Verbier Festival

The Hunstein Variations :
A Photographic Record of Glenn Gould

fest’off programme

From 17 July to 6 August
Bel-Air Fine Art / Box office
Free entrance

Fest’Off celebrates pianist Glenn Gould’s 85th birthday with the first-ever European exhibition of The Hunstein Variations—a collection of 28 framed photographs. Columbia Records photographer Donald Hunstein captured the creative moments and personality of Gould for over 23 years. He selected these particular photographs as his personal favourites from a collection of thousands of negatives and prints which, taken together, are the largest group of images of Glenn Gould by one photographer. The exhibit was produced in 1992 by The Glenn Gould Foundation, which administers the prestigious Glenn Gould Prize. Don Hunstein died in March 2017.

The Hunstein Variations appear courtesy of The Glenn Gould Foundation,The Glenn Gould Estate and Sony Classical.

Glenn Gould Foundation

La Musique Acteur du Cinéma/
La Musique parle au Cinéma

Documentary films or movies in which music plays a central role.
10 CHF | 5 CHF for holders of the Festival badges.

Delphine Vincent, film music specialist and professor at the University of Fribourg’s Musicology department, introduces the films and leads post-screening discussions on 24 and 26 July. She is joined by fillmmaker Jean-Stéphane Bron for the screening of his film on 26 July.

Monday 24 JulyAn American in Paris*(1951 / 113’ / V. Minnelli) vostfrBook
Wednesday 26 JulyL’Opéra de Paris*(2017 / 110′ / J-S. Bron) vostaBook
Wednesday 2 AugustGlenn Gould : The Russian Journey**(2002 / 57’ / Y. Feyginberg) vo
preceded by Chess Fever (1925 / 28’ / V. Poudovkine) vosta
Friday 4 August2001 : A Space Odyssey*(1968 / 149’ / S. Kubrick) vostfrBook

* With the support of PAJ Productions et Cinématèque Suisse.
** With the support of C Major Entertainment.

Private screening

Accessible and free exclusively for holders of the Festival badge.

  • 25 July: Onegin (1999 / 106’ / Fiennes)  vo