Musikfest Berlin: Igor Levit plays Beethoven 8

Musikfest Berlin: Igor Levit plays Beethoven 8

Igor Levit

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, op. 109

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, op. 110

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, op. 111

On the eighth evening of his Beethoven cycle, Igor Levit presents the trilogy consisting of sonatas 30-32, the composer’s last contributions to the genre. Beethoven takes stock once again in an unsurpassed richness of expression and compositional techniques. If Beethoven looks back to the Baroque period, for example in the fugue of the middle sonata, the finale of the last sonata, which consists of only two movements, has repeatedly been understood as a journey into the musical future. The broadcast of the concert marks the end of one of the highlights of this year’s Musikfest Berlin.

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