The incredible Lahav Shani lights up the stage of the 2021 Verbier Festival from the Salle des Combins with the prestigious Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra!
Maestro Shani and the exceptional ensemble bring their talents to a monument of the classical repertoire: Mozart's 41st and final symphony, the Jupiter! This masterpiece in four movements is virtuosic (in its contrapuntal writing and melodic richness), triumphant (in its C-major tonality and frenzied final movement), and full of beautiful surprises, like the unexpected third theme in the first movement (instead of the standard two) and its brilliant mixing of genres (listen for the operatic influence in the second and third movements!). The nickname Jupiter seems fully apropos of such a titanic achievement, but it was a posthumous attribution, appearing regularly on programs only decades after Mozart's death.
Photo: Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve
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