Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 has great drama in its D minor opening, performed here by Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Ansndes. Also on the wide-ranging program are works by Beethoven, Hindemith and Prokofiev. In extended interviews below, Andsnes discusses the concert, and CSO trombone Michael Mulcahy talks about the history and difficulty of Hindemith’s Concert Music for Brass and String Orchestra.

Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Hindemith Concert Music for Brass and String Orchestra
Prokofiev Scythian Suite
Originally recorded at concerts in October, 2015

Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Originally recorded at concerts in April, 2013

Program notes for the first four works may be read here. Those for Mendelssohn’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage are here.

This program will be available until April 11, 2017



Performer Biographies

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director and Conductor