Paul Lewis (UK) No.2: Brahms, 7 Fantasies

Paul Lewis

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‘The pianist combined muscularity, tenderness and intelligence with unshowy dexterity to create interpretations of great insight and power.’ – The Guardian

‘Awe-inspiring’ is not usually how you’d describe a musician as self-effacing and soft-spoken as Paul Lewis, yet you walk away from his concerts with the feeling that you’ve been in the presence of greatness. Lewis doesn’t aim to astound with force or fire, but to simply put you in touch with the music. The music of Beethoven, Brahms and Haydn needs no special pleading, but there’s certainly more to discover within. Lewis guides us through the freewheeling imagination and wit of Beethoven’s bagatelles, the beginning of the piano sonata in Haydn’s innovative sonatas and Brahms’ fantasies, some of the most intimate and personal music he ever penned. Paul Lewis invites you to hear this music anew.

From Melbourne Recital Centre’s Director of Artistic Planning, Marshall McGuire:
‘Paul Lewis continues his exploration of the heart of the piano repertoire – in a pair of concerts focussing on the genius and ground-breaking musical brilliance of Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms. This is an epic series – four concerts over three seasons – each step providing more insight and understanding of the very origins of piano writing, music that influenced generations of composers and performers.’

Series Partner: Legal Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

ARTIST, PROGRAM, TALKS

Artist

Paul Lewis (UK), piano

Program: 1 October

Brahms
Seven Fantasies, Op.116

Haydn
Piano Sonata in C minor, Hob.XVI:20

Beethoven
Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33

Haydn
Piano Sonata in E-flat, Hob.XVI.52

Paul Lewis also performs Beethoven, 11 Bagatelles on 27 September.

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Series

This production is part of the following series:

Great Performers 2018

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