Beethoven Project – Ballet by John Neumeier


Mainly based on the “Eroica Variations” and Symphony No. 3, John Neumeier describes his idea of the Beethoven Project as follows: ” A choreographic poem inspired by Beethoven’s music, and perhaps by Beethoven himself. Originally a working title, ‘Beethoven Project’ became the suitable expression of my choreographic approach to the composer. There is no clearly relatable story. Rather than a clear plot, the ballet combines fragments of music as well as suggestions of emotional situations from Beethoven’s biography. ‘Beethoven Project’ is a form of symphonic ballet shaped by the inspiration of Beethoven’s music and my subjective choreographic response.” AVAILABLE January 2020

Additional Info

  • No: A05050694
  • Composer: L.v. Beethoven
  • Conductor: Simon Hewett
  • Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
  • Production year: 2019
  • Run time: 01:35:00
  • Director: Choreography: John Neumeier
  • Producers: SWR and UNITEL
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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