Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Artists II

Leading musical interpreters of our time explore the classical repertoire in traditional and unique programs in this multifaceted series. It's a thrilling match of great music with the superb artistry of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Magdalena Kožená with Yefim Bronfman, Midori, and more. These audience favorites are masters of their craft, bringing their magnetism and remarkable musicianship to the world's finest recital stage.

 

Series Events

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 8 PM
Midori
Özgür Aydin
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Midori, Violin
  • Özgür Aydin, Piano

Program

  • BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major
  • WEBERN Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7
  • BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major
  • GEORGE CRUMB Four Nocturnes (Night Music II)
  • BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, "Kreutzer"

  • Encores:
  • DEBUSSY "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" (arr. Hartmann)
  • KREISLER Tambourin chinois
Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor (Intermezzo: Très lent et calme)
Midori, Violin | Robert McDonald, Piano
Sony Classical
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 8 PM
Magdalena Kožená
Yefim Bronfman
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Program

  • MUSSORGSKY The Nursery
  • MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE Three Melodies on a Poem of Ezra Pound (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • RAVEL Histoires naturelles
    ·· Le Paon
    ·· Le Grillon
    ·· Le Cygne
    ·· Le Martin-pêcheur
    ·· Le Pintade
  • RACHMANINOFF Songs, Op. 38
  • BARTÓK Dorfszenen

  • Encores:
  • SCHUMANN "Wehmut" from Liederkreis, Op.39
  • FAURÉ "Rêve d’amour," Op. 5, No. 2
Dvořák's "Evening Songs"
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-Soprano | Radoslav Kvapil, Piano | Kocian Quartet
ASV
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 8 PM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ivari Ilja
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Baritone
  • Ivari Ilja, Piano

Program

  • RACHMANINOFF "Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower," Op. 8, No. 2
  • RACHMANINOFF "Morning," Op. 4, No. 2
  • RACHMANINOFF "At the gates of the Holy cloister"
  • RACHMANINOFF "In my soul," Op. 14, No. 10
  • RACHMANINOFF "Night is mournful," Op. 26, No. 12
  • RACHMANINOFF "Do you remember the evening"
  • RACHMANINOFF "Again I am alone," Op. 26, No. 9
  • RACHMANINOFF "How fair this spot," Op. 21, No. 7
  • RACHMANINOFF "The raising of Lazarus," Op. 34, No. 6
  • RACHMANINOFF "Lilacs," Op. 21, No. 5
  • RACHMANINOFF "I wait for thee," Op. 14, No. 1
  • SVIRIDOV Selections from "Petersburg"
    ·· "The weathercock"
    ·· "The golden oar"
    ·· "The bride"
    ·· "A voice from the chorus"
    ·· "I am nailed to a tavern counter"
    ·· "The breeze has brought from far away"
    ·· "Petersburg song"
    ·· "Those born in obscure years"
    ·· "The virgin city"

  • Encores:
  • RACHMANINOFF "In the Silence of the Secret Night"
  • VALENTE/TAGLIAFERRI "Passione"
  • TRAD. "Little Night"
  • TRAD. "Goodbye, Happiness"
Rachmaninoff's "In my soul," Op. 14, No. 10
Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 3 PM
Maurizio Pollini
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Maurizio Pollini, Piano

Program

  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor "Appassionata"

  • Encores:
  • BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in E-flat Major, Op. 126, No. 3
  • BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in B Minor, Op. 126, No. 4
Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, "Appassionata" (Allegro ma non troppo)
Maurizio Pollini, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

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