Tribute to Beethoven
1) 1th Movement: Allegro ma non troppo,un poco maestoso
2) 2th Movement: Molto Vivace
3) Present for Ludwig + 3th Movement: Adagio molto e cantabile
4) 4th Movement: Presto (whit final chorus)
- Ode to Joy
- Melodic drum solo
- Rest of the final
Massimo Aiello: Drums
Slovenian Radio Orchestra, conductor:
It's with great pleasure that I listened to this record, and I must say that
this record is completely free from any marketing or commercial intention. Even
if it is evident that records are made for the purpose of being sold , drummer
Massimo Aiello's Tribute to Beethoven is definetely a record targeted at a
very small niche. Although mixtures of heavy metal and classicla music are
nowadays nothing new, here is something completely different; it's a classical
music recording, Beethoven Ninth Symphony recorded by the Slovenian Radio
Orchestra and conducted by Walter Attanasi. So What does Massimo Aiello
have to do with all this? Aiello, as he states, has done nothing but
stepping inside the music, to pay his own tribute to a great master of the past.
The neapolitan drummer with this work wanted to show a diferent way of drumming
in a different context, that of classical music.
In fact, if you expect a tribute like the ones we heavy-metal fans
are used to, you will be disappointed, becouse in fact it is a classical
recording played by an orchestra along with a drumset, but you know what?
The experiment is definetely successfull, becouse Massimo Aiello plays
like a symphonic percussionist, and has reinvented the drum as an orchestra
instrument, giving the listeners the chance, even to those that are not
used to it, of listening to some new and different music without being
bored into turning the stereo off.