The order made to Charlotte Bray is supported by Sacem.
Charles Martin Loeffler Four poems, op. 5
Charlotte Bray* In Black Light
World premiere for solo viola (dedicated to Tabea Zimmermann)
Franz Liszt Forgotten Romance for viola and piano
Zoltán Kodály Adagio for viola and piano (transcription for viola)
Johannes Brahms Zwei Gesänge, op. 91
In liberating the viola from its role as a secondary instrument, Brahms succeeded in establishing it as a worthy partner for the voice, just as the composer Charlotte Bray raises the instrument to the rank of soloist in the new piece that she has entrusted to Tabea Zimmermann. This is also a time for rediscovery: Loeffler’s melodies set to poems by Verlaine and Baudelaire, Kodály’s irresistible Adagio from his Brahmsian period, and an intimate Liszt piece inspired by Berlioz – a fervent defender of the viola’s own specific virtuosity.
* former artist of the Académie
The 2019 edition of the Festival will be the first of Pierre Audi 's term, its new Director. Taking place from 3 to 22 July 2019, the programme which he has entirely [...]
John Chest (baritone) — 2015 HSBC Laureate
Marcelo Amaral (piano)
Associated with pianist Marcelo Amaral, John Chest presents Die Schöne Maguelone by Johannes Brahms. Of all the rich lieder production composed by Brahms, Romances of Maguelone by Ludwig Tieck op.33 is the only true cycle. Brahms knew these folk tales since childhood but it is thanks to Schumann that he discovered the novel by Ludwig Tieck. The work is representative of this poetic and idealized reinvention of the Middle Ages, characteristic of German Romanticism.
"It is especially the epic scale of the cycle - a real pocket opera supported by a piano writing of great complexity - that strikes the listener" writes Timothée Picard in the booklet.
Released on 22 Februay 2019
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