In 2012, six Dutch orchestral musicians defied prevailing trends and created a new musical collective. They wanted an ensemble which would distinguish itself not only artistically, but also in its range and flexibility. LUDWIG – the name of course refers to the first cultural entrepreneur in classical music, Beethoven – varies in size from a single soloist to full-scale symphonic orchestra. Their dream became reality: in no time at all the collective, with its fearless elan and contemporary vision for established repertoire, shot to prominence in the Netherlands and abroad. read more
LUDWIG, in a small line-up, throws itself into Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. But before we reach the heavens, darkness prevails.