The collaboration between von Oeyen and the musicians resulted in an impressive reading that captured all the work’s [Beethoven PIano Concerto No. 5] technical elements without drawing any undue attention. The playing in the opening movement clearly had its heroic elements but never at the expense of sacrificing a beautiful sound…it was refreshing to hear a pianist who seemed content to let the composer’s voice be heard without superimposing any unnecessary interpretive quirks. In the lovely central Adagio, von Oeyen’s playing always sounded organic in the way it was woven into and out of the orchestral texture. The final Allegro in turn was filled with energetic playing without any false bravado. In short, this was a performance in which the pianist’s every move was governed not only by a keen technical facility but by tremendous intelligence as well. His encore, Chopin’s “Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor” came across with limpid beauty.