The Verbier Festival and Deutsche Grammophon are delighted to announce the launch of Verbier Festival Gold – a joint venture between the two classical music powerhouses. Boasting a vast archive overflowing with precious gems captured in the Festival’s concert halls in the Swiss Alps, this new record label will make the Verbier Festival experience more accessible to audiences around the world and showcase eminent classical artists, many of them with a close affiliation to the Yellow Label, in unusual formations and repertoire. Verbier Festival Gold aims to release a new recording every month.
The Verbier Festival Celebrates – Rodion Shchedrin At Ninety
Release Date: 25 November 2022
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.
Thomas Quasthoff in Verbier, Vol. I
Release Date: 28 October 2022
From the instant that Thomas Quasthoff began his first Verbier Festival performance in 2003, the incomparable bass-baritone knew that he had arrived at his musical home. Nearly twenty years later, this sublime debut – an assortment of orchestrated Schubert lieder – opens a release that highlights Quasthoff’s sublime musicality against backdrops of instrumental accompaniment. Gustav Mahler’s ‘Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen’ (Songs of a Wayfarer), followed by J.S. Bach’s ‘Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen’ round out this highly-anticipated offering from Verbier Festival Gold.
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