Carnegie Hall Presents

Vienna: City of Dreams Sampler I

Hear an esteemed ensemble in both of its long-standing roles—as the Vienna Philharmonic and as the orchestra for the Vienna State Opera—in this heavy-hitter series of concerts that include masterworks such as Beethoven’s triumphant Ninth Symphony and Strauss's opera Salome. The series also includes a musical marathon that honors Viennese music and its cultural influence, including opera extracts and songs significant to the pride of the nation, works by influential composers who frequented the city, and waltzes and polkas that mirror a traditional New Year's Day program.

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Vienna State Opera

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Vienna State Opera
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Ricarda Merbeth, Soprano
Zoryana Kushpler, Mezzo-Soprano
Peter Seiffert, Tenor
Günther Groissböck, Bass
New York Choral Artists
Joseph Flummerfelt, Chorus Director

Program

SCHOENBERG Friede auf Erden
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
In what will likely be one of the most spirited and joyous performances of the season, Schoenberg’s ethereal hymn for eternal peace Friede auf Erden opens a program that also includes life-affirming music in celebration of hope and the human spirit: Beethoven’s monumental Ninth and its celebrated "Ode to Joy."

Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Strauss's Salome (opera in concert)

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Gun-Brit Barkmin, Soprano (Salome)
Tomasz Konieczny, Bass-Baritone (Jochanaan)
Gerhard A. Siegel, Tenor (Herodes)
Jane Henschel, Mezzo-Soprano (Herodias)
Carlos Osuna, Tenor (Narraboth)
Ulrike Helzel, Mezzo-Soprano (Page)
Norbert Ernst, Tenor (First Jew)
Michael Roider, Tenor (Second Jew)
James Kryshak, Tenor (Third Jew)
Thomas Ebenstein, Tenor (Fourth Jew)
Walter Fink, Bass (Fifth Jew)
Adam Plachetka, Bass-Baritone (First Nazarene)
Marcus Pelz, Bass (Second Nazarene)
Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Bass (First Soldier)
Il Hong, Bass (Second Soldier)
Jens Musger, Bass (A Cappadocian)
Gerhard Reiterer, Tenor (A Slave)

Program

R. STRAUSS Salome (concert performance)
With its erotic and revenge-filled plot inspired by the biblical tale of John the Baptist, Strauss’s masterpiece shocked audiences when it was first performed in 1905. Today, the work is a well-established part of the operatic repertoire with the tour-de-force title role requiring the stamina and power of a true dramatic soprano, plus the agility and gracefulness of a prima ballerina to execute the famous “Dance of the Seven Veils” when performed in opera houses. This demanding role is sung by Gun-Brit Barkmin in this marvelous concert version.

Please note that bass-baritone Falk Struckmann has withdrawn from this performance of Salome due to illness. Tomasz Konieczny has graciously agreed to perform the role of Jochanaan in his place.

Listen

R. Strauss's Salome ("Dance of the Seven Veils")

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Vienna State Opera | Karl Böhm, Conductor
Opera d'Oro

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 7 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin
Diana Damrau, Soprano
New York Choral Artists
Joseph Flummerfelt, Chorus Director

Program

NICOLAI Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
WEBERN Six Pieces, Op. 6
NICOLAI "Moon Chorus" from The Merry Wives of Windsor
WOLF "Der Feuerreiter"
MOZART "Ave Verum Corpus"
SCHMIDT Intermezzo from Notre Dame
BERGER Legend of Prince Eugene
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
JOSEF STRAUSS Delirien Waltz, Op. 212
EDUARD STRAUSS Bahn frei! Polka, Op. 45
JOHANN STRAUSS JR. Frühlingsstimmen Waltz, Op. 410
LANNER Steyrische Tänze
J. STRAUSS Cachucha Galop, Op. 97
LEHÁR "Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss" from Giuditta
HELLMESBERGER JR. Kleiner Anzeiger Galop, Op. 4

Encores:KREISLER "Schön Rosmarin"
J. STRAUSS JR. "Klänge der Heimat" from Die Fledermaus
J. STRAUSS JR. "Unter Donner und Blitz" Polka Schnell, Op. 324
Join Zubin Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for a celebratory concert, honoring Viennese music and its cultural influence. This musical marathon explores the broad spectrum of Viennese music, from classical to esoteric, in a format similar to those of concerts heard in this cultural capital at the turn of the 19th century. This stellar tribute includes opera extracts and songs significant to the pride of the nation, works by influential composers who frequented the city, and waltzes and polkas that mirror a traditional New Year’s Day program.

Listen

Korngold's Violin Concerto (Moderato nobile)

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London Symphony Orchestra | André Previn, Conductor | Gil Shaham, Violin
Deutsche Grammophon