Verbier Festival: 25 Years of Excellence

Verbier Festival: 25 Years of Excellence

by Verbier Festival OrchestraVerbier Festival Orchestra

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Overview

Founded in 1994, the Verbier Festival is a high-profile musical event held each summer in the resort town of Verbier, Switzerland. The international festival has featured energetic performances by many celebrated musicians, such as Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Bryn Terfel, Yuja Wang, Mikhail Pletnev, Malena Ernman, and Daniil Trifonov, among many other guest artists. This four-CD set from Deutsche Grammophon presents concertos, chamber works, and operatic and vocal music, bristling with the excitement of live performance. Presented in a hardcover booklet, the package offers complete performances of works by Tchaikovsky, Berio, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Tsfasman, Brahms, and Dvorák, as well as the final act of "Die Walküre" by Wagner, so much of the music will be familiar to mainstream audiences, if not all casual classical listeners. Of course, the key to enjoying this set is a desire to hear the live interactions of the musicians with each other and the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducted by maestros Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Kurt Masur, Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, and Kent Nagano, which added considerable excitement to the concerts. Deutsche Grammophon's recorded sound is superb throughout these recordings, despite the variables of time and venue, though Takács-Nagy's humming in the Beethoven is distracting.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/2018
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028948351435
catalogNumber: 4835143
Rank: 137147

Tracks

  1. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Loge, h?r! Lausche hieher!
  2. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Denn einer nur freie die Braut, der freier als ich
  3. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Leb wohl, du k?hnes, herrliches Kind!
  4. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Du zeugtest ein edles Geschlecht
  5. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: So tatest du, was so gern zu tun ich begehrt
  6. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Nicht weise bin ich, doch wusst' ich das eine
  7. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: War es so schm?hlich, was ich verbrach
  8. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Wehe! Weh! Schwester, ach Schwester!
  9. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Hier bin ich, Vater: gebiete die Strafe!
  10. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Wo ist Br?nnhild, wo die Verbrecherin?
  11. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Steh! Br?nnhild!
  12. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Nicht sehre dich Sorge um mich
  13. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Sch?tzt mich und helft in h?chster Not!
  14. Die Walk?re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Hojotoho! Hojotoho!
  15. Piano Quintet in A major, B. 155 (Op. 81) (once listed as Op. 77)
  16. Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8
  17. Suite for piano & orchestra
  18. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  19. Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  20. Folk Songs, arranged for soprano & 7 instruments (or orchestra)
  21. Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Path?tique"), Op. 74

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