Press reviews

Wuppertaler Generalanzeiger

“Andreas Mühlen introduced himself as a pianist who is able to sensitively
feel his way into the most varied musical styles and to implement them perfectly.”

Westdeutsche Zeitung “…a treat for Beethoven enthusiasts”

…Muehlen stays away from kitsch and sentimentality and instead again and again offers surprising perspectives on familiar pieces. Especially in the “Appassionata” he has shed all that is external. The eruptions of the first movement are forged in an unrelenting process with enormous mental exertion.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, “Exciting Niches in Repertoire – Andreas Muehlen … at the „Klavierwoche“ in the DAI, Heidelberg“

… finely heard especially the calm pieces like „La cathédrale engloutie” or “La fille aux cheveux de lin”, excellent also the precise sense for Spanish colouring in “Le sérenade interrompue“ and „La puerta del vino“. The latter proved itself even more impressive in Manuel de Falla´s “Fantasia Baetica”, written for Arthur Rubinstein in 1919, whose rhythmic and melodic creative riches Andreas Muehlen knew to put into a very convincing balance. The finest Spanish magic scintillated also from the encores, asked for enthusiastically, by Granados…, Albéniz … and once more de Falla…

Wilhelmshavener Zeitung, “A competent Debussy Interpreter”

“… the second part of the concert showed Andreas Mühlen to be a competent Debussy interpreter. Mühlen´s extremely cultivated touch enables him to differentiate between various shades of sounds. In this successful performance the pianist gave the Bechstein-concert piano the range of colours of a whole orchestra.”

Rheinische Post, “Fireworks of Sound at the Piano”

“And it was an evening of superlatives … The second part starts with the agility of Chopin and the poetic elegance of Debussy. Andreas Mühlen performs Chopin´s Nocturne in b-minor at a fluent speed. Fascinatingly breathed pianissimo parts.

Mühlen makes the piano sing.”

Westfälische Nachrichten, “Narrator on the Piano” Andreas Mühlen convinces with Beethoven Sonatas

“In the first movement of the Sonata op.110 Mühlen made exactly that romantic impetus audible which has long shed the narrowness of classical formal restrictions. The deeply moved rhetoric of the movement sounded very uniform, as if made from one cast. Mühlen managed the most beautiful moments when he searched with sensitive tonality for the inner truth of the piece in c-minor – a narrator on the piano. The joy of making music as well as the well-dosaged rubati make the Allegro con brio a real adventure.”

Solinger Morgenpost, “Precise as a Clockwork”

The pianist Andreas Mühlen celebrates “El Piano Español” … He has none of the stylish manners of the virtuoso …, but arouses in pieces of Enrique Granado and Manuel da Falla sound adventures which take your breath away and leave the audience at times numbed with the force of the explosions … Not one tone gets lost in the structure of sound, in the rushing temperament of the dances. …

The Spanish element was bound into the European one to such a signalising extent, the mastery subordinated to cultural farsightedness. We may well speak of a truly great evening at the Museum Baden.”

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