NY Phil Plays On: Renée Fleming Sings Mozart and Strauss
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NY Phil Plays On: Renée Fleming Sings Mozart and Strauss

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May, 2020

Thursday, 7:30 PM

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The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center at Home co-present a rebroadcast of the 1997 Live From Lincoln Center episode featuring soprano Renée Fleming as soloist in Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and Richard Strauss’s Muttertändelei, Waldseligkeit, and Cäcilie, conducted by then Music Director Kurt Masur. The broadcast begins with a recently recorded interview between Ms. Fleming and Alec Baldwin.

Program

Mozart

Exsultate, jubilate

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R. Strauss

Muttertändelei

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R. Strauss

Waldseligkeit

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R. Strauss

Cäcilie

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Artists

Kurt Masur

Conductor

Kurt Masur

Conductor

Kurt Masur

Conductor

1991–2002, Music Director Emeritus

b. Brieg, Silesia, July 17, 1927
d. Greenwich, Connecticut, December 19, 2015

Kurt Masur is one of the most widely admired and respected musicians of his generation, not only as a distinguished conductor, but also as a humanist. A frequent guest conductor with the world's leading orchestras, Masur holds the lifetime title of Honorary Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He has received numerous honorary degrees from American colleges and conservatories, and has been a professor at the Leipzig Academy of Music since 1975. Musical America named Masur Musician of the Year for 1993, and in 1996 he was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor for Music from the National Arts Club. The following year, he was awarded the titles of Commander of the Legion of Honor from the Government of France and New York City Cultural Ambassador from the City of New York. In 1998, Masur celebrated 50 years as a professional conductor.

Before becoming the New York Philharmonic's Music Director in 1991, Masur served as Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, a position of profound historic importance previously held by Mendelssohn, Nikisch, Furtwängler, and Walter. Upon his retirement as Music Director in 2002, the Philharmonic named him Conductor Laureate.

Masur's close and intense collaboration with the New York Philharmonic has been marked by a consistently high quality of playing and artistic spirit. Masur's recordings with the Philharmonic include a Liszt/Kodály album and the four Brahms symphonies. Successful new initiatives introduced under his direction have included the Rush Hour Concerts, Philharmonic Celebrations, Children's Promenades, and Philharmonic Forums. Masur has also been an outspoken advocate for, and demonstrated a major personal commitment to, music education in the New York community.

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Renée Fleming

Soprano

Renée Fleming

Soprano

Renée Fleming

Soprano

Renée Fleming is one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time. Winner of four Grammy Awards and recipient of the US National Medal of Arts from President Obama, she has sung for momentous occasions ranging from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014 Ms. Fleming sang for a vast new audience as the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

Ms. Fleming’s current schedule includes concerts in Boston, Vienna, Paris, and Beijing. In December she brought her acclaimed portrayal of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza to Chicago, after appearances in London and Los Angeles. Last summer, she sang the world premieres of André Previn’s Penelope and Kevin Puts’s The Brightness of Light at Tanglewood. In April she appeared opposite Ben Whishaw in Anne Carson’s Norma Jean Baker of Troy to open The Shed at New York’s Hudson Yards. Ms. Fleming earned a Tony nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. Her new album, Lieder: Brahms, Schumann, and Mahler, was released by Decca in June 2019. She was heard on the soundtracks of the 2018 Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she provided Julianne Moore’s singing voice for the film Bel Canto.

As artistic advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Renée Fleming spearheads a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health focused on music, health, and neuroscience. Her honors include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

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