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Église de Saanen, Saanen
|Sommets Musicaux closing concert: Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk with Maximilian Hornung|
|The programme for the closing concert of Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad had a familiar form: a late twentieth century concerto sandwiched between two classical pieces – a sure sign, if ever there was one, of a “difficult” work sugar-coated by material more palatable to a mainstream audience. But signs can be misleading, extremely so in this case. Georgian composer Vaja Azarashvili’s 1970 Concerto for cello and chamber orchestra is a thoroughly romantic piece – easily accessible and of haunting, lyrical beauty.
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