Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers II: Jula Goldwurm Pure Voice Series

Soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and baritone Nathan Gunn: Hear the range of the human voice. Give in to the sheer beauty in this enchanting series that features acclaimed singers who blend vocal fireworks and overall artistic excellence. Their art is a magical balance between music and poetry, and forges deep connections with captivated audiences.


January 23, 2013
Dorothea Röschmann
Malcolm Martineau
April 22, 2013
Nathan Gunn
Julie Gunn
Pacifica Quartet
March 28, 2013
Lawrence Brownlee
Martin Katz
April 9, 2013
Isabel Leonard
Vlad Iftinca

Dorothea Röschmann
Malcolm Martineau

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 7:30 PM


Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
Malcolm Martineau, Piano


SCHUBERT "Heiss mich nicht reden," D. 877, No. 2
SCHUBERT "So lasst mich scheinen," D. 877, No. 3
SCHUBERT "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt," D. 877, No. 4
SCHUBERT "Kennst du das Land," D. 321
SCHUBERT "Der König in Thule," D. 367
SCHUBERT "Gretchen am Spinnrade," D. 118
SCHUBERT "Gretchens Bitte," D. 564 (fragment, completed Benjamin Britten)
R. STRAUSS "Die Nacht," Op. 10, No. 3
R. STRAUSS "Morgen," Op. 27, No. 4
R. STRAUSS "Schlechtes Wetter," Op. 69, No. 5
R. STRAUSS "September" from Four Last Songs
R. STRAUSS "Befreit," Op. 39, No. 4
LISZT "Ich möchte hingehn"
LISZT "Der du von dem Himmel bist"
LISZT "Freudvoll und leidvoll," S. 280
LISZT "Über allen gipfeln ist Ruh'"
LISZT "Die Loreley"
WOLF "Heiss mich nicht reden"
WOLF "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"
WOLF "So lasst mich scheinen"
WOLF "Kennst du das Land"

WOLF "Gesang Weylas"
SCHUMANN "Waldesgespräch," Op. 39, No. 3
Hailed as “one of the best [sopranos] in the world” (The New York Sun), Dorothea Röschmann’s innate feeling for poetry, graceful phrasing, and profound dramatic instincts are ideally suited to interpret the art of song on both opera and recital stages. The German soprano returns to Carnegie Hall, this time joined by pianist Malcolm Martineau, to take on selections from Schubert’s and Wolf's Goethe lieder, plus art songs by Richard Strauss and Liszt.


R. Strauss's Four Last Songs ("September")

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra | Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor | Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano

Nathan Gunn
Julie Gunn
Pacifica Quartet

Zankel Hall
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 7:30 PM


Nathan Gunn, Baritone
Julie Gunn, Piano
Pacifica Quartet
·· Simin Ganatra, Violin
·· Sibbi Bernhardsson, Violin
·· Masumi Per Rostad, Viola
·· Brandon Vamos, Cello


BEN MOORE "When You Are Old" (arr. J. Gunn)
BEN MOORE "Lake Isle of Innisfree" (arr. J. Gunn)
QUILTER "In the Highlands," Op. 26 (arr. J. Gunn)
QUILTER "Over the Land is April" (arr. J. Gunn)
BUTTERWORTH Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
BARBER Dover Beach
IVES "Down East"
IVES "Tom Sails Away"
IVES "An Old Flame"
IVES "General William Booth Enters into Heaven"
IVES "The Things Our Fathers Loved"
IVES "The Circus Band"
BOWLES Blue Mountain Ballads
·· Heavenly Grass
·· Lonesome Man
·· Cabin
·· Sugar in the Cane
JENNIFER HIGDON Dooryard Bloom (World Premiere of chamber version)

TRAD. "The Parting Glass"
Whether singing The Magic Flute or premiering a new American opera, Nathan Gunn is always compelling. As The New York Times puts it, “He brings all kinds of excellence to his work: musical intelligence, crisp rhythmic delivery and sensitivity to the text, impressive acting skills, and daring physicality.” For this recital, he’s joined by his wife, pianist Julie Gunn, and the Pacifica Quartet for a newly commissioned work.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

This performance was originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 19 and has been rescheduled for Monday, April 22.

