Arts in Cinema | Concerto: A Beethoven Journey
Sun 20 Dec
Sat 26 Dec
Andsnes devoted himself entirely to Beethoven (1770-1827), whom he considered the greatest composer of all time. By concentrating on one composer, he can dig deeper, with the ultimate goal of better understanding his music.
In the ambitious works full of bold innovations you can hear Beethoven struggling with his increasing deafness and alternating feelings of despair, isolation and suffering with a celebration of freedom, both musically and politically. Andsnes' insightful reflections are interspersed with passages from Beethoven's letters, which deal with (a lack of) money, health problems and love.