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Gaia Music Festival 2017

Audio Album


Camille Saint-Saëns
The Carnival of the Animals
Great Zoological Fantasy

Introduction and Royal March of the Lion / Cocks and Hens / Mules / Tortoises / Elephant / Kangaroos / Aquarium / Characters with Long Ears / The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Forest / Aviary / Pianists / Fossils / Swan / Finale

Flute: Janne Thomsen; Clarinet: Christoffer Sundqvist; Percussion: Pavel Bialiayeu, Andrei Pushkarev; Piano: Alexander Lonquich, Vincenzo Maltempo; Violin: Gwendolyn Masin, Alexandra Kazovsky; Viola: Jan Grüning; Violoncello: Amit Even-Tov; Double Bass: Massimo Pinca

Live Recording Hilterfingen Church (Switzerland), 4 May 2017


Maurice Ravel
La valse
Version for Two Pianos

Piano: Alexander Lonquich, Vincenzo Maltempo

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 6 May 2017


Claude Debussy
No. 11
«La danse de Puck»
No. 10
«La cathédrale engloutie»

No. 4
«Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir»

from Préludes I (L 117) for Piano

Piano: Pascal Rogé

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 6 May 2017


Andrei Pushkarev
«In the Mood of Blue»
for Solo Vibraphone

Vibraphone: Andrei Pushkarev

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 6 May 2017


Claude Debussy
«Syrinx» for Solo Flute
from «La Flûte de Pan»

Flute: Janne Thomsen

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 6 May 2017


Franz Liszt
Liebestraum
for Violoncello and Piano
Transcription of «Liebesträume – Drei Notturnos» Searle 541

Violoncello: István Várdai; Piano: Pascal Rogé

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 7 May 2017


Maurice Ravel
Sonatine no. 2
Mouvement de Menuet

Piano: Pascal Rogé

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 6 May 2017


Robert Schumann
Märchenerzäh­lungen
op. 132

I. Lebhaft
II. Lebhaft und sehr markiert
III. Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck
IV. Lebhaft, sehr markiert

Clarinet: Christoffer Sundqvist; Viola: Jan Grüning; Piano: Alexander Lonquich

Live Recording Hilterfingen Church (Switzerland), 4 May 2017


Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in D major
Op. 70 no. 1

I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
III. Presto

Violin: Gershon Gerchikov; Violoncello: István Várdai; Piano: Pascal Rogé

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 7 May 2017


Camille Saint-Saëns
Tarantelle in A minor Op. 6
for Flute, Clarinet and Piano

Flute: Janne Thomsen; Clarinet: Christoffer Sundqvist; Piano: Alexander Lonquich

Live Recording Hilterfingen Church (Switzerland), 4 May 2017


César Franck
Piano Trio F sharp minor
no. 1 Op. 1

for Piano, Violin and Violoncello

I. Andante con moto
II. Allegro molto
III. Finale. Allegro maestoso

Violin: Gwendolyn Masin; Violoncello: István Várdai; Piano: Pacal Rogé

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 7 May 2017


Gaia Music Festival 2016

Audio Album


Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in A major Op. 69
I. Allegro, ma non tanto
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio cantabile. Allegro vivace

Piano: Péter Frankl; Violoncello: István Várdai

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 7 May 2016


David Popper
Dance of the Elves Op. 39
arranged by János Ludmány

Violoncello: István Várdai; Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra; Conductor: Ronald Masin

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 6 May 2016


Igor Stravinsky
Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
I. Introduzione
II. Serenata
III. Tarantella
IV. Gavotta con due variazioni
V. Scherzino
VI. Minuetto. Finale

Violin: Rosanne Philippens; Piano: Finghin Collins

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 8 May 2016


Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
I. Promenade
II. The Gnome
III. Promenade
IV. The Old Castle
V. Promenade
VI. Tuileries
VII. Cattle
VIII. Promenade
IX. The Ballet of Unhatched Chicks in their Shells
X. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
XI. Promenade
XII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)
XIII. The Catacombs (Sepulcrum Romanum)
XIV. Con Mortuis in Lingua Morta
XV. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga)
XVI. The Great Gate of Kiev

Violin: Gwendolyn Masin, Gina Maria McGuinness; Viola: Dana Zemtsov; Violoncello: Chiara Enderle; Double Bass: Massimo Pinca; Piano: Finghin Collins

Live Recording Klösterli, Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 8 May 2016
Swiss premiere of the arrange­ment for piano and string quartet by Rudolf Leopold


Gaia Music Festival 2015

Audio Album


Nikolai Medtner
Novelle Op. 17 No. 1 “Daphnis et Chloë“

Piano: Alasdair Beatson

Live Recording Klösterli Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 9 May 2015


Daniel Schnyder
Donne Variations

Piano: Simon Bucher; Saxophone: Daniel Schnyder

Live Recording Klösterli Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 9 May 2015


Manuel de Falla
“Danza Ritual del Fuego“ from “El Amor Brujo”
arranged by Daniel Schnyder

Violin: Tatiana Samouil, Evgenia Epshtein; Viola: Noémie Bialobroda; Violoncello: Claudio Bohórquez; Saxophone: Daniel Schnyder

Live Recording Klösterli Oberhofen am Thunersee (Switzerland), 10 May 2015


Gaia Music Festival 2014

Audio Album


Benjamin Britten
Bagatelle

Violin: Gina Maria McGuinness; Viola: Alessandro D’Amico; Piano: Simon Bucher

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 20 September 2014

Swiss premiere


Frank Bridge
Phantasy for Piano Quartet

Violin: Esther Hoppe; Viola: Alessandro D’Amico; Violoncello: David Pia; Piano: Simon Bucher

