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Paul Lewis, piano

“He plumbed the music with a passionate spontaneity that rendered the quieter moments particularly heart-wrenching” (The New York Times).

British pianist Paul Lewis, lauded for his “scholarship, technique and empathetic musicianship that enlivens the execution of each phrase” (The Sydney Morning Herald), gives his first recital on the magnificent Hamburg Steinway piano he selected for Spivey Hall last season.

Paul Lewis is internationally recognised as one of the leading pianists of his generation. His many awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award, the South Bank Show Classical Music Award, the Diapason d’or de l’annee, two successive Edison awards, the 25th Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, the "Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik", a Limelight Award in Australia, and three Gramophone awards, including Record of the Year in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Southampton. His concert performances and Harmonia Mundi recordings of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, Concertos and the Diabelli Variations have earned him unanimous acclaim from all over the world, culminating in 2010 with the honor of becoming the first pianist in the history of the BBC Proms to perform all five Beethoven Concertos in a single Proms season.

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J.S. BACH Chorale Prelude, “Ich ruh’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV639
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major,
Op. 27 No. 1, “Quasi una fantasia”
BACH Chorale Prelude, “Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland,” BWV659
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor,
Op. 27 No. 2, “Moonlight”
Franz LISZT Schlaflos, Frage und Antwort, S203;
Unstern: sinistre, disastro, S.208; Richard Wagner – Venezia, S.201
Modest MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert's Impromptu No. 2. D935

WGBH Music: Paul Lewis plays Shubert's Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, Andantino

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