Among the great pianists today, Mikhail Pletnev is regarded as a magician. The latest release on Verbier Festival Gold showcases his powerful artistry in the realms of concertos and encores. This album opens with Franz Joseph Haydn’s D major Concerto, Hob. XVIII (led by Iván Fischer) and Alexander Tsfasman’s Suite No. 1 (led by Kent Nagano). These works are followed by a handful of tantalizing encores from recitals at the festival in 2018 and 2021.