Carnegie Hall Presents

A Golden Age of Music


András Schiff

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker

Borromeo String Quartet

Brentano String Quartet

Brentano String Quartet

Brentano String Quartet

Christian Zacharias

Juho Pohjonen

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra
Opening Night Gala

Minnesota Orchestra

New York Philharmonic

Oratorio Society of New York

Salzburg Marionette Theater
András Schiff

St. Louis Symphony

Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet

The Cleveland Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Leif Ove Andsnes

András Schiff

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, October 31, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

András Schiff, Piano

Program

BACH Three-Part Inventions, BWV 787-801
BARTÓK Piano Sonata
BEETHOVEN Diabelli Variations

Encore:BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
In 1819, publisher Anton Diabelli asked for one variation on a waltz tune for an anthology by various composers; Beethoven wrote 33 and took four years. András Schiff brings his “engrossing … constantly surprising” approach (The New York Times) to bear on this challenging work as the finale of a recital that also includes a sonata by Bartók, the focus of Schiff’s Perspectives residency this season at Carnegie Hall.

Listen

Bach 15 Three-part Inventions, BWV 787/801 - No. 11 in G minor, BWV 797


András Schiff, Piano
Decca
András Schiff and His "Perspectives"
András Schiff introduces the multifaceted series he has assembled for Carnegie Hall audiences throughout the 2011-2012 season.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, November 5, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, Music Director and Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Program

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Nyx (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Radio France, Barbican Centre and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
SCRIABIN The Poem of Ecstasy
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

Encore:DEBUSSY Claire de lune from Suite bergamasque
Since becoming the first and only American to win the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition in 1970, Grammy-winning Garrick Ohlsson has gained worldwide recognition as one of the finest pianists of his generation. He’s got a touch that mixes physical power and emotional delicacy—perfect for Rachmaninoff’s moving Piano Concerto No. 3, which he performs here with Robert Spano and his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Also on the program is the New York premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx, a Carnegie Hall co-commission.

Listen

Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Spano, Conductor 
Telarc

Berliner Philharmoniker

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor

Program

DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
DVORÁK The Golden Spinning-Wheel, Op. 109
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
ELGAR Enigma Variations, Op. 36
The Berliner Philharmoniker has long been among the premier orchestras in the world, and under Sir Simon Rattle it is “achieving a new kind of invigorating glory” (The New York Times). For their first of three concerts at Carnegie Hall this season, they perform music that shows the range of fin-de-siècle music, from the august Dvořák’s Golden Spinning-Wheel to Debussy’s languid response to a Mallarmé poem.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, February 24, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor

Program

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9 (completed performance edition by Samale-Phillips-Cohrs-Mazzuca (rev. 2011))
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Walter Frisch, Professor of Music, Columbia University.

Anton Bruckner was working on his Ninth Symphony until the day he died in 1896, but never completed the work he had dedicated to “the Almighty God.” Deeply spiritual in conception, Bruckner’s Ninth is grand, sweeping Romantic music, filled with triumphant brass chorales and poignant lyricism.

Listen

Bruckner Symphony No. 9 (Adagio)


Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

Berliner Philharmoniker

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, February 25, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor
Camilla Tilling, Soprano
Bernarda Fink, Mezzo-Soprano
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Conductor

Program

WOLF "Frühlingschor" from Manuel Venegas
WOLF "Elfenlied"
WOLF "Der Feuerreiter"
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"
In 1894, Mahler took the stage with the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first performance of his new “Resurrection” Symphony. Today, under Sir Simon Rattle, this illustrious orchestra’s Mahler is “incisive and impassioned” (The New York Times). On this concert, they are joined by the Westminster Symphonic Choir and soloists to perform the grand, dramatic symphony premiered over a century ago.

