Carnegie Hall Presents

A Golden Age of Music

Series Events

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

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
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.
Saturday, November 5, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Spano, Conductor 
Telarc
Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 8 PM
Berliner Philharmoniker
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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

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))
Bruckner Symphony No. 9 (Adagio)
Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon
Saturday, February 25, 2012 | 8 PM
Berliner Philharmoniker
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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"
Mahler Symphony No.2 In C Minor "Resurrection" (II. Andante Moderato)
Berliner Philharmoniker; Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Decca
Friday, December 2, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Borromeo String Quartet
Weill Recital Hall

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"
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden") (Allegro)
Juilliard String Quartet
Sony
Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

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

Program

    Fragments: Connecting Past and Present Part I
  • CHARLES 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
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (Animé et très décidé)
Quartetto Italiano
Philips
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet
Fragments: Connecting Past and Present Part II
Weill Recital Hall

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
Mozart String Quartet in A Major (Allegro non troppo)
Brentano String Quartet
Aeon
Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet
Weill Recital Hall

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
Mozart String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 (Menuet)
Brentano String Quartet
Aeon
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 | 8 PM
Christian Zacharias
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Mozart Piano Sonata No.6 in D Major (Allegro)
Christian Zacharias, Piano
EMI Classics
Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Juho Pohjonen
Zankel Hall

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
Grieg Til Våren
Juho Pohjonen, Piano
Music @ Menlo LIVE
Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 8 PM
Mariinsky Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Mariinsky Orchestra
    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

    ALL-TCHAIKOVSKY PROGRAM
  • Symphony No. 1, "Winter Daydreams"
  • Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
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.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 8 PM
Mariinsky Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (Allegro)
Mariinsky Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | 7 PM
Mariinsky Orchestra
Opening Night Gala
CARNEGIE HALL’S OPENING NIGHT GALA
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (The Young Prince and the Young Princess)
Kirov Theater Orchestra / Valery Gergiev, Conductor / Sergei Levitin, Violin
Philips
Thursday, October 27, 2011 | 8 PM
Minnesota Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Allegro con fuoco
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, Conductor; Stephen Hough, Piano
Hyperion
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 8 PM
New York Philharmonic
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • New York Philharmonic
    Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 6
Mahler Symphony No. 6, "Tragic" (Allegro)
New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sony
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 8 PM
Oratorio Society of New York
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Oratorio Society of New York
  • Kent Tritle, Music Director

Program

  • DVORÁK Stabat Mater, Op. 58
  • JURAJ FILAS Song of Solomon (World Premiere)
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Salzburg Marionette Theater
András Schiff
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Salzburg Marionette Theater
  • András Schiff, Piano

Program

  • DEBUSSY Children's Corner
  • SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • DEBUSSY La boîte à joujoux
Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 8 PM
St. Louis Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

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

Program

  • DEBUSSY Printemps
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Quatre Instants
  • STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)
Kaija Saariaho's Quatre Instants, Attente (Longing) 
Karita Mattila, Soprano | Martin Katz, Piano
Ondine
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Takács Quartet
Zankel Hall

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
Debussy Quartet In G Minor For Strings (Assez Vif Et Bien Rhythmé)
Juilliard String Quartet
Sony
Saturday, April 14, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Takács Quartet
Zankel Hall

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
Ravel String Quartet F Major (Vif et agité)
Quartetto Italiano
Philips
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 8 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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)
R. Strauss's Salome (Final Scene)
Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden | Antonio Pappano, Conductor | Nina Stemme, Soprano
EMI
Sunday, January 15, 2012 | 3 PM
The MET Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Berg Lulu Suite (Lied der Lulu. Comodo)
The MET Orchestra; James Levine, Conductor; Renée Fleming, Soprano
Sony
Friday, April 27, 2012 | 8 PM
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor

Program

  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
  • WEBERN Six Pieces, Op. 6
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"
Schumann's Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish" (Lebhaft)
Philadelphia Orchestra | James Levine, Conductor
RCA
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 8 PM
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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)
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
Friday, March 2, 2012 | 8 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Lorin Maazel, Conductor

Program

    ALL-SIBELIUS PROGRAM
  • Symphony No. 7
  • Symphony No. 5
  • Symphony No. 1
Sibelius Symphony No. 1 (Andante)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra;Lorin Maazel, Conductor
Decca
Sunday, March 4, 2012 | 2 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Johann Strauss Jr. Kaiserwalzer
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Lorin Maazel, Conductor 
Deutsche Grammophon
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | 8 PM
Leif Ove Andsnes
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Chopin Ballade No.3 In A Flat, Op.47
Franz Richter, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon