"Andsnes has entered an elite circle of pianistic stardom. When he sits in front of the keyboard...extraordinary things happen."

The New York Times

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Charismatic Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is admired as much for his thoughtfully constructed recital programs as for his insightful interpretations of a wide range of repertoire. Here, he matches rarely heard Sibelius piano pieces from the early 20th century with Beethoven's moody Tempest Sonata, Carl Nielsen's dynamic Chaconne, sparkling works by Schubert, and Jörg Widmann's homage to Schubert, his kaleidoscopic Idyll and Abyss. "A probing musical analyst as well as an interpreter of enormous technical panache and poetic nuance" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Chaconne, Op. 32
Selected works

Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2,
The Tempest
Two Scherzos, D. 593
Idyll and Abyss
Three Piano Pieces, D. 946

   Bernard Osherr


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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]