Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Manfred Honeck conductor – Igor Levit piano
Larghetto for Orchestra James MacMillan
Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini, op. 43 Sergei Rachmaninoff
Symphony no. 5, op. 47 Dmitry Shostakovich
Piano virtuoso Igor Levit examines every score as if it were his first. His open mind, his thirst for knowledge and the bold choices to which this sometimes leads make every concert an experience. Along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck he gives his own take on Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Last year, Forbes Magazine places Manfred Honeck’s recording of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony with this very orchestra as one of the ten best classical recordings of 2017.