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Igor Levit - Bach, Beethoven and Rzewski / WFMT: Featured Release

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Pianist Igor Levit admits that variations have always been his favorite musical form. He says "The faster the change and the higher the frequency, the more I like it. I view variations like travel books." On his latest album, Levit explores three monuments of the form: Bach's Goldberg Variations, Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, plus Frederic Rzewski's gigantic cycle on the Chilean revolutionary song El pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido!, which has the reputation of being nearly unplayable.

Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op 120 (53:52) from Igor Levit - Bach, Beethoven and Rzewski on Sony Classical is a WFMT: Chicago 'Featured Release.'