Since the outset of his “Beethoven Journey,” Andsnes has not only performed Beethoven with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, but also as guest soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras.
This September he opens the new season with four performances of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony…
"It is a four-year journey with Ludwig van Beethoven - 144 concerts in 22 countries. Leif Ove Andsnes, who conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra from the piano, plays all five piano concertos of the great composer, who lost his hearing so tragically. But Beethoven's deafness was not the end of…
For Leif Ove Andsnes and the Maher Chamber Orchestra, September 15 brings the release of the third and final recording of their Beethoven Journey series for Sony Classical. Completing the cycle with accounts of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto (“Emperor”) and “Choral Fantasy,” both recorded live in concert at the Prague…
Four years in the making, the celebrated Beethoven Journey has now reached its crowning season. An intense collaborative project between Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the heart of the journey has been the recording of all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerti and his Choral Fantasy,…
“Sliding on their sock-clad feet, a gaggle of children squeeze themselves under the belly of the Steinway as the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes invites them to place their palms on the soundboard and feel the vibrations. “When Andsnes launches into a stormy cadenza from the second movement…
Leif Ove Andsnes is heading home after a highly successful tour and recording sessions which ended in Prague last night. Joining him on the journey home is the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and together they will perform Beethoven at the Bergen Festival tomorrow (Friday May 23).
This special Bergen concert…