Evening Concert

Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Schumann’s ‘Piano Concerto’ and more this week


This week on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture [from Milwaukee] Berlioz’s ‘Harold in Italy’ [from Chicago], Schumann’s “Piano Concerto” with Martha Argerich as soloist [from Los Angeles], then Thursday “The New York Philharmonic This Week”. . . Sunday chamber music from Lincoln Center and the series “Song: Mirror of the World”. 

WILL-FM: The Evening Concert: WEEK OF MARCH 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 & 13, 2016


Monday March 7: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (15-09)  James Feddeck, conductor

SIBELIUS: “Valse triste” from Kuolema, Op. 44;   NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57 (Todd Levy, clarinet)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture Fantasy;   LISZT: Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3


Tuesday March 8: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (16-10)  Sir Mark Elder conducts Berlioz

Berlioz: The Corsair Overture;   Queen Mab Scherzo from Romeo and Juliet

Berlioz: Romeo at the Tomb of the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet;   Harold in Italy (Lawrence Power, viola)

Berlioz: Les nuits d'eté (Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Pierre Boulez, conductor)


Wednesday March 9: Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP 15-10) Juraj Valcuha, conductor

BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes;   SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto (Martha Argerich, piano)

STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration


Thursday March 10: The New York Philharmonic This Week” (NYP 16-24) Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

LIGETI: Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto);  HAYDN: Symphony No. 7, Le Midi

BARTÓK Bluebeard's Castle (Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano; Gábor Bretz, bass; Richard Easton, narrator)


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

March Concerts To Be Announced


Sunday March 12: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-24) French II: small to BIG

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello Yura Lee, Violin; Jakob Koranyi, Cello

Vierne: Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 42 Gilles Vonsattel, Piano; Danish String Quartet


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (Ep. 11/13) The New World Order

World War II had a deep influence on composers. The program begins with Benjamin Britten’s “Death, Be Not Proud,” then explores how post-war challenges brought a new appreciation of folksong, how atonality gained influence, and how artists coped under repressive regimes. Featured composer/poet pairs include Copland/Dickinson, Bernstein/Rilke, Rorem/Frost, Poulenc/Eluard, and Shostakovich/Chyorny.  Writer: Jeff Lunden, freelance arts reporter and producer for NPR

3:49 Benjamin Britten: "Death Be Not Proud" Ian Bostridge, tenor; Graham Johnson, piano Hyperion CDA66823
2:11 Paul Hindemith: "Sing On There in the Swamp" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenburg, piano EMI Classics 58239

1:53 Paul Bowles: "Heavenly Glass" (Blue Mountain Ballads) Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano Instant Encore: Live "Song of America" recital, Minnesota, 2009 Used by permission
1:32 Aaron Copland: "Simple Gifts" William Warfield, baritone; Aaron Copland, piano Sony 89326
2:42 John Duke: "Richard Cory" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano THM 5432
2:07 Leonard Bernstein: "Jeremiah" Symphony Jenny Tourel, mezzo-soprano; New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor \i0Sony Classical B006PH9QW
2:07 Leonard Bernstein: "When My Soul Touches Yours" Roberta Alexander, soprano; Tan Crone, piano Etcetera [ASIN] B0000000NK

0:33 Arthur Farwell: "Wild Nights" Cynthia Haymon, soprano; Warren Jones, piano Decca 436117
2:59 Aaron Copland: "The Chariot" Phyllis Curtin, soprano; Aaron Copland, piano VAI Audio 1194
1:03 Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915 \i0Eleanor Steber, soprano; Boston Symphony Orchesra; Serge Koussevitsky, conductor Sony [ASIN] B0000027CU
2:08 Samuel Barber: "The Monk and his Cat" (Hermit Songs) Leontyne Price, soprano; Samuel Barber, piano RCA Victor Read Seal 61983

0:20 Luigi Dallapiccola: "La Primavera" Susan Hamilton, soprano; Davide Wilde, piano Delphian Records 34020 0:24 Milton Babbitt: "Du" Bethany Beardslee, soprano; Robert Helps, piano Private Collection, used by permission
0:23 Morton Feldman: "The O'Hara Songs II" Claron McFaden, soprano; The Barton Workshop Mode B000065ARD
1:50 Ned Rorem: "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano Erato 8573-80222-2
3:03 Margaret Bonds: "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" Louise Toppin, soprano; Vivian Taylor, piano Videmus VIS 735
1:34 H. Leslie Adams: "Drums of Tragedy" Darryll Taylor, tenor; Robin Guy, piano Albany [ASIN] B000056QG6
1:00 Francis Poulenc: "Marc Chagall" Gerard Souzay, baritone; Dalton Baldwin, piano EMI Classics 972165
1:14 Dmitri Shostakovich: "Kritku" ("To a Critic") Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano Deutsche Grammophon 471581
2:54 Hanns Eisler: "Epilog" (Ernste Gesange) Matthais Goerne, baritone; Ensemble Resonanz Harmonia Mundi HMC 902134
1:54 Benjamin Britten: "The Minstrel Boy" Peter Pears, tenor; Benjamin Britten, piano Decca B0052MLD8E