Chopin’s and Rachmaninov’s cello sonatas make a fascinating comparison. One can sense that the latter is a sort of love letter to the former; it inherited its roles — a tumultuous piano and a lyric cello — , its formal plan — four movements in the same order — and even its key. Each sonata is preceded by a short piano piece by György Ligeti focusing on a technical problem, but also aiming at resurrecting Romantic sounds, echoes of that same world that has long disappeared.
Jaemin Han, cello
Louis Lortie, piano
Musica ricercata No. 7 for piano, Cantabile, molto legato
Sonata in G minor, Op. 65, for cello and piano
Etude No. 13 (Book II) for piano, “The Devil’s Staircase”
Sonata in G minor, Op. 19, for cello and piano
The concert is held outdoors.
– COVERED VERANDA Full Price: € 60.00 + payment fees (Unnumbered seat with full visibility)
– GARDEN Full Price: € 30.00 + payment fees (Unnumbered seat with only listening to the concert from the villa garden)
– Reduced rates: see discounts
Ticket includes admission to the villa gardens.
Entrance to the venue:
The ticket office opens one hour before the concert.
Admission from the access gates is allowed twenty minutes before the start of the concert.
Approximate duration of the event:
75 min + intermission
Getting to Villa del Balbianello on foot:
The villa is accessible on foot by walking along the path from Via degli Artigiani in Lenno (see map). Walking time: about 20 min.
Getting to Villa del Balbianello by Taxi-Boat:
It is possible to access Villa del Balbianello via the lake by Taxi-Boat for a supplementary fee.
2 boats will be available. Multiple trips will be made.
No reservation is required; the service will be available to all.
Departure time: from 8 pm with last departure at 8:30 pm.
Boarding location: Lido di Lenno pier (see map). The pier is located at the beginning of the lakefront, at the entrance to the left of the Lido garden looking at the lake.
Cost: € 16.00 Roundtrip to be paid at the boarding.
Return time: the first boats will leave immediately after the concert and subsequent trips will follow. We therefore ask for patience in waiting for boats to return.
Large free parking is available on Via degli Artigiani in Lenno (see map).
In case of bad weather:
In case of bad weather, the concert will be held at the Auditorium of the Istituto Comprensivo Statale della Tremezzina in Ossuccio (see map).
The audience is advised that photos and audio/video footage may be taken during the event by LacMus Festival staff for promotion and marketing purposes for the exclusive use of the festival.