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concert Nicholas Angelich plays Bach, Chopin, and Schumann Verbier Festival 2010

Verbier Festival 2010

Nicholas Angelich plays Bach, Chopin, and Schumann Verbier Festival 2010


In this 2010 Verbier Festival program of works for piano by Bach, Chopin, and Schumann, Nicholas Angelich makes time stand still.

Known for his awe-inspiring interpretations of slow movements, Nicholas Angelich’s fingers seem never have played a harsh note. Yet the pianist is equally capable of energetic and witty playing. Angelich opens the recital with a contemplative Bach choral and a contrapuntally rigorous Bach Keyboard Suite, before soaring to the heights of Romanticism with the pure poetry of Chopin’s meditative Nocturnes and the crackling energy of a series of his Études.

Finally, his smooth, sweet sound and singular rhythmic energy, the pianist revels in Schumann’s strange and nervy Kreisleriana. Celebrated for his balance, restraint, and contemplation, Nicholas Angelich makes his recital into moment of rare and precious poetry.

Photo: © Nicolas Brodard 

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni, "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807
    • 1. Prelude
    • 2. Allemande
    • 3. Courante
    • 4. Sarabande
    • 5. Bourrées I & II
    • 6. Gigue
  • Frederic Chopin, Nocturnes, Op. 15
    • No. 1 in F major
  • Frederic Chopin, Two Nocturnes, Op. 55
    • No. 1 in F minor
    • No. 2 in F-sharp major
  • Frederic Chopin, Études, Op. 25
    • No. 1 in A-flat Major
  • Frederic Chopin, Études, Op. 10
    • No. 10 in A-flat Major
    • No. 11 in E-flat Major
    • No. 12 in C Minor
  • Robert Schumann, Kreisleriana, Op. 16
    • 1. Äußerst bewegt (Very animated)
    • 2. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch (Introspective and not too fast)
    • 3. Sehr aufgeregt (Very agitated)
    • 4. Sehr langsam (Very slowly)
    • 5. Sehr lebhaft (Very lively)
    • 6. Sehr langsam (Very slowly)
    • 7. Sehr rasch (Very fast)
    • 8. Schnell und spielend (Fast and playful)
  • Frederic Chopin, Three Mazurkas, Op. 63
    • No. 2 in F minor
  • Robert Schumann, Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15
    • 1. Of Foreign Lands and Peoples


  • Directed by:
    • Pierre-Martin Juban
  • Venue: Verbier Festival (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2010
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / Museec / Arte France
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