Verbier Festival
27 July 2019
11:00 am
Église
CHF 80.- | 50.- | TR 25.-
George Li ©ChristianSteiner

This programme is made of links and junctions between works. The Andante Favori (1803) could have been the second moment of the “Waldstein” Sonata if Beethoven had not finally chosen an Adagio molto instead. The initial melody is a light reminiscence of melancholy, then it gets more and more complex. Also known as “Aurora”, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 (1803-1804) was written just after the Eroica Symphony in a radiant and audacious style. The brilliant and bright themes announce the spirit of his late compositions. The coda generates a prestissimo stream of arpeggios concluding these piano fireworks in great virtuosity.

Composing a musical theme from a name was an unusual fact at the time of Schumann, yet he always enjoyed hiding references in his works. Variations on the name “Abegg” (1829-1830) is an outstanding piece introduced by a very simple theme of four notes in octaves that he develops with boundless imagination until a passionate finale. The Carnaval (1834-1835) highlights the same theme but it is mainly a reference to the city of Asch, whose letters were also turned into music by Schumann. Short fragments thus depict the atmosphere of a masked ball through a large bunch of characters.

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MASTERCLASS : CELLO
Frans Helmerson
27 July - 09H30
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Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : PIANO
Joaquín Achúcarro
27 July - 09H30
Spiegeltent
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : VIOLIN
Kristóf Baráti
27 July - 09H30
Chalet Orny
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PLAYGROUND : MUSIC IN MOTION / RANDO CULTURELLE
27 July - 09H30
Médran
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : VIOLA
Antoine Tamestit
27 July - 09H30
Chalet d'Adrien
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : STRING QUARTETS
Raphaël Merlin, Quatuor Ébène
27 July - 10H00
Cinéma
Verbier Generation
OPEN REHEARSAL
VFCO / Shani
27 July - 10H00
Salle des Combins
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PLAYGROUND : LES PETITS FESTIVALIERS
Storytellers / Le Carnaval des animaux
27 July - 10H00
Café Schubert
Verbier Generation
OPEN REHEARSAL VFJO / VFA CONDUCTORS
27 July - 13H30
Collège de Bagnes (Le Châble)
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : OPERA
Tim Carroll
27 July - 14H00
Spiegeltent
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PLAYGROUND : LES PETITS FESTIVALIERS
Storytellers / Le Carnaval des animaux
27 July - 14H00
Café Schubert
Verbier Generation
ACADEMY SHOWCASE
27 July - 14H00
Cinéma
Verbier Generation
MASTERCLASS : PIANO QUARTETS
Gábor Takács-Nagy
27 July - 14H30
Chalet Orny
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27 July - 15H00
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27 July - 16H00
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27 July - 17H00
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27 July - 17H30
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27 July - 18H00
Café Schubert
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27 July - 18H00
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27 July - 23H00
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