1hr. 15min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In the New Yorker July 24, Richard Brody wrote: "...Friday night...I saw the pianist Jeffrey Swann deliver a thrilling performance [of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations] that emphasized the composition's contrasting extremes — the comedy was uproarious, the silences were celestial, the speed was reckless, the intricacy was ecstatic. Many of the best concerts I've ever attended have featured non-celebrity musicians in modest venues, and Swann's performance takes its place among them." Swann will also play Wagner's Spinning Song from The Flying Dutchman and a selection from The Ring.