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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29-99

Duration

1 hour no intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

3

Mar, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM

4

Mar, 2016

Friday, 8:00 PM

5

Mar, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

8

Mar, 2016

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Brahms created his profoundly moving, deeply spiritual A German Requiem in the wake of the deaths of his mother and Robert Schumann, a close father-figure. Soaring strings, transcendent voices, and powerful winds and brass create an “intimate expression of comfort” (The New York Times). Christoph von Dohnányi says it best: “The Requiem is one of the very greatest pieces Brahms ever wrote.”

Program

Brahms

A German Requiem

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Artists

Christoph von Dohnányi

Conductor

Christoph von Dohnányi

Conductor

Christoph von Dohnanyi

Conductor

Christoph von Dohnányi is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent orchestral and opera conductors. His appointments have included opera directorships in Frankfurt and Hamburg and principal orchestral posts in England, Germany, and Paris. He continues a longstanding partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, where he served as principal conductor and artistic adviser for ten years and is now honorary conductor for life. Mr. Dohnányi is renowned the world over for his legendary 20-year tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Dohnányi began the 2014–15 season in concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival. In Europe this season, he leads the Orchestre de Paris, the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra in Milan, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In the U.S., Dohnányi presided over December’s two-week Dohnányi/Dvořák Festival at the New York Philharmonic, as well as conducting two subscription weeks with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Upon completing his tenure in Cleveland, Dohnányi was immediately invited to guest conduct other major orchestras in the United States, and he now enjoys ongoing relationships with the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and, as music director laureate, the Cleveland Orchestra. Some recent highlights are landmark series of all-Beethoven and all-Brahms concerts with Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia, the complete Beethoven piano concertos with Yefim Bronfman and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the complete Brahms symphonies with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Dohnányi frequently leads productions at the world’s great opera houses, including Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Opéra national de Paris. He has led the Vienna Philharmonic in many Salzburg Festival appearances, including the World Premieres of Henze's Die Bassariden and Cerha's Baal. He also regularly appears with the Zurich Opera and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Christoph von Dohnányi has made many critically acclaimed recordings for London/Decca with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. With Vienna, he recorded a variety of symphonic works and a number of operas, including Beethoven's Fidelio, Berg's Wozzeck and Lulu, Strauss’s Salome, and Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. With the Cleveland Orchestra, his discography includes concert performances and recordings of Wagner’s Die Walküre and Das Rheingold, the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann, symphonies by Bruckner, Dvořák, Mahler, Mozart, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky, and, among many others, works by Bartók, Berlioz, Ives, Varèse, and Webern.

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Camilla Tilling

Soprano

Camilla Tilling

Soprano

Camilla Tilling by Anna Hult

Soprano

Since her acclaimed 1999 debut as Corinna in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims at New York City Opera, Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling has appeared on the stages of the world’s most prominent opera houses and concert halls, and in regular collaborations with the greatest orchestras and conductors. Current season highlights include Berg’s Seven Early Songs with the London Symphony Orchestra led by Francois Xavier Roth and Schumann’s Faustszenen with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Hengelbrock. She performs Brahms’s A German Requiem with Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and with the orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, both conducted by Bernard Haitink, and also with the New York Philharmonic led by Christoph von Dohnányi. She also returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Dutilleux’s Correspondances and concert performances as Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Consistently in demand for concert appearances, Ms. Tilling’s recent highlights include Strauss’s Four Last Songs at the Salzburg Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Dohnányi, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at the BBC Proms with the London Symphony Orchestra and Haitink, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Berlin’s Waldbühne with the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle.

Among Ms. Tilling’s many recordings are three recital discs with Paul Rivinius on the BIS label; the most recent, I Skogen, released in the summer of 2015, is dedicated to songs from Nordic composers. She appears on Die Schöpfung with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, led by Haitink, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor, with Paul McCreesh. She performs the role of Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo on DVD from the Teatro alla Scala conducted by Daniel Harding.

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Matthias Goerne

Baritone

Matthias Goerne

Baritone

Matthias Borggreve
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New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Chorus

New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Chorus

Chorus

Founded in 1979 by Joseph Flummerfelt, the New York Choral Artists has since then been a regular part of the New York Philharmonic season. Its many collaborations with the Orchestra include a memorial performance of Brahms’s A German Requiem, conducted by Kurt Masur, immediately following the events of 9/11. In more recent years, appearances have included Britten’s War Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 led by Lorin Maazel. Highlights of Philharmonic collaborations under the direction of Alan Gilbert include Bach’s B-minor Mass, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Ligeti’s Le Grande Macabre, and in January 2015, the Verdi Requiem. Noteworthy among its Philharmonic recordings are the Grammy-nominated release of Mahler Symphony No. 3 conducted by Bernstein, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 with Masur, and John Adams’s Grammy Award–winning On the Transmigration of Souls with Maazel. In 2014 the New York Choral Artists also appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall. Jacqueline Pierce is the group’s manager.

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Brahms’s “A German Requiem”

Special Thanks

Christoph von Dohnányi's appearance is made possible through the Florence Blau Trust.

This concert is made possible through the Helen Huntington Hull Fund and The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.

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