Recital 1

Igor Levit

Bach | Brahms | Shostakovich | Schumann | Wagner | Liszt | Busoni

Sat, 17.11.18.30No. 18501

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Piano Festival

17.11.-25.11. 2018

 

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    17.

    Nov

    Saturday
    18.30

    KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

    Recital 1

    Igor Levit

    Igor Levit  piano
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) / Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
    Chaconne from the Partita in D minor, BWV 1004
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
    Five Preludes and Fugues from Op. 87
    Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Theme with Variations in E-flat major, WoO 24 Ghost Variations
    Richard Wagner (1813–1883) / Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
    Solemn March to the Holy Grail from “Parsifal,” S 450
    Franz Liszt (1811–1886) / Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)
    Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, S 259

    Igor Levit

    The pianist Igor Levit was born in 1987 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and began learning piano at the age of three. In 1995 his family moved to Germany, where Levit continued his studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Matti Raekallio, and Bernd Goetzke in Hanover and later with Hans Leygraf at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 2005 he won no fewer than four prizes at the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv; he also triumphed at the Hamamatsu Competition in Japan. Levit soon began performing with such renowned orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic under Riccardo Chailly, the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Lionel Bringuier. In the 2016-17 season he makes his debuts with the Staatskapelle Dresden (with Christian Thielemann conducting), the Bavarian Staatsorchester (with Kirill Petrenko), and the London Symphony Orchestra, which will be led by Fabio Luisi. His recitals will take him to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall in New York, Chicago, Boston, Lisbon, Hamburg, and Cologne. He also launches a complete cycle of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, which he will initially present in London and Brussels. Since 2012 Igor Levit has been directing the Academy for Chamber Music at the Heidelberg Spring. In the summer of 2013 he released his debut CD, an account of Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas, for which he received numerous awards. In 2014 came a recording of the six Partitas of Bach, and, in the fall of 2015, his accounts of three major variation sets for piano: Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, and Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated. For this he received Gramophone’s 2016 Recording of the Year Award.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 11 September 2011 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski playing Scriabin’s Prométhée.

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