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Thu, October 13, 2022 –
Sat, October 15, 2022
«Flucht und Ferne»

Music by refugees and émigrés, works written in exile or inner exile and compositions influenced by the local culture of a host country: discover all this with the Merel Quartet at the 8th edition of Zwischentöne Chamber Music Festival.


The celebrated soprano Nuria Rial graces the festival this year, as does the Swedish clarinettist Karin Dornbusch. Regulars of the festival can look forward to the return of two well-known friends, Hungarian pianists Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon. Other guests include cellist Anita Leuzinger, violinist Sini Simonen and pianist Benjamin Engeli – the list goes on and could hardly be more luxurious!


In a rich and varied program, seldom-heard works by Rebecca Clarke and Paul Ben-Haim  accompany favorite classics like Dvorák’s “American” quartet and Brahms’ piano quintet. György Kurtág’s Játékok (Games) and a premiere by composer Iris Szeghy are just two of the contemporary gems included, while a program of baroque songs with soprano Nuria Rial is a window to the past. And where there is a longing for freedom and a better world the program wouldn’t be complete without Schumann.


The exquisite Kursaal with its excellent acoustics and Belle Epoque architecture provides an elegant venue and Engelberg’s high alps an inspiring backdrop for the festival. Our hotel partner, H+ Hotel and Spa, offers attractive prices in combination with the festival passes.

We look forward to seeing you in Engelberg!

 

Artists

Merel Quartet

Olivia Walker

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief

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Dan Mitchell

Assistant manager

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Noah Patterson

programming editor

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Program

 «Flucht und Ferne»

Freitag, 14. Oktober 2022

16:15

Kursaal

1

«…dans un pays lointain»

Freitag, 14. Oktober 2022

18:30

Kursaal

2

«my spirit wanders free»

Freitag, 14. Oktober 2022

20:30

Kursaal

östliches, westliches, bessarabisches, instrumentales, gesungenes, abgesprochenes, improvisiertes, jüngeres, älteres, momentanes, näheres, ferneres, klagendes, tröstliches, spannendes, entspannendes, jiddisches, ukrainisches: klezmer und was er uns bedeutet

3

Late Night: Kleztorsion

Samstag, 15. Oktober 2022

09:15

Kursaal

Einführung um 10.15 im Foyer des Kursaals

4

Matinee: «Aus der Ferne»

Samstag, 15. Oktober 2022

12:30

Klosterkirche

5

Nuria Rial - Lieder von Abschied und Trennung

Samstag, 15. Oktober 2022

16:00

Kursaal

6

«Bilder aus Osten I»

Samstag, 15. Oktober 2022

18:00

Kursaal

7

«Bilder aus Osten II»

Sonntag, 16. Oktober 2022

09:00

Kursaal

Gedichte von Else Lasker-Schüler gelesen von Susanne-Marie Wrage

8

Musik & Literatur: «unter dem taumelnden Mond»

Sonntag, 16. Oktober 2022

14:30

Kursaal

9

Intermezzo: «sic fugit amicus amicum»

Sonntag, 16. Oktober 2022

16:30

Kursaal

10

«…in eine bessre Welt…»

 

Tickets

Advance sales will start in June/July 2022
 

Patrons

Special thanks go to the extremely generous financial and non-material support of the Friends of the Chamber Music Festival Zwischentöne Engelberg. Help us to secure the future of the festival and become by becoming a member. 

Information and registration form can be found here .

 

Partners

We thank our supporters:

  

 Geert und Lore Blanken-Schlemper Stiftung  – Alice Rosner Foundation 

Schüller-Stiftung – Elsener-Gut Stiftung –  Thyll Stiftung 

Association Friends of Zwischentöne Engelberg