‘Igor Levit’

11 Feb.'20
- 20:00

From Bach to Busoni

Igor Levit has a close partnership with BOZAR. After treating us to the complete Beethoven sonatas in 2016-2018, the German-Russian pianist offers us a journey throughout the ages, with Bach as point of departure. Schumann, Liszt and Busoni: all three were raised on the cantor’s music and paid tribute to him in music. As an intrepid pianist, Igor Levit is not afraid of a challenge, not even if it involves performing Parsifal on the piano! He has thus given Liszt’s arrangement its orchestral dimension and Wagner’s music its characteristic brilliance, and on the Steinway that he himself chose for BOZAR nonetheless!
 

Igor Levit

piano

Encore
Robert Schumann

Der Dichter spricht (Kinderszenen, op. 15, n°13)

Programme
Johann Sebastian Bach

Chaconne (Violin Partita no. 2, BWV 1004, transcr. for piano by J. Brahms)

Fantasia (after J.S. Bach, BV 253)

Robert Schumann

Thema mit Variationen, WoO24, "Geistervariationen"

Richard Wagner

Solemn march to the Holy Grail from Parsifal, S. 450 (transcr. for piano by F. Liszt)

Franz Liszt

Fantasie and Fugue on the choral "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" (transcr. for piano by F. Busoni)

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS