Chamber music 2

Matthias Goerne | Sol Gabetta | Kristian Bezuidenhout

Schumann | Mendelssohn | Beethoven | Schubert | Brahms

Sun, 19.08. | 14.30 | No. 18331

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018




    Chamber music 2

    Matthias Goerne | Sol Gabetta | Kristian Bezuidenhout

    Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Five Pieces in the Folk Tone, Op. 102
    Die Löwenbraut (“The Lion’s Bride”) Op. 31, no. 1
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
    Selected Lieder ohne Worte ("Songs without Words")
    Suleika, Op. 34, no. 4 “Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen”
    Des Mädchens Klage
    Suleika, Op. 57, no. 3 “Was bedeutet die Bewegung”
    Auf der Wanderschaft, Op. 71, no. 5
    Schilflied, Op. 71, no. 4
    Allnächtlich im Träume, Op. 86, no. 4
    Venetianisches Gondellied, Op. 57, no. 5
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Adelaide, Op. 46
    Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
    Auf dem Strom (“On the Stream”) 
    Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
    Two Songs, Op. 91

    Sol Gabetta can be relied on to astonish. As here, when she launches her residency as the 2018 Summer Festival “artiste étoile” with a chamber concert the likes of which you will not have heard before. She will appear in collaboration not only with the South African pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, a specialist on the fortepiano, but also with the baritone Matthias Goerne. Cello and voice – how does that work? − you may ask, but for Gabetta it is precisely the unorthodox combination that is so interesting. Not by coincidence, she has realized a similar program with the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, titled Dolce Duello. “I am fascinated by Goerne’s voice,” remarks Gabetta. “His uncompromising way of approaching music has deeply influenced me.” The three will perform various lieder with obligato instrumental accompaniment, some of them original works, some of them arranged by Alexander Schmalcz expressly for this performance. Also to be heard are Schumann’s highly Romantic Five Pieces in Folk Tone for cello and piano.

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    Matthias Goerne

    Born in 1967 in Weimar, the baritone Matthias Goerne completed his vocal training with Hans-Joachim Beyer, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. His artistic work focuses on lieder singing and has led him to partnerships with such pianists as Alfred Brendel, Christoph Eschenbach, Markus Hinterhäuser, and Daniil Trifonov. Goerne is also successful in music theater and has appeared in works by Mozart, Strauss, Wagner, Berg, and Hindemith at the Vienna, Bavarian, and Saxon Staatsoper companies; the Royal Opera House in London; the Metropolitan Opera in New York; La Scala in Milan; and the Opéra national de Paris. He regularly performs at the Salzburg Festival. In the 2018-19 season, Goerne was artist-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic. His discography, which includes a twelve-part Schubert edition, has garnered a Grammy Award, the Diapason d’or, the ICMA Award, and the German Record Critics’ Award.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 1 September 1999 singing Schubert’s Winterreise, with Alfred Brendel at the keyboard.

    August 2015

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    Sol Gabetta

    Sol Gabetta is “artiste étoile” of the 2018 Summer Festival, where she is performing in three symphony concerts with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as two chamber concerts. The international career of this cellist, who was born in 1981 in Córdoba, Argentina, to French-Russian parents and who completed her studies with Ivan Monighetti in Basel and David Geringas in Berlin, is closely linked to LUCERNE FESTIVAL. As the winner of the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, she made her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic in 2004. Since then she has worked with such ensembles as the Orchestre national de France and the Orchestre de Paris, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles and London Philharmonics, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Sol Gabetta made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 2014 when she appeared under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival. In spring 2018, she concertized with the Saxon Staatskapelle under Christian Thielemann at the Salzburg Easter Festival, where she also received the Karajan Music Prize. Shortly after, she performed the Schumann Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel. Sol Gabetta is a passionate chamber musician and has been producing her own festival, “SOLsberg,” at the abbey church in Olsberg since 2006; in 2018, together with her long-time duo partner Bertrand Chamayou, she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the Philharmonie Luxembourg. She has received the Echo Klassik no fewer than four times for her recordings. Sol Gabetta plays a cello built by Matteo Goffriller in 1730 in Venice, made available by Atelier Cels Paris.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 29 August 2001 in a concert of works by Penderecki, Schubert, Vasks, and Tchaikovsky.

    July 2018

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    Kristian Bezuidenhout

    Born in 1979 in South Africa, Kristian Bezuidenhout received his training in Australia and later at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Among his teachers were Rebecca Penneys, Malcolm Bilson, Robert Levin, and Arthur Haas. At the age of 21 Bezuidenhout won first prize as well as the audience prize at the celebrated Fortepiano Competition in Bruges and launched his international career. He plays not only on such period keyboard instruments as the fortepiano and the harpsichord but also on the modern piano. A focus of his repertoire is the music of the Baroque and Classical eras. As a soloist he has performed piano concertos with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; in the 2014-15 season he concertized with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and the ensembles Il Giardino Armonico and The English Concert. Bezuidenhout performs chamber music with the violinists Isabelle Faust, Pe-tra Müllejans, and Viktoria Mullova as well as with the cellists Pieter Wispel-wey and Jean-Guihen Queyras. Be-
    zuidenhout is also involved in the genre of the art song and collaborates with Carolyn Sampson and Mark Padmore. Bezuidenhout is currently recording a ten-CD cycle of the Mozart sonatas for Harmonia mundi; the first seven CDs in the series have been awarded the Diapason Découverte and the German Record Critics’ Prize. He has additionally twice received the ECHO Klassik: in 2011 for his recording of Beethoven’s violin sonatas with Viktoria Mullova and in 2013 for piano concertos of Mozart with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 27 November 2009 with piano works by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart.

    August 2015