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Rodion Shchedrin at Ninety

Live at the Verbier Festival

Rodion Shchedrin, widely hailed as the most prolific Russian composer of his generation, marks two major milestones in 2022: his 90th birthday, and his 25th year as composer-in-residence at the Verbier Festival. This dynamic collection of recordings celebrates a partnership of mutual inspiration. Shchedrin first visited Verbier in 1997, when Maxim Vengerov and Antonio Pappano performed his new Violin Concerto. Since then, the Festival’s community of iconic soloists has embraced him as a cherished family member, welcoming collaboration and sparking inspiration. Many of Shchedrin’s new works, as showcased by this release, were composed in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Record date : 28 July 2007

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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