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August 30, 2010

Beethovenfest Bonn: "Into the Open". Check out the links below to hear recordings from the last four Beethoven Festivals as well as exciting new concerts from 2010.

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Enjoy a selection of classical music performed by some of the world's top orchestras, chamber and orchestral musicians, and new compositions by award-winning composers - a free musical experience offered by Deutsche Welle.

The motto of this year's Beethovenfest is "Into the Open" and takes up the theme of utopia and freedom in music. A special focus of the festival is the cultural shift that marked the turn from the 18th to 19th centuries and that helped shaped Beethoven's work.

The recordings in the series come from the 2010 Beethovenfest, which runs from September 10 to October 9, as well as from past festivals.

Receive the complete collection by clicking on the links below to download the music to your MP3 player or computer.