Andermatt Music: Outrageous! Swiss Romanticism

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When August Walter was asked in the spring of 1846 whether he would like to apply for the position of music director in Basel, he said: "In fact, I would have no desire to bury myself in a Swiss town where [...] the cows would be driven in from the fields in the evening!" This bold statement by the Stuttgart composer and confectioner's son was put into perspective a short time later when he accepted the post despite his original reluctance. And Walter didn't seem to like it quite so much in Switzerland after all, having spent the remaining 50 years of his life mainly in Basel. He was instrumental in the blossoming of musical life there and repeatedly championed the performance of the music of his colleagues Hans Huber and Friedrich Hegar. He is associated with the Swiss Orchestra, whose latest program "Unerhört! Swiss Romanticism" opens with Walter's spectacular Concert Overture in D major. This highly romantic prelude is followed by the harpsichord concerto by Marguerite Roesgen-Champion from Geneva, a work by an absolutely exceptional composer. Quite apart from the fact that she was able to assert herself in a professional field that was still heavily male-dominated in the 20th century, she was one of the driving forces behind the rediscovery of the late Baroque tradition and the harpsichord as a solo instrument. She published over 300 works and was also in demand throughout Europe as a virtuoso keyboard artist. Numerous recordings of her own and other people's compositions, which she has recorded for French-speaking Swiss radio, among others, testify to her skills. The solo part in the Swiss Orchestra concert will be performed by the gifted Masato Suzuki, another master of the harpsichord. The program is rounded off with Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 2, which is unusually light and accessible by Brahms' standards. He wrote it in just a few months in the late summer of 1877, and after the enormously strenuous 14-year composition period of his first symphony, the composition of the second must have been like a soothing cure. You can hear this in the music, as it bubbles over with joie de vivre, warmth and closeness to nature - something Brahms is not known for. Program: August Walter (1821-1896): Concert Overture in D major op. 16 Marguerite Roesgen-Champion (1894-1976): Concertino pour Clavecin et Orchestre No 1 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73 Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

Price Information

CHF 135.00 / 105.00 / 85.00 / 60.00 / 45.00 Students and apprentices (up to 30 years): 50% off all tickets

Website

https://andermattmusic.ch/de/event/unerhoert-schweizer-romantik/

When August Walter was asked in the spring of 1846 whether he would like to apply for the position of music director in Basel, he said: "In fact, I would have no desire to bury myself in a Swiss town where [...] the cows would be driven in from the fields in the evening!" This bold statement by the Stuttgart composer and confectioner's son was put into perspective a short time later when he accepted the post despite his original reluctance. And Walter didn't seem to like it quite so much in Switzerland after all, having spent the remaining 50 years of his life mainly in Basel. He was instrumental in the blossoming of musical life there and repeatedly championed the performance of the music of his colleagues Hans Huber and Friedrich Hegar. He is associated with the Swiss Orchestra, whose latest program "Unerhört! Swiss Romanticism" opens with Walter's spectacular Concert Overture in D major. This highly romantic prelude is followed by the harpsichord concerto by Marguerite Roesgen-Champion from Geneva, a work by an absolutely exceptional composer. Quite apart from the fact that she was able to assert herself in a professional field that was still heavily male-dominated in the 20th century, she was one of the driving forces behind the rediscovery of the late Baroque tradition and the harpsichord as a solo instrument. She published over 300 works and was also in demand throughout Europe as a virtuoso keyboard artist. Numerous recordings of her own and other people's compositions, which she has recorded for French-speaking Swiss radio, among others, testify to her skills. The solo part in the Swiss Orchestra concert will be performed by the gifted Masato Suzuki, another master of the harpsichord. The program is rounded off with Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 2, which is unusually light and accessible by Brahms' standards. He wrote it in just a few months in the late summer of 1877, and after the enormously strenuous 14-year composition period of his first symphony, the composition of the second must have been like a soothing cure. You can hear this in the music, as it bubbles over with joie de vivre, warmth and closeness to nature - something Brahms is not known for. Program: August Walter (1821-1896): Concert Overture in D major op. 16 Marguerite Roesgen-Champion (1894-1976): Concertino pour Clavecin et Orchestre No 1 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73 Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

Price Information

CHF 135.00 / 105.00 / 85.00 / 60.00 / 45.00 Students and apprentices (up to 30 years): 50% off all tickets

Website

https://andermattmusic.ch/de/event/unerhoert-schweizer-romantik/

Event Information

19.05.2024
19:30
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