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
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

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Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Op 37 (RNZ)