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‘I Just Let Myself Go’: Igor Levit on Surviving a Satie Marathon

May 31, 2020 - The New York Times

The pianist livestreamed “Vexations,” a solo of four lines repeated 840 times, to evoke the crisis facing artists during the coronavirus pandemic.

The pianist livestreamed “Vexations,” a solo of four lines repeated 840 times, to evoke the crisis facing artists during the coronavirus pandemic.

The pianist Igor Levit is always one-upping himself. His recordings have swollen from a collection of four Beethoven sonatas to   the entire cycle; his performances, from a tra...