2015.08.22 > 2015.09.02
ANDREAS STAIER
ON TOUR WITH THE FREIBURGER BAROCKORCHESTER
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Andreas Staier, Cembalo
Susanne Regel, Oboe
Petra MĂĽllejans, Violin and conduction

Basel
Saturday 22 August, 8:15pm
Martinskirche

Santander
Monday 24 August 8:30pm
Palacio de Festivales, Sala Argenta

Warsaw
Wednesday 26 August 8pm
Polskie Radio W. Lutoslawski Studio

FĂĽssen
Thursday 2 September 8pm
Barockkloster St. Mang Kaisersaal

Programme:
G.Ph. Telemann, Ouverture in B Major TWV 55: B 1 and Conclusion B-Dur TWV 50:10
J.S. Bach, Concerto in f minor BWV 1056 for Cembalo and Strings
J.Fr. Fasch, Concerto in d minor FWV L: d 4 for Violin, Oboe and Strings
J.D. Zelenka, Hipocondrie a 7 Concertanti in A major ZWV 187
J.S. Bach, Concerto in g minor BWV 1058 for Cembalo and Strings
J.S. Bach, Concerto in A major BWV 1055 for Cembalo and Strings

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2015.08.25 > 2015.08.30
ADRIEN LA MARCA
MORITZBURG FESTIVAL
GERMANY
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Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27, Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August
Moritzburg Castle / Moritzburg Church

Chamber music

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2015.08.27
ALEXANDRE THARAUD
ANNECY CLASSIC FESTIVAL
FRANCE
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Thursday 27 August, 9pm
Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy

Programme:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Suite in C major K.399
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata in A major K. 331
Gustav Mahler / Alexandre Tharaud - Adagietto
Frédéric Chopin - Fantaisie in F minor Op. 49
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57

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2015.09.05
Tana String Quartet
Ars Musica Festival
Belgium
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Saturday 5 September, 4pm
La Marlagne, Namur

Premiere of works by Jean-Pierre Deleuze and Benjamin de la Fuente

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2015.09.07 > 2015.09.08
ADRIEN LA MARCA
BERLIOZ EN ITALIE
ITALY
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Turin
Monday 7 September, 9pm
Lingotto, Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli

Milan
Tuesday 8 September, 9pm
Conservatorio G. Verdi, Sala Verdi

With:
Orchestre Les Siècles
Nicholas Collon, direction

Programme:
Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique
Berlioz, Harold en Italie



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2015.09.09 > 2015.09.10
ANDREAS STAIER
DIABELLI VARIATIONS
SWITZERLAND
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Schaffhausen
Wednesday 9 September, 8pm
St. Johann

St. Gallen
Thursday 10 September, 8pm
Tonhalle

Programme:
Diabelli, "Vaterländischer Künstlerverein"
Beethoven, Diabelli variations op.120
2015.09.13
ANDREAS STAIER
FESTSPIELE MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMEN
GERMANY
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Sunday 13 September, 5pm
Ulrichshusen Schloss

With:
Akademie fĂĽr Alte Musik Berlin
Bernhard Forck, direction

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cocert for piano Nr.4 op.58
Symphony Nr.6 op.68 "Pastorale"

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Quatuor Tana
Jacques Lenot
Intrada
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le ciel retrouvĂ© 
IntĂ©gral des quatuors Ă  cordes 

Anaclase! 
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Brentano Quartet
Beethoven
The Late String Quartets Op.130 & Grosse Fuge Op.133
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Alexandre Tharaud
Mozart & Haydn
Jeunehomme
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Joyce DiDonato | Bernard Labadie
Les Violons du Roy



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Andreas Staier
Robert Schumann
Variationen & FantasiestĂĽcke
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This third volume of Andreas Staier's series devoted to the piano music of Robert Schumann begins with his first published composition, the "Abegg" Variations op.1, and ends with his very last work, posthumously published "Geistervariationen". The road he travelled between the two words was a long one, yet this programme also brings out the consistency of the poetic urge that gives Schumann's music its matchless powers of evocation.

