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About this show

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.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 15min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC