Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers I Mini

November 17, 2010
Bryn Terfel
Malcolm Martineau
January 11, 2011
Renée Fleming
March 6, 2011
Joyce DiDonato
David Zobel
April 25, 2011
Sylvia Schwartz
Bernarda Fink
Michael Schade
Thomas Quasthoff

Bryn Terfel
Malcolm Martineau

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 8 PM


Bryn Terfel, Bass-Baritone
Malcolm Martineau, Piano


SCHUMANN "Belsatzar," Op. 57
SCHUMANN Liederkreis, Op. 39
·· In der Fremde
·· Intermezzo
·· Waldesgespräch
·· Die Stille
·· Mondnacht
·· Schöne Fremde
·· Auf einer Burg
·· In der Fremde
·· Wehmut
·· Zwielicht
·· Im Walde
·· Frühlingsnacht
SCHUMANN "Die beiden Grenadiere," Op. 49, No. 1
SCHUMANN "Mein Wagen rollet langsam," Op. 142, No. 4
FINZI Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18
·· Come Away, Death
·· Who Is Sylvia?
·· Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun
·· O Mistress Mine
·· It Was a Lover
IBERT Chansons de Don Quichotte
·· Chanson du départ
·· Chanson à Dulcinée
·· Chanson du duc
·· Chanson de la mort
TRAD. "Ar Hyd y Nos" (arr. Chris Hazell)
GILBERT & SULLIVAN "When the Night Wind Howls" from Ruddigore
KELLEY "Home on the Range" (arr. David Gurion)
MALOTTE "The Lord's Prayer"

WEILL "Moritat von Mackie Messer" from Die Dreigroschenoper
BOITO "Son lo spirito che nega" from Mefistofele

Program is approximately 1 hour, 55 minutes, including one intermission
Whether opening the Met Opera season in the new Ring cycle, leading London’s Proms audiences in “Rule, Britannia”—or singing at Carnegie Hall—Terfel is a charismatic presence. On this program, he and his longtime collaborator perform songs that Schumann wrote in a yearlong burst of creativity in 1840, his so-called Liederjahr, along with music by Finzi and Ibert. This will be something special.

Bryn Terfel will be signing CDs after this performance.


Schubert "An die Musik," D. 547

Bryn Terfel, Bass / Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Renée Fleming

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 | 8 PM


Hartmut Höll, Piano
Renée Fleming, Soprano


SCHOENBERG "Jane Grey," Op. 12, No. 1
·· Vorspiel
·· Ansturm
·· Letzte Bitte
·· Stromüber
·· Auf See
KORNGOLD "Sterbelied," Op. 14, No. 1
KORNGOLD "Das Heldengrab am Pruth," Op. 9, No. 5
KORNGOLD "Was du mir bist," Op. 22, No. 1
BRAD MEHLDAU Songs from The Book of Hours: Love Poems to God
·· I love you, gentlest of Ways
·· No one lives his life
·· His caring is a nightmare to us
·· Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you
R. STRAUSS "Winterweihe," Op. 48, No. 4
R. STRAUSS "Winterliebe," Op. 48, No. 5
R. STRAUSS "Traum durch die Dämmerung," Op. 29, No. 1
R. STRAUSS "Gesang der Apollopriesterin," Op. 33, No. 2

R. STRAUSS "Zueignung," Op. 10, No. 1
KORNGOLD "Glück, das mir verblieb" from Die tote Stadt, Op. 12
BERNSTEIN "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story
R. STRAUSS "Morgen," Op. 27, No. 4

Program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, including one intermission
Fleming gives a glimpse into the musical culture of fin-de-siècle Vienna with its enfant terrible Schoenberg, its wunderkind Korngold, and Zemlinsky—the man who taught them both. She concludes with songs by a composer whose notoriety outshone them all, preceded by Mehldau’s Rilke settings, a Carnegie Hall commission written specifically for Fleming.

Renée Fleming will be signing CDs after this performance.

Joyce DiDonato
David Zobel

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 6, 2011 | 2 PM


David Zobel, Piano
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano


HAYDN "Berenice, che fai," Hob. XXIVa:10
ROSSINI "L'invito"
ROSSINI "La partenza"
ROSSINI "Le dodo des enfants"
ROSSINI "Chanson de Zora"
CHAMINADE "Viens! mon bien-aimé!"
CHAMINADE "Villanelle"
ROSSINI "Assisa al piè d’un salice...Deh, calma," from Otello
JAKE HEGGIE The Breaking Waves (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BUZZI-PECCIA "Lolita" (serenata spagnola)
LEONCAVALLO "Serenata francese"
DI CHIARA "La spagnola"

MASSENET "Je suis gris!" from Chérubin
ROSSINI "Tanti affetti" from La donna del Lago
ARLEN "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz
This Yankee Diva (as she calls herself) is a “gilt-edged opera star” (The New York Times). Though she made her name singing Rossini, she’s also built a reputation as an interpreter of new music. On this recital, she introduces us to new songs from Jake Heggie—DiDonato starred in the New York premiere of his opera Dead Man Walking—and works by Rossini, Haydn, and Chaminade.


Fauré “En sourdine” from Mélodies, Op. 58, No. 2

Joyce DiDonato,  Mezzo-Soprano / Julius Drake, Piano
Wigmore Hall Live

Sylvia Schwartz
Bernarda Fink
Michael Schade
Thomas Quasthoff

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, April 25, 2011 | 8 PM


Bernarda Fink, Mezzo-Soprano
Justus Zeyen, Piano
Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Michael Schade, Tenor
Sylvia Schwartz, Soprano
Thomas Quasthoff, Bass-Baritone


SCHUMANN Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138
BRAHMS Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52
BRAHMS "An die Heimat," Op. 64, No. 1
BRAHMS "Der Abend," Op. 64, No. 2
BRAHMS "O schöne Nacht," Op. 92, No. 1
BRAHMS "Abendlied," Op. 92, No. 3
BRAHMS Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 65

BRAHMS "Da unten im Tale" from Deutsche Volkslieder, No. 6
TRAD. "In einem kühlen Grunde"
A recital with any one of these singers would be memorable; a program with them all together is outstanding. In Schumann’s setting of Spanish folk poetry, Schwartz, Fink, Schade, and Quasthoff all show off their skills individually before joining up in the final song. At the heart of this program are Brahms’s two brilliant sets of vocal quartets with their two-piano accompaniment.


Brahms Liebeslieder, Walzer, Op. 52, No. 11 ("Nein, Es Ist Nicht Auszukommen")

Martial Singher, Bass / Marlena Kleinman, Mezzo-Soprano / Wayne Conner, Tenor / Benita Valente, Soprano / Rudolf Serkin, Piano / Leon Fleisher, Piano
Sony Classical