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Caption: Leif Ove Andsnes, Credit: Simon Fowler
Image by: Simon Fowler 
Leif Ove Andsnes 

Virtuoso Voices - Leif Ove Andsnes (Grieg's Intimate Confessions)

From: Listener Directed Productions, Inc.
Series: Virtuoso Voices(tm)
Length: :22

One of composer Edvard Grieg's best known works is his Piano Concerto. While Grieg speaks on a mostly grand scale in the concerto, Leif Ove Andsnes says his solo piano music speaks an entirely different language. Use this 21 second clip to introduce almost any recording of Leif Ove Andsnes playing Grieg (especially the Lyric Pieces or shorter piano works). Scroll down to read the Suggested Host Intro, Outro and a transcript.

Leif_ove_andsnes_by_simon_fowler_small Use this clip to enhance your introduction to Leif Ove Andsnes playing Grieg (especially the Lyric Pieces or shorter piano works).

Music Options:  Grieg: Ballade and Lyric Pieces (EMI Classics 94399 and 57296).  L-OA's compete discography (including more Grieg) is available at arkivmusic.com.

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
One of composer Edvard Grieg's best known works is his Piano Concerto.  While Grieg speaks on a mostly grand scale in the concerto, Leif Ove Andsnes (Layf OH-vuh ONDS-ness) says his solo piano music speaks an entirely different language.

CLIP TRANSCRIPT
"There is something very child-like about this music and there is this kind of narrative.  His melodies are not operatic, so it's almost like these melodies could be spoken rather than sung in, in operatic way.  And therefore I think they often speak so intimately to us, like a confession between two persons."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes (Layf OH-vuh ONDS-ness) speaking intimately about the intimate language heard in Grieg's music for solo piano.  Here's an example.  This is (insert music title(s)).

(To download a .txt file of this suggested copy, look under the "Additional Files" for this piece.)


WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES™?

Virtuoso Voices™ is a performer interview service that provides short interview segments to radio stations, their websites and other online platforms.

Virtuoso Voices provides stations with a new strategy for presenting classical music on the radio by directly involving the performer in the introduction of the music.  These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

Program content is taken from interviews with internationally recognized classical music performers, such as Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For more information and to see additional ways to use these clips, please visit our website, www.virtuosovoices.org.


Virtuoso Voices™ Fundraising Service

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages.

Please visit the fundraising page of our website for examples and further information.  www.virtuosovoices.org/fundraising.


VIRTUOSO VOICES

"Classical Music's Virtuosos Want a Word with Your Listeners."

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

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Piece Description

Use this clip to enhance your introduction to Leif Ove Andsnes playing Grieg (especially the Lyric Pieces or shorter piano works).

Music Options:  Grieg: Ballade and Lyric Pieces (EMI Classics 94399 and 57296).  L-OA's compete discography (including more Grieg) is available at arkivmusic.com.

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
One of composer Edvard Grieg's best known works is his Piano Concerto.  While Grieg speaks on a mostly grand scale in the concerto, Leif Ove Andsnes (Layf OH-vuh ONDS-ness) says his solo piano music speaks an entirely different language.

CLIP TRANSCRIPT
"There is something very child-like about this music and there is this kind of narrative.  His melodies are not operatic, so it's almost like these melodies could be spoken rather than sung in, in operatic way.  And therefore I think they often speak so intimately to us, like a confession between two persons."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes (Layf OH-vuh ONDS-ness) speaking intimately about the intimate language heard in Grieg's music for solo piano.  Here's an example.  This is (insert music title(s)).

(To download a .txt file of this suggested copy, look under the "Additional Files" for this piece.)


WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES™?

Virtuoso Voices™ is a performer interview service that provides short interview segments to radio stations, their websites and other online platforms.

Virtuoso Voices provides stations with a new strategy for presenting classical music on the radio by directly involving the performer in the introduction of the music.  These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

Program content is taken from interviews with internationally recognized classical music performers, such as Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For more information and to see additional ways to use these clips, please visit our website, www.virtuosovoices.org.


Virtuoso Voices™ Fundraising Service

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages.

Please visit the fundraising page of our website for examples and further information.  www.virtuosovoices.org/fundraising.


VIRTUOSO VOICES

"Classical Music's Virtuosos Want a Word with Your Listeners."

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

Additional Files

Additional Credits

This clip is also available on the Virtuoso Voices June 2009 CD.
Photo Credit: Simon Fowler
Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

Related Website

www.virtuosovoices.org