MARTHA ARGERICH

Day IV: medici.tv
with the participation of Deutsche Grammophon

19 July 2020 19:00

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Discover the programme of the Virtual Verbier Festival on medici.tv—partner of the Festival since 2007: 18 virtual days in the Swiss Alps with your favourite artists from July 16 to August 2.

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Evgeny Kissin appears with Martha Argerich courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.

DG’s longstanding partnership with the Verbier Festival also encompasses audio releases with highlights from the Festival’s archives.

A living legend, a force of nature, and a pianist of seemingly unlimited capabilities, Martha Argerich is one of the biggest names in classical music and one of the artists most intimately associated with the Verbier Festival. From her early years as a child prodigy to her victory at the International Chopin Competition in 1965, her rare and invariably sold-out recitals to her unassailable recordings of Beethoven, Bach, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Schumann (to name only a few), she has proven herself time and again as a consummate artist, a pianist of astonishing technique and “the unerring naturalness of phrasing that allows [her] to embody the music rather than interpret it” (The New Yorker). Largely eschewing solo performances since the 1980s, she prefers to share the stage with friends like Mischa Maisky, Gidon Kremer, and the Capuçons—and the Verbier Festival has been an ideal venue for these storied collaborations. Tune in to see some of the concerts that have made won her legions of devotees and made her one of the Festival’s key figures!
HOSTS

CHARLOTTE GARDNER
music critic & journalist

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON
Head of Artistic Planning, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

WHAT TO EXPECT EACH FESTIVAL DAY

Hour 1
Exclusive newly recorded performances by each day’s featured artist(s) as well as interviews, stories and documentaries—old and new.

Hours 2–4
Favourite and previously unreleased footage of extraordinary Verbier Festival performances by each day’s featured artist.

Hour 5
The Verbier Festival Academy programmes take the spotlight
: interviews, masterclasses and rehearsal footage featuring each day’s featured artists.