Puplinge Classique


In blue : « Puplinge » Tariff. In green : free entry (a collection will be made at the end of the concert)

Saturday 16th of JULY, 6 PM

Bach concertos

Concert dedicated to the sponsors of the 2016 edition

Artists :
Irina Pak, violin
Sabine Weyer, piano
François-Xavier Poizat, piano
Berliner Camerata

Félix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Concerto for violin and orchestra n°2 MWV O 4 in d
Allegro, Andante, Allegro

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto for piano and string orchestra n°2 BWV 1053 in E
No tempo marking, Siciliano, Allegro

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto for piano and string orchestra n°4 BWV 1055 in A
No tempo marking, Largo, Allegro

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto for piano and string orchestra n°5, BWV 1056 in F minor
No tempo marking, Largo, Presto

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto for piano and string orchestra n°1, BWV 1052 in d minor
Allegro, Adagio, Allegro

After several concerts in Berlin, France and Armenia, François-Xavier Poizat and the Berliner Camerata will conclude their concert tour in Puplinge, inaugurating the Festival accompanied by the famous soloists Irina Pak and Sabine Weyer. Five concerts for a long musical evening.


Tuesday 19th of July, 8 PM

Pianos under the ice
Reading of the book « La Musique de la Douleur » by A.Hauser accompanied by the following piano pieces:

Concert dedicated to Puplinge church

Artists :
Alain Carré, narrator
François-Xavier Poizat, piano

Claude-Achille DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
« Pagodes » from the suit « Estampes »

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
« Menuet » and « Toccata » from « Le Tombeau de Couperin »

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
3 Intermezzi op.117
Andante moderato, Andante non troppo e con molto espressione, Andante con moto

Claude-Achille DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
« La cathédrale engloutie »

Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Sonate « Funèbre » n°2 op.35 en si bémol mineur
Marche funèbre : Lento

Piotr Illitch TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
« Octobre » des « Saisons »

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Impromptus n°3 op.90 en Sol Bémol Majeur

Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Ballade n°4 op.52 in f

After a presentation of Aude Hauser-Mottier’s book “The music of pain”, the narrator Alain Carré will recite some of the most striking chapters of the book, interspersed by piano interpretations.


Saturday 23rd of July, 6 PM

German Lieder and French melodies

Concert dedicated to the institutional partners

Artists :
Marie-Pierre Roy, soprano
Caroline Adoumbou, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Morris, bass-baritone
Maxime Alberti, piano

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) : 
Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children)
Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeht (Now the sun wants to rise as brightly), Oft denk’ ich (I often think)

Alban BERG (1885-1935) : 
Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven early Songs)
Nachtigall (The Nightingale), Im Zimmer (Indoors), Sommertage (Summer Days)

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) :  
Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit (Songs from the early days)
Frühlingsmorgen (Spring morning)

Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn) Wer hat dies Leidsein erdacht (Who Thought up this Song?)

Rückert Lieder
Liebst du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty)

Hugo WOLF (1860-1903) :  
Michelangelo Lieder
Alles Ende (Each End)

Mörike Lieder
Verborgenheit (Seclusion), Abschied (Farewell)

Wolfgang RIHM (1952 – ) :
Das Rot (The Red) and excerpts of « Brentano-Phantasie »


Claude-Achille DEBUSSY (1862-1918) :
Chanson espagnole (Spanish song) FL. 49

Ernest CHAUSSON (1855-1899) :
2 Duos Op. 11
La nuit (The night)

Gabriel FAURE (1845-1924) :
2 Duos Op. 10
Puisqu’ici bas toute âme (Since down here each soul), Tarentella

Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893) :
Barcarola CG 336

Camille SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921) :
El desdichado (The unhappy one)

Isabelle ABOULKER (1938 – ) :
Lettres d’amour (Love letters)

For its lyrical evening, the Festival is happy to present some great singers performing a repertoire that was still never played in Puplinge before. It is so, the opportunity to hear Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf or even Alban Berg and Wolfgang Rihm, in contrast with the french repertoire of Claude Debussy and Ernest Chausson.


Tuesday 26th of July, 8 PM

“Death and the Maiden”, “Trout” Quintet and some Schubert piano pieces

Concert dedicated to the City Hall of Puplinge

Artists :
Quatuor Terpsycordes
Christian Chamorel, piano
Sebastian Schick, contrabass

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Three piano pieces, D. 946
Allegro assai, Allegretto, Allegro

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
“Death and the Maiden”, String quartet n°14 in d
Allegro, Andante con moto, Scherzo – allegro molto – Trio, Presto


Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
“The Trout”, Piano quintet in A major D. 667
Allegro vivace, Andante, Scherzo : Presto, Andantino – Allegretto, Finale : Allegro giusto

The famous Terpsycordes Quartet will share the stage with the talented pianist Christian Chamorel for a delightful evening around the great Austrian composer.


