Anne Sofie von Otter in recital with Emanuel Ax

Anne Sofie von Otter, the Swedish mezzo-soprano, gave a recital in Carnegie Hall, which is not unusual. What is unusual is that she was accompanied by a famous concert pianist, Emanuel Ax. They did a program that was all-Brahms, almost. Von Otter included one song by Tor Aulin, a Swedish composer from the late 19th century, and the early 20th. She likes to tip her hat to her native country. Von Otter and Ax also performed a new work by Nico Muhly, the American composer.