Beethoven Cycle with Mariss Jansons and the BRSO

All nine symphonies from 13th December on Sundays in ARD-alpha

Beethoven would have turned 250 this year. Several celebrations had to be postponed until the new year due to Corona. BR-KLASSIK builds the bridge and brings all nine symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven to television at the turn of the year. Yet the cycle was something very special for Mariss Jansons and the BRSO: in 2013/14 they took it on tour to Asia, where Jansons conducted his – by his own admission – only complete cycle of the Beethoven symphonies in the legendary Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Mariss Jansons © Koichi Miura

the broadcasts at a glance (ARD-Alpha)

Sunday, 10th January 2021

9.45 pm: Symphony No. 8
10.15 pm: Symphony No. 9

missed a date?

No problem! After broadcasting, the programme can be accessed for 30 days via the BR-Mediathek:

Sunday, 13th December 2020

9.45 pm: Symphony No. 1

10.10 pm: Symphony No. 2

Sunday, 20th December 2020

9.45 pm: Symphony No. 3

Sunday, 27th December 2020

9..45 pm: Symphony No. 4

11.25 pm: Symphony No. 5

Sunday, 3rd January 2021

9.45 pm: Symphony No. 6

10.30 pm: Symphony No. 7