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Leif Ove Andsnes - Sibelius is KDFC: Album Of the Week

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Leif Ove Andsnes follows his string of award-winning Beethoven concerto recordings for Sony Classical with an album of solo piano works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Sibelius wrote over 150 works for piano, but the composer's works for the instrument have long languished in the shadow of his orchestral music. His piano pieces were often seen as lacking in the rich, sonorous textures that the composer brought to his full orchestral works and were therefore largely disregarded. Andsnes has scoured the composer's entire piano output, carefully selecting the pieces he believes deserve recognition and with which he feels a strong personal connection, uncovering ‘intriguing works with the wonderful Sibelius qualities we know'.

For the Week of December 4th, Leif Ove Andsnes - Sibelius is the KDFC: San Francisco 'Album Of the Week.' Listen for selections all this week.