MIC's Listen to Norway series continues with Leif Ove Andsnes' 'Mozart: Piano Concertos 9 and 18'
Following highly praised concert performances of two of Mozart’s piano concertos, star Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes puts his interpretations of the Piano Concertos Nos. 9 and 18 to disc with a spirited and lively Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. The playing on this remarkable release is articulate and communicative of the highest order with tempos in the outer movements that breeze along without ever seeming hasty or pushed and with flowing slow movements that are never denied their rich expression. In short, this is a very distinguished release, a true partnership between pianist and orchestra, beautifully recorded, with performances that are sparkling, revealing and deeply considered – and which will stand the test of time very easily.