Leif Ove Andsnes Sibelius

Sibelius

Leif Ove Andsnes

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on September 1, 2017 by Sony Classical

Main artist: Leif Ove Andsnes

Genre: Classical > Chamber Music > Solo Piano

Distinctions: Diapason d'or (September 2017) - Le Choix de France Musique (September 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 24 tracks Total length : 01:06:19

    6 Impromptus, Op. 5 (Jean Sibelius)
  1. 1 6 Impromptus, Op. 5: Impromptu V

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  2. 2 6 Impromptus, Op. 5: Impromptu VI

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  3. Kyllikki - Three Lyrical Pieces for Piano, Op. 41
  4. 3 Kyllikki - Three Lyrical Pieces for Piano, Op. 41: I. Largamente

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  5. 4 Kyllikki - Three Lyrical Pieces for Piano, Op. 41: II. Andantino

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  6. 5 Kyllikki - Three Lyrical Pieces for Piano, Op. 41: III. Commodo

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  7. 10 Pieces for Piano, Op. 24
  8. 6 10 Pieces for Piano, Op. 24: Romance, No. 9

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  9. 7 10 Pieces for Piano, Op. 24: Barcarola, No. 10

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  10. 8 10 Pieces for Piano, Op. 58: Der Hirt, No. 4

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  11. 9 Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1 (Arranged for Piano)

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  12. Sonatina No. 1, Op. 67
  13. 10 Sonatina No. 1, Op. 67: I. Allegro

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  14. 11 Sonatina No. 1, Op. 67: II. Largo

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  15. 12 Sonatina No. 1, Op. 67: III. Allegro moderato

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  16. Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 75
  17. 13 Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 75: Björken, No. 4

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  18. 14 Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 75: Granen, No. 5

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  19. 15 2 Rondinos for Piano, Op. 68: Rondino II

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  20. 16 13 Pieces for Piano, Op. 76: Elegiaco, No. 10

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  21. 6 Bagatelles for Piano, Op. 97
  22. 17 6 Bagatelles for Piano, Op. 97: Impromptu, No. 5

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  23. 18 6 Bagatelles for Piano, Op. 97: Humoristischer Marsch, No. 4

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  24. 19 6 Bagatelles for Piano, Op. 97: Lied, No. 2

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  25. Fünf Skizzen, Op. 114
  26. 20 Fünf Skizzen, Op. 114: I. Landschaft

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  27. 21 Fünf Skizzen, Op. 114: II. Winterbild

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  28. 22 Fünf Skizzen, Op. 114: III. Der Teich

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  29. 23 Fünf Skizzen, Op. 114: IV. Lied im Walde

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

  30. 24 Fünf Skizzen, Op. 114: V. Im Frühling

    Leif Ove Andsnes, Main Artist, Piano - Jean Sibelius, Composer - John Fraser, Producer - Arne Akselberg, Recording Engineer

About

Sibelius’s piano music remains a secret – chronically neglected or approached from an entirely unsympathetic aesthetic standpoint. Sometimes, criticism is justified. “I will be the first to admit that Sibelius’s piano music is uneven in quality”, says Leif Ove Andsnes, pointing to the composer’s own cynicism towards his piano works as a possible reason for the neglect of the genuine gems. But Andsnes also professes in no uncertain terms that he is “on a mission” to bring Sibelius’s piano works out of the shadows. “I really believe in this music and I want people to hear it”, he says. After scouring every published note of the composer’s piano music, Andsnes has selected works for this recording that speak to him not just as a pianist but as a musician who for a long time has felt particularly close to Sibelius. Here are piano works in which Sibelius’s orchestral thinking advances the language of the instrument even if it can test the technical orthodoxies of the player. As may be imagined, Andsnes masters them with elegance and ease.

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