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concert Nelson Freire plays Bach, Beethoven and Debussy Verbier Festival 2007

Verbier Festival 2007

Nelson Freire plays Bach, Beethoven and Debussy Verbier Festival 2007


An exquisite and emotional concert presented by Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire!

At the Verbier Festival in 2007, we experienced Freire’s talents as a solo pianist in a musical program that put his beautifully subtle playing on full display. It opened with a piece by Bach transcribed by Busoni, a work both restrained and majestic, followed by Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 21, the Waldstein—a work marked by striking fluidity and aggressive con brio. The concert came to a close Debussy's Children's Corner, a delightful piece infused with poetry and delicacy.

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni, "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
    • 1. Allegro con brio
    • 2. Introduzione: Adagio molto
    • 3. Rondo: Allegretto moderato
  • Claude Debussy, Children's Corner
    • 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
    • 2. Jimbo's Lullaby
    • 3. Serenade for the doll
    • 4. The snow is dancing
    • 5. The little Shepherd
    • 6. Golliwog's cake-walk
  • Isaac Albéniz, Tango
  • Robert Schumann, Arabesque, Op. 18


  • Directed by:
    • Dominique Pernoo
  • Venue: Verbier Festival (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2007
  • Recording date: 25/07/2007
  • Duration: 55 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience – France
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