Verbier Festival
18 July 2019
7:00 pm
Salle des Combins
CHF 200.- | 180.- | 140.- | 100.- | 60.- | TR 25.-
Verbier Festival Orchestra Valery Gergiev
Conductor
Kristóf Baráti
Violin
Valery Gergiev ©Aline Paley
Kristóf Baráti ©Marco Borggreve

Bartók’s Violin Concerto (1937-1938) is dedicated to his friend, the violinist Zoltán Székely, and echoes the political situation in Hungary that ultimately led the artist to leave his homeland. Though it follows the traditional concerto structure, the second and third movements reflect the composer’s original conception of the work as a set of variations.

Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 (1937) is a product of Soviet-era socialist realism and reflects its commitment to glorifying socialist values. Ostensibly simpler and more traditional than its predecessor, it establishes itself as a true “Soviet symphony,” yet underlying its third movement is a requiem for victims of the regime. Its harsh sonorities and elements of parody and nightmare, softened by heartrending melancholy, are clear evidence of the Russian composer’s mastery of his craft.

With the generous support of
Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet

Presented by

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VERBIER GENERATION / UNLIMITED TODAY
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : VIOLIN
Pamela Frank
18 July - 09H30
Chalet Orny
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : PIANO
Klaus Hellwig
18 July - 09H30
Spiegeltent
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : VIOLA
Lawrence Power
18 July - 09H30
TéléVerbier
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : SONG
Thomas Quasthoff
18 July - 10H00
Cinéma
Verbier Generation
OPEN REHEARSAL
VFO / Gergiev
18 July - 10H00
Salle des Combins
Verbier Generation
OPEN REHEARSAL VFJO / GAFFIGAN
18 July - 13H30
Collège de Bagnes (Le Châble)
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : CELLO
Jian Wang
18 July - 14H30
TéléVerbier
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : OPERA
Susannah Waters
18 July - 14H30
Cinéma
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : PIANO QUARTETS
Pamela Frank
18 July - 14H30
Chalet d'Adrien
Unlimited
TALKS & DOCS : Conversation
18 July - 16H00
Spiegeltent