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Beethoven in pole position on Galway’s 2020 grid

Beethoven composed some of the most sublime works of classical music known to mankind, then and now

22nd December, 2019
Galway will pay homage to Beethoven as part of its year as European Capital of Culture in 2020. Picture: Getty

Galway is on the front of the new year grid when it comes to celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth next year. But then Galway is the incoming European Capital of Culture 2020 and how better to show intent than paying homage to the man whose Ode to Joy was both adopted and then adapted as the anthem of the EEC.

However, it won’t be the only city enjoying a Beethoven bonanza in...

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