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Eleonore Büning: Let's talk about Beethoven

"Any Beethoven playlist runs the risk of being endless," says Eleonore Büning, critic of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and one of Germany's most important writers on music. Here, to celebrate the launch of her new book, 'Sprechen wir über Beethoven' ('Let's talk about Beethoven'), she presents an exclusive playlist on IDAGIO, revealing some hidden gems alongside well-known masterpieces.Read more…

"We simply these days don't have the chance to hear Beethoven's music again as we did the first time. But there are plenty of works that don't fit with the Beethoven myth, which are rarely performed. And there are always performers who open our ears up anew. Among the favourite pieces that I've sought out for this playlist, you'll also find a pair of rare gems that show a less well known side of the composer. With these, to quote a sentence that characterized a recent Beethoven tour by comedian and musician Helge Schneider, 'I would like to introduce you to a composer that many of you probably don't know.'"

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