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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.

The BTHVN2020 Database contains all the events that take place within the framework of the anniversary year in Germany. As Beethoven's anniversary year is designed by various actors, ticket sales start individually by each organizer.

The BTHVN2020 events which take place in Nordrhein-Westfalen are subdivided into the following genres: Exhibition, Concert, Concert Format, Festival, Opera, Dance, Theme Week, Drama, Performance, Lecture and Congress. Under the genre 'Side programme' you will find an abundance of events, which additionally take place nationwide in the year 2020. 

Information subject to change at short notice. We assume no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the information.


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Beethoven und Crumb

Beethoven 250

Start: 7:30


the non bthvn project - composition 14/25

Kölner Philharmonie | 50667 Köln

With its "non bthvn project", KölnMusik has declared the Kölner Philharmonie a Beethoven-free zone: the commissioned composers use as inspiration for their works what Beethoven may never have expressed.

27.08.2020 to 27.08.2020

Ludwig Mòr nan Òran – The Great Ludwig of Songs

La Redoute | 53177 Bonn

A musical journey of discovery to the Gaelic origins of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Scottish Songs".

The Great Ludwig of Songs – an almost criminological multimedia concert.

27.08.2020 to 27.08.2020

BTHVN 250/16

Rathaus Stadt Troisdorf | 53840 Troisdorf

The tragedy of his creeping hearing loss unites the composer Ludwig van Beethoven with all people with hearing impairments and tinnitus. On his 250th birthday, the artistic installation BTHVN 250/16 draws attention to the fact that this community of fate is considerable. 16 percent of the population suffer from hearing loss and ringing in the ears. Some of what we know about Beethoven is easier to explain when we understand what the loss of hearing means for people.

17.08.2020 to 28.08.2020
Side programme

Beethoven Unchangeable

sankt gertrud: kirche + kultur | 50670 Köln

A young woman, Beethoven's muse, walks through today’s world communicating her experiences to Beethoven using a cell phone and tablet. She hopes to move him to compose and send the 10th symphony by describing her experiences. This fantasy is played out with experimental photos of her experiences and a corresponding sound installation. Will she get the symphony? Watch and listen.

14.08.2020 to 30.08.2020

"Pastoral" Art Bridge - Sound Bridge

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen, Stiftskirche | 78337 Öhningen

A work in four churches: The art bridge shows the pastoral workers of the artist Daniel Gallmann in four churches of Öhningen (DE) and Stein am Rhein (CH).

In the Klangbrücke you can hear works by Ludwig van Beethoven every day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The program changes on the 1st and 15th of each month.

The annual programme of the Klangbrücke as well as information on the artist's work are available in the churches.

05.06.2020 to 05.06.2021

Bach and Beethoven: True art remains eternal

Bach-Museum Leipzig | 04109 Leipzig

Today Beethoven and Bach are among the most famous composers worldwide, but how did it come about? The Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, founded in Leipzig in 1798, provided the decisive basis for this. The exhibition illuminates Leipzig's musical life in the early 19th century and the mutually dependent canonisation of Bach and Beethoven as classics of music. Visitors also learn how the music of Johann Sebastian Bach influenced Beethoven's work.

14.05.2020 to 18.10.2020

Beyond the Sonatas

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Piano series with seven recitals of works by Beethoven for piano beyond his sonatas; played by outstanding pianists of the younger generation, such as Nicholas Angelich.

21.03.2020 to 10.10.2020
Concert Format

Beethoven’s piano sonatas

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Exclusive: Piano sonata cycle with Russian pianist Evgeni Koroliov.

20.03.2020 to 09.10.2020
Concert Format


Verschiedenste Stellen des Bonner Stadtgebiets | 53111 Bonn

Let yourself be surprised and b9flashed!

25.01.2020 to 17.12.2020
Leichte Sprache