Brush up on Beethoven
We invite you to explore Beethoven's legacy virtually by visiting the Beethoven House in Bonn where you can visit a number of virtual exhibitions:
- Beethoven monuments of the 19th and 20th century
- "All these notes don't pay my needs!!"
- "Where your compositions are preferred to any other..."
- Tommaso De Meo's Visual Interpretations of Beethoven's Nine Symphonies
- Animated and moving history (German only)
Did you know that some of Beethoven's manuscripts are housed at the , including the Allegretto from his Seventh Symphony and the 11th String Quartet? You can view these manuscripts and listen to the music .
Other fun ways to celebrate Beethoven's life - watch the film , learn how to make coffee the way he liked it prepared , and learn more about Beethoven's pianos .
The Salon de Virtuosi was delighted to present its special virtual Holiday Concert on December 17, 2020 in celebration of Beethoven's 250th Birthday, featuring performances and interviews with two exceptional young artists - Hilda Huang, piano who is hailed by the press for her "alluring extroversions" and "philosophical depths," and Randall Goosby, violin, a fast-rising star who is the recipient of the Sphinx Organization’s Isaac Stern Award and a First Prize Winner of the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, among many other honors.
The artists performed from New York's historic Kosciuszko Foundation in a program recorded especially for the Salon de Virtuosi audience, members, and benefactors.
The program featured two of Beethoven's Piano Fantasy Op. 77 and Piano Sonatas Op. 101, interpreted by the exciting young pianist Hilda Huang, who just began her studies at the Doctoral Program at the Juilliard School. Learn more about Hilda .
The program also featured the famous Kreutzer Sonata for Violin and Piano performed by Randall Goosby and acclaimed pianist Zhu Wang. Read more about Randall Goosby's achievements and Zhu Wang .
We are immensely grateful to these artists for sharing with us their music and inspiration, especially during these still-challenging times, and to all of our sponsors and benefactors for making it possible.
As a special bonus for our members, we are including recent interviews with the artists where they share insights about their lives, musical inspiration, hobbies, and how they are adapting to life during this period.
2020 HOLIDAY CONCERT
Lora Tchekoratova Interviews Hilda Huang
Lora Tchekoratova Interviews Randall Goosby
ENJOY WATCHING THE ENTIRE CONCERT HERE
LUDVIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 - 1827)
HILDA HUANG, piano
Fantasia in G-minor, Op. 77
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A-Major, Opus 101
I. Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung. Allegretto, ma non troppo
II. Lebhaft, marschmäßig. Vivace alla marcia
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio,ma non troppo, con affetto
IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro
RANDALL GOOSBY, Violin
ZHU WANG, Piano
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9, Opus 47 in A -Major "Kreutzer"
I. Adagio sostenuto. Presto
II. Andante con variazioni
Randall Goosby appeared by arrangement with Young Concert Artists, Inc.