Writer – Photographic Artist – Art Curator
Writer – Photographic Artist – Art Curator


“Life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven are surrounded by a myriad of legends and fictitious stories, of heroic and idealistic accounts and attempts to possess him. Beethoven’s lifetime at the turn of the 18th to the 19th century may – a good two hundred years later – seem alien and remote, and yet a lot of it might seem surprisingly familiar and timeless today. Persistent and serious research as well as courageous and inquisitive artistic approaches shed more and more light on Beethoven’s life, opening up new avenues to his music.”

Andreas J. Hirsch (author and photographer), Beethoven in Vienna, Edition Lammerhuber, Baden / VBW, Vienna, 2019
Theater an der Wien
Theater an der Wien, Vienna, 2019 (Photo: Andreas J. Hirsch)

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.

Mölkerbastei, Vienna, 2019 (Photo: Andreas J. Hirsch)

17 × 23,5 cm, 216 pages, 106 photos
Bi-lingual edition: English, German
Hardcover,  bound in linen
ISBN 978-3-903101-50-0

Beethoven Museum
Beethoven Museum Probusgasse, Vienna, 2019 (Photo: Andreas J. Hirsch)

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