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Live Online lecture: Beethoven at 250 - Classical Music's Greatest Revolutionary, by Sandy Burnett

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770,
Sandy Burnett guides us through the life and work of this brilliant, cantankerous, visionary and
astonishingly original composer, a man who tore up the rule book of classical music. Visual
illustrations include a selection of contemporary portraits, while musical examples are drawn from
his genre-busting piano sonatas, quartets and symphonies, and from the revolutionary opera
Fidelio. 

 

Sandy Burnett is one of the UK’s most versatile music commentators, enjoying a career that combinesbroadcasting, performing and lecturing. He is the author of the Idler Guide to Classical Music, runs
an online classical music appreciation Listening Club, is a highly sought after double bassist on the
London jazz scene, and was appointed the Academy of Ancient Music’s Hogwood Fellow for the
2018-19 season.

15
September
2021

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, born in December 1770,

Sandy Burnett guides us through the life and work of this brilliant, cantankerous, visionary and

astonishingly original composer

The young Beethoven 1804, by Joseph Maehler