Ludwig van Beethoven

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Fidelio review – musically excellent but panopticon staging is overloaded
Frederic Wake-Walker’s production for Glyndebourne on Tour adds video and even a new character to Beethoven’s opera

Tim Ashley

12, Oct, 2021 @2:38 PM

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You can’t grumble over Mr Tumble | Brief letters
Brief letters: CBeebies | Angela Rayner and scum | Imperial measures | Beethoven | Potato picking | Same old news

27, Sep, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Beethoven: The Piano Concertos: Zimerman/LSO/Rattle | Classical album of the week
Rattle conducts Zimerman and a socially distanced London Symphony Orchestra in recordings of clarity and beauty

Andrew Clements

15, Jul, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Classical home listening: Hope Amid Tears; Taliesin’s Songbook
Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax give us tender Beethoven cello sonatas to treasure, and Ty Cerdd brings together Welsh songs old and new

Fiona Maddocks

12, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Wigmore Hall: happy 120th birthday | Editorial
Editorial: It may seem staid – to some. But the music played at the Wigmore Hall, and at vital venues like it, stirs the soul

Editorial

04, Jun, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Stuttgart Ballet review – Beethoven trio plays with desire and despair
The premiere of Mauro Bigonzetti’s Einssein is one of a trio of pieces set to sonatas and showcasing suffocating relationships

Lyndsey Winship

02, Apr, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Lise Davidsen: Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi review – exciting opera star burnishes her star quality
Davidsen’s supple soprano is bright and full, especially in Beethoven’s Leonore, and her attention to detail is thrilling

Erica Jeal

01, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The week in classical: Classical Vauxhall; L'Heure Espagnole – review
Fresh performances of Shostakovich and Beethoven open Classical Vauxhall’s mini-festival, while GPO turns its hand to Ravel’s clock-shop comedy

Fiona Maddocks

27, Mar, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Charles Hazlewood: 'I’ve had the most tormented, feverish relationship with Beethoven'
The conductor on his deep connection with the composer, his love of krautrock, and why the music industry is in the dark ages when it comes to disability

Fiona Maddocks

07, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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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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