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Arte to Webcast Verbier Festival Concerts

July 10, 2007

From the latest press release in Verbier Festival official website, it said that

For the first time, the Verbier Festival, in partnership with Medici Arts, will give a new dimension to the festival experience by offering internet users throughout the world free access here.

They will broadcast not only the concerts but also the backstage coverages, which will be available on the website for repeat viewing until Aug. 31, 2007.

Ya!

This 14th Verbier Festival will features many famous musicians: Martha Argerich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yuri Bashmet, Renee Fleming, Evgeny Kissin, Sarah Chang, Lang Lang, Thomas Quasthoff, Mischa Maisky, James Levine, Zubin Mehta…

They will film all concerts in high-definition format and release DVD later. I have the 10th anniversary DVD. The music is amazing but the video quality isn’t good.

When I first watched the broadcast of the 10th Verbier Festival on NHK few years ago, ah— I was so excited to see it that I couldn’t sleep. I even made a sketch of how I felt on a piece of scrape paper and sent it to my adviser (& also a friend).

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