Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers I - Students

A tenor, a mezzo-soprano, and a baritone walk into a hall … Well, not on the same night, but … Hear Ian Bostridge, Susan Graham, and Matthias Goerne—all three phenomenal interpreters of song—for only $45.


November 28, 2011
Ian Bostridge
Thomas Adès
February 1, 2012
Susan Graham
Malcolm Martineau
May 1, 2012
Matthias Goerne
Leif Ove Andsnes

Ian Bostridge
Thomas Adès

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, November 28, 2011 | 8 PM
He’s one of the finest interpreters of the art song among today’s generation of singers, a tenor whom The New York Times praised as a “distinctive blend of stentorian vigor and choirboy purity.” On this recital, Ian Bostridge and pianist-composer Thomas Adès reinvent the familiar, dazzling us with the new in a program that includes Schumann’s Dichterliebe, music by Dowland, and works by Adès and György Kurtág.

Susan Graham
Malcolm Martineau

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 8 PM


Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
Malcolm Martineau, Piano


PURCELL "Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel" (The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation)
BERLIOZ "La mort d'Ophélie," Op. 18, No. 2
SCHUBERT "Heiss mich nicht reden," D.877, No. 2
SCHUMANN "So lasst mich scheinen," Op. 98a, No. 9
LISZT "Kennst du das Land" (Mignons Lied)
TCHAIKOVSKY "None but the Lonely Heart," Op. 6, No. 6
DUPARC "Romance de Mignon"
WOLF "Kennst du das Land"
POULENC Fiançailles pour rire
·· La dame d'André
·· Dans l'herbe
·· Il vole
·· Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant
·· Violon
·· Fleurs
Selections to be announced from the stage
Goethe's Mignon, Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Lady Macbeth, and other heroines are represented on this program that focuses on women from throughout history and literature. It’s another example of the artistic range that has prompted The New Yorker to rave that Susan Graham’s is "a voice without regrets, healthy, rounded, ineffably musical, and eager for a challenge.”


Bizet "Chanson d'avril"

Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano; Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Onyx Classics

Matthias Goerne
Leif Ove Andsnes

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 8 PM


Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano


MAHLER "Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft"
SHOSTAKOVICH "Morning," Op. 145, No. 2
MAHLER "Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen"
SHOSTAKOVICH "Separation," Op. 145, No. 4
MAHLER "Es sungen drei Engel"
MAHLER "Das irdische Leben"
MAHLER "Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen"
MAHLER "Wenn dein Mütterlein"
MAHLER "Urlicht"
SHOSTAKOVICH "Night," Op. 145, No. 9
MAHLER "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"
SHOSTAKOVICH "Immortality," Op. 45, No. 11
SHOSTAKOVICH "Dante," Op. 145, No. 6
MAHLER "Revelge"
SHOSTAKOVICH "Death," Op. 145, No. 10
MAHLER "Der Tamboursg'sell"

BEETHOVEN "An die Hoffnung," Op. 94
With every performance, Matthias Goerne strengthens his reputation as “the most intellectually and vocally gifted male art-song interpreter of his generation” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). His partner on this recital, Leif Ove Andsnes, has earned similar praise for his intelligent, sensitive playing. Together, they make a formidable pair, performing striking music by Shostakovich and lusty, sensual songs by Mahler.


Schumann Dichterliebe, Op.48 (Im wunderschönen Monat Mai)

Matthias Görne, Piano; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano