Paul Lewis, piano 

NEC's Jordan Hall

More than a decade ago, pianist Paul Lewis made his Boston and Celebrity Series debut with a sensational sold-out recital of Schubert’s last three piano sonatas.  

In the intervening years, Lewis returned as a solo recitalist, recital partner, and orchestral soloist, always drawing praise for the deftness, shading, and intelligence of his interpretations. Celebrated as the “world’s most compelling interpreter of Schubert piano music” (The Arts Desk), Lewis returns this season, once again immersed in a worldwide recital tour of the composer’s final three sonatas. These introspective and profound works offer endless opportunities for reflection, and we invite you to experience—again or for the first time—these masterworks with the brilliant Paul Lewis. 

All-Schubert Program:

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D.958  
Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D.959  
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major, D.960 

Program notes to come

Featured Artist

“Such is [Lewis’] commitment to Schubert that his sonatas could almost have been written with his temperament in mind. In his attention to detail, the light and shade and delicate pauses that characterize his playing, one might sense some divine inspiration coursing through his fingers. ”


Jordan Hall Information

This performance is generously supported by
Stephen C. Perry & Oliver Radford.

This performance is an Aaron Richmond Recital, endowed by Nancy Richmond Winsten and the late Dr. Joseph Winsten.

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