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concert A day with Yuja Wang II: Verbier Festival Essentials Verbier Festival 2008-2020

Verbier Festival 2008-2020

A day with Yuja Wang II: Verbier Festival Essentials Verbier Festival 2008-2020

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Generously supported by Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet

The dizzyingly talented Yuja Wang is one of the world’s foremost piano virtuosos, her elite place on the world stage fully assured. Tonight, we look back together on an artist whose meteoric rise has been closely tied to her knockout performances at the Verbier Festival—from her unforgettable 2008 Verbier debut through today. Her legendary recitals, many of which are now permanently engraved in classical fans’ memory, all contribute to the lofty stature of this musician who tirelessly pushes against the limits of what is possible with two hands and ten fingers…

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Cast

Program

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / György Cziffra, Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Maurice Ravel, La Valse
  • Igor Stravinsky, Three movements from "Petrushka"
    • Russian Dance
    • Petrushka's Room
    • The Shrovetide Fair; Mardi Gras
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concerto for Piano No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
    • 1. Molto allegro con fuoco
    • 2. Andante
    • 3. Presto—Molto allegro e vivace
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
    • 1. Moderato
    • 2. Adagio sostenuto
    • 3. Allegro scherzando
  • Johannes Brahms, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B Major, Op. 8
    • III. Adagio
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier"
    • 1. Allegro
    • 2. Scherzo, assai vivace
    • 3. Adagio sostenuto. Appassionato e con molto sentimento
    • 4. Largo – Allegro risoluto
    • 5. Fugue
  • Maurice Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55
    • III. Scarbo
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
    • 1. Andante - Allegro
    • 2. Tema con variazioni
    • 3. Allegro, ma non troppo
  • Antonín Dvořák, Slavonic Dances, Op. 72
    • 2. Dumka. Allegretto grazioso (E minor)
  • Antonín Dvořák, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
    • No. 5 in A major
  • Witold Lutosławski, Variations on a theme of Paganini for Two Pianos

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Sébastien Glas
    • Pierre-Martin Juban
    • Philippe Béziat
    • Anaïs Spiro
    • Corentin Leconte
  • Broadcast date: Aug. 2, 2020, 8 p.m.
  • Production date: 2020
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min
  • Production: © medici.tv in cooperation with Idéale Audience
  • Available version(s): EN
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