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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.


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.


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

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


2020 February 10 until 14

On the occasion of Beethoven's anniversary in 2020, the Beethoven-Archiv is hosting an international conference on "Beethoven-Perspectives" in order to bring together leading international scholars in the field of Beethoven research as well as promising young researchers. The aim of the conference is not only to give an overall picture of current Beethoven research, but also to develop new perspectives, to discuss well-known or new desiderata, and last but not least to present Beethoven as a lively (and constantly changing) topic of research. Five main symposia will include the following topics: "Political Beethoven", "A global Beethoven?", "Beethoven in Bonn", "Creative Beethoven", and "Beethoven's Reception of other Composers". In addition, the Academy Project "Beethovens Werkstatt" is organizing the symposium "Sketches as Workshop Documents: Creative Processes in Comparison". Free papers on topics related to current Beethoven research will deepen all main symposia and extend and enrich the range of the conference program.

Four evening events will be staged in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk (Cologne). 

We would like to thank the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) for funding the conference.

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2020 February 10 until 14

On the occasion of Beethoven's anniversary in 2020, the Beethoven-Archiv is hosting an international conference on "Beethoven-Perspectives" in order to bring together leading international scholars in the field of Beethoven research as well as promising young researchers. The aim of the conference is not only to give an overall picture of current Beethoven research, but also to develop new perspectives, to discuss well-known or new desiderata, and last but not least to present Beethoven as a lively (and constantly changing) topic of research. Five main symposia will include the following topics: "Political Beethoven", "A global Beethoven?", "Beethoven in Bonn", "Creative Beethoven", and "Beethoven's Reception of other Composers". In addition, the Academy Project "Beethovens Werkstatt" is organizing the symposium "Sketches as Workshop Documents: Creative Processes in Comparison". Free papers on topics related to current Beethoven research will deepen all main symposia and extend and enrich the range of the conference program.

Four evening events will be staged in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk (Cologne). 

We would like to thank the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) for funding the conference.

Conference Agenda

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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

2020 February 10 until 14

On the occasion of Beethoven's anniversary in 2020, the Beethoven-Archiv is hosting an international conference on "Beethoven-Perspectives" in order to bring together leading international scholars in the field of Beethoven research as well as promising young researchers. The aim of the conference is not only to give an overall picture of current Beethoven research, but also to develop new perspectives, to discuss well-known or new desiderata, and last but not least to present Beethoven as a lively (and constantly changing) topic of research. Five main symposia will include the following topics: "Political Beethoven", "A global Beethoven?", "Beethoven in Bonn", "Creative Beethoven", and "Beethoven's Reception of other Composers". In addition, the Academy Project "Beethovens Werkstatt" is organizing the symposium "Sketches as Workshop Documents: Creative Processes in Comparison". Free papers on topics related to current Beethoven research will deepen all main symposia and extend and enrich the range of the conference program.

Four evening events will be staged in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk (Cologne). 

We would like to thank the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) for funding the conference.

Conference Agenda

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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

2020 February 10 until 14

On the occasion of Beethoven's anniversary in 2020, the Beethoven-Archiv is hosting an international conference on "Beethoven-Perspectives" in order to bring together leading international scholars in the field of Beethoven research as well as promising young researchers. The aim of the conference is not only to give an overall picture of current Beethoven research, but also to develop new perspectives, to discuss well-known or new desiderata, and last but not least to present Beethoven as a lively (and constantly changing) topic of research. Five main symposia will include the following topics: "Political Beethoven", "A global Beethoven?", "Beethoven in Bonn", "Creative Beethoven", and "Beethoven's Reception of other Composers". In addition, the Academy Project "Beethovens Werkstatt" is organizing the symposium "Sketches as Workshop Documents: Creative Processes in Comparison". Free papers on topics related to current Beethoven research will deepen all main symposia and extend and enrich the range of the conference program.

Four evening events will be staged in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk (Cologne). 

We would like to thank the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) for funding the conference.

Conference Agenda

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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.


2020 February 10 until 14

On the occasion of Beethoven's anniversary in 2020, the Beethoven-Archiv is hosting an international conference on "Beethoven-Perspectives" in order to bring together leading international scholars in the field of Beethoven research as well as promising young researchers. The aim of the conference is not only to give an overall picture of current Beethoven research, but also to develop new perspectives, to discuss well-known or new desiderata, and last but not least to present Beethoven as a lively (and constantly changing) topic of research. Five main symposia will include the following topics: "Political Beethoven", "A global Beethoven?", "Beethoven in Bonn", "Creative Beethoven", and "Beethoven's Reception of other Composers". In addition, the Academy Project "Beethovens Werkstatt" is organizing the symposium "Sketches as Workshop Documents: Creative Processes in Comparison". Free papers on topics related to current Beethoven research will deepen all main symposia and extend and enrich the range of the conference program.

Four evening events will be staged in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk (Cologne). 

We would like to thank the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) for funding the conference.

Conference Agenda

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2020 February 10 until 14

On the occasion of Beethoven's anniversary in 2020, the Beethoven-Archiv is hosting an international conference on "Beethoven-Perspectives" in order to bring together leading international scholars in the field of Beethoven research as well as promising young researchers. The aim of the conference is not only to give an overall picture of current Beethoven research, but also to develop new perspectives, to discuss well-known or new desiderata, and last but not least to present Beethoven as a lively (and constantly changing) topic of research. Five main symposia will include the following topics: "Political Beethoven", "A global Beethoven?", "Beethoven in Bonn", "Creative Beethoven", and "Beethoven's Reception of other Composers". In addition, the Academy Project "Beethovens Werkstatt" is organizing the symposium "Sketches as Workshop Documents: Creative Processes in Comparison". Free papers on topics related to current Beethoven research will deepen all main symposia and extend and enrich the range of the conference program.

Four evening events will be staged in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk (Cologne). 

We would like to thank the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) for funding the conference.

Conference Agenda

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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.


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