Bangkok Post reviews
Pianist tackles transcendental challenge
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: November 11, 2013 at 8:30 am
Italian pianist Pierpaolo Levi will perform Liszt’s entire Transcendental Etudes at Sala Sudasiri Sobha on Nov 24 at 4pm.
Italian virtuoso Pierpaolo Levi is making a comeback to perform what is said to be the most challenging programme of the year _ Liszt's complete Transcendental Etudes, at Sala Sudasiri Sobha on Nov 24 at 4pm.
The performance is part of the Gift of Life Foundation's Sunday 4 O'clock at Sala Sudasiri Sobha concert series.
The award-winning pianist has performed many challenging programmes here including the complete Etudes by Chopin and the complete Hungarian Rhapsodies by Liszt.
This year's programme, the entire Transcendental Etudes by Liszt, is considered to be one of the most difficult studies for all pianists.
Levi visited Thailand for the first time as a juror of the "8th Nat Studio Piano Competition" in 2006. Since then he has been invited back for various concerts and masterclasses.
His repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary composers including L Nono, P Boulez, K H Stockhausen, M Kagel and S Sciarrino _ among many others.
He recently performed music composed by Victor Ullmann and Gideon Klein during their incarceration in Theresienstadt concentration camp. This programme has been performed both in the Czech Republic and in the only Nazi concentration camp in Italy _ Trieste's Risiera di San Sabba.
Tickets cost 500 baht and proceeds will go to the Gift of Life Foundation to help needy blood disease patients. Sala Sudasiri Sobha is located on Lat Phrao Soi 41 Yaek 7-4.
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