“You might think that Beethoven Journies have been so endlessly surveyed and explored for mass tourism that there is no new room for surprise” writes France’s Telerama about the new Beethoven album. “This is without taking into account the intrepidity of travelers such as the amazing Leif Ove Andsnes and his young partners in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, which includes elite training … brilliant musicians, independent (they refuse to have a Permanent Leader), anxious to perform the symphonic repertoire as chamber music – with the same commitment, the same collegiality … For the first part of the journey, devoted to concertos nos 1 and 3, the result is a stunning family celebration full of verve, humour …”

Source: Telerama

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