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concert Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Haydn and Beethoven – With Sir András Schiff Verbier Festival 2018

Verbier Festival 2018

Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Haydn and Beethoven – With Sir András Schiff Verbier Festival 2018

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Verbier Festival, an exciting milestone that Verbier’s artists and audiences alike will be celebrating all summer long! From the opening concert featuring Valery Gergiev’s début performance as the Festival's musical director, to the 25th Anniversary Gala Concert presenting a surprise program and a truly phenomenal line-up of more than 30 international classical music stars, some of the most sensational performances of 2018 are set to take place on the Verbier stage this summer!

Photo: Gábor Takács-Nagy

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Cast

  • Christian Thompson | Reader
  • Urs Bachmann | Reader (Piano tuner)
  • Tecla Gucci | Reader (Staff, Verbier Festival Academy)
  • Charles Sigel | Reader (Journalist)
  • Rodion Shchedrin | Reader (Composer)
  • Jan Lisiecki | Reader (Pianist)
  • Gábor Takács-Nagy | Reader (Conductor)

Program

  • Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ
    • Introduction
    • "The Lads in their Hundreds" by Alfred Edward Houseman, read by Christian Thompson
    • 1. Sonata I  "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"
    • "Geschichte eines Deutschen: Die Erinnerungen 1914–1933" by Sebastian Haffner, read by Urs Bachmann
    • 2. Sonata II "Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise"
    • "Soldati" by Giuseppe Ungaretti, read by Tecla Gucci
    • 3. Sonata III "Woman, behold thy son"
    • "Si je mourais là-bas" by Guillaume Apollinaire, read by Charles Sigel
    • 4. Sonata IV "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
    • "Menja ubili pod Rhzev" by Alexandr Tvardovsky, read by Rodion Shchedrin
    • 5. Sonata V "I thirst"
    • "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae, read by Jan Lisiecki
    • 6. Sonata VI "It is finished"
    • "Eneke Krisztus testerol" by Mihaly Babits, read by Gábor Takács-Nagy
    • 7. Sonata VII "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit"
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
  • Franz Schubert, Hungarian Melody in B minor, D 817

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Sébastien Glas
  • Venue: Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Broadcast date: July 30, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Production date: 2018
  • Available until: November 7, 2018
  • Production: © Idéale Audience with the participation of medici.tv
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