Chopin Ballades – London

st-martin-in-the-fieldsCaroline returns to St Martins in the Fields, London WC2 (Strand underground) to play Chopin at lunchtime on Tuesday 18 June 2019 – on their lovely Steinway.

The music:

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

As part of the Embassy Series in collaboration with the 14th edition of the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland.

A special invitation to all Swiss in London on the day –

 

 

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:

 

Caroline in Gstaad at New Year

Caroline will be playing two concerts at the 12th edition of the Gstaad New Year Music Festival on Friday 29 and Sunday 31 December 2017:

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and with baritone Stephen Lancaster at mid day on Sunday 31 December 2017 at Saanen Landhaus Theatre for the Friends of the Festival concert:  “Le Menu des Melodies”

 

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Contact: artsmediaeurope@gmail.com • tel: +41 (0)77 474 1527

Outline programme of the festival 27.12.2017 to 08.01.2018 – with masterclasses  Simple 2-page pdf to download or view: Gstaad New Year Festival

Piano recitals

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Caroline’s recitals continued into December with performances in Paris and Zurich in December.  The photo is from Caroline’s recital at St Martins in the Fields which was followed by concerts in Greece, Italy and Spain. Preparations are ongoing for the 12th edition of her New Year Music Festival in Gstaad which starts on Wednesday 27 December 2017 and continues to Monday 8 January 2018 (GSTAAD.NY.FESTIVAL)

Caroline’s recital in Madrid:

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Please contact her office for information.

Her music includes:

Chopin  – Nocturne No.1 opus 48.

Chopin – Ballades No. 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Liszt – Années de pèlerinage – Italie – Venezia e Napoli

Debussy – L’Ile Joyeuse & Clair de Lune

Live recording London Liszt –

E: artsmediaeurope@gmail.com

Tel: 0044 75 319 57584

67 rue de Provence, 75009 Paris 

The 12th New Year Music Festival in Gstaad

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