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LIVESTREAM: LvB250 – IGOR LEVIT ”HAMMERKLAVIER”

Igor Levit plays Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Nos. 27, 28 and 29. An audience of 50 persons in the hall. See livestream here.

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Igor Levit is one of his generation’s most important pianists (he was born in 1987) and he regularly appears on all of the major concert stages worldwide. He has performed at Konserthuset Stockholm on several occasions, each time with Beethoven on the programme. When he returns for the major Beethoven anniversary, he will do so emphatically – in eight concerts, he will perform all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

In the summer of 1814, Beethoven was at the peak of his success. He had not composed a piano sonata in nearly 5 years, but strengthened by both attention and the artistic successes of his orchestral pieces, he composed the melodically beautiful yet aesthetically forward-looking Sonata in E Minor. For a period of time, he had been moving towards a new artistic phase and the subsequent Sonata No. 28 stands at the artistic threshold of his very last sonatas.

The Hammerklavier Sonata holds a nearly mystical status for many people. It is also a universe of moodiness, expression and ideas: symphonic and orchestral, monumental and majestic, introverted and dreamy, distant and improvisational. This complex music with intricate rhythms and daring harmonics is permeated by unprecedented concentration. It was advertised in the Wiener Zeitung as a piece which “stands out from all other creations by this master”.

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Ticket information

The concert will take place with an audience of maximum 50 people in the hall. The costumised seating plan allows only single seats.

Read more about how we work for a safe concert visit

Igor Levit plays Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Nos. 27, 28 and 29. An audience of 50 persons in the hall. See livestream here.

Saturday 17 October 2020 15.00

Ends approximately 16.30

Price:

350 SEK

Do you have the subscription series Piano solo? You will receive an e-mail with information of what applies for you at this concert. You can also find information on your customer account.

Information about tickets and refunds

***

Igor Levit is one of his generation’s most important pianists (he was born in 1987) and he regularly appears on all of the major concert stages worldwide. He has performed at Konserthuset Stockholm on several occasions, each time with Beethoven on the programme. When he returns for the major Beethoven anniversary, he will do so emphatically – in eight concerts, he will perform all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

In the summer of 1814, Beethoven was at the peak of his success. He had not composed a piano sonata in nearly 5 years, but strengthened by both attention and the artistic successes of his orchestral pieces, he composed the melodically beautiful yet aesthetically forward-looking Sonata in E Minor. For a period of time, he had been moving towards a new artistic phase and the subsequent Sonata No. 28 stands at the artistic threshold of his very last sonatas.

The Hammerklavier Sonata holds a nearly mystical status for many people. It is also a universe of moodiness, expression and ideas: symphonic and orchestral, monumental and majestic, introverted and dreamy, distant and improvisational. This complex music with intricate rhythms and daring harmonics is permeated by unprecedented concentration. It was advertised in the Wiener Zeitung as a piece which “stands out from all other creations by this master”.

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Ticket information

The concert will take place with an audience of maximum 50 people in the hall. The costumised seating plan allows only single seats.

Read more about how we work for a safe concert visit

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 27 in e minor
    14 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major
    22 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 29 "Hammerklavier"
    45 min
  • Participants

  • Igor Levit piano

Saturday 17 October 2020 15.00

Ends approximately 16.30

Price:

350 SEK