The world's leading music magazine, Gramophone, has chosen Volume 3 of the Beethoven Journey as an Editor's Choice in the current Awards issue commenting:
"Journey’s end – but what a journey! Andsnes and the Mahler CO here bring to a close this wonderfully engaging and often very beautiful Beethoven concerto cycle."…
Norwegian TV national news visited Leif Ove at home in Bergen to talk Beethoven as Volume 3 is released. Check out the interview which starts at 24'20
Is this the "End of the Road" asks Norway's Dagbladet in its review of Volume 3 of the Beethoven Journey. "Now is the final stage in the great journey through Beethoven's Piano Concerts. Do we see any strands that stand out?"
Yes is the answer with this top rating review…
Today marks the official release date of Volume 3, the last recording in Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra's Beethoven Journey. Already singled out by the German press as a bench mark recording, this final release features Concerto no. 5 "The Emperor" and the Choral Fantasy.
UK'S Classic FM is featuring Leif Ove Andsnes as Artist of the Week. "Born in Norway in 1970, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has enjoyed a career spanning 20 years, performing at all the major concert halls with the world's leading orchestras."
"At many points the (Emperor) concerto exudes an energy that goes beyond the purely musical. Its expressiveness has a human, perhaps also a period dimenion, composed as the work was in the years between 1809 and 1810 when Beethoven's adopted hometown of Vienna was occupied and bombed by Napoleon's troops.…