General Anzeiger Bonn reviews the Beethoven Journey Volume II

“The effect of Andsnes’ art of interpretation is through his pure approach without dramatic over-emphasis. On the CD, his style seems calm but definitely not emotionless. His brilliant technical skill allows for a wonderfully clear and extremely nuanced performance.

“Especially the fourth, lyrical Piano Concerto gains enormously from this approach. The slow movement, in which the pure, innocent “singing” of the piano brings the fierce objections of the orchestra to silence, are heard here in a simplicity that moves one in a heart-rending manner …”

Source: General Anzeiger Bonn

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