Reviewing the Munich concert the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote “The evening in the Gasteig Philharmonic was marked by D minor. With quite different musical Gods: Mozart and Bruckner, but with two musical performers of the same ilk: Andris Nelsons and Leif Ove Andsnes, both congenial spirits from the Nordic-Baltic musical world whose lively authenticity always impresses. And a further star in the form of the Philharmonia Orchestra from London, with a hoard of great tradition and the finest sound culture. Andsnes tempers the D minor of Mozart’s piano concerto KV 466 with an introverted drama right from the start. It is not the tragic drama of “Don Giovanni” which he presents but one with a subdued glow of excitement, always underpinned with the highest delicacy by Andris Nelsons and the London musicians. Andsnes keeps the crescendo of excitement until the cadenza but it is only in the last moment that he really lets forth, yet never departing from his impeccable intuition for Mozart’s tone.”


Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung