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Pomp in Music
July, 13 – September, 2 2017

GALA Choral & Orchestral Concert

Friday, 28 July 2017
7.30 pm, Saanen Church

Following his remarkable Requiem by Verdi in 2011, Enoch zu Guttenberg is back in Saanen with his Klangverwaltung Munich to perform a lavish programme that harmonizes perfectly with the themes of this year’s festival. At first Bach’s glowing Magnificat, dating from his first years in Leipzig, and then Mozart’s Coronation Mass, written for Salzburg in 1779. The luminous music by the young genius (he was 23) contrasts sharply with the profound desperation that he felt at the time (he detested his patron Colloredo); many monarchs would choose it for their coronation, seduced by its beauty.

Susanne Bernhard, Soprano
Anke Vondung, Alto
Daniel Johannsen, Tenor
Tareq Nazmi, Bass
Chamber Choir of the Klangverwaltung
Orchestra of the Klangverwaltung Munich

Enoch zu Guttenberg, Conductor            

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 
Magnificat in D Major for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, BWV 24330'
– Interval – 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 
Coronation Mass in C Major for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, K. 31730'
CHF 160 / 135 / 95 / 40