The Verbier Festival is back in grand style with this 100% Russian program! To open the 2021 edition of the high-altitude festival, the great Valery Gergiev leads the Verbier Festival Orchestra—joined by piano virtuoso Denis Matsuev and trumpeter Timur Martinov—in not one, but two blockbuster concerts, both streamed live on medici.tv.
On the program : Shostakovich's powerful Concerto for piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, which is labeled as the composer's first Piano Concerto but could very well be considered a Double Concerto given the trumpet's prominent role, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 (the only one written in a minor key), and Prokofiev's "Classical" Symphony No. 1, written entirely from memory during World War I!
Photo: Valery Gergiev © Marco Borggreve
Verbier Festival 2015
Verbier Festival 2012