Sunday 22 September 2019  |  2:30PM


A piano recital by Paul Lewis is a philosophical journey of the highest order. Internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation, his cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, affirming his reputation as one of the world’s greatest living interpreters of the Viennese classical repertoire.

In his debut recital at UKARIA, Paul Lewis illuminates connections between three of Western Art music’s most daring lodestars, beginning with Haydn’s Sonata in E minor, Hob.XVI: 34, followed by the pensive, autumnal Drei Intermezzi, Op.117 of Brahms. Paul returns after the interval to perform what his mentor Alfred Brendel described as ‘the greatest of all piano works’: Beethoven’s 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op.120.


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

Piano Sonata in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

I. Presto
II. Adagio
III. Vivace molto

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

Drei Intermezzi, Op.117

No.1 in E flat major
No.2 in B flat minor
No.3 in C sharp minor


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op.120

Theme: Vivace
Variation 1: Alla Marcia maestoso
Variation 2: Poco allegro
Variation 3: L’istesso tempo
Variation 4: Un poco più vivace
Variation 5: Allegro vivace
Variation 6: Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
Variation 7: Un poco più allegro
Variation 8: Poco vivace
Variation 9: Allegro pesante e risoluto
Variation 10: Presto
Variation 11: Allegretto
Variation 12: Un poco più moto
Variation 13: Vivace
Variation 14: Grave e maestoso
Variation 15: Presto scherzando
Variation 16: Allegro
Variation 17: Allegro
Variation 18: Poco moderato
Variation 19: Presto
Variation 20: Andante
Variation 21: Allegro con brio – Meno allegro – Tempo primo
Variation 22: Allegro molto, alla ‘Notte e giorno faticar’ di Mozart
Variation 23: Allegro assai
Variation 24: Fughetta (Andate)
Variation 25: Allegro
Variation 26: (Piacevole)
Variation 27: Vivace
Variation 28: Allegro
Variation 29: Adagio ma non troppo
Variation 30: Andante, sempre cantabile
Variation 31: Largo, molto espressivo
Variation 32: Fuga: Allegro
Variation 33: Tempo di Menuetto moderato

Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

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