The Los Angeles Times reviews Leif Ove’s performance of Beethoven Piano Concerto no.1 with the L A Phil and Gustavo Dudamel

“With Obama and Romney on the brain, it becomes next to impossible a day after the presidential debates not to perceive the candidates in all walks of life. The Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes — who participated in an all-Beethoven concert with Los Angeles Philharmonic Thursday night in Walt Disney Concert Hall — are not exactly stand-ins for American politicians.

“But one of them advocates big Beethoven, the other small Beethoven. Andnses has a new recording of the composer’s First Piano Concerto and Dudamel of the “Eroica” symphony, the two works on Thursday’s program. Their radically different approaches express seemingly irreconcilable points of view.”

Source: Los Angeles Times

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