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Carnegie Hall SongStudio 2023 | Part One (S3 | E113)


Carnegie Hall SongStudio | Part One

With the MET OPERA dark in February I needed something to do. Jazz is always there and so marvelous in New York. Yet…

I searched for a quick second on the Carnegie Hall website and… of all things – there she was. My new love… Golda! Well… cards on the table Golda Schultz has no idea that she made such an impression as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore just weeks ago. But we were all simply taken away by her performance. Golda Schultz! Wow – and in a masterclass. OK – ‘nuf said… I am in!

And so began a week of joy. Four masterclasses led by four musicians at the top of their games. Golda Schultz. Hartmut Höll. Renee Fleming. Jamie Barton. An intimate setting (the Weill Performance Hall) working with beyond-gifted young singers who won a seat in this program. Still cannot believe it… and I was there to witness it all.

This is the first of two shows on art song. German Lieder. Storytelling and poetry. A world familiar (I guess) to me… yet exotic and foreign at the same time. The opportunity was there – I grabbed it. I am extremely proud of what you are about to hear. Got to be my best work yet on Lester the Nightfly. More to come next week – PJ

Carnegie Hall SongStudio | Part One

Show Playlist

When You Wish Upon a StarRenee FlemingDisney Goes Classical2020
Villanelle: J’ai vu passer l’hirondelleEva Dell’Aqua, Natalie DesayVocalises1998
VillanelleErna SackDell’Aqua: Villanelle1936
Tit for TatBenjamin Britten, Roderick WilliamsBritten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake2012
Simple Symphony, II Playful PizzicatoBenjamin Britten, London Symphony OrchestraBritten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra1969
On a PhotographKerry Jennings, Lori LaitmanIn My Memory: American Songs and Song Cycles2014
Im Frühling, D. 882Franz Schubert, Hanno Müller-BrachmanSchubert Lied Edition 11 – North German Poets2003
Benedette queste carteDawn Upshaw, Kathleen Battle, Gaetano DonizettiL’Elesir d’Amore2023
Tewksburry RoadJames GilchristSongs of Muriel Herbert2009
Down by the Salley GardensGolda Schultz, Rebecca ClarkThis Be Her Voice2022
The Work at Hand, No. 3, The Slow SecondsJamie Barton, Matt Haimovitz, Jake HeggieJake Heggie: Unexpected Shadows2020
Wiegenlied Op 49, No. 4Renee Fleming, Hartmut Höll, Johannes BrahamsWiegenlied Op 49, No. 42019
PJ Ewing

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Source Material: On a Photograph

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Carnegie Hall SongStudio | Part One (S3 | E113)



DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Are

    Wonderful podcast! It was Eirin Rognerud who sang Schubert’s Im Frühling, not Zhuohan Sun! The recording is also in the wrong key. Worth mentioning.

    1. PJ

      Thank you so much – fixing that mistake – so appreciate your help!!!

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