Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
NIELSEN Chaconne, Op. 32 SIBELIUS Selected works BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 131, No. 2, The Tempest SCHUBERT Two Scherzos, D. 593 JORG WIDMANN Idyll and Abyss SCHUBERT Three Piano Pieces, D. 946 Charismatic Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is admired as much for his thoughtfully constructed recital programs as for his insightful interpretations of a wide range of repertoire. Here, he matches rarely heard Sibelius piano pieces from the early 20th century with Beethoven's moody Tempest Sonata, Carl Nielsen's dynamic Chaconne, sparkling works by Schubert, and Jorg Widmann's homage to Schubert, his kaleidoscopic Idyll and Abyss. "A probing musical analyst as well as an interpreter of enormous technical panache and poetic nuance" (San Francisco Chronicle).