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SCHUBERT Sonata No. 9 in B Major, D. 575
BRAHMS Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
BRAHMS Four Ballades, Op. 10
LISZT Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata (“Dante” Sonata)
Last season at Princeton, violinist Lisa Batiashvili and pianist Paul Lewis treated us to an extraordinary program of works by Schubert and Beethoven. It was the first time Lewis, a concert hall staple and veteran interpreter of the central European canon, was on our stage, and we were unsatisfied with only one concert. Hence, he returns this year to perform alone in an evening of mid-Romantic masterworks, including Schubert’s great Sonata in B Major. This music finds him at the absolute top of his game, and arguably at the top of anyone’s game. Of his recordings of the complete Beethoven sonatas, Anthony Tommasini writes in The New York Times, “if I had to recommend a single complete set, I would suggest Mr. Lewis’s distinguished recordings.” And, of his live performance of the last three Schubert sonatas in Boston in 2013, The Boston Globe said it was “the most audacious, most edifying, and most fulfilling musical event of the season.” These recommendations pretty much speak for themselves—spend your Thursday night hearing some of the best Romantic piano playing in the world.
Come early to check out Ellipses, Princeton's Poetry Slam Team, a select group of Princeton students who are dedicated to making the spoken word a celebrated art in the Princeton community.
Plus there's more...
Paul Lewis will give a FREE MASTERCLASS when he coaches Princeton piano students.
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10AM-12PM
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Free and open to the public.
- The New York Times
“Here is fresh, intelligent yet daring playing alert to the flights of wildness in the music.”
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