Verbier Festival Highlights 2007 - Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero, Thomas Quasthoff, Hélène Grimaud, Nelson Freire
Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero, Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations for two pianos
Thomas Quasthoff, Hélène Grimaud, Schumann: Dichterliebe Op.48, Nos. 10,11,12
Lars Vogt Schubert: Klavierstück D.946 No.3
Hélène Grimaud, Renaud Capuçon, Sayaka Shoji, Lars Anders Tomter, Mischa Maisky, Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op.44
Nelson Freire Debussy: Children’s Corner
Renaud Capuçon, Martha Argerich, Bartok: Sonata No.1 in C sharp minor for violin and piano, Sz. 75
The Verbier Festival, created in 1994, has rapidly acquired a reputation for artistic excellence and is now considered one of the major European music festivals. For a fortnight each summer, the greatest stars of the classical music world come together against the magical backdrop of the Swiss Alps. The Verbier Festival gives musicians the opportunity to perform original programmes with fellow musicians they admire, but with whom they may never have performed before. These world première performances produce innovative and exciting results, for artists and audiences.
The 2007 Edition gathered classical celebrities such as Martha Argerich, Hélène Grimaud, Gabriela Montero, Renaud Capuçon, Nelson Freire, Mischa Maisky, Thomas Quasthoff and Lars Vogt. For the first time all 46 concerts were recorded and DVD viewers can now relive the 14th edition of the Verbier Festival in 2007. The state-of-art recordings featured two cameras on stage that were remote-controlled so as to not disturb the audiences and artists and one camera in the midst of the audience to recreate the viewer’s perspective.
On this DVD EuroArts assembled excerpts of the most remarkable of the concerts with exciting programmes including works by Bartók, Debussy, Lutoslawski, Schubert and Schumann. Lovers of classical music will very much enjoy this summit of high-profile artists!
Picture format NTSC 16:9
Release July 1, 2008
Total running time 90 mins
Booklet notes English
No. of discs 1