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Marina Abramović, Igor Levit Light Up Park Avenue Armory With 'Goldberg Variations' >>

It's not often that classical music critics must preface their performance reviews with a phrase singularly applied to popular television, that being "Spoiler alert." But as it's been reported, artist Marina Abramović and pianist Igor Levit brought to life Bach's "Goldberg Variations" on Monday at the Park Avenue Armory--and to mass appeal.

Marina Abramović and Igor Levit Announce Park Avenue Armory Performance of Bach December 2015

Marina Abramović and Igor Levit Announce Park Avenue Armory Performance of Bach for December 2015 >>

The young pianist Igor Levit and New York City-based performance artist Marina Abramović will collaborate on an avant-garde presentation of Bach's Goldberg Variations at Park Avenue Armory's Drill Hall in December 2015. As the Armory puts it, the work will reflect on music and will provide an interactive landscape for audience and performer.

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch Igor Levit Play J.S. Bach; Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major (BWV 825) >>

Just like we promised we would, Classicalite's A.V. Club is pleased to present the premiere of Russian-German pianist Igor Levit's "music video" for Bach's first partita. Featuring Levit playing the prelude on a beautiful Steinway--in a grand concert hall--you get all the intimate intricacies of Baroque counterpoint warmly captured in Sony Classical's always fidelis sound. It's nearly two minutes of Levit, fresh from perfecting the late Beethoven sonatas, at his finest. Subtle, never rushing, do check out this exclusive footage.

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Russian-German Pianist Igor Levit Releasing J.S. Bach 'Partitas' (BWV 825-830) via Sony Classical on August 25 >>

Hot on the heels of his late Beethoven sonatas debut disc for Sony Classical, pianist Igor Levit is all set to release a second album featuring his recordings of the partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 825-830) on August 25. You'll recall that the 27-year-old Russian-German pianist’s freshman Beethoven made it to No. 46 on Germany's Top 100 album charts.

Harrison Birtwistle's 'Moth Requiem,' Daniel Barenboim's 'Ring,' Levit, DiDonato, Southbank Win Big at Royal Philharmonic Society Awards >>

Five times a charm, or at least it is for Harrison Birtwhistle, who has just won more prizes than anyone else (as he did in December for the British Composer Awards) in the Royal Philharmonic Society's long history. In the just-announced awards, he picked up the gong for Chamber Scale Composition, for The Moth Requiem.

Classicalite Recording News: Pianist Igor Levit Debuts Late Beethoven Sonatas for Sony

Classicalite Recording News: Pianist Igor Levit Debuts Late Beethoven Sonatas for Sony >>

For his debut recording on Sony Classical, pianist Igor Levit chose some of the most challenging repertoire ever written for piano: Beethoven's last five piano sonatas.

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