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Paul Lewis

Martin Handley introduces a recital Paul Lewis gave in May 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, with music by Schubert, Brahms and Liszt, culminating in Liszt's epic Dante Sonata.

Martin Handley introduces a recital Paul Lewis gave in May 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, with music by Schubert, Brahms and Liszt, culminating in Liszt's epic Dante Sonata.

Schubert: Piano Sonata in B major, D575
Brahms: Four Ballades, Op 10

Interval: Mozart: Piano Quartet In E Flat, K493 (1st movement)

Brahms: Three Intermezzi, Op 117
Liszt: Dante Sonata

Liszt: Klavierst├╝ck in F sharp major, S193

Paul Lewis (piano)

A musical ride through Hell is how Paul Lewis describes Liszt's Dante Sonata - it's Liszt at his most wild and eccentric, a virtuosic dazzler. It's also the piece with which Paul Lewis first made his reputation while still a teenager - he has since become known more for his interpretations of the great piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, but now he is taking a more mature look at Liszt's nightmare epic. He contrasts this with some less well-known early Schubert, some early Brahms and Brahms's well-loved Intermezzi.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata in B major, D575

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Four Ballades Op.10

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Quartet In E Flat, K493 (1st movement)

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Ensemble: Leopold String Trio.
    • Mozart: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Three Intermezzi Op.117

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
  • Franz Liszt

    Dante Sonata

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
  • Franz Liszt

    Klavierst├╝ck for piano in F-sharp major, S.193

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
  • Christopher Schlechte-Bond

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    Performer: King Edward Musical Society of Macclesfield.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story orch Ramin and Kostal

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Bernstein: The best of Bernstein: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

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