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Leif Ove Andsnes

Mozart Momentum - 1786 w/Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Sony Classical
Release Date: April 8th, 2022

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Tiny Desk (home) Concert
Leif Ove Andsnes / Classic fm Interview
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes Performs Bagatelle Op. 1 No. 3 by Silvestrov on WQXR
Dvorák's "Spring Song" from Poetic Tone Pictures Performed by Leif Ove Andsnes on WQXR
1 I. Allegro  
2 II. Adagio  
3 III. Allegro  
4 Recitative and Aria: "Ch'io mi scordi di te?" - "Non temer, amato bene", K. 505  
5 I. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus  
6 II. Larghetto Wolfgang Amadeus  
7 III. Allegretto Wolfgang Amadeus  
8 Rondo in D Major  
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Leif Ove Andsnes releases a second Mozart Momentum album with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, presenting a portrait of the master composer during the years in which his writing for the piano was at its most revolutionary, creative and game-changing.
“As masterly and finished and perfect as the music itself” – The Telegraph  (on Mozart Momentum 1785)
Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra follow their “triumphant” (Gramophone), “sparkling” (New York Times) and award-winning Mozart Momentum 1785 release with its partner album, focusing on the composer’s extraordinary creativity in the year 1786. “When you realize how quickly Mozart developed during the early years of the 1780s, it makes you ask: why did this happen? What was going on? It’s about the momentum of his creativity at this time,” says Leif Ove Andsnes.
In 1786 the white-hot inspiration of Mozart’s work on his opera The Marriage of Figaro spilled over into the composer’s piano concertos and chamber music. Suddenly, Mozart’s music was filled with a new spirit of conversation, deeper layers of meaning, and fuller explorations of instrumental and human character. In these works, Mozart was looking far beyond the confines of public taste and writing, apparently, to satisfy himself.

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