THE KEYS TO HAYDN Primo piano star Paul Lewis wants to show you the lighter side of Franz Joseph Haydn when he closes the Vancouver Recital Society’s season. The artist’s usual deep research into his subject has revealed a composer with a quick wit and a feel for the absurd. On Sunday, he’ll juxtapose Haydn’s sonatas with those of two other Austro-german masters: the late piano works of Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Bagatelles and Diabellivariations.
There’ll be more: the concert is the second in a four-part odyssey into the works of Haydn, Brahms, and Beethoven. Prepare to hear all of them in a moving, and sometimes funny, new light.
The Vancouver Recital Society presents Paul Lewis at the Vancouver Playhouse on Sunday (May 13).