Sony classical / 2014

Beethoven Journey: Piano Concerto No. 5 & Choral Fantasy)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

“Andsnes’s view of the Emperor Concerto’s slow movement may strike some listeners as less contemplative and poetic than usual, and it may be that his interpretation of the piece will deepend over time, but it’s beautifully played…Particularly notable in Andsnes’s performance of the first movement is the mysterious approach to the recapitulation, where he and the orchestra vividly convey the feeling of the music holding its breath.”

BBC Music Magazine *****