SOPRANOMEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN PEFORMS NIGHT AND DREAMSWITH PIANIST JUSTUS ZEYEN ON FEBRUARY 17 IN ZANKEL HALLRecital Includes Works by Ravel, Schubert,Duparc, Turina, R. Strauss, and Berg
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman returns toZankel Hall on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. with pianist Justus Zeyenfor a program titled Night and Dreams, featuring works by Ravel,Schubert, Duparc, Turina, R. Strauss, and Berg, among others. The program isbased on Ms. Brueggergosman’s Deutsche Grammophon recording of the same namewith repertoire selected, in her words, for its “soulful depth, variety, andbeauty. We wanted something that was languid, sexy, romantic, different…thatgives me the chance to really let go.” To see a video of this duo performing anexcerpt from the recording, select this link. Ms. Brueggergosman has performedoften at Carnegie Hall since she made her Weill Recital Hall debut in 2004,returning for a Zankel Hall recital in 2007. Most recently, she performed inconcerts with the Risør Chamber Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in earlyDecember 2010.Measha Brueggergosman is a Grammy Award nominee for her recording ofWagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with The Cleveland Orchestra and FranzWelser-Möst on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Other recordings in her catalogueon Deutsche Grammophon include Surprise (with works by Schoenberg,Satie, and Bolcom); Night and Dreams; and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.For CBC Records, she has released So Much to Tell and Extase. On theopera stage, Ms. Brueggergosman has performed Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo,Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites, Liù in Puccini’s Turandot,and Sister Rose in Jack Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Ms. Brueggergosman isalso committed to song recitals and has performed with pianists Leif-OveAndsnes, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Roger Vignoles, and Justus Zeyen at prestigiousvenues, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Wigmore Hall, as wellas at the Edinburgh, Verbier, and Bergen festivals. Ms. Brueggergosman hasappeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, NewYork Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, LondonSymphony Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, among others withconductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Franz Welser-Möst,Sir Andrew Davis, and Gustavo Dudamel. Ms. Brueggergosman has been the host ofthe European television cultural variety show, Arte Lounge, andperformed the Olympic Hymn at the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.Pianist Justus Zeyen was born in Kiel, Germany and studied in Hannoverwith Karl Engel and Bernhardt Ebert among others. Since then, Mr. Zeyen hasbeen a sought after pianist, giving concerts in Europe, the United States, andJapan, performing as a soloist and pianist for chamber music, and anaccompanist of vocal recitals. He has worked with a number of artists of note includingDorothea Röschmann, Diana Damrau, Christiane Iven, Sibylla Rubens, MichaelSchade, among others and the choirs of the Bayerischer, Mittel, andSüddeutscher Rundfunk. Since their first concerts at the Lockenhaus ChamberMusic Festival in 1994, Justus Zeyen has collaborated regularly withbass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff. They have performed at the Philharmonie Berlin;Wigmore Hall; Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus; Theater an der Wien;Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Carnegie Hall; and Tanglewood Festival; as well as inMadrid and Los Angeles. Their recording for Deutsche Grammophon of lieder byBrahms and Liszt was awarded a Cannes Award and nominated for a Grammy Award.The most recent CD that Mr. Zeyen recorded with Thomas Quasthoff is ofSchubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin. In addition to giving concerts, heteaches at the music academy in Hannover.Program InformationThursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. Zankel HallMEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN, SopranoJUSTUS ZEYEN, PianoNIGHT AND DREAMSMAURICE 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!FRANZ SCHUBERT "An den Mond," D. 193FRANZ SCHUBERT "Nachtstück," D. 672FRANZ SCHUBERT "Die Mutter Erde," D. 788ROBERT SCHUMANN Nachtstücke, Op. 23HENRI DUPARC "Chanson triste"HENRI DUPARC "La vie antérieure"HENRI DUPARC "Phidylé"JOAQUÍN TURINA Tres Sonetos, Op. 54 Anhelos ¡Vade retro! A unos ojosFRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2RICHARD STRAUSS "Wiegenlied," Op. 41, No. 1ALBAN BERG "Nacht"ALBAN BERG "Traumgekrönt"RICHARD STRAUSS "Die Nacht," Op. 10, No. 3ALBAN BERG "Liebesode"ALBAN BERG "Schilflied"RICHARD STRAUSS "Ständchen," Op. 17, No. 2This concert and the Pure Voice series are sponsored by the Jean &Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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