“HERE it is: the annually anticipated choices from the classical music critics of The New York Times of the best recordings of 2014 …

‘THE BEETHOVEN JOURNEY’: FIVE PIANO CONCERTOS, ‘CHORAL’ FANTASY Leif Ove Andsnes, pianist and conductor; Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Sony Classical, 43058872; three CDs). For the last few seasons, the superb Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has been performing and recording Beethoven’s five piano concertos with the acclaimed Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducting from the keyboard. That survey, which includes the “Choral” Fantasy, is now complete. It offers exceptionally lucid, fresh and insightful performances.”


Source: The New York Times