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Ludwig van Beethoven News

Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1770
Date Of Death:
March 26, 1827 (56)
Birth Place:
Bonn, GERMANY
Gender:
Male
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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BEETHOVENFEST: THE REVOLUTIONARY, 12/5-7The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BEETHOVENFEST: THE REVOLUTIONARY, 12/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The music of Ludwig Van Beethoven is so universally beloved today that it's hard to imagine that when it was written, his revolutionary approach agitated and excited those who heard his music. He changed the music world forever. In the first of three weekends devoted to Beethoven's life and works, Maestro Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate his revolutionary effect on music during "BeethovenFest: The Revolutionary" on December 5-7. (more...)

Alison Fraser, Theatre Critics & More Set for Gingold's SHAW NEW YORK 2014 EventsAlison Fraser, Theatre Critics & More Set for Gingold's SHAW NEW YORK 2014 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, will present Shaw New York 2014, the annual Shaw-based festival in New York City, with events throughout December at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) and Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). GTG is the company behind the popular monthly series, PROJECT SHAW. (more...)

Calder Quartet to Perform at Hartt, 11/20Calder Quartet to Perform at Hartt, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The University of Hartford's Hartt School presents the Calder Quartet, performing the second concert of the 2014-2015 Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series, at 7:30 p.m., in Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. (more...)

Niki Vasilakis to Play Cocktail Concerts at Adelaide Festival Center, 11/20Niki Vasilakis to Play Cocktail Concerts at Adelaide Festival Center, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

One of South Australia's most talented and loved musicians Niki Vasilakis will again engage audiences in the next installment of the Cocktail Concerts series on November 20 in Lyrics. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre's 33 VARIATIONS Combines Fascinating Music History with Poignant Family DramaBWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre's 33 VARIATIONS Combines Fascinating Music History with Poignant Family Drama
by Jill Schafer - Oct 31, 2014

33 VARIATIONS is part fascinating music history, part poignant family drama, and part classical music concert, which adds up to an entertaining evening of theater. Park Square's production of the Moises Kaufman play satisfies on several levels - intellectual, emotional, musical - and features a great seven-person cast (plus one talented pianist) who bring the past and present together in an intriguing way. This is just one of two shows currently playing at Park Square; St. Paul is the place to be for quality theater. (more...)

Kimberly Valerio to Perform with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in BEETHOVEN EROICA, 11/14-15Kimberly Valerio to Perform with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in BEETHOVEN EROICA, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Kimberly Valerio will perform as flute soloist with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) on November 14 and 15 in a program titled Beethoven “Eroica.” Music Director José-Luis Novo will lead the orchestra in these Lexus Classic Series concerts beginning at 8:00pm in the newly renovated auditorium of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly VibrantBWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly Vibrant
by David Clarke - Oct 29, 2014

Well-Strung is impressing audiences with their brilliant mash-ups of classical hits and modern pop standards. Touring their latest show POPSSICAL, Well-Strung visited New York City's 54 BELOW last night and left the assembled audience both awestruck and invigorated. Their pulled from the pages of a magazine looks, winning personalities, wonderful voices, and incredible instrumental skills easily dazzle and delight for their entire set. (more...)

ALL SIMPLE THINGS BUT TIME is ReleasedALL SIMPLE THINGS BUT TIME is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

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The CSO to Perform BEETHOVEN & DON QUIXOTE, 11/21-22The CSO to Perform BEETHOVEN & DON QUIXOTE, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Beethoven's most engaging symphony shares a program with Strauss' wise, compelling tone poem tracing the whimsical adventures of an aging, chivalrous Spanish knight, and sensuous, rollicking selections from Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat. Led by guest conductor Andrew Grams, the program will feature the CSO's principal cello Luis Biava and principal viola Karl Pedersen. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Life of Beethoven; André Watts to PerformCanton Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Life of Beethoven; André Watts to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

(CANTON, OH) October 15, 2014 - This Spring, the Canton Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the music and life of Ludwig Van Beethoven with a two month festival. Throughout March and April 2015 the legendary composer will be the focus throughout Canton with four orchestra concerts in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, a chamber concert performed by the Canton Symphony String Trio, two ConverZations programs at the Zimmermann Symphony Center and several films showing at the historic Canton Palace Theatre. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden to Lead NY Philharmonic in Two Programs, 11/20-22 & 11/26-29Jaap van Zweden to Lead NY Philharmonic in Two Programs, 11/20-22 & 11/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Jaap van Zweden - music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic as well as former concertmaster of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - will return to the New York Philharmonic for the first time since his debut in April 2012 to conduct two weeks of concerts. In the first program, Mr. van Zweden will conduct Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola, featuring Acting Concertmaster Sheryl Staples and Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8, Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Superb Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Excites Audience at E.J. Thomas HallBWW Reviews: Superb Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Excites Audience at E.J. Thomas Hall
by Roy Berko - Oct 10, 2014

Dance Cleveland opened its 59th season in spectacular style with a performance of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at E. J. Thomas Hall, on the University of Akron Campus. The company, which was founded in 1996, has two official schools, one in Aspen, one in Santa Fe, and a year-round Mexican outreach program. (more...)

February at Carnegie Hall Includes The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein, and MoreFebruary at Carnegie Hall Includes The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Below are all the events at Carnegie Hall in February 2015. (more...)

The Philadelphia Orchestra to Kick Off Four-Concert Season at Carnegie Hall, 10/31The Philadelphia Orchestra to Kick Off Four-Concert Season at Carnegie Hall, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

On Friday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in its first of four Carnegie Hall concerts this season in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection" with soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir under the direction of Joe Miller. (more...)

Koerner Quartet to Present NOTHING BUT THE CLASSICS Concert, 11/2Koerner Quartet to Present NOTHING BUT THE CLASSICS Concert, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The Koerner Quartet presents its second concert of the season with the brilliantly refined program - Nothing but the Classics - on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2pmin the Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM). The acclaimed ensemble in-residence at VAM recently launched its debut public concert season and now moves headlong into a program of classical and romantic works highlighting chamber music giants Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms - including a piece for string quintet that places particular emphasis on the viola during a timely transition for the group. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, leading Orchestra of St. Luke's in the first of three Carnegie Hall concerts this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary celebration. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEW CHAMBER BALLET, A Tenth Anniversary Worth CelebratingBWW Reviews: NEW CHAMBER BALLET, A Tenth Anniversary Worth Celebrating
by Elizabeth Portnoy - Sep 30, 2014

On Saturday September 21st, the New Chamber Ballet, directed by Miro Magloire, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a five-piece program at the City Center Studios. The New Chamber Ballet features a small, but talented, company that showcases new choreography set to live music. (more...)

Polish Pianist Rafal Blechacz to Make His Houston Debut, 10/17Polish Pianist Rafal Blechacz to Make His Houston Debut, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Polish pianist Rafa? Blechacz will make his Houston debut Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL 1 Delighted With Well-Known and Less Often Heard WorksBWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL 1 Delighted With Well-Known and Less Often Heard Works
by Barry Lenny - Sep 21, 2014

When you need the solace that only music can bring, and Mozart is too sentimental, it must be, it has to be Beethoven. (more...)

Sony Masterworks Announces New US Classical ReleasesSony Masterworks Announces New US Classical Releases
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Last Symphonies: Mozart's Instrumental Oratorium Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2-CD Set Now Available Preview: https://soundcloud.com/nikolaus-harnoncourt/sets/nikolaus-harnoncourt-mozart On The Last Symphonies, Nikolaus Harnoncourt explores his fascinating new interpretation of the composer's last three symphonies; that they are one whole work which he calls Mozart's “Instrumental Oratorium.” Harnoncourt argues that, in terms of structure, the first movement of Symphony No. 39 is the Prelude of the “Instrumental Oratorium,” while the last movement of Symphony No. 41 is the Finale. (more...)

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