Leif Ove Andsnes: Sibelius

October 18, 2017, 9:00 am

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Sibelius’ solo piano music – too long in the shadow of his symphonic writings – is the focus of Leif Ove Andsnes’ new recording. The album gathers together some of the Finnish composer’s lesser-known gems that Andsnes uncovered while going through Sibelius’ entire piano output. Andsnes says, “There has been such a feeling of discovery. Everyone was astonished that there can be a major composer out there with such beautiful, accessible music that people don’t know. The fact that many will be hearing it for the first time, that’s a wonderful feeling.”