John Mauceri

Biography

Born: September 12, 1945; New York, NY  
Conductor John Mauceri commenced early piano studies with his Sicilian-born grandfather. A prolific student, he received many honors before entering Yale College, where Mauceri majored in music theory and composition. After a year at Yale's graduate school, Mauceri was appointed music director of the Yale Symphony Orchestra and remained on the faculty for 15 years, leading many premieres. In 1978, he developed a department of music theater at New Read more York University, now rated as one of the finest of its type in the U.S.

Mauceri was invited to Tanglewood as a conducting fellow in 1971 and studied with Bruno Maderna, Colin Davis, Seiji Ozawa, Gunther Schuller, and Leonard Bernstein, whose assistant he became a year later and worked with until Bernstein's death. Mauceri's professional debut was at Wolf Trap Farm in 1973, where he conducted Gian Carlo Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street. Subsequent seasons saw him in charge of a vast number of new opera productions worldwide. In 1979, he became music director of the Washington Opera and between 1987 until 1993, he also served as music director of the Scottish Opera. Since 2000, he has been director of the Pittsburgh Opera. He is one of the most sought after opera conductors in the world and also writes and lectures widely on opera and musical theater. Of especial importance are Mauceri's studies of late nineteenth century performance practice, which have called into question many long-established traditions in the interpretation and staging of operas by Verdi, Wagner, and others.

Mauceri also guest conducts many of the world's leading orchestras and has an extraordinarily fruitful association with Broadway, where he has directed many productions. He has also received countless international awards for his work in musical theater and for his restorations and arrangements of classic film scores, which have been heard across the world. In 1991, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra was created for him by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, with an initial 15-CD recording contract on the Philips label. Mauceri has also made important recordings with London/Decca, including highly acclaimed stage works by Kurt Weill, a composer with whom he is strongly identified. Read less

