Ludwig van Beethoven

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Celebrated musician finds new 'best friend' to replace smashed piano
A grim year took on a new tune for pianist Angela Hewitt after she acquired a new bespoke grand

Matthew Weaver

04, Jan, 2021 @10:17 AM

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'Every note pulses with life and warmth': pianist Boris Giltburg on Beethoven
Beethoven’s 250th anniversary was not the year any of us were expecting, but, as symphony cycles and opera productions were cancelled, his music spoke to us in deeper, more intimate ways.

Boris Giltburg

27, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Beethoven: The Piano Trios review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Fifty years after his classic recordings with Jacqueline du Pre, Barenboim joins with his violinist son and cellist Kian Soltani to bring nuance and thoughtfulness to these seven piano trios

Andrew Clements

10, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The EU anthem: Ode to Joy – archive, 1972
Ahead of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, we look back at the significance of the EU’s adoption of Ode to Joy from his Ninth Symphony

compiled by Richard Nelsson

02, Dec, 2020 @10:42 AM

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A Bag of Bagatelles: Piano Works by Birtwistle and Beethoven review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Hodges’s cool virtuosity emphasises the links between two composers of muscular intricacy and resonance

Andrew Clements

12, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Vanitas: Lieder by Schubert, Beethoven and Rihm review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Nigl’s controlled, supple voice is aided by Pashchenko’s fierce accompaniment in a thoughtful selection

Andrew Clements

05, Nov, 2020 @3:45 PM

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Chineke! Orchestra review – broadening horizons
A spirited revival for the work of an African American composer of the 30s; and a turbulent Avril Coleridge-Taylor

Fiona Maddocks

03, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Aurora Orch/Collon review – Ayres and Beethoven pairing is vivid and lithe
Richard Ayres’s complex Beethoven tribute had real emotional power, while the latter’s Seventh symphony – performed from memory – was a joyous celebration of energy

Andrew Clements

11, Sep, 2020 @11:56 AM

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'Beethoven was black': why a century-old idea still has power today
He helped galvanise the US civil rights movement, and today sparks intense debate about cultural dominance and the musical canon. In his 250th anniversary year can we listen to Beethoven and what he represents with fresh ears?

Philip Clark

07, Sep, 2020 @10:47 AM

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TV tonight: the first livestreamed night of the Proms
No audience in attendance, but Hannah Kendall’s Basquiat-inspired work and Beethoven are among the musical offerings. Plus: Lodgers for Codgers. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hannah J Davies, Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Paul Howlett

28, Aug, 2020 @5:20 AM

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House music: Andrew Clements' watching and listening highlights
This week, Opera Harmony’s new socially distanced mini-operas, streaming from a scaled-down Salzburg, and the Proms revisits BBCSSO’s five-star Vaughan Williams

Andrew Clements

10, Aug, 2020 @4:41 PM

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Not such a mystery for dog owners? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Rishi Sunak’s mask | Yorkshire Times satirist | Mystery object identified? | For the love of Brahms | Hand-washing tunes | Living in the United Queendom


21, Jul, 2020 @5:00 PM

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