Summer concerts, London & France

Chopin Ballades – London

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Caroline returned to St Martins in the Fields, London WC2 to play

Chopin – Nocturne Op 48 No 1
Chopin – Ballade Op 23 No 1 in G minor
Chopin – Ballade Op 38 No 2 in F
Chopin – Ballade Op 47 No 3 in A flat
Chopin – Ballade Op 52 No 4

and as an encore, Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’ – which is on Vimeo:

As part of the Embassy Series in collaboration with the 14th edition of the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland. https://vimeo.com/344746816

The video of the Four Ballades is to follow – as is more information of Caroline’s World Tour – Chopin’s Ballades 2019 – 2022.

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Caroline’s next concert in France:

Vendredi 9.8.2019 19h00 – Bouilhac, France

Réservation obligatoire : 05 53 51 21 46 ou
http://www.restaurantdebouilhac-montignaclascaux.fr

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Plans for 2019

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Plans are underway to celebrate significant musical anniversaries for the 14th edition of the Gstaad festival, starting on 27 December 2019 and continuing into the first week of January 2020. In the meantime, do come to our events through the year in London (18 June), Venice, New York, Paris – and Lauenen for the Friends Party in August.

The festival is a partner with the Beethoven 2020 celebrations organized by the city of Bonn, with Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier as its patron, and the associated Beethoven Pastoral Project: https://www.bthvn2020.de/?L=1

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In the meantime, please contact the Festival office in Lauenen or Paris –

Princess Caroline Murat, Artistic Director, The New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, Altezze e Musica, Spittelweg, Lauenen. 

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Les Napoleoniens dans la Grande Guerre:

Here is the link to Princess Caroline’s family during the Great War – so significant also for Debussy –

Des Napoléoniens dans la Grande Guerre – napoleon.org

 

13th edition Gstaad New Year Music Festival

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The 13th edition of the festival welcomed returning artists Nathalie Stutzmann and Edwin Crossley Mercer and newcomers including the exceptional pianist Alexandros Kapelis who  played the integral Bach concerti for keyboard and strings.

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The programme: BWV 42 Sinfonia

BWV 170 Alt aria « Vergnügte Ruh »

BWV 133 Alt aria « Getrost ! »

BWV 56 Bass Cantata « Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen »

BWV 42 Bass aria « Jesus ist ein Schild »

BWV 35 Alt aria « Gott hat alles wohl gemacht »

BWV 106 Alt und Bass duo from cantata Actus tragicus

« In deine Hände, befehl’ ich meinen Geist »

BWV 82 Alt Cantata « Ich habe genug »

Nathalie Stutzmann singing Ich habe genug BWV 82

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKrbKjVT-5c

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Masterclasses – Sadly, Inva Mula was unwell but we thank Maestro Jean-Philippe Courtis for replacing her so ably. We look forward to welcoming Inva Mula back to the festival this year. 

A not-for-profit Altezze e Musica festival:

Artistic Director Princess Caroline Murat

E: gstaadnymf@gmail.com  •  +44 (0)75 319 575 84

Recitals for Debussy – and Chopin 2018

Caroline is playing a series of recitals marking the centenary of French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and her landmark interpretations of Chopin: Live recital in London:

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With Clair de lune (“Moonlight” from his Suite bergamasque, 1890–1905) and “L’isle joyeuse” central to the programme, Caroline will introduce the music and the composer’s ideas developed through his short but highly significant life of music which ended in exile from his native Paris in March 1918.

Caroline is playing her Debussy recital in Paris and Rome in November. Information on all dates from her office: artsmediaeurope@gmail.com

 

Live audio recording, “L’isle joyeuse” – Caroline Haffner, Paris: