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Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
“A pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight" (The New York Times).
"This excellent Norwegian pianist plays with a rare blend of fluidity and control, and his Beethoven last night grew more daring and boldly profiled as the work progressed, ending with a finale that was irresistible” (The Boston Globe).
The New York Times has called Leif Ove Andsnes “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight.” With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, the celebrated Norwegian pianist has won acclaim worldwide; the Wall Street Journal has named him “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.” He gives recitals and plays concertos in the world’s leading concert halls and with the foremost orchestras, besides being an active recording artist. An avid chamber musician, he served as co-artistic director of the Risor Festival of Chamber Music for nearly two decades, and was music director of California’s 2012 Ojai Music Festival
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Leif Ove Andsnes Pre-Concert Dinner: 6:30 PM Harry S. Downs Continuing Education Center. For menu details and complete dinner information click here
ProgramLudwig van BEETHOVEN
Sonata in Bb-flat major, Op. 22
Sonata in A major, Op. 101
Variations in F major, Op. 34
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”