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LIVESTREAM: LvB250 – IGOR LEVIT ”MOONLIGHT”

Igor Levit plays Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Nos. 13, 14, 15 and 16. An audience of 50 persons in the hall. See livestream here.

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.

The elegant and passionate Pastoral sonata was named after its idyllic introduction. Unlike the Pastoral Symphony, which he composed ten years later, it was not Beethoven but rather one of his publishers who titled piece.

To spare his increasingly deteriorating hearing and perhaps also to manage his constantly recurring stomach troubles, Beethoven moved to Heiligenstadt, a beautifully situated village at the foot of Wienerwald, outside Vienna.  Here, he composed the graceful and ethereal Sonata in G Major, in which the voluminous, slow second movement leans towards the coming Romantic Period.   

Some of Beethoven’s piano sonatas have been called Sonata “quasi una Fantasia” – “like a fantasy” – such as the Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1, and No. 2, which is the famous Moonlight Sonata. These sonatas were published separately but still have the same opus number. The Sonata in E-flat Major has found itself in the shadow of the better-known Moonlight Sonata, but it is also original, romantic and imaginative. 

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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. 13, 14, 15 and 16. An audience of 50 persons in the hall. See livestream here.

Friday 16 October 2020 19.00

Ends approximately 20.25

Price:

350 SEK

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.

The elegant and passionate Pastoral sonata was named after its idyllic introduction. Unlike the Pastoral Symphony, which he composed ten years later, it was not Beethoven but rather one of his publishers who titled piece.

To spare his increasingly deteriorating hearing and perhaps also to manage his constantly recurring stomach troubles, Beethoven moved to Heiligenstadt, a beautifully situated village at the foot of Wienerwald, outside Vienna.  Here, he composed the graceful and ethereal Sonata in G Major, in which the voluminous, slow second movement leans towards the coming Romantic Period.   

Some of Beethoven’s piano sonatas have been called Sonata “quasi una Fantasia” – “like a fantasy” – such as the Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1, and No. 2, which is the famous Moonlight Sonata. These sonatas were published separately but still have the same opus number. The Sonata in E-flat Major has found itself in the shadow of the better-known Moonlight Sonata, but it is also original, romantic and imaginative. 

***

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. 15 "Pastoral"
    24 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major
    23 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 13 "Quasi una fantasia"
    19 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight"
    16 min
  • Encore:
  • Franz Schubert Moment musicaux No. 3 in f minor for piano
    2 min
  • Participants

  • Igor Levit piano

Friday 16 October 2020 19.00

Ends approximately 20.25

Price:

350 SEK