• Monday, Jan 10, 2011

    Measha Brueggergosman Performs “Night and Dreams” with Pianist Justus Zeyen, 2/17 in Zankel Hall



    Recital Includes Works by Ravel, Schubert,
    Duparc, Turina, R. Strauss, and Berg


    Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman returns to Zankel Hall on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. with pianist Justus Zeyen for a program titled Night and Dreams, featuring works by Ravel, Schubert, Duparc, Turina, R. Strauss, and Berg, among others. The program is based on Ms. Brueggergosman’s Deutsche Grammophon recording of the same name with repertoire selected, in her words, for its “soulful depth, variety, and beauty. We wanted something that was languid, sexy, romantic, different…that gives me the chance to really let go.” To see a video of this duo performing an excerpt from the recording, select this link. Ms. Brueggergosman has performed often at Carnegie Hall since she made her Weill Recital Hall debut in 2004, returning for a Zankel Hall recital in 2007. Most recently, she performed in concerts with the Risør Chamber Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in early December 2010.

    Measha Brueggergosman is a Grammy Award nominee for her recording of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Other recordings in her catalogue on Deutsche Grammophon include Surprise (with works by Schoenberg, Satie, and Bolcom); Night and Dreams; and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. For CBC Records, she has released So Much to Tell and Extase. On the opera stage, Ms. Brueggergosman has performed Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites, Liù in Puccini’s Turandot, and Sister Rose in Jack Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Ms. Brueggergosman is also committed to song recitals and has performed with pianists Leif-Ove Andsnes, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Roger Vignoles, and Justus Zeyen at prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Wigmore Hall, as well as at the Edinburgh, Verbier, and Bergen festivals. Ms. Brueggergosman has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, among others with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Franz Welser-Möst, Sir Andrew Davis, and Gustavo Dudamel. Ms. Brueggergosman has been the host of the European television cultural variety show, Arte Lounge, and performed the Olympic Hymn at the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

    Pianist Justus Zeyen was born in Kiel, Germany and studied in Hannover with Karl Engel and Bernhardt Ebert among others. Since then, Mr. Zeyen has been a sought after pianist, giving concerts in Europe, the United States, and Japan, performing as a soloist and pianist for chamber music, and an accompanist of vocal recitals. He has worked with a number of artists of note including Dorothea Röschmann, Diana Damrau, Christiane Iven, Sibylla Rubens, Michael Schade, among others and the choirs of the Bayerischer, Mittel, and Süddeutscher Rundfunk. Since their first concerts at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in 1994, Justus Zeyen has collaborated regularly with bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff. They have performed at the Philharmonie Berlin; Wigmore Hall; Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus; Theater an der Wien; Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Carnegie Hall; and Tanglewood Festival; as well as in Madrid and Los Angeles. Their recording for Deutsche Grammophon of lieder by Brahms and Liszt was awarded a Cannes Award and nominated for a Grammy Award. The most recent CD that Mr. Zeyen recorded with Thomas Quasthoff is of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin. In addition to giving concerts, he teaches at the music academy in Hannover.

    Program Information
    Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    , Soprano


    MAURICE RAVEL Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
       Chanson de la mariée
       Là-bas, vers l’église
       Quel galant m’est comparable
       Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
       Tout gai!
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "An den Mond," D. 193
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Nachtstück," D. 672
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Die Mutter Erde," D. 788
    ROBERT SCHUMANN Nachtstücke, Op. 23
    HENRI DUPARC "Chanson triste"
    HENRI DUPARC "La vie antérieure"
    HENRI DUPARC "Phidylé"
    JOAQUÍN TURINA Tres Sonetos, Op. 54
       ¡Vade retro!
       A unos ojos
    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Wiegenlied," Op. 41, No. 1
    ALBAN BERG "Nacht"
    ALBAN BERG "Traumgekrönt"
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Die Nacht," Op. 10, No. 3
    ALBAN BERG "Liebesode"
    ALBAN BERG "Schilflied"
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Ständchen," Op. 17, No. 2

    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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