Listen

Mahler Symphony No.2 In C Minor "Resurrection" (II. Andante Moderato)


Berliner Philharmoniker; Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Decca

Borromeo String Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, December 2, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Borromeo String Quartet
·· Nicholas Kitchen, Violin
·· Kristopher Tong, Violin
·· Mai Motobuchi, Viola
·· Yeesun Kim, Cello

Program

SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 7
SCHUBERT String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"
“It’s preposterous how good they are,” hails The Boston Phoenix. The Borromeo String Quartet makes a welcome return to Carnegie Hall, playing Schoenberg’s intense First String Quartet and Schubert’s powerfully foreboding String Quartet in D Minor, “Death and the Maiden.”

Listen

Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden") (Allegro)


Juilliard String Quartet
Sony

Brentano String Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Brentano String Quartet
·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
·· Serena Canin, Violin
·· Misha Amory, Viola
·· Nina Lee, Cello

Program

Fragments: Connecting Past and Present Part ICHARLES WUORINEN Marian Tropes (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
SCHUBERT "Quartettsatz" in C Minor, D. 703
BRUCE ADOLPHE Fra(nz)g-mentation (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BACH Contrapunctus XIII from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Reflections on the Theme of B-A-C-H (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor
For part one of Fragments, the Brentano Quartet has invited three of today’s most imaginative composers to engage with unfinished pieces by Schubert and Bach to weave compelling new musical works. The new compositions will be played alongside the original ones to create an exciting evening of dialogue between music of the past and music of our present.

Listen

Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (Animé et très décidé)


Quartetto Italiano
Philips

Brentano String Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Brentano String Quartet
·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
·· Serena Canin, Violin
·· Misha Amory, Viola
·· Nina Lee, Cello

Program

Fragments: Connecting Past and Present Part II
HAYDN String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 103
JOHN HARBISON Finale, Presto (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
SHOSTAKOVICH Allegretto (ca. 1960–1964)
STEPHEN HARTKE From the Fifth Book (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MOZART String Quartet Fragment in E Minor, K. 417d
VIJAY IYER Mozart Effects (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 1
For part two of Fragments, the Brentano Quartet has invited three of today’s most imaginative composers to engage with unfinished pieces by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Mozart to weave compelling new musical works. The new compositions will be played alongside the original ones to create an exciting evening of dialogue between music of the past and music of our present.

Listen

Mozart String Quartet in A Major (Allegro non troppo)


Brentano String Quartet
Aeon

Brentano String Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Brentano String Quartet
·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
·· Serena Canin, Violin
·· Misha Amory, Viola
·· Nina Lee, Cello

Program

BUSONI String Quartet No. 2
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with Große Fuge, Op. 133
On this final night of its three-concert series in Weill Recital Hall, the Brentano String Quartet performs Busoni’s powerful Second String Quartet and focuses on two late masterpieces by Beethoven. London’s Independent has hailed the group’s approach to the Op. 130 quartet as “passionate, uninhibited, and spell-bounding.” Together with the Große Fuge, it’s part of a season finale not to be missed.

Listen

Mozart String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 (Menuet)


Brentano String Quartet
Aeon

Christian Zacharias

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Christian Zacharias, Piano
Carnegie Hall Recital Debut

Program

C.P.E. BACH Sonata in A Minor, Wq. 57, No. 2
C.P.E. BACH Rondo in C Minor, Wq. 59, No. 4
BRAHMS Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
SCHUBERT Sonata in D Major, D. 850

Encores:D. SCARLATTI Sonata in G Major, K. 55
MOZART Rondo in D Major, K. 485
In a career that spans more than three decades, Christian Zacharias has never performed in recital at Carnegie Hall. That changes this season, when he makes his long-awaited debut on the Stern/Perelman stage with music that includes sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert, along with works by C. P. E. Bach and Brahms.

Listen

Mozart Piano Sonata No.6 in D Major (Allegro)


Christian Zacharias, Piano
EMI Classics

Juho Pohjonen

Zankel Hall
Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Juho Pohjonen, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 15 in D Major, "Pastoral"
DEBUSSY Estampes
·· Pagodes
·· La soirée dans Grenade
·· Jardins sous la pluie
CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28

Encore:RAVEL Prélude from Le Tombeau de Couperin
“If we needed proof that exciting new talent is in the pipeline, there was the marvelous American debut of Juho Pohjonen,” wrote The New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini. This is your chance to hear for yourself what makes Pohjonen so special, as he brings a program that showcases his luminous virtuosity and crystalline technique.

