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Christian Tetzlaff & Leif Ove Andsnes

Play Mozart, Sibelius & Shostakovich

Two of today’s most accomplished soloists present a typically wide-ranging, distinctively individual recital of works by Mozart, Sibelius and Shostakovich

Christian Tetzlaff Violin
Leif Ove Andsnes Piano

Mozart Violin Sonata in G K379
Sibelius Danses champêtres Op 106 Nos 2, 4 & 5
Janáček Violin Sonata
Shostakovich Violin Sonata

Two of today’s most accomplished soloists with a typically wide-ranging, distinctively individual recital.

After more than two decades performing together, German violinist Christian Tetzlaff and Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes – both widely admired for their immaculate, intensely communicative playing – have a deeply felt, instinctive musical understanding.

For their captivating recital, Tetzlaff and Andsnes bring together the deceptive simplicity of Mozart’s elegantly lyrical Violin Sonata in G K379, alongside the full-blooded rustic vigour of some of Sibelius’s seldom-heard ‘country dances’.

They close with two unforgettable violin sonatas: the gripping emotional concentration of Janáček’s, and the grandeur and seriousness of Shostakovich’s, written amid the political tumult of 1968.

This concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Christian Tetzlaff Violin
Leif Ove Andsnes Piano

Mozart Violin Sonata in G K379
Sibelius Danses champêtres Op 106 Nos 2, 4 & 5
Janáček Violin Sonata
Shostakovich Violin Sonata


More information about the artists

Christian Tetzlaff
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Leif Ove Andsnes
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7 August 2017

  • The Queen's Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 45mins approx (one interval)
  • £9 - £32.50*

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring.