Igor Levit on Music and Politics

January 12, 2021

Igor Levit's website identifies him as "Citizen, European, Pianist," and in that order. The New York Times has called him “one of the essential artists of his generation,” and while a few other pianists of his generation have had more mass-market fame than Levit, Alex Ross writes in The New Yorker, "none have comparable stature as a cultural or . . . a political figure."

He talks with 55 Voices for Democracy hosts Tom Zoellner and Aida Baghernejad about his music and his activism.