Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ferdinand Ries: Piano Trio and Sextets review – Beethoven’s biographer steps into the spotlight
Ries has been overshadowed by his master, but the pianist/composer had plenty of talent – and ego – of his own, as these chamber works show

Erica Jeal

30, Jun, 2022 @2:17 PM

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How Beethoven inspired 50 years of cultural exchange between the US and China
A new book tells how classical music, played to the Chinese by the Philadelphia Orchestra, ushered in decades of valuable interchanges now under threat

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

09, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Diabelli Variations review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
The pianist’s clarity and dexterity brings humour and insights to Beethoven’s contradictory colossus of a work

Erica Jeal

07, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Beethoven: Piano Concertos and Choral Fantasy review – reissued reminder of a peerless pianist
This recording of Serkin from 1977 highlights a 20th-century great who brought musical purpose and intellectual rigour to every detail

Andrew Clements

03, Feb, 2022 @5:42 PM

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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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