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.
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.More information
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.
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’.Read more
A long weekend to Beethoven’s Opus 120
Music and Dance
In the spirit of Beethoven the ‘avant-garde composer’
Through larynxes, transformers and installations
Discussions and Symposia