Tributes to Beethoven

Tributes to Beethoven

17 Sep 2020 20:00
17 Sep 2020 00:00
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

THURSDAY, 17 September
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tributes to Beethoven
On the 250th Anniversary of his Birth


In 1842, 15 years after Beethoven’s death, ten of the greatest living pianists: Henselt, Döhler, Mendelssohn, Moscheles, Liszt, Kalkbrenner, Chopin, Czerny, Taubert and Thalberg, decided to produce a collective piano album, to fund the construction of a statue in Beethoven’s memory, in Bonn (his birthplace).
The statue was unveiled three years later (1845), on the 75th anniversary of the composer’s birth, during the first Beethoven Festival. The statue still stands on Münsterplatz in Bonn.
The recital program composed by pianist Nikolay Khozyainov (Russia) consists of works by Liszt and Schumann (an adaptation of a movement from Beethoven’s symphony and variations on Beethoven’s theme), works by Chopin and Mendelssohn composed especially for the album, and more.


F. Liszt
Tanscription for piano of the second movement, Allegretto
of the Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 by Beethoven
R. Schumann
Etudes in Variation Form on a Theme by Beethoven, WoO 31
F. Chopin
Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45
F. Mendelssohn
Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
F. Liszt
Transciption of the Lied “Nimm sie hin den, diese lieder”
from “An die ferne Geliebte”, Op. 98 by Beethoven
R. Schumann
Fantasie Op. 17 in C Major