Proms soloist has to rehearse in railway station

Proms soloist has to rehearse in railway station


norman lebrecht

July 23, 2015

leif ove andnes

This is Leif Ove Andsnes at Marylebone today, and he’s doing it for a film.


  • David Boxwell says:

    He’s also tickled the ivories at the top of a mountain fjord (the piano was choppered in, I seem to remember).

  • Peter Barach says:

    Is it possible, Mr. Lebrecht, to post these photos so they are larger? For example, this photo of Andsnes has him as less than 1/2-inch tall on my desktop monitor. Nearly all of the photos on your website are very small and hard to see.


  • Pianofortissimo says:

    Mr. Andsnes’ latest Beethoven interpretations (“The Beethoven Voyage”, sic) are fine but his sensation-seeking happenings, like piano-playing in a fjord or when he destroyed a piano when playing in the middle of running water, are irritating and unserious.