The start of a new year and the reviews for The Beethoven Journey keep coming, this time from Italy’s leading Amadeus magazine.
“The lively Concerto No. 1 – with its clear Haydn/Mozartesque structure that hides a peculiar expressive urgency – is fresh and its natural lyricism is enhanced by the cleaness of the airy piano playing and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in whose playing one can particularly appreciate the enhanced individual instrumental lines … Concerto No. 3 written twenty years later, is a different story: it is more ambitious in structure, more “symphonic”, and this interpreation is so emotional and exciting, but never, not even for an instant, aggressive or overstated. It is a combination of both feeling and a sense of measure which brings us new surprises in a repertoire that is already so well known …”