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Igor Levit - Bach, Beethoven and Rzewski / New York Times review

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Igor Levit isn't wasting any time in the studio. His remarkable third release for Sony returns to the composers of his first two, Beethoven and Bach - and, to build a three-disc triptych of variations, adds another, Frederic Rzewski. 

It's a bold move, placing Mr. Rzewski's 36 variations on "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" (1975) as an equal partner to Bach's "Goldberg" Variations (1741) and Beethoven's "Diabellis" (1823). Yet this urbane, consuming playing makes the argument persuasive. The Bach and Beethoven are very fine: clean and mature. The Rzewski is inspired.

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