CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Measha Brueggergosman
Justus Zeyen

NIGHT AND DREAMS

Zankel Hall
“We wanted something that was languid, sexy, romantic, different … that gives me the chance to really let go.” This is what Brueggergosman said about the music on this program, which is based on her recent recording with Zeyen, Night and Dreams. Now is the perfect chance to hear a soprano with a winning personality—one who not only has technical prowess, but also the charisma to charm audiences no matter what she performs.

Measha Brueggergosman will be signing CDs after this performance.

Performers

  • Justus Zeyen, Piano
  • Measha Brueggergosman, Soprano

Program

  • RAVEL Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
    ·· Chanson de la mariée
    ·· Là-bas, vers l’église
    ·· Quel galant m’est comparable
    ·· Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
    ·· Tout gai!
  • SCHUBERT "An den Mond," D. 193
  • SCHUBERT "Nachtstück," D. 672
  • SCHUBERT "Die Mutter Erde," D. 788
  • SCHUMANN Nachtstücke, Op. 23
  • DUPARC "Chanson triste"
  • DUPARC "La vie antérieure"
  • DUPARC "Phidylé"
  • TURINA Tres Sonetos, Op. 54
    ·· Anhelos
    ·· ¡Vade retro!
    ·· A unos ojos
  • CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
  • R. STRAUSS "Wiegenlied," Op. 41, No. 1
  • BERG "Nacht"
  • BERG "Traumgekrönt"
  • R. STRAUSS "Die Nacht," Op. 10, No. 3
  • BERG "Liebesode"
  • BERG "Schilflied"
  • R. STRAUSS "Ständchen," Op. 17, No. 2

  • Encores:
  • BARBER "Sure on this Shining Night," Op. 13, No. 4
  • HAWKINS "I'm Going Up a Yonder"
  • LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors" ("Élégie Etienne Monnier")

  • Program is approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes, including one intermission

Bios

  • Justus Zeyen

    Born in Kiel, Germany, Justus Zeyen studied in Hannover with Karl Engel and Bernhardt Ebert, among others. Since then, he has been a sought-after pianist, giving concerts throughout Europe, the US, and Japan, and performing as a soloist as well as a chamber musician and accompanist. He has worked with such artists as Juliane Banse, Dorothea Röschmann, Diana Damrau, Christiane Iven, Sibylla Rubens, Florian Boesch, Siegfried Lorenz, and Michael Schade, as well as the choirs of the Bayerischer, Mittel, and Süddeutscher Rundfunk. In addition, he has been a guest at various festivals, such as Berliner Festwochen, Vienna Festival, Munich Opera Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Oregon Bach Festival.

    Since their first concerts at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in 1994, Mr. Zeyen has collaborated regularly with Thomas Quasthoff, performing at the Philharmonie in Berlin; London's Wigmore Hall; Vienna's Musikverein, Konzerthaus, and Theater an der Wien; Amsterdam's Concertgebouw; and Carnegie Hall, as well as in Madrid and Los Angeles, and at the Tanglewood Festival.

    Mr. Quasthoff and Mr. Zeyen's recording for Deutsche Grammophon of lieder by Brahms and Liszt was awarded the Cannes Award in 2000-2001 and nominated for a Grammy Award in 2001. A second CD, featuring Schubert's Schwanengesang and Brahms's Vier ernste Gesänge (also on DG) was released in spring 2001 and awarded the ECHO Preis in 2002, and they have also recorded Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin. Mr. Zeyen's most recent release is Night and Dreams with Measha Brueggergosman.

    In addition to giving concerts, Mr. Zeyen teaches at the music academy in Hannover.
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  • Measha Brueggergosman

    Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of the day, critically acclaimed by the international press as much for her innate musicianship and voluptuous voice as for a sovereign stage presence far beyond her years.

    Approximately 3.2 billion television viewers from across the globe came together to witness the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, at which Ms. Brueggergosman performed the Olympic Hymn. The honor of being selected for this performance cements Ms. Brueggergosman's international standing as a fresh and youthful ambassador for classical music that breaks the stereotype of an opera diva in every way imaginable.

    Ms. Brueggergosman's appearances this season include her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, performing Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn songs under Jaap van Zweden; international concert tours with Leif Ove Andsnes and the Risør Chamber Music Festival, as well as with Peter Eötvös and Ensemble intercontemporain; and a solo recital tour with appearances in Amsterdam, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vienna. Her expanding international operatic profile includes La clemenza di Tito at Opera Atelier, Dead Man Walking
    at Houston Grand Opera, Idomeneo at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

    Ms. Brueggergosman's versatility, artistry, and radiant star quality are reflected in the array of recordings she has made in relationships with Deutsche Grammophon and CBC Records. Her most recent releases include a solo recital disc, Night and Dreams, and Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder with Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, both available on Deutsche Grammophon.

    Beyond the great concert halls of the world, Ms. Brueggergosman lends her voice, passion, and energy to social and environmental causes as a Canadian goodwill ambassador for three international organizations: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Learning Through the Arts, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Her commitments to these organizations have taken her on a broad spectrum of missions, from primary schools in New Brunswick, Canada, to internally displaced persons camps of northern Uganda.

    Through an exclusive relationship, Ms. Brueggergosman's jewellery is generously provided by Myles Mindham Jewellery Limited (mindham.com). Please visit measha.com for comprehensive performance and career information.
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This concert and the Pure Voice series are sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.