2020 | 11th season
2020 | 11° season
Music festival from July 18 to August 22
2020 | 11th season

For this 11th edition, our honorary president will be Martin Engstroem.

Saturday 18 July, 18h

Opening Concert

Great German Romantics

To start this 11th season, two Romantic masterworks with Beethovenian inspiration vibrate with this spring-like quartet and a young Swiss pianist.
Concert dedicated to the sponsors


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Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Quartet in G No. 15, D 887
Allegro molto moderato, Andante un poco moto, Allegro vivace, Allegro assai

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Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Quintet for piano and strings, Op. 44
Allegro brillante, In modo d’una marcia, Scherzo : molto vivo, Finale : allegro ma non troppo


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Thursday 23 July, 20h

Twining Between the Ages

Baroque and Pop

The “Twining” theme in all its glory: Baroque and modern pieces alternate in a multicolored program, from Renaissance to Techno music!
Concert dedicated to the donors


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Thomas PRESTON (?-1559)
“Upon La Mi Re” for recorder and harpsichord

Dario CASTELLO (vers 1700)
Sonata for recorder and harpsichord No. 2

Svante HENRYSON (1963- )
“Off Pist” Suite for clarinet and cello
Off Pist, Powder Ballad, Figure 8's

Marco UCCELLINI (1610-1680)
“La Gelosia” Sonata for recorder and harpsichord No. 9, Op. 5

Daniel SCHNYDER (1961- )
“A Friday Night in August” for clarinet, cello and piano

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Yan MARESZ (1966- )
“Circumambulation” for flute

Anonyme (17th Century)
Suite, extract from “English Masques and Antimasques”

John WILLIAMS (1932- )
Imperial March from “Star Wars” for piano (arr. François-Xavier Poizat)

Nikolai KAPUSTIN (1937- )
Trio for flute, cello and piano, Op. 86
3rd movement

Marco UCCELLINI (1610-1680)
“La Luciminia Contenta” Sonata for recorder and harpsichord No. 2, Op. 4

Horacio FERNANDEZ VAZQUEZ (1996- )
“Bembé” for piano

Jacob van EYCK (ca. 1590-1657)
“Excusemoy” for recorder

Guillaume CONNESSON (1970- )
“Technoparade” for flute, clarinet and piano


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Saturday 25 July, 18h

Beethoven Evening I

Youth and Maturity

First anniversary evening: three musicians who need no introduction perform works offering a biographic panorama of the Rhenish genius.
Concert dedicated to the cityhall of Puplinge


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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
“Kreutzer Sonata” for violin and piano in A No. 9, Op. 47
Adagio sostenuto, Andante con variazioni, Presto

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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Sonate for cello and piano in C No. 4, Op. 102
Andante – Allegro vivace, Adagio – Tempo andante – Allegro vivace

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
“Geister Trio” in D No. 5, Op. 70
Allegro vivace e con brio, Largo assai ed espressivo, Presto


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Tuesday 28 July, 20h

Armenian Evening

Profound Melodies and High Virtuosity

From now on indissociable from the Festival for the 8th consecutive year, the Armenian evening mixes Caucasian flavors with great Classical repertoire.
Concert dedicated to the Association members


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Richard STRAUSS (1964-1949)
Zueignung, Caecilie

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1804-1904)
Extracts from “Gypsy Songs”, Op. 55
Má píseň zas mi láskou zní, Když mne stará matka, Dejte klec jestřábu

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
“Vocalise en forme de Habanera” for voice and piano

Georges BIZET (1838-1875)
“Habanera” from the opera “Carmen” for voice and piano

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Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Sonata for violin and piano in c No. 3, op. 45

Aram KHATCHATOURIAN (1903-1978)
Extracts from ballets for violin and piano

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Tuesday 11 August, 20h

Make Way for the Orchestra

Pocket Symphonies

The regular ensemble of the Festival, with its suggestive name, offers an accessible program with a Viennese waltz, a Nordic suite and a Beethoven concerto.
Concert dedicated to the hosting members


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Félix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) 
Violin Concerto in d No.2, MWV O 4
Allegro, Andante, Allegro

Tomaso Antonio VITALI (1663-1745)
Chaconne in g (arr. Charlier)

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Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Praeludium, Sarabande, Gavotte, Air, Rigaudon

Johannes Strauss (1825-1899)
Kaiserwaltzer, Op. 437


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Thursday 13 August, 20h

Beethoven Evening II

Youth and Posterity

Two trios gathering all instrument families twin Beethoven with two of his great symphonic heirs: Brahms and Shostakovich. 
Concert dedicated to the Migros Culture Percent


