Beethoven and his immortal beloved
In his biography of Beethoven, Jan Caeyers created an academically substantiated reconstruction of the amorous relationship between Beethoven and Josephine von Brunsvik, a piano student of noble lineage whom Beethoven was never able to marry. Their love story ends tragically with Josephine’s death in 1821.
During ‘Beethoven and his Immortal Beloved’ Jan Caeyers will tell the entire story of their love in a compelling manner. He depicts Beethoven as a sensitive and vulnerable artist who was subsequently able to transform these deeply human feelings in the most beautiful music in his own inimitable fashion.
The narrative was embellished with fragments from well-known sonatas (Pathétique, Mondschein, Appassionata), performed by Piet Kuijken. The audience was also introduced to some of Beethoven’s lesser-known but no less beautiful works.
DATE: WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2019
VENUE: CERCLE ROYAL GAULOIS BRUSSELS