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.
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.