2005-03-20

Good Year for Beethoven

Whether we're taking our first heady sip of Beethoven's music or imbibing a glass with every meal, music lovers can't help wanting to taste what more he has for us in the cellar.

BBC Radio 3 is now planning an event we can all savor.

From 9am on Sunday 5 June to midnight on Friday 10 June, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast every single note of Ludwig van Beethoven. Every symphony, every quartet, every sonata ... and plenty of Beethoven surprises too.

Sir Roger Norrington, Alfred Brendel, Peter Cropper and John Suchet will be your guides through the music that's closest to them. And John Hurt will be taking us inside Beethoven's mind, reading from his fascinating letters. . . .

Visit this website before and during the week for comprehensive background information and to take part in discussions and competitions. And you'll be able to listen to the Beethoven you want to hear, when you want to hear it, on the BBC Radio Player.

Get ready to pop the corks on June 5.


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