Concert

Martin Helmchen plays Bach, Liszt, and Beethoven

Verbier Festival 2011

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Martin Helmchen — Pianist

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Experience Martin Helmchen’s virtuosic and sensitive playing in this Verbier Festival recital that effortlessly bridges the distance between Bach and Liszt.

The young pianist Martin Helmchen shows a surprising maturity. In this performance he moves seamlessly from Bach to Mendelssohn by way of Mozart, Schubert, and Schumann. Highlights included Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B-flat major and Liszt’s F minor Prelude (based on a cantata by Bach), Années de Pèlerinage, and Nuages gris.

Martin Helmchen has performed with legendary conductors like Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Jurowski, and Philippe Herreweghe and has won numerous awards, including two Echo Klassik, first prize in the Clara Haskil International Competition, and the Credit Suisse Group Young Artists Award.

Photo: © Nicolas Brodard 

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Directed by:
Pierre-Martin Juban
Venue: Verbier Church (Verbier, Switzerland)
Production date: 2011
Recording date: 23/07/2011
Duration: 1 h 22 min
Production: © Idéale audience – Museec
Resolution: Full HD