The program of the 2017 edition

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Opening Concert

Along the Moldau - Czech Republic

Saturday 15 July, 6 pm

To launch the Festival: Janacek, Dvorak, Smetana, Slavický and Kukal; from solo piano to quintets Enough to delight lovers of Slavic sonorities in a flamboyant concert.

Concert dedicated to the sponsors.

Antonin DVORAK (1841-1904)

Humoresque No. 7 in G, Op. 101


Leoš JANACEK (1854-1928)

Sonata “1st of October 1905”

Con moto “Premonition”, Adagio “Death”


Klement SLAVICKY (1910-1999)



Antonin DVORAK (1841-1904)

Quartet n°14 in A, Op. 105

Adagio ma non troppo. Allegro appassionato, Molto vivace

Lento e molto cantabile, Allegro ma non troppo


Ondrej KUKAL (1964- )

“Clarinettino” for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 11

Allegro con moto, Tempo misterioso



Bedrich SMETANA (1824-1884) arr. Henri de Kaan

“La Moldau” from the Symphonic Poems Cycle “My Country“


Antonin DVORAK (1841-1904)

Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81

Allegro ma non tanto, Dumka, Andante con moto,

Scherzo. Molto vivace, Finale. Allegro

Pocket Opera

Music Without Compass

Saturday 22 July, 6 pm

An eccentric, multidisciplinary company performs Kurt Weill’s play “A Little House in Louisiana” on a libretto from Bertolt Brecht.

“A Little House in Louisiana”

Creation from the Ensemble Caravelle

Staging: Pierre-André Gamba

Music: Kurt Weill

Text: Bertold Brecht

Dancing Evening

Klezmer Goes Wild

Saturday 22 July, 7:30 pm

Violin, clarinet, bassoon, guembri and tapan; these instruments, handled with groove and hysteria, colored with diverse influences, will make the most reticent of you twirl around.

The Artist Soul

Reading and Music

Tuesday 25 July, 8 pm

A chapter dedicated to the cello in Aude Hauser-Mottier’s remarkable book “the Music of pain’’ will be narrated by Guillaume Chenevière, an inescapable Genevian icon, interspersed with performances from the very famous duo L&L.

Concert dedicated to Yamaha Europe

Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741)

Cello Concerto in b, RV 424



Manuel DE FALLA (1876-1946)

Siete Canciones Populares Españolas



Dmitri CHOSTAKOVITCH (1906-1975)

Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 40



Johann-Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

1st Cello Suite in G, BWV 1007



Gabriel FAURE (1845-1924)

Elegie in C for Cello and Piano, Pp. 24

Sicilienne in g for Cello and Piano, Op. 78


Jules MASSENET (1842-1912)

“Méditation de Thaïs” for Cello and Piano

Klangwerkstatt I

Jazz Meets the Symphony - Hungary

Saturday 29 July, 6 pm

From the first half “Alla Ungherese” to Jazz in the second: two ways to give rhythm to notes. Classical music is more alive than ever!

Concert dedicated to the Puplinge City Hall

Franz LISZT (1811-1886)

“En rêve”, Nocturne for Piano, s. 207

Hungarian Rhapsody for piano No. 6


Béla BARTOK (1881-1945)

“Contrastes” for clarinet, violin and piano, sz. 111


Zoltan KODALY (1882-1967)

Duet for Violin and Cello, Op. 7


Ernö DOHNANYI (1877-1960)

“Ruralia Hungarica” for Cello and Piano, Op. 32


Leo WEINER (1885-1960)

Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 14


György LIGETI (1823-2006)

Study No. 4 “Fanfare” for Piano


Béla KOVACS (1937- )

“After you, Mr. Gershwin” for Clarinet and Piano



Original Compositions and Jazz Standards

Klangwerkstatt II

Evening of the Extremes - Latvia

Saturday 5 August, 6 pm

Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, preceding Neoclassical works to Modern creations and improvisations. The opposites attract!

Concert dedicated to the church of Puplinge

ANONYMOUS (end of 13th Century)

“Saltarello Trotto”


Jacopo DA BOLOGNA (1295-1355)

“Fenice Fu”


Johannes CORNAGO (1400-1474)

“Donde Estas Que Non Te Veo”


Francesco LANDINI (1325–1397)

“Ecco La Primavera”


Joan Ambrosio DALZA (14??-1508)



Adrian WILLAERT (1490–1562)

“O Bene Mio”


Joan Ambrosio DALZA (14??-1508)



Cipriano da RORE (1515-1565)

“Ancor Che Col Partire”


Carlo GESUALDO (1566-1613)

“Sento Che Nel Partire”


Giovanni Antonio TERZI (1580-16??)

“Canzone A Due Lutti”


John DOWLAND (1563-1626)

“Flow My Tears”


Henry PURCELL (1659–1695)

“Lamento De Didon”


Tarquinio MERULA (1595-1665)



Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567–1643)

“Quell Sguardo Sdegnosetto”


ANONYMOUS arr. Féodora Diakkof



Antonio SARTORIO (1630–1680)

“Quando voglio” from the Opera “Giulio Cesare in Egitto”



Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 846


Aurelia SHIMKUS (1997- )

Prelude and Fugue in f


Johann-Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in f, BWV 881


Dmitri CHOSTAKOVITCH (1906-1975)

Prelude and Fugue in d, Op. 87



Make Way for the Orchestra

NCOA and Soloists - Armenia

Sunday 6 August, 6 pm

For the 5th time, the Festival’s emblematic orchestra captivates in a symphonic program including a distinguished soloist from New York.

Concert dedicated to the Puplinge Classique Association members

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Violin Concerto in a, BWV 1041

[without tempo marking], Andante, Allegro assai


Eric SILBERGER (1988- )

Violin Concerto No. 1

Florentine MULSANT (1966- )

Symphony for Strings No. 1


Rouben ALTOUNYAN (1939- )



Giaochino Rossini (1792-1868)

Introduction, Theme and Variations on “La Donna del Lago” for clarinet and orchestra

Benefit Concert

For the Diabetics - Ukraine

Saturday 12 August, 6 pm

All donations from our intimate benefit concert will be sent to the Association Help Point Sumy, and organization that distributes medical supplies to diabetic children in Ukraine.

Concert dedicated to the Ukrainian diabetic people

Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)

“Danse Macabre” for Four Hands, Op. 40


Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)

Romances (selection) for Violin and Piano, Op. 94


Levko KOLODUB (1930- )

“Slavic Cappricio” for Violin and Piano


Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)

“Petrushka” for Four Hands, w. 18b



Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in D, No. 7, Op. 30


Myroslav SKORYK (1938- )

“Spanish Dance” for Violin and Piano


Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)

Hungarian Dances (selection) for Violin and Piano or for Four Hands

The Violin in a Tizzy

Two Centuries of Hits

Tuesday 15 August, 8 pm

The Russian giant Andrey Baranov and his sister Maria come to bombard us with famous pieces roaming two centuries of repertoire, from Tartini to Kreisler.

Concert dedicated to media partners

Giuseppe TARTINI (1692-1770)

“Devil’s Trill Sonata”

Larghetto affettuoso, Allegro, Andante-Allegro-Adagio


Piotr Ilitch TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

“Souvenir d’un lieu cher” for Violin and Piano, Op. 42

Méditation, Scherzo, Mélodie


Piotr Ilitch TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

“Valse-scherzo” in C, Op. 34


Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840)

“La Campanella”

Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962)

“Prelude and Allegro in the style of Pugnani”


Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)

Sonata in a No. 1, Op. 105

Mit Leidenschaftlichen Ausdruck, Allegretto, Lebhaft


Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)



Pablo DE SARASATE (1844-1908)

“Zigeunerweisen” op. 20

Klangwerkstatt III

On the Silk Road - China

Thursday 17 August, 8 pm

In order to include all eras and continents, the Festival invites you to travel through uncharted territory, with premieres inspired by faraway lands.

Concert dedicated to the volunteers

Chinese Traditional Music

« Sai Shang Qu » (Song from the Borders) for Pipa

« Xun Yang Ye Yue » (Night Moon of Xun Yang) for Pipa and String Quartet, arr. Zhixuan Kong


Bun-Ching LAM (1954- )

“Like Rain” for Pipa and String Quartet

1ère partie


WUSIMANJIANG (1932-1990) arr. Fandi Wang

“Tian Shan Zhi Chun” (Spring on the Heaven’s Montain)


Aleksey IGUDESMAN (1973- )

“Hear no Evil” for Violin and Pipa


Franghiz ALI-ZADEH (1947- )

“Sabah” for Violin, Pipa, Cello and Prepared Piano

Nikolaï KAPUSTIN (1937- )

Piano Quintet, Op. 89


Aleksey IGUDESMAN (1973- )

“Edirne” from the Turkish Dances Suite for Piano Quintet

Make Way for the Youth

OJSR and soloists

Saturday 19 August, 6 pm

The symbol of the Festival’s renewal and eternal youth, the orchestra, accompanied by renowned and established artists, closes this 8th season.

Concert dedicated to the festival crew

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)

Symphony for String in b n° 10, MWV N 10

Adagio, Allegro, Coda più presto


Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) arr. Edouard Delale

“Holy Friday Enchantment” extract from the 3rd Act of Parsifal”

Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963)

“The Four Temperaments” for Piano and Orchestra

Theme and Variations for Orchestra


Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)

Piano Concerto in A No. 12, Kv 414

Allegro, Andante, Rondeau. Allegretto