Carnegie Hall Presents

Carnegie Hall Matinees

You will experience a vast range of musical styles and moods each time you attend a Sunday afternoon concert at Carnegie Hall. There is an emotionally gripping tale of alienation and loneliness in Schubert’s breathtakingly beautiful song cycle Winterreise. There’s more Schubert, but this time you’ll be swept away by the grandeur and gorgeous melodies of his “Great” Symphony No. 9. There is also Saint-Saëns’s virtuosic Introduction and Rondo capriccioso—a work guaranteed to set your pulse racing—as well as other brilliant and exciting works for violin and piano.
October 23, 2016
Ian Bostridge
Thomas Adès
February 26, 2017
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
April 2, 2017
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Lambert Orkis

Ian Bostridge
Thomas Adès

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 2 PM

Performers

Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Thomas Adès, Piano

Program

SCHUBERT Winterreise
Introverted, melancholy, and melodic are but a few words that hint at the depth and power of Schubert’s Winterreise. This two-dozen song cycle wanders through an icy winter landscape, telling tales of alienation and loneliness. Liszt spoke of Schubert’s gift for “dramatizing lyrical inspirations to the highest degree,” and Winterreise is the quintessential example. Tenor Ian Bostridge and composer-pianist Thomas Adès performed the work together at the Barbican in England. The Telegraph wrote that it was “without doubt the most extraordinary, riveting, uncanny performance I have ever witnessed.” The duo reunites at Carnegie Hall with this towering masterpiece.

Listen

SCHUBERT Winterreise (“Mut!”)


Ian Bostridge, Tenor | Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 2 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor

Program

SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht (1943 version)
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, "Great"

Encore:
JOSEF STRAUSS "For Ever": Polka schnell, Op. 193
Schoenberg’s early hyper-Romantic tone poem for strings, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), uses ripe Wagnerian harmonies and shimmering colors to tell a tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. There’s no program for Schubert’s “Great” Symphony, just pure music that sweeps the listener along on a stream of gorgeous melodies.

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Lambert Orkis

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 2 PM

Performers

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Lambert Orkis, Piano

Program

SEBASTIAN CURRIER Clockwork
MOZART Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526
RESPIGHI Violin Sonata in B Minor
SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
“She plays anything and everything with scalding beauty,” wrote The Washington Post of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. In this concert, Mutter performs a late sonata by Mozart and a work by Sebastian Currier, a composer with whom she has collaborated closely over the course of her career. There’s also Respighi’s Violin Sonata in B Minor, notable for its haunting slow movement and daredevil finale; and Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, with its hair-raising, triple-stopping climax.

Listen

SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28


Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin | Lambert Orkis, Piano