Francesco Piemontesi
76th edition 2021
25 September 2021

James Ehnes violin
Yulianna Avdeeva piano
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Markus Hinterhäuser piano
Francesco Piemontesi piano

Week-end cameristico

Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992)

Thème et Variations (Ehnes, Avdeeva)
Louange per violoncello e pianoforte (Weilerstein, Avdeeva)
Visions de l’Amen per due pianoforti (Hinterhäuser, Piemontesi)

After presenting his two fundamental works, the integral Catalogue d’oiseaux in 2019 the extraordinary Quatuor pour la fin du temps last year, the Settimane Musicali di Ascona re-present a concert entirely dedicated to Olivier Messiaen, one of the greatest figures of 20th-century new music. The concert will involve all of the five soloists invited for the Piemontesi & Friends Series. The program opens with Thèmes et Variations, a 1932 composition for violin and piano, continues with Louange for cello and piano, and finishes with the highlight of this evening, Visions de l’Amen, a suite of seven pieces for two pianists, composed in 1938 and performed when Paris was occupied by the Germans. A work of great spirituality that reflects on the deeper meanings of the word “Amen”, here interpreted by Francesco Piemontesi and Markus Hinterhäuser, at his debut in Ascona.

Alisa Weilerstein

Alisa Weilerstein

Francesco Piemontesi

Francesco Piemontesi

James Ehnes

James Ehnes

Markus Hinterhaeuser

Markus Hinterhäuser

Julianna Avdeeva

Yulianna Avdeeva

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