Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers II: Jula Goldwurm Pure Voice Series

The nuances and sheer beauty of song are shared by rising stars and legendary performers in these intimate Zankel Hall recitals. Bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni shows his versatility in a program of German and French songs, and young stars and special guests salute Marilyn Horne in song during her annual celebration. Two bright young mezzo-soprano stars, Jamie Barton and Sasha Cooke, are each featured in solo recitals that showcase their exciting talents.
October 16, 2014
Luca Pisaroni
Wolfram Rieger
January 17, 2015
Marilyn Horne Song Celebration
February 17, 2015
Jamie Barton
Bradley Moore
March 12, 2015
Sasha Cooke
Julius Drake

Luca Pisaroni
Wolfram Rieger

Zankel Hall
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM


Luca Pisaroni, Bass-Baritone
Wolfram Rieger, Piano


MOZART "Das Veilchen," K. 476
MOZART "Komm, liebe Zither," K. 351
MOZART "An Chloë," K. 524
MOZART "Abendempfindung," K. 523
BEETHOVEN "Lied aus der Ferne," WoO 137
BEETHOVEN "Der Kuss," Op. 128
BEETHOVEN "Zärtliche Liebe," WoO 123
BEETHOVEN "Adelaide," Op. 46
MENDELSSOHN "Neue Liebe," Op. 19a, No. 4
MENDELSSOHN "Gruss," Op. 19a, No. 5
MENDELSSOHN "Morgengruss," Op. 47, No. 2
MENDELSSOHN "Allnächtlich im Traume," Op. 86, No. 4
MENDELSSOHN "Auf Flügeln des Gesanges," Op. 34, No. 2
MENDELSSOHN "Reiselied," Op. 34, No. 6
SCHUBERT "Der Atlas," D. 957, No. 8
SCHUBERT "Ihr Bild," D. 957, No. 9
SCHUBERT "Das Fischermädchen," Op. 957, No. 10
SCHUBERT "Die Stadt," Op. 957, No. 11
SCHUBERT "Am Meer," Op. 957, No. 12
SCHUBERT "Der Doppelgänger," Op. 957, No. 13
SCHUBERT "Auf dem See," Op. 543
SCHUBERT "Grenzen der Menschheit," D. 716
SCHUBERT "Ganymed," D. 544
SCHUBERT "Erlkönig," D. 328
SCHUBERT Wanderers Nachtlied II, D. 768
SCHUBERT "An Schwager Kronos," D. 369

BEETHOVEN L’amante impaziente, Op.82, No.3
SCHUBERT "Il modo di prender moglie," D. 902, No. 3
The blossoming of German Lied is on full display in gorgeous songs that span Mozart to Schubert. An Italianate vocal line flows elegantly through Mozart’s “Abendempfindung” and Beethoven’s popular “Adelaide,” while Mendelssohn’s “Neue Liebe”—with its vivid depiction of frolicking elves—is quintessentially Romantic. Schubert’s supremacy in the Lied is revealed in a selection of songs that range from the powerful drama of “Der Atlas” and “Erlkönig,” to the eerie calm of “Der Doppelgänger,” to the consoling Wanderers Nachtlied II.

Marilyn Horne Song Celebration

Zankel Hall
Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 7:30 PM


Alison King, Soprano
Cecelia Hall, Mezzo-Soprano
Edward Parks, Baritone
DeAndre Simmons, Bass
Brent Funderburk, Piano
Keun-A Lee, Piano
Renate Rohlfing, Piano
Peter Walsh, Piano

With Special Guests:
Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
Brian Zeger, Piano


SCHOENBERG Vier Lieder, Op. 2
·· Erwartung
·· Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm
·· Erhebung
·· Waldsonne
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!
BRAHMS Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121
·· Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh
·· Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle
·· O Tod, wie bitter bist du
·· Wenn ich mit Menschen und mit Engelzungen redete
SCHUBERT Selections from Schwanengesang, D. 957
·· Das Fischermädchen
·· Am Meer
·· Der Atlas
·· Ihr Bild
·· Die Stadt
·· Der Doppelgänger
VIARDOT "Havanaise"
VIARDOT "Nixe Binsefuss"
VIARDOT "Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter"
VIARDOT "Scène d'Hermione"
BACHELET "Chère nuit"
HAHN "Quand je fus pris au pavillon"
POULENC "Les chemins de l'amour" from Léocadia

POULENC "Violon" from Fiançailles pour rire, No. 5
Rising young singers mentored by the great Marilyn Horne share the stage with a celebrated guest and lift their voices in song as they pay tribute to the legendary mezzo-soprano.

Jamie Barton
Bradley Moore

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 7:30 PM


Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano
Bradley Moore, Piano
Anne Martindale Williams, Cello


TURINA Homenaje a Lope de Vega, Op. 90
CHAUSSON "Le colibri," Op. 2, No. 7
CHAUSSON "Hébé," Op. 2, No. 6
CHAUSSON "Le temps des lilas" from Poème de l' amour et de la mer, Op. 19
SCHUBERT "Der König in Thule," D. 367
SCHUBERT "Gretchen am Spinnrade," D. 118
SCHUBERT "Schäfers Klagelied," D. 121
SCHUBERT "Rastlose Liebe," D. 138
JAKE HEGGIE The Work At Hand (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
DVOŘÁK Gypsy Songs, Op. 55

GABRIEL "His Eye is on the Sparrow" (arr. Jay Ivey)
TRAD. "Ride on, King Jesus" (arr. Jay Ivey)
Opera News said Jamie Barton “grabbed the ear with her lush burnished mezzo and deeply communicative nuance.” One of opera’s rising stars and winner of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Barton’s program includes the world premiere of a new work by Jake Heggie.

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

Sasha Cooke
Julius Drake

Zankel Hall
Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 7:30 PM


Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
Julius Drake, Piano


HAYDN Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb: 2
LISZT "Wieder möcht ich dir begegnen," S. 322
LISZT "Lasst mich ruhen," S. 314 (after Fallersleben)
LISZT "Was Liebe sei," S. 288, No. 3 (after Hagn)
LISZT "Des Tages laute Stimmen schweigen," S. 337 (after Saar)
MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
KEVIN PUTS Of All the Moons (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
GRANADOS Selections from Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo
·· La maja dolorosa
·· El tra-la-la y el punteado
·· El mirar de la maja
·· El majo discreto

PORTER "Give Him the Ooh-La-La" from DuBarry Was a Lady
PORTER "In the Still of the Night" from Rosalie
Sasha Cooke continues to win accolades for her opera and song performances. The New Yorker has praised her “luminous tone,” and she’s been called “equal parts poise, radiance, and elegant directness” (Opera News). As part of this recital, Cooke sings the world premiere of a work by Pulitizer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts.


Britten's "A Charm" from A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41

Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano | Inon Barnatan, Piano