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Igor Levit|Johann Sebastian Bach : Partitas, BWV 825-830

Johann Sebastian Bach : Partitas, BWV 825-830

Igor Levit

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Russian pianist Igor Levit, trained in Austria and Germany, gained good festival notices and a New Generation Artist nod from the BBC. For his initial recordings he has confidently chosen repertoire that is usually thought to take some life experience to master: first the late Beethoven sonatas, and here Bach's six Partitas for keyboard, BWV 825-830. The partitas receive subjective, frankly pianistic readings less often than they used to, and for Levit the recording is a gutsy move. He relies less on pedal (like the big piano names of the old days) or extreme tempos (like Gould, although a few of his scherzos and finales are unusually quick) than on articulation combined with small variation in speed to define each partita and each movement with a free and distinctive spirit. The slow movements, with feathery trills and plenty of expressive space, are exceptionally beautiful, and the entire concept is thought out in detail; when Levit takes a fixed tempo, that actually stands out and becomes the point of the movement where it occurs. This kind of Bach is clearly not for everybody, but it's both original and executed with steely perfection. Mention must also be made of Sony's tremendous sound from a Berlin radio studio, capturing Levit's work in granular detail and imparting just the right measure of intimate intensity.
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Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
I. Praeludium
00:02:04

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2
II. Allemande
00:03:31

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3
III. Corrente
00:02:48

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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4
IV. Sarabande
00:05:30

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5
V. Menuet I & II
00:02:56

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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6
VI. Gigue
00:02:08

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

7
I. Sinfonia
00:05:00

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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8
II. Allemande
00:05:45

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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9
III. Courante
00:02:42

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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10
IV. Sarabande
00:03:59

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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11
V. Rondeaux
00:01:33

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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12
VI. Capriccio
00:03:36

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

13
I. Ouverture
00:05:47

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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14
II. Allemande
00:11:19

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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15
III. Courante
00:03:36

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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16
IV. Aria
00:02:13

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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17
V. Sarabande
00:06:29

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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18
VI. Menuet
00:01:36

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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19
VII. Gigue
00:03:17

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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DISC 2

Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
I. Fantasia
00:02:58

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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2
II. Allemande
00:03:08

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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3
III. Corrente
00:03:08

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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4
IV. Sarabande
00:03:49

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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5
V. Burlesca
00:02:06

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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6
VI. Scherzo
00:01:01

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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7
VII. Gigue
00:03:56

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

(P) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

8
I. Praeambulum
00:02:20

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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9
II. Allemande
00:05:13

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

(P) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

10
III. Corrente
00:01:35

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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11
IV. Sarabande
00:04:29

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

(P) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

12
V. Tempo di Minuetto
00:01:51

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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13
VI. Passepied
00:01:40

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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14
VII. Gigue
00:03:33

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

15
I. Toccata
00:08:32

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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16
II. Allemande
00:03:18

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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17
III. Corrente
00:05:17

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

(P) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

18
IV. Air
00:01:49

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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19
V. Sarabande
00:06:33

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

(P) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

20
VI. Tempo di Gavotta
00:02:14

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

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21
VII. Gigue
00:06:08

Igor Levit, Piano - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

(P) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

Russian pianist Igor Levit, trained in Austria and Germany, gained good festival notices and a New Generation Artist nod from the BBC. For his initial recordings he has confidently chosen repertoire that is usually thought to take some life experience to master: first the late Beethoven sonatas, and here Bach's six Partitas for keyboard, BWV 825-830. The partitas receive subjective, frankly pianistic readings less often than they used to, and for Levit the recording is a gutsy move. He relies less on pedal (like the big piano names of the old days) or extreme tempos (like Gould, although a few of his scherzos and finales are unusually quick) than on articulation combined with small variation in speed to define each partita and each movement with a free and distinctive spirit. The slow movements, with feathery trills and plenty of expressive space, are exceptionally beautiful, and the entire concept is thought out in detail; when Levit takes a fixed tempo, that actually stands out and becomes the point of the movement where it occurs. This kind of Bach is clearly not for everybody, but it's both original and executed with steely perfection. Mention must also be made of Sony's tremendous sound from a Berlin radio studio, capturing Levit's work in granular detail and imparting just the right measure of intimate intensity.
© TiVo

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