The Irish Times reviews Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Dublin

Norway’s super-pianist Leif Ove Andsnes made his first concerto appearance at the NCH on Sunday, directing Beethoven’s Second and Fourth Concertos from the keyboard. It was very much a case of less is more, of a kind of homeopathic concentration that upped expressive impact.

If Andsnes were an actor, it would have been a matter of a millimetre of eyebrow movement telling of a world of feeling. And on this occasion the finely sculpted orchestral playing was always at one with the soloist. Unforgettable.

 

 

Source: The Irish times

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