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.

Series Events

Saturday, December 10, 2011 | 8 PM
Karita Mattila
Martin Katz
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Karita Mattila, Soprano
  • Martin Katz, Piano


  • 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")
Sibelius's "Var det en drom?"
Karita Mattila, Soprano; Ilmo Ranta, Piano
Duparc "Au pays ou se fait la guerre"
Karita Mattila, Soprano; Martin Katz, Piano
Sunday, April 29, 2012 | 3 PM
Garrick Ohlsson
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Garrick Ohlsson, Piano


  • 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
Liszt's Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam," S 259 (Fuga)
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano
Bridge Records
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 8 PM
Emanuel Ax
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Emanuel Ax, Piano


  • 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
Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: Aufschwung
Emanuel Ax, Piano
RCA Red Seal

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