Leif Ove Andsnes 'Rachs' Out

Thursday, December 02, 2010

When it comes to classical piano concertos, nearly everyone agrees which is the hardest to play: Rachmaninoff's Third, the "Rach 3" or "Rocky 3." Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes talks with Naomi Lewin to talk about the challenges of this work as well as Rachmaninoff's lesser-known Fourth Piano Concerto.

And he explains why he's stepping down as co-director of the Risør Festival, an annual festival in a small Norwegian fishing village - but not before he first takes a touring edition of the 2010 lineup to Carnegie Hall this week.

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Comments [2]

Dee Swank

Mr. Andsnes is the greatest living pianist.

Dec. 05 2010 09:19 PM
Neil Schnall

What a wasted opportunity! Did he even speak for 2 whole minutes altogether? Nice to hear the recording, but there was very little of interest in the brief interview. And did he really have to hang around just to be asked what his favorite holiday music was?

Dec. 03 2010 11:13 AM

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