Warner Classics / 2011

The Very Best of Leif Ove Andsnes

Various Artists

About

‘When he sits in front of the keyboard … extraordinary things happen,’ wrote the New York Times of pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. ‘He played with Apollonian poise and seemingly effortless refinement, a large dynamic range and boundless technical resources.’ One of today’s best-loved musicians, Andsnes here performs repertoire spanning three centuries and much of Europe, including – with works by Edvard Grieg and Geirr Tveitt – the pianist’s homeland of Norway.

Track Listing

1. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30, Allegro ma non tanto
2. Rachmaninov: Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 No. 2 in C
3. Rachmaninov: No. 6 in C sharp minor (originally No. 9)
4. R. Schumann: Fantasy in C, Op. 17 3. Langsam getragen – Durchweg leise zu halten
5. Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1
6. Brahms: Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117/2

Haydn: Haydn: Piano Concerto D Major, Hob XVIII
7. 1. Vivace
8. 2. Un poco adagio
9. 3. Rondo all’ungherese

10. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat, K 271 “Jeunehomme” 3. Rondeau: Presto – Menuetto cantabile – Tempo primo

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
11. 1. Allegro molto moderato
12. 2. Adagio
13. 3. Allegro moderato molto e marcato

14. Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65/6

Nielsen: Humoreske-bagateller, Op. 11, FS 22
15. No. 1. Good Morning! Good Morning!
16. No. 2. Spinning Top
17. No. 3. A Little Slow Waltz
18. No. 4. Jumping Jack
19. No. 5. Doll’s march
20. No. 6. Musical Clock

Tveitt: Fifty Folk tunes from Hardanger, Op. 150
21. No. 3. A-wooing
22. No. 27. Langeleik tune
23. No. 37. the long, long winter night

24. Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat
25. Ibert: Le Petit Âne blanc (The Little Donkey)
26. Debussy: Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
27. Promenade
28. 7. Limoges – Le Marché (La Grande Nouvelle)
29. 8. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) / Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
30. 9. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs
31. 10. The Great Gate of Kiev

32. Shostakovich: Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings in C minor, Op. 35, 4. Allegro con brio – Presto – Allegretto poco moderato – Allegro con brio

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