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18 July 2020 20:00 Église de Verbier

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FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)
Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 “Suisse”: No. 1, Chapelle de Guillaume Tell
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
« Die Stadt » from Schwanengesang, transcription by F. Liszt
« Lob Der Tränen » transcription by F. Liszt
« Der Atlas» from Schwanengesang, transcription by F. Liszt
« In Der Ferne» from Schwanengesang, transcription by F. Liszt
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
Prelude in D major Op. 23 No. 4
Etude-Tableau in D minor Op. 39 No. 8
Etude-Tableau in E flat minor Op. 39 No. 5
Etude-Tableau in A minor Op. 39 No. 2
Moment musicaux in E-flat minor Op. 16 No. 2
Moment musicaux in C major Op. 16 No. 6
Interval
Andrius Žlabys (1977-)
Echoes of light
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Piano Sonata in A minor D. 845

A pianist whose reputation has achieved new heights in recent years, Sergei Babayan has become a favourite with Verbier audiences; this is one of three appearances he makes at the 2020 Festival. Born in Armenia and now an American citizen, he has been praised by Le Figaro for his “unequalled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing and breathtaking virtuosity,” while Montreal’s Le Devoir has written that “Sergei Babayan is a genius. Period.” His ambitious and richly varied recital programme embraces works by Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and the contemporary Lithuanian pianist-composer Andrius Žlabys.

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