Main themes

Beethoven occasionally signed his letters and scores with the abbreviation 'Bthvn'. The main themes of BTHVN2020 take their bearing on these alphabetical characters: B (Bonn cosmopolitan), T (Tonkünstler = Composer), H (Humanist), V (Visionary) and N (Nature lover).

Bonn cosmopolitan

Ludwig van Beethoven was born and raised in Bonn.

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Composer

Beethoven’s self-awareness made him a 'modern' artist & and individualist.

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Humanist

Beethoven ardently supported the values of the French Revolution.

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Visionary

Beethoven was a musical visionary who changed the world of music.

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Nature lover

Beethoven loved nature in the Romantic sense.

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