Beethoven Unleashed - At Home [Composer Of The Week]

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01Hearing Aids20200309

Donald Macleod visits Beethoven’s birthplace with Erica Buurman to view a collection of Beethoven’s mechanical hearing aids and discuss the effects of his ongoing hearing loss.

This week, Donald Macleod takes us to Beethoven’s home town of Bonn and the Beethoven-Haus museum which now occupies the building where he was born. Donald is joined by Erica Buurman, director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and together they explore some of the everyday objects and household artefacts owned by the composer to see what they can tell us about how he lived.

Composer of the Week will be returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Bagatelles Op 126, Nos 1 & 6
Alfred Brendel, piano

Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano Op 38 (mvt 1)
Ib Hausmann, Clarinet
Maria Kiegel, Cello
Nina Tichman, piano

Overture, The Consecration of the House Op 124
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
conducted by Sir Neville Marriner

Wellington’s Victory (Part II)
Orchestra of the Vienna Academy
Conducted by Martin Haselböck

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Cymru Wales

Donald Macleod examines the everyday objects and household artefacts owned by Beethoven.

Donald Macleod offers a weekly guide to composers and their music.

Bagatelles Op 126, Nos 1 & 6
Alfred Brendel, piano

Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano Op 38 (mvt 1)
Ib Hausmann, Clarinet
Maria Kiegel, Cello
Nina Tichman, piano

02Money Box20200310

Donald Macleod visits Beethoven’s birthplace museum with Erica Buurman to examine Beethoven’s personal cashbox and talk about his relationship with money and the world of business.

This week, Donald Macleod takes us to Beethoven’s home town of Bonn and the Beethoven-Haus museum, which now occupies the building where he was born. Donald is joined by Erica Buurman, director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and together they explore some of the everyday objects and household artefacts owned by the composer to see what they can tell us about how he lived.

Composer of the Week will be returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Piano Sonata No 9 in E, Op 14 No.1 (mvt 1 Allegro)
Louis Lortie, piano

Triple Concerto (mvt 3 Rondo)
Gordan Nikolitch, violin
Tim Hugh, cello
Lars Vogt, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 (mvt 4 Allegro Vivace)
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano

Missa Solemnis (Agnus Dei)
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Jennifer Johnson, mezzo soprano
James Gilchrist, tenor
Matthew Rose, bass
Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
John Eliot Gardiner

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Cymru Wales

Donald Macleod examines some of the everyday objects owned by Beethoven.

Donald Macleod offers a weekly guide to composers and their music.

03Razor20200311

Donald Macleod visits Beethoven’s birthplace with Erica Buurman where they find a cut-throat Razor owned by the composer and talk about his domestic circumstances.

This week, Donald Macleod takes us to Beethoven’s home town of Bonn and the Beethoven-Haus museum, which now occupies the building where he was born. Donald is joined by Erica Buurman, director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and together they explore some of the everyday objects and household artefacts owned by the composer to see what they can tell us about how he lived.

Composer of the Week will be returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Sonata No 29 in Bb, Op 106 ‘Hammerklavier’ (mvt 1 Allegro)
Stephen Kovacevich, piano

Aus Goethes Faust, Op 75, No 3
Roderick Williams, baritone
Iain Burnside, piano

Symphony No 6 (mvt 3)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor

String Quintet in Eb Op 4 (mvt 1 Allegro con brio & 2 Andante)
Endellion Quartet

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Cymru Wales

Donald Macleod examines some of Beethoven's everyday objects and household artefacts.

Donald Macleod offers a weekly guide to composers and their music.

String Quintet in Eb Op 4 (mvt 1 Allegro con brio & 2 Andante)
Endellion Quartet

04Walking Stick And Writing Desk20200312

Donald Macleod explores Beethoven’s personal possessions with Erica Buurman. Today, they see how two disparate and everyday objects shine a light on the composer’s creative process.

This week, Donald Macleod takes us to Beethoven’s home town of Bonn and the Beethoven-Haus Museum which now occupies the building where he was born. Donald is joined by Erica Buurman, director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and together they explore some of the everyday objects and household artefacts owned by the composer to see what they can tell us about how he lived.

Composer of the Week will be returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Mailied, Op 52 No 4
Peter Schreier, tenor
Walter Olbertz, piano

String Quartet Op 59 No 2 (mvt 3 Allegretto & mvt 4 Finale. Presto)
Vermeer Quartet

Trauerkantate auf den Tod Kaiser Josephs II, No 3 Aria, “Da stiegen die Menschen an’s Licht”
Charlotte Margiono, soprano
Choir and Orchestra of Deutschen Oper Berlin
Christian Thielemann, conductor

Grosse Fugue (arr. Piano, 4 hands) Op 134
Peter Hill, piano
Benjamin Frith, piano

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Cymru Wales

Donald Macleod examines some of Beethoven's everyday objects and household artefacts.

Donald Macleod offers a weekly guide to composers and their music.

04Walking Stick and Writing Desk20200312

Donald Macleod explores Beethoven’s personal possessions with Erica Buurman. Today, they see how two disparate and everyday objects shine a light on the composer’s creative process.

This week, Donald Macleod takes us to Beethoven’s home town of Bonn and the Beethoven-Haus Museum which now occupies the building where he was born. Donald is joined by Erica Buurman, director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and together they explore some of the everyday objects and household artefacts owned by the composer to see what they can tell us about how he lived.

Composer of the Week will be returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Mailied, Op 52 No 4
Peter Schreier, tenor
Walter Olbertz, piano

String Quartet Op 59 No 2 (mvt 3 Allegretto & mvt 4 Finale. Presto)
Vermeer Quartet

Trauerkantate auf den Tod Kaiser Josephs II, No 3 Aria, “Da stiegen die Menschen an’s Licht ?
Charlotte Margiono, soprano
Choir and Orchestra of Deutschen Oper Berlin
Christian Thielemann, conductor

Grosse Fugue (arr. Piano, 4 hands) Op 134
Peter Hill, piano
Benjamin Frith, piano

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Cymru Wales

Donald Macleod examines some of Beethoven's everyday objects and household artefacts.

Donald Macleod offers a weekly guide to composers and their music.

05Hair20200313

Donald Macleod explores Beethoven’s personal possessions with Erica Buurman. Today, they compare several samples of the composer’s hair, taken as keepsakes by his friends and admirers.

This week, Donald Macleod takes us to Beethoven’s home town of Bonn and the Beethoven-Haus museum, which now occupies the building where he was born. Donald is joined by Erica Buurman, director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and together they explore some of the everyday objects and household artefacts owned by the composer to see what they can tell us about how he lived.

Composer of the Week will be returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Piano Trio Op 1 No 3 (mvt 4 Finale)
Trio Parnassus

Symphony No 1 (movts 2 & 3)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer, conductor

Mass in C (Kyrie)
Sally Matthews, soprano
Sara Mingardo, alto
John Mark Ainsley, tenor
Alastair Miles, bass
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis, conductor

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Cymru Wales

Donald Macleod examines some of Beethoven's everyday objects and household artefacts

Donald Macleod offers a weekly guide to composers and their music.

Symphony No 1 (movts 2 & 3)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer, conductor