At the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn, a call went out for artists to use Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony as inspiration for works highlighting the need to protect the planet. The results will presented in June 2020.
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The goalpost of the Beethoven anniversary year? No, it's only in the middle of a now two-year bash, with major events still to come.
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth. Symphony No. 6 saw the composer set his romantic perception of nature to music.
The world has been celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday this year. Many events were axed due to the coronavirus; others were improvised during the pandemic.
Amid the coronavirus closure of the 2020 Beethhovenfest, the Rimini Collective artists group will host a "theatrical inspection" at Bonn's storied Beethovenhalle, now a construction site.
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