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Beyond Biedermeier – Schuberts «liebliche Sinfonie»

Wed, 22.07.2020, 19:30 h
Beyond Biedermeier – Schuberts «liebliche Sinfonie»
Gabriela Montero, KOB & Heinz Holliger

Gabriela Montero, Piano
Kammerorchester Basel
Heinz Holliger, Conductor

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Overture in B-flat Major, D 470 7'

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 35'

Improvisation session with Gabriela Montero 10'


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D 485 30'

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Schubert's friend Leopold von Sonnleithner was right to describe the Fifth Symphony as «adorable» («liebliche»): throughout its four movements, this score «free from drums and trumpets» exudes rare joy and freshness, carried by an already highly original style of writing for a young man of 19 years of age, far removed from the Biedermeier style trending at the time in the new bourgeois class triumphant in the wake of the Congress of Vienna. And what a magnificent idea on the part of Heinz Holliger and Gabriela Montero to add to this spring-like bouquet one of Mozart's most beautiful piano concertos: the 20th in D Minor and its sublime Romance... from which the Venezuelan pianist's improvised passages, heralded as a climax, may well be born.
Event Locality
Kirche Saanen (Mauritiuskirche)
Chilchgasse 5
3792 Saanen
Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy AG
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3792 Saanen
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