Foto (c) Marco Borggreve (Klussmann) & Anu Jormalainen (Jumppanen)
Beethoven’s Story: Beethoven in Love
Beethoven’s Story is a concert series telling the life story of the beloved Viennese composer and presenting a selection of his most original works.
Beethoven’s Story is a concert series telling the life story of the beloved Viennese composer and presenting a selection of his most original works. The concerts map Beethoven’s career from the time when this maverick musician began studies with Joseph Haydn.
Audience will learn about the years of his mid-life fame as well as his late years, when the deafened genius composer had fled into his inner world. The privacy provided to him a refuge where he created compositions that still today speak to the most sincere sentiments of the humankind.
Beethoven was often in love. The “Moonlight” Sonata was a present to a maiden whom he was infatuated with. The recipient of the Sonata Op. 78, Therese Brunswick, was for long thought to be the composer’s “Immortal Beloved”. The “Les Adieux” Sonata was a parting gift to a dear friend. “An die Ferne Geliebte”, a declaration of love in a form of a song cycle, was a pivotal work–it no less than founded a genre.
Pianist Paavali Jumppanen performs alongside the magnificent German soprano Sophie Klussmann.
Sophie Klussmann, soprano
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Beethoven Piano Sonatas op. 27 no. 2 ”Moonlight”, op. 78 ”À Thérèse”, op. 81a ”Les Adieux”, and the Song Cycle op. 98 “An die Ferne Geliebte”.
House of Nobility
15.11. doors at 14.45, konsert at 16.00
Tickets 10-25€ from Lippupiste, duration 1h 30 min
The audience capacity is limited to less than half of the venue’s normal capacity. Audience’s movements will be guided and instructed to avoid queues.