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!
Der Dichter spricht (Kinderszenen, op. 15, n°13)
Chaconne (Violin Partita no. 2, BWV 1004, transcr. for piano by J. Brahms)
Fantasia (after J.S. Bach, BV 253)
Thema mit Variationen, WoO24, "Geistervariationen"
Solemn march to the Holy Grail from Parsifal, S. 450 (transcr. for piano by F. Liszt)
Fantasie and Fugue on the choral "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" (transcr. for piano by F. Busoni)
Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS