Concertos Night

Saturday 16 July 2016

Bach Concertos

Concert dedicated to the 2016 season’s sponsors

After several concerts in Berlin, France and Armenia, François-Xavier Poizat and the Berliner Camerata will conclude their concert tour in Puplinge, inaugurating the Festival accompanied by the famous soloists Irina Pak and Sabine Weyer. Five concertos for a long musical evening.


Félix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Concerto for violin and orchestra n°2 MWV O 4 in d
Allegro, Andante, Allegro

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto for piano and string orchestra n°2 BWV 1053 in E
No tempo marking, Siciliano, Allegro

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto for piano and string orchestra n°4 BWV 1055 in A
No tempo marking, Largo, Allegro

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto for piano and string orchestra n°5, BWV 1056 in F minor
No tempo marking, Largo, Presto

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto for piano and string orchestra n°1, BWV 1052 in d minor
Allegro, Adagio, Allegro


Tuesday 19 July 2016

Pianos Under the Ice

Reading of the book « La Musique de la Douleur » by A.Hauser accompanied by the following piano pieces :

Concert dedicated to Puplinge church

After a presentation of Aude Hauser-Mottier’s book “The music of pain”, the narrator Alain Carré will recite some of the most striking chapters of the book, interspersed by piano interpretations.


Claude-Achille DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
« Pagodes » from the suit « Estampes »

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
« Menuet » and « Toccata » from « Le Tombeau de Couperin »

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
3 Intermezzi op.117
Andante moderato, Andante non troppo e con molto espressione, Andante con moto

Claude-Achille DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
« La cathédrale engloutie »

Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Sonate « Funèbre » n°2 op.35 en si bémol mineur
Marche funèbre : Lento

Piotr Illitch TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
« Octobre » des « Saisons »

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Impromptus n°3 op.90 en Sol Bémol Majeur

Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Ballade n°4 op.52 in f

Lyrical Evening

Saturday 23 July 2016

German Lieder and French Melodies

Concert dedicated to the institutional partners

For its lyrical evening, the Festival is happy to present some great singers performing a repertoire that was never played in Puplinge before. It is then the opportunity to hear Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf or even Alban Berg and Wolfgang Rihm, in contrast with the french repertoire of Claude Debussy and Ernest Chausson.

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) : 
Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children)
Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeht (Now the sun wants to rise as brightly), Oft denk’ ich (I often think)

Alban BERG (1885-1935) : 
Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven early Songs)
Nachtigall (The Nightingale), Im Zimmer (Indoors), Sommertage (Summer Days)

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) :  
Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit (Songs from the early days)
Frühlingsmorgen (Spring morning)

Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn) Wer hat dies Leidsein erdacht (Who Thought up this Song?)

Rückert Lieder
Liebst du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty)

Hugo WOLF (1860-1903) :  
Michelangelo Lieder
Alles Ende (Each End)

Mörike Lieder
Verborgenheit (Seclusion), Abschied (Farewell)

Wolfgang RIHM (1952 – ) :
Das Rot (The Red) and excerpts of « Brentano-Phantasie »


Claude-Achille DEBUSSY (1862-1918) :
Chanson espagnole (Spanish song) FL. 49

Ernest CHAUSSON (1855-1899) :
2 Duos Op. 11
La nuit (The night)

Gabriel FAURE (1845-1924) :
2 Duos Op. 10
Puisqu’ici bas toute âme (Since down here each soul), Tarentella

Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893) :
Barcarola CG 336

Camille SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921) :
El desdichado (The unhappy one)

Isabelle ABOULKER (1938 – ) :
Lettres d’amour (Love letters)

Schubert Evening

Tuesday 26 July 2016

“Death and the Maiden”, “Trout” Quintet and some Schubert Piano Pieces

Concert dedicated to the City Hall of Puplinge

The famous Terpsycordes Quartet will share the stage with the talented pianist Christian Chamorel for a delightful evening around the great Austrian composer.

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Three piano pieces, D. 946
Allegro assai, Allegretto, Allegro

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
“Death and the Maiden”, String quartet n°14 in d
Allegro, Andante con moto, Scherzo – allegro molto – Trio, Presto


Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
“The Trout”, Piano quintet in A major D. 667
Allegro vivace, Andante, Scherzo : Presto, Andantino – Allegretto, Finale : Allegro giusto

Armenian Evening

Saturday 30 July 2016

National Orchestra of Armenia

Concert dedicated to the Puplinge Classique Association members

Regular guest of the Festival, the Armenian National Chamber Orchestra will accompany the young violinist Diana Adamyan, protected by Pinchas Zukerman and winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition for the Youth, and the famous clarinetist Damien Bachmann, also winner of numerous international competitions.

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Clarinet Concerto K. 622 in A
Allegro, Adagio, Rondo

Fritz KLEISLER (1875-1962)
Three old Viennese dances
Liebesfreud (Joy of love), Liebesleid (Pain of love), Schön Rosmarin (Beautiful Rosmarin)

Antonio BAZZINI (1818-1897)
« Dance of the Goblins » : Fantastic Scherzo op.25

Piotr Illitch TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Souvenir of Florence, string sextet Op. 70
Allegro con spirito, Adagio cantabile e con moto, Allegro moderato, Allegro vivace

KOMITAS (1869-1935)
Armenian Miniatures (arr. S.Aslamazyan)

Piano Recital

Sunday 31 July 2016

One instrument, one musician. For the unique piano recital of the Festival, we welcome the Korean pianist Jong-Do An, an exquisite musician and the winner of the Long-Thibaud Competition 2012 in Paris.

Works by Rameau and Schumann.

Concert dedicated to Yamaha Europe.


Jean-Philippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) : 
« Pièces de Clavecin en Ré avec une Méthode pour la Méchanique des Doigts »
Les Tendres Plaintes, Les Niais de Sologne, Premier Double des Niais, Deuxième Double des Niais, Les Soupirs, La Joyeuse, La Follette, L’Entretien des Muses, Les Tourbillons, Les Cyclopes, Le Lardon – Menuet, La Boiteuse


Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) : 
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
Lebhaft, Innig, Etwas hahnbüchen, Ungeduldig, Einfach, Sehr rasch und in sich hinein, Nicht schnell und mit äußerst starker Empfindung, Frisch, Sans indication, Balladenmäßig sehr rasch, Einfach, Mit Humor, Wild und lustig, Zart und singend, Frisch, Mit gutem Humor, Wie aus der Ferne, Nicht schnell

Un instrument, un musicien. Pour notre grand récital de piano, nous accueillons le coréen Jong-Do An, à la musicalité exquise, et vainqueur du Concours Long-Thibaud de 2012 à Paris.

Benefit Concert

Saturday 6 August 2016

For the Diabetics in Ukraine

Fundraising for the Help-Point Sumy Association

For the Festival’s charity concert, three young musicians will offer their talent to raise funds for the Help Point Sumy organization, working on the spot for helping diabetic people. It will also be the opportunity to discover Ukrainian Classical music.

Mykola LYSENKO (1849-1912) :
Shumka-Dumka for violin and piano
“Misyaz na nebi”, arrangement for soprano and piano

Levko KOLODUB (1930 – ) :
“Slavonic Capriccio”

Semen GULAK-ARTEMOVSKY (1813-1873) :
Aria of the opera Zaporozhec za Dunaem, arr. for soprano and piano pour soprano et piano

Levko KOLODUB (1930- ) :
Sketch in the Moldavian style, for violin and piano


Valentyn SILVESTROV (1937- ) :
Post Scriptum, Sonata for violin and piano

Myroslav SKORYK (1938- ) :
Sonata for violin and piano n°1

Poplar Ukrainian melody :
“Na vulyci skrypka grae” (They’re playing violin in the streets), arr. for soprano, violin and piano by O.Vasyura

