Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 56

056 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 FOU N DAT I ON S m T RO L D H AU G E N GRIEG ’S VI LL A T IC KET Standard: 560 Senior: 504 Under 30: 190 TR A N S P O RT Transport included in ticket, see p. 14. FiB Fordel: 448 Grieg’s Villa Experience the atmosphere in Edvard Grieg’s living room. Paul Lewis DATE / TIME DURAT I ON Friday 24 May Saturday 25 May at 22:30 1:00 ADDITIO NAL INFO RMATIO N Paul Lewis also performes as guest soloist at the Vertavo Quartet concert in Håkonshallen Sunday 02 June (p. 46). Beethoven’s monumental work for piano in the hands of a master interpreter. In his Diabelli Variations Beethoven took a simple waltz by Anton Diabelli and expanded it into a work of impressive depth and breadth. Among the devices he prescribed were unbridled tempi and dynamic fluctuations, and he included several musical references to other compo- sers. Supported by The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica and ‘I can think of no piano work more Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Foundation wide-ranging in character than Beethoven’s final major work for 056 #FE STSPILLEN E19 piano. It encompasses everything from the blustering to the introspecti- ve, the farcical to the deeply serious, the tender-hearted to the downright bloody-minded – and a final variation which, miraculously, manages to rise above it all while looking in all possi- ble directions at once,’ explains Paul Lewis, who will perform the variations in Grieg’s Villa. Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas and the Diabelli Variations are among Paul Lewis’s numerous prize-winning recordings. ‘All in all, Mr. Lewis again proves him- self a major Beethoven interpreter.’ – NEW YORK TIMES Paul Lewis piano LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Diabelli Variations, op. 120