This week: explore the music of Ludwig van Beethoven

Gramophone Mon 13th March 2017

Discover Beethoven's music on the Gramophone website this week

This week on the Gramophone website we will be exploring Beethoven's music, with insights and guides from leading conductors and writers, and articles drawn from Gramophone's unrivalled archive. To find out more about subscribing to the Gramophone archive, visit: gramophone.co.uk/subscribe. Those just beginning to explore Beethoven's music may like to read our guide to the '50 greatest Beethoven recordings' or 'The complete guide to Beethoven's Symphonies', which features contributions from a few of the leading conductors of our time. And conductor Riccardo Chailly offers further insights in a fascinating interview, 'How Beethoven's symphonies changed the world', plus Gramophone's Richard Wigmore explores the reasons why Beethoven's music continues to resonate so much with listeners today. Beethoven Week starts here! 

 

The 50 greatest Beethoven recordings 

Complete with the original Gramophone reviews of 50 of the finest Beethoven recordings available... Read more

 

 

The complete guide to Beethoven's Symphonies 

The symphonies explored by nine leading conductors: Norrington, Zinman, Jansons, Vänskä, Gardiner, Iván Fischer, Tilson Thomas, Paavo Järvi and Chailly... Read more 

 

How Beethoven's symphonies changed the world

Riccardo Chailly talks to Phillip Clark about how Beethoven's Symphonies have influenced generations of composers... Read more

 

 

Beethoven Today 

Richard Wigmore speaks to some of the world's leading Beethoven conductors to understand why his music is as relevant and important today as it was 200 years ago... Read more

 

 

A 21st-century Beethoven symphony cycle

What does Beethoven performance sound like today? Read the blog and listen to the playlist created by Editor-in-Chief James Jolly

 

 

A meeting of genius: Beethoven and Goethe, July 1812 

Richard Wigmore marks the 200th anniversary of this infamous coming-together... Read more

 

 

A guide to the best recordings of Beethoven's Symphony No 3, 'Eroica'

The Third Symphony is both great music and a force beyond music. How, asks Richard Osborne, have conductors met this challenge?... Read more

 

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