Igor Levit: Encounter

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Igor Levit: Encounter

Igor Levit (piano)

£14.36

Weighty music for weighty times? Perhaps. Igor Levit’s new two-disc album for Sony brings together Busoni arrangements of chorale settings by Bach and Brahms, and late Brahms songs arranged by Reger, with Morton Feldman’s late piano masterpiece, Palais de Mari. Yet Levit’s combination of unfailing musicality and peerless technique is matched by a transparency of texture and delicacy of touch that shines unexpected shafts of light on these works, many of which featured in the ‘house concerts’ streamed from his Berlin home during lockdown this Spring. Levit himself sees the programme, which progresses chronologically from Bach via Brahms and Re... read more

Weighty music for weighty times? Perhaps. Igor Levit’s new two-disc album for Sony brings together Busoni arrangements of chorale settings by Bach and Brahms, and late Brahms songs arranged by Reger, with Morton Feldman’s late piano masterpiece, Palais de Mari. Yet Levit’s combination of unfailing m... read more

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