PRE-CONCERT TALK: Discover More – Beethoven, Wine and the musical ideas behind the 1808 concert
Sunday 19 January, 3.00pm
In a Discover More special, BBC NOW Discovery Guide, Dr Jon James meets American wine and music expert, Ron Merlino.
To open, Ron Merlino investigates Beethoven’s close relationship with wine, in particular making connections between the wine he drank and the Viennese vineyards he knew with his epic, middle-period works. Following this composer insight, Jon James takes a look at the monumental 1808 concert in Vienna organised by Beethoven himself, and discusses the musical ideas that bind it together.
Limited seats available, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.