“Happiness – Imbued with crystalline clarity, animated by a bright tone – This is Leif Ove Andsnes’ Beethoven. Never previously has the Norwegian pianist recorded the work of the piano Titans in the studio. For long he was convinced he was not mature enough to take them on. Only now has he considered the time to be ripe and he approaches them with a feeling of inner necessity, respect and restraint … The result can be heard on two evenings and at the Lucerne Piano Festival.”