Art Song on the Couch:
Lieder in Freud's Vienna
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 , 8pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on a new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss's Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare's heroine into the analyst's office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Drawing on the evolving musical language of the era, the piano becomes the singer's unconscious mind in the music of Hugo Wolf, Gustav and Alma Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, and Alexander von Zemlinsky. Program below.
American soprano Janai Brugger, winner of both Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, makes her NYFOS debut. Opera News has described Brugger as “Gifted with a supple, beautifully shaded lyric soprano...who knows the value of economy and clarity,” and Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times hailed her as “a rapturous Pamina ready for prime time.” The rising star John Brancy, an artist nurtured by NYFOS, is also featured on the program. Brancy is the 2013 Winner of the Marilyn Horne Song Competition and has been hailed by The New York Times as "a vibrant, resonant presence" and a “dashing, strong voiced baritone.”
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Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow.
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1:30pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
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A FAMOUS PATIENT AND HIS WIFE
Laue Sommernacht (Alma Mahler)
EROS AND THANATOS
Bedeckt mich mit Blumen (Wolf)
Die Geniale (Korngold)
Erstes Liebeslied eines Mädchens (Wolf)
THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS
Und hat der Tag all' seine Qual (Zemlinsky)
Der genügsamer Liebhaber (Schoenberg)
Das bucklichte Männlein (Zemlinsky)
Das Heldengrab am Pruth (Korngold)
Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb
Guten Morgen ‘s ist Sankt Valentinstag
Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss
Im Frühling (Wolf)
Ich sehe wie in einem Spiegel (Strauss)
Arie aus dem Spiegel aus Arkadien (Schoenberg)
All NYFOS programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
NYFOS Mainstage and NYFOS Next are funded, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.