Carnegie Hall Presents

Early Music in Weill Recital Hall

The intimate Weill Recital Hall is the perfect setting for this series of vibrant recitals of Baroque and Renaissance gems. Several of the brightest stars in the field today create their own inventive interpretations in these historically informed performances, illuminating the works in a completely new light for audiences. After each concert, stay for a Salon Encores reception and get together with the evening's musicians and people who love music as much as you do.

Series Events

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Carolyn Sampson
Weill Recital Hall


  • Carolyn Sampson, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Beiliang Zhu, Viola da Gamba
  • Paul O'Dette, Archlute
  • Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord


  • PURCELL "Thou wakeful shepherd" (A morning hymn) from Harmonia sacra
  • PURCELL "Music for a while" from Oedipus
  • PURCELL "Sweeter than roses" from Pausanias, the Betrayer of His Country
  • ANON. "The Duke of Norfolk," or "Paul's Steeple"
  • PURCELL "Thrice happy lovers" from The Fairy Queen
  • PURCELL "Oh! fair Cedaria, hide those eyes"
  • PURCELL "I attempt from love’s sickness to fly" from The Indian Queen
  • BYRD Third Pavan and Galliard in A Minor from Lady Nevell's Book
  • PURCELL "From rosy bow'rs" from The Comical History of Don Quixote
  • PURCELL "Let us dance, let us sing" from The History of Diocletian
  • PURCELL "Man is for the woman made" from The Mock Marriage
  • PURCELL "If music be the food of love"
  • PURCELL "The fatal hour comes on apace"
  • SIMPSON Division on a Ground in E Minor
  • PURCELL "From silent shades, and the Elysian groves" (Bess of Bedlam)
  • PURCELL "O solitude, my sweetest choice"
  • BANISTER Division on a Ground
  • PURCELL "Hark! The ech’ing air" from The Fairy Queen
  • PURCELL "When first Amintas sued for a kiss"
  • PURCELL "Now that the sun hath veiled his light" (An evening hymn) from Harmonia sacra

  • Encore:
  • PURCELL "When first Amintas sued for a kiss"
Purcell's "If music be the food of love"
Carolyn Sampson, Soprano | Laurence Cummings, Harpsichord | Anne-Marie Lasla, Bass Viol
Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Fabio Biondi
Kenneth Weiss
Weill Recital Hall


  • Fabio Biondi, Violin
  • Kenneth Weiss, Harpsichord


  • BACH Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1021
  • BACH Violin Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019
  • BACH Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
  • BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971
  • P.A. LOCATELLI Sonata in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 12

  • Encore:
  • BACH Cantabile, ma non poco Adagio from Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1019a
Bach's Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052R (Allegro)
Europa Galante | Fabio Biondi, Conductor and Violin
Virgin Veritas
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Iestyn Davies
Thomas Dunford
Weill Recital Hall


  • Iestyn Davies, Countertenor
  • Thomas Dunford, Lute


  • JOHNSON "Have you seen the bright lily grow?"
  • JOHNSON "Care–charming sleep"
  • JOHNSON "From the Famous Peak of Derby"
  • DOWLAND "Semper Dowland semper dolens"
  • DANYEL "Mrs. M. E. Her funeral tears for the death of her husband"
  • DANYEL "Why canst thou not, as others do?"
  • DANYEL "Can doleful notes?"
  • DOWLAND "Mrs Winter's Jump"
  • CAMPION "Never weather - Beaten sail"
  • NICO MUHLY Old Bones (NY Premiere)
  • DOWLAND "Lachrimae"
  • DOWLAND "Come again, sweet love doth now invite"
  • DOWLAND "In darkness let me dwell"
  • DOWLAND "The King of Denmark's Galliard"
  • DOWLAND "Can she excuse my wrongs"
  • DOWLAND "Flow, my tears, fall from your springs"
  • DOWLAND "Now, O now, I needs must part" (including "The Frog Galliard")

  • Encores:
  • CAMPION "I care not for these ladies"
  • ERIC CLAPTON "Tears in Heaven"
  • MORLEY "Will You Buy a Fine Dog”

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