Beethoven goes pop
This year’s Beethoven-Woche is entitled “Folksong Arrangements” and is curated by Tabea Zimmermann in her role as the Artistic Director of the chamber music festivals at the Beethoven House in Bonn. The festival takes place between the 19th and 28th January and features guests including conductor and Beethoven biographer Jan Caeyers and tenor Christoph Prégardien.
Beethoven’s work includes over 140 folksong arrangements; folk music of various sources also plays a large role in his instrumental music. Marking 200 years after the completion of his Twenty-Five Scottish Songs op. 108, in Bonn works by composers from Haydn to Widmann will be performed that take popular music as inspiration – the festival will also include a Gaelic ceilidh.
Tabea Zimmermann will also appear on stage with many of her guests in the festival, including the opening concert with the Ensemble Musikfabrik, moderated Flamenco and Klezmer concerts and a chamber music evening in the Gasthaus Im Stiefel.
19 – 28/01/2018
Bonn, Beethoven House