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The martyr’s crown

Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera and he wrote it under considerable  difficulties. In a letter he mentioned that this opera will surely win him a “martyr crown”. Beethoven has been such a teacher on this journey. From the windows of … Continue reading

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Immortal Beloved

When he lodged in Heiligenstadt, during the summer of 1802, Beethoven did not only have to come to terms with losing his hearing and related to this, his career as a highly sought after conductor – he also lost the … Continue reading

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