• Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011

    Tenor Ian Bostridge and Pianist Thomas Adès Perform in Recital at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 28 at 8:00 PM

    (Image in the release: Ian Bostridge, Credit: Ben Ealovega; Thomas Adès, Credit: Brian Voce)

    Program Includes Works by John Dowland, Thomas Adès, György Kurtág,
    Schumann, Liszt, and Schubert

    Tenor Ian Bostridge performs in recital with his frequent collaborator, pianist/composer Thomas Adès, on Monday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Their program includes John Dowland’s “In darkness let me dwell,” Adès’s Darknesse Visible (composed in reaction to the Dowland song), György Kurtág’s “Holderlin: An…,” and Schumann’s Dichterliebe, as well as selections from Schubert’s Schwanengesang, songs by Liszt, and Liszt’s solo piano work: Sonetto123 del Petrarca from Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année. Complete program information is listed below.

    An accomplished academic, Mr. Bostridge’s recent book, A Singer’s Notebook (published September 2011/Faber and Faber), takes a look at the multi-faceted world of classical music through his eyes. Consisting of short essays and reviews written since 1997, some in diary form, its range covers serious issues (music and transcendence) and not so serious (his battles with phlegm), while inevitably discussing many of the composers with whom Mr. Bostridge has become identified, such as Britten, Henze, Janácek, Schubert, Weill, and Wolf.

    About the Artists
    Ian Bostridge was a post-doctoral fellow in history at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, before embarking on a full-time career as a singer. Highlights of his international recital career include appearances at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, and Schubertiade festivals; a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series during the 2005–2006 season; residencies at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Schubertiade Schwarzenberg; a shared residency of the Carte-Blanche series with Thomas Quasthoff at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw; and regular performances at the Barbican, Luxembourg Philharmonie, and Wigmore Hall. Under his exclusive contract with EMI Classics, Mr. Bostridge has recorded lieder by Schubert and Schumann; English song and lieder by Henze with pianist Julius Drake; Britten's Our Hunting Fathers with Daniel Harding and the Britten Sinfonia; Mozart’s Idomeneo with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Janácek works with Thomas Adès; music by Schubert with pianists Leif Ove Andsnes, Mitsuko Uchida, and Antonio Pappano; Noel Coward with Jeffrey Tate; and the Britten orchestral cycles with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, among many other works. His most recent recording is Three Baroque Tenors with The English Concert and Bernard Labadie. For his recordings, Mr. Bostridge has been awarded multiple Gramophone and Grammy Awards. In 2001, he was elected an honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of St. Andrew’s, and, in 2010, he was made an honorary fellow of St John's College, Oxford. Mr. Bostridge was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2004.

    Born in London, Thomas Adès studied piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and music at King’s College, Cambridge. Mr. Adès’s first opera, Powder Her Face, has been performed worldwide and was televised by Channel Four in Britain. His second opera, The Tempest, was commissioned by the Royal Opera House and was premiered under the baton of the composer in 2004; in 2012, he will conduct a new production of the work at The Metropolitan Opera. The recording of The Tempest (EMI) was awarded the Diapason d’Or de l’année and the 2010 Classical Brit Award for Composer of the Year. Mr. Adès has been featured as composer, conductor, and pianist in many international festivals, including Radio France’s Paris Presences Festival and the Barbican’s festival, Traced Overhead, with the latter presenting the UK premiere of his second work for Sir Simon Rattle, Tevot, commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Carnegie Hall. During the 2007–2008 season, Mr. Adès held the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair residency at Carnegie Hall. He has also held residencies at the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic's Tonsättarfestival; the Melbourne International Festival; and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Adès’s latest orchestral work, Polaris, received its world premiere in January 2011 at the opening of the New World Center in Miami. In 2010, his solo piano recital tour included appearances at Carnegie Hall and Barbican Hall. Mr. Adès’s music has attracted numerous awards and prizes, including the prestigious Grawemeyer Award (in 2000, for Asyla), of which he is the youngest-ever recipient. Also, he is the only composer to have won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for large-scale composition three times, for Asyla (1997), The Tempest (2004), and Tevot (2007).

    Program Information
    Monday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    THOMAS ADÈS, Piano

    JOHN DOWLAND "In darkness let me dwell"
    THOMAS ADÈS Darknesse Visible
    GYÖRGY KURTÁG "Holderlin: An..."
    ROBERT 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
    FRANZ LISZT Sonetto 123 del Petrarca from Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année
    FRANZ LISZT "Es muss ein Wunderbares sein"
    FRANZ LISZT "Im Rhein, im schönen Strome"
    FRANZ LISZT "Ihr Glocken von Marling"
    FRANZ SCHUBERT Selections from Schwanengesang, D.957
    •• Der Atlas
    •• Ihr Bild
    •• Das Fischermädchen
    •• Die Stadt
    •• Am Meer
    •• Der Doppelgänger

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