Beethoven would have celebrated his 250th birthday in 2020. He was born in 1770 in Bonn, where he started his career as a talented pianist. At the age of 22, he came to Vienna for the second time as a pupil of Joseph Haydn, this time to stay until his death in 1827. He created sounds that still inspire the world of music today.
A series of concerts, opera performances and exhibitions: in Beethoven Year 2020, music lovers can get very close to the composer in Vienna.
Stars of the music world, who are Viennese by choice like Beethoven was, have their say at music2020.vienna.info. International stars such as Billy Joel, Hans Zimmer, Yuja Wang and Joshua Bell and Julian Rachlin all rave about Vienna and talk about their very personal relationship with Beethoven in a series of interviews.