Leif Ove Andsnes and Matthias Goerne are about to team up for a US recital tour performing works by Shostakovich and Mahler, a programme which they performed together at the Salzburg and Verbier Festivals last summer. Starting on 23 April the duo can be heard in San Francisco, St Paul,…
Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations has become an iconic monument in Western music. On one level, it's simply a beautiful keyboard work, and on another, it's a Rubik's Cube of invention and architecture.
From its apocryphal back story (based on a count's sleepless nights), to its labyrinthine structure,…
The Boston Globe takes a look at the "Discordant Note" in the classical division of the Grammy Awards
“The classical division of the Grammy Awards has suffered as much as any by the reduction in categories this year from 109 to 78. Where there used to be 11 classical…
The Washington Post reports on Leif Ove's recital tonight and the Grammys which take place the same evening on the West Coast.
“When the camera catches its first glimpse of a glowing Adele, and Beyonce strikes a post-baby hand-to-hip stance outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Leif…
Norway’s annual music industry awards show called Spellemannsprisen started off with complaints from top classical artists like pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, and ended in scandal over the weekend, after one winning pop band made a racial slur against their prize presenters.
In advance of performances of Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 in Philadelphia on 19,20 and 21 January Leif Ove talks to Playbill in a feature where various artists weigh tradition and innovation when interpreting Beethoven. "How then does a conductor or a performer in the 21st century interpret a work…