The program of the 2018 edition

In blue : Tariff A (35/30/15) | In orange : Tariff B (20/15/10) | In green : free entrance

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From Bach to Bartok

Michel Tirabosco Trio

Tuesday 17 July, 8 pm

This famous trio travels the repertoire over several centuries with remarkable works, just like the God of Wind.


Concert dedicated to institutional partners

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Suite in b, BWV 1067

Rondeau, Bourrée, Menuet, Badinerie


Joaquin NIN (1879-1949)

Murciana, Asturiana, Andalusian


Franck Cottet DUMOULIN (1965- )

“The Old Lady”


Diego PUJOL (1957- )

“Suite from Buenos Aires”

Pompeya, Palermo, San Telmo

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)

Hungarian danses No. 2, 7 et 6


Béla BARTOK (1881-1945)

”Six Romanian Folk Dances”, Sz. 56

Jocul cu Bâta (Sticks’ Dance)

Brâul (Boys’ Dance)

Pe Loc (Dance on the Spot)

Buciumeana (Montain Dance)

Foarga Româneasca (Couples’ Dance)

Mâruntelul (Childrens’ Dance)


Vittorio MONTI (1868-1922)



Traditional Rumanian Melody

“The Lark”

Tarif B

Armenian Evening

Piano, Cello and Qanun - Armenia

Tuesday 24 July, 8 pm

Two international artists celebrate the 40th anniversary of Khachaturian’s death and the 30th anniversary of the earthquake, and welcome a third folk musician.

Concert dedicated to members of the Puplinge Classique Association

Aram KHATCHATURIAN (1903-1978)

Sonata-fantasy for cello solo in C

Andante sostenuto, Allegro giocoso, sostenuto


Arno BABADJANIAN (1921-1983)

Six Pictures for piano


KOMITAS (1869-1935)

Armenian miniatures for cello and piano

Al ailux, Grunk, Hov arek, Garoun a, Keler tsoler, Yergink Ambel e, Kélé kélé, Alakiaz – khengui dzar, Shogher djan, Gakavic, Tchinar ès, Hoy Nazan, Shaghker Shugker



Grigor HAKHINYAN (1926-1991)

Concerto for qanun


Khachatur AVETISYAN (1926-1996)

Perpetuum Mobile for qanun


Isaac ALBENIZ (1860-1909)

Prelude in g for qanun

Tarif B

Polish Evening

Violin, Viola and Piano - Poland

Saturday 28 July, 6 pm

From Chopin to Penderecki, these young and vigorous duo and pianist embark on the harmonies and catchy rhythms of their great musical nation.

Concert dedicated to the artists’ hosts.

Mariusz MATUSZEWSKY (1948- )

Duet for violin and viola


Krzysztof PENDERECKI (1933- )

Ciaccona – In memoriam Giovanni Paolo II


Tadeusz DIXA (1983- )



Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Nocturne No. 20, Op. posthumous (transcription by Duo del Gesu)

Ignacy Jan PADEREWSKI (1860-1941)

In the evening No. 1, Op. 10

Nocturne No. 4, Op. 16

Caprice No. 3, Op. 14


Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Studies No. 7 to 12, Op. 25


Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Sonata in b flat No. 2, Op. 35

Grave – Doppio movimento, Scherzo, Marche funèbre : Lento, Finale : Presto


Entrée libre

Klangwerkstatt I

Bach and Rûmî

Monday 30 July, 8 pm

Two great lighthouses of humanity, joining art with high spirituality, will be united through poetry and the cello sound.

Concert dedicated to the church of Puplinge

Johann-Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Cello suite No. 2 in d, BWV 1008

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet I & II, Gigue


Johann-Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Cello suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrée I & II, Gigue


Johann-Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Cello suite No. 4 en E flat, BWV 1010

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrée I & II, Gigue



Interspersed with poems by Djalâl ad-Dîn RÛMÎ (1207-1273)

Tarif B

Klangwerkstatt III

Viennese Evening - Austria

Saturday 4 August, 6 pm

The great historic capital of classical music, that went through all eras, is illustrated from Mozart to Richard Strauss.


Concert dedicated to the city hall of Puplinge

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)

Sonata for 4 hands in B flat, KV 358

Allegro, Adagio, Molto Presto


Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)

Fantasy for 4 hands in f, D.  940

Allegro molto moderato, Largo, Allegro vivace, Tampo primo



Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)

String quartet No.17 in B flat, KV 458 “The Hunt”

Allegro vivace assai, Menuet : moderato e trio, Adagio, Allegro assai


Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)

String quartet No. 12 in c, D. 703

Quartettsatz (Mouvement de quatuor)

Alexander ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942)

Irmelin Rose and other songs Op. 7

Da waren zwei Kinder, Entbietung, Meereauge, Irmelin Rose, Sonntag


Joseph MARX (1882-1964)


Hat Dich die Liebe berührt

Selige Nacht

Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht



Hugo WOLF (1860-1903)

Mignon l. „Heißt mich nicht reden „ (Goethe)

Mignon ll. „Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt“

Mignon lll. „So lasst mich scheinen bis ich werde“

Mignon lV. „Kennst du das Land?“


Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949)

Blauer Sommer, Op. 31

Leiser Lied, Op. 41 No. 5

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Meinem Kinde, Op. 37 No. 3

Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2



Tarif A

Russian Evening

Make Way for the Orchestra - Russia

Tuesday 7 August, 8 pm

This masterly orchestra, with a wealth of experience (more than 400 concerts!), shakes the walls with a Russian music program.


