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Beethoven – The Myth! His life in six sonatas

Author: ZDF / 3sat

Already during his life time Beethoven was regarded as a myth. The six part series sheds light on the composer’s mysterious personality.

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Already during his life time Beethoven was regarded as a myth, being the first modern artist in the sense of an autonomous spirit. The six part series “Beethoven - The Myth! His life in six sonatas” sheds light on aspects of Beethoven’s mysterious and erratic personality that helped creating the legend. His piano sonatas build the core of the series. Of all musical genres, the piano sonata is the only one that Beethoven worked on almost consistently throughout his life. Like a musical diary, they give us a deep insight into Beethoven’s emotional world.

With appearances from Rudolf Buchbinder, Jan Caeyers, Uwe Bohm and others.

Scheduled for broadcast:

Beethoven - The Myth: The Revolutionary December 3, 2016 9.00 pm
Beethoven - The Myth: The Suitor December 3, 2016 9.30 pm

Beethoven - The Myth: The Virtuoso December 10, 2016 10.15 pm
Beethoven - The Myth: The Invalid December 10, 2016 10.45 pm

Beethoven - The Myth: The Entrepreneur December 17, 2016 10.30 pm
Beethoven - The Myth: The Immortal December 17, 2016 11.00 pm

English title Beethoven - the Myth! His life in six sonatas
Production year 2016
Author Karl von Carstedt, Thomas von Steinaecker, Georg Wübbolt
Production Company 3B Productions
Co-Production Company Unitel GmbH & Co.KG
Co-Production Company ZDF/3sat

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