Listen

Grieg Til Våren


Juho Pohjonen, Piano
Music @ Menlo LIVE

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

ALL-TCHAIKOVSKY PROGRAM Symphony No. 1, "Winter Daydreams"
Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
The Mariinsky Orchestra begins its cycle of Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies with the first and the last. Tchaikovsky wrote his inaugural symphony as his career was blossoming in Moscow, where he took a teaching position at the Moscow Conservatory in 1866. Only days before his death in 1893, Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his “Pathétique” Symphony in his hometown of St. Petersburg, a musical farewell to the city from which he drew musical sustenance.

Listen

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique" (Allegro molto vivace)


Kirov Theater Orchestra / Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Philips
Tchaikovsky: A Man of Theater
Valery Gergiev reveals the importance of understanding the theatricality in Tchaikovsky's symphonies.

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Grand Prize Winner, XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition

Program

PROKOFIEV Three Selections from Romeo and Juliet
··Friar Lawrence
··Masks
··Montagues and Capulets
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

Encores:CHOPIN Grand Valse brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18
LISZT Étude No. 3 in G-sharp Minor, "La Campanella" from Grandes études de Paganini
LIADOV Baba-Yaga
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
To close out their focus on Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall, the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev have invited Daniil Trifonov to perform the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Trifonov is the most recent winner of the historic Tchaikovsky Competition, which turned Texan Van Cliburn into a star when he won the inaugural contest in 1958. Also on the program are works by composers who carried on Russia’s grand musical legacy into the 20th century: selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich’s First Symphony.

Listen

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (Allegro)


Mariinsky Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season

Mariinsky Orchestra
Opening Night Gala

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | 7 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello

Program

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Encores:TCHAIKOVSKY Andante Cantabile (arr. for Cello and Strings from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11)
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Yo-Yo Ma has provided Carnegie Hall with some of its most memorable concerts ever, and an appearance by Valery Gergiev and his orchestra is always a one-of-a-kind event. Together, they perform a showstopper by Tchaikovsky—the guest of honor at the very first Opening Night in 1891—as part of this all-Russian program.

Program to be performed without intermission.

Listen

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (The Young Prince and the Young Princess)


Kirov Theater Orchestra / Valery Gergiev, Conductor / Sergei Levitin, Violin
Philips

Minnesota Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, October 27, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor
Stephen Hough, Piano

Program

TCHAIKOVSKY Voyevoda Overture, Op. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
NIELSEN Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva"

Encore:GRIEG "Notturno," Op. 54, No. 4
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

New Yorkers take note: Over the past three seasons, Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra have drawn rave reviews and standing ovations, and a Carnegie Hall appearance by this group and their conductor is now a must-hear event. In their only New York City concert this season, they join Stephen Hough in Tchaikovsky’s famous First Piano Concerto, and shed light on a rapturous symphony by the Danish composer Nielsen.

Listen

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Allegro con fuoco


Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, Conductor; Stephen Hough, Piano
Hyperion

New York Philharmonic

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 6
With imperious march music, moments of pastoral repose (complete with cowbells), and heaven-storming passages overflowing with joy, Mahler’s Sixth is a tumultuous whirlwind of musical extremes. Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in the work that he has called his favorite Mahler symphony, a “powerful expression of life’s experiences.”

Listen

Mahler Symphony No. 6, "Tragic" (Allegro)


New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sony

Oratorio Society of New York

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Music Director

Program

DVORÁK Stabat Mater, Op. 58
JURAJ FILAS Song of Solomon (World Premiere)

Salzburg Marionette Theater
András Schiff

Zankel Hall
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Salzburg Marionette Theater
András Schiff, Piano

Program

DEBUSSY Children's Corner
SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, Op. 15
DEBUSSY La boîte à joujoux
For nearly a century, the Salzburg Marionette Theater has been delighting children and adults alike with its unique productions of well-known operas, musicals, and ballets. Here, the charming troupe presents Debussy’s touching chamber ballet about the adventures of toys that come to life. Perspectives artist András Schiff accompanies at the piano, and performs playful solo works by Debussy and Schumann, all part of a program capturing the innocence of childhood and the fantasies of youth.

