Mi. 08. June '22 20:00 Uhr
Essen Philharmonie

Alfried Krupp Saal

Igor Levit

Recital

Gnossiennes

€ 85 | 75 | 55 | 35 | 25

Arcadi Volodos auf dem Klavierfestival Ruhr 2020

Ludwig van Beethoven: Two Preludes op. 39
Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C major op. 17 
Johann Sebastian Bach: Contrapuncti 1, 4 and 11 from: The Art of Fugue 
Ferruccio Busoni: Fantasia Contrappuntistica BV 256

Zugabe:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 (Bearbeitung von Ferruccio Busoni)
Ever since his debut at the young age of twenty-four at the Ruhr Piano Festival in 2011, Igor Levit has carved out an impressive career. Ever since that first performance, he has honored the Festival’s many invitations and returned for every Festival edition, often several times in the same year, thus now for the 17th time. The extraordinary young pianist takes courageous stands in public: not only in interviews and statements, but also occasionally in recitals, as already through his unusual programming choices. Political and musical engagement determine one another and are mutually enriching, as he remarks himself: “I feel all those human beings in society around me, and these experiences have a strong influence on my outlook.” The same degree of commitment can be felt in his interpretations: while remaining faithful to the score, they are also utterly contemporary.

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Igor Levit

With an alert and critical mind, Igor Levit places his art in the context of social events and understands it as inseparably linked to them. The New York Times describes Igor Levit as one of the “most important artists of his generation”, the New Yorker as a pianist “like no other”.

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The Philharmonie Essen is the largest concert hall in the Ruhr area and was extensively renovated between 2002 and 2004. The Alfried Krupp Hall, the building's central event room, seats 1,906 visitors...

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