Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Andsnes Future Release

A press release about upcoming concerts by Leif Ove Andsnes includes information about a splendid forthcoming CD, due in April:
In April 2009, EMI Classics will release Leif Ove Andsnes’s new recording of the piano concerto composed for him by Marc-André Dalbavie, which the artist performed for the first time at the 2006 BBC Proms, to enormous acclaim. It is coupled with Witold Lutoslawski’s 1988 piano concerto, composed for Krystian Zimerman, and solo works by Sorensen and Kurtág. The album’s title track, Shadows of Silence, is by Danish composer Bent Sorensen (b. 1958) and was commissioned by Carnegie Hall for performance by Andsnes in the venue’s 2004-05 “Perspectives” series. Rounding out the album are selections from Játékok (Games) by Hungarian composer György Kurtág. The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst join Andsnes in the two piano concertos, both recorded live.
That San Francisco Performances program with Christian Tetzlaff I touted earlier this week will also be performed in other cities:

San Francisco, CA – Tues, Jan 27 (Herbst Theatre)

Vancouver, BC – Wed, Jan 28 (Chan Centre)

Los Angeles, CA – Thurs, Jan 29 (Walt Disney Concert Hall)

Boston, MA – Sat, Jan 31 (Jordan Hall)

Princeton, NJ – Sun, Feb 1 (McCarter Theatre)

New York, NY – Mon, Feb 2 (Carnegie Hall)

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