The East Anglian Daily Times reviews the Snape Proms recital

A piano recital has the potential to be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences. With two of the greatest composers for the piano, a world class pianist and a full house your evening is set fair.

The term ‘groundbreaking’ can be applied to many of Beethoven’s works but his magnificent Waldstein Sonata is certainly one of them. The expansive confidence, virtuosity and scale of the music are breathtaking and Leif Ove Andsnes captured all the monumental qualities with his secure tempi and crystal-clear passage work. The urgent opening repetitions set the scene but there were also beautiful moments of repose with the second subject. The slow movement had a profound calm with the dotted three note figure pointing us to the finale in which the pianist gave a stunning display of technique, not least in maintaining the trills.

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

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