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The Very Best Of Leif Ove Andsnes

Andsnes,Leif Ove
Release Date: 07/26/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 94784   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovRobert SchumannFranz LisztJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Leif Ove AndsnesHĺkan Hardenberger
Conductor:  Antonio PappanoLeif Ove AndsnesMariss JansonsPaavo Järvi
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 16 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 2 in C major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 9 in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4. Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17: 3rd movement, Langsam getragen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 10 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5. Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6. Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 2 in B flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/09/1998 
Venue:  Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Leif Ove Andsnes
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Lommendalen Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 18 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin 
Length: 28 Minutes 55 Secs. 
9. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Venue:  Troldhaugen, Bergen 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
10. Humoresque-Bagatelles (6), FS 22/Op. 11 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894-1897; Denmark 
Venue:  St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11. Fifty Folk tunes from Hardanger, Op. 150: No. 3. A-wooing by Geirr Tveitt
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
12. Fifty Folk tunes from Hardanger, Op. 150: No. 27. Langeleik tune by Geirr Tveitt
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
13. Fifty Folk tunes from Hardanger, Op. 150: No. 37. the long, long winter night by Geirr Tveitt
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
14. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
16. Pictures at an exhibition: Promenade by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
17. Pictures at an exhibition: no 12, Limoges, le marché by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
18. Pictures at an exhibition: no 13, The Catacombs by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
19. Pictures at an exhibition: no 15, The Hut on Fowl's Legs "Baba Yaga" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
20. Pictures at an exhibition: no 16, The Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
21. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35: 4th movement, Allegro con brio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano), Hĺkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
Venue:  Live  Symphony Hall, Birmingham 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme": 3rd movement, Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Conductor:  Leif Ove Andsnes
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
23. Le petit âne blanc, for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1940 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.3 Op.30: I. Allegro ma non tanto
9 Etudes-tableaux, Op.33: No. 2 in C
9 Etudes-tableaux, Op.33: No. 6 in C Sharp Minor (originally No. 9)
Fantasie in C, Op.17: III. Langsam getragen - Durchweg leise zu halten
Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S.514
Drei Intermezzi, Op.117: No. 2 in B Flat Minor: Andante non troppo e con molta espressione
Piano Concerto D Major, Hob XVIII:11: Vivace
Piano Concerto D Major, Hob XVIII:11: Un poco adagio
Piano Concerto D Major, Hob XVIII:11: Rondo all 'Ungherese
Concerto in E flat for Piano & Orchestra No.9, K 271 ' Jeunehomme': Rondeu Presto - Menuetto Cantabile - Tempo primo
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: I. Allegro molto moderato
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Andante maestoso
Lyric Pieces, Op.65 (Book 8): No.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Bryllupsdag pĺ Troldhaugen)
Humoreske-Bagateller, Op.11: No. 1, Goddag! Goddag!
Humoreske-Bagateller, Op.11: No. 2, Snurretoppen
Humoreske-Bagateller, Op.11: No. 3, En lille langsom vals
Humoreske-Bagateller, Op.11: No. 4, Sprćllemanden
Humoreske-Bagateller, Op.11: No. 5, Dukkemarch
Humoreske-Bagateller, Op.11: No. 6, Spillevćrket
Friar fřter (A-wooing) No. 3
Langeleik-lĺt (Langeleik tune), Op.150 No. 27
Dan lĺngje lĺngje vettranĺttć (The long, long winter night), Op.150 No. 37
Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat Major, S.541
10 Histoires: Le petite âne blanc (The Little Donkey)
Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition: The Market Place in Limoges/Limoges - Le Marché
Pictures at an Exhibition: The Catacombs (Catacombae Sepulchrum romanum) - cum mortuis in lingua mortua
Pictures at an Exhibition: The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga)/La Cabane sur des pattes de poule
Pictures at an Exhibition: The Great Gate of Kiev/La grande porte de Kiev
Concerto for Piano, Trumpet & Strings in C Minor, Op.35: IV. Allegro brio

Customer Reviews

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 Replete Leif Ove Andnes November 25, 2012 By James Kendall (Kentfield, CA) See All My Reviews "Herein Leif thunders upon the piano, as Apollo might strum a kithara. The Best Of in the title connoteth not a dime-store assemblage; this is a tour-de-force. Andnes' performance is as sonorous as is his name, when properly-pronounced [Layf Oh-vah Ahnds-ness]. His Rachmaninov is balanced, pre-Hollywood Rachmaninov. With his countryman, Grieg's Wedding Day at Troldhaugen [trolls-mound]; if you attend with some imagination, you can perceive the sounds of bucolic trolls, at a polite distance, celebrating the nuptials! His Haydn reflects the master's wit, with reserve. The Shostakovich is rendered concisely; and nicely spiced by the inspiring, virtuous dexterity of Hakan Hardenberger on the trumpet. To those already enthralled by Leif Ove Andsnes, it is to rejoice; if one is not yet so, these 2-discs are a good entry for an adventurous stroll in a new and effulgent woods." Report Abuse
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