Leif Ove Andsnes
On this day - 9 March - in 1785, Mozart completed his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467. Whilst the ink was still wet the parts were being copied for the concerto’s premiere which took place the very next day. Both Piano Concerto Nos. 20 and 21 were composed for...
Danish Radio P2 unveiled the winners of P2 Prisen (P2 Music Award). The prize Album of the Year, New classical was awarded to Bent Sørensen's album Concertos, which presents three highly evocative instrumental concertos, written for and performed by three soloists...
LEIF OVE ANDSNES gives recital of Grieg, Dvořák & Beethoven (Feb 21 at 3pm EST; pre-recorded webcast; ticketed)
Spivey Hall presents Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes in a recital filmed earlier this month at the Grieg Museum in Bergen. Streaming from the Atlanta venue’s website, Andsnes’s program features four of the Norwegian composer’s Lyric Pieces, flanked by selections...
With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, Leif Ove Andsnes has won worldwide acclaim, performing in the world’s leading concert halls and with its foremost orchestras. An avid chamber musician, he is also the founding director of Norway’s Rosendal Chamber Music Festival.
Following the success of the “Beethoven Journey” collaboration, Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra partner for their second multi-year project titled “Mozart Momentum 1785/86” which sees them explore one of the most creative and seminal periods of the composer’s career. In Spring 2021 Sony Classical releases the first of two volumes in the project, featuring Mozart’s piano concertos Nos. 20, 21 and 22 and chamber music written in the same year.
Bent Sørensen: Concertos
Performing with: Martin Fröst (clarinet), Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Per Kristian Skalstad, Thomas Søndergård