10 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Every summer, classical music’s greatest players flock to the Verbier Festival to perform as soloists and as part of star-studded chamber groups. This heartwarming celebration of the festival’s silver anniversary features some astonishing collaborations. To witness Mikhail Pletnev, Evgeny Kissin, and Daniil Trifonov performing Rachmaninoff at one piano, for instance, is staggering (seek out the accompanying Verbier 25th Anniversary Gala, Strings and Orchestra visual album for the equally thrilling sight of violinists Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, and Leonidas Kavakos playing in an orchestra together). The music-making is wonderful and the humor throughout infectious. The finale—a joyful, novel performance of Rossini’s William Tell Overture with Valery Gergiev, no less, at the helm—crowns this momentous party.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Every summer, classical music’s greatest players flock to the Verbier Festival to perform as soloists and as part of star-studded chamber groups. This heartwarming celebration of the festival’s silver anniversary features some astonishing collaborations. To witness Mikhail Pletnev, Evgeny Kissin, and Daniil Trifonov performing Rachmaninoff at one piano, for instance, is staggering (seek out the accompanying Verbier 25th Anniversary Gala, Strings and Orchestra visual album for the equally thrilling sight of violinists Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, and Leonidas Kavakos playing in an orchestra together). The music-making is wonderful and the humor throughout infectious. The finale—a joyful, novel performance of Rossini’s William Tell Overture with Valery Gergiev, no less, at the helm—crowns this momentous party.

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