Paul Lewis piano
The sensitivity of Paul Lewis’ piano lights up the work of Haydn and Brahms.
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Haydn Sonata No. 60 Hob. XVI:50
Brahms Six pieces for piano op. 118
Haydn Sonata No. 54 Hob. XVI:40
Fully-rounded musician and genuine artist Paul Lewis is currently one of the most high-profile pianists. Although he has built his reputation on his fine, sensitive recordings of Schubert and the Liszt sonata, it is his complete Beethoven piano sonatas and concertos which have put him in the spotlight. His taste for Austro-German repertoire from the Classical and Romantic periods makes him a consummate performer of Haydn and Brahms. His programme features two of Haydn’s most heady, eloquent and imaginative sonatas. They offer a remarkable contrast to the intimate confidences of Brahms’s Klavierstücke opus 118, which are so inspired, profound and poignant that the old master referred to them as the “lullabies of my pain”.
Children under 9: a complimentary ticket can be collected at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées