Verbier Festival: Best of 2014 | Erato 2564607804

Verbier Festival: Best of 2014

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Label: Erato

Cat No: 2564607804

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 24th July 2015

Contents

Artists

Evgeny Kissin (piano)
Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Jan Lisiecki (piano)
Sergei Babayan (piano)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Gautier Capucon (cello)
Lionel Cottet (cello)
Amanda Forsyth (cello)
Clemens Hagen (cello)
Mischa Maisky (cello)
Istvan Vardai (cello)
Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)
Martha Argerich (piano)
Daniel Hope (violin)
Jonathan Cohen (cello)
Emmanuele Forni (theorbo)
Michael Metzler (percussion)
Naoki Kitaya (harpsichord)
Ingela Brimberg
Charles Castronovo
Ildar Abdrazakov
Mikhail Petrenko
Chad Kranak
Verbier Festival Orchestra

Conductors

Charles Dutoit
Gabor Takacs-Nagy
Marc Minkowski
Daniel Harding

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?
» Overture

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)
» Merci, doux crepuscule!

Chopin, Frederic

Barcarolle in F sharp major, op.60

Falconieri, Andrea

Ciaccona

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.1 Arietta
Lyric Pieces: Book 10 (8), op.71
» no.3 Puck

Matteis, Nicola

Diverse bizzarrie sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona

Nesbit, Edward

To dance on sands, for 8 cellos

Part, Arvo

Fur Alina

Scriabin, Alexander

Etudes (12), op.8
» no.2 in F sharp minor
» no.11 in B flat minor
» no.12 in D sharp minor
Piano Sonata no.2 in G sharp minor, op.19 'Sonata-fantasy'

Shchedrin, Rodion

Moscow-Petushki: Dramatic fragment for orchestra

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Morceaux (6), op.19
» no.6 Theme and variations
Piano Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23
» III Allegro con fuoco

Verdi, Giuseppe

Don Carlo
» Ella giammai m'amo (Act 4)

Westhoff, Johann Paul von

La guerra cosi nominata di sua maesta

Artists

Evgeny Kissin (piano)
Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Jan Lisiecki (piano)
Sergei Babayan (piano)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Gautier Capucon (cello)
Lionel Cottet (cello)
Amanda Forsyth (cello)
Clemens Hagen (cello)
Mischa Maisky (cello)
Istvan Vardai (cello)
Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)
Martha Argerich (piano)
Daniel Hope (violin)
Jonathan Cohen (cello)
Emmanuele Forni (theorbo)
Michael Metzler (percussion)
Naoki Kitaya (harpsichord)
Ingela Brimberg
Charles Castronovo
Ildar Abdrazakov
Mikhail Petrenko
Chad Kranak
Verbier Festival Orchestra

Conductors

Charles Dutoit
Gabor Takacs-Nagy
Marc Minkowski
Daniel Harding

About

Erato presents one of Europe’s most celebrated classical events – the annual Verbier Festival – releasing an official album for the first time, presenting highlights from the thrilling 2014 concerts.

Since 1994, the high-profile, high-altitude festival in the Swiss Alps has been a breath of fresh air for musicians and audiences alike, each year attracting a who’s who of classical music without losing the intimacy and community fostered in this uniquely inspiring locale.

Twenty years after the first festival, the 2014 edition was no exception, with pianists Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Daniil Trifonov and Jan Lisiecki, along with cellists Mischa Maisky and Gautier Capuçon, headlining a long list in which living legends rub shoulders with the younger generation of classical luminaries.

The dynamic young Verbier Festival Orchestra was conducted by revered maestri Charles Dutoit (an electrifying Tchaikovsky B-flat Piano Concerto with Martha Argerich), Marc Minkowski (Beethoven Fidelio – highlights) and Daniel Harding (Verdi’s Don Carlo). The festival also commissioned two important world premieres: Rodion Shchedrin’s Moscow-Petushki: Dramatic Fragment for Orchestra, and young British composer Edward Nesbit’s To Dance On Sands for eight cellos.

The magical atmosphere and live excitement of this orchestral, opera and chamber music idyll are captured here on disc and digital audio platforms for the first time.

Contents:
CD 1
 
Alexandre Scriabin
- Piano Sonata No.2 in G-sharp minor Op.19 ‘Sonata Fantasy’
- Etude in F-sharp minor Op.8 No.2 (A capriccio, con forza)
- Etude in B-flat minor Op.8 No.11 (Andante)
- Etude in D-sharp minor Op.8 No.12 (Patetico)

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Theme and Variations in F major Op.19 No.6 
Daniil Trifonov (piano)

Edvard Grieg
- Lyric Pieces Op.12 No.1
- Lyric Pieces Op.71 No.3

Jan Lisiecki (piano)

Arvo Pärt
- Für Alina
Frederic Chopin
- Barcarolle Op.60
Sergei Babayan (piano)

Edward Nesbit
- To Dance On Sands for 8 cellos (commissioned by the Verbier Festival)
Adrian Brendel (cello), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Lionel Cottet (cello), Amanda Forsyth (cello), Clemens Hagen (cello), Mischa Maisky (cello), Istvan Várdai (cello), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)

CD 2 
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23: III Allegro con fuoco
Martha Argerich (piano), Verbier Festival Orchestra / Charles Dutoit

A Selection From 'Air – A Baroque Journey' with Daniel Hope and Friends
Nicola Matteis: Diverse Bizzarie sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona
Johann Paul von Westhoff: La guerra così nominata di sua maestà
Andrea Falconieri: Ciaccona
Daniel Hope (violin), Jonathan Cohen (cello), Emmanuele Forni (theorbo), Michael Metzler (percussion), Naoki Kitaya (harpsichord)

Rodion Shchedrin
- Moscow-Petushki: Dramatic Fragment for Orchestra (commissioned by the Verbier Festival)
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra / Gábor Takács-Nagy

Ludwig van Beethoven
- Fidelio: Overture
- Fidelio: Act I - Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin

Ingela Brimberg (Leonore) / Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra / Marc Minkowski

Hector Berlioz
- La Damnation de Faust: Marche hongroise
- La Damnation de Faust: Merci, doux crepuscule

Charles Castronovo (Faust)
Verbier Festival Orchestra / Charles Dutoit

Giuseppe Verdi
Don Carlo, acts III and IV (version in 4 acts, Milan 1884)
- Air of Filippo II
- Duet: Filippo and the Grand Inquisitor: Ella giammai m'amò
  
Ildar Abdrazakov  (Filippo II), Mikhail Petrenko (L’inquisitore), Chad Kranak (Il Conte Di Lerma)
Verbier Festival Orchestra / Daniel Harding

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