Ferruccio Busoni sitzt Modell für Numa Patlagean, 1914 (photo: Public Domain, via Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, MuS. Nachl. F. Busoni, PI, 22 )

Ferruccio Busoni’s Piano Concerto op. 39 is a work of architectonic dimensions: demanding extreme virtuosity and lasting over an hour, complete with a rousing choral finale. The scale of the piece means that it is rarely programmed. But now it can be heard in Berlin thanks to Igor Levit and the orchestra and choir of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano. The evening opens with Arnold Schönberg’s “Verklärte Nacht”.

Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rom

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor

Coro dellʼAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Igor Levit piano

Arnold Schoenberg

Verklärte Nacht, op. 4 (Version for string orchestra)

Ferruccio Busoni

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Male Choir in C major, op. 39

Coro dellʼAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia choir, Igor Levit piano

A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin event

Dates and Tickets

Mon 05 Sep 2022, 20:00

Main Auditorium


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