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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
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
At a festival in Zichron Yaakov, pianist Malcolm Bilson will try to prove his contention that 300-year-old pianos can produce more faithful sounds than Steinways. Let’s say you’re a pianist, or a devoted fan of classical piano music. And … Continue reading
From the archive, 23 April 1827: Following the death of Beethoven, the Observer publishes a personal account of the eccentric and prodigiously talented composer. He has always a small paper book with him, and what conversation takes place is carried … Continue reading
Creation History of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no 3. A Beethoven letter from Baden to Ries, dated July 14, 1804, hints at a rehearsal at Schuppanzigh’s on Wednesday, the 18th of July, for which Beethoven wanted to “take … Continue reading