Carnegie Hall Presents

Chamber Sessions III

Two superb pianists, an ensemble of star orchestral players, and an exciting young chamber orchestra appears in a series where the repertoire fascinates and the artists dazzle. Jeremy Denk performs Mozart on a program that includes The Knights, conducted by Robert Spano, in the New York premiere of The Classical Style, a comic miniature opera composed by Steven Stucky set to a libretto by Denk. Inspired by Charles Rosen’s famous musicological work of the same name, absurd humor and great music mix in this opera buffa where chords are characters who share the stage with Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and characters from Mozart’s operas. Richard Goode, one of the statesmen of the piano, is joined by young soloists in beloved works of Schumann and Brahms; and The MET Chamber Ensemble, conducted by James Levine, explores the revolutionary music of Stravinsky, Ives, Carter, Cage, and Charles Wuorinen.

Series Events

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 7:30 PM
The Classical Style
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Jeremy Denk, Piano
  • The Knights
  • Robert Spano, Conductor
  • Mary Birnbaum, Director
  • Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano
  • Rachel Calloway, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Peabody Southwell, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Dominic Armstrong, Tenor
  • Keith Jameson, Tenor
  • Kim Josephson, Baritone
  • Aubrey Allicock, Bass-Baritone
  • Ashraf Sewailam, Bass-Baritone

Program

  • MOZART Rondo in F Major, K. 494
  • MOZART Sonata in C Minor, K. 457
  • STEVEN STUCKY / JEREMY DENK The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts) (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 3 PM
Richard Goode and Friends
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Richard Goode, Piano
  • Sarah Shafer, Soprano
  • Itamar Zorman, Violin
  • Kyle Armbrust, Viola
  • Brook Speltz, Cello

Program

  • BRAHMS "Junge Lieder I," Op. 63, No. 5
  • BRAHMS "Lerchengesang," Op. 70, No. 2
  • BRAHMS "Mädchenlied" (Auf die Nacht in den Spinnstubn), Op. 107, No. 5
  • SCHUMANN Intermezzo from Liederkreis, Op.39
  • SCHUMANN "Der Sandmann," Op. 79, No. 13
  • SCHUMANN "Aufträge," Op. 77, No. 5
  • SCHUMANN Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80
  • SCHUMANN "Kommen und Scheiden," Op. 90, No. 3
  • SCHUMANN "Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden," Op. 24, No. 5
  • SCHUMANN "Heiß mich nicht reden," Op. 98a, No. 5
  • BRAHMS "Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht," Op. 96, No. 1
  • BRAHMS "Wir wandelten," Op. 96, No. 2
  • BRAHMS "Botschaft," Op. 47, No. 1
  • BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major
Brahms's Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 (Allegro non troppo)
Isaac Stern, Violin | Jamie Laredo, Viola | Yo-Yo Ma, Cello | Emanuel Ax, Piano
Sony
Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 5 PM
The MET Chamber Ensemble
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • The MET Chamber Ensemble
    James Levine, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Sharon Harms, Soprano
  • Laura Mercado-Wright, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Steven Brennfleck, Tenor
  • Evan Hughes, Bass-Baritone
  • Douglas Williams, Bass-Baritone

Program

  • STRAVINSKY Octet
  • IVES From the Steeples and the Mountains
  • IVES Scherzo: Over the Pavements
  • CARTER The American Sublime (World Premiere)
  • CAGE Atlas Eclipticalis
  • CHARLES WUORINEN It Happens Like This
John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra | James Levine, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

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