09 April 2020
By Ellie Palmer
Part one will premiere this Sunday 12 April at 1pm on Scala Radio
With 2020 marking the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s birth, this series takes a look at Beethoven’s early years, the important people in his life – from friends, relatives and the objects of his affections - significant performances and premieres of his works, and, in the fourth and final episode, his legacy.
The brand-new series will be hosted by writer and illustrator Andy Bush, who is well known for his love of indie music and his work on the comedy scene, but also has an underlying passion for the world of classical music, especially Beethoven.
Andy will find out more about the composer from broadcasters, musicians, composers and self-confessed Beethoven fans. Each episode will feature Beethoven’s most popular works along with some lesser-known musical gems that are well worth discovering.
The first episode examines Beethoven’s formative years, including his early works and the composers who inspired him, and features his ‘Piano Concerto No. 0’, which he started writing when he was just 12.