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The Magic Mountain - Verbier Festival 20th Anniversary Edition

Debussy / Argerich / Bashmet / Bell / Capucon
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 3079078  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachBéla BartókLudwig van BeethovenGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Renaud CapuçonMartha ArgerichMartin HelmchenMalcolm Martineau,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt MasurEsa-Pekka SalonenGábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival OrchestraUBS Verbier Festival OrchestraVerbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Martha Argerich, Adam Laloum, Susan Graham, Martin Helmchen, Lars Vogt, Thomas Quasthoff, Hélène Grimaud, Yuja Wang, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Kurt Masur, Gabor Takacs-Nagy

The Verbier Festival created by Martin T:son Engstroem in 1994 set out for a journey into excellence. Today it attracts the greatest stars of the classical music world as well as a loyal and growing audience. This Anniversary Edition celebrates the diversity of music and artists at the Verbier Festival with a selection of outstanding performances from across the years, from 1995 to 2012: Martha Argerich, Hélène Grimaud, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuja Wang, Kurt Masur, Susan Graham and many more. For the first time two
Read more insightful documentaries, “The Magic Mountain” and “Mountain Airs”, deliver a comprehensive view on the foundation and the history of the Verbier Festival. The Anniversary Edition presents the essence of the Verbier Festival condensed to a 5-DVD box set, which perfectly captures the festival's multifaceted spirit. It is here in a little mountain village in the Swiss Alps, where outstanding musicians are brought together and with the unique involvement of the audience achieve something artistically very wonderful, something that is unusual even for such exceptional musicians. The open minded spirit that is the canvas underlying this unparalelled musical event also opens the stage for repertoire otherwise only rarely - if at all - performed. Hence one can say that the Verbier Festival is all about passing the torch of musical excellence.

PICTURE FORMAT: NTSC 16:9, 4:3
SOUND FORMATS: PCM-STEREO DD 5.1 DTS 5.1
SUBTITLES: English, Deutsch, Français
BOOKLET: English, Deutsch, Français
DISC FORMAT: NTSC
NO OF DISCS: 5
RUN TIME: 383 min. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Partita(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martin Helmchen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Chanson d'avril by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1867; France 
5.
Préludes: Excerpt(s) by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1913; France 
6.
Vocalise-étude by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
7.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 36 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1883 
8.
Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Gabriela Montero (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Poland 
9.
Sextet for Piano and Strings in D major, Op. 110 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), David Aaron Carpenter (Viola), Yuja Wang (Piano),
Kirill Troussov (Violin), Maxim Rysanov (Viola), Leigh Mesh (Double Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
11.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
12.
Histoires naturelles: no 1, Le paon by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; France 
13.
Concerto(s) for Piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
14.
Andante and Variations (5) for Piano 4 hands in G major, K 501 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
15.
LA Variations by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996/1997 
16.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Joshua Bell (Violin), Martha Argerich (Piano),
Henning Kraggerud (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), David Guerrier (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
18.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 

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