Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers I

Some of the most celebrated singers of our time unite in this gorgeous series of recitals and concerts that spotlight their powerhouse vocals and unmatched finesse in diverse repertoire. Anne Sofie von Otter performs Brahms lieder and a new homage to the composer by Nico Muhly, lauded Metropolitan Opera star Jonas Kaufmann makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut, soprano Natalie Dessay sparkles in her New York recital debut with evocative French songs, and the Vienna State Opera brings a massive complement of musicians for a concert performance of Berg's shocking opera Wozzeck.

Series Events

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 8 PM
Anne Sofie von Otter
Emanuel Ax
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Emanuel Ax, Piano

Program

  • BRAHMS "Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 2
  • BRAHMS "Es wohnet ein Fiedler" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 36
  • BRAHMS "Mädchenlied," Op. 85, No. 3
  • AULIN "Till en ros" from Four Serbian Folksongs
  • BRAHMS "Trennung," Op. 97, No. 6
  • BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Minor, Op. 118, No. 1
  • BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
  • BRAHMS "Auf dem Kirchhofe," Op. 105, No. 4
  • BRAHMS "Es schauen die Blumen," Op. 96, No. 3
  • BRAHMS "Sommerabend," Op. 85, No. 1
  • BRAHMS "Juchhe!," Op. 6, No. 4
  • BRAHMS "Von ewiger Liebe," Op. 43, No. 1
  • BRAHMS "Ständchen," Op. 106, No. 1
  • NICO MUHLY So Many Things (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BRAHMS "Nachtwandler," Op. 86, No. 3
  • BRAHMS "Am Sonntag Morgen zierlich angetan," Op. 49, No. 1
  • BRAHMS "Ruhe, Süssliebchen," Op. 33, No. 9
  • BRAHMS Intermezzo in B-flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2
  • BRAHMS Intermezzo in F Major, Op. 118, No. 5
  • BRAHMS Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103, No. 1-8

  • Encores:
  • BRAHMS "Sapphische Ode," Op. 94, No. 4
  • BRAHMS "Och Moder, ich well en Ding han" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 33
Brahms's Zigeunerlieder ("He, Zigeuner, greife")
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano | Bengt Forsberg, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon
Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 8 PM
Jonas Kaufmann
Helmut Deutsch
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor
    Carnegie Hall Recital Debut
  • Helmut Deutsch, Piano

Program

  • SCHUMANN Selections from Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35
    ·· Lust der Sturmnacht
    ·· Erstes Grün
    ·· Wanderung
    ·· Frage
    ·· Stille Tränen
  • SCHUMANN Dichterliebe, Op. 48
    ·· Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
    ·· Aus meinen Tränen spriessen
    ·· Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
    ·· Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'
    ·· Ich will meine Seele tauchen
    ·· Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
    ·· Ich grolle nicht
    ·· Und wüssten’s die Blumen, die kleinen
    ·· Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
    ·· Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen
    ·· Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
    ·· Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
    ·· Ich hab' im Traum geweinet
    ·· Allnächtlich im Traume
    ·· Aus alten Märchen
    ·· Die alten, bösen Lieder
  • WAGNER
  • LISZT Tre sonetti di Petrarca
    ·· Pace non trovo
    ·· Benedetto sia'l giorno
    ·· I' vidi in terra angelici costumi

  • Encores:
  • R. STRAUSS "Breit über mein Haupt dein schwarzes Haar," Op. 19, No. 2
  • R. STRAUSS "Heimliche Aufforderung," Op. 27, No. 3
  • R. STRAUSS "Freundliche Vision," Op. 48, No. 1
  • R. STRAUSS "Cäcilie," Op. 27, No. 2
  • SCHUMANN "Mondnacht," Op. 39, No. 5
  • LEHÁR "Gern hab ich die Frau’n geküßt" from Paganini
Traditional "Die Gedanken sind frei"
Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor | Jan Philip Schulze, Piano
Traditional
Friday, February 28, 2014 | 8 PM
Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Berg's Wozzeck (opera in concert)
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Vienna State Opera
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
  • Matthias Goerne, Baritone (Wozzeck)
  • Evelyn Herlitzius, Soprano (Marie)
  • Monika Bohinec, Mezzo-Soprano (Margret)
  • Herbert Lippert, Tenor (Drum Major)
  • Thomas Ebenstein, Tenor (Andres)
  • Wolfgang Bankl, Bass (Doctor)
  • Herwig Pecoraro, Tenor (Captain)
  • Andreas Hörl, Bass (First Apprentice)
  • Clemens Unterreiner, Baritone (Second Apprentice)
  • Peter Jelosits, Tenor (Madman)
  • Franz Gruber, Tenor (Soldier)
  • Vienna State Opera Chorus
    Thomas Lang, Chorus Director
  • Members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus
    Dianne Berkun-Menaker, Artistic Director

Program

  • BERG Wozzeck (concert performance)
Berg's Wozzeck (Act III: "Marie's Room")
Vienna State Opera Orchestra | Claudio Abbado, Conductor | Hildegard Behrens, Soprano
Deutsche Grammophon
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 8 PM
Natalie Dessay
Philippe Cassard
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Natalie Dessay, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
  • Philippe Cassard, Piano

Program

  • C. SCHUMANN "Liebst du um Schönheit"
  • C. SCHUMANN "Geheimes Flüstern"
  • C. SCHUMANN "Sie liebten sich beide"
  • C. SCHUMANN "Er ist gekommen"
  • BRAHMS "Lerchengesang"
  • BRAHMS "Meine Lieder"
  • BRAHMS "Geheimnis"
  • DUPARC "L'invitation au voyage"
  • DUPARC "Extase"
  • R. STRAUSS "Ich schwebe," Op. 48, No. 2
  • R. STRAUSS "Wasserrose," Op. 22, No. 4
  • R. STRAUSS "Frühlingsgedränge," Op. 26, No. 1
  • R. STRAUSS "Die Nacht," Op. 10, No. 3
  • FAURÉ "Après un rêve," Op. 7, No. 1
  • FAURÉ "Clair de lune," Op. 46, No. 2
  • FAURÉ "Prison," Op. 83, No. 1
  • FAURÉ "Mandoline" from Cinq mélodies "de Venise," Op. 58, No. 1
  • FAURÉ "En sourdine" from Cinq mélodies "de Venise," Op. 58, No. 2
  • POULENC Fiançailles pour rire
  • DEBUSSY "Apparition"
  • DEBUSSY "La romance d'Ariel"

  • Encores:
  • DEBUSSY CLAUDE DEBUSSY "Clair de lune" from Suite bergamasque / "Clair de lune," from Fêtes galantes
  • RACHMANINOFF "How Fair This Spot," Op. 21, No. 7
  • DELIBES "Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve" from Lakmé
Debussy's "Apparition"
Natalie Dessay, Soprano | Philippe Cassard, Piano
Virgin Classics
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