Leif Ove Andsnes performs Schumann, Beethoven and Mompou
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Celebrated pianist Leif Ove Andsnes makes a warmly anticipated return visit this week with music that reaffirms his astonishing technical and emotional powers.
He begins with four short works of Robert Schumann, conjuring from each all of the rapidly mutating moods and colors they chart, and moves on to a work of even greater temperamental grandeur: Ludwig van Beethoven's Opus 110 piano sonata. In the echo of that monument, Mr. Andsnes's concluding performances of Lizst and Mompou sound all the more wondrous.
Music featured on this program:
Robert Schumann: Four Piano Pieces, Op. 32
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat Major, Op. 110
—I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
—II. Allegro ma non troppo
—III. Adagio, ma non troppo
—IV. Fuga, Allegro ma non troppo
Federico Mompou: Canción y Danzas No. 1
Franz Liszt: Valse Impromptu
For more information about this program, please visit the Saint Paul Sunday Web site.