Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers II: Jula Goldwurm Pure Voice Series

Dynamic voice-and-piano duos team up on this series. Highlights include Eric Owens, who was a spectacular success in the Met Opera’s Rheingold last fall, performing with conductor Robert Spano in the less-familiar role of pianist, and Angelika Kirchschlager and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a recital of Liszt.
This series is sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.

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Angelika Kirchschlager
Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Eric Owens
Robert Spano

Sandrine Piau
Susan Manoff

Christian Gerhaher
András Schiff

Angelika Kirchschlager
Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Zankel Hall
Saturday, November 12, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Angelika Kirchschlager, Mezzo-Soprano
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Program

BRAHMS "Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund"
BRAHMS "Soll sich der Mond nicht heller scheinen"
BRAHMS "Da unten im Tale"
BRAHMS "Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht barfuss gehn"
BRAHMS Andante teneramente from Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
BRAHMS "Junge Lieder I," Op. 63, No. 5
BRAHMS "Über die Heide," Op. 86, No. 4
BRAHMS "Der Gang zum Liebchen," Op. 48, No. 1
BRAHMS "Nachtwandler," Op. 86, No. 3
BRAHMS "Versunken," Op. 86, No. 5
BRAHMS "O Komme, holde Sommernacht," Op. 58, No. 4
BRAHMS "Therese," Op. 86, No. 1
BRAHMS "Von ewiger Liebe," Op. 43, No. 1
LISZT "Im Rhein, im schönen Strome"
LISZT "Vergiftet sind meine Lieder"
LISZT "Über allen gipfeln ist Ruh"
LISZT Lento placido from Consolations
LISZT "Es war ein König in Thule"
LISZT "O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"
LISZT "Die drei Zigeuner"
LISZT "Der du von dem Himmel bist"

Encores:LISZT "Es muss ein Wunderbares sein"
POULENC "Hôtel"
BRAHMS "Sandmännchen"
Angelika Kirchschlager’s passion is song. “I love to think about what the composer did with a word,” she says, “It tells you so much about the composer. You know how he thought about the poem’s essence, what it meant to him.” On this concert, the stunning mezzo-soprano, together with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, gets to the heart of well-known Brahms and songs by Liszt, revealing an undeservedly little-known side of the fiery Romantic composer.

Listen

Brahms "O komme, holde Sommernacht vershwiegen", song for voice and piano, Op. 58/4

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Angelika Kirchschlager, Soprano; Graham Johnson, Piano
Hyperion

Eric Owens
Robert Spano

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone
Robert Spano, Piano

Program

WOLF Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo
·· Wohl denk ich oft
·· Alles endet, was entstehet
·· Fühlt meine Seele
SCHUMANN "Aus den hebräischen Gesängen," Op. 25, No. 15
SCHUMANN "Muttertraum," Op. 40, No. 2
SCHUMANN "Der Schatzgräber," Op. 45, No. 1
SCHUMANN "Melancholie," Op. 74, No. 6
SCHUBERT "Prometheus," D. 674
SCHUBERT "Fahrt zum Hades," D.526
SCHUBERT "Gruppe aus dem Tartarus," D.583
DEBUSSY "Beau soir"
DEBUSSY "Fleur des blés"
DEBUSSY "L'âme évaporée" from Deux romances
DUPARC "L’invitation au voyage"
DUPARC "La vague et la cloche"
RAVEL Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
··Chanson romanesque
··Chanson épique
··Chanson à boire
WAGNER "Les deux grenadiers"

Encores:PURCELL "Music for a While"
COPLAND "At the River"
Last season, opera fans were abuzz over Eric Owens’s “show-stealing turn” in Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Met (The Washington Post). Hear more Wagner from Owens on this recital, but also a host of repertoire that showcases a gentler side of this astounding bass-baritone. Joining him is Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano, who is also an accomplished pianist.

