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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: Leif Ove Andsnes: Piano

16 August 2012 at 11:00am

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C Op53 ‘Waldstein’
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F Op54
Chopin: Three Waltzes Op70
Chopin: Ballades Nos 1 and 3
Chopin: Waltz in A flat Op42
Chopin: Nocturne in B Op62 No 1

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is one of the most gifted musicians of his generation, his immaculate performances establishing a rapturous atmosphere with their clear-headed, penetrating interpretations. He makes a welcome return to the Festival with music by two of the composers most dear to him.

Beethoven’s ‘Waldstein’ Sonata is a tour de force of invention and emotion, from the meditative stillness of its slow movement to its triumphant conclusion, while the Piano Sonata in F Opus 54, shows the composer’s humorous side. Chopin’s exquisite waltzes, full of sophistication, are the ideal vehicles for Andsnes’s lucid, supple playing, and the ballades demand the power and commanding technique that are his trademark.

‘His playing was impressively pristine, lucid and supple.’ (New York Times)

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Supported by Donald and Louise MacDonald

Photo © Felix Broede

Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes approximately

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EIF: Leif Ove Andsnes: Piano
Event EIF: Leif Ove Andsnes: Piano
Date 16 August 2012 at 11:00am
Tickets £8-£29
Notes For telephone sales please contact EIF on 0131 473 2000 or online sales here.