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composed by Alexander Scriabin, Bedrich Smetana, Charles Trénet, Claude Debussy, Cyril Scott, Dmitry Shostakovich, Edvard Grieg, Federico Mompou, Felix Mendelssohn, Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, George Antheil, Isaac Albéniz, Jacques Ibert

Titled Horizons and subtitled "A Personal Collection of Piano Encores," Leif Ove Andsnes' 2006 release can only make longtime fans of his playing ask three little questions: Andsnes? Encores? Really? A self-confessed "very serious young pianist" who played "only the most important repertoire," Andsnes had heretofore always seemed to be the contemporary pianist least likely to play an encore, much less a whole disc of 22 of them. And yet here it is -- and it is marvelous. Each piece is awe inspiring by itself -- the fragrant ...

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  1. Pieces (13) for piano, Op. 76: No. 2 Étude
  2. Impromptus (2) for piano, Op. 14: No. 1
  3. Songs without Words (6) for piano, Book 6, Op. 67: No. 2 in F-sharp minor
  4. Songs (6) for voice & piano, Op. 17 (TrV 149): No. 2 Ständchen
  5. Paisajes, for piano: Paisajes No. 2, El lago
  6. Ich ruf' zu dir, transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 639; Ten Chorale Preludes No. 5), KiV B27/5
  7. Impromptu for piano No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29, CT. 43
  8. Liebestraume (3), notturnos for piano, S. 541, LW A103 (after songs LW N18): No. 3 "O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst!"
  9. The Age of Gold, ballet, Op. 22: Polka
  10. España, album leaves (6) for piano, Op. 165, B. 37
  11. Cançons i dansas No. 1, for piano ("La Filla del carmesí - Danse de Castellterçol")
  12. Chants Polonais (6), transcription for piano, S. 480 (LW A193) (after Chopin, Op. 74): No. 5 Meine Freuden
  13. Valse-Impromptu (I & II), for piano, S. 213 (LW 84c)
  14. Toccatas (2), for piano, W. 72: Toccata No. 2
  15. Coin de rue, song
  16. Suite Mosaique, for violin & piano: Veslemøys Sang
  17. Humoresque for piano in C major ("Allegretto con grazia"), Op. 6/3
  18. Am Seegestade - Eine Erinnerung (On the Seahore - A Memory), concert etude for piano in G sharp minor, JB 1:80 (Op. 17)
  19. Pieces (2) for piano, Op. 47: No. 2 Lotus Land
  20. Histoires (Stories), pieces (10) for piano & piano, 4 hands: No. 2 Lotus Land
  21. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 82/3 (75/3)
  22. Folketone (Folk tune from Valdres), for piano (Stimmungen No. 4), Op. 73/4
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Horizons
2006, Warner Classics

UPC: 094634168229

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