Carnegie Hall Presents

Perspectives: András Schiff


Budapest Festival Orchestra

Budapest Festival Orchestra

András Schiff

András Schiff Master Class

András Schiff Young Artists Concert

Muzsikás

András Schiff
Dénes Várjon

András Schiff

Making Music: Jörg Widmann

Salzburg Marionette Theater
András Schiff

Christian Gerhaher
András Schiff

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, October 28, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
András Schiff, Piano

Program

SCHUBERT Overture to Die Zauberharfe
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 1
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major
András Schiff kicks off his season-long focus on Bartók with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, who together perform not one but two of the composer’s piano concertos. One is part of a group of pieces Bartók wrote in the mid-1920s to expand his piano repertoire; the other was completed shortly before he died in 1945 for his pianist wife.

Listen

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 (Allegretto)


Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivá Fischer, Conductor; András Schiff, Piano
Warner Classics International

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, October 29, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
András Schiff, Piano

Program

BARTÓK Hungarian Peasant Songs
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 2
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, "Great"

Encore:BARTÓK Dance of the Urog Swinherds from Hungarian Sketches
András Schiff completes the cycle of Bartók’s three piano concertos that he began two nights before. These two concerts are a sort of reunion: Schiff was born in Budapest and attended school there with conductor Iván Fischer, and in 1997 they recorded Bartók’s concertos together. Those performances were widely acclaimed, and you can hear them together again with the Budapest Festival Orchestra here at Carnegie Hall.

Listen

Bartók Piano Concerto No2, Sz 95 (Allegro molto)


Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, Conductor; András Schiff, Piano 
Warner Classics International
Schubert's Symphony No. 9, Andante Allegro ma non troppo


Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
Channel Classics

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.

András Schiff Master Class

Weill Recital Hall
Sunday, February 19, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Alexandra Dariescu, Piano
Zoltán Fejérvári, Piano
Yuval Gilad, Piano
Naomi Kudo, Piano
Roman Rabinovich, Piano

Program

BACH French Overture in B Minor, BWV 831
··Overture
BARTÓK Suite for Piano, Op. 14
BARTÓK Three Burlesques
··Quarrel
··A Bit Drunk
BACH English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
··Sarabande
··Gavotte I
··Gavotte II
··Gigue
BARTÓK Piano Sonata
András Schiff’s performances of Bach and Bartók are renowned and distinctive, guided by his own in-depth study of the composers’ thoughts, lives, and works. In this public master class, Schiff shares his insights into how to approach Bach’s and Bartók’s music with five emerging pianists in his Weill Music Institute Professional Training Workshop.

András Schiff Young Artists Concert

Weill Recital Hall
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Alexandra Dariescu, Piano
Zoltán Fejérvári, Piano
Yuval Gilad, Piano
Naomi Kudo, Piano
Roman Rabinovich, Piano

Program

BACH English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
BARTÓK Suite for Piano, Op. 14
BACH English Suite No. 5 in E Minor, BWV 810
BACH French Overture in B Minor, BWV 831
BARTÓK Piano Sonata
Under András Schiff, five young pianists in his Weill Music Institute Professional Training Workshop got a chance to probe the music of Bach and Bartók with one of its truly distinctive interpreters. On this culminating workshop concert, the budding performers step up front and present the works by these composers they studied during their time with Schiff.

Muzsikás

THE ROUTES AND ROOTS OF BARTÓK

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Muzsikás
Mihály Sipos, Violin
László Porteleki, Violin, Koboz, and Tambura
Péter Éri, Viola, Kontra, Mandolin, and Flutes
Dániel Hamar, Contrabass, Gardon, and Turkish Drum
Mária Petrás, Guest Vocalist

with

András Schiff, Piano
Artist-in-residence András Schiff joins Muzsikás—perhaps the world’s most admired Hungarian folk-music ensemble and the first group to popularize their country’s traditional music.

