Igor Levit

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On DSCH: Shostakovich and Stevenson/Igor Levit | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Pairing Stevenson’s Passacaglia on DSCH with Shostakovich’s equally epic 24 Preludes is a unique combination of rarity and virtuosity

Andrew Clements

09, Sep, 2021 @1:42 PM

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Classical music: Fiona Maddocks's 10 best of 2020
The year will be long remembered for recitals to an empty Wigmore Hall, car-park Puccini, Ravel as animation – and one man and his piano…

Fiona Maddocks

26, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Classical home listening: lockdown discs from Igor Levit, Daumants Liepiņš and Bayreuth
Levit’s double album of Bach, Brahms and Reger captures the lockdown mood

Fiona Maddocks

12, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Igor Levit review – Beethoven programme affirms deep affinity
The pianist’s dynamic, live-streamed performance had all the immediacy of his twitter house concerts that became a lockdown phenomenon

Rian Evans

17, Sep, 2020 @1:04 PM

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House music: Andrew Clements' watching and listening highlights
This week, Opera Harmony’s new socially distanced mini-operas, streaming from a scaled-down Salzburg, and the Proms revisits BBCSSO’s five-star Vaughan Williams

Andrew Clements

10, Aug, 2020 @4:41 PM

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Lockdown listening: classical music and opera to stream at home
With concert halls and opera houses closed, organisations and musicians across the world are livestreaming concerts and opening up their digital archives

Imogen Tilden

29, Jul, 2020 @11:15 AM

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Igor Levit to play 20-hour Eric Satie piece as 'silent scream'
German-Russian pianist to tackle ‘Vexations’ to highlight plight of artists hit by lockdowns

Kate Connolly in Berlin

30, May, 2020 @3:28 PM

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Igor Levit: 'These concerts were life-saving for me'
The pianist on how his Twitter concerts became an internet sensation, his fears for the future of live music – and life in lockdown Berlin

Fiona Maddocks

24, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on music and pandemics: the global prisoners’ chorus
Editorial: As the Covid-19 virus has taken hold, human beings have turned to singing and music. We are expressing an eternal need for harmony

Editorial

22, Mar, 2020 @7:10 PM

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Classical music: let the Berlin Phil come to you
With concert halls and opera houses closed, we sample the stay-at-home alternatives from Budapest to Dar es Salaam

Nicholas Kenyon

21, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Igor Levit/Markus Becker review – technically faultless but strangely lacking impact
Works for four hands by Beethoven, Brahms and Bartók were the focus of the third concert in Levit’s Barbican residency

Andrew Clements

20, Feb, 2020 @3:26 PM

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The week in classical: Igor Levit; BBC SO/ Saraste; OAE/ Norrington – review
Levit relished every twist and turn of Shostakovich’s marathon 24 Preludes and Fugues. Plus, a gripping start to Beethoven 250

Fiona Maddocks

01, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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