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Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions

Fortepiano of John BROADWOOD (1732-1812) – London 1817

Listen to Beethoven’s music as it would have sounded in its day! The Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions, part of the HOTEL BEETHOVEN exhibition, offer the audience the subtle sounds of the fortepiano, the ancestor to the modern piano.

Internationally renowned artists and specialists of historical interpretation, such as Olga Pashchenko and Piet Kuijken, as well as young performers, will enchant listeners with the timeless beauty of the German composer’s music while revealing the subtle nuances of the exhibition’s period instruments. 

Discover on this page the video of each concert, the programme of the musical works and the biography of each artist. Enjoy the concerts!

Hiroko Fukushima and Philip Defrancq
Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions

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Hiroko Fukushima and Philip Defrancq

Hiroko Fukushima connects Beethoven's well-known Mondscheinsonate with a late Haydn, and is joined by tenor Philip Defrancq.

Claus en Roeland Vermeulen portraits
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Claus en Roeland Vermeulen

De broers Claus en Roeland Vermeulen brengen tijdens deze sessie met de pianosonates Der Sturm en Waldstein twee absolute topwerken van Beethoven tot leven

Olga Pashchenko
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Olga Pashchenko

At BOZAR, she will perform Beethoven’s gargantuan Hammerklavier Sonata on Chris Maene’s replicas of the Graf and Broadwood fortepianos.

Sayuri Nagoya portrait
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Sayuri Nagoya & Ronan Kernoa

This series is a way for Japanese pianist Sayuri Nagoya to have you listen to – and love! – the music of Anton Eberl

Wouters Valvekens
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Wouter Valvekens

This young pianist studied in Antwerp, London and Brussels and treats you with an intimate sonata by Beethoven and the unforgettable Fantasie by Schumann.