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Berlin-Based Pianist Plans Marathon Performance

BERLIN — Russian-German pianist Igor Levit plans a marathon performance of Erik Satie’s “Vexations."

Levit told German news agency dpa the virus outbreak and the resulting lockdowns have been “brutal for us artists — physically, mentally and emotionally.” Satie’s work fits on a single sheet of music and involves 840 repetitions.

The Berlin-based pianist says he'll perform Saturday for about 20 hours. The concert will be streamed on various classical music sites and Levit’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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