Ludwig van Beethoven

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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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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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