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The works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Germany´s greatest composer, are played throughout the world. At the tender age of 12 he was creating sonatas and symphonies which to the day form the basis of every good musical education. In 2020 Germany will join the entire world in celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth.

The house where Ludwig van Beethoven was born has become a symbol of Bonn. Many of the city´s musical events are dedicated to its most gifted son, and music fans from all over the world every year come to Bonn´s Beethoven festival.

Beethoven Year 2020

„Rediscover Beethoven“ is the motto of the unique programme offer in the anniversary year 2020, with thousands of events planned. Unfortunately, due to the decree of the NRW state government of March 10 on how to deal with major events, many of them have to be cancelled. Please enquire with the organizers.

BTHVN2020 magazine

The official BTHVN2020 magazine of Crescendo is now available at many outlets in Bonn, for example at the Bonn-Info or at the Beethoven-Haus shop. It contains an overview of the projects and presents exciting articles around the Beethoven anniversary year 2020.

 BTHVN2020 magazine

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  • Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft mbH
  • Barbara Frommann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Irene Zandel/Beethoven-Orchester Bonn
  • Giacomo Zucca / Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Klaus Bongartz

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