Dvořák: Poetic Tone Pictures – Leif Ove Andsnes

November 30, 2022, 9:00 am

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I have to say I think this is the great forgotten cycle of 19th century piano music,” says Leif Ove Andsnes about his latest release on Sony Classical. On this album, he presents the most substantial piano collection by the great Romantic composer Antonín Dvořák – the unjustly neglected Poetic Tone Pictures. According to Andsnes, these undiscovered gems show an entirely different side to the composer known for his symphonies and string quartets. The 13 piano postcards that make up Dvořák’s Poetic Tone Pictures signal a shift in style from a composer moving away from formal constructions towards a more free, inspired aesthetic.