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
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live audio recording, “L’isle joyeuse” – Caroline Haffner, Paris: