Leif Ove Andsnes & Bertrand Chamayou
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Colleagues and friends Leif Ove Andsnes and Bertrand Chamayou juxtapose selections from Gyrgy Kurtg's playful Jtkok (Games) with Schubert's great piano duets.

Leif Ove Andsnes (termed a pianist of magisterial elegance by the New York Times) and his friend and colleague Bertrand Chamayou (described as hugely impressive by the Guardian) unite in an imaginative piano duet recital.

At the heart of the programme is a series of piano duo masterpieces written by the terminally ill Franz Schubert in his final months. These include the tempestuous Lebensstrme (Lifes Storms) and the tender Rondo in A major. Even more impressive is the dramatic and multi-faceted Fantasie in F minor, one of the greatest of all Schuberts keyboard works.

The recital also features music by a major contemporary composer inspired by Schubert: Gyrgy Kurtg. Andsnes and Chamayou will perform a selection from his Jtkok (Games). The composer describes these games as a celebration of daring, pleasure in playing and the joy of movement.

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Leif Ove Andsnes Piano

Bertrand Chamayou Piano

Schubert Rondo in A D951

Gyrgy Kurtg Selection from Jtkok (Games)

Schubert Allegro in A minor from Lebensstrme (Life's Storms) D947

Schubert Fugue in E minor D952

Gyrgy Kurtg Selection from Jtkok

Schubert Fantasie in F minor D940

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