Sir Antonio Pappano
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A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin event

Concert | Musikfest Berlin 2022

Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor
Schönberg | Busoni

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”.

Concert Programme

Arnold Schönberg (1874 – 1951)
Verklärte Nacht op. 4 (1899)
Version for string orchestra

Ferruccio Busoni (1866 – 1924)
Concerto for piano and orchestra with male choir in C major op. 39 (1904)


Igor Levit piano

Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Piero Monti chorus director
Sir Antonio Pappano conductor