St. Louis Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

St. Louis Symphony
David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor
Karita Mattila, Soprano

Program

DEBUSSY Printemps
KAIJA SAARIAHO Quatre Instants
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with David Robertson in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

Karita Mattila
joins David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony for a performance of Quatre Instants, which Kaija Saariaho wrote specifically for the Finnish soprano. When Mattila premiered the work at the 2003 Ekenäs festival, critics called the performance “irresistible” (Le Monde). Paired with Stravinsky’s Firebird, it’s a concert you can’t miss.

Listen

Kaija Saariaho's Quatre Instants, Attente (Longing) 


Karita Mattila, Soprano | Martin Katz, Piano
Ondine

Takács Quartet

Zankel Hall
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Takács Quartet
·· Edward Dusinberre, Violin
·· Károly Schranz, Violin
·· Geraldine Walther, Viola
·· András Fejér, Cello

Program

JANÁCEK String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor
The “consistently invigorating” (The New York Times) Takács Quartet is a group “at the peak of its profession” (The Boston Globe). It begins a two-night stay at Carnegie Hall with works by three giants of 20th-century music, including Janácek, who drew inspiration from the Tolstoy story for his “Kreutzer Sonata,” and Britten, who wrote his inaugural string quartet when he was only 17.

Listen

Debussy Quartet In G Minor For Strings (Assez Vif Et Bien Rhythmé)


Juilliard String Quartet
Sony

Takács Quartet

Zankel Hall
Saturday, April 14, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Takács Quartet
·· Edward Dusinberre, Violin
·· Károly Schranz, Violin
·· Geraldine Walther, Viola
·· András Fejér, Cello

Program

JANÁCEK String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
RAVEL String Quartet in F Major
For its second of two nights at Carnegie Hall, the Takács Quartet presents Janáček’s fascinating “Intimate Letters” quartet, inspired by 700 obsessive love letters the composer wrote to a married woman 37 years his junior, and Britten’s final major work. The evening concludes with Ravel’s only string quartet, the Quartet in F Major, a piece featuring nostalgic melodies dedicated to the composer’s teacher Fauré.

Listen

Ravel String Quartet F Major (Vif et agité)


Quartetto Italiano
Philips

The Cleveland Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
Nina Stemme, Soprano (Salome)
Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone (Jochanaan)
Rudolf Schasching, Tenor (Herod)
Jane Henschel, Mezzo-Soprano (Herodias)
Garrett Sorenson, Tenor (Narraboth)

Cast also includes:
Jennifer Johnson Cano
Rodell Rosel, Tenor
Matthew Plenk, Tenor
Bryan Griffin, Tenor
James Kryshak, Tenor
Brian Keith-Johnson, Baritone
Sam Handley, Bass-Baritone
Darren Stokes, Bass-Baritone
Evan Boyer, Bass

Program

R. STRAUSS Salome, Op. 54 (concert performance)
In Salome, Strauss set a scandalous libretto to some of the most incendiary and ingenious music in opera. This concert performance is a rare opportunity to hear one of music history’s most revolutionary works played by one of the world’s best orchestras, with reigning stars of the opera house Nina Stemme and Eric Owens in the lead roles.

Listen

R. Strauss's Salome (Final Scene)


Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden | Antonio Pappano, Conductor | Nina Stemme, Soprano
EMI

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, January 15, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Stephen Williamson, Clarinet
Renée Fleming, Soprano

Program

MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
MAHLER "Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft"
MAHLER "Liebst du um Schönheit"
MAHLER "Um Mitternacht"
MAHLER "Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder"
MAHLER "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
BARBER "Give Me Some Music" from Antony and Cleopatra
HERRMANN "I Have Dreamt" from Wuthering Heights
BARBER "Do Not Utter a Word, Anatol" from Vanessa
Fabio Luisi has graciously agreed to replace James Levine as conductor for this performance. Mr. Levine has cancelled his appearance as he continues his rehabilitation from a fall last September that necessitated emergency back surgery.

