Rodion Shchedrin, widely hailed as the most prolific Russian composer of his generation, marks two major milestones in 2022: his 90th birthday, and his 25th year as composer-in-residence at the Verbier Festival. This dynamic collection of recordings celebrates a partnership of mutual inspiration. Shchedrin first visited Verbier in 1997, when Maxim Vengerov and Antonio Pappano performed his new Violin Concerto. Since then, the Festival’s community of iconic soloists has embraced him as a cherished family member, welcoming collaboration and sparking inspiration. Many of Shchedrin’s new works, as showcased by this release, were composed in the heart of the Swiss Alps.