About the Event
See the art of classical music at its best in this performance at Leipzig's Gewandhaus zu Leipzig with Andris Nelsons playing selected works by Beethoven.
About the Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.
- Beethoven, Ludwig van – Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125, 'Choral'