Listen

"Eddig Vendég"


Muzsikás
Hannibal

András Schiff
Dénes Várjon

Zankel Hall
Saturday, February 25, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

András Schiff, Piano
Dénes Várjon, Piano
David Skidmore, Percussion
James Michael Deitz, Percussion

Program

SCHUMANN (ARR. DEBUSSY) Six Etudes in Canonic Form
GYÖRGY KURTÁG GYÖRGY KURTÁG Selections from Játékok
·· Fog Canon
·· Furious Chorale
·· Bells (Homage to Stravinsky)
·· Homage to Halmágyi Mihály
DEBUSSY En blanc et noir
BARTÓK Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
András Schiff’s Carnegie Hall Perspectives residency focuses on Bartók, and on this concert he teams up with Dénes Várjon to perform the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion—one of the composer’s most popular works. In addition, Schiff and Várjon perform Debussy’s En blanc et noir, which alternates between passionate extroversion and somber reflection.

András Schiff

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

András Schiff, Piano

Program

BACH Invention in C Major, BWV 772
BACH Invention in E Minor, BWV 778
BACH Invention in G Major, BWV 781
BARTÓK Ten Pieces from Gyermekeknek (For Children), Book II
BACH Invention in D Minor, BWV 775
BACH Invention in F Major, BWV 779
BACH Invention in A Minor, BWV 784
BARTÓK Three Burlesques, Op. 8c
BACH Invention in E-flat Major, BWV 776
BACH Invention in G Minor, BWV 782
BACH Invention in B-flat Major, BWV 785
JÖRG WIDMANN Zirkustänze (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BACH Invention in E Major, BWV 777
BACH Invention in B Minor, BWV 786
BACH Invention in D Major, BWV 774
BARTÓK Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm from Mikrokosmos, Book VI
BACH Invention in F Minor, BWV 780
BACH Invention in A Major, BWV 783
BACH Invention in C Minor, BWV 773
BEETHOVEN Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Adieu, Haydée I from Hommage à Bartók
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Adieu, Haydée II from Hommage à Bartók
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Rituale, in Memoriam Strém Kálmán (US Premiere)
GYÖRGY KURTÁG In Memory of a Pure Soul: Klara Schiff in Memoriam (US Premiere)
BARTÓK Out of Doors Suite

Encores:BRAHMS Intermezzo in E-flat Major, Op. 117, No. 1
BACH Prelude and Fugue in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846
BRAHMS Intermezzo in B-flat Minor, Op. 117, No.2
SCHUBERT Hungarian Melody in B Minor, D. 817
When András Schiff plays Bach, every phrase reveals a passionate love for the music that always adds up to exemplary performances. As New York magazine puts it, “András Schiff would make Bach proud.” Here, Schiff turns his attention to the two-part inventions, as well as music by Bartók, Beethoven, and György Kurtág, plus a world premiere by Jörg Widmann, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

Listen

J.S. Bach Invention No.1 in C, BWV772a


András Schiff, Piano
Decca

Making Music: Jörg Widmann

Zankel Hall
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 6 PM

Performers

Jörg Widmann, Clarinet
Claron McFadden, Soprano
András Schiff, Piano
Shai Wosner, Piano
The Parker Quartet
·· Daniel Chong, Violin
·· Karen Kim, Violin
·· Jessica Bodner, Viola
·· Kee-Hyun Kim, Cello
Jeremy Geffen, Series Moderator

Program

ALL-JÖRG WIDMANN PROGRAM
Fieberphantasie
Intermezzi
Fünf Bruchstücke
Versuch über die Fuge
In addition to being one of the world’s top clarinetists, Jörg Widmann is among today’s most exciting composers. His music draws inspiration from 19th-century Romanticism, but is no mere pastiche. It instead invigorates the musical gestures and conventions we take for granted by using them in entirely new ways. On this concert, part of the Making Music series that explores composers’ works and processes, you can hear Widmann’s “volatile, energized, and expressive” (Guardian) music—and his virtuosic clarinet playing.

Listen

Jörg Widmann Nachtstück for Clarinet, Cello and Piano


Jörg Widmann, Clarinet; Jan Vogler, Cello; Ewa Kupiec, Piano
Berlin Classics

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.

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.

Listen

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


Christian Gerhaher, Baritone; Gerhard Huber, Piano
RCA Victor Red Seal