Leif Ove Andsnes Performs Haydn, Chopin and More

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On Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8 pm, the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes presented a varied recital that touched on three centuries of solo piano repertoire.

Featured is Haydn’s Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20, Debussy’s Images, Book I, Bartok’s Suite, Op. 14 and a selection of Chopin’s waltzes, ballades and the Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1. Jeff Spurgeon and Fred Child co-host the broadcast.

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Program Details

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

JOSEPH HAYDN Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20
BÉLA BARTÓK Suite, Op. 14
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Images, Book I
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Four Waltzes
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23

Leif Ove Andsnes rehearsing at Steinway Hall in Manhattan.
Leif Ove Andsnes rehearsing at Steinway Hall in Manhattan. ( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon talks to Leif Ove Andsnes about his upcoming Carnegie Hall piano recital.
WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon talks to Leif Ove Andsnes about his upcoming Carnegie Hall piano recital. ( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
Jeff Spurgeon and Leif Ove Andsnes at Carnegie Hall.
Jeff Spurgeon and Leif Ove Andsnes at Carnegie Hall. ( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
Leif Ove Andsnes tests two Steinway pianos on the Carnegie stage.
Leif Ove Andsnes tests two Steinway pianos on the Carnegie stage. ( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
Leif Ove Andsnes and Steinway piano technician Ismael Cunha.
Leif Ove Andsnes and Steinway piano technician Ismael Cunha. ( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
Leif Ove Andsnes tests the New York Steinway.
Leif Ove Andsnes tests the New York Steinway. ( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
Leif Ove Andsnes tests the Hamburg Steinway.
Leif Ove Andsnes tests the Hamburg Steinway. ( Eileen Delahunty/WQXR )
An iconic image of classical music: The Carnegie Hall stage set for a piano recital.
An iconic image of classical music: The Carnegie Hall stage set for a piano recital. ( Courtesy of Carnegie Hall )
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