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For Emanuel Ax, Beethoven’s piano concertos ‘are all extraordinary’

Although Ludwig van Beethoven wrote fewer piano concertos than he did symphonies (nine) or piano sonatas (32), the works nonetheless offer…

Beethoven remains a musical touchstone for pianist Paul Lewis

Few of today’s leading pianists are more identified with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven than Paul Lewis. The British…

For pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, it all begins with Beethoven

Rudolf Buchbinder performs a wide range of music from J.S. Bach to present-day works, but one composer towers above all…

Theodore Thomas and Frederick Stock on Beethoven’s symphonies

Theodore Thomas, the Chicago Orchestra‘s founder and first music director, favored the music of Ludwig van Beethoven above all others….

250 years after his birth, Beethoven and his music reign supreme

Earlier this summer, a substantial lock of Beethoven’s gray and dark brown hair, tied with a silk thread and preserved…