Igor Levit

Encounter

Sony Classical

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1 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH arr. Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) - 10 Chorale Preludes BV B 27 /  
2 No. 1: Komm, Gott Schepfer, Heiliger Geist BWV 667  
3 No. 2: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645  
4 No. 3: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659  
5 No. 4: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein BWV 734  
6 No. 5: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639  
7 No. 6: Herr Gott, nun schleu' den Himmel auf BWV 617  
8 No. 7a: Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt BWV 637  
9 No. 7b: Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt BWV 705 (App. B)  
10 No. 8: In dir ist Freude BWV 615  
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A very personal double album marked by a desire for encounter and togetherness. The program includes rarely played arrangements of Bach and Brahms by Ferruccio Busoni and Max Reger, as well as Palais de Mari – Morton Feldman's final work for piano.

Longing and its fulfilment at the same time: Igor Levit's new double album "Encounter" is the pianist's sixth disc released on the Sony Classical label and conveys the urgent desire for encounter and human togetherness – at a time when isolation is the order of the day. The result is a very personal recital. While speaking touchingly of the hardships and unexpected feelings of liberty resulting from social distancing, musically the recital stands out for the objective spirit of its carefully crafted form.

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