The Highlights of the Beethoven Jubilee

Before the grand Culture Award Gala takes place at the end of August at the Bonn Opera with the support of Beethoven Jubiläums GmbH and as one of the final events of the Beethoven Jubilee, it is worth taking a look back at the BTHVN2020 highlights from 2019 to 2021.


Beethoven Tour in Bonn and its region

Since October 2019, a total of eleven information steles in the city of Bonn under the name BTHVN-STORY and a further eleven under the title BTHVN-REGION in the Rhein-Sieg district invite visitors to discover Beethoven’s life and work in the Rhineland. Various themes and aspects of Beethoven’s life as an artist can be experienced in a new way on multimedia chronoscopes and analogue steles. The tour can also be accessed via app.


BTHVN2020 music freighter

Due to Corona, the river trip of the BTHVN2020 music freighter from Bonn to Vienna, originally planned for March 2020, unfortunately had to be cancelled. But there was music nevertheless. In no time at all, the floating concert stage was converted into a production studio. For almost a week, recordings with different artists took place on the music freighter. The ship was transformed from a mobile music education project into a production site. The twice 12-hour stream can be watched retrospectively here.


BeethovenNacht and jubilee concert

Until the end of 2021, the highlights of the Beethoven jubilee from last December can still be enjoyed retrospectively online.  The jubilee concert with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra can be viewed on the WDR website. The BeethovenNacht powered by Telekom, with Dirk Kaftan and the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, among others, as well as many other international artists, is available under Magenta Musik.


With Beethoven through Europe: Beethoven-Tag 2021 on ARTE

The highlight so far in 2021 was the Beethoven-Tag on 6 June. For an entire day, the great composer was celebrated with musical fireworks. For this purpose, top-class orchestras from nine European cities played his nine symphonies one after the other at important locations on the continent. The live broadcasts of this complete work can still be viewed on the Internet.

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