This year, for the first time, the Beethoven Festival in Bonn presents a public screenings on three evenings. The event is one of Europe’s most successful classical music festivals. This year’s motto is “Distant Lover”.
A composer like Ludwig van Beethoven towers over others, but even that singular genius didn't come out of the blue. A look at the musical environment that brought forth the iconic musician — and cherished his memory.
Beethoven: What is all the fuss about? Deutsche Welle decided to take to the streets of Bonn to find out on Beethovenfest's opening weekend.
In contrast to the the motto "Schicksal" (fate) with its serious implications, an orchestra from France played mostly quiet tones. The downbeat to the festival is followed by three notably upbeat festival weeks.
India meets Europe at the Beethovenfest's Campus Project 2018: Composers Rakesh Chaurasia and Bernhard Schimpelsberger discuss the challenges of collaborating on a special piece commissioned by DW.
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