"One of the highlights of the BBC Proms so far has been Leif Ove Andsnes’s Beethoven piano concerto cycle with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra" writes Gramophone Magazine, "and if you’re suffering withdrawal symptoms from music-making of such freshness and imagination, there’s a treat in store on the horizon. Phil Grabsky’s film ‘Concerto: A…
"Andsnes and the MCO’s fresh and sensitive performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos have been an early Proms highlight. But is there such a thing as ‘authentic’ Beethoven?"
Read Tom Service's thoughts on his Guardian blog
"After 55 cities, 22 countries, four years and three CDs, there was perhaps only one place for Leif Ove Andsnes's "Beethoven Journey" with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to come to an end: with the Emperor Concerto in front of 6,000 people in the Albert Hall …"
Today's Daily Telegraph's…
With the very last performance of The Beethoven Journey just a few hours from now, the musicians are getting in gear for what will be an emotional farewell.
Meanwhile the UK critics have been paying tribute to the final residency in the four year project ...
"The full measure of…
BBC news meets Leif Ove in rehearsal in London as he prepares for the final prom
"For Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, his appearance at the BBC Proms on Sunday will mark the end of a "musical pilgrimage" which has seen him perform Beethoven exclusively for the past four…
Listen in to BBC Radio 3's "In Tune" today at 17.30 GMT to hear Leif Ove live on air in advance of his first Prom concert with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
Meanwhile all three proms concerts will be broadcast live on Radio 3 and streamed on the internet.…