MOZART: PI­ANO CON­CER­TOS IN G K453; IN D MI­NOR K466

Nor­we­gian Cham­ber Orches­tra/ Leif Ove And­snes (pi­ano) EMI Clas­sics 500 2812

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music Reviews - MICHAEL DER­VAN

When it comes to Mozart, Nor­way’s lead­ing pi­anist, Leif Ove And­snes, is a cooler cus­tomer than Stephen Hough. And­snes uses a more re­stricted pal­ette of colour, is more con­sis­tently sharp in ar­tic­u­la­tion, and shows an aware­ness of pe­riod per­form­ing style in play­ing along with the orches­tra out­side of his solo pas­sages. Hough seems to want to re­lo­cate the mu­sic out­side of widely per­ceived bar­ri­ers. And­snes seems to want to show that its ex­tra­or­di­nary depths can be plumbed by seek­ing out sub­tlety while not so ob­vi­ously dis­turb­ing the sheen of its sur­faces. And he se­cures finely graded, in­ci­sive play­ing that fully matches his pur­pose from the Nor­we­gian Cham­ber Orches­tra. www.emi clas­sics.com

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