«Festival – Classical Music In Switzerland»
Bach, J S: Concerto for Four Keyboards in A minor (after Vivaldi), BWV1065
Traditionally, Switzerland has an important and impressive heritage regarding festivals for classical music, among them the famous Lucerne Festival, rooting back to the so-called «Concert de Gala» in the gardens of Richard Wagner’s villa at Tribschen in 1938 conducted by Arturo Toscanini.
Our box set features the fascinating variety and the many facets of the classical festival scene in Switzerland. The selection of the works takes the importance of big names and well known works into account, but also presents modern or even avant-garde approaches or less well known chamber music works.
The world’s leading orchestras, conductors and soloists, outstanding concert venues like the KKL Culture and Convention Centre by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel in Lucerne, a breathtaking landscape: there are many reasons for falling in love with the Swiss music festivals. The Swiss festivals now draw more than 500.000 classical music enthusiasts to the shores of Lake Lucerne or the Verbier mountains every year. And the numbers of visitors is growing from year to year…
Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Schumann Quartet, Sebastian Bohren (violin), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Saskia Giorgini (piano), Rugula Muhlemann (soprano), Robin Muller (violin), Jonian-Ilias Kadesha (violin), Vashti Hunter (cello), Joonas Ahonen (piano), Silke Gang (mezzo-soprano), Oliwia Grabowska (piano), Agnes Vass (flute), Gonzalo Esteban Francisco (clarinet), Gustav Frielinghaus (violin), Andrea Burger (viola), Karolina Ohman (cello), Lily Francis (violin), Candida Thompson (violin), Xenia Jankovic (cello), Paolo Giacometti (piano), Daniel Bard, Bogdan Bozovic, Mathilde Milwidsky, Tim Crawford (violins), Werner Dickel, Sally Beamish (violas), Mladen Miloradovic, Vashti Hunter (cellos), Charlotte Beament (soprano), Anna Harvey (mezzo-soprano), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Giovanni Sollima (cello), Felix Froschhammer (violin, Gregory Ahss (violins), Lawrence Power, Razvan Popovici (violas), Maximilian Hornung, Andreas Fleck (cello), Victor Hanna (percussion), Sol Gabetta (cello), Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, James Levine, Mikhail Pletnev (pianos), Lynn Harrell (cello), Yuja Wang (piano), Joshua Bell (violin), Leonidas Kavakos (violin)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Chaarts Chamber Artists, Casal Quartet, Davos Festival Mannerchor, Festival Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy, UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Roger Norrington, Jérémie Rhorer, Felix Froschhammer, Willem de Bordes, Paul McCreesh, Susanna Mälkki, Matthias Pintscher, András Schiff