Saturday 30th of July, 6 PM

National Orchestra of Armenia

Concert dedicated to the Puplinge Classique Association members

Artists :
Diana Adamyan, violin
Damien Bachmann, clarinet
Vahan Mardirossian, direction
National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Clarinet Concerto K. 622 in A
Allegro, Adagio, Rondo

Fritz KLEISLER (1875-1962)
Three old Viennese dances
Liebesfreud (Joy of love), Liebesleid (Pain of love), Schön Rosmarin (Beautiful Rosmarin)

Antonio BAZZINI (1818-1897)
« Dance of the Goblins » : Fantastic Scherzo op.25

Piotr Illitch TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Souvenir of Florence, string sextet Op. 70
Allegro con spirito, Adagio cantabile e con moto, Allegro moderato, Allegro vivace

KOMITAS (1869-1935)
Armenian Miniatures (arr. S.Aslamazyan)

Regular guest of the Festival, the Armenian National Chamber Orchestra will accompany the young violinist Diana Adamyan, protected by Pinchas Zukerman and winner of the Tchaikovsky competition, and the famous clarinetist Damien Bachmann, also winner of numerous international competitions.


Sunday 31st of July, 6 PM

Works by Rameau and Schumann

Concert dedicated to Yamaha Europe

Artists :
Jongdo An, piano

Jean-Philippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) : 
« Pièces de Clavecin en Ré avec une Méthode pour la Méchanique des Doigts »
Les Tendres Plaintes, Les Niais de Sologne, Premier Double des Niais, Deuxième Double des Niais, Les Soupirs, La Joyeuse, La Follette, L’Entretien des Muses, Les Tourbillons, Les Cyclopes, Le Lardon – Menuet, La Boiteuse


Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) : 
Davidsbündlertänze (Dances of the League of David), Op. 6
Lebhaft, Innig, Etwas hahnbüchen, Ungeduldig, Einfach, Sehr rasch und in sich hinein, Nicht schnell und mit äußerst starker Empfindung, Frisch, Sans indication, Balladenmäßig sehr rasch, Einfach, Mit Humor, Wild und lustig, Zart und singend, Frisch, Mit gutem Humor, Wie aus der Ferne, Nicht schnell

One instrument, one musician. For the grand piano recital, we welcome the Korean pianist Jong-Do An, an exquisite musician and winner of the Long-Thibaud competition 2012 in Paris.


Saturday 6th of August, 6 PM

For the diabetics in the Ukraine
Fundraising for the Help-Point Sumy Association

Artists :
Tamara Smirnova, soprano
Vladyslava Luchenko, violin
Kateryna Tereshchenko, piano

Mykola LYSENKO (1849-1912) :
Shumka-Dumka for violin and piano
“Misyaz na nebi”, arrangement for soprano and piano

Levko KOLODUB (1930 – ) :
“Slavonic Capriccio”

Semen GULAK-ARTEMOVSKY (1813-1873) :
Aria of the opera Zaporozhec za Dunaem, arr. for soprano and piano pour soprano et piano

Levko KOLODUB (1930- ) :
Sketch in the Moldavian style, for violin and piano


Valentyn SILVESTROV (1937- ) :
Post Scriptum, Sonata for violin and piano

Myroslav SKORYK (1938- ) :
Sonata for violin and piano n°1

Poplar Ukrainian melody :
“Na vulyci skrypka grae” (They’re playing violin in the streets), arr. for soprano, violin and piano by O.Vasyura

Andrii MALYSHKO (1912-1970) :
“Ridna maty moya”, for soprano, violin and piano

For the charity concert of the Festival, three young musicians will offer their talent to raise funds for the organization Help Point Sumy, working on the spot for helping diabetic people. It will also be the opportunity to discover Ukrainian classical music.


Tuesday 9th of August, 8 PM

For his 100th Anniversary
Oeuvres de Ginastera, Piazzolla et Schnyder

Concert dedicated to the hosts of the artists

Artists :
Thomas Reif, violin
Astrig Siranossian, violoncello
François-Xavier Poizat, piano
Alexis Golovin, piano

Alberto GINASTERA (1916-1983) :
« Rondó sobre temas infantiles argentinos » (Rondo on Argentine Childrens’ Folk Tunes) op.19
Sonata n°2 op.53 (dedicated to Alexis Golovin)
Milonga op.3

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) :
« Histoire du tango » (History of the Tango) for violin and piano
Bordello 1900, Café 1930, Night Club 1960, Concert d’Aujourd’hui

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) :
« The Grand Tango » for violoncello and piano


Alberto GINASTERA (1916-1983) :
Pampeana n°1 for violin and piano op.16
Pampeana n°2 for violoncello and piano op.21

Daniel SCHNYDER (1961-)
Trio (1999/2000)

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this evening is dedicated to the music of the grand argentine composer Ginastera, who spend most of his live in Geneva, and to one of his most famous students, Astor Piazzolla. A musical excursion to South America which will be concluded by the Trio of Daniel Schnyder, swiss composer from Zurich and honorary president of the Festival!


Friday 12th of August, 8 PM

Piano – Violin

Concert dedicated to the Espace 2 radio station

Artists :
Svetlin Roussev, violin
Vanya Pesheva, piano

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) :
Sonatina for violin and piano n°1 Op. 137 in D
Allegro molto, Andante, Allegro vivace

Georgi ZLATEV-CHERKIN (1905-1977) :

« Mirages » (world premiere, dedicated to Vanya Pesheva)

Eugène YSAYE (1858-1931) :
Sonata for violin n°2 Op. 27
Obsession, Malinconia, Danse des Ombres, Les Furies

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) :
Sonata for violin and piano
Allegretto, Blues, Perpetuum mobile


Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) :
Sonata for piano n°2 Op. 36 in b flat
Allegro agitato, Non allegro – Lento, L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) : 
Sonata n°1 BWV 1001 in g

Nicolò PAGANINI (1782-1840) :
Caprice n°24 op.1 in a

César FRANCK (1822-1890) :
Sonata for violin and piano FWV 8 in A
Allegro ben moderato, Allegro, Recitativo-Fantasia, Allegretto poco mosso

Chamber music concert dedicated to the country of the Balkans, with a varied and virtuoso program for duet or solo piano!


Wednesday 17th of August, 8 PM

From Ravel to Beat-Box

Concert dedicated to the volunteers of the 2016 Festival Edition

Artists :
Alissa Margulis, violin
Alexander Buzlov, violoncello
Audrey Vigoureux, piano
Marc Perrenoud, piano
Andreas Schaerer, voice

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) :
Piano trio
Modéré, Pantoum (assez vif), Passacaille (très large), Final (animé)

Dmitri CHOSTAKOVITCH (1906-1975) :
Piano trio n°2 op.67 in e minor
Andante – Moderato, Allegro con brio, Largo, Allegretto


Jazz Standards

In a psychedelic atmosphere and made out of an audacious mixture, five famous international musicians will share the stage for some classical repertoire combined with some jazz standards. The festive evening of the Festival!


Thursday18th of August, 8 PM

Chamber music

Concert dedicated to the Amadeus Festival

Artistss :
Ruña ’t Hart, violin
Mayu Konoe, violin
Takehiro Konoe, alto
Marie Spaemann, violoncello
Mario Häring, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Divertimento KV 136 in D

Félix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) :
Trio op.49 in d
Molto allegro agitato, Andante con molto tranquillo, Scherzo Leggiero e vivace, Allegro assai appassionato


Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) :
Quintet with piano op.44 in E flat
Allegro brillante, In modo d’una marcia, Scherzo, Molto vivace, Allegro ma non troppo

Come and join us to encourage the cadets of the Festival! Young professionals coming from Liechtenstein, Holland and Germany who have decided to dash body and soul to live of their passion and take advantage of a forum as high as their ambitions.


Saturday 20th of August, 6 PM

Soloists and String Orchestra

Concert dedicated to the Festival Crew

Artists :
Lionel Cottet, violoncello
Donatien Bachmann, Bassoon
Quatuor Sine Nomine, direction
Orchestre des Jeunes de la Suisse Romande

Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) :
Concerto for violoncello n°1 Hob. VIIb/1 in C
Moderato, Adagio, Allegro molto

Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) :
Serenade for strings Op. 20 in e
Allegro piacevole, Larghetto, Allegretto


Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) :
Concerto for basson KV 497 in a
Allegro molto, Andante molto, Allegro

Concerto for four violins and violoncello in b
Allegro, Largo, Adagio

The tradition continues: for the sixth consecutive year, the Festival closes with the coming of the OJSR, under the direction of the famous Quartet Sine Nomine, accompanied by the young bassoonist Donatien Bachmann and the famous cellist Lionel Cottet.