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Igor Levit | Part 3 Beethoven cycle
Seeded by lucernefestival on 20 Nov 2019
Author: Lucerne Festival
“Phrases like ‘the performer, a servant of the composer’ are alien to me. I don’t think anyone should serve anyone, at any level. ‘I play what Beethoven writes’ is about the hollowest statement there can be.” Levit prefers to celebrate the freedom of interpretation, which can have quite different results. And the composition of his programs also ensures a color-ful range of stylistic levels and perspectives. Which is why for this recital the heroic and technically tricky Appassionata is juxtaposed with the allegedly innocuous “Sonatines” of Op. 49. Levit particularly loves “these two jewels, which any piano student can in fact play. They teem with pure grace. They are humorous, pointed, and cheeky. Beethoven could do this. Für Elise is also a children’s piece and yet it’s wonderful. I won’t let anything take away from it.” Recital - FRI, 22.11. | 19.30 KKL Luzern, Concert Hall Igor Levit, piano Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 10, no. 1 Piano Sonata in G
Presenter: Lucerne Festival