On this impressive recording, Ms. Andsnes, (…) plays Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations, bringing clarity, rhythmic élan and a touch of quirky playfulness to this demanding, audacious yet often humorous work.

– Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

Ingrid andsnes diabelli beethoven cd
It is one of the very best performances to be had out there, articulate in every detail, very much true to our vision of late Beethoven as the brilliant yet controlled expressionist, as much a classicist in balance as a romantic in clearing a new path nearly single-handedly. The Cadenza too is a nice added touch that breaks up the music and makes you pause. Bravo Ms. Andsnes! Highly recommended.

– Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review