"The superb Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes
jolts to life the tired concept of a recording of encore pieces with an
eclectic yet smart program of short, mostly unfamiliar works. A perky
étude by Sibelius, a transcription of a Strauss song by Walter Gieseking,
novelties by Antheil, Smetana, Mompou and others: 22 works in all,
exquisitely played."--Anthony Tommasini in
New York Times of December 8, 2006.