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Ludwig van Beethoven

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Year of birth1770
Year of death1827
NationalityGermany
PeriodRomantic
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LondonSummer Music in City Churches: Beethoven Piano Concertos 1&5 (Emperor)

Beethoven
Elizabeth Sombart; Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

SheffieldLaura van der Heijden (cello) & pianist Jâms Coleman

Schnittke, Beethoven, Adès, Franck
Laura van der Heijden; Jâms Coleman

SheffieldRebeca Omordia

Beethoven, Schumann, Schumann C., Chopin, Ravel, Onovwerosuoke
Rebeca Omordia, Piano

IstanbulStars of Chamber Music: Casals Quartet

Stars of Chamber Music: Casals Quartet
Beethoven, Sollima, Shostakovich
Cuarteto Casals

LudwigshafenBeyond the Horizon

Beethoven, Shostakovich, Bernstein
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Ernst Theis
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Shostakovich, Berlioz and the Great American Songbook at the Barbican

Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta
Philip Cobb’s bluesy inflections turned the dear old Barbican Hall into the coolest nightspot in the capital; they might as well have lowered the lights and served cocktails.
*****
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Memorable Beethoven cycle by James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong © Christine Bourgier
From the moment Ehnes trilled the G major Op.96 into existence, he and Armstrong achieved the musical transparency that results from using fortepianos with leather hammers and gut strings, and only with great care and commitment when using modern instruments.
*****
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Kuss Quartet’s Beethoven tour with Paganini-loved instruments

The Kuss Quartet © Suntory Hall
The Kuss Quartet played the full cycle of Beethoven string quartets in five concerts. With the legendary "Paganini set" of four Stradivarius instruments, these turned out to be special days.
****1
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Honeck leads Pittsburgh Symphony in an astonishing Beethoven 9

Manfred Honeck, Christina Landshamer, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Werner Güra, Shenyang © Ed DeArmitt | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Manfred Honeck, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and soloists gave a brilliant performance of Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony. 
*****
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Cosmic energy from Kuusisto, Collon and the Aurora Orchestra

The Aurora Orchestra © Nick Rutter
The Aurora Orchestra and Collon engage audiences new and old with infectiously joyful Mozart and intensely virtuosic Adès, with Pekka Kuusisto.
*****
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