Concerto: A Beethoven Journey


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1 hr 32 min
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Reviewed by Flickerater9 / 10

You only need to know two things...

1) As Andsnes says in the beginning here, "Beethoven is really the most meaningful music there is".

2) Andsnes expertly guides us through five of Beethoven's piano masterpieces.

Bach and Mozart were unsurpassed musical gods. But for "most {always and constantly}meaningful {to the most people}it's Beethoven for me. And apparently for Mr. Andsnes who knows infinitely better than I.

Although I have come to that realization only because of Beethoven's string quartets, which in my extremely humble opinion form an even greater universe than his piano oeuvre. And I was for decades devoted to the piano sonatas.

So, find and enjoy this excellent production, filmed and narrated with modestly, especially considering that this man can play this entire repertoire expertly from memory! Mastery of masterpieces.

Reviewed by MikeF-610 / 10

A spiritual experience

Norwegian concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes likes to concentrate on one composer at a time. At one point, he decided that the five Beethoven Piano Concertos would be his next project. Partnering with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra based in Prague, he worked to develop a deeper understanding of the music. For four years he traveled the world playing the Beethoven Five in city after city. His recordings with the Mahler became critical successes as well as classical best-sellers. Documentarian Grabsky (the In Search Of series on great composers) followed him around from start to finish. The final film is narrated entirely by Andsnes who takes these works movement by movement and guides us through the musical dialog between soloist and orchestra. So many of Andsnes' insights into the music are really amazing but convincing when he plays the piano. He also talks about Beethoven's life when he was composing these works making the man more of a human than the usual picture we have of him as a grumpy, solitary, deaf old man who was hard to get along with. Of course, there is a lot of music in this film, wonderful, marvelous, genius level music. Andsnes makes a point late in the documentary then pinches the skin on his wrist and says, "Look, I have chills." I had to laugh myself because I had the goosebumps, too. Whether you have lived with this music all your life or never heard a note of it – or anyplace in between – you will be thrilled and chilled and enlightened. For me, anyway, this was a spiritual experience.

Reviewed by avogel-5363810 / 10


This documentary is perfect. It gives us Beethoven's music and the man, going into the composer's life through the music. I wish someone would continue this work for Mahler, Verdi, Schubert, et al. Fabolous concept: tracking the composer and the heart of the works through a virtuoso who is steeped in them. This is a beautiful piece of work, and I feel that I know Beethoven and these concerti so much more intimately now. I'm grateful.

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