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Igor Levit
Igor Levit © Heji Shin / Sony Music Entertainment

Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Thu, 6 Dec 2018   19:30

Igor Levit

Piano Recital

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»Pianist, citizen, European« – this is how Igor Levit describes himself, and it summarises what distinguishes him as a musician: not afraid to look beyond his own backyard and a commitment that doesn’t stop at the stage door, but is an integral part of his artistic personality. At times Levit speaks directly to the audience, other times he comments on Twitter or pins a badge with the European flag onto his lapel during a concert in Brexit-shocked London. Also in his programmes: after his much-followed encounter with three great variation cycles of Bach, Beethoven and Rzewski in 2016, Levit expanded his concept to include the transcriptions of the works by Bach, Liszt and Wagner incorporated in Robert Schumann’s seldom performed last composition »Geistervariationen«.

Performers

Igor Levit piano

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach / Johannes Brahms
Chaconne / Partita Nr. 2 d-Moll BWV 1004

Ferruccio Busoni
Fantasia nach J.S. Bach BV 253

Robert Schumann
Geistervariationen Es-Dur WoO 24

- Pause -

Richard Wagner / Franz Liszt
Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Gral aus »Parsifal« S 450

Franz Liszt / Ferruccio Busoni
Fantasie und Fuge über den Choral »Ad nos, ad salutarem undam« S 259

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Promoter: ProArte / HamburgMusik gGmbH

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Location

Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Großer Saal

The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.

  • Getting Here

    Laeiszhalle Hamburg
    Johannes-Brahms-Platz
    20355 Hamburg

    The Laeiszhalle can be easily reached by bus, underground and bicycle.

    The nearest stops include:
    Underground line U2: Gänsemarkt / Messehallen
    Underground line U1: Stephansplatz  
    Bus 4, 5, 109, Schnellbus 34, 36: Stephansplatz
    Bus 3, 112, Schnellbus 35, 36: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
    City bicycle (Stadtrad) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall

  • Parking

    Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse, 20355 Hamburg

    First 30 minutes: €2.00
    First 60 minutes: €4.00
    Rate per further hour or part thereof: €4.00
    Night Rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11.00
    24-Hour Rate: maximum €30.00

  • Accessibility

    Grand Hall / Brahms Foyer: Accessible Entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall
    The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.

    Recital Hall / Studio E / Artists' Entrance: Accessible Entrance at Dammtorwall 46
    The Recital Hall is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 68 cm in width.

    Three parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are located at the entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall. Six parking spaces for visitors with disibilites are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.


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Laeiszhalle Grand Hall © Thies Raetzke

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