Andsnes’ Beethoven.


Leif Ove Andsnes – The Beethoven Journey.

  • Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4.

The new CD titled “The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4” is timed to coincide with Leif Ove Andsnes’ upcoming all-Beethoven solo recital tour highlighted by an appearance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in March. Andsnes will continue his Beethoven journey with the release of Piano Concerto No. 5 and the Choral Fantasy in 2015.

On this CD, I look forward to enjoy the following:


  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Performed by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

The celebrated Norwegian pianist continues his journey in collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, dedicated to Beethoven´s five piano concertos. The recording series began with the live recording of the Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 at Prague Spring Festival.

Mr. Andsnes is not only playing the piano but also directing the orchestra.

About Leif Ove Andsnes:

The New York Times has called Leif Ove Andsnes “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight.” With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, the celebrated Norwegian pianist has won acclaim worldwide; the Wall Street Journal named him “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.”

Andsnes is a Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Here is Leif Ove Andsnes in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, op. 15, III. Rondo:



And next, here is pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he shares details on his new Beethoven project:



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