Stresa Festival Hall: Yuja Wang & Ravel, Angela Hewitt & Bach, Mozart for the closing concert

The San Francisco Chronicle was enthusiastic about Yuja Wang, saying she is simply the most dazzling pianist, incredibly talented, in today’s concert world, and all you have to do is sit back, listen and admire her art. She has an extraordinary ability that only outstanding musicians can boast – playing several quite different pieces by the same composer. It is rare to hear, in the same evening, two concertos by Ravel, the Concerto in G and the Concerto for the left hand, accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, under the baton of the young Tarmo Peltokoski, followed up by Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in Ravel’s sumptuous orchestral arrangement.
Then we turn to the topic of ‘transformation’ of music through re-interpretation and re-composition, like in the opening concert, pairing Vivaldi / Richter.
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A particularly bright star in this season is Angela Hewitt, a “Queen” of the piano with her own original approach that blends ‘Anglo-Saxon’ agility with Mediterranean passion. Her performances of J.S. Bach’s music have earned her a reputation as one of his greatest interpreters. The concert will include extracts from the first book of Bach’s Clavicembalo ben temperato, which will be followed by Schumann’s Sonata n. 1 op. 11.


As a memorable ending to this 62nd edition of the Festival, we pay a heartfelt tribute to Mozart’s genius and talent. The Stresa Festival Hall wil host an outstanding new orchestra of French musicians, Le Concert de la Loge, conducted by their first violin and soloist, Julien Chauvin. The program presents a new way of playing Mozart, less ‘dramatic’ and lighter, on original instruments. The mainstays of this evening’s Mozartian ‘celebration’ are his Symphony no.39, the Symphony concertante for violin, viola and orchestra and Symphony no. 41 “Jupiter”.

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