Igor Levit / Piano Recital

Stevenson: Passacaglia on DSCH – 2G+ AND PHYSICAL DISTANCE

This concert has already taken place! 26.50 | 54.60 | 71.50 | 88.30 | 99.60
This concert has already taken place! 26.50 | 54.60 | 71.50 | 88.30 | 99.60

Homage to Dmitri Shostakovich

Igor Levit is coming to the Elbphilharmonie in March to perform a truly brilliant work: »Passacaglia on DSCH« by the Scottish composer Ronald Stevenson is a homage to Dmitri Shostakovich. »I can’t remember ever in my entire life working on a piece that was so challenging on an intellectual and pianistic level«, reveals Levit. Based on the sequence D-E♭-C-B, Shostakovich’s musical signature, Stevenson develops a passacaglia in over 300 variations that breaks with both stylistic and formal conventions.

In this special piano recital, the audience can see for themselves how Levit is more than a match for this work, which is possibly the longest single-movement piece for solo piano ever composed, and experience how he conveys both its political and emotional dimensions.


Igor Levit piano


Ronald Stevenson
Passacaglia on DSCH

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Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik

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