Ludwig van Beethovennew

Andreas J. Hirsch
17 × 23,5 cm
ca. 170 pages
ca. 100 photos
and also historical photo material
English, German
Hardcover,  bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-50-0
Oktober 2019

Ludwig van Beethoven

„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 (1770–1827), one of the best known and most influential composers of all times, spent more than 35 years here. Author and photographer Andreas J. Hirsch explores the magic of Beethoven sites, lets you experience Beethoven’s relationship with nature and his approach as a composer. Beethoven moved often. The Theater an der Wien, where he had an apartment for a while, was an essential anchor for him. It was here that he conducted the premiere of his only opera Fidelio and other key works. The Theater an der Wien thus serves as the starting point for a walk through the composer’s life and work.

Edited by Edition Lammerhuber and Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW)


Andreas J. Hirsch

is a photographic artist, author and curator. His books include works on Pablo Picasso, Tina Modotti, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and HR Giger. As curator of Kunst Haus Wien from 2009 to 2014, he designed exhibitions on René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Linda McCartney and others. His photographic work includes the series LOVE OVER HATE – The Art of Peace and the project RE-READING THE CITY – Views of the Posturban Condition, presented at the Ars Electronica. Hirsch lives in Vienna.