8.00 Deutsche Welle Festival: BTHVN Week

Ludwig van Beethoven sometimes signed his name in a manner worthy of a tweet, the character-saving BTHVN. There's no cutting corners this year with the festival of that name in his home town though, presenting, in sixteen concerts, Beethoven's complete works of chamber music – just feet away from the room where he was born, at the Beethoven House. Tonight's concert presents a small selection of the great man's chamber music.


The Beethoven House in Bonn

The Beethoven House in Bonn Photo: David Ertl

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in C minor Op 1 No 3 (2, 4);

BEETHOVEN: String Trio in C minor Op 9/3 (2, 3);

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No 7 in C minor Op 30/2 (4);

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in C minor Op 18/4;

BEETHOVEN: Serenade in D Op 8 (1, 5, 6, 7);

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Op 18/1

Anne Katharina Schreiber (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano), Pablo Hernan Benedi (violin), Emilie Hörnlund (viola), Claire Thirion (cello), Chiaroscuro Quartet, Martin Funda (violin), Theresa Schwamm (viola), Peter-Philipp Stemmler (cello), Armida Quartet

Recorded in the Beethoven House, Bonn (Deutsche Welle)