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Igor Levit Q&A with Deutsche Welle

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Igor Levit is young, in demand and gave three performances at this year's Beethovenfest in Bonn. And he spoke with DW after a recital at the city's Church of the Holy Cross. Your program included works by Johann Sebastian Bach and by Ferruccio Busoni, who considered himself Bach's biggest fan. Busoni transcribed a number of Bach's works for piano, but some of his own compositions such as his "Fantasy After Johann Sebastian Bach" sound a lot different. Can you explain why?   PHOTO  (picture-alliance/dpa/J. Büttner)

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