Night Fantasies: Legendary German Chamber Music Festival Comes To New York
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The last date listed for Night Fantasies was Saturday November 22, 2008 / 7:30pm (Soprano Claron McFadden/Pianist Gilbert Kalish).
Roemerbad-Musiktage — literally “Music Days” — are the unique festivals that hotelier and Renaissance man Klaus Lauer organized for more than three decades at the Hotel Roemerbad, a resort in the quaint spa town of Badenweiler, Germany.
Night Fantasies, programmed by Klaus Lauer, is a Musiktage Festival heard for the first time outside of Badenweiler.
*November 20: *The first program of the series focuses on repertoire for piano, including Elliott Carter’s Night Fantasies.
Claude Debussy Jeux for Two Pianos (arr. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)
Elliott Carter Night Fantasies for Piano
Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole for Two Pianos
George Crumb Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for Two Amplified Pianos and Percussion
Wu Han, Gilbert Kalish, Anne-Marie McDermott, Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Daniel Druckman, Ayano Kataoka, percussion
*November 21: *The festival continues with a program that combines vocal chamber music with repertoire from the heart of chamber music, the string quartet.
Gyorgy Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 “Metamorphoses nocturnes”
George Crumb Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land)
Alban Berg Lyric Suite for String Quartet
Ernest Chausson _ Chanson perpetuelle _ for Voice and Piano Quintet, Op. 37
Pacifica Quartet, ensemble; Claron McFadden, soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano
*November 22: *The third program in the series features soprano Claron McFadden and pianist Gilbert Kalish.
Abel Decaux Clairs de lune for Piano
Alban Berg Seven Early Songs for Voice and Piano
George Crumb Apparition for Soprano and Piano
Gustav Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen and Um Mitternacht from Ruckert Lieder for Voice and Piano
Claron McFadden, soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano