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Verbier Festival 2018

The Verbier Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary (I/II) Verbier Festival 2018


The Verbier Festival celebrates its first quarter of a century in style with an exceptional gala concert! The celebratory evening begins with a collection of works for piano performed by some of today’s greatest artists of the instrument: Sergei Babayan, Seong-Jin Cho, Richard Goode, Evgeny Kissin, Denis Kozhukhin, Mikhaïl Pletnev, Sir András Schiff, Rodion Shchedrin, Daniil Trifonov, and Yuja Wang! The highlight of the evening comes with Rossini’s William Tell Overture for four pianos and 16 hands!

Photo: © Nicolas Brodard

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  • Bedrich Smetana, Sonata for two pianos 8 hands
  • Johannes Brahms, "Souvenir de la Russie", 6 Fantasies on Russian and Gipsy melodies for piano, 4 hands
  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Mikhail Pletnev, "Joys of Man's Desiring" for 2 pianos
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Romance in A Major, for six hands
  • Antonín Dvořák, Slavonic Dances, Op. 72
    • 2. Dumka. Allegretto grazioso (E minor)
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Italian Polka for four hands piano in E-flat minor, TN II/21
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Suite for two pianos No. 1, Op. 5
    • I. Barcarolle. Allegretto
  • Witold Lutosławski, Variations on a Theme by Paganini, for Two Pianos
  • Gioachino Rossini, William Tell
    • Overture


  • Directed by:
    • Corentin Leconte
  • Venue: Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2018
  • Duration: 1 h 03 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience with the participation of medici.tv
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