‘A journey through this cycle is like time travel. These works are a cornerstone of my artistic identity.’
– Timo-Veikko Valve
‘When it comes to Beethoven, pianists are exceptionally lucky. Beethoven turned to the piano more often than any other instrument, leaving us with a body of work that expresses the struggle, suffering, and despair of the human condition, right alongside the joy and humour – ultimately the unvanquishable human spirit.’
– Aura Go
Experiencing the cycle in one day gives us an especially intimate conversation with Beethoven, meeting him at various times across his life. There is a special alchemy between the instruments in these works, the piano and cello completely equal, fully evolved partners.