Kreutzer Sonatas

Ensemble der Lucerne Festival Academy | Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Joonas Ahonen et al.

Janáček | Illés | Beethoven | PatKop | Illés

Sun, 05.09. | 14.30

St. Karl, Kirchensaal

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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021

 

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    Kreutzer Sonatas

    Ensemble der Lucerne Festival Academy | Patricia Kopatchinskaja | Joonas Ahonen et al.

    Joonas Ahonen  piano
    Franz Hohler  narrator
    Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
    String Quartet No. 1 after Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata, arranged for ensemble
    Márton Illés (*1975)
    Én-kör III (I-Circle)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 Kreutzer Sonata

    Interspersed with the musical works are readings from Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata, Tolstaya’s Whose Fault?, and Hohler’s The Kreutzer Sonata

    Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
    String Quartet No. 1 after Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata,
    PatKop (*1977)
    Die Wut (“The Rage”)
    Márton Illés (*1975)
    Én-kör III (I-Circle)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 Kreutzer Sonata

    Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

    It was in the summer of 2004, that Pierre Boulez and Michael Haefliger founded the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY – thus establishing an educational campus devoted exclusively to new music. Every summer since then, some 130 young, highly gifted musicians from all around the world are given the opportunity to study contemporary scores and modernist classics in detail through daily rehearsals, workshops, and lessons and then to present their insights in performance. Serving as instructors are members of the Ensemble intercontemporain from Paris, one of the most renowned ensembles in the field of contemporary music. Besides the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra, in which all of the students are consolidated, various additional ensembles join together to present their own concert programs. Individual artistic initiative is also encouraged, such as in the series titled LUCERNE FESTIVAL 40min, LUCERNE FESTIVAL Lounge, and at the Buvette, in which Academy participants present projects they have developed on their own. It’s not only instrumentalists who benefit from the Academy’s praxis-oriented training – the institution is also a prime choice for conductors and composers. Each year offers a master class in conducting; in 2014 it will be led by Heinz Holliger, who will initiate participants into the secrets of the métier with works of Claude Debussy and Bernd Alois Zimmermann. In addition to that commissions are given to young composers. In the summer of 2014, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY presents a focus on vocal symphonic music with its performance of Luciano Berio’s Coro and is therefore expanding its training mandate to 40 highly talented young singers. Selected members of the newly formed LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Chorus will also have an opportunity to take a master class in voice with “artiste étoile” Barbara Hannigan.

    February 2014

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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja was born in 1977 in Chişinău in the Republic of Moldova into a musical family – her mother is also a violinist and her father plays cimbalom. In 1989 the family emigrated to Vienna, where Kopatchinskaja began her studies at the Music Academy at the age of 13; she transferred four years later to the Academy of the Arts in Bern, completing her education there with Igor Ozim. She became known in professional circles through her victory at the International Szeryng Competition (2000) and won the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2002. Today Kopatchinskaja works with leading orchestras and attracts attention through her unusual, often radical performances. Equally at home in early music, the Romantic repertoire, and contemporary fare, she is also an animated chamber musician and designs staged concerts. As LUCERNE FESTIVAL’s “artiste étoile” in 2017, she was able to showcase this wide spectrum. In the 2018-19 season, Kopatchinskaja appeared under Kirill Petrenko with the Bavarian Staatsoper Orchestra as well as the Berlin Philharmonic. She made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra with Peter Eötvös’s violin concerto Seven, played the Tchaikovsky Concerto on a tour with Teodor Currentzis to Japan, and concertized with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under Kent Nagano. She also joined with musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic to sing and play as the narrator in Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire. Among the awards that Kopatchinskaja’s recordings have garnered are the International Classical Music Award, the Prix Caecilia, and Gramophone magazine’s Recording of the Year Award. Her album Death and the Maiden, which includes works from Dowland to Kurtág, won a Grammy Award in 2018. Her most recent release, with the pianist Polina Leschenko, is of sonatas by Bartók and Poulenc.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 7 September 2002 playing the Sibelius Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons.

    July 2019

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    Michael Engelhardt

    Der Schauspieler und Rezitator Michael Engelhardt wurde 1960 in Bonn geboren. Von 1978 bis 1981 besuchte er die Westfälische Schauspielschule Bochum und war anschliessend als Ensemblemitglied und Gast an verschiedenen Bühnen tätig, darunter das Berliner Kinder- und Jugendtheater Rote Grütze, die Hamburger Kulturfabrik Kampnagel, der Theaterhof Priessenthal, das Schauspiel Bonn, das kleine theater Bad Godesberg, das neue theater Halle und das Ro Theater Rotterdam. Gemeinsam mit dem Pianisten Christoph Tycho Knigge trat er zwanzig Jahre lang als Rezitator deutschsprachiger Gedichte und Melodramen auf. In den Niederlanden unterrichtete er von 2013 bis 2017 Deutsch als Fremdsprache und entwickelte auch selbst Unterrichtseinheiten. Seit seiner ersten öffentlichen Hölderlin-Rezitation im Jahr 1980 hat sich Michael Engelhardt intensiv mit dem Dichter beschäftigt, Hölderlin-Programme etwa am Theaterhaus Stuttgart, an der Fürst von Arenberg-Bühne in Mayschoss und auf der Jahrestagung der Hölderlin-Gesellschaft präsentiert und in den vergangenen drei Jahren seine zahlreichen Projekte zu Hölderlins 250. Geburtstag vorbereitet. So war er, gemeinsam mit Boris Previšić, an der Realisation des «Metrik-Labors» im neugestalteten Museum im Tübinger Hölderlinturm beteiligt und wirkt in Luzern an mehreren «komponierten Begegnungen» mit, in denen die Dichtung Hölderlins mit Werken Ludwig van Beethovens, des anderen grossen Jubilars dieses Jahres, in einen Dialog tritt. Mit Luzerner Schülerinnen und Schülern erarbeitet Michael Engelhardt zudem eine chorische Aufführung ausgewählter Lieder, Hymnen und Gesänge, und im stattkino präsentiert er die Hölderlin-Performance Sprache! Grosses Kino.

    Februar 2020

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