Richard Bratby

Igor Levit deserved his standing ovation; Shostakovich, even more so

Plus: if you ignored the footnotes, there was a risk you might find this premiere from German modernist Helmut Lachenmann rather fun

Awe was certainly one response to Levit’s performance of Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues at the Wigmore Hall. Image: Pepe Torres / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock

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