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Leif Ove Andsnes: Mozart Momentum 1786

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes

The acclaimed Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes joins us to talk about the second album release in his Mozart Momentum project, which documents the genius of Wolfgang Mozart by focusing on touchstone years in the composer's life (in this case, 1786). Performing with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove presents a beautiful portrait during the years in which Mozart's writing for the piano was at its most revolutionary, creative and game-changing (a creativity also evidenced by his landmark opera The Marriage of Figaro, which dates from the same year). Released by Sony Classical, the album includes Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24, Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Piano Trio in B-flat major and Recitative and Aria Ch’io mi scordi di te? featuring Mozart specialist (and wonderful soprano) Christiane Karg.

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