CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | 5:30 PM
The Song Continues: Spotlight Recital
Weill Recital Hall
The spotlight shines on remarkable young soprano Karen Vuong and pianist Ken Noda in this recital showcasing song repertoire. Winner of Music Academy of the West’s 2011 Marilyn Horne Song Competition and inaugural member of Los Angeles Opera’s prestigious Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, Vuong’s charismatic presence and rich voice are sure to light up the Weill Recital Hall stage.
- Karen Vuong, Soprano
- Ken Noda, Piano
- HAHN "Je me souviens"
- HAHN "La vie est belle"
- HAHN "Sous l'oranger"
- WOLF Mignon I: "Heiss mich nicht reden"
- WOLF Mignon II: "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"
- WOLF Mignon III: "So lasst mich scheinen"
- WOLF "Kennst du das Land"
- BARBER Nuvoletta, Op. 25
- BARBER "Nocturne," Op. 13, No. 4
- BARBER "Solitary Hotel," Op. 41, No. 4
- RACHMANINOFF Selections from Six Songs, Op. 38
·· In my Garden at Night
·· The Pied Piper
·· A Dream
- R. STRAUSS "Muttertändelei," Op. 43, No. 2
- R. STRAUSS "Hat gesagt—bleibt’s nicht dabei," Op. 36, No. 3
- R. STRAUSS "Du meines Herzens Krönelein," Op. 21, No. 2
- R. STRAUSS "Cäcilie," Op. 27, No. 2
- HAHN "Sous l'oranger"
At a Glance
Composer Reynaldo Hahn wrote some 125 songs distinguished by
their charm, elegance, and sophistication. Nine were discovered by
his friend René Schrameck after Hahn's death and published
posthumously. This evening, we hear three on texts by Léon Guillot
Another turn-of-century composer was Hugo Wolf, one of the great
masters of German song. He, like so many, was drawn to the
enigmatic character Mignon in Goethe's novel Wilhelm Meister's
Apprenticeship, and set her songs to music in his own rich,
intense, post-Wagnerian style.
American composer Samuel Barber particularly liked the poems of
Irishman James Joyce; we hear two of his Joyce songs, as well as a
nocturnal song of erotic passion and betrayal.
Before the great pianist-composer Sergei Rachmaninoff left Russia
in the wake of the Revolution in 1917, he composed his last set of
songs in his native language, three of which appear on tonight's
"I like my songs best," operatic genius Richard Strauss once said
to singer Hans Hotter. He was a gift to sopranos—he was married to
one—and tonight, we hear one song of unbounded maternal love and
three songs of love well beyond the cradle stage.