The music of Ludwig van Beethoven has challenged and inspired generations of musicians and music lovers. His life-story is no less challenging and inspiring, overcoming as he did numerous personal struggles and crises to create some of the best known and loved music ever composed.
The various pages of this online collection contain a fascinating array of documentaries, long-form interviews, reviews, podcasts and live concert recordings.
Beethoven adopts a generally light-hearted poise for this late symphony, one that in many ways recalls the earlier classical style of Mozart and Haydn. Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra… Audio
Madeleine Pierard (soprano), Kristin Darragh (mezzo), Simon O'Neill (tenor), Anthony Robin Schneider (bass), with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de… Audio