Beethoven 250: London concerts in the big year
Celebrating 250 years since the composer's birth, concerts, recitals and his only opera are staged by international artists. It's the perfect time to learn more about Beethoven's legacy
All nine Beethoven symphonies are played in one weekend at the Barbican, where there are Beethoven 250 events all year. Catch top orchestras and conductors, including Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla (pictured) with her CBSO. Part of Beethoven 250 at the BarbicanRead more ...
Jonas Kaufmann (pictured) sings the role of political Florestan in Beethoven's only opera, in which honour and integrity are put to the test and faithful Leonora comes heroically to the rescueRead more ...
Early evening performance of Beethoven's great Symphony No 9, with Sir Simon Rattle (pictured), the London Symphony Orchestra and top soloists. Loved for the last movement with its Ode to Joy, anthem of the European UnionRead more ...
The perfect half-term family concert. Exciting Chineke! orchestra plays Beethoven's splendid Symphony No 7 and is joined by Tai Murray in the gorgeous Violin Concerto No 1 by Max Bruch. Music inspired by Othello, composed by Samuel Taylor-Coleridge, opens the concert. Part of Beethoven 250 at Southbank CentreRead more ...
Political turmoil, social unrest ... today's audiences recognise the emotions and the world into which Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770. London's premier chamber music venue has events all yearRead more ...
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