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Composers > Anecdotes > Beethoven: - String Quartet - Op. 127 - Premiered Today in 1825
by Georg Predota | March 6th, 2019

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Beethoven had started to work on his String Quartet Op. 127 in 1822, but it was not premiered until 6 March 1825. Tickets for a first hearing had actually been sold for the end of February, but the quartet wasn’t [...] more >>

My music > BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 2
February 16th, 2019

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Piano Trio in G Major, WoO 37 III. Thema andante con variazioni From BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 2 (2018) Released by Naxos Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, WoO 37 – III. Thema andante con variazioniBeethoven’s mastery in [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Beethoven: - Symphony No. 5 - - Premiered Today in 1808
by Georg Predota | December 22nd, 2018

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The famous “short-short-short-long” motive that initiates the opening of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony has become the most compact and commanding gesture in all of symphonic literature. Powerfully introduced by the whole orchestra in the minor mode, the module is ambiguous in [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Beethoven and the “Maiden in Love”
by Georg Predota | December 14th, 2018

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To her close friends she was simply known as “Babette,” but everybody else referred to her as Princess Anna Louise Barbara Odescalchi. That, of course, was her married name as she had wed Prince Innocenz Odescalchi in Pressburg, currently called [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Nightmare Premiere! - Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto
by Georg Predota | November 14th, 2018

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Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto

Introducing new and unknown pieces of music to a wider public audience is always a special occasion. Ludwig van Beethoven scheduled such a concert full of premieres at the Theater an der Wien on 22 December 1808. Of course, Beethoven [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Beethoven: - String Quartet - No. 15, Op. 132 - Premiered Today in 1825
by Georg Predota | November 6th, 2018

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Beethoven was starting to have some serious health problems when Prince Nikolai Galitzine—an amateur cellist in St. Petersburg and great admirer of Beethoven’s music—wrote to him on 9 November 1822. “May I ask,” the Prince inquired “for one, two, or [...] more >>

My music > BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 1
October 6th, 2018

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3 Duets, WoO 27: No. 1 in C Major (arr. Kazunori Seo for flute and bassoon) I. Allegro commodo From BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 1 (2018) Released by Naxos Beethoven: 3 Duets, WoO 27: No. 1 in C [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Beethoven: 9th Symphony - Premiered Today in 1824
by Georg Predota | May 7th, 2018

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During the final stages of putting the finishing touches on his 9th symphony, Beethoven was adamant that it should be premiered in Berlin. For years, Beethoven had lamented the changing musical taste of Viennese audiences, who numerously flocked to see [...] more >>