Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Artists II

New Yorkers probably remember her best as a “mesmerizing, boldly erotic” (The New York Times) Salome at the Met in 2008—but whatever she sings, Karita Mattila is unforgettable. Her Carnegie Hall recital this season is part of this series, which also includes performances by pianists Maurizio Pollini and Emanuel Ax.

Karita Mattila
Martin Katz

Garrick Ohlsson

Emanuel Ax

Karita Mattila
Martin Katz

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 10, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Karita Mattila, Soprano
Martin Katz, Piano

Program

POULENC Banalités
·· Chanson d'Orkenise
·· Hôtel
·· Fagnes de Wallonie
·· Voyage à Paris
·· Sanglots
DEBUSSY Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire
·· Le balcon
·· Harmonie du soir
·· Le jet d’eau
·· Recueillement
·· La mort des amants
AULIS SALLINEN Four Dream Songs, Op. 30
·· Man made from sleep
·· Cradle Song for a dead horseman
·· Three dreams, each within each
·· There is no stream
MARX "Nocturne"
MARX "Waldseligkeit"
MARX "Selige Nacht"
MARX "Valse de Chopin"
MARX "Hat Dich die Liebe berührt"

Encores:LOEWE "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady
TRAD.(ARR. RALF GOTHÓNI) "Minun kultani kaunis on" ("My Gal is So Pretty")
In 2004 and 2008, Karita Mattila stunned New York in the lead role in Strauss’s Salome at the Met, her performance revealing a “courage, intensity and emotional nakedness” (The New York Times) rarely seen on the opera stage. At Carnegie Hall this season, she brings the same power and passion to songs by Poulenc, Debussy, Marx, and Aulis Sallinen.

Listen

Sibelius's "Var det en drom?"


Karita Mattila, Soprano; Ilmo Ranta, Piano
Ondine
Duparc "Au pays ou se fait la guerre"


Karita Mattila, Soprano; Martin Katz, Piano
Ondine

Garrick Ohlsson

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, April 29, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Program

BACH Fantasy and Fugue for Organ in G Minor, BWV 542; (transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt, S. 463)
LISZT Fantasy and Fugue for Organ on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" (after Giacomo Meyerbeer), S. 259; (transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni)
LISZT Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173
LISZT Étude No. 5, “Feux follets,” from Études d’exécution transcendante, S. 139
LISZT Valse oubliée, S. 215, No. 1
LISZT Nuages gris, S. 199
LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke), S. 514

Encore:LISZT Piano Piece in A-flat Major from Klavierstück
Garrick Ohlsson has graciously agreed to replace Maurizio Pollini, who unfortunately must cancel his appearance due to illness.

Garrick Ohlsson has spent this season celebrating the bicentennial of Franz Liszt's birth by focusing his artistry on the composer’s indelible music. After a performance of Liszt’s music, The New York Times praised this gifted pianist for "the passion and force of his interpretation, enhanced by his clear voicing of inner lines and the dramatic juxtaposition of contrasting elements … Mr. Ohlsson’s gifts as a storyteller held the audience spellbound.”

Listen

Liszt's Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam," S 259 (Fuga)


Garrick Ohlsson, Piano
Bridge Records

Emanuel Ax

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Emanuel Ax, Piano

Program

COPLAND Piano Variations
HAYDN Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
BEETHOVEN Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat Major, “Eroica Variations,” Op. 35
SCHUMANN Études en forme de variations, Op. 13 (with posthumous etudes)

Encores:LISZT Valse oubliée, No. 1, S. 215
CHOPIN Grande Valse brillante in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
In 2010, Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax delighted Carnegie Hall audiences with a series of concerts that celebrated the 200th birthdays of Chopin and Schumann. This year, he returns with a program that features another Schumann jewel, the Symphonic Etudes, and works by Copland, Haydn, and Beethoven.

Listen

Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: Aufschwung


Emanuel Ax, Piano
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