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BBC Radio 3 presents Igor Levit: Beethoven ps - Live from Wigmore Hall

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Igor Levit, the widely acclaimed pianist, still in his late 20s continues his Beethoven Piano Sonatas in this sold-out series at London's Wigmore Hall. A former BBC New Generation Artist, and more recently winner of the Gramophone Recording of the Year prize, Igor Levit is one of today's leading interpreters of Beethoven's music. What is so surprising about Levit is not only the maturity of his interpretations, but his boundless appetite for new repertoire of works as difficult and demanding as possible.  For his long awaited debut album three years ago, Levit chose some of the most challenging repertoire ever written for piano: Beethoven's last five piano sonatas, on a two-CD set. The Wigmore Hall program includes:

Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10 No.1
Piano Sonata No.19 in G minor, Op. 49 No.1 Piano sonata No.20 in G major, Op.49 No.

INTERVAL

Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.22 in F major, Op.54
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata).

Click her to Listen to this Radio 3 in Concert - Live from Wigmore Hall, with Igor Levit playing  - Beethoven piano sonatas. Presented by Martin Handley.