Listen

Berg Lulu Suite (Lied der Lulu. Comodo)


The MET Orchestra; James Levine, Conductor; Renée Fleming, Soprano
Sony

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 27, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor

Program

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
WEBERN Six Pieces, Op. 6
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"
Hear one of the most distinctive conductors of our generation lead one of America’s most distinctive orchestras in the world’s most distinctive hall. Sir Simon Rattle takes the podium to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in Brahms’s Symphony No. 3—which he recorded to great acclaim in 2009 with the Berliner Philharmoniker—as well as Schumann’s majestic Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish, and Webern’s quicksilver Six Pieces, Op. 6.

Listen

Schumann's Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish" (Lebhaft)


Philadelphia Orchestra | James Levine, Conductor
RCA

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor
Maria João Pires, Piano
The Philadelphia Singers Chorale
David Hayes, Director

Program

GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete)
Maria João Pires has graciously agreed to replace Maurizio Pollini, who unfortunately must cancel his appearance due to illness.

Maria João Pires, “one of the most celebrated and loved pianists on the planet” (The Telegraph, London), comes to Carnegie Hall to perform Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Under the direction of Charles Dutoit, the revered ensemble also performs two works written for the theater: the rousing overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla by Russian master Mikhail Glinka and Ravel’s sumptuous ballet score Daphnis et Chloé.

Listen

Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 (Allegro Vivace)


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | André Previn, Conductor | Maria João Pires, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, March 2, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Lorin Maazel, Conductor

Program

ALL-SIBELIUS PROGRAM Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 1
In his native Finland, Sibelius is a cultural icon; worldwide, music lovers recognize him as among a handful of great 20th-century symphonists. His single-movement Seventh Symphony is a breathtaking work of vast musical vistas, and you can hear it with Lorin Maazel and the storied Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Also on the program: Sibelius’s First Symphony, with its echoes of Tchaikovsky, and the distinctively uplifting, grandly heroic Fifth.

Listen

Sibelius Symphony No. 1 (Andante)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra;Lorin Maazel, Conductor
Decca

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 4, 2012 | 2 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Lorin Maazel, Conductor

Program

R. STRAUSS Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite
J. STRAUSS JR. Overture to Die Fledermaus
J. STRAUSS JR. Secunden Polka, Op. 258
J. STRAUSS JR. Kaiser Waltz, Op. 437
J. STRAUSS JR. Csárdás from Die Fledermaus
J. STRAUSS JR. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
J. STRAUSS JR. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Encores:J. STRAUSS JR. Perpetuum Mobile (Perpetual Motion), Op. 257
J. STRAUSS JR. Eljen a Magyar (Hail to Hungary), Op. 332
Every January since 1939, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has waltzed in the new year at the Musikverein, and today the concert is broadcast in 70 countries. But you won’t have to wait until January 1 this year: Stay in New York City and hear the orchestra perform music by “the waltz king” and his father here at Carnegie Hall, along with music by Richard Strauss.

Listen

Johann Strauss Jr. Kaiserwalzer


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Lorin Maazel, Conductor 
Deutsche Grammophon

Leif Ove Andsnes

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Program

HAYDN Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20
BARTÓK Suite, Op. 14
DEBUSSY Images, Book I
CHOPIN Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70, No. 2
CHOPIN Waltz in G-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1
CHOPIN Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 3
CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42
CHOPIN Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47
CHOPIN Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
CHOPIN Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23

Encores:CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
GRANADOS Spanish Dance No. 5
RACHMANINOFF Etude-tableau in C Major, Op. 33, No. 2
“One of the most gifted musicians of his generation” (The Wall Street Journal), Leif Ove Andsnes takes you on a musical trip through the last two-and-a-half centuries. It's a thrilling program that includes works by Haydn, Bartók, Debussy, and Chopin.

Listen

Chopin Ballade No.3 In A Flat, Op.47


Franz Richter, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon