[ Sony Classical / CD ]
Release Date: Saturday 1 September 2018
"a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight" (New York Times).
Interspersing the Romantic master composer's four Ballades - works immense in the range and power of their expression - with three of his nocturnes, the new album represents the Norwegian pianist's first recording of Chopin's music in more than a decade.
"There were quite a few years where I didn't play much Chopin. He felt complicated to me, and I was not at ease with him. Something has happened to me in the last ten years, I don't know what it is, but now I experience his music as so unbelievably great, so unique a voice, much more than before. My relationship to this composer is much more intimate." - Leif Ove Andsnes
Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23, No.1
Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15 No. 1
Ballade in F Major, Op. 38, No.2
Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1
Ballade in A-Flat Major, Op.47, No.3
Nocturne No. 17 in B major, Op. 62 No. 1
Ballade in F Minor, Op. 52, No.4