Andrii MALYSHKO (1912-1970) :
“Ridna maty moya”, for soprano, violin and piano

Hommage to Ginastera

Tuesday 9 August 2016

For His 100th Anniversary,

Works by Ginastera, Piazzolla and Schnyder

Concert dedicated to the hosts of the artists

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this evening is dedicated to the music of the great Argentinian composer Ginastera, who spend most of his live in Geneva, and to one of his most famous students, Astor Piazzolla. A musical excursion to South America which will be concluded by Daniel Schnyder’s Trio, a Swiss composer from Zurich and Honorary President of the Festival!

Alberto GINASTERA (1916-1983) :
« Rondó sobre temas infantiles argentinos » (Rondo on Argentine Childrens’ Folk Tunes) op.19
Sonata n°2 op.53 (dedicated to Alexis Golovin)
Milonga op.3

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) :
« Histoire du tango » (History of the Tango) for violin and piano
Bordello 1900, Café 1930, Night Club 1960, Concert d’Aujourd’hui

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) :
« The Grand Tango » for violoncello and piano


Alberto GINASTERA (1916-1983) :
Pampeana n°1 for violin and piano op.16
Pampeana n°2 for violoncello and piano op.21

Daniel SCHNYDER (1961-)
Trio (1999/2000)

Bulgarian Evening

Friday 12 August 2016

Piano – Violin

Concert dedicated to the Espace 2 Radio Station

Chamber music concert dedicated to the Balkans, with a varied and virtuoso program for duet or solo piano!

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) :
Sonatina for violin and piano n°1 Op. 137 in D
Allegro molto, Andante, Allegro vivace

Georgi ZLATEV-CHERKIN (1905-1977) :

« Mirages » (world premiere, dedicated to Vanya Pesheva)

Eugène YSAYE (1858-1931) :
Sonata for violin n°2 Op. 27
Obsession, Malinconia, Danse des Ombres, Les Furies

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) :
Sonata for violin and piano
Allegretto, Blues, Perpetuum mobile


Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) :
Sonata for piano n°2 Op. 36 in b flat
Allegro agitato, Non allegro – Lento, L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) : 
Sonata n°1 BWV 1001 in g

Nicolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) :
Caprice n°24 op.1 in a

César FRANCK (1822-1890) :
Sonata for violin and piano FWV 8 in A
Allegro ben moderato, Allegro, Recitativo-Fantasia, Allegretto poco mosso

Jazz Meets the Symphony

Wednesday 17 August 2016

From Ravel to Beat-Box

Concert dedicated to the volunteers of the 2016 Festival Edition.

In a psychedelic atmosphere and made out of an audacious mixture, five famous international musicians will share the stage for some Classical repertoire combined with jazz standards. The festive evening of the Festival!

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) :
Piano trio
Modéré, Pantoum (assez vif), Passacaille (très large), Final (animé)

Dmitri CHOSTAKOVITCH (1906-1975) :
Piano trio n°2 op.67 in e minor
Andante – Moderato, Allegro con brio, Largo, Allegretto


Jazz Standards

Young Talents Evening

Thursday 18 August 2016

Chamber Music

Concert dedicated to the Amadeus Festival
Come and join us to encourage the cadets of the Festival! Young professionals coming from Liechtenstein, Holland and Germany who have decided to dash body and soul to live of their passion and take advantage of a forum as high as their ambitions.

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Divertimento KV 136 in D

Félix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) :
Trio op.49 in d
Molto allegro agitato, Andante con molto tranquillo, Scherzo Leggiero e vivace, Allegro assai appassionato


Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) :
Quintet with piano op.44 in E flat
Allegro brillante, In modo d’una marcia, Scherzo, Molto vivace, Allegro ma non troppo

Music and Youth

Saturday 20 August 2016