„Music is revelation, superior
to any wisdom and philosophy.
Anyone who opens himself to my music
must become free of all misery.“
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), is one of the most famous and influential composers of all times. He was living in Vienna for more than 35 years and often changed addresses. The Theater an der Wien, where he also had an apartment for some time, was an important focal point for him. Here he conducted the world premiere of his only opera Fidelio and other main works of his. Taking the Theater an der Wien as a starting point, the author and photographer Andreas J. Hirsch traces the steps of the composer, exploring the magic of the Beethoven locations.