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Pianist and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Igor Levit talks to Clemency Burton-Hill about life on and off the concert stage. With Beethoven, Bach, Liszt and Shostakovich.

BBC New Generation Artists a few years on: Igor Levit in conversation with Clemency Burton-Hill.
In this first programme in an occasional series, the pianist Igor Levit, an NGA from 2011 to 2013, talks to Clemency about life both on and off the international concert stage. Igor Levit has won plaudits for his large-scale concert and recording projects but he's also an artist actively engaged with the political and social issues of our time. The programme includes Igor's own recordings of works by Beethoven, Bach, Liszt and Shostakovich.

45 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No 30 in E major Op. 109, mvt 2; Prestissimo

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 4 in D major BWV 828, mvt 1; Ouverture

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Frederic Rzewski

    The People United Will Never Be Defeated! Theme and Variations 1 & 2

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

    Performer: Igor Levit. Ensemble: Apollon Musagete Quartet.

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