Verbier Festival - The 25th Anniversary Concert (Blu-ray)

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Verbier Festival - The 25th Anniversary Concert (Blu-ray)
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, RIAS Chamber Chorus, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

[ Naxos / Blu-ray ]

Release Date: Friday 12 July 2019

The Verbier Festival is one of classical music's greatest events. In celebration of the festival's 25th anniversary, this unique concert brings together 36 classical stars in an unprecedented evening of ingenious programming and captivating performances. The line-up includes the world's greatest violinists, violists, cellists and pianists as well as other leading performers conducted by Valery Gergiev and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. Founder and director Martin T:son Engstroem writes: "We started this incredible adventure in 1994, and 25 years on, our Festival has become one of the world's most important cultural events. But it is not just another festival; our vision right from the beginning was to build something which combined important musicians with a very visible youth and learning element. This is what we set out to do and this is what we achieved."


Johann Sebastian Bach:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (arr. M. Pletnev)

Pablo de Sarasate: Navarra, Op. 33 (arr. D. Sitkovetsky)

Peter Heidrich: Variations on Happy Birthday

Bedřich Smetana: Sonatensatz in E Minor

Johannes Brahms: Souvenir de la Russe, Anh. IV/6: Nos. 2-4

Sergey Rachmaninov:
2 Pieces for Piano 6 Hands: No. 2. Romance
Polka italienne
Fantaisie tableaux - Suite No. 1, Op. 5

Antonín Dvořák:
Slavonic Dances, Series 2, Op. 72, B. 145: No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2 (version for piano 4 hands)
Slavonic Dances, Series 1, Op. 46, B. 78: No. 5 in A Major (version for piano 4 hands)

Witold Lutosławski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Gioachino Rossini:
Guillaume Tell (William Tell): Overture (arr. for 4 pianos 16 hands)
Guillaume Tell (William Tell): Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K. 618

George Frideric Handel: Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah

Johann Strauss II:
Eljen a Magyar!, Op. 332
Die Fledermaus: Champagne Medley (arr. S. Koncz)
Die Fledermaus: Overture