Haydn Piano Sonata in E minor Hob XVI/34
Brahms Three Intermezzi Op 117
Beethoven 33 Variations on C on a Waltz by
Anton Diabelli Op 120
Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, New York – as one of the most celebrated pianists of his generation, Paul Lewis’s concert schedule takes him all over the world and fortunately for Bristol he has a close relationship with St George’s.
Tonight he gives the final concert in a series that has brought moments of startling originality, raw emotion and a generous dose of quirkish humour from three of classical music’s greatest composers: Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven. This journey comes full circle with that most astonishing of works, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, and one of the most remarkable endings in all music: a final, Haydnesque chord that signals arrival but, for us, the end of an unforgettable musical venture.
‘Lewis’s way with these pieces is masterly’
THE INDEPENDENT, JUNE 2018