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.…
The Hamburger Abendblatt previews Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra's Residency in Hamburg which opens on 24 September at the Laeiszhalle:
"The search for new ways, the constant struggle for one's own will and the struggle for a decent life: All these core issues of human…
Two weeks ahead of release, the German newspaper Der Rheinische Post reviews Volume 3 ... setting the standards right at the top of the game:
"His Beethoven is revolutionary … Its phenomenal … You hear details you've never heard before so bright, rough or delicate. The trite slogan of the…
Since the outset of his “Beethoven Journey,” Andsnes has not only performed Beethoven with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, but also as guest soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras.
This September he opens the new season with four performances of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony…