Beethoven 250

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Born in 1770 into an age of political turmoil and social unrest, Beethoven wrote music marked by the spirit of revolution. Wigmore Hall’s season-long exploration of the composer’s timeless art (covering all of his instrumental and chamber works) is certain to reveal fresh insights, first and foremost in a special opening weekend festival. Throughout 2019/20, Wigmore will feature complete surveys of the composer’s piano, violin, and cello sonatas; the complete string quartets; the complete piano trios; and the complete string trios. We also begin a two-season series of Beethoven’s piano variations, while there are red-letter Beethoven dates too.

Beethoven Piano Trios

With Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch.

Beethoven Sonata Cycle

With Jonathan Biss.

Beethoven Variations

With Cédric Tiberghien.

Beethoven String Quartets

With the Belcea Quartet.

Beethoven Cello Sonatas

With Miklós Perényi and Dénes Várjon.

Beethoven Festival Weekend

10 concerts over 2 days to kick-off our season-long celebration of Beethoven.

Full list of Beethoven 250 Concerts

Steven Isserlis   © Kevin Davis

Steven Isserlis cello; Robert Levin fortepiano

Saturday 14 September 2019 11:30AM

Beethoven

Tim Horton   © Benjamin Ealovega

Tim Horton piano; O/Modernt Soloists; Hugo Ticciati violin

Saturday 14 September 2019 2:00PM

Giant Marching Along Behind

Hugo Ticciati   © Marco Borggreve

O/Modernt Soloists; Hugo Ticciati violin

Saturday 14 September 2019 4:30PM

The Convalescent Soul: Heiliger Dankgesang

Benjamin Appl   © Lars Borges/Sony Classical

Benjamin Appl baritone; Kristian Bezuidenhout piano; Škampa Quartet; Carolin Widmann violin

Saturday 14 September 2019 7:00PM

Immortal Beloved

Alina Ibragimova   © Giorgia Bertazzi

Alina Ibragimova violin; Cédric Tiberghien piano

Saturday 14 September 2019 10:00PM

Beethoven and Janáček

Škampa Quartet © Vojtech Havlík

Škampa Quartet; Jakub Fišer viola

Sunday 15 September 2019 11:30AM

Beethoven

Soraya Mafi   © Raphaëlle Photography

Soraya Mafi soprano; O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra; Hugo Ticciati violin

Sunday 15 September 2019 2:00PM

Mozart's Spirit from Haydn's Hands

Cédric Tiberghien   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cédric Tiberghien piano; O/Modernt Soloists; Hugo Ticciati violin

Sunday 15 September 2019 4:30PM

Fallen Heroes

Michael Collins   © Benjamin Ealovega

Michael Collins clarinet; Nicholas Daniel oboe and friends

Sunday 15 September 2019 7:00PM

Beethoven

Elisabeth Leonskaja   © Marco Borggreve

Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

Sunday 15 September 2019 10:00PM

Beethoven

Michael Collins   © Benjamin Ealovega

Artists in Conversation: Michael Collins

Monday 23 September 2019 6:00PM

Michael Collins   © Benjamin Ealovega

Michael Collins clarinet; Leonard Elschenbroich cello; Michael McHale piano

Monday 23 September 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven, Frühling and Brahms

--No Artist--  © Benjamin Ealovega

Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas with Jonathan Biss

Saturday 28 September 2019 3:00PM

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch © Michael Pavia

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch

Sunday 29 September 2019 11:30AM

Beethoven

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Jonathan Biss piano

Sunday 29 September 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

James Ehnes   © Benjamin Ealovega

James Ehnes violin; Andrew Armstrong piano

Thursday 10 October 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Miklós Perényi   © Kata Schiller

Miklós Perényi cello; Dénes Várjon piano

Thursday 17 October 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Miklós Perényi   © Szilvia Csibi

Miklós Perényi cello; Dénes Várjon piano

Saturday 19 October 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Tamsin Waley-Cohen   © Patrick Allen

Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin

Saturday 2 November 2019 11:00AM

Waley-Cohen, Benjamin, Knussen, Bach and Kurtág

Freya Waley-Cohen   © Patrick Allen

Freya Waley-Cohen Talk

Saturday 2 November 2019 1:15PM

Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet

Saturday 2 November 2019 2:30PM

Waley-Cohen and Beethoven

Cédric Tiberghien   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cédric Tiberghien piano

Saturday 9 November 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenberg

--No Artist--  © Belinda Lawley

Family Concert: Beethoven and the Science of Sound

Saturday 30 November 2019 3:00PM

Recommended for families with children aged 7-11

Schools Concert © Benjamin Ealovega

Schools Concert: Beethoven and the Science of Sound

Wednesday 4 December 2019 11:00AM

Key Stage 2

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas with Jonathan Biss

Wednesday 18 December 2019 3:00PM

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Belcea Quartet

Wednesday 18 December 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Jonathan Biss piano

Thursday 19 December 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Belcea Quartet

Friday 20 December 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Summer 2019 Wigmore Series

Experience exceptional classical music. Book for May to July 2019.

Autumn 2019 Wigmore Series

Experience exceptional classical music. Priority booking is now open for September – December 2019.