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BTHVN WEEK: Pure Beethoven

"Art demands of us that we shall not stand still" ‒ Beethoven wrote this to his friend Karl Holz in a conversation book during the composition of his String Quartet Op. 131. A few years earlier, on 29 July 1819, in a letter addressed to his close friend and student, the Archduke Rudolph, he wrote: "In the world of art, as in the whole of our great creation, freedom and progress are the main objectives".

This idea of progress, development, moving ahead is basic to the understanding of Beethoven's music. In 16 concerts divided in four blocks, we shall witness this in every block and in almost every concert.

The idea is that listeners attending the concerts of just one block can get a thorough impression of Beethoven's evolution and of the variety of his chamber music production. Instead of presenting the complete chamber music by Beethoven in the traditional way, we chose to mix genres and styles and performers in order to get a deeper, richer understanding of Beethoven's procedures and his continuous struggle to explore and conquer new territories.

The stage will be taken both by musicians and ensembles which have played in previous editions of the BTHVN WEEK, and by new musicians and ensembles who have shown an equally deep commitment to Beethoven's music. We shall also have a mixture of modern instruments and historical performance practice, trying to offer in this way in the performances at the Chamber Music Hall of the Beethoven-Haus the broadest possible approach to this inexhaustible treasure of Western chamber music.

Thoughts on Beethoven – Exceptional Moments in Beethoven's Music

  • Jörg Widmann, Composer, Conductor and Musician

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  • Isabelle Faust, Violin
  • Daniel Sepec, Violin
  • Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello
  • Alexander Melnikov, Piano
  • Belcea Quartet
  • Corina Belcea, Violin
  • Axel Schacher, Violin
  • Krzysztof Chorzelski, Viola
  • Antoine Lederlin, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio Es-Dur für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello op. 1 Nr. 1
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio G-Dur für Violine, Viola und Violoncello op. 9 Nr. 1
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett F-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 59 Nr. 1

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  • Isabelle Faust, Violin
  • Alexander Melnikov, Piano
  • Novus String Quartet
  • Jaeyoung Kim, Violin
  • Young-Uk Kim, Violin
  • Kyuhyun Kim, Viola
  • Woongwhee Moon, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett f-Moll für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 95
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate G-Dur für Klavier und Violine op. 96
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio B-Dur für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello op. 97

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  • Isabelle Faust, Violin
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello
  • Alexander Melnikov, Piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate F-Dur für Klavier und für Violoncello op. 5 Nr. 1
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate D-Dur für Klavier und Violine op. 12 Nr. 1
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate A-Dur für Klavier und Violine op. 30 Nr. 1
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate A-Dur für Klavier und Violoncello op. 69

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  • Isabelle Faust, Violin
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello
  • Alexander Melnikov, Piano
  • Belcea Quartet
  • Corina Belcea, Violin
  • Axel Schacher, Violin
  • Krzysztof Chorzelski, Viola
  • Antoine Lederlin, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Variationen G-Dur über das Lied "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" aus Wenzel Müllers Singspiel "Die Schwestern von Prag" für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello op. 121a
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio Es-Dur für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello op. 70 Nr. 2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett B-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 130 mit der Großen Fuge op. 133 als Finalsatz

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The Quatuor Ébène presents its BTHVN2020 Project "Beethoven around the World". Video material shot on location as the Quartet travelled across the globe will be previewed, the Quartet will present the first CD recording to have resulted from these concerts and will share their thoughts about the project and what it means to perform Beethoven in different cultural contexts with the audience.

In cooperation with the Beethoven Jubiläumsgesellschaft

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  • Quatuor Ébène
  • Pierre Colombet, Violin
  • Gabriel Le Magadure, Violin
  • Marie Chilemme, Viola
  • Raphaël Merlin, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett D-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 18 Nr. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett a-Moll für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 132

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  • Alina Ibragimova, Violin
  • Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Zwölf Variationen F-Dur über die Cavatina "Se vuol ballare" aus der Oper "Le nozze di Figaro" von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart für Klavier und Violine WoO 40
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate A-Dur Klavier und Violine op. 12 Nr. 2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate a-Moll für Klavier und Violine op. 23
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate Es-Dur für Klavier und Violine op. 12 Nr. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate F-Dur für Klavier und Violine op. 24

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  • Alina Ibragimova, Violin
  • Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
  • Trio Isimsiz
  • Pablo Hernán Benedi, Violin
  • Michael Petrov, Cello
  • Erdem Misirlioğlu, Piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate A-Dur für Klavier und Violine op. 47
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio G-Dur für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello op. 1 Nr. 2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio D-Dur für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello op. 70 Nr. 1

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  • Thomas Demenga, Cello
  • Eunyoo An, Piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Zwölf Variationen F-Dur über das Thema "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" aus der Oper "Die Zauberflöte" von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart für Klavier und Violoncello op. 66
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate g-Moll für Klavier und Violoncello op. 5 Nr. 2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sieben Variationen Es-Dur über das Thema "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" aus der Oper "Die Zauberflöte" von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart für Klavier und Violoncello WoO 46
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate C-Dur für Klavier und Violoncello op. 102 Nr. 1
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate D-Dur für Klavier und Violoncello op. 102 Nr. 2

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  • Anne Katharina Schreiber, Violin
  • Jonathan Cohen, Cello
  • Kristian Bezuidenhout, Fortepiano
  • Chiaroscuro Quartet
  • Alina Ibragimova, Violin
  • Pablo Hernán Benedí, Violin
  • Emilie Hörnlund, Viola
  • Claire Thirion, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett G-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 18 Nr. 2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio B-Dur für Klavier, Klarinette (oder Violine) und Violoncello op. 11
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, 14 Variationen Es-Dur über "Ja, ich muß mich von ihr scheiden" aus der Komischen Oper "Das rothe Käppchen" von Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello op. 44
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett B-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 130

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  • Anne Katharina Schreiber, Violin
  • Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
  • Jonathan Cohen, Cello
  • Kristian Bezuidenhout, Fortepiano
  • Chiaroscuro Quartet
  • Alina Ibragimova, Violin
  • Pablo Hernán Benedí, Violin
  • Emilie Hörnlund, Viola
  • Claire Thirion, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio c-Moll für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello op. 1 Nr. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio c-Moll für Violine, Viola und Violoncello op. 9 Nr. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate c-Moll für Klavier und Violine op. 30 Nr. 2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett c-Moll für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 18 Nr. 4

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  • Edding Quartet
  • Baptiste Lopez,, Violin
  • Caroline Bayet, Violin
  • Pablo de Pedro, Viola
  • Ageet Zweistra, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio Es-Dur für Violine, Viola und Violoncello op. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett Es-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 74
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett Es-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 127

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  • Armida Quartett
  • Martin Funda, Violin
  • Johanna Staemmler, Violin
  • Teresa Schwamm, Viola
  • Peter-Philipp Staemmler, Cello
  • Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade D-Dur für Violine, Viola und Violoncello op. 8
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett F-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 18 Nr. 1
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quintett C-Dur für zwei Violinen, zwei Violen und Violoncello op. 29

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  • Meta4
  • Antti Tikkanen, Violin
  • Minna Pensola, Violin
  • Atte Kilpeläinen, Viola
  • Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio D-Dur für Violine, Viola und Violoncello op. 9 Nr. 2
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett B-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 18 Nr. 6
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett e-Moll zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 59 Nr. 2

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  • Adam Walker, Flute
  • Lucas Macías Navarro, Oboe
  • Vicente Alberola, Clarinet
  • Guilhaume Santana, Bassoon
  • José Vicente Castelló, Horn
  • Daniel Sepec, Violin
  • Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
  • Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Cello
  • Janne Saksala, Doublebass
  • Olli Mustonen, Piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade D-Dur für Querflöte, Violine und Viola op. 25
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quintett Es-Dur für Klavier, Oboe, Klarinette, Fagott und Horn op. 16
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate F-Dur für Klavier und Horn (Violoncello) op. 17
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Septett Es-Dur für Klarinette, Horn, Fagott, Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass op. 20

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  • Elias Quartet
  • Sara Bitlloch, Violin
  • Donald Grant, Violin
  • Simone van der Giessen, Viola
  • Marie Bitlloch, Cello
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett C-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 59 Nr. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett cis-Moll für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 131

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The original start time 11:00 am was changed to 18:00 pm.

  • Meta4
  • Antti Tikkanen, Violin
  • Minna Pensola, Violin
  • Atte Kilpeläinen, Viola
  • Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Cello
  • Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
  • Janne Saksala, Double Bass
  • Olli Mustonen, Piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonate G-Dur für Klavier und Violine op. 30 Nr. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett A-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 18 Nr. 5
  • Olli Mustonen, Auftragswerk (Uraufführung)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartett F-Dur für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello op. 135

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