In this recital, Lewis will perform Schubert’s last three sonatas: Sonata No. 19 in C Minor, D. 958, Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959, and Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major, D. 960. The three sonatas, composed during the last months of Schubert’s life in 1828, are considered among the most important of the composer’s masterpieces, exhibiting a rare depth of emotional expression that is often interpreted as autobiographical.
At the beginning of 2011, Mr. Lewis embarked on a two-year project to perform all of the mature piano works from the last six years of Schubert’s life. This effort has taken him to major venues worldwide, including performances in London, Tokyo, Melbourne, and the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. MORE