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Alexander Melnikov
Beethoven
Complete Works for violoncello & piano
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Beethoven's works for cello and piano were written between 1796 and 1815. He effectively created the sonata for cello, with an independent piano part, in his Op.5, intended for Jean-Louis Duport and dedicated to Frederick William II of Prussia. Like the delightful variations on themes by Handel and Mozart, they represent his first-period style, as Op.69 typifies the second. The two sublime Sonatas Op.102, for their part, already herald the unprecedented stylistic freedom of the composer's final decade.

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Javier Perianes
Felix Mendelssohn
Lieder ohne Worte
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This programme illustrates four essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of all superfluity, including the literary aspect (Songs without Words); a gift for creating magical atmospheres (Rondo capriccioso); unconditional admiration for classical order; and, finally, a genuine veneration for Bach (Prelude and Fugue op.35). The whole radiant universe of Mendelssohn is encapsulated here.

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Alexandre Tharaud
Moderne
Satie, Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc & Others
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DEBUSSY
Sonata n°1 for cello & piano
MAURICE RAVEL
The complete work for piano (2 CD)
ERIK SATIE
Avant-dernières pensées / Solos & duos (2 CD)
FRANCIS POULENC
Sonatas & suites for cello / clarinet & piano
& WORKS by Zoltán Kodály, Alban Berg, Anton
Webern, Frederic Mompou, Henri Dutilleux,
Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen et Thierry PĂ©cou

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Alexander Melnikov
Paul Hindemith
Sonatas for...
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Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments – all of which he was capable of playing himself! This fascinating selection of works written between 1935 (when he became persona non grata in Nazi Germany) and 1948 (the brilliant Cello Sonata for Piatigorsky) is played by some of today's finest soloists, with the guiding spirit of Alexander Melnikov at the piano. How often does one hear a sonata for Althorn? Especially one published along with a poem by the composer?

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Signum Quartet
SOUNDESCAPES
Debussy · Adès · Ravel
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It is a plea for the direct experience of a music that had become fed up with the constraints of traditional forms. Debussy’s music especially reveals characteristics that justifiably move it into the proximity of Impressionist painting, as it produces moving paintings, landscapes of sound, soundscapes in the narrowest sense of the word that can draw the listener into the middle of the picture. Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet, completed in 1903, had to be and was compared with Debussy’s quartet. At the same time, it can be seen here how Ravel’s musical diction – based on Debussy’s – prepared the way for French Modernism. Like only few of his colleagues, the Briton Thomas Adès, born in 1971, is capable of fusing traditional elements from music history, including obvious references to existing compositions, with modern sound production into an individual style appealing directly to the listener.

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Andreas Staier - Lorenzo Coppola
Johannes Brahms
Sonatas for clarinet & piano
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The two sonatas for clarinet and piano, composed in 1894, were Brahms's last chamber works. Knowing that he could count on the virtuosity of their dedicatee, the prodigious clarinettist Richard MĂĽhlfeld (1856-1907), Brahms enthusiastically exploited all the expressive possibilities of the instrument. Under the fingers of Lorenzo Coppola, the clarinet prays, sobs, dreams or laughs, bringing astonishing conviction to all these varied emotions.

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Javier Perianes
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto | Lyric pieces
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The work of a young musician of 25, the celebrated Piano Concerto by Grieg combines the great Romantic tradition and Norwegian folk music. The 'Lyric Pieces' are among the works that made Grieg world-famous. As in the case of the Piano Concerto, commentators have held that a certain combination of intervals (the 'Grieg motif') is chiefly responsible for its specific Norwegian quality. For Grieg himself the question of Norwegian culture was a tremendously important one, and he used his international reputation to fight tirelessly for the recognition of Norway as a state. He owed that reputation in considerable part to the 'Lyric Pieces', which he wrote over the space of four decades. They are indebted to the Romantic character piece in free form, which became widespread after 1830 and found outstanding representatives in Schumann and Mendelssohn. Grieg certainly also composed them with a view to their use in teaching the piano, with the result that they swiftly won the hearts of devotees of domestic music-making all over Europe. The present recording offers a representative selection: a set of eight pieces with which the 24year-old composer scored a resounding success immediately upon publication. He had managed to establish a personal voice virtually at a stroke. Further books followed over the decades, and, surprisingly enough, he enjoyed unfailing success with them, even though he hardly changed his 'artistic strategy'.
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