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Leif Ove Andsnes: (cover) Grieg Lyric Pieces (120x120)Leif Ove Andsnes: Grieg Lyric Pieces

Publisert: 12/03/2003 av Tomas Lauvland Pettersen

http://www.ballade.no/nmi.nsf/doc/art2003120313315338475623

MICs Listen to Norway series continues with Leif Ove Andsnes: Grieg Lyric Pieces


This landmark album was recorded with Leif Ove Andsnes performing on Grieg’s own 1892 Steinway piano at the composer’s Troldhaugen home in Bergen. Out of Grieg’s original 10 sets of miniatures, Andsnes picked out 24 pieces that were played in an order that creates a sort of a cycle with an aesthetic arch that spans Grieg’s compositional career. The featured pieces represent a musical homecoming for the pianist who grew up playing Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, and for Andsnes the works have a unique sense of intimacy and range of feeling. The recording goes to the very centre of Andsnes’ perception of himself as an artist. The Lyric Pieces represent intimate communication and a wide selection of sonic colour, masterfully conveyed by Andsnes’ interpretations.

Leif Ove Andsnes: Grieg Lyric Pieces (EMI Classics 7243 5455052)
 

Related companies:

EMI Recorded Music AS

Risør Festival of Chamber Music

Pro Arte International Artist's Management

IMG

Related persons:

Leif Ove Andsnes, Pianist, Artist

Related articles:

Leif Ove Andsnes signs seven years with EMI

Grammy nomination for Leif Ove Andsnes

Andsnes nominated for Gramophone awards

Andsnes returns to Grieg in Berlin

09.08.2004 Andsnes nominated for Gramophone award

23.02.2004 Leiv Ove Andsnes honoured with Carnegie Hall Perspectives series

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