Visiting Artist Series - Paul Lewis Piano Recital

Visiting Artist Series -  Paul Lewis Piano Recital

English pianist Paul Lewis, a protégé of Alfred Brendel, has devoted much of his career to the music of Beethoven. His recent cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide. This evening, Lewis performs Beethoven’s final three sonatas for piano, written at a time when the composer was extending the boundaries of classical style. The programme includes Op. 109 with passion and melancholy, Op. 110 which expresses the contrasting moods of a man losing his hearing, and Op. 111 which Beethoven evokes a journey from darkness to celestial light.