reviews Leif Ove Andsnes’ performance of Debussy’s Fantaisie with the New World Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas

“… A marvelous account by Leif Ove Andsnes of Debussy’s Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra followed, written when he was twenty-seven, but its intended premiere was cancelled and Debussy never allowed it to be performed or published in his lifetime. The piano functions as a ‘first among equals’. Andsnes and the NWS reflected Debussy’s youthful enthusiasm and his innovative approach to harmony. There were again fine contributions from the NWS fellows and in the Finale Andsnes came to the fore with shimmering runs and pyrotechnics.”