Program 2021

«Affairs of the Heart»

Alle concerts except the Late-Night are taking place at Kursaal Engelberg. 

Program subject to change

1/ Friday October 15th, 2021, 6.15pm

«Ein fühlend Herz»

Rafael Rosenfeld, Cello
Werner Bärtschi, Piano
Mireia Coma Casellas, Violin
Edouard Mätzener, Violin
Alessandro D'Amico, Viola
Eivind Ringstad, Viola
Irina Ungureanu, Soprano
Aslı Ayben Özdemir, Violin
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Merel Quartet

L. van Beethoven:7 variations for cello and piano on Bei Männer welche Liebe fühlen
Sigismund Neukomm:  from string quintet L’amante abandonnée
Francis Poulenc:Sanglots from Banalités, FP 107
Olivier Messiaen: Thème et Variations for violin & piano
César Franck:Piano quintet f minor

2/ Friday October 15th, 2021 8.30pm

«…denn gross ist die Sehnsucht»

Irina Ungureanu, Soprano
Mary Ellen Woodside, Violin
Alessandro D'Amico, Viola
Saskia Giorgini, Piano
Mireia Coma Casellas, Violin
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Merel Quartet

Traditional 3 Rumanian folk songs for soprano & strings
Josef Suk:Sehnsucht from Frühling op. 22a for piano
Manuel de Falla:Danza ritual del fuego from El Amor brujo
Leoš Janáček:Intimate Sketches for piano
Antonín Dvořák:  String quartet G Maj op. 106

3/ Friday October 15th, 2021 10.30pm – Belle Epoque Saal at Hotel Terrace

from 21.30 snacks and drinks available at the Hotel Terrace

Late Night: «Sonetos de Amor»

Irina Ungureanu, Soprano
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Reto Bieri, Clarinet
Luciano Jungman, Bandoneon
Rätus Flisch, Double bass
Ruven Ruppik, Percussion

Ezequiel Viñao:  Sonetos de Amor
A work by the Argentinian composer on love poems by Pablo Neruda
(European premiere)

4/ Saturday October 16th, 2021 11.15am

Matinee Brahms

10.30am Pre-concert talk: Rafael Rosenfeld in conversation with Reto Bieri

Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Aslı Ayben Özdemir, Violin
Saskia Giorgini, Piano

Johannes Brahms:  Six pieces for piano op. 118
Sonata for violin and piano A Maj op. 100
Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann op. 23 for piano four hands

5/ Saturday October 16th, 2021 2.30pm

Intermezzo: «For the beloved»

Saskia Giorgini, Piano
Irina Ungureanu, Soprano
Rafael Rosenfeld, Cello
Reto Bieri, Clarinet
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Eivind Ringstad, Viola

L. van Beethoven:  Andante favori for piano, WoO 57
Jürg Wyttenbach:Vier Kanzonen for soprano and cello (1963)
Tõnu Kõrvits:Singing Over the Seas for clarinet solo (2006)
Béla Bartók:Village Scenes for soprano and piano (selection)
György Kurtág:Requiem for the Beloved op. 26 for soprano and piano
Robert Schumann:  Märchenerzählungen (Fairy tale narrations) op. 132 for clarinet, viola and piano

6/ Saturday, October 16th, 2021 6pm

«…wenn eine Seele lebt in zwei Gestalten»

 

Mireia Coma Casellas, Violin
Saskia Giorgini, Piano
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Reto Bieri, Clarinet
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Merel Quartet
Rafael Rosenfeld, Cello

Giacinto Scelsi: Chemin du coeur for violin and piano (1929)
Benjamin Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo op.40 for tenor and piano
Gérard Zinsstag: Notturno for clarinet, piano and string quartet, World premiere
Johannes Brahms:  Trio A min op. 114 for piano, clarinet and cello

7/ Saturday October 16th, 2021 8pm

«Der Sehnsucht helles Auge wacht»

Mary Ellen Woodside, Violin
Aslı Ayben Özdemir, Violin
Eivind Ringstad, Viola
Alessandro D'Amico, Viola
Rafael Rosenfeld, Cello
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Saskia Giorgini, Piano
Merel Quartet

R. Vaughan Williams:  Phantasy Quintet for string quintet (1912)
Franz Schubert:Songs: Im Frühling» D. 882
Über Wildemann D. 884
Der liebliche Stern D. 861
Auf der Bruck D. 853
Eric Gaudibert:Message for cello solo and viola (2000)
R. Vaughan Williams:On Wenlock Edge for tenor, piano and string quartet

from 9.15pm: festival dinner with the musicians at H+ Hotel, please book this directly with H+ Hotel +41 (0)41 639 58 58

8/ Sunday October 17th, 2021 11.15am

Music & literature: «Schweig still, und lass mich lieben!»

Love poems by John Donne (1571–1631)
recited by Matthias Neukirch

music by
John Dowland – Christopher Simpson – Thomas Morley – Matthew Locke – William Lawes

9/ Sunday October 17th, 2021 2.30pm

«Die schöne Müllerin»

Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Saskia Giorgini, Piano

Franz Schubert:Die schöne Müllerin op. 25 D. 795, Song cycle

10/ Sunday October 17th, 2021 6.15pm

«Zwei Seelen und ein Gedanke»

Eivind Ringstad, Viola
Saskia Giorgini, Piano
Claudio Martínez Mehner, Piano
Mireia Coma Casellas, Violin
Merel Quartet

Robert Schumann:  Romances op. 94 for Viola and piano
Novelette Op. 21 Nr. 8 for piano
Clara Schumann:Romances op. 22 for violin and piano
W. A. Mozart:String quintet C Maj KV 515

There will be a post-concert reception
generously offered by the Kempinski Palace Engelberg

Program subject to change