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The Beethoven Burst

A blinding flash and a giant explosion in a galaxy 10 billion light years away, followed by a longer-lived afterglow, were observed on December 16, 1999 by Dr. Brad Schaeffer of Yale University.

He named it ‘The Beethoven Burst', since it was discovered on the 229th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth and because of the veneration he felt for the composer.

There is something poetic about the event: were the discovery of the hypernova and the birth of Beethoven meant by the forces of nature to occur on the same day?

The light when a star is born is a miracle one can only see: but "Music is like a dream one can hear," said Beethoven, (a star himself).

Sounds of Earth

On August 20, 1977, the space probe Voyager 2 was launched by NASA to explore the outer planets.

On board is a gold-plated audio-visual disc (an ancestor of the CD rom) carrying a collection of sounds from the Earth in case the spacecraft is (ever) found by intelligent alien life-forms.

They include the sounds of whales, a baby crying, waves breaking on a shore and Beethoven's Cavatina from the Quartet op 130, all flying towards the limits of our knowledge to be the nearest to God as a human creation can be...

Forever

Beethoven's music, his borderless imagination embodying passion, visions, nature, moonshine, tempests, jealousy, love, contempt and admiration, or recreating the myths of Prometheus, ghosts and the Muses, not forgetting the Ode to Joy have all become part of the same, eternal afterglow...

Vladimir Mendelssohn
Artistic Director

Beethoven becomes ‘BEETHOVEN’

1. 14.30 Kuhmo Church €22/18

Il maestro e lo scolare

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 from Well-Temperied Clavier I (1722)


Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Divertimento Il maestro e lo scolare (Master and Pupil), Theme and seven Variations, Hob. XVIIa:1 for piano four hands (1778)


Antonio Salieri (1750—1825):

Trio No. 3 in C for two oboes and bassoon


Louis van Beethoven [sic]... a boy of 11 years and most promising talent. He plays the piano very skilfully and with power, reads at sight very well... the main piece he plays is Das Wohltemperierte Klavier of Johann Sebastian Bach, which Herr Neefe puts in his hands.

The Prelude in F minor WoO 55 could have been one of Bach's from the same work. May be the 25th… 


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Prelude in F minor, WoO 55 for piano (ca. 1803)


Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Vivace in F, Hob. XIX:6 for mechanical organ 'Der Kaffeeklatsch' (1772)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Violin Sonata No. 1 in D, Op. 12/1 (1797-98)


Encore:

Antonio Salieri (1750—1825):

Overture from Prima la musica e poi le parole (1786)


THIS CONCERT’S FRIEND IS THE PATRONS’ ASSOCIATION OF THE KUHMO CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL.


2. 18.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €22/18

Lustig und traurig

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 5 in A, Op. 18/5 (1798-1800)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Bagatelle in C minor, WoO 54 for piano 'Lustig und Traurig' (Joy and Sadness) (1802)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18/4 (1799)


3. 21.00 Kuhmo Church €22/18

Beethoven becomes 'BEETHOVEN'

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 2 in G, Op. 18/2 (1798-1800)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Präludium durch alle Dur-Tonarten, Op. 39/2 for organ (1789)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18/1 (1798-1800)