Saturday, 03. July 2021, 8.30 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal


Max Reger
Piano Trio No. 2 e Minor, op. 102

Igor Levit, Piano

Thomas Reif, Violin

Lionel Cottet, Cello


about the programme

Artist in residence Igor Levit has chosen genuine rarities for his chamber recitals with members of the BRSO, one that forces him to truly show his mettle. Beethoven’s op. 16, the Quintet on the Fortepiano Accompanied by Four Wind Instruments, was composed in 1796, five years after the death of Mozart, who wrote a piece for the same combination of instruments. Here Beethoven raised his claim to be Mozart’s successor in Vienna. Busoni’s Second Violin Sonata of 1898 can even point to three historical forebears: a Bach quote and its manipulations, echoes of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata op. 109, and the late-romantic virtuoso pianism of Liszt. Reger, in his Piano Trio of 1908, likewise shows that he was one of the leading “pieceworkers” of the early 20th century. Here the pianist is given more than enough to chew on.

Please note: The works by Beethoven and Busoni will be performed on July 3, 2021 at 6.00 pm. More about the concert

The work by Reger will be performed on July 3, 2021 at 8.30 pm.


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