Episode 16 – On the Move
Beethoven’s popularity grows, as the great composer travels to Prague, is embraced by the local music scene, and even turns down a position at the court of the King of Prussia. John explains why he didn’t feel employment was quite right for him.
He also plays a joyous piece by Beethoven that he dedicated to Haydn, music that had its first performance in a cafe, and a rare gem that Beethoven composed in frustration when he couldn’t find a lost coin.
All the Beethoven pieces featured in this podcast are taken from the 90-disc Naxos box set, the Complete Beethoven Edition. You can buy yours by heading to Presto Classical and Europadisc.