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21 July 2020 19:00 Salle des Combins

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VERBIER FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
VALERY GERGIEV conductor
MIKHAÏL PLETNEV piano

RODION SHCHEDRIN (1932- )
Beethovens Heiligenstädter Testament, Symphonic Fragment for Orchestra
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
Interval
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 “Pastoral”

Beethoven is the prime focus of all three concerts conducted at the 2020 Festival by Valery Gergiev, Music Director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Here the two works are the heart-easing Symphony No 6, the ‘Pastoral’ and the brooding Piano Concerto No 3, composed  — like the dramatic Symphony No 5 and ‘Pathétique’ Sonata – in the key of C minor. The soloist is Mikhail Pletnev, recognised as one of the great pianists of our time. The Times has described his playing as “born of a prodigious virtuosity of imagination, outrageous in its beauty.”

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