15 Dec 2014

Critic's Chair: The Beethoven Journey

From The Critic's Chair, 12:00 pm on 15 December 2014

Beethoven JourneyThe Beethoven Journey
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No 5 in Eb Op 73; Choral Fantasia Op 80
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano/dir), Mahler CO
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Robert Johnson reviews the final CD in The Beethoven Journey series, and gives some context for both the works on the disc. Solo pianist Leif Ove Andsnes also directs the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the set receives a strong recommendation from Robert Johnson.