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Waltzing with Beethoven

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, Paul Lewis performs a sonata by Haydn, a trio of intermezzi by Brahms and Beethoven's epic 'Diabelli' Variations.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, Paul Lewis concludes his three-year series dedicated to Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven. He begins with a playful sonata by Haydn and continues with music by Brahms, whose Op 117 Intermezzi are three poignant lullabies expressing the quiet melancholy of his last years. The second half features the epic 'Diabelli' Variations. Beethoven poured a lifetime's experience into his final major piano work: it's at once playful and profound, an endlessly imaginative (and often funny) set of 33 variations based on an unpromising little waltz by his contemporary, Anton Diabelli.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Haydn: Sonata in E minor, Hob XVI/34
Brahms: 3 Intermezzi, Op 117

8.10
Interval

8.30
Beethoven: 33 Variations on a waltz by Diabelli, Op 120

Paul Lewis (piano)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in E minor, Hob XVI/34

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
  • Johannes Brahms

    3 Intermezzi, Op 117

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Strom, D 943

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Schubert: Schwanengesang: Mark Padmore.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    Abschied (Schwanengesang)

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Singer: Mark Padmore.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ständchen (Schwanengesang)

    Performer: Paul Lewis. Singer: Mark Padmore.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    33 Variations on a waltz by Diabelli, Op.120

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Wild Dove, Op 110

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic.
    • Dvorak; Symphonic Poems; Mackerras.
    • Supraphon.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Aria)

    Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • ONDINE.
  • Nico Muhly

    Senex puerum portabat

    Performer: David Washburn. Performer: Marissa Benedict. Performer: Kristy Morrell. Performer: Andrew Ulyate. Performer: Michael Hoffman. Performer: Alvin Veeh. Performer: Terry Cravens. Performer: Fred Greene. Choir: Los Angeles Master Chorale. Conductor: Grant Gershon.
    • DECCA.

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