Leif Ove Andsnes Plays Beethoven in The Greene Space
Saturday, September 22, 2012
On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1 pm, three days after opening the New York Philharmonic's new season, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes made his only New York solo appearance this season in The Greene Space. WQXR.org webcast the sold-out event live.
Andsnes performed Beethoven's Sonatas No. 21, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”) and No. 22, Op. 54, and spoke with host Jeff Spurgeon about his deep dive into the composer's music. The Norwegian pianist has just released the first installment of a new Beethoven piano concerto cycle with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, which he also conducts.
Here is the video archive of the performance: