Camerata Musica: Igor Levit
Friday 31st January 2020 | 7:30pm
Venue: West Road Concert Hall
Romantic transcriptions incl. Liszt-Busoni
Celebrated for his rare technical sophistication, refinement of tone and innovative programmatic explorations, Igor Levit continues to make his mark on the classical music world as ‘one of the most probing, intelligent and accomplished artists of the new generation’ (The New York Times) and as a true artist ‘authentic in the most profound meaning of the word’ (The Sunday Times).
In this, his second visit to Camerata Musica, Levit performs an array of Romantic transcriptions of music: Brahms’ transcription of Bach’s Chaconne, Busoni’s transcription and fantastic reimagining of Bach’s music in Fantasia after J.S. Bach, Schumann’s ‘transcription’ of music he believed sung for him by ghosts in the Geistervariationen, Liszt’s transcription of Wagner’s Solemn March to the Holy Grail from Parsifal, and the monumental Busoni transcription of Liszt’s thunderous organ work, a Fantasia and Fugue on Meyerbeer’s chorale, ‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam’.
Bach-Brahms, Chaconne from the Partita for Solo Violin in D minor, BWV 1004 (1877)
Busoni, Fantasia after J. S. Bach, BV 253
Schumann, Theme and Variations in E-flat, WoO 24, ‘Geistervariationen’
Wagner-Liszt, Solemn March to the Holy Grail from Parsifal, S. 450
Liszt-Busoni, Fantasia and Fugue on the Chorale ‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam’, S. 259
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