Ticketholders should retain their original tickets for this performance as they will be honored for the new date. For additional information, the general public may contact CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800.


Ives's  "General William Booth Enters into Heaven"

Nathan Gunn, Baritone | Kevin Murphy, Piano
EMI Classics

Lawrence Brownlee
Martin Katz

Zankel Hall
Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 7:30 PM


Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor
New York Recital Debut
Martin Katz, Piano


VERDI "Ad una stella"
VERDI "Lo spazzacamino"
VERDI "Il tramonto"
VERDI "Brindisi"
POULENC "Montparnasse"
POULENC "Voyage à Paris" from Banalités
POULENC "C" from Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon
POULENC "Reine des mouettes" from Métamorphoses
POULENC "Bleuet"
MARX "Nocturne"
MARX "Selige Nacht"
MARX "Die Elfe"
MARX "Christbaum"
MARX "Hat Dich die Liebe berührt"
GINASTERA Cinco canciones populares argentinas
BEN MOORE "The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes"
BEN MOORE "This heart that flutters"
BEN MOORE "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
BEN MOORE "I would in that sweet bosom be"
TRAD. "Evry time I feel de Spirit" (arr. Damien Sneed)
TRAD. "Balm in Gilead" (arr. Damien Sneed)
TRAD. "All night, all day" (arr. Damien Sneed)
TRAD. "Deep River" (arr. Damien Sneed)
TRAD. "Come by here, good Lord" (arr. Damien Sneed)

SCHUBERT "Der Jüngling an der Quelle," D. 300
MOZART "Il mio tesoro" from Don Giovanni
Being singled out as “the highlight of the evening” (The New York Times) for several of his recent opera performances, Lawrence Brownlee is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after singers on the scene today. He brings his impeccable coloratura and effortless technical agility to the recital stage for his New York recital debut, performing songs by Verdi, Poulenc, Marx, Ginastera, and Ben Moore, as well as traditional Spirituals.


Verdi's "Brindisi"

Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor | Martin Katz, Piano
EMI Classics

Isabel Leonard
Vlad Iftinca

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 7:30 PM


Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano
Vlad Iftinca, Piano


DE FALLA " El pan de Ronda que sabe a verdad"
GARCÍA LORCA "Los Pelegrinitos"
DE FALLA "Preludios: Madres, todas las noches"
GARCÍA LORCA "Nana de Sevilla"
GRANADOS "Gracia mía"
DE FALLA "Oración de las madres que tienen a sus hijos en brazos"
MOMPOU "Sólo las flores sobre ti"
DE FALLA "Olas gigantes"
MONTSALVATGE Canciónes negras
·· Cuba dentro de un piano
·· Punto de Habañera
·· Chévere
·· Canción de cuña para dormir a un negrito
·· Canto negro
JENNIFER HIGDON "Hop & Toe Dance" (NY Premiere)
GLEN ROVEN "Wild Nights" (World Premiere)
CHARLES "When I have sung my songs"
IVES "Two Little Flowers"
CARPENTER "The sleep that flits on baby's eyes"
IVES "When stars are in the quiet skies"
GUETTEL "How can I lose you?"
RICHARD HAGEMAN "Do not go, my love"
ROREM "What if some little pain"
PORTER Where, oh where"
BEN MOORE "I want to go with the one I love" (World Premiere)

ROSSINI Canzonetta spagnuola
OFFENBACH Air de la Lettre ("O mon cher amant") from La Périchole
BERNSTEIN "Somewhere" from West Side Story
Isabel Leonard radiates star power. She was “fresh, effervescent, and lovely” (The New York Times) as Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera, charmed Santa Fe audiences in Vivaldi’s Griselda, and is coming off rave reviews for her performance as Rosina in The Barber of Seville at the Met. On this program, she’s joined by pianist Vlad Iftinca in Zankel Hall.

The contemporary works on this program are part of My Time, My Music.