Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Artists II

The audience-favorites spotlighted on this series are all masters of their craft, combining undeniable magnetism and remarkable musicianship. Whether it is violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, or pianist Richard Goode in recital, or the magnificent musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, these superb artists make the familiar sound new and extraordinary, revealing the complex emotion behind the music.

Joshua Bell
Sam Haywood

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Leif Ove Andsnes

Richard Goode

Joshua Bell
Sam Haywood

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Joshua Bell, Violin
Sam Haywood, Piano

Program

TARTINI Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 1, No. 10, "Devil's Trill Sonata"
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96
STRAVINSKY Divertimento
Additional works to be announced from the stage
Encores:TCHAIKOVSKY Mélodie in E-flat Major, Op. 42, No. 3
WIENIAWSKI Polonaise brillante, Op. 21, No. 2
With his celebrity status and ubiquitous presence as a recitalist, soloist, and recording artist, it’s easy to forget the most important thing about Joshua Bell: He’s one of the best violinists on the classical music scene today. “Few prodigies make it into musical maturity, but Bell has evolved from a technical whiz to a true artist and intellectual whose music feeds both your brain and your heart” (Newsweek). Witness his unmatched artistry when the peerless performer returns to Carnegie Hall for what will no doubt be a dazzling recital.

Listen

Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major (Alegretto)

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Joshua Bell, Violin | Jeremy Denk, Piano
Sony

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor

Program

MOZART Symphony No. 28
JOHANNES MARIA STAUD On Comparative Meteorology
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 6
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is an integral part of a city rich with a history of important composers and performers. The incomparable orchestra is joined by maestro Franz Welser- Möst for an exploration of enduring scores by influential composers from their native land and a contemporary work from a composer who is creating in Vienna today. The program includes Bruckner’s magnificent and genial Sixth Symphony and Mozart’s Symphony No. 28, paired with Johannes Maria Staud’s On Comparative Meteorology.

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

Listen

Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 (Scherzo)

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Horst Stein, Conductor
Denon

Leif Ove Andsnes

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
BEETHOVEN Six Variations on an Original Theme in F Major, Op. 34
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata"

Encores:BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Allegretto from Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54
SCHUBERT Moment musical in A-flat Major, D. 780, No. 6
"This excellent Norwegian pianist plays with a rare blend of fluidity and control, and his [Beethoven] grew more daring and boldly profiled as the work progressed, ending with a finale that was irresistible" (The Boston Globe). The celebrated Leif Ove Andsnes surveys some of the composer’s greatest masterworks for solo piano that span the course of Beethoven’s prolific and celebrated career.

Richard Goode

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Richard Goode, Piano

Program

JANÁČEK "Our Evenings" from On the Overgrown Path, Book I
JANÁČEK "A Blown-Away Leaf" from On the Overgrown Path, Book I
JANÁČEK "Come With Us!" from On the Overgrown Path, Book I
JANÁČEK "Good Night!" from On the Overgrown Path, Book I
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
DEBUSSY Préludes, Book I

Encores:DEBUSSY "Ondine" from Préludes, Book II
SCHUMANN Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
“It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Richard Goode’s recitals without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtly or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianism itself” (The New York Times). The preeminent pianist has developed a loyal following of voracious audiences here at Carnegie Hall and worldwide, performing leading interpretations of Classical and Romantic repertoire.

Listen

Bach's Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 (Fantasia)

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Richard Goode, Piano
Nonesuch