“Beethoven gets a whole new life in these brilliant and fresh interpretations” wrote the Göteborg Posten following Leif Ove Andsnes and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra’s concert last weekend in Gothenburg performing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos nos 2 & 4.

“The music is variable, mercury quick, lightly sensitive. But never majestic … It’s hard not to be impressed by the virtuosic balance … but the greatness of Beethoven’ Andsnes playing has to do with a rare ability to let the harmonics create myriad sounds clouds, as if we could have imagined Debussy’s impressionism in these cascades of runs and arpeggios. It’s a wonder to experience.”

 

Source: Göteborg Posten

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