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Leif Ove Andsnes

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Concerts

 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes at Carengie Hall, where he played Haydn, Bartok, Chopin and Debussy.

February 14, 2012 The pianist's program spans pillars of the piano literature from Haydn to Bartok.

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September 7, 2007 Leif Ove Andsnes makes the old sound newly minted. He plays Grieg's Piano Concerto in concert.

Studio Sessions

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August 9, 2012 Hear the thoughtful pianist talk about fatherhood and play Granados and Grieg in the WGBH studios.

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February 22, 2008 Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes takes music of his compatriot, Edvard Grieg, to the WGBH studio.

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Interviews & Profiles

A 1959 picture of Glenn Gould rehearsing at London's Royal Festival Hall. (Yes, he's seated on an abnormally short piano stool, hovering only a few inches above the floor.)

March 23, 2012 Renowned pianist Leif Ove Andsnes claims that many of us miss "the miracle" of Gould's Bach.

Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, circa 1886. The 200th anniversary of his birth falls on Oct. 22.

October 20, 2011 Hear the acclaimed pianist discuss and spin his favorite Liszt recordings.

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Pictures Reframed with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes

August 21, 2009 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, armed with visuals, reframes Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Discover Songs

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October 19, 2010 The pianist picks a favorite but forgotten piece by Schumann from the peak of the composer's powers.

More Stories

Leif Ove Andsnes: serious enough here, but willing to dance around to Bach for the sake of a baby's enjoyment.

May 20, 2011 Leif Ove Andsnes on programming a concert by asking kindergartners to choose their favorite music.

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January 19, 2011 The celebrated pianist wishes for a more welcoming experience at classical concerts.

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Bartók at the Piano-1

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  • Album: Bartók at the Piano-1
  • Artist: Béla Bartók
  • Label: Hungaroton
  • Released: 1998
 

Liszt: Piano Recital

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  • Album: Liszt: Piano Recital
  • Artist: Leif Ove Andsnes
  • Label: Angel
  • Released: 2001
 

Liszt: Wild and Crazy

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  • Album: Liszt: Wild and Crazy
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2011
 

Marc-André Hamelin plays Liszt

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  • Album: Marc-André Hamelin plays Liszt
  • Artist: Marc-André Hamelin
  • Label: Hyperion
  • Released: 1997
 

Sonatas & Etudes by Chopin, Scriabin, Liszt & Ligeti

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  • Album: Sonatas & Etudes by Chopin, Scriabin, Liszt & Ligeti
  • Artist: Yuja Wang
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2009
 

Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony

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  • Album: Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony
  • Artist: Leonard Bernstein
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

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  • Album: William Kapell Edition (Box Set)
  • Artist: William Kapell
  • Label: RCA Red Seal
  • Released: 1998
 

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Schumann: The Masterworks [Limited Eidtion] [Deluxe]

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  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

Ballad for Edvard Grieg

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  • Album: Ballad for Edvard Grieg
  • Artist: Leif Ove Andsnes
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2007
 

Ballad for Edvard Grieg Documentary DVD

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  • Title: Ballad for Edvard Grieg Documentary DVD
  • Director: Leif Ove Andsnes
 

Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'

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  • Album: Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'
  • Artist: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the LA Philharmonic
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  • Released: 2006
 

Grieg's Piano Concerto

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  • Album: Grieg's Piano Concerto
  • Artist: Leif Ove Andsnes
  • Label: VIRGIN CLASSICS
  • Released: 2000