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Art installation Ludwig van Beethoven - Ode an die Freude © Giacomo Zucca

The other Beethoven(s)

“The other Beethoven(s)” is a Goethe-Institut project that pays tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday and takes his interest in non-European perspectives to the next level. Building on the composer’s cosmopolitan outlook, artists and musicians from Asia, the Arab world, Southeast Europe and Germany are translating his work into a new, contemporary idiom. The results are concerts, installations and performances that will be shown in Germany and the participating countries from 2020 onwards, due to Corona partly also in the course of the year 2021.


“The other Beethoven(s)” is a Goethe-Institut project. During the project, a selection of events taking place in German are sponsored by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of BTHVN2020.

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