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Igor Levit


Genre: Chamber music

Piano Recital with Igor Levit

Five sonatas in an all-Beethoven programme.

Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a listening adventure, a musical journey through storms and passion, happiness and farewells. The music is charged with enormous expressive power and occasional moments of brilliance that push the boundaries of playability, but it can also be light and gentle.

Here, the young Russian-born pianist Igor Levit will tackle five of Beethoven’s sonatas. Levit is considered one of the truly thrilling pianists of his generation and will also perform in conjunction with this visit to Konserthuset with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Sakari Oramo in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (25 and 27 January).

Beethoven is thought to have met Mozart in Vienna in 1787 and it is even possible that Beethoven received a few lessons at that time, although this remains unclear. Still, it is impossible to escape the fact that the piece we will enjoy here, his Sonata in C Minor, Opus 10, bears similarities to Mozart’s Sonata in C Minor, KV 457. 

After the two sonatas of Opus 49, which were written so that even decent amateurs could perform them, we will conclude with “Appassionata”, Beethoven’s best-known piano sonata together with “Moonlight Sonata” and “Pathétique”. This passionate and fervent music has hints of darkness throughout. In the final masterful and powerful movement, the music assumes a nearly demonic dimension.

Five sonatas in an all-Beethoven programme.

Sunday 28 January 2018 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

210-370 SEK

Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a listening adventure, a musical journey through storms and passion, happiness and farewells. The music is charged with enormous expressive power and occasional moments of brilliance that push the boundaries of playability, but it can also be light and gentle.

Here, the young Russian-born pianist Igor Levit will tackle five of Beethoven’s sonatas. Levit is considered one of the truly thrilling pianists of his generation and will also perform in conjunction with this visit to Konserthuset with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Sakari Oramo in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (25 and 27 January).

Beethoven is thought to have met Mozart in Vienna in 1787 and it is even possible that Beethoven received a few lessons at that time, although this remains unclear. Still, it is impossible to escape the fact that the piece we will enjoy here, his Sonata in C Minor, Opus 10, bears similarities to Mozart’s Sonata in C Minor, KV 457. 

After the two sonatas of Opus 49, which were written so that even decent amateurs could perform them, we will conclude with “Appassionata”, Beethoven’s best-known piano sonata together with “Moonlight Sonata” and “Pathétique”. This passionate and fervent music has hints of darkness throughout. In the final masterful and powerful movement, the music assumes a nearly demonic dimension.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 5 in c minor
    20 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 19 in g minor
    8 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major
    8 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major
    12 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 "Appassionata"
    25 min
  • Participants

  • Igor Levit piano

Sunday 28 January 2018 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

210-370 SEK