Tuesday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. Herold: Overture (Zampa). Grieg: Lyric Pieces (excerpts). Vivaldi: Concerto, RV428. Beethoven: Symphony No 1. Anon: Danza del hacha. Glinka: Septet in E flat.
With Sarah Walker. Sarah's Artist of the Week is the pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, who was born in Karmoy, Norway in 1970, and studied at the Bergen Music Conservatory under the renowned Czech professor Jiri Hlinka. Andsnes cites Dinu Lipatti, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Sviatoslav Richter, and Geza Anda among the pianists who have most inspired him. He has been nominated for seven Grammys and awarded many international prizes, including five Gramophone Awards and the Royal Philharmonic Society's Instrumentalist Award.
We hear him today perform Grieg's Lyric Pieces at Grieg's villa in Troldhaugen, Norway, and Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor.