A meeting between the spirited French cellist Gautier Capuçon and the incomparable virtuoso Yuja Wang, stars of the Verbier Festival. Everybody remembers Yuja’s astonishing 2008 performance of Flight of the Bumblebee in the Verbier Festival church. For his part, Capuçon’s 2012 lyric and luminous performance of the Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto remains unforgettable. The two musicians of exceptional artistic talent perform works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, and Piazzolla.
In this concert they perform Shostakovich’s only Sonate for Cello and Piano (1934) as well as that of Rachmaninov (1901), a rare chamber music work by the composer. The composer Astor Piazzolla is put in the spotlight as the concert’s closing piece, with his Grand Tango for Cello and Piano, a one-movement work that combines traditional tango with jazz.