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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Trio for piano and strings in E Flat No. 1, Op. 1
Allegro, Adagio, Scherzo : Allegro assai, Finale : Presto

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in a, Op. 114
Allegro, Adagio, Andantino grazioso, Allegro

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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Trio “Gassenhauer” for clarinet, cello and piano in B FlatMajeur No. 4, Op. 11
Allegro con brio, Adagio, Theme and variations

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Trio for piano and strings in e No. 2, Op. 67
Andante: Moderato, Allegro con brio, Largo, Allegretto


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Saturday 15 August, 18h

Beethoven Evening III

The Inspirations

Third and last evening that celebrates his quarter of a millenium: Beethoven meets his great inspirers Mozart and Haydn, in a rare instrumental disposition.
Concert dedicated to the church of Puplinge


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Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Quintet for piano and winds in E Flat, K. 452
Largo - Allegro moderato, Larghetto, Allegretto

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Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)
Sonata in C No. 60, Hob.XVI.50

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Quintet for piano and winds in E Flat, Op. 16
Grave - Allegro ma non troppo, Andante cantabile, Rondo: allegro ma non troppo


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Sunday 16 August, 18h


This virtuosic quintet, modern and sophisticated, throws us, in the space of a concert, in the torrid and rhythmical universe of this South American music.
Concert dedicated to the Festival teams


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Tuesday 18 August, 20h

Gypsy and Klezmer Music

Voice, Piano and Improvised Music

Two travelling musical styles tangle up in a program with smooth songs and percussive rhythms, between great repertoire and improvisations.
Concert dedicated to the institutional partners



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Leoš JANÁČEK (1854-1928)
“In The Mist” for piano
Andante, Molto adagio, Andantino, Presto

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1804-1904)
Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
Má píseň zas mi láskou zní, Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj, A les je tichý kolem kol, Když mne stará matka, Struna naladěna, Široké rukávy, Dejte klec jestřábu

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
“Suite Bergamasque” for piano
Prélude, Menuet, Clair de lune, Passepied

Manuel DE FALLA (1876-1946)
Seven Spanish popular songs, G. 40
El paño moruno, Seguidilla murciana, Asturiana, Jota, Nana, Canción, Polo

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Klezmer Music


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Thursday 20 August, 20h

Piano magic

Wonders of the repertoire

The great recital of 2020 is presented by a French pianist with an inspiring personality. She plays pieces from her favorite repertoire. 
Concert dedicated to Yamaha Europe



Johann Sebastian BACH - Frédéric CHOPIN - Claude DEBUSSY - Maurice RAVEL...
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Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Partita in B flat No. 1, BWV 825
Praeludium, Allemande, Corrente, Sarabande, Menuet I, Menuet II, Gigue

Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Nocturne in b No. 3, Op. 9
Ballade in F No. 2, Op. 38 
Ballade in f No. 4, Op. 52

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Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
4 Preludes
La Cathédrale engloutie, Ondine, Feux d’artifice, Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Pavane pour une infante défunte
La Valse


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Friday 21 August, 20h

Crazy Strings

Leman Camerata

This well-known ensemble joins the Festival director in an audacious twining of concertos and the famous Souvenir de Florence from Tchaikovsky. 
Concert dedicated to the volunteers


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Henrik GÓRECKI (1933-2010)
Harpsichord concerto in d, Op. 40
Allegro molto, Vivace marcatissimo


Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Harpsichord concerto in g No. 7, BWV 1058
Allegro, Andante, Allegro assai

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Piotr Illich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Allegro con spirito, Adagio cantabile e con moto, Allegretto moderato, Allegro vivace


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Saturday 22 August, 17H - 20H

Make Way for the Youth

OJSR and Louis Schwizgebel

Symbol of the Festival’s revival and eternal youth, the French Swiss Youth Orchestra, accompanied by this famous Genevian pianist, ends the Season.
Concert dedicated to the Festival organizers

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Guillaume LEKEU (1870-1894)
Adagio for orchestra quartet

Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945)
“Ten Easy Pieces” Sz. 39
Dedication, Peasant Song, Frustration, Slovakian Boys' Dance, Sostenuto, Evening in Transylvania, Hungarian Folksong, Dawn, Slovakian Folksong, Five-Finger Exercise, Bear Dance

Nino ROTA (1911-1979)
Concerto for strings
Preludio, Scherzo, Aria, Finale

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Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Piano concerto in C No. 13, K 414
Allegro, Andante, Rondo allegro


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