Château Angélus is a partner of the Musical Grands Crus for the fifth year and will host one of the much-awaited concerts in the 2018 programme.
The famous pianist Anne Queffélec will play the following works in Angélus’ grand hall:
Bach-Busoni: Choral Prelude “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659a
Marcello-Bach: Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D minor BWV 974
Vivaldi-Bach: Adagio from the Organ Concerto in D minor BWV 596
Haendel-Kempff: Minuet in G minor
Bach-Hess: Choral BWV 147, “Jesus remains my joy”
Haendel: Chaconne in G major, HWV 435
Mozart: Sonata in F major K.332
Beethoven: Sonata Opus 2 no.1 in F minor
Beethoven: Sonata Opus 111 no. 32 in C minor
The concert is to be held on 12th July at 8.30 p.m. followed by a cocktail tasting.
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ANNE QUEFFÉLEC BIOGRAPHY
Anne Queffélec is considered to be one of today’s greatest piano celebrities, who enjoys international recognition for her remarkable influence on the modern world of music.
She is the daughter and sister of authors and loves literature herself. When very young she became interested in music. After graduating from the Paris Conservatory, she was taught by Alfred Brendel in Vienna. Having been unanimously awarded First Prize at Munich’s international festival in 1968 and after winning a prize the following year in Leeds, Anne Queffélec’s worldwide career as a soloist began.
With resounding successes in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, and the U.S., she has been invited to play in the greatest orchestras: the London Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Zurich’s Tonhalle, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo’s NHK Orchestra, the Ensemble Kanazawa, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra of France and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestras of Strasbourg and Lille, the Prague Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Sinfonia Varsovia, etc., conducted by many of the great contemporary names, including Boulez, Gardiner, Jordan, Zinman, Eschenbach, Conlon, Langrée, Belohlavek, Skrowacewsky, Casadesus, Lombard, Guschlbauer, Zecchi, Foster, Holliger and Janowski.
Hailed as “Best Performer of the Year” at the French Victoires de la Musique in 1990, Anne has taken part several times at the “Proms” in London and at the Bath, Swansea, King’s Lynn and Cheltenham festivals and at Göttingen’s International Haendel Festival. She also regularly features at French festivals, such as La Chaise-Dieu, Radio France Montpellier, Strasbourg, Besançon, Bordeaux, Dijon, La Grange de Meslay, La Folle Journée de Nantes, and La Roque d’Anthéron, where she played, amongst other pieces, all Mozart’s sonatas spread over six concerts that were broadcast live on France Musique, confirming her passionate fondness for the world of Mozart. She contributed to the recording of the sound track of the film Amadeus, directed by Sir Neville Marriner.
Anne Queffélec’s recorded repertoire is as eclectic as her concert performances. Her rich discography illustrates this with more than forty recordings of Scarlatti, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, Bach, Debussy, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Satie, the complete works of Ravel and Dutilleux, Mozart, Beethoven, Haendel and Haydn that bear the labels Erato, Virgin Classics and Mirare.
Amongst her latest albums, we could cite “Satie & Compagnie” on the Mirare label, which won the “Diapason d’Or” award in 2013, a double CD entitled “Ravel, Debussy, Fauré” released by Erato in 2014, “Ombre et Lumière” (Shade & Light), and a recording dedicated to Domenico Scarlatti released on the Mirare label in 2015. The last two albums have also been immensely successful and have both been awarded “Diapason d’Or” awards. BBC Magazine honoured Anne’s work in June 2016 by releasing several of her live recordings. In September 2016, the French classical music monthly “Diapason” chose her recording of Ravel’s piano concerto in G as one of its “fundamentals”.