7th Molyvos International Music Festival
10-19 August 2021

This year, we celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the Greek revolution of 1821, in which the Greeks liberated themselves from the Ottoman Empire and paved the way to the formation of modern Greece as we know it today. It’s in honour of this event that the theme of this year’s festival is LIBERTY – art, science and philosophy being its direct consequence.

Every human action is based on a vision. No vision however could exist without the concept of liberty, an idea that originated in ancient Greece and gave birth to the first European culture.

It‘s in the spirit of liberty as a common cultural purpose and ideal that we embark upon this year’s musical journey. The Greek term „ELEUTHERIA“ is derived from the two words „ελεύθω“ / „to move towards“ and „ερώ“ / „to love“, meaning the ability to consciously pursue what our heart desires. Freedom of the mind and of the heart are equally necessary to live in liberty. This is best illustrated in the ancient Greek myth of Prometheus, the creator of mankind, who – at great sacrifice – steals fire from the Gods and brings it to the people, thereby spreading the very spark that would create human intellect, ingenuity and creativity. In short, he gave them the gift of freedom. Without freedom, any form of artistic expression would be unthinkable. In history and today, music is the first place in which the spirit of liberty is manifested and the last bastion to fall when freedom wavers.

Programme

10.08

Anna Ciborowska

  • Maria Szymanowska (1789 – 1831)
    Nocturne in Bb Major
    Vingt Exercises et Préludes
    Prelude no. 3 in D Major
    Prelude no.4 in G Minor
    Dance Polonaise in B Minor
    Jules Zarembski (1854 – 1885)
    Les Roses et les épines
    Andante con moto
    Presto con fuoco
    Maria Szymanowska (1789 – 1831)
    Fantaisie in F Major
  • Anna Ciborowska, solo piano
11.08

Danae Doerken Sebastian Manz

  • Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
    Sonata No. 1 in F minor for clarinet and piano (29min)
    Darius Milhaud (1892 – 1974)
    “Scaramouche” (1937) (10min)
    Vif
    Moderé
    Brasileira
  • Danae Doerken, piano
    Sebastian Manz, clarinet

16.08

Spark of Knowledge

21:00

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  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    Viola Duet F 61 in G major
  • Eivind Ringstad, viola
    Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola 

  • L. v. Beethoven
    “Creatures of Prometheus” op. 43: Overture

  • Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Eivind Ringstad, viola
    Tim Posner, cello
    Marco Behtash, double bass
    Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Theo Plath, bassoon

  • Francois-René Gebauer
    Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon op. 8 no. 1

  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Theo Plath, bassoon

  • L. v. Beethoven
    “Creatures of Prometheus” op. 43: Finale

  • Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Eivind Ringstad, viola
    Tim Posner, cello
    Marco Behtash, double bass
    Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Theo Plath, bassoon 

  • Dvorak
    Piano Quintet No. 2, op. 81 A major

  • Danae Dörken, piano
    Marc Bouchkov, violin
    Alissa Margulis, violin
    Eivind Ringstad, viola
    Benedict Klöckner, cello 

17.08

Young people's concert

Dasýllio Molývou 19:00

The programme is based on musical improvisations

17.08

Captivity

21:00

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  • F. Mendelssohn
    Concert Piece for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano op. 113
  • Pablo Barragán, clarinet
    Sebastian Manz, basset horn
    Danae Dörken, piano
  • W. A. Mozart / Rainer Schottstädt
    Divertimento “Don Giovanni” for 2 clarinets and bassoon
  • Sebastian Manz, clarinet
    Pablo Barragán, clarinet
    Theo Plath, bassoon
  • F. Mendelssohn
    Concert Piece for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano op. 114
  • Pablo Barragán, clarinet
    Sebastian Manz, basset horn
    Danae Dörken, piano
  • F. Schubert
    Piano Quintet A major “Trout“
  • Kiveli Dörken, piano
    Hyeyoon Park, violin
    Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
    Tim Posner, cello
    Marco Behtash, double bass
18.08

Revolution

Mithymna Conference Centre 12:00

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  • L. v. Beethoven
    “The Ruins of Athens” op. 113 (Overture, Turkish march) for 2 violins, viola, cello, bassoon and clarinet
  • Hyeyoon Park, violin
    Alissa Margulis, violin
    Eivind Ringstad, viola
    Tim Posner, cello
    Marco Behtash, double bass
    Pablo Barragán, clarinet
    Theo Plath, bassoon
  • M. Ravel
    Sonata for violin and cello
  • Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Tim Posner, cello
  • N. Astrinidis
    “IV. Revolution“ from “Symphony 1821“
  • Marc Bouchkov, violin
    Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
    Benedict Klöckner, cello
    Marco Behtash, double bass
    Pablo Barragán, clarinet
    Theo Plath, bassoon 
18.08

Liberty

21:00

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  • M. Ravel
    Cinq mélodies populaires grècques 
  • Julian Prégardien, tenor
    Kiveli Dörken, piano 
  • F. Busoni
    Finnländische Volksweisen op. 27
  • Danae Dörken, piano
    Kiveli Dörken, piano
  • F. Schubert
    Lieder nach Mayrhofer und Schiller 
  • Julian Prégardien, tenor
    Danae Dörken, piano
  • K. Gourzi:
    “Songs for Hellas” (with texts by Wilhelm Müller) for piano and voice
  • Julian Prégardien, tenor
    Kiveli Dörken, piano
    Danae Dörken, piano 
  • F. Schubert
    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen D. 965
  • Julian Prégardien, tenor
    Pablo Barragán, clarinet
    Kiveli Dörken, piano 
19.08

Humanism

21:00

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  • B. Bartok
    3 Burlesques op. 8
  • Kiveli Dörken, piano 
  • F. Say
    Black Earth (Kara Toprak) for solo piano – 6 min
  • Danae Dörken, piano 
  • F. Schubert
    Fantasy in F minor – 20 min
  • Danae Dörken, piano
    Kiveli Dörken, piano 
  • G. Enescu
    String Octet C major op. 7
  • Alissa Margulis, violin
    Marc Bouchkov, violin
    Hyeyoon Park, violin
    Rosanne Philippens, violin
    Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
    Eivind Ringstad, viola
    Benedict Klöckner, cello
    Tim Posner, cello

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