Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2018-2019

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Paul Lewis

Coolidge Auditorium

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(tickets available 12/12/2018, beginning at 10 AM)

Paul Lewis, one of the world’s great interpreters of Beethoven and Schubert, will perform a favorite Haydn sonata and three autumnal gems by Brahms. Beethoven’s monumental Diabelli Variations were an overachiever’s response to Anton Diabelli’s crowd-sourcing of variations from some 51 composers, who all contributed at least one variation, including Czerny, Moscheles, Franz Schubert and the young Franz Liszt. Stay after the performance to hear a conversation with the eminent pianist.

HAYDN

Sonata in E minor, HXVI: 34

BRAHMS

Three Intermezzi, op. 117

BEETHOVEN

Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, op. 120

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE
“Diabellical Plots in the music of Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms ”
David Plylar, PhD, Music Division
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion

POST-CONCERT NIGHTCAP
Conversation with the Artist Onstage