Opening Concert

Opening Concert

The Staatskapelle Berlin will be playing under the baton of Daniel Barenboim works by Schoenberg, Elgar and Beethoven

    Project ‘Diabelli’

    With the ‘Diabelli Variations’, completed in 1823, Beethoven made musical history, which was taken up by numerous other composers, performers and artists. The Beethovenfest is devoting a long weekend to Beethoven’s Opus 120, its performance and reception history. Living proof of the unbroken fascination of this work.

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    Music and Dance

    The Beethovenfest opens up to new perspectives – entirely in the spirit of Beethoven the ‘avant-garde composer’. Like a Trojan horse, the sister-art of dance is smuggled into the traditional classical-music scene, and terpsichorean conquerors emerge. Choreographers and artists who express our present age through movement.

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    Motto 2013 - Verwandlungen

    Sound/Performance

    Music is as universal as it is particular. Here it closes with a word, there with an action, and then it reappears as ‘sound’. It willingly allows itself to be driven through larynxes, transformers and installations. The Beethovenfest includes artists who tame this entity by their art, or allow it to flutter without inhibition.


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    New Paths to a Beethovenfest 2020

    How are we going to celebrate the 250th anniversary in 2020 of the birth of our ‘great son’? The Beethovenfest is providing the first answers: we are asking great European composers to compose new works with a reference to HIM. The opening salvo is being fired by Salvatore Sciarrino, who has chosen Beethoven’s ‘Choral Fantasy’.

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