Denn das Leben ist die Liebe
Wido Uvin, guitars
Ella Michiels, voice
In his copy of Goethe's Westostliche Divan, Beethoven powerfully underlined the words “Denn das Leben ist die Liebe”. His own amourous emotions run through the whole gamut : puppy love, love on first sight, love sichness an tragical love suffering realizing that he would never enjoy the blessings of a happy marriage.
In a refreshing cocktail of fragments of Beethoven's enamoured letters to unreachable women and guitar music by Beethoven and his contemporaries, Ella Michiels en Wido Uvin put the door to Beethoven's soul ajar.
Duration: one intense hour, with texts and music intertwined, no intermission.