«Flame»

Entitled Flame, the album examines the nature of fire, which can destroy whilst also giving comfort, warmth and light. Gwendolyn chose the title as several of these works were composed during desperate and difficult times, and yet the resulting music is a source of joy and inspiration for many. On 4 November 2017 we will launch the album in Berne.

Program:

Claude Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano in G minor L140 Allegro vivo Intermède – Fantasque et leger Finale – Très animé

Igor Stravinsky «Berceuse» for violin and piano from «The Firebird»

Manuel de Falla Aus‚7 Canciones populares españolas’ El paño moruno Nana
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Gabriel Fauré «Après un rêve» Opus 7/1 for violin and piano

Olivier Messiaen «Thème et Variations» for violin and piano Thème – Modéré 1re Variation – Modéré 2e Variation – Un peu moins modéré 3e Variation – Modéré, avec éclat 4e Variation – Vif et passionné 5e Variation – Très modéré

Manuel de Falla Danse Espagnole No. 1 «La vida breve»

Karol Szymanovsky «Chant de Roxane» for violin and piano from the opera «King Roger»

Claude Debussy «Beau Soir» for violin and piano

Maurice Ravel – Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major for violin and piano Allegretto Blues, Moderato Perpetuum mobile, Allegro

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My project is special because ...

Gwendolyn Masin and Simon Bucher are significant musicians of their generation. Both live in Berne and are connected by way of a 20-year-long friendship. This friendship has led to passionate and meaningful collaborations. They formed a duo whilst studying together in Berne, and have garnered praise for their performances both in Switzerland and throughout tours of Europe ever since. Finally, they have decided to record some of their core repertoire with the British label Orchid Classics. The title of their first album carries the name that has become a symbol for their friendship and work together and the kinship they share through music.

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To enable a successful CD-launch concert on 4 November 2017 in Berne’s Yehudi Menuhin Forum, we need your support so as to be able to afford:

  • The hiring expenses of the hall and piano
  • Infrastructure
  • Flyers and Posters
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