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Beethoven
Excites
Inspires
Touches
Overwhelms
Provokes
Amazes
moves

29.9.2020–24.1.2021

KUNSTHISTORISCHES
MUSEUM VIENNA

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna presents, in cooperation with the Archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, an unusual homage to Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).

His universal and unique reception, the epochal significance of his music, but also the perception of his deified persona, create numerous entry points; high and popular culture, commerce and politics all form an inexhaustible reservoir for inspiration and appropriation.

The exhibition brings together paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, sketchbooks by J. M. W. Turner, graphic works by Francisco de Goya, Anselm Kiefer and Jorinde Voigt, sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Rebecca Horn and a new work developed for the exhibition by Tino Sehgal, a video by Guido van der Werve and much more, all of which are brought into dialogue with the music and persona of Beethoven. The exhibition will thus build a bridge with the present: masterpieces of fine art form connections with music and silence.

Events

CONCERT PLUS CONVERSATION IN THE BASSANO HALL

Sign up at talks@khm.at

Thursday, 17 December 2020
8 p.m.

Leonore Prohaska

Eine unvollendete Revolutionsoper Ludwig van Beethovens
Premiere directed by Wolfgang Dosch, performed by Students of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna Followed by: Susana Zapke (MUK) in conversation with Thomas Macho (IFK)


The event will be held in German.
Attendance is free with a valid entrance ticket. Please note that you will need to reserve your timeslot online or at the ticket office to visit the exhibition Beethoven Moves.

Thursday, 14 January 2021
7 p.m.

Caprichos Goyescos

Jürgen Ruck, guitar
Followed by: Wilhelm Sinkovicz (Die Presse) in conversation with Jürgen Ruck


The event will be held in German.
Attendance is free with a valid entrance ticket. Please note that you will need to reserve your timeslot online or at the ticket office to visit the exhibition Beethoven Moves.

Order your copy of the exhibition catalogue online and have it sent to your home.

The unique and universal reception given to Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), and the revolutionary significance of his music, not to mention the stylised and iconic image of the man himself, grant us a multitude of points of contact. This book opens up fascinating connections, developing a network of possibilities and associations between the different media: music, the visual arts and the written word. Paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, the sketchbooks of William Turner, prints by Francisco de Goya and Jorinde Voigt, sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Rebecca Horn and John Baldessari are discussed and connected with Beethoven’s music and the man himself. These art works are complemented by a great variety of voices from all over the world: texts that alternate between science and literature, near and far, expert opinion and rapturous enthusiasm. They demonstrate that the incomparable musician can still go on moving people in very different ways even 250 years after his birth.

Softcover € 35,00
Hardcover € 54,00
Available in our shop and online.

Beethoven moves catalogue Hardcover
Beethoven moves catalogue Softcover
Beethoven bewegt Katalog page 37
Beethoven bewegt Katalog page 126
Beethoven bewegt Katalog page 204

SET THE MOOD FOR ‘BEETHOVEN MOVES’: PODCAST & PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

Beethoven moves, even when everything appears to have come to a standstill around us. That also applies to our great Beethoven exhibition, now scheduled to open on 29 September. Ease the wait with spotify, where we offer a PODCAST as well as a PLAYLIST arranged especially for our unique homage to Beethoven: listen in and set the mood for Beethoven Moves…

Baldesari at the Kunsthistorischem Museum Vienna

Information in sign language

Discover our playlist Beethoven Moves on Spotify as well as podcasts about the exhibition and get in the mood for this unusual homage in advance. Also, show us how Beethoven moves you with our specially designed Instagram Story filter!