Yoav Levanon: A Monument for Beethoven

May 11, 2022, 9:00 am

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For his debut on Warner Classics, the 17-year-old pianist Yoav Levanon has chosen a demanding program of works by Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. Liszt’s mighty Sonata in B minor forms the centerpiece of A Monument for Beethoven, an album honoring the four composers’ contribution to fundraising for a monument to Beethoven in 1845 in the city of Bonn, Beethoven’s birthplace. When Levanon performed the program in Paris in 2020, Le Monde declared him “already a great pianist.” He describes the album as “a “musical journey that traverses many distinct planes” and which is “emblematic of the great fellowship and solidarity that exists among musicians.”