CD album cover 'Ludwig van Beethoven' (GEN 23809) with Kammeroper München, Aris Alexander Blettenberg, Christophe Gördes

GEN 23809 EAN: 4260036258097

3.11.2023 18.90 €

We ship worldwide without shipping costs. Payment methods: PayPal, direct debit, credit card.

link to PDF booklet


With his first two piano concertos, the young Ludwig van Beethoven presented himself in Vienna as the man of the hour and the musician of the future. This new style and momentum is brought to life from the very first note by the eleven musicians around the multi-award-winning Aris Alexander Blettenberg on their current GENUIN CD. The arrangements, written especially for the orchestra of the Kammeroper München, reveal the details of the original scores transparently without losing any of their orchestral radiance. Conductor, pianist, and composer Aris Alexander Blettenberg leads the orchestra with dynamism and expressiveness from the grand piano.

klassik.com
"With good dexterity, the pianist presents the theme in its smallest motifs and ligatures. [...] Overall, the interpretation is outstandingly successful." Review by Anastasia Eckert, February 1, 2024

Piano News
"[...] an extremely fresh recording, bursting with musical joy." Review by Carsten Dürer, 1-2024 issue

clicmusique.com
"The result is an original clarification of the original orchestral textures and a strengthening of the cohesion of the instrumentalists." Review by Jacques-Philippe Saint-Gerand

PIANIST
"Blettenberg proves to be an excellent pianist in the Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 as well as the Rondo WoO 6, which Blettenberg has recorded in his arrangement for small ensemble with the Munich Chamber Opera Orchestra." Review by Eric Schoones published in issue 4/2023

Orchestergraben
"[...] an agile, fresh and modern Beethoven recording that puts you in a good mood and envelops the Sunday living room in an artfully performed classical atmosphere as you pass by." Review by Stefan Pillhofer, December 05, 2023

Kammeroper München
Aris Alexander Blettenberg Piano, Music Director & Arrangements
Christophe Gördes Artistic Director Munich Chamber Opera

link to PDF booklet


With his first two piano concertos, the young Ludwig van Beethoven presented himself in Vienna as the man of the hour and the musician of the future. This new style and momentum is brought to life from the very first note by the eleven musicians around the multi-award-winning Aris Alexander Blettenberg on their current GENUIN CD. The arrangements, written especially for the orchestra of the Kammeroper München, reveal the details of the original scores transparently without losing any of their orchestral radiance. Conductor, pianist, and composer Aris Alexander Blettenberg leads the orchestra with dynamism and expressiveness from the grand piano.

klassik.com
"With good dexterity, the pianist presents the theme in its smallest motifs and ligatures. [...] Overall, the interpretation is outstandingly successful." Review by Anastasia Eckert, February 1, 2024

Piano News
"[...] an extremely fresh recording, bursting with musical joy." Review by Carsten Dürer, 1-2024 issue

clicmusique.com
"The result is an original clarification of the original orchestral textures and a strengthening of the cohesion of the instrumentalists." Review by Jacques-Philippe Saint-Gerand

PIANIST
"Blettenberg proves to be an excellent pianist in the Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 as well as the Rondo WoO 6, which Blettenberg has recorded in his arrangement for small ensemble with the Munich Chamber Opera Orchestra." Review by Eric Schoones published in issue 4/2023

Orchestergraben
"[...] an agile, fresh and modern Beethoven recording that puts you in a good mood and envelops the Sunday living room in an artfully performed classical atmosphere as you pass by." Review by Stefan Pillhofer, December 05, 2023

link to PDF booklet


With his first two piano concertos, the young Ludwig van Beethoven presented himself in Vienna as the man of the hour and the musician of the future. This new style and momentum is brought to life from the very first note by the eleven musicians around the multi-award-winning Aris Alexander Blettenberg on their current GENUIN CD. The arrangements, written especially for the orchestra of the Kammeroper München, reveal the details of the original scores transparently without losing any of their orchestral radiance. Conductor, pianist, and composer Aris Alexander Blettenberg leads the orchestra with dynamism and expressiveness from the grand piano.

klassik.com
"With good dexterity, the pianist presents the theme in its smallest motifs and ligatures. [...] Overall, the interpretation is outstandingly successful." Review by Anastasia Eckert, February 1, 2024

Piano News
"[...] an extremely fresh recording, bursting with musical joy." Review by Carsten Dürer, 1-2024 issue

clicmusique.com
"The result is an original clarification of the original orchestral textures and a strengthening of the cohesion of the instrumentalists." Review by Jacques-Philippe Saint-Gerand

PIANIST
"Blettenberg proves to be an excellent pianist in the Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 as well as the Rondo WoO 6, which Blettenberg has recorded in his arrangement for small ensemble with the Munich Chamber Opera Orchestra." Review by Eric Schoones published in issue 4/2023

Orchestergraben
"[...] an agile, fresh and modern Beethoven recording that puts you in a good mood and envelops the Sunday living room in an artfully performed classical atmosphere as you pass by." Review by Stefan Pillhofer, December 05, 2023