Igor Levit

Mar 12

3:00 PM

Rzewski, Beethoven

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Winner of Gramophone's 2016 Recording of the Year and one of the most sought-after young artists of this generation, Levit makes his Chicago and Symphony Center debut on the 2016/17 SCP Piano series in a program featuring American composer Frederic Rzewski, whom Levit considers "one of the greatest composers of our time." Rzewski's Dreams II, a phenomenally complex and beautiful work, is inspired by Akira Kurosawa's film Yume. Beethoven's extraordinary, virtuosic showpiece Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli promises to bring the concert to a thrilling close.  


Rzewski Dreams, Part II
Beethoven Diabelli Variations, Op. 120


Rising pianist Igor Levit thinks American composer Frederic Rzewski belongs in the pantheon of classical music greats. "I consider him to be one of the greatest composers of our time,” said Levit, who will perform Part II of Rzewski's Dreams in his Chicago debut March 12. “It’s timeless music, and it’s music which manages to make the audience understand that they matter. It is about the people. It’s incredibly humane music." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories