The music of Ludwig van Beethoven has challenged and inspired generations of musicians and music lovers. His life-story is no less challenging and inspiring, overcoming as he did numerous personal struggles and crises to create some of the best known and loved music ever composed.
The various pages of this online collection contain a fascinating array of documentaries, long-form interviews, reviews, podcasts and live concert recordings.
Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven by Carl Traugott Riedel (1769-1832).
On the Radio
8pm Saturday 28 February 2015 on Music Alive
Direct from the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Freddy Kempf (pno/dir), New Zealand SO
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No 1 in C Op 15;
Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb Op 19
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Op 37 (RNZ)