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Schubert's An Schwager Kronos

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Eric Owen, Bass-Baritone
Schubert "Der Atlas"

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Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone

Sandrine Piau
Susan Manoff

Zankel Hall
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Sandrine Piau, Soprano
Susan Manoff, Piano

Program

MENDELSSOHN "Nachtlied," Op. 71, No. 6
MENDELSSOHN "Neue Liebe," Op. 19a, No. 4
MENDELSSOHN "Schlafloser Augen Leuchte"
MENDELSSOHN "Hexenlied," Op. 8, No. 8
FAURÉ "En sourdine," Op. 58, No. 2
FAURÉ "Prison," Op. 83, No. 1
FAURÉ "Les berceaux," Op. 23, No. 1
FAURÉ "Après un rêve," Op. 7, No. 1
CHAUSSON "Amour d’antan," Op. 8, No. 2
CHAUSSON "Dans la forêt du charme et de l’enchantement," Op. 36, No. 2
CHAUSSON "Les heures," Op. 27, No. 1
R. STRAUSS "Morgen," Op. 27, No. 4
R. STRAUSS "Das Geheimnis," Op. 17, No. 3
R. STRAUSS "Die Nacht," Op. 10, No. 3
R. STRAUSS "Ständchen," Op. 17, No. 2
VINCENT BOUCHOT Galgenlieder
·· "Mondendinge"
·· "Der Hecht"
·· "Die Mitternachtsmaus"
·· "Das Wasser"
·· "Galgenkindes Wiegenlied"
POULENC "Montparnasse"
POULENC "Hyde Park"
POULENC Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon
·· C
·· Fêtes galantes
BRITTEN "The Salley Gardens," Vol. 1, No. 1
BRITTEN "There's None to Soothe"
BRITTEN "I Wonder as I Wander"

Encores:POULENC "Voyage à Paris" from Banalités, No. 4
FAURÉ "Clair de lune," Op. 46, No. 2
R. STRAUSS "Efeu" from Mädchenblumen, Op. 22
Sandrine Piau—a French soprano whose crystalline expressivity “sends shivers down your spine” (Guardian)—and pianist Susan Manoff present an eclectic and fascinating program of song, including mainstays like Fauré’s “Les berceaux” and Strauss’s “Morgen,” 20th-century songs by Britten and Poulenc, and four contemporary pieces by Vincent Bouchot.

Listen

Mendelssohn's "Hexenlied," Op. 8, No. 8

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Sandrine Piau, Soprano; Susan Manoff, Piano
naïve

Christian Gerhaher
András Schiff

Zankel Hall
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Christian Gerhaher, Baritone
András Schiff, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
·· Auf dem Hügel sitz' ich spähend
·· Wo die Berge so blau
·· Leichte Segler in den Höhen
·· Diese Wolken in den Höhen
·· Es kehret der Maien
·· Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder
SCHUMANN Dichterliebe, Op. 48
·· Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
·· Aus meinen Tränen spriessen
·· Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
·· Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'
·· Ich will meine Seele tauchen
·· Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
·· Ich grolle nicht
·· Und wüssten’s die Blumen, die kleinen
·· Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
·· Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen
·· Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
·· Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
·· Ich hab' im Traum geweinet
·· Allnächtlich im Traume
·· Aus alten Märchen
·· Die alten, bösen Lieder
SCHUMANN "Ballade des Harfners ," Op. 98a, No. 2
SCHUMANN "Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß," Op. 98a, No. 4
SCHUMANN "Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt," Op. 98a, No. 6
SCHUMANN "An die Türen will ich schleichen," Op. 98a, No. 8
HAYDN "The Spirit's Song," Hob. XXVIa:41
HAYDN "Content," Hob. XXVIa:36
HAYDN "Trost unglücklicher Liebe," Hob. XXVIa:9
HAYDN "Geistliches Lied," Hob. XXVIa:17
HAYDN "The Wanderer," Hob. XXVIa:32
BEETHOVEN "Adelaide," Op. 46

Encores:SCHUMANN "Mondnacht," Op. 39, No. 5
HAYDN "She Never Told Her Love," Hob. XXVIa:34
Christian Gerhaher is “a baritone with a rich tone and a seemingly infallible ear for dramatic phrasing” (The New York Times) who shines brightly when singing lieder on the concert stage. He joins Perspectives artist András Schiff for an evening of enduring songs devoted to the pains of love, including Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte and Schumann’s Dichterliebe.

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Schumann Dichterliebe, Op. 48, "Ich grolle nicht"

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Christian Gerhaher, Baritone; Gerhard Huber, Piano
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