july, 2016

sun31jul18:00Musique & Famille IX – Coffee Cantata and other Musical Family StoriesMenuhin Festival Gstaad: Welcome to a Baroque Family PartyChurch

Event Details

Maurice StegerRecorder and Conductor
Polina PasztircsákSoprano
Sebastian KohlheppTenor
Matthias WinckhlerBaritone
Sirius Viols – Gamba Consort: Hille, Marthe & Sarah Perl
and husband, father & grandfather Lee Santanalutes
The Seitz Twins: Elisabeth Seitzdulcimer (Hackbrett) & Johanna SeitzHarp
The couple and parents: Fiorenza de DonatisViolin & Andrea RognoniViolin


Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1701-1775): Sinfonia in G Major for Strings and Basso Continuo
Antoine Forqueray (1672-1745): Chaconne «La Du Buisson» for Gamba Consort and Basso Continuo
Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (1699-1782): Allemande – Courante  – Sarabande
Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703): «Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte», Church Cantata for Mezzo-Soprano, Violin, 3 Viols and Basso Continuo
Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1759): Concerto F Major for Flautino, Strings and Basso Continuo
Roland Marais (1685-1745): Deuxième Suite for Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo
Marin Marais (1656-1728): Les Folies d’Espagne
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): «Schweiget stille, plaudert nicht», Secular Cantata for Soprano (Liesgen, his Daughter), Tenor (Narrator), Bass (Herr Schlendrian, the Father), Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo, BWV 211, «Coffee Cantata»


The family in all of its states: both in music – with works composed by brothers (Sammartini and Purcell) or by fathers and sons (Bach and Forqueray) – and on stage, with the Perl dynasty of viol players and the Seitz twins on hackbrett and harp. The exceptional concert and ensemble of musicians is rounded off with recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger and a trio of outstanding singers crowned by soprano Polina Pasztircsák.






(Sunday) 18:00