Category Archives: Composers

More than “Ode to Joy” – the whole range of Beethoven’s vocal work

Although the melody of the 9th Symphony’s choral movement, “Freude … Continue reading

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“The Hammerklavier Sonata opened the door for me” – Interview with Ian Fountain on Beethoven’s piano music

Today we’d like to continue our series of musicians’ views … Continue reading

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Part 3: Beethoven from the artist’s perspective

Starting from Beethoven Feature Films (1), then going to Beethoven … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata – The stony path to a reliable music text

Almost exactly 20 years ago – as I had just … Continue reading

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“Beethoven Complete” – part 2: from the Old to the New Complete Edition

A few weeks ago my colleague Annette Oppermann reported on … Continue reading

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Beethoven and the viola

Piano concertos and sonatas, violin concerto and sonatas, cello sonatas … Continue reading

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Beethoven in film Part 2: Beethoven docus

Many of the Beethoven feature films (1) accounted for in … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s “Diabelli” variations in a new guise

Beethoven and the variation – yes, I admit it: That’s … Continue reading

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“Beethoven Complete” yesterday and today – from the beginnings of the Beethoven complete edition(s) in the 19th century

Only what we have as whole, do we truly have … Continue reading

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Beethoven in film. A complete overview in three parts

I can still very clearly remember how upset and outraged … Continue reading

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