classical music
classical music

Levit Plays Busoni

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Called ‘one of the essential artists of his generation’ by The New York Times, Igor Levit performs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

‘Joy and pain interweave in the light of the world… Thousands of years flash by with glory and strength, revealing that which is indestructible’.

Extraordinary words – but then, ‘extraordinary’ is the only word for the choral finale of Ferruccio Busoni’s colossal Piano Concerto of 1904.

Every performance is a major occasion, demanding a pianist of quite phenomenal charisma and skill, so the orchestra is thrilled to present Levit as soloist.

Antonio Pappano brings all his sense of drama to a masterpiece like no other – as well as a series of Technicolor orchestral transcriptions of one of the few composers who can give Busoni a run for his money.

one of the essential artists of his generation
The New York Times

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Antonio Pappano conductor
Igor Levit piano
Gentlemen of the London Philharmonic Choir

Repertoire

Respighi: 3 Bach Chorales (BWV.659, 648 & 645) arr. for orchestra
JS Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV.565 orch. Stokowski
Interval
Busoni: Piano Concerto in C, Op.39

Dates & times

1 May 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season.