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Igor Levit

Igor Levit’s Album “Life” is out now!

05.10.2018

Levit's album was sparked by the tragic death of a close friend leading him to reflect on the experience of his loss at the piano, hovering between grief and despair, resignation and solace. The pianist has concentrated on works whose gloomy grandeur and melancholy beauty have occupied him for years, each of them paying tribute to the virtuoso possibilities of the piano. Poetic moments of contemplative silence blend with life-affirming and sensual music with a direct physical fascination. But above all Igor Levit takes the listener on a very personal, musical journey that everyone can relate to: "Life".

LIFE features:

CD 1

             Ferruccio Busoni
1          Fantasia after J. S. Bach BV 253
             Johann Sebastian Bach
2          Chaconne from Partita for Solo Violin No. 2
             Piano Transcription: Johannes Brahms
             Frederic Rzewski
3          A Mensch No. 3 from Dreams Part I
             ROBERT Schumann
4          Variations in E-flat major on an Original Theme “Ghost Variations” F39

CD 2

             Franz Liszt
1          Solemn March to the Holy Grail from Parsifal (Wagner) S 450
2–4      Fantasia and Fugue on the Chorale “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” (Meyerbeer) S 259
5          Isoldens Liebestod (Wagner) S 447
             Ferruccio Busoni
6          Berceuse No. 7 from Elegies
             Bill Evans
7          Peace Piece

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