Sampson and Bezuidenhout

2021–2022 Season

Carolyn Sampson & Kristian Bezuidenhout

Saturday, April 2, 2022
8PM | New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

Songs of Parting: Music by Mozart, Haydn, and others

Experience a thrilling collaboration between two Early Music superstars as soprano Carolyn Sampson and fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout present a recital of music by Mozart, Haydn, and their contemporaries. The program explores themes of love and separation to richly varied effect. From the pleading of Mozart’s Lied der Trennung to the pathos and longing of Haydn’s Die Verlassene, from the tender lament of Mozart’s Abendempfindung to the anguished despair of Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos, explore the gamut of emotions when lovers are parted.

“Sampson’s voice manages to be both pure and rich simultaneously.”

—St. Louis Today

“Above all, Bezuidenhout knows how to make a fortepiano sing.”

—The Guardian

Program Book


August Bernhard Valentin Herbing: Montan & Lalage
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Lied der Trennung, K519
Christian Michael Wolff: An das Klavier
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata in E minor, Wq59/1:
Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer: Das Clavier
Mozart: An Chloe, K524
Mozart: Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte, K520
Mozart: Abendempfindung, K523
Joseph Haydn: Sonata in G minor HXVI:44
Haydn: Die Verlassene HXXVIa/5
Haydn: Antwort auf die Frage eines Mädchens HXXVIa/46
Haydn: Das Leben ist ein Traum HXXVIa/21
Haydn: Arianna a Naxos HXXVIb:2

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