The programme is set, our friends are aware, and plans are in place: GstaadNewYear
We are delighted to be part of the City of Bonn’s Beethoven 2020 celebrations and will be marking the great date with the composer’s music in a variety of forms – Beethoven in Havana, the Eroica and his wonderful Fifth Symphony – all in special transcriptions.
The opening night is Friday 27 December 2019 with Joachim Horsley and we continue until Monday 6 January 2020 with a closing concert by the Menuhin Academy in Lauenen. In between, the star soprano making a name for herself in New York, Lisette Oropesa, sings in Rougemont Church on 2 January 2020, and the day after at St Niklaus, the 12-year-old pianist who made a sensation in Paris, Alexandra Dovgan.
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
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.
Les Napoleoniens dans la Grande Guerre:
Here is the link to Princess Caroline’s family during the Great War – so significant also for Debussy –
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.
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