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Igor Levit - Bach: Partitas / The Telegraph review

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Igor Levit is a comparatively new – or at least newly discovered – star in the pianistic firmament, having made his first powerful showing on disc in 2013 with a programme of Beethoven's last five sonatas.

Here he turns back to the Baroque for Bach's six Partitas BWV 825-830, and the result is no less riveting. Levit, who was born in Russia in 1987 and now lives in Germany, has already acquired a reputation as a thinker as well as a wizard technician, and you can readily appreciate the thought that has gone into the crafting of the melodic contours and the balance of piano timbres of these six partitas. READ THE FULL Telegraph REVIEW.