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Chamber Music Festival Engelberg

Baroque hall Kloster Engelberg, October 27th to 29th, 2017

Dear Chamber Music Lovers,

We are looking forward to another intensive 3 days in Engelberg for the 3rd season of Festival "Zwischentöne"! Our theme this year "Art of the Fugue" will lead us to extremes of the musical spectrum. The spanish-german pianist Claudio Martinez Mehner, the prizewinning Castalian String Quartet from London and the exceptional actress from the ensemble of Zürich's Schauspielhaus, Friederike Wagner will join us for exciting encounters with this art form.

Beethoven writes "Tantot libre, tantot recherchée" (somewhat free, somewhat strict) over his "Great Fugue" Op 133, one of the most challenging and enigmatic masterpieces in classical chamber music. The term recherchée here comes from ricercare, the old term for strict fugal writing and our program includes a Ricercar by the greatest known master of the fugue: Johann Sebastian Bach. Numerous later composers grappled with the form: Haydn shows his brilliance in his "Fuga a quattro soggetti" (fugue on four themes) from Op 20, Mendelssohn takes the origin of the word literally (lat. Fuga from fugare = to flee) in the stormy Finale of his Octet Op 20 and Beethoven uses the strict form as a beginning from which to shatter the limits of convention. Even Paul Celan, in his "Deathfugue", creates a kind of fugue-poem by the repetition of motives.

So join us again this October for an exciting and diverse program, including introductory lectures, a musical monastery tour and the chance to meet the artists in the Festival Hotel Edelweiss or at the traditional after-concert dinner or apero.

 

Sincerely,
Rafael Rosenfeld and the Merel Quartet

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The Artists

Program

All concerts take place in the Baroque Hall at the Kloster.

Open Workshop-Rehearsal
A program intended especially for a young audience – but all interested listeners are welcome!
Friday October 27th 3pm Details »
Opening concert Friday October 27th 7pm Details »
Matinee: Grosse Fuge Saturday October 29th 11am
10.15ampre concert lecture
Details »
"Todesfuge"
Music and literature with Friederike Wagner
Saturday October 28th 2.30pm Details »
Evening concert Saturday October 28th 7pm
followed by dinner with artists
Details »
Sunday Matinee: Hammerklaviersonate
(time changes to winter time!)
Sunday October 29th 11am
10.15am pre concert lecture
Details »
Special event: Guided Tour
A guided tour to the baroque monastery with musical surprises
Sunday October 29th 2pm Details »
Final concert Sunday October 29th 5pm
followed by apero
Details »

Tickets

Tickets and Festivalpasses can be bought on www.ticketino.ch

or at Engelberg Tourismus +41 (0)41 639 77 77

 

Tickets bei TICKETINO

 

for packages to stay at Hotel Edelweiss click here or call Engelberg Tourismus +41 (0)41 639 77 77

Cat.1 Cat.2 Students
Festivalpass all 7 concerts
special events not included
CHF 250.- CHF 200.- CHF 130.- Tickets »
 
Open Workshop-Rehearsal
Friday October 27th 3pm CHF 20.- (free seating) CHF 10.- Tickets »
Opening concert Friday October 27th 7pm CHF 48.- CHF 38.- CHF 25.- Tickets »
Matinee: Grosse Fuge Saturday October 28th 11am CHF 43.- CHF 33.- CHF 25.- Tickets »
"Todesfuge"
Music and literature with Friederike Wagner
Saturday October 28th 2.30pm CHF 43.- CHF 33.- CHF 25.- Tickets »
Evening concert Saturday October 28th 7pm CHF 48.- CHF 38.- CHF 25.- Tickets »
Sunday Matinee: Hammerklaviersonate Sunday October 29th 11am CHF 43.- CHF 33.- CHF 25.- Tickets »
Final concert Sunday October 29th 5pm
followed by apero, one drink included
CHF 48.- CHF 38.- CHF 25.- Tickets »
 
Diner at Restaurant Il Monastero Saturday October 28th 9pm CHF 35.- Tickets »
Special event: Guided Tour Sunday October 29th 2pm CHF 20.- Tickets »
 
Packages
Hotel Edelweiss and tickets
Fr/Sat (1 night/5 concerts): CHF 265.-
Sat/Sun (1 night/5 concerts): CHF 290.-
Fr-Sun (2 nights/7 concerts): CHF 410.-
book here »

Info

Contact

Pedro Zimmermann, Business Director

zimmermann[at]zwischentoene.com

 

 

Getting there

Train: 43 Min. from Lucerne. Last connections from Engelberg 9.01pm/10.01pm/10.30pm/11.30pm. 

The monastery is reachable within 8 Minutes from the station. 

 

Car: Drive via Stans. Parking next to the monastery. 

 

 

Fotocredits

Merel Quartet and Rafael Rosenfeld: Marco Borggreve at KKL Lucerne
Cover foto Monastery: Christian Perret
Merel Quartet and E.Mätzener: Hannes Heinzer
M. Woodside and R. Rosenfeld: Marco Borggreve at KKL Luzern
F. Wagner: Christine Fenzl
Castalian Quartet: Kaupo Kikkas
Dominic Chamot: Eric Mammen

 

 

Festivalhotel

The festival hotel Edelweiss Engelberg (***) offers special conditions for visitors of the Festival. Book your room together with the concert tickets, and live in the same hotel as the musicians. THe hotels offers transfers to the concert venue if needed.

Infos on the hotel: www.edelweissengelberg.ch

Booking packages: www.engelberg.ch

 

Dinner

Following the evening concert of Saturday October 28th there will be a dinner together with the artists. The Ristorante Monastero directly next to the Kloster offers a special concert menu with different options.

Here you can find the menu.

Reservations at www.ticketino.com, via ETT the or at the box office.

Partners

We are very grateful to our partners:
IG Engelberg  - Elsener-Gut Stiftung - Geert und Lore Blanken-Schlemper Stiftung -
Verein Freunde Zwischentöne Engelberg