8th First Night subscription concert
Works by Brahms and Schumann
He could easily be sitting in the ISS space station, constantly orbiting the earth; he certainly has the energy. Igor Levit is indefatigable. Constantly searching for new discoveries, his repertoire grows almost daily as if he’s been switched to double speed. Barely any other pianist can keep up. Levit harks back to Robert Schumann’s motto: Don’t do things by half! »I have the same responsibility to music – when I communicate with it and when I allow myself to be guided by it – as I have to the people to whom I bring it«. His cravings for new musical experiences are well-known in Bremen. Now he will be performing the two piano concertos by Johannes Brahms. Both works, although written at very different stages of Brahms’ life, present the pianist with huge challenges, not just physical. Two giants portrayed exactly according to Levit’s interpretation.