

MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 [revised version]


Tuesday March 22: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (16-12) Complete Brandenburg Concertos

Nicholas Kraemer (conducting from the harpsichord)

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (Eugene Izotov, ob; Daniel Gingrich, hrn; James Smelser, hrn; Robert Chen, violin)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 (Weijing Wang, viola; Catherine Brubraker, viola)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (Jennifer Gunn, flt; Robert Chen, vln; Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (Jennifer Gunn, flt; Eugene Izotov, ob; Christopher Martin, trpt; Robert Chen, violin)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Bach: Brandenburg Cto No. 4 (Jennifer Gunn, flt; Louise Dixon, flt; Robert Chen, violin)


Wednesday March 23: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-12)

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor  

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 (Yefim Bronfman, piano)

BACH (arr. WEBERN): Ricercar  

BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068

BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI): Toccata and Fugue in D minor


Thursday March 24: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-26)

The Philharmonic Remembers Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez, conductor (d. 01-05-2016)

RAVEL: Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin (excerpt) 

DEBUSSY: La Mer (complete) 3/16/88 (NYP Archives)

DEBUSSY: Jeux (excerpt)  BERG: Rondo fr. Lulu Suite (excerpt)  

BOULEZ: Polyphonie X (excerpt) (NYP Archives)

BARTOK: Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta (excerpt)

STRAVINSKY: Harbingers of Spring from the Rite of Spring (excerpt)

RAVEL: Une Barque sur l’ocean (excerpt)

CARTER: Symphony of Three Orchestras (NYP Premiere performance)

VARESE: Deserts (excerpt) BERG: Variations from Lulu Suite (excerpt)

STRAVINSKY: Petrushka’s Room (second tableau) from Petrushka 

BERG: Lyric Suite from SMK 45838

MAHLER: Symphony No. 3: III (NYP Special Editions)

BOULEZ: Improvisation I from Pli selon Pli (NYP Archives) (Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano)

WAGNER: Siegfried-Idyll   WAGNER: Overture to Tannhauser from SMK 64108

BOULEZ: Explosante-fixe (excerpt) (NYP-CONTACT recording)


Friday March 25: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (PP 16-12)

March Concerts To Be Announced


Sunday March 27: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-26)

The Classical Style

Haydn: Quartet in C major for Strings, Hob. III: 57, Op. 54, No. 2 Danish String Quartet

Beethoven: Trio in Eb major for Piano, Violin, & Cello, Op. 1, No. 1 Wu Han, Pno; Arnaud Sussmann, Vln; Paul Watkins, Vcl.

and         Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (Ep. 13/13 Series End) The ’89s

To sum up the series, we look at the world in three landmark years: 1789, the year of the French Revolution; 1889, the year of the Paris Exposition; and 1989, when the Berlin Wall came down and the AIDS epidemic surged up. Music we hear ranges from the Marseillaise to Massenet to John Adams, with Leonard Bernstein as a guiding force.

Writer: Christie Finn, scholar, soprano, and managing director of the Hampsong Foundation

1:15 Beethoven: Symphony No.9 "Choral" mvt.4 Various orchestras and choruses; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Ode an de Freiheit concert at the Berlin Wall - Deutsche Grammophon 429 7612

2:22 Bernstein: "Greeting" (Arias and Barcarolles) Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano EMI Classics 0724355 796455

1:39 Bright Sheng: "At the Hillside Where Horses are Running" (Three Chinese Loves Songs) Lisa Saffer, p.; Paul Neubauer, vla; Peter Serkin, p. New World 80507

3:58 Chris DiBalsio: "Walt Whitman in 1889" (AIDS Quilt Songbook) Sanford Sylvan, bar.; David Breitman, piano Harmonia Mundi USA 907602

1:35 John Adams: "The Wound Dresser" Thomas Hampson, baritone; New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor Passion & Pain from New York Philharmonic's own label - mp3 download [ASIN] B003D883KK

1:20 Mozrt: Ich mochte wohl der Kaiser sein Thomas Hampson, baritone: Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor Warner Classics 62257

2:53 Haydn: "The Mermaid's Song" Elly Ameling, soprano; Dalton Baldwin, piano EMI Classics 6790732

0:54 Carl Philip Emanual Bach: "Am Bache" Andrea Chudak, soprano; Lidiya Naumova, guitar Antes Edition BM31.9254

1:34 Reichardt: "Einschrankung" Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone;Jorg Demus, piano Deutsche Grammophon 480502

2:58 Beethoven: "Mit Madeln sich vertragen" Deitrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Jorg Demus, piano Deutsche Grammophon 480502

1:17 Rouget de Lisle: "La Marseillaise" arr. Berlioz Placido Domingo, t.; Chicago Symphony Orch. & Chorus; Georg Solti, cond. Teldec 46658114

1:10 Massenet: "Enchantment!" Sally Silver, piano; Richard Bonynge, piano Guild 7393

3:00 Debussy: La Flute de Pan (Chansons de Bilitis) Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano;Martin Katz, piano Decca 001089302

1:47 Margaret Ruthven Lang: "Ojala" Donald George, tenor; Lucy Mauro, piano Decca 3407

1:52 Antonin Dvorak: "O, nasci lasce nekvete" (Oh, our love does not bloom") Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano; Graham Johnson, piano Deutsche Grammophon 463472

2:30 Hugo Wolf: "In dem Schatten meiner Locken" (Spanisches Liederbuch) Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Wilhelm Furtwangler, piano EMI Classics References 567570

2:31 Gustav Mahler: "Scheiden und Meiden" Lucia Popp, soprano; Geoffrey Parsons, piano Acanta/Pilz 233353

1:17 Gustav Mahler: "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" (Ruckert Lieder); Thomas Hampson, baritone; Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor Deutsche Grammophon 431 682

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