verbier festival gold


Live at the Verbier Festival 1995 & 1999

Based on the concept of storytelling, the latest Verbier Festival Gold release offers two delightful French works. First, Poulenc’s L’Histoire de Babar (inspired by Jean de Brunhoff’s famous tale of “Babar the little elephant”) is performed by pianist Roger Vignoles and narrator Peter Ustinov. Second, world-renowned soprano Barbara Hendricks is joined by Carmina Quartet for a stunning rendition of Fauré’s song cycle La Bonne Chanson, based on poems by Paul Verlaine.

Record date : 28 July 1995

Verbier Festival Gold—a joint venture between the Verbier Festival and Deutsche Grammophon—boasts a vast archive overflowing with precious gems captured at the Festival. The record label makes the Verbier Festival experience more accessible to audiences around the world and showcases eminent classical artists, many of them with a close affiliation to Deutsche Grammophon’s Yellow Label, in unusual formations and repertoire.

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