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 20 September 2014


Gaia Music Festival 2013

Audio Album


Wilfried Hiller
Die zerstreute Brillenschlange for Narrator, Clarinet and Bordun

Narrator: Gwendolyn Masin; Clarinet: Reto Bieri; Violoncello: Aleksei Kiseliov

Lyricist: Michael Ende

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 26 May 2013


Astor Piazzolla
GAIA’s Piazzolla Suite
I. "Milonga loca" from "Tango: Zero Hour"
II. "Chiquilin de Bachin"

Vibraphone: Andrei Pushkarev; Violin: Anna Lipkind

Liveaufnahme Schloss Thun (Schweiz), 26. Mai 2012

"Milonga loca" from "Tango: Zero Hour"
Arrangement for violin and vibraphone
by Andrei Pushkarev
Swiss premiere

"Chiquilin de Bachin"
Arrangement for vibraphone by Andrei Pushkarev
World premiere

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 26 May 2013


Gaia Music Festival 2012

Audio Album


Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz for String Quartet

Violin: Tatiana Samouil, Lena Neudauer; Viola: Natalia Tchitch; Violoncello: Pavel Gomziakov

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 26 May 2012


Ernst Krenek
Parvula Corona Musicalis Op. 122
Ad honorem Johannes Sebastiani Bach
I. Argumentum
II. Symphonia
III. Invocationes
IV. Contrapuncti varii
V. «Corona»
VI. Clausula

Violin: Tatiana Samouil; Viola: Natalia Tchitch; Violoncello: Pavel Gomziakov

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 26 May 2012


Gaia Music Festival 2011

Audio Album


György Ligeti
Sonata for Violoncello Solo

I. Dialogo. Adagio, rubato, cantabile
II. Capriccio. Presto con slancio

Violoncello: Gavriel Lipkind

Live Recording Oberhofen Castle (Switzerland), 15 May 2011



Alban Berg
Piano Sonata Op. 1

Mässig bewegt

Viola: Ilya Hoffman; Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic; Conductor: Gergely Madaras

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 12 May 2011

Swiss premiere of the transcription for viola and string orchestra by Leonid Hoffman


Claude Debussy

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in D minor
I. Prologue. Lent
II. Sérénade. Modérément animé
III. Finale. Animé

Violoncello: Gavriel Lipkind; Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic; Conductor: Gergely Madaras

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 13 May 2011

Swiss premiere of the orchestration by Jorge Bosso


Anton Webern
Piano Quintet

Moderato

Violin: Alexander Sitkovetsky, Laura Oomens; Viola: Ilya Hoffman; Violoncello: Torleif Thedéen; Piano: Roman Zaslavsky

Live Recording Scherzligen Church (Switzerland), 15 May 2011



Ernest Bloch
Gebet (T’fila)

Violoncello: Gavriel Lipkind; Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic; Conductor: Gergely Madaras

Live Recording Thun Castle Switzerland, 13 May 2011

Swiss premiere of the orchestration by Jorge Bosso


Gaia Music Festival 2010

Audio Album


Robert Schumann
12 Piano Pieces for Young and Older Children (piano four hands) Op. 85
"Abendlied" No. 12

Ausdrucksvoll und sehr gehalten; Arranged by Joseph Joachim

Violin: Lena Neudauer; Piano: Robert Kulek

Live Recording Blumenstein Church (Switzerland), 7 May 2010


Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in C minor
Anhang E1
I. Allegro molto affettuoso

II. Minuetto. Presto

III. Andante

IV. Allegro giusto – Presto

Violin: Lena Neudauer; Viola: Emi Ohi Resnick; Violoncello: Timora Rosler: Piano: Roman Zaslavsky

Live Recording Blumenstein Church (Switzerland), 7 May 2010
Swiss premiere


Leó Weiner
Divertimento No. 1 Op. 20
I. «Jó alapos csárdás» Tempo di Csárdás

II. «Rókatánc» Vivace

III. «Marosszéki keringős» Allegretto moderato

IV. «Csűrdöngölő» Presto

Grazioso Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic; Conductor: Gergely Madaras

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 9 May 2010


Kurt Atterberg
Suite No. 3 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra Op. 19, No. 1

I. Prelude: Adagio

II. Pantomim: Moderato

III. Vision: Allegro moderato

Violin: Lena Neudauer; Viola: Emi Ohi Resnick; Grazioso Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 9 May 2010


Max Bruch
Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 Adagio in D minor

Violoncello: Gavriel Lipkind; Grazioso Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 8 May 2010


Gaia Music Festival 2009

Audio Album


Johannes Brahms
Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115
I. Allegro
II. Adagio – Più lento
III. Andantino – Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
IV. Con moto

Clarinet: Yevgeny Yehudin; Violin: Daniel Garlitsky, Sandrine Cantoreggi; Viola: Mikhail Zemtsov; Violoncello: Timora Rosler

Live Recording Theater Alte Oele, Thun (Switzerland), 16 May 2009


Antonín Dvorák
String Quartet in F major Op. 96 (B 179) "American"

I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Lento
II. Molto vivace
IV. Finale: Vivace ma non troppo

Violin: Gwendolyn Masin, Sandrine Cantoreggi; Viola: Ilya Hoffman; Violoncello: Gavriel Lipkind

Live Recording Oberhofen Castle (Switzerland), 17 May 2009


Sergei Prokofiev
Overture on Hebrew Themes in C minor Op. 34

Un poco allegro

Clarinet: Yevgeny Yehudin; Violin: Daniel Garlitsky, Sandrine Cantoreggi; Viola: Mikhail Zemtsov; Violoncello: Timora Rosler; Piano: Julia Bartha

Live Recording Thun Castle (Switzerland), 17 May 2009