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Igor Levit successfully throws caution to the wind at Wigmore Hall- The Telegraph review

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Among the current crop of brilliant young pianists, Igor Levit stands out for his total high-seriousness. Leave it to the likes of Yuja Wang to make amusing YouTube videos of party pieces by Liszt and Moszkowski. Levit focuses on loftier heights. That might seem not entirely healthy in a pianist who's not yet 30. But as this stupendous recital showed, being "high-serious" doesn't imply playing safe. In fact it was excessive in every way, making outlandish demands of complexity, virtuoso difficulty, overwhelming length, and sheer loudness. The programme was cleverly devised, focusing on just two composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, the sober church musician of 18th-century Leipzig, and the flamboyant travelling virtuoso pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni, who was born exactly 150 years ago.

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