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The Beethoven Experience ran from Sunday 5th June to Friday 10th June 2005

The Beethoven Experience
The Beethoven Experience

Find out more about the composer, his music, his politics and his life. Listen again to workshops and features.

    Discovering Beethoven 

    Listen to Discovering Music workshops on Beethoven's major works, presented by Stephen Johnson and Charles Hazlewood.

      Beethoven Bust
      Reading List

      Recommended books on Beethoven.

        Beethoven Bust

        Radio 3 Controller Roger Wright responds to your comments.

          Beethoven Bust
          The Beethoven Experience Quiz

          Test your knowledge of Beethoven's life and music.

            Beethoven's works

            Search for background information on major works and find out more about each musical genre. 

              Isabel Hilton
              Radio 3 Presenters' Beethoven

              Radio 3 presenters recommend their favourite Beethoven pieces and discuss the associations that his music conjures up for them.

                Rob Cowan
                Rob Cowan's Recommended Recordings

                Rob Cowan recommends some of his favourite Beethoven recordings.

                  Beethoven Statue
                  Beethoven The Revolutionary

                  Read a three part essay on Beethoven The Revolutionary - The Man, His Politics and His Music - by writer Stephen Johnson

                    Arturo Pizarro
                    Artur Pizarro -The Beethoven Sonata Cycle

                    Read programme notes to all 32 of the piano sonatas, and listen to an interview with renowned pianist Artur Pizarro.

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                      On Radio 3

                      Find out about the range of Radio 3's programmes, including drama, concerts, jazz, speech, world music, new music and the Proms.

                        Beethoven Messageboard

                        Since the death of my wife two years ago I have often said that one of my best friends is a cantankerous, deaf old German who died some 200 years ago. It would appear that he is also very special to a lot of like minded people in this world. So may I wish all of you many happy years continued listening.

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