Martin Helmchen live at Verbier Festival

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Martin Helmchen live at Verbier Festival

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30th July 2012




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Martin Helmchen live at Verbier Festival

Live recording from the Verbier Festival, July 2011

Bach, J S:

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825


Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'


Prelude after Bach's cantata 'Weinen Klagen Sorgen Zagen', S179

Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 4)

Nuages gris, S199

Vexilla regis prodeunt, S. 185

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Martin Helmchen, in his 2011 Verbier Festival recital, presents a program of Bach, Liszt and Beethoven.

The adaptability of his technique is on display, as he moves with ease from the incessant rhythm of a Bach dance, through the filigree of Liszt's virtuosic showpieces, to the dense counterpoint so typical of Beethoven's late works.

An artist who ‘connects seriousness and wistfulness with success’, the audience is truly drawn in through his expressive playing and gesture, vividly captured in this DVD recording.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds format DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 83 min

BBC Music Magazine

December 2012


“He penetrates [the Bach's] counterpoint with a cleansing unmannered beauty - wonderful food for both heart and mind. The focused purity of his artistry - no behavioural frills, no interpretative kinks - finds its match in the film's simple camerawork...[The Hammerklavier] is judiciously paced, ringingly assertive when the composer demands it, weighted with sorrow in the middle.”

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