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composed by Bill Evans, Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Liszt, Frederic Rzewski, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann

Pianist Igor Levit moved from Russia to Germany when he was eight, but there's still a lot of Russian in his outlook: an attraction to the pure virtuoso tradition, and a tendency toward big statements and the big questions. Nowhere has this been more true than on Life, an album that succeeds both thematically and as a thrilling embodiment of late-Romantic pianism at its best. The title, and the contents, refer to the album's memorial function: Levit chose the program to honor a close artist friend who died in an accident. ...

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  1. Fantasia nach J. S. Bach, for piano, KiV 253
  2. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne
  3. Variations on an original theme, for piano in E flat major ("Geister-Variationen"), WoO 24
  4. Dreams, for piano, Part 1: No. 3 A Mensch
  5. Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Gral aus Parsifal, for piano, S. 450 (LW A315) (after Wagner)
  6. Fantasie & Fuge über den Choral "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam", for organ, S. 259 (LW E1)
  7. Isoldens Liebestod: Schlußszene aus Tristan und Isolde, transcription for piano, S. 447 (LW A239) (after Wagner)
  8. Berceuse, for piano (Elegies No. 7), KiV 252
  9. The Peace Piece, for piano
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Life
2018, Sony Classical

UPC: 889854244521

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