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Festival: Classical Music in Switzerland


Release Date: 09/07/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985476732  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus MozartSir Edward ElgarGiya Kancheli,   ... 
Performer:  Francesco PiemontesiFelix FroschhammerSebastian BohrenAndreas Fleck,   ... 
Conductor:  Roger NorringtonJérémie RhorerWillem De BordesDaniel Bard,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of EuropeLe Cercle de l'HarmonieSchumann Quartett,   ... 
Number of Discs: 13 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Traditionally, Switzerland has an important and impressive heritage regarding festivals for classical music, among them the famous Lucerne Festival, rooting back to the so-called "Concert de Gala" in the gardens of Richard Wagner's villa at Tribschen in 1938 conducted by Arturo Toscanini. This release features the fascinating variety and the many facets of the classical festival scene in Switzerland. The selection of the works takes the importance of big names and well known works into account, but also presents modern or even avant-garde approaches or less well known chamber music works. The world’s leading orchestras, conductors and soloists, outstanding concert venues like the KKL Culture and Convention Centre by the renowned Read more architect Jean Nouvel in Lucerne, a breathtaking landscape: there are many reasons for falling in love with the Swiss music festivals. The Swiss festivals now draw more than 500,000 classical music enthusiasts to the shores of Lake Lucerne or the Verbier mountains every year. And the numbers of visitors is growing from year to year. With this release, you will understand why. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Jérémie Rhorer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Jérémie Rhorer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Jérémie Rhorer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Felix Froschhammer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schumann Quartett,  Chaarts Chamber Artists
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
6.
Chiaroscuro, for violin, string orchestra & percussion by Giya Kancheli
Performer:  Sebastian Bohren (Violin), Andreas Fleck (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chaarts Chamber Artists
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
7.
Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 3, Es leuchtet meine Liebe by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Saskia Giorgini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
8.
Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 2, Dein Angesicht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Saskia Giorgini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
9.
Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 4, Mein Wagen rollet langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Saskia Giorgini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
10.
Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 2, Lehn deine Wang by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Saskia Giorgini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
11.
On Wenlock Edge: no 5, Bredon Hill by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casal Quartet
12.
The Fairy-Queen, Z. 629: "O let me weep" (The Plaint), Klagelied der Juno. Collage: O Let Me Weep. S by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Regula Mühlemann (Mezzo Soprano), Robin Muller (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chaarts Chamber Artists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
13.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vashti Hunter (Cello), Jonian Ilias Kadesha (Violin), Joonas Ahonen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854/1889; Germany 
14.
Luzerner Kreisel by Christoph Blum
Performer:  Silke Gäng (Mezzo Soprano), Oliwia Grabowska (Piano)
15.
Madrigals, Book 6: Beltŕ, poi che t'assenti by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Davos Music Festival Men's Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
16.
Palimpseste by Marc-André Dalbavie
Performer:  Karolina Ohman (Cello), Gonzalo Esteban Francisco (Clarinet), Agnes Fass (Flute),
Gustav Frielinghaus (Violin), Andrea Burger (Viola), Joonas Ahonen (Piano)
17.
Paris by Daniel Dickopf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Davos Music Festival Men's Chorus
18.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lily Francis (Violin)
Conductor:  Willem De Bordes
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1 by George Enescu
Performer:  Jonian Ilias Kadesha (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Bard
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Romania 
20.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Xenia Jankovic (Cello), Candida Thompson (Violin), Paolo Giacometti (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Octet for Strings in C major, Op. 7 by George Enescu
Performer:  Mladen Miloradovic (Cello), Werner Dickel (Viola), Mathilde Milwidsky (Violin),
Daniel Bard (Violin), Bogdan Bozovic (Violin), Tim Crawford (Violin),
Sally Beamish (Viola), Vashti Hunter (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Paris, France 
22.
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
23.
Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
24.
Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Charlotte Beament (Soprano), Anna Harvey (Mezzo Soprano), Jeremy Budd (Tenor),
Ashley Riches (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
25.
They are at Rest by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; England 
26.
Symphony no 6 in D major, H 1 no 6 "Le Matin" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Gregory Ahss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chaarts Chamber Artists
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1761; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
27.
Fecit Neap. 17..., for cello, strings & continuo by Giovanni Sollima
Performer:  Giovanni Sollima (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
28.
Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maximilian Hornung (Cello), Lawrence Power (Viola), Felix Froschhammer (Violin),
Gregory Ahss (Violin), Razvan Popovici (Viola), Andreas Fleck (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Susanna Mälkki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1909; Austria 
30.
Greeting Moment for Pierre Boulez by Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor:  Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
31.
San Francisco Polyphony by György Ligeti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973-1974; USA 
32.
San Francisco Polyphony by György Ligeti
Conductor:  Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973-1974; USA 
33.
Trurliade - Zone Zero by Olga Neuwirth
Performer:  Victor Hanna (Percussion)
34.
From Jewish folk poetry, Op. 79 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USSR 
35.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 
36.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
37.
From Jewish Life: no 2, Supplication by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
38.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
39.
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano), Evgeny Kissin (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano),
James Levine (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
40.
Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  András Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
41.
Sonata for 2 Violins in A minor by Eugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin), Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Belgium 

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