2017

"Art of the Fugue"

Friday October 27th 2017, 7pm

Opening Concert

Dominic Chamot, Piano
Castalian Quartet
Rafael Rosenfeld, Cello
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Maia Cabeza, Violin
Edouard Mätzener, Violin
Alessandro D‘Amico, Viola
Charlotte Bonneton, Viola

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fuge from Well-Tempered Clavier Book II No. 20 A minor
Anton Webern: String Quartet op. 28 (1938)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for piano and cello D major op. 102 No. 2
Dimitri Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue Nr. 24 d-min op. 87 for piano
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Quintet A major op. 18

Saturday Oktober 28th 2017, 11am

Matinee

Merel Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 op. 130/133 B-flat major
with the "Grosse Fuge"

10.15am: pre concert lecture

Friday, October 27th, 2017, 3pm

Special Event: Open Workshop Rehearsal
"Quartet Laboratorium" with the Merel Quartet

A program intended especially for a young audience – but all interested listeners are welcome!

Friday, October 27th, 2017, 3pm

Special Event: Open Workshop Rehearsal
"Quartet Laboratorium" with the Merel Quartet

A program intended especially for a young audience – but all interested listeners are welcome!

Saturday October 28th, 2017, 2.30pm

"Todesfuge"

Music and literature

Friederike Wagner reads texts by Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs und Ingeborg Bachmann

Dominic Chamot, Piano
Merel Quartet
Castallian Quartet
Rafael Rosenfeld, Cello
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano

music by:
R. Schumann, Heinz Holliger, D. Shostakovich, Gideon Klein, Thomas Demenga,
György Kurtág, D. Kabalevsky, G. Verdi

Saturday October 28th, 7pm

Evening Concert

Castalian Quartet
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Rafael Rosenfeld, Cello
Dominic Chamot, Piano
Mary Ellen Woodside, Violin
Maia Cabeza, Violin
Alessandro D‘Amico, Viola

J.S. Bach: Contrapunctus 4 from "The Art of Fugue"
J.S. Bach: Contrapunctus 13 from "The Art of Fugue"
Johannes Brahms: Sonata for cello and piano e minor op. 38
Franz Schubert: Fantasy f Minor for piano 4 hands D 940
Ernst von Dohnanyi: Piano quintet No. 2 E-flat major op. 26

followed by dinner with the artists

Sunday October 29th 2017, 11am

Sunday Matinee

Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano sonata No. 29 B-flat major op. 106
"Hammerklaviersonate"

10.15am: pre concert lecture

Sunday, October 29th, 2pm

Guided Tour

A guided tour to the baroque monastery with musical surprises

Limited places available

Sunday, October 29th, 5pm

Final Concert

Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Castalian Quartet
Merel Quartet

J.S. Bach: Ricercar a 6 from "The Musical Offering"
Joseph Haydn: String quartet C major op. 20 No. 2
Helena Winkelman: New piece for String quartet world premiere
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Octet E-flat major op. 20

Followed by Apéro

The Artists

Rafael Rosenfeld

Artistic direction

Mary Ellen Woodside

Artistic direction

Merel Quartet

Castalian Quartet

Claudio Martinez Mehner

Piano

Friederike Wagner

Actress

Maia Cabeza

Violin

Charlotte Bonneton

Viola

Dominic Chamot

Young Festival Artist, Piano

 

  

2016

Between two worlds

Friday, October 28th, 2016, 2pm

Special Event: Open Workshop Rehearsal
"Quartet Laboratorium" with the Merel Quartet and Reto Bieri

A program intended especially for a young audience – but all interested listeners are welcome!

Excerpts from Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

Friday October 28th 2016, 7pm

Opening Concert

„Ghost Variations”

Robert Schumann: "Ghost Variations" WoO 24 for Piano solo(1854)
Franz Schubert: Songs: "Geistesgruss" D.142, "Erlkönig" D.328“
Nicolas Bolens "Jeux d'Ombres" pour violon, alto, violoncelle et piano (1993)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio D major op.70 No.1, "Ghost"
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet E-flat major op.44

Saturday Oktober 29th, 11am

Matinee

"The end of times"

Olivier Messiaen: "Quatuor pour la fin du temps"
for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (1941)

10.15am: pre concert lecture with Reto Bieri

Saturday October 29th, 2016, 2.30pm

"The Devil's Advocate"

Music and literature on the subject of the devil

Robert Hunger-Bühler reads texts by Dante, Bierce, Bulgakov, Kafka and Milton

Franz Liszt Bagatelle sans Tonalité S.216a
Maurice Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit (1908)
Gaspar Cassado Danse du Diable vert for Cello and Piano
Igor Strawinsky Suite from L'Histoire du soldat (1919)

Saturday October 29th, 7pm

Evening Concert

„Death and the Maiden“

Leoš Janáček „On an Overgrown Path" Book 1 (1911)
György Kurtág "Adieu, Haydée 1" for Piano (2012)
Paul Hindemith „Die junge Magd“ six poems by Georg Trakl,
for voice, flute, clarinet and string quartet op.23,2
Franz Schubert:
Song: "Death and the Maiden" D.531
String Quartet "Death and the Maiden" d minor D.810

followed by dinner with the artists

Sunday October 2016, 11am

Sunday Matinee

"Holy Song of Thanksgiving"

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 a minor op. 132

10.15am: pre concert lecture with Rafael Rosenfeld

Sunday, October 30th, 5pm

Final Concert

„Après un rêve“

W.A. Mozart: Song "Abendempfindung an Laura", KV 523
Robert Schumann: Song "Zwielicht" from Liederkreis, op.39
Jörg Widmann: "Nachtstück" for Clarinet, Cello and Piamo(1998/rev 2009)
Franz Schubert: Notturno E-flat major D.897 for Piano Trio
Iris Szeghy: Aria for String Quartet, world premiere
Gabriel Fauré: Song "Après un rêve" op.7 Nr.1
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet B minor op. 115

Followed by Apéro

The Artists

Rafael Rosenfeld

Artistic direction

Merel Quartet

Artistic direction

Robert Hunger-Bühler

Actor

Dénes Várjon

Piano

Marie-Claude Chappuis

Mezzosoprano

Reto Bieri

Clarinet

Izabella Simon

Piano

Alexander Janiczek

Violin

Girolamo Bottiglieri

Violin

Milena Umiglia

Young Festival Artist, Cello

Christoph Bösch

Flute

Barbara Doll

Violin