Igor Levit | piano
Romantic tradition meets the spirit of jazz with Igor Levit.
Schumann Waldszenen Op. 82
Hersch Variations on a Folksong (composed for Igor Levit, creation at Carnegie Hall)
Wagner Prelude excerpt from Tristan und Isolde (arrangement by Zoltán Kocsis)
Liszt Sonata in B minor S. 178
Major international concert halls are fighting to book the young German-Russian pianist Igor Levit, who now belongs to the international keyboard elite. All though he is very much a man of his times (he has a high profile on social media and participates actively in civic engagements), as an artist he prefers depth to haste. His heart lies in German repertoire – Bach and the Viennese classicism of Beethoven which have made his name. For this new recital, he has chosen a different approach: Schumann, Wagner with an arrangement of the Prelude to Tristan and Isolde by the late Zoltán Kocsis, a new piece by the American jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch, for whom Levit has a deep admiration, and then the huge Sonata in B minor by Liszt to round off.
Coproduction Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées