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  • Carnegie Hall Presents
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Paul Appleby, Tenor
Natalia Katyukova, Piano

Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30 PM Zankel Hall
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Paul Appleby by Jonathan Tichler, Natalia Katyukova by Kristin Hoebermann
Versatility, polished vocal tone, and interpretive depth are but a few of tenor Paul Appleby’s hallmarks, and he uses them all in this recital of songs that span the 19th century to the present day. The selections from Schubert’s posthumously published Schwanengesang are masterpieces that ponder nature, love, and loss. Britten’s Winter Words explores a tremendous range of emotions in eight songs set to poetry of Thomas Hardy unfold as miniature dramas with brilliant clarity and detailed word painting.

Part of: Great Singers II: Jula Goldwurm Pure Voice Series


Paul Appleby, Tenor
Natalia Katyukova, Piano


BRITTEN Winter Words
HANNAH LASH Songs of Imagined Love (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
HANDEL "Thus, when the sun from's wat'ry bed" from Samson
SCHUBERT Selections from Schwanengesang, D. 957
·· Liebesbotschaft
·· Ständchen
·· Aufenthalt
·· Abschied
·· Kriegers Ahnung
·· Frühlingssehnsucht
·· In der Ferne
·· Die Taubenpost
Paul Appleby: Becoming a Singer

Support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by members of Carnegie Hall’s Composer Club.

This concert and the Pure Voice series are sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.

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