Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski - Igor Levit (piano)
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  1. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
  2. Variations (33) on a waltz by Diabelli, for piano in C major ("Diabelli Variations"), Op. 120
  3. The People United Will Never Be Defeated (El pueblo unido jamás será vencido), 36 Variations on a Chilean Song, for piano
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The pianist Igor Levit has shown an inclination toward big virtuoso repertory: Liszt, Bach, the late Beethoven sonatas. Nothing he has done, however, is comparable to this giant effort, comprising three ambitious and extremely difficult variation sets. The amount of preparation involved is mind-boggling in itself, and what's more, Levit has knitted the three works together with a common style that's extremely precise and unobscured by pedal. You could buy the set for the Beethoven Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, alone, really ...

Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski 2015, Sony Classical

UPC: 888750609625

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