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Leif Ove Andsnes and Friends: To Hope

Leif Ove Andsnes piano | Christiane Karg soprano | Marius Neset sax | Louise Tuck cello | Elise Båtnes violin | Ingrid Søfteland Neset flute

Founded by Leif Ove Andsnes in 2016, the annual Rosendal Chamber Music Festival usually takes place in Norway’s Baroniet Rosendal Manor House and Gardens, an idyllic 17th-century estate dubbed “a utopian place for utopian musicians” (The Arts Desk, UK). A high point of the 2020 festival was to have been the first performance of a new chamber work by Norwegian composer-saxophonist Marius Neset, a “master of remarkable saxophonic technique” known for his “complex, Nordic-folk-influenced compositions” (London Jazz News). Despite being forced to postpone the festival, Leif Ove Andsnes succeeded in presenting a single, closed concert, with Neset’s world premiere as its centerpiece performed by composer, pianist and guest artists Ingrid Søfteland Neset (flute) and Louisa Tuck (cello).
The programming for the festival in 2020 had been dedicated to Beethoven and so it was also important for Leif Ove Andsnes to feature his music in this unique concert. “To Hope” brings Christiane Karg together with Andsnes and other guest musicians, for a performance of Beethoven’s chamber music.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op 13 ("Pathétique")
Ludwig van Beethoven: Folksongs/ Songs of various nationalities (Air russe, Schwedisches Wiegenlied, Poszla baba po popiol, La Gondoletta, Music, Love and Wine, Cancion, Air cosaque)
Marius Neset: Who We Are
Ludwig van Beethoven: An die Hoffnung, Op. 94
Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen


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Orchestral Music
77 mins
Magnus B. B. Lysbakken
Leif Ove Andsnes, Magnus B. B. Lysbakken, Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, NRK
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