Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, an excellent occasion to re-immerse ourselves in a body of work as protean as it is Promethean.

SYMPHONIES

Whenever we think “symphony”, Beethoven can never be far from mind. His corpus is both monumental and foundational, having ushered the orchestra into the romantic era.

This season, conductors from diverse origins and backgrounds directing world-class orchestras will each present their reading of Beethoven’s symphonies: Jordi Savall continues his fascinating journey through the complete symphonies on period instruments, at the head of the Concert of Nations, while Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, takes on the feat of performing the complete cycle in three days.

Jordi Savall
Concert

Beethoven / Savall

Le Concert des Nations
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Tuesday October 15 2019 - 20:30
Elena Schwarz
Symphonic Concert

Eroica

Orchestre Pasdeloup - Elena Schwarz - Mihkel Poll - Sikora, Liszt, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday December 14 2019 - 15:00
Case Scaglione
Symphonic Concert

Félicité

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France - Case Scaglione - Federico Colli - Ives, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Friday January 10 2020 - 20:30
Philippe Jordan
Concert

Wiener Symphoniker / Philippe Jordan

Accentus - Nicholas Angelich - Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday January 18 2020 - 16:30
Philippe Jordan
Concert

Wiener Symphoniker / Philippe Jordan

Accentus - Nicholas Angelich - Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday January 18 2020 - 20:30
Sir Simon Rattle
Symphonic Concert

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle

Dorothea Röschmann - Berg, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Sunday January 26 2020 - 16:30
Riccardo Chailly
Symphonic Concert

Beethoven / Riccardo Chailly

Filarmonica della Scala - Milan
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Monday January 27 2020 - 20:30
Riccardo Chailly
Concert

Beethoven / Riccardo Chailly

Orchestre de Paris - Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Friday January 31 2020 - 20:30
Riccardo Chailly
Concert

Beethoven / Riccardo Chailly

Orchestre de Paris - Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday February 1 2020 - 20:30
Lang Lang
Concert

Christoph Eschenbach / Lang Lang

Orchestre de Paris - Wagner, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Monday February 24 2020 - 20:30
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Symphonic Concert

Beethoven / Intégrale des symphonies

Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Friday April 24 2020 - 20:30
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Symphonic Concert

Beethoven / Intégrale des symphonies

Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday April 25 2020 - 11:00
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Symphonic Concert

Beethoven / Intégrale des symphonies

Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday April 25 2020 - 20:30
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Symphonic Concert

Beethoven / Intégrale des symphonies

Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Sunday April 26 2020 - 16:30
Jordi Savall
Concert

Beethoven / Savall

Le Concert des Nations
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Tuesday June 2 2020 - 20:30
CONCERTOS

One violin concerto, five piano concertos, and a triple concerto for violin, cello and piano: in a handful of pages, Beethoven left his permanent mark on the genre, propelling its shift from classicism to romanticism.

A virtuoso pianist, Beethoven dedicated most of his concertos to his instrument, even performing the premieres himself. This season, the greatest pianists in music today (Khatia Buniatishvili, Lang Lang, Nicholas Angelich, Sir András Schiff, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, etc.) test their skills on these majestic scores. His Violin Concerto and Triple Concerto will also be performed by masterful interpreters.

Daniel Barenboim et le West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Symphonic Concert

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Yo-Yo Ma - Beethoven, Bruckner
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Sunday October 20 2019 - 19:30
Mariss Jansons
Symphonic Concert

Bavière / Mariss Jansons

Orchestre symphonique de la Radiodiffusion bavaroise - Rudolf Buchbinder - Weber, Beethoven, Chostakovitch
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Thursday October 31 2019 - 20:30
Tito Mu–oz
Symphonic Concert

Le Sacre

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France - Tito Muñoz - Caroline Goulding - Connesson, Beethoven, Stravinski
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Tuesday November 19 2019 - 20:30
Case Scaglione
Symphonic Concert

Félicité

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France - Case Scaglione - Federico Colli - Ives, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Friday January 10 2020 - 20:30
Philippe Jordan
Concert

Wiener Symphoniker / Philippe Jordan

Accentus - Nicholas Angelich - Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday January 18 2020 - 16:30
David Bismuth
Symphonic Concert

Titan

Orchestre Pasdeloup - Wolfgang Doerner - David Bismuth - Beethoven, Mahler
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday January 25 2020 - 15:00
Riccardo Chailly
Symphonic Concert

Beethoven / Riccardo Chailly

Filarmonica della Scala - Milan - Renaud Capuçon - Beethoven, Moussorgski/Ravel
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Tuesday January 28 2020 - 20:30
Lang Lang
Concert

Christoph Eschenbach / Lang Lang

Orchestre de Paris - Wagner, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Monday February 24 2020 - 20:30
Khatia Buniatishvili
Symphonic Concert

NHK Symphony Orchestra - Tokyo / Paavo Järvi

Khatia Buniatishvili - Takemitsu, Beethoven, Bruckner
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Tuesday February 25 2020 - 20:30
András Schiff
Concert

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer

Sir András Schiff - Dvořák, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Tuesday May 19 2020 - 20:30
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Concert

Orchestre de Paris / François-Xavier Roth

Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Beethoven, Strauss
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Wednesday May 20 2020 - 20:30
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Concert

Orchestre de Paris / François-Xavier Roth

Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Beethoven, Strauss
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Thursday May 21 2020 - 20:30
PIANO AND CHAMBER MUSIC

Spanning his entire life, Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets and thirty-two piano sonatas are a fascinating logbook of his evolution as a composer.

Beethoven takes centre stage at this String Quartet Biennial which presents his complete quartets, performed by the most prestigious ensembles, in dialogue with quartets by his predecessors and composers who have continued exploring the genre to the present day.

In piano, Daniel Barenboim presents the final segment of his complete Beethoven sonatas, on which Pierre-Laurent Aimard offers a twentieth-century perspective, and which Mikhail Pletnev juxtaposes with Mozart, and Daniil Trifonov with Schumann and Prokofiev—each revealing new facets.

Daniil Trifonov
Piano Recital

Daniil Trifonov

Scriabine, Beethoven, Prokofiev
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Tuesday October 29 2019 - 20:30
Daniel Barenboim
Piano Recital

Beethoven / Daniel Barenboim

Intégrale des sonates
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Wednesday October 30 2019 - 20:30
Daniel Barenboim
Piano Recital

Beethoven / Daniel Barenboim

Intégrale des sonates
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Friday November 1 2019 - 20:30
Concert sur instruments du Musée
Concert on period instruments

Le Cor enchanté

Jean-Christophe Vervoitte - Sébastien Vichard - Beethoven, Chopin, Dutilleux, Jarrell, Schumann
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Thursday November 28 2019 - 20:30
Quatuor Bela
Chamber Music

Quatuor Béla / Quatuor Sonneurs

Ligeti, Yoshihide, Beethoven, Aurier, Mitterer
Le Studio - Philharmonie
Saturday January 11 2020 - 17:30
Quatuor Kuss
Chamber Music

Quatuor Kuss

Poppe, Beethoven, Mantovani
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Monday January 13 2020 - 19:00
Quatuor Fine Arts
Chamber Music

Quatuor Fine Arts

Beethoven, Chostakovitch
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Monday January 13 2020 - 20:30
David Oistrakh String Quartet
Chamber Music

Quatuor David Oïstrakh

Chostakovitch, Beethoven, Bartók
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Tuesday January 14 2020 - 20:30
Quatuor Thymos
Chamber Music

Quatuor Thymos

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger - Beethoven, Franck
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Wednesday January 15 2020 - 19:00
Quatuor Borodine
Chamber Music

Quatuor Borodine

Chostakovitch, Beethoven, Borodine
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Wednesday January 15 2020 - 20:30
Quatuor Dover
Concert

Quatuor Dover

Mozart, Ullmann, Beethoven
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Thursday January 16 2020 - 19:00
Quatuor Artemis
Chamber Music

Quatuor Artemis

Haydn, Widmann, Beethoven
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Thursday January 16 2020 - 20:30
Quatuor Danel
Chamber Music

Quatuor Danel

Dusapin, Chostakovitch, Beethoven
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Friday January 17 2020 - 20:30
Quatuor de Shanghai
Chamber Music

Quatuor de Shanghai

Beethoven, Wen, Schubert
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Saturday January 18 2020 - 15:00
Quatuor Modigliani
Chamber Music

Quatuor Modigliani

Beethoven, Tchaïkovski
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Saturday January 18 2020 - 17:30
Quatuor Jérusalem
Chamber Music

Quatuor Jérusalem

Mozart, Chostakovitch, Beethoven
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Saturday January 18 2020 - 20:30
Daniel Barenboim
Piano Recital

Beethoven / Daniel Barenboim

Intégrale des sonates
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Sunday January 19 2020 - 16:30
Quatuor Casals
Chamber Music

Quatuor Casals

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Sunday January 19 2020 - 11:00
Quatuor Castalian
Chamber Music

Quatuor Castalian

Haydn, Beethoven
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Sunday January 19 2020 - 14:30
Quatuor Hagen
Chamber Music

Quatuor Hagen

Kirill Gerstein - Beethoven, Bartók, Schumann
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Sunday January 19 2020 - 16:30
Daniel Barenboim
Piano Recital

Beethoven / Daniel Barenboim

Intégrale des sonates
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Tuesday January 21 2020 - 20:30
Musiciens de l'Orchestre de Paris
Concert

Beethoven +

Solistes de l’Ensemble intercontemporain - Musiciens de l’Orchestre de Paris - Beethoven, Lachenmann, Hervé, Cerha, Xenakis, Jarrell
Le Studio - Philharmonie
Saturday January 25 2020 - 15:00
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Piano Recital

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Schönberg, Beethoven, Stockhausen
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Saturday January 25 2020 - 17:00
Mikhaïl Pletnev
Piano Recital

Mikhaïl Pletnev

Mozart, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Monday February 3 2020 - 20:30
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Piano Recital

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Sweelinck, Benjamin, Berg, Beethoven
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Thursday February 13 2020 - 20:30
Isabelle Faust
Chamber Music

Nuit transfigurée

Isabelle Faust - Anne Katharina Schreiber - Antoine Tamestit - Danusha Waskiewicz - Christian Poltéra - Jean-Guihen Queyras - Webern, Beethoven, Schönberg
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Tuesday April 28 2020 - 20:30
VOCAL MUSIC

Some of Beethoven’s greatest vocal works in the hands of the finest interpreters.

A reconstruction of the famous concert Beethoven organised on 22 December 1808 in Vienna, by the Wiener Symphoniker and Philippe Jordan; Christ on the Mount of Olives by the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle; and Fidelio by the Orchestre de Paris under the direction of Simone Young.

Philippe Jordan
Concert

Wiener Symphoniker / Philippe Jordan

Accentus - Nicholas Angelich - Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday January 18 2020 - 16:30
Philippe Jordan
Concert

Wiener Symphoniker / Philippe Jordan

Accentus - Nicholas Angelich - Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday January 18 2020 - 20:30
Sir Simon Rattle
Symphonic Concert

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle

Lisa Batiashvili - London Symphony Chorus - Berg, Beethoven
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Saturday January 25 2020 - 20:30
Simone Young
Concert

Beethoven / Fidelio

Orchestre de Paris - Simone Young
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Wednesday May 27 2020 - 20:30
Simone Young
Concert

Beethoven / Fidelio

Orchestre de Paris - Simone Young
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Friday May 29 2020 - 20:30
Weekends
Week-end 100% Beethoven

18 - 21 JANUARY 2020

Beethoven was baptised on 17 December 1770. In honour of this 250th anniversary, this weekend features Philippe Jordan conducting the Wiener Symphoniker, and Daniel Barenboim continuing his cycle of the complete piano sonatas.

Week-end Beethoven et la modernité

25 - 26 JANUARY 2020

Many are those who view Beethoven as their forefather—from Mahler to the Second Viennese School to modern-day composers—each claiming lineage to him in writing their history of modernity.

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