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On the heels of lavishly praised, season-opening concerts with the New York Philharmonic -- as well as winning his sixth Gramophone Award -- the celebrated Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes continues his multi-season "Beethoven Journey" project with four concerts (Oct 4-7) on the West Coast. Together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, Andsnes will play Beethoven's First and Third Piano Concertos, the two works Andsnes plays and directs from the keyboard on a new recording with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for Sony Classical -- his first release in a new, exclusive relationship with the label. From Southern California, where the pianist recently made headlines as Artistic Director of the Ojai Festival, Andsnes heads back to Europe for several Beethoven concerts this fall, performing the First Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic under Thomas Dausgaard (Oct 24-28); the First and Third Concertos with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra on a five-nation tour (Nov 14-21); and the Third Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin led by Gianandrea Noseda (Nov 28 & 29). Beethoven's music will also figure prominently on a six-city European recital tour program Andsnes will present with one of his most frequent collaborators, violinist Christian Tetzlaff (Dec 9-17).

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