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Beethovens Kosmos

Hendrik Blumenroth - Margarita Oganesjan

Recorded in the beccult Pöcking, May 2022


  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Sonata for piano and violoncello No. 1 F major, op. 5 No. 1
  • Sonata for piano and violoncello No. 2 G minor, op. 5 No. 2
  • Sonata for piano and violoncello No. 3 A major, op. 69
  • Sonata for piano and violoncello No. 4 C major, op. 102 No. 1
  • Sonata for piano and violoncello No. 5 D major, op. 102 No. 2

  • Hendrik Blumenroth (violoncello)
  • Margarita Oganesjan (piano)
  • Beethoven's cosmos

    What makes the cycle of the five cello sonatas particularly interesting is the way it leads us through Beethoven's different creative periods in such a compact way: it can be divided up into three sections, starting with the first two sonatas op. 5 as early works, then the Sonata in A major, op. 69, as a mature work from the middle period, followed by the two sonatas op. 102 as late works. The very different characters of the sonatas and the relatively long spaces of time that elapsed between the composition of the three opuses open up fascinating interpretative and technical possibilities for highlighting these differences.

    This powerful musical cosmos, recorded here by the internationally renowned Armenian pianist Margarita Oganesjan and the multi-award-winning cellist Hendrik Blumenroth, captivates listeners from the very first note.

    Press review


    ... Again, the interplay between the two musicians is subtly gorgeous, and this has already become a favorite recording of the cello sonatas.
    Michael Ulman, 7/27/2023

    American Record Guide

    Don't miss it!
    David W Moore, July 2023

    Musical Opinion

    There is a genuine sense of chamber-musical understanding by both players throughout the performances of these works, and for anyone looking for a new set of this consistently great music could not do better. ... The recording balance is equally first-class, and all in all I look forward to future releases from these gifted artists.
    James Palmer, autumn 2023

    Opus Haute Définition

    The pianist Margarita Oganesjan and the cellist Hendrik Blumenroth accomplish the amazing feat of edifying a new interpretive vision without betraying Beethoven’s style at the heart of which each note delivers rare depth. The osmosis between the two artists then becomes spellbinding and achieves a sonic splendor which will haunt your memory for a long time. Here is musical pleasure of remarkable purity that cannot be ignored.
    Jean-Jacques Millo, 25.02.23