Standpunkte | Igor Levit | Schostakowitsch

Sat 2. 4. 2022

Igor Levit overwrites his »Standpunkte« - the culmination phase of chamber music within the Heidelberger Frühling curated by him together with the festival - as »Entgrenzung« (Dissolution of Boundaries).

Dmitri Shostakovich sought a dissolution of the inner self in 1950/51 with his 24 Preludes and Fugues. The collection of predominantly short pieces has been described as a sound diary, as a psychogram of the composer who was alternately courted and traumatized by socialism - in the historically objectifying form of Bach's »Wohltemperiertes Klavier«. Only in the great final D minor fugue does the confessional »I« gesture of the notations change into the processional character of a resolute »we«, says Igor Levit: the vision of a community appears on the horizon.

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Concert with intermission

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Igor Levit Piano

Dmitri Schostakowitsch 24 Präludien und Fugen op. 87