Andsnes: The Beethoven Journey
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat major, Op 19 (29:30)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Celebrated Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes continues his exploration of Beethoven’s complete piano concertos with The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 4. Like the first title in the series, the new album was recorded with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and directed from the keyboard by the pianist himself. This release is timed to coincide with Andsnes’ upcoming all-Beethoven solo recital tour highlighted by appearances at Symphony Center and Carnegie Hall in March. Andsnes will continue his Beethoven journey with the release of Piano Concerto No 5 & Choral Fantasy in 2015.