A report on the French news from France 2 recently described the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, a rather exclusive winter music festival in the mountains of Switzerland. (This is not the Yehudi Menuhin Festival, which takes place in the summer in the same town. This festival is only five years old.) On the program there is a young pianist named Bertrand Chamayou, who played a recital here in the Washington area last month. (We had it on our schedule but were unable to make it there.) Also performing in Gstaad this year: Fazil Say, Nelson Freire, Waltraud Meier (singing the Wesendonck Lieder), and many others. The Gstaad festival is so exclusive that there were apparently no reviewers allowed. If anyone knows anything else about this, let me know. A week in the Bernese Oberland listening to good music: I could get used to that life.
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