Carnegie Hall Presents

The Late Romantics

Some of the most beloved composers were at their most creative at the dawn of the 20th century, when the Romantic period gave way to modernism. Explore this incredibly important time in music history with performances by the Royal Concertgebouw and Boston Symphony orchestras. Incomparable soprano Renée Fleming serves as both performer and host in an evening of art songs and chamber music from the period with pianist Jeremy Denk and the Emerson String Quartet.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Vienna: Window to Modernity

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Program

BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2
MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Encore:YSAŸE Allemanda from Sonata in E Minor, Op. 27, No. 4 "Fritz Kreisler"
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall! Its two-night stay begins with Leonidas Kavakos performing Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto, and concludes with a Mahler symphony certain to showcase the group that classical music authority Gramophone magazine calls “the world’s greatest orchestra.”

Listen

Mahler's Symphony No. 1 (Stürmisch bewegt)


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
RCO Live

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, Conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, Conductor
Boys of the PALS Children’s Chorus
Andy Icochea Icochea, Conductor

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 3
With thunderous power and enchanting tenderness, Mahler’s Third Symphony depicts the all-encompassing power of nature. Behold the marvels of the natural world, from the pleasurable to the horrifying, when the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Gatti perform this expansive work here at Carnegie Hall.

Listen

Mahler's Symphony No.3 In D Minor, 5. Lustig Im Tempo Und Keck Im Ausdruck, ''Bimm Bamm. Es Sungen Drei Engel''


Boston Symphony Orchestra | Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Tanglewood

Vienna: Window to Modernity

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Renée Fleming, Soprano and Host
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Emerson String Quartet
·· Eugene Drucker, Violin
·· Philip Setzer, Violin
·· Lawrence Dutton, Viola
·· David Finckel, Cello
Paul Neubauer, Viola
Colin Carr, Cello

Program

R. STRAUSS Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 67
BRAHMS Ophelia Lieder
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
WAGNER from Wesendonck Lieder, Op. 91
(arr. Rudolf Leopold)
·· "Im Treibhaus"
·· "Träume"
BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Minor, Op. 118, No. 1
BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
WEIGL from Five Songs for Soprano and String Quartet
·· "Trost"
·· "Regenlied"
WELLESZ "Mir scheint, das Angesicht der Welt verging," Op. 52, No. 5 from Sonnette der Elisabeth Barrett-Browning
WEBERN Drei Stücke, 1913
ZEISL “Der Mond steht da” from Mondbilder
ZEISL "Komm süsser Tod"
ZEISL "Gigerlette"
SCHOENBERG from Cabaret Songs
·· "Galathea"
·· "Gigerlette"

Encores:TAUBER "I'm in love with Vienna"
R. STRAUSS "Morgen," Op. 27, No. 4
KORNGOLD "Frag mich oft" from Walzer aus Wien (after Johann Strauss II)
The finale of Renée Fleming's Perspectives series, Vienna: Window to Modernity is a thoughtful tribute to the time and place where the European musical tradition, under the influence of literary and visual arts, gave way to the 20th century.

Listen

Korngold's Die tote Stadt, Act 1, Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettalied)


English Chamber Orchestra | Jeffrey Tate, Conductor | Renée Fleming, Soprano
Decca