CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF BEETHOVEN

2020 sees the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. Discover the many facets of Beethoven in this website via our releases, videos, interesting facts and the story about the deaf hip-hop dancer Kassandra Wedel dancing to Beethoven's 5th symphony 1st movement.

PLAY ON! PLAY, AGAINST ALL ODDS

Under this motto we premiere a new music video with deaf hip-hop world champion dancer Kassandra Wedel, who dances to one of classical music’s most famous themes - Beethoven’s 5th symphony 1st movement.

THE RECORDING BEHIND THE VIDEO

The pulsating interpretation of Beethoven’s 5th symphony first movement behind the video is from the legendary Deutsche Grammophon artist Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

NEW RECORDINGS

See all our new recordings as well as catalogue releases for this Beethoven anniversary. A new highlight is Daniel Barenboim, Michael Barenboim and Kian Soltani performing the complete Piano Trios.

PLAYLISTS

See our playlists including Best of Beethoven and 25 Cult Albums in Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube in order to listen to our selection of top Beethoven tracks, recorded by our iconic artists.

FACTS

See our facts about Beethoven you may not have known... . For instance, a recording of the first movement from Beethoven’s fifth symphony is currently “lost in space”, it was sent up as a message for other civilizations.