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

Calendar of events

The Beethoven Anniversary Year will be celebrated with a multitude of events from 16 December 2019 till September 2021. 

Due to the current Corona development, most of the announced events will not take place in the foreseeable future. Please contact the organizer regarding info about the event realisation and possible ticket refunds.

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Official BTHVN2020 opening ceremony

Here you can enjoy the full opening ceremony of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020 once again.


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Führende internationale Kulturinstitutionen präsentieren gemeinsam mit Google Arts & Culture und YouTube die »Global Ode to Joy«: ein Videoprojekt zur…

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Medical-musical symposium creates interdisciplinary perspective on the phenomenon Beethoven - Free e-book published in English and German

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Diese und viele weitere Fragestellungen und Aspekte sind Teil des medizinisch-musikalischen Symposiums „Ludwig van Beethoven: der Gehörte und der…

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Die Beethoven Jubiläums GmbH und das für innovative Konzertformate international bekannte PODIUM Esslingen zeigen Konzerte, Performances und…

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ANIMATO: Beethovens "Folksongs"

Collegium Leoninum | 53111 Bonn

Hearing and recognizing with heart and mind - that is the goal of the series "Animato". In the now extended Beethoven Year, four outstanding young artists are "thinking aloud" about Beethoven's most important solo instruments: the violin, the cello, the voice and of course the piano.


Beethoven on the Road – in 2020 also in my city

Kulturzentrum Herne | 44623 Herne

Ludwig van Beethoven

Overture and ballet music from “The Creatures of Prometheus” op. 43

Symphony No. 7 op. 92


Das Neue Orchester

Christoph Spering


Final concert of the exhibition MEERESSTILLE

BBK Kunstforum Düsseldorf | 40233 Düsseldorf

Music by Streichholzbox, a duo consisting of viola & double bass, who move with joy on the borderline between tradition and modernity, between classical and jazz, and who lure deep tones in different moods from their instruments.

Streichholzbox - these are Friederike Imhorst (viola) & Nils Imhorst (double bass)

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The Young Beethoven in Bonn

Woelfl-Haus Bonn, Woelflsaal | 53123 Bonn

Sunday 1 November 2020 | 4:00 pm – Jamina Gerl, Piano

Presenter: Margit Haider-Dechant

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Anton Reicha and Joseph Woelfl


Beethoven-Lounge 8 Beethoven Orchester Bonn

Pantheon | 53229 Bonn

The musical talk show for the Beethoven Anniversary Year

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