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Pregnant mum’s belly moves as baby dances to Beethoven’s ‘Fur Elise’ in the womb

Pregnant mum’s belly moves as baby dances to Beethoven’s ‘Fur Elise’ in the womb

Bad Beethoven t-shirt reviews

Musicians are leaving savage reviews of this incorrect Beethoven Fifth t-shirt

Beethoven’s Für Elise, but it’s for fiery flamenco guitar quartet

Fiery flamenco guitar quartet plays Beethoven’s Für Elise with panache

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn has been named as the first Goodwill Ambassador of UN Climate Change

An orchestra has been named as the first Goodwill Ambassador of UN Climate Change

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, but it’s played by Boomwhackers on giant plastic drums

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, but it’s played by Boomwhackers on giant plastic buckets

Hildegard von Bingen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Edward Elgar among the greatest composers in classical music history.

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Anastasia Vasilyeva plays piano as police raid her Moscow flat

Surreal moment Navalny ally plays Beethoven as Russian police raid her home

Beethoven: The Man Revealed with John Suchet

Listen to John Suchet’s new podcast, Beethoven: The Man Revealed

Annie Lennox plays Beethoven ‘Moonlight’ Sonata on her living room

Pop legend Annie Lennox plays enchanting ‘Moonlight’ Sonata on her living room piano

Beethoven lights

Musician spectacularly synchronises his Christmas light display with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Become a member of the Royal Philharmonic Society

Become a member of the organisation that commissioned Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

New Beethoven biopic follows Ludwig’s life from boy prodigy to troubled genius

‘Louis van Beethoven’: watch trailer for new film exploring Ludwig’s life

Beethoven in 250 words.

Beethoven at 250: famous figures share what his music means to them, in 250 words

To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable!

10 of Beethoven’s most stirring quotes about music

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10 works of Beethoven that actually changed the world

Join us for Classic FM’s Big Beethoven Celebration

Join us for Classic FM’s Big Beethoven Celebration, on the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth

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Philip Springer plays Beethoven for his daughter

94-year-old ‘Santa Baby’ composer plays Moonlight Sonata for daughter’s birthday