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The Modigliani Quartet is inviting guest star violist Gérard Caussé for a Mendelssohn and Mozart two-concert cycle in 2016-2017.

Concert 1
Mozart : String quartet in D minor, KV 421
Mendelssohn : Viola quintet n°2 in B flat, opus 87
Mozart : Viola quintet n°3 in G minor, KV 516

Concert 2
Mendelssohn : String quartet in A minor opus 13
Mozart : Viola quintet n°2 in C major , KV 515
Mendelssohn : Viola quintet n°1 in A, opus 18

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Beatrice Rana will present her no doubt magnificent version of the monumental Goldberg Variations on tour around the world from February 2017.

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“Moldau: The Romantic Solo Album” contains some of the most beautiful and well-known pieces from Russia and Bohemia. The composers use their Russian roots to create their own musical language containing elements of emotionally charged joy and the unmistakable feeling of melancholy, which conjures up entire landscapes of musical sounds. With this repertory Xavier de Maistre shows the rich palette of sounds which a harp can accomplish and which is arguably his most distinctive feature.

RECITAL PROGRAM

Glinka Variations for harp on a theme by Mozart from die Zauberflöte
Glinka Nocturne for harp in E flatr – Moderato
Alabieff/Liszt Le Rossignol S250/1 (trans. by Henriette Renié)
Katchaturian Eastern dance/Toccata for harp
Tchaikovsky Fantaisie on a theme from Eugene Onegin (trans. Ekaterina Walter-Kühne)
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Dvořák Ameican Suite (trans. Xavier de Maistre)
Smetana Die Moldau, from „My Country “ (trans. Hans Trnecek)

Quatuor Zaide

This season, Quatuor Zaïde is touring in Europe’s best halls as ECHO Rising Stars. Here are the two very special programs they will offer for the following season, 2016-17.

 

Program 1
Beethoven: Quartet n°3 opus 18, n°3 in D major
Bruckner : Intermezzo for string quartet
Franck : String quartet in D major

Program 2
Haydn : String quartet opus 20 n°1
Pleyel : String quartet B.302 in E flat or Mozart : String Quartet in E flat K.428
Schumann : String quartet n°3 in A, opus 41 n°3

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From Korngold to Sting via “Cinema Paradiso”: in his latest album Daniel Hope shines a new light on Hollywood scores as he takes a widescreen musical journey, seeking out the echoes of exiled European composers.

Hollywood is the land of our dreams. But as we listen to star violinist Daniel Hope explore that land, our perceptions begin to change. He shows us that the “Hollywood Sound” has its own history – and indeed sprang from the events of history. There, in the LA dream factory, composers in exile dug their hopes out of their luggage and repackaged them in music, composing soundtracks to great movies about humanity brought low by fate or lifted up by the American Dream.

Daniel Hope’s point of departure is Korngold’s Violin Concerto. As well as excerpts from Miklós Rózsa’s classic scores for Ben-Hur and El Cid, he has also included music from three more recent films that deal with the themes of escape and flight: Schindler’s List, scored by Korngold heir John Williams; American Beauty, soundtrack by Thomas Newman; and, of course, Cinema Paradiso, that ode to movie escapism in which Ennio Morricone’s music plays such a key role. Hope’s celebration of the “Hollywood Sound” concludes with a final echo of the past, as he plays Herman Hupfeld’s song “As Time Goes By”, immortalised in Casablanca.

The concerts are offered as a spectacular show, including presentation of the pieces by Daniel Hope, who has a strong experience as a mediator, and projection of pictures and film extracts and special light effects. A widescreen journey into history and sound, providing us with another fascinating glimpse into the past through the prism of music.