The Beethovenfest Bonn delights classical music fans. This year's motto is "Moonshine." We were at the performance of the 6th Symphony and spoke with conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and festival director Nike Wagner.
With Bonn the epicenter of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020, the festival in the composer's hometown mounts a calmer, nuanced program in the current season.
The earth's satellite has inspired many works of art, literature and music — and this season of the Beethovenfest in Bonn, beginning on September 6.
Another stone has been laid in the mosaic of the coming Beethoven anniversary year. At the International Trade Show (ITB) in Berlin, the Beethovenfest Bonn is giving a sneak preview of its special lineup.
Before the beginning of the 2018 Beethovenfest, director Nike Wagner talks about the implications of the festival motto this year, "Schicksal" (Fate).
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