Leif Ove Andsnes

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Grand Auditorium Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Over four intense years, the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes immersed himself in the work of Beethoven to the point where he fully identified with the German composer: “That’s part of the excitement – becoming the composer,” he said in an interview. “It’s a real privilege to dedicate yourself to a composer and to try and understand what the master was creating.” Andsnes later focused on other great composers, but he continued to carry all the knowledge and synchrony of his relationship with Beethoven but in dialogue with figures like Janáček, Vustin and Dvořák.


Programme

Leif Ove Andsnes Piano

Alexander Vustin
Lamento

Leoš Janáček
Piano Sonata 1.X.1905
1. Foreboding: Con moto
2. Death: Adagio

Valentin Silvestrov
Bagatelle, op. 1 no. 3

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 31, in A-flat major, op. 110
1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
2. Scherzo: Allegro molto
3. Adagio ma non troppo – Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo

— Intermission 20 min —

Antonín Dvořák
Poetic Tone Pictures, op. 85
1. Twilight Way
2. Toying
3. In the Old Castle
4. Spring Song
5. Peasant Ballad
6. Reverie
7. Furiant
8. Goblins’ Dance
9. Serenade
10. Bacchanalia
11. Tittle-Tattle
12. At a Hero’s Grave
13. On the Holy Mountain

Harald Saeverud
The Ballad of Revolt, op.22 n.º 5

 

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