The internationally renowned violinist Joshua Bell is also a regular guest of the Verbier Festival. For the 19th edition of it, he performs Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto.
Under the baton of Neeme Järvi, Martha Argerich and Mischa Maïsky – long-time friends and chamber music partners – perform a work by Shchedrin that they premiered in February 2011 with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. They will now perform this double concerto for piano and cello with the Verbier Festival Orchestra.
Definitely inspired by the aesthetic, tonality and orchestration of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Dvořák's Ninth is a hymn to the United Sates, which the composer visited at the end of the XIXth century. It was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and the work was created by the orchestra in 1893. Very quickly afterwards, the New World Symphony became one of the world's most performed and renowned pieces of the orchestral repertoire.
Joshua Bell appears courtesy of Sony Classical.
© Picture: Aline Paley
Verbier Festival 2011