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Genre: Kungliga Filharmonikerna

Schumann Piano Concerto

Leif-Ove Andsnes is the soloist and Franz Welser-Möst conducts.

Norwegian Leif Ove Andsnes is one of the world’s most prominent and in-demand concert pianists. He debuted with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Since then, he has appeared on Konserthuset’s large stage on several occasions, most recently in 2014 in a solo recital dedicated entirely to Beethoven. Now we hear him perform Robert Schumann’s beloved Piano Concerto, which is in fact reminiscent of Grieg’s equally popular concerto in several ways. Both concertos begin similarly, with a characteristic powerful orchestral chord followed by falling chords on the piano.

Prokofiev said his fifth symphony is a tribute to the “generosity, strength and spiritual purity of the free and happy individual. I did not deliberately choose the theme; rather, it came to me, then matured, and had to be expressed”. He surely felt at that time like a chosen and privileged person. Since 1941, he had been living with Mira Mendelson, who would be his second wife. He was one of the country’s most esteemed and frequently played composers. In addition, the war would soon be won.

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Franz Welser-Möst, who received the Eric Ericson Honorary Chair in 2018. He conducts the orchestra for two weeks each season.

  • The music

  • Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in a minor
  • Intermission: a conversation with the artists
  • Sergey Prokofiev Symphony No. 5
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Franz Welser-Möst conductor
  • Leif Ove Andsnes piano

Release date

Sunday 1 May 2022 19.00


About the video

  • Published online 1 May 2022.
  • Filmed 21 April 2022.
  • The video is approximately two hours. 

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Genre: Kungliga Filharmonikerna

Schumann Piano Concerto

Leif-Ove Andsnes is the soloist and Franz Welser-Möst conducts.

Release date

Sunday 1 May 2022 19.00

About the video

  • Published online 1 May 2022.
  • Filmed 21 April 2022.
  • The video is approximately two hours. 

Norwegian Leif Ove Andsnes is one of the world’s most prominent and in-demand concert pianists. He debuted with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Since then, he has appeared on Konserthuset’s large stage on several occasions, most recently in 2014 in a solo recital dedicated entirely to Beethoven. Now we hear him perform Robert Schumann’s beloved Piano Concerto, which is in fact reminiscent of Grieg’s equally popular concerto in several ways. Both concertos begin similarly, with a characteristic powerful orchestral chord followed by falling chords on the piano.

Prokofiev said his fifth symphony is a tribute to the “generosity, strength and spiritual purity of the free and happy individual. I did not deliberately choose the theme; rather, it came to me, then matured, and had to be expressed”. He surely felt at that time like a chosen and privileged person. Since 1941, he had been living with Mira Mendelson, who would be his second wife. He was one of the country’s most esteemed and frequently played composers. In addition, the war would soon be won.

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Franz Welser-Möst, who received the Eric Ericson Honorary Chair in 2018. He conducts the orchestra for two weeks each season.

  • The music

  • Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in a minor
  • Intermission: a conversation with the artists
  • Sergey Prokofiev Symphony No. 5
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Franz Welser-Möst conductor
  • Leif Ove Andsnes piano

Watch in our app

The Konserthuset Play app makes it easier to experience music on your phone or tablet – or on a big screen! Read more

FAQ about Konserthuset Play

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