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Biography

Born: September 12, 1945; New York, NY  
Conductor John Mauceri commenced early piano studies with his Sicilian-born grandfather. A prolific student, he received many honors before entering Yale College, where Mauceri majored in music theory and composition. After a year at Yale's graduate school, Mauceri was appointed music director of the Yale Symphony Orchestra and remained on the faculty for 15 years, leading many premieres. In 1978, he developed a department of music theater at New Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Ouverture
Act I Scene 1: Kriegsmusik (War Music)
Act I Scene 2: Don Juan (Don John)
Act II: Prelude, "Mummenschanz" (Hornpipe)
Act II Scene 1: Festmusik (Festive Music) (Beatrice, Benedict, Claudio, Hero, Leonato, Don Pedro, Balthasar, Antonio, Don John, Margaret, Ursula)
Act II: [Change of Scene]
Act II Scene 2: Don Juan (Don John, Borachio)
Act III: Prelude, "'Gartenmusik" (Garden Music) (Benedict)
Act III Scene 1: Lied des Balthasar (Balthasar's Song) (Benedict, Don Pedro, Balthasar)
Act III Scene 1: Intermezzo (Beatrice)
Act III Scene 3: Holzapfel und Schlehwein (Marsch der Wache) (Dogberry and Verges (March of the Watch))
Act IV: Prelude, "Madchen im Brautgemach" (Maiden in the Bridal Chamber)
Act IV Scene 2: Kirchenszene (Church Scene)
Act IV Scene 2: Gerichtszene (Judgement Scene)
Act V: Prelude, "Trauermusik" (Funeral Music) (Claudio)
Act V: [Change of Scene] (Don Pedro)
Act V Scene 4: Intermezzo, "Final Wedding Scene" (Beatrice, Benedict, Claudio, Hero, Leonato, Antonio, Friar Francis)
Act V Scene 4: Schlusstanz (Final Dance) (Benedict)
IV. Festmusik
VI. Gartenmusik
VII. Intermezzo
XII. Trauermusik
XIV. Schlusstanz
Overtüre
Moritat von Mackie Messer
Morgenchoral des Peachum
Anstatt-daß-Song
Hochzeitslied
Seeräuberjenny
Kanonen-Song
Liebeslied
Barbara-Song
Dialog: Herr Macheath hat meine Tochter
1. Dreigroschenfinale
Mackie Messer . . . Melodram: Ach Mac, reiß mir nicht
Polly's Lied
Ballade von der sexuellen Hörigkeit
Zuhälterballade
Seeräuber-Jenny
Ballade vom angenehmen Leben
Eifersuchtsduett
Arie der Lucy: Wut, Liebe und Furcht zugleich
Macheath ist entkommen . . . Als der ägyptische König
2. Dreigroschenfinale
Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlischen Strebens
Salomon-Song
Ruf aus der Gruft
Grabschrift
Gang zum Galgen: Verehrtes Publikum, wir sind so weit
3. Dreigroschenfinale
Selig sind die Liebenden
Wie warm, wie schön!
Ich weiß die Antwort nicht
Dich, der das Lachen angezündet im Lande
Wie? Sterben?
Ihr Menschen! Für euch hab' ich gelebt!
Habt Frieden in der Seele!
O wüßtet Ihr, wie weh mir ist um Euch
Euer Haar muß golden sein
Ich lieb' Euch!
Du sollst vom Tod gelöst sein
Schweig!
Vorspiel
Beschieden?
Urteile bringt mor!
Gott! Gott, du weißt, wie ich vor ihr gekniet hab'
Vater - Bist du's selbst?
Ich ging zu ihm
Wie redet sie? Was will sie uns sagen?
Der du in deinen alten, blinden Augen
Tötet mich!
Riefst du?
Rein bist du, rein?
So wahr Gott lebt
Zwischenspiel
Ah! Habt ihr vernommen?
Höret mich, Brüder
Fanfaren
So wie ich dich belehrt
Seht, seht, wie sie schön ist!
Im Namen Gottes sag' ich dir
Wer sie berührt, der stirbt!!
Seht! Seht ihn! Den Toten!
Du Kind! Du liebste Frau der Welt!
Am siebten Tore nun
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 - 1. Moderato nobile
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 - 2. Romance: Andante
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 - 3. Finale: Allegro assai vivace
Weill: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra op.12 (1924) - 1. Andante con moto
Weill: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra op.12 (1924) - 2. (a) Notturno: Allegro con poco tenuto - (b) Cadenza: Moderato - Vivace - (c) Serenata: Allegretto
Weill: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra op.12 (1924) - 2. (b) Allegro molto, un poco agitato
Weill: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra op.12 (1924) - 2. (c) Serenata: Allegretto
Weill: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra op.12 (1924) - 3. Allegro molto, un poco agitato
1. Ouverture
2. Adagio
3. Menuet and Trio
4. Gavotte
5. Gigue
Selig sind die Liebenden
Wie warm, wie schön!
Ich weiß die Antwort nicht
Dich, der das Lachen angezündet im Lande
Wie? Sterben?
Ihr Menschen! Für euch hab' ich gelebt!
Habt Frieden in der Seele!
O wüßtet Ihr, wie weh mir ist um Euch
Euer Haar muß golden sein
Ich lieb' Euch!
Du sollst vom Tod gelöst sein
Schweig!
Vorspiel
Beschieden?
Urteile bringt mor!
Gott! Gott, du weißt, wie ich vor ihr gekniet hab'
Vater - Bist du's selbst?
Ich ging zu ihm
Wie redet sie? Was will sie uns sagen?
Der du in deinen alten, blinden Augen
Tötet mich!
Riefst du?
Rein bist du, rein?
So wahr Gott lebt
Zwischenspiel
Ah! Habt ihr vernommen?
Höret mich, Brüder
Fanfaren
So wie ich dich belehrt
Seht, seht, wie sie schön ist!
Im Namen Gottes sag' ich dir
Wer sie berührt, der stirbt!!
Seht! Seht ihn! Den Toten!
Du Kind! Du liebste Frau der Welt!
Am siebten Tore nun
Introduction
Summertime
Seems like these bones don't give me nothin' but boxcars tonight
Summertime
What, that chile ain't asleep yet?...A woman is a sometime thing
Honey man! Honey man! Here come de honey man
They pass by singin'
Here comes Big Boy!
Crown cock-eyed drunk...Oh, little stars
Oh stop them! Don't let them fight!
Wake up an' hit it out. You ain't got no time to lose
Gone, gone, gone...Overflow
Um! A saucer-buryin' setup, I see
My man's gone now
How de saucer stan'now, my sister?
Leavin' for the Promise' Lan
Oh, I'm a-goin' out to the Blackfish Banks
Oh, I got plenty o'nuttin'
Mornin, lawyer, lookin' for somebody?
Dey's a Buckra comin'
'Lo Bess, goin' to de picnic?
Bess, you is my woman now
Oh, I can't sit down
Allegretto barbaro...Ha da da, ha da da
It ain't necessarily so
Crown! You know very well dis Crown
Oh...What you want wid Bess?
Honey, dat's all de breakfast I got time for
Well, if it ain't ole Peter!
Oh Doctor Jesus
Oh dey's so fresh an' fine...I'm talkin' about devil crabs
Porgy, Porgy, dat you there, ain't it?
I loves you, Porgy
Why you been out on that wharf so long, Clara?
Storm
Oh, de Lawd shake de Heavens
One of dese mornin's...Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do'
You is a nice parcel of Christians
A red-headed woman
Jake's boat in de river, upside down!
Clara, Clara, don't you be downhearted
Ha ha ha
Summertime
Introduction, Wait for us at the corner
Listen: There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York
Occupational humoresque (Good mornin')
It's Porgy comin' home
Oh, Bess, oh where's my Bess
Where's Bess gone? Oh Lawd, I'm on my way


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