“Second home”: Additional concert with Sol Gabetta and Kristian Bezuidenhout

On 2 July 2021, the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz will host the additional concert “Second Home”. The concert 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 cellist Sol Gabetta and the outstanding pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, who will perform sonatas for cello and piano by Mendelssohn and Brahms.

While Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 1 in B flat major initially sounds 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 at the same time. 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 he 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.

Due to the high number of visitors expected and the Coronavirus measures in force, the concert will be performed twice in the Kursaal of the Grand Resort on the evening of 2 July: 6:00 pm and 8.30 pm (concert duration 65 minutes). Detailed information can be found here.