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Igor Levit - Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski wins 2016 Gramophone Award

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Igor Levit's late Beethoven sonatas (11/13) and Bach Partitas (10/14) on Sony Classical have already made bold declarations of his pianistic and artistic prowess. His musical personality is as integrated and mature as his technique. And both of these are placed at the service of the music's glory rather than his own. The three-CD Now 77, and so far as I know still going strong both as composer and pianist, Frederic Rzewski can hardly complain at daunting comparisons with Bach and Beethoven, since his variation set The People United Will Never Be Defeated! so conspicuously invite them.

Igor Levit - Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski wins 2016 Gramophone Award

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