In this interview Hélène Grimaud speaks about her musical beginnings in Aix-en-Provence, and how she developed a deep understanding of what she describes as 'timeless time' in the music of Johannes Brahms. Her interpretations of both Brahms piano concertos are available in a 2013 Deutsche Grammophon recording. Last but not least, learn why her passions for music and wolves are deeply interconnected.
Cover story classical music interview with Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes published in German Music Magazine Klassik Heute, conducted in Munich, by Peter Schlüer.
The interview with Leif Ove Andsnes took place right after the pianist recorded Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Sir Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Orchestra. Learn what Leif Ove Andsnes has to say about this piece, and how he started out as a musician from a small town in Norway.
Classical music interview with Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen published in German Music Magazine Klassik Heute, conducted in Bamberg, Germany, by Peter Schlueer.
The composer, pianist, and conductor Mustonen speaks eloquently and imaginatively of his creative and highly reflective conception of music, rooted in Finnish language and culture. Join his fascinating discovery of an elegant mathematical pattern he applied to intermix and contrast the Preludes and Fugues by Bach and Shostakovich, and learn about his radically unusual approach to piano playing.