‘I only listen to classical music now. I listen to Bach every night’: ABBA’s Benny Andersson

29 September 2017, 11:00

Benny Andersson

Benny Andersson – along with Björn Ulvaeus – wrote some of the most recognisable pop songs of the 70s and 80s, including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and Waterloo. But now he only listens to classical music…

Benny Andersson has just released a new album – but you won't find any percussion, synth or backing vocals on this record. 

This album goes right back to basics: just Benny and a piano. 

Piano includes 21 tracks, all performed by Benny himself, and features solo piano versions of some of his most famous songs, as well as new compositions. What's more it's been released on the famous classical record label Deutsche Grammophon. 

So, why did you decide to create 'Piano'

 

 

You've said that now you only listen to classical music – how did you get into it?