Concert dedicated to our media partners

Alexander BORODINE (1833-1887)

Nocturne for strings


Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)

Piano concerto No. 1 in c, Op. 35

Allegretto, Lento, Moderato, Allegro con brio

Doryan-Emmanuel RAPPAZ (1986-)
“Les Noces” Op. 18


Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)

“Vocalise” Op. 34


Piotr Illitch TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Serenade for strings in C, Op. 48

Pezzo en forma di sonatina, Valse, Elegia, Finale (Tema russo)



Tarif A

Belle Epoque and Roaring Twenties

Piano, Violin and Cello - France

Saturday 11 August, 6 pm

Three musicians we don’t need to present anymore unite for a French music program, evocative and refined, around Ravel’s trio.


Concert dedicated to Yamaha Europe

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

Sonata for cello and piano in d, CD. 144

Prologue, Sérénade, Finale


Gabriel FAURE (1845-1924)

Elegie for cello and piano


Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

Sonata for violin and piano in g, CD. 148

Allegro vivo, Intermède. Fantasque et léger, Finale. Très animé

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)

“La Valse” for piano (arr. Alexander Ghindin)


Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)


Modéré, Pantoum, Passacaille, Final


Tarif A

Young Talents

From the Musimax Field

Thursday 16 August, 8 pm

Under the Geneva Conservatory’s protective but demanding wing, the most talented students meet in this specialized field. For one evening, they are the festival’s youngest.


Concert dedicated to our volunteers

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)

32 variations in c

Florent SCHMITT (1870-1958)


Nicolas Comi, piano



Joseph-Antonio LORENZETTI (1740-1789)


Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741)


Dogu Erbek, double bass

François-Xavier Poizat, piano


Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)

Musical moment No. 1, Op. 94

Adam Lukas, piano


Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Polonaise in c sharp No. 1, Op. 26

Leila Aruna Man, piano


Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)

Fantasiestücke No. 1, Op. 73

Zart und mit Ausdruck

Maximilien Estrampes, cello

François-Xavier Poizat, piano


Franz LISZT (1811-1886)

Hungarian rhapsody No. 8

Taïsia Kolenikova, piano


Dmitri CHOSTAKOVITCH (1906-1975)

Sonata for cello et piano in d, Op. 40


Maximilien Estrampes, cello

Leila Aruna Man, piano


Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)


Modéré, Menuet, Animé

Gabriel Berrebi, piano


Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)

Hungarian dances No. 1 and 5 (arr. Paul Klenger)

Judy Wang, violin

Janine Wang, piano

Entrée libre

Final Concert

Quartet and Clarinet

Saturday 18 August, 6 pm

A great quartet closes the festival, alongside the famous Genevian clarinetist.


Concert dedicated to the Festival team

Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)

Quartet in G, Op. 76/1

Allegro con spirito, Adagio sostenuto, Menuet-Presto,

Finale. Allegro ma non troppo


Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)

Quintet for clarinet and strings in A, K. 581

Allegro, Larghetto, Menuetto, Allegretto con variazioni

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)

Quartettsatz in c, D. 703


Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826)

Quintet for clarinet and strings in B flat, Op. 34

Allegro, Fantasia Adagio, Menuet, Capriccio


Tarif B

City Hall – After Concert

Saxophone and accordeon

Saturday 18 August, 8 pm

To end the Festival with joy and conviviality, this original duo excites our ears with varied and pulsating works.

Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1994)

Dance preludes

Allegro molto, Andantino, Allegro giocoso, Andante, Allegro molto – Presto


Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)

Lyrical pieces

Rivelet, Melody, March of the Dwarves


Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)

Extract from the ballet “Petrushka”

La semaine grasse, Danse russe


Béla BARTOK (1881-1945)

Six popular Rumanian dances, Sz. 56

Danse du bâton, Danse du châle, Sur place, Danse de Bucsum, Polka roumaine, Danse rapide


Chick COREA (1941-)

Extracts from “Children’s songs”

No. 6, No. 4, No. 11, No. 7, No. 20


George GERSHWIN (1898-1937)

Three preludes

Allegro ben ritmato e deciso, Andante con moto, Agitato


DUO ALIADA / Vlastimir PAVLOVIĆ (1895-1965)

Improvisation – Žikino Kolo

Entrée libre