Performance Monday, February 9, 2015 | 8 PM

Thomas Hampson
Wolfram Rieger

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
“Hampson has the extraordinary capacity to capture the poetic essence of a song and convey it directly to the listener’s mind and heart,” wrote The Washington Post of baritone Thomas Hampson. He brings his remarkable vocal gifts to Carnegie Hall in a not-to-be-missed recital.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.


  • Thomas Hampson, Baritone
  • Wolfram Rieger, Piano


  • R. STRAUSS "Heimliche Aufforderung," Op. 27, No. 3
  • R. STRAUSS "Freundliche Vision," Op. 48, No. 1
  • R. STRAUSS "Mein Herz ist stumm, mein Herz ist kalt," Op. 19, No. 6
  • R. STRAUSS "Sehnsucht," Op. 32, No. 2
  • R. STRAUSS "Ruhe, meine Seele," Op. 27, No. 1
  • ZEMLINSKY "Mit Trommeln und Pfeifen," Op. 8, No. 3
  • MAHLER "Revelge"
  • HINDEMITH "O, nun heb du an, dort in deinem Moor," Op. 14, No. 2
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS "Joy, Shipmate, Joy!"
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS "A Clear Midnight"
  • HINDEMITH "Sing on There in the Swamp"
  • IVES "Tom Sails Away"
  • IVES "The Things Our Fathers Loved"
  • IVES "In Flanders Fields"
  • JENNIFER HIGDON Civil Words (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BURELEIGH "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors"
  • BONDS "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
  • BERGER "Lonely People"
  • BERNSTEIN "To What You Said" from Songfest

At a Glance

The 2014–2015 season brings with it the intersection of myriad anniversaries of remarkable events. The acknowledgments of births and wars included in this program are not necessarily a dramatic through line, but instead serve as a kaleidoscopic reflection on individual lives and the civil context in which they existed.
This performance is part of Great Singers I.

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