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CULTURAL TOURS TO CENTRAL EUROPE AND BEYOND

 

THE SCHUBERTIADE in SCHWARZENBERG 22 - 30 August 2020


The Schubertiade in the wooded and mountainous region in the far west of Austria after over 40 years remains the leading lieder and chamber music festival. The combination of world-class recitals and idyllic surroundings has proved addictive for many. This year we have again selected the absolutely unmissable recitals that are given in the small modern hall in the picturesque village of Schwarzenberg, a beautiful wooden structure with ideal acoustics. Artists include singers Christiane Karg, Violeta Urmana, Christoph Prégardien ,Gerald Finley and Matthias Goerne; pianists Marc-André Hamelin and Paul Lewis and the Hagen and Pavel Haas Quartets with Quatuor Ébène giving three recitals of Beethoven quartets.

We stay close by, in the village of Mellau in an award-winning 4* Superior boutique spa hotel, newly rebuilt in traditional and modern style with spacious light rooms, all with balcony and wooden floors. The spa centre has indoor and outdoor pools, steam baths, massage etc. The peaceful setting is ideal as a base for walking and it is just a few minutes walk to the cable car up the mountain. Dinner is at the hotel – well-known in the area for its high standard. We will have talks on the concert programmes.

Cost : £ 3980 includes return scheduled flights, transfers, 9 nights bed and buffet breakfast in twin-bedded room with private facilities at Mellau, good tickets for 14 concerts, transfers and excursions, 9 lunches and 9 dinners. Supplement for single use of double room £ 260. Deposit £ 400 pp. Superior rooms with bath etc £280pp supplement



Friday 21 August  
BA flight departs Heathrow approx. 12.10 arrives Zurich 15.00 Coach transfer to Hotel and supper

Saturday 22 August  
Walking tour of Mellau and surroundings.
Cable car to mountain walk.


20.00 Gerald Finley (baritone) Julius Drake (piano)

Brahms  Vier ernste Lieder

Schubert  Schwanengesang


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Sunday 23 August  
11.00 Pavel Haas Quartet
with Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)


Janácek  Quartet No2 Intimate Letters

Schubert  String Quintet In C D956













20.00 Matthias Goerne (baritone)
with Jan Lisiecki (piano)

Beethoven  Lieder
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Monday 24 August
Bezau and cable car to possible mountain walks and magnificent views.


16.00  Christiane Karg (soprano)

with Gerold Huber (piano)

Schubert Lieder



20.00   Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Schubert 4 Impromptus D899

Liszt Benédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 Apassionata


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Tuesday 25 August 

Coach to medieval free island city of Lindau, now in Bavaria. Boat across Lake Constance to Bregenz with the Kunsthaus, the 1997 masterpiece by architect Peter Zumthor and the Festival stage.


20.00 Hagen Quartet

Schubert String Quartet in D minor D810
Der Tod und das Mädchen

Dvorák Cypresses
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Wednesday 26 August


16.00 Andrè Schuen (baritone) with Daniel Heide (piano)

Mahler Lied eines fahrenden Gesellen;
Rückert Lieder

Schubert Lieder





20.00 Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven
String Quartet in G Op.18/2;
in F Op.135;
in C♮ minor Op.131
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Thursday 27 August 
Hohenems – where the Schubertiade started in 1976 - the Schubert Museum, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Museum and the Jewish Museum. An important Jewish community until 1938. Local boy Salomon Sulzer was called to Vienna as cantor and befriended Schubert.

16.00 Paul Lewis

Beethoven
Sonata in E♭ Op.27/1;
in C♮ minor Op.27/2 Moonlight;
Fantasie in G minor Op.77

Schubert  Sonata in G D894


20.00 Violeta Urmana (mezzo) Pavol Breslik (tenor) Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde (piano version by the composer)
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Friday 28 August  
Free morning for walking.

16.00 Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven
String Quartet in F Op.59/1;
in B♭ Op.130 (with the Grosse Fugue Op.133 as last movement)

20.00 Christoph Prégardien (tenor) with Michael Gees (piano)

Schubert  Lieder
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Saturday 29 August  

11.00 Michael Barenboim (violin)
Daniel Müller-Schott (cello) and friends

Schubert
Adagio & Rondo for Piano Quartet D487;
Arpeggione Sonata D821;
Violin Sonata in A minor D385 Sonatina;
Piano Quintet D667 Forellenquintett





20.00 Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven
String Quartet in D Op.18/3;
in F minor Op.95;
in E minor Op.59/2


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Sunday 30 August  

Coach to Winterthur and the Oskar Reinhart gallery “Am Römerholz”.

BA flight departs Zurich 15.50 arrives Heathrow 16.40

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