“Second Home”: Preview of Klosters Music at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
The concert “Second Home” at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is actually the start of the collaboration between Klosters Music and the Swiss Triennial of Sculpture.
The Grand Resort is an excellent venue for this special concert with a star-studded line-up. We look forward to seeing the wonderful Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta and the world-renowned pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, who will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s (1809-1847) Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in B flat major and Johannes Brahms’ (1833-1897) Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor on this emotion-filled evening. While Mendelssohn’s Sonata initially seems playful and light in the first movement, it soon develops into an exciting narrative carried by the cello. The second movement, in turn, is gently inspired, while the third movement is marked by melancholy and sometimes turbulent drama.
The Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 1 in E minor by Johannes Brahms may be described as the first work of his more mature period. While Brahms composed most of the sonata in 1862 in the idyllic spa town of Bad Münster am Stein, the last movement was composed in 1865. The first movement is elegiac in its breadth, giving us a sense of the serene tranquillity of the spa stay. The middle movement is characterised by a dance-like and almost teasing lightness that reminds us of Schubert and Chopin, while the last movement reflects the complex musical architecture of Bach’s fugue.
Sol Gabetta, Violoncello
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Arrival: Please use the public parking on Hans Albrecht-Strasse and go from there to the Kursaal (not via the main entrance of the Grand Resort). You can find a map here.