Igor Levit | piano
With Igor Levit, symphonic repertoire meets Brahmsian intimacy.
Mahler Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (piano arrangement by Ronald Stevenson)
Brahms Four Pieces for piano Op. 119
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 op. 55 « Eroica » (piano arrangement by Franz Liszt)
The press and audiences alike rave about every appearance by the young German-Russian pianist Igor Levit, who is now a member of the international keyboard elite. Although he is in step with the times (he is extremely active on social media and busy with civic engagements), he is an artist who prefers depth to undue haste. Although his personal passion is the German repertoire (he is performing Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 with the Wiener Philharmoniker at the start of the season), Bach, and the Viennese classicism of Beethoven which have made his name, he is not averse to pursuing less well-trodden paths as is the case in this recital. He will perform two piano arrangements of hits from the symphonic repertoire: the Adagio from Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 and Beethoven’s Third. But he also returns to his roots with Klavierstücke from Brahms’ opus 119, the musician’s “lullabies of my suffering” and his last compositions for piano.
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