Classical music

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Part of International Piano Series

The New York Times describes Leif Ove Andsnes as `a pianist of magisterial elegance.'

The Norwegian pianist has assembled a programme as part of Southbank Centre's year-long focus on the Nordic regions, Nordic Matters.

Sibelius' music is shot through with atmospheres by turns tender and chilling. Schubert's Three Pieces, D.946 draw on songful idioms to explore mysterious inner worlds.

Their extreme emotions are echoed by the German composer Jörg Widmann in his tribute to Schubert, Idyll and Abyss.

The second half matches Beethoven's turbulent and reflective Sonata in D minor (The Tempest), with two Chopin works that show the composer at his most dramatic – the C minor Nocturne and the mighty Ballade No.1.

Performers

Leif Ove Andsnes piano

Repertoire

Sibelius: The Birch, Op.75 No.4; Impromptu, Op.97 No.5; Rondino in C sharp minor, Op.68 No.2; The Shepherd, Op.58 No.4; Romance in D flat, Op.24 No.9
Jörg Widmann: Idyll & Abgrund (Idyll & Abyss) (6 Schubert Reminiscences) for piano
Schubert: 3 Piano pieces, D.946
Interval
Beethoven: Sonata in D minor, Op.31 No.2 (Tempest)
Chopin: Nocturne in B, Op.62 No.1; Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

Dates & times

31 Oct 2017
Approximate run time: 150 mins

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £55
Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
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Related event
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. Leif Ove Andsnes discusses the evening’s programme. Admission free.

Ticketing
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