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Encounter - Igor Levit (piano)
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  1. Chorale Preludes (10), transcriptions for piano (after J. S. Bach), KiV B27
  2. Chorale Preludes (6), transcriptions for piano (after Johannes Brahms Op. 122), KiV B50
  3. Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs), for voice & piano, Op. 121
  4. Nachtlied (Night Song: "Die Nacht ist kommen"), sacred song for chorus, Op. 138/3
  5. Palais de Marie, for piano

Following on his Life album, pianist Igor Levit enters similarly cosmic conceptual territory with Encounter, an album that, one may learn from the graphics, "stages encounters between people and time, heaven and earth." The essay that follows does not add any degree of specificity to this, and one does not come any closer to knowing why, say, Bach-Busoni and Brahms-Busoni would stage an encounter between people and time, heaven and earth, while plain old Bach and Brahms would not. Indeed, apart from the grand finale, Morton ...

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Encounter 2020, Sony Classical

UPC: 194397865721

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