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Lars Vogt’s performances at the 2011 Verbier Festival, in the Swiss Alps, offer a thoughtprovoking and varied programme. Works by some of the leading composers of the classical repertoire – Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms – receive a melancholic introduction with Janácek’s In the Mists. The sense of unity delivered by Vogt’s playing strikes equally in the subtle balance required of a Brahms Intermezzo and the boisterousness and elevation of Beethoven’s last piano sonata. In Mozart’s Piano Concerto, K. 451, Vogt proves himself to be equally skilled as a concerto soloist, blending in the orchestral writing with perfect ease. Live recording from the 18th edition of the Verbier Festival, 16 July (Recital) and 19 July (Concerto) 2011. Directed by Pierre-Martin Juban (Recital) and Anaïs Spiro (Concerto).
Leoš Janáçek In the Mists; Franz Schubert Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D. 894; Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111; Johannes Brahms Intermezzo, Op. 117 No. 1; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K. 451; Fryderyk Chopin Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. posth.