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Tune In: Leif Ove Andsnes on NPR’s All Things Considered today

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove
has embarked
on a major collaboration with South African-born artist Robin Rhode, creating a special program entitled
Pictures Reframed”. At
the core of the project is Mussorgsky’s epic piano suite Pictures at
an Exhibition,
it combines music, film and still imagery.
The world premiere of “Pictures Reframed” takes place at Lincoln Center on
November 13 & 14, but National Public Radio provides a preview –
including interviews with the artists – on Friday, August 21 during All
Things Considered
, broadcast between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm eastern
time (the segment is currently slotted to run at the end of the first hour
of the program – approximately 4:50pm New York time). Visit NPR’s newly
designed music web site at 
to see video footage of the development of the project; and for those who miss
the radio broadcast, the ATC audio segment will be available online,
at the same link, after 7pm eastern time. 
EMI Classics,
for which Leif Ove Andsnes records exclusively, will release the project on
both DVD and CD in the fall, before the world premiere performances
in November.  The project tours the United States and Europe during November
and December, with Andsnes performing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition while images and videos by Rhode
are projected onto screens surrounding the piano. The sponsor of “Pictures
Reframed” is StatoilHydro,and New York’s Lincoln Center is the commissioning arts institution. 

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