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Leif Ove Andsnes.
August 9, 2012 Now that Andsnes has a new daughter, he says he hears music a bit differently — with more freedom and an ear for "childlike beauty." Hear the pianist talk about fatherhood and play Granados and Grieg.
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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 actually miss the singular essence — what he calls "the miracle" — of Glenn Gould's Bach.
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes at Carengie Hall, where he played Haydn, Bartok, Chopin and Debussy.
February 14, 2012 Listen to the acclaimed Norwegian pianist in a program that spans pillars of the piano literature — from Haydn to Chopin to Bartok.
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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Leif Ove Andsnes: serious enough here, but willing to dance around to Bach for the sake of a baby's enjoyment.
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May 20, 2011 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes on programming a concert by asking kindergartners to choose their favorite musical selections, from Bach to Piazzolla.
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes thinks more people might show up to concerts if concert halls were more comfortable.
January 19, 2011 The celebrated pianist wishes for a more welcoming experience at classical concerts, which could include everything from better communication between the artists and the audience to better lighting.
October 19, 2010 The lauded pianist picks a Schumann favorite -- a massive choral work that, while composed when Schumann was at the height of his powers, remains unjustly forgotten.
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes gives his multimedia Mussorgsky a trial run in Norway, complete with seven video screens.
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August 21, 2009 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and visual artist Robin Rhode are out to reframe Modest Mussorgsky's classic suite for solo piano, Pictures at an Exhibition. For the upcoming world premiere, the pianist will be surrounded by seven video screens as he plays the music.
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February 22, 2008 Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has traveled Europe to explore the life and music of his country's greatest composer, Edvard Grieg. The quest continues as Andsnes plays Grieg in the WGBH studio.
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September 7, 2007 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes takes a fresh approach to an old classic. He taps into the spirit of the Norwegian countryside in a concert performance of Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto, with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading the L.A. Philharmonic.
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