In 2012, multi award-winning Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes recorded the music of Beethoven for the first time in his career. In letting the world hear his thoughts on some of the most significant piano music ever written, Andsnes confirmed those qualities that have made him one of the greats – his selfless admiration for the composer, his combined humanity and spirituality, his taste for balance and his verve and wit. Jon Tolansky catches up with him to talk about his forthcoming London Barbican recital on 4 March that sees him performing Beethoven’s tempestuous, tuneful, beautiful and uplifting piano sonatas. Listen to Leif Ove in discussion about his journey with Beethoven

Source: Barbican Centre