Igor Levit: Why I stopped playingmain
The German pianist played 52 nights online in lockdown. Then he stopped.
He tells Fiona Maddocks why:
I needed a pause, time off, silence. These concerts were, literally, and from the bottom of my heart, life-saving – mentally, physically, emotionally. So my gratitude to every single person who listened is infinite, immeasurable. I was able to be who I am. I just played the music I wanted, crazy stuff, without borders. Soon enough, I’ll be back.
Full interview here.
UPDATE: He’s resuming tonight.
Ich möchte heute Abend wieder für Euch spielen. Sehr.
Hier um 19:00.
— Igor Levit (@igorpianist) May 24, 2020