“After 55 cities, 22 countries, four years and three CDs, there was perhaps only one place for Leif Ove Andsnes’s “Beethoven Journey” with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to come to an end: with the Emperor Concerto in front of 6,000 people in the Albert Hall …”
Today’s Daily Telegraph’s review sums up what has been an amazing journey which ended Sunday night at the Proms in London. The 6000 strong audience rose to its feet – clapped, cheered and stamped their feet.
Also reviewing the final concert The Guardian wrote “The quality of music-making was exceptionally high. Over the four years during which they have been engaged upon this project, orchestral players and soloist have clearly honed not only their individual performances but also their acutely sensitive responses towards each other’s momentary needs. Balance and ensemble were uniformly excellent; solo passages dovetailed flawlessly into accompaniments. Andsnes’s pianism was distinguished. His finger-work was impeccable.”
For all those present it will be a night to remember.