Igor Levitis a serious musician. That term generally suggests a repertoire devoid of light-hearted lollipops (true), exclusively devoted to a limited range of serious mainstream masterpieces. As to the latter, it is not quite the case. From the start Levit has kept a few surprises up his sleeve. His first notable recording of Bach’s Goldbergand Beethoven’s Diabelli Variationswas coupled with Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated.
Virtuosic Bach transcriptions from Emmanuel Despax that satisfy head and heart.