JENNIFER KLOETZEL CONQUERS!
UNIVERSAL ACCLAIM FOR
BEETHOVEN: THE CONQUERING HERO
COMPLETE WORKS FOR CELLO & PIANO

KLOETZEL'S IN THE COMPANY OF CELLO TITANS
CASALS AND YO-YO MA

"a masterclass in how to engage with
the most powerful creative personality music has known” 
BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month

"If only more cellists would play like this - and at this level of ceaseless musicianship ... Kloetzel's playing responds unerringly to the shift of creative tone at each stage of the composer's development."

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"cello playing that's notable for its warmth, inward expressiveness ... resonates more deeply [than Ma] ...
Kloetzel comes across as so utterly natural"
"I found myself thinking of the late Casals recordings ...
A substantial bonus, not included by most of her rivals, is the Sonata op.17, written for a virtuoso horn player and persuasively invested here with intimations of depth"

CELLIST JENNIFER KLOETZEL CONQUERS
THE BEETHOVEN SONATAS

"Kloetzel has been crazy about Beethoven
for as long as she can remember"

"Her playing has all the characteristics of a really fine cognac ... depth, velvety smoothness, notes of sweetness, brilliance and spice with an elegant finish to each phrase ending. She is a complete musician who tunes into Beethoven’s temperamental and tender sides"

The Cello Museum

HERO OF THE CELLO WITH A BEETHOVEN OBSESSION

"Her energy, ceaseless intellectual curiosity, and virtuosic command of the instrument unite in exceptional musicianship, making her truly a hero of the cello"

"a winning Beethoven set"

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Title: Beethoven: The Conquering Hero - Complete Works for Cello and Piano
Artists: Jennifer Kloetzel, cello; Robert Koenig, piano
Release date: January 21, 2022
Catalogue number: AVIE Records AV2450 (digital and 3 CD-digipack)
Track list:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
CD 1 (69.23)
1. 12 Variations WoO 45 for cello and piano (13.09)
on “See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.1 in F, Op.5, No.1
2. I. Adagio sostenuto – Allegro (18.37)
3. II. Rondo: Allegro vivace (07.21)

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.2 in G minor, Op.5, No.2
4. I. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo – Allegro molto più tosto presto (20.44)
5. II. Rondo: Allegro (09.23)

CD 2 (36.44)
1. 12 Variations Op.66 for cello and piano 11.14
on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

Sonata for Piano with Horn or Cello in F, Op.17
2. I. Allegro moderato (08.36)
3. II. Poco adagio (01.33)
4. III. Rondo: Allegro moto (05.02)

5. 7 Variations WoO 46 for cello and piano (10.10)
on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

CD 3 (66.33)
Sonata for Piano and Cello No.3 in A, Op.69
1. I. Allegro ma non tanto (13.43)
2. II. Scherzo: Allegro molto (05.54)
3. III. Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace (09.15)

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.4 in C, Op.102, No.1
4. I. Andante – Allegro vivace (07.59)
5. II. Adagio – Tempo d’Andante – Allegro vivace (07.38)

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.5 in D, Op.102, No.2
6. I. Allegro con brio (07.26)
7. II. Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto (09.39)
8. III. Allegro – Allegro fugato 04.48

Recorded: 26 – 28 August 2019 (Sonatas 3 & 4, Handel Variations), 16 – 18 December 2019 (Sonata No.2, Horn Sonata, 7 Mozart Variations),
8, 9, 11 September 2020 (Sonatas 1 & 5, 12 Mozart Variations)
Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Ltd company, Marin County, California
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Leslie Ann Jones
Assistant Engineer: Dann Thompson
Associate Session Producer: Justin Ouellet
Mastering: Mark S. Willsher
Music Editing: Robert Gatley
Additional editing: Heidi Trefethen
Cello: Camillo Mandelli (1901)
Piano: Blüthner 9′ Concert Grand