Ohlsson’s rendition of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto is almost a benchmark for all pianists. Likewise, Blomstedt’s attention to orchestral details in this work, his sense of timing and dynamic variations, make Blomstedt’s “Emperor” Concerto almost a benchmark for all conductors. 

Arts & Events Garrick Ohlsson’s Brilliant “Emperor” Concerto of Beethoven13 Feb 2018

Both soloist and conductor were in splendid form on Thursday evening. The opening Allegro, the longest movement Beethoven ever wrote, was a thing of wonder.

James Roy MacBean, The Berkeley Daily Planet