Ludwig van Beethoven is the most frequently performed of all classical composers. He was also a radical artist who constantly reinvented himself, expanded the boundaries of music and posed questions to society. Even today he inspires people all over the world. BTHVN2020 will celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth by mobilising people and opening up a wide range of perspectives – both on and about Beethoven more
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The Beethoven Anniversary Year will be celebrated with a multitude of events from 16 December 2019 to 17 December 2020. Here you find an event calendar that will be expanded on an ongoing basis. Whether concerts, exhibitions or theatre performances, you will see day by day which events are on offer at the Beethoven Jubilee.
Ludwig van Beethoven nahm im Denken und Schaffen Franz Liszts stets besonderen Raum ein. Als Pianist, Dirigent, Bearbeiter, Komponist, Lehrer und schließlich als Herausgeber der Kompositionen beschäftigte sich Liszt zeitlebens nicht nur mit einzelnen Werken, sondern nahezu mit dem gesamten Schaffen Beethovens.
Bonn Theatre has commissioned new choreographies, joint projects and reconstructions from top-notch international ballets and dance ensembles. This is the opening event.
500 x Beethoven on the Münsterplatz! A picture that will go around the world from Bonn. In the spring of 2019, 500 Beethoven statues will be installed on the Münterplatz - where the world-famous Beethoven monument, which Franz Liszt unveiled in 1845, stands. "UNSER LUDWIG" is a joint action of city-marketing bonn e.V. and the Bürger für Beethoven e.V. in cooperation with the Beethoven Anniversary society, represented in the signature brand BTHVN2020. The patron is Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan.
"UNSER LUDWIG" is designed by the renowned sculptor and conceptual artist Professor Ottmar Hörl. The statue (about 99x35x33 cm) out of golden or opal green plastic is weatherproof and easy to transport / approx. 5-6kg). Each of these figures is handmade in Germany. Until the installation in summer 2019, it is possible to purchase one of 500 Beethoven figures that will be exhibited there. More information about "UNSER LUDWIG".
Moderation: Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen
Beethoven’s Birth House presents a new and experienceoriented exhibition, with enlarged exhibition space, a treasure chamber with original manuscripts, and a seminar room for additional educational offerings.