Lise Davidsen & Leif Ove Andsnes Announce New Grieg Album

By Francisco Salazar

Decca Classics has announced a new album by Norwegian artists Lise Davidsen and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

The new album will feature music by Edvard Grieg including his song cycle, which is at the center of the album.

In a statement, Davidsen said, “Everyone in Norway knows this music. I am very aware of the conventions of how it “should” be done and by whom. This project was about listening to the music on our own terms, trying to find our Grieg sound.”

The album will be accompanied by a European tour which will include recitals at the Staatsoper de Berlín (Jan. 6), Teatro Real de Madrid (Jan. 8), Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Jan. 9), Konzerthaus in Vienna (Jan. 11), and Barbican in London Jan. 13).

The new album will be released on Jan. 7, 2022.