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'Carnegie Hall Live' celebrates 10 years of great performances

Pianist Yuja Wang performs at Carnegie Hall.Ian Douglas

July 16, 2021

This year Carnegie Hall Live marks its 10th anniversary, and we're celebrating with a look back at favorite performances from the past decade. This specially curated 13-part series, hosted by Jeff Spurgeon, features recordings of some of classical music's most esteemed artists in an array of styles and repertoire, all captured live at New York City's world-famous concert hall.

Here’s what’s coming up in the WQXR-produced series, which airs from 7 to 9 p.m. central each Thursday through Aug. 26.

July 15: Jordi Savall

The Millenarian Venice: Gateway to the East

For 1,000 years, Venice was a world capital of trade and culture. Jordi Savall and his international band of ancient instrument performers trace the melodies from across the Mediterranean to Persia, the Ottoman empire; and from Rome to France to 11th-century Greece — all through music that moved through Venice.

Orthodox-Byzantine Vocal Ensemble

La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Hesperion XXI

Le Concert des Nations

July 22: Russian

Berlin Philharmonic; Simon Rattle, conductor

Stravinsky - Closing scenes from The Firebird

New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor

Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1, with Evgeny Kissin, piano

Munich Philharmonic; Valery Gergiev, conductor

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

July 29: French

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Debussy - Images

Munich Philharmonic; Valery Gergiev, conductor

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major, with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Berlioz - Death of Cleopatra

San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Ravel - Daphnis and Chloe

Aug. 5: Folk-based

Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

Bartók - Hungarian Peasant Songs

Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, with Marc-André Hamelin

Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio

Dvořák - Piano Trio No. 4 “Dumky”

San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Mahler - Symphony No. 10 (Adagio)

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Bartók - Suite Op. 14

Aug. 12: All Beethoven

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello and Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,” from The Magic Flute, Op. 66

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Symphony No 8

Danill Trifonov, piano

Piano Sonata No. 32

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniel Harding, conductor

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor," with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Aug. 19: Renée Fleming and Susan Graham

Renée Fleming, soprano; Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Bradley Moore, piano

Saint-Saëns - Pastorale; Viens!; Une flute invisible, El desdichado

Faure - Puisqu’ici-bas, Op. 10 No 1; Pleurs d’or, Op.72;

Pavane in F-sharp Minor, Op. 50; Tarentelle, Op. 10, No 2

Debussy - Clair de lune; Mandoline; Beau soir

Delibes - Les filles de Cadix

Hahn - Le rossignol des lilas; Infidelite; Fêtes galantes; Le printemps

Berlioz - La mort d’Ophelie, Op. 18, No 2

Messager - Blanche-Marie et Marie-Blanche, from Les, p’tites Michu

Offenbach - Barcarolle, from Les contes d’Hoffman

Delibes - Duo des fluers, from Lakme

Mozart - Ah guarda sorella, from Così fan tutte

Canteloube - Malurous qu’o uno fenno

Piaf - La Vie En Rose

Humperdinck - Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel

Aug. 26: National Youth Orchestra

National Youth Orchestra of the USA; Marin Alsop, conductor

Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D

NYO-USA; Anthony Pappano, conductor

Strauss - Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

NYO-USA; David Robertson, conductor

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (excerpts)