Beethoven has been represented in a variety of guises – hero of democracy, authoritarian visionary – without asking enough about the role of his music.
What values and ideas did Beethoven truly represent? Where do the realities end and the invented Beethovens of romance, philosophy and film – even scholarly history – begin?
Get £10 off this event when you book Beethoven: 1808 Reconstructed, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2pm concert recreating of one of the most famous concerts in the history of classical music, in the same transaction.
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