Vancouver Recital Society

Igor Levit, piano

Sun Nov 04 2018 3pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Presented by the Vancouver Recital Society

Igor Levit was recently announced as the winner of the prestigious quadrennial Gilmore Artist Award, and snagged Gramophone’s Recording of the Year 2016. He returns to the VRS season after a sold-out Canadian debut in 2016. His riveting performances leave audiences wanting more and critics scrambling for superlatives.

“He hit the first note and the sheer depth and resonant sovereignty of his tone engulfed a monumental space.” — The LA Times

This program, curated by Igor Levit, explores the interrelationship between composer and arranger.

J.S. BACH: Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004 arr. Brahms
BUSONI: Fantasia after J.S. Bach KiV 253
SCHUMANN: Ghost Variations WoO 24
WAGNER: Parsifal: Solemn March to the Holy Grail arr. Liszt
LISZT: Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale, “Ad nos ad salutarem undam” arr. Busoni

Sun Nov 4 2018 3pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall