Carnegie Hall Presents

German Masters

Experience the power of quintessential works from some of the great German composers. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra performs Richard Strauss's mercurial Death and Transfiguration, the San Francisco Symphony is joined by the dynamic Yuja Wang for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, and violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins Staatskapelle Dresden for an evening of Brahms. 

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Cancelled: San Francisco Symphony

Staatskapelle Dresden

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor

Program

R. STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 (Edition Nowak)
Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day to "the world's greatest orchestra,” as crowned by Gramophone magazine. This concert features two remarkable works of late Romanticism, performed by Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Strauss’s mercurial musical meditation on death, and Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony—a towering work that was the composer’s springboard to international success.

Listen

R. Strauss's Death and Transfiguration



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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Phillips

Cancelled: San Francisco Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano
Samuel Carl Adams, Electronics

Program

SAMUEL CARL ADAMS Drift and Providence (NY Premiere)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
This concert by the San Francisco Symphony has been cancelled due to the orchestra's current work stoppage. This concert will not be rescheduled.

Patrons who purchased tickets for this performance with a credit card will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets with cash can return them to the Carnegie Hall Box Office to receive their refund. Ticket holders with any questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Yuja Wang
astonishes audiences wherever she appears. She was “a goddess” in Philadelphia (The Philadelphia Inquirer), and displayed “chutzpah and raw talent” in our nation’s capital (The Washington Post). The New York Times raved that she “seems to have everything: speed, flexibility, pianistic thunder, and interpretive nuance.” See what has people buzzing when Wang performs Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Brahms's Symphony No. 1 (Un poco Allegretto e grazioso)

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New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sony

Staatskapelle Dresden

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann, Principal Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin

Program

ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM
Academic Festival Overture
Violin Concerto
Symphony No. 4
Referring to a recent performance by violinist Lisa Batiashvili, Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times wrote that “she seems to have everything it takes for a major career: thorough musicianship, virtuosity, charisma, and a lovely stage presence.” The young Georgian violinist joins the Staatskapelle Dresden and conductor Christian Thielemann for an all-Brahms evening.

Listen

Brahms's Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 77 (Allegro non troppo)

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Batiashvili Staatskapelle Dresden Thielemann
Brahms's Symphony No. 4 (Andante moderato) 

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Cleveland Orchestra | George Szell, Conductor
Sony