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2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


  • Camilla Köhnken, Hammerflügel
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Klaviersonate f-Moll op. 2 Nr. 1: Allegro – Adagio – Menuetto – Prestissimo
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Klaviersonate C-Dur op. 2 Nr. 3: Allegro con brio – Adagio –Scherzo – Allegro assai

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2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


  • 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

Prices:
Early bookings until 17th December 2019: € 30 | € 15 reduced student rate
After 17th December 2019: € 34 | € 17 reduced student rate
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


  • 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

Prices:
Early bookings until 17th December 2019: € 30 | € 15 reduced student rate
After 17th December 2019: € 34 | € 17 reduced student rate
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


  • 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

Prices:
Early bookings until 17th December 2019: € 30 | € 15 reduced student rate
After 17th December 2019: € 34 | € 17 reduced student rate
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

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

Prices:
€ 10 | € 5 reduced student rate 
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


  • 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

Prices:
Early bookings until 17th December 2019: € 30 | € 15 reduced student rate
After 17th December 2019: € 34 | € 17 reduced student rate
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


  • 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

Prices:
Early bookings until 17th December 2019: € 30 | € 15 reduced student rate
After 17th December 2019: € 34 | € 17 reduced student rate
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

  • 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

Prices:
Early bookings until 17th December 2019: € 30 | € 15 reduced student rate
After 17th December 2019: € 34 | € 17 reduced student rate
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


Tickets für den Besuch des Museums und der Sonderausstellung sind im Shop des Beethoven- Hauses erhältlich. Die Kuratorinnenführungen können mit einer Eintrittskarte für das Museum besucht werden.

  • 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

Prices:
Early bookings until 17th December 2019: € 30 | € 15 reduced student rate
After 17th December 2019: € 34 | € 17 reduced student rate
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

  • 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

Prices:
Early bookings until 17th December 2019: € 30 | € 15 reduced student rate
After 17th December 2019: € 34 | € 17 reduced student rate 
plus advance booking fee

2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

No other Beethoven painting is as famous as the portrait from Joseph Stieler (1781-1858), showing the composer holding the manuscript of the Missa Solemnis. It is one of the most known items of the Beethoven-Haus collection and as such a perfect choice for a special exhibition to introduce the anniversary year 2020.

By means of original paintings and archived items, the exhibition is to explain the history behind this important Beethoven portrait and how it fits into the overall context of presenting notable public figures from German politics, society and culture of the 19th century. Another exhibition aim is to show the multi-faceted impact of the portrait – an impact that began when Beethoven was still alive and that is still ongoing. It has resulted in a huge number of various art works, from oil paintings to video installations, from kitsch items to dealing with Beethoven and his oeuvre in a serious way. All these derivative works confirm the portrait's everlasting and special appeal.


2019 December 17 until 2020 April 26

An exhibition of the Bundeskunsthalle in co-operation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn (venue: Bundeskunsthalle; Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn)

The multidisciplinary exhibition refers to Beethoven's global relevance and how the composer is perceived around the world. It brings to life the political and historical background from around 1800 as well as the different living conditions when society stood at the threshold from feudalism to the civic era. At the same time, Beethoven is presented in the historic and cultural context of a fundamentally changing society, thus illustrating the question of Beethoven's self-perception and self-staging as a "free artist". In this connection, the generally known image of a lonesome music genius is to be challenged in order to direct the focus on the complex network of relations Beethoven maintained with his contemporaries. Beethoven's oeuvre is presented based on randomly selected major works that document his artistic evolution and corroborate the trend-setting style and tremendous effect his compositions had.

The exhibition is set up chronologically and illustrates the crucial events in the composer's life and work, disruptions and problems included. It was explicitly developed for the general public and no musical knowledge or skills are required.

Sponsored by: The German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

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