For the Wigmore Hall 2015/16 season, he will play a series of concerts entitled Perspectives. The first, this November, takes in three remarkably diverse pieces. First, there is Georg Muffat’s Passacaglia in G Minor (1690), a baroque keyboard showpiece that melds French and German influences. It will be followed by Shostakovich’s Piano Sonata No. 2 (1943), a romantically-inspired soundscape that has been unfairly unshadowed by his great war symphonies.
The main attraction, however, is undoubtably Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations (1819-23). Generally considered, along with Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the height of their form, these thirty-three miniatures demonstrate an unparalleled variety; the penultimate fugue’s key change is one of the most powerful ever written. Such a ceaseless experimentor as Arnold Schoenberg (Pierrot Lunaire) called them “the most adventurous work by Beethoven.” Under Levit’s hands, this looks to be an unmissable performance. Book now – only a handful of tickets remain.
|What||Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall|
36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP | MAP
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
On 05 Nov 15, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Wigmore Hall|