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Sotheby’s clashes with expert over Beethoven manuscript that fails to sell after public row over authenticity
A handwritten Beethoven score valued at up to £200,000 has failed to sell at auction, after a public row between music scholars over whether it was written in the composer’s own hand. The manuscript for Allegretto In B Minor, thought … Continue reading
In this clip, Sam Haywood performs Beethoven’s first piano sonata, which is dedicated to his teacher, Joseph Haydn.
A listening aid to the very first recording of Beethoven’s music, the Romance in F major, Op.50, recorded September 13 1889: alongside the original (played by Herr Krahmer and Herr Schmalfuß), are two other performance extracts (played by Louise Chisson, … Continue reading
Beethoven Hero is a continuing exploration of the man, his music, and his extraordinary reach across time and space. The trilogy takes us on a journey through history and around the world, telling stories of the enduring power of Beethoven’s creations—of … Continue reading
A great documentary which explores what inspired Beethoven to create the amazing 5th Symphony. What I especially love is the inclusion a visit to Bonn and Beethoven Haus, and conductor John Eliot Gardner’s period orchestra. Yes folks- the 5th in … Continue reading