As Leif Ove prepares for another two performances with the Munich Philharmonic and Thomas Dausgaard over the weekend the Münchner Abendzeitung reviews the first concert, commenting on the opening work, Kurtag’s Quasi una fantasia with “You can almost hear the scruples with which he composed his miniatures. Even when for György Kurtag they are downright expansive … Nothing is left to chance, not even the spherical noise of the mouth organ. And even Leif Ove Andsnes at the piano doesn’t leave the notes to chance, showing in his way, how exciting the combination of scales can be.”

Following the  Kurtag came Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 1 – “… the fabulous Dausgaard and absolutely unpretentious Leif Ove Andsnes in turn draw a quiet but powerful approach, an approach which has always been Andsnes’ convincing musical personality over the years.”

Source: Münchner Abendzeitung