Virtuosic pianist Igor Levit—who became a social media sensation over the course of the COVID-19 lockdown for his series of 52 consecutive home performances spanning the piano repertory from Bach to Billy Joel—returns, like so many of us, to the more habitual setting of a Jordan Hall recital in the new season.
Levit draws his selections from another monumental feat: his recording of Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas. He selects the last three—nos. 30, 31, and 32—for his return to Boston. In a recent deep dive into Igor’s creative process in the New Yorker, Alex Ross wrote “Levit has a formidable technique, although maintaining it is not effortless. He asserts himself through his grasp of musical architecture, his differentiation of moods, his urgency of expression. These qualities make him a superlative interpreter of Beethoven, whose power is always cumulative in effect.”
Don’t miss these masterworks performed by one of the “most important artists of his generation” (New York Times) when Igor Levit plays Beethoven’s last sonatas.
“Igor Levit Is Like No Other Pianist”New Yorker