The Verbier Festival created by Martin T:son Engstroem in 1994 set out for a journey into excellence. Today it attracts the greatest stars of the classical music world as well as a loyal and growing audience. This Anniversary Edition celebrates the diversity of music and artists at the Verbier Festival with a selection of outstanding performances from across the years, from 1995 to 2012: Martha Argerich, Hélène Grimaud, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuja Wang, Kurt Masur, Susan Graham and many more. For the first time two insightful documentaries, “The Magic Mountain” and “Mountain Airs”, deliver a comprehensive view on the foundation and the history of the Verbier Festival. The Anniversary Edition presents the essence of the Verbier Festival condensed to a 5-DVD box set, which perfectly captures the festival's multifaceted spirit. It is here in a little mountain village in the Swiss Alps, where outstanding musicians are brought together and with the unique involvement of the audience achieve something artistically very wonderful, something that is unusual even for such exceptional musicians. The open minded spirit that is the canvas underlying this unparalelled musical event also opens the stage for repertoire otherwise only rarely - if at all - performed. Hence one can say that the Verbier Festival is all about passing the torch of musical excellence.