International Concert Series Spring 2023

Paul Lewis, piano

Monday 24th April 2023

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The Guardian

Lewis’s Schubert is characterised by a spaciousness of approach, an unforced lyricism and subtleties of dynamic gradation that enable him to explore the music’s emotional ambiguities, while at the same time allowing it to breathe and sing

Schubert Piano Sonata no. 7 in E flat major, D568
Schubert Piano Sonata no. 14 in A minor, D784
Schubert Piano Sonata no. 17 in D major, D850

Internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation, pianist Paul Lewis makes a welcome return to the National Concert Hall for a programme of music by Franz Schubert, a composer who has long been one of the cornerstones of his repertory.

His critically and publically acclaimed performances of Schubert’s core works, including a multi-award-winning discography for Harmonia Mundi, which comprises all of Schubert’s major piano works from the last six years of his life, and includes the three song cycles with tenor Mark Padmore, have consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the composer.   

A special opportunity for Irish audiences to hear this exceptional pianist as he journeys on a two-year Schubert Piano Sonata Series which will see him perform the completed sonatas from the last 12 years of this much-loved composer’s life at venues around the world.  

Pre-Concert Talk, 6.45pm
Kevin Barry Recital Room
In this pre-concert talk, Professor Colma Brioscú, Head of Keyboard in RIAM, will explore Schubert’s piano compositions and how they became the model for every subsequent Romantic Composer.
Free to ticket holders of this concert

Presented by NCH

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