Bergen, Norway - Bergen International Festival - Adams, Schumann, Debussy, Stravinsky

03jun7:30 pmBergen, Norway - Bergen International Festival - Adams, Schumann, Debussy, Stravinsky

Event Details

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

JOHN ADAMS (1947–)
Hallelujah Junction

Transcribed by CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
Six Ctudies in Canonic form, op. 56

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
En blanc et noir, L. 134, CD. 142

The Rite of Spring

Bergen International Festival Programme Note:
Leif Ove Andsnes, Norway, and Marc-André Hamelin, Canada, have both won numerous prizes, performed on countless stages and received acclaim worldwide for their music. In duo format their unique talents combine in perfect balance.

Their collaboration started in 2017 when they toured internationally together with a programme featuring Stravinsky’s piano duet version of the Rite of Spring. The concerts were met with glowing reviews and resulted in a critically acclaimed album recording released in 2018. In Grieghallen, in addition to Rite of Spring, they perform works by John Adams, Robert Schumann and Claude Debussy.

It is a rare privilege to experience two major soloists performing together.

‘Many are scared of this and feel vulnerable; the touch of any two pianists is different, two instruments may vary enormously and the sensitivity of the strings is bound to differ. Just getting timing and rhythm together can be very challenging,’ commented Leif Ove Andsnes as the outset of the collaboration with Hamelin.

Now the Grieghallen audience can look forward to what the master pianists dared.



(Friday) 7:30 pm



Edvard Griegs plass 1, 5015

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