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Leif Ove Andsnes – the Beethoven Journey

Tonight Leif Ove Andsnes plays the Beethoven First Piano Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Royal Festival Hall. As I write he’s probably just about now presenting the Chamber Music award at this year’s Gramophone Awards. But yesterday he was in the business centre of my building talking Beethoven for a … [Read More]

Posted on 27/09/2012
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Risor Festival of Chamber Music at Wigmore Hall

Each year, Risor – a small fishing town on the south-eastern coast of Norway – hosts an internationally renowned festival of chamber music. This week some of its key players decamped to Wigmore Hall and naturally they brought a little piece of Norway with them. Violinist Henning Kraggerud and pianist Marc-André Hamerlin opened proceedings with … [Read More]

Posted on 27/11/2010
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