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2007 Newport Music Festival Connoisseur’s Collection (DVD, 2008 10 Discs )


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Every year since 1969, music lovers have flocked to the opulent Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, for an international festival of chamber music. Filmed live at the 2007 festival, this special collection of concerts and highlights includes the Newport debut of 20-year-old American pianist Adam Golka, music by Chopin, Lizst, and Mozart, and an all-Schumann program. Approx. 15 hours on 10 DVDs.

Disc 1
Adam Golka
Newport recital debut of 20-year-old pianist and rising star.

Disc 2
Favorite Chopin and Schubert works featuring pianist Jean-Philippe Collard and cellist Henri Demarquette.

Disc 3
Lisztening Post
Piano music and arrangements of Franz Liszt featuring pianists Michael Endres, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Alain Jacquon, Daniel del Pino, Craig Sheppard, and Grigorios Zamparas.

Disc 4
Colorado String Quartet
A celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Colorado Quartet’s founding featuring Julie Rosenfeld (violin), Deborah Lydia Redding (violin), Marka Gustavsson (viola), and Diane Chaplin (cello).

Disc 5Newport Music Festival POPS!
Music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and more, featuring John Bayless (piano), Valerie Wilson Morris (soprano), and Hector Olivera (Roland Atelier Organ).

Disc 6
All in the Family
Two of the Festival’s favorite couples and their friends play Mozart, Grieg, Bizet, and more, featuring Kevin Fitz-Gerald (piano), Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Pedja Mužijeviæ (piano), Geoff Nuttall (violin), Eric Ruske (French horn), and Livia Sohn (violin).

Disc 7
Pieces of Eight
Octets and piano eight hands featuring Jiøí Bárta (cello), Kevin Fitz-Gerald (piano), Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Nai-Yuan Hu (violin), Eric Kean (viola), Pedja Mužijeviæ (piano), Daniel del Pino (piano), Eugen Tichindeleanu (violin), Grigorios Zamparas (piano), and the Colorado Quartet.

Disc 8
Festival Gala
Music by Robert Schumann featuring Indonesian pianist Eduardus Halim.

Disc 9
Connoisseur Concert
Festival favorites throughout the years featuring Amanda Baker (flute), Nai-Yuan Hu (violin), Alain Jacquon (piano), Eric Kean (viola), John Lenehan (piano), Göran Marcusson (flute), Luigi Piovano (cello), and Eugen Tichindeleanu (violin).

Disc 10
Best of the Fest
Compilation of three outstanding concerts featuring pianists Michael Endres, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, and Pedja Mužijeviæ, and the Newport debut of Craig Sheppard.

Item specifics

Format: DVD
Sub-Genre: Music Video (Concert/Performance)
Genre: Classical Composers
Movie/TV Title: The 2007 Newport Music Festival: Connoisseur’s Collection
Studio: Acorn


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