Leif Ove Andsnes: A Portrait

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Gramophone - Bryce Morrison
"Lief Ove Andsnes: A Portrait" is a two-disc selection taken from his previous discography offering many examples of his unassming and superlative artistry. Never for a moment is there even a whiff of narcissism, or a hint of the sort of pianist with an eye for special effects or for tints and underlinings acheived at the expense of the composer. All these performances are quietly resolute with an imperious yet effortless command and a rare poetic candour and simplicity.
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Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Bryce Morrison
"Lief Ove Andsnes: A Portrait" is a two-disc selection taken from his previous discography offering many examples of his unassming and superlative artistry. Never for a moment is there even a whiff of narcissism, or a hint of the sort of pianist with an eye for special effects or for tints and underlinings acheived at the expense of the composer. All these performances are quietly resolute with an imperious yet effortless command and a rare poetic candour and simplicity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2002
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 724357478922
  • Catalog Number: 74789
  • Sales rank: 304,402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 - Edvard Grieg & Leif Ove Andsnes (30:39)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byBergen Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 1No. 1, Allegro molto moderato
    2. 2No 2, Adagio
    3. 3No. 3, Allegro marcato
  2. 4 Fantasie (Obolen auf Beethovens Monument) for piano in C major, Op. 17: No. 3, Langsam getragen - Robert Schumann & Leif Ove Andsnes (10:35)
    Composed byRobert Schumann
  3. 5 Mephisto Waltz (I & II), for piano No. 1 (Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke), S. 514 (LW A189) - Franz Liszt & Leif Ove Andsnes (11:13)
    Composed byFranz Liszt
  4. 6 Intermezzo for piano in B flat minor, Op. 117/2 - Johannes Brahms & Leif Ove Andsnes (4:10)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
  5. 7–9 Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Leif Ove Andsnes (18:16)
    Composed byFranz Joseph Haydn
    Conducted byLeif Ove Andsnes
    Performed byLeif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
    1. 7Vivace
    2. 8Un poco adagio
    3. 9Rondo all'Ungarese: Allegro assai
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6 - Edvard Grieg & Leif Ove Andsnes (6:29)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Conducted byLeif Ove Andsnes
    Performed byLeif Ove Andsnes
  2. 2 Schmetterling (Butterfly), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/1 - Edvard Grieg & Leif Ove Andsnes (1:42)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  3. 3 An den Frühling (To Spring), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/6 - Edvard Grieg & Leif Ove Andsnes (3:07)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  4. 4–9 Humoresque-bagatelles (6), for piano, Op 11/FS 22 - Carl Nielsen & Leif Ove Andsnes (5:51)
    Composed byCarl Nielsen
    1. 4No. 1, "Goddag! Goddag! Goddag!" (Hallo, Hallo!)
    2. 5No. 2, "Snurretoppen" (The Spinning Top)
    3. 6No. 3, "En lille langsom Vals" (A Short Slow Waltz)
    4. 7No. 4, "Spraellemanden" (Jumping Jack)
    5. 8No. 5, "Dukke-Marsch" (Doll's March)
    6. 9No. 6, "Spillevaerket" (The Musical Clock)
  5. 10 Folk Tunes (50) from Hardanger, for piano, Op, 150: No. 3, A-wooing - Geirr Tveitt & Leif Ove Andsnes (1:10)
    Composed byGeirr Tveitt
  6. 11 Folk Tunes (50) from Hardanger, for piano, Op, 150: No. 27, Langeleik Tune - Geirr Tveitt & Leif Ove Andsnes (1:27)
    Composed byGeirr Tveitt
  7. 12 Folk Tunes (50) from Hardanger, for piano, Op, 150: No. 37, The Long, Long Winter Night - Geirr Tveitt & Leif Ove Andsnes (1:43)
    Composed byGeirr Tveitt
  8. 13 Suite No.1 "Nordland Images," for piano, Op.5: No. 2, The little stone god - David Monrad Johansen & Leif Ove Andsnes (3:20)
    Composed byDavid Monrad Johansen
  9. 14 Suite No.1 "Nordland Images," for piano, Op.5: No. 3, Reindeer - David Monrad Johansen & Leif Ove Andsnes (1:29)
    Composed byDavid Monrad Johansen
  10. 15 Suite No.1 "Nordland Images," for piano, Op.5: No. 4, Towards the mountains of my forefathers - David Monrad Johansen & Leif Ove Andsnes (1:53)
    Composed byDavid Monrad Johansen
  11. 16 Siljustol Suite No 2, Op 22: No. 5 Kjempeviseslåtten, (Ballad of revolt) Tunes - Harald Saeverud & Leif Ove Andsnes (3:21)
    Composed byHarald Saeverud
  12. 17–18 Piano Sonata ("Zulice, 1.X.95," "From the Street, 1 October, 1895"), JW 8/19 (final movement lost) - Leos Janácek & Leif Ove Andsnes (14:47)
    Composed byLeos Janácek
    1. 17Presentiment
    2. 18Death
  13. 19 Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 2 in C major - Sergey Rachmaninov & Leif Ove Andsnes (2:15)
    Composed bySergey Rachmaninov
  14. 20–23 Piano Concerto No. 1, for piano, trumpet & strings, in C minor, Op. 35 - Dmitry Shostakovich & Leif Ove Andsnes (21:30)
    Composed byDmitry Shostakovich
    Conducted byPaavo Järvi
    Performed byCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi
    1. 20Allegretto
    2. 21Lento
    3. 22Moderato
    4. 23Allegro Con Brio
  15. 24–25 Keyboard Sonata in B minor, H. 16/32 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Leif Ove Andsnes (6:08)
    Composed byFranz Joseph Haydn
    1. 24II: Menuet
    2. 25III: Finale: Presto
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