BBC Music online reviews The Beethoven Journey
“Don’t be put off by the ostentatious title. Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s latest release – the first volume of a four-year Beethoven Journey – shines with some of the best Beethoven playing you will ever hear … The clarity of detail in these intelligent and subtle accounts of the first and third concertos may even reflect the pianist’s claim that repeated exposure to wafting fragments made a big impression. But, clearly, this is music that Andsnes has been living with for many years – and it now emerges with an impressive maturity … Hopefully we won’t have long to wait for the fruits of the next step on this joyous journey.
Author: Graham Rogers