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Leif Ove Andsnes - 5 Classic Albums [Box set]

Leif Ove Andsnes Audio CD
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Born in 1970 on the island of Karmøy in West Norway to music teaching parents, Leif Ove Andsnes started playing at an early age although it was not until he was 16 that he began to dedicate himself seriously to playing when he moved to Bergen to study with the Czech emigré Jiri Hlinka. He gave his first professional debut concert in Norway at the age of 17 and the following year ... Read more in Amazon's Leif Ove Andsnes Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Nov 2012)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0091JQH80
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,597 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I. Maestoso - Leif Ove Andsnes/City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
2. II. Adagio - Leif Ove Andsnes/City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
3. III. Rondo (Allegro non troppo) - Leif Ove Andsnes/City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
4. No. 1 in E Flat Major: Andante - Leif Ove Andsnes
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Disc: 2
1. I. Vivace - Leif Ove Andsnes/Berliner Philharmoniker/Antonio Pappano
2. II. Andante - Leif Ove Andsnes/Berliner Philharmoniker/Antonio Pappano
3. III. Allegro vivace - Leif Ove Andsnes/Berliner Philharmoniker/Antonio Pappano
4. I. Moderato - Leif Ove Andsnes
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Disc: 3
1. Allegro - Leif Ove Andsnes/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
2. Adagio - Leif Ove Andsnes/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
3. Finale - rondo - Leif Ove Andsnes/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
4. Allegro - Leif Ove Andsnes/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
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Disc: 4
1. I. Allegro molto moderato - Leif Ove Andsnes/Mariss Jansons/Berliner Philharmoniker
2. II. Adagio - Leif Ove Andsnes/Mariss Jansons/Berliner Philharmoniker
3. III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Andante maestoso - Leif Ove Andsnes/Mariss Jansons/Berliner Philharmoniker
4. I. Allegro affettuoso - Leif Ove Andsnes/Mariss Jansons/Berliner Philharmoniker
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Disc: 5
1. I. Allegro - Leif Ove Andsnes/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
2. II. Andante - Leif Ove Andsnes/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
3. III. Allegretto - Leif Ove Andsnes/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
4. I. Allegro - Leif Ove Andsnes/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
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5.0 out of 5 stars better than expected 6 Sep 2013
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I bought this compilation for the Haydn, but ended up being delighted by the recordings of the old warhorses as well - the live Rachmaninov 2nd in particular. If any cavilling is required, then the 'HIP' accompaniment to the (excellently played, recorded and interestingly interpreted) Mozart is (for me) at odds with the modern grand piano. But so what? It's another view...
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5.0 out of 5 stars And embarrassment of riches, or Andsnes for the rest of us. 7 April 2013
By Aquaria - Published on Amazon.com
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I won't go into reviewing the individual works in detail, for others have done better jobs on the individual albums than I ever could.

If you're looking at this, most likely you have an idea who Leif Ove Andsnes is. You might know that at least three of these albums are stunning (Grieg & Schumann, Rachmaninov and Mozart). You've at least heard him on the radio, or seen him on Youtube, and been impressed. I know I was! So you come here and look for his albums.

Maybe you have champagne tastes and a Lone Star beer budget, like I do, but you want to support the good artists when and where you can, or at least let the labels know to keep them signed so they can keep making music; however, when you see the prices of individual albums, you shudder. Until you see this five in one set for the price of one of Andsnes' CDs, or even lower! You wonder if it's a ripoff or a steal.

I'll save y'all the effort: It's an epic steal.

Of course, there's a catch with getting five albums at this price from an artist of this caliber. You don't get fancy here. The CDs are inside a thick cardboard box with a lid that folds back. It's sturdy, but not so sturdy that you want to be opening it a lot of times. The discs do not come in jewel cases, but in poster stock sleeves with the album cover on the front. On the back is the very bare minimum: a simple track listing, name of the orchestra and its conductor, and recording year and place. No liner notes with historical data, detailed credits or notes from the artist, never mind in multiple languages. Are you buying the album for the liner notes or the music? It takes some really good liner notes for me to remember them ten minutes after I've read them, but they're still not the reason I'm buying an album or box set. I'm buying it for the music, and the CDs you get in this set are the same CDs that are in the albums with the jewel cases and fancy notes. If the music is the same (which is awesome in this case), then a set like this is good enough for me.

If you're the kind who plays CDs often, particularly in your car, you might want to get jewel cases for the discs. Otherwise, this set seems to be meant for people who listen to a CD only once in a while or use them once, to rip the music for iDevices.
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