Janáček • Nielsen

Album title:
Janáček , Nielsen
Composer(s):
Janáček; Nielsen
Works:
Piano Works
Performer:
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Label:
Virgin
Catalogue Number:
349 9132
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine

Neither of these two contemporaneous but wildly different composers wrote much piano music, but what little they did produce was of very high quality. Andsnes is master of their idioms, and gives especially spare and impassioned accounts of the three great Janáček works.