deutsche grammophon / 2009

Boulez conducts Bartók

Berliner Philharmoniker; Pierre Boulez, conductor

It’s an all-round winner of a disc, with superlative playing from both soloist and orchestra, and a recorded sound to match. Andsnes’s view of the music is fairly traditional…[his] pedalling is a shade cautious, but he plays the piece so beautifully that there are no grounds for complaint…Overall, this looks set to be a highly enjoyable journey.

BBC Music Magazine *****

Track Listing

Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95
1. Allegro
2. Adagio – Più adagio – Presto
3. Allegro molto

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