Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Artists I

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter finds compelling relationships between classic works by Schubert and Saint-Saëns with premieres of contemporary works, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax bring to life a new work by Anders Hillborg, and baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Christoph Eschenbach interpret a Schubert song cycle. This remarkable series offers vividly compelling music for a variety of solo instruments, each performed by world-class artists.

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Lambert Orkis

Yo-Yo Ma
Emanuel Ax

Matthias Goerne
Christoph Eschenbach

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Lambert Orkis

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Lambert Orkis, Piano

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their artistic partnership and Carnegie Hall Recital debut

Program

LUTOSŁAWSKI Partita
SCHUBERT Fantasy in C Major, D. 934
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI La Follia for Solo Violin (World Premiere)
ANDRÉ PREVIN Violin Sonata No. 2 (World Premiere)
SAINT-SAËNS Violin Sonata No. 1
“The brilliant violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter … has a gift for juxtaposing new and standard works in a way that illuminates both,” giving “a sense of classical music as vibrantly alive, with exciting relationships between old and new” (The New York Times). Hear for yourself when the gifted musician performs classic works by Schubert and Saint-Saëns alongside the world premiere of André Previn’s Second Violin Sonata and the world premiere of a new work by Krzysztof Penderecki.

The contemporary works on this program are part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Lutosławski's Partita (Ad libitum)


Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin | Phillip Moll, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Yo-Yo Ma
Emanuel Ax

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 2 PM

Performers

Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Program

BRAHMS Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 (transcribed to D Major for cello by Paul Klengel)
BRAHMS Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99

Encore:BRAHMS JOHANNES BRAHMS Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
Rarely do such musical powerhouses come together on one stage, but when they do, the result is pure magic for all who are lucky enough to be in attendance. Such an occurrence will take place when superstar musicians Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax unite for the Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert. This recital is part of Ax’s inventive Brahms: Then and Now, spotlighting the enduring legacy of the composer.

Listen

Brahms's Cello Sonata No. 1 (Allegro non troppo)


Yo-Yo Ma, Cello | Emanuel Ax, Piano
RCA

Matthias Goerne
Christoph Eschenbach

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Christoph Eschenbach, Piano

Program

SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin
"If you are very, very lucky, you get to hear a performance every now and then that is so sublime in execution, so profound in expressive realization that it will have a place with you for the rest of your life. I felt I had one of those experiences … when baritone Matthias Goerne sang [Schubert], partnered by Christoph Eschenbach at the piano. I felt privileged to witness it" (The Baltimore Sun). Hear for yourself when the duo comes to Carnegie Hall to unleash the heartbreaking, unrelenting sadness in this Schubert song cycle.

Listen

Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin ("Die böse Farbe")


Matthias Goerne, Baritone | Christoph Eschenbach